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TA Apparel Sale – 12/06/2014


Shop for TA apparel for the holidays. Mark your calendars for the TA apparel holiday sales on Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. AND Saturday, December 20th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Both 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!


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.

Wyotech – 12/03/2014


A representative from Wyotech will be here on Wednesday, December 3 beginning at 10am in the conference room. Wyotech specializes in training students wanting to pursue a career in the diesel, automotive, collision/refinishing, motorcycle, or marine industry. Please sign up in the counseling office.

Midshipman Visits Today – 11/25/2014


Matthew Robbins, a current US Naval Academy Midshipman, will be here during all three lunches today. He will be able to answer questions that 9th, 10th, and 11th graders may have about the application process to the Naval Academy.

Scholastic Bowl Victory -11/24/2014

Congratulations to the Scholastic Bowl A Team for going 2- 1 last night at SHS.

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.

TAHS and ERHS Ranked Among Top Virginia High Schools

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The 2015 Niche Rankings have named Turner Ashby High School (#72) and East Rockingham High School (#100) among the top 100 high 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.”

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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. Theromometer

Make a Wreath

Christmas 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 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.

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!