December 13th, 2019

Ashland High School-- Oregon

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In This Week's Grizz-o-Gram

    • Finals Schedule - January 14, 15, 16 and 17
    • Skill to Work News Segment on our Wood Working Program
    • Laser Engraving in Math Classes
    • Upcoming Events
    • Lost & Found
    • TCB Scheduler and more!

    First Semester Finals Scedule - January 14 - January 17


    * Indicates that teachers are available in their classrooms

    Tuesday, January 14

    8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session* - teachers will be available in their classrooms

    ~~~~~ 9:45 – 10:15 Snacks with the counselors in the commons

    10:00 – 10:30AM Break

    10:30 – 12:00PM 1st Period Exam

    12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

    1:00 – 2:30PM 3rd Period Exam

    2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

    Wednesday, January 15

    8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session* - teachers will be available in their classrooms

    ~~~~~ 9:45 – 10:15 Snacks with the counselors in the commons

    10:00 – 10:30AM Break

    10:30 – 12:00PM 5th Period Exam

    12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

    1:00 – 2:30PM 7th Period Exam

    2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

    Thursday, January 16

    8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session* - teachers will be available in their classrooms

    ~~~~~ 9:45 – 10:15 Snacks with the counselors in the commons

    10:00 – 10:30AM Break

    10:30 – 12:00PM 2nd Period Exam

    12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

    1:00 – 2:30PM 4th Period Exam

    2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

    Friday, January 17

    8:30 – 10:00AM Review and Study Session* - teachers will be available in their classrooms

    ~~~~~ 9:45 – 10:15 Snacks with the counselors in the commons

    10:00 – 10:30AM Break

    10:30 – 12:00PM 6th Period Exam

    12:00 – 1:00PM Lunch

    1:00 – 2:30PM 8th Period Exam

    2:30 – 4:00PM Teacher Grading Time

    AHS Skill to Work on KDRV News Watch 12

    Mark Miller's Woodshop class was featured in News Watch 12's Skills to Work segment this week. An Ashland High Alum joined the class this week to teach them wood turning and tell how his wood shop class in high school inspired him to continue after graduation. Check out the link below with the full story!

    Laser Engraving in Algebra

    In Ms Watson’s Algebra 1B and Algebra 2 Honors classes students have been using a laser engraver rented from the SOESD to print out wood or acrylic ornaments and coasters. Students created a design and uploaded it using the glowforge app which prints through the laser engraver. This fun project combines art, math, and technology.

    A big thank you to Ashland Lumber for donating wood and the Ashland School’s Foundation for supplying acrylic, wood, and ribbon.

    Tonight! Winter Fine Arts Festival - Friday, December 13

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    Winter Fine Arts Festival - Volunteers Needed

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    Lost and Found Items

    The Main Office Lost & Found Items must be claimed by Friday December 20th before Winter Break. All items that are left over will be going to Goodwill. There are jackets, jewelry, keys, water bottles, and more. You can check Facebook/Instagram for a photos of the items we have.

    TCB Scheduler is here!

    Parents and Students: The TCB Scheduler is here!

    It’s here! TCB Scheduler. The scheduler allows students, parents, guardians and teachers to view a student’s TCB schedule. The scheduler goes live Monday, December 9. Over the next couple of weeks, teachers and students will be learning and getting used to the new system.

    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.

    Starting Monday, December 9, parent/guardians and students will see the TCB Scheduler in the PowerSchool web portal. Students may also download a mobile app.

    TCB Scheduler allows students to request a TCB session with any available teacher and have it show up in the PowerSchool portal for the student, teachers and your parent/guardians to see.

    How will students schedule time with a teacher using the new scheduler? 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.

    When is it OK to ask a teacher for a TCB session?

    In general, students will talk with their 2nd or 6th period teacher at the start of TCB to get scheduled with another teacher. Some teachers may set aside time during their regular class period for requests or allow emails – ask at the start of TCB or follow the expectations for each class.

    What do students 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.

    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 Do Students and Parent/Guardians Access the Scheduler?

