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The Samsung Team from Ashland Middle School met with the Secretary of State, Alison Grimes to talk about their Benevets for the Brave project. The Tiny House from Paul Blazer High School made its debut at the KVEC Fire Summit on Tuesday, 4/16/19. The CATmobile made its debut at the KVEC Fire Summit on Tuesday 4/16/19.

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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to a new year in Ashland Independent Schools! We are glad to have you as part of our school family and hope you are looking forward to the 2018-2019 academic year.

Ashland Independent Schools is the largest independent school district in eastern Kentucky.  We offer a full-day Head Start/Preschool, 5 elementary, 1 middle, and 1 high school for our students.  We anticipate having nearly 3,200 students and over 500 employees. We are extremely proud of our schools and their continued commitment to high academic standards and improved student achievement. All schools provide opportunities for every student at every ability level.

Sean Howard
Superintendent
Sean Howard
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News & Announcements

Summer Feed Program 2019 Summer Feed Logo

The Ashland Independent School District is excited to announce our participation in the Kentucky Summer Food Program!  The Summer Food Program provides free meals to children and teens 18 years and under.  The program kicks off on Monday, June 3rd and concludes on Friday, August 8, 2019.  Crabbe Elementary will be the primary location open all summer.  Crabbe will serve breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Hager Elementary and Ashland Middle School will also provide meals at various times throughout the summer.  The CAT-Mobile will also take to the road on June 3rd and make stops throughout the city of Ashland until July 31, 2019. 

We encourage our families to take advantage of the 2019 Summer Food Program.  For additional information regarding specific dates for each location, meal service times, menus, and the CAT-Mobile schedule, please access the links below.    

If you have questions concerning the program, please contact Linda Calhoun at 327-2706.  Thank you and have a wonderful summer break!

Ashland Middle School New Student Registration

Middle School students who will be new to the Ashland Independent School District are invited to register early for the 2019-20 School Year on May 30th or July 22nd from 9 am until 3 pm.  Please bring with you a Birth certificate, ID, and Proof of Residency. 

AMS Back to School Event

All incoming 6th graders and NEW 7th and 8th students are invited to Ashland Middle School on August 5, 2019. Students will select from one of two sessions (9 am -12 pm or 1 pm - 4 pm).  Students will meet some of their teachers, go over the AMS handbook, receive a tour of the school, learn organizational skills, receive information about Remind, Homework Hotline and use of Chrome Books, walk your schedule, and much more helpful information. A light snack will be provided during  the event. Parents are encouraged to attend, but it is not a requirement.  Transportation will not be provided. General schedule pick up will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

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FRYSC Reconfiguration Better Meets Student needs Red ribbon cutting ceremony for the new youth service center now housed at Paul Blazer High School.

The Kentucky Family Resource Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) strive to remove barriers in the lives of students to help them reach their full potential by relieving stressors that could be impacting their academic performance. Since opening in the early 1990s, Ashland Youth Services Center (AYSC) took care of the nearly 1700 students at both Ashland Middle School (AMS) and Paul Blazer High School (PBHS) under one grant with staff at both schools under one coordinator. In the late spring of 2018, the State of Kentucky offered to fund Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) for schools that did not have one and to fund stand-alone FRYSC covering multiple schools that were able to show student need. AYSC applied for the grant and was approved for reconfiguration, giving both PBHS and AMS stand-alone Youth Services Centers.

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