July 17, 2014 TO: News Media FR: Office of the Superintendent RE: Called School Board Meeting The Ashdown School Board will have a special called board meeting Monday, July 21, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office. Agenda items will include personnel, resolution and student transfer. Sincerely, Jason N. Sanders
The Ashdown School Board of Directors is hosting a public reception for new Ashdown School Superintendent Jason Sanders on Thursday, July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Ashdown Junior High School Cafeteria. (This location is a change from the original announcement of the AHS cafeteria.) “I am excited for this opportunity to work for … Read more
The Ashdown School Board of Directors invites everyone to a public reception for new Ashdown School District Superintendent Jason Sanders on Thursday, July 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria.
Sanders began his new position as District Superintendent of Ashdown Schools on July 1 and is excited about the opportunity to work for the Ashdown District. He lists his primary goal for his first year in the Ashdown Superintendent’s job as “Unity.”
“I look forward to building trust and developing quality relationships within the district,” Sanders states. He began advancement toward that goal by setting up a School Board Conference with the Ashdown Board of Directors on June 26 at CCCUA-Ashdown.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Five Ashdown Junior High School eighth graders can now call themselves “the best Junior High Trap Shooting Squad in the state of Arkansas” after taking the championship at the 2014 Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) Junior State Tournament, where the top 64 qualifying squads from four regional tournaments competed in Jacksonville on June 6. … Read more
Free breakfast & lunch for all 18 years & under: AHS Cafeteria June 9-July 31 Monday-Friday Breakfast- 8:00-9:00 Lunch-11:00-1:00
Todd Gibson, math teacher at Ashdown High School, received notification on June 3 that he has been accepted as a participant in the 2014 McDonald Observatory Giant Magellan Telescope Workshop, a Teacher Professional Development Program through the University of Texas-Austin. Sponsored by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the workshop is from June 29-July 1 … Read more
In a well-attended reception in the lobby of the Little River County Courthouse, eight retiring employees of the Ashdown School District were honored on May 8 by many well-wishers. Superintendent Mike Walker was recognized for his 12.75 years of service to the Ashdown District, the last 11 of those as superintendent. Other positions held by … Read more
Pictured are KTBS Assignment Education Report Crystal Whitman as she films AJHS Instructional Facilitator Eliza Simmons, One Class at a Time Award recipient Robyn Parker, and AJHS Principal James Jones. Footage of Parker and her students receiving the $1000 check was aired on KTBS-3 during the May 16 early evening news broadcast. Robyn Parker, … Read more
The end of the school year is drawing near. If you have sent medication to be kept in the office for your child, you may come by and pick it up at anytime during the school day. All medication left at school will be discarded after Thursday, June 5. Please contact the school nurse if … Read more
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS Do the new Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 school year affect your child? Please read the new requirements carefully. This will affect MANY STUDENTS in our school. Contact your County Health Department or your primary care physician for the required immunizations. Appointments will need to be made, so it is very … Read more
Ashdown Junior High School will again be the site for the Dodge Fundraiser Drive-a-Thon, scheduled for May 22 at the AJHS parking lot from 4:00-7:00 p.m.. For each legal driver who test drives a new Dodge vehicle furnished by Classic Dodge-Jeep of Texarkana, AJHS will earn $20. This year the junior high EAST lab and … Read more
Let’s play Bunko to raise money for the playground at L. F. Henderson! Tuesday night, May 13, 2014 6:30p.m. in the L. F. Henderson Library $10.00 donation to play Refreshments provided. Donated prizes will be awarded!
“Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States,” states the synopsis for the “real romantic comedy” entitledAlmost, Maine performed by the drama students of Ashdown High School on April 13-14 in the AHS auditorium. Written by John Cariani in 2002 and subtitled “it’s love. but not quite,” … Read more
Career Day at LFH — Pictured are (front row – l to r) LFH Counselor Quincey Rayfield, Learning for Life Director Linda Willis, LPN Stephanie Blake, Pharmacist Angela Adkison, Stylist Devona Powell, (back) Attorney Thad Bishop, Family Nurse Practitioner Toni Womble, Chef James Powell, and IT Tech Michael Turner.
When you were 10, 11, 12 years old, did you know what you wanted to do with the rest of your life? Most people don’t. That is, in part, the purpose of the Learning for Life Corporation — an organization that offers seven programs that focus on character and career education for preparing youth to be successful in handling the complexities of their futures.
Learning for Life brought area professionals to the classrooms of students at L. F. Henderson Intermediate and Ashdown Junior High Schools this year with the goal of informing the youngsters about choices they have for their futures and choices they should be making now in preparation. The almost two dozen speakers ranged from engineers to chefs to medical professionals and more, and students were able to interact, ask questions and receive solid advice from representatives of their own community.
Eight retirees of the Ashdown School District will be honored with a public reception on Thursday, May 8 from 4:00-5:00 on the lawn of the Little River County Courthouse. The event is hosted by the Ashdown School District, along with the Little River County Retired Teachers Association. Retirees to be honored will include Superintendent Mike … Read more
Ashdown High School junior Nekhoe Hogan has been selected to attend the 2014 Arkansas Governor’s School hosted at Hendrix College this summer. The six-week intensive summer residential program selects gifted and talented students who are upcoming seniors and residents of the state. Now in its thirty-fifth year, Arkansas Governor’s School received over 600 applications this … Read more
“I am humbled by this honor,” states Jeanne Jackson, Ashdown’s 2014 District Teacher of the Year. Jackson was honored with the award at the 2014 Little River Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on April 3. Now in her twenty-third year of teaching at Ashdown High School, Jackson stated, “I have never had any desire to … Read more
The Ashdown High School Scholarship Committee will soon be awarding scholarships to 2014 AHS graduates, as it has since its formation in 1986, and contributors are encouraged to either continue donations as they have in previous years or become new scholarship donors and contribute to the success of new Ashdown High School graduates in … Read more
The Special Olympics Area Games for school-aged athletes will be held at the Ashdown High School Fred Jester Memorial Track Field on April 29, 2014. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. School-aged athletes with special needs will compete in a variety of track and field style events. Every athlete will receive awards after each … Read more
AJHS will be doing course request next week for the 2014-2015 school year. This is where the students will choose classes for the next school year. They will do this each day in the cafeteria at 1:30pm. Parents are invited to attend. The course request will be sent home with the child if parents are … Read more
Six teams of Ashdown FFA members traveled to the campus of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia to compete in the Southern District Career Development Events on March 18. The four-member Land Team placed 5th and consists of Madison Kidd, Ethan Erwin, Erica Erwin, and Taylor Kirby, who was 9th high individual. Placing 2nd in Poultry … Read more
Five teachers in the Ashdown School District were recognized as 2014 Campus Teachers of the Year at a breakfast on March 5 in the ASD Support Center. Fellow teachers on each of five campuses selected their teacher representative as a nominee for 2014 Ashdown District Teacher of the Year. Pictured are (from left to right) … Read more