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STLP

Congratulation to our STLP showcase qualifiers who will advance on to our regional competition in March @ Rupp Arena!

congrats

Book Fair-One Day Only!

Book Fair

Friday, November 30th

Paul Blazer High School Library

8:30-3:45

Blazer Theature Arts Society Presents

murder

An Interactive Murder Mystery Fundraiser!

$30.00 for Dinner and Show

November 13 at 7 pm

Wildwood Church of God

3500 S. 29th St, Ashland, KY

For more information and reservations, call 304-412-4525

Or email jane.modlin@ashland.kyschools.us

"Aluminum Foal" Aluminum Foal

The art students from Paul G. Blazer High School need your help. Please stop by the Ashland Town Center Mall and vote for "Aluminum Foal" between now and October 29th.

VOTE

Mrs. Spade Art Class

If going down to the Ashland Town Mall please vote for this horse that was painted by Mrs. Spade's Art Class. Dead line to vote is October 29th.

Please Go Vote!

Thanks, Mrs. Spade

 

Lady Cats

LadyCats Game

Thursday, 10-18-2018

7:00 @ Greenup County High

Good Luck!

LadyCats

 

Happy Boss Day 10-16-18

Mr. Campbell, Mr. Dowdy, & Mr. Greene

Blazer Theatre Arts Society Members are selling Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards!

 Blazer Theature Selling Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards. Gift cards available in $10.00 increments

The cards will be here Friday, Nov. 9th (Just in time to take your favorite Veteran out to dinner…).

Texas Roadhouse Gift CardAs always, thanks for your support of Blazer Theatre!

 

Halloween Cookie Sales - Cat's Catering

ITS SPOOKY COOKIE SEASON  

order by: Wednesday October 24th 

Cookies will be available for delivery or pickup Tuesday, Oct. 30.

$5.OO A DOZEN 

Cookies 

PUMPKINS – GHOSTS 

Sugar Cookies 

ORDER TODAY FOR THE SPOOKIEST COOKIES IN TOWN 

                     

 

Vendor & Craft Fair Autumn Spectacular

Vendor & Craft Fair Autumn Spectacular    

November 3, 2018 leaves

  • Location: Paul High School Anderson Gymnasium
  • Time: 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P. M. November 3, 2018
  • Admission: $2.00

Plunder Jewelry, Premier Jewelry, Mary Kay, Matilda Jane, Scentsy, SNAP Jewelry, Kylee Naks Boutique, SeneGence, Avon, Woodcrafts, Christmas Wreathes and Center pieces, Needlework and Handmade Quilts, Walking On Sunshine Spa, Bottlecap Jewelry, Concessions and much, much more.

Don't forget to bid on our

Silent Auction Items!

1st Day School

back to school

8-14-2018

WELCOME BACK!

Have a GREAT DAY!

Safety & Resource Awareness Event

Everyone is invited to the Safety & Resource Awareness Event taking place Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 2 - 4 pm at Centenary United Methodist Church on Winchester Ave.  This back to school "readifest" program is offered to the community free of charge. They will have inflatables, face-painting, fire-safety house, police car, fire truck, games, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and more.  We hope to see you there.

Safety & Resource Awareness Event Flyer

Notice of Bid

 

SECURITY SYSTEM AT PAUL BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL


The bids will be accepted until Monday July 9th, 2018 until 9am, and opened and recorded at 10am.  Bids shall be clearly designated “BID– Blazer Security” and submitted to the Ashland Independent School District, Attention: Kristen Martin, Finance Director, PO Box 3000, Ashland, KY 41105-3000 or hand-delivered at our physical location 1820 Hickman St. A complete proposal package can be found on the District website www.ashland.kyschools.us under NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS.  The Ashland Independent School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Any questions related to the specifications may be directed to Kristen Martin, District Finance Director, 606-327-2706.

Bid Specifications

School Immunization Update

Any student that has not yet obtained a NEW and current immunization certificate, listing all required shots, must have one prior to the 2018-19 school year. The Department of Public Health promulgated a new immunization regulation (effective June 21, 2017) with a new vaccination schedule (effective July 1, 2018). The previous immunization regulation and certificate did not include Hepatitis A. Because the prior certificate did not include Hepatitis A, it can no longer be used for school attendance. The new certificate was released in the summer of 2017. A copy of the new certificate is available online on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) website. A physician’s office may print out an immunization certificate electronically for school attendance as long as the certificate meets all requirements outlined in 902 KAR 2:060.

2018-19 INFORMATION

Good afternoon everyone,
I hope summer is going well for each of you. Please note some items of interest below:

  • SCHEDULE DISTRIBUTION/SCHOOL PAPERWORK COMPLETION: Students may pick up schedules at Blazer on Wednesday, August 8, between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm in Building 1.  Student fee of $40 is required to pick up the schedule (the fee is waived for those students who qualify for free/reduced lunch). Parents/Guardians must be present for students to get schedules.
  • EARLY PAPERWORK PACKETS: Don't want to fill out lots of paperwork and wait in line on August 8? Get your paperwork to complete ahead of time so can come on August 8 and be done in a quick and timely manner. Packets may be picked up in the Blazer office between August 1 and August 7. The office will be open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. Simply pick up the paperwork, take it home and complete it, then come in on the 8th to turn in the completed paperwork, pay for fee and pick up your child's schedule. THIS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY CUT DOWN YOUR WAIT TIME ON AUGUST 8.
  • SUPPLY LISTS: These will be provided by your child's teachers on Opening Day, as there are no specific items required prior to that.  Please come opening day with paper and pencil.
  • ATHLETIC REMINDER:  ALL STUDENT ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE. PHYSICALS MUST BE ON THE KHSAA APPROVED FORM. THIS FORM MAY BE PRINTED FROM OUR WEBSITE. 
  • AP Summer Assignments are on the school website.  If you are taking AP classes, be sure you download these and have them completed at the noted due dates (not all AP classes have summer assignments so please check the webpage)
  • AUGUST 15- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS​

