5:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
5:00 PM Regular Monthly Business Meeting
On behalf of Appomattox County School Board, the faculty and staff of Appomattox County Public Schools (ACPS), I welcome you to our website.
Located in Central Virginia, Appomattox is historically significant as it served as the stage for the Confederate Army’s surrender to end the American Civil War. We provide public education to approximately 2200 students in four schools. In each of our schools; Appomattox County High School (Grades 9-12), Appomattox Middle School (Grades 6-8), Appomattox Elementary School (Grades 3-5), and Appomattox Primary School (Preschool – Grade 2); we will engage students in meaningful, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences that will encourage relevant exploration of the state’s Standards of Learning and beyond and we are proud to announce that all of our schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.
Our school division’s theme is “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” and our goal is to prepare every student with the skills needed to become productive and successful citizens on the local, state, national and/or global stage. We believe each child should have access to a high quality instructional team, up-to-date technology, and innovative lessons that will prepare our students to be career or college ready upon graduation.
I encourage you to explore our website and the links to each of our four schools’ websites.
Annette A. Bennett, Ed. D.
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 schools. School office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
A group of students at Appomattox County High School were recently inducted into the National Honor Society. The NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Congratulations to our inductees! (Note - Not all inductees are pictured.)
In late October, 20 FFA members from Appomattox County High School attended the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana to receive awards for the chapter. Members were recognized for their work in providing opportunities for student, chapter, and community development and meeting National FFA guidelines for quality standards. The National FFA Convention is the largest national youth gathering in the world, with 69,944 students and advisors registered. ACHS students listened to motivational speakers, Kyle Scheele and Judson Laipply. National FFA Officers shared retiring addresses with the crowd. Students were able to tour the Case IH, New Holland and CNH Industrial Parts & Service depot in Lebanon, IN. Later in the week, the group toured the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack and museum. In addition, members also attended a professional rodeo and a music concert by Garth Brooks. FFA members Jimmy Brightwell and Andrew Sams received their American FFA Degree. The chapter was recognized as a 2-Star National Chapter Award recipient. Earlier in the year, Appomattox FFA was crowned the top FFA chapter in the Southeast Area of Virginia.
Students enjoyed the trip and look forward to attending again. The trip would not have been possible without the extensive moral and financial support of many individuals, businesses and organizations. The FFA chapter at ACHS would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Appomattox County School Board, Spout Spring Ruritan Club, Pamplin Ruritan Club, Woodmen for the World, Lodge 71, the Appomattox FFA Alumni Chapter, Mr. Bob McClenny, Mr. Chris Mewborn, and the many patrons who supported the smoked pork loin and stew fundraisers.
The Appomattox County School Board will hold a public comment session on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at the Appomattox CVCC Satellite which is located at the Carver-Price Educational Complex at 171 Price Lane, in Appomattox. The purpose of the session will be to solicit comments and receive suggestions from the public prior to development of the 2019-2020 school budget.
Individuals and organizations with suggestions for the 2019-2020 school budget are encouraged to speak at the meeting. It is not necessary for speakers to request placement on the agenda for this portion of the School Board Meeting.
For further information, contact the superintendent at 434-352-8251.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Appomattox Marching Raiders for their performance in Sanford, North Carolina over the weekend!! Awards received were:
1ST PLACE MUSIC
1ST PLACE MARCHING
1ST PLACE GENERAL EFFECT
1ST PLACE DRUMLINE
1ST PLACE DRUM MAJOR
1ST PLACE COLOR GUARD
1ST PLACE BAND CLASS 3A
Both Jacob Dinterman and Jared Morgan from the Appomattox County High School FFA chapter competed in the State FFA Lawn Tractor Operators Safety Contest at the 2018 State Fair of Virginia. Each student completed a written exam about lawn tractor operation, safety, and lawn maintenance. They also identified common lawn tractor parts and engine components, a variety of turf insects, plants, weeds and seeds. During the practical part of the contest, Dinterman and Morgan each maneuvered a lawn tractor through an obstacle course. Morgan was the 8th high individual. Dinterman was the 4th high individual in the state event.
As the National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Florence will impact our area, please go to our website and click the Quick Link for the Emergency Preparation Checklist and Guidance document. As always, all announcements related to school closings or delays will be communicated through:
We ask that you do not call the school offices to ask about closings or delays when there is a weather event as we need to keep all phones lines open in the event of an emergency.
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. Click the headline or this story to view the full details.
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.