November 22nd, 2019

Ashland High School-- Oregon

Office Hours 7:45-4:15 (closes at 3:15 on Wednesdays)

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In this week’s Grizz…

In this week’s Grizz…

  • Fall Break Next Week
  • Personal Empowerment Assembly
  • Scholarship Info for Seniors December 4
  • Food Drive Ends December 6
  • Cap and Gowns December 13

And So Much More!!

Upcoming Events

Fall Break Next Week - Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th

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Personal Empowerment Assembly

Ashland High School gathered in an assembly today to listen to students and staff share their experiences with being an ally in regards to sexual assault awareness. Student Leadership organized this powerful assembly in efforts to make a step towards addressing sexual assault and promote allyship among each other.

Nineteen student and staff speakers answered the question: "What does it look like to be an ally?" and how can we as a community support one and other in feeling safe. Each speaker briefly shared a vignette, reflection, or personal approach to “being the good” and standing up for others. Students spoke about the importance of our school motto: "We love and Care For Each Other." Staff spoke about times others stood up for them. Everyone was called to not only be an ally, but to personally hold themselves accountable with respect.

Our students believe it does not end here and there's more to be done, but holding this assembly was an important step in addressing this issue.


In cooperation with our local teachers, Ashland School District is now offering two separate survey options.


What is the Student Success Act? Click Here for more information!

Scholarship and Financial Aid Info for Senior Parents/Guardians and Students - Wednesday, December 4th

Wednesday December 4th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the IVC, AHS counseling staff will provide information on scholarship opportunities for AHS seniors, including tips on how to complete the online OSAC Scholarship E-app and the AHS Local Scholarships new “common application.” Counselors will present scholarship information first, and then discuss and answer questions about financial aid, including FAFSA and CSS completion, for parent/guardians and students who would like to stay for more information on those applications. This meeting is important if students plan to attend a private/public university, community college or trade school, and are interested in finding funds to pay for school. For more information contact

Canned Food Drive - Until Friday, December 6th

Come support your community by donating to the canned food drive November 18th - December 6th! Students can bring cans and non-perishables to their English classes for a chance to win a special prize for their English class!

Discounted Cap & Gown Order Deadline - Friday, December 13

The discount deadline for ordering your cap and gown and grad supplies is quickly approaching. Orders placed after December 13th will cost more, so please get your order form in the mail or order online at Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.
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Travel Opportunities

This Week's Highlights

Rogue News Sponsorship

Jamie Hirsh's Rogue News Class produces a fabulous school paper once a month-- copies are available at the Main Office, in the Library Building and off campus at these local businesses: the YMCA. If your business is interested in advertising or in having a copies available for the public, please contact
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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

Discounted Cap & Gown Order Deadline - Friday, December 13

The discount deadline for ordering your cap and gown and grad supplies is quickly approaching. Orders placed after December 13th will cost more, so please get your order form in the mail or order online at Call 1-800-442-4696 with questions.

Early Senior Project Presentations - Wednesday, January 8

Seniors who would like to present their Senior Projects early may do so on January 8 from 3:00-4:00pm. Please contact in Room 206

Yearbook Parent Ads will be accepted until January 10

Looking for a creative way to tell your graduate, “I love you and I’m proud of you” now that their high school years are coming to an end? If the answer is yes, think about placing a “Senior Ads” in the yearbook. Yearbook dedication ads are a great way to give your child the special recognition they deserve, for everyone to see, in the 2020 yearbook.

Space will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we need to meet a minimum number of ads to place them in the book.

Proceeds of these ads help keep the cost of the yearbook low and provide book for students in need.

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Any additional information about these ads can be requested from

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

For a complete listing of current scholarships and opportunities, take a look at the bulletin board outside the counseling office.

Pear Blossom Festival $2,500 Scholarship Competition!

A Scholarship will be awarded to a senior high school girl in Jackson County. Each high school princess will receive a $750 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on: Leadership skills, academic excellence, interview skills, writing and presentation of an essay, and impromptu questions. If interested, please ask for an application in the Counseling Office. Application Deadline: December 2 at 4:00 PM.

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)

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

Representative Visits

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Looking Ahead... November 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities - Earn Community Service Hours

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Volunteer for Friends of the Animal Shelter Holiday Fair

FOTAS is planning a new major event which presents opportunities for Ashland HS students, starting immediately and through the end of the year. Deck The Paws Holiday Fair, a community-wide event, will be held on December 7 at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center (PPCC). The fair will be open to the public, free admission. There are three main components:

· Individuals and families can bring their pets for photo portraits with Santa Paws and Cat-Elf.

· A wide array of hand-crafted gifts and décor will be on sale.

· Attendees can enjoy a reasonably priced, nutritious hot soup lunch.

Ashland HS students can participate in many different ways:

Make handcrafted items – We are collecting wonderful creations to sell at the fair. Wooden, woven, painted, sculpted – you name it, just create it! Students can join the “FOTAS Elves” group on Facebook and review photos and how-to posts for inspiration.

Organize and run your own table – Get a class or club to work together to stock and staff an Ashland HS table at the fair. In addition to selling items for the benefit of FOTAS, you can present information and displays about school projects (especially nice if animal related).

Help with photography – We need 2-6 students skilled in photo editing and computers to prepare and print 5x7” glossy prints of family and pet portraits at the fair. We will have one training session (1-2 hours) in September, and a full rehearsal for all participants in the photo project in October. Students can also work as roaming event photographers. After the fair we will need help organizing and uploading photo files.

Help with publicity – Dozens of event posters need to be distributed to locations throughout Ashland and beyond.

Singing & entertainment – We will have caroling and performances on the plaza at PPCC. Canopies and patio heaters will be set up if the weather requires. The Ashland HS Choir is invited to perform, and other groups and even individuals (jugglers? magicians?) are encouraged to sign up.

Paint faces – Students who paint or enjoy doing makeup are needed to do face painting. They will need to develop 6-8 sample faces on poster board, to display at the fair, and take shifts 11AM-4PM. Brushes and paint can be supplied.

Work at the fair – We will start setting up the fair at 7:30AM on December 7. Students with their own vehicles can shuttle boxes of merchandise and supplies to PPCC from a nearby staging location. We will need a small army of volunteers to unpack these boxes, set up tables and displays, and decorate the venue – all by 11AM. And then at 4-6PM we need to pack it all up and leave PPCC sparkling clean! Students do not need to commit for the entire day – just join the morning or afternoon team.

For more information or to sign up for a Deck The Paws job, contact Laura at 458-226-0600 or

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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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