Update from the Middle
October 4, 2019
AMS Parent Nights
Ashland Middle School Library
Rule Out Panel
October 8, 2019
Join Sheriff Nate Sickler, DA Ruby Heriott, ARC counselor Jeff Brown and Judge Kelly Ravassipour as they discuss the issues that teenagers face in our community. Topics will include issues and laws around social media, drug abuse prevention, and signs and symptoms of substance use to look out for.
Making Smart Choices: The Brain at This Age
October 22, 2019
Every wonder what is going on in the brain of an adolescent? Ashland High School Counselor Diane Berry will be speaking on the neuroscience of the teenage brain. Diane will discuss adolescent brain development and how to support teens as they progress through these formative years.
Adolescent Safety with APD
November 12, 2019
Join Sgt. Perrone and Officer Vanderlip from the Ashland Police Department as they share information on how to protect your child against online victimization. Sgt. Perrone and Officer Vanderlip have many years of first-hand experience working with child victims of digital media crimes and will be sharing with parents how to safeguard their children against potential online risks. *Note: The material in this presentation is sensitive in nature. This is an adults-only presentation, please no children.
What’s That? How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open
January 14th, 2020
Do you find it challenging to talk with your teen(s)? If so, come hear Joanne Lescher’s simple 4 step process in Nonviolent Communication to help you listen so kids will talk! It’ll be a fun exploration with time for all of your questions!
Tech Values: Cyber Boundaries Within Your Family Cyber Values and Your Family
February 11th, 2020
Join Karen O’Dougherty from Body Basics and Beyond as she guides parents through a conversation on Tech Values. The internet and social media have found their way into our homes and our children’s hands. (And if they haven’t yet, the likelihood is there that they will someday. The internet and social media may not be in your home, but what about when your youth visits other homes?) As parents we need to develop and hold cyber values for our children, much like we do with other values we hold in life, in order for our youth to be safe and to learn how to manage cyber tools. What are your cyber values and how do you hold them? Let’s share and develop a quality list together for you to draw upon and discuss how to hold them in the face of enormous social and peer pressure.
AMS Costume Sale
Saturday, October 19th from 1-5pm
Costumes! Wigs! Shoes! Swords! Hats! Dresses!
Get ready for Halloween while supporting the Ashland Middle School Theater Department!Bring in a twin-sized flat bedsheet (any color or pattern – the sillier the better) and we will give you a coupon for $5 off your purchase!
AMS Lost & Found
As many of you know, the Lost and Found at AMS is a resting place for hundreds of student items each month. Water bottles, lunch bags, helmets, sweatshirts, coats, shirts, pants(?) seem to make their way here every day, and we’d love to have these items find their way back to their rightful owners as soon as possible. The Lost and Found at Ashland Middle School accumulates throughout the month. Then, during the last week of the month, we include a reminder to students to check the Lost and Found before we pack it up on the 1st. We encourage parents to stop by anytime to look for lost items.
Free Community First Aid Training Event
Where: Ashland Middle School, Large Gym
Who: Inviting ages 10 and up
What: Local community members who are National Guard Medics will provide hands-on training in the following areas:
Adult chest compressions, AED’s, and air way obstructions
Infant chest compression, AEDs, and air way obstructions
Cold weather first aid
Bracing and bandaging
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monster Ball & Monster Dash
Friday, October 25
5pm-8pm @Historic Ashland Armory
A family-friendly Halloween party benefitting the Ashland Schools! Community members are welcome, in or out of costume. Costume Contest 6:30pm on stage, Pasta Dinner, Beer/Wine cash bar, Silent Auction, Kid Activities, Prizes. Tickets available on website or at the door for additional cost.
- $8 ages 3-18 (Presale); $10 at the door
- $12 ages 19 & older (Presale); $14 at the door
- *ages 2 and under are free
Saturday, October 26
MONSTER DASH RUN FOR EDUCATION
In Lithia Park, Ashland
10:00 am 1-mile run/walk
10:45 am 5K run/walk & 10K run
11th annual Monster Dash in Lithia Park! Cash prizes for top male and female, plus gift card prizes from local merchants for age group winners in all races. All events chip-timed, costumes encouraged. Finishers medals for all. After the Dash come to the official After Party at Brickroom!
Info on website or to register online. Questions? Call 541-482-8197. Flyers at Ashland schools or downtown sponsors by Oct 1. Profits support core educational needs in the Ashland public schools.
$15-$30/adult depending on when you register
$10/youth 18 or under
Ashland Youth Wrestling
Community K-8th grade wrestling program for boys & girls starting on October 14th. Come have fun on the mat!
Registration Dates: October 7th & 14th from 5-7p.m. at Lincoln Elementary. (320 Beach St, Ashland).
Wrestling family max is $180 per season.
For more information contact Coach Foss.
Facebook: Search @ashlandwrestling
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:
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
Ashland Schools Foundation
Every 1st Friday is PERK UP for Students
One of Ashland's coffeehouses supports ASF each first Friday by donating 10% of the day's sales for grants in the schools.
- Oct 4 - Mix Bake Shop
- Nov 1 - Boulevard Coffee
ASF Day at Northwest Pizza & Pasta
The first Wednesday of every month, Northwest Pizza and Pasta donates 10% of the days sales to the Ashland Schools Foundation! Plan a fun dinner out with friends and save yourself from cooking a mid-week meal!
Ashland Girls Basketball Club
If you and your daughter are interested in participating in Club Basketball this year, please follow this link and fill out the questionnaire below:
Camp Fire Clubs
Club Program Info Session Southern Oregon
Monday, October 14th : 7PM—8PM
Santo Community Center, Room 7
701 N. Columbus Ave. Medford, OR 9750
CAMP FIRE CLUB YOUTH
- Make new friends
- Learn new skills
- Give service to the community
- Discover other cultures
- Travel and explore new places
- Gain self-esteem and empowerment
- Develop leadership skills
Ashland Teen Library Events
Time:01:00PM - 03:00PM
Teen Video Game Tournament
Time:04:30PM - 06:30PM
Teen Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness with Mariane Ballete
Time:01:00PM - 03:00PM
Teen Crafternoon: Bookmarks
Time:04:30PM - 06:30PM
Board Game Afternoon, 8+ YRS
Time:01:00PM - 04:00PM
Ashland Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 12-18 YRS
Time:04:30PM - 05:30PM
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The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and services and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated at our school to handle inquiries and complaints regarding nondiscrimination policies and to coordinate compliance efforts:
Name: Steve Retzlaff Title: Principal
Address: 100 Walker Ave
Telephone: 541-482-1611 ext. 3109
Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the Student Services Office at 885 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland Oregon (phone: 541-482-2811)
Complaints may also be directed to: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20202, or by calling (800) 421-3481 or (877) 521-2172 (TTY).