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Ms Bryant

434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Classes Taught: 
Health Assisting 1&2, 5&6, Introduction Medical Sciences 4 &7

Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A. Students are going to Fairmont

clinicals on Tues, Wed and Fridays.  

You are welcome to call or email me if concerns or questions.  Interim report cards sent home Feb. 12.

Please sign and return for extra credit.  Electives 9 weeks tests are Thurs. March 8.

Students have study guides at least 2 weeks ahead.  Please encourage study and attendance.

Juniors SOL Writing tests Wed, Feb. 21.   CVCC placement testing either Feb. 27 or Feb. 28 if duel

enrollment or early college classes for next year.

Intro classes are watching RACE about Jesse Owens Olympic  medalist.  Also reviewing CPR/ AED.

Projects on first aide or  cultures were due Feb. 16. 

Classroom doors are locked during classes.  Please encourage being on time.

Nurse Aide students did  Projects on 3 phases of illness topics,  prevention, acute and rehabilitation or

progression.  Clinicals continue 3 days per week,  Tues, Wed and Fridays.

Reminder, clinical make-up on Friday, Feb. 23.

Senior orders delivered during lunch or in the gym on March 9.

No clinical if school is 2 hours late.

We made  up a missed clinical day on Monday, Nov. 20.  Plan make up clinical on Friday, Feb. 23.


ACHS will sponsor a Red Cross Bloodmobile on Friday, April 13..   16 year olds will need parental consent.

Nursing students will recruit donors  before Spring Break. 


Intro students are learning about First aide skills, CPR and AED use.  Demonstration for quiz grade

in 2 weeks, around Feb. 22.   Intro projects were  due Friday, Feb. 16.  

Health Occupations students have individual CPR books to study and keep.

Students are learning adult, child and infant CPR and practicing compressions.


Remind students to wear clinical clothes on Tues, Wed and Fridays including a watch.

Nursing students  made  Valentine's Day clip art for Fairmont Residents in February. 

We will make spring clip art  in March and April.

 All nursing students are doing a great job at clinicals,  feeding, bathing, making beds, vital signs and other helpful tasks.

They are already forming positive relationships with the individuals at Fairmont.

Red Cross may be making calls for donors for a Bloodmobile sponsored by Sweet Briar College.


Juniors and Seniors may want to take or retake SATs or  ACT  for college.  Sign ups are online.

Reminder that local scholarship applications are available through the counseling department

and some have March deadlines.   Scholarship awards are announced in May Senior Awards night.






Flu shot proofs-Thanks.  All complete.



CVCC may require pre-entrance testing in Math and English.  

Thanks to Mrs. Liggon for being a guest speaker about radiology Associate degrees and clinical

experiences at  Lynchburg General.  Real life stories with x-ray images generated enthusiasm for learning.

 College applications: research application requirements such as GPA,  recommendations and deadlines.

Financial Aide forms begam  in October.  Seniors received Jostens cap and gown order forms in Sept.

Please review packets for ordering information.

Reminder, clinicals are Tues, Wed and Fridays.   Please encourage attendance.  Each student must

complete 40 hours of direct care in order to receive a certificate and be eligible to take the state test.

Save the Date for  Nurse Aide Ceremony, Tuesday,  May 8 at 7 pm in the ACHS Auditorium.

Students wear dress clothes within the ACHS guidelines, need to arrive at 6:30 pm.

.  Red Cross Red Cords- Students must donate 3 times or recruit 5 donors.  Students also volunteer

8 hours.  Red Cross Cords will be presented at the nurse aide ceremony in May and worn at 

Graduation.  The next Red Cross Bloodmobile is Friday, April 13. beginning at 8:30am-2:30pm.

Senior Dues of $30. 00 cover senior breakfasts.  The first was held Sept. 21. with

discussion of cap and gown graduation orders.   Mrs. Ann Reed is the Senior facultyl sponsor.

Another Senior Breakfast is Thurs. April 12 with cap and gown group and individual pictures. 

Plan ahead to the Friday, April 13.  bloodmobile.  16 year olds must have written parental consent.

Family can donate.   Signing in as a visitor is required.


Students have decorated  Civil Rights bulletin boards and view related DVDs.

 Students  who have cleared clinical and background check screenings go to Fairmont 3 days per week.



Clinical days will be Tues, Wed and Friday.  Please schedule non-emergency appointments for

Mondays or Thursdays.


Nursing  students  need a watch with a second hand for vital signs practice and for each clinical day. 

Please contact me for questions or concerns.  

Martha Bryant at ACHS   434-946-2898 ext. 30146


REminder to keep nails short with no artificial nails per Centra and Centers for Disease Control standards.


Centra requires all students to clear health and background checks prior to clinical.










To  Incoming Nurse Aides students,  reminder to get your PPD TB skin tests,  background checks

and immunization records updated  as soon as possible.  Centra must approve health status prior to clinical.  

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.

NA students are doing practice tests on   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.









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

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  


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!   


 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  as soon as possible.


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.






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.



 Appointments for Blodmobile will be after Thanksgiving. 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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