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Last updated 11/21/2014  2:00 P.M.

Knights in the News

Click the Knights in the News link above or at the right to see the outstanding achievements of TAHS Knights.

Click here for more information on TA’s silver medal from U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools.

Turner Ashby has been named a blue star school.  Mr. Johnnie  Anderson and Mrs. Karen Miller have be named gold star teachers.  Click here for more information.

The 2015 Niche Rankings have named Turner Ashby High School (#72) and East Rockingham High School (#100) among the top 100 schools out of the 339 public high schools in the state of Virginia.  ”A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.”  Click here for more information.

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Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and ending Sunday, November 30, 2014.  For more detailed information click here.

The prize is $100,000! Go big or go home! Click here to vote!

Click here to see a video interview of Mrs. Ferek with Chuck Mansley of Focused Fitness

Click here to read the Kline May Reality Harrisonblog entry about Mrs. Ferek’s proposal.

Click here to read the Bridgewater Current October 2014 article about Mrs. Ferek and the proposal.

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Scholarship Workshop – 12/10/14
Seniors: In case you missed it, the Counseling Department will offer the Scholarship workshop once more this year. We will meet in room 108 during club time on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, during periods 3 and 7. Select the time that suits you best and sign up in the Counseling Office. We will explain how to make your scholarship applications pop and tell you where to find money for college.
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Help a Child in Need

One of the tragedies in poverty-stricken areas of the world is not only lack of food, clean water and proper shelter, but almost universally you see children without shoes. Children can suffer from ill health as the result of no shoes – bruises, cuts and infections that can lead to more serious problems. For Christmas this year, the special education students in the ID, MD and Autism programs here at TA would like to help in raising money for children. For a gift of $3.60, you can provide a pair of shoes for a child, while $36.00 will provide 10 children with a pair of shoes! Turner Ashby students, faculty and staff, will you help us raise money and help children get their first pair of shoes this Christmas? Stop by their lunch table or stop by the main office where Mrs. Simmons is helping with donations as well. No amount is too small!

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Christmas Wreath
Make a Wreath

The Turner Ashby High School Agriculture Department will be hosting a workshop on evergreen wreath-making for adults on:

• Tuesday, December 2 from 5:00-6:30 P.M.

• Monday, December 8 from 5:30-7:00 P.M.

• Thursday, December 11 from 5:00-6:30 P.M.

It will be held in the agriculture department at Turner Ashby High School in Room 117 (enter at door 9 beside the football field). The cost is $15.00 per 14 inch wreath or $20.00 per 24 inch wreath. Workshop fees are payable at the workshop. Depending on your comfort level, you may be able to make two small wreaths or one large wreath during the workshop. Assorted greenery, wreath forms and limited add-ons will be provided. You may want to bring any customized decorations or bows that you would like to add. Please RSVP by November 25, 2014. Because of the equipment we use, space is limited to five participants each workshop. To RSVP or for more information contact Carrie Gray at cgray@rockingham.k12.va.us. When registering please include which date you plan to attend, a contact phone number (in case of rescheduling due to inclement weather), and how many wreaths you plan to make and what size. This workshop is open to the public. Feel free to share this posting.

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Hunting Forms

Hunting forms are ready to be picked up in the Attendance Office. You must present a valid hunting license to be excused (parent excused) for your hunting day.

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Clubs and Organization

Art Club

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Drama Club

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DECA

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FBLA

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FCCLA

Jingle Bell Dash

Do you hear bells? It must be the FCCLA Jingle Bell Dash. This 1.5 mile festive run will take place before the Bridgewater Holiday Parade. Registration is only $20.00. See race form outside room 129, or get details at www.FCCLAjunglebelldash.webs.com

Also Mrs. Lam with the FCCLA needs helpers for the Jungle Bell Dash. Please stop by room 129 to sign up. Preference will be given to FCCLA members. You will be helping with the race then then riding in the parade.

Click here for more information and registration form.

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FEA

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FFA

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Film Appreciation Club

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National Honor Society

Attention NHS members: NHS is sponsoring several children through DECA’s Angel Tree Project. We’re planning to make a WalMart trip the afternoon of Tuesday, November 25th. If you are interested in helping shop, please see Mrs. Cullers in room 153.

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Ruri-teens 

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Science Club

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TSA

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Tri-M

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Youth and Government

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PTA – Reflections

The Reflections Program encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves. This year’s theme is: “The world would be a better place if…” This theme is wide open to interpretation and creativity! Students are encouraged to enter original artwork in several different categories: visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography and film / video. For detailed student rules, please visit www.vapta.org OR students can pick up information in the TAHS library. All entries can be placed in the “Reflections” box in the TAHS library. Please make sure that each entry included the official entry form with the student’s name on the back and parent signature, as well as an artist ‘s statement, explaining how the work is related to the theme. All entries must be completed and submitted by Friday,November 7, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Questions? Please contact PTA Reflections Coordinator Bonnie Burchfield at: bonanddave@aol.com . Parents…JOIN your PTA and support all the good that is being planned! Send your $10 dues to the office in an envelope marked “PTA”. Include a note with your e-mail address and you will get the PTA update e-mails. We appreciate your support!

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The Knight Thing

Hey students: get caught doing the Knight Thing by doing the right thing and be rewarded. Simple as that. Our faculty and staff are on the prowl looking to catch you in the act of doing something positive. If you are “caught” doing good,” they’ll hand you a Positive Referral Card that you can bring to the main office to redeem for a reward. Also, we have a new selection of rewards you can choose from so it’s not just a BW3’s gift card anymore. You are to redeem your rewards before or after school, during lunch or during break, and not during class time. Thank you for all you do to make TA the great school that it is. Now, go and get “caught” doing something positive.
Show Respect
Calling all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors: do the Knight Thing, the Right Thing and show respect to your peers, school officials and physical surroundings. The thermometers will be back in the office windows displaying the number of positive referrals for respect given to individual students in each class. The outside temperatures are fluctuating, however, you can help make your class thermometer rise.
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2014-2015 School Year Calendar

 Check out the TAHS Upcoming Events.

This is information on non-athletic events and dates to remember.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Sue Weaver, Assistant Librarian, Turner Ashby High School.It is the policy of the Rockingham County School Board to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding non-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. It is an equal opportunity employer and educational agency.The Rockingham County School Board will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment or in educational programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, marital or economic status, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status and prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in such a proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination. Rockingham County Public Schools

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