Armstrong High School

“Greatness is the Rightful Destiny of Every Person."

Principal Bell'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

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    Armstrong's graduation has changed to 8:00am tomorrow due to the threat of inclement weather.   Staff arrival time is 6:30am.  
     
    If you are in touch with any students, please let them know to arrive by 7:00am.
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  • Lifeguarding

    We hire students starting at age 15. Working for Douglas Aquatics allows young adults to build their resume with job experience, with potential for leadership positions at a young age. We would love to connect with Armstrong High Students. We operate Winston Manor, Mt Vernon, Rocketts Landing, Woodlands, and Anirav Swim Club, all of which are close to Armstrong High.

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  • VSU Free VSU Tuition – Virginia State University has announced a new initiative offering free tuition to local students! Check out the flyer below and visit www.vsu.edu for more information.

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  • Attention All Students:

    Please complete RPS @ Home Modules and Performance Task.  Continue to check your emails from "Monitoring Mentors" and look out for announcements in Google Classroom.

     

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  • JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

    INSTAGRAM: ArmstrongHighRVA

    http://Instagram.com/armstronghighrva

     

    FACEBOOK: Armstrong High School

    https://www.facebook.com/AHSWildcats/

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  • GRASP

    Happy New Year! If your social feed’s got you drooling, go ahead. Treat yourself. But first, download the new myStudentAid app and fill out the FAFSA form right on your phone. Your GRASP advisor can help virtually, too! It’s the tastier way to apply for financial aid. #ButFirstFAFSA #collegeaccess #BetterMakeRoom #reachhigher 
     
    Paula Buckley
    Director of Outreach and Public Affairs/GRASP Advisor (Franklin Military Academy, Northstar Academy, and Fairfield Middle School)
    GRASP
    2821 Emerywood Parkway, Suite 204, Richmond, VA  23294
    (804) 527 7705 direct│(804) 527 7726 main line
    (804) 366-1672 cell
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  • 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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District Announcements

  • High School Summer School Bus Stops - The 2021 Summer School session for High School students begins Monday, June 28th. Click here to find a bus stop nearest you.

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  • Armstong and Richmond Community Graduation Changes - Please be aware that the Armstrong High School graduation ceremony has been moved up 1 hour tomorrow (June 22) to 8:00am and the Richmond Community graduation has been moved to Wednesday (June 23) at 1:00pm. Click here for more information.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • Student Device Collection - All RPS technology devices, including Chromebooks, hotspots, tablets, and laptops should be returned to schools with the exception of those attending summer school. Click here to learn more. 

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

     
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"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - June 22, 2021

    Correction* Another fabulous graduation is in the books – congratulations to the Armstrong HS Class of 2021! Many thanks to Principal Bell and his team for running a beautiful ceremony this morning (before the rain :). We'll be closing things out tomorrow with George Wythe, Franklin Military Academy*, Richmond Community, and Thomas Jefferson. See you there! Tonight's Updates: Lit Limo – Can you believe the Lit Limo connected with over 12,000 RPS students this year? Take note of the schedule below the shout-outs so we can keep everyone reading this summer! VUU Youth Entrepreneurship Summit – RPS 11th and 12th graders, Virginia Union University is holding an entrepreneurship summit on June 24-25 just for you! Check out the flyer below and sign up here.

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  • RPS Direct Update - June 21, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, My apologies for coming to you later than usual tonight – we just wrapped up John Marshall's graduation ceremony at The Diamond! That was our third one of the day: this morning was Huguenot HS and this afternoon was Open HS. All three were all absolutely fantastic (see below for some pix of our valedictorians). Big shout out to Principal Gilstrap, Principal Carleton, Principal Murray, and our Chief Schools Officer, Harry Hughes, for planning and executing beautiful ceremonies! And, of course, congratulations to our amazing, pandemic-defying graduates.

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