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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

Project Ignite - Aquatic Adventures Project Ignite - Aquatic Adventures Logo

Registration is now open for Project IGNITE.  Our summer STEM camp open to all students currently in grades 3 - 5 taking place at Ashland Middle School June 17-21, 2019.  The focus this summer will be “AQUATIC ADVENTURES”!  Students will spend four exhilarating days rotating through five learning activities designed to peak interest and explore the wonders of the world of WATER.  The week will conclude with a field trip to the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY. Students won’t want to miss this opportunity to build “fin”tastic new skills that “ignite” ingenuity.  

Camp Registration and Information Packet

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.  Registration for the event will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at schedule pickup.  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.

AMS Back to School Event Flyer

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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