2017-2018 News

Ashdown Junior and Senior High Schools Recognized As High-Growth Schools In SW Arkansas

6/13/18
Recently, Ashdown Junior High School (AJHS) and Ashdown High School (AHS) were recognized by the Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as high growth middle and high schools in the southwest region of Arkansas based upon the results of last year’s 2017 ACT aspire testing, particularly in the area of English Language Arts.

Recently, Ashdown Junior High School (AJHS) and Ashdown High School (AHS) were recognized by the Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as high growth middle and high schools in the southwest region of Arkansas based upon the results of last year’s 2017 ACT aspire testing, particularly in the area of English Language Arts.

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Important End of School Information

5/22/18
Thursday (May 24th) and Friday (May 25th) of this week are test makeup days. When students finish their tests they may be checked out early. If they do not have tests on any day they do not have to attend school.

Thursday (May 24th) and Friday (May 25th) of this week are test makeup days. When students finish their tests they may be checked out early. If they do not have tests on any day they do not have to attend school.

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Day Signs to Play Baseball With HSU

5/21/18
Ashdown High School Senior Baseball Player, Alex Day signed to play baseball with Henderson State University. Alex is pictured with his parents, Kristy and Brady Day and his brother Drew Day.

Ashdown High School Senior Baseball Player, Alex Day signed to play baseball with Henderson State University. Alex is pictured with his parents, Kristy and Brady Day and his brother Drew Day.

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Ashdown Students Pass Certification

5/21/18
Five Ashdown High School students recently passed a Wise National Standardized Financial Literacy Certification in Mrs. Tipton's Business Law Class. These students are Alex Simmons, Jackson Bush, Ben Birtcher, Ryan Hatridge and Austin Royal (not pictured). The goal of the Wise Financial Literacy program is simple--to help students graduate as financially capable young adults.

Five Ashdown High School students recently passed a Wise National Standardized Financial Literacy Certification in Mrs. Tipton's Business Law Class. These students are Alex Simmons, Jackson Bush, Ben Birtcher, Ryan Hatridge and Austin Royal (not pictured). The goal of the Wise Financial Literacy program is simple--to help students graduate as financially capable young adults.

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AHS Students Compete in Cabot Track Meet

5/18/18
Ashdown High School had two students compete in the Cabot Decathlon and two compete in the Heptathlon. Jade Kendrick and Kylie Rae Cross represented Ashdown in the Heptathlon, while Elijah Thomas and Tre Green competed in the Decathlon. Elijah Thomas placed 29th in his first year to compete and senior Tre Green placed 2nd with a score of 5954 points.

Ashdown High School had two students compete in the Cabot Decathlon and two compete in the Heptathlon. Jade Kendrick and Kylie Rae Cross represented Ashdown in the Heptathlon, while Elijah Thomas and Tre Green competed in the Decathlon. Elijah Thomas placed 29th in his first year to compete and senior Tre Green placed 2nd with a score of 5954 points.

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Special Board Meeting

5/18/18
The Ashdown School Board will have a special called school board meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Office, 751 Rankin Street. Ashdown, AR 71822. Agenda items will include bid opening, personnel, and any other business not closed.

The Ashdown School Board will have a special called school board meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Office, 751 Rankin Street. Ashdown, AR 71822. Agenda items will include bid opening, personnel, and any other business not closed.

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Ashdown School District Honors Retirees

5/13/18
The Ashdown School District honored their retirees with a reception sponsored by the Ashdown Retired Teachers and local Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority on Monday, May 8th in the Ashdown School District Administration Building. Seven employees of the ASD, whose total years in education total over 159 years were presented plaques to mark their retirement.

The Ashdown School District honored their retirees with a reception sponsored by the Ashdown Retired Teachers and local Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority on Monday, May 8th in the Ashdown School District Administration Building. Seven employees of the ASD, whose total years in education total over 159 years were presented plaques to mark their retirement.

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Ashdown High School Band Senior College Signing and Reception

5/12/18
Following their last spring band concert on May 3rd in the Ashdown High School Auditorium, the Ashdown High School Band Seniors were recognized during a reception and students that were continuing their band experience in college were able to sign their letters of intent with their chosen universities.

Following their last spring band concert on May 3rd in the Ashdown High School Auditorium, the Ashdown High School Band Seniors were recognized during a reception and students that were continuing their band experience in college were able to sign their letters of intent with their chosen universities.

