Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Winter Break

Good afternoon-

Just a brief note this afternoon to wish you all a wonderful winter break.  I hope that this time gives you an opportunity to rest, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends.

Many students in the AHS community are experiencing loss and grief this week, some students for the perhaps the first time.  Please know that if you need resources to support your children we have some on hand and are able to provide support and direction.


Please take a moment to review the messages below and as always check out our important Parent Flyers section to see what is going on in the great Ashland community.


National Honor Society

Do you have gently used children's books you no longer need?  Members of the National Honor Society are collecting children's books (fourth grade, with some leeway up or down in reading/interest level) for a school in Mattapan.  One of our 2015 grads is working there with CityYear and asked if we would assist in meeting their need for books for the afterschool program.  If you have any to contribute, please drop off at the AHS library or main office.  

The wish list prepared by the fourth graders included
Graphic novels 
Junie B. Jones books 
Amber Brown books 
Fudge books 
Bone books 
Boxcar Children books
Magic Tree-house books 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books 
Dork Diary books 
Harry Potter books 
Disney books 
Flat Stanley books 
Books about- space, science, animals, sports

Next AHS meeting is Thursday, January 7.  Food Pantry items that will be collected are:

RICE
PASTA and PASTA SAUCE  (NO GLASS JARS, cans only!)
CANNED VEGETABLES
CANNED TUNA OR CHICKEN


AHS LIbrary

Thank you to the people who donated books to the AHS Library through the AHS Band's in-store book fair at Barnes and Noble.  We have almost 25 new books to share with students thanks to your generosity!  


Friday, December 18, 2015

Week of 12/14/15

Good afternoon-

The year is quickly winding down and it is hard to believe we are three days from winter break.  We have three full days of classes next week before heading off for vacation.  Students return to classes on Monday, January 4.

Please take a moment to check out the Parent Flyers for information about community events!


The Ashland High School Student Council and Choruses are working together to present "The Clocker Idol" (our take on "American Idol") onTuesday, December 22nd at 7pm in the high school auditorium.  This family-friendly event will feature 10 high school students competing for the title of "The Clocker Idol" and the audience will help to choose the winner.  Admission is $5/person and all the proceeds will go to help the Metrowest YMCA.  

Check out our promotional video at:

If you have questions, please contact Josh Wiczer at jwiczer@ashland.k12.ma.us.



The Freshman Class of 2019 are selling Ashland Fuzzy Socks for $10 a pair! They're the perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift! They will be on sale during Clocker Idol or contact the class advisor, Ms. Vargeletis at evargeletis@ashland.k12.ma.us to purchase a pair! 












Please take a moment to read the important message below from Decisions at Every Turn and have conversations with your student as we head into vacation.  

Tips for Talking with your Teen (ages 13-18) - The average age kids try drugs for the first time is 13. This is a critical time in helping youth make positive choices when faced with drugs and alcohol. Through the teen years, young people will have to make plenty of choices about drug use and whether they should give into peer pressure or their own curiosity. Your clear and consistent messages about not using alcohol and drugs and your reasons why can help prevent teen use.
Let your younger teen know you respect them as an individual. They need to hear a lot of positive comments about who they are, not just what they do. Positive reinforcement establishes a strong sense of confidence and can lower the risk of drug and alcohol use.  Check in with your teen every day – celebrate their successes and support them through the tough times. You'll earn your child's trust, develop strong communication habits, and pave the way for honest discussions about alcohol and drugs.  Talk with your teen about what they are learning in school about drugs and alcohol and continue the conversations at home. This is a great opportunity to share your values, expectations and concerns about alcohol and drugs and to learn what your teen is thinking.  Older teens need to hear factual, detailed and reality-driven messages. Substance use can put them in dangerous situations, cause serious permanent health consequences, or lead to addiction.  Emphasize that substance use can interfere with your teen’s future goals and plans. Discuss how drug use can ruin your teen’s chance of getting into college or landing their dream job.



Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Week of 12/7/15

Good afternoon and happy Friday-

Today was our first try Fun Friday during all three lunches.  Three student groups: Friends of Mike Smith, Peer Leaders, and Student Council helped run an activity that encouraged students to get to know students from different peer groups and grades.  It was nice to see students moving around the cafeteria, excited to meet new people.  We hope fun Friday's will take off as a weekly event that helps students connect with others and move out of their comfort zones.  


We are looking forward to our visitors from South Africa on Tuesday.  We will have 27 students, along with 4 teachers, spending the day learning about education in Ashland and sharing their experiences as students in South Africa.  We are all looking forward to this exciting visit.


Ashland High School in partnership with Hopkinton and the Boston Children's Hospital are running the Keep Smilin' for Abbie toy drive. The toy drive is to give toys for children who have anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction food items like peanut butter or to products containing latex. There is a drop off box in front of the main office. If students could bring in toys to donate, it would be an enormous help. If you have any questions, contact FetherstonNic@ashland.k12.ma.us to have them answered.


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Attention shoppers!  On Thursday December 17th from 3 - 7 pm at AHS,  the Class of 2017 will be hosting its first annual Sample Sale!   Manufacturer samples of the latest trends in dresses, sweaters (galore!), coats and tops -  in a variety of women's sizes and styles - will be sold at wholesale prices.  Hats, belts, scarves, and other accessories will also be available for purchase.  Great for holiday gifts!!  The sale will be located in the Chorus Room, D100.  Look for signs at the school for directions to the room.  Cash only, and all sales are final.  


The Ashland High School Clocker Store is holding a Holiday Flash Sale and all store items (varsity jackets, Nike and prior sales items excluded) will be discounted 10%.  Visit our website at www.clockerclub.org to browse items in advance and then stop by the Clocker Store located in the Ashland High School across from the cafeteria on Saturday, December 12th from 9am to 12pm and get your Clocker Gear. CASH, CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED and GIFT CERTIFICATES/CARDS ARE AVAILABLE!!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Week of 11/30/15


Good afternoon-

It seems the holiday season came upon us far too quickly.  If you are in Natick tonight please consider stopping by Barnes & Noble to support the AHS band.  They will be reading The Polar Express and playing music from show. A flyer for the event is posted in Parent Flyers section.  

Thank you to all who attended the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey presentation this week.  If you are interested in reviewing the results in full they are now posted on the AHS website.  While our results are great overall we still have work to do.  We continue to be concerned about substance use, levels of stress, and cyber-bullying.  We encourage you to have regular conversations with your children about these topics, and the other covered by the survey, and to reach out to us or the Coalition for ideas on how to best communicate with adolescents about this  

Today we had class meetings to discuss Social Media safety.  That is great place to start a conversation this weekend. 

Our visiting students from South Africa are looking forward to spending the day at AHS on December 15.  If your student would like to be a host student for the day they can stop by the office to get their name on the list.


Mid-term exams will begin on January 26, 2016.  Our start time will be 8:30am.  Students will not have to be at school until the start of their exam.  If they take a bus or wish to come in early teachers will be available each morning at their regular time.   A schedule  and more information about the exam schedule will be available shortly.  
  
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! 



While our very short half days always seem to make some question "why even bother?" today for me was a reminder of the amazing students we have in the Ashland community   I stood in the gym this morning reading the banners that described the community service done by our clubs, activities, and sports teams I was humbled by the generosity of these adolescents.  Ashland High has a truly amazing group of young people!

       
         A few of the banners are depicted here.


Students had a chance to see the banners during
our Annual Thanksgiving Rally.
Over the past few years student council
has worked to make the rallies about all
students and to showcase our
community as a whole.
Kudos to StuCo for always thinking about all students at AHS!




Interested in learning more about the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey and AHS?

We will present the results of the 2014 survey on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the AHS auditorium. 
STAND campaign

The presentation will cover the middle and high school results. We will share details on the survey findings as well as some of the steps we have taken to address areas of concern.  


