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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 Depository

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

DEPOSITORY SERVICES

 

 

RFP for Audit Services

Request for Proposal

2018 AUDIT SERVICES

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!!

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.

 

Homecoming Queen

congrat.

Alexa Craft, crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen!

Boss Day!

 

Happy Boss Day to a sincerely GREAT BOSS.

runyon

 

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!

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!

Maroon & White Day!

Friday, September 1st

To Tomcats

 

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. 

 

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

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.

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 !

River Cities Harvest Food Feud

Food Feud

food

Collections Dates: October 2nd -13th

INCENTIVES!

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.

STLP

STLP

Good Luck Blazer STLP at Regional Competition at Morehead State University

Monday, November 6, 2017

 

 

Veteran's Day

11-10-2017 Veterans Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Program @ 9:15 in Gym

 

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Day

Thank You To All Administrative @ Blazer!

4-25-2018

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.

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

Playoff Football (Round 2)

football

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

 

 

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!

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,

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!!!

Book Fair-One Day Only!

Book Fair

Friday, December 1st

Paul Blazer High School Library

8:30-3:45

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.

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.

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.
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.

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).
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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.