    You may access the scheduler in 2 ways.

    (see QR Codes below)


    Access through a stand-alone mobile app. (see below)

    Step 2: Open app. A mobile code will display.

    Step 3: Navigate to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and log in as a parent/student.

    Step 4: Click on Adaptive Scheduler link on left menu

    Step 5: Click on Mobile App tab and enter the code that was displayed in the app. THIS IS CASE SENSITIVE!

    The app will now load with the student’s schedule.

    PLEASE NOTE: Parent/guardians with more than one student at AHS cannot use the app.

    Winter Break - Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd

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    Bike Theft Precaution

    Attention Bike Riders!

    We have had 3 very nice bikes stolen from our campus during the middle of the day in the last 3 weeks. The thieves come with bolt cutters so even locking them with a regular cable lock is not enough of a deterrent. We know that riding bikes to school is a healthy choice for kids and the environment. To protect your bikes, we strongly recommend purchasing a kryptonite U lock for your bike to securely lock it up.

    Ashland Jazz Festival Next Month

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    Basketball Free Throw Competition for ages 8-13 - Saturday, December 14

    Elk’s Club is hosting a Free Throw Shooting Contest at Ashland High School Gym tomorrow Saturday, December 14th 12:30. Shoot 25 Free Throws. Athlete with highest percentage made advances to a local district competition with the opportunity to qualify for state! Age Groups: Boys and Girls 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 (Age they will be on April 1, 2020) NO COST! NO need to sign up in advance. Just show up and shoot to win!

    This Week's Highlights

    Travel Opportunities

    Bus Drivers Wanted

    Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Come join our team of dedicated school bus drivers with the Ashland School District! No CDL? No problem! We offer on-site job training for your Class B CDL. You must be able to pass criminal / driving background checks and a drug test. If you’re interested in Good Pay, Benefits, and driving Good Equipment, see our job postings or call for more information: 541-482-3174

    Posting 19-93 Bus Driver, Transportation: $15.60 per hour, 4.2 hours per day, benefitted position

    Posting 16-122 Substitute Bus Driver, Ashland School District: hours vary depending on need, salary based on Classified Salary Schedule

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    Senior News

    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

    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 are 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 deserve, 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 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

    Senior Project Presentations - Friday, May 1

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

    Cap and Gown Delivery - Monday, May 11

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

    Graduation!!!! - May 29, 2020

    Counseling Office

    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)


    Attention Seniors: Check out our “Scholarship Opportunities” bulletin board outside the Counseling office. You can also find a complete listing of Local, OSAC and Current Scholarships & Opportunities on the AHS website:

    Attention Juniors: There are a couple scholarship opportunities for you as well. If you have questions, please contact Karyn Barats in the Counseling Office, or call 541-482-2278.

    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 - December 2019

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    Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

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    Ashland Emergency Food Bank Volunteers - Saturday, December 14th, 2019

    The Ashland Emergency Food Bank needs student volunteers to help process an expected 11 or 12 TONS of food contributions Saturday, December 14. Volunteers are needed from about 9:15 to around 1:30-ish. You will receive credit for double community service hours working at this event. If you are able to help, please leave a message at the Food Bank with your name and the hours we can count on you for. Please wear appropriate clothing for working either indoors or outdoors.

    The AEFB phone number is 488-9544 or you can email The Food Bank is located at 560 Clover Lane, across from the Holiday Inn Express. Thanks for your help! We can't do it without you!

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    Walker Elementary Winter Faire - Saturday, December 14th

    Walker Elementary's Winter Faire is a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, food, auctions, raffles and even some holiday shopping. With most everything donated and put on by volunteers, we need all the help we can get! Our event is on Saturday, Dec 14th, from 10am - 3pm with an hour or so worth of clean up after the event. If interested, contact Stephanie Valence and include your time preference and station preference (craft table, carnival games, face painting or concessions). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

    Ashland Parks and Recreation

    The Ashland Parks and Recreation WinterSpring PlayGuide is out and have many opportunities for kids and families, all of which are listed here:

    Check it out!

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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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