If you find the time over the next four days please check out this parent
Parenting for Prevention: Marijuana


Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team for their outstanding performance at the competition in Natick on Saturday! Out of a total of 22 schools competing, Ashland took the 1st place trophy for the small school division and placed 3rd overall! A total of 22 individual medals were won by Swathi Gorantla, James Lee, Richie Abbott, Arthur Wang, Eric Zhou, and Gahl Efroni.


Ashland Computer Science students Visit the State House
On November 17th, a group of four students traveled to the State House to be part of the Computer Science in Massachusetts event organized by Senator Karen Spilka. The students, Doug Mawrey, Sabrina Liu, Conrad Tulig, and Sanjana Mandala, had a chance to meet with Senator Spilka along with other legislators and their guests to explain some basic principles of programming and the types of projects they do at AHS. Photos of the event can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_k_uhOPvRbBaFNOWEpXNnBMd3c

First Ever Robot Rodeo is a Huge Success!
The AHS Robotics Club held its first Robot Rodeo on Saturday, Nov 21st. This event was an opportunity for the Robotics Club students to share their love of all things robotics and computer science. Kids from all schools around Ashland and beyond were welcome to come in and get hands on experiences with the robotics, programming, and engineering equipment that was on hand. The event was a huge success and students are looking forward to doing this again next year. See photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_k_uhOPvRbBTzhLanh2NUxRaUk


Two great ways to support AHS Robotics!
1. Order your holiday gifts from Eduporium using the coupon code AHSRobotics on their website: https://www.eduporium.com/
2. Donate used Legos by the bag, bucket or barn-full to the club. We use these to supplement our supplies and sell at Robotics events, and then turn those funds into great opportunities for the Robotics Club. Drop at the AHS main office anytime.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Week of 11/16/15




Good afternoon and happy Friday!

Wednesday I had the pleasure of going to the Hanover Theater in Worcester with almost 40 of our students (and 3 other faculty members) to see Mike Smith (see picture).  He is an inspirational speaker who has designed a character education program we are using at AHS.  Mike spoke to 1500 high school students from around Massachusetts and encouraged them to think about who is invisible at their school and how can they reach out to them.  He challenged them to think about what their legacy at AHS will be.  We came back to school with students energized and ready to continue the work of making sure Ashland High School is a safe, welcoming place for all students.  I can't wait to see the great things they do!  

Check his message out at MikeSmithLive.

A very special thank you goes out to the Ashland PTO and Decisions at Every Turn for funding this trip!



The AHS band performed with the 8th grade band performed this past Wednesday night. It was a beautiful concert.  Kudos to all of the musicians.  


Last weekend members of the Academic Decatholon team had a successful tryout for WGBH's High School Quiz Show.  They will find out Monday if they made the show, which will be filmed at the end of January.  We are keeping our fingers crossed for them!


Yesterday AHS donated 57 overflowing baskets to the Ashland Food Pantry.  This is the 2nd year Student Council has organized this food drive.  Our students and faculty did an amazing job coming together to support those in need in our the community and we hope they have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  


Next week Student Council is hosting Spirit Week, an opportunity for school-wide fun and friendly competition between the classes.  There will be fun games and competitions at lunch on Monday and Tuesday.
We will have Spirit Week dress up days.  Monday is Groutfit day (that means wearing all gray, I had to Google it.)
Tuesday is school pride day and everyone is encouraged to wear their Ashland gear.  Finally Wednesday is class color day.  
Students will spend Tuesday afternoon decorating the halls for the annual Hall Decorating contest.  Classes will decorate from 2-7pm and judging will be at 7:30pm.  
On Wednesday we will have our Thanksgiving Spirit Rally at 9:30am.  Students have done a great job planning a rally that focuses on everything they have to be thankful for!  


