MLK Edition - January 17, 2020

Ashland High School-- Oregon

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This week's Grizz...

  • Finals Snow Make Up Schedule
  • PSAT 10th Grade Class Meeting January 27
  • Film Festival Submission & Volunteer Info
  • LiFT for Teens and Parents, Student Film Competition and other Upcoming Events

Finals Make Up Schedule (Period 2 & 4)

Grizz Parents, Guardians and Students –

Thank you for persevering the challenges of this week’s weather.

We are adopting a modified TCB schedule Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24 for PERIOD 2 AND PERIOD 4 FINALS MAKE-UPS missed yesterday (Thursday, January 16).

A handful of students missed period 6 and 8 exams today (Friday, January 17).

· Make up for period 6 and 8 exams must be made with the teacher and completed within a time frame determined by that teacher.

· Students should communicate directly with those teachers.


  • TCB is moved to the end of the day and extended to 1h 26m on Thursday and Friday for exams.
  • Students who NEED TO TAKE EXAMS will go to their SEMESTER 1 TCB.
  • Students who HAVE COMPLETED EXAMS are released at 2:07 PM.
  • STUDENTS WHO RIDE THE BUS - Busses come at their usual time. Students may remain in the Gym, Commons or Library.
  • PLEASE NOTE: PowerSchool grades will remain closed to students through Thursday, January 30 to allow for the final grades verification and storing process. We apologize for this inconvenience
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MLK Celebration

Today, Bellview, Helman, John Muir & AMS came to the high school to celebrate MLK Day in a wonderful assembly filled with music, singing, dancing, and love! Walker Elementary had a phenomenal celebration yesterday, as did the elementary crew with the AMS BSU today.

The City of Ashland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is this Monday. Please come and be inspired with the community as we celebrate Dr. Kings life and Legacy. The celebration is an opportunity to reflect on how we can celebrate, educate, and uplift in a way that will become an integral part of who we are as individuals, community members, and systemic change agents.

Click the link below for more information about this event, and others in the Valley.

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PSAT 10th Grade Class Meeting January 27

The AHS Counseling Department will be holding a 10th grade class meeting on January, 27, 2020 to teach all 10th grade students how to interpret their PSAT score reports. Score reports will be mailed home by the end of January and will include additional information for parents to understand scores.

Ashland Independent Film Festival - Student Film Competition

Interested in submitting a film for the Independent Film Festival?
“We at the Ashland Independent Film Festival want to remind your students that we have just one week before the final deadline (Jan. 17th, 2020) for student LAUNCH submissions!

There’s no entry fee, films need only be 5 minutes (or under!), and there are cash prizes for the most unique, inventive, thought-provoking, and entertaining films in each category. Their best resource for information and helpful tips is here.

If you still have questions after exploring our AIFF LAUNCH links, we’re always here for you. Please feel free to email me at the address below – and if you’d prefer a phone call in return, be sure to include your phone number and times when you can be reached.

Remember… just a week to the submission deadline! If you’d like one of our AIFF Education staffers to visit your classroom in January, there’s still time. Just email us ASAP at the link at the bottom of the page, and we’ll schedule a classroom visit to help light the creative fire.

We hope to see many of your students’ films among those at our AIFF student LAUNCH screenings this year.

Kind regards,

Jana Carole
Education Coordinator

LiFT for Teens - Planned Parenthood Event

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LiFT - Family connection is a superpower!

Research shows that a strong parent-child relationship is a superpower that helps teens achieve their goals, and supports healthy teen outcomes, including:

• Decreased rates of unwanted teen pregnancy, STIs, depression, and drug and alcohol use.

• Increased school success.

Parents and teens alike say that they feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped to have conversations with one another about difficult topics, and this makes building strong connections very challenging.

We have a really exciting program coming up in Ashland and Grants Pass* for teens and the supportive adults in their lives to share family values, strengthen relationships, and gain communication skills. It is a 6-hour, evidence-based, engaging and interactive program that is open to all Rogue Valley 8th-12th graders and their parent(s)/supportive adults. The program is free for participants, and will include a catered lunch. See the flyer below and attached, and please direct any teens or adults you know that might be interested to me or the online RSVP form linked in the flyer! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for your support.

Check out the informational video:


*Please note that this is not a faith-based event, though it is supported by our faith-based partners.


Sábado 25 de Enero 2020 / Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM at Southern Oregon University,

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. Lunch and childcare will be provided at the conference.

Esta jornada de un dia tiene como destinatarios a los estudiantes de origen latino y sus familias a fin de que puedan familiarizarse con el campus de SOU, los recursos disponibles para los estudiantes, el personal de apoyo y profesores. Las sesiones se ofrecerán en español para padres y de manera bilingue para los estudiantes. Tanto las familias como los estudiandes (de los grados 8 a 11) podran participar en todas las sesiones que tienen una tematica variada sobre la preparacion en la escuela hasta el acceso a la universidad. El almuerzo y guarderia esta incluido durante la conferencia.

For more information or to register for the conference, students and parents/guardians can go to or contact Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center in the AHS Library (

Para obtener más información o para registrarse en la conferencia, los estudiantes y los padres / tutores pueden ir a o si tienen dudas y preguntas contacten a Jen Marsden en el College and Career Center en la Biblioteca de AHS (

Ashland Jazz Festival - Saturday, January 25

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Chinese New Year Celebrations!

新年快樂 (xin nian kuai le), Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is the year of rat. Students, come join the Chinese New Year celebration with us at the theater lobby Thursday January 23rd. We will start from 12:00 and end at 12:40. You can try some high mountain tea and Chinese snacks. Moreover, you get to experience writing with calligraphy brush, and take a spring couplet home.

Additionally, The 2020 Year of the Rat Parade in Jacksonville will be held at 10:00 am on February 8th. You and your student are invited to join Chinese teacher Shu Wen Chang and her students to attend!

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Ashland Library

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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

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

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Looking Ahead at January 2020

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Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

Rogue World Music

Rogue World Music (an Ashland-based nonprofit) is producing a concert at AHS on Sunday, January 19. We'd love to have a few AHS student volunteers
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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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