GRIZZ-O-GRAM

June 18th, 2021

Ashland High School

June 21st - June 30th

Office Hours 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Knock on the door if you plan to come to the Main Office. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you stay outside.

AHS Main Office is CLOSED during July.


Attendance Office:

Deb Falk, Attendance Secretary

541-482-8782

Debra.Falk@ashland.k12.or.us


Instagram: @ashlandhighschool

Facebook: Ashland High School - Ashland, OR

Past Grizz-O-Grams: https://www.smore.com/u/ahs

This week's Grizz...

  • 2021-2022 Bell Schedule
  • Main Office Summer Hours
  • First Day of School 21-22
  • Device Return 6/18
  • Diploma Pick Up
  • Graduation Recording & Photos
  • Graduation Student Speeches
  • Library Books Due
  • Math / Spanish Placement Tests
  • Summer Plant Sale for Truth to Power Club
  • Yearbooks 2020-2021
  • Sports
  • Counseling Office
  • College & Career Pathways Updates
  • Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Tech Support Info

Principal's Message

Grizzlies,


WE DID IT! Hardest year ever! This is the kind of year that you will be telling people you lived through years down the road. This has been a generational event. I am so proud of all of our students who endured CDL, bell schedule changes and all kinds of stress. You all are amazing. I am also incredibly proud of and appreciative of our teachers and staff who were so flexible this year and learned new ways to teach and new ways to support students.


We do need help from all of our families to make sure that all district laptops, iPads and hotspots are returned. These need to be inventoried and prepared for next school year. You can return them next week Mon-Fri 8-4:30 on campus at the IVC.


With an eye towards next year, I am sharing our new bell schedule for next year below. Please take a look at it.


I hope that you all find ways to rest, refresh and recharge over the summer. I look forward to seeing you all next year, hopefully, under much more normal circumstances.


Best,


Benjamin Bell

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

The bell schedule below was developed by a team of staff and with input from our site council. It returns us to an 8:30 start time, just like before this year. It is also a return to our traditional 8 period schedule, with 4 periods each day. We are rebuilding, revising and improving our Advisory experience so that it will support all students and it will meet twice per week, Mondays and Fridays. Additionally, we have built in a non-mandatory hour of Office Hours on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for students to connect with teachers for extra help, schedule make up tests and assignments and to get questions answered. We are excited for this new schedule which we believe will serve students well.
Big picture

Main Office Summer Hours

June 21st – June 30th

Monday - Thursday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The AHS Main Office is closed for the month of July.


August 2nd – August 27th

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

First Day of 2021-2022 School Year

1st Day of School for Incoming 9th graders and any new students to the district

Monday, August 30th ½ day


1st day for All Students

Tuesday, August 31st

Device Return

The year is almost over and it is nearly time to collect all loaned technology (including district laptops, iPads, and hotspots). After a year of hard work, we need to refresh the devices by performing maintenance and updates so they are ready for use this coming fall. To make sure this happens, we will continue to accept device returns Mon-Fri next week, 8-4:30.


Does your student plan to attend summer school? We still need your currently issued technology returned! Summer school teachers will make sure students have access to all necessary tools this summer, including technology if needed. Is your student’s loaned device a little worse for wear? Maybe it’s missing a keyboard key or has a cracked screen? We still need damaged devices returned so we can perform repairs.


You are also welcome to return devices directly to the AHS IVC Center.

Big picture

Senior Corner

Big picture

Diploma Pick Up - June 21

All seniors must pay all of their fines & fees in order to get their diploma. You can pay fines and fees on PowerSchool, or call/ stop by the Main Office.


  • Please return any library books and school devices that you have!
  • Please return any borrowed school technology!


We will have a Diploma Distribution on Monday, June 21st from 1-3pm at the Theatre Lobby. You will have the opportunity to pay all fines & fees here before you receive your diploma.

Ceremony Recordings

Graduation Photos

Graduation Photos are available for purchase at: www.caribaker.com

Student Speeches

If you'd like to read the speeches from our Student Speakers, Kaitlyn Kim, Gabe Giancarlo, and Justin Bauman, click the PDFs below.