 

SUMMER K.R.U.S.H. Summer KRUSH logo

Ashland Community and Technical College presents SUMMER K.R.U.S.H. - Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing.  KRUSH is an exclusive summer camp for children of Incarcerated parents. Camp activities include juggling, dance, healthcare and first aid, grossology,technology, arts & crafts, etiquette, gratitude.  Click here to download the camp flyer.

Children Ages 8-10, register at http://bit.ly/KRUSH8-10
Children Ages 11-13 register at http://bit.ly/KRUSH11-13
 

 

 

 

Athletic/Student Handbook

Recently the Board of Education adopted the Athletic/Student Handbook. The last page requires both a student, as well as a parental signature, acknowledging each has read and will abide by the terms outlined in the handbook. Please visit the link below to download your copy of this document.

Athletic/Student Handbook

 

Blazer 2018 Video Order Form
2018 Summer Feed Program 2018 Summer Feed Program

The Ashland Independent School District is excited to announce our participation in the KY Summer Food Service Program.  The Summer Feed Program provides free meals to children and teens 18 years and under.  Crabbe Elementary will be serving breakfast and lunch daily Monday through Friday.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.  Lunch will be served 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  We encourage our families to take advantage of the 2018 Summer Feed Program at Crabbe Elementary.  If you have questions concerning the program please contact Linda Calhoun at 327-2706.  

2018 Summer Feed Flyer

USAA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.​

Tomcat Football Golf Outing 2018
MSU Craft Academy Summer Camps

Craft Academy is excited to bring 4 camps to Morehead State University’s campus this summer! 

You can find more information on our website https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Academics/Craft-Academy/Summer-Programs-and-Camps

The Ashland Independent Food Service Program

The Ashland Independent School District is dedicated to serving nutritious meals and providing physical activity opportunities to ensure our students are fueled and ready to learn. Click the informational brochure below to find out more.

AISD Food Service Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochure

 

Summer School Enrichment Opportunity

For the first time ever, Blazer High School will be offering students the opportunity to take an elective course in Arts & Humanities or Health as part of our summer school. 

RFP for Audit Services

Request for Proposal

2018 AUDIT SERVICES

RFP for Depository

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

DEPOSITORY SERVICES

 

 

BOOK FAIR

BOOK FAIR

FRIDAY, MAY 4th

MAY THE BOOKS BE WITH YOU!

book fair

ONE DAY ONLY!

PAUL BLAZER LIBRARY

8:30-3:45

Come ready to buy the latest books, farmous coffee & snacks!

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Day

Thank You To All Administrative @ Blazer!

4-25-2018

GRADUATION

Graduation exercises will take place Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Putnam Stadium (weather permitting).  In the event of inclement weather, graduation will take place in Anderson Gymnasium.

Title I - In the Know Night

On Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm the district will be hosting a Title I informational seminar.  The session will take place at the KYOVA Mall.  Questions regarding Infinite Campus, kindergarten, school readiness and much more will be addressed.  We hope you will mark your calendar and join us. 

Title I - In the Know Night flyer

New KY Immunization Requirements coming in 2018

Effective July 1, 2018 all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school, and students age 16 or older, must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school.  Please refer to the attached document for more information.

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements

LEGO ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT

Good Luck Lego Robotics

8:00 A.M - 2:00 P.M

@ Anderson Gym

Robotics

Special Called SBDM Meeting, Thursday, March 8th

PAUL G. BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL

SBDM – SPECIAL MEETING

MARCH 8, 2018

CENTRAL OFFICE MEETING ROOM – 3:45 P.M.

 

Mission Statement:  It is the mission of the Paul G. Blazer High School SBDM Council to make policies that will guide decisions that will create an environment to enhance student achievement and to help the school meet Kentucky’s learning goals.  The council is committed to providing avenues of input from all stakeholders.

 

  1. Call to Order & Roll Call

 

  1. Closed Session per KRS 61.810 (1)(f) Discussions related to principal candidate search and application review

 

  1. Principal Interview Questions

 

  1. Adjournment

 

Ashland Middle School needs your vote!

Ashland Middle School needs your vote!  In February AMS was named the Kentucky winner in the National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition!  Now they are a National Top 10 Finalist!  As a Finalist they have won $50,000 and are now in a social media competition to win one of three national spots and a $150,000 grand prize. 

Please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/ and vote for Ashland Middle School.  It takes a Facebook account and second of your time.  To earn extra votes you can post the link on Facebook and Twitter.

 You can vote once a day from now until April 2nd.  Thanks for supporting AMS!

(NEW) Kentucky Immunization Requirements for School Entry into High School
16th Region Boys Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, February 28

Tomcats vs. Morgan County, 6:30 pm, at Morehead State University.

Good Luck Tomcats!!

16th Region Girls Basketball Tournament

Monday 2-26-2018

Kittens vs. Menifee County, 8:00 pm, at Morehead State University.

