AHS Announcements

B Day

Friday, November 17, 2017

 

 

Monday to Wednesday of this week, we are going against Hopkinton in a battle of who can collect the most items for their food pantry. Bring in your food and place it in the boxes either near the front office or the cafeteria. Could we win the game and the contest?

 

Message: Last Saturday the Ashland High School Academic Decathlon team won first place in the Small School division in the region. Individual contestants that won medals were Poorva Bagchee, Paulina Chumakov, Brianna Doucette, Andrew Dunn, Alon Efroni, Aadish Joshi, James Lee, Lily Murphy, Neeraj Padmanabhan, and Arthur Wang.

 

It's spirit week this week!  Tomorrow is Hawaiian shirt day and Wednesday is class color day.

 

Time is running out! Make sure to order your 2018 yearbook by Dec 1 and save $35. Go to yearbookordercenter.com or see Mrs. Reap in B245.

 

All ultimate Frisbee players should attend a brief meeting after school on Tuesday in B116.  See Mr. Moshkovitz with any questions.

 

There's still time to sign-up to audition for Clocker Idol!  Auditions will take place on Wednesday, November 29th at 2:45pm in the chorus room.  See Mrs. Nemeth to sign-up.

 

Attention all those interested in playing softball in the spring. There will be a meeting next Tuesday, November 21st from 2:45pm to 3:30pm in the High School auditorium to discuss next year's softball season. 

 

The Green Student Leadership Council is looking for one representative from Ashland High School.  The council is comprised of students across the nation discussing ideas for environmental action and involvement in their communities.  It’s kind of like a green think tank for students! The only requirement is they meet 3 times a year via conference call. This is a great way for students to have their voices and ideas heard, as well as building networks for their future as global citizens. If you are interested, please send your name to Ms. St. Coeur.

 

The GSA is hosting their annual coffee house on Friday, December 8th. Any student who wants to perform can sign up in the cafeteria during lunch starting next week. All are welcome!!

 

Winter Sports Registration is open. Please go to the athletic website and register through City Hall Systems. Any questions reach out to the athletic department. Registration closes Monday November 20th at 3pm.

 

REMINDER: All seniors. Baby photos, sibling photos, and senior memories photos are due by Friday, November 17th. Go to the yearbook website for more information on how to send them in.

 

Seniors - applications are now available in Naviance and from Mr. Garrigan for AFL- CIO scholarships.  Awards will be made to seniors regardless of union representation in their families.  Scholarships and amounts will be determined by a test on labor history that will be given here at AHS this winter.  Applications are due to Mrs. Hunter in the guidance office no later than Friday, December 15.  Please see Mr. Garrigan for more information.

 

Auditions for the AHSTS winter production of Pippin are Tuesday, December 5 at 3PM in the Chorus Room. Callbacks are Wednesday, December 6 at 3PM. Audition information and forms are located at www.ahsts.com.

 

Let your voice be heard! The Leos/Lions Club Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, December 2, at the Ashland Public Library. This year's topic is "What is the Impact of Volunteerism?“ The contest is open to all grades 9-12. Entry packets are located in the main office. This is a great contest that awards cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and it is a wonderful activity to add to your college resume! You have plenty of time to put together a great speech on a relevant topic. We are hoping for a great turnout this year, so pick up your entry forms today! All are invited to attend the Leos Club Meeting this Friday at 7:55 AM in the downstairs conference room to learn more about the speech contest and other Leos Club Activities.

 

Parent Corner

 

REMINDER: Parents if you are going to be picking up your child from school, please send a note in with them in the morning. They should bring the note to the office first thing in the morning. You will not even have to get out of your car.

Please also remember to always send any correspondence to the office email, ahsmainoffice@ashland.k12.ma.us. Thank you!

 

Seniors - applications are now available in Naviance and from Mr. Garrigan for AFL- CIO scholarships.  Awards will be made to seniors regardless of union representation in their families.  Scholarships and amounts will be determined by a test on labor history that will be given here at AHS this winter.  Applications are due to Mrs. Hunter in the guidance office no later than Friday, December 15.  Please see Mr. Garrigan for more information.

 

Ashland High School is proud to announce the establishment of the Clocker Cupboard.  The Clocker Cupboard will be an on-site mini food pantry that will provide shelf staples, snacks and drinks for our students whose families may be experiencing a financial hardship impacting momentary access to food.  Access to the Clocker Cupboard will be done so with a level of discretion and confidentiality.  We have collaborated with the Ashland Food Pantry in establishing a foundation of food at this point. As we move forward, we will be looking for donations to ensure that the supply is maintained and any overstock will be donated to the Ashland food pantry.  Please feel free to send any donations throughout the year and we will be glad to add them to the cupboard.  All donations can be placed in the donation bin in the main office.   



If you are experiencing a moment in time and would benefit from a little extra, please have your student reach out to Jennifer Shiels, your child's guidance counselor or an administrator and we will ensure access to items of choice in the food pantry.  You are also more than willing to contact any one of us directly and we can prepare a bag for your child to come home with.  Unfortunately for security reasons on property, access to the Clocker Cupboard will be limited to staff and students.  If you are seeking a greater level of support, we encourage you to reach out to Cara Tirrell at Ashland Youth and Family Services at Phone: 508-881-0140 ext 3.  The Ashland Food Pantry hours are MondayWednesday, and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.