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went home via backpack mail and are currently DUE.  If you did not receive yours, please contact the school office.  The enrollment deposit of $100.00 is to be returned with your contract and made payable to ACDS. 


All families are required to enroll in this new program by April 30.  To enroll in the FACTS program, please visit the ACDS website. Once you are on this page, click on the FACTS logo, and that will connect you with the sign up page.  You can also scroll down to the bottom of our website and find the link there, as well. You do not need a student identification number to register; you can just skip that step. If you have any questions regarding this new program, please contact Dale Turpin.

PINOCCHIO was Wonderful!  

Thank you to our actors and actresses for presenting an exceptional play.  Special thanks as well to our many volunteers, parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and Board members who made the week a fun, successful adventure. DVD's of the show will soon be available.  Order forms will come home tomorrow.


We have a great community service opportunity for our students. David Broad from the Tappahannock Farmers’ Market has agreed for FOUR students to volunteer at each market; TWO will setup from 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. and TWO will cleanup from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. Farmers’ Market dates for 2014 are 4/19, 5/17, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, and 11/15. Contact Jeans Owens at or 445-6086 for scheduling and further details.

Please remember the required community services hours for your middle school son or daughter:

  • 6th grade: 5 hours
  • 7th grade: 10 hours
  • 8th grade: 15 hours

This work must be completed and logged with Mr. Rice by the last day of school.


Upcoming Events

Pig Picking

April 14-17

  • Stanford 10 Testing

April 18

  • School Closed - Easter

April 21

  • OLSAT Testing

April 30-May 2

  • NYC Trip - 8th Grade

May 1-2

  • DC Trip - 7th Grade

May 2

  • Mariner's Museum - 6th Grade

May 3

  • ACDS Pig Pickin', 5:00-10:00pm

May 9

  • May Ball – Teen Club

June 7

  • ACDS Alumni Event – SAVE THE DATE