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AYSC Hoodie and Legging Drive Hoodie and Legging Drive

The Ashland Youth Service Centers at Ashland Middle School and Blazer are sponsoring a new and gently used "Hoodie & Leggings Drive".  All sizes are needed.  Donations will be accepted at the Blazer AYSC anytime.  Donation bins will also be available at the next four home basketball games. On Monday, February 4th free admission to the game will be granted to everyone who brings a donation. Click here for more information.

Notice of Bid for District Fiber

The Ashland Independent Board of Education will accept sealed bids at its office at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky, until Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

District Fiber Service

All bids are to be sealed in an envelope and clearly identified as “District-wide Network Upgrade”.  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 the next regular called meeting 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

TigerTime Important News Green Tiger

There will NOT be TigerTime after school on Tuesday, December 18th. Enjoy your Break!  TigerTime will resume in January 2019.

You are invited... Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance Graphic

Tis the Season to be... ugly! On Thursday, December 13th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, come out to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance.  The cost is $2.  Come in your tackiest, ugliest Christmas sweater that you can make or find! Strut your ugly sweater on the runway to be named "Ugly Sweater Champion!" Judging Criteria--tacky, creative, ugly, sparkly, and runway performance.

Winter Program Christmas Tree

When:  Monday, December 17th 6:30 PM 

Where: Crabbe Elementary School Gymnasium

What:  2nd/3rd Grade Musical Performance led by Music Teacher, Leigh Holderness

National School Lunch Week

This week we are celebrating National School Lunch Week with special dress up days.  Here is the schedule:


Monday-- Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday-- Hat Day

Wednesday-- Favorite Team/Sports Day

Thursday-- Crazy Hair Day

Friday-- Pajama Day


STLP and Lego Robotics

STLP and Lego Robotics will start next Wednesday during Tiger Time.  New members are posted outside the library and music room. Congratulations to new, and returning members! ~Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Keeton

It's a Tiger Thing! Green Tiger

Follow our hashtag @ #itsatigerthing

We are on Twitter @ces_ashland

We are on Facebook @Crabbe Elem

We are on Instagram @cesashlandind

PTO News

PTO Calendar for Sept. & Oct.
-Sept. 17th PTO meeting @ 6pm (We will be making Harry 
Potter wands so please bring a hot glue gun! πŸ˜)
-Sept. 24th-Oct. 5th Nature Vision Fundraiser
-Oct. 13th Haunted House 
-Oct. 25th Creepy Carnival Halloween Dance 6:30-8:30

We will also be selling Harry Potter wands again at lunch during Red Ribbon week.

Fall Book Fair Follett Book Fair

Our school's Fall Book Fair is coming! It will take place in the library from 7:30 to 2:30 on September 4, 5, 6, and 7. This year we are trying something new! Come check out our new Book Fair from Follett.

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

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.

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




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.​

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


RFP for Audit Services

Request for Proposal


RFP for Depository





Born Learning Academy Session

Our last session of Born Learning Academy will be on May 1st from 5:30-7:00 PM. As always, this is open to Crabbe families with children ages 0-5. Food is catered, and the prizes are amazing!  Don't miss this!

Our graduation ceremony for Born Learning Academy will be on May 8th beginning at 5:30 PM.

2018 Project ignite - Exploring Aviation - Application Deadline Extended to 5/25 2018 Project Ignite Logo

Project IGNITE is a summer camp designed for students to experience science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics through hands-on investigations that promote innovation and creativity.  The focus this year will be “Exploring AVIATION”!  Students will spend four exhilarating days rotating through five learning activities designed to peak interest and explore the wide world of flight.  The week will conclude with a field trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of flight. Students won’t want to miss this opportunity to build new skills that peak curiosity and “ignite” ingenuity.

For more information and registration forms visit the IGNITE webpage.

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

Born Learning Academy Session

Our next United Way Born Learning Academy Session will be Tuesday, April 10th from 5:30 to 7 PM. Crabbe families with children 0-5 are invited to attend these informative sessions.  The last few have been super exciting with yummy food and lots of awesome prizes!  Don't miss out!

