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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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/
Please communicate these exciting updates to your families and friends through your communication platforms.
#ReopenWithLove - For the latest information on fall reopening plans and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution, technology distribution, school supply kit distribution, and other critical information.
Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helplne at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.
New Student Enrollment - RPS is enrolling all new students for the 2020-2021 school year! Head to the Enroll RPS portal for more info & online enrollment. Contact your zone school if an appointment is needed for in-person support. Note - this process is NOT for transfers within the RPS system (i.e., students moving to a new school because of zoning changes or a change of address). If you have questions, email email@example.com.
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Thank you to those of you who've sent feedback about our virtual instruction so far. I can't tell you how much we appreciate it! As I shared earlier in the week, it's clear we need to make some adjustments for students and teachers alike. Our Academic Office is working on some updated schedules as we speak and we'll have something concrete to share at the School Board meeting on Monday. In the meantime, please keep sending me your feedback about this, or any other, aspect of our virtual instruction. Thank you! Turning to my RPS Direct from Tuesday, I want to apologize to members of the Hispanic/Latina/Latino/Latinx community who felt overlooked, erased, or whitewashed by my comment that, "At RPS, we use the term LatinX" for this highly diverse community
Dear #RPSStrong Family, It's National Arts in Education Week and we're thrilled to celebrate, as we know the arts aren’t extra, they’re core - for every child, in every neighborhood of our city. We're fortunate to have an amazing team of fine arts teachers across the division who bring their expertise and passion to their (now virtual) classrooms every day. Just take a look at this video created by Sharon Russell, the Art teacher at Albert Hill Middle School! As a reminder, don't forget that we're launching RPS en Vivo tomorrow at 5:30 pm on the RPS en Español Facebook page. I hope to see you there! Finally, please make sure to read the latest contribution from Rodney Robinson (see below) about the film "Black Boys." He's included links to some powerful articles that I encourage every RPS educator to read.