Friday, December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Good afternoon-

If you are attending tomorrow's AHS football championship game at Gillette please review the attached directions and expectations. Hope to see you there. Go Clockers!

Ashland High School hosts exchange students from China each year. Are you interested in welcoming  student into your home? Check out the attached flyer for more information. Click here to read more about the Cambridge Network Host Family Network and referral bonus.


Important Upcoming dates:
December                               
12             Winter Concert                                                                  7:00 – 9:00 pm
19             Clocker Idol                                                                       7:00 – 9:00 pm
20             Early Release                                                                   12:35 pm


Challenge Day : Coming January 29, 2020

Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated. Imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace; friends healing past hurts and making amends; people igniting their passion for service and leadership; adults and youth working together to create a school where everyone is included and thrives. This is Challenge Day. 

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Ashland High School will host its 3rd annual Challenge Day. We invite 100 students who have not participated in the program before to join 25 teen leaders and 25 adults in a day of fun, community building, held in the gym. It is a memorable, life-changing day that helps to build empathy and connectedness. If you are interested please sign-up here. 

I hope you will join us for this amazing experience! We are so grateful for the Ashland PTO for their ongoing support of this event.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you enjoy a wonderful break. I am thankful to the students at AHS who make this such a great school community. We had a great rally today that was a combination of fun, wishing the football team success, and celebrating the ways that all groups within our school give back to the community.



Each term the AHS faculty and staff recognizes students who go above and beyond to demonstrate the AHS Core Values.  Today we acknowledged the Term 1 students at the Thanksgiving pep rally.
The winners of the Term 1 Core Values awards are:
Respect - Tyler Magyar
Responsibility - Jewel Han
Integrity - Dom Cavanagh
Involvement - Ben Pepper
Achievement - Cristian S├ínchez
Congratulations to them on this accomplishment! All students who were nominated will be celebrated at an upcoming breakfast.

Here are some videos and photos of the hallway decorating contest! Always a fun tradition.

Video of the hallways: https://youtu.be/DIhZLwn8k7Y


Here is the information for the football championship games if you are interested
Friday, December 6th :
5:00 p.m
Div. 8 West Bridgewater vs St. Bernard’s
7:30 p.m
Div. 2  Lincoln Sudbury vs Mansfield
Saturday, December 7th  :
9:00 a.m. 
Div. 7  Abington vs Leicester
11:00 a.m. 
Div. 6 Bishop Fenwick vs Ashland
1:30 p.m. 
Div. 5 Swampscott vs Amherst
3:30 p.m. 
Div. 4 Melrose vs Plymouth South
6:00 p.m. 
Div. 3 Duxbury vs Springfield Central
8:00 p.m. 
Div. 1   St. John’s Prep vs Catholic Memorial
Ticket InformationTickets are currently available online via Ticketmaster and will also be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission. The ticket price includes parking, admission to all championship games at the stadium on game day as well as a discount of $3 at the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. Also included in the price of each ticket is a Town of Foxborough Stadium Use Fee.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!!!

Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Good afternoon-

We are looking forward to another fun spirit (short) week at AHS. This week we celebrate the ways in which our teams and clubs give back to AHS and the Ashland community. This season I am grateful for students who care about the larger world around them.


Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast:
The Ashland High School Student Council would like to invite the entire Ashland community to join us for our Thanksgiving Week Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 24th, from 9am to 11am in the high school cafeteria (65 E. Union St.).  This family-friendly event is open to all ages!  $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice, and coffee / tea / hot chocolate.  

And check our commercial at: https://youtu.be/8HA7knDUczU

Any questions?  Contact the AHS Student Council at STUCO.ashland@gmail.com.

Hall Decorating:
On Monday, November 25th, all students are invited to join others from their grade and participate in the annual Hall Decorating Contest!  From 3pm - 7pm, students will work together to create a scene in four different hallways, showing off school spirit and creativity.  There will be pizza, chicken fingers, and fries for all participants (arriving around 5pm) and the class that wins will get free tickets to the Thanksgiving Football game (for all students in that grade who participated in hall decorating.)

