New immunization requirements for rising 7th grade students

Below is the link to the new immunization requirements for 7th grade. Please note the VA Department of Education is now requiring all rising 7th grade students hybrid or virtual to receive the meningococcal vaccine in addition to the already required TDAP booster. HPV is recommended however, not required.

Please make plans to contact your child's pediatrician and or the local health department at 352-2313 to have your child vaccinated before the 2021-2022 school year. Any questions please call the school nurse at 352-8257.

Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or Tdap) - A minimum of 4 properly spaced doses. A child must have at least one dose of DTaP or DTP vaccine on or after the fourth birthday. DT (Diphtheria, Tetanus) vaccine is required for children who are medically exempt from the pertussis-containing vaccine (DTaP or DTP). Adult Td is required for children 7 years of age and older who do not meet the minimum requirements for tetanus and diphtheria. Effective A booster dose of the Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade.

Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of MenACWY vaccine. The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.


Mr. Lankford has applications for the Chess Club in room 504.

If you love chess or ever thought of learning chess, he'd love to have you join the Chess Club.


Congratulations to our new 2021-22 SCA officers:

President - Tristan Wall

Vice President - Lexi Ranson

Secretary - Kara Harris

Treasurer - Lucas Hunter

AMS Chorus

Ten AMS Chorus students took the opportunity to audition for All-District Chorus by preparing the audition song and completing a sight-singing exercise with only 20 seconds to look at it first.

Of the ten Appomattox auditionees, we are thrilled to announce that seven were selected to the 2022 Middle School All-District Choir.

Congratulations to the following selected students who will represent Appomattox Middle School in the All-District Choral concert event at Auburn High School on March 5th!

Selected to the All-District Treble choir:

6th grade Soprano, Sarah Witt

6th grade Soprano, Karley Jenkins

6th grade Soprano, Avery Hubbard

6th grade Alto, A.J. Hensley

8th grade Alto, Keidy Hernandez-Varela

Selected to the All-District Mixed Choir:

6th grade Alto, Emma Letterman

8th Grade Soprano, Yasemin Rende


Students, we have yearbooks for sale for $20, another $5 if you want your name on it.

You will see posters hanging around as you walk through the halls with the information on how to order, you will see posters hanging around as you walk through the halls with the information on how to order your yearbook online.

To order on line:

Use this link : Then enter this code: id# 12866522

If you have any questions on how to do your order online, you can see Mr. Dodson.