Strong Community Parents who value education & volunteer their time. Students who are curious & care about learning. Teachers who are caring, knowledgeable and accessible. Volunteers involved in all aspects of education Citizens who support our schools
AHS Achievements US News and World Report Silver Medal 85-90% attend 2 or 4 year colleges. 91.2% graduate on time in 4 years. 1.15% drop out rate. 20% take at least one AP class each year. SAT & ACT higher than state average
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SOU, RCC, OSF, ACH partners Local Levy (YAAL) Ashland Schools Foundation BOND for building projects ATTENDANCE AT ACTIVITIES
PARENT SUPPORT CONTINUE TO BE “PRESENT” HOMEWORK SUPPORT SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & Be your child’s “friend” on Facebook ATTEND THEIR SPORTING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES BE AN ATTENTIVE LISTENER PROVIDE SUPERVISION NETWORK WITH OTHER PARENTS (Directory)
2011-2012 Topics Teen Sexuality Drugs and Alcohol Teens and Tech Money Matters Empty Nest Syndrome
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES See last page of your packet Volunteer Coordinator Booster Club Officers & Volunteers Publisher for School Newsletter (Grizz-o-Gram) Site Council Representative Chaperones Dances, Movie & Board Game Nights Library
Theatre Performance Sarah Bestor and Noah Werthaiser
Communication School to Home & Home to School -PowerSchool (Get weekly email updates) -Email email@example.com@ashland.k12.or.us -Weekly Emails: If we do not have your email address, you will miss important information! -Website: www.ashland.k12.or.us/AHSwww.ashland.k12.or.us/AHS -Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Principal.Zundelwww.Facebook.com/Principal.Zundel -Phone: 541-482-8771 -Grizz-O-Gram -School Reach for missed classes
Student Communication Attend Class Ask Questions Complete Assignments Participate in your education Advocate for yourself Student Tutor Center / TCB Time
8 th Grade to GRIZZLY 8 th GradeAHS OPEN CAMPUS What will your student do for lunch? LARGER ENROLLMENT (1000 students) CREDITS AND TRANSCRIPTS COUNT Attendance Matters Increased responsibility and homework load
Transition Activities Meetings with students and families at AMS, JMS, Willow Wind, Siskiyou School and Pinehurst April 11 & 12 Evening Meetings with Counselors at AMS for assistance with scheduling May 15 & 17 Campus Tours 3:15-4:00PM August 15,16,17 Registration & Club Fair 2 nd Week of August Fall Sports Practices Last Week of August Fresh Start September 4, First Day of School (Half-day 9 th graders and new students only)
FRESH START Mark Schoenleber (Details in June) 2 days, 1 night Trained upper class students as counselors Freshman English/Global Studies teachers Bonding and problem-solving activities Retreat for all incoming freshman last week of August helps break down stereotypes & cliques teaches positive communication skills supports healthy transition from 8 th to 9 th Grade
Health Center Services Judy Blickenstaff, Nurse Practioner Diagnosis, Prescriptions and Treatment Immunizations Reproductive Health Mental Health Counselors Athletic Physicals Anxiety/Depression Screening Agency Referrals to OHP Insurance and Food Stamps
INTRODUCING GLENNA STILES Dean of Students Academic Advisor/Counselor and Principal of Helman School 2012-13
AHS HONOR CODE A ct Responsibly H ave Integrity S how Respect
Advisory Program Provides academic counseling, college advising and social/emotional support for students throughout four years at AHS. 40 minutes every day Mon. – Thurs. Single grades in an Advisory Same teacher & students all four years
Advisory Program 2 days per week Advisory content 2 days per week Taking Care of Business (TCB) Time Study Hall, Computer Lab, Library, Extra Help, Intervention classes
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Free Campus YOU Matter Campaign YOU Matter so we will create a drug, alcohol and tobacco free campus. YOU Matter so we will not turn a blind eye to illegal activity. YOU Matter so we will support you in being a healthy graduate of AHS. Students can stay drug/alcohol free for four years and still “fit” socially!
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Free Campus Consequences Students in possession of illegal substances at school are suspended. Students who sell illegal substances at school are expelled. In most cases D & A treatment is required.
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Free Campus What parents can do: Clear expectation in the family that students do not use intoxicants. Maintain high expectations of student behavior. Know where your student is and who they are with.
