GRIZZ-O-GRAM

May 14th, 2021

Ashland High School

Office Hours 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Knock on the door if you plan to come to the Main Office. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you stay outside.


Attendance Office:

Deb Falk, Attendance Secretary

541-482-8782

Debra.Falk@ashland.k12.or.us


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This week's Grizz...

  • Principal's Message
  • Masks Still Required
  • Summer Rapid Credit Recovery
  • AHS Bond Site Committee Meeting
  • Senior Corner (Graduation Updates!)
  • Caps & Gowns
  • Ceremonies & Parades - NEW SURVEY!
  • Senior Sprint
  • Fresh Start Counselor Interest Meeting
  • Prom 2021
  • Yearbooks 2020-2021
  • Deadline to resolve Incomplete grades
  • Distribution Center 5/26
  • 8th Grade Information
  • Sports, Clubs & Activities
  • Leadership Recruitment
  • Counseling Office
  • College & Career Pathways Updates
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Tech Support Info

Principal's Message

Hello Grizzlies,


We are approaching the final stretch of the school year. You will see a lot of information in this newsletter about end of year events. For those students that have grades that they want to improve, there is still time! Make every effort to turn in missing assignments. If students are missing tests or quizzes, they should talk to their teachers to schedule a time to take them. We want to support students and encourage them to put in the extra effort to pass as many classes as possible.


The last day for students in grades 9-11 to turn in late or missing assignments will be June 11th. The last day of school will be June 18th.


The last day for Seniors to turn in assignments will be June 8th and that will be their last day on campus. Seniors will not have class on June 9 or 10. Graduation will be held on June 11th, please see below for more details.


Grizzlies, keep your eye on the prize and let’s make the most of the last 5 weeks of school we have left.


Sincerely,


Benjamin Bell

Masks Still Required on School Campuses

Yesterday the CDC released new guidance related to fully vaccinated individuals and the use of face coverings and physical distancing.

Governor Brown issued a video statement on how this new guidance will be implemented in Oregon. In her statement she shared, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." This also applies to all other individuals on school campus, including but not limited to: family members, volunteers, visitors, SROs, and other partners.

ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year.

Summer Rapid Credit Recovery

Get Back on Track to Graduate! Summer Rapid Credit Recovery



  • Summer credit recovery – up to six credits in Math, English, Health/PE, Science and many other courses
  • In-Person classes at AHS
  • 2 three-week sessions M-TH starting July 12 and August 2
  • NO COST, FAST CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
  • Sign up with Glenna or your counselor NOW!



Ashland High Summer School Credit Recovery Opportunities!

This has been a tough year. We know that despite everyone’s best efforts, many students fell behind on credits. Thanks to a generous grant from the state of Oregon, we are happy to announce a quite robust array of credit recovery opportunities over the summer. It is critically important for our students to be able to start next year with the credits needed to make graduation a certainty.


Our summer school will allow students to recover up to a total of 6 credits during a six-week period.


The program be divided into two sessions: July 12-30 and August 2-20.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday with a few enrichment field trips offered on Fridays for specific classes. Students may take up to 3 recovery classes per session. Credits may be recovered for both this academic year as well as past academic years. With the exception of certain math situations, classes will be graded as Pass/No Mark.

All instruction will be in-person and on the Ashland High School campus. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided and transportation will be available. There is no cost!


Classes available for recovery will include:

Humanities: English 9, Global Studies, English 10, American Studies, English selectives

Science: Both life and physical science credits can be recovered.

Math: a wide array of math offerings will be offered depending on need and numbers. This will include a math fundamentals refresher, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, and Algebra 2. Students may be able to take the classes if they did not pass OR If they wish to improve their grades to be eligible for college or to move on to the next math level.

PE/Health:

Electives: If students need elective credits, they may pair what they did with the offering we will have to earn elective credit.


If students need credits that are not listed above, there will be additional computer-based credit recovery options. Students will still need to attend in person to complete those.


If you are interested in signing up for this amazing opportunity, please contact Glenna Stiles or Maurice Monteiro at the high school.

AHS Bond Improvement Project


Students and Families are invited to participate in a Bond Site Committee Meeting on May 18 at 4:00 pm. Hear from bond architects and project managers about the current state of the design. There will be opportunities for questions and input.


