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Last updated 08/28/2014  2:15 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.


Student Handbook and Student Dress Code

Parents and Students: please note that the 2014-2015 TAHS Student Handbook and the new RCPS Student Dress Code are now available on this web site.  See the TAHS Information links at the right. 


Get Your Parking Decal

A reminder to all students if you drive to school, you are required to have a TAHS parking decal. If you haven’t purchased one yet, come to the office to get one. Cost is $30.00 for the year.


Fall Pictures / Senior Pictures

Fall picture days are scheduled for Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19. Students will be released from English classes on these days to have their pictures taken. All students (including seniors) will need to have their picture taken. Underclassmen will receive packets for purchasing pictures in their English classes. Gentry will also be here on Tuesday, September 16 to take SENIOR PICTURES for a $20.00 sitting fee. If you have not had your senior pictures taken, there is a sign up form in the office on the counter. Gentry will not be back at school to take senior pictures. If you do not get your picture taken on the 16th, you will need to contact Gentry or another photographer and make an appointment to have your picture taken at their studio on your own time. The deadline for turning in senior pictures is Monday, March 2.

College Visits
West Virginia Wesleyan will be at TA for a college visit on Tuesday, September 23 (ODD) at 1:15 P.M.  They will meet in the conference room.
Averett University will be at TA for a college visit on Thursday, September  25 (ODD) at 8:30 A.M.  This visit should take approx. 45 minutes.
James Madison University will be at TA on Friday, September 26 (EVEN) at 8:30 A.M. in Room 130.

Randolph College will be at TA on Friday, September 26 (EVEN) at 11:00 A.M.

Virginia Tech will be at TA on Thursday, October 2 (EVEN) at 10:10 A.M. in Room 130.

Hollins University will be at TA on Friday, October 3rd (ODD) @ 8:30 A.M. in the Conference Room.

A Radford University representative will be visiting students in the conference room on Friday, October 3 from 2-2:30 P.M.

Bridgewater College will be at TA on Monday, October 13 (ODD) at 10:15 A.M.

Longwood University will be visiting on Wednesday, November 5 (ODD) at 1:15 P.M. in the Conference Room.


SAT Prep Class

Attention Students taking the SAT’s: An SAT prep class is being offered at JMU, Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m., September 14 – October 5. The cost is $399.00. If interested, please stop by the Counseling Office for more information.


One Act Auditions

Auditions for the VHSL One Act Play Team will be September 2 & 3. Dedicated technicians and actors are needed to represent TA in Conference 29 with the play “The Ruby Sunrise.” For more information, to borrow a script and/or to sign up for a time, please go to Ms. Deason’s room (124).


Join Scholastic Bowl

Are you a know it all? Do you think Jeopardy is easy? Then Scholastic Bowl wants you! See Mr. Villacrusis in 113 or Mr. Kyger in 141 for more information.


Class Changes

Attention students: the last day to change 5th period classes has been extended to Thursday, August 28th. The last day to change ODD classes is Wednesday, September 3rd and the last day to change EVEN classes is Thursday, September 4th.


Clubs and Organization


Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Are you interested in a job in education? If so, then FEA (Future Educators of America) is the club for you! If you are thinking about joining FEA, go by room 149, Mrs. Osinkosky’s room and pick up some information. You will need to do this before you will be allowed to attend the club meeting on September 11th.



FFA members interested in attending the National FFA Convention this year need to see an FFA advisor this week for information.



Students interested in an FBLA officer position should see Ms. Miller ASAP.


Spanish Club

If you are currently in a Spanish class or have taken at least 3 years, you are eligible to be in this fun club which will meet 6th period on club days. Pay your $10 dues to Mrs. Simmons in room 110 before the first club day.


Music Boosters Presents… 

TA’s Got Talent! Hey students, parents, and staff (friends and family are also welcome to participate!) WE WANT YOU for a talent show to be held in the TA auditorium on Thursday, September 25th. Talents or acts may include (but not limited to): Vocalists, Instrumentalists, Bands, Dancers, Magicians, Martial Arts, Monologues, Display of Artist’s Works, etc…Auditions will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9th and 10th at 3:30 p.m. Rehearsals will be held at TA on Thursday, September 18th at 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Please sign up with Mrs. Pyles. If you have questions please call the Burkes: phone 879-2451 or email: sing4him323@comcast.net or mathtutoring@comcast.net. Parents, please encourage your talented children, family, and friends to participate in this year’s Talent Show!


Bunches of Fun

Bunches of Fun, TA’s own balloon store, is now open. We have balloons for all occasions – birthday, good luck, get well, thinking of you. The store is open all 3 lunches and is located next to the large commons, across from the water fountain outside the gym doors. Come by during any lunch and check out the selection or place an order.

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.


2014-2015 School Year Calendar

 Check out the TAHS Upcoming Events.

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

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