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Last updated 01/28/2015  9:40 A.M.

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After School Computer Lab

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th, computer lab 115 will be open after school from 3:00 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday. Help will be available for school-related internet searches, school projects, college and career research, and word processing.

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FAFSA Night – 01/29/2015

Attention Seniors:

If you are planning on attending FAFSA Night on Thursday, January 29 from 6 -7:30 p.m. in the library, please sign up in the counseling office. You will receive a list of documents that you will need to bring with you to complete the financial aid application. Financial aid representatives from JMU will be here to help you complete your FAFSA.

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Women in Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers at UVA invites high school juniors to apply for their High School Visitation program taking place on February 28. Applications must be completed online by February 13. Stop by the counseling office for more information.

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Free Admission to JMU Basketball Game

JMU is offering free admission for Turner Ashby High School students, teachers, and staff members to the JMU Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, January 31 at 4:00 PM vs. the William and Mary Tribe. Claim your tickets by arriving at the D Door Ticket Office and show your student/staff ID. Any family or friends that want to attend with you can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $7.00.

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Essay Contest

Attention junior and senior girls: Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announce the 4th annual STEM Essay Contest. The Council will award one $5,000 scholarship to a female junior or senior who will be pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Sign up in the Guidance Department if interested in this opportunity.

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Lip Dub

The Lip Dub will be next Friday (2/6) during 7th period. Keep a watchful eye on the TV’s in the small or large commons to see the clubs participating. You can choose to stand in the “parade route” with one or two of your clubs / teams. And make sure you touch base with your club or team between now and next Friday.

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2014 – 2015 Yearbooks Now on Sale

The yearbook order center is now open, so it’s time to order your 2015 yearbook!

You will be receiving a letter the mail in the next few days with more information, but you can go online to www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 13281 to see all of your options and prices so you can order today.

Books can also be ordered through the mail, over the phone, and at school.  If you chose to order at school, please see Mrs. Stevens in room 106. The school can only accept cash or checks (made payable to TAHS), but you can use a credit card online, through the mail, or over the phone. The deadline to order ONLINE is April 13. The deadline to order through the school is June 5. Please note: Books are $65 UNTIL March 2. After that date, the books will increase in price. From March 3 to April 3, they will be $70. From April 4 to June 4, they will be $75. Books reserved June 5 and later will be $80 when they are delivered, so please be sure to order early to save money!

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Senior Pictures
Attention Seniors: In order to have your senior picture placed in the yearbook and newspaper, you need to have a digital image of your picture turned into Mrs. Stevens in Room 106 by Monday, March 2, 2015. These pictures need to be in jpeg format and need to be a formal drape picture.
Most photographers will turn the pictures in for you, and they will usually wait until the deadline to send in all of the pictures they’ve taken. Gentry, Bessie Black, Robert Good, and Housden will do this. If you went somewhere else, please check to make sure your picture will be sent.
If you haven’t had your picture taken yet, Gentry will be coming to school for ONE DAY ONLY to take senior pictures for students who still need them.  They will only be taking the drape picture. The sitting fee is $20. Pictures will be taken in the auditorium in front of the stage on Thursday, January 29 from 8:20 to 3:20. Please sign up on the sheet on the office counter to make an appointment. Please see Mrs. Stevens in room 106 with questions.
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College Visits

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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

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FEA

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FFA

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Film Appreciation Club

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National Honor Society

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Ruri-teens

Any Ruri-teens and/or seniors needing community service, see Mr. Stover. We will be making meatloaf next Monday evening at Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

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SCA

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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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Seniors

Graduation Planning

Seniors interested in helping with graduation plans and activities: there will be a meeting on Friday (1/30/15) at 7:40 A.M. in room 246. See Mrs. Pence with questions.

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After Prom

ATTENTION PARENTS:

After prom needs your help! Last year we provided entertainment to over 200 students for only $5.00 each. This year after prom is in danger of not happening unless we get some parent volunteers to help plan. Please come to an organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. in the large commons. If you can’t make the meeting, please e-mail jacochrane@comcast.net if you are interested in helping.

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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.

Character Does Count

To all TAHS students: the PBIS team is emphasizing the six pillars of character this quarter. Remember that character does count. Practice good citizenship, responsibility, caring, respect, trustworthiness and fairness. As in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” As we begin a new semester, we hope all students will strive to “do the Knight Thing” while in school. Special recognition will be given to all students who earn zero discipline referrals during this new semester so start working toward that goal today.

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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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