Last week, Mrs. Warren's 3rd grade class created their own "wax museum". Each student dressed up as an historical figure. Can you guess who they are? Great job girls!
Today during Fathers' Morning, Ashley Hall Dads were welcomed onto campus by their daughters. They even got to participate in some classroom exercises. What a great last day of school before Spring Break! #weloveourdads
Throwback Thursday to last week at Charleston Fashion Week!
Smart and beautiful, Aliyah Simmons '15 participated in the Rock the Runway competition during last week's Charleston Fashion Week. She won the People Choice Award and the honor of being an ALEX AND ANI spokesmodel. PQV to Aliyah! #girlpower #chsfw #pqv #tbt
Yesterday, Upper School students participated in the High School Injury Prevention Coalition as part of the PAWS program. They learned firsthand about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. Though funny at times, this was an informative day that will have a lasting effect on the girls.
Last week an Ashley Hall alumna's son stopped to take a picture in front of our campus...and he even tweeted about it! Can you guess who it is?
The Ashley Hall Green Team would like to thank The Bee Cause Project for spreading the word about our efforts through social media!
The Annual Ashley Hall Book Festival kicks off today with the Big Sister/Little Sister read - a favorite campus event. Tuesday through Friday, there will be a book sale and Starbucks coffee being served on campus from 7:30am-3:30pm. The Book Festival will carry books from summer reading lists as well as books for Lower School and EEC wish lists.
I mustache you a question... have you made a gift to the Loyalty Fund?
Click on the link below to support our girls!
Take a quick glimpse into the life of an Ashley Hall girl through this fun video. A majority of the footage was shot by senior and Student Loyalty Fund Committee Chair, Eva Ravenel '15, with a Go Pro attached to her. Great job Eva! To support our girls, make a gift to the Loyalty Fund today! #pqv #FUNds4funds
Click on the link below to play!
AH Day in the Life
"I’ve attended Ashley Hall since I was two years old, and I’ve never once thought about leaving. I feel surrounded by devoted teachers and fellow students that inspire and push me to excel. My self confidence has grown through experiences like our Harkness discussion groups. There’s never been peer pressure or judgment. I can just be myself." -Bailey Horn '15, Member of the Student Loyalty Fund Committee
Bailey is a great reminder of the impact of the Loyalty Fund on our student body. Don't forget Loyalty Fund Week is happening now!
Did you know we have student callers participating in the Loyalty Week Phonathon?
Liza '16 and John Thompson, a father/daughter duo... are both calling-- who would you make a gift to?
This is NOT a field trip. It is NOT a Caribbean vacation. It is a ten-day adventure fueled by salt water, sweat, tears and the sea. It is calloused palms, knuckles whitened by the grip of raising the sails. It is awakening to a flashlight shining in your eyes, leaving your bunk at 4:00am willingly to ensure the ship is running smoothly as your shipmates sleep soundly. It is laughing as a 15 foot wave crashes down on you, soaking your last set of dry clothes. It is the dry eyes of bow watches and the perpetual duties of cleaning and boat checks. It is picking up the slack where needed and never complaining, and abiding by the #1 rule: Ship, Shipmates, Self. This is NOT for the faint of heart.
It was the most important trip of my life. I learned about who I am, who I want to be, and what I want from life. I thank you for this opportunity and I implore you to give this gift to future Ashley Hall girls. -Maria Faulstich, '16
Did you know the Loyalty Fund supports Ashley Hall's signature Offshore Leadership Program? Click on the link below to give today!
A Year Without the Loyalty Fund - we can't imagine! View the video below to see why.... #FUNd4funds
A Year Without the Loyalty Fund
Excitement is in the air as we kick off Loyalty FUNd Week today! The girls are getting into the spirit by donning their PQV headbands and other special swag. Most importantly, they are encouraging our full community - families, alumnae and friends - to support the educational excellence of Ashley Hall. Cheer them on as we work to make this the most successful Loyalty FUNd Week on record. #FUNd4funds
We saw this video and thought it would be interesting to share. Is it time to see a woman's face on paper currency? #girlpower
Click on the link below to watch!