Pizza with Pete the Cat: Rockin' Reading and Groovy Math Pete the Cat

Kindergarten and 1st grade students are invited to attend this event on Thursday, April 12th from 4:00 to 5:30.  

Crabbe Principal Survey
Camp Kindergarten

Your child will not want to miss Camp Kindergarten! During camp your child will engage in many FUN activities, meet new friends, and become familiar with their new school.

  • WHO: Students enrolled and entering Kindergarten in the Ashland Independent School District in the 2018-2019 school year
  • WHEN: July 23-August 3, 2018
  • WHERE: Charles Russell Elementary School, Crabbe Elementary School, Hager Elementary School, Oakview Elementary School, and Poage Elementary School
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. 

For more information, click here.



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

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 26- March 30, 2018.  Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.   Evening hours are available on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Glow Dance Glow Dance

WHAT:  Safety Patrol Glow Dance

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

COST: $2 admission

Dr. Seuss Family Night Dr Seuss and friends

Currently enrolled Crabbe Elementary students and their families are invited to attend our Dr. Seuss Family Night. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN:  Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Crabbe Elementary Gymnasium

FREE refreshments!

FEATURING: The Shoebox Float, Origami Bookmarks, Tigertime Student Performance, Other fun activities!


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!

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.

Parent Notification

Please click on the following link to access the Student Voice Survey permission form:  CLICK HERE

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.

District Governor's Cup Results

Crabbe Elementary competed on Saturday, February 10th at Hager Elementary for the District Governor's Cup Academic Competition.  We had several winners!

Our FPS (Future Problem Solving) came in 1st place, and moves on to Regionals!

Our Quick Recall team came in 3rd place.

Cash C. placed 3rd in Social Studies, and moves on to Regionals!

Grayson C. placed 2nd in Written Composition, and moves on to Regionals!

Harley A. placed 4th in Written Composition, and moves on to Regionals!


Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the following students for placing at the ACTC Science Fair!

Emily B.--1st place in her category and is the Grand Champion! She will be moving on to the next level! (pic in the Header Gallery above)

Cash C. and Owen R. --2nd place in their category, (pic in the Header Gallery above)

Born Learning Academy Session

The United Way Born Learning Academy has two upcoming sessions.  Session Three will be March 13th from 5:30 to 7 and will be catered.  Session Four will be March 27th from 5:30 to 7 and will be catered.  Each person will receive a $10 gift card to cover gasoline expenses.  Door prizes will be given, and each participant will receive items we will use during our activities, free of charge! We learn how to prepare our children for school, starting when they are born.  Free babysitting is provided for the kiddos! 

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

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


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.

Christmas Tree Raffle Crabbe's Christmas Tree

Hey Tigers! Do you know someone who would love to be the owner of our 1st place Festival of Trees entry? Here's their chance!

All they need to do is purchase a raffle ticket from you for a chance to win! One raffle ticket costs $1, or they can get 6 entries for $5. Please make sure they fill out the ticket with their name and phone number so we can contact the winner on Monday, December 18th.

Raffle tickets must be turned in to your teacher on Friday, December 15th!

Extra pages of tickets will be available in the office, or you may just make a copy of the page you receive if you run out and need more. Contact Dee Williams @ 606-547-8383 with any questions.

Photo Galleries Camera with pictures

Check out our Photo Galleries. Pictures are being added throughout the year. 

Congratulations goes to.... Mrs. Barber's Class for Best Attendance the Week of 10/30

Mrs. Barber's 4th grade class claims the House Cup for their amazing attendance during the week of October 30th!  Their class had a 97% attendance rate! Keep it up! yes

Congratulations, Crabbe STLP! Crabbe's STLP Display

On Monday, November 6, our Crabbe STLP competed at the STLP Fall Showcase Regional Competition.  As a result of their amazing project and presentation, they qualified for the State Competition in the Spring! Way to go! smiley

FOCUS Newsletter - October Edition

The October edition of the FOCUS Newsletter has been posted.  Please take a moment to read about all the great things happening in our school district.

McTeacher Night McTeacher Night 2017

Come watch the teachers take your order and flip the fries!  McDonald's will donate 20% of sales during this time to Crabbe Elementary School.  There will be prizes!  Ronald McDonald will be LIVE!

