January 18, 2019

NO SCHOOL- January 21 MLK & January 22 Teacher Inservice

2nd Semester Begins- Wednesday, January 23 WHITE DAY Schedule Periods- 5, 6, 7, 8

Principal Bare

Good News! Attendance Update. by Principal Bare

A Message from Principal Bare

We are excited to share that our attendance is improving! Please take a listen to Glenna Stiles and Christie Lawson as they discuss our progress. If you would like to support our work, please consider joining Site Council by e-mailing me at If you would like specific supports for your student in improving attendance, please e-mail Glenna Stiles at

You may have noticed that your students average attendance rate is now on the quick look-up page in PowerSchool. Remember that research tells us students are most successful when their attendance is 90% or better. Thank you for supporting your students in their regular attendance, and supporting our mission to inspire learning for life.”


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We will be celebrating the great Dr. Martin Luther King Junior with a day off from school on January 21st. Students and their families are encouraged to join Principal Bare at the citywide celebration. The event will begin at the Ashland Historic Armory at 12:00. It will conclude with a march to the plaza to listen to his "I Have a Dream" speech. At AHS, we will have an assembly on Wednesday the 23rd. Details to follow.

Ashland Jazz Festival- January 25 & 26 at 7:30pm

The 2019 AHS Ashland Jazz Festival has an amazing lineup of artists – both student and professional!

Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th - 7:30 PM in the Mountain Ave Theatre

All proceeds from this event go to help AHS Band and Orchestra students travel to Hawaii to perform at the Pacific Basin Music Festival!

Get tickets NOW, as we are anticipating large crowds.

For tickets, go here:

For questions, please email

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Do You Know Someone Who Wants To Join Band?

New Students are welcome in the AHS Band Program at the semester. An introductory meeting with Mr. Moddison is the only necessary part to join, or re-join the AHS Band Program.

Winter Formal-- Friday, February 1 from 8-11pm

Tickets will be sold on the quad at lunch starting on Tuesday, January 22 for $10 each. This year's theme is "Welcome to the Jungle."
Everyone attending the dance must be a current student at AHS or a pre-approved guest. Dance Guest Applications are available in the Main Office.

Applications must be turned in by January 31 at 4pm.

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Theater News

'Back Cover' A Powerful Short Play -- January 23 & 24 at 7:30pm in the Rose Studio

A senior Project by Kate Jaques Prentice, 'Back Cover' is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful--but wonderful--experience of growing up. Tickets: Donation Only – pay what you can. This is a fundraiser for Regionals and State Acting Competitions.

AHS proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid March 1-10

Ashland High School will proudly present Disney’s The Little Mermaid, directed by Caroline Shaffer, for 4 matinees and 4 evening shows in early March.

Evening performances are Friday, March 1st and 8th, Saturday, March 2nd and 9th @ 7:30 pm.

Saturday Matinees are March 2nd and 9th @ 2 pm. Sunday Matinees are March 3rd and 10th @ 2 pm. All performances will be held in the Rose Theatre.

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Recycled Plastic for Little Mermaid Costumes Needed

The drama department still needs 200 colored plastic bottle tops and 20 more plastic 6-pack can holders. Recycled items can be brought to the Main Office or to the bins outside of the Rose studio marked Little Mermaid recycled plastics. Thank you!

Career and Counseling Center News

FAFSA and Scholarship Help--Tuesday, January 22

If you would like help completing your FAFSA or working on scholarship applications, Jen Marsden will be available to assist you in the College and Career Center on Tuesday, January 22 from 8:30 am -3:30 pm during the AHS in-service day. You are welcome to drop in, but if possible contact Ms. Marsden before to set up a time that works for you.

Career Day- Wednesday, February 27

CAREER DAY IS COMING! AHS will be hosting Career Day 2019 on Wednesday, February 27th. We are seeking presenters and community volunteers for this spectacular engaging event. Please contact Amy Schumacher at for details.

Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund

SOUTHERN OREGON LATINO SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students living in the Southern Oregon region to complete their post-high school career/ degree goals. This scholarship’s primary aim is to build leadership in our region’s communities. Award Amounts: $1000 a year for a 4-year university, $500 a year for a community college. General Applicant Requirements: Must be a resident of Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties and be of Latino heritage. Must be enrolled full time in the state of Oregon at an accredited community college, technical institute, or public/private university for the 2019-2020 academic year. Must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average or a minimum combined verbal and math score of 1010 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I) or a minimum of 21 on the American College Test (ACT). For a fillable PDF Application Form, visit: For a fillable Recommendation Form, visit: To be eligible for this Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund Scholarship, a complete application, and required documents must be postmarked by March 1, 2019.

ATTENTION JUNIORS: There are a few scholarships available just for Juniors! Visit the Counseling Department and check out the Current Scholarships board for scholarship opportunities.

Travel Opportunities

England: London and Stratford

All AHS Students are invited to Tour London and Stratford for 9 days in 2020! Come to a meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Rose Studio. Can't make the meeting but want more information? Send an email to Travel can change your life!

Ireland, England and France

Want to go to Ireland, England, and France this summer? The focus of this trip will be on Culture and Culinary. A meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 6 PM in the IVC.For more information call or text Meggean Bos-Marquez at (907) 953-6869.


AHS students have a great opportunity to explore Quito, Ecuador, and the enchanted Galapagos Islands this 2019 summer.

WorldStrides’ Parent Presentation.For information email

Health Center News

Sports Physicals

The health center is providing sports physicals on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:20 AM to 1:00 PM. Sports physicals are $10.00. To make an appointment please contact Lori Vieu in the health center. The sports physical forms are available here:

OSAA School Sports Pre-Participation Examination

How to Talk to your Teen about Marijuana

Talking to your teen about Marijuana may feel a bit overwhelming. We know that those conversations make a difference! Preparing for these conversations can help make them more productive and empowering for both of you. I hope this resource is a help as you think about how to best support your student in making healthy choices.

How to Talk about Marijuana

Vaccinations Available

Just a reminder that flu and other vaccines are available for students with a parent's written permission slip. Visit the Health Center for more information or questions.

Looking Ahead

The Complete AHS 2018-19 Events Calendar is available here: AHS Event Calendar

Jan 20 – Middle School Drama Workshop MLK Day

Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL- MLK Holiday

Jan 22 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

Jan 23 - 2nd Semester Begins- White Day

Jan 23 – Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly

Jan 25 - 26 Ashland Jazz Festival

Feb 1 - Winter Formal Dance

Feb 1 - 2 Regional Acting Competition in Eugene

Feb 7 - Careers in Gear--9th Grade Field Trip to Central Medford High School

Feb 12 - Site Council Meeting

Feb 18 - NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

Feb 23 - Jack Frost Festival

Feb 25- Oregon Public Universities Tour

Feb 26 - Spring Sports Practice Begins

Feb 27 - Career Day

Feb 28 - Conferences- NO CLASSES

Mar 1 - Conferences- NO CLASSES

Mar 1- Opening Night Spring Musical-- The Little Mermaid--

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

No School on Monday, February 18

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Senior Class of 2019

Graduation May 31, 2019

6:30 at Lithia Park Band Shell

FAFSA and Scholarship Help--Tuesday, January 22

If you would like help completing your FAFSA or working on scholarship applications, Jen Marsden will be available to assist you in the College and Career Center on Tuesday, January 22 from 8:30 am -3:30 pm during the AHS in-service day. You are welcome to drop in, but if possible contact Ms. Marsden before to set up a time that works for you.

Senior Projects Presentations--May 1

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:

Parent and Community Member 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.

Senior Cap & Gown Orders

Senior Class of 2019-- you may order your Graduation Caps and Gowns directly from the website Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

Senior All Night Fundraiser

The Senior All Night committee is selling $20 Louie's gift cards. Louie's generously donated $10 for each card sold! Text or email Lindsay Gates to purchase cards. 541-951-5911 or Also, Senior parents are needed to help sell Louie's cards.