We would like to thank all the schools who came out for our track meet: the Bowie Panthers, Double Adobe Bobcats, Elfrida Mustangs, McNeal Falcons, Pomerene Panthers and San Simon Longhorns. A big thank-you also to the Valley Union High School students who did an excellent job of running the events, and the parent and community volunteers who all helped make the track meet a success.
Ash Creek’s Jump Rope for the Heart Culmination event took place on Wednesday, April 17th. Students did tumbling, jump rope, hula hoops, and basketball at stations set up in the gym. At each station they had the opportunity to take their pulse to determine their resting and active heart rate. Students had a great time getting exercise and learning about heart health! (For more photos, see the slideshow link above.)
We will be holding AIMS Testing the week of April 15-18. All students should be in attendance. We will begin testing promptly at 8:15 am each morning. We ask that parents make sure that students get a good night’s sleep and have a good breakfast.
Ash Creek School will be holding a Kindergarten Roundup on April 29, 2013, from 11 am-2 pm. Parents of children who will be five years old before Sept 1, 2013 are asked to attend to register their child for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. It is necessary to have your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, and any legal papers such as adoption, custody, or guardianship when you register. For more information, call Sue Shepard at 824-3340.
We are happy to announce that Ash Creek students will be attending a Field Trip at the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area near Safford, Arizona on April 29th. This trip is funded by a Heritage Grant from Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Screening and referrals for children aged birth through 21 years of age, who may have disabilities or significant developmental delays, is available for children within the geographical boundaries of the Ash Creek School District.
These services are provided through Child Find. Child Find is a federally- mandated screening program.
Parents or guardians of such children are invited to call Ash Creek School at (520) 824-3340 to arrange an appointment for a free Child Find screening.
Please note: The annual Ash Creek Track Meet date has been changed from March 28, 2013 to April 25, 2013, from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Mrs. Shepard.
Thanks to a Heritage Fund Grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, students from Ash Creek School will attend Youth Day. The event will be held on Friday, March 22 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Students will experience numerous outdoor recreation opportunities like fishing and geocaching, see live animals while learning about Arizona’s native wildlife, listen to a variety of engaging presentations, and visit dozens of hands-on educational booths.
On January 29th, a team of Border Patrol and Customs agents met with Ash Creek seventh and eighth grade students as part of an educational outreach effort called Operation Detour. The goal of the program is to inform students about drug trafficking businesses, which are increasingly targeting children for involvement in their activities. Students learned that getting involved in these activities often leads to jail or death. Agents Khristina Ondrejcak, Adrienna Crowley, James Cox, and Amy Gomez met with students for lunch and conversation before the educational program. For more information on the program, click on this link: