November 8th, 2019

Ashland High School-- Oregon

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In cooperation with our local teachers, Ashland School District is now offering two separate survey options.


What is the Student Success Act? Click Here for more information!

Upcoming Events

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Last chance to see AHS Theater's Fall Play: Urinetown the Musical! Friday November 8th - Sunday November 10th

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Reminder - AP Exam registration Deadline for May 2020 assessments is next week!

For critical AP news and classes, click here.


There’s a change a coming? In the next few weeks, you may see some changes to your student’s schedule in PowerSchool. While there is no real change to classes, you will see their TCB time reflected as a separate class on Red and White days.

What is TCB? TCB stands for ‘Taking Care of Business.’ Four days each week (M T TH F), we provide a 31 minute period for students to schedule a time with any teacher for support.

Why the change? The change is to allow a move from our current paper tracking system for TCB to an online system that will allow you and your student to see how your student is using their TCB time and track their attendance. We will keep you posted as we progress.

How will students schedule time with a teacher? Students will talk with either the teacher they want to visit or their 2nd/6th period teacher and ask to be scheduled on a specific date. Teachers may also request to see a student. The change will appear in the PowerSchool portal and on the app for both parents / guardians and students to see.

What does the student do if they don’t need to see a teacher? Students will remain with their 2nd or 6th period teacher and use the time to study or complete homework.

When will students hear about the change? We will share the changes with students during TCB time and explain the process.

When will the changes occur? You will start seeing some changes next week as we begin setup on the system. Our target date for full implementation is in early December after teachers have received training.

When will I learn more? You will receive more information on how the new scheduler works before the full implementation. For now, the difference will be that teachers will take attendance separately for TCB COMMUNITY time from students’ 2nd and 6th period classes starting Monday, November 11.. Requests for TCB time will continue to go through the paper process that is already in place until full implementation.

Will students earn a grade? No. Students do not earn a grade for TCB but attendance is a requirement and falls under the school attendance policy.

How can I help as a parent/guardian? Review PowerSchool and class assignments and grades with your student. Together with your student, email teachers when there is a concern and request to schedule a time in TCB for the student.

2nd Annual Ping Pong Tournament - Saturday November 9th

Get your ping pong chops back during lunch next week with Counselor Jeff upstairs in the Gym. AND just in time to warm you up for the 2nd Rogue Valley High School Ping Pong Tournament which will be hosted Saturday November 9th right here in good ol’ Ashland, Oregon at the Grove Rec Center. All students, staff, faculty, and skill levels welcome. Except at the tournament next Saturday, which is for high school students only. Nice try, adults…applications available in the main office.
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Orchestra Concert - Tuesday, November 12th

Orchestra is having a concert on Tuesday Nov 12 at 7pm in the Theater. The orchestras are playing some really great music – including a piece called The Odyssey (Journey of Odysseus) and Waltz No 2 by Shostakovich! Come out and listen!

Important Winter Sport Open House - Wednesday, November 13th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! There will be a preseason parent Open House for all winter sports on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mountain Avenue Gym on the AHS campus. This will be an opportunity to:

  • · Meet the coaches
  • · Get practice/competition schedules
  • · Learn about program expectations
  • · Check to make sure your student is registered for athletic participation
  • · Ask questions

The first day of official practice for winter sports will be Monday, November 18th.

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Canned Food Drive! Starting November 18th

Come support your community by donating to the canned food drive November 18th - December 6th! Students can bring cans and non-perishables to their English classes for a chance to win a special prize for their English class!

Senior Portraits Due Thursday November 21st!

enior year is an extremely important year in a person’s life. To help commemorate this year, one of the most important documents is the senior’s yearbook photo. The following information will help you plan for senior portraits adequately and ensure that the picture that appears in the yearbook will be one that you will treasure for a lifetime. Follow for more information on how to submit your portrait.

Rogue News Sponsorship

Jamie Hirsh's Rogue News Class produces a fabulous school paper once a month-- copies are available at the Main Office, in the Library Building and off campus at these local businesses: the YMCA. If your business is interested in advertising or in having a copies available for the public, please contact
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Homecoming Dance Photos 2019 Links & QR Codes are available in the Main Office!

Travel Opportunities

This Week's Highlights

Senior News

Graduation Order Collection - November 15

Graduation Order packets that were distributed on November 5 will be collected in the theater lobby during lunch.

Senior Portraits are Due by November 21

Senior year is an extremely important year in a person’s life. To help commemorate this year, one of the most important documents is the senior’s yearbook photo. The following information will help you plan for senior portraits adequately and ensure that the picture that appears in the yearbook will be one that you will treasure for a lifetime. Follow for more information on how to submit your portrait.

Yearbook Parent Ads will be accepted until January 10

Looking for a creative way to tell your graduate, “I love you and I’m proud of you” now that their high school years is coming to an end? If the answer is yes, think about placing a “Senior Ads” in the yearbook. Yearbook dedication ads are a great way to give your child the special recognition they deserves, for everyone to see, in the 2020 yearbook.

Space will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we need to meet a minimum number of ads to place the them in
the book.

Proceeds of these ads help keep the cost of the yearbook low and provide book for students in need.