Bullying & Harassment Free Campus YOU Matter so we will train bystanders to create a safe campus. YOU Matter so we will support victims and punish perpetrators of bullying and harassment. Consequences Bullies are suspended, required to apologize and write research papers. Discipline increases with severity or frequency of behaviors. What parents can do: Monitor Facebook Help your student develop problem- solving skills and a sense of belonging. Collaborate with teachers and administrators if a problem occurs.
SAFE CAMPUS ADMINISTRATOR/TEACHER PRESENCE DEAN CAMPUS MONITOR COUNSELORS Ashland Student Assistance Program(ASAP) COMMUNITY WORKS Counselor HEALTH CENTER
Bell Schedule 2012-2013 Alternating Red and White Days 85-min. classes, 40-min. Advisory/TCB Time & 10-min. passing periods
Choosing classes is a 4-year process Create a balance between academic rigor and being a well-rounded, healthy student. Scheduling Packet Website Course Guide www.ashland.k12.or.us/courseguide 8 th Grade teachers make math, science, second language recommendations CHOOSING 9 TH GRADE CLASSES
Class of 2016 New Graduation Requirements Credits: 50* Essential Skill: Reading Essential Skill: Writing Essential Skill: Math *Three years of math at the Algebra level or higher *Three years of lab sciences One credit is granted for successfully completing one semester in any class.
ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL 9 th Grade Course Guide-at-a-Glance You may access the full course guide online at: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/CourseGuide CLASSES LISTED IN BOLD ARE AVAILABLE TO YOUR GRADE
This is an early warning about 4 ways to earn college credits while at AHS. Option One ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLEGE NOW Take an approved class at AHS. Credits transfer to Oregon universities and as elective credits to most US colleges. RCC does not transcript grades below a B.
Option Two SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Advanced Southern Credit Take an approved course on the AHS campus. These are typically Advanced Placement (AP) Classes Credits are offered at a significant discount. $125 for 3 credits! There is wide acceptance of SOU credits nationwide. SOU issues transcripts regardless of the grade earned in the class.
Option Three SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: EARLY ENTRY Juniors and Seniors may take an approved course on the SOU campus. Credits are offered at a significant discount. There is wide acceptance of SOU credits nationwide. SOU issues transcripts regardless of the grade earned in the class.
Option Four ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS Students who are ready to perform at the college level may take AP classes at AHS or online and prepare for the AP Exam in May. A score on this test may earn college credit for students. WE RECOMMEND THAT STUDENTS TAKE SOU, RCC AND AP CREDIT WHEN POSSIBLE!
NEXT STEPS Meet with Counselors – April 11 & 12 @ AMS Turn in scheduling forms Meet in small groups Ask clarifying questions If you can’t attend your scheduled session - attend any session You may drop it off at the AMS Office also. See the schedule in your packet (page 10)
INTRODUCING KARL KEMPER Assistant Principal Athletic Director
VALUE OF PARTICIPATING IN ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES Why do we encourage student participation in activities? Research tells us that students involved in an activity experience: Higher GPA Lower absenteeism Fewer disciplinary referrals Less use of illegal substances Lower dropout rate More effective time management skills Improved college admissions
ATHLETIC OSAA ACTIVITIES AT ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL FALL (Practice starts August) Cheerleading Cross Country Football Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Volleyball WINTER (Practice starts November) Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Cheerleading Swimming Wrestling SPRING (Practice starts February) Baseball Softball Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Track and Field
FALL Water Polo WINTER Bowling Snowboarding Alpine Ski (downhill) Nordic Ski (cross country) SPRING Crew Equestrian Golf ATHLETIC CLUB ACTIVITIES AT ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WEBSITE www.ashlandathletics.org www.ashlandathletics.org Get schedules Find Forms Get information on individual sports Learn about eligibility requirements and department policies Review our philosophy Find out how to contact the athletic department Meet the coaches and staff Join the Booster Club Sign up to be a volunteer Apply for a coaching position Get facility use information Find many links to related web sites And MUCH more!
Co-curricular Activities Band Orchestra Choir Drama Speech and Debate
AHS Student Clubs Academic Challenge Academic Scavenger Hunt Anime Club Ballroom Dance Brain Bowl Catholic Club Drama Club Gay Straight Alliance Girls’ Circle/Rose Circle Global Citizens Corps Interact Club International Club Key Club Knit Wits Math Honor Society Math Team Mock Trial Team Model United Nations Multicultural Student Union National Honor Society Outdoor Club Poetry Club Robotics SADD/Reach Sustainability Club
QUESTION AND ANSWER What questions do you have?