Ashland School District

Ashland School District

TRAILS Outdoor School celebrates grand opening

After months of renovations and new construction, TRAILS Outdoor School celebrated its grand opening Thursday, Nov. 17, unveiling the space in an open house that evening, about a month after Ashland Middle School celebrated the completion of its renovations.

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Ashland School District

Truth to Power speaks to Ashland

The Truth to Power club at Ashland High School, a group of about 25 students, looks at the challenges of the world and asks themselves what they can do.

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Rotary Club of Ashland names Violet Hering Student Of The Month

The Rotary Club of Ashland named Ashland High School student Violet Hering Student of the Month at its Oct. 20 meeting. The Student of the Month designation is awarded to a student who exemplifies the Rotary values of truthfulness, fairness, commitment to good will, and beneficial outcomes to all.

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Otterlifter canoe dedication ceremony coming up Oct. 6

The community is welcome at the Oct. 6 dedication ceremony for the Otterlifter canoe on the Siskiyou Boulevard side of Ashland High School. The new installation honors the Indigenous peoples of our region and pledges a commitment to our Native community, elder relatives, and Earth, according to the event announcement.

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Art

Meet the 8 people in the BIPOC Celebration Mural

When you drive by the mural on the South Mountain Avenue side of Ashland High School, you might glance at the portraits, recognize one or two of the faces, then wonder who the rest of those people are. If you would like to learn a little about each of them, here is an introduction to the life and work of each person portrayed in the mural.

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Art

Meet the teen artist: BIPOC Celebration Mural

“The Truth to Power club hoped to involve local residents with a community painting day. Their vision for the mural is to have it be an educational and motivating presence to reduce racism locally — both within the high school and the greater Ashland community. Involving as many locals as possible in the mural creation would contribute to their vision.”

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Superintendent discusses lead testing results at Ashland schools

After approximately 20% of the spigots tested at the site of Ashland School District’s alternative school programs were found to have higher than normal amounts of lead in the drinking water when tested in May 2022, Ashland Schools Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove updated the school board on Monday night on the extent of the lead results, which includes “higher than normal” amounts of lead discovered in “a couple fixtures” at Ashland High School, Ashland Middle School and at Bellview Elementary.

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Ashland schools superintendent welcomes students back to school; touts fresh spaces, focus on fostering connections, excellence district-wide

Despite declining enrollment in recent years locally and statewide, when Ashland school doors opened Thursday, about 100 more students than last year walked the hallways and into classrooms, an uptick of 4%. On the first full day back for K-12 students after some students spent half-days on campus Wednesday, the school district also celebrated fresh spaces and a fresh focus for a new school year. Ashland Middle School opened its doors with new, modern classrooms for art and science, as well as special education, English as a Second Language (ESL) students, and spaces for administrative personnel, part of a $108 million-bond approved by Ashland voters.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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