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September 13, 2019

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HOMECOMING 2019

Fight Fight Fight for Old Ashland High

Grizzlies bold, we'll do it or die

Fight for fame and win this game

for dear Old Ashland High!

Rah! Rah! Rah!

Cheer! Cheer! Cheer!

The Crimson and White

On to Victory

Failing never, Faithful ever

To our Ashland High!

Hey!

Homecoming Schedule of Events

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Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance will be held on the SOU Campus in the Rogue River Room from 8:00 to 11pm. Students must show ID at the door. (photo of ID on phone is acceptable) Guests who are not AHS students must have a pre-arranged guest pass. (see below)


Tickets will be on sale on the quad during lunch starting on September 25th. Price is $12 each in advance and $15 each at the door.

Dance Guest Pass

Students who wish to attend the dance with a guest who is not an AHS Student must obtain a Guest Pass. Guests must be current high school students (different school or homeschool) or students who graduated the previous year. Forms are available online here:

Dance Guest Pass Form

There is a $5 fee for a Dance Guest Pass. Questions? Christie.Lawson@ashland.k12.or.us

Homecoming Parade Participation

All clubs are invited and encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 by making a float or walking. Please contact Nora.Godfrey-Dismuk@ashland.k12.or.us for information.

Club Fair 2019

AHS Student led clubs were recruiting new members during the Club Fair this week. Students have over 50 clubs to choose from and they are welcome to start new clubs. Club Application forms (to start a new club) are available in the main office. The club list will be available on line next week.

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How to Order School Pictures

School Pictures were taken last week. To order pictures of your student, go to the Lifetouch Website here: https://lifetouch.com/ and enter the ID # FO919104Y [ F (letter O) 9191 (zero) 4 Y ]

Makeup Picture Day: October 21

Student Body ID Cards are coming soon-- hopefully they will be distributed next week.

Upcoming Events

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Senior News

Senior Assembly--November 5

Herff Jones will be in the Theater during TCB on November 5 to explain Cap& Gown orders and Graduation Announcements and to distribute Graduation Order Packets. https://www.herffjones.com/

Grad Order Collection--November 15

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

Cap and Gown Delivery--May 11

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

Senior Portraits are Due by November 21st.

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 https://tinyurl.com/portrait2020 for more information on how to submit your portrait.

Parents-- Senior Ads in the Yearbook

Parents/Guardians,

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.

Placing your ad is simple and quick! Visit https://tinyurl.com/gradAds2020 for more information.

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 Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us or call 541 482 8771 x2114 to schedule an appointment.

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


Keri Phipps (All Freshmen) Keri.Phipps@ashland.k12.or.us

Diane Berry (Last Names A-He) Diane.Berry@ashland.k12.or.us

Kalli Walker (Last Names Hi-Me) Kalli.Walker@ashland.k12.or.us

Jeff Roscher (Last Names Mi-Z) Jeffrey.Roscher@ashland.k12.or.us

College Information Newsletter--Fall 2019

Financial Aid (FAFSA) Information Night--Wednesday, September 18

Financial Aid (FAFSA) Information Night for Seniors and their Parent/Guardians

Wednesday, September 18th, 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC

On Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC, AHS counseling staff will discuss the process for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is an online application (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) which qualifies students to receive the Federal Pell Grant, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the Oregon Promise, and government loans. This meeting is important if your student plans to attend a private/public university, community college or vocational school. Even if you think your family will not qualify for federal financial aid, it is important that you complete the FAFSA. Some schools will not give students merit aid unless they have a FAFSA on record. We will also briefly discuss the CSS Profile, a separate online application many private schools use to determine institutional financial aid (https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile).

The 2020-21 FAFSA goes live on October 1st and will use tax information from 2018. Students planning to start college in fall of 2020 should complete the 2020-21 FAFSA. Before October 1st, both the student and one parent can sign up for an FSA ID. The FSA ID is the Federal Student Aid Identification students and parents use to sign and verify information on their FAFSA and federal student loans. It is important that students sign up for their own FSA ID (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid).

Prior to filling out the FAFSA, families can also complete the FAFSA4Caster (https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1) to see if they will likely be eligible for government aid.

Career Expo--Thursday, September 26

Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo for Juniors and Seniors

Thursday, September 26th 8:15 am – 4:00 pm at the Seven Feathers Convention Center

AHS juniors and seniors have the opportunity to attend this hands-on event to learn about exciting opportunities in a vast variety of career pathways. Trade and industrial careers in today’s market include high-tech and great earning potential. Some of the careers represented: Aviation and Rail ● Archaeology ● Architecture ● Engineering ● Geology ● Survey ● Public Safety (including the FBI) ● Carpentry ● Cement Masonry ● Heavy Equipment Operation ● Welding ● Diesel ● Culinary Arts ● Electronics ● Surveying ● Diesel Engine Repairers ● Mechanics ● Military ● Plumbing ● Pipefitting ● Steamfitting ● Iron Working Skilled Labor ● Wildland Fire Fighting ● Computer Sciences ● Banking…. and more!

Students interested in attending this event can sign up with their College and Career Readiness (CCR) or CTE teachers. Juniors who are not in those classes can sign up with Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center. To learn more about the Expo and to see the full list of careers, organizations and businesses that will be represented visit: http://www.empowerthepossible.org/

College Information Night, Wednesday, October 2

College Information Night for Seniors and their Parents/Guardians

Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC

On Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm, seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to a college information session in the IVC. AHS counselors will discuss and answer questions about how to apply to community and 4-year public/private colleges, financial aid and scholarships, and many other aspects of the road to higher education. The information will be specifically relevant to seniors but other interested students and parents are welcome to attend.

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School Websites

Bus Schedule

ASD Transportation 541 482 3174

Stacy.Delgado@ashland.k12.or.us

Click here to see bus routes and times:

https://www.ashland.k12.or.us/SIB/files/2019-2020%20WEB%20ROUTES.pdf

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 Glenna.Stiles@ashland.k12.or.us for parking issues.
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