Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A.
Welcome to new and returning students!
Back to school night is Wed. August 31 from 5-7 pm. Juniors and Seniors families are invited to
a financial aide for college event in the auditorium at 6 pm. Applications for college
financial aide begin in October, be getting your documents ready such as income and tax returns.
All students will need a watch with a second hand by the second week school.
Safety is the focus for the first week of school. Students will complete home safety checklists and
illustrate evacuation routes.
Please contact me for questions or concerns.
Martha Bryant at ACHS 434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Clinical uniforms will be needed by the end of September for Health Assisting.
Please turn in all clinical immunization and TB testing results as soon as possible.
Background checks are done at the School Board Office MOn-Friday, 9-10 am and 2-3 pm only.
Centra requires all students to clear health and background checks prior to clinical.
Nurse Aide Test Takers, see pearsonvue.com for July- Dec. 2016 testing dates.
Type in Virginia Nurse Aide under Test takers. Dates are July 9,16, 23, August 6,13,
Sept. 3,10 and 24.
Questions Before the test Call NACES at 1-800-758-6028. After the exam, call Pearson vue at
To Incoming Nurse Aides students, reminder to get your PPD TB skin tests, background checks
and immunization records updated prior to return to school in August.
Two sets of maroon scrubs are recommended, a watch with a second hand, clinical shoes and
black ink pens are important for clinical. Happy Shopping!
Congratulations Graduates! We wish you success. Please celebrate safely.
Nurse Aide celebrated 18 students receiving certificates. 13 received Red Cords
from the Red Cross Leadership program for bloodmobile volunteering 8 hours or more,
3 donations and/or 5 recruits. Class speakers were Katrina Sparrow and Carrie Creamer.
NA students are doing practice tests on pearsonvue.com. U-Tube video clips for skills.
Study the Green and White booklets for skills steps and essential sequencing.
Skills tests include 5 skills within 25 minutes.
ACHS first bloodmobile is Wed. August 31 between 8:30 -3pm. in the gym across from the cafeteria.
All health occupations classes will participate by helping with the canteen.
Senior nurse aide students are earning Red Cross Red Cords for graduation by donating 3 times,
recruiting 5 donors if unable to donate plus 8 volunteer hours.
Intro students watched Gifted Hands about neurosurgery last week. Today we will practice vital signs.
Please encourage good attendance, studying for quizzes and no cell phone use during class.
Please watch the mail for the testing date cards and instructions. If a change of date if needed,
follow the directions. Remember to arrive early with 2 acceptable forms of ID and appropriate
clothing for a written and skills demo test.
Incoming Nurse Aides: Remember to complete your background and health checks prior to August.
I will be accepting copies of immunizations, TB testing and the Centra health records. The School
board office will send electronic results of the background checks as they clear. These can take
4-6 weeks to return. Happy shopping for uniforms, clinical shoes, black ink pens, a watch with a
second hand and pocket-size note paper or spiral notebook. Sticky notes or a note pad are acceptable.
Please contact me in June or in early August for questions.
All students continue to use Thinking Maps with content to reinforce learning such as classification,
sequencing, comparing and contrasting.
Next Bloodmobile at ACHS is August 31st.
Contact number for NACES is 1-800-758-6028 if you have questions about nurse aide state testing or
to change your application data for testing date, site or personal address or phone changes.
Good luck to test takers. Contact Ms. Bryant at ACHS ext. 30146 if questions . Careers in Care at the Plaza lower level.
See course syllabus, pacing guide and project guidelines.
Students are doing Thinking Maps, 1 per week on Fridays. We have used clasification and sequencing maps.
Attendance is very important!
Save the Date: Fall Bloodmobile Date is Wed, August 31st in the auxiliary gym.
Nurse Aide applicants: must have good grades, behavior and attendance Please contact me for questions or concerns. Students must have testing grades at B/80% or above.
Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences must be completed prior to the clinical course.
Background checks and health screenings need to be completed prior to August school starting.,
Please remind students to review study guides prior to each quiz and test.
See attachments for Syllabus, Pacing, Projects and study guides.
Rubrics of Project at least 1 month in advance.
Parent contacts for late work, low quiz grades and /or displinary issues as needed.
Students not wearing appropriate clothing or shoes will be sent to ISD for that period.
Fairmont Crossing clinical days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fairmont's phone is 946-2850.
Students must be on time to ride the bus to clinical. No car drivers. Late arrivals will go to ISD.
Students make remediation flash cards for previous quiz questions missed. Encourage studying.
Intro students complete CPR and First Aide Skills in Jan. Nurse Aide Students will be doing
Heart Saver CPR. If you have already completed Heart Saver or Health Provider CPR, I need
a copy of your CPR card.
Reminder, no clinical if school is closed or 2 hours late.
Clinical make-up may include Thursdays meaning 4 days per week. No clinical if flu restrictions in winter.
Health Occupations Club is open to any ACHS student in a health related class.
Bloodmobile donors will sign up for appointments during lunches again in the Fall sign ups after summer break. 16 year olds must have parental consent form signed prior to making an apppointment.
Give the gift of life and earn a Red Cord for graduation.