Update from the Middle
November 8, 2019
Culinary Club is Starting Up!
Culinary Club is starting up! Are you interested in learning about the Food and Hospitality Industry? Our club meets throughout the year to make entrees, sauces, desserts, concession stand foods, catering and more. Weekly classes will start early February, however, we have a few events we are planning now! Limited to first 15 students. Sign up soon outside Mrs. Haden’s classroom door, room 208!
First event- Dinner and Show with our own AMS Theater Company, Saturday, Nov. 23rd!
*** Prep= Plan to meet after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, (Nov. 18, 19, 21) at 4:30 -6:00 pm in the AMS Cafeteria Kitchen
*** Event = Plan to meet Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 4:00-8:00
Possible 2nd event (AMS Concessions with Pretzels) – AMS Band Concert and Art Show, Dec. 17th
*** Prep = Plan to meet after school Thursday, Friday, Monday (Dec. 12, 13, 16)
*** Event = Plan to meet Tuesday, Dec. 17th 4:30 – 7:30
First session will be on Monday, Nov. 18th at 4:30 in Mrs. Haden's room #208, AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION will not be provided. Please plan ahead on leaving campus and coming back at 4:30.
Questions? Email or call Jamie Haden
541.482.1611 ext. #3218
AMS Parent Nights
Ashland Middle School Library
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.
Making Smart Choices: The Brain at This Age
December 3, 2019 (Originally scheduled for October 22nd)
What’s That? How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open
January 14th, 2020
Tech Values: Cyber Boundaries Within Your Family
Cyber Values and Your Family
February 11th, 2020
AMS Presents: The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza
AMS Commons • 100 Walker Road, Ashland • Flyer
Thursday and Friday, November 21st & 22nd
6pm (doors open at 5pm)
$5 per person or $10 per family
Dinner Theater Night – Saturday, Nov. 23rd
Greek Dinner Provided by the AMS Culinary Club is served at 5pm.
Show starts at 6pm
$25/person or $100 for a table of 5
Presented with support from the Ashland Schools Foundation.
AMS Art at the Ashland Library!
Art students have a piece on display at the Ashland Library! It will be up for about two weeks, so be sure to check it out! Thanks so much to my student teacher, Jarrett Davidson for initiating this installation and hanging it! We had a history lesson around Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead. Kids created mirror-image calaveras (skulls). Also, we are setting up a small Ofrenda (offering) area at the library. So if you go look at the exhibit, you could take a photo or an offering for a loved one who has died, if you wish.
Boys & Girls Basketball Uniform Fundraiser
Help AMS replace our outdated basketball uniforms. We have approximately 120 students that participate in girls and boys basketball each year and we are in desperate need of new uniforms.
This summer we got a head start raising funds by participating in a golf tournament that the Rogue Valley Referee Association held, which resulted in raising $3,150.00. We need your help with the remaining $7,650.00.
Launch Your Story and Watch Your Film Take Flight
We are looking for storytellers for the Launch Student Film Competition with short films that are innovative, inventive, creative, original, inspiring, relevant, compelling, entertaining, thought-provoking, funny, and unique.
Do you have a great story to share? Here’s what you need to know:
- No entry fee—it’s FREE!
- Films need to be 5 minutes or under.
- Genres include animation, claymation, documentary, or narrative—it’s up to you!
- Four categories: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college undergrads.
- Winners in each of the four categories listed above receive CASH prizes!
- Students must live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in OR; Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in CA.
- Fill out the Launch Entry Form today!
- Have a question? Check out our Launch FAQs, or contact us at email@example.com.
- Launch winning films from past festivals can be viewed on our website.
- The deadline to submit is January 17, 2020.
- Filmmaker will be notified if they made it into the film festival on February 12, 2020.
Future Grizz Clinics
Where: Ashland High School Mountain Ave. Gym
When: Saturdays October 26th- November 16th
1st-5th Grade Boys/Girls 10:00-11:00am
6th-8th Grade Boys/Girls 11:30am-12:30pm
Clinics led by Coaches:
Sam Osofsky, AHS Head Boys Basketball Coach
Antione Perry, AHS Head Girls Basketball Coach
HOW TO SIGN UP!
Register for Future Grizz Saturdays by sending the registration form and $15 for ONE, $35 for Three, or $45 for all Four clinics to the address below. Make checks payable to AHS Basketball!
IF YOU SIGN UP AT THE DOOR—$20
SEND ALL REGISTRATIONS TO:
Ashland High School
Attn: Sam Osofsky
201 S. Mountain Ave.
Ashland OR, 97520
Ashland Volleyball Club.
Signups are now open for the 2020 season for the Ashland Volleyball Club.
The Ashland Volleyball Club operates teams at the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U level. Tryouts will be held at SOU on Nov. 12 for 12U and 14U and Nov. 17 for 16U and 18U teams.
To register for the club. go to the following link (https://forms.gle/UTnGBvDYf2wyx8uT9).
The season runs January through the end of February and the club works with those who are also playing middle school basketball - we encourage girls to play multiple sports. Practices will be twice a week in the evenings at AMS and teams will play 5-6 tournaments on weekends.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dec 6 - Noble Coffee Roasting
Jan 10 - Case Coffee *Note - this is the SECOND Friday due to school vacation!
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!
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon
Saturday, November 9
7:30 p.m. - Craterian Theater
At the Collier Center, Medford
Sunday, November 10
3:00 P.m. - Oregon Center for the Arts
Music Recital Hall at SOU, Ashland
Tickets $10 Adults $5 Students w/ID
Community Youth Choir
The Art Center is offering a really great vocal music program for kids 8-13 years old. The instructors are just amazing and there is NO cost to the participants. There is room for twenty kids.
Rehearsals start Dec 15 from 2-4 p.m.
Ashland Teen Library Events
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Board Game Afternoon, 8+ YRS
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Ashland Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 12-18 YRS
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Teen Maker Day
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Teen Crafternoon: Knit Coffee Cup Cozy
Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
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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)
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