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Ms Bryant

Email: 
mbryant@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Classes Taught: 
Nurse Aide 1&2, 5&6, Introduction Medical Sciences 4 &7

Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A.

Congratulations Seniors!  We wish you success.  Please celebrate safely.

Reminder:  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.

 

Fairmont clinicals have ended for both groups.  Congratulations for hard work!

 

NA students are doing practice tests on pearsonvue.com. 

Intro students  presented drug projects  Friday, May 6. ..   Students  did 9 weeks projects on pharmcology drug information.   We  celebrated Earth Day on Friday, April 22.

Students have  compared 2 health careers including education, work settings, anticipated salary,

advantages and disadvantages.  These were due May 18.

Students watched  Still Alice DVD about Alzheimer's.  This week's movie is Driving Miss Daisy or Yours,

Mine and Ours.   Students also discussed the course highlights from the past year.

 

Health Occupations Club members made cancer colored ribbons and how to support Relay for Life.

Snow make-up days were Friday, Feb. 26, March 4, March 18 and Monday, April 4. and April 29,

Reminder, no clinical if school is closed or 2 hours late.   Two Friday clinical Make-ups Feb. 26 and March 18.

 

Nurse Aide students   presented job  ready projects including updating resume and loking for 3 potential

health employers.    Students  completed Heartsaver CPR/ AED.  Students received copies of their

completed skills record.

 

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.  

 

Nurse Aides completed their 3rd bloodmobile in April.   Thanks to all volunteers for Relay for Life.

Conontact 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 and HappyWinter l to all!   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 have remediation flash cards for  previous quiz questions missed.  Encourage studying.

 

Intro students  completed  CPR and First Aide Skills in Jan.  Students viewed images for how to do

CPR on dogs or cats today, part of the Veterinary chapter.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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