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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.

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 and Happy Summer to all!   Contact Ms. Bryant at ACHS ext. 30146 if questions in June or  again in August.

Friday, May 29  Graduation practices  at LU Vines begins at 10am. 

Saturday, May 30 Students arrive by 8:30am.   Follow Graduation dress code expectations.

Nurse Aide Testing Vouchers have arrived,  see Ms. Bryant for details.  Students are urged to

test during June available dates of June 6,13 or 27 at 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.

Intro students will be watching DVD's  review of earlier content such as nutrition, growth and development,

and cultural diversity.  Students may have water and approved snacks on long block days.

Students will also complete an alternative 2 career research paper/ project instead of taking a

multiple choice 9 weeks tests.  Students may use open texts or online resources for their top careers.

Students will be doing Laboratory careers vocabulary and hands on skills with lab specimen collection devices.

Students have watched the movie Contagion about a disease outbreak, quarantine, vaccine and

global health concerns. 

Nurse Aide will complete first aide skills review and practice hands on skills prior to taking the state test.

Students need to remediate their weak areas including vocabulary, critical thinking and safety steps.

Senior awards for scholarships event is Wed. evening starting with desserts reception at 5:45pm,

Ceremony is in the auditorium on May 13 at 6 :30pm.   ACHS  dress code for all events.

Students Schedule for classes and lunches change for SOLS  beginning Thursday, May 14.

Encourage your student to eat breakfast, get enough sleep and attend school during testing.

Early dismissals or late arrivals must have parent's notes and sign in or  out through the main office.

Nurse Aide students have copies of the schedule.

Nurse Aide Testing- Students who have completed requirements for 2014-2015 have information

about applications for testing,  site codes  and testing dates.  Students are highly encouraged to

test in late May-June 2015 at the Lynchburg testing site.   Test takers prior to June 30 will

be eligible to have ACHS pay the testing fee of  $94 dollars.  Students are eligble to be

hired for up to 120 days after certificate award prior to passing.  Failure to pass the written or

skills portion may jeopardize the employment.  Each student has a Pearson Vue Skills booklet

with links to practice tests and steps of the skills. 

Congratulations to the 20 selected incoming Nurse Aide classes of 2015-2016.  Information packets

were sent home with each student.  Please contact me for questions or concerns.

Background checks and health screenings need to be completed prior to August school starting.

SAVE The  Date for Nurse Aide Graduation Ceremony, Monday, May 11 at 7 pm,  ACHS Auditorium,

Graduates need to arrive by 6:30pm in dress clothing using ACHS dress code.

Senior group cap and gown pictures are Thursday, April 23rd.

Nurse aide  job skills projects including dress up for mock interview, scheduled for Thurs, April 30.

Intro students are completing Drug projects due Friday, May 1.  Students are watching health

career DVD's to narrow their career  alternative assessment to 2.

Nurse Aide Students have completed clinical hours and are practicing for the state test in

skills and knowledge.  Students are allowed to work for 120 days after they receive the certificate

prior to passing the test.  Students are highly encouraged to test during the summer.

All classses assisted in September 4th's Red Cross Bloodmobile in various roles.

Nurse Aides will begin clinicals after Centra Health approves immunizations and background checks results.

Once approved, students will have Fairmont clinicals 3 times per week on Tues, Wed. and Fridays.

Transportation consent forms for bus only transportation will be coming soon.

9 weeks projects are due Friday, September 26. 

Parent Teacher Conferences are available Thursday, September 18 between 4:30 and 6:30pm at the high school.

Nurse Aide Hoodies are on sale for  $19.00 for S-XL or  $21.00 for 2X.  We will order early October.

Spirit Week before Homecoming starts on Monday, Sept. 22, wear America colors.

Students make flash cards on quiz items missed for review prior to the 9 weeks Test in October.

Please remind students to review study guides prior to each quiz and test.

See attachments for Syllabus, Pacing, Projects and study guides.

Nutrition Unit- students  are making plates from myplate.gov looking at food groups, nutrients and sources.

We are reading labels for serving size, nutrient percentage, comparing healthy and unhealthy snacks.

