February 22, 2019

A Message from Principal Bare

Principal Bare

Forecasting by Principal Bare

It's Time to Forecast for '19-'20 Classes!!! Sign Up today for Student Led Conferences---By Appointment Only


9, 10 & 11 Graders Only

Students and parents will meet to discuss current and future progress and to create and/or enter next year's schedule in Power School. Counselors will be available during this time.

Appointments can be scheduled through PowerSchool as follows:

· Log in to PowerSchool

· Under “Grades and Attendance,” Click the lower button titled “Schedule Student Conference”

· Choose a date and time

· Click: Schedule > OK > X (top right hand corner of box)

· If you “Calendar” this appointment, you will see the time and location of your

conference in your calendar.

· If you do not use a calendar, click “Schedule Student Conference” again for

time and location of your conference.

· Click “X” (top right hand corner of box) if you are satisfied with your appointment. If you would like to change your appointment, click “Cancel / Reschedule” and repeat this process.

Student-led conferences are not located in the Counseling Department. Following is a list of locations for each Counselor:

Diane Berry: Tech 1

Melanie Marrone: IA-3

Keri Phipps: Library

Jeff Roscher: 207

Kalli Walker: 213

If you need assistance scheduling your conference, please contact Karyn Barats at 541-482-2278, or email

If you need assistance accessing PowerSchool, contact Tucker Bacon at 541-482-8771 x-2202, or email

Drop-In Conferences

February 28: 11:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm

March 1 9:30-11:30am and 12:00-2:30pm

Students in all grades and parents can drop-in to meet with teachers during the times listed above. Is is first come, first serve.

To make teachers more accessible, all teachers will be in the Library/Science Building, grouped by department. Signs will be posted for teacher locations if department is in multiple rooms.

Drop-In Conference Department Locations

Sc-1: Science

Sc-2: Science

Tech 3: CTE

Library Lounge: World Lang.

Counseling Office: Humanities

202: Humanities

203: Humanities

204: Math

205: Math

206: Health/PE

211: Fine/Performing Arts

214: Family & Consumer

IA-3: Learning Center

IA-4: Catalyst/Thoreau

The teachers below have limited availability. Teachers who are not listed on the chart below will be fully available during drop-in times.

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REAL TALK: Workshop 2 is Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30-7:30pm

REAL TALK: An Honest Conversation Between Parents and Teens About Substance Abuse --

A Five Workshop Series. (No long accepting new reservations)

Workshop 2 is for Parents Only--topics include Communication, Boundaries and Partnering with your teens.

Location: Library

Career Day February 27

Over 50 presenters will be on campus speaking on a huge variety of career options such as: Wildland Firefighting, Computer Science, Costume Design, Medical Lab Science, Architecture, Composer at the Met NY, Aviation, Athletic Training, Marketing, Plumbing, Video Games, Water Resource Management, Broadcast Meteorology, Breaking News Media, Massage Therapy, Optometry, Cosmetology, Filmmaking, Coffee Shop, Automotive Service, Sound Design, Non-Profits, Environmental Science, Non-Profits, Careers in Art, Photography, Automotive Service, Robotics, Electrician, Police, Firefighters, Army, Navy, Air Force, ODOT, Public Safety Dispatch, Physician, and Self-Driving Electric Vehicle Development.
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Jack's Dodgeball Olympics- Saturday, February 23

Jack's Dodgeball Olympics is this weekend!. Jack's Dodgeball Olympics is a fundraiser for Doernbecher Hospital. Ashland community members of all ages are coming together to raise money, play games, and dress in costumes!

We invite you to come cheer on the teams this Saturday, February 23rd in the Ashland High School gym starting at 1pm!!! check out the Friends of Jack Facebook page:

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Congratulations Ayla Prusko -- Rotary Student of the Month!!

Theatre News

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.