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Ashdown Scholarship Tea

5/5/18
The annual Ashdown Scholarship Tea was held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2p.m. in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria. Fifty-one scholarships of $ 27,320 were given to 45 Ashdown High School Seniors. The Scholarship Committee has awarded over 100% of all donated moneys for some time due to investments. We plan to continue this trend and strive both to recognize students’ needs and to reward their hard work and high aspirations.

The annual Ashdown Scholarship Tea was held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2p.m. in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria. Fifty-one scholarships of $ 27,320 were given to 45 Ashdown High School Seniors. The Scholarship Committee has awarded over 100% of all donated moneys for some time due to investments. We plan to continue this trend and strive both to recognize students’ needs and to reward their hard work and high aspirations.

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Red River Federal CU Sets up Reality Fair at Ashdown High School

5/5/18
Mary Schreiner, Marketing Assistant and Emily Bright, Student Services Coordinator for Red River Federal Credit Union set up stations in the Ashdown High School Gym to create a “Reality Fair” for students in Mrs. Anderson and Coach Wilson’s classes. The 11th graders were able to experience financial reality. Students chose clip boards with various occupations on them which included the monthly income for that occupation and total taxes as well.

Mary Schreiner, Marketing Assistant and Emily Bright, Student Services Coordinator for Red River Federal Credit Union set up stations in the Ashdown High School Gym to create a “Reality Fair” for students in Mrs. Anderson and Coach Wilson’s classes. The 11th graders were able to experience financial reality. Students chose clip boards with various occupations on them which included the monthly income for that occupation and total taxes as well.

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Ashdown Elementary Ladies Club Tea

5/5/18
All Ashdown Elementary Ladies Club second grade girls were treated to a Tea as part of their final meeting for the school year. They learned about manners when eating and manners to have at parties and other special events.

All Ashdown Elementary Ladies Club second grade girls were treated to a Tea as part of their final meeting for the school year. They learned about manners when eating and manners to have at parties and other special events.

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Local Delta Kappa Gamma Initiation

5/5/18
The Ashdown Gamma Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their 2018 Initiation Ceremony on April 29 at the Ashdown High School Alumni House. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary Society of women educators.

The Ashdown Gamma Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their 2018 Initiation Ceremony on April 29 at the Ashdown High School Alumni House. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary Society of women educators.

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Ashdown Elementary Teddy Bear Clinic

5/4/18
The Ashdown High School Skills USA Teddy Bear Clinic was held on April 18th at Ashdown Elementary School for the first grade students. The AES students either brought a teddy bear from home or were furnished a teddy bear by AHS Skills USA. AES students were led through “hospital and clinic stations”, beginning with check in, as they would in a doctor’s clinic.

The Ashdown High School Skills USA Teddy Bear Clinic was held on April 18th at Ashdown Elementary School for the first grade students. The AES students either brought a teddy bear from home or were furnished a teddy bear by AHS Skills USA. AES students were led through “hospital and clinic stations”, beginning with check in, as they would in a doctor’s clinic.

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Ashdown School District Receives District of the Year Award

5/4/18
On, Tuesday, May 1, staff members from Ashdown Public Schools were honored in Texarkana at the Learning for Life Luncheon. The Learning for Life program is sponsored by the Boy Scouts Caddo Area Council and directed by Linda Willis.

On, Tuesday, May 1, staff members from Ashdown Public Schools were honored in Texarkana at the Learning for Life Luncheon. The Learning for Life program is sponsored by the Boy Scouts Caddo Area Council and directed by Linda Willis.

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Ashdown Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients

5/4/18
The Ashdown Alumni Association Awarded six scholarships at the 2018 Ashdown Scholarship Tea. Recipients were: Corvin Cook, Zakiyah Rhone, Kaylie Cobb, Madeline Adkison, Jade Kendrick, and Hunter Sehon

The Ashdown Alumni Association Awarded six scholarships at the 2018 Ashdown Scholarship Tea. Recipients were: Corvin Cook, Zakiyah Rhone, Kaylie Cobb, Madeline Adkison, Jade Kendrick, and Hunter Sehon

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Special Board Meeting

5/3/18
Special Called School Board Meeting The Ashdown School Board will have a special called school board meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Office, 751 Rankin Street. Agenda items include student expulsions.

Special Called School Board Meeting The Ashdown School Board will have a special called school board meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Office, 751 Rankin Street. Agenda items include student expulsions.

