AA Board Report August 2023

The Amelia Educational Foundation met on August 28, 2023, for their regularly scheduled monthly Board Meeting.

Head of School Report
The Board heard an update from Rodney Taylor, Head of the School.
Amelia Academy Class of 2024 Senior Privileges
Senior Class President Gracie Morris and Vice President Kyle Anderson addressed the Board with a request to approve a list of
Senior Class Privileges. The Senior Class Privileges were approved as presented and will be allowed throughout the year.
This is an annual tradition at the Academy, and we are proud of the group of ten seniors that will enjoy these privileges
during their senior year.

Annual Fund Committee UTV Raffle
The Annual Fund Committee will be kicking off the fundraising year with a raffle of an off road utility vehicle (UTV). We
need volunteers to sell raffle tickets at the Field Days of the Past. The money raised will help the general school fund. In
addition to selling tickets, we will have free swag!
In exchange for your two-hour commitment we are giving you one ticket for admission to the Field Day of the Past
festival on the day that you volunteer.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

This fall we have Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball teams. Please come out and cheer on your lady
patriots throughout the season. The schedule is posted on the AA website, game updates are shared via instant alert
and posted in Gradelink.

AA Logo Apparel
New Amelia Academy t-shirts are available for sale in the front office. They are $12 apiece and available in school
colors, maroon and navy. Please stop by the office or shop online when the AA store is open for your AA logo wear.

Dress Code
Amelia Academy students are expected to show up at school dressed for success. The dress code can be found in the
Student Handbook. Please help us enforce the dress code policy at school by starting at home. Your support before the
students arrive at school helps our students meet the standards expected at school.
Social Updates

Are you following Amelia Academy on our social channels? We share updates, school events and pictures of school
activities on Instagram and Facebook – if you aren’t following us find us here Amelia Academy – Facebook and
AmeliaAcademyPatriots on Instagram.

New Teachers
Amelia Academy is happy to welcome many new faces to our faculty this year. Please make them feel welcome at our
• Mrs. McComus has joined the Academy as the PreK 4 teacher. She brings over eight years of experience to her
position and has two daughters.
• Mrs. Graber/Mrs. Rachel – isn’t a new face at the Academy but she has taken on a new role leading Lower
School Art. Rachel graduated from Longwood University in 2017.
• Mr. Carey graduated from Amelia Academy and Longwood University. He has returned to his Alma Mater to
teach US History, World History, Writing, Civics and Government.
• Ms. Gilmer is our new 4th Grade teacher, she comes to the Academy with experience teaching abroad in Peru for
five years.
• Mrs. Morris is in her first year teaching at the Academy leading classes in science, bible and financial literacy.
• Mrs. Blackwell is working with the PreK students and assisting in third grade as well.
• Mrs. Torres is our new kindergarten teacher and comes to the Academy with years of experience teaching young
students in the Amelia community.

Bash for Cash – Save the Date!
The AA Bash for Cash Annual Fundraising event will be held on Saturday, October 14th at the Academy. This is a ticketed
event and not open to the general public – ticket sales are open – contact the front desk to purchase raffle tickets!

New Gym Bleachers
Join the Amelia Academy Community to help upgrade our gym with new bleachers! We are asking for YOUR support to
make a lifetime impact by purchasing a seat in the gym. The new bleachers will be secure, plastic seats that will allow
the school to house up to 500 people.
Everyone in the Patriot Community is encouraged to participate in this capital improvement. Seats are being sold to
cover the cost of the new bleachers. Our community can honor loved ones, students, alumni, family and friends
by having a plate placed on a seat to recognize that person.
It costs only $250.00 a seat. We hope you will join us in this endeavor and begin sharing this opportunity with your
friends and family. Together, we can make this happen with little cost to the school. Our students and the Amelia
community will benefit, especially as our facility is used by so many for events, both joyous and somber.
We all look forward to providing a safe and welcoming environment to all who enter our school. To make a gift and
honor someone with a named bleacher, please complete this form and make a payment through the Academy’s secure
payment portal or print the form and mail with a check (payable to Amelia Academy) — P. O. Box 106, Amelia
Courthouse, Virginia 23002
More information can be found online: https://ameliaacademy.org/gym-upgrade-project/

Executive Session
The Board discussed business matters in Executive Session that due to privacy concerns must remain confidential.

Important Dates
October 6 – Half Day – 11:30 am Dismissal (11:15 am for Grades PK – 4)
October 9 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
October 14 – Bash for Cash