Friday, March 1 at 7:30 pm Opening Night

Saturday, March 2 two shows-- 2:00 and 7:30

Sunday, March 3 two shows--- 2:00 and 7:30

Friday, March 8 at 7:30

Saturday, March 9 2:00 & 7:30

Sunday, March 10 2:00 & 7:30

Tickets available online at and at AHS, Paddington, Treehouse Books, and the Music Coop.
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Career and Counseling Center News

AHS College Newsletter- Winter 2019

Check out the AHS College Information Newsletter for Winter 2019, by clicking on the red button above! Learn more about college and career exploration, how to sign up for the ACT and SAT, and upcoming college information events.

Oregon Public Universities Tour-- Monday, February 25

Representatives from all the Oregon Public Universities will be at AHS on Monday, February 25th from 8:45-10:00 am. Sophomores and juniors will be excused from class to hear an overview of all the schools, and then attend breakout sessions with two of the schools that most interest them. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this once a year opportunity to learn more about OSU, OSU-Cascades, OIT, PSU, SOU, UO, WOU, and EOU. After attendance is taken, sophomores and juniors will be released from their 5th-period class by 8:40 and should go directly to the AHS Theater. Freshmen and seniors are also welcome to attend if coming with their 5th-period class or are excused by a parent.

Oregon State Elks Association - Vocational Grant--March 1

$1,500 scholarship – Due: March 1, 2019

If you are planning a career in a vocational field, such as:

Construction, Dental Assistants, Culinary, Pharmacy, Technician, Truck Driving, EMT/Firefighter,

Beauty/Cosmetology, Veterinary Assistant, Massage, Mechanic, Plumbing, Nursing

These vocational careers require a 2-year degree or certificate.

For the online application and more details, visit the following link:

Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund- March 1

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.

OSAC Scholarship Deadline March 1

The online “OSAC Scholarship” application opened Nov 1st and is completed and submitted online at Students can apply for many scholarships with this one application. The counseling office has compiled a list of the 15+ scholarships on the OSAC application that are specifically for AHS students, and a list of other Oregon and Jackson County scholarships potentially available to AHS students. Hard copies of these “cheat sheet” lists are available in the College and Career Center or can be found on the AHS website: The OSAC Scholarship application has an early bird deadline of February 15th and a final deadline of March 1st at 5:00 pm.

College Information Meeting- Wednesday, March 13

AHS counseling staff will present college information, specifically geared toward sophomore/junior students and their parents/guardians, on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC. Counselors will go over the 2019-20 AHS College Handbook, which contains useful information for all students who are planning to pursue post-high school education. Topics to be covered will include the process of applying to community colleges and four-year universities, finding a school that is a good fit, financial aid/ scholarships, and college entrance tests. Copies of the 2019-20 AHS College Handbook can be picked up in the College and Career Center or found on the AHS website under Counseling Services – Post High School Education after March 13th.

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.

Community Service

Victims needed for Ashland CERTs basic training- Sat, April 20

Volunteers are needed the entire duration on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. (must commit to duration). Pizza lunch will be served. Volunteers will report directly to 90 North Mountain Ave. Students under the age of 18 a parent will need to complete and sign a participation waiver. Volunteers should wear old clothes that can get dirty. Registration forms and more detailed information available in the main office.

The Ashland Independent Film Festival

Earn Community Service Hours AND Have Fun at the Same Time!

Do you like to see films; need community service hours; want a dope tee? Volunteer for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, April 11th through 15th. It’s the best film party in the valley. Sign up with a friend. It’s only 12 hours of your time and there’s a chill party at ScienceWorks after. Check it out at For more information on all of the different volunteer areas and to fill out a volunteer form, visit Questions? Email: or call: 541.488.3823

AHS Grizzly Sports

Spring Sports Begins- Monday, February 25

The first day of official practice for the following SPRING sports will be Monday, February 25th:






Track & Field

Ultimate Frisbee

Before your student-athlete will be allowed to participate in practice, you must have completed the following:

  • All 9th and 11th graders are required to get a physical and turn in the appropriate form to the Athletic Office. This also applies to 10th and 12th graders who did not play a sport at Ashland High School last year. Physical examinations can be scheduled at the Health Center on the AHS campus.- See information below.
  • If this is your student’s first sport during the 2018-19 school year, please make sure to get registered before practice begins at:

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

Ultimate Frisbee Club

AHS Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to new players for the Spring sport season 2019. The team is co-ed and no experience is necessary!

