Ash Grove High School
"Our students are our legacy, their future is our focus."
New Event for Seniors: Senior Sunrise
All seniors are meeting Friday, September 24 from 6:45am-7:45am behind the Art building to watch the sunrise and spend time with fellow classmates. Breakfast will be served. There will be photo ops and games to play, and fun will be had by all! Please wear your class color Black for a picture. This is for 12th graders only.
FAFSA Night 2021
October 11 from 5-7pm in the High School Library
The Counseling Office is hosting FAFSA night for graduating seniors who are planning to attend college next fall. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is the door to federal grants and loans. If possible, a parent/guardian should try to attend with the student as parent data and tax records are needed to complete the form. To complete the FAFSA that night, you will need to bring:
Parent and student social security numbers
Parent and student 2020 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other current taxable and non-taxable financial records of investments or money earned
It is also helpful if the parent and student have already created an FSA ID, which is how the parent and student will digitally sign the FAFSA form. For more information, contact the counseling office at 417-751-9616 or 417-751-9605, or email the counselor Chris Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or June Day at email@example.com.
The Ash Grove School District is working in a partnership with the local county health departments during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you get a message from the school saying that you need to be quarantined, it is the same as if you are getting the message from the health department. The local health departments are stretched thin so we have agreed to make some of the quarantine phone calls to speed up the process and help it run more efficiently. We also cannot accept any home test results when it is related to COVID-19. There is no way of verifying who took the home test to make the results valid. If you are experiencing symptoms, please get tested and send notice of any positive test results to the school. Help us keep our kids in school and to keep everyone safe. Thank you.
Now is the time to order school photos from the September 8 Photo Day!
NEW! ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you are interested in ordering photos from the September 8 Photo Day, click on the link below to access the ordering platform!
Online Pre-Order Password: 2E9X3S8
Can’t order online or have other questions? Wagner Portrait Group is happy to help! 314-567-5900 or 1-800-444-7986
Parent and Student Portal
Progress 3 grades have been posted and are available on the student information system (SIS). Parents and students may log in and view grades throughout the year, or if you would like a paper copy, you may contact the high school office to get one printed. If you are new to the district and need to set up the inital login for the parent portal, contact the high school office at 417-751-2330.
The login link for the SIS website is: https://sdm.sisk12.com/AG
Home of the Pirates!
The 2021-2022 District School Calendar
When your student is absent from school, please notify the high school office. The phone number to call is 417-751-2330, and the office opens every morning by 7:45am. If your student has had a doctor or dental appointment during school hours, please send a note from that office documenting their visit.
The next ACT test date for this school year is September 11, 2021, and the registration deadline was August 6. The following opportunity to take the ACT will be October 23, and the deadline for that test date is September 17. For more information on the ACT, visit www.act.org or come by the Counseling Office.
Free Breakfast and Lunch Program for All Students
The USDA program that serviced our summer school program has been extended until June 30, 2022. So Ash Grove R-IV schools will be able to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students in our district. This includes students enrolled with us in virtual learning and students who do not attend one of our school buildings. If you would like to receive free breakfast and lunch meals, you may pick up a week's worth of food on Mondays from 7am-9am at the south side entrance to the high school. If you have any questions, contact the high school office at 417-751-2330.
Seniors and Parents of Seniors!
This is the time to fill out the FAFSA! If you plan on going to college next year, then you need to fill out something called the FAFSA, the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." This is not a loan - the grant money you receive from this does not have to be repaid, and it is free to apply. The sooner you fill this out the better. Why? Because if you fill it out sooner, you may be able to get more grants (money) that will help you pay for college.. Even if there's the slightest chance you may go to college next year, you need to fill this out.
To fill out the FAFSA, here's what parent(s)/legal guardian(s) AND the senior will need to have with them:
Social Security Number
Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
2020 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
For more information or for help in completing the FAFSA, contact the Counseling Office at 417-751-9616 or 417-751-9605.
With colds, flus, and virus illnesses, please keep in mind these health guidelines:
What is a Trauma-Informed School?Ash Grove High School is excited about implementing the state directive on being a Trauma-Informed school.A “Trauma-informed school” is a school that:a. realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery b. recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, teachers, and staff c. responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into its policies, procedures, and practices; and d. seeks to actively resist re-traumatizationFor more Information you may visit:Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools Link:https://motraumaschools.com