Where:  Winchester Ave. McDonald's

When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm

Veteran's Day Ceremonies Veteran's Day Ceremonies

Crabbe's Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony will be held on November 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  This will take place in the gymnasium.  Invited to attend are:  Local Veterans, the Public, Crabbe Students in grades 3-5 plus their family members.

Kindergarten, first, and second grade students will attend a shortened ceremony at 9:30 am. Veterans and family members of these students are welcome to attend this ceremony.

Festival of Trees 2017 Festival of Trees Ornaments

Festival of Trees is right around the corner and our school will be entering a tree with the title 'Don't Stop Believin' Any student who would like to help with our Crabbe tree should choose one of the two ornaments pictured and turn in to their teacher by Monday, November 6th. The tree is white and the ornaments are bright neon colors; no pastels or muted colors. The first ornament is very simple... just a brightly painted pine cone. The second is a mushroom made from the bottoms of plastic Easter eggs, white paint, and a stick. Again, ornaments need to be in by November 6th. For more information, contact Dee Williams.

Congratulations goes to.... Mrs. Runyon's Class for Best Attendance the week of 10/23 Mrs. Runyon's Class with the House Cup

The class with the best attendance each week will earn the right to keep the House Cup in their classroom.  At the end of the year, the class who has the most weeks with the House Cup will win a huge party thrown by the PTO!

Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read! Wild West Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.

Book Fair Dates: October 30th to November 3rd

Shopping Hours: 7:45am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday

Special Extended Shopping Hours: Thursday 3:30pm to 5:30pm

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/fair . Our Online Fair is available from October 25th to November 7th.

For more information, contact Mrs. Cole.

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It's time for our annual pumpkin/gourd decorating contest! Entries may be dropped off in our school library media ceter from Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th. 

Contest Rules:

-You may use pumpkins or gourds or both to create your project.

-Absolutely no carved entries. Pumpkins/Gourds that have carved, poked, or punctured skin will be disqualified. To decorate you can use paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or other craft items on the pumpkin. BE CREATIVE!

-Projects must represent a book character from a book which would be appropriate for elementary school students. On the entry form you must write the title of the book and the name of the character.

-This is a home project and entries should be done mostly by the students, but parents or other family members are encouraged to help.

Do not write your name anywhere on the project. When you bring your pumpkin to Mrs. Cole, she will take your pumpkin and entry form and assign it a number.

All projects should be picked up by November 3rd. Those that remain past this date will be thrown away.

PRIZES: Staff will vote for their favorites in the following categories




-and Family.

The winners will receive a $15 Scholastic Book Fair gift certificate to be used October 30th - November 3rd.


Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week October 23-27

Monday: Take a stand against bullying! Wear your most magical, outrageous socks and free a house elf! 

Tuesday: Help the sorting hat set you on the path to greatness and superb decision making! Wear a fun, whimsical hat to school!

Wednesday: It's the Quidditch World Cup! Show you are a team player and wear your favorite sports team shirt!

Thursday: Don't be the worst sort of muggle! Choose to make your life truly magical and say no to drugs! Wear an outfit or costume full of magic!

Friday: Always show kindness and love to others and, especially, to yourself. Wear a t-shirt in your house colors with your favorite way to show kindness written on it.

Hogwart's Halloween Dance Hogwart's Halloween Dance $2 October 26th 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Attention all witches, wizards, and muggles! Your presence is requested for a spellbinding night of dancing and magic at Crabbe School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

October 26th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Refreshments and activities will be available to purchase.  

Muggles always welcome!

Costume Contest!

$2.00 admission

For questions, contact Dee Williams.

Poster Contest Poster Contest for Harry Potter Week/Dance

Hey, Proud Tigers! We will be having a poster contest for our first ever Harry Potter Week! The Poster's theme shoudl be anything from the Harry Potter books/movies (lesser known storylines and characters would be awesome!) Make them magical (or muggle), unique, and creative. Try using unconventional materials to make your poster stand out! However, make sure your poster isn't too heavy as it will be hung in the hallway with tape. Do NOT forget to put your name and teacher on the back of your poster. If your poster wins and we don't know who it belongs to, you will not receive your prize!

