Ashland Middle School Open House December 15th, 4:30PM-6:00PM Refreshments will be provided!
7 days ago, Web Admin
Ashland Middle School Open House
The AMS Student Leadership Council has met multiple times this year bringing ideas to life that help make our campus a safe welcoming environment. This group was nominated by teachers for their leadership qualities. One of their ideas was to design a sweatshirt that helps identify them as an ally on campus. If a student is feeling upset and are in need of a friend or have a question or need help solving a problem, they can reach seek out a student in a GOLD sweatshirt! Our student leaders pictured from left to right: Bottom row: Max Lupton, Luke Campagna, Logan Wileman, Ike Brown, Mason Lupton, Jack Maybin, Quinton Houston Top Row: Miriam Preskenis, Aziza Preskenis, Saya Barrey, Lucy Bell, Zarah Hadji Not Pictured: Logan Lavorse, Hadley Peterson, Peter Billett We took our design to AHS Grizzwear and got to print the sweatshirts ourselves! Thanks to Kris Prusko and AHS for letting us visit and including us in the process.
17 days ago, Karl Pryor
Leadership
November 14th Mental Health Matters Please join Julie Bleicker and Lance Matthewson to learn more about the uptick in anxiety in the middle school population and how you can help. The prevalence of anxiety has become the primary mental health issue for teens at AMS. Parents are asking for ways to best support the social/emotional needs of their kids. We will talk about healthy habits, proactive strategies and ways to effectively communicate with your kids as well as create a forum for dialogue and questions parents have about preteen mental health.
24 days ago, Web Admin
November 14th Mental Health Matters Please join Julie Bleicker and Lance Matthewson to learn more about the uptick in anxiety in the middle school population and how you can help.   The prevalence of anxiety has become the primary mental health issue for teens at AMS.  Parents are asking for ways to best support the social/emotional needs of their kids.  We will talk about healthy habits, proactive strategies and ways to effectively communicate with your kids as well as create a forum for dialogue and questions parents have about preteen mental health
CONGRATULATIONS to AMS band members Abbi, Thane, Jackson, Logan, Soren and Pepper on making it into the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon! The first YSSO concert of the year is happening at SOU this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
26 days ago, Karl Pryor
YSSO
At Ashland Middle School, we believe building strong, trusting relationships that promote a feeling of belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance & engagement.
30 days ago, Karl Pryor
90% of success
November 14th Mental Health Matters Please join Julie Bleicker and Lance Matthewson to learn more about the uptick in anxiety in the middle school population and how you can help. The prevalence of anxiety has become the primary mental health issue for teens at AMS. Parents are asking for ways to best support the social/emotional needs of their kids. We will talk about healthy habits, proactive strategies and ways to effectively communicate with your kids as well as create a forum for dialogue and questions parents have about preteen mental health.
about 1 month ago, Web Admin
November 14th Mental Health Matters Please join Julie Bleicker and Lance Matthewson to learn more about the uptick in anxiety in the middle school population and how you can help.   The prevalence of anxiety has become the primary mental health issue for teens at AMS.  Parents are asking for ways to best support the social/emotional needs of their kids.  We will talk about healthy habits, proactive strategies and ways to effectively communicate with your kids as well as create a forum for dialogue and questions parents have about preteen mental health
October is National Principal’s Month! Help us celebrate our amazing leaders in Ashland.
about 1 month ago, Web Admin
Steve has been an administrator in Ashland School District since 2005, and as AMS Principal for many years. Early in his career, he served as a school counselor in the Bay Area before moving to Ashland. Steve is recognized as a leader in the state of Oregon for his work on a proficiency based grading system that helps kids know what they are learning and gives them clear learning goals. He says it was very difficult to leave the classroom where the best student-teacher relationships are forged. But was drawn to broaden his impact working collaboratively with other outstanding educators to make Ashland middle School the best possible place it can be for our students.
Math Club is a club for Ashland Middle School students who are interested in math and love doing math problems. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 AM to 12:15 PM (during 7th and 8th grade lunch) in room 305 in the Aspen hall. Snacks are provided each meeting. Come and join the fun!
about 1 month ago, Karl Pryor
math club
The Scholastic Book Fair at Ashland Middle School will take place Monday, October 31st - Wednesday, November 2nd during conferences. The book fair has become, in this era of limited library funding, a major source of funding for new book and material purchases for the library. We hope to see you next week! Because of a construction project, the book fair will take place in the leadership room next to the AMS Library.
about 1 month ago, Karl Pryor
Scholastic Book Fair
The Amazing Teen Brain AMS Parents and Guardians: Please join Diane Berry to learn more about your teen’s once-in-a-lifetime brain development! Monday, October 17, 6:00-7:30 in the AMS Library Adolescence is a time of great opportunity and learning, and sobering risk and vulnerability. Parents are the most critical teachers in their teen’s life. Understanding more about this unique period in your child’s life will help you guide and support your child’s development toward strong, positive habits that will last a lifetime. Diane Berry is a school social worker and school counselor. She has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels over the past 25 years. She currently works to coordinate and support our district’s K-12 CDSs, Behavior Health Specialists and School Counselors. She is passionate about understanding, appreciating and protecting our teens’ amazing brains.
2 months ago, Karl Pryor
amazing teen brain
Wow! Almost 50% of Ashland Middle School's student body (251 of our 536 students) are participating in some fall term after school activity--cross country, football, theater, and volleyball). That's phenomenal! Go Cubs!
2 months ago, Karl Pryor
theater
cross country
football
volleyball
Rollercoaster Fun! 6th grade students in Beth Oehler's class explored physics ideas around acceleration, gravity, and inertia by making rollercoasters with marbles, insulation foam, and tape. Note: no students were harmed in the making of the rollercoasters.
