Motto

Together We Soar Higher

Our Motto was created in August of 2010 by the staff leadership team consisting teachers and teacher assistants from each school team. The purpose of the motto is to remind the students, staff, and community that only when they work together can the students learn and grow to become amazing citizens who will do great things in our community and world.

 

Vision

Kind, Creative, Safe, Hard-working, & Fun
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Our Vision was created through a full year of research and voting during the 2014-15 school year. ALL staff (teachers, administration, assistants, office, bus drivers) and parents were asked for input about what qualities our students should have at Ashland. We did this at PTO meetings, Advisory Council meetings, staff meetings, Back to School Nights, New Parent Orientation, and anytime we could during the first half of the year. All of the input was gathered, counted, grouped, and ranked. The top ten qualities then were presented to the 3rd, 4th, and5th grade students during the second half of the year. They voted on what they thought were the most important qualities, which is now what we have in our Vision for our students!

 

Mission

Ashland Elementary School is a public school that provides a rigorous and personalized education for students in preschool through fifth grade. We seek to cultivate a creative, kind, hardworking, safe, and fun environment in which our students, staff, and community work together both effectively and productively towards common goals both in school and life. We strive to integrate academic, social, and emotional education into everyday learning so that 100 percent of our students are successful at school and are prepared to be contributing citizens in society. We believe that it is our job as a school to work with families and ensure that all kids learn and achieve great results.

 

2021-2022 Continuous Improvement Plan Strategy 

Ashland's 2021-2022 CIP Strategy Map.pdf

 

Ashland's Gold Standard

We try to set a very high standard of success, but also take responsibility as a school to help every child achieve it. We celebrate this by using the color gold and reinforcement it through extra recognition during the year for high achievement or extraordinary growth in our students.

 

Communities

Ashland serves many communities in the surrounding area such as Ashland, Hope Hill, Winding Creek, Lake Terrapin, Ewells, Mill Estates, and South Lakes. We have many students that live in other areas of the school division and attend Ashland on transfer. At one point we had up to 20% of our school on transfer. Mostly this is from students attending a local daycare provider that is in the Ashland boundaries. Most of our students attend Benton or Saunders Middle School and then Forest Park or Colgan High School.

 

Colors

Red, White, Blue, & Gold

Our school colors align with the patriotic themes that our families have requested be integrated into our school. We set a very high standard for success, but also take responsibility as a school to help every child achieve it. We celebrate this by using the color gold (gold standard) and reinforcement it through extra recognition during the year for high achievement or extraordinary growth in our students.

 

Mascot

Our mascot is the falcon. We even have a robotic, remote-controlled Lego Falcon.

 

PBIS Behavioral Reminders

SOAR, which stands for Supportive, Organized, Attentive, Respectful

Students and staff hold up four fingers in the air to symbolize and remind each other of these behavioral goals.