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Amherst County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Arnold hosts the Every Child, Every Day Podcast designed to serve as a “one-stop” shop for everything education in Amherst County. If you are interested in special events happening in our schools or learning ways to support children as they navigate the difficulties of adolescence, this is the podcast for you! Dr. Arnold will interview a varied group of guests ranging from ACPS students to dedicated ACPS professionals to community members who are making a difference in the lives of Amherst County students.
More places to listen

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ECED Podcast (S2E9) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Ms. Mary Kay McCrea and Ms. Lesley Clark.
Today, we will conclude our three part series on college admissions with a visit from two Amherst County High School Counselors, Ms Mary Kay McCrea and Ms. Lesley Clark.  On our show, we will discuss what students still in high school can do to make themselves more attractive candidates to colleges as well as how they can make decisions that will better prepare them for the challenges of college once they arrive.
29:10
September 11, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E8) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Mr. Jason Jamerson of Oakes Test Prep
On last week's podcast, we sat down with admissions directors from the University of Lynchburg to discuss some of the challenges that students and families face as they begin the college application process.  One of the challenges that we touched upon was the SAT.  Often, students and parents have very little information about SATs and more importantly have little understanding of how to prepare.  Today we will try to take away a little of this uncertainty by talking to an expert in the SAT preparation field, Mr. Jason Jamerson of Oakes Test Prep.  Please join us.
17:41
September 3, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E7) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Rita Detwiler and Sharon Walters-Bower
Each fall, many high school students and their parents begin asking questions about college.  Which one to attend? How to apply? How to access financial assistance?  Where to start?  Join us as we take a look at these questions and many more dealing with the college application process.  Today, we are joined by Rita Detwiler and Sharon Walters-Bower from the University of Lynchburg's Admissions Department for this very important conversation.
30:07
August 27, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E6) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Jennifer Fielder and Jasmine Glaize
On today's show, we sit down with the head coaches of four of our fall high school athletic programs.  We will explore topics such as goals for the season, coaching styles, and parental involvement.  This podcast will be a two part series.  In Part 2, we interview Volleyball Head Coach, Jennifer Fielder and Cheerleading Head Coach, Jasmine Glaize.
17:46
August 20, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E5) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Sarah Lockhart and Robert Martin
On today's show, we sit down with the head coaches of four of our fall high school athletic programs.  We will explore topics such as goals for the season, coaching styles, and parental involvement.  This podcast will be a two part series.  In Part I, we interview Cross Country Head Coach, Sarah Lockhart and Golf Coach, Robert Martin.
25:53
August 13, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E4) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Bob Christmas
On today's episode Dr. Arnold sits down with Bob Christmas, the new Football Coach at Amherst County High School.  Coach Christmas talks about why Amherst County was such an appealing coaching destination.  He also discusses his goals for this season as well as his goals for years to come.  Please join us as we get ready for Football Season!
18:43
August 6, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E3) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Lauren Kershner and Kristin Maddox
The new school year is fast approaching and it is extremely important for our parents and students to start preparing for their return.  Amherst County School Counselors, Lauren Kershner and Kristin Maddox discuss with Dr. Arnold some helpful advice to students and parents preparing for the beginning of a new school year.  You will hear advice ranging from setting expectations and schedules to using positive language about the goals for the year.  Please join us for this informative podcast.
28:05
July 30, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E2) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Jenn Crews and Derrick Adam
On today's episode, Dr. Arnold sits down with Mrs. Jenn Crews, the new Principal at Amherst Elementary School and Mr. Derek Adam, the new Principal at Central Elementary School. In the interview, our two new principals discuss goals for the coming year and beyond. They also share their thoughts on how they would like to better engage families in the education of their students. Please join us!
32:16
July 23, 2019
ECED Podcast (S2E1) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Dr. Derrick Brown
On today's episode, Dr. Arnold sits down with Dr. Derrick Brown, the new Principal at Amherst County High School. In the interview, Dr. Brown discusses goals for the coming year and beyond. He also shares a few facts about himself that you may not know. Please join us for this very entertaining show.
23:02
July 16, 2019
(S1:E8) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Dr Rob Arnold "Reflections of the 2018-2019 School Year "
Today the interviewer becomes the interviewee.  Join Mike Cargill as he takes over the microphone to interview Dr. Rob Arnold.  They discuss Dr. Arnold's experiences during his first year as Superintendent of Amherst County Public Schools.  They reflect on the highlights, successes, challenges, and surprises during his first year on the job.  They also discuss goals and objectives for the coming school year and beyond.  Please join us as we put a cap on an amazing year in Amherst County Public Schools. 
