Ashley High School

News for the Week of 3/27/23

No School for Students - Teacher Work Day - Tuesday, March 28th

Little Women, The Musical!

The Ashley Arts Department will be presenting Little Women, the Musical on March 31st, April 1st, April 2nd in the Minnie Evans Arts Center. Shows start at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday.

Tickets are $12.

Here are the links to purchase tickets for the shows. Each link is for a specific date.You can also get to them from the Ashley webpage by going to Athletics--tickets.

Friday 3/31

Saturday, 4/1

Sunday, 4/2

Tickets will also be available at the door, but only by card or smartphone--no cash or checks.

School Spirit Pin Fundraiser

School spirit pins will be sold in the cafeteria during all lunches on Thursday, March 30th, and Thursday, April 6th. Support our seniors and show your school spirit.

End of 3rd Quarter Grading Info

The end of the 3rd quarter is Monday, March 27th. This is a reminder of the grading policy for students who receive a 59 (F) or below, according to board policy 3400. Linked below are the policies for both semester and year-long classes for your review.

All students who receive a 59 (F) or below must be offered a contract.

  • Teachers will temporarily put an “incomplete” in PowerSchool for students in the (0-49% grade range for the overall Q1 grade)

  • Parents of students whose final average is an F or an INC will be notified that their child will receive an academic contract. The academic contract will outline academic support and opportunities to allow the students to gain a greater understanding of missed skills and improve their academic performance.

  • After the parent, student, and teacher have agreed on an academic contract, the student will have two weeks to fulfill the requirements of the contract.

  • Once students fulfill the contract, within the two-week allotted period, the Q1/Q3 grade will be updated.

  • If a student fails to fulfill their academic contract they will receive the grade floor of an F, numerically presented as a 50.

POLICY 3400 - Semester-long Courses

POLICY 3400 - Year-Long Courses


Thank you to our Special Education Staff and Students for making Inclusion Week such a success. Our Eagle Buddies did a great job of collaborating and creating a week of fun, engaging, and inclusive activities for ALL to enjoy!
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Attention Seniors and Families!

Graduation time is approaching quickly for Ashley High School seniors. Below are some important senior dates and information. Additional details regarding Graduation Day itself will be shared at a later time.

March 31st: Honor Cord Applications Due

  • Honor cord requirements can be found HERE. Only school awarded cords or stoles may be worn at the graduation ceremony per Board Policy 3465. Deadline for any cord applications is 3/31/23.

April 3rd: Final Cap, Gown and Announcement Delivery at school during all lunches

  • If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please order it immediately. You can order directly with the vendor, Herff Jones, at Click HERE for a direct link to the Cap, Gown and Tassel ordering page (scroll to bottom of page). You can also call their office at 864-244-0110 to place your order or if you have any questions.

May 5th: Handicap Seating Applications Due available online HERE

  • Handicap seating may be provided for up to 2 tickets per senior and cannot be provided for an entire family. They are not "extra" tickets. We will make every effort to accommodate each and every family.

May 15th: Senior Assembly 10:00-10:25 am

  • Seniors will go to the Minnie Evans during Flex for end of year and graduation information.

May 16th - 19th: Senior FLEX Days clearance form during Flex in the media center

  • Pay outstanding school, library, and cafeteria fees. Complete information required by Student Services. Additional clearance form signatures will be required later when your school laptop is returned.

May 19th: Senior Walk during first block

  • Seniors will parade in their cap and gown through the halls of Murray Middle School, Anderson Elementary, and Ashley High School. Photo booths and thank you cards will be part of the fun. Seniors must have a cap and gown to participate (no tassel since they fall off very easily). Senior class photo will be taken at the beginning so arrive on time.

May 24th: Senior Awards Night at the Minnie Evans 6:00 pm

  • Seniors will receive an invitation to Senior Awards Night if they are being recognized.

Laptop Returns in Media Center after 1:00 pm
May 30-31: Laptop Return for students with NO EOC, CTE or Teacher Made Exam
June 1-2, 5-6: Laptop Return for students once they complete ALL of their EOC, CTE or
Teacher Made Exams

  • If you have completed all EOC, CTE and teacher made exams, return your school laptop, pay any required fees and complete your clearance form. If students have completed their clearance form and are in good academic / attendance standing, they will receive their 6 graduation tickets. There are absolutely no extra tickets. Graduation ticket information is posted HERE.