Come one, come all! The Robot Rodeo is here! Join the AHS Robotics Club as they help you learn about robots, programming and engineering! Kids of all ages can learn the basics of programming while playing with Lego Mindstorms, or learn how Scratch works, or even test the Sphero in our amazing obstacle course! Can you go the fastest? Entry is $5 per participant and the money helps support the high school Robotics Club. Get more details at http://www.tinyurl.com/robotrodeo

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week of 11/9/15

Good evening and Go Pats!

I am just back from an amazing trip with our Make-A-Wish Club.  We spent three days volunteering at Give Kids the World in Orlando and every moment was truly awesome.  I am so proud of these kids!
Most of our volunteer time was spent entertaining children and families that were at the Village as a part of their Wish.  We were so lucky to meet some amazing and strong children who were an inspiration to us all.  

What a reminder for us to be thankful for what we have as we get closer to Thanksgiving.  

Grades will be available on iParent/iStudent shortly after 2pm on Tuesday, November 17th.  Please go to the AHS website to sign up for an iParent account if you don't have one it.  E-mail Linda Chaney at lchaney@ashland.k12.ma.us if you need a hard copy.  

You are cordially invited to attend
Ashland Music Department's

Band Night Concert  

It will be held in the High School Auditorium
on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00.  

On the evening's performance is:
Eighth-Grade Band
High School Concert Band**  
Combined Eighth-Grade and High School Band

**Special Feature:  The High School Band will be performing preeminent
20th-century British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite.
This work has been a cornerstone in the high school and collegiate
wind band repertoire since its publication in the 1920s. 
  

Please come out and support the Music Department
and hear the result of the all the students' hard work!!

BEST!!!
Brian Koning and Darren Maule, directors

The AHS School Site Council will meet Wednesday, November 18th at 4pm in the main office.  All are welcome.

As always, check out the parent fliers for fun, important events coming up around town!

The AHS Campus store is extending the time you have to order your Ashland Clockers Nike special order sweatshirt. Orders will now be taken through November 20 and will be guaranteed in before the holiday break. Order forms can be picked up in the Clocker Club Store or on the Clocker Club website. Questions can be directed to Lisa Massauro at clockerstore@clockerslub.org

Please join ASHPAC for the following lecture/workshop:

The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain

By Nadine Gaab, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Gaab Laboratory for Developmental Neuroscience

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Dr. Gaab will share the significant implications of neuroscience research on the reading brain, including current research and interventions related to dyslexia that will address the following:

  • Does learning to read change the brain?
  • Does the brain of a struggling reader work differently?
  • Can reading interventions rewire the brain?
  • Are music, language, and reading skills connected?

For more information about Dr. Gaab's work, see  http://thegaablab.com/index.html

Friday, November 6, 2015

Week of 11/2/15-11/6/15

Good afternoon-  

What a beautiful day it is today!  Our French visitors will be leaving us tomorrow believing that Fall in New England is usually in the 70's.  They have commented frequently on how warm it is here.  We are sad to see them go and wish them safe travels.  


It is hard to believe but first term comes to a close on Tuesday, November 10.  Grades will be available in iParent/iStudent around 2pm on November 17.  If you haven't signed up for an account yet please do so in the next week.  Students have accounts already.  Students can see Ms. Chaney in the front office if they need their account reset.  Parents can sign up using the link on the AHS website.

There is No School on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in honor of Veteran's Day.

Don't forget to check out what's happening around town under the Parent Flyer's section link!

It's not too late to get tickets for this weekend's performance of The Girl From Maxim's!

The production runs Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at 7PMSunday, November 8th at 2PM. Patrons may buy tickets in advance online at ahsts.com. AHSTS offers discounted tickets purchased online. All seating is reserved. For more information or tickets, visit ahsts.com.


We hope to see many football fans at tonight's Sectional Semi-final game against Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, MA at 6pm.

Congratulations to the Volleyball team on last night's win against Groton-Dunstable  They will play Westborough High School  in the D2 Central Quarterfinals at Westborough on Monday, November 10 at 6pm.  