3rd place will receive free admission to the dance & $3 in tickets

2nd place will receive free admission to the dance and $4 in tickets

1st place will receive free admission to the dance and $5 in tickets

Tickets can be used to buy concessions, Harry Potter sweet treats, sand art from the potions table, wands from Ollivander's Wand Shop, and butterbeer (Rootbeer's butterscotch likeness) from the Three Broomsticks during the dance.

Please have your posters turned in by Monday, October 23rd. However, if you can not get your poster in by Monday, we will still accept your entry if it is turned in by Tuesday morning. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dee Williams.

Ollivander's Wand Shop Ollivander's Wand Shop, Wands $1, Open Harry Potter Week

Attention all Crabbe Muggles and Wizards: Ollivander's Wand Shop will be open for Harry Potter week, October 23-27 every day during lunch. Wands are hand crafted and come in several different colors. Price of the wands will be $1.

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.

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.

Goodbye to Summer Luau


PTO is hosting a Goodbye to Summer Luau Thursday, September 14th. Gym doors open at 6:30 P.M. Please come out and support our PTO!

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 !

Picture Day

pic day

Grandparents Lunch Day Schedule


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.

Welcome back!

Whether this is your first time at Crabbe or you are returning to Crabbe, YOU are welcome here! Today is the first day of the new school year.  You are starting a new grade. You have a new teacher. You have a new room. Plus, we are getting a new playground! There is so much newness all around!  Have an awesome first day of school as a #proudtigersmiley

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:




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:


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 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.

Glow Dance Party

Glow Dance Party

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.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4, 2017

National Day of Prayer


Track & Field Day!

3rd-5th Track & Field Day! Monday May 15, 2017

K-2nd Track & Field Day! Tuesday May 16, 2017







STLP Showcase Finalist


State Championship at Lexington Rupp Arena

April 12, 2017

Good Job STLP students & Coaches!


Good Luck! STLP!

STLP State Championship trip on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Lexington @ the Rupp Arena for state competition. Good Luck!
Project Ignite Project IGNITE logo

The Ashland Independent School District is pleased to announce the offering of an exciting new summer camp.  Project IGNITE is a summer learning experience designed for students currently in grades 3, 4 and 5 and will be offered June 5-9, 2017.  The students will experience science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics through hands-on investigations that promote innovation and creativity.  The focus this year will be “Exploring Energy!”  Students will spend four electrifying days rotating through five learning activities designed to peak interest and explore the wide world of energy.  The week will conclude with a field trip to COSI’s Energy Explorers exhibit.  Students won’t want to miss this opportunity to build new skills that peak curiosity and “ignite” ingenuity.  Visit Project IGNITE for more information.

Lego Robotics Team


1st Place in the Elementary RCX Competition. Way to go Mrs. Cole and the Lego Robotics Team!


Police Officers

Thanks to all the Police Officers for volunteering at Crabbe Elementary School!


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.

First day of Spring


St. Patrick's Day!


Friday, March 17, 2017

4-H Demonstration Winners 4th Grade


Congratulations! 4-H Demonstration projects. These students has qualify to go on to the next level at ACTC in April.

Landon Moyers

Issac Meade

Isabella Laudenbach

Harley Adkins

Owen Ratliff

Rick Ingram

Austin Pack


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

Celebrate Reading (Dr. Seuss Week)

Monday-Wear something RED and/or BLUE.

Tuesday-Wear stripes and/or your favorite hatDr. Seuss The Cat's Hat Cutouts.

Wednesday-Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.Image result for inside or mismatch clothes

Thursday-Wear something GREEN.

Friday-Let's celebrate an entire day of reading! Wear pajamas or comfy clothes that are school appropriate.g

No School on Monday 2/20/17

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

President's Day (No School)


Science Fair Winner at ACTC


Alauna Troxler 1st place finish in Elementary and Runner-Up overall on her Science Fair project at ACTC. 


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. 

100th Day of School!

