National School Counseling Week, Feb 5-9. Please join Willow Wind in celebrating and appreciating our Child Development Specialist, Student Advocate and Behavior Health Specialist Intern this week (and all weeks!). Our counseling team works hard to support all our students with the development of social-emotional, problem-solving, and sound decision-making skills. They provide critical guidance and support of the structures and practices that support our children’s mental and emotional well-being and by extension, that of our staff and parents. Thank you, team!!! Britt Humphrey: Child Development Specialist and BHS Behavior Health Specialist (2 days/week) Britt Humphrey: Child Development Specialist and BHS Behavior Health Specialist (2 days/week) This is Britt’s second year working in the Ashland School District as both a CDS and BHS. She also provides clinical supervision to our district Behavior Health Specialists and two of our current interns. Britt has lived and worked throughout Oregon and is happy to be part of the Ashland school community! She now divides her work week between Willow Wind and Bellview. As a CDS, she works with individuals and small groups and teaches SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lessons. As a BHS, she supports students with more complex needs for more extended periods of time. Britt shares that the “best part of my days are laughing and sharing stories in small group settings. What a great bunch of students and families!” Outside of school, Britt loves spending time with her extended and blended family, and friends from many chapters of her life. She also loves to travel, explore nature, create art and most recently, has developed a passion for hot yoga!
4 months ago, Web Admin
Britt Humphrey: Child Development Specialist and BHS Behavior Health Specialist (2 days/week) This is Britt’s second year working in the Ashland School District as both a CDS and BHS. She also provides clinical supervision to our district Behavior Health Specialists and two of our current interns.   Britt has lived and worked throughout Oregon and is happy to be part of the Ashland school community! She now divides her work week between Willow Wind and Bellview.  As a CDS, she works with individuals and small groups and teaches SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lessons.  As a BHS, she supports students with more complex needs for more extended periods of time.   Britt shares that the “best part of my days are laughing and sharing stories in small group settings. What a great bunch of students and families!”  Outside of school, Britt loves spending time with her extended and blended family, and friends from many chapters of her life.  She also loves to travel, explore nature, create art and most recently, has developed a passion for hot yoga!
A successful Winter Homegrown Lunch, It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces coming back for seconds and thirds of a very veggie heavy pasta. Thanks to the parents and teachers who helped support the students!
5 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Serving
Frozen Tomatoes
Recipe
Today for Community Friday we had the FUN RUN and it was PIZZA FRIDAY too..... Lots of fun! Thanks to all of the volunteers who showed up to help - we appreciate you!
5 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Fun Run
Pizza Friday
The "Winter Cooking Chaos" January elective used the cilantro, mint, lettuce, carrots, and radish growing in the Greenhouse Classroom to make salad rolls last week.
5 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Rolls
Yum
MORE SNOWY FUN WITH OUR BUDDIES -
5 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
SNOW
A fun snowy morning at Willow Wind!
5 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
SNOW!
Greetings, Ashland School District Community! The Board of Directors would like to share a quick progress update in the search for the district’s next Superintendent. The recruitment window for applications ended on December 28th, 2023. In the coming weeks, the Board will review applications and conduct preliminary interviews to determine semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will be invited to interview in-person with the board and the Community Interview Panel later this month. If you haven’t applied for the Community Interview Panel, it’s not too late! This volunteer group of students, staff members, parents, and community members will have the opportunity to interview Superintendent finalists on January 23rd. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to apply, please visit ashland.k12.or.us/supsearch. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, January 8th. If you have questions, concerns, or input about the Superintendent Search process, the Board wants to know! You can connect with the entire School Board by emailing school.board@ashland.k12.or.us. We hope that you’ll consider playing a role in this critical process for Ashland Public Schools. Thank you!
6 months ago, Web Admin
Promotional banner for the Ashland School District Superintendent search, featuring a community interview panel. The background shows an aerial view of Ashland with lush trees and a mountainous landscape. The text is prominently displayed in white over a semi-transparent black overlay to ensure readability. The Ashland School District logo, a blue ship's helm with white and gray accents, is placed above the text. Below, in red, a notice highlights that applications close at noon on January 8.
We had a wonderful Juggling Show today presented by the students who have been taking a juggling class. What a fun way to close out the term.
6 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Juggling
Farm Stand soap making! Students created a financial plan for startup costs to discover a sale price for their soap bars. They blended a delightful hand/body soap that will be available for sale at the Farm Stand this spring. Some bars include luffa from our garden for an extra scrubby experience.
6 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Soap
Soap
Plan
As part of the Leadership Class's Sources of Strength Week, all students had a chance to decorate the BELONGING TREE today at Willow Wind.
6 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Decorating
Decorating
Students were out early this morning reminding families to bring donations for the Food Drive. Friday is the last day for donations - THANKS for your support!
7 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Food Drive
Food Drive
Willow Wind 4th & 5th grade students are launching their annual FOOD DRIVE - Please consider contributing items 11/13 - 11/17. Thanks!
7 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Everyone deserves food
Thanks
"Let's innovate together! 🌟 Ashland School District seeks your feedback on our school calendar and schedule. We value the diverse needs of our families and invite students, staff, parents, and community members to take a brief 12-question survey. Your insights are crucial for our collaborative and comprehensive review process. Have your say and make a difference! ✏️ Survey closes 11/24/23 - click to participate: https://www.smore.com/jhnx8
7 months ago, Web Admin
Students in Sarah Lowenberg's Studio Art Class created this beautiful display for Hispanic Heritage Month - Day of the Dead.
8 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Day of Dead
Day of Dead
Day of Dead
Students at Willow Wind explored Force and Motion with projects. So much fun and lots of learning! Details in our November Newsletter https://www.smore.com/612dv
8 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Building
Class Building
Creating
We had a fabulous PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at Willow Wind today! Pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed roasting, games and crafts. Thanks to all of the helpers!
8 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Pumpkin Fest
Seed Roasting
Bag Races
costumes
Carving
Ashland School District Board of Directors has launched a search for Ashland School District’s new Superintendent, who will join our district in July 2024. They are committed to finding the right leader for our unique and dynamic community. To lay the foundation for a meaningful search that reflects the needs and priorities of the Ashland community, the Board is seeking input through a Superintendent Search Survey for students, families, staff members, and community members. To participate in the Superintendent Search Survey click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptAshland For additional information about the Superintendent search process, click the following link: https://www.ashland.k12.or.us/o/school-board/page/superintendent-search
8 months ago, Web Admin
Super Search
Middle School Students (grades 6-8) who attend Ashland Connect, AMS, TRAILS, or Willow Wind can all participate in middle school sports at Ashland Middle School. Some important information and dates for the remainder of the year include: Sign up now for 7/8 Boys Basketball. The deadline to register is prior to October 23rd (first day of practice). Some practices will be held over the conference week. Now is also the time to register for any AMS sport. Below are the season start dates for the following AMS sports: Boys Basketball (October 23rd) Wrestling & Girls Basketball (January 2nd) Track & Field (March 4th) We know that students that engage in clubs, school activities, and sports are more connected to their school community and peers. Encourage your student to register today!
8 months ago, Jennifer Parks
AMS Cross Country Runner
Green Herons (2nd Graders) working hard at math challenges!
8 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Math
Willow Wind 7th and 8th graders are working hard to get their solar ovens ready for the "cook-off!"
8 months ago, Debra Schaeffer Pew
Building
designs