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!
The Cat in a Hat was at APS celebrating I Love to Read month with students!
Ashby students working as a team on the fluid power team challenge at ATCC.
These Ashby Arrow 8th graders attended and won the Team Challenge Fluid Power award held at Alexandria Community and Technical College on February 27. The competition is meant to give students the chance to think and work like engineers. The goal was for students to design and build a device able to move a block of wood to designated areas using only fluid power. There were 17 other teams from the area including Alexandria, Fergus Falls, and Minnewaska. The Ashby Arrows represented well and scored the most points earning them the trophy and medals for the top Team Challenge Champion Award! Pictured below are (l to r): Livy Johnson, Brodie Ecker, Ethan Johnsrud, and Emma Erickson.
Girls Basketball dedicated to honing their skills! Saturday Morning Girls Basketball Drills and Skills with Mr. Mickelson and Mrs. Johnson
Grades 4th - 12th enjoy a day of snowboarding and downhill skiing at Andes Tower Hill.
Players and spectators enjoyed an evening of family entertainment at the Donkey Basketball game on Monday night.
New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy "DAIRYLAND DONKEY BASKETBALL SHOW" Monday, December 3rd starting at 7:00 pm! It's basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder that a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All local players will be riding, so come and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It's a thrill a minute, a spill a minute! Lauch as you've never laughed before at the wild and crazy Donkey Basketball show!
This fun-filled show is sponsored by the AHS Basketball programs. All proceeds will be for the benefit of AHS sports. Advance tickets available from players or from the Ashby School Offices. Tickets may also be available at the gate. (If not already sold out!)
The kindergarten class proudly posed for a picture before their Thanksgiving feast wearing their pilgrim hats and bonnets. The students and their families enjoyed a delicious sit down meal consisting of stew, cornbread, and pumpkin pie. The class helped make the entire meal along with help from Mr. Steenblock and the 9th grade class.
Kindergartners carving pumpkins!
Some of the students participating in the College Fair and tour of U of M were Kalista Aamot, Austin Schroeder, Victoria Walker, Sami Schlotfeld, Madison Bailey, Benton Stadsvold, Tae-Yah Johnson, Autum Bitzan and Bradley Anderson.