Did you hear?! Today is the LAST day of school before the holiday break. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! We will see you next year!
The children of Ross Early Education Center turned the Nutcracker Ballet on its head this morning with their own interpretation of the classic Christmas piece. The audience was filled with excited parents, classmates and teachers.
Ashley Hall’s 8th grade class had a lot of reasons to say “Yay” recently…and “nay,” for that matter! Democracy was alive and well recently when the 8th grade joined more than 350 students from public and private schools across the state to participate in the South Carolina YMCA Youth in Government Program’s 9th annual Middle School Model Legislature.
Student delegates took over the South Carolina Statehouse, standing at the very podiums of our legislators and debating issues in the actual House and Senate Chambers!
Crayons Matter founder, Courtney Fields, was on campus today to see the Lower School students prepare backpacks for children in Ghana. In September, the girls raised over $800 for the not-for-profit Crayons Matter which sends backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Ghana.
Ms. Fields will travel to Ghana in February to distribute the backpacks to children who have never had any school supplies, much less a backpack. Great work Lane Hall!
The holidays are full of tradition - especially at Ashley Hall. Each year, the senior class is responsible for decorating the McBee Christmas tree. The foyer was filled with excitement yesterday as the girls added their ornament to the tree. Mrs. Muti was there providing guidance and also shared her special gift with the girls - beautiful purple and white scarves for all!
It's all about giving back this season! The Lower School students had a morning assembly where everyone brought a gift for Chicora Elementary School students. The children sang holiday songs as they shared their gifts. There even was a guest appearance by Santa himself!
Thanks to the The Post and Courier for the great article in yesterday's paper on the Christmas Play! Be sure to make plans to join us this Friday, December 5 at 6:30pm at The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul for this year's production.
Click on the link below to read the full story.
Ashley Hall presents medieval mystery play for 90th time
The Ashley Hall School is about to initiate a new class of students into a tradition that dates back 90 years in Charleston, but really is more than six centuries old.
A Thanksgiving message from our Head of School:
"If Ashley Hall were to have an eighth Hallmark, it could be Grateful. As the holiday season approaches, we are vividly reminded of all the blessings we have received in this life. May we always be mindful of the many gifts bestowed upon us and grateful—truly grateful—for all we have been given." - Jill Muti
Today was Special Friends in the Early Education Center. The halls were abuzz with excitement as each child greeted their special guest and showed them proudly around their classrooms. The perfect way to kickoff a holiday weekend!
It's Throwback Thursday! Here are some of our favorite pictures of students studying and preparing for exams around campus.
With exams being right around the corner, we thought we'd ask where is your favorite place to study on campus? #tbt #throwbackthursday #ahlooksback
Congratulations to the all of the 2014 National Honor Society Inductees! #nhs #nationalhonorsociety
PQV! to the Sailing Team! They won the SCISA State Sailing Championship this weekend. Sailors participating this weekend were:
Bailey Horn '15, Liz Walters '16, Ann Sheridan '19, Sarah Tidwell '16 and Hayden Bryson '15.
There are so many beautiful landmarks on our campus. Here is a picture that Jennifer Baron '15, recently took of the Shell House.
It's Throwback Thursday! This year the Christmas Play will be celebrating 90 years of tradition. Make sure to join us on Friday, December 5 at the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Luke. #tbt #ahtraditions
Help us celebrate this special anniversary. If you have any pictures from a previous Christmas Play we would love to see them! Hashtag