Ashland High School-- Oregon

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This week's Grizz...

  • Career & Technical Education Programs Video - Cool!
  • 2020-2021 AP Class Meetings
  • Spring Conferences March 5 & 6
  • Information for 8th Graders Coming to AHS
  • Oregon Public Universities Tour
  • Book Donations Needed for Senior Project
  • César E. Chávez Leadership Conference - Friday, March 13

Ashland High School Career and Technical (CTE) Programs - Check it out!

AHS has amazing CTE programs and opportunities for high school students to earn substantial college credit.

Check out this video of the learning opportunities and really cool stuff you can do in our CTE classes.

CTE elective courses focus on real-world practical skills that prepare students for college and career. And they are fun. Kudos to our CTE staff and students for this great introduction to our programs.

AHS CTE Programs Video

2020-2021 AP Classes Meetings This Month

All sophomores and juniors interested in taking Advanced Placement Courses next year should attend the upcoming lunch informational sessions for the classes they are interested in. Learning about these classes before selecting them is critical to making good decisions about your schedule and life balance. During these sessions students will learn about the content, format and homework expectations of the class. By earning strong grades or high scores on the AP exams, students can earn college credits with these classes.

The following is a list of upcoming AP class lunchtime informational meetings. The list will be posted on the counseling office near the door.

AP Government with Mr. Bolling: Monday, February 24 in the IVC

AP Calculus with Ms. Anderson: Tuesday, February 25 in H-25

AP Psychology with Mr. Roscher: Wednesday, February 26 in 205

AP Literature with Mr. Abrams: Friday, February 28: in 203

All 9th grade students interested in taking AP US History with Mr. Huard should plan on attending an informational meeting with him on Monday, March 2 in the IVC.

AP US History with Mr. Huard: Monday, March 2 in the IVC


Spring Conferences are scheduled March 5 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and March 6 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Information on scheduling with individual teachers will be available soon.

Returning students will need to attend a small group forecasting schedule with a counselor to request courses for 2020-2021.

9th Grade Parents:

Computer labs: Parents/students officially enter class requests on PowerSchool

Classrooms: Parents and students sign up for individual conferences with teachers

Commons and Shop rooms: CTE and Visual Arts Open House

Thursday, March 5, 11-7

Friday, March 6, 8-4

During Conferences on Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, you and your student will need to sign up for a 30-minute group session in one of our computer labs. During this session, you will submit your student’s official class requests for the following year. During these sessions, you will be able modify your student’s elective class choices before uploading requests.

During these same days, you will also be able to sign up for individual 10-15 minute conferences with your student’s teachers.

Current 8th Graders - Welcome to Ashland High School!

March 2nd

8th Grade Parent Meeting at 6:30 to 7:30 in the AHS Theatre

Please join us to learn more about Ashland High School. We will present an overview of our Mission and Values and how we support all students in earning their high school diploma. We will also showcase a few of our many elective opportunities in Career and Technical Education, Music, and the Arts.

March 9th - 13th

Middle School visits from AHS Counselors (please contact your school to know when the AHS Counselors will be at your school.

March 17th

8th Grade Families Forecasting Support in AHS Library 6:00 to 7:30

AHS Counselors will be in the Ashland High School Library to answer questions about your student’s high school schedule next year. If you have any questions about choosing classes or if you want to turn in the green Forecast Sheet to us, please stop by!

March 20th

All 2020-2021 Forecasting (scheduling) sheets are due to AHS

April 22nd & 29th

AHS Campus Tours by the Leadership class from 2:45 to 5:00

April 22nd or 29th TBD

Thoreau Alternative program Open House (watch for final date and time)

August 2020

Fresh Start dates are divided into three, 24-hour meetings (noon to noon) the week before school starts (to be determined)

Oregon Public Universities Tour - Monday, February 24

Monday, February 24th 8:45-9:55 am

Representatives from all the Oregon Public Universities will be at AHS on Monday, February 24th from 8:45-9:55 am. After attendance is taken sophomores and juniors will be excused from their 5th period class to go to the AHS theater to hear an overview of all the schools, and then attend breakout sessions with two of the schools that most interest them. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this once a year opportunity to learn more about OSU, OIT, PSU, SOU, UO, EOU and WOU.. Seniors who would like to attend are welcome, but must be excused from class by a parent. For more information, contact Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center (

Book Donations Needed for Ashland Asante Community Hospital's Patient Library

Any lightly loved books that are appropriate for senior citizens are welcome! All books will be donated to Ashland Asante Community Hospital’s (AACH) patient library. This book drive is part of one of AHS’s student’s senior projects, the goal of which is to enhance the recovery experience of AACH’s patients, many of whom are largely bedridden. It’s understood that a person’s mental and emotional health has a monumental impact on their physical health, and in the setting of a hospital, their physical recovery. The more that can be done to lift the spirits and occupy the minds of patients -even if it is just a good book- the better.

