Grizz-o-Gram

December 6th, 2019

Ashland High School-- Oregon

Office Hours 7:45-4:15 (closes at 3:15 on Wednesdays)


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In This Week's Grizz-o-Gram

  • TCB Scheduler opens Monday, December 9
  • Upcoming Events including Winter Fine Arts Festival, AHS Talent Show, 9th Grade Parent Coffee and more!
  • Bike Theft Precautions
  • News for Seniors and all kinds of good stuff!

TCB Scheduler is here!

Parents and Students: The TCB Scheduler is here!

It’s here! TCB Scheduler. The scheduler allows students, parents, guardians and teachers to view a student’s TCB schedule. The scheduler goes live Monday, December 9. Over the next couple of weeks, teachers and students will be learning and getting used to the new system.


What is TCB?

TCB stands for ‘Taking Care of Business.’ Four days each week (M T TH F), we provide a 31 minute period for students to schedule a time with any teacher for support.


Why the change? The change is to allow a move from our current paper tracking system for TCB to an online system that will allow you and your student to see how your student is using their TCB time and track their attendance.


Starting Monday, December 9, parent/guardians and students will see the TCB Scheduler in the PowerSchool web portal. Students may also download a mobile app.


TCB Scheduler allows students to request a TCB session with any available teacher and have it show up in the PowerSchool portal for the student, teachers and your parent/guardians to see.


How will students schedule time with a teacher using the new scheduler? Students will talk with either the teacher they want to visit or their 2nd/6th period teacher and ask to be scheduled on a specific date. Teachers may also request to see a student. The change will appear in the PowerSchool portal and on the app for both parents/guardians and students to see.


When is it OK to ask a teacher for a TCB session?

In general, students will talk with their 2nd or 6th period teacher at the start of TCB to get scheduled with another teacher. Some teachers may set aside time during their regular class period for requests or allow emails – ask at the start of TCB or follow the expectations for each class.


What do students do if they don’t need to see a teacher? Students will remain with their 2nd or 6th period teacher and use the time to study or complete homework.


Will students earn a grade? No. Students do not earn a grade for TCB but attendance is a requirement and falls under the school attendance policy.


How Do Students and Parent/Guardians Access the Scheduler?

You may access the scheduler in 2 ways.


(see QR Codes below)

OPTION FOR STUDENTS WITH A MOBILE PHONE

Access through a stand-alone mobile app. (see below)

Step 2: Open app. A mobile code will display.


Step 3: Navigate to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and log in as a parent/student.


Step 4: Click on Adaptive Scheduler link on left menu


Step 5: Click on Mobile App tab and enter the code that was displayed in the app. THIS IS CASE SENSITIVE!


The app will now load with the student’s schedule.


PLEASE NOTE: Parent/guardians with more than one student at AHS cannot use the app.

Talent Show - Friday, December 6

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Come to the Mountain Ave Theatre this Friday December 6th and see some awesome students perform! From musicians to dancers, our students are ready to showcase their skills. Tickets are $5 at the door!

Bike Theft Precaution

Attention Bike Riders!

We have had 3 very nice bikes stolen from our campus during the middle of the day in the last 3 weeks. The thieves come with bolt cutters so even locking them with a regular cable lock is not enough of a deterrent. We know that riding bikes to school is a healthy choice for kids and the environment. To protect your bikes, we strongly recommend purchasing a kryptonite U lock for your bike to securely lock it up.

Discounted Cap & Gown Order Deadline - Friday, December 13

The discount deadline for ordering your cap and gown and grad supplies is quickly approaching. Orders placed after December 13th will cost more, so please get your order form in the mail or order online at highschool.herffjones.com. Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

Winter Fine Arts Festival - Friday, December 13

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Receive Text Alerts

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Travel Opportunities

Rogue News Sponsorship

Jamie Hirsh's Rogue News Class produces a fabulous school paper once a month-- copies are available at the Main Office, in the Library Building and off campus at these local businesses: the YMCA. If your business is interested in advertising or in having a copies available for the public, please contact theroguenews@gmail.com
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Bus Drivers Wanted

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Come join our team of dedicated school bus drivers with the Ashland School District! No CDL? No problem! We offer on-site job training for your Class B CDL. You must be able to pass criminal / driving background checks and a drug test. If you’re interested in Good Pay, Benefits, and driving Good Equipment, see our job postings or call for more information:

www.ashland.k12.or.us/Employment 541-482-3174

Posting 19-93 Bus Driver, Transportation: $15.60 per hour, 4.2 hours per day, benefitted position

Posting 16-122 Substitute Bus Driver, Ashland School District: hours vary depending on need, salary based on Classified Salary Schedule

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Senior News

Discounted Cap & Gown Order Deadline - Friday, December 13

The discount deadline for ordering your cap and gown and grad supplies is quickly approaching. Orders placed after December 13th will cost more, so please get your order form in the mail or order online at highschool.herffjones.com. Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

Early Senior Project Presentations - Wednesday, January 8

Seniors who would like to present their Senior Projects early may do so on January 8 from 3:00-4:00pm. Please contact Amanda.McGrew@ashland.k12.or.us in Room 206

Yearbook Parent Ads will be accepted until January 10

Looking for a creative way to tell your graduate, “I love you and I’m proud of you” now that their high school years are coming to an end? If the answer is yes, think about placing a “Senior Ads” in the yearbook. Yearbook dedication ads are a great way to give your child the special recognition they deserve, for everyone to see, in the 2020 yearbook.

Space will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we need to meet a minimum number of ads to place them in the book.

Proceeds of these ads help keep the cost of the yearbook low and provide book for students in need.