100th Day of School

Thursday, January, 26, 2017

Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day February 2, 2017

Science Fair

Science Fair

Thursday January 12, 2017


Science Fair

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

Christmas Holiday Break

December 19- January 2

(No School)

Bow Tie (Attendance Day)

Bow Tie Day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Attendance Day!

Come to School!


Book Fair!

December 12th-16th

Stock up for Christmas!


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



Good Luck STLP students on your Regional Showcase in Morehead State University on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Go Tigers!

Veterans Day

Event: Crabbe's 8th Annual Veterans' Day Ceremony

Presenters:  Crabbe's Fifth Grade  (Fourth graders will sing one song with the fifth grade.)

Date:  Friday, November 11th

Time:  1:00 P.M.


Monday, November 7, Professional Learning Day

Tuesday, November 8, Election Day





Halloween Costume Dance Party

Thursday,October 27, 2016

6:00 PM-7:30 PM


Costume Contest

Boo Boo Station

Balloon Animals



Friday, October 28th-(Career Day) I choose to be a good citizen now and when I grow up.


(Boss Day) Monday, October 17, 2016



Columbus Day!

Monday, October 10th  

Walk To School!

Crabbe Elementary

is participating in Walk to School Day on

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
   7:15 A.M.
                                  The buses will be dropping students off at the opposite end of the park by the hospital.







McDonald's McTeacher Night!
McDonald's McTeacher Night!
Everyone is invited to join the Crabbe Faculty for McTeacher's Night at McDonald's 2550 Winchester Avenue. Come join the fun Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4:30-7:00 PM.

 Come join the FUN!
High Attendance

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


School Dance

Thursday, September 1, 2016

6:00-7:30 PM


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.

No School! (Labor Day) Monday

September 5, 2016

No School!


Back to School

Wednesday, August 10th 

Back to School Bash!


 Sunday August 7th from 1:30-3:30

@ amphitheater/Grand Stand 

(inflatables, hot dogs, snow cones, etc.




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

School Supply Lists School Supplies
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.


Ashland Summer Feed Program

The Ashland Independent Schools will be offering  breakfast and lunch May 31st through August 5th, 2016 from 8:00 am until 9:00 am  and 11:00 am until 12:30 pm each day at Crabbe Elementary School located at 520 17th Street near Central Park.

Free Breakfast & Lunch

Ages 1 through 18



Pet Day!

Friday, May 20, 2016

1:30-2:30 @ Crabbe playground field!

Assembly 12:45 - Boyd Co. Animal Shelter in the gym.


Spelling Bee Winner & Runner-Up!

Winner-Jada Maynard

Runner-Up-Devoyne Montgomery


Field Day!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Track & Field Day! Thursday, May 19, 2016

Crabbe Elementary KPREP Testing!

Do Your Best on the KPREP Test! May 9th-13th.

Please try & arrange appts.

Wear your glasses

Be Ready to Test

Get enought Sleep

Eat Healthy

Make Good use of Time

Stay Focused during Testing







Safety Patrol Trip!

Ashland School Safety Patrol, 50th Annual Safety Patrol Trip to Washington, D.C. April 27-May 1, 2016!



Safety Patrol is having a GREAT TIME!


March of Dimes!

The homeroom that collects the most money this week will receive a pizza party. April 11-15. For the March of Dimes!



April 4- April 8



Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Open House

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Open House!

Report Cards Go Home!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Report Cards Will Go Home!



St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Lego Robotics

Congratulations to Crabbe

for being the only local school to advance to the state

Lego Robotics



Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Ford...job well done!


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

Jump Rope for Heart!

This year we set a new record at Crabbe for fundraising with jump rope for heart, the program and raised a total of $2,014! Way to Go!

LEGO Robotics Team!



Lego Competition 

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Go Mrs. Cole & Lego Robotics Team

Reading Night!


It's Dr. Seuss Birthday.  


I Teach A Thing Or Two At Crabbe Elementary!

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.

Grandparent Essay Winner!

Joshua Daniels won the area Grandparent Letter essay contest. Way to go Joshua!



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

City Tournament Championship Game!

Crabbe Elementary

City Champs!


Science & Engineering Fair!

Aslyn won Second place in Engineering in the Regional Science Fair on Saturday, February 20th at Northern Kentucky University!