When: February 17th through March 6th

Where: The drop off box will be in the main office of Ashland High School.

What kinds of books: Those that are in good condition and are appropriate for senior citizens. (Avoid donating children’s books and the sort.)

Fresh Start Counselor Info Meeting - Friday, February 28 & Monday, March 2

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Attention Sophomores & Juniors! If you are interested in being a Fresh Start Counselor this August, there is an informational meeting with Jake & Nora Friday February 28th & Monday March 2nd during lunch in Mr. Taub’s classroom TH-16. You only need to attend one meeting. Come and learn about the program, what is expected, and get an application.

Seniors, if you have attended Fresh Start as a counselor and are interested in being a Grey Shirt, please attend one of these meetings to learn more and to get an application.

César E. Chávez Leadership Conference - Friday, March 13

The annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, March 13th at Southern Oregon University from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. This event is an empowering, educational, and fun opportunity for Latino/a/x youth from regional high schools to meet community leaders, take part in leadership and cultural workshops, and learn about college and career pathways. This year AHS is allowed to bring a group of 20 students of all ages. Students interested in attending should contact Jen Marsden in the AHS College and Career Center by Friday, February 21st by dropping in or emailing ( To secure a spot and get their first choice in workshops, students should sign up ASAP! For more information about the event visit:

Exchange Programs Opportunities

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Attention Sophomore Parents - CAMP RYLA 2020


June 20th to 25th

Applications for RYLA are now available!


The Rotary Club of Ashland is sponsoring three sophomore students, and the Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs is sponsoring two sophomore students.

Applications include three components + an in-person interview:

1. Student Application

2. Petition Form – Must be signed by three teachers, as well as the student and parent/guardian.

3. Recommendation from school official

Once we receive each student's application, we will set up a time for an in-person interview. Interviews conducted between March 10 and 13th.

Submit completed applications to Karyn Barats in the counseling office. AHS students and students who live in Ashland who are homeschooled or attending other schools are eligible to apply.

Interested students and/or their parents feel free to contact either of the following rotarians:

1. Sheila Carder via email at, or text 541-778-7356

2. Adrienne Simmons via email at or text 503-307-3595

The camp is a fantastic experience and completely free to the students selected to attend. The Rotary clubs do fundraising to cover the $700 cost per camper. Following camp, usually sometime in September, award winners are expected to provide a presentation to the Rotary club that sponsored them about their experience at camp.

Attached are the three forms that serve as the application packet, as well as the following links to the forms:

Registration Form:


Letter of Recommendation:

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Golf Team Sign Ups!

Whether you’re an avid golfer or just want to try a new sport, have your own clubs or need to use a team set, we invite you to join the golf team! Practice and tournaments are Monday through Friday so you have your weekends free! Sign up and get cleared through the athletic office ASAP because the first day of practice is just around the corner. We are also super excited to have just hired a PGA professional to lead the girls team as the new Girls Head Coach! Join us at the pre-season player/parent meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 5:00 at Oak Knoll Clubhouse.

Ultimate Frisbee Co-Ed Sign Ups!

Did you know AHS has an Ultimate Frisbee Team and it's an official club sport at the school? We have fun and practice hard and compete against the best teams in the state! We're practicing now and are taking new players and it's a great time to start to get ready for the spring season. And it’s a co-ed sport! Ask Marg in the athletic office to get information and sign up! We will also be tabling during lunch on the quad on Wednesday February 12th!

Southern Oregon Junior Cycling Team

For girls and boys, ages 14-18, who want to be part of a junior cycling team focusing on road, mountain bike, and cyclocross training and racing.

