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Last updated 12/18/2014  9:50 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.

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.


Cindy Ferek_edited

Updated 12/18/14
There is quite an excitement around our school and community about the trail.  Thank you to Clay Mizell for helping to set up a website yesterday during my planning period.  You can follow updates about the trail on http://cindyferek.weebly.com/dream-map .

If you click on the 2 Wheels Squared Blog button at the top left, you can see the blog updates that will be posted periodically.  I want this to be a journey for everyone including students, staff and community members.  Please offer suggestions to the website as it is a work in progress and I learn to manage a different website format.   We will be posting pics and video about the trail during the planning and construction phases.

A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits us and I am so excited to share it with you all!  Thanks again for your votes and support!  It would not be possible without you!

Thanks, again.Mrs. Cindy Ferek

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.

Click here to read a press release from Rockingham County Public Schools.

Click here to read about Ms. Ferek’s win in Shape America’s Et Cetera for 10/10/14.

Winter Spirit Week – December 15 – 19
  • Monday – Tacky Sweater Day
  • Tuesday – Pajama Day
  • Wednesday – Decades Day
  • Thursday – Movie Character Day
  • Friday – Plaid or Flannel Day

And if this isn’t wild and crazy enough…HATS can be worn each day during Spirit Week

PTA Essay Contest
The Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay Project is open to students in grades 6 – 12. Students must write a 750 word essay on the theme “I can positively influence my peers by…” Adherence to the theme, originality, clarity, thought, and writing skill will be judged. First, second, and third place savings bonds will be awarded. Stop by the Guidance Dept. for more information.
College Visits



TAHS Apparel Shopping


Shop for TA apparel for the holidays. Mark your calendars for the TA apparel holiday sales on Saturday, December 20th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Sales will be in the school’s large commons.

TA sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and more will be on sale. Blue Ridge Trophies will be on hand to customize your purchases. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for TA apparel for your friends and family!



Clubs and Organization

Art Club


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Film Appreciation Club


National Honor Society



Wilson Memorial High School has challenged Turner Ashby to a canned food battle! We have one week to collect more cans than their school. All cans will be donated to the Brent Barry Food Drive. Please bring your cans to Mr. Stover’s room as soon as you can. Do it for the hungry! Do it for your community! Do it for TA!



Canned Food Drive

Tis the season to Do You Part and Show Your Heart! The SCA is asking everyone to bring at least 3 canned foods to his or her 6th period class. We are collecting until Christmas break. The 6th period that donates the most food will win a prize when we return in January.


Science Club






Youth and Government


Music Boosters’ Fundraiser

Eat Out and Raise Money

Parents/Staff/Students – Music Boosters has chosen Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program to help raise money for our organization. The contribution will be 20% of net sales from guests who choose Ruby Tuesday for a meal out. You must download, print, and take the flyer with you and present at time of payment. It’s that easy! Please choose Ruby Tuesday over the long break and help us raise funds. Thank you.

Click here to download flyer.


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.


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