Turner Ashby High School
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FACULTY AND STAFF
- 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!
From the School Nurse: Practice Healthy Habits to Avoid Illness.
- Hand Washing: Wash your hands many times during the day, taking 15-20 seconds with soap and water covering all surfaces.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Immunization: Consider a flu shot this year!
- Parent Authorization for Administration of Medication - Grades 6 - 12 (PDF document) (English)
- Parent Authorization for Administration of Medication - Grades 6 - 12 (Microsoft Word document) (English)
- RCPS Parent Authorization for Administration of Medication - Grades 6 - 12 (PDF document) (Spanish)
- RCPS Parent Authorization for Administration of Medication - Grades 6 - 12 (Microsoft Word document) (Spanish)
- Virginia Department of Education - Student and School Support - Health and Medical
- VSBA Concussion Policy (from RCPS Policy Manual)
- Eating Disorders (Information from the National Eating Disorders Association)
- Drug Abuse and Bullying: Everything You Need to Know
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!
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
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