January 25, 2019

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Congratulations Rotary Student of the Month--- Jada Perry!!!

1st-semester report cards will be mailed out on Monday, January 28th.

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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Winter Formal-- Friday, February 1

8-11pm at SOU Rogue River Room

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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Le Cirque Centre Presents

The Greatest Show on Earth
February 2nd at 7:30 pm

The Mountain Avenue Theatre @ AHS

Tickets: Adults $20 Students $15 Seniors $15

available at the Music Coop and Le Cirque Centre

or online at

Jack's Dodgeball Olympics- Saturday, February 23

It's time again for the funniest tournament of the year-- Jack's Dodgeball Olympics!

Read all about it and register on the Friends of Jack Facebook page:

Theater 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, 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.

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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

Latino Family Day-Saturday, January 26

8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

8th-11th Grade Parents & Students

A day-long educational conference designed for Latino families where participants will become acquainted with the SOU campus, resources available and learn about the possibilities of college. Sessions will be offered in Spanish for parents and bilingually for students, where families including prospective students in 8th-11th grade will get the opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions focused on high school and college preparation and success.

Careers in Gear 9th graders- Thursday, February 7

An exciting opportunity coming up for our 9th-grade students on Thursday, February 7th. All 9th Graders will attend the Careers in Gear event happening in Medford. Southern Oregon is teaming with dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses with incredible career opportunities. Thousands of high school students in our region enter the workforce every year and have very little knowledge of the exciting career pathways right here in their own back yard.

Careers in Gear is a one-day expo that will bring hundreds of high school students from 19 different high schools together in one place to explore the incredible variety of careers options in Southern Oregon and give them some tools to encourage their pursuit of careers in our region.

Students will attend their first period class and part of second period. They will be dismissed for an early lunch and leave AHS at approximately 11:30 and travel to Central Medford High School. We will return to AHS by 2:20 and students will go to their 4th-period classes when they return. This is a required event and attendance will be taken and recorded.

Students will be meeting many business professionals from Southern Oregon and should dress as if they are going on a job interview.

Thank you for your support with this activity. You may contact Keri Phipps at 541-482-8771, 2211 if you have questions.

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.

Community Service

Rogue World Music

Volunteers need Sunday, Feb 10th-- Rogue World Music is looking for 4 volunteers to help run ticket sales and to usher at the AHS Theater for the "Step We Gaily" Production which tours the path of the Celtic culture through song and dance of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, & Galicia. Sign up on the Community Service Board in the Main office or Contact Ana Byers (541) 517-3925

AHS Grizzly Sports

AHS Snowboard Team - Friday, January 25

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM – 9 PM, Sesame Asian Kitchen

The Ashland High School Snowboard Team is throwing a “Kick off the Competitive Season” party! We have two short snowboarding films to view, one called “Pray for Snow” and the other, “Low Pressure.” The snowboard team will be running concessions supplied by Sesame as well as a raffle. All proceeds will go towards the team. Hope you'll come out to celebrate the kick off to a great year!
Doors @ 6:30, films at 7:30
$5 entrance, comes with a free raffle ticket!
(*2019/20 Mt. A Seasons Pass, Jacks Board House donation, skateboards, gloves + more included in the raffle)

Rowing Is For Everyone!

The AHS Co-Ed Rowing Team wants YOU for the spring sports season. Welcoming new rowers, no experience necessary. Come now.

Come to one of our Open House Practices: February 19-21, March 5-7. Or come at the start of the season on Feb 25th. Middle school students also welcome.

Coach Jonathan Crist:, 412-607-0253
Website/more info:


Equestrian News

Come show your support for our local high school equestrian teams!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for OHSET’s first meet at the Jackson Co Expo, February 2nd and 3rd!
Drill is on Saturday night at 6:00 pm!
Showing events will be Saturday morning and afternoon, cattle and gaming events will be Sunday morning and afternoon.…/a.356023497794…/685320991531110/…

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CELL PHONE POLICY -- Refresher Course

Cell phones are not allowed in classes except in rare occasions where teachers may use them for curricular purposes. In all other cases, cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during the class period.

The consequences for a cell phone policy violation are as follows:

First offense: Staff will confiscate the phone and have the student pick it up afterschool (either from the classroom or from the main office). Student’s name will be sent to the Dean for addition to the list of cell phone violators. Student should apologize to the staff member for the disruption.

Second offense: Staff will bring the phone to Glenna and she will call home and arrange for a parent to come in and pick it up. Student name will be added to the list for a 2nd violation. Student will be asked to apologize to the staff member for the disruption.

Third offense: Staff will bring the phone to Glenna and she will contact parent and conference with the student to decide next steps that may include detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension. Student will be required to write an essay on why keeping cell phones off during class time is important.

Additional offenses: Staff will bring the phone to the office. Parent and student will conference with Glenna to put a contract in place that may include a total ban of cell phones for the student on campus or other consequences as are deemed appropriate for the student and situation.

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. 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.

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! 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!

Health Center News

REAL TALK- Presented by Kolpia in Partnership with AHS

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

A Five Workshop Series. Parents and Students are encouraged to attend together. If not possible, please do not hesitate to attend on your own as a parent or student.

Featuring Educator Matt Vogel, M.A.

This education series will explore the current dynamics of substance use, adolescence, and parenting. This is a complex topic and will not be facilitated from a place of shame, fear, and misinformation. Instead, all participants will be asked to think critically about the topic of substance use, develop skills to deepen conversations, and at the conclusion of the sessions, feel empowered and informed. We will look at specific substances, health impacts, trends, and skill-building that will have positive impacts in our homes and community.

Workshop Sessions
February 20 @ 5:30-7:30 - "Drug Education" - Parents & Students

February 27 @ 5:30-7:30 - "Communication, Boundaries, Partnering with your Teen" - Parents Only
March 6 @ 4:00-6:00 - "Brain Development, Identity Development, Sleep, Stress, Emotions, Social Norms and Constructs, Q&A" - Students Only
March 13 @ 5:30-7:30 - "Successes and Challenges Using Skills, Additional Skills and Practice, Q&A" - Parents Only
March 20 @ 5:30-7:30 - "Putting It All Together, Conclusion, Next Steps, Feedback" - Parents & Students

Location: Ashland High School Library

Cost: $20.00 for the series


Food Will Be Provided

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

Looking Ahead

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

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

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.

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