Amelon students are pictured creating art. Amelon student and parents are pictured. Mrs Cardwell reads to Amelon students. The Amherst County Sherrif Department reads to Amelon students. Amelon students are pictured. Amelon students are pictured in their 24 game jerseys. Amelon students are pictured in their 24 game jerseys.

Amherst County Recreation & Parks Department

Registrations are underway for Amherst County’s Recreational Basketball League.
Registrations will end on 11/2 and events begin the week of 11/30/15.
There are teams for both boys and girls, with ages from 5 to 17.

You can register online by visiting and then navigating to the Sports page which is under the Recreation Department or give us a call @ 434-929-1954.

Fall Festival at Sweet Briar to Benefit Local Schools

Students in the "Sweet for Schools" business seminar at Sweet Briar College will host the "Briar’s Fall Bucket List Festival" to benefit
Amherst County Public Schools from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, on campus.

Admission is free, but game and raffle ticket prices will vary. Activities include hayrides, football toss, ring toss, pumpkin bowling,
face painting, pumpkin painting and more. The festival will also feature local vendors "That’s Too Cute Boutique" and "Creative Carmella".

Haunted House (5th grade and younger)

The Amherst County Recreation & Parks Department, Amherst 4-H, Amherst County Public Library, and Smart Beginnings of Central Virginia

will sponsor a HAUNTED HOUSE on October 24, 2015, 7:00 - 9:30.

Location: The Monroe Community Center (129 Frances Avenue)

Fee: $2.00 per person

More info call: 434-929-1954

Amherst County Recreation & Parks Department

Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Coolwell Park (646 North Coolwell Road)

6:00 - 7:45     Crafts, Inflatable Slide, and $1.00 Hayrides

8:00               Candy Hunt (5th grade and younger)

*Remember to bring a flashlight and bag to gather candy!



ACPS Schools Closed Monday, October 19, 2015

The Amherst County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 19, 2015 for a Teacher Workday.
We will ask that you make arrangements for your child to not be at school Monday.
Have a great 3 day weekend!

National School Lunch Week ends October 16, 2015

Thank you for participating in the National School Lunch Week Program!

The theme this year is: "School Lunch Snapshot".  Our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Haythe, can be found "snapping" fun shots

of Amelon students enjoying their school lunch.  It is about sharing the best, real images of today's school lunch!

Join us anytime for a healthy, yummy lunch.




New ACPS Discipline Referral Forms

All Amherst County Schools will use the same discipline form, effective October 5, 2015.

Benchmark Assessments October 5-16, 2015

Please open the attachment for the Amelon Elementary School Benchmark dates for our 2nd - 5th grade students.

These assessments are for the first nine weeks.  Parents will receive documentation of the results with report cards.   

If you have questions, direct communication with parents, if requested after the documents are sent home, will be available.


SchoolMessenger Outreach

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) has recently implemented a new school notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is fully integrated with the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

Our Scrolling Pictures

1. Under the leadership of Mrs. Brown, our Enrichment Specialists, TAG students explored the world of archeology and suited up as mini-archeologists!

2. Mrs. Gowen, Kindergarten Teacher, is reading her RAP book to her class.  Just look at the engagement of the eager listeners!

3. College Day featured the Spirit Wear of several local, state, and national colleges.  Our second grade team of teachers are spiffy in their college gear!  Teachers were asked to tell students about their college, mascot, major, and any other "fun facts" about their college.


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