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ACPS Announcements
Welcome!

Welcome to Appomattox County Public Schools' web page.  Appomattox County Public Schools is located in central Virginia.  We offer educational services to more than 2,200 students enrolled in preschool through adult classes in one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, and one primary school.  Alternative middle and high school programs, gifted programs, and programs for students with special needs are also available.  The public school system of Appomattox County is dedicated to excellence in education and strives to ensure that all children of school age receive the highest quality education appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.

Our theme for this year is Achieving Creative Prepared Students.  We continue to strengthen our professional learning communities in each of our schools.  Our vision is to equip our 2,200 students with the critical thinking skills needed for today and for their future.  As we increase student achievement through the Standards of Learning (SOLs), we must also train our children to be inquisitive as they access and analyze information.  ACPS aims to provide a high quality of education for every child, filled with a wide range of academic options, as well as many extra-curricular and athletic opportunities.

 


We wish to express our sympathy to the family of Vickie Davis who passed away April 4.  Vickie was a physics, chemistry, and earth science teacher at Appomattox County High School.  She had been a teacher with ACPS for nearly 9 years.  The students and staff of ACPS will miss Mrs. Davis’ smile and creativity in the classroom.
SOL Expedited Retake Information
For more information about Expedited Retakes for students in grades 3-8 for non-writing SOLs, click the link found here.
Extended School Day
Today Friday, April 17th is the last day of the extended 30 minutes of school.
School will end at regular time beginning Monday, April 20.
 
Two High School Programs selected by VSBA "Showcase for Success"
ACHS Computer Help Desk
The new Appomattox County HS Computer Systems Technology program and its instructor, Jason Clark, will offer a special free service to the public. The students of the program will run and operate a FREE AFTERSCHOOL computer repair helpdesk within the high school as they accomplish their CompTIA A+ certifications. The instructor will be in direct charge of the students as they work. It's a community service outreach, student skills OJT development, and public relations combined into one program.
Agriculture Education
Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. The FFA chapter at ACHS is a 3-star National Chapter award recipient. Student leaders are engaged in developing members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Teachers employ differentiated, diverse and hands on teaching strategies that engage students in high order critical thinking. Students in the production agriculture and veterinary science programs manage a 30 acre land laboratory with cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Students learn to operate a variety of the latest metal fabrication technologies such as a CNC plasma cutter, milling machine, MIG and TIG welder, sheet metal brake and other tools in the new Emerging Agricultural Technologies Welding course. Every student completes a Supervised Agricultural Experience project, an at home work-based learning program. Students leave the program ready for the next step.
Complete News Release from VSBA
Complete list of Schools
Partnerships in Action
Students in Mr. Sullivan’s Appomattox Middle School class use a wind tunnel built by a student from the Central Virginia Governors School (CVGS) to test and design cars with the least amount of drag, or resistance, in order to prepare for competitions. The Governors School donated the wind tunnel free of charge to help the students of Appomattox  Middle School.
 
Tech Class Open House
Tuesday,  March 17th the Computer Science Class opened their doors from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to offer free technical support for the faculty and staff at Appomattox County Public Schools.  The night was a success with students working on PC’s and saving our employees time and money.  The students gained valuable experience by working on real machines with real problems.   Pictured above are students working with Instructor Mr. Jason Clark.   The class plans to offer more Open Houses which will be offered to the community.
 
Tornado Drill in ACPS
The teachers and staff of Appomattox County Schools attempt to prepare students as well as themselves for a variety of crises.  On Tuesday, March 17, in accordance with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s statewide drill, Appomattox County Public Schools participated in a division-wide tornado drill.  Teachers evacuated classes and supervised students in crouching to the ground and covering their heads; these steps are designed to promote student safety and prevent injury in the event of an actual tornado.  In addition to the four main school buildings, the alternative school and even the school board office participated.  While the town’s emergency alert siren wailed, students and staff quietly evacuated classrooms, moved to their buildings’ lowest floors, and assumed the tornado position.  Although promoting learning is paramount in the Appomattox County Public Schools, student safety is a priority, and it is consistently practiced through the tornado and other drills. 
 Pictured are students from Appomattox Middle School participating in the drill.
 
Download the Appomattox County School APP today!
A reminder to all parents. students, and community members that Appomattox County Public Schools has an App that can be downloaded to keep up with your child’s grades, lunch schedules, announcements, sports, and other information pertaining to the Appomattox County Public Schools.   Please click below to download the App today.
PowerSchool for Parents 2.5 is now available!
PowerSchool for Parents 2.0 is now available!
 
 
 
Farm to School Program
The Farm to School Program is an initiative seeking to bring nutritious fresh food from local farms to schools.  Virginia schools currently spend more than $6 million annually on fresh produce.  The Farm to School Program in Virginia will open the door for more of those dollars to stay within the state and support Virginia farmers by promoting opportunities for schools, distributors and growers to work together to increase the volume of locally grown product served in school cafeterias around the state.  Incorporating local products into school meals also enhances the educational opportunity for students who benefit by learning about the seasonality of food products, the importance of supporting local agriculture and the benefits associated with reducing transportation cost and protecting farms and farmland in our communities. 
 
Bus Route Information Online
ACPS Transportation has a new location on the division website!  The transportation department has compiled a list of bus routes and information.  These lists can be found here.
Ebola Virus Information
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been made aware that many school personnel have questions about what education professionals can do to keep students and adults safe from the Ebola virus.  At the current time, there are no cases of Ebola in Virginia.  Our national health system has the capacity and expertise to quickly detect and contain this disease and is working with states and school districts to ensure the safety of our students and school employees.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is our primary source of information on Ebola.  Current information may be found at the CDC Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/ebola/HealthCare.htm
For more information, please visit:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/
Enterovirus D68: Information
Below is a link regarding Enterovirus D68 from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  VDOE works closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and other state and federal authorities to provide the latest information and guidance. Specific concerns about symptoms about the Enterovirus should be directed to your primary care provider. Students and staff are being educated about proper and frequent hand washing while at school.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/ev-d68_virus_facts.pdf
Web Feature, “What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68”
Bullying Hotline
ACPS has set up a Bullying Hotline for students and faculty to call if they feel they are being bullied. Messages can be left anonymously, if desired. School administrators are checking this number for messages and looking into any issues. The number is (434) 352-2071. 

In addition to the Hotline, students and faculty can now text their concerns to (434) 609-7146.  This is a texting only phone and will be checked daily.  If you do not have access to a phone you can use our on-line system to send text message alerts.                           
Click here to report Bullying if you do not have a cell phone

For more information about bullying, please visit the following link on the Virginia Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/bullying/index.shtml.
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