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AHS TV Production Visits U of A

5/2/18
Ashdown High School T.V. Production students travelled to Fayetteville to tour the University of Arkansas Communication Department and learn about the jumbotron that is used at the Arkansas Razorback games.

Ashdown High School T.V. Production students travelled to Fayetteville to tour the University of Arkansas Communication Department and learn about the jumbotron that is used at the Arkansas Razorback games.

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Margaret Daniel Foundation Grants Awarded

4/28/18
The Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation Board awarded Mrs Stephanie Ringgold $3,481.50 to expand the tutoring program she started this year. This grant will help certify 25 more students and help them to receive National certification in which they can continue in college if they choose.

The Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation Board awarded Mrs Stephanie Ringgold $3,481.50 to expand the tutoring program she started this year. This grant will help certify 25 more students and help them to receive National certification in which they can continue in college if they choose.

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Margaret Daniel Foundation Grants Awarded

4/28/18
The Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation awarded Mrs. Phyllis Veazey $3,000 Wednesday to provide books to students at Ashdown Elementary who received Accelerated Reading points for reading this school year. Grants are provided to teachers throughout the district for innovative and unique ideas to enhance our students' minds.

The Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation awarded Mrs. Phyllis Veazey $3,000 Wednesday to provide books to students at Ashdown Elementary who received Accelerated Reading points for reading this school year. Grants are provided to teachers throughout the district for innovative and unique ideas to enhance our students' minds.

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AJHS Job Shadowing

4/28/18
Eighth grade students from Ashdown Junior High were able participate in the annual Job Shadowing Program in April. Around Ashdown students were able to job shadow at Hillis Family Dentistry, Ashdown Preschool, Ashdown Elementary, Little River Memorial Hospital, Ashdown Water Department, Subway, and with Mr. Avery and Mrs. Dee Ann Ward at AJHS.

Eighth grade students from Ashdown Junior High were able participate in the annual Job Shadowing Program in April. Around Ashdown students were able to job shadow at Hillis Family Dentistry, Ashdown Preschool, Ashdown Elementary, Little River Memorial Hospital, Ashdown Water Department, Subway, and with Mr. Avery and Mrs. Dee Ann Ward at AJHS.

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FBLA State Leadership Conference

4/28/18
Congratulations to the Ashdown High School students who attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference! Two students will represent Arkansas at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore in June, Aliyah Anderson placed 4th in Electronic Career Portfolio and Molly Parker placed 3rd in Introduction to Public Speaking.

Congratulations to the Ashdown High School students who attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference! Two students will represent Arkansas at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore in June, Aliyah Anderson placed 4th in Electronic Career Portfolio and Molly Parker placed 3rd in Introduction to Public Speaking.

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Cafeteria Charges

4/28/18
The end of the year is coming upon on us.
This is a reminder to parents that all food charges need to be paid by the end of school. If you have any questions, you may contact Yolanda Surber @ 870-898-4485.

The end of the year is coming upon on us. This is a reminder to parents that all food charges need to be paid by the end of school. If you have any questions, you may contact Yolanda Surber @ 870-898-4485.

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AHS Skills USA Competition

4/26/18
The 2018 Ashdown High School Skills USA competition team recently traveled to Hot Springs, AR to compete against other high school students in the state in competitions to prepare them to be job and career ready.

The 2018 Ashdown High School Skills USA competition team recently traveled to Hot Springs, AR to compete against other high school students in the state in competitions to prepare them to be job and career ready.

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Updated School Information

4/24/18
Yesterday two ASD students sent threatening messages by text through a third party to three other ASD students. The threatened students immediately reported the threatening texts which came from a telephone number unknown to them. The police were immediately called to the campus, we locked down the campus and an investigation was begun.

Yesterday two ASD students sent threatening messages by text through a third party to three other ASD students. The threatened students immediately reported the threatening texts which came from a telephone number unknown to them. The police were immediately called to the campus, we locked down the campus and an investigation was begun.

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AHS Principal Named Principal of the Year

4/23/18
Ashdown High School Principal, Kay York Wortham was named 2018 Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) Principal of the Year. On Friday, April 20th, Dr. Richard Abernathy, AAEA Executive Director, presented Mrs. Wortham the award in front of her family, friends, colleagues and the AHS student body.

Ashdown High School Principal, Kay York Wortham was named 2018 Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) Principal of the Year. On Friday, April 20th, Dr. Richard Abernathy, AAEA Executive Director, presented Mrs. Wortham the award in front of her family, friends, colleagues and the AHS student body.

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