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:
Ash Creek students were treated to an unusual science lesson when Jimmy Stewart visited Ash Creek School in his Weather Bus on January 23rd. Mr. Stewart is a 31-year veteran of television weather reporting in Tucson, for both KOLD-TV and KVOA-TV. The Weather Bus is a mobile science classroom outfitted with the latest weather technology. With his degree in Atmospheric Physics, and many years of experience in reporting the weather, Mr. Stewart is uniquely qualified to help students understand science concepts related to weather and weather reporting. Thank you to our librarian Marian Gierlach for arranging Mr. Stewart’s visit.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary recently made a substantial donation to Ash Creek School, earmarked for our Robotics Club program. This donation will allow us to purchase additional robotics kits, including a kit designed for children in the 4 to 7 year-old age group. Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary, represented by Sharon Ward.
We had a great Christmas program this year, featuring students playing a variety of instruments, from drums to metallophones to ukeleles. We also had a special visitor after the program!