Thanksgiving Spirit Week:
It's spirit week next week (November 25th - 27th) and the Student Council encourages all students to dress-up for each day!

Monday, November 25th - Pajama Day (wear your comfiest pajamas to school!)
Tuesday, November 26th - Jersey Day (wear a sports jersey or other sports attire to celebrate your favorite team!)
Wednesday, November 27th - Class Color Day (freshmen wear green, sophomores red, juniors blue, seniors white.)
 

Ashland Public Schools are seeking more substitute teachers.  If you are interested please contact Ms. Jaime Patriarca in our Human Resources Department at japatriarca@ashland.k12.ma.us or 508-881-0156 Opt.2



Please consider attending Senate President Spilka’s forum, Strategies for Student Stress for K-12 Parents, on January 14, 2020. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Make sure to register here soon as space is limited. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Good afternoon-

Report cards are available today!  Grades have been published and are open in iParent/iStudent.  The My Documents tab has been updated to include a PDF copy of the Report Card for your convenience.  Please note that for students with Senior or NHS privileges attendance numbers reflect Excused Tardies & Dismissals for students with privileges.

Don't forget to order your 2020 Yearbook at the $85 price! 
The price goes up to $120 after December 15th so save some money and order today at yearbookordercenter.com now.


News from Student Council
Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast:
The Ashland High School Student Council would like to invite the entire Ashland community to join us for our Thanksgiving Week Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 24th, from 9am to 11am in the high school cafeteria (65 E. Union St.).  This family-friendly event is open to all ages!  $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice, and coffee / tea / hot chocolate.  


And check our commercial at: https://youtu.be/8HA7knDUczU

Any questions?  Contact the AHS Student Council at STUCO.ashland@gmail.com.

Hall Decorating:
On Monday, November 25th, all students are invited to join others from their grade and participate in the annual Hall Decorating Contest!  From 3pm - 7pm, students will work together to create a scene in four different hallways, showing off school spirit and creativity.  There will be pizza, chicken fingers, and fries for all participants (arriving around 5pm) and the class that wins will get free tickets to the Thanksgiving Football game (for all students in that grade who participated in hall decorating.)


Thanksgiving Pep Rally - Bubble Soccer:
The Student Council is bringing "Bubble Soccer" to AHS for the Thanksgiving Rally on Wednesday, November 27th.  All students wishing to participate must pick up a liability waiver form from a member of the Student Council at lunch (or from Mr. Wiczer in B251) and return this with a parent signature by Friday, November 22nd.  All students who return a waiver will be entered into a raffle and five students from each grade will be chosen (at the rally) to participate!   Any questions?  Contact the Student council at STUCO.ashland@gmail.com


Ashland High School is sponsoring a blood drive on November 20 from 12-5pm!
Click this link and look for the event to sign up: Red Cross

Important Upcoming dates:
November
15             Report Cards
20             Red Cross Blood Drive                                                      1:00-6:00 pm
24             Pancake Breakfast                                                              9:00 – 11:00 am                        
27             Early Release                                                                    11:25 am
December                               
12             Winter Concert                                                                  7:00 – 9:00 pm
19             Clocker Idol                                                                       7:00 – 9:00 pm
20             Early Release                                                                   12:35 pm

Have a wonderful weekend!
                                   

Friday, November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019

Good afternoon-

Today is the close of Term 1. We are already quarter of the way through the year.
Report cards will be available in iStudent and iParent next Friday, November 15 after 3pm.

Thanks to those who have completed the brief Portrait of a Graduate survey already. If you have not please see below:
Ashland High School is in the process of developing a statement that is reflective of our collective vision for a graduate. We are seeking input from parents, students and faculty as we develop this statement. Please complete this brief survey and share your vision for the skills, habits and traits you hope our graduates will possess:
Portrait of the Graduate survey


Our nursing department will be starting postural screenings on all 9th grade students on December 11. Please review the attached letters for information.
Scoliosis letter- English
Scoliosis letter- Portuguese
Scoliosis Letter-Spanish-2019


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Have you become a 2019-20 Friend of the PTO yet?  This year the Ashland PTO has committed to spend $70,000 on in-school enrichment programming and field trips, made possible by the support of our Friends. Become a Friend by Thanksgiving and you could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! Winners will be announced Dec 2nd. All current 2019-20 members are eligible. Join or donate today at https://ashlandpto.com/join/

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Ashland High School is sponsoring a blood drive on November 20 from 12-5pm!
Click this link and look for the event to sign up: Red Cross

Enjoy the long weekend and thank you to all of you who have served our country.

