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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.

Intensive Remediation pull-outs impact Tues, Wed, Thurs in mornings.   Feb. 9,10,11. Early dismissal

for jobs will require note if leave before adjusted  bell schedule.

Interims are due Feb. 18.  Interim grading period will be adjusted if more snow days missed.

Snow make-up days are Friday, Feb. 26 and Monday, April 4.

Reminder, no clinical if school is closed or 2 hours late.

Wear Red for Heart Health is Friday, Feb. 12.  Students made display posters for the cafeteria.

Have a heart healthy Super Bowl, remember to add fruits and vegetables for balance.

Cold weather alert for next week  with freezing temperatures and a possible snow forecast impacting Tues.

Senior breakfast has been rescheduled for Thurs, Feb. 4.

Mock Interviews with appropriate business dress on Monday, Feb. 8.

Projects for all classes are due Friday, Feb. 19.

Clinical students are addding bed baths and occupied bed making skills.  Intro students are learning

First Aide and CPR in January.  3rd 9 weeks projects assigned are due   Feb. 19.

Supplies required may include flash drive, printing and/or   poster board.

 All students continue to use Thinking Maps with content to reinforce learning such as classification,

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  

 

Nurse Aides  are completing geriatric disorder projects with three phases;  prevention, acute and recovery.

Projects for the  Third 9 weeks are due mid-Feb.   Intro students are choosing a culture other than their own. 

Spring Bloodmobile is scheduled for Thursday, April 14.   16 year olds must have signed parental consent.

Red Cross Leader guidelines posted in class. See the attachment for the consent if needed.

Fairmont clinical, students  are adding skills.Students are complimented for their professional

dress and behavior.   

Please review study CPR  guides per unit prior to the CPR demonstration quiz on Feb. 5.

Students will be honoring the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday by watching the movie Selma and

writing about his legacy of non-violence.

 

Health Occupations club enrollment is open to current  and former students who succesfully

completed the Intro or Nurse Aide classes.  Volunteer activiities and guest speakers are planned.

Please email or see Ms. Bryant in 146 to sign-up.   .Health Occupations  next event is  Wear Red

for Heart Health, February 12, 2016.

Our spring projects are  bloodmobile recruitment and Relay for Life.   Next Bloodmobile is Thursday,

April 14.  Students must be at least 16 years old. Parental consent  required for all 16yr old donors.

All donors must have photo IDS and proof of birthdays such as  drivers or learners permits.

 

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 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:   Monday night,  May 2nd  Nurse Aide Ceremony, students arrive at 6:30pm.

 

 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  begin learning CPR and First Aide Skills in Jan.  Please bring proof if previous instruction

in another class. 

 

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 Spring  sign ups after   Spring 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.

Thanks to all students for doing bulletin boards and door decorations. Awarded Most Educational.

 

 

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