March 8, 2019

A Message from Principal Bare

Dear AHS Community,

It was such a treat to spend time with many of you in student led conferences, preparing for next year. We appreciate your partnership as we support students and families in reaching their goals. We were also blown away by our supportive community once again as they showed up in force for career day. We had a huge number of presenters, all of whom opened the doors of possibilities to our students. We are so grateful. A special thanks to Amy Schumacher for her expert coordination of this special event.

The afternoon was a powerful opportunity for our 9th and 10th grade students to explore issues related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. They participated in rich discussions and explored how they can contribute to a more welcoming and inclusive AHS. Juniors planned for their final year of high school, while seniors began planning for graduation coming right around the corner!

On Monday, there is no school as staff will be engaged in professional learning. Staff will be focused on better serving all of our students, including training in Cultural Agility 201 and Culturally Responsive Teaching practices.

I am grateful for your continued partnership and support of our mission to Inspire Learning for Life!



Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, Ready for Life

Staff In-Service Day- NO SCHOOL Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12 will be a Red Day (Periods 1,2,3,4)
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REAL TALK: Workshop 4 Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30pm

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

A Five Workshop Series. (No longer accepting new reservations)

Workshop 4 is for Parents Only--Successes and Challenges using skills, additional skills and practice. Q&A

Location: Library

Theatre News

ONLY 4 More Shows of Little Mermaid--

Friday, March 8 at 7:30

Saturday, March 9 2:00 & 7:30

Sunday, March 10 2:00

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

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.

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.

Asante Hospital Career Fair- Sign up by March 13

Asante Ashland Community Hospital Fourth Annual Health Occupations Career Fair Friday, March 22nd from 8:20 a.m. 3:15. NO COST to students and lunch will be provided. Asante Ashland Community Hospital invites 32 students to attend. Students who are curious about careers in health occupations should apply. They will have an opportunity to explore many aspects of health care: hyperbaric chambers, watch a live ultrasound, blood lab tour, and more. Priority will be given to Sophomores and Juniors. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 13. See Mrs. Kenfield in room SC-4 for an application. Applications are to be returned to AHS front office.

Community Service

Volunteer Opportunity: Connecting Seniors with Technology

Connect senior citizens with current technology:

Skype, Google Earth, YouTube #Gen2000

the Village at Valley View is seeking student volunteers twice a month 2-3 hours per visit. Earn Community Service hours and help a senior.

Please contact Susan Lundstrum 541 482 0888 or

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Intern Opportunities with Siskiyou Mountain Club 2019 Wilderness Corps

Seniors: Siskiyou Mountain Club is hiring for their 2019 Wilderness Corps. Interns work from June 21-August 28 in the heart of Southwest Oregon and Northwest California’s great wilderness areas to recover trails that are disappearing from the landscape. All interns receive a $1,200 monthly stipend for July and August, as well as a $1,000 award for tuition. Interns must be 18+ by June 21. This is a great opportunity to build your resume and wilderness skills and to spend time in some of our region’s most wild and scenic backcountry. See Jen Marsden in the College and Career Center for more information.

Hearth Community Storytelling

Do you need just a few Community Service Hours?!

We’d love to have your help!

The nonprofit Hearth Community Storytelling is looking for some event

Set Up help.

When: Thursday, March 21st, from 5pm-7pm (or earlier).

What: Setting up and placing chairs, moving tables (you’ll be lifting and carrying, please wear comfy clothes)

Where: Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E Main St.

You are welcome to stay for the event and attend for free!

Please Text: Wendy Conner, Hearth Event Coordinator: 541.646.1933

The Ashland Independent Film Festival

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

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.
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AHS Grizzly Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Club

AHS Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to new players for the Spring sport season 2019. The team is co-ed and no experience is necessary!

Ultimate Frisbee is an awesome sport-- great for fitness, fun and competition as well as being part of a team that supports and cares for each other.

We are an official high school club sport this spring with 3 awesome coaches and a season schedule to play other Oregon teams. Practices are Mondays 4-6, Wednesday 3-5 and Fridays 4-6 at the AHS Turf Field. Contact for more information.

AHS Rowing--Spring Break Training at Shasta Lake, CA

It's not too late to join the Rowing Team

Spring-Break Training: Shasta Lake, CA

Racing: Emigrant Lake (Ashland), Eugene, and Portland

No previous rowing or athletic experience necessary – we teach you all you need to know

Free to try

Open House Practices March 5-7 (Middle school students welcome)

More Information:

Contact Jonathan Crist, Head Development Coach:; 412-607-0253


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

Want to go to Ireland, England, and France this summer? The focus of this trip will be on Culture and Culinary. 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

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

Mar 8 -10 The Little Mermaid Spring Musical

Mar 9 - SAT Test

Mar 11 - NO SCHOOL- Teacher-In-Service Day

Mar 12 - Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night

Mar 12 - Site Council Meeting

Mar 13 - College Information Night

Mar 14- Two Hour Lunch (11:10-1:00)

Mar 14 - Spring Orchestra Concert

Mar 16 - "On Our Way to State" Showcase

Mar 18 - Choir Concert

Mar 19 - Site Council Meeting

Mar 19-- 8th Grade Scheduling Night

Mar 22 - Asante Career Day

Mar 25 - Mar 29 - Spring Break- NO CLASSES

Apr 1- 6 State Thespian Conference Salem

Apr 9 - Site Council

Apr 11 - Model UN Conference

Apr 12 - Grizz Pageant

Apr 12 - 13 - Model UN Conference

Apr 18 - 19 Speech and Debate State Competition

Apr 24 - Finding a College That Is A Good Fit

May 1 - Senior Projects-- Early Release 9th & 10th graders

May 1 - 4 Last Mainstage: A Comedy TBD

May 4 - SAT Test

May 4 - Prom

May 5 - Last Mainstage: Almost Maine

May 8 - Top Performers' Dessert

The AHS 2018-19 Events Calendar is available on SharePoint AHS Event Calendar

NO SCHOOL - Spring Break Starts on Monday, March 25 - Monday, April 1

Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd-- Red Day (Periods 1,2,3,4)

Grizz Pageant--April 12 at 7pm



April 12th 7pm Mountain Avenue Theater

Grizz Pageant's preparation and fundraising is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited!

Grizz Pageant one of the highlights of the year! This fundraiser event gets eight incredible students from each grade to compete in raising money for Asante Regional Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. Not only are these Grizz contestants using this next month to hold numerous forms of individual and group fundraising, but it is all in anticipation for the pageant itself!! A night showcasing talent, humor, dance moves, and more, these grizzlies will give you a peak into their lives, provide entertainment and create memories to last a life time. Two contestants will be crowned: one for raising the most money and one for their Pageant performance.

All of the proceeds raised from their fundraising pursuits and donations at the event will go towards cutting-edge technology for Asante's NICU to help premature babies!

Let's meet this year's contestants!

Our 9th graders: Davidson Graham and Anna Gutrich. Our sophomores: James Le Fond and Gabe Giancarlo. Our juniors: Sequoia Jacobson and Sam Austin. And our seniors: Nicky Clary and Richie Sommers.

With all that being said,

We invite you to come out and support their upcoming fundraisers!

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Senior Class of 2019

Graduation May 31, 2019

6:30 at Lithia Park Band Shell

Graduation Announcements are here!

Students who ordered Graduation Announcements may now pick them up in the Main Office. If you still need to order visit

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.