If you have an Athlete that plans on playing a winter sport please sign them up as soon as possible.  The registration portals will close and remain closed on:

Monday 11/16 at noon for High School Students

and 

Monday 11/23 at noon for Middle School Students

Please click on the link below to register within FamilyID.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Athletic Director.




The Robot Rodeo is only days away!

On Saturday, Nov 21st, the AHS Robotics Club will be hosting a family friendly robotics event, the Robot Rodeo! This event is sure to please girls and boys of all ages as they get a chance to play with robots, build robots, and even BE a robot! Kids can earn badges by completing events and could even walk away with prizes for creating designs with Legos! Buy your own interactive robotics kits and toys from Eduporium, just in time for the holidays! Activities begin at 10:30am in the high school cafeteria and go until 3pm. Come for the whole day or just stop by for a brief visit. $5 entry fee. Additionally, we will be offering an affordable pizza lunch option.

List of Activities and Events:
Meet Lego Mindstorms - Play, build, and program these amazing robots!
Learn to control Sphero in the Robotics Training Center
Get the best time in our Sphero Obstacle Course
Battle MiP Robots!
Learn about electricity with Snap Circuits
Programming for everyone at our Human Robot booth
Program and play with Scratch and the Makey-Makey
Learn about our demo bots and 3D printing!
Be a part of the Lego Building competitions! What can you make?
Meet and greet with our high school Robotics Club students!
and more...

Questions? Contact Chad McGowan cmcgowan@ashland.k12.ma.us and visit our website http://sites.ashland.k12.ma.us/robotrodeo
Proceeds from tickets and a portion of Eduporium sales go to support the AHS Robotics Club

Shop with Eduporium at the Robot Rodeo to help the Robotics Club
It's easy to support the Robotics Club! Shop for the holidays with Eduporium and the AHS Robotics Club will earn a portion of the proceeds. What is Eduporium?
Eduporium, your startup neighbor in Watertown, is a vision-driven technology reseller. We view technology skills as necessary literacy in the 21st century. However, the virtual reality created by modern technology can be addictive and oftentimes tends to replace the real world. In order to bring students back to reality, learning to improve it inventively, Eduporium specifically selects technologies that enhance the 21st century skills commonly referred to as "The 4 C's": Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication. We search all over the world for the best and newest innovative technology. Our mission is to promote and deliver exciting new technology to students and to the entire K-12 school community.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Week of 10/26/15-10/30/15

Class of 2016!
Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!  

Ghostbusters!


80's workout 
 The Class of 2016 had a great Halloween parade today.
Mr. Coakley
Orange is the New Black
This fun tradition where they parade around the school showing off their creativity really brings out the kid in all of us.


Term 1 closes on Tuesday, November 10 and report card grades will be available on November 17. Grades are posted through iParent/iStudent so sign up now if you don't have an account.  You can request a paper copy of a report card by emailing Linda Chaney at lchaney@ashland.l12.ma.us


We are very excited to be able to bring a group of AHS students to the Jostens Renaisance MikeSmithLive Student Leadership Conference  at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA on November 18th.  If your student is interested in attending please have him/her send me an email.   We will hold a lottery if we have more interest than available tickets.  This conference will focus on character and leadership.  Mike Smith is an engaging speaker with a powerful message.  I wish all of our students could hear him!  Check out his website for more information!


Tickets are now on sale for the AHSTS production of The Girl From Maxim's.

Summery: Enjoy all the frivolity, the gaiety, and the energy of Paris with the master of farce and a cavalcade of comic characters!

A normally sober doctor awakens to find that he brought two things home from Maxim's last night: a hangover and a woman. His wife is diverted from discovering the woman by one of her famous visitations from a popular saint. The doctor's uncle returns after a long army tour in Africa and promptly mistakes the lady from Maxim's for his nephew's wife. Uncle's immediate business is marrying off a niece to a young soldier who turns out to be the true lover of the lady from Maxim's. Everybody is invited to the ceremony at the uncle's chateau where all courses collide. The master of farce unravels the confusion happily and innocently!

