February 15, 2019

REAL TALK- Workshop 1 is Wednesday, February 20 5:30-7:30

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

A Five Workshop Series. Parents and Students are encouraged to attend together. If not possible, please do not hesitate to attend on your own as a parent or student. If you are unable to register online, please call AHS Main Office 541 482 8771 to register over the phone.

Location: Ashland High School Library

Cost: $20.00 for the series


Food Will Be Provided

NO SCHOOL- Monday, February 18

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Rogue News is NOW Online-

The student news site of Ashland High School

Click below to read the latest edition:

The Rogue News-

Jack's Dodgeball Olympics- Saturday, February 23

REGISTER NOW!! Jack's Dodgeball Olympics is right around the corner. Jack's Dodgeball Olympics is a fundraiser for Doernbecher Hospital. Ashland community members of all ages are coming together to raise money, play games, and dress in costumes!

We invite you to get a team together (you and your friends, your club, your family, your sports team) and register to compete in the tournament on Saturday, February 23rd in the Ashland High School gym starting at 1pm!!! Team Registration is due February 16th and is only $5 for students. Each team consists of 6 players (and must be co-ed). Prizes will be awarded! Register online at the link below or pick up a paper registration form in the front office, completed forms with payment can be turned into the front office. Also check out theFriends of Jack Facebook page:

Student Lead Conferences- Thurs, February 28 & Fri, March 1

Two-Part Conference

Step 1: Meet with Counselors-- by Appointment Only

Students, parents, and counselors will meet to discuss current and future progress. Appointments can be scheduled through either the parent or the student PowerSchool account

  • Click the blue button in the top left corner "Schedule Student Conference."
  • Choose the date and time from the drop-down menu

If you are having difficulty accessing PowerSchool, please contact 541 482 8771 x2202

Step 2

Step 2: Meet with Teachers--Drop-in Only

Students and Parents can drop-in with the teachers during the times listed below..

To make teachers more accessible, all teachers will be in the Library/Science Building, grouped by department.

February 28 11:00-4:00 and 5:00-7:00

March 1 9:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:30

Class of 2023 Parent Night- Tuesday, March 12

If you have a middle school student who is planning to attend Ashland High School in the fall for the 19-20 school year, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm for a presentation in the theatre.

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 two shows--- 2:00 and 7:30

Friday, March 8 at 7:30

Saturday, March 9 2:00 & 7:30

Sunday, March 10 2:00 & 7:30

Tickets available online at and at AHS, Paddington, Treehouse Books, and the Music Coop.
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Career and Counseling Center News

Attention Seniors- Local Scholarships DUE!

Local scholarships are due TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 by the end of the day!
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.

Black Youth Leadership Summit--Thursday, February 21

8 am to 2 pm

Southern Oregon University Ashland campus

This program is designed to bring 8th-12th grade students to the SOU Ashland campus for a day of self discovery, college preparation workshops, and cultural connections. The program is open to all Rogue Valley students and intentionally focuses on the Black/African American experiences.

For more information:

Oregon Public Universities Tour-- Monday, February 25

Representatives from all the Oregon Public Universities will be at AHS on Monday, February 25th from 8:45-10:00 am. Sophomores and juniors will be excused from class to hear an overview of all the schools, and then attend breakout sessions with two of the schools that most interest them. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this once a year opportunity to learn more about OSU, OSU-Cascades, OIT, PSU, SOU, UO, WOU, and EOU. After attendance is taken, sophomores and juniors will be released from their 5th-period class by 8:40 and should go directly to the AHS Theater. Freshmen and seniors are also welcome to attend if coming with their 5th-period class or are excused by a parent.

Career Day- Wednesday, February 27

CAREER DAY IS COMING! AHS will be hosting Career Day 2019 on Wednesday, February 27th. We are seeking presenters and community volunteers for this spectacular engaging event. Please contact Amy Schumacher at for details.

Oregon State Elks Association - Vocational Grant

$1,500 scholarship – Due: March 1, 2019

If you are planning a career in a vocational field, such as:

Construction, Dental Assistants, Culinary, Pharmacy, Technician, Truck Driving, EMT/Firefighter,

Beauty/Cosmetology, Veterinary Assistant, Massage, Mechanic, Plumbing, Nursing

These vocational careers require a 2-year degree or certificate.

