October 26, 2018

A Message from Principal Bare

Principal Bare

Conferences by Principal Bare

Fall Drop-In Conferences

Thursday, November 1 from 11:00-3:30 and 4:30-7:00

Friday, November 2 from 9:00-11:30 and 12:00-2:30

No appointments necessary. Teachers will be available in the upper and lower commons of the theater building. Maps and other materials will be provided upon arrival. Please note that that some teachers have limited availability. A list is provided below.

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Don't miss out on our NEW, Grade Specific, Presentation Series

During conferences, we are introducing a new presentation series in order to communicate specific age and grade level information. We are offering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade presentations Thursday and Friday for your scheduling convenience. Please coordinate your teacher check-ins before or after the following sessions:

Thursday, November 1:


“Sophomore Year: Good Choices and an Eye on the Future


“Junior Year: Expanding Horizons and Increasing Responsibility”


“Nuts and Bolts of Senior Project, Financial Literacy and Job Readiness”


“9th Grade Parent Academy 101”

12:00-2:00, 4:30-6:30: College and Career Center (to the right of library entrance):

“College Financial Aid Support: FAFSA and CSS Profile”

Friday, November 2:


“Nuts and Bolts of Senior Project, Financial Literacy and Job Readiness”

10:30-11:15: Library

“Sophomore Year: Good Choices and an Eye on the Future

11:30-12:15: Library

“Junior Year: Expanding Horizons and Increasing Responsibility”

Student and Parent Winter Sports Meeting

All students interested in Winter Sports (Basketball, Cheer, Wrestling, Swimming, Snowboarding, Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing) are encouraged to attend a meeting Monday, October 29 at 6:30p in the gym. This is a great opportunity for athletes and their parents to learn about winter sports and to meet the coaches. All athletes must have a current sports physical (valid for 2 years) and must register on prior to attending practices.

Spring Softball

Students interested in playing softball in the spring, please go to the athletics office and sign up before Tuesday, October 30th.

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

Oregon College Application Week November 5-9

Oregon College Application Week is coming! November 5-9, there will be a number of opportunities for all students to explore college options and for seniors to complete college, financial aid and scholarship applications. Students will also be able to submit the application for the Oregon Promise, which is our state initiative to provide community college tuition to eligible students. Seniors will be working on these applications in their College and Career Readiness classes. There will also be after school help sessions in the College and Career Center on November 5 and 7. In addition, admissions counselors from RCC, SOU, and other colleges will be at AHS holding information sessions and assisting students with their applications. To learn more about Oregon CAW go to

AHS Theater Presents: Shooting Stars

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Shooting Stars

The student ensemble cast includes Nicky Clary, Carmen Kerr, Allie Poole, Samara French, Brooklyn Williams, Anabella Ross, Elena Schmeling, Anabella Ross, and Kylah Ward

Ashland High School Theatre opens their 2018 season and the 25th Anniversary of their OSF/AHS Partnership with a delightful comedy directed by OSF actor Barret O'Brien.

Thursday, November 1 7:30pm

Friday, November 2 7:30pm

Saturday, November 3 7:30pm

Sunday, November 4 2:00pm

Thursday, November 8 7:30pm

Friday, November 9 7:30pm

Saturday, November 10 7:30pm

Sunday, November 11 2:00pm

The time is 1962; the place is a locker room in a small Midwestern town; the team is The Shooting Stars, a novelty all-female basketball team. As The Shooting Stars prepare to face off against the local men's team, the young women emerge as distinct personalities who reveal the lives they’ve abandoned to join the traveling team. The entrance of the team's male owner, creates a stir as he oversees every aspect of the women’s lives: from diet to hair style, from the language they’re allowed to use to the way they’re allowed to play the game. But when an unexpected event changes everything, the women are given the chance to chart their own destiny—forced to choose between abandoning the sport that they love or rising into the groundbreakers that they are capable of becoming.

