Update from the Middle
May 3, 2019
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th-10th: Schedule/Teacher Invite
Our teachers make a world of difference! To show our appreciation the Classified Staff and Leadership have special things planned for every day next week. Our theme is "Thanks from Around the World."
If you love to cook and would like to drop off your favorite dish, for either of the days listed below, please let us know by responding to this email.
- Wednesday, 5/8: Sweet Treats from Many Lands
- Friday, 5/10: It's a Melting Pot - Our Favorite Cultural Dishes
Drop off your contribution when you drop off your student for school.
8th Grade End of Year Info
- 15 May: Student Auditions for Farewell Ceremony @ 2:00pm (pre-registration required)
- 6 June: Yearbook Day. — All fees and fines must be paid and all book and uniforms must be turned in before students will receive their yearbook.
- 6 June: 8th Farewell Party @ 7pm
- 7 June: 8:40am 8th Grade Students arrive to school for rehearsal. The Farewell Ceremony is 11:00am—12:15pm in the large gym.
High School Musical Jr.
May 30th & 31st
General Admission Tickets $7.00
Book by: David Simpatico
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini
Songs by: Matthew Gerrard & Robbie Nevil; Ray Cham, Greg Cham & Andrew Seeley; Randy Petersen & Kevin Quinn; Andy Dodd & Adam Watts; Bryan Louiselle; David N.Lawrence & Faye Greenberg; Jamie Houston
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
AMS Parent Nights
When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sorry, childcare is not provided.
TBD - Making Smart Choices—The Brain at this Age
Proposed New Science Curriculum Review
Ashland School District Parents are invited to review proposed new science curriculum for 4th - 12th grade at all district schools.
Two remaining opportunities to review: Flyer
- May 9, from 5 - 6:30pm
- May 16, from 5:30 - 7:00pm
District Office Board Room, 885 Siskiyou Blvd
- See samples of hands-on materials for grades 5-8
- Interact with online curriculum for grades 4-8
- View hard copies of the textbooks for grades 9-12
- View the rubrics used to evaluate the curriculum for both academic purposes and equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Committee members will be there to answer questions and hear any comments or concerns
Grades 6th-8th: Tuesday Co-Ed middle school ultimate frisbee has had a great turnout so far! May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4. 3:30-5pm at AMS upper fields. Waivers available at the fields. No experience needed, free! Fun, skills and drills, and games. Snacks and water provided. Bring a friend! stay tuned for news on our summer camp and fall middle School league!
Graduating 8th graders: Consider playing ultimate Frisbee with Ashland high school's new official club sport! We have a great core of players and are looking to start a JV team next year as well. We play in the fall and the spring. Fall is our learning and conditioning season, spring is our competitive season.
For more information contact James.firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Grizz Clinics • Last One Tomorrow
Current 1st-8th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball Players
Where: Ashland High School Mountain Ave. Gym
When: Saturdays April 13th-May 4th
1st-5th Grade: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
6th-8th Grade : 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
HOW TO SIGN UP! - Registration Form
Register for Future Grizz Saturdays by sending the registration form and $15 for ONE, $35 for Three, or $45 for all 4 clinics to the address below. Make checks payable to AHS Basketball!
IF YOU SIGN UP AT THE DOOR—$20SEND ALL REGISTRATIONS TO:
Ashland High School
Attn: Sam Osofsky
201 S. Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Two Ashland Homestay Families Needed for Japanese Middle Schoolers
When: July 21 to August 2, 2019 - Host Families will meet the Japanese students July 21st at the Ashland Hills Hotel.Who: Two Japanese middle school students from Tokunoshima, Japan accompanied by a Japanese teacher/chaperone for the entire visit.
Needed: Two Ashland families, preferable with middle school-aged children, as Host Families.
ScienceWorks Summer Camps
6th-8th Grade Camps - Brochure
- JUNE 10–14: The Sounds of Space
- JUNE 17-21: Ecoworks
- JUNE 24–28: EcoWorks
- JULY 8–12: The World of Wizarding
- JULY 15–19: To the Moon & Beyond
- JULY 22–26: Camp Gomphidius
- JULY 29–AUGUST 2: Crazy Chemistry
- AUGUST 5–9: Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab
- AUGUST12–16: CSI: ScienceWorks
- AUGUST 19–23: Maker Sound Camp
Youth Conservation Corps Program
Ashland Parks is offering an opportunity for the youth of the Rogue Valley to participate in restoration and riparian work in Ashland parks and trails during our summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program. Incoming 8th-12th graders will earn 25 hours of community service per four-day session: June 10-13, June 24-27 and July 8-11.
SOU Summer Day Camps and Classes! Register Now
Summer Better Than Others offers tremendous summer learning opportunities for middle school youth. Check out our full line up for ages 6-14 on their website.
inside.sou.edu/youth/summer (541) 552-6452
The Ashland Police Department Wants Your Input!
A new community survey was released by the Ashland Police Department (APD). In partnership with the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission and BetaGov, the brief, 10-item survey does not collect identifying information so that responses can be honest and accurate. The survey seeks input on APD relationships and engagement with the community.
All members of the community including students and parents are encouraged to participate in this survey, which can be found at the links below. Hard copies of the survey can also be picked up and turned in at the police department located at 1155 E. Main Street.
Take the survey now:
The survey closes the second week of June – let your voice be heard!
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The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and services and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated at our school to handle inquiries and complaints regarding nondiscrimination policies and to coordinate compliance efforts:
Name: Steve Retzlaff Title: Principal
Address: 100 Walker Ave
Telephone: 541-482-1611 ext. 3109
Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the district office at 885 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland Oregon (phone: 541-482-2811) by contacting:
- Director of Student Services (for student inquiries): Samuel Bogdanove
Complaints may also be directed to: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20202, or by calling (800) 421-3481 or (877) 521-2172 (TTY).