Women On 20s
Women On 20s aims to compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman's face on our paper currency. But who should it be? We believe that's for you, the public, to decide from a slate of 15 inspiring American women heroes. When voting goes live March 1st, this…
Our 7th graders were featured in the online version of Charleston Magazine for their McAlhany Preserve field trip!
Click on the link below to read the full story!
If your heart sinks each time you see a forest razed to make way for buildings and asphalt, you’ll be happy to hear that at the McAlhany Nature Preserve near Reevesville, the opposite is taki
Congratulations to the Equestrian team for winning the SCISA State Championship this weekend:
Allison Andrews '15, Madison Golinski '16, Elizabeth Harrell '16, Taylor Harvey '16, Sloan Miller '16, Hannah Weinz '17, Sarah Ammons '17, Peace Buxton '19, Lucy Thornhill '19, Caroline Walters '19, Lawson Walters '19 and Emma Brockinton '20.
Coach: Heidi Ravenel
Everyone was great and in addition to the state championship we were also in first place in the SCISA regular season competition.
Excitement is in the air this afternoon as acceptances were hand delivered to new students! We can't wait to see you on campus! #pqv #instagramtakeover #thegirlswiththewill
Don't have your tickets for the wonderfully hysterical Ashley Hall production of "The Imaginary Invalid" tonight or tomorrow night? It's not too late. Online sales are available until 3:30pm. Tickets can then be purchased at the door. Buy now.
Click on the link below to purchase your tickets.
Keep your eyes on our Instagram account tommorrow - it will be taken over by a few of our Upper School girls as they personally deliver acceptances to new students joining us next year. Thanks girls! Make sure to check our Instagram account and follow us @ashleyhall_pqv #studenttakeover
In honor of March being Womens' History Month, here is a great CNN article honoring seven women who have changed the world.
Click on the link below to read the full story.
7 women who changed the world - CNN.com
To mark International Women's Day we look at seven extraordinary females who changed the course of history.
The arts are in bloom at Ashley Hall! March marks a number of special events you're not going to want to miss:
Theater: Renaissance Festival followed by a production of "The Imaginary Invalid" on March 6 and 7
Chamber Music: Performing Arts in Residence concert on March 9
World Music: All-female ensemble, Rose & the Nightingale, perform on March 18 and 21
Go to www.ashleyhall.org for more information on these events.
Have you seen us around Charleston? Check out our spring ad campaign in Charleston Magazine, Mount Pleasant Magazine and the Southeast issue of Bon Appétit Magazine.
News from the field! This past weekend members of the Ashley Hall Equestrian Team competed at the Regional Finals at Storybook Farm on John’s Island - and what a showing they gave!
The Intermediate School team came in second place and was comprised of Carson Richards '19, Lucy Thornhill '19, and Emma Brockinton '20. Carson and Lucy, along with Caroline Walters '19 also competed individually. Upper School riders participating individually included Allison Andrews '15 and Madison Golinski '16. Madison rode a nearly perfect course to place second in her Over Fences Class and qualify for Zone Finals in Atlanta.
The Equestrian team’s next show will be March 7 and 8 at Talley Ho Farm, as they look to reclaim the State Championship. Check out this great video from the event produced by our own Allison Andrews. PQV ladies!
Regional Finals by Allison Andrews '15
Ashley Hall will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 due to inclement weather conditions.
We will continue to monitor the weather situation. Please check http://www.ashleyhall.org/ for further updates.
We are following the weather update for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24, closely and will let families know as soon as possible if there are any changes to tomorrow's school schedule.
Thanks and stay warm!
We were thrilled to hear the good news about the Spirit of South Carolina. The Spirit has played a critical role in our Offshore Leadership Program. We're looking forward to future sails!
Click on the link below to read the The Post and Courier's article about the Spirit of South Carolina.
Lowcountry’s tall ship to return to the waters
The Spirit is rigged to sail, again.
PQV! to the Varsity Basketball team for making the SCISA AAA Playoffs! They are heading to Sumter tonight to play Thomas Sumter at 8:00pm in the Sumter Civic Center! #pantherpride #purpleandwhite #gopanthers