  • No fees to join or for coaching.
  • Athletes will need bicycles, shoes, and clothing.
  • Training will include daily workout plans focusing on race preparation for competition through the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA).
  • Coaching will be provided by a team of adult experienced cyclists.


Jenny Slawta, Ph.D. (Exercise Physiology)

· Professor, SOU (Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition)

· Cycling Experience:

o USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals: Bronze (2012), Silver (2014), Bronze (2019)

o UCI Masters World Road Championships: Silver (2011), 4th (2013)

o U.S. National Masters Hill Climb: Gold (2018, 2019)

o Mt Hood (Oregon State Championship Hill Climb) and Mt Ashland: Overall women’s record holder

o Mt Evans: Overall women’s winner (2009)

Tim Turk, MAT

· Middle school cross country coach (10 years)

· Middle school track coach (2 years)

·High school cycling push bike coach (2 years)

·Mountain bike and cyclocross coach

For more information, call Jenny at 541-535-8315 or email at

Lost & Found

Has your student lost an item in the last few months? Make sure they stop by the front office to claim their lost item.
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This Week's Highlights!

Travel Opportunities

Bus Drivers Wanted

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Come join our team of dedicated school bus drivers with the Ashland School District! No CDL? No problem! We offer on-site job training for your Class B CDL. You must be able to pass criminal / driving background checks and a drug test. If you’re interested in Good Pay, Benefits, and driving Good Equipment, see our job postings or call for more information: 541-482-3174

Posting 19-93 Bus Driver, Transportation: $15.60 per hour, 4.2 hours per day, benefitted position

Posting 16-122 Substitute Bus Driver, Ashland School District: hours vary depending on need, salary based on Classified Salary Schedule

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Senior News

Upcoming College Info

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Cap & Gown Delivery - Thursday, April 30

Time to pick up your cap & gown! On Thursday, April 30th, your cap & gown that you ordered will be in the theater lobby during lunch.

Memory Tassels at $10!

Stop by the front office to purchase one today
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Senior Project Presentations - Friday, May 1

Seniors will present their capstone projects to a panel of community members. (Half day for 9th and 10th graders.)

Cap and Gown Delivery - Monday, May 11

Cap and Gown Orders will be distributed on May 11 during lunch in the theater lobby.

Graduation!!!! - May 29, 2020

Counseling Office

Counselors Are Here To Help

Counselors are here to help your students succeed. Students can drop in at the counseling office during school hours to fill out a counselor reservation form, or email or call 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment.

Counselors are assigned by student's last name as follows:

Keri Phipps (All Freshmen)

Diane Berry (Last Names A-He)

Kalli Walker (Last Names Hi-Me)

Jeff Roscher (Last Names Mi-Z)


Attention Seniors: Check out our “Scholarship Opportunities” bulletin board outside the Counseling office. You can also find a complete listing of Local, OSAC and Current Scholarships & Opportunities on the AHS website:

Attention Juniors: There are a couple scholarship opportunities for you as well. If you have questions, please contact Karyn Barats in the Counseling Office, or call 541-482-2278.

College Information Newsletter - Fall 2019


Throughout the school year, college admissions officers visit AHS to talk with students about their respective schools. If a visit is during class, students should get pre-approval from the teacher. College visits, times and locations are listed in the daily announcements and posted in the College and Career Center (CCC). Visits are held in the CCC unless otherwise announced. Currently, the following visits are scheduled, but new schools will be added their visits are scheduled. For more information contact Jen Marsden at

Looking Ahead at February 2020

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Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

ASF Fund Drive Phoning Night - Thursday, April 23

The ASF Fund Drive will be kicking off in April! If you'd like to volunteer, contact Kelly Tygerson at

  • Thursday, April 23 - AHS

Ashland Parks and Recreation

The Ashland Parks and Recreation WinterSpring PlayGuide is out and have many opportunities for kids and families, all of which are listed here:

Check it out!

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School Websites

Bus Schedule

ASD Transportation 541 482 3174

Click here to see bus routes and times:

Students riding a bus to any location other than their designated bus stop must have parental permission and obtain a BUS PASS from the front office.

Student Parking

Parking is now enforced in all lots. All vehicles parked on student lots must display a parking pass. Parking passes may be purchased in the main office for $20 per year. Parking violations of any kind will receive a warning sticker for the first offense, a tire boot for the second offense and third offenses will be towed. Please contact for parking issues.
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