Friday, March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

 Good afternoon-

A reminder that iParent access to course recommendation approval will close later today. Please check your student's course requests and submit your approval ASAP. Thank you!

A friendly reminder for grade 10 families from the school nurses:

As noted in a letter we sent home in December, Massachusetts state law mandates that every 10th grade student has a recent physical exam on file in the school health office. An exam done after 9/1/2019 will meet the requirement. As of today, we are still missing exam forms for a large number of students! 

If your child had a physical exam on or after 9/1/2019, please forward a copy of the exam form to our office as soon as possible. If your child has not had an exam recently, please arrange to have this done now. Documentation can be sent to the health office via mail, fax (508-881-0187), or email (

Kindly note that students without this documentation will not be allowed to begin 11th grade classes in the fall. Thank you!

Feeling thirsty? Come join the NHS for our Ashland Nutrition fundraiser this weekend! Located at 61 Pond Street in Ashland, there is a great variety of refreshing teas and smoothies to try, especially all the fun candy flavors! With every purchase made from Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, March 7 with the mention of "Ashland NHS," there will be a donation made to ACLU MA. Come support!

News from Student Council

Clocker Idol:
The Student Council is excited to be presenting Season Seven of "The Clocker Idol" to the Ashland Community!  Join us on Wednesday, March 17th at 7pm either tuning in on WACA-TV, YouTube, or Facebook.  Our contestants this year are: Annalyn Blanchard, Sarah Chappelle, Justin Galang, Katarina Gertje, Brady McGuire, Nathan Noel, Priscilla Oluokun, and Emma Pawl.  For more information, and to check out our promotional videos, check out our website at:

Financial Reality Fair
The AHS Student Council is working to put together our second annual "Financial Reality Fair" for the graduating seniors.  This event will be held on Friday, May 28th in-person at the high school, with all participants wearing masks and Covid-precautions followed.

Each senior will receive a paycheck and credit score and will need to navigate various booths where they will have to make financial decisions (renting an apartment, getting a car, getting insurance, etc.)  The event in 2019 was a huge success -- 92% of the students who participated in the event and completed the post-event survey said that they found the fair very informative and that they learned something that they will use in their lives.  

To run this event successfully we need help from the community.  We are looking for professionals who can work with the students to help them make financial decisions and help guide them along the way.  Specifically, we are looking for anyone with a background in housing (realtors), furniture, food, insurance (renter's insurance and auto insurance), clothing, transportation, charity/community service, education (paying for college), luxuries (vacation, entertainment, pets), utilities (internet / phone / cable / gas / electricity), personal savings, retirement savings, or budgeting.  In addition, we are also looking for anyone who is willing to help out as a "general volunteer."  These "general volunteers" will be trained by the professionals at their booth and will then be able to engage in financial conversations with students, helping them make decisions.

For more information (including a video from the 2019 event and photos and to sign-up to volunteer, visit our website at:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaitlin Merson at (Student Council President) or Josh Wiczer at (Student Council Advisor).

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