Friday, October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

Good afternoon-

It's been another spirited Homecoming Week at AHS culminating in a fun-filled pep rally today. Students and teachers alike had lots of fun playing games and showing school pride. We look forward to seeing lots of people at the various games this weekend and are excited for a fun-fill, safe homecoming dance tomorrow.  As a reminder, the dance starts at 7pm and all students must be here by 8pm to be admitted.  The dance ends at 9:30pm and students are not permitted to leave without parent permission before 9pm. Guests are only permitted if a guest permission form was submitted to and approved by the Deans.



Pictures were handed out in homeroom today. Picture Retake Day is scheduled for October 28 if you student missed the original day or you would like to have their picture retaken.  See the attached flyer for details.

Ashland Public Schools is asking that every student bring home a Medicaid release/consent form.  Students received this form in homeroom this morning and can pick one up in the main office if needed. This release/consent form seeks parental consent for the district to bill Medicaid eligible students for services rendered at school which are medically necessary and supported by Medicaid (such as screenings by the nurse, related services). We appreciate your support in this endeavor. If there are any questions please call the Office of Student Services.  

MCAS reports were mailed to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who tested in the district last year. Please see the attached MCAS Accountability letter for information about the state accountability information as well as specifics about Ashland. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

News from Athletics!
October 29: Winter Meet the Coaches Night, AHS - 7pm

November 21: Fall All-Sports Banquet, AHS - 6:30pm
*NEW FOR 2019-2020!!! A chance to celebrate the many accomplishments and highlights with ALL teams. 
Note: This does not replace individual team banquets. 

Winter Sports Registration: OPEN NOW
DEADLINE: November 25th at 12pm
Season Starts 12/2
To register: 

HS Offerings- Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Indoor Track, Cheer, Swimming & Diving, Alpine Ski, Boys Ice Hockey, Girls Ice Hockey (via Medway), Gymnastics (via Medfield)


Please join us at the
Delay Your Gray: How to Keep Your Teen Safe and Yourself Sane
PARENT WORKSHOP
Come to our FREE parent workshop for helpful tips and connect with other parents who have questions about setting limits, adolescent development, risky behavior like vaping, mental health issues and how to deal with intense teen moods.

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Natick Elks Lodge
HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS!
Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen, is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent counseling. She is a consultant to schools and treatment centers who specializes in motivating resistant preteens and teens to change.

Judy Styer is the Director of Health and Wellness at the Framingham Public Schools. Judy will discuss data regarding vaping, substance use and mental health issues from the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey.
RSVP TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD!
Register and attend our parent workshop and you'll be entered into a drawing for one of three, $100 gift cards!
Natick Elks Lodge
95 Speen St.
Natick, MA 01760


Refreshments will be served!

For more information email: workshops@waysideyouth.org

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