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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 2,230 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 2,230 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.

 

Happy Holidays to you from ACPS!
Winter Break

School will be dismissed 2 hours early for students on December 17 and December 18, 2014, due to semester exams. 

December 19th will be a Teacher Workday and a Student Holiday. 
 

Winter and Christmas Break will be December 22 – January 2.
 

January 5, 2015 will be a Student Holiday and a Professional Development day for teachers. Students will report to school on  January 6, 2015.

Report cards will go out January 8, 2015.

 

Flu Season

 With flu season here, attached is a guide for parents.  We have also included two other helpful links.  Thank you for helping us to keep our students and staff healthy.
Flu Guide for Parents
www.flu.gov
www.cdc.gov/flu/


 

Congratulations to the AMS NJHS New Members
On Tuesday, December 16th, Appomattox Middle School inducted its third class of students into their chapter of the National Junior Honor Society
School Board Meeting

There will be a regularly scheduled Appomattox County School Board meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the School Board Office.  You are invited to attend. 

ACHS Ag Program Receives Award
The ACHS agricultural program was one of only six programs in the nation to receive the 2014 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program Award at the NAEE annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee November 18-22.  Ed McCann received this award for his instruction and leadership in agriculture machinery, agriculture production, horticulture, and veterinary sciences.  Congratulations to Mr. McCann for earning this award!
AMS LEGO Robotics Team Wins

The AMS LEGO League Robotics Team won Best Robot Design at the Roanoke/Blacksburg First LEGO League Tournament November 8, 2014.  This award was given to the team who developed the best strategy and creative design on a solid and reliable robot with creative and efficient programming.  Congratulations to this AMS team!

Go Raiders
GO RAIDERS!
We are proud of our Raider varsity football team November 15 who played against Lee County here in the regional playoffs.
We are also proud of our Raider varsity volleyball team who traveled to Floyd County for regional quarterfinals November 11.
Congratulations to our ACHS theatre members for placing in the regional theatre competition at Randolph Henry High November 15. 
Our Raiders hosted the Scholastic Bowl for the Dogwood District at November 13 at ACHS.
Thank you to our athletes, actors, coaches, and students for your training, preparation and hard work in these competitions.
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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