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:

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:

Two great ways to support AHS Robotics!
1. Order your holiday gifts from Eduporium using the coupon code AHSRobotics on their website:
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.

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