Class of 2021: Doing Their Part
A few years ago, a group of 6th graders in science class became very upset about plastic pollution. While they understood that they were just one small class, they also knew if everyone did their own small thing, it could add up to big things. They started up the school’s recycling program, raised money to purchase recycling containers for Ashby parks, and they passed out reusable shopping bags throughout the community. That group of environmental advocates are now the Ashby Senior Class of 2021. Since they have always done their best to make their school, community, and planet a better place, they’ve decided that this spring as their final class project, they will plant at least 100 trees around the area.
They invite you, out in the community, to join the effort and sponsor a tree (or two) in honor of someone important to you. All you need to do is make a donation (of any amount you like) in one of the boxes located in most Ashby businesses. They will plant your tree out in nature along with a medallion carrying the name of the person you’d like to honor. All proceeds will be donated to the Ashby Legacy Fund. You can also mail your donation (include your honoree’s name) to the Ashby School. If you have questions, please contact any student in the Class of 2021 or Heidi Kent at the Ashby Public School. Help the planet, support the community, and honor a favorite! Go Green!
Pictured with donation boxes and the poster they made as 6th graders are seniors Tarryn Hill, Bobby Anderson, and McKenna Williams .
Lights ON at the Ashby Football Field on Monday: Ashby School is one of more than 200 across Minnesota to be involved in the #BeTheLightMN effort, to recognize seniors in the Class of 2020 and to show love and support for students of all ages that were forced into distance learning and away from schools to combat the spread of COVID-19. On Monday evening (April 13th) at 8 p.m., the lights at the Ashby Football Field will be turned on. They will remain on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. The goal of the #BeTheLightMN campaign is to show that the lights serve as beacons of hope for students, school staff, and community members. Please do not gather in the parking lots near the lights, to avoid congregation! You are encouraged to view the lights from afar and to turn your porch lights on in support, and to maintain proper social distancing. The lights at Ashby Field will be turned on each Monday evening at 8 pm until further notice.
Ashby Knowledge Bowl Team moves on to Regions! The sub-region Knowledge Bowl tournament took place on March 11 with 40 teams from area schools competing for the top 6 places in order to move on to the regional tournament. The team pictured in the front row of the photo placed 3rd and will continue the season for at least another week. Front L to R: Evan Paulson, Noah Johnson, Maddie Bailey, Sami Schlotfeld, and Vince Finkelson. The remaining students in the photo are now finished competing for the year--though they will no doubt continue getting smarter! Pictured are Livy Johnson, Cailey Schlosser, Kaylee Schlundt, Kennady Skougard, Sam Sorenson, Bobby Anderson, Max Gronwold, Miles Hoff, and not pictured Tristin Anderson.
Students from APS spent the day at Ande's Tower Hill Tubing, Skiing or Snowboarding.
The Ashby JHGBB team competed in the LEC 8th grade tournament on 2/22/20 at APS. The Arrows finished 3rd overall. They defeated Battle Lake, lost to B/E and beat Rothsay.
They ended their season 9-6 overall.
BR: L to R Ava Ellingson, Kaitlyn Finkelson, BrookeLinn Finkelson, Jessica Schlundt, Haleigh Brendmoen, Alyssa Johnson, Sadie Maack,
FR: L to R Marisa Ludwig, Ashley Paulson, Katie Anderson, Quynn Behrens, Ivy Aufdenkamp, not pictured Lily Weisel
Arrow Fluid Power 2020! Excellent and innovative projects completed! Girls team took 1st place in Teamwork and 2nd place over-all! Both boys teams were superior quality too! Congratulations to all 11 fluid power engineers!!!
Do you eat snow? Preschoolers love eating snow, but after collecting snow from various locations and observing it as it melted, they discovered some snow should not be eaten! They discovered the parking lot and playground snow is full of dirt, but the snow from the football field and wetland area melted cleaner!
The preschoolers have been learning all about dental health. They have been practicing brushing and flossing, have talked about different ways to keep their teeth healthy and had a visit from Dr. Jill Balgaard, dentist at LifeSmiles Dental in Fergus Falls.
3rd Graders dressed up as their favorite literary characters in celebration of "I Love to Read Month!"
Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl teams for placing 1st and 4th in their January meet. Pictured l to r are Noah, Max, Evan, Sam, Livy, Kaylee, Maddie, Vince Missing from the photo was Kennady.
During tonight's defeat of the Underwood Rockets, Jaden Norby surpassed the 1000 career points mark! Congratulations Jaden! What an amazing achievement! Also, congratulations to you and the team on tonight's win!!
AHS students out learning about careers, spending time job shadowing.
Learning and teaching new games in Experiential Learning!
Arrow Junior High Knowledge Bowl is off to a good start. The team above took home third place at the 24 team meet on Monday, October 14. They competed along with 2 other Ashby teams and student from Lake Park-Audubon, Brandon-Evansville, Wheaton, Alexandria, Henning, and Campbell-Tintah. Knowledge Bowl is a fast-paced academic challenge game similar to Jeopardy. The senior high season kicks off in December. Pictured above l to r are: Brookelinn Finkelson, Ivy Aufdencamp, Quynn Berhens, Melody Larson, and Brock Dewey.
Juniors & Seniors attend the MN National College Fair with Mrs Johnson and Mr Peterson.