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"We will be a school/district with an unrelenting focus on learning. All students are expected to succeed; failure is not an option."
August 5-7, 2014
Beginning of the year: "What to Wear and Not Wear to School."
Everyone is preparing to get back in the swing of school. Ashdown High School staff is anxiously awaiting the arrival of our students. We wish to work with parents to provide for a very successful year for our children.
Some of the information that you need before buying school clothes is included in the Ashdown School District Handbook.
This information includes, but is not limited to the following regulations:
1. No House Shoes.
2. Shorts, Skirts and or dresses must be below fingertip length. No boxer shorts, bike shorts, or tight fitting shorts or pants will be allowed. (Leggings must be covered with shorts, dresses or skirts below finger tip length.)
3. No clothing that is too revealing such as halter tops, tube tops, half shirts will be allowed. Clothing with holes above the knees will not be permitted. No shirts cut past the shoulder seam or with large arm holes will be allowed. No see through material.
4. No vulgar or profane language, pictures or implications of drugs, gangs or illegal activities.
5. No head covering will be allowed.
6. No sagging is allowed. State ACT 835 Section 2(c)(1)
Below are the latest school supply lists available for the 2014-2015 school year.
Charles Swilley, a 2014 graduate of Ashdown High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
Swilley, the son of Dewey and Debbie Swilley, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Swilley’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included serving as Ashdown High School FFA chapter president and as a delegate to state and national FFA conventions. He has also participated on district and state poultry judging teams and exhibited market goats, under the guidance of AHS’s FFA sponsor and Ag instructor Dennis Guidry.
This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 67th anniversary. Over these 67 years, more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor.
As the winner of the 2014 Award, Swilley’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Ashdown High School.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H, and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, sponsors the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
Nine members of the Ashdown FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Arkansas FFA State Convention at Camp Couchdale in Hot Springs on June 3-6. State delegates from the Ashdown chapter were Alexis Houck, Taylor Kirby, Chelsie Stewart and Charles Swilley. Ashdown FFA member Madison McAllister participated in the talent contest while at the state convention.
Also during the convention, Charles Swilley was awarded his State Farmer Degree, the highest degree that can be bestowed on an FFA member by the state. Earning the FFA Degree requires chapter involvement, participation, academics, and leadership, along with a minimum of 25 hours of community service.
Attendees pictured from the Ashdown FFA are (from left to right) Erica Erwin, Rebecca Wood, Alexis Houck, Chelsie Stewart, Madison McAllister, Charles Swilley, and Taylor Kirby. Also attending but not pictured were Madison Kidd and Colton Ard, along with AHS FFA sponsor Dennis Guidry.