Friday, November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

Good afternoon and happy November!

Seniors had lots of fun with the annual Halloween parade yesterday! It's hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through the school year. 




Grades close for students this coming Friday, November 8. 
Report cards will be posted in iStudent/iParent the following Friday, November 15.
If you have questions or concerns about your student's academics please do not hesitate to reach out to their teacher or school counselor.


Ashland High School is in the process of developing a statement that is reflective of our collective vision for a graduate. We are seeking input from parents, students and faculty as we develop this statement. Please complete this brief survey and share your vision for the skills, habits and traits you hope our graduates will possess:
Portrait of the Graduate survey


From the Director of Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning
Please view the November 2019 SEL Family Newsletter focused on the competency of Self-Management.

There are lots of exciting things happening at AHS over the next couple of days! Hope to see many of you at the football game. the play, the Robot Rodeo, or the volleyball game Monday night.

Important Upcoming dates:
November
1/2            AHSTS Fall Production                                                     7:00 – 9:30 pm
3               AHSTS Fall Production                                                     2:00 – 4:30 pm
6               MCAS Make-up ELA Comp
7               MCAS Make-up Reading Session 1 & 2
8               MCAS Make-up Reading Session 3
                 Early Release                                                                    12:35 pm
                 Term 1 Ends              
13             MCAS Make-up Math Session 1
14             MCAS Make-up Math Session 2
                 Band Concert Night                                                           7:00 pm
15             Report Cards
20             Red Cross Blood Drive                                                      1:00-6:00 pm
24             Pancake Breakfast                                                              9:00 – 11:00 am                        
27             Early Release                                                                    11:25 am

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

Good afternoon and happy Friday-
I hope you are looking forward to this Family Reconnect Weekend.  

A reminder that Picture Retake day is Monday, October 28. 

News from the Athletic Department:
Winter Sports Registration is OPEN.  
The deadline to register is November 25th at noon.
To register go to:

Winter Meet the Coaches Night:
Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm in AHS Auditorium
For all MS and HS Students

Fall All-Sports Banquet:
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30PM in AHS Auditorium
For all MS and HS student-athletes & parents

Robot Rodeo 2019!
The AHS Robotics Club invites you and your family to join them for a day of Robot fun at the Ashland High School Cafeteria. Starting at 10:30am, the Robot Rodeo provides an all day experience for kids of all ages to come play with robots, learn about technology, build their own amazing Lego inventions, and have lots of fun! Join us on Saturday, Nov 2nd between 10:30 am and 3 pm. The entry cost is $10 per child and the funds go to support high school students competing in regional robotics competitions. Food will be available for purchase on site (pizza and snacks). Contact Chad McGowan with questions: cmcgowan@ashland.k12.ma.us

Important Upcoming dates:
October
24             NHS Induction                                                                  7:00 – 8:30 pm
28             Picture Retake Day
30             Senior Pictures Due
31             Class of 2020 Halloween Parade
November
1/2            AHSTS Fall Production                                                     7:00 – 9:30 pm
3               AHSTS Fall Production                                                     2:00 – 4:30 pm
6               MCAS Make-up ELA Comp
7               MCAS Make-up Reading Session 1 & 2
8               MCAS Make-up Reading Session 3
                 Early Release                                                                    12:35 pm
                 Term 1 Ends              
13             MCAS Make-up Math Session 1
14             MCAS Make-up Math Session 2
                 Band Concert Night                                                           7:00 pm
15             Report Cards
20             Red Cross Blood Drive                                                     1:00-6:00 pm
24             Pancake Breakfast                                                              9:00 – 11:00 am                        
27             Early Release                                                                    11:25 am

Have a wonderful weekend!