41:58
June 18, 2019
(S1:E7) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interviews with volunteers of the "Day of Giving - Reflections"
On April 12, 2019, students were given the opportunity to volunteer at over 33 various community organizations, Amherst County Parks and Recreation sites,  and at ACPS schools.  This "Day of Giving - Reflections" episode was created by students and faculty who traveled to various locations throughout the day to interviews individuals as to their location of service. Three basic questions were asked, 1) Have you been involved in volunteering work in the past? If so, how did the Day of Giving compare? If not, describe your experience? 2) Did this experience change the way you thought about community service? 3) What advice would you give people who may be considering volunteer work in the future? Hear what they learned and how volunteering can have a positive impact on others. 
29:59
May 29, 2019
(S1:E6) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interviews with ACHS Graduating Students in the "Senior Series"
On May 24th, over 260 students will graduate from Amherst County High School.  To honor their accomplishments, the Every Child, Every Day Podcast will talk to eight extraordinary graduates.  They will discuss future plans as well as the people and moments that shaped their Amherst County Public Schools experience.  This “Senior Series” will be a two-part podcast.  In Part I, Dr. Arnold interviews Anthony Powell, Charmila Meesala, Shaun McBride, and Chris Thomason.  In Part 2, he sits down with Indeya Paige, Jacob Dalton, Trevor Crews, and Devante Hudson-Sandidge. 
26:33
May 21, 2019
(S1:E5) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interviews with ACHS Graduating Students in the "Senior Series"
On May 24th, over 260 students will graduate from Amherst County High School.  To honor their accomplishments, the Every Child, Every Day Podcast will talk to eight extraordinary graduates.  They will discuss future plans as well as the people and moments that shaped their Amherst County Public Schools experience.  This “Senior Series” will be a two-part podcast.  In Part I, Dr. Arnold interviews Anthony Powell, Charmila Meesala, Shaun McBride, and Chris Thomason.  In Part 2, he sits down with Indeya Paige, Devante Hudson-Sandidge, Jacob Dalton, and Trevor Crews. 
32:26
May 14, 2019
(S1:E4) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interviews that focus on "Food Insecurity"
Childhood hunger has an enormous impact on the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of students.  Over 50% of the students in Amherst County have or will experience food insecurity during their childhood.  Many organizations and people are working really hard to help alleviate this community problem.  Join Dr. Arnold as he sits down to talk with some of these people.  Guests include: Garry Friend (Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Beth Gamble (Amherst Cares), and Kim Klein (Amherst County Public Schools).
32:54
May 7, 2019
(S1:E3) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Testing Anxiety
May is testing month!  If you are a student or a parent of a student who experiences greater stress than normal when you take these standardized, high stakes tests, you might be experiencing test anxiety.  Dr. Arnold interviews Josh Neighbors and Stephanie Moehlenkamp to determine ways to alleviate the impacts of this type of anxiety.
31:12
April 30, 2019
(S1:E2) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Dr. William Wells, Mrs. Lesley Clark and Mr. Mike Cargill about the "Day of Giving" event on April 12, 2019.
Amherst County High School is sponsoring a 2nd annual community service opportunity for our students on April 12, 2019. We are calling this event “A Day of Giving” in which the school and our students can give back to the community. Students will be given the opportunity to volunteer at various community organizations, Amherst County Parks and Recreation sites, the county elementary schools, and at the high school. Students will be chaperoned by ACPS faculty and staff. Transportation to and from the service locations will be provided by the ACPS transportation department. The school will follow normal arrival and departure times. Students will be transported to their service sites between 9:00 and 9:30 AM and will return to the high school between 2:00 and 2:30 PM.
24:22
April 10, 2019
(S1:E1) Every Child Every Day Podcast - Interview with Amherst Theatre Director and Cast for "Disney’s The Little Mermaid"
Amherst County High School presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” This story follows Ariel as she pursues her dream to become part of the human world despite her father’s warning about it’s many dangers. “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is fun for all ages and is a story of adventure, love, and friendship. The musical will take place April 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on April 14th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.amherstmusical.com or one hour before the show each day. In this podcast, Dr. Rob Arnold, Superintendent of Amherst County Public Schools, sits down with Mrs. Patricia Emmert, the Director of Amherst Theatre, and the cast of the program’s latest musical, The Little Mermaid. Cast members share their personal stories as actors,  and their impressions of The Little Mermaid. After hearing from this talented group of students, you will not want to miss the performance.
22:41
April 6, 2019
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