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

  • 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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  • RPS Direct Update - February 26, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Happy Friday! Today was especially joyous for me, as I had the privilege of presiding over our first-ever Mid-Year Graduation for students from the 2020, 2019, and 2018 classes who have returned to earn their diplomas. These 25 young people have redefined what it means to persevere and we are immensely proud of them! The ceremony today is a result of more than a year's worth of work to find students who left RPS, re-engage them through new programs like Con Ganas (With Determination), and support them through every last obstacle. Please join me in thanking the RPS teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff – along with the students' families! – for making today possible.

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  • RPS Direct Update - February 25, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I'm thrilled to share that we have a new Chief Operating Officer joining RPS on March 1! Alana Gonzalez has spent her entire career helping government agencies work more efficiently and more equitably. She's coming to us from New York, where she served as Executive Director of Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. In this role, she led over 300 recovery and resiliency projects for NY communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Hurricane Lee. Ms. Gonzalez also held various roles, including Chief of Staff to the General Manager, at the New York City Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to more than 400,000 low- to moderate-income New Yorkers.

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