Ashley High School

News for the Weeks of 11/21 & 11/28

No School Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th

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FLEX Update

Due to the increased number of students who are choosing to not attend their assigned FLEX session each day, we will be begin assigning FLEX detention to those students. This will begin on 11/28 when we return from the Thanksgiving break. Please encourage your student to register each day for a FLEX session and to attend each day as assigned.
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Thanksgiving Meal Opportunities

New Hanover County:

FEAST OF HOPE meal provided by Northside Church:

Pick-up is at Northside Church on College Road (across from Laney High School). It is a drive-thru event.

Here's the link:

Port City United/North Side Food Co-op Soul Food Sunday:

Sunday, November 20 @ 4pm- Community Meal provided by local chefs & a box of Thanksgiving canned goods to take home.

Located @ Dreams (901 Fanning Street) - (English & Spanish flyers attached to this email)

Pender County:

FEAST OF HOPE meal provided by Northside Church:

There is not a Pender County pick up location this year, but delivery is available. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but filling out an order form will reserve their order in advance.

Here's the link:

Transportation Reminder

A reminder to parents/guardians that if your student does not ride the bus at least 3 days a week, their bus stop may be deleted, per the transportation department policy. If your transportation needs have changed since the beginning of the year, or you need to re-request a bus pass for your student, please contact the Ashley High School front desk and understand that bus passes may take 24-48 business hours to be generated.

The Ashley front desk is unable to provide last-minute passes for bus routes that students are not assigned to by the transportation department.

Yearbook Info

Yearbooks are on sale now for $60.00. Get yours before the price goes up on December 21. There will be no extras ordered this year, so if you don't order one in advance, you probably won't get one. Visit Mrs. Williams's yearbook information page for more information on ordering your book:, or visit OR go directly to the Balfour website:

Holiday Help

Each year Ashley High School strives to help Eagle Families in need for the Holidays. Please fill out this form if you are a family in need of extra Holiday Help. Make sure to read the instructions carefully. Please note that as much as we want to fill every need and wish, our ability to help relies on volunteer donors. We strive to ensure that each child receives something from their list.

Holiday Help Application

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

The North Carolina Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar will take place in spring or early summer 2023, and one to two 10th graders from Ashley High School will be selected to attend. The Seminar focuses on civic leadership and engagement, volunteerism, and compassion for others and community. To learn more, visit
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Key Club News

On Saturday, November 19th, students from Ashley's Key Club participated in a tree planting. 124 trees were planted in Pine Forest Cemetery to replace those destroyed by storms. The Arbor Day Foundation and Cape Fear Garden Club worked with the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees to put on the event.

Pine Forest is a historically black cemetery. When insurrectionists murdered African Americans in Wilmington and deposed the elected city government, many black citizens hid in Pine Forest Cemetery. The cemetery is also the resting place of many prominent black leaders, including Dr. James B. Dudley, the president of North Carolina A&T College from 1896-1925, Dr. James Francis Shober, who was the first licensed physician in North Carolina, and some victims of the 1898 massacre.

124 trees were planted to commemorate the 124th anniversary of the attack and honor those who died.

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Important Dates

11/23 -11/25 - No School for the Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30 - WorkKeys Test for Select 12th Graders

12/5 - Men's Soccer Banquet - 6:00 pm

12/5 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm - MEAC

12/5 - Booster Club Meeting - 6:00 pm

12/6 - Marine Science Academy Parent Information Night - 6:00 pm Room 419

12/6 - Band Concert 7:00 pm - MEAC

12/7 - Junior Class Ring Ordering During All Lunches

12/8 - BETA Club Inductions 6:00 pm

12/9 - Improv Show 7:00 - MEAC