April 12, 2019

Grizz Pageant-- TONIGHT! April 12 at 7pm


April 12th 7pm Mountain Avenue Theater

Grizz Pageant one of the highlights of the year! This fundraiser event gets eight incredible students from each grade to compete in raising money for Asante Regional Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. A night showcasing talent, humor, dance moves, and more, these Grizzlies will give you a peek into their lives, provide entertainment and create memories to last a lifetime. Two contestants will be crowned: one for raising the most money and one for their Pageant performance.

All of the proceeds raised from their fundraising pursuits and donations at the event will go towards cutting-edge technology for Asante's NICU to help premature babies!

Let's meet this year's contestants!

Our 9th graders: Davidson Graham and Anna Gutrich. Our sophomores: James Le Fond and Gabe Giancarlo. Our juniors: Sequoia Jacobson and Sam Austin. And our seniors: Nicky Clary and Richie Sommers.

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Ashland High School 2019 Yearbooks are now available for purchase online at

The price is just $45 for this beautiful hardcover treasure trove of memories.

Senior Projects Presentations--May 1 Early Release for 9th and 10th Grade

Spring Presentations will be held on Wednesday, May 1st.

Senior Projects are an important opportunity for AHS Seniors to explore subjects and interests in ways that challenge them and encourage them to go above and beyond anything they have done before. Senior Projects also teach students the importance of giving back to their community and sharing their knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. These projects are shared in a formal presentation setting where students have a chance to discuss not only what they accomplished but also their journey over the last four years of high school.

Full handbook is available on the AHS website:

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Senior Project Volunteers Needed!!

Senior Project Panelists needed for the Spring Presentations. Please support our hardworking seniors by volunteering to observe presentations on Wednesday, May 1st. Contact Amy Schumacher at for details.

Cap and Gowns --May 13

A representative from Herff Jones will deliver the pre-paid cap and gown orders at lunch in the theater lobby. Caps and Gowns can be ordered from Herff Jones 1-800-442-4696

Scholarship Awards Night--May 23 in the Theater

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

If you require any accommodations to access the ceremony, please contact Deb Falk, or 541-482-2100. This includes sign language interpretation, handicapped access, or specialized seating due to age or disability.

Please note: The lawn seating area will be roped off until 5pm. Any items placed on the lawn before 5pm will be removed.

Calling all seniors!!

Any seniors who would like to speak or perform at graduation, please submit a request to before April 19th.

Fees and Fines

All fees and fines must be paid in full before graduation day. Please call the front office to check the status of your student's account. 541-482-8771

Career and Counseling Center News

Finding A College That's A “GOOD FIT”- Wednesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 24th 6:30-8:00 pm in the AHS Library.

Overwhelmed by the thought of planning for college? You are not alone. Finding an educational pathway that’s a good fit for YOU takes some planning. AHS students of all ages (and their parents/guardians) are invited to come learn more about the process of planning for education after high school – a process which has the capacity to provide the student (and parent) an opportunity for self-discovery, reflection and growth. Those who take the time to do their research are more likely to find an educational pathway that is a good fit.

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.

Community Service

Ashland Emergency Food Bank

Ashland Emergency Food bank is having a green bag drive tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 – 1:00. If anyone needs community service hours, this is a great opportunity. Please contact 541-488-9544.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Ashland Schools Foundation



§ What? Phone Bank for Ashland Schools Foundation’s 30th Annual Fund Drive

§ When is it – When are the dedicated school nights (the nights each school works to get their volunteers at the phone drive)?

  • April 15 (Mon) – Bellview, Helman, Walker
  • April 17 (Wed) – Bellview, Helman, Walker
  • April 23 (Tues) – AHS & John Muir
  • April 25 (Thurs) – AMS & Willow Wind CLC

§ Where is it? The Windsor Inn (across I-5 on the right)

§ What is the time schedule?

  • 6:00 – 6:10 pm… Check-in, eat dinner donated by local restaurants, chat with other volunteers.
  • 6:10 – 6:30 pm… Training while you eat.
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm… Call parents and previous donors.

§ Who will I be calling? If you come on your dedicated school night we will try to have you call other parents from your school who may or may not already be donors to ASF. If you are calling on another night you may be calling either parents from other schools or community members who are already ASF donors.

§ If I have my own cell phone, can I use it? We hope you will! We have been fortunate to have the sponsorship of Verizon, who will be able to loan us some cell phones – but it will not be enough for all callers. We will need to rely on some volunteers using their own phone.

§ I can’t come on my dedicated school night, but am still interested in helping. That’s great. Sign up for any night that fits your schedule.

§ Is there babysitting available? No. We have supplied babysitting options in past years, but have had such little usage that we no longer offer babysitting.

§ I’ve never done this before and am uncomfortable asking people for money! Don’t worry – everyone feels that way at first. You’ll get help with what to say and how to say it. You’ll be surprised at how supportive our community is for the education of our children. Encourage a friend to sign up to volunteer with you – there’s strength in numbers – and you can practice on each other before you begin. The first phone call can be scary, but that first donation makes you feel incredibly good. By the time you leave you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ve had and will feel great about making a real difference in the Ashland schools.

All volunteers are eligible for prize drawings!

Sign up online to volunteer at
Call ASF at 541-482-8197 for more info

Check out our new brochure HERE!


The Rotary Club is looking for current sophomores to apply to a Summer Leadership Camp called RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). Selected students will spend six days cooperating, collaborating, and rising to the challenge of learning with 170 other campers, counselors, facilitators and Rotarians.

Students will learn skills on topics including leadership styles, group dynamics, communication skills, conflict resolution, decision-making, goal setting etc. Experiential learning is a major component of camp. In addition, RYLA provides traditional camp experiences like time for recreation and campfires.

They are looking for students who are leaders and potential leaders. Both extroverts and introverts will find value at RYLA.

All expenses are paid; between the two Ashland Rotary Clubs, we offer five camper scholarships at no cost to families. Transportation provided.

Please direct interested students to the Counseling Department for informational sheets and applications.

For more information, contact the following Rotarians:

Jamie Rosenthal at or Adrienne Simmons at


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Looking Ahead

Apr 12 - Grizz Pageant

Apr 12 - 13 - Model UN Conference

Apr 18 - 19 Speech and Debate State Competition

Apr 23 - Site Council Meeting

Apr 24 - Finding a College That Is "A Good Fit"

May 1 - Senior Projects-- Early Release 9th & 10th graders

May 1 - 5 Last Mainstage: Almost Maine- A Comedy

May 4 - SAT Test

May 4 - Prom

May 8 - Top Performers' Dessert

May 8 - Campus Tours- Incoming 8th Graders and New Students

May 9 - 12 - Last Mainstage: Almost Maine- A Comedy

May 13 - Cap and Gowns Delivered

May 14 - Site Council Meeting

May 15 -17 - Student Directed One Acts

May 17 - Debate-A-Thon

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 31 - Graduation

June 1 - SAT Test

June 4 - 7 - Finals

June 7 - Early Release

June 11 - Site Council Meeting

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

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