Valentine Dance!

Valentine's Day Sock Hop!

Friday, February 12, 2016

5:30-7:00 PM in the school cafeteria.

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

Happy 100th Day of School!

Happy 100th Day of School!

February 1, 2016


No School! Martin Luther King., Jr. Day!

No School!

Martin Luther King., Jr. Day!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!
Welcome Back & Happy New Year!
Monday, January 4, 2016.

ThanksGiving Break!



Crabbe Elementary School will be out November 23 - 27!


AFRC was awarded the Harry J. Cowherd Center of Excellence Award for 2015. Big Congrats to AFRC!



Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Veteran's Day!

Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015!

9:30 Ceremony for the School

1:30 Ceremony for the Public

(4th and 5th grades only)

High Attendance Day

Congratulations to Crabbe for being the elementary with the highest attendance!


High Attendance

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Be @ School!


Grandparent's Day Luncheon

Crabbe Elementary is inviting grandparents to have lunch with their grandchild/grandchildren. On Thursday, September 24, 2015 grandparents of kindergarten through 5th grade children are invited for lunch. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, side salad, rolls and fresh fruit and milk.


PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting Monday, September, 14, 2015

@ 3:00 PM.

Open House

Crabbe Fall Open House

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM


First Day of School!

The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015!

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.


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

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.



"Kindergarten makes me hoppy!"

Kindercamp-August 5th & 6th
Sign up to bring your child and learn about how we do things.
There will be a morning an afternoon session both days.
Lunch will be served!




Crabbe Elementary School Carnival will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00  

 "Derby Themed"

Essay Winner!

In Mrs. Minton’s 5th grade class, Michael Slone, was honored for writing the winning “Why my Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay.  This contest is sponsored by AARP Kentucky & Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA). 

Office Depot Foundation's

Big Thanks to Office Depot Foundation's

Mrs. Withrow and Mrs. Barber's 4th grade had their Monday, March 16 made better by a charitable visit from representatives of Office Depot. On that day,  the Office Depot Foundation's "A Day Made Better" Program donated school supplies, books and other teaching essentials to Crabbe Elementary teachers and students in 4th grade. This program is designed to recognize teacher's commitment and support them in their efforts to make a difference.  The donation was greatly appreciated by all of the teachers  and students at Crabbe.  Every staff member wishes a big THANK YOU to the Office Depot Foundation for their generosity and support of the teachers and students at Crabbe Elementary.

St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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.

ACTC Science and Engineering Fair!

2nd Place in (ACTC) Ashland Community & Technical College

            Crank Up the Music:

Congratulations Cristian Mervilus, Emma Akers, Haylen Dyer 5th graders in Mrs. Minton Class! Big Thanks to Mrs. Oppenheimer for her help!

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 PTO is sponsoring a BOX TOP drive the month of February. We are working towards a new playground equipment.
The homeroom with the MOST BOX TOPS submitted by Friday, February 27, will win a class pizza party.
Bring BOX TOPS to school!

 Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 5:00-7:00 PM

No School!

Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

November 24th-28th

Veteran's Day Ceremony

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Crabbe’s 3-6th grade students will honor our country’s veterans on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:30 P.M.  We welcome you to attend and to invite local veterans to attend. 


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. 

Star Day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

@ 11:50

Happy Birthday!


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

What's for Lunch?

This summer the Food Service Department in the Ashland Independent Schools made a number of significant changes to their management system.  Our Food Service system is now tied directly to Infinite Campus. Through the IC Student/Parent portal you can view breakfast and lunch activity by clicking on the FOOD SERVICE link as well as make payments to your account by clicking on the PAYMENTS link.  If you are curious as to "what's for lunch" you can check out our new menu system using the following link http://ashland.nutrislice.com/.  Both Infinite Campus and the Nutrislice menu system come with convenient apps that you can download directly to your mobile device for 24/7 access to Food Service information.



Schedule Distribution August 11, 2014

All Ashland Middle School schedules will be distributed on August 11, 2014.  Seventh grade students may pick up their schedules from 4-6 pm and eighth grade students may pick up their schedules from 6-8 pm.  A parent must be present.

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.

