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AMS Calendar of Events

Please see our calendar of events under the "AMS Info" heading on our home page on the left hand side of the screen.  Find "Calendar of Events," click on that link, and you will see all of the events scheduled for our students and school.  Please check back often as we are continuously updating our calendar! 

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Calendar of Events

Soccer Tryouts

Soccer tryouts will begin Tuesday, February 18th and will end on Thursday, February 20th.  Students that would like to tryout need an up-to-date VHSL physical to be able to particpate.  VHSL physical forms are available in our office and on our website.  Tryouts will be from 3-5 pm on those days and there will be activity buses available.  Please contact Coach Thompson at if you have any questions. 



AMS Presents Kuumba Dance and Drum Ensemble

Please join us on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 7 pm in the auditorium for a special presentation.  The Kuumba Dance and Drum Ensemble will be performing, and the AMS singing Cougars will open up their performance.  They will bring traditional African music and dance to AMS.  This is sure to be an exciting night and we hope to see you there!

Central High School Basketball Team Recognition

Please join us on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 5 pm to celebrate and recognize the 1962, 1965, and 1969 CHS Region Champion Basketball Teams.  We will recognize these teams at halftime of the girls basketball game.  We hope to see you here!



Soccer Conditioning

Soccer conditioning will be held on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 3-5 at AMS starting this Monday (1/6/20). Students must have a current VHSL physical to participate. Students should be prepared to run both inside and outside any time they come to conditioning.  Soccer tryouts will take place in the middle of February, these dates will be determined soon. 



8th Grade Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Please come out to Blaze Pizza in Lynchburg in the Target shopping plaza for our 8th Grade Fundraiser.  This will help support their field trip in the Spring and their 8th grade Luau party.  Hope to see you there!


AMS Yearbooks are now on sale.  Order forms have been sent home with interims.  If you prefer, order online here. 





Roadmap for your Future Expo

Come out to ACHS on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm for the "Roadmap to your Future Expo."  There will also be a free BBQ dinner!  Come on out and meet local business leaders, network, and build relationships for your future.  Hope to see you there!

AMS PTO Fancloth Fundraiser

Please support our AMS PTO by purchasing AMS gear from Fancloth.  These items are quality items and would make great Christmas and birthday presents.  Click on the link below to access the AMS Fancloth store.

8th Grade Fundraiser

Amherst Middle School 8th grade is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for 8th grade specific activities such as our end of the year cookout and field trips. For each item purchased AMS receives $6.00. The fundraiser will run until November 18 and delivery will be shortly after Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your support!


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