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Any additional information about these ads can be requested from

Early Senior Project Presentations--Wednesday, January 8

Seniors who would like to present their Senior Projects early may do so on January 8 from 3:00-4:00pm. Please contact in Room 206

Senior Project Presentations-Date TBD

Seniors will present their capstone projects to a panel of community members. (Half day for 9th and 10th graders.)

Cap and Gown Delivery--May 11

Cap and Gown Orders will be distributed on May 11 during lunch in the theater lobby.

Graduation!!!!--May 29, 2020

Counseling Office

Pear Blossom Festival $2,500 Scholarship Competition!

A Scholarship will be awarded to a senior high school girl in Jackson County. Each high school princess will receive a $750 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on: Leadership skills, academic excellence, interview skills, writing and presentation of an essay, and impromptu questions. If interested, please ask for an application in the Counseling Office. Application Deadline: December 2 at 4:00 PM.

Counselors are here to help

Counselors are here to help your students succeed. Students can drop in at the counseling office during school hours to fill out a counselor reservation form, or email or call 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment.

Counselors are assigned by student's last name as follows:

Keri Phipps (All Freshmen)

Diane Berry (Last Names A-He)

Kalli Walker (Last Names Hi-Me)

Jeff Roscher (Last Names Mi-Z)

College Information Newsletter--Fall 2019


Throughout the school year, college admissions officers visit AHS to talk with students about their respective schools. If a visit is during class, students should get pre-approval from the teacher. College visits, times and locations are listed in the daily announcements and posted in the College and Career Center (CCC). Visits are held in the CCC unless otherwise announced. Currently, the following visits are scheduled, but new schools will be added their visits are scheduled. For more information contact Jen Marsden at

Looking Ahead... November 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

Paddington Station Open House Event - Saturday, November 23

10-18 Dynamic High School Students Needed To Volunteer! Become a team member for one of the most energized nights in Ashland! Paddington Station's Annual Open House will be held Saturday November 23rd, 2019. This community-wide event featuring live music, door prizes, food sampling, shopping and so much more. We are looking for students to help us with food preparation, samling, gift giving, clean up and more. Please note, you could be placed in any of our food locations.

If interested, please fill out our simple application (found in AHS's main office) and return it to Paddington Station November 15th. We will contact you to make arrangements for you to come in and speak with either Stefanie or Joe, our floor managers before November 20th, for an interview to see if we can match you with a position, answer your questions, and decide what works best for all involved. We require professional attire for both the interview and the event.

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Volunteer for Friends of the Animal Shelter Holiday Fair

FOTAS is planning a new major event which presents opportunities for Ashland HS students, starting immediately and through the end of the year. Deck The Paws Holiday Fair, a community-wide event, will be held on December 7 at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center (PPCC). The fair will be open to the public, free admission. There are three main components:

· Individuals and families can bring their pets for photo portraits with Santa Paws and Cat-Elf.

· A wide array of hand-crafted gifts and décor will be on sale.

· Attendees can enjoy a reasonably priced, nutritious hot soup lunch.

Ashland HS students can participate in many different ways:

Make handcrafted items – We are collecting wonderful creations to sell at the fair. Wooden, woven, painted, sculpted – you name it, just create it! Students can join the “FOTAS Elves” group on Facebook and review photos and how-to posts for inspiration.

Organize and run your own table – Get a class or club to work together to stock and staff an Ashland HS table at the fair. In addition to selling items for the benefit of FOTAS, you can present information and displays about school projects (especially nice if animal related).

Help with photography – We need 2-6 students skilled in photo editing and computers to prepare and print 5x7” glossy prints of family and pet portraits at the fair. We will have one training session (1-2 hours) in September, and a full rehearsal for all participants in the photo project in October. Students can also work as roaming event photographers. After the fair we will need help organizing and uploading photo files.

Help with publicity – Dozens of event posters need to be distributed to locations throughout Ashland and beyond.

Singing & entertainment – We will have caroling and performances on the plaza at PPCC. Canopies and patio heaters will be set up if the weather requires. The Ashland HS Choir is invited to perform, and other groups and even individuals (jugglers? magicians?) are encouraged to sign up.

Paint faces – Students who paint or enjoy doing makeup are needed to do face painting. They will need to develop 6-8 sample faces on poster board, to display at the fair, and take shifts 11AM-4PM. Brushes and paint can be supplied.

Work at the fair – We will start setting up the fair at 7:30AM on December 7. Students with their own vehicles can shuttle boxes of merchandise and supplies to PPCC from a nearby staging location. We will need a small army of volunteers to unpack these boxes, set up tables and displays, and decorate the venue – all by 11AM. And then at 4-6PM we need to pack it all up and leave PPCC sparkling clean! Students do not need to commit for the entire day – just join the morning or afternoon team.

For more information or to sign up for a Deck The Paws job, contact Laura at 458-226-0600 or

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School Websites

Bus Schedule

ASD Transportation 541 482 3174

Click here to see bus routes and times:

Students riding a bus to any location other than their designated bus stop must have parental permission and obtain a BUS PASS from the front office.

Student Parking

Parking is now enforced in all lots. All vehicles parked on student lots must display a parking pass. Parking passes may be purchased in the main office for $20 per year. Parking violations of any kind will receive a warning sticker for the first offense, a tire boot for the second offense and third offenses will be towed. Please contact for parking issues.
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