Good Luck Kittens!!

McKinney-Vento Grant available for homeless assistance

The Ashland Independent School District receives the McKinney-Vento grant. This grant allows our schools to help families who are in transition or homeless. If you are homeless or in transition and you need assistance please call Christine Scott, homeless coordinator at 606-327-2706.

A message from the Superintendent

Our district has received multiple threats towards our schools. Each threat has been taken seriously and investigated fully with the assistance of the Ashland Police Dept. Arrests have been made in connection to these threats. As always, our first priority is the safety of our students, staff, and families. Feel free to call central office at 606-327-2706 if you have any additional questions or concerns.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK TIMES    (CLICK HERE)

We now have a school-wide digital subscription to The New York Times.  All students, teachers and staff have full access within the school building. Thanks to Mrs. Bowling-Meade.

FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

It’s time for our FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey!  

The Public Policy Committee is seeking your input on the importance of the Family Resource Youth Service Centers in our schools..  The committee is looking for firsthand accounts of the importance of FRYSC. The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at 10:00 am (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2018

SURVEY LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKBJ9T7

STATE-WIDE ACT EXAM FOR ALL JUNIORS - TUESDAY, MARCH 20

The state-wide date for the ACT Exam that all 11th Grade students are required to take will be on Tuesday, March 20th.  This is a great opportunity to take the ACT for free and with it comes great opportunities (college admissions, scholarships, achievement recognition, employment possibilities, etc.).  Embrace the opportunity and set a score goal!!!  All Juniors need to be in attendance on this date in order to test.

Email Migration

On Thursday evening, 1/25/18, the Ashand Independent Schools will be migrating to a new email system.  Public communication via email for all staff and students will be down starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday and could possibly last in to the day on Friday.  Please check this post for the progress of the conversion.  Updates will be added as they come to us from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Attention Staff, KDE had a successful evening and webmail is already up and running.  To check you mail simply click above under LINKS, then EMAIL or by using this link: https://login.microsoftonline.com

 

 

2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 19, 2018

Ashland Independent Schools will be on a 2 hour delay, Friday, January 19. 2018. Please be reminded that buses will pick up students exactly 2 hours later than their normal time. All staff, with the exception of our district maintenance department, will report to work under the 2 hour delay schedule.

Food Service Menu Survey

The Ashland Independent Food Service Department will begin working on menus for next year.  We are seeking input from students, parents, and staff.  Please take a few minutes to access the link below and help us create nutritious and delicious menus for the upcoming school year.  The survey will be open through January 26, 2018.

2018-19 Food Service Survey

 

SBDM COUNCIL MINORITY PARENT REP SOUGHT

Blazer High School is currently accepting nominations for a minority parent member for our School-Based Decision Making Council for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year (term to expire June 30, 2018).  Our council is charged with many different responsibilities including financial management and curriculum leadership in our school.  Nomination forms are available in the front office and due back to the Principal by Wednesday, January 24.  The election will take place on Tuesday, January 30.  Election hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Blazer Office.

TOMCATS VS. RUSSELL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH (MOVED TO RUSSELL)

Friday, January 5th scheduled home game, Tomcats vs. Russell, has been moved to Russell due to heat issues in the gym.  We will now play at home vs. Russell on Friday, February 16th. 

Head Start / Preschool Schedule for Wednesday, 1/3/18

​The Ashland Head Start schedule for Wednesday, January 3rd will be as follows:

  • Morning only classes will be cancelled.
  • All day classes will report on a two hour delay.
  • Afternoon only classes will report on a regular schedule.
2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, 1/3/18

Due to a main water break on 13th Street and Blackburn Ave., which will result in road closure in the morning, school will be in session tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 3rd, on a 2 hour delay.  Please be reminded that buses will pick up students exactly 2 hours later than their normal time. All staff, with the exception of our district maintenance department, will report to work under the 2 hour delay schedule.

 

FOCUS Newsletter - December 2017 Edition

The December edition of the FOCUS Newsletter is now available at the following link: Focus - December 2017.  We hope you enjoy reading about all the great things that happened in the Ashland Independent School District.  Newsletter archives can be found under the OUR DISTRICT link on the main page.

Playoff Football (Round 2)

football

Tomcats vs. Bourbon County, 7:30 pm, Putnam Stadium!

Friday, November 10, 2017

 

 

Veteran's Day

11-10-2017 Veterans Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Program @ 9:15 in Gym

 

STLP

STLP

Good Luck Blazer STLP at Regional Competition at Morehead State University

Monday, November 6, 2017

 

 

ATTENTION SENIORS

Representatives from Herff Jones will be at Blazer on Thursday, November 2nd to meet with Seniors to present information for ordering your Senior year and Graduation items.  Orders will be collected on Thursday, November 9 during lunches and after school from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  All seniors MUST order a cap and gown in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Please see the counselors if you have any questions.

SEMESTER EXAMS - DECEMBER 18-20

Blazer High School Semester Exams will take place on Monday, December 18, Tuesday, December 19, and Wednesday, December 20.  Semester exams are worth 10% of the second quarter grade.  Blazer does not permit early exams unless a student is absent for a school-related activity.  Students who miss exams can make them up when we return to school on January 3 from Christmas break. 

Exam Schedule:

  • Monday, December 18 (Math & Science)
  • Tuesday, December 19 (Elective Course)
  • Wednesday, December 20 (English & Social Studies).
Homecoming Queen

congrat.

