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May 17, 2019

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Congratulations Rotary Student of the Month Maya Livni!!

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTS

Another banner year for A.H.S. in high school rankings! The U.S. News and World Report have stopped awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze medal status to schools, and instead provides a ranking. A.H.S. was recognized as the #1 high school in the valley, and 15th best high school in the state. This places us in the top 5% of the high schools in the state of Oregon. This is due to your hard work, dedication, and providing high-level standards to each of our students. If you would like to read more about it, check out the link below.

Last Day to Pre-Order Yearbooks is May 23rd

Yearbooks are $45 and are available for advanced purchase in the main office until May 23rd. No pre-sales after May 23rd. Yearbooks will be distributed during 6th period on Thursday, May 30th. Extra yearbooks will go on sale after the assembly on Thursday, May 30 in the office--until they run out.

Scholarship Awards Night-- May 23 in the Theater

Thursday, May 23

7:00 PM

Ashland High School Theatre

Students receiving a scholarship,

will get an invitation soon!

(Please follow the invitation instructions carefully)

Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend!

Graduation Day-- May 31 at Lithia Park Bandshell 6:15PM

May 31--MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal is from 9-12 at the Bandshell. Please bring your Caps and Gowns.

Students please return to the bandshell by 5:00pm.

Pre-show begins at 5:30

Processional begins at 6:00pm


Please remember that the lawn seating area will be roped off until 5pm. Any items placed on the lawn before 5pm will be removed.

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Reminder to all Seniors--

Fees and fines must be paid in full before graduation day.

Please log in to your Parent PowerSchool account https://ps.ashland.k12.or.us/public/ and click on "School & Library Fees" to see the status of your account or call the front office 541-482-8771. Directions of how to pay fees and fines online are available here:

http://ashland.k12.or.us/SIB/files/Online_Fee_Payment.pdf


Lunch accounts are on a different system and can be accessed at https://www.mymealtime.com/

Semester 2 Finals Schedule-

* Indicates that teachers are available in their classrooms

Tuesday, June 4

8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session*

10:00 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 – 12:00PM 1st Period Exam

12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:30PM 3rd Period Exam

2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

Wednesday, June 5

8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session*

10:00 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 – 12:00PM 5th Period Exam

12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:30PM 7th Period Exam

2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

Thursday, June 6

8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session*

10:00 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 – 12:00PM 2nd Period Exam

12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:30PM 4th Period Exam

2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

Friday, June 7

8:30 – 10:00AM 6th Period Exam

10:00 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 – 12:00PM 8th Period Exam

12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

Career and Counseling Center News

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Want to reduce your senior year stress level? Get a jump start on your college applications this summer by taking a college application essay writing workshop! One workshop will take place at the Ashland Library, beginning July 14th with class sessions three consecutive Sunday afternoons; the other workshop will take place at the Talent Library, beginning on July 29th and will meet on Monday/Wednesday mornings for two weeks. These workshops will consist of interactive class sessions, individual consultations, and mentored writing assignments. Tuition will be affordable for all participants. For more information, see Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center, where you can also pick up a full brochure and registration form.

Overwhelmed by the thought of planning for college?

ASPIRE’s trained volunteer mentors can help you explore your educational options. Mentors assist students in researching colleges, preparing admissions and scholarship applications, understanding the financial aid process, and many other aspects of the road to education after high school. To learn more about ASPIRE, or to pick up an application, see Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center.

The Ashland Police Department Survey

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 are encouraged to participate in this survey, which can be found on the department’s webpage, as well as at the website wwww.ashlandpd.com. Hard copies of the survey can also be picked up and turned in at the police department located at 1155 E. Main Street.


The survey closes the second week of June – let your voice be heard!

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Community Volunteers Needed for AHS Spring Business Trade Show program!

Over the course of the semester, students from AHS business classes have been creating new business ventures from scratch. In groups, students have developed a prototype, marketing plan, management plan, and elevator pitch for their entrepreneurial idea. Students will put all their work to the test during the Spring Ashland Business Trade Show and Ashland Business Pitch Competition by showing off their work to you and competing to be the best entrepreneurial idea of the semester!


This will be a trade show like environment where all the students in Ashland High School’s Intro to Business and Small Business classes will be showing off their entrepreneurial ideas. Students have tables with products to display and show off to judges along with their elevator pitch. Judging times spans the entire class period, but judges are able to come and go during that time as it fits their schedule. When at the trade show, judges will be asked to walk around and talk with the students about their business ideas, then vote for the ideas they like best.

*There is no specific time commitment for the trade show, judges can come and go as they please during the sessions and spend as much or as little time as they want, talking to and evaluating business ideas.

Rosie Converse Soriano
Business & Computer Science Teacher
Career & Technical Education

Trivia Night-- Wednesday, May 22

National Honors Society will be hosting a Trivia Night in the IVC on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Come for a fun night of snacks, prizes, and trivia!

Renee Gardener's Retirement Reception- Thursday, May 23

Former Bobcats and their parents are welcome to come to Renee Gardener’s retirement reception on Thursday, May 23rd from 3 pm to 4:30 in the Bellview gym. Come wish her well and have some cake and lemonade. Teachers are welcome too - anyone who knows and appreciates her!

28 years teaching at Bellview Elementary!

Summer Camps

AHS Theatre 5-Day Summer Camp for Grades 3-8

June 11-15. Tuesday through Saturday 9 am - 2 pm every day, performance on June 15 at 2 pm for parents and friends!

Student-Lead Workshops on Performance and Auditioning

Dancing, Acting, and Singing

The first 25 to register are guaranteed a spot

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Looking Ahead

NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day May 27

May 20- Spring Band Concert

May 21 - Final Orchestra Concert

May 23 - Scholarship Awards Night

May 27 - NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

May 28 - Choir Concert

May 30- Yearbook Distribution and End of Year Assembly

May 31 - Graduation

June 1 - SAT Test

June 3 - AHS Theater Gerry Awards

June 4 - 7 - Finals (see schedule below)

June 7 - Last Day of School- Early Release


June 11 - Site Council Meeting


The AHS 2018-19 Events Calendar is available on SharePoint AHS Event Calendar

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