Link: https://arkitek.my.webex.com/arkitek.my/j.php?MTID=mc6a21b4430c931f4271ca119f8284e6d

Senior Corner

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Cap & Gown Pick Up - 5/17 & 5/18

Caps & Gowns will be here for pick up on Monday & Tuesday! All ordered caps & gowns must be picked up next week.


If you didn't order a cap & gown, there's still time! Visit www.highschool.herffjones.com.

AHS will have some used gowns available at pick up. Call the main office for more info.

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Graduation Ceremony & Parade

GRADUATION CEREMONY SIGN UP SURVEY! It's time to sign up for Ceremony 1 or Ceremony 2.

This survey also asks:

-if your student wants to audition to give a speech or musical performance

-who your student's 2 spectator tickets will be for

-and Parade sign ups (by elementary school)


Please complete this survey by Friday, May 21st


Click here to complete the Graduation Ceremony & Parade Survey



In order to have a safe and efficient celebration, AHS is working to have 2 ceremonies on Friday, June 11th and 3 car parades on Saturday, June 12th, sorted by which elementary school your student attended. If your student didn't attend elementary school locally, please click AMS or AHS.
We are anticipating offering 2 Graduation Ceremony Spectator tickets per student (this is subject to change). Our ceremonies will be live streamed, as well. For the Car Parade, we will allow 1 car per student, driven by a parent/guardian/adult/coach/etc. If a car is not available for you, we will provide alternative transportation.

Graduation Ceremonies: June 11th (evening)
Car Parade: June 12th (early afternoon)

Senior Sprint

Seniors!! You are so close to graduating!

Make sure you have all of your credits and are passing your classes so you are able to walk with your senior class at graduation.

Join us for Senior Sprint and get support to make it to the finish line!

WE LOVE OUR SENIORS!!!

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Fresh Start Counselor Interest Meeting

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Mark your calendars! Sophomores and Juniors, it’s almost time to apply to be a Fresh Start counselor! Fresh Start is AHS’s unique orientation program that’s held in August to welcome our 9th grade class. Fresh Start is an important part of building school culture, and we need your help to make it a great event! FS teaches valuable team building, problem solving activities, and important tools to help 9th graders throughout high school. Come by next Thursday to learn more!

Prom 2021!

Juniors and Seniors! Prom 2021 is right around the corner and tickets are on sale now at lunch cash/check. You can pay by card over the phone with the main office. This is a masks & no touch dance in order to follow COVID guidelines.

Get ready to have some fun!

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Yearbooks!

It's time to order your yearbooks! You can pay through the main office or PowerSchool. TBD on Yearbook arrival. If you have questions, email Yearbook@ashland.k12.or.us.
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Deadline for Resolving Incomplete Grades

For students that earned an I, Incomplete, as a grade in any class Fall Semester, June 1 will the be the final day that they have to satisfy whatever requirements (determined by the teacher) were necessary for them to earn a Pass.


If students have questions, they should talk to their teacher or counselor.

Material Distribution - May 26th

The Distribution Center is closed next week. It will be open again on May 26th from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Theatre Lobby. If you are unable to make it during distribution time, please call the Main Office to make arrangements 541-482-8771.


Distribution Dates:

May 26th

June 9th


We've got class notes & material. If you would like to request a textbook, please email Aimee.Cork@ashland.k12.or.us.

8th Grade Information

Do you have a current 8th grader who will be attending AHS next year? Here are some important dates for you!


Ashland High School is hosting campus tours for current 8th graders on Wednesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 26th. Tours will start at 1pm & run every 20 minutes until 3pm. Please indicate your preferred time. If that time slot fills up, we will do our best to schedule you as close to your preferred time as possible. You will be notified the day and time that your tour is scheduled via email. These tours are for students ONLY. Parents will be asked to wait until their student is done with their tour.


8th Grade AHS Campus Tour Sign Up

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Sports

Traditional sports seasons have flipped around due to COVID considerations. You do need to register EVERY school year online. Link to sign up process: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2119

Who to contact for specific information about practice dates, times, and locations is down below.


Click HERE to see the adjusted OSAA sports calendar for the rest of this year.

You are required to register for sports BEFORE you are allowed to begin practice. Click HERE to register.

