Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy February Vacation!

Happy vacation!  I hope you all have a restful vacation week.

Course registration for the 2016-2017 school year has started!

I have included the course registration reminders again this week.  The Program of Studies for 2016-2017 is now posted and students should start reviewing it to choose the electives they are interested in taking.  We have also posted the Course Registration PowerPoint as well as Course "cheat sheets" to help with the process.  Administration and guidance will also be going into classes the week after vacation to assist students.

Here is the schedule for Course Recommendations for all 9th-11th grade students:
Teachers will finish making course recommendations by tomorrow.

February 14-February 27- course selection window is open in iStudent.  All students must approve teacher recommendations and choose electives.  Students can choose up to 6 electives and can make notes to rank order them.

February 28- March 12- course selection window is open in iParent.  All parents should approve their student course recommendations/elective choices.

Any student/parent who disagrees with a teacher recommendation should speak to the recommending teacher and then the guidance counselor.

Parent/teacher Conference Night           February 25 : 6-8pm  
Please call Linda Chaney at 881-0177 to schedule an appointment.  If you are questioning a teacher recommendation this is a good time to have that conversation.

Are you interested in leadership?  We have two upcoming student conferences that Ashland High will be sending students to:
On March 18 the Anti-Defamation League's Youth Congress "Voices in Leadership" will be held at the Boston Sheraton.  This is a free conference and a bus will be provided.  There are a few spots left! Email me ASAP as I will send the roster on Tuesday!

The MIAA is hosting a Teen Mental Health Summit "Creating Communities of Awareness and Support" on April 27 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westboro.  Please email Ms. St. Coeur if you are interested in attending.

Please join ASHPAC for the following dates in March in the AMS Activity Room at 7pm:

Tuesday March 1st - Monthly meeting:  All are welcome!

Monday March 14th - Workshop:
Ten Traits of Effective Parents:  Navigating the Special Education Process with Attorney Jeffrey M. Sankey
Topics to be addressed include understanding key special education rules and regulations, the importance of maintaining accurate and complete education records, hiring qualified experts and maintaining productive relationships with school staff.  Q&A will follow regarding parental rights and special education laws.

The ARC Summer catalog is now in the Parent Flyers. Check it out!

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