Thank You!

Thanks to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary who donated a check in the amount of $120.00 for the drying rack for the Art room. Thank you Ladies!

Thanks, also, to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office for presenting Ash Creek Elementary a check from the Sheriffs’ Charity Run in the amount of $235.00, to be used for improvement to school safety and security.

VFW Ladies Auxilliary presents drying rack to Principal Shepard and students.

VFW Ladies Auxilliary presents drying rack to Principal Shepard and students.

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break.

We are pleased to announce that we have become partners with the Vail School District for implementing Beyond Textbooks, an online resource and collaborative community created by teachers and District leaders in the Vail School District. Beyond Textbooks has resources to create lessons, plan activities, quiz students, and has helped many schools boost student achievement. Ash Creek will still continue to integrate the arts into lessons.

We will also be implementing Galileo K-12. This is a comprehensive assessment system which includes benchmarks, formative screening and placement tests, as well as interim and final course examinations, pretests and posttests, and instruments documenting instructional effectiveness.

School begins at 8:10 am and dismissal is at 4:10 pm. Students may enjoy breakfast from 7:50-8:10, Monday-Thursday.

We are accepting enrollment applications for students currently residing out of district for the 2014/2015 school year. Please call the office for more information.

This year, classes are organized as follows:

Ms. Corley: Pre-K – 2nd 

Ms. Marvick: 3rd– 5th

Mrs. Hamberger: 6th -8th

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Summer School: Exploring the Deep Sea!

Join us on June 30th-July 24th for a unique summer school experience as we explore one of the most mysterious places on earth: the deep sea! This project-based program emphasizes core skills in math, writing, and reading while working toward a culminating drama performance on the evening of July 24th. Deadline for registration is June 9th. For more information:

Summer School Information

To register:

Summer School Registration Form

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Westward Ho!

Every year, students at Ash Creek Elementary School produce original dramas that educate and entertain their audiences, under the tutelage of Mr. Paul Fisher. This year’s offerings are shaping up to be wonderful, funny, ever-evolving inquiries into the realities of Westward Expansion. Join us on Thursday May 15th at 6:30 pm for performance followed by potluck!

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Congratulations to Alyssa Lindsey!

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Congratulations to Ash Creek eighth grader Alyssa Lindsey for her recent achievements in writing! She won First Place in the eighth grade category in the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Contest with her poem,  A Day’s Work. Alyssa also won Third Place in the Patriot’s Pen Contest sponsored by the VFW Post 9977. We are very proud of her! To read her winning entries, click on the links below.

A Day’s Work

What Patriotism Means to Me

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Small School, Big Education

We may be a small school, but we offer a big education. We believe that every child needs 21st century skills to thrive in today’s world. Photo credit: Angel Pedrego

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Whitewater Draw Field Trip

Ash Creek students will be traveling to Whitewater Draw on January 30, 2014, thanks to a grant from the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Students will have a chance to observe the wildlife that is attracted to this special area.


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A Message from Our Principal

I hope you had a fantastic and relaxing summer break and that you’ve come back with enthusiasm, energy, and are ready for a terrific year. We are starting the school year on a high note and are eager to build from there.

If you are new to Ash Creek Elementary, welcome, and we are glad you are here.  If you are returning, congratulations for returning to a terrific school, one that we are very proud of and one where we are committed to getting better each and every day.

Know that the staff of Ash Creek Elementary promotes a positive and welcoming school climate for all students.

As parents, you play an important part in your child’s education. You have the greatest impact on your child’s school performance.

Parents, as partners in your child’s education, you will be doing your part to stay informed about everything going on at school.

I am excited about this new school year! We have many great events planned throughout the year and I hope to see you all.


Sue Shepard


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Open House!

We invite everyone to join us for Open House on August 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. See student work from the first three weeks of school, including PowerPoint presentations, writing, and artwork. Enjoy an improvisational drumming performance by the seventh and eighth grade students! After meeting in the gym, tour the classrooms and library. Light refreshments will be served.


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Ash Creek Track Meet

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.


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