Week of Sept. 28-Oct 3,  Nurse aides are adding nail care, elimination and oxygenation skills.

Intro students will be doing individual and group work for cultural, religious and disorder dietary changes.

Project presentations of career choices all classes.

Sequencing or  Flow maps are the Friday map of the week.  What is the first priority, what next, how to

sequence steps to completion.

Rubrics of Project 2-  Mental Health and/or   Legal Issue handouts.  Next Project deadline is Mon. Nov. 24.

Parent contacts for late work, low quiz grades and /or displinary issues as needed.

Monday, October 20,  all elective classes 9 weeks tests.  Students have study guides and flash cards for review.

Nurse Aide students are learning legal terms, signs of abuse or neglect and care of fractures.

Skills:  oxygenation, occupied bed making, elimination, Intake and Output.

Weeks of Octo 13-17:  Intro students are practicing vital signs.  PSAT's are Wed. Oct. 15.

Nursing students will continue skeletal and muscular disorders.

Nursing students who desire flu mists at ACHS, please return consent forms to the first block teacher.

Students getting outside source flu shots,  please send proof of immunization date and place from office or pharmacy.

All bus consents are completed.  Thank you!   Hoodie orders were sent in this week.

Nurse Aide students are doing End of Life projects including cultural diversity due Nov. 24.

Intro Medical Sciences students have completed Growth and Development content with Quiz Nov. 5th.

Skeleton labeling, digestive system and respiratory systems begin the review of systems chapters.

Students will watch videos on cardiac surgery and mental health disorders.

Mental Health or Legal projects are due for Intro students on Monday, November 24th.

Bloodmobile is Thursday, November 13 in the old gym.  Student donors age 16 will need written consent.

Non-donors will volunteer hours doing registration, publicity and canteen.

Students are beginning scheduling.  Nurse Aide is limited to 20 total in 2 groups of 10.  Students must

have good attendance, grades and no behavior problems in order to be selected.

Nursing students are waiting for Centra modules prior to Fairmont clinicals.  Clinical scheduled days

have been added including Nov. 25,  April21,22,24,28,29.  May dates are May 1,5,6 and 8th.

Students have been reviewing organs, functions and disorders for each body system.

A second order for hoodies will be mid-Nov. Size S-XL costs $19.00.  2XL costs $21.00.

Thanks for the student volunteers for the Ghost Out, Driving Awareness Day and Assembly.

Reminder, bloodmobile is in the old gym all day.  Wear pants and closed toed, non-skid shoes.

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.

Interim grades will be sent home between November 21-25.  Parent-Teacher conferences are Dec. 4th.

Intro students are doing Employment skills such as resume, application and mock interview.

Dress up day for interviews is Monday, December 8.  Students will dress for a health job demonstrating

appropriate clothing, hair and jewelry expectations.  No jeans, sweats, sandals, flip flops.  Hair must

be off the collar and no hoop or dangle earrings.  Grading will include verbal and nonverbal communication skils.

Intro students will have a quiz on Mental Healtlh Disorders and resources on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Nurse Aide students have completed End of LIfe projects including cultural diversity.  Students are

doing well clinically with feeding, making beds, hygiene  and mobility skills.  We will soon complete

the Centra online modules prior to winter break.

9 weeks tests for Nurse aide on Thursday,  Dec. 18.  Testing for Intro classes on Fri, Dec. 19.

Students have remediation flash cards for  previous quiz questions missed.  Encourage studying.

2nd semester ends Jan. 12.  Report cards are send home approx. Jan. 20.

3rd 9 weeks projects guidelines will be handed out in early Jan with due dates mid-Feb. Students may need

poster boards, computer access and printing.

Intro students will begin learning CPR and First Aide Skills.  Nurse Aides will continue clinicals 3 days per week.

Happy Holidays to all.

No Centra Fairmont clinicals Tues, Wed. Jan 6 and 7 due to flu epidemic.

Geriatric clinical pathway projects are due Friday, Feb. 20.

Intro  Cultural diversity or First Aide projects are due Thursday, Feb. 19.

Reminder, no school for students Jan. 16 due to teacher workday and Jan. 19 holiday.

