Thursday, August 31, 2017

Parent's Flyers 2017-2018- What's Going On around AHS and in town

June 22, 2018:
APL- One Book, One Community

APL- Summer Reading Teens

APL- Summer Reading Kids

APL- Summer Reading Adults

June 8, 2018:
OWL Newsletter
     Spanish edition
     Portuguese edition

Ashland Farmer's Market Schedule

YMCA Summer Camps

Sports Equipment Donation Bin

Dog Park Naming contest

May 25, 2018:
Chinese Exchange Home-stay flyer
Home-stay Application details

May 11, 2018:
Make-A-Wish Jump for Joy

May 4, 2018:
APL Classical Music May

APL Summer Reading Program Voucher

April 27, 2018:
Talking to Children about Violence

OWL Newsletter
   Spanish edition
   Portuguese edition

Green up Ashland

April 20, 2018:
ASHPAC Spring Calendar

ASHPAC Dyslexia Workshop

College Transition 

Kids Count, Too!

April 6, 2018:

Town MWRTA Meeting

March 29, 2018:
OWL Newsletter
   Spanish edition
  Portuguese edition

AHS Student Council BINGO

Courageous Conversations: Can It Happen Here?

APL- March Movie

APL- Mindfulness Program

APL- Interactive Movie Night

March 23, 2018:
YIP Summer Institute

March 16, 2018:
Courageous Conversations: Can It Happen Here?

ASHPAC Basic Rights in Special Education

APL: Museum Passes (English)

APL: Museum Passes (Portuguese)

APL: Wacky Saturday

APL: Friends Flyer

APL: Coco

APL- Wooden butterfly craft

March 2, 2018:
Student Voice Cross-Collaboration

Courageous Conversations-Can It Happen Here?

StuCo/Make-A-Wish/PTO Color Run!

OWL Newsletter
   Spanish edition
   Portuguese edition

ELL Parent Education class

ASHPAC Mindfulness & DBT Workshop

PTO Clocker Classic

PTO Disney raffle

AEFI Tickets on Sale

Ashland Stormwater discussion

APL Video Game March

APL Musical Theater


APL Interactive Movie Event

APL Yoga/Dance

APL Mr. Vinny's Puppets

APL Aquarium Program

February 16, 2018:

February 9, 2018:
ARC Summer Program 

APL Dino-adventures

APL Friends

APL Candy Jewelry

February 4, 2018:
Special Olympics Chipolte fundraiser

ASHPAC Financial Planning workshop

January 26, 2018:
OWL Newsletter
      Portuguese version
      Spanish edition

The Flu Guide for Parents
      The Flu Guide- Spanish
      The Flu Guide- Portuguese

DAET Winter Newsletter

Courageous Conversations- Let's Talk about Trauma

APL Museum Passes

Friends of the APL - Grit

AYBS Youth Registration

Keefe Tech Wizards event

January 15, 2018:
Clocker Club Pancake Breakfast

Make a Wish - Jump for Joy

Town of Ashland- Stormwater presentation

APL Stress Dough

APL Cardboard Tube Castle project

January 7, 2018:
Karen Spilka's exSEL invitation

APL Resilience

PTO-Worcester Railers Ashland Day

Youth Sports Lacrosse registration

Performing Arts Center- Winter '18

December 22, 2018:
Winter Driver's Ed

SAT Prep class- Feb. 2018

December 15, 2017:
APL Homework Helpers

APL Paws to Read

Friends of the APL donations

APL Pretty as a Princess

APL animal-world experiences

Youth Soccer registration

December 8, 2017:
PTO Worcester Railers Ashland Day

APL Classical Music

December 1, 2017:
Make A Wish Club Winterfest

ARC Winter programs

AEFI Neighborhood Campaign

APL December Book Sale

Toys for Joy Drive

2017 Holiday Lighting

November 22, 2017:
AHS Band Holiday event at Barnes & Noble

MetroWest Health Survey Presentation

November 17, 2017:
MetroWest Health Survey Presentation

WIC flyer 

YMCA Outdoor RX
November 10, 2017:
ASHPAC Inclusion Workshop

APL Homework Helpers

APL Mr. Magic

November 3, 2017:
APS Athletes Wellness Forum

YMCA Open Gym at AHS!

Senator Spilka's exSEL Forum

POWER Program- Risky Drinking

APL Friday Night Movie

ARC EmPower Fall

ARC Zumba

Scouting for Food

October 27, 2017:
OWL Newsletter
   Spanish edition
   Portuguese edition

BTB South Africa trip

APL Anime Club

APL Teen Advisory Board

APL Thank a Veteran

APL Tinkering

APL Skyrise

ARC Free Zumba

October 20, 2017:
Courageous Conversations: Love, Inclusion, Trust

BTB South Africa trip

APL Elka's Sculpture Dedication

APL Paws to Read

October 13, 2017:
AEFI Casino Night

Ashland football golf tournament

ARC Outdoor Rx

APL Star Wars Reads Day

APL Classical Music

APL Tech Take-Apart

October 6, 2017:
ASHPAC Calendar

APL If Only movie screening

APL Star Party

APL Julie Berry author visit

APL Big Joe 

IAM Strong Foundation event

September 29, 2017:
OWL Newsletter
   Spanish edition
   Portuguese edition

ASHPAC Transition Planning workshop

POWER program- Courageous Conversations-Wonder

Ashland Football fundraiser

APL Unity Tree

September 22, 2017:
Barnes & Noble StuCo flyer & voucher

Clocker Club membership

AEFI Gala kick-off meeting

Upper Charles Trail community meeting

September 15, 2017:
Barnes & Noble StuCo flyer

PTO flyer

ARC Fall Programs

APL Sulinha Trio

APL Outdoor Rx

APL Animal Kindess Walk

APL Read to a Dog

September 8, 2017:
Ashland Day auction

Ashland Day bike parade

September 1, 2017-Back-to-School:
Special Education OWL news
     Spanish edition
   Portuguese edition

Student Medical Insurance Info

ASHPAC Meet the Administrators

Community Education Fall Driver's Ed

Community Education College Essay Writing

APL Summer Reading Survey

FOL Unity Day

Girl Scout flyer

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome back!

