April 26, 2019

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A Message from Principal Bare

Dear AHS Families,

I am so looking forward to senior projects next week. It is such a celebration of the hard work that our students have done over the past four years. I love nothing more than listening to them describe their educational journey, and then learning about all of the amazing things they did for their senior projects. The projects students have done this year are truly remarkable, and I can’t wait to celebrate with them. Students have done a huge variety of things including building homes in other countries, leading youth camps, getting involved in social action campaigns, and everything in-between. I am so proud of the class of the class of 2019, and look forward to the these final few weeks as they complete those last requirements.

Kind Regards,


Senior Projects Presentations-- May 1 Early Release for 9th and 10th Grade

Spring Presentations will be held on Wednesday, May 1st.

Senior Projects are an important opportunity for AHS Seniors to explore subjects and interests in ways that challenge them and encourage them to go above and beyond anything they have done before. Senior Projects also teach students the importance of giving back to their community and sharing their knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. These projects are shared in a formal presentation setting where students have a chance to discuss not only what they accomplished but also their journey over the last four years of high school.

Full handbook is available on the AHS website:

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Senior Project Volunteers Needed!!

Senior Project Panelists needed for the Spring Presentations. Please support our hardworking seniors by volunteering to observe presentations on Wednesday, May 1st. Contact Amy Schumacher at for details.

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Ashland High School 2019 Yearbooks are now available for purchase online at

The price is just $45 for this beautiful hardcover treasure trove of memories.

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Spirit Week!!

Monday is Pajama Day
Tuesday is Twin Day
Wednesday is Wacky Patterns Day
Thursday is Throwback Thursday
Friday is YEEHAW Day

PROM --May 4 "City of Stars"

PROM is May 4th at the Ashland Armory from 8pm-11pm. Get excited for this magical night in the City of Stars! Tickets will be for sale at lunch on the quad all next week for $20.

Are you planning on bringing a guest who has graduated or who is from a different school? Your guest must be pre-approved. “Dance Guest Form Applications” are located in the front office or download attached AHS Dance Form link . Deadline is May 1. AHS Dance Form

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Cap and Gowns-- May 13

Herff Jones will be in the theater lobby on May 13th during lunch to distribute cap and gown orders. A limited number of extra cap/gown/tassel sets will be available for purchase at distribution for $50 - cash only.

Scholarship Awards Night-- May 23 in the Theater

Graduation Day-- May 31 at Lithia Park Bandshell 6:15PM

If you require any accommodations to access the ceremony, please contact Deb Falk, or 541-482-2100. This includes sign language interpretation, handicapped access, or specialized seating due to age or disability.

Please note: The lawn seating area will be roped off until 5pm. Any items placed on the lawn before 5pm will be removed.

Fines, Fees and Lunch Balances

All fees and fines must be paid in full before graduation day.

Please log in to your Parent PowerSchool account and click on "School & Library Fees" to see the status of your account or call the front office 541-482-8771.

Lunch accounts are on a different system and can be accessed at

Career and Counseling Center News

Finding A College That's A “GOOD FIT”- Wednesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 24th 6:30-8:00 pm in the AHS Library.

Overwhelmed by the thought of planning for college? You are not alone. Finding an educational pathway that’s a good fit for YOU takes some planning. AHS students of all ages (and their parents/guardians) are invited to come learn more about the process of planning for education after high school – a process which has the capacity to provide the student (and parent) an opportunity for self-discovery, reflection and growth. Those who take the time to do their research are more likely to find an educational pathway that is a good fit.

Overwhelmed by the thought of planning for college?

ASPIRE’s trained volunteer mentors can help you explore your educational options. Mentors assist students in researching colleges, preparing admissions and scholarship applications, understanding the financial aid process, and many other aspects of the road to education after high school. To learn more about ASPIRE, or to pick up an application, see Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center.

AHS Grizzly CTE Scholarship





Pick up an application in the Counseling Department, or visit:

NOTE: Must have participated in

the CTE Program of Focus

for 4 or more semesters.


The Ashland Police Department Survey

A new community survey was released by the Ashland Police Department (APD). In partnership with the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission and BetaGov, the brief, 10-item survey does not collect identifying information so that responses can be honest and accurate. The survey seeks input on APD relationships and engagement with the community.

All members of the community are encouraged to participate in this survey, which can be found on the department’s webpage, as well as at the website Hard copies of the survey can also be picked up and turned in at the police department located at 1155 E. Main Street.

The survey closes the second week of June – let your voice be heard!

Community Service

Theatre News

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Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani, is a series of nine vignettes each featuring a different couple. The New York Daily News describes the play as “sweet, poignant, and witty.” It premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004 where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. It is currently one of the most popular and most produced plays in U.S. high schools.

The cast includes: Kate Jaques Prentice; Leila Kenner; Nicky Clary; Ella Stringer; Gwyn Murphy-Cunningham; Brady Davis; Henry Alexander; Allie Poole; Brooklyn Williams; Callan Skuratowicz; Keagan Brooks-Torres; Zakiyah Clark; Isabella Martinez Moore; Evan Lucas; Elena Schmeling; Ava Tobar; Ben Kerr; Chloe Ulrich Moore; and Yi Shostrom. Understudies are: Hadley Jungst; Kaia O’Neill; Nick Hemmerling; and Rachel Davis.

The Stage Manager is Tobin Risso Mulholland; the Assistant Stage Managers are Braden Rogers and Lolly McClellan.

The Director, Annie Paul, is assisted by her creative team: Doug Ham is the Set Designer, Emily Ehrlich Inget is the Costume Designer, and Bart Grady is the Lighting Designer. Kristen Samek is the Technical Director and Betsy Bishop is the Producer. OSF partners are Ronan Kilkenny, Scenic Projection Designer, as well as Benajah Cobb, the Projection and Sound Consultant.

Looking Ahead

Apr 18 - 19 Speech and Debate State Competition

Apr 23 - Site Council Meeting

Apr 24 - Finding a College That Is "A Good Fit"

May 1 - Senior Projects-- Early Release 9th & 10th graders

May 1 - 5 Last Mainstage: Almost Maine- A Comedy

May 4 - SAT Test

May 4 - Prom

May 8 - Top Performers' Dessert

May 9 - 12 - Last Mainstage: Almost Maine- A Comedy

May 10 --Blood Drive

May 13 - Cap and Gowns Delivered

May 14 - Site Council Meeting

May 15 -17 - Student Directed One Acts

May 17 - Debate-A-Thon

May 20- Spring Band Concert

May 21 - Final Orchestra Concert

May 23 - Scholarship Awards Night

May 27 - NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

May 28 - Choir Concert

May 31 - Graduation

June 1 - SAT Test

June 4 - 7 - Finals

June 7 - Last Day of School and Early Release

The AHS 2018-19 Events Calendar is available on SharePoint AHS Event Calendar

NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day May 27

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