Awards Day & Last Day for Students

Friday, May 30, 2014

Awards Day & Last Day for Students

6th Grade Advancement

Crabbe Elementary

Sixth Grade Advancement

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5:00-6:00 P.M.

2nd Annual Ashland Independent 5K Run/Walk Ashland 5K Run Logo

The 2nd Annual Ashland Independent 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 am in Central Park. Click here to view the event flyer.

STLP State Championships

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, ninety two students representing the Ashland Independent School District competed in the STLP State Championships.  Congraulations to all of Ashland's winners.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hat Day!

Help Support Crabbe Track!

So you may have hear, its Hat Day! Bring .50 cents and wear your Favorite Hat to School! Friday, March 28th.


Governor's Cup, Regional Competition

Adrianna Riggs, placing 4th in Language Arts at the Regional Governor's Cup Meet on Saturday, March 22, 2014.




Notice of Vacant Ashland Board of Education Seat

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Ashland Independent Board of Education (this appointment is effective until December 31, 2014).  Application forms for this position are available from the Ashland Independent Board of Education office at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky  41101.  Deadline is March 26, 2014.

Crabbe Spring Carnival!

Crabbe Spring Carnival, Thursday, March 13th from 5:30-7:30! Come join in on the FUN!

Read Across America

Monday, March 10 is Crazy Sock Day!

Tuesday, March 11 is Hat Day!

Science Fair Winners!

Science Fair Winners!

First place: Egg effects: Izzy Martin (Mrs. Norrod 6th grade)
Second Place: Are You Jelly: Bailee, Kailey, Riley, Emily Weaver, McKenzie (Mrs. Minton 5th grade)
Second Place: Float Your Boat: Gauge, Maggie, Niteli (Mrs. Minton 5th grade)Third Place: Simple Everyday Machines: Jurmaine, Tyler, Jake, Megan, Christian (Mrs. Minton 5th grade)
Most Creative: Smoke Bombs: Cameron Curtis, Chandler Caldwell, Austin Palme
Where the Wild Germs Grow : Natalie Kessler
Best display: Crabbe Stew: Dakota, Kelli, Chalet, Felicia, Skyler (room 8)
Best Oral Presentation: Amazing Light: Harley, Nakayan, Ayden
Most Promise: Lego Towers: Alex, Emma, Ian
Mentos and Coke: Connor McKenzie
Drew Most Interest: Earth’s Belch: Christian, Dominic, Stephen, Ashley, Chloe, Ryan, Malik, Nicky, Tommi, Dennaya, Michael (room 8)
Mentos Bottle Rocket : Andrew Enyart


Happy Birthday!


Mr. Brad Greene, Principal


25 Quick Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast gives you a chance to start each day with a healthy, nutritious meal and lays the foundation for lifelong health benefits. Breakfast is particularly important for children and adolescents.  Check out the following flyer for 25 Quick Breakfast Ideas.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Crabbe Elementary would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


to Crabbe Elementary Students and PTO. Our Paramount Tree recieved a 2nd place ribbon. The Paramount's theme this year was based on a Christmas song. Crabbe's tree was created based on the song "My favorite Things". Thank you to all the PTO members and students who helped make decorations or decorate our tree. GREAT JOB!


Parent Involvement


Elementary School 






Light Refreshments  available

Your involvement is vital to our students success, please join us!

Date: December 2nd, 2013


3:00 PM

School-Wide Title I







Crabbe will start our school wide AARF fundraiser on Thursday, October 31st  called "Pennies for Pups!" The fundraiser will last to Friday, November 22. AARF is a NO KILL shelter located in our own Ashland, Kentucky. It is run by volunteers that love animals and want to help save lives.
The class that raises the most pennies will get a pizza party & Ice Cream! 

Let's all pull together and raise money for AARF! Help save the life of an animal!

AARF is a NO KILL shelter and is strictly run by volunteers.


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). 

Have a wonderful BRAD GREENE Day!

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.

Governor's Cup-Regional Results


Crabbe Elementary Future Problem Solving team took first place in regional competition at Russell. The students on the team were Hayleigh Buckler, Izzy Martin, Nakyan Pankey, and Kyesha Johnson.