Math Placement Tests

Welcome students who are NEW to the ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT. To ensure you are placed in an appropriate math class you need to take a Math Placement Test. The list of dates and times this test will be administered is below. Please contact Tammy Anderson at tammy.anderson@ashland.k12.or.us to schedule your placement test. Include in your email the name of the student, the grade level they will be entering (9th, 10th, 11th or 12th), the name of the last math class the student took, and which testing date they plan to attend.



  • Friday, June 18th, 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 22nd, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 20th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 27th, 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 30th, 1:00-3:00 PM

Spanish Placement Tests

Welcome students who are NEW to the ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT. To ensure you are placed in an appropriate Spanish class you need to take a Spanish Placement Test. The list of dates and times this test will be administered is below. Please contact Gladys Contreras at Gladys.contreras@ashland.k112.or us to schedule your placement test. Include in your email the name of the student, the grade level they will be entering (9th, 10th, 11th or 12th), the name of the last Spanish class the student took, and which testing date they plan to attend.


Spanish Placement dates:

  • Monday, June 21st, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Friday August 20th, 1:00 PM -3:00PM
  • Thursday, August 26th, 1:00PM– 3:00PM

Summer Plant Sale for Truth to Power Club

End of Season Summer Plant Sale!! 100% of all annual plants to benefit Truth to Power

Located at Dancefarm’s Permaculture Nursery booth at the Ashland Grower’s Market

Come get your annual plants Tuesday, June 22, 8:30-1:30


Do you have just a few spots to fill in? Or do you need to re-fresh your cilantro or basil, or plant more flowers, or grab one last amazing pepper, corn, or bean plant? Then come get your annual veggies, herbs, and flowers from Dancefarm to support AHS’ Truth to Power club!


Come fill out your garden with vibrant plants that support Truth to Power! Start the summer with good vibrations….


For more info email truthtopowerclub@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram or Facebook @ahstruthtopowerclub
Big picture

Yearbooks!

It's time to pre-order your yearbooks! You can pay online through PowerSchool or through the main office. Yearbooks are $45. TBD on Yearbook arrival. If you have questions, email Yearbook@ashland.k12.or.us.

Ashland High Arts Advocates

Big picture

Sports

Traditional sports seasons have flipped around due to COVID considerations. You do need to register EVERY school year online. Link to sign up process: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2119

Who to contact for specific information about practice dates, times, and locations is down below.


Click HERE to see the adjusted OSAA sports calendar for the rest of this year.

You are required to register for sports BEFORE you are allowed to begin practice. Click HERE to register.

For specific information about sports you are interested in, contact the coach HERE.

Big picture

Check out some of our games on our AHS YouTube channel or head to AHS Athletics for more info! Click below for an updated list of team schedules. These are subject to change.

The Rogue News

The Rogue News staff has just relaunched the official Rogue News website with a fresh new look! Our first few stories are posted and more will be rolling in over the coming weeks. We’re excited to also add some multi-media including podcasts and videos this year. Check it out and spread the word! These student journalists are really amazing!


You can pick up a copy of the most recent newspaper in the Main Office.


Theroguenews.com

Counseling Office

High school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.


If you need to get in contact with your counselor regarding scheduling, academics, etc., call the counseling office at 541-482-2278 or email your counselors.

Keri Phipps

9th Grade Counselor

x2211

541-862-1823

Keri.Phipps@ashland.k12.or.us

Diane Berry

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last Names A-Ha

x2115

541-622-2170

Diane.Berry@ashland.k12.or.us

Bryanna Trevino

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last names He-N

x2117

541-690-8401

Bryanna.Trevino@ashland.k12.or.us

Maurice Monteiro

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last names O-Z

x2118

917-258-0937

Maurice.Monteiro@ashland.k12.or.us

Jen Marsden

College & Career Specialist:

x2130

Jennifer.Marsden@ashland.k12.or.us

Karyn Barats

Scholarship Coordinator:

x2114

Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us

College and Career Pathways

Over the course of this year, the AHS Counseling Department staff offered a variety of information sessions for students and families to learn more about exploring and planning for post high school pathways. Recordings of these sessions are available on the AHS YouTube Channel. Topics covered include College Pathways 101, SCOIR: Career & College Exploration, Finding a College Pathway that’s a Good Fit, Community College and Professional Career Programs, and Financial Aid 101.


