Ash Creek Students Receive Victory Garden Grant Award

In an award ceremony held at Sierra Vista Public Library, Ash Creek students Brandon Martinez, Ryann Marx, Sienna Martinez, Cyrrah Beaver, Samantha Toumey, and Lexie Simmons and teacher Vicki Marvick accepted a grant award from the Cochise Community Foundation. The grant will fund the expansion of a small experimental vegetable garden into a 280 square foot vegetable garden. The project, called the Ash Creek Victory Garden, is part of Ash Creek School’s hands-on approach to science learning. It is expected to provide a source of fresh organic produce for the school cafeteria as well as integrated science, math, and social studies lessons for students.

Ash Creek students seated on the floor in front of other grantees accepting awards from Cochise Community Foundation.

(Left to Right) Lexie Simmons, Brandon Martinez, Ryann Marx, Ms. Marvick, Sienna Martinez, Cyrrah Beaver, and Samantha Toumey speaking as they accept the grant award from Cochise Community Foundation.

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Mr. Fisher Drama Residency

We are thrilled to host Mr. Paul Fisher of Thinking Theater for a month-long drama residency at Ash Creek. Mr. Fisher will be working with all our students from K – 8th grade. Join us for the drama culmination, a performance and potluck on October 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Mr. Fisher with Ash Creek students

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Library Facebook Page

The Alice Woods-Sunizona Library housed on the Ash Creek campus has a new Facebook page! Visit the page at:

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Pre-Registration Event in Willcox


We are now accepting applications for Open-Enrollment for students outside of the district for the upcoming school year.

Ash Creek Elementary uses Arts Integration as an educational foundation, and teachers routinely integrate drama, music, dance and visual arts into academic units.  We also host teaching artists throughout the year.

Ash Creek has small class sizes, and low teacher-student ratios.

We will be hosting a pre-registration event at the Quality Inn conference room in Willcox, 1100 W. Rex Allen Drive. Drop by any time between 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday July 26, 2012 to talk to our staff and principal. For more information call 520-824-3340.

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Open Enrollment

We are now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for students outside of the district for the 2012-2013 school year. Please stop by the office Monday-Thursday 9:00-1:00 to pick up an application, or call 520-824-3340 for more information.
School begins August 8, 2012.

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Looking Forward to 2012-13

We have a great school year planned for 2012-13.  Ms. Corley will now be teaching K-2nd Grade, while Ms. Marvick will continue to teach 3rd – 5th Grade, and Ms. Lind will continue to teach 6th – 8th Grade.

Ms. Lind is excited that she will be implementing the Singapore Math curriculum this fall for all grade levels at Ash Creek. The Singapore Math program is known world-wide for greatly improving students’ math skills. We are also looking forward to continuing some of our favorite visiting artist programs next year. We will once again be hosting drama teacher Paul Fisher, beginning September 10, 2012. We will also be hosting Odaiko Sonora Taiko drummers for another amazing residency and performance at the end of the school year. We are excited that Jen Score will continue to work with students weekly on visual art and music projects.

School will resume on August 8, 2012 at 8:10 a.m. Have a great summer!

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Summer 4-H Program

For the first time, Ash Creek School will be hosting a 4-H Club. Teachers Vicki Marvick and Jane Corley and will be co-leading the program, under the guidance of Darcy Tessman from the U of A Cooperative Extension Service. One of the program’s major goals is to expand the small straw bale garden that students began in the spring as an experimental hands-on science project. The 4-H Club may also focus on a variety of arts and crafts, needlework and sewing, and videography and photography experiences, depending on member interests. Ms. Jen Score will join us for at least one art camp during the summer. The program will begin on July 3rd from 1-3 pm, and will meet on Tuesdays afternoons until school begins on August 8th. For more information, call Vicki Marvick at 507-7770.

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ACS Achieves Top 3% in Nationwide Math Competition

On May 14th, Ash Creek 3rd – 8th grade students competed among 360 schools nationwide in the Sumdog National Math Competition. Our students came in 9th place, putting us in the top 3% nationwide. Well done, students!

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ACS Wins State Math Competition!

From April 30 – May 4th, Ash Creek 3rd-8th graders competed in a statewide math competition on Ash Creek won first place. Three students made it to the top ten: Elizabeth Hutson with 2nd place, Ryann Marx with 5th place, and Brandon Martinez with 6th place. Ash Creek School won a free subscription for 30 students for, and computer software.

Ash Creek has been invited to the Sumdog national contest beginning on May 14th, along with the other top 9 schools from the Arizona statewide contest. Congratulations Ash Creek! Good Luck!

Ash Creek Sumdog competitors

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Ash Creek Students Win Art Show Awards

On May 4th, 2012, Ash Creek students in the 3rd- 5th grade entered their artwork based on Arizona images. Their artwork was entered to the Willcox Art League Spring Show that occurred May 4th- May 6th. Six students from Ash Creek won ribbons. Those winners are: Tiffany Heath, Sienna Martinez, Bethany Troxel, Levi Mines, Daniel Simmons, and Daniel Reyes. Tiffany Heath’s portrait of Cochise won Second Place in the Student Division of the show, Sienna Martinez’s Rattlesnake artwork, Bethany Troxel’s Saguaro Blossom artwork, and Levi Mines’ Apache Trout artwork received Honorable Mention. Daniel Simmons’ O.K Corral artwork won a sponsor award from the Chiricahua Historical Society, and Daniel Reyes’ Monument Valley artwork won a sponsor award from Radio Shack.

Their teacher Ms.Marvick has a lot to say about all of her students, the ones that didn’t win and the ones that did.  She stated she was really proud of all the students. They had to make several choices of media and techniques during the project. She would like to thank Jen Score, the volunteer artist who organized the student’s work on the paintings.

Daniel Simmons felt great when he won $30 for his art work, although he doesn’t know what to spend it on. He also said he felt very confident when he entered his art work. Daniel Reyes won a gift from Radio Shack, and said he felt good about winning and was very confident about entering his art work. Bethany Troxel won an honorable mention ribbon, and stated that she felt amazing about winning and felt very confident like the others.

Ash Creek School is proud of the 3rd-5th grade class. We really appreciate the art and we are impressed with the hard work the students put into their paintings. Keep up the wonderful work!

–Elizabeth Hutson, 8th Grade, and Ryann Marx, 6th Grade

Left to right: Tiffany Heath, Daniel Simmons, Daniel Reyes, and Bethany Troxel hold their winning artworks. Not pictured: Sienna Martinez and Levi Mines.

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