For the online application and more details, visit the following link:

Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund- Postmarked by March 1

SOUTHERN OREGON LATINO SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students living in the Southern Oregon region to complete their post-high school career/ degree goals. This scholarship’s primary aim is to build leadership in our region’s communities. Award Amounts: $1000 a year for a 4-year university, $500 a year for a community college. General Applicant Requirements: Must be a resident of Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties and be of Latino heritage. Must be enrolled full time in the state of Oregon at an accredited community college, technical institute, or public/private university for the 2019-2020 academic year. Must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average or a minimum combined verbal and math score of 1010 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I) or a minimum of 21 on the American College Test (ACT). For a fillable PDF Application Form, visit: For a fillable Recommendation Form, visit: To be eligible for this Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund Scholarship, a complete application, and required documents must be postmarked by March 1, 2019.

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 WANTS YOU!

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

Spring Sports Begins- Monday, February 25

The first day of official practice for the following SPRING sports will be Monday, February 25th:






Track & Field

Ultimate Frisbee

Before your student-athlete will be allowed to participate in practice, you must have completed the following:

  • All 9th and 11th graders are required to get a physical and turn in the appropriate form to the Athletic Office. This also applies to 10th and 12th graders who did not play a sport at Ashland High School last year. Physical examinations can be scheduled at the Health Center on the AHS campus.
  • If this is your student’s first sport during the 2018-19 school year, please make sure to get registered before practice begins at:

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Ultimate Frisbee Team is now practicing three days a week after school! Students meet Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays on the turf field at 4:00! New players are welcome and encouraged to play. Contact Erin Federline in room SC-2 for more information.

Calling All Grizzlies- Open House Practice February 19-21

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


AHS Parent Survey

Parent Climate and Culture Survey

Every five years Ashland High School receives a visit from the accreditation organization, AdvancEd, as part of a continuous improvement process. This year we will be hosting a team from AdvancEd on April 8th and 9th. As part of the process for this site visit, we are asked to gather information from parents, students, teachers, and staff about their perceptions as to how we are performing as a school.

Below is a link to a short, eight-question survey. We are asking that you please take a minute to complete this survey. Your input is very important, as it provides us an opportunity to understand areas of success and areas for improvement.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ashland High School Administrative Team

AHS Parent Climate and Culture Survey 2019

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- Informational meeting on Monday, February 11

Want to go to Ireland, England, and France this summer? The focus of this trip will be on Culture and Culinary. A meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 6 PM in the IVC.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

Blood Drive- Tuesday, February 19

The American Red Cross will be in the Upper Commons from 8:45 am to 2 pm. Donors must be at least 16 years old and 16-year-olds must have a signed Red Cross parental consent form which can be picked up in the office or by clicking on the button below.

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 18 - NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

Feb 23 - Jack Frost Festival

Feb 25- Oregon Public Universities Tour

Feb 25 - Spring Sports Practice Begins

Feb 27 - Career Day

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 - Orchestra Festival at Grants Pass HS

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

Attention Seniors-



Seniors began getting information about scholarships and how to complete scholarship applications in their College and Career Readiness (CCR) classes in early October. Seniors have also received detailed lists of scholarship opportunities available to them.

The “Local Scholarships” run through the AHS Counseling Office are available on the AHS website at These applications are fillable PDFs students need to download, complete, and turn into the AHS Counseling Office by February 19th. Students have also received hard copies of the Local Scholarships “cheat sheet” list, which provides detailed information about scholarship eligibility criteria:

The online “OSAC Scholarship” application opened Nov 1st and is completed and submitted online at Students can apply for many scholarships with this one application. The counseling office has compiled a list of the 15+ scholarships on the OSAC application that are specifically for AHS students, and a list of other Oregon and Jackson County scholarships potentially available to AHS students. Hard copies of these “cheat sheet” lists are available in the College and Career Center or can be found on the AHS website: The OSAC Scholarship application has an early bird deadline of February 15th and a final deadline of March 1st at 5:00 pm.

"Senior All Night"- Needs your Help! Next Meeting February 20

  • First off, we'd like to tell you a bit about Senior All Night. Parents don't need to worry on grad night because students are bused to the Family Fun Center from the hours of 11 pm to 3 am. It is a $10,000 party with activities, go-carting, bounce houses, a cash cube, food trucks and thousands of dollars in fantastic prizes! It is not something these kids are going to want to miss out on. It is a tradition that goes back over 30 years at AHS!
  • Second, we need HELP! This party is put on by a group of senior parents and we could use more bodies. The next meeting is February 20th, 7pm-8pm at Bellview Elementary School. Please come and find out more about the event. We won't commit you to help unless you decide you want to! We are a friendly bunch.
  • Do you own a business or feel inclined to make a donation? The attached letter tells you how you can help give these grads a safe, fun-filled night to remember!
  • Do you eat at Louie's or are you looking for gifts to give to friends or family? The Senior All Night committee is selling $20 Louie's gift cards. Louie's generously donates half of that money back to the party! If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Gates at

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