Alexa Craft, crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen!

ESS - BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING & HOMEWORK HELP

Before & After School tutoring/homework help will be available beginning the week of October 23rd on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and World Languages.  See the posters around campus for dates and times for help in each area!

FOOD FEUD TOTALS!!!

A huge thank you and congratulations to our students for donating over 10,000 items during our recent Food Feud Class Competition!  Congratulations to the Junior class for winning the class competition! Here are the final totals -

1st Place - 11th Grade - 3,732 items

2nd Place - 10th Grade - 3,502 items

3rd Place - 12th Grade - 1,720 items

4th Place - 9th Grade - 1,334 items

Total items donated - 10,294!!!

Boss Day!

 

Happy Boss Day to a sincerely GREAT BOSS.

runyon

 

Halloween COOKIE SALE

Halloween COOKIE SALE

By Cats Catering

Ghosts & pumpkins sugar cookies

Order Now Until October 24th, 2017

ONLY $5 PER DOZEN

Delivery will be October 31.

Parchment Transcript Service

Paul Blazer High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. Click the button below to order your high school records.

Order Credentials from Parchment

PSAT EXAM - OCTOBER 11

PSAT - Attention Juniors and Sophomores - you may sign up to take the PSAT with the counselors during your lunch period.  Cost is $16 and the PSAT will be given here at Blazer on Wednesday, October 11.  See the counselors for more information.

Homecoming Spirit Week - October 9-13

Spirit Week Themes

MONDAY – Sport Spirit

Wear your favorite team t-shirt, sweatshirt or jersey! Don’t forget to accessorize! Go all out! Show your spirit and support your favorite team!

 

TUESDAY – Tacky Tourist

Dress up as a tourist, ready to vacation at PBHS! Grab your hats, cargo shorts, floral shirts and cameras!

 

WEDNESDAY – Tis’ The Season

Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your holiday spirit and let’s make Ashland the most festive place to be; Christmas sweaters, antlers, candy canes, Christmas ornaments!

 

THURSDAY – Character Craze

The sky is the limit! Dress up as your favorite character! Choose one from your favorite movie, book, TV show, etc.

 

FRIDAY - Can’t Hide that Tomcat Pride

MAROON AND WHITE! That’s right! Let’s show our true Tomcat Pride and paint the school maroon and white!

Walk to School Day!

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 The Ashland Independent School District will be participating in International Walk to School Day. All students are encouraged to participate.

River Cities Harvest Food Feud

Food Feud

food

Collections Dates: October 2nd -13th

INCENTIVES!

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

Seniors (and parents) - Please attend our Financial Aid Workshop on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Blazer Library.  Financial Aid Counselors will be here to assist with completion of your 2017-18 FAFSA,

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The local planning committee will meet at Central Office at 5:30 pm on September 19, 2017.  Any interested community member is welcome to attend.

Congratulations!

Logo Art Contest

 

Adrianna Riggs a freshman won our new logo art contest for the Kentuckly Association for School Social Work, She beat everyone in the state of Kentucky to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Congrats!

High Attendance Day!

September 20 is statewide “High Attendance Day” to emphasize that consistent attendance is essential for success in school. If in class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments, and to reach academic performance benchmarks on time.  Let’s see if Ashland can have 100% attendance on September 20th !

CLASS OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS

CLASS OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS (9/7/2017)-

12TH GRADE-

PRESIDENT - SARAH RATLIFF
VICE PRESIDENT - TY DUCKWYLER
SECRETARY - LYDIA O'NAN
TREASURER - MORGAN MINTON

​11TH GRADE-

PRESIDENT - LANDON HOWELL
VICE PRESIDENT - EMMA DOWDY
SECRETARY - ZOE INGRAM
TREASURER - CHLOE VANHORN

10TH GRADE-

PRESIDENT - GRANT KELLEY
VICE PRESIDENT - EMMA HILL
SECRETARY - JULIA PARKER
TREASURER - ANDREA CONLEY

9TH GRADE-

CO-PRESIDENTS - DALTON GRAY & EMMA LATHEROW
VICE PRESIDENT - CALEB TACKETT
SECRETARY - CHRIS THORNBURG
TREASURER - JACK LATHEROW

Attendance Policy Reminder - Homecoming Dance (Reminder)

From the student handbook:

Dance regulations in regards to attendance are as follows:

  • Any student with 3 or more full day unexcused absences will not be allowed to attend any dance during the 1st Quarter of the school year.
Public hearing for tax levy

The Ashland Independent Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Gymnasium of the Ashland Board of Education Office at 1820 Hickman Street on September 15, 2017, at 5:30pm to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 67.8 cents on real property and 67.8 cents on personal property.

Maroon & White Day!

Friday, September 1st

To Tomcats

 

What's for Lunch?

The Ashland Independent School District Food Service Department is excited about the 2017- 2018 school year! We have adjusted all school menus to include tastier versions of entrees and added new items while still staying within the United State Department of Agriculture’s nutritional guidelines. All Ashland schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision program. ALL students will receive ONE FREE breakfast and ONE FREE lunch at no charge each day.  Parents may still deposit money on their child’s meal account through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal which will allow students to purchase an additional meal, entrée, side, milk, and/or a’ la-carte item(s).  A second breakfast will be $1.50 and a second lunch will be $2.00.  Breakfast and Lunch menus are listed below.