Ultimate Frisbee is an awesome sport-- great for fitness, fun and competition as well as being part of a team that supports and cares for each other.

We are an official high school club sport this spring with 3 awesome coaches and a season schedule to play other Oregon teams. Practices are Mondays 4-6, Wednesday 3-5 and Fridays 4-6 at the AHS Turf Field. Contact for more information.

AHS Rowing

AHS Rowing is calling on YOU to make boats go FAST in Spring 2019

Making boats go fast requires rowers to learn grit and discipline while building confidence in self and teammates

Spring Sports Start Date: Feb 25

Where do you get to go?

Spring-Break Training: Shasta Lake, CA

Racing: Emigrant Lake (Ashland), Eugene, and Portland

How do you get started?

1) No previous rowing or athletic experience necessary – we teach you all you need to know

2) Free to try

3) Open House Practices are February 19-21 and March 5-7 (Middle school students welcome)

More Information:

Contact Jonathan Crist, Head Development Coach:; 412-607-0253


Travel Opportunities

Ecuador Summer of 2019

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

WorldStrides’ Parent Presentation.For information email

Ireland, England and France 2019

Want to go to Ireland, England, and France this summer? The focus of this trip will be on Culture and Culinary. For more information call or text Meggean Bos-Marquez at (907) 953-6869.

Travel France and Switzerland in 2020

Are you a current student of French at AHS? Are you interested in traveling to France and Switzerland in 2020? Madame Tennen is leading a trip to Paris, Lausanne, and Lyon from June 15-23, 2020. The deadline for the Early Bird discount has been extended to April 1, 2019. Please contact for more information!

England: London and Stratford- 9 days in 2020

All AHS Students are invited to Tour London and Stratford for 9 days in 2020! Interested students can email Ms. Bishop at: for more information. Travel can change your life!

Health Center News

Sports Physicals- Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

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

Looking Ahead

Feb 23 - Jack Frost Festival

Feb 25- Oregon Public Universities Tour

Feb 25 - 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

Mar 1 - 3 The Little Mermaid Spring Musical

Mar 8 -10 The Little Mermaid Spring Musical

Mar 9 - SAT Test

Mar 6 - Healthy Teen Survey

Mar 11 - NO SCHOOL- Teacher-In-Service Day

Mar 12 - Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night

Mar 13 - College Information Night

Mar 14 - Spring Orchestra Concert

Mar 16 - "On Our Way to State" Showcase

Mar 18 - Choir Concert

Mar 19 - Site Council Meeting

Mar 22 - Asante Career Day

Mar 25 - Mar 29 - Spring Break- NO CLASSES

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

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Staff In-Service Day- NO SCHOOL Monday, March 11

Senior Class of 2019

Graduation May 31, 2019

6:30 at Lithia Park Band Shell

Graduation Announcements-- Thursday, March 7

Seniors: Herff Jones will be here on Thursday, March 7th to deliver your graduation announcements during lunch (not caps and gowns). Orders must be paid in full to be released. If you still need to order, stop by and see them on this day. Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

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 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:

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.

AHS School Profile- 2017/18

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) produces yearly at-a-glance profiles for schools and districts. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education designed the School and District At-A-Glance profiles to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. At-A-Glance profiles also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.

Click on the links below to see the 2017-18 At-A-Glance Profile.

2017-18 AHS School Profile

2017-18 AHS School Profile-Spanish Version