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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.

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.

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.

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

Title I - In the Know Night

On Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm the district will be hosting a Title I informational seminar.  The session will take place in the board room at central office.  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

No School on Monday 2/20/17

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

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

School Supply Lists
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. 20!

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.

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FOCUS Newsletter - May 2017 Edition

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

Walk to School Day 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 The Ashland Independent School District will be participating in International Walk to School Day. Drop-off locations are as follows:

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.

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. 

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. FOCUS Newsletter

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

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