Upcoming Events

Looking Ahead

Oct 29 --Winter Sports Meeting 6:30 in the Gym
Nov 1 – Conferences – No Classes

Nov 2 – Conferences – No Classes

Nov 3 – SAT Test

Nov 3 – Fall Play - Shooting Stars
Nov 4 – Fall Play – Shooting Stars
Nov 6 – Academic Scavenger Hunt
Nov 7 – Academic Scavenger Hunt
Nov 8 – Academic Scavenger Hunt
Nov 9 – Fall Play – Shooting Stars
Nov 10 – Fall Play – Shooting Stars
Nov 11 – Fall Play – Shooting Stars
Nov 12 – Children’s Drama Workshop
Nov 13 – Academic Scavenger Hunt Adjudication
Nov 14 – Assembly
Nov 15 – Fall Orchestra Concert
Nov 16 – Choir Concert
Nov 20 – Site Council Meeting
Nov 21 – Fall Break – No School
Nov 22 – Fall Break – No School
Nov 23 – Fall Break – No School

Coolidge Scholarship



Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION: “The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous: a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The scholars program shares features with the well-known Morehead-Cain and Jefferson scholarships, but with the key distinction that it can be used by recipients at any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit. More information, including the application is available at following link: Deadline: January 23, 2019

Writing Scholarship for 11th and 12th Graders

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Monster Dash

Come out and run or walk to support our schools this weekend!
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Ecuador Trip - Summer 2019

Do you like to travel? There is a great opportunity to explore Quito, Ecuador, then visit towns known for their rich culture and history and tour the enchanted Galapagos islands this 2019 summer. For more information email

Site Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 13

4:00-5:00 in the IVC.

Community Service Opportunities


FrightWorks is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th and is a day of Halloween-themed programming at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. We are looking for volunteers to help from 10am - 2pm and 1:30pm - 5:30pm. Activities will include building frankentoys, stacking 'batteries', and smashing pumpkins! Come in costume if you like and participate in the costume parade too. Email to sign up today!

Ice Rink Hosts

Earn Community Service Hours by being an ice rink host. Non-Skaters are welcome. Contact Lori Ainsworth (call) 541 552 2264 or (text) 541 499 8798 or email
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Ashland Contemporary Theatre

Ashland Contemporary Theatre is offering Community Service Hours for help with setting up and taking down a theatre production. Work would be to help load and unload chairs and stage platforms November 3,4,10,11,16,17,18 Please Contact Artistic Director Jeannine Grizzard. 541227-4484 for more details.

Senior Class of 2019

Senior Assembly: Wednesday, November 7

Senior Assembly during Community Time (10:57)

Graduation 2019! Cap and Gown/Graduation packets will be passed out and discussed

Friday, November 16--In-school Order Day from 11:00 – 1:00 in the theater lobby

Got questions? We got answers. Call the Herff Jones office at 1-800-442-4696

Deadline for Senior Portraits: Friday, November 16

Time to start planning your Senior Portrait!

The senior section is a more formal section of the yearbook and has set guidelines so that it is consistent and that no one picture stands out. Please only submit photos that follow these guidelines. Click here : Senior Portrait Information.

Seniors--The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

To apply, visit: Deadline is November 15, 2018. Scholarship details posted in the Counseling Office.
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12th Grade Attendance Celebration

Congratulations to Amanda McGrew's 8th period Career and College Readiness Class for having the highest 12th grade attendance for the month of October!

Climate Solutions Youth Challenge

Mr. Hartman's Climate Change Solutions Class is participating in The Youth Challenge, in collaboration with Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, are organizing an ongoing series of monthly programs. These programs are designed to engage the community in discussion of critical climate-related issues affecting the region and to support the CEAP. More Information here
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AHS Robotics Team meets Norm Chaffee of NASA

The AHS Robotics Team was honored to invite retired NASA Engineer Norm Chaffee to speak at Ashland High School. Mr. Chaffee worked in NASA’s Propulsion and Power Division from 1962 to 1983, working as the deputy division chief 1980-84 and again in 1987-90, according to the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project.

He also worked on the International Space Station program from 1984-87, and was manager for engineering and integration for the NASA Lunar Mars Exploration program. He became deputy chief for NASA’s Robotics and Automation division in 1991, working there until 1996. He worked on the Johnson Space Center’s Public Affairs’ Education and Information Services branch from 1995-98, and retired in 1998.

He was named NASA Engineer of the Year in 1987 and received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 1993, according to the JSC Oral History Project.

His fondest memory is of Apollo 8, a 1968 mission with the goal of orbiting — not landing on — the moon before returning to Earth.

“For the first time, people on Earth, including me and the control room, could see the lunar surface from about 50 miles up, and so we were just transfixed,” Chaffee said. More information available here:

Midwestern League Cross Country District Championship Meet