Solar Eclipse and Eye Safety Resources for August 21

A total solar eclipse is probably the most spectacular astronomical event that most people will experience in their lives. There is a great deal of interest in watching eclipses, but it must be done safely.  Because of this exceptional opportunity, there is concern that people will be more likely to stare at the Sun during this event.  Improper viewing of the Sun during an eclipse can result in eye injuries such as the development of "eclipse blindness" or retinal burns.

More information may be found at:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

https://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse

 

All Schools Closed Monday August 21

As a safety precaution, school will be closed on Monday, Aug 21, 2017 due to the Solar Eclipse. All after school activities will be suspended until 4:30 pm following the eclipse window. Students will make this day up on Friday March 16, 2018 which was a scheduled PD day. 

               

2017-18 Bus Routes

School buses in the Ashland Independent School Dstrict will follow the attached schedule during the 2017-18 school year.  Questions regarding bus transportation should be directed to the department supervisor, Mac McDonald at 606-327-2717 or mac.mcdonald@ashland.kyschools.us.

2017-18 Bus Schedules

Notice of Bid - Pizza

The Ashland Independent Board of Education will accept sealed bids at its office at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky, until Thursday, August 3, 2017, 3:00 P.M., E.D.S.T., for the following item:

Pizza

All bids are to be sealed in an envelope and clearly identified as “BIDS-PIZZA”.  Instructional packets may be obtained at the Central Office of the District at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky 41101 or online at www.ashland.kyschools.us.  All bids should be delivered or mailed to the address listed above.  Formal consideration of the bids will occur at a special called meeting in August of the Ashland Independent Board at the Central Office.

The Ashland Independent Board of Education reserves the right to award or reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the manner of bids presented.

Instructions to Bidders

Voluntary Student Insurance

Each school year the district offers voluntary student insurance coverage to interested parents.  Information as well as a current enrollment form can be found using the link below. 

 

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Ashland School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator (Mark Swift) or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator (Lisa Henson) at Ashland Independent School District, 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Ky. 41101.

Enrollment Forms now Available Online

Each year students recieve an enrollment packet for parents to complete prior to the start of school.  The forms are required by state law/district prodecure and must be updated each year.  If you would like to save time and complete the forms electroncially prior to the start of school, all of our documents are now accessible online.  

To access forms visit the Enrollment link from the left menu.  The entire set of forms must be completed for each child in your family (except for the household income form) and brought to the school.  Elementary enrollment forms are due the first day of school.  Secondary enrollment forms are due at time of schedule pickup.

Forms can be downloaded and printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (https://get.adobe.com/reader/).  Google Chrome is the preferred and easiest browser for this task.

2017-18 DATES OF IMPORTANCE

Schedule Distribution - Wednesday, August 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Freshmen/New Student Orientation - Thursday, August 10 - 6:00 p.m.

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16th

Open House - Monday, September 11 5:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 14 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Semester Exams - Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20

Christmas Break - Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 2

Spring Break - Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6

Prom - Saturday, April 21 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2017 Summer Feed Program! Summer feed program flyer

The Ashland Independent School District is excited to announce our participation in the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.  The Summer Feed Program provides free meals to children and teens 18 years and under.  Crabbe Elementary will be serving breakfast and lunch daily Monday through Friday.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The site will be closed on May 29th, July 4th, and July 20th, 2017.  Please contact Linda Calhoun at 327-2706 for more information.

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Class of 2017 Graduation

Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 2017 will graduate on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m at Putnam Stadium.  In case of poor weather the ceremony will be moved to the high school gymnasium.

2017-18 SBDM BALLOT - ELECTION MAY 3RD 7:30-5:30 PM

2017-2018 Site-Based Decision Making Council Parent Ballot

(Please select 2)

                    Peach, Greg

 

                    Rogers, Chad

SBDM PARENT NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

SBDM Parent nominations for the 2017-2018 school year are currently being sought.  Please follow the link under downloads (SBDM Parent Nomination Form), print, fill out, and return the attached nomination form to the main office by Thursday, April 27.  Thank you.

Ashland Independent Schools Registration Set

Registration for Head Start, Preschool and Primary School (formerly kindergarten and first grade students) will be held in the Ashland Independent School District during the week of March 27- March 31, 2017.  Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.   Evening hours are available on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

R.A.P.P. Program

A free educational program for parents, grandparents, relatives and guardians currently raising children will be offered on March 16, 2017 from 11 am until 1 pm at the First Christian Church.  Local family service organizations will be hosting the program and will be on hand to answer your parenting questions.  Please read the attached brochure for more information.

R.A.P.P. Relatives as Parents Program flyer

No School on Monday 2/20/17

In observance of President's Day, all schools will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Kindergarten Entry Age Change for 17-18 School Year

There is a new cutoff date starting next school year to enroll your child in kindergarten. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, children must be 5 years old as of August 1 to enroll in kindergarten in a Kentucky public school.  Please review the following links if this change will affect your family.  Questions regarding kindergarten entry can be directed to Lisa Henson, Director of Student Services @ 606-327-2706. 

Seeking Board Member

Ashland Independent Schools is seeking candidates for a vacant board member seat.

2017-18 Calendar Survey

The calendar survey is now closed.  We would like to thank everyone for their input.  The feedback we recieved was especially helpful.  Of the 940 responses we recieved, 43.72% selected option 1 and 54.47% selected option 2.  The board of education will meet on Monday, January 23, 2017 to examine the survey results and make a final decision.

