Nurse's Corner

  • Happy Fall!  It’s hard to believe we are already through the first 9 weeks of school.  With the holiday season upon us it’s important to stay healthy so let’s fight the flu together!

    Your decision to get the flu shot or not goes well beyond you.  It also affects the many lives you touch…

    Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) that can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and the worsening of other chronic health conditions. Flu symptoms may include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.  The best way to protect your family from new influenza strains is to get vaccinated each year.

     The top five most virus-contaminated areas in the home are:

    1. Telephones (have you cleaned your cell phone lately)
    2. Appliances such as the refrigerator and microwave
    3. Faucets
    4. Light switch and door handles
    5. TV remotes

    Follow good health guidelines: eat right, exercise, and get plenty of rest to help boost your immunity to fight the effects of colds and flu. Wash hands frequently, do the elbow cough, and disinfect hot spots at school, work, and home.

    Sometimes children will get sick anyway.  The BEST thing you can do is to keep children home when they are sick.  This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers.  Children need to be kept home when they have any of these symptoms:

    • Fever of 100 degrees or higher.
    • Children should stay home until they have been without fever for at least 24 hours.  Children should not be given Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen) to reduce the fever and then sent to school.  The child may be highly contagious to others.
    • Nausea or vomiting within the last 24 hours.
    • Severe headache
    • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
    • Red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
    • Unexplained rash

    I hope you and your family enjoy a healthy holiday season!


    Melissa Johnson, RN BSN


Important News

  • Early College 8th Grade Student and Parent Interest Meetings

    • Oct. 24th: Woodlawn Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 1st:  Southern Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 5th: Hawfields Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 7th: Broadview Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 8th: Turrentine Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 13th: Graham Middle 6:00 PM
    • Nov. 14th: Western Middle 6:00 PM


    Parents and students may attend whichever interest meeting best fits their schedule.


    An additional meeting will be held at ACC in the ACC auditorium on December 4th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM for parents and students who were unable to attend any of the above sessions held at the middle schools.


    Early College applications will be available online and in middle school counselor offices on December 1, 2018. The deadline for completion and submission of the application is January 29, 2019. Applications can be submitted directly to the Early College or to each middle school's counseling department.


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  • School Dance - November 16

    There will be a school dance for all grades on Friday, November 16 from 3:45 - 6:00pm in the TMS gym.  This dance is sponsored by the D.A.R.E. Board of Alamance County and the TMS PTO.  Admission is $5.00 and a signed permission slip.  There will be advance ticket sales in the lobby from November 13-16th.  Concessions will be sold - pizza, candy, and soft drinks.  Click here for a copy of the dance permission slip.  

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  • New PTO Website

    Check out our PTO's new website!  Go to and check out all of the exciting things going on with our PTO and our school.

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  • ABSS Lunch Applications
    Lunch applications are now available online.

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  • School Supply List 

    Click here for a basic school supply list and other important information.  

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  • Military Connected Student Information

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