Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week of 3/13/17

Good evening-

Posting late this weekend after spending some family time.  I hope you all had some special time with family this weekend.  Because of the loss AHS experienced just a few short weeks ago, reminding families and teachers of the scheduled Family Reconnect Weekend escaped us.  Please be patient with teachers that did assign homework and know that the faculty has continued to be respectful of the needs of our students.

Friday I had the pleasure of joining AHS students and Ashland senior citizens in working on a collaborative project of collecting the seniors oral histories.  It was an incredible day with many generations.    


MCAS is here!  
All 10th grade students will take the ELA MCAS on March 21, 22, 23 (next Tuesday-Thursday).  
The Long Composition (essay) is March 21 and Reading Comprehension sessions are March 22-23.
MCAS sessions will take place for the first 3 blocks of the first two days and the first 2 blocks on the third day, although students may ask for more time if needed.  It is extremely important that students arrive to school on time and begin testing at 7:30am.
Students will be expected to turn in cell phones and apple watches to the proctor at the start of the test and will pick them up as they are dismissed.
Students may bring other homework to work on if they finish early because they will not be able to leave the testing room until all students are dismissed at the scheduled time.  
A snack and water will be provided by Student Council.
It is important for students to get a good night's rest, eat breakfast, and try their best on an exam they have been well prepared for!

The Ashland High School Student Council would like to invite the entire Ashland community to our 9th annual Bingo night, held on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm in the high school cafeteria. This family-friendly event is open to participants of all ages -- young children, senior citizens, and everyone in-between.
All prizes have been donated by local businesses and restaurants (and are listed online at:  $10 for a pack of 6 cards good for the entire night (or $20 for 12 cards, $30 for 18 cards, etc.)  Bring your own Bingo dauber or bring $1 to buy one.  There will free coffee/water and baked goods and the Class of 2019 will be selling pizza. The evening will be MC'd by high school teachers DJ Jost and Randa Istfan.

Come join us for a fun evening!  And check our commercial:

Check out the Parent Flyers for info!

This was shared by a friend recently and I thought it was important to share tonight.  
My community is hurting. A senseless death. A student gone to soon.
PLEASE PLEASE parents/friends, talk to people about Crisis Text Line
Do this tonight.
Sad, depressed, anxious, suicidal? There is help. It's free, available 24/7 and completely anonymous.
Call 2 Talk is a United Way of MetroWest community partner.
Text C2T to 741-741
You are connected in under 5 minutes with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Please promise to have this talk tonight. And again in the future.

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