Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019

Good afternoon-
If you are a mom I hope you are enjoying a restful day!

A message from the Superintendent: As a District one of our goals is to become better communicators with parents/guardians and the community at-large.  In an effort to determine how successful we are and in what areas we need to improve upon, I have created a very short survey which I ask for your participation.  The survey should take no more than 3 minutes and your input will be very helpful.

Should you have any questions or problems with the survey please let me know. The link to the survey is below.

Hello Ashland Families and Community!
American Culture Study Plan is looking for local home stay families to host international students coming from China for the 2019-2020 academic school year.
If you live in the Ashland area, with an open room or two, and would like to earn some money while learning about a foreign culture while sharing our American culture, then please contact American Culture Study Plan.
ACSP will be attending the following Ashland events to search for more host families. If you are thinking of attending these events, then please stop by a say hello or “nihao” to Brennan at the American Culture Study Plan banner.
May 23rd Middle School Band @ Ashland High School 7PM
June 5th Mindess Chorus @ Mindess Auditorium 6PM
June 6th Mindess Chorus @ Middle School 7PM
June 12th Middle School Band @ Ashland High School 7PM
Contact Brennan Benjamin with American Culture Study Plan if you are interested or have any questions
Phone: 619-609-9270

News from Student Council:
Class Officer Elections
Any student interested in running for a class officer position or Student Council rep position should pick up a nomination form from Mr. McGann, Ms. Dicken, Ms. Twomey, Mr. Wiczer, or the front office.  

School Committee Advisory Council:
Does your child want to have a voice on the Ashland School Committee, sharing with them what's going on at the high school and offering opinions on policies that will directly affect students?  They should consider running for one of five positions on the School Committee Advisory Council.  Interested students should pick up a blue nomination form from Mr. Wiczer in B251.  

Youth Advisory Council:
State Senator Karen Spilka is looking for one current sophomore from AHS to serve on her "Youth Advisory Council" (alongside a current junior from AHS who will continue on the council next year.)  This group, made up of 2 students from each town that she represents, will meet once every other month with her at the State House, in Boston, or locally in MetroWest to discuss matters related to teens.  Interested sophomores should pick up an orange nomination form from Mr. Wiczer in B251.

State Advisory Council:
Ashland High School is looking for students interested in running for the State Student Advisory Council for the 2018-2019 school year.  This group, made up of two students from every school in the Commonwealth, meets once a month to discuss issues related to education policy and the impacts on students.  For more information on this group, please see:  Interested students should pick up a green nomination form from Mr. Wiczer in B251.   

Nomination forms for all of these positions are due to Mr. Wiczer (in B251) or the Main Office by Thursday, May 23rd at 2:50pm.  Late nomination forms will not be accepted under any circumstances.  

Driver's Education:
Recently we have seen a significant rise in students leaving during the school day to do their driving hours.  While we realize the hours can be difficult to book outside of school hours we ask that you encourage your student to book the time after school and on weekends, or at least during their study halls.  Missing class for a driving hour is not an excused absence and we are hearing that students are missing valuable content.  Thank you.

Students interested in taking a College Essay class in June, July or August, registration forms are located in the main office & guidance. 

The next two months are super busy at AHS.  Here is a list of upcoming important events:
May 13-May 17- AP exams (see AHS calendar for schedule)
May 13- Academic Awards Night 7pm- AHS auditorium
May 17- Early ReleaseDay- students dismissed at 12:35pm/lunch is served
              Grand March 5:30pm- AHS gym
              Prom - Union Station, Worcester
May 20-24- Senior finals week
May 21-22- Math MCAS (all sophomores)
May 28-31- Senior Week!
June 2- Graduation 1pm- AHS gym
June 4-5- Science MCAS (Biology)
June 11-17- Final Exams (grades 9-11)

Check out the Parent Flyers  to see what is going on around the schools and town!

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