2017-18 Calendar Results

2017 CDIP posted for review

The draft version of the 2017 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan is now posted for review.  Please click on the link below to view the document.  Questions or comments regarding the plan should directed to Richard Oppenheimer, email: richard.oppenheimer@ashland.ksychools.us, phone: 327-2706 x 2711

2017 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan - DRAFT

 

Congratulations Distinguished Schools!

Paul G. Blazer High School, Hager Elementary School and Oakview Elementary School all received Distinguished ratings on the state’s 2016 Accountability Report. Blazer experienced good improvement in overall achievement and student growth while great strides in reducing Novice scores contributed to the rise in the overall rating for both Hager and Oakview. Congratulations to the students and staff at each of these schools as well as to all of the students and staff of the Ashland Independent Schools for helping the district in its Proficient rating.

What's for Breakfast and Lunch

Monthly menus for each school can now be found online through Nutrislice using the following link http://ashland.nutrislice.com/.  The Nutrislice menu system is also available through a convenient app that you can download directly to your mobile device.

Free lunch/breakfast for all K12 Students

Ashland Independent School District, today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/ School Breakfast Programs for the 2016- 2017 school year. All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

Paul G. Blazer High School
Ashland Middle School
Charles Russell Elementary
Crabbe Elementary
Hager Elementary
Oakview Elementary
Poage Elementary
Ashland Head Start Program

BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL - OPEN HOUSE (Monday, August 29 5:30 - 7:15 p.m.)

Blazer High School will host its Open House for parents on Monday, August 29th starting at 5:30 p.m.  All parents should report to the gym for a brief parent meeting after which you will be dismissed to go on campus.  You will run an abbreviated schedule for your child, spending 7 minutes per period, so as to get to know each of your childs teachers and hear about each of their classes this year.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 29th!

FRESHMEN/NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - MONDAY, AUGUST 8TH 6:00 PM (GYM)

All freshmen and new students, along with your parents, are invited to orientation on Monday, August 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the gym.  Information about the upcoming school year will be provided and students and parents will be permitted to walk around campus to see where your classrooms will be located.  Orientation will last about an hour.  See you on Monday, August 8th!

SCHEDULE DISTRIBUTION - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Schedule Distribution for all Blazer High School students will be this coming Wednesday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  A parent/guardian of each student is required to attend, complete all paperwork, and pay the $40 student activity fee (this fee is waived for students on free or reduced lunch).  We will also have numerous community agencies and businesses present with helpful items for back to school as well as new Health related information that our schools are partnering with through King's Daughter's Medical Center.  Schedule distribution will take place in Building 1 in the cafeteria. 

Parchment Transcipt Service

4x200 State Champions 4x200 Champions

Kaylee Robinson Sr., Sarah Rymer So., Hannah Reese Jr., and Rachael Barber set a school record in the 4 x 200 relay at the state track meet on May 27th winning the state championship in a time of 1:44.59.

 

Cherish The Memories Blazer 2016 Video Order Form
Paul G. Blazer Commencement Video

   http://youtu.be/d5LILgCJ9sI 

 

                                                                    

Sports Medicine Program

Any student grades 8 – 12 that is interested in joining the Sports Medicine program ay Blazer High School needs to contact Mr. AJ “Doc” Stadelmeyer for information at 606-327-6050 or 606-585-5459. There will be an informational meeting and open house for the Sports Medicine program Thursday May 19th at 3:45 PM in the athletic training room in Blazer building 7..

 

SBDM PARENT ELECTION - WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (7:30 AM - 5:30 PM)

Blazer High School will hold its 2016-2017 Parent Election on Wednesday, May 4th from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the main office.  Here is a list of parents running in alphabetical order (two are elected each year):

  • Hudson, Julie
  • Johnston, Kevin
  • McComis, Jennifer
  • Peach, Greg
  • Rogers, Chad
GEARUP KY

Blazer High School and GEARUP KY would like to invite all parents/guardians of any Blazer High student to an informational session regarding preparing your student for college.  This event will be on Monday April 25th from 6-7:30 pm located in Blazer's library.  We will be covering the new changes to FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)-which is to be completed in October for students who will be seniors during the 2016-2017 school year.  Also, we will be discussing options for after high school, the college application processes, testing requirements, and general college access information.  Refreshments will be provided as well.  We hope to see you there.  If you have any questions please contact Amy Bond or Jordan Smith, GEAR UP KY's College and Career Advisors, at Blazer High.

Parent Member Election to Screening Committee

The Ashland Board of Education is seeking a parent to serve on its superintendent screening committee. The screening committee will screen all applicants and recommend candidate names to the Board of Education for the position of superintendent. The time commitment of committee members includes a minimum of two evening meetings, as well as time to check candidate references

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Head Start, Preschool and Primary School (formerly kindergarten and first grade students) will be held in the Ashland Independent School District during the week of March 28- April 1, 2016.  Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.   Evening hours are available on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ashland Superintendent Search and Selection Timeline

The Ashland Independent Schools has posted the following timeline in regards to their search for the next superintendent.

FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

Our Family Resource Youth Service Center is in need of your input.  In the Governor’s proposed budget, many programs, including FRYSCs, are taking a 4.5% decrease this fiscal year and a 9% budget cut for the following two years.

Please help FRYSC's maintain their current funding level by completing the FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey!  