The production runs Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at 7PMSunday, November 8th at 2PM. Patrons may buy tickets in advance online at ahsts.com. AHSTS offers discounted tickets purchased online. All seating is reserved. For more information or tickets, visit ahsts.com.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Week of 10/19/15-10/23/15


Good afternoon and happy Friday!  I hope to see many of you at tonight's Student Council barbecue from 5-7pm prior to the Field & Track Dedication and Homecoming football game.  Go Clockers!

Tomorrow is our Homecoming Dance from 7-10pm in the AHS cafeteria. Students must arrive by 8pm and all guests must have received prior approval from administration.  Parents will be notified of any students leaving the dance prior to 9pm.

Just a reminder- Picture Retakes are Monday, October 26th!

As always, take a moment to check out the flyers regarding the many great happenings around town!


The Ashland Robot Rodeo
Do you and your children enjoy playing with Legos? Would you like an opportunity to build and play with robots of various shapes and sizes? This amazing opportunity is being given to you on Nov 21st at the first annual Robot Rodeo being held at Ashland High School in the cafeteria. Bring your daughters, sons, nieces nephews and neighbors! All ages welcome. Running from 10:30am - 3pm, the high school robotics club will be holding this amazing event to teach kids cool STEM concepts while they play. Take a robot through an obstacle course, learn basic coding concepts even as young as 3 years old by programming our human 'robots'. Test your skills in our Sphero skills course. Build and play with a Lego Mindstorms robot. Be introduced to the Makey Makey and more! Entry is just $5. Lunch and snacks will also be available on site. Contact Chad McGowan cmcgowan@ashland.k12.ma.us with question or if you would like to donate or volunteer to the program.


The Leos Club will be collecting small, travel-sized toiletry items to donate to local family shelters. Items can be sent in to be placed in the donation box outside of the main office. Thank you in advance for your support!


Know what next Friday is? LUCKY TRAY DAY for the STAND campaign! Be sure to tell your child to get a disposable tray with their meal to see if they are a lucky winner! 

For more info on STAND go to www.ashlanddecisions.org or email questions to coalitioninfo@ashlanddecisions.org


Some of our second floor teachers are looking for used tennis balls on the feet of all student chairs and desks.  If you have any old tennis balls available to donate please drop them by the AHS office!


Tickets are now on sale for the AHSTS production of The Girl From Maxim's.

Summary: Enjoy all the frivolity, the gaiety, and the energy of Paris with the master of farce and a cavalcade of comic characters!

A normally sober doctor awakens to find that he brought two things home from Maxim's last night: a hangover and a woman. His wife is diverted from discovering the woman by one of her famous visitations from a popular saint. The doctor's uncle returns after a long army tour in Africa and promptly mistakes the lady from Maxim's for his nephew's wife. Uncle's immediate business is marrying off a niece to a young soldier who turns out to be the true lover of the lady from Maxim's. Everybody is invited to the ceremony at the uncle's chateau where all courses collide. The master of farce unravels the confusion happily and innocently!

The production runs Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at 7PM, Sunday, November 8th at 2PM. Patrons may buy tickets in advance online at ahsts.com. AHSTS offers discounted tickets purchased online. All seating is reserved. For more information or tickets, visit ahsts.com.


On Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm in the Ashland High School Library, the Decisions at Every Turn (DAET) Coalition and the Friends of the Ashland Public Library will be hosting a Community Discussion titled:  Social, Emotional, and Mental Health – How to Support your Child through the School Years.

Please join us for a short panel presentation featuring Ashland Police Department's mental health clinician and Ashland Public School administration and guidance staff. These presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion about how best to support the social, emotional, and mental well-being of Ashland youth in Grades K-12. 


For additional information please see our flyer at: 
http://nebula.wsimg.com/7c905df623339060733da2287f71ee50?AccessKeyId=A263E0F7BD258287568C&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Friday, October 16, 2015

Week of 10/13/15-10/16/15

Thank you all for a wonderful Back-to-School Night.   We appreciated the wonderful feedback about so many of our teachers. 