Please reach out to Jen Marsden, AHS College & Career Specialist, if you’d like support exploring post high school pathways, or have questions about navigating the college admissions process. Ms. Marsden is available to work with both students and families on all aspects of college and career planning. You can contact her at jennifer.marsden@ashland.k12.or.us with questions, to schedule an appointment, or to sign up for an ASPIRE mentor. More helpful resources and information are included below:

AHS College Handbook

Spend time exploring the AHS College Handbook, which contains useful information for all students planning to pursue post high school education. Topics covered include how to find an educational pathway that’s a “good fit” for you, information on applying to community colleges and four-year public and private universities, ACT/SAT information, how to access financial aid and scholarships, and many other useful resources. Hard copies of the handbook are available in the College & Career Center and AHS Main Office.

ACT & SAT Updates

Students planning on applying to four year colleges usually take ACT/SAT tests in spring of junior year and/or fall of senior year. Testing will begin again in late August (see below for all 2021 test dates at AHS). If we have no more seat availability, students can look for open testing sites in Medford and Grants Pass. Many colleges are now “test optional” and Oregon’s public universities no longer require ACT/SAT test results for admission, but some do for eligibility for honors colleges or merit scholarships. Check individual universities for current guidelines.


Students register for the ACT and SAT online and those who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers for both tests. Please contact jennifer.marsden@ashland.k12.or.us to obtain a fee waiver.


2021 AHS Test Dates (registration deadlines are about one month before the test dates)


SAT: August 28, October 2, November 6, December 4 ACT: October 23, December 11

Oregon Community Colleges and the Oregon Promise Grant

Oregon community colleges offer a large variety of professional training in fields such as Graphic Design, Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy Assisting and more. Students can get the skills they need in a year or two, and graduate ready to enter the job market. Students may also complete their general education credits at a community college and then transfer to a four year university.


Tuition can be significantly less at a community college and the Oregon Promise Grant (OP) offers qualifying high school graduates the opportunity to have the majority of their community college tuition covered by federal and state grants. Learn more about the OP here.

ASPIRE at AHS

ASPIRE’s trained volunteer mentors help students explore education and career pathways available to them after high school. Mentors assist students in researching colleges, preparing admissions and scholarship applications, understanding the financial aid process, and many other aspects of the road to post-secondary education and careers. Students who want to learn more about ASPIRE or sign up for a mentor can contact jennifer.marsden@ashland.k12.or.us.

Community Service & Involvement Opportunities

Big picture
Wondering how to get community service hours during distance learning? Community service hours are not required this year, but 9th graders and sophomores will need to continue collecting a total of 100 hours by their graduation. Juniors need 25 hours of Community Service. Half of these hours can be paid.


Time to get creative and think outside of the box! Here are some examples of ways you can earn community service hours:


  • www.Recovers.org - A local area email alert for continuous help needed for our Phoenix/Talent Fire Victims
  • www.DoSomething.org - A youth-led movement for good focusing on advocacy work.
  • www.we.org - An organization standing for Human rights & social equality.
  • Making and Donating items to local causes (dog toys, grocery store bags, knitted hats, etc.)
  • Sending letters to seniors at local retirement homes
  • Thank you letters to essential workers
  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Jackson County Fuel Committee
  • And more!


There's a lot of ways you can support your community and earn community service hours. If you have any questions, reach out to your counselor.

Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities

Download the PDF below to view all of our awesome community outreach opportunities!!!
Big picture

FAQ

Need Technology Support?

Ashland School District Tech Department is here to help if you have questions about a device, PowerSchool, etc.


Click HERE to access Distance Learning Student Portal


For other technical questions, contact our Tech Department at:

Tech Support Helpline: 541-201-2600

Email: techhelp@ashland.k12.or.us

Click here to fill out the ASD Tech Support Request Form

Where can I drop off physical paperwork?

You can drop off assignments, sports physicals, or other paperwork, in our lock box right outside of the front office.

School Websites

Social Media

Ashland High School Campus Map

Big picture