Direct link https://tinyurl.com/gradAds2020

Any additional information about these ads can be requested from kris.prusko@ashland.k12.or.us

Senior Project Presentations - Friday, May 1

Seniors will present their capstone projects to a panel of community members. (Half day for 9th and 10th graders.)

Cap and Gown Delivery - Monday, May 11

Cap and Gown Orders will be distributed on May 11 during lunch in the theater lobby.

Graduation!!!! - May 29, 2020

Counseling Office

Counselors Are Here To Help

Counselors are here to help your students succeed. Students can drop in at the counseling office during school hours to fill out a counselor reservation form, or email Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us or call 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment.

Counselors are assigned by student's last name as follows:


Keri Phipps (All Freshmen) Keri.Phipps@ashland.k12.or.us

Diane Berry (Last Names A-He) Diane.Berry@ashland.k12.or.us

Kalli Walker (Last Names Hi-Me) Kalli.Walker@ashland.k12.or.us

Jeff Roscher (Last Names Mi-Z) Jeffrey.Roscher@ashland.k12.or.us

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Attention Seniors: Check out our “Scholarship Opportunities” bulletin board outside the Counseling office. You can also find a complete listing of Local, OSAC and Current Scholarships & Opportunities on the AHS website: www.ashland.k12.or.us/scholarships.

Attention Juniors: There are a couple scholarship opportunities for you as well. If you have questions, please contact Karyn Barats in the Counseling Office, or call 541-482-2278.

College Information Newsletter - Fall 2019

COLLEGE VISITS


Throughout the school year, college admissions officers visit AHS to talk with students about their respective schools. If a visit is during class, students should get pre-approval from the teacher. College visits, times and locations are listed in the daily announcements and posted in the College and Career Center (CCC). Visits are held in the CCC unless otherwise announced. Currently, the following visits are scheduled, but new schools will be added their visits are scheduled. For more information contact Jen Marsden at jennifer.marsden@ashland.k12.or.us

Looking Ahead - December 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

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Ashland Emergency Food Bank Volunteers - Saturday, December 14th, 2019

The Ashland Emergency Food Bank needs student volunteers to help process an expected 11 or 12 TONS of food contributions Saturday, December 14. Volunteers are needed from about 9:15 to around 1:30-ish. You will receive credit for double community service hours working at this event. If you are able to help, please leave a message at the Food Bank with your name and the hours we can count on you for. Please wear appropriate clothing for working either indoors or outdoors.

The AEFB phone number is 488-9544 or you can email owenslyn@gmail.com The Food Bank is located at 560 Clover Lane, across from the Holiday Inn Express. Thanks for your help! We can't do it without you!

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Volunteer for Friends of the Animal Shelter Holiday Fair

FOTAS is planning a new major event which presents opportunities for Ashland HS students, starting immediately and through the end of the year. Deck The Paws Holiday Fair, a community-wide event, will be held on December 7 at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center (PPCC). The fair will be open to the public, free admission. There are three main components:

· Individuals and families can bring their pets for photo portraits with Santa Paws and Cat-Elf.

· A wide array of hand-crafted gifts and décor will be on sale.

· Attendees can enjoy a reasonably priced, nutritious hot soup lunch.

Ashland HS students can participate in many different ways:

Make handcrafted items – We are collecting wonderful creations to sell at the fair. Wooden, woven, painted, sculpted – you name it, just create it! Students can join the “FOTAS Elves” group on Facebook and review photos and how-to posts for inspiration.

Organize and run your own table – Get a class or club to work together to stock and staff an Ashland HS table at the fair. In addition to selling items for the benefit of FOTAS, you can present information and displays about school projects (especially nice if animal related).

Help with photography – We need 2-6 students skilled in photo editing and computers to prepare and print 5x7” glossy prints of family and pet portraits at the fair. We will have one training session (1-2 hours) in September, and a full rehearsal for all participants in the photo project in October. Students can also work as roaming event photographers. After the fair we will need help organizing and uploading photo files.

Help with publicity – Dozens of event posters need to be distributed to locations throughout Ashland and beyond.

Singing & entertainment – We will have caroling and performances on the plaza at PPCC. Canopies and patio heaters will be set up if the weather requires. The Ashland HS Choir is invited to perform, and other groups and even individuals (jugglers? magicians?) are encouraged to sign up.

Paint faces – Students who paint or enjoy doing makeup are needed to do face painting. They will need to develop 6-8 sample faces on poster board, to display at the fair, and take shifts 11AM-4PM. Brushes and paint can be supplied.

Work at the fair – We will start setting up the fair at 7:30AM on December 7. Students with their own vehicles can shuttle boxes of merchandise and supplies to PPCC from a nearby staging location. We will need a small army of volunteers to unpack these boxes, set up tables and displays, and decorate the venue – all by 11AM. And then at 4-6PM we need to pack it all up and leave PPCC sparkling clean! Students do not need to commit for the entire day – just join the morning or afternoon team.

For more information or to sign up for a Deck The Paws job, contact Laura at 458-226-0600 or laura.ahearn@standfordalumni.org

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School Websites

Bus Schedule

ASD Transportation 541 482 3174

Stacey.Delgado@ashland.k12.or.us

Click here to see bus routes and times:

https://www.ashland.k12.or.us/SIB/files/2019-2020%20WEB%20ROUTES.pdf

Students riding a bus to any location other than their designated bus stop must have parental permission and obtain a BUS PASS from the front office.

Student Parking

Parking is now enforced in all lots. All vehicles parked on student lots must display a parking pass. Parking passes may be purchased in the main office for $20 per year. Parking violations of any kind will receive a warning sticker for the first offense, a tire boot for the second offense and third offenses will be towed. Please contact Glenna.Stiles@ashland.k12.or.us for parking issues.
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