As always, please be sure to check out the updated information in the Parent Flyers section....

             Mr. Adams is planning a community book read...pick up the book and join the fun.

             If your student is interested in learning about how to start and carry through an initiative or creative idea there is a great student-led conference occurring at Harvard on October 24th.  Check it out under Sponsr.us in the flyers. 



Homecoming Week (October 18th - 24th)

We hope to see many of you at the community activities!

The Ashland High School Student Council is running "Homecoming Week" next week!  The week starts off with the community-wide Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning, October 18th, from 9am - 11am in the high school cafeteria; $5/person for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage.

Every day of "spirit week" is a dress-up day, and students are encouraged to dress-up and participate!  (The class with the most participation will win a barbecue from the Student Council, to be held in the spring.)

Monday, October 19th: Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 20th: Flannel Day
Wednesday, October 21st: Tie-Dye / Neon Day
Thursday, October 22nd: USA Day
Friday, October 23rd: Class Color Day (freshmen: green, sophomores: red, juniors: blue, seniors: white.)

On Friday, October 23rd, join us for our Homecoming Barbecue in the small parking lot outside the stadium from 5pm - 7pm; $5 for a burger (veggie burgers available), chips, and water.  Then stick around for the Homecoming football game against Bellingham.


For more information, check out the Student Council website at: https://sites.google.com/site/stucoashland/ 


The Track and Field dedication to Bill Cunis will be held at this game.  We look forward to welcoming the Cunis family and friends for this big event!


The semi-formal Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 7pm - 10pm (please note the time change) in the high school cafeteria.  Tickets will be sold during lunch for $8 and at the door for $10.  Any student planning on bringing a guest from another school must fill out a guest-approval form (available in the office) and return it by Wednesday, October 21st.

For more information, check out the Student Council website at: https://sites.google.com/site/stucoashland/ 


We have a group of approximately 25 exchange students from France arriving on Friday, October 23rd.  Mdme. Medved has been organizing this exchange and we are excited to welcome these students to our community!  


Please save the date and join us at AHS on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm for the Mental Health World Cafe.  


Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2015

10/5-10/9

FAMILY RECONNECT WEEKEND!  I hope your families have time to connect and relax this weekend.


Coming next week...

Tuesday, October 13 at 2:30-4:00pm- Decisions at Every Turn Student meeting

DAET is hosting their monthly meeting at 2:30pm and this meeting is focused on students.  Please consider attending and getting involved.  The meeting will be held at Ashland Middle School in Room 5.  

                                                    5pm- Josten's Ring Ordering 

Josten's will be in the back lobby of the school to meet with students and parents to order class rings. Sophomores and any juniors and seniors who have not ordered may drop by to get sized and place an order.

Wednesday, October 14-      PSAT's   7:30AM start time

AHS will be administering the PSAT's during the school day this year.  The test will take place in the AHS gym.  Please make sure your child is aware that he/she need to be in their seat in the gym, prepared to start the test at 7:30am.

Thursday, October 15 from 6-8pm- Back-to-School Night 

Elections for the 2015-2016 School/Site Council will be held during the evening.  Please stop by the PTO manned table near the library to vote.

Welcome in the auditorium at 6pm followed by following your student's schedule for a chance to meet teachers and hear about the curriculum.  Please remember to access your student's schedule using iParent or have your student share their schedule with you.


The Ashland High School Student Council is gearing up for our Homecoming week, October 18th - 24th, and we'd like to invite the entire Ashland community to two of our events.

On Sunday, October 18th, we are running a pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria from 9am to 11am.  Come join us (and bring your family!) for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage for just $5/person.  

On Friday, October 23rd, we are running a barbecue prior to the Homecoming football game, in the small parking lot outside the stadium at the high school from 5pm to 7pm Come join us (and again, bring your family!) and grab a burger and chips for $5/person and then stick around for the Homecoming Football game against Bellingham.  

For more details, check out our website at: http://sites.google.com/site/stucoashland/

Hope to see some of you at these events!