No Clinical on Friday, Jan. 9th due to Flu restriction.  Students will work on skills.

Clinical make-up may include Thursdays meaning 4 days per week.

Clinicals have resumed at Fairmont.  Clinicals are 4 days week of Jan.20-23.

Students will have clinical 3 days the following week, Jan. 27, 28, 30.

Three Thursdays in February are proposed as clinical make-ups in addition to the Tues, Wed and Fridays

already scheduled.  Plan ahead clinical for Feb. 5, 12 and 26.

No clinical second group due to early dismissal at 12:45 pm for Friday, Jan. 23rd.

 

Intro students are successfully demonstrating CPR competencies for adult 1 and 2 rescuer and AED use.

First aide skills include content and skills demos in the next two weeks.  There are also two injury films.

Students are also researching their projects due in 4 weeks.  Please assist with posters, printer and/or

flash drives. 

Classes are emphasizing Heart Healthy Lifestyles and wearing red or pink for  Friday, Feb. 13.

Heart disease is the number one disease cause of death for men and women in the USA.

No clinical due to infection control concerns for  Wednesday, Jan. 28., Feb 4 and 5.  Students need to wash uniforms and wash hands with soap and water.  Pens need to be cleaned with disinfectant. Info for Friday will

be announced and posted online.    Nurse Aide students studied subacute care today and observed

suction machinery.

NO clinical, Tues. Feb. 10 due to Fairmont Quarantine.  Clinical resumes Wed. Feb. 11.

Students will not be assigned to contact isolation rooms.

Intro students are learning first aide vocabulary and specific skills per disorder.  Movies to illustrate

injury and recovery include The Horse Whisperer and The Impossible ( mass casualty).

INtro students have a First Aide quiz on Fri. Feb. 13.  Students are wearing Red to celebrate

Heart Health Awareness Month.   Interim Report cards are due next week.

We also discuss current events related to rescue.

Interim report cards are being sent home today, Feb. 24, 2015.  Please sign, discuss and return.

Students are granted a week's extension on their 9 weeks projects, due by Feb. 27.

The third 9 weeks is extended by 1 week until end of March.  Report cards come out April 2nd.

Clinical if school on a regular schedule the rest of the week.  NO clinical if 2 hrs late.

Parent Teacher Conferences are 3-5pm on Thursday, Feb. 26.  You may also call me or email

to discuss concerns.

9 weeks test for Nurse Aide and Intro classes scheduled for Monday, March 23rd.

Clinical Make-up days adding Friday, March 27 and Friday, April 3rd.

Bloodmobile is sheduled for Thursday, April 2  in the Old Gym,   16  year olds will need parental consent

and photo IDS.  43 units collected!   All classes added volunteer hours.

Nurse Aides:  Morning group has completed clinical hours at Fairmont.  The PM group has clinical

scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17.

Class and skills lab hours will focus on preparation for state testing.

Intro Pick a Drug Projects are due Friday, May 1.   You may need to buy a poster board or folder.

Intro students are looking at health career options.    Athletic trainer activity is after spring break.

Intro students are selecting two careers for an alternative 9 weeks assessment.

Nurse Aide students have completed draft updated resumes and practicing mock interview questions.

Nurse Aide students will be bringing home ceremony invitations,  5 per student.

The ceremony will be held in the auditorium which has sufficient seating to include parents,

grandparents, siblings and significant friends.

Thanks to all students who volunteered hours for the Red Cross Bloodmobile,  43 units collected.

Congratulations to ACHS for winning a $500 Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Masie.

ACHS collected a total of 142 units durings its 3 bloodmobiles,  winning the most collected among

a 10 county region.

Enter your data at www.redcrossblood.org/leader  to be eligible for a red cord at next year's graduation.

Students must donate 3 units, recruit 5 new donors and donate a minimum of  8 hours volunteer time.

Red Cross needs summer donors to meet holiday demand. More info at www.redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp

Remember to thank veterans and active miliary for their service during the Memorial Day holiday.

No School on Monday, May 25.  

Expedited SOL retakes are Tuesday-Thursday.

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