3 months ago, Karl Pryor
beth rollercoaster 1
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Rogue Valley Love Your Neighbor Day September 8, 2022 As we remember the lives, homes, and businesses lost to the Alemda and Obenchain Fires, we also remember how our community united in strength, generosity, and compassion. On September 8th, please do some good for someone else. Let’s fill our community with random acts of kindness and continue supporting each other with #roguevalleylove
3 months ago, Web Admin
Rogue Valley Love Your Neighbor Day September 8, 2022 As we remember the lives, homes, and businesses lost to the Alemda and Obenchain Fires, we also remember how our community united in strength, generosity, and compassion. On September 8th, please do some good for someone else. Let’s fill our community with random acts of kindness and continue supporting each other with #roguevalleylove
We were so excited to welcome incoming 6th graders onto our campus last Wednesday! A new courtyard, a new library, and a new 6th grade wing! We (the staff and administration) couldn't be happier to be able to start the year in this new space. Thanks to all our partners who worked furiously to make this start to the school year possible!
3 months ago, Karl Pryor
First Day photos 2022
courtyard 2022
Steve with new students 2022
Lora's classroom
The Ashland Middle School Theater Department will be holding auditions for our fall musical: The Addams Family (Young @ Part) soon! Any AMS student is welcome to audition, and no experience is required. They will need to sign up for a one-hour block for their audition. Sign-up sheets are located across from Room 208 (formerly the library) in the 7th/8th grade building. On Monday and Tuesday, September 12th & 13th, we will hold Audition Workshops for students who might want to audition but maybe don't know what the show is about or have never auditioned before. They will learn some of the songs and practice some scenes. This will happen from 3:15-4:30 on both Monday and Tuesday. Students can attend one or both days. The auditions will be on Wednesday and Thursday, September 14th & 15th. There will be two blocks on Wednesday--one from 2:15-3:15pm and one from 3:30-4:30pm. There will be one block on Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm. Students can sign up for the block that works best for them and their family on the sign-up board across from Room 208. They should plan on being there for the whole hour but might be let out early.
3 months ago, Karl Pryor
Addams Family auditions
ASD is so excited to welcome our new teachers for the 22-23 school year! Please join us in extending a warm welcome to this impressive group of educators.
3 months ago, Web Admin
group of new ASD teachers
Verizon hosts 10th Annual Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway Jackson County, Ore. — Inflation has taken a toll on families in more ways than anyone could have imagined. But, there are a few things that still have to be done no matter what, like making sure your children have back-to-school supplies. For parents who are struggling and need extra help with that, the Cellular Connection for Verizon is hosting their 10th Annual Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway. “Every location we have around the country gets from 150-200 backpacks every year and they come filled with school supplies from folders, rulers, paper, pencils and pens,” said Daniel Varela, District Manager for Southern Oregon TCC Verizon. According to Varela, they have four locations in Southern Oregon and the event will take place July 31 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. “We ask that when you do show up that you bring your child with you so we can hand them the backpack," Varela said. "We just encourage everyone to come out, we will have food vendors and games for everyone to enjoy as well.” The locations are: Grants Pass 498 Union Ave 142 NE Terry Lane Medford 1779 N. Riverside 1315 Center Drive “We have five $10,000 scholarships we will be giving away as well across all our locations," Varela said. "There's a little QR code that we can get them signed up for the potential to win one of these $10,000 scholarships, so when they come get a backpack we’ll help them out with that part as well.” They will be announcing the winner a few weeks after the giveaway and will contact each person that won. See the original story here: https://ktvl.com/news/local/backpack-and-school-supplies-giveaway-verizon-cellular-connection-folders-rulers-pens-pencils-southern-oregon-scholarships
5 months ago, Web Admin
Familiar Faces in New Places! In case you haven’t heard, Katherine Holden, the National Association of School Principal’s AP of the Year 2021-2022, has accepted the principal position at Talent Middle School. It is a natural evolution - she is more than ready, and we are grateful for her years of service and contributions to the education of our youth here in Ashland. It’s nice to know she will continue her journey as our neighbor! We are fortunate to have an existing administrative team of exceptional caliber and will have some familiar faces in new places beginning in August 2022’ AMS Welcomes Rebecca Gyarmathy as Assistant Principal beginning in August of 2022. If you’ve been in Ashland Schools awhile, chances are you know Rebecca and her passion for making our schools great places to learn and connect. Rebecca hails from the Chicago area. She left Chicago in 2001 to earn a graduate degree and explore the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from SOU in 2003, she worked as a teacher in private setting and in the Ashland School District. Rebecca served as a Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist for 11 years at Bellview Elementary. In 2016, Rebecca became the principal of John Muir Outdoor School and served there until 2020. For the last 2 years, she has served as an Assistant Principal at Ashland High School. Rebecca is a proponent of public schools and takes pride in making them great places for students and staff. She feels success when she sees students who have challenges be successful in school. She is looking forward to joining the AMS team! Rebecca is also the proud parent of two six-year old twin boys and enjoys exploring the Rogue valley with her family.
6 months ago, Web Admin
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The Ashland Grizzly Football Team is pleased to bring back its GRIZZLY FOOTBALL KIDS CAMP! This camp is for kids in 3rd-8th grade. The camp will be held on the Ashland High School Grizzly Football Fields JUNE 27-30 from 10-noon. $25/player To learn more click the link below for the brochure, or visit the website & register! https://5il.co/1bwim https://ashlandfootballclub.com/
6 months ago, Web Admin
AHSA will be hosting a volleyball camp for boys and girls grades 4th-8th starting August 2-4th from 4-6pm at Ashland High School. Please see the printable form below to sign up! https://5il.co/1bwin
6 months ago, Web Admin