Armstrong High School

“Greatness is the Rightful Destiny of Every Person."

Principal's Message

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    Principal

    Welcome to Armstrong High School, home of the Wildcats! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families  and partners, and our exciting programs. 

    We are dedicated to provide excellence and greatness for our students in all areas of life. Our primary goal at Armstrong High School is to help all students realize that Greatness is their Rightful Destiny and help them to achieve their dreams and find success in pursuing life goals. We are unconditionally committed to providing the best possible educational program to our students. We believe that there are numerous opportunities, both within our curricula and through extracurricular activities, for our students to gain the skills that will launch them to success in their lives after high school.

    As your principal, I am honored to lead our school community to help provide an exciting and rigorous educational experience for our students. Our team is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible support to learn and grow. 

    My vision for “The Strong“ is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Our skilled and devoted staff are committed to making a difference. They want to have a positive impact on your child and above all, they want to provide them with an engaging and joyful learning experience that supports them in becoming independent learners.  Our teachers are always working to get better at what they do through personal self-development and participation in a wide variety of professional development activities. They model life-long learning for our students and never settle for anything less than their best! Thank you  to our incredible staff for their amazing professionalism and incredible energy and their commitment to our students.

    Great schools always come back to the relationship between the child and the teacher. Be sure and find ways to engage yourself in school life – your child will notice and respond. There are numerous opportunities for parental involvement. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. May we all be present for the joy of learning, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the comfort that comes from belonging to a community. 

    To my students, staff, families, and community; I am so honored to be your servant leader. Thank you for the opportunity to work with such an amazing school community. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact me via at wbell@rvaschools.net or 804.780.4449.

    Let’s continue our QUEST for GREATNESS together into 2021!

    Dr. Willie J. Bell Jr.

    Principal, Armstrong High School

  • This is the updated schedule for Mobile Help Desk as of September 8th, 2020

    MLK- Mondays 8:30am-10:30am

    Fairfield Elem.- Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm

    Chimborazo Elem.-Wednesdays 8:30-10:30am

    George Wythe HS.- Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm

    For all technical problems, please go to the above locations. 


     

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    Hello parents, guardian and students,

    We have great news to share regarding fall meal distribution. Due to recently announced changes at the federal level, students DO NOT need to provide their lunch codes when they come to pick up meals. As you know, we had previously communicated that lunch codes would be required for meal pick-up starting September 8. We are thrilled by this recent change because it makes the process much easier for our students and families. Please note anyone under the age of 18 regardless of enrollment status or location will be able to receive meals from any of our mobile bus or walk up meal distribution sites. 

    Additionally, to help our families locate the meal distribution site that is most convenient for them, we have created a google map that has each stop on our mobile meal delivery route! Simply click on the map to find the location that is closest to you and the times of distribution. The map is available at https://www.rvaschools.net/meals.

    Please communicate these exciting updates to your families and friends through your communication platforms.

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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - December 3, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, This evening, I’d like to preview the recommendation I’ll be making to the School Board on Monday regarding the second semester. Before doing so, I want to express my profound gratitude to the nearly 10,000 families and staff who responded to our surveys, as well as the hundreds of people who reached out to me personally to share their thoughts. I also want to thank our educators and support staff, our families, and most of all, our students, for showing each other so much grace over the past several months. Though our fall has been far from perfect, I do believe we managed to #ReopenWithLove and we should all be immensely proud of that. At Monday’s School Board meeting, I will recommend that we remain fully virtual for the second semester. I plan to do so for three reasons. First, given rapidly rising infection rates, I continue to be very concerned about the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Just yesterday, the United States experienced the highest number of COVID deaths and hospitalizations ever. Here in Virginia, we also hit a new high for hospitalizations.

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  • RPS Direct Update - December 2 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don't forget to tune in at 6 pm tonight on the RPS Facebook page for our Civic Voices Town Hall about retaining, developing, and recruiting male teachers of color. Please note that RPS Live! will return next Wednesday at 7 pm. Switching gears, we're looking for volunteers to help distribute Winter Break meal packs from Tuesday, December 15, through Thursday, December 17. If you can help, please sign up here. Thank you! Finally, in case you missed them, check out these two articles about our 2020 REB Winners and the Richmond Alternative School Turkey Giveaway. Thanks to Kenya Hunter from the RTD for covering these stories!

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