The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at the close of business day on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SURVEY LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRYSCKyPublicPolicySurvey2016

Student Voice Survey

During the 2015 -2016 school year, your child will have the opportunity to complete the Student Voice survey. This anonymous assessment allows students an opportunity to give feedback on specific aspects of his or her classroom experience. The survey takes approximately 10 – 20 minutes to complete and will be conducted during the school day.

The purpose of the survey is to provide an opportunity for all Kentucky students to have a voice in their classroom experience. Survey results are intended for the teacher to use for self-reflection and as a tool to help guide professional practice. Teachers want to know if their students feel sufficiently challenged, engaged, and comfortable asking them for help.

Blazer will be completing the Voice Survey January 19th – 21st,   2016.  If you do not want your child to take the Student Voice survey, please complete, sign, and return this form to Blazer.

/userfiles/733/SV%20Parent%20Waiver%20Letter%202016.pdf

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

Blazers Semester Exam schedule will be the following:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH – ELECTIVE COURSES (this is any course outside of required core subject areas – Math, English, Science, Social Studies)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH – SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 –ENGLISH & MATH COURSES

SEMESTER EXAMS ARE WORTH 10% OF THE 2ND QUARTER GRADE.

COLLEGE FAIR

Blazer High School will be hosting a College Fair tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 in Anderson Gymnasium. Various colleges will be there from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. 

SENIORS - Herff-Jones will be in attendance to order Caps and Gowns for Graduation.

CONGRATULATIONS

Savion Bacon          Taylor DeHart          Kelsey Gute
Danny McGraw        Hattie Killin              Ashby Foutch
Wes Whelan            Syndi Pierce            Desmond Snyder

for being selected to the Kentucky All State Chorus! 100% of the Blazer sudents auditioning were selected. A First for Blazer High School.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL G. BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF.

Schools in Kentucky are designated as ‘Distinguished’ when their overall, combined accountability score reaches the ‘90th percentile’. For high schools, this is equivalent to an overall score of 75.4 or higher. Blazer’s score of 76.1 places them at the 93rd percentile for high schools in Kentucky.

The score is a combination of a ‘Learners’ score and a ‘Program Reviews’ score. The Learners score is composed of performance across five areas – Achievement, Gap, Growth, College/Career Readiness and Graduation – each of which is weighted equally (20%). This Learners score is then combined with the Program Reviews score – a rating of program performance in Writing, Arts & Humanities and Practical Living/Career Studies – to arrive at the overall score.

 This is the first time during the ‘Unbridled Learning’ era that Blazer has achieved Distinguished classification.

REPORT CARDS

1ST QUARTER REPORT CARDS WILL BE SENT HOME ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 (THESE ARE GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN HOMEROOM TO TAKE HOME).

TITLE IX PUBLIC FORUM

As part of our Title IX Audit, Blazer High School will host a public forum on Wednesday, September 30th from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

FOOD FEUD

ANNUAL RIVER CITIES HARVEST

FOOD FEUD

MONDAY 9/21 TO WEDNESDAY 9/30

BEAT BOYD CO!!!

Progress Reports

6-WEEKS PROGRESS REPORTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER WILL BE SENT HOME ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND (THESE ARE GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN HOMEROOM TO TAKE HOME).  THE 1ST GRADING QUARTER ENDS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH.

2014 - 2015 Yearbooks

2014 and 2015 yearbooks are now available for pickup in the school office.

School buses in the Ashland Independent School District will follow the attached schedule beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  Bus Routes 2015-16                        

Free Lunch for all PreK-12 Students

Ashland Independent has amended its policy for serving meals to students under the National Breakfast and Lunch Program for the 2015-2016 school year. In accordance with the Community Eligibility Program, all students in the district will be served Breakfast and Lunch at no charge at the following sites: Ashland/Blazer High School, Ashland Middle School, Crabbe Elementary, Hager Elementary, Oakview Elementary, Poage Elementary, Charles Russell Elementary and Head Start Program.

Notice of NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Ashland Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Lisa Henson, Director of Student Services
1820 Hickman St
Ashland, KY 41101
606-327-2706

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

 

BLAZER SBDM PARENT/FACULTY ELECTION RESULTS

The following parents and faculty members were elected to Blazer High School's  School-Based Decision Making Council for 2015-2016:

Parent Representatives - Randy Carpenter & Greg Peach

Faculty Representatives - Katie Bias, Eric Lambert, & Kim Owen

Thank you to everyone who voted!

Student Yearbook Survey

GET INVOLVED

Add YOUR voice to 'Selfie', the 2015 Hi-Life. Participate in the Student Survey

http://www.ashland.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=1415

 

6th Annual Boyd County Celebration of Children

The Community Collaboration for Children, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Ashland Independent, Boyd County and Fairview Independent FamilyResource/Youth Service Centers and The Northeastern Alliance Community Early Childhood Counsel coordially invite you to join them at the 6th Annual Boyd County Celebration of Children. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the KYOVA Mall in the food court area.  Free food, resources, door prizes, crafts, and family pictures will be provided.  The event flyer can be access by clicking here.

Study Up on School Breakfast!

March 2-6, 2015 is National School Breakfast Week.  Our district is celebrating the school breakfast program and educating students about how a healthy breakfast ensures they "Make the Grade" in the classroom.  Click here to learn more about the impact school breakfast can have on your child.
 

