5:00 PM Interim School Board Meeting
On behalf of the Appomattox County School Board and our staff, welcome to our website. Explore our website and our four school websites. Appomattox County is located in rural central Virginia. We provide public education to approximately 2200 students who are enrolled in our four schools in the school division. Those schools include Appomattox Primary School (Preschool – Grade 2), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12). We are proud of our students and staff in ACPS. We are proud to announce that all of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education for a third year in a row. We are one of 65 school divisions, out of 132 total division in Virginia, to have all schools fully accredited. This exemplifies the daily dedication of our teachers and staff to our students.
Governor Ralph Northam has proclaimed February 2018 as School Board Appreciation Month to help build awareness of the crucial role school board members play in our communities and schools. Board members are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school divisions. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. Recognizing board members for this commitment and sacrifice takes a combined effort on the part of all they serve: administrators, school staff, students, and the community. Even though showing appreciation should be a year-round process, taking advantage of the designated School Board Appreciation Month in February assures that these important people receive some of the thanks they deserve.
Appomattox County Public Schools would like to thank our School Board Members for their hard work and dedication to our students: Mr. Bobby Waddell (Chairman), Mr. Greg Smith (Vice-Chairman), Rev. Al Jones, Ms. Cindy Hall, and Dr. Wendy Hageman Smith. Thank you for your leadership and support of our school division!
Parents or guardians can update student information for returning students. Click this link and follow the quick directions below:
Click here for a quick FAQ with common registration questions.
New students can be registered at any of our four schools. All school office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
On Friday, February 9th, the Appomattox Primary School hosted a Daddy Daughter Dance sponsored by the Appomattox Literacy Intervention Project. Over 400 people attended the fundraiser led by Lara Peterson to help support local book buses, Spot and Dot. Families utilized this special event to allow young ladies and their fathers to make lasting memories together at their favorite school. One father even surprised his daughter by traveling in all the way from Texas to meet her at the dance! The event lasted over an hour with DJ Detwiler playing music and staff volunteering for the night. A special thanks to Garriss Flower Shop, Love Jones Photography, and Courtland Manor Vinyl for taking part in this special event.
On Saturday February 10, 2018 the Appomattox County High School Track and Swim Teams competed in their respective Region 2C Championships. The Track Teams competed against 12 other teams from Regions 1C and 2C which was held at Heritage High School in Lynchburg. The girls scored a total of 90.5 points beating Auburn High School by 4.5 points. The championship came down to the last event, the 4 x 400 m Relay. Appomattox needed to place at least 2nd in order to score enough points to overtake Auburn and win the championship, who did not have a relay team entered in the event. The Relay Team of Kaylee Maxwell, Tatyana Watts, Emerald Davis and April Morgan did just that, taking home 2nd place in the relay and securing the Region 2C Championship. Along with the 2nd place relay team the girl’s team turned in other great performances. April Morgan was the Region Champion in the High Jump, clearing 5’0”. The girl’s 4 x 200 m Relay Team, consisting of Kaylee Maxwell, Tatyana Watts, Emerald Davis and April Morgan were also Region 2C Champions. Nydia Pennix came in 2nd in the 55 m Hurdles and April Morgan also came in 2nd in the 300 m Run. A total of 9 members of the Boys and Girls Track Teams qualified for the State Championships that are being held February 21st and 22nd at Roanoke College.
The Appomattox County High School Wrestling Team won their first-ever Regional Championship this past weekend (Saturday February 10th, 2018) at James River High School. The Raiders also ended the day with four individual Regional Champions: Trey Martin (113lbs), Pierce Bryant (138lbs), Everette Phelps (152lbs), and Aaron Mayes (182lbs). It was a close team race all day between Dan River High School and the Raiders. Entering into the final round, Dan River had a 4.5 point lead. However, the Raiders came alive in the finals. They won all of the head to head match-ups with Dan River to clinch the team title after the 182lb match was completed-with Aaron Mayes (Appomattox) pinning Davis Wells (Martinsville). In the finals, Trey Martin (Appomattox) pinned Santiago Rios (Dan River), Josh Baldwin (Appomattox) defeated Collin Oakes (Dan River), and Pierce Bryant (Appomattox) defeated Cameron Wallace (Dan River) to complete the head to head sweep.
Overall, the Raiders entered 13 wrestlers in the tournament. An astounding 9 qualified for states, another school record for wrestling, and will be wrestling at the Salem Civic Center next weekend. However, it was a total team effort that allowed for the Raiders to claim the Region 2C Title. Every point mattered, and their goal of being regional champions came true in exciting fashion. To top off the weekend, Raiders Head Coach Matt Wallin, was named Region 2C Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to the team and to their Coach, Matt Wallin! Go Raiders!
AMS National Junior Honor Society Welcomes New Members
The Appomattox Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society welcomed 33 new members on Thursday, February 1st. The new members were inducted during a special ceremony at AMS that highlighted the importance of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. Welcome new members!
Back row: Julia Hounsell, Gray Comeau, Trinity Doss, Macee Hargis, Hannah Lethcoe, Chandler O’Rourke, Anna Putnam, Sara Putnam
Third row: Austin Hodge, Catori Raskin, Zach Busa, Princess Sanchez, Trey Shrock, Berkley Jamerson, Morgan Doss, Carrington Moore
Second row: Rupert Armentrout, Cora Bennett, Savannah Hudson, Mykaela Garay, Rose Clark, Kristen Kidd, Nate Dillion, Gabe Nitti
First row: Billy O’Neill, Christine Hamilton, Micah Johnson, Charles Drinkard, Kayla Elliott, Kirsten Moore, Karlie Lyle, Sydney Donnigan
Not pictured: Abigail Wilkerson
We Skyped with a third grade class from Waco, Texas in November. These third graders told us that they arrive to school at 7:30 a.m. which would be 6:30 a.m. for us! This was their first experience and our third time of Skyping.
Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS) is proud to announce their 2017 on-time graduation rate is 95.1. This is an increase from the 2016 rate of 92.4 and is 4 percentage points above the statewide rate of 91.3. ACPS is celebrating the highest on-time graduation rate in Region 8 this year
Statewide, nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2013 earned a diploma within four years. Of the 95,348 students in the class of 2017, 91.1 percent earned a Board of Education approved diploma, compared with 91.3 percent of the 2016 cohort. The dropout rates of 214 high schools in Virginia were equal to or lower than the statewide rate of 5.8 percent.
The state’s dropout rate for the class of 2017 was 5.8 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for the previous graduating class. In comparison, the dropout rate for Appomattox was 1.6 percent this year.
Reminder to all Parents/Guardians.
Appomattox County Public Schools has an app. The app allows you to keep up with your child's grades, attendance, and important information concerning your child's education.
The district app combines all apps provided by the schools in one place. We would like to encourage all parents/guardians to download the app today.
Listed below are a few Apps that we suggest to help you keep up with information pertaining to your student.
Our Division APP
PowerSchool App (District Code : TQHS You will need this code after you download the app)
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.
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/.
If you wish to use the online form, please click District and then Report Bullying in the menu above.