Crabbe placed 4th overall.


Employee 403(b) Plan

The Ashland Board of Education offers a 403(b) plan to eligible employees.  The Employee 403(b) Plan Eligibility Notice has been posted on the Ashland Independent School District intranet and any employee may view the notice at their convenience.  Also any employee that has any questions related to the plan or participation in the plan should contact Karen Kouns at 606-327-2706 ext. 2723 or by email at karen.kouns@ashland.kyschools.us.


In addition, starting today March 1-March 29th, we will be starting another competition between the homeroom classes for most books read through the month of March. The K-2 homerooms will compete with each other and the 3-6 homerooms will compete with each other. The winning homerooms (1 from K-2 and 1 from 3-6) will win a cupcake party and a classroom set of books for their class use (winners choose book title).
I have attached a reading log to be used or you can use your own. Submit books read each Friday, this includes, read alouds as part of instruction or student AR book reading. If you have any questions, you know where to find me!
Happy Reading!!! 

 On Friday they must pay $0.50 to wear a hat for the Safety Patrol fundraiser, but the other days they do not need to pay anything.

 Monday- Fox in Socks- Crazy Sock day

Tuesday- Oh the Places You'll Go- Camo day

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday- Mismatch clothes

Thursday- Horray for Diffendoofer Day- Inside out clothes

Friday- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins- Crazy Hat day (Pay $0.50 for Safety Patrol Fundraiser)


School Contact Information

Crabbe Elementary School

James Campbell, Principal

520 17th Street
Ashland, KY 41101

PHONE:  606-327-2730
FAX:  606-327-2759

Crabbe Safety Patrol Zanzis fundraiser!
Thursday, January 3, 2013 Crabbe Safety Patrol Zanzis Fundraiser!

Rachel's Challenge Rachel's Challenge logo

Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy on April 20, 1999. She left behind an amazing legacy and challenge--treat others with kindness and compassion and you just might change the world you live in.

Please join us on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm at Verity Middle School and accept “Rachel’s Challenge.”

Medical Information for Students with an IEP
The Ashland Independent School District is pleased to provide your child with the special education and related services as listed on their Individual Education Program (IEP). These services are provided at no cost to you.   If your child has a medical card with a Medicaid number or KCHIP card, it is possible for AISD to obtain Federal funds to help support the cost involved in providing some of these special education services.
6th Grade Parent Meeting at Verity Monday, May 14th at 6pm
There will be a meeting for all 6th grade parents at Verity Middle School on Monday, May 14th, at 6pm.  This informational meeting is designed to ready 6th grade students and parents for the transition to Middle School.
Special Education Records Destruction Notice
The Ashland Independent School District’s special education department will be destroying items that are no longer needed to provide educational services if it has been three (3) years since this individual has received special education services in the Ashland School District
AISD Calendar for 2012-13
The Ashland Independent Schools 2012-13 Calendar was approved by the Board of Education on December 12th.  The new calendar can be found under "Our District" on the menu bar at the top of this page or by clicking the following link:  2012-13 Board Approved Calendar.
Box Tops
 Help clip our way to a new playground. We need 10,000 box tops!
Box Top

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<span style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Verdana">During the 2011-12 school year students in the Ashland Independent Schools will learn that CHARACTER COUNTS.  The goal of the program is to teach the Six Pillars of Character:   <span style="color: blue">TRUSTWORTHINESS, </span><span style="color: green">RESPONSIBILITY, </span><span style="color: rgb(255,204,0)">RESPECT, </span><span style="color: rgb(255,102,0)">FAIRNESS, </span><span style="color: red">CARING, </span>and <span style="color: purple">CITIZENSHIP</span></span></span>
Annual Employee Eligibility Notice
The annual eligibility notice for the Ashland Ind BOE 403(b) plan offered to employees of the Ashland Independent School District is available on the school district’s website.
Inviting the Voice Inviting the Voice photo
Award-winning author George Ella Lyon will present a free workshop for writers on Tuesday, March 15, at Boyd County Public Library.
Sign Up for Electronic Communications and Notifications
New Website Feature Affords District the Opportunity to Electronically Communicate with Subscribers