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Last updated 10/23/2014  10:15 A.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.


Cindy Ferek Social Media Image

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.


Due to the wet conditions, the Powder Puff football game and bonfire have been postponed yet again and will be moved to Monday, October 27, 2014. Football will begin at 6:00 P.M. and the bonfire will be at 8:00 P.M.

One-Act Play The Ruby Sunrise
We have a performance of The Ruby Sunrise on Thursday, October 30th in the auditorium at 6:00 P.M.  Come out and support this hard working team.
Picture Make-up Day
Student pictures / ID cards have not arrived yet. When they do, your English teachers will receive them to deliver to you.
But…picture make-up day is already on the calendar and will take place Wednesday, October 29th from 8:30 – 1:30. Pictures will be taken on stage in the auditorium. Please be sure to sign up for a time to get your picture taken. There is a signup sheet on the counter in the front office.
Swim and Dive Team

Any student interested in participating with TA Swimming & Diving Teams please send your email address to Mkfloyd@aol.com for more information and a survey to join the teams. If you have any questions you can also mail them to same address.


FFA Annual Fruit Sale
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FFA Fruit Sale


Follow this link to our fruit sale September 30 – November 5, 2014:


Once on the Fruit site, follow through the products and continue with the directions that are posted on the site.  You will have to type in the student’s name that you wish to support.


The Turner Ashby Cup – Indoor Soccer Tournament

TA’s Native Speakers Spanish Club will be hosting an indoor soccer tournament on Tuesday, October 28th. Registration is open to all interested boys and girls and will be during 1st and 3rd lunch starting on October 15th. You will need to play a $5.00 registration fee when you sign up. At sign up you will receive a permission slip that must be signed and turned in ASAP. The deadline for sign-ups is October 22nd.


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Fall Blood Drive 

Sponsored by

Turner Ashby High School Football

Saturday, November 8

9:00am – 3:00pm

In the TAHS Back Gym


To sign-up go to www.vadonor.org

Walk-ins Welcome!

Free t-shirt for all participating donors!

All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.

Visit vablood.org for a list of accepted IDs or

call 1-800-989-4438.

College Visits

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will be visiting TA on Tuesday, October 28 (ODD) at 9:30 A.M. in the conference room.  This visit should take approximately forty-five minutes.


University of Mary Washington will be visiting TA on Tuesday, October 28 (ODD) at 2:10 P.M. in the conference room.


Virginia Wesleyan College will be visiting TA on Wednesday, October 29 (EVEN) at 8:30 A.M. for a college visit.  This should take approx 45 minutes.


Shenandoah University will be visiting TA on Thursday, October 30 (ODD) at 1:15 P.M.

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


Hampton University will be visiting on Monday, November 10 (EVEN) at 1:15 P.M. Students will meet in the conference room.

Blue_LineUVA Architecture Program

Students, are you interested in Architecture?  UVA is holding an S.T.E.M. Architecture Program on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Stop by the Counseling Center for more information.


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.


Clubs and Organization

Art Club


Drama Club




Thank you to all of the fans and volleyball girls who came out to Spotswood to watch our junior boys battle it out at the county-wide Kings of the court tournament. The boys came out strong in the first game against East Rock and advanced to the championship game against Spotswood. They fought hard, but came in second for the tournament. TA DECA is super proud of our boys!

DECA and FBLA members interested in attending the Washington Wizards Sports Career Day should see Ms. Talley or Ms. Miller for permission slips.



October 23, the end of the 9 weeks, is the FINAL day Mrs. Miller will accept FBLA dues. See her immediately if this deadline presents a financial hardship.



Jingle Bell Dash

Click here for more information and registration form.





National Convention

Reminder to FFA members attending National FFA Convention: all forms and final payment is due on Tuesday, October 21st. See an FFA advisor if you have questions.


Film Appreciation Club


National Honor Society

Attention students who received an NHS information form: all forms are due to Mrs. Cullers or Ms. Weaver by 3:00 tomorrow. Students who turn in forms after this time will not be considered for membership.



Oyster dinner community service opportunity. Come help serve food and get a free meal for doing it! We will meet at Mt. View Elementary on November 8th.


Science Club






Youth and Government


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!


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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