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Appomattox Middle School

Home of the RAIDERS!

 Don't Stop Until You're Proud!!​​​

Principal: Dr. Cheryl Servis         Asst. Principal: Ms. Stephanie Totty

2020 Church Street

Appomattox, VA. 24522

Phone: (434) 352-8257 | Fax: (434) 352-5621

 

 


 

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WE ARE THE RAIDERS AND WE DON'T

STOP UNTIL WE'RE PROUD

Congratulations to Kirsten Moore, Alyse Thompson, Avery Roark, and Karissa Bromley!  These students were selected as finalists in the Piedmont Area Young Author's Contest!  Great job!

We would like to thank Mr. Hofmann, Aubrey Fulcher, Jaiden Harrison, and Ethan Letterman for their understanding presentation of Coding to the School Board last night.  You represented AMS well and made us very proud.  Thank you!!

Today is our final day of National FFA Week!  We celebrate by wearing blue and gold, the official FFA colors.  National blue was chosen to represent the organization across the country.  Corn gold is our second FFA color to represent the foundation crop of corn in American agriculture. 

AMS FFA would like to thank our custodians for their work to keep our school clean.

FFA members, we would like to celebrate with you today from 3:30 TO 5:00 for our FFA Party.

AMS Raiders, we would like to thank you for participating in National FFA Week!

All FFA members and Agriculture students should turn in strawberry forms TODAY.

NABF Baseball Tryouts will begin Monday, February 26th at 3:30 at the Town Ballpark.  This is open to current 6th – 8th grade boys.  No physical is required.

Students riding the Activity Bus will need a note to ride the bus. 

There will be a Parent/Child Meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM at the high school Gym Lobby/Cafeteria Area for anyone interested in the Competition Cheer Team and Varsity Sideline.  Available to current 8th graders.

Discussion will be held on:  Open Gym, Varsity Sideline Try-Out Dates, Competition Try-Out Dates, Varsity/Competition Cheer Camp Dates, Fundraising Opportunities. 

Please make sure at least one parent can attend!

Flyers are available in the Main Office for those who are interested.

Boys and girls Track will begin February 26th at ACHS.  You must have a valid up to date VHSL Physical on file to try out and a note to ride the Activity Bus to ACHS. 

Students, you should not have slime at school.  If you have slime with you it will be confiscated and a parent will be required to come pick it up.

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors, to Academy Day 2018.

Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Randolph Macon Academy, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Military Institute. Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations. 

Doors Open at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m.

For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit: https://www.warner.senate.gov 

Teachers … if you could ask any of your students if they have lost a book fair bag with books in it, we have it here in the main office.  It was found on the 7th grade hall upstairs.

Attention all AMS students … the Yearbook price has raised to $25.  You can no longer purchase personalized yearbooks.

Students ... there should be NO decorations on the outside of your lockers unless the school has placed a sports emblem on them for team participation.  All stickers and photos and any other decorations on the outside of the locker should be removed immediately.  If they are not removed, they will be removed by our custodial staff.

Cafeteria – Extra Entrees cost this year is $1.25.

Teachers … please remind students to turn in bus notes during Homeroom in the mornings.

We would like to wish a BIG Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mrs. Simpkins!

Happy Birthday today and this weekend to Leighla Sams, Kayleigh Moore, William Peacock, Carmen Revely, Marianna Breeden, and Karis Hensley!

Today's Lunch – Pizza Hut Pizza, Chicken Salad with Roll, Chicken Filet on Bun, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Veggie Bag, Fresh Fruit, Cupped Fruit, and Milk.

Monday's Breakfast – Chicken Roll, Pillsbury Assortment, Cereal with Graham Crackers with fresh fruit, OJ and Or/Milk.

Have a good day and a great weekend! :-)        

 

Welcome back!! 

What a joy it is to have the energy and excitement of students and staff back on our AMS hallways!  We hope everyone had a wonderful break and has returned to school rejuvenated for second semester.  Our students will be welcomed into new science or social studies classes, as well as a new Encore class for second semester.  Please feel free to contact the new teachers on your child's schedule with any concerns or questions.  Your child will have a syllabus for each new class, but teacher contact information is always available on the AMS website. 

We are very proud to report that the first round of SOL testing for our 8th grade Civics and Physical Science classes yielded very exciting results.  We know that a great deal of hard work, grit, and perseverance by both students and teachers went into preparing for these tests.  Our school motto is "We don't stop until we're proud!!"  Our students and teachers embodied that sentiment not only in regards to their own accomplishments, but in helping one another succeed.   

We want our students to understand the power of determination and collaboration.  We will continue to emphasize the importance of believing in yourself and working hard with students as we introduce weekly lessons in Discovery second semester on these topics.  We will discuss how much is learned in school and in life when we work through a struggle.  Being kind and working well with classmates of all different backgrounds will also be topics of discussion.  

Please feel free to call AMS with any concerns or questions you may have now or at any point during the school year.  Our students will accomplish great things with parents, students, teachers, and administrators working together.   

We are the Raiders and we don't stop until we're proud!!

Sincerely,

Cheryl Servis, Ed. D.

Principal         

 

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