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​​​Welcome to

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





We Are The Raiders And We Don't Stop Until We Are Proud!


Thanks to all the faculty and students that contributed to the Wounded Warrior Project.  AMS was able to donate more than $400 to programs that support Veterans and their families.

The Book fair is here!!!!  Take some time today to stop by the Library and see all the way cool book titles and other treasures.  It will be here today, tomorrow and the first three days we get back from Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow, during Discovery will be the VA Diner drawings for cash and great prizes.  If you sold just one item, your name goes in the drawing for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. Your teachers have the list of those students invited to this event.

There will be NO Jesus Center activities this week!  You will need to take your regular way home.

AMS Cheer practice is Tuesday after school until 6:00.  Be ready to begin practice in the Middle School cafeteria directly after school.   

Listen up all eighth graders!  Voting for superlatives will come to a close, tomorrow, November 21st.  Your vote will not be valid after tomorrow.  If you don't have a slip for the Google classroom for superlatives,  please go see Mr. Dodson for one.  If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mr. Dodson.

AMS FFA would like to invite you all to participate in bringing some Christmas cheer to our soldiers serving overseas.  Last year, we collected over 500 cards to send to soldiers.  This year we would like to send even more!  Create a card, or write a message in a pre-printed one and get the cards to Mrs. Hodges by tomorrow, November 21st.  Thank you for helping us bring some cheer to our military!

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

ASTROCAMP – Open House – 8144 Mount Laurel Road, Clover, Virginia  24534.  Overnight Field Trips … Professional Development … Special Events.  Dates – December 2, 2017-11 am – 3 pm, December 3, 2017-1 pm – 5 pm, December 9, 2017-11 am – 3 pm.  To RSVP please call 434-454-4059.  For more information go to  

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.

Happy Birthday today to Hailey Walker!

Today's Lunch – Chicken Tenders, Fish Sticks, Chicken Filet on Bun, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Veggie Bag, Fresh Fruit, Cupped Fruit, and Milk.

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

Have a good day! :-)                                     



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Happy fall!!

It's very hard to believe that the first quarter of our school year is already complete.  Students are doing a great job and are amazing us with what they can accomplish every day!  We are proud of our AMS students.

As report cards come home, please remember that we welcome your questions or concerns at any time.  Although there are no formally scheduled Parent-Teacher conference days this school year, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you through phone calls, emails, and parent conferences throughout the year.  We must work together to ensure the success of each student.

A couple of weeks ago we held our first Raider Reward Day for students.  In order to earn this reward, students had to meet the following qualifications during the first six weeks of school:  no referrals, no more than 3 silent lunch assignments, no more than 2 missing assignments in any class, and they had to be passing all of their classes.  We are proud to say that 347 students met these requirements and earned the incentive.  Students were given 45 minutes of free time to talk with friends and play various sports set up along the fields and in the gym.  We are very proud of our students.  We look forward to even more students earning the reward at the end of the twelfth week of school. 

At AMS, we continue to work with our students daily to build grit, perseverance, and a belief in their own talents and abilities.  Please support our work with students at home by encouraging them to keep working on something until they are proud of what they have accomplished, whether it be school work, chores, hobbies, athletics, or whatever they choose to do.  When students say they can't do something or don't understand something, please follow those remarks by adding "yet".  They don't understand something yet.  They haven't been able to be successful with a task yet.  We have found there is a great deal of power and encouragement in the word yet.  "Yet" lets our students know that everyone learns and achieves on their own time table. "Yet" means everything is still a possibility with hard work and determination.

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.  AMS Raiders – we don't stop until we're proud!!


Cheryl J. Servis, Ed.D.



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