Turner Ashby High School

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Student Services

Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at TAHS is here to help students, parents, and families in any of the following ways:
  • Personal Counseling and Development
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling

We are a team. We are all counselors for all TAHS students. We understand that students may prefer a counselor other than the one to whom they are assigned. We work together to make sure student needs are met!


Our mission is to ensure that our students, staff, and community are lifelong readers and effective users of information resources. We believe that the school library should be a pleasant place in which to read, study, work on computers, and/or complete research. Our goal is to help students become socially responsible, information literate, lifelong learners.

Instructional Assistants

Instructional Assistants in Special Education provides assistance to the classroom teacher in the management, instruction, and personal care of students They performs related tasks as required and directed All work is performed under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher; however, the assistant may independently carry out particular aspects of the instructional program which include activities outside of the normal school facility.

School Nurse

Our school nurse is Ms. Brandi Felton Zimmerman. In addition to providing nursing care for students and staff, she is a resource person to school personnel, students, and their families.

From the School Nurse: Practice Healthy Habits to Avoid Illness.

  1. Hand Washing: Wash your hands many times during the day, taking 15-20 seconds with soap and water covering all surfaces.
  2. Contact: Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes. Viruses can enter your body this way. Do not share food, drink, make-up or personal items.
  3. Sleep: Most teens need 8 1/2 – 9 hours of sleep each night. Proper sleep habits help with test scores, athletic performances, and even mood, as well as, helping to ward off infections.
  4. Nutrition: Take time to eat three meals a day, as well as, healthy snacks in moderation. Eating healthy gives your immune system a boost to prevent illness.
  5. Exercise: Exercise can increase your energy levels and improve your mood. Exercise even decreases a person’s risk of developing some diseases. Get some exercise every day.
  6. Immunization: Consider a flu shot this year!


School Resource Officer

Deputy Vince Harlow is our School Resource Officer. The School Resource Officer Program uses a multifaceted approach to policing in the school community involving prevention, intervention, and enforcement – the same services which citizens demand of law enforcement in other locations in the community. The key roles and responsibilities of the SRO are as follows:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Law-related educator
  • Community Liaison
  • Role Model

The SRO Program is community policing at its best!

Virginia School Resource Officer Program
Virginia School Resource Officer's Guide (.pdf)

TAHS Sports Medicine - Athletic Trainer


  • To assist the TA athletic sports by providing care for all of the athletes
  • This includes prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehab of these athletes
  • To provide observation of a Certified Athletic Trainer and the daily routine in the Athletic Training Room

Student athletic training aides volunteer hours working with various teams. They essentially become part of that team, attending all practices and games.

They help with the athletes' hydration and care. They earn a varsity letter at the end of each season. Anyone interested in becoming a student athletic training aide needs to see Heather Fincham in the athletic training room any day after school for an application.

The Sports Medicine Club meets during Period 8. The following students are this year's club officers:

  • President -
  • Vice President -
  • Secretary -
  • Treasure -

VHS Physical Forms

Student Athletic Trainers - 2019-2020

Fall Season​

Winter Season​

Spring Season​

Many colleges in Virginia have Athletic Training as a major.

  • James Madison University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Averett University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • George Mason University
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Radford University
  • Roanoke Colege
  • Shenandoah University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Lynchburg College

Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Mendy Bowman is the Testing Coordinator for Turner Ashby High School. She is responsible for organizing, scheduling, and administering SOL tests.