For specific information about sports you are interested in, contact the coach HERE.

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Check out some of our games on our AHS YouTube channel or head to AHS Athletics for more info! Click below for an updated list of team schedules. These are subject to change.

Girls Tennis Wins First in Academic All-State

AHS Girls Tennis Team won First Place in the Academic All-State Award with a combined GPA of 3.99! Congrats Girls Tennis!!

Lifeguard Training

The YMCA has an upcoming Lifeguard Training. This is a great skill for high schoolers (and not just the swim team or water polo team) to get a great summer job and for post high school, it also includes a potential reimbursement incentive. The training course begins May 11 and registration is limited.

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Clubs & Activities

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Among Us Gaming Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: anKp7K

Brain Bowl: Email Alan.Parowski@ashland.k12.or.us for Zoom Link.

Christian Fellowship Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: 456358

Drama Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: 456358

Dungeons and Dragons: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: H30

Key Club: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: hello

Mu Alpha Theta: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.

National Art Honor Society: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting. Passcode: ahsart2020

Project Up: In Person in Rose Studio.

Queer Straight Alliance: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.

Tap Club: In Person in Rose Studio & on Zoom for those at home. Click HERE for link.

Truth to Power: Click HERE for Zoom Meeting.

Writers & Poets Club: In Person on grass behind EN-1 & on Zoom for those at home. Click HERE for link.


More info about clubs can be found on the AHS News & Resources page on Canvas.


Wanting to start a club? Let's do it!!! Fill out the Club Application Form below, connect with a staff member who could be an advisor for your club, and email the completed Club Application Form to Karl.Kemper@ashland.k12.or.us or drop it off in the mail box by the Main Office. You do NOT need to get an in person signature from an advisor.

Ashland High School Leadership 2021-2022…. Now recruiting!

Are you interested in running for an elected Student Council Position?

Or maybe be a student representative in the Leadership Class?

AHS Leadership is the place for students to work together to build a positive school culture while making fun memories of high school.

Applications are now open until May 19th.

To find more information or the applications, go to the Ashland High School Canvas Course, Click on Clubs and Activities, and select the application of your choice.

Email Jamie.Haden@ashland.k12.or.us as needed.

The Rogue News

The Rogue News staff has just relaunched the official Rogue News website with a fresh new look! Our first few stories are posted and more will be rolling in over the coming weeks. We’re excited to also add some multi-media including podcasts and videos this year. Check it out and spread the word! These student journalists are really amazing!


Theroguenews.com

Student Tutor Center

This year we are offering FREE tutoring online every Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Help is available in all subjects, including Canvas navigation! Your student can access the Student Tutor Center through the AHS News & Resources page on Canvas and join the Zoom session there. For the Zoom link, click HERE. If you have questions, please contact Tammy Anderson at tammy.anderson@ashland.k12.or.us.

Counseling Office

High school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.


If you need to get in contact with your counselor regarding scheduling, academics, etc., call the counseling office at 541-482-2278 or email your counselors.

Keri Phipps

9th Grade Counselor

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541-862-1823

Keri.Phipps@ashland.k12.or.us

Diane Berry

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last Names A-Ha

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541-622-2170

Diane.Berry@ashland.k12.or.us

Bryanna Trevino

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last names He-N

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541-690-8401

Bryanna.Trevino@ashland.k12.or.us

Maurice Monteiro

10th-12th Grade Counselor - Last names O-Z

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917-258-0937

Maurice.Monteiro@ashland.k12.or.us

Jen Marsden

College & Career Specialist:

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Jennifer.Marsden@ashland.k12.or.us

Karyn Barats

Scholarship Coordinator:

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Karyn.Barats@ashland.k12.or.us

College and Career Pathways

Over the course of this school year, the AHS Counseling Department has hosted a number of information sessions on college and career pathways for both students and their families. There are two more sessions scheduled for May that you can learn more about below. These upcoming sessions should be of particular interest to juniors and their families, but all students and parent/guardians are welcome to attend.

Upcoming College and Career Pathways Information Sessions

Both sessions will be on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm and can be accessed at the following zoom link: https://asdconnect-org.zoom.us/j/97711618881. The sessions will be recorded and available on the AHS YouTube channel where you can also find info sessions from earlier this year including the following: College Pathways 101, SCOIR Info Session, Finding a College Pathway that’s a Good Fit, and Financial Aid 101.

