January 11, 2019

A Message from Principal Bare

Dear AHS Family,

I hope you enjoyed some time as a family over the winter holiday! It has been wonderful to have students back on campus as we prepare for finals and the start of the second semester. Time does go by so quickly! Please pay close attention to the special schedule for finals included in this newsletter. I had the great pleasure of watching early bird senior projects this past week. The passion projects that our seniors complete never fail to amaze me! I was once again inspired by our young people and what they created, along with the tremendous supports they received from the community to make their projects such a tremendous success. If it is not already on your calendar, I encourage you all to consider coming to be a panelist in our next round of senior projects on Wednesday, May 1st. If you would like to be on our list of volunteers please e-mail Amy Schumacher at and we will be sure to reach out to you as we get closer to the date. It is such a fun and inspiring couple of hours! I am so grateful to serve Ashland High School. Thank you for supporting our mission to “Inspire Learning for Life”.

All the best,


Being Smart About Social Media

As parents, we have all had to learn how to navigate a teenage world steeped in social media. It is a tricky landscape, but as with most things, knowledge is power. Please read the attached article for some practical strategies to help your teen manage social media.

Teaching Kids to be Smart about Social Media

Semester 1 Finals Study Session

Sunday, January 13 1:00-4:00 IVC

Free Tutoring and Snacks!

Final Countdown Review and Study Session in the IVC sponsored by AHS Math Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta. There will be at least 10 tutors available at any time. These students can answer more than just math questions. They can edit papers, provide test study and preparation assistance, help with the creating of notes sheets, etc. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this FREE tutoring by some of our schools brightest, kindest, and coolest students. There will also be plenty of treats to fuel students’ brains! Sponsored by AHS Math Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta.

Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule--

Buses will run on the regular schedule

* Indicates that teachers are available in their classrooms

Tuesday, January 15

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, January 16

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, January 17

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, January 18

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

10:00 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 – 12:00PM 6th Period Exam

12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:30PM 8th Period Exam

2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

NO SCHOOL- January 21 MLK & January 22 Teacher Inservice

Ashland Jazz Festival- January 25th & 26th

The 2019 AHS Ashland Jazz Festival has an amazing lineup of artists – both student and professional!

Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th - 7:30 PM in the Mountain Ave Theatre

All proceeds from this event go to help AHS Band and Orchestra students travel to Hawaii to perform at the Pacific Basin Music Festival!

Get tickets NOW, as we are anticipating large crowds.

For tickets, go here:

For questions, please email

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Do You Know Someone Who Wants To Play?

New Students are welcome in the AHS Band Program at the semester. An introductory meeting with Mr. Moddison is the only necessary part to join, or re-join the AHS Band Program.

Scholarship and Grant Information

ATTENTION JUNIORS: There are a few scholarships available just for Juniors! Visit the Counseling Department and check out the Current Scholarships board for scholarship opportunities.

ATTENTION SENIORS: For information on local and current scholarship opportunities, visit Under “Local Scholarships,” you will find scholarship descriptions and applications. Local Scholarship deadline is February 19, 2019. Under “Current Scholarships & Opportunities,” you will find current listings of many obscure-type scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines. If you have any questions, please visit the Counseling Department.

Travel Opportunities

London and Stratford

Ashland HS Students! Tour London and Stratford for 9 days in 2020! Come to a meeting on January 22 at 6 p.m. in the Rose Studio. Travel can change your life!

Ireland, England and France

Want to go to Ireland, England, and France this summer? The focus of this trip will be on Culture and Culinary. A meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 6 PM in the IVC.For more information call or text Meggean Bos-Marquez at (907) 953-6869.


AHS students have a great opportunity to explore Quito, Ecuador, and the enchanted Galapagos Islands this 2019 summer.

WorldStrides’ Parent Presentation.For information email

Short Term Youth Exchange Through Rotary

Rotary Short-Term (family to family) Youth Exchange is a less formal program than the full year Rotary Youth Exchange program. For the short-term program, students and their families are matched with a student and family overseas. During the summer break, the U.S. student spends three weeks overseas, and then the two students return to the U.S. for three weeks, or vice versa. While language is helpful it is not required. Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing summer!! Currently we have exchanges with Spain, France, Germany, Finland (Finns arrive in the USA approximately 6.27.19) and Wales. Interested in knowing more? You can call or text Dan Fowler, Lithia Springs Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, 707-972-6378,

Deadline to receive applications is January 10.You can apply for Short Term Exchange on line through this link:

Health Center News

Sports Physicals

The health center is providing sports physicals on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:20 AM to 1:00 PM. Sports physicals are $10.00. To make an appointment please contact Lori Vieu in the health center. The sports physical forms are available here:

OSAA School Sports Pre-Participation Examination

Vaccines Available

Just a reminder that flu and other vaccines are available for students with a parent's written permission slip. Visit the Health Center for more information or questions.

Looking Ahead

Jan 15 --18 Semester Finals (see schedule above)

Jan 20 – Middle School Drama Workshop MLK Day

Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

Jan 22 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

Jan 23 - 2nd Semester Begins- White Day

Jan 23 – Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly

Jan 25 - 26 Ashland Jazz Festival

Feb 1 - Winter Formal Dance

Feb 1 - 2 Regional Acting Competition in Eugene

Feb 7 - Careers in Gear--9th Grade Field Trip to Central Medford High School

Feb 12 - Site Council Meeting

Feb 18 - NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

Feb 23 - Jack Frost Festival

Feb 26 - Spring Sports Practice Begins

Feb 27 - Career Day

Feb 28 - Conferences- NO CLASSES

Mar 1 - Conferences- NO CLASSES

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

Senior Class of 2019

Graduation May 31, 2019

6:30 at Lithia Park Band Shell

Senior Projects Presentations

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:

Parent and Community Member 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.

Senior Cap & Gown Orders

Senior Class of 2019-- you may order your Graduation Caps and Gowns directly from the website Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

Senior All Night Fundraiser

The Senior All Night committee is selling $20 Louie's gift cards. Louie's generously donated $10 for each card sold! Text or email Lindsay Gates to purchase cards. 541-951-5911 or Also, Senior parents are needed to help sell Louie's cards.