ACT Countdown
Healthy Choices/Healthy Communities

The Ashland Independent School District is a proud community partner of the Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities Consortium.  This group of health providers, restaurateurs, grocers, educators, civic organizations and area businesses strive to promote healthy living in the tri-state area. For more information regarding this program please visit http://www.healthychoiceshealthycommunities.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/healthychoiceshealthycommunities

The Hi-Life Yearbook is Social!

The 2014 - 2015  Blazer Hi-Life Yearbook

is under way and we're excited about it!

The 2014-2015 theme is "Selfie" so be sure to send us your favorite selfie.

Go to the Hi-Life Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages to share your selfie!

Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/AshlandBlazerYearbook

Instagram - http://instagram.com/ashlandyearbook

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AHSyearbook01

 

GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY

1st Annual JROTC Army Navy Football Game.

Ashland Paul Blazer JROTC against Boyd County JROTC.

Date: Thursday  November 20, 2014

Time: 1800hrs (6:00 PM to you civilians)

Where: Boyd County High School Football Field

Come out and support the JROTC program in one of the
United States most honored rivalries.

Admission - $1

All State Chorus Honors

Ashland Blazer High School will again be very well represented at KMEA ALL STATE CHOIRS in February.  We have had 7 (out of the 9 we were allowed to audition based on our enrollment) of our students selected for this honor. 

  This is the highest honor a high school student can receive through KMEA, and comes about as a result of many hours of their hard work though our choral program.  Our all state students are:

 

Tierra Carlisle, Taylor DeHart, Ashby Foutch, Kelsey Gute, Aaron Lewis, Diane Stapleton, Wesley Whelan

College and Career Fair

On Thursday, November 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Anderson Gym on the Campus of Paul Blazer High School, we will be hosting a College and Career Fair for all Blazer students and their parents.  We will have representatives from over 30 plus colleges and universities, branches of the armed services, as well as local employers.  The fair will be hosted by Blazer’s Administration and Counseling staff and Herff Jones, Blazer’s school spirit and graduation partner. 

Lifetouch Pictures

Wednesday, October 22  Lifetouch Pictures will be back to take Club Pictures, Re-takes and Make-up Pictures. If you are having re-takes you must bring your original pictues back.

KDMC Kickoff Caravan

On Friday, October 17th the Ashland Tomcats will be teaming up with Kings Daughters Medical Center and the Greenup County Musketeers in the "Kickoff Caravan" event.  Prior to the friday night football game KDMC will be offering a number of freebies including a mobile health unit.  Helping Hands of Greenup County will also be collecting new and gently used coats for area youth.  Come out for the game and enjoy the festivities.  Click here for more informaiton: KICKOFF CARAVAN

An Evening with Hassan Davis

The Ashland Independent Schools is pleased to present "An Evening with Hassan Davis", on Thursday October 16th, 6:30 pm at the Park Place building in Ashland. From Juvenile Delinquent to Juris Doctor, Hasan is proof positive that great things can happen when adults champion the lives of children.  This district-wide parent involvement program is open free of charge to all parents and gaurdians who wish to attend. Click here for more information: Hasan Davis

2012 - 2013 Yearbooks

STOP BY THE COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR ON NOVEMBER 13TH FROM 5 - 7 PM AND PICK UP YOUR 2013 YEARBOOK FROM THE YEARBOOK STAFF.

2012 - 2013 Yearbooks are available for pickup at the high school office. The theme was #Trends. Contact Kevin Stepp at 606-327-6040 Ext. 3214. or email at Kevin.Stepp@ashland.kyschools.us

Food Feud Results

 Congratulations to Blazer for winning the High School Contest and to the Ashland Independent School District for winning the overall championship!

FOOD FEUD 2014   

ASHLAND VS BOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS
40,745 POUNDS OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD 
11,234 MORE THAN LAST YEAR
LARGEST COLLECTION IN FOOD FEUD COMPETITION

 

HIGH SCHOOL TOTALS

PAUL G. BLAZER  Winner                                              BOYD CO.HIGH
10,030 LBS                                                                           5,592 LBS
5,854 MORE THAN LAST YEAR                       1,271 MORE THAN LAST YEAR

OVERALL WINNING SCHOOL SYSTEM:

ASHLAND
23,132 LBS  WINNER

BOYD CO
17,613 LBS

Senior Night for Football

Friday, October 10

Come out and show your support for the Senior football players.7:30 pm

PSAT - October 15th

Juniors and Seniors sign up now through Friday, October 10th in the cafeteria to take the PSAT on October 15th in the Millennium Center. The cost is $14. The PSAT is the only National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test! We have a limited number of exams so sign up early!

 

 

School Supply Lists

Every child needs to be ready to go back to school.  Please click on the following link to view supplies required for each school.

Title I Letter to Parents
The Ashland Independent School District receives federal funds for the Title I programs as a part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  Under NCLB, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). 
Voluntary Accident Medical Coverage
Parents and Guardians of students attending the Ashland Independent Schools may purchase voluntary accident medical coverage through Nationwide Life.  For more information please print the attached brochure or visit the K&K student website.
 
Report an Unsafe Situation in Schools

The administration of the Ashland Independent Schools does not tolerate the harassment, discrimination or bullying of any member of our faculty, staff or student body. Please use our Unsafe Situation in Schools Hotline to report an unsafe situation in our schools such as a bullying incident or possession of weapons, drugs, or alcohol.

PAUL BLAZER HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

“Paul Blazer High School, in tandem with all stakeholders, will be a standard of excellence in education through instructing, motivating and empowering students to develop skills necessary for success in college and career.”

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