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Happy Memorial Day!

Reminder:  Monday, May 25, 2015 is a regular school day.

School Bus Training

There will be a bus driver class held at the Ashe Early Learning Center on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Those interested need to bring a drivers' license, social security card, and pencil or pen.  Long story short, this will be the last class before a major overhaul to the bus driving curriculum which will make the tests much more difficult to pass.  If you or anyone you know is interested, I urge you/them to attend the class at the Ashe Early Learning Center on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.​
Melody Rector Wins Volunteer Awards

Melody Rector was awarded the State Volunteer Recognition Award for her Shoes for Kids program, which assist Ashe County students.  Melody also received a Medallion Award from Governor Pat McCrory
Several years ago, while volunteering in a school classroom, Melody became aware there were children who either had no shoes to wear to school or they were wearing shoes that didn’t fit. She took action by starting a nonprofit called Shoes For Kids. Since 2013, the nonprofit has distributed more than 1,200 pairs of shoes to needy children in Ashe County. - See more at: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20150505/governor-mccrory-recognizes-states-top-volunteers-2015#sthash.gzTsTm36.dpuf
Thank you Melody for all you do!
CTE Student of the Month

I have had the distinct pleasure of having Carlos A. as a student in my Construction class and on my list of outstanding students at Ashe County High School. Carlos has been more than the ideal student. In order to achieve the highest grades and my deepest respect, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and maintained a clear sense of purpose.

The curriculum in Construction 1-2 classes is most challenging, and Carlos fulfilled all the requirements with the added challenge of the rigorous curriculum such as design software on the computer. Carlos was an outstanding extemporaneous speaker in the interview process that we do in class.

Due to its nature of state test and testing within the class, this has made Carlos a successful high school student. He has served by not only representing his school but also by representing his community as well. He developed a strong sense of confidence with a good attitude. Therefore, I could always depend on him to set the best example as an instructor.
Respectfully submitted,

Walter Pugh

Construction Teacher: ACHS

(In the photo from left to right is Joallen Lowder - CTE Director, Carlos A. - SOM, and Rick Woodie - Owner of Parker Tie. Thanks to the news papers and WKSK for what you do for our students at ACHS. Also thanks to Parker Tie and to Dewalt for sponsoring our SOM each month.)
Title I Needs Assessment Survey for Teacher, Parents, Grandparents and Guardians

Schoolwide Needs Assessment Survey - Deadline May 20, 2015
Ashe County Schools is completing a "needs assessment" to help in planning for the 2015-2016 school year.  We would appreciate your feedback to accomplish this task. 

Click here to go to the Survey Link.
Summer Players Theatre Camp
Press Release - Ashe County Schools Announces Administrative Changes

Even though there is almost a month left in the current school year, Ashe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Holden and district level leadership is already making plans for the 2015-2016 school year.  These plans include some changes in leadership positions at the school level.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Dr. Holden announced the following administrative changes for the upcoming school year.

Mr. Earl Pennington, principal at Ashe County Middle School, has decided he wants elementary experience so he will have administrative experience in kindergarten thorough high school.  Mr. Pennington will transfer to Westwood Elementary School as the assistant principal.  As a result of that decision, Dr. Holden and the Board of Education decided that Dustin Farmer, assistant principal at Westwood, would be a good fit as principal at Ashe County Middle School.  These moves will be effective July 1, 2015. 

According to Holden, these school leaders will be provided opportunities to excel through a variety of new experiences and challenges.
ACS Endowment Fund 2015 Grant Recipients
Ashe County Schools Names Mrs. Kelly Lambert Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Click here to read the press release.

Other nominated teachers.  (Phyllis Ashley - ACHS, not pictured)
Ashe County Schools Names Mrs. Linda Sloan Teacher Assistant of the Year 2015-2016

Click here to read the press release.

Other nominated teacher assistants.
Boys Summer Basketball Camp

Next Level Hoops
June 16-18, 2015
Morning:  Grades 3 - 6
Afternoon:  Grades 7 - 10
Click here for registration form and more information
Summer Basketball Camps

Wee Wolves Basketball Camp 2015
Click here for registration form.

Dates:                JUNE  10  -  12 (Wednesday through Friday).
Place:                Westwood Elementary School Gym.
Time:                Wednesday, June 10  @  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
                           Thursday & Friday, June 11 & 12 @ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost:                  $30 per Camper or $25 for Wee Wolves participants.
Ages:                  Camp is open for rising 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls.
Focus:                Camp will focus on basic Fundamental Basketball Skills.
Registration:   Campers may register on the first day of camp at 4:00 p.m. – Wednesday, June 10.
Information:    Please contact Kevin Miller or Dustin Farmer at:  877-2921

Summer Volleyball Camps

Click here for the registration form for Queen of the Court Volleyball Camp.

Click here for the registration form for Players Edge Volleyball Camp.  This camp is for rising 7th-12th grade girls that would like to try out for the middle or high school teams this fall and ideally have played volleyball.  The camp is run by Coach Hamric from Catawba College and is geared toward players that already know the basics of volleyball, are athletic, and competitive.  It will be fasted paced and the girls will learn a lot.
Summer Reading

High School students who have signed up for an Honors English class for the 2015-2016 school year must complete a summer reading assignment. Please visit the summer reading website for more information on book titles, requirements, teacher contact info, etc. 
Very Special Arts

North Carolina School Guide
Ashe County Teacher is Tops in Class: Keana Triplett Named 2015 NC Teacher of the Year

Ashe County High School English teacher Keana Triplett was named the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The Ashe County Public Schools’ teacher succeeds James E. Ford, a World History teacher at Garinger High School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools).  

Girls Got Game Basketball Camp 2015
Employee Retirement Savings Newsletter - 2014-2015
Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Information Regarding Retirees and Substitutes.  Remember you must stay under 130 hours/16 days per pay period.
Additional Links:
High Deductible Health Plan 2015 Plan Summary
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP
Ashe County Driver Education 2014-2015 Schedule

Click here for Driver Education information and schedule
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