To: Staff, Students, and Parents of Ashby Public School
From: Superintendent Niemann
Re: Calendar Revision for the 2018-19 School Year
As you are aware, the 2018-19 school year has been a challenging year in regards to the weather. Due to blizzards and extremely cold temperatures, Ashby Schools experienced four school closing days, six two hour late starts, and one 12:30 early out. Knowing that instructional time is important for student achievement and for various other reasons, the Ashby School Board, in cooperation with Supt. Niemann, made the tough decision at the March 20th school board meeting to utilize the four scheduled “make-up” days which are designed into our annual school calendar to extend the school year and make up for lost instructional time. As such, students in grades K-11 will now be required to attend school on May 28th, 29th, and 30th. Additionally, pre-school will also not be in session during the extended days. This school year extension will NOT affect the scheduled May 26th graduation ceremony and seniors will not be required to return to school after that date.
Alan Niemann, Superintendent
Ashby Public Schools, ISD 261
Sledding is especially fun in fresh snow!
Wait, what, that looks like a pretty big elementary kid... nope, it is Principal Moore taking a turn on the hill!
Dana Jesnowski of the Urbank Lions stopped by the Ashby School today to drop off a generous donation of $250 plus 250 pencils for our elementary!
Aanika Anderson (Ashby/Brandon-Evansville Girls Track and Field)
By Craig Olson - Ashby, MN
Junior Aanika Anderson of the Ashby/Brandon-Evansville girls track and field team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.
Anderson won the 100 meter dash (13.56), 200 meter dash (27.94) and 400 meter dash (1:02.20) at the Pheasant Conference Meet in Ortonville on Thursday. Anderson is now the school record holder in the 400.
With the end of the school year fast approaching, Ashby juniors and seniors are setting
goals and making plans for the future. For many of them, that means heading off to college. To
help set those goals in motion, several students took to the phones recently for the 33 nd Annual
Ashby Education Foundation Scholarship Phone-a- thon.
Part of the scholarship application process requires students to step outside their comfort
zones and call local residents requesting donations. Several juniors and seniors spent evenings
calling residents and preparing mailings to be distributed in an effort to reach our set goal of
$12,000 for this year’s graduating class. There were several households the students were unable
to connect with, so letters were sent. Please watch your mailbox for the AEF letter along with a
self-addressed envelope for you to use if you wish to make a donation. Donations by check can
be made payable to AEF. You also have the opportunity to make your donation using your credit
card by clicking on the AEF logo at the lower left corner of the Ashby School website home
page for the credit card submission form.
The Ashby Education Foundation and students sincerely appreciate all who contribute
and support our young people in their future educational plans. Please be assured that your
donation will be a worthwhile investment in our students, our school, and our community.
To celebrate I love to read month....staff & students dressed up as characters from their favorite books!
Dustin Steenblock and Julie Van Santen receiving elementary library books about agriculture from Kendra Brutlag donated by Grant County Farm Bureau.