November 16, 2018

A Message from Principal Bare

Principal Bare

Gratitude by Principal Bare
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No Classes Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23

Peace Pie

Buy a Peace of Pie for Thai(land)

Ashland High School Peace Club is traveling to Thailand in the summer of 2019 to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. The club is selling Peace Pies to help fund the trip. All pies are fresh, organic and locally made. Choose from Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan for $30. Text or call to order your pie for the holidays!
Taylor Mortensen 541 631 9221
Sage Reddish 406 360 3134

Parental Monitoring

Navigating through the challenges of encouraging teenagers desire for independence and providing the necessary monitoring is a balancing act for parents. Please read the attached for some helpful tips and guidelines in supporting our young people to make good decisions.

Parental Monitoring Factsheet

Ski Team

The ASHLAND High School, Nordic Ski Team is currently recruiting for both boy and girl Winter Sports Enthusiasts to join our team. Our dedicated Volunteer Coaches will Instruct, Coach, and Mentor our Young Athletes in both Classic Skiing Technique and Freestyle Skating Technique. We ski and compete at the finest groomed trail venues in Oregon and Northern California. New skiiers welcome.
"We all SKI, Nobody sits on the bench, There are NO benches"
Please contact the Ashland High School Athletic Department for more DETAILS. " SNOW PLEASE"...................

Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee team is welcoming new players! Students can meet on the AHS turf field on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays right after school. Beginners welcome.

Canned Food Drive Deadline

The Global Citizens Corps canned food drive ends on November 20th. Donations of canned food are being accepted in all English classes. The winning English class will receive a prize.

Flu Shots available in the Health Center

If you would like to have your student immunized against the flu this year, the vaccine is available at the AHS Health Center. Have your student stop by the health center and pick up a form to take home for completion and signature. Contact the health center for more information 541 842 7677

Shoes for Student Runners

Shoes for Students: This year the proceeds from the Turkey Trot is going toward our new program called, Southern Oregon Runners- Shoes for Student Runners. This program will allow the coaches of Jr. High and high school XC and track teams to contact us if they have a student wanting to run but lacking the means to buy proper shoes and the club will purchase that student a pair of shoes. With every registration we are one step closer to helping the youth in our running community!

Screenagers-- Free Screening Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm

AHS will be hosting a free screening of Screenagers on November 27th, 7:00pm in the theater.


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Upcoming Events

Talent Show Auditions

Talent Show Auditions

Monday, November 19th at 3:50pm in the Band Room

Tuesday, November 20th at 3:50pm in the Band Room.

If you are interested in MCing the event, please audition during these times as well. Audition sign ups and more information will be in the main office.
Talent Show is December 7th from 7-9pm Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Upcoming College Visits

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Ecuador Trip - Summer 2019

AHS students have a great opportunity to explore Quito, Ecuador, and the enchanted Galapagos islands this 2019 summer.

Students who sign up for the trip now can take advantage of the $200 discount!

There are three easy ways:

If you are interested in signing up for a payment plan please call Customer Service as soon as possible. A representative will work directly with you to sign your traveler up for a plan that works for you. The phone number is 800-771-5353.

Last but not least, students traveling on a WorldStrides trip have can earn THREE FREE COLLEGE PREP CREDITS! Not only will this save you some money while in college (the average college credit hour is over $400), it provides a huge differentiator on college applications!

WorldStrides’ Parent Presentation.

For more information email

Maslow Project-- Helping Homeless Youth

As we transition from Fall to Winter and the days become shorter basic items become very important to Maslow Project clients. The Maslow Project office in Ashland is asking for donations to help serve our clients. Below is a list of the most needed items. Any donation is appreciated and all donations are tax detectable. Please feel free to call Bryanna with any questions @ 541.414.9661 and to coordinate times for donation drop off/ pick up.

· Nonperishable food

· Winter jackets

· Warm gloves

· Hand warmers

· Feminine hygiene products- tampons, panty liners, and pads

· Deodorant

· Razors

· Hair brushes

· Hair ties/Bobby pins

· Face wash

· Nail clippers

· New socks

· New underwear

· Tissues

For more information about the Maslow Project, please visit

Senior Class of 2019

Graduation May 31, 2019 6:30pm Lithia Park Bandshell

Order your graduation gear NOW!!! Packets are available in the main office or you can go online!! Late ordering begins on December 14th 2018 Got questions? We got answers. Call the Herff Jones office at


Pear Blossom Scholarship-- Deadline November 26

Applications are now being accepted for The Pear Blossom Festival's 29th Annual Scholarship Competition. This scholarship is open to all senior girls in the Rogue Valley. Details and the application form are available in the counseling office.