February 27, 2019

REAL TALK: Workshop 3 is Wednesday, March 6 from 4:00-6:00pm

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

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

Workshop 3 is for Students Only--Education, Skills, Practice, Share and Process Brain Development, Identity Development, Sleep, Stress, Emotions, Social Norms, and Constructs, Q&A

Location: Library

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 matinee--- 2:00

Friday, March 8 at 7:30

Saturday, March 9 2:00 & 7:30

Sunday, March 10 matinee-- 2:00

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.

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

Water Polo Demo Scrimmage and Info Night-- Thursday, March 7 at 7Pm

Come watch a demo match at the YMCA Pool and then try water polo free for one week!!

For more information

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 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 19-- 8th Grade Scheduling Night

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