August 29, 2017

The AHS faculty & staff has had a great couple of days getting ready and we can't wait to welcome students back to the building tomorrow.  We will be focused on getting to know students and building relationships for the first few days.

Make sure to follow me (@kstcoeur), Mrs. Carreiro (@ClockerDean), Mrs. Lachapelle (@MrsELachapelle), and Mr. Grimes (@ClockerAD) to see updates of the great things happening around the school.

Students who are being driven to school should be dropped off in the back of the building.  Drop off time for high school students is 7:45am and the cafeteria opens for breakfast at that time.  All students must remain in the cafeteria/lobby area until the first bell at 8:10am.  We will remind them of this expectation at class meetings next week.  Tomorrow, students will be directed to their homerooms get a paper copy of their schedule when the first bell rings.  Homerooms lists will be posted for 9th grade students and there will be lots of Peer Mentors on hand to help out!

Student drivers will have until September 15 to get their parking pass.  Information on how to obtain a pass is in the front office.

If you have any questions about your student's schedule please don't hesitate to reach out to their guidance counselor.  Students have 10 school days to make any changes to their schedule.  We especially encourage new students to use that time to evaluate placement and make sure they are in classes that are the best fit.

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and I look forward to seeing our kids in the morning!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here comes the 2017-2018 school year!

August 10, 2017

Good evening! Below is the Back to School letter but I want to share a few adjustments. While schedules were opened in iStudent/iParent today the new student schedules have not been mailed. We are still waiting for the completion of some state reporting and hope to be able to print them tomorrow. If you have iParent access you can view the schedule by clicking on the school year drop down menu and changing it to 2017-2018.

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the summer.  It is hard to believe it is almost over and we are gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year.  I hope your summer has brought plenty of time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.  Every year brings some changes in our staffing and I would like to take the opportunity to make you aware of the few changes here at the high school.  

We are very excited to welcome the following new staff:
  • Ms. Erin Lachapelle, Dean of Students (Classes of 2018 and 2020)
  • Mr. Stephen McKeon, Academic Foundations
  • Ms. Mary Nemeth, Music/Chorus
  • Ms. Robin Wilson, Education Support Professional
  • TBD, School Psychologist
Internally, we are excited to announce that Ms. Erin Cameron has moved from Academic Foundations to filling a vacant special education teaching position.  

Ms. Lachapelle, our new Dean, joins us after 11 years as a science teacher for Grafton High School where she taught Biology, Anatomy and Oceanography.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stonehill College and a Master’s in Secondary Education from Fitchburg State University.  Ms. Lachapelle also completed her administrative licensuschre program while working for Grafton Public Schools.  Ms. Lachapelle is student-focused, collaborative, and an enthusiastic leader.  We are excited to welcome her to the AHS leadership team.  
Schedules for 2017-2018 for all new students will be sent in the next couple of days, I will share when they are actually mailed.  If you do not receive a schedule please call the AHS main office to request one.  All students, grades 10-12, can view their schedules through iStudent.  Any current AHS student who does not recall how to access iStudent can email Linda Chaney to have their account reset. (Members of the Class of 2021 will receive their iStudent log-in information at the beginning of the school year but can see their schedules through iParent.)  It is important to note that the schedules are not 100% finalized and there will be some changes as we try to balance out class sizes and meet the needs of all students.  The guidance staff and administration have been working tirelessly this summer to produce the best schedule for the greatest amount of students.  Any blank space in the schedule indicates a potential study period.  Study periods are being developed as needed and will be reflected by the first day of school.  If you have not already done so, please visit our website and sign-up for iParent.  
Our guidance staff will return to the office on August 22.  If you would like to set up a meeting with your counselor regarding schedule changes, we will be offering 15 minute appointments from 8:30 – 11:45, and 12:30-1:30 on August 22, 24, and 25.  On August 23 counselors will be available from 11:30-3:00.  You may call the high school main office at 508-881-0177 to arrange an appointment.

We have a new email address for anyone needing to reach the main office secretaries.  Please add to your email list.

My weekly newsletter can be found on the main AHS webpage, under my name.  All announcements and information is linked to one page so that you can access information easily. Check it out at

Key Dates:

  • Freshman and New Student Orientation- Wednesday, August 23 from 4-6pm.  We will have a barbecue and fun activities so please plan to attend to get to know the school community.  This event is for students only.  
  • The Student Leadership Summit will be on Friday, August 25 from 9am-12pm.  This annual event is a chance for all students interested in helping to build a positive school culture and set goals and expectations for a great school year.  All captains and students in club and activity leadership positions are expected to attend.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Chaney at or 508-881-0177 to confirm attendance.

  • First day of classes will be Wednesday, August 30, 2016.  Don’t forget our new start time is 8:20am.  The first bell will ring at 8:10am.  Students are expected to remain in the back lobby/cafeteria until that time unless they have made arrangements to meet with a teacher.  The building will be open and the cafeteria will begin serving breakfast at 7:50am.  

  • There are no classes on Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4, 2017 in honor of Labor Day.  

Finally, Mr. Caira, Principal of the Mindess School, is looking for students to help unpack, label, and deliver textbooks. A great opportunity to earn community service! Contact him at or call the Mindess at 881-0194 if you want to help out.

Enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Kelley St. Coeur