May 26: Four Year Colleges and Universities – Finding a School that is a “Good Fit” and Navigating the Application Process

Overwhelmed by the thought of planning for college? Finding an educational pathway that is a good fit takes some planning. AHS Counseling Department staff will present information on how to make the most of the college search process, how to apply to both public and private four-year colleges and universities, ACT/SAT testing, and how to access financial aid/scholarships. This is a great opportunity for juniors and their families to get access to information they can take advantage of over the summer to get started on the college application process, which will make fall of senior year much easier!

Please check out the links to the AHS website below, where you can find helpful resources including the AHS College Handbook, ACT/SAT updates and more!

Seniors: College & Career Center Spring Update 2021

Juniors: College & Career Center Spring Update 2021

College Visits and Information Sessions Calendar

College Handbook

The 2020-21 AHS College Handbook is a great resource for all students (and parents/guardians) exploring post high school education options. Topics covered include how to find an education pathway that’s a good fit, information on applying to community colleges and four-year public/private universities, ACT/SAT information, how to access financial aid and scholarships, and other useful information. You can also pick up a hard copy of the handbook during materials distribution on designated Wednesdays.

ACT & SAT Updates

Students planning on applying to four year colleges usually take ACT/SAT tests in spring of junior year and/or fall of senior year. AHS began offering these tests again in March with safety guidelines in place. We will offer one more SAT at AHS on June 5th, and will offer both tests again during the 2021-22 school year, beginning with the SAT in August. Oregon’s public universities no longer require ACT/SAT test results for admission and most scholarship applications. Please check each university for their scholarship requirements.


Due to limited testing access caused by the pandemic, many colleges are continuing to waive test scores for students applying next year. Be sure to check individual college websites for updates on this. Students can register for the ACT and SAT online and those who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers for both tests. Please contact karyn.barats@ashland.k12.or.us to obtain a fee waiver.

Scholarships and Opportunities Updates

For a list of current scholarships and opportunities (there may be some for juniors and other grades) click here: Current Scholarships & Opportunities. This list is updated every Friday.

For assistance on scholarship applications contact jennifer.marsden@ashland.k12.or.us.

U.S. Army Opportunity

Are you interested in joining the Army? If so, you can visit with an Army Recruiter every Tuesday from April 29 through June 17 in front of the Theater lobby during lunch (12:35 - 1:15). Recruiters are looking forward to talking to you!

Marines

Are you interested in joining the Marines? If so, you can visit with a Marine Corps Recruiter every Thursday, May 6 through June 17, during lunch near of the theater. The Marines are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Community Service & Involvement Opportunities

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Wondering how to get community service hours during distance learning? Community service hours are not required this year, but 9th graders and sophomores will need to continue collecting a total of 100 hours by their graduation. Juniors need 25 hours of Community Service. Half of these hours can be paid.


Time to get creative and think outside of the box! Here are some examples of ways you can earn community service hours:


  • www.Recovers.org - A local area email alert for continuous help needed for our Phoenix/Talent Fire Victims
  • www.DoSomething.org - A youth-led movement for good focusing on advocacy work.
  • www.we.org - An organization standing for Human rights & social equality.
  • Making and Donating items to local causes (dog toys, grocery store bags, knitted hats, etc.)
  • Sending letters to seniors at local retirement homes
  • Thank you letters to essential workers
  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Jackson County Fuel Committee
  • And more!


There's a lot of ways you can support your community and earn community service hours. If you have any questions, reach out to your counselor.

Volunteer, Internship, Job, and Community Outreach Opportunities

Download the PDF below to view all of our awesome community outreach opportunities!!!
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FAQ

Need Technology Support?

Ashland School District Tech Department is here to help if you have questions about a device, PowerSchool, etc.


Click HERE to access Distance Learning Student Portal


For other technical questions, contact our Tech Department at:

Tech Support Helpline: 541-201-2600

Email: techhelp@ashland.k12.or.us

Click here to fill out the ASD Tech Support Request Form

Where can I drop off physical paperwork?

You can drop off assignments, sports physicals, or other paperwork, in our lock box right outside of the front office.

School Websites

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