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Announcements:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today is “A” day for AP classes



Lunch:   Nacho Chili Cheese, Fish Nuggets & Roll, Chicken Fillet on Bun, Corn, Tossed Salad, Veggie Bag, Fresh Fruit, Cupped Fruit, Milk



The library will be closed for lunches the remainder of this week.


Attention FBLA and DECA members:  the field trip to Jump has been moved to March 6th. More information will be given at club day on Friday.


Reminder to all FBLA members: competition materials are due to Mrs. Rothgeb by tomorrow!


The Girl's Tennis Team will meet for practice this week at the tennis courts by the gym at 3:45 until 5:00, Wednesday and Thursday.  All girls who have signed up in the office need to have a school physical turned into Mr. Dodge before they can participate in practice.  Please bring your own rackets, appropriate shoes, and be prepared for chilly weather.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Servis in Room 105.


Varsity & JV Football Sideline Cheerleading packets are available in the main office.  Tryouts will be Saturday, March 2nd.


Attention Juniors and Seniors:  There will be a Prom ticket pre-sale! Prices start at $35 on Wednesday, February 20th and 27th during all three lunches. You do not want to miss this opportunity because prices will gradually increase, so get your tickets now!  Prom contracts and guest forms are available in the main office.


Yearbook Applications for next year’s staff are now available! See Mrs. Rothgeb in room 304 or your guidance counselor if you’re interested in being on the staff. Staff members need to be dedicated to a long term project, balancing schoolwork with sports and jobs, etc. The workload is great but the reward of contributing to part of ACHS history is greater! See Mrs. Rothgeb in room 304 if you have any questions or concerns. Applications and teacher recommendations are due March 1.  


**Drivers, please be reminded that the speed limit on Evergreen Ave. is 25 MPH. There are many students from ACHS and other schools who cross Evergreen every day or get on and off the bus, therefore it is extremely important that you follow the posted speed limit.


**Students:  If you come in to student events, or you let people into student events without paying, you will be issued a no trespassing notice that will be in effect for 365 days.


**Students:  Please do not park in the visitor parking spots.  There are only a few spots and they are needed for parents and guests.


School Counseling:

RISING SENIORS:  Interested in these high-demand careers?

Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, EMT/Paramedic, Health Science, HVAC, Machinist, Welding

CVCC/Local high School’s Partnership

Informational Meeting, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

CVCC – Merritt Hall, Room 5122

3506 Wards Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502

For more information, please see Mrs. Ramey CVCC/ACHS Career Coach or your School Counselor.


The Agricultural Technology Program (Virginia Tech’s ONLY two-year program) is hosting a spring open house on Saturday February 23rd, from 10:00-2:30.  Lunch will be provided.  Register

The FBI Richmond Teen Academy is a two-day program that allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through blocks of instruction and demonstrations at the field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Please note the program size is limited.  Applications are currently being accepted.

Dates: July 16-17, 2019

Location: FBI Richmond Field Office

Who May Apply: Juniors and Seniors (2019-2020 academic year)

Cost: Free 
To Apply:  Use the link below and download the application. All applications must be typed.

Deadline: All applications must be received by email or postal mail by close of business on May 1, 2019.


Pathways for Future Engineers is a FREE Virginia Tech multi-year program for first-generation students that includes pre-college activities (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree. Program expenses are completely covered for students and a “Pathways Partner”- a family representative, mentor, coach, etc. Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.  The Pathways 2019 Summer Program is scheduled for June 22nd- July 6th. Applications will open in November 2018 and be due by March 1st, 2019. More information about the Pathways 2019 Summer Program can be found at


Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.  Applications for the Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers Program are now open and can be found at  Applications are due March 1st, 2019.


The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is offering flight academies for selected high school students statewide in response to the looming national shortage of airline pilots and the growing need for aviation maintenance technicians and air traffic controllers. This program will allow students to explore aviation career fields while learning to fly! The Commonwealth of Virginia is providing funding that permits the Pathways Flight Academies program to be offered free of charge to participants. The Pathways Flight Academies will immerse students in learning to fly while discovering the range of exciting aviation career opportunities available. Four, two-week residential academies will be offered during the summer of 2019 for selected students who have shown an interest in and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), in addition to career aspirations to become a pilot. Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight at the end of the academy.  Twenty-four students will be chosen for the summer 2019 Pathways Flight Academies.  Read more at:

2019 Academy dates:

  May 28 – June 8: Liberty University

  July 7 – 20: Averett University

  July 8 – 19: Liberty University

  July 22 – August 2: Liberty University


Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents and 16 years old by the start of the Academy. They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.


Juniors and Seniors:

Each year, the Virginia Council on Women (Council) will provide one scholarship to a high school junior or senior in each of five geographic regions across the Commonwealth. Award amounts may vary and are determined by the Council annually.  The deadline to apply is February 22, 2019.

All applicants for the Virginia Council on Women STEM Essay Contest must:

·         Be a Virginia resident

·         Be enrolled in a Virginia-based high school

·         Be a high school junior or senior girl or identify as a girl

·         Be planning to attend an institution of higher education to include but not limited to a community college, four-year college or university, trade or technical school

·         Be planning to pursue a STEM major

·         Have a minimum 2.5 GPA

You can find more information at


Attention 10th grade students: Governor's School and STEM applications and teacher recommendation forms are available via their websites.  You must also apply to CVCC online to obtain the Student ID # that you need to take the placement exams.  You must register in Guidance with Mrs. Watson to take the CVCC Placement tests on January 29th and January 31st.  Remember that you must send a link of the teacher recommendation forms via email to the designated teachers.  Teachers will then complete the forms online, print them out and return them directly to Ms. Valladao. 

STEM Academy's website is and the STEM Academy application is due Friday, March 15, 2019.