Atkins Elementary School

Gary Roberts, Principal
5903 Lee Highway
Atkins, VA 24311
(276) 783-3366
FAX: (276) 783-0901
Our Mission is: We Will Learn.

2018 Yearbooks

The 2018 AES Yearbooks are now on sale for $20. Students should have brought an envelope home with the information.

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

Congratulations to AES's Teacher-of-the-Year for 2017-2018 - Mrs. Dana Tomlinson!

Ingles Advantage Card

Atkins Elementary School is participating in the " Ingles "Tools for School" program. The Ingles "Tools for School" runs from July 19, 2017 to June 4, 2018. When you purchase items at Ingles - Show the cashier your Ingles Advantage Card & ask the cashier to credit the amount to Atkins Elementary School. Each year you have to sign up for that school year's program, so please sign up to credit Atkins Elementary with your Ingles purchases. Thank You.

Heritage Propane School Days Program

Heritage Propane has started a School Days Program for AES to earn money from Heritage Propane receipts. AES will earn $.02 for every gallon shown on the receipts. Ask your family, neighbors, and businesses if they use propane and will donate their propane receipts to you for AES. Please bring these original propane receipts to school and we will collect them. Thank you!

EXXON Donation for AES

Mr. Gary Roberts received a check from Exxon's Arnolds's Exxon in Atkins for the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program.

AES recently received a check for $500 from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program, sponsored by Arnold's EXXon in Atkins. The approval letter states that, "Exxon Mobil has a long history of supporting educational programs, like Educational Alliance, that focus on improvements in math and science from pre-school to higher education. We believe it is fundamentally important to encourage the next generation to pursue studies and careers involved in these fields." Thank you Exxon Mobil and Aronlds's Exxon!

AES Donates to the Salvation Army Red Kettles Drive

The AES students & staff collected money for the Red Kettles Drive.

Photo shared by Linda Burchette, "Smyth County News & Messenger".

The AES students, staff, and community collected donations for the Annual Salvation Army's Red Kettles Drive. They collected $1,000, which was double their last year's collections. The community keeps 90% of these donations which help with requests of eyeglasses, food, prescriptions, electricity bills, and heating oil. Principal Gary Roberts said, "It's been a collaborative effort within the community, staff, and students." Students gave up their ice cream and snack money to add to the red kettle in the lobby. Students who donated at least 50 cents, had their names put on ribbons, which were tied to the fence in front of the school. Community folks added to the donations. The students also had a Christmas Store, where they could buy gifts for their families. Special thanks to Mr. Roberts, Theresa McGhee, Jane Leaman, and Kami Blevins for organizing the program and activities.

Thanks to Utility Trailer Manufacturing

Utility Trailer Manufacturing employees presenting Mr. Roberts with a check.

The employees of the Utility Trailer Manufacturing Plant in Atkins, VA, decided to share their good fortune with the county and area schools. They decided instead of having a performance based meal on the 4th week, to donate the value of the plant wide meal to charitable causes. So, each month over 1,100 employees decided to assist with two local causes: Public Schools and Senior Citizens. This month Atkins Elementary received these donations. AES sends a big "Thank You" to Utility Trailer Manufacturing employees!!

Food City School Bucks

Atkins Elementary School is participating in the "Food City School Bucks" program. The Food City School Bucks Program runs from August to May 2018. When you purchase items at Food City - ask the cashier to credit the amount to Atkins Elementary School. Each year you have to sign up for that school year's program, so please sign up to credit Atkins Elementary with your purchases. Thank You.

General Mills Box Tops for Education & AES

Atkins Elementary collects Box Tops for Education to raise money for our school! Remember, they are worth 10 cents each! At the end of each month we have a random drawing for a winner FROM EACH CLASSROOM! COLLECT YOUR BOXTOPS!

Now, more than ever, schools need extra financial help to provide our kids with a quality education. The Box Tops for Education program helps us earn necessary funds for our school!

Last year, 2017, we received an amazing check for $1,397.50! That amount was collected TEN CENTS AT A TIME! YOUR BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Donít let ONE Box Tops be thrown away! Watch for them on these products!

AES 2017 Veterans' Day Assembly

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Project Fit America

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"Atkins Elementary School has received new indoor and outdoor fitness equipment thanks to a grant from the Wellmont Foundation and Children's Miracle Network. The grant brings the Project Fit America model student health and fitness program to Atkins Elementary students. The program provides state-of-the art fitness equipment, curriculum, and on-site teacher training. The school celebrated the receipt of the equipment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 29."
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Special Games Day

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School Supply List for 2017-2018

AES's Teacher-of-the-Year

Congratulations to AES's Teacher-of-the-Year for - Mrs. Amy Rapoza!

Check Your Child's Lunch Account Status Online–New Online Program My School Bucks

In order to better serve our parents and community, Smyth County Schools Food Service Program has invested in a web-based cafeteria application called My School Bucks. This application enables parents/guardians to view their child's lunch account status, including account balance, meals eaten, and a la carte/extra items purchased. Parents will also be able to make online payments.

There is no charge to view a student account status; however, the company does charge $2.50 to process each online payment.

To create an account, click the My School Bucks link above. You will need your child's six-digit cafeteria ID number to complete the account setup. Registration is free. New students will receive their cafeteria ID number at the time of registration or on the first day of school.

Photos of Some Events at AES during 2016-2017

Photos of Some Events at AES in 2015-2016

Slideshows & Photos of Events at AES in 2014-2015

Some Photos of Events at AES in 2013-2014

Slideshows of Events at AES in 2012-2013

Upcoming Events
  • May 4 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Frontier Museum in Stanton - Leave @7:30am
  • May 8 - SOL Testing - 5th Grade Math
  • May 9 - SOL Testing - 4th Grade Reading
  • May 11 - SOL Testing - 3rd Grade Math
  • May 11 - 5th Grade Dance -
  • May 15 - SOL Testing - 4th Grade Math
  • May 17 - SOL Testing - 5th Grade Science
  • May 18 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Butterfly Farm in Wytheville Leave @9am
  • May 22 - D.A.R.E. Graduation May 22nd @1:30
  • May 23 - Fun Day (Inflatables)...
  • May 24 - Field Day
  • May 25 - Awards Day -
    Primary @9 &
    Intermediate @10
  • May 25 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL
    2-Hour Early Dismissal

  • 3rd Thursday - each month - "On-the-Go" Family Resource Bus Schedule - 3:30-5:00pm

Useful Links

Computer & Mobile Labs Signup Calendars

School Improvement Plan

School Wide Title Plan

Title 1 Family Engagement Plan

SOL Practice

Don't forget to link your cards to Food City & Ingles & save your Boxtops for AES!


Definition of a Bully
A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied we will tell an adult.