Dance Team Tryouts will be held May 5-8 from 3:10-4:30
please see Mrs. Wyatt or Ms. Price to get an a packet.
to find out what to wear for Spirit Week (April 28-May 2).
The Team Ashbrook Relay for Life Campaign has begun!!!
Students should plan to join us May 2nd during 4th period to "PARTY FOR A PURPOSE!" This will be a Boys Vs. Girls event that you don't want to miss.
Students may attend this event if they show PROOF of purchase for the event. Any purchase gets you into the Pep Rally event!
$10 TEAM AHS T-SHIRTS (orders will be taken through April 16th)
$ 5 MURAL TILES
$ 4 Ear Buds
$ 2 Tickets
Relay for Life will be held the evening of May 2nd at Forestview High School.
Ashbrook High School Proudly Presents:
ALL THAT JAZZ
May 3rd - Gaston Country Club
Tickets go on Sale – March 31st – April 17th.
Ashbrook Seniors: $35.00
Ashbrook Juniors & Outside Guests: $45.00
Late tickets (sold April 28th – 30th) - $55.00
Tickets sold ONLY during lunch
Black Tie Event / Light Hors d’oeuvres
Rules in order to purchase:
· Students may not attend that owe fees, uniforms, books, etc.
· Guests must show proper ID form
· No Guests over 19 years old.
· No 10 day suspensions
Any student with more than 14 cumulative absences must APPEAL to attend.
JV & Varsity tryouts will begin Monday, April 28th. Print off the Cheer Application packet and turn in to the front office by Wednesday, April 16th.
Remember: you must have a current physical to participate in tryouts.
Junior Leadership Gaston is an exciting program for high school juniors designed to develop informed, committed, and qualified young people capable of providing dynamic leadership in their schools and in the Gaston County as they grow and mature into adulthood. Click here
for more information.
Girls' and Boys' State is a week-long workshop in June that is about the NC legislative process. If you are a junior and you'd like to be considered for Girls' or Boys' State, pick up an application which must be received by your counselor no later than April 4th. Applicants should have a genuine interest in government and must be ranked in the upper third of his/her class. Many students can be endorsed to attend. One AHS male and one AHS female will receive a scholarship to attend.
The State Employees Credit Union offers one senior from each public high school one $10,000 scholarship to attend one of the 16 campuses of the UNC System. To be considered by the Ashbrook Scholarship Committee, stop by guidance to sign up and pick up the Pre-Application which must be submitted ONLY to MRS. FROEHLICH by 3:00 MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Rising Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who want to take a Summer School Career and College Promise course through Gaston College should pick up a registration form in the guidance office. For more information visit
www. gaston.edu. Registration paperwork is due to your counselor by April 4th.
The phone number to request student records is
Planning to go to college? Looking for ideas of things to do with your time? Wanting to spruce up your future resume? Attached is a file with opportunities for freshman - juniors in the Gaston County Area.
Attached is a Power Point about your next steps post-high school and things to keep in mind as you prepare.
Yearbooks are now on sale. From now until January, they will cost only $69. Buy early and save. Students may purchase in school or online. Questions? See Ms. Young Room 201.
If you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement, the Gaston County Sheriff's Office has a program for you. The Gaston County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 566 is offering a program for young men and women. The program provides the same training that certified Law Enforcement Officers are required to go through.
For futher information, please go to the guidance office and ask Mrs. Payne for the form to fill out, provided by the Sheriff's Office.
Fill out the attached Extra Curricular Sheet and keep it with you and add to it this year. This way when you have an interview, need a recommendation, etc. you can explain why you would be a great asset to that job, school, or university!
Please see attached file for sheet to ask Guidance Counselors for a Recommendation. Remember you should give them at least one week to write your recommendation letter (two weeks is even better!).
Yesterday, the North Carolina State Board of Education officially released the (preliminary) 2013 graduation cohort rates for every district and high school. The graduation cohort rates is the percent of ninth graders entering high school in the 2009-2010 school year and graduated four years later in 2013.
For the second consecutive year, Ashbrook High School's graduation rate increased. Our 2013 graduation cohort is reported as 87.8%, up 0.4% from 2012's 87.4%. While the increase is small, a two-year comparison demonstrates successful improvement:
Graduation Cohort Rates for Ashbrook High School over the past three years:
Ashbrook's graduation cohort rate has increased 7.4% over the past two years, a tremendous accomplishment as our student enrollment has expanded. For comparison, the State graduation cohort rate is 82.5%, which is a 2.3% increase from last year.
Gaston County Schools also increased the overall district graduation cohort rate to 81.2%, up from last year's 77.8%.
This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Principal, administrative team, faculty, student services, students, and parents. The Ashbrook Community should be extremely proud and we will continue to strive for a 90% rate in accordance with our School Improvement Plan.
Thanks for reading,
The Ashbrook High School Air Force JROTC attended Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, South Carolina on June 23-29.
The leadership school is attended by more than 300 cadets from schools in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Individual Award Winners were:
- Simon Towner - Honor Graduates
- Tristan Williamson - Honor Graduates
- Caleb Bartlett - Outstanding Flight Cadet Award
- Chris Rollins - Top Drill Award
- Lacee Millwood - Top Dril Award (second place)
- Meagan Willis - Oustanding Staff Cadet (National Sojurners Award)