Laptop returns are only available after 1:00 pm due to testing in the building.

June 2nd: Senior Sunset at the Ashley Football Stadium 8:00 pm

  • Watch the sunset on your senior year with your class.

June 7th: Graduation at the Ashley Football Stadium 7:00 pm

  • Detailed information will be provided at a later date. Students will be expected to follow the dress code posted HERE.

Stay Informed
Information regarding graduation is shared through:

  • Ashley High School weekly newsletter (email)
  • Announcements
  • The Graduation Bulletin Board across from student services
  • The Graduation Webpage
  • The media center instagram account ashleyhs_eagles

Student Government Elections for 2023-2024 School Year!

Now is the time to sign up for Student Government Association elections for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in running for any of the offices below, please stop by room 414 or 415 (Ms. Mott or Ms. Kidwell) to discuss the requirements and pick up an application. Applications are available now and are due by April 6th. Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 25th. Be a leader in SGA and help make a difference at AHS.

Elected SGA Offices are as follows:

SGA President (rising senior)

SGA Vice President (rising junior)

SGA Secretary (rising sophomore, junior, or senior)

SGA Treasurer (rising sophomore, junior, or senior)

SGA Communication Director/Historian (Sophomore, junior, or senior)

Senior Class President

Junior Class President

Sophomore Class President

(Freshman Class President will be elected next year.)

Say Something Creates Cultural Change That Leads To Safer Schools

Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost Say Something program teaches middle and high school students to recognize the warning signs of someone at-risk of hurting themselves or others and how to say something to a trusted adult to get help.

Join us in celebrating Say Something Week by participating in the following activities next week:

Monday: Pajama Day, Wear Pajamas to school as a reminder that Self Care is Important

Tuesday: Teacher Workday

Wednesday: Wear Camo as a reminder to not camouflage your feelings, talk to a trusted adult.

Thursday: Twin with your Trusted Adult

Friday: Look toward your future and dress for the career you plan to have.

CFCC Dual Enrollment Registration Help Sessions

CFCC Dual Enrollment Registration Help Sessions: Tuesday, April 4th & Thursday, April 6th during Flex; Monday, April 17th every block and during Flex - Students who have completed the application process for dual enrollment can sign up in Student Services for a session to learn how to register for summer and/or fall CFCC classes. Bring your student device and charger please!

Congratulations AHS Concert Band & Wind Ensemble!

Mr. Parker is delighted to inform us that the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble at Ashley High School have received Superior ratings at the recent North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) sanctioned concert band festival, known as MPA (Music Performance Adjudication).

As their music teacher, he couldn't be prouder of their achievements. The Concert Band performed in Grade III, and the Wind Ensemble performed in Grade V, and they were graded on several aspects, including tone quality, intonation, balance and blend, precision, basic and interpretive music, and general factors. Additionally, they had to sight-read a piece with only five minutes to prepare, during which they could not play their instruments.

Despite the challenges, our students rose to the occasion and produced outstanding performances that impressed the judges and earned them the highest rating - Superior! The Wind Ensemble even earned what is known as Straight Superiors, receiving 4 individual Superiors from each of the judges, with As in all captions. This achievement reflects their commitment, dedication, and hard work throughout the year, and it's a testament to their passion for music.

Free Physical Exam Screenings

The NHC Health Department is providing free physical exam screenings. The date of these screenings is Thursday, June 1, 2023. Vaccinations will also be given again this year and the permission slip is also attached. Students will need to bring the completed permission slip with them to the screening. The forms are linked below for parents to print and bring with them.

The health department will NOT have copies available on the day of the screenings.

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Upcoming Important Dates

3/27 - End of 3rd Quarter

3/28 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

3/31 - Report Cards Sent Home

3/31 - Spring Musical - 7 pm - MEAC

4/1 - Spring Musical - 7 pm - MEAC

4/2 - Spring Musical - 3 pm - MEAC