Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018

Happy Graduation weekend to all members of the Class of 2018 and their family!

We had a great senior week and are looking forward to celebrating the graduates tomorrow.  As a reminder, the doors to AHS open at 11am and graduation starts at 1pm. The ceremony will be live-streamed by WACA for anyone that wants to tune in at home.
Here are some pictures of the week:

News from the Athletic Department:
Fall Cheer tryouts will take place on Friday 6/8, Monday 6/11, and Tuesday 6/12 from 6:30-8:30 in the High School Cafeteria.  Tryouts for the Fall Cheer Team are open to any current 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grader. All perspective cheerleaders must bring an up to date physical with them to the tryouts in order to participate. If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Grimes at or Coach Burke at  

Ashland Raises Healthy & Happy Kids:
The Benefits of Exercise for Teen Mental Health
One of the best things parents can do for their children is help them build an exercise habit. Summer break is a great time to start and instill this habit in children of all ages. Exercise might mean dance, yoga, swimming, hiking or organized sports. It should be something your children really enjoy so they're inspired to keep doing it.

Studies show that exercise has the following benefits for teen mental health:

  • Positively impacts levels of serotonin, a chemical that helps regulate mental health.
  • Releases endorphins, the body's natural "happy chemicals."
  • Lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
  • Stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which improves mood.
  • Increases self-esteem and body positivity.
  • Helps teens sleep better.
  • Exercise prevents substance use disorder.

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