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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 2019-20 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

Notice of Bid - Pizza

The Ashland Independent Board of Education will accept sealed bids at its office at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky, until Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 P.M., E.D.S.T., for the following item:

Pizza

All bids are to be sealed in an envelope and clearly identified as “BIDS-PIZZA”.  Instructional packets may be obtained at the Central Office of the District at 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Kentucky 41101 or online at www.ashland.kyschools.us.  All bids should be delivered or mailed to the address listed above.  Formal consideration of the bids will occur at the regular called meeting in July of the Ashland Independent Board at the Central Office.

The Ashland Independent Board of Education reserves the right to award or reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the manner of bids presented.

Instructions to Bidders

Camp Kindergarten

Your child will not want to miss Camp Kindergarten! During camp your child will engage in many FUN activities, meet new friends, and become familiar with their new school.

  • WHO: Students enrolled and entering Kindergarten in the Ashland Independent School District in the 2019-2020 school year
  • WHEN: July 22-August 2, 2019
  • WHERE: Charles Russell Elementary School, Crabbe Elementary School, Hager Elementary School, Oakview Elementary School, and Poage Elementary School
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • COST: FREE

Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. 

For more information, click here.

Summer Feed Program 2019 Summer Feed Logo

The Ashland Independent School District is excited to announce our participation in the Kentucky Summer Food Program!  The Summer Food Program provides free meals to children and teens 18 years and under.  The program kicks off on Monday, June 3rd and concludes on Friday, August 8, 2019.  Crabbe Elementary will be the primary location open all summer.  Crabbe will serve breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Hager Elementary and Ashland Middle School will also provide meals at various times throughout the summer.  The CAT-Mobile will also take to the road on June 3rd and make stops throughout the city of Ashland until July 31, 2019. 

We encourage our families to take advantage of the 2019 Summer Food Program.  For additional information regarding specific dates for each location, meal service times, menus, and the CAT-Mobile schedule, please access the links below.    

If you have questions concerning the program, please contact Linda Calhoun at 327-2706.  Thank you and have a wonderful summer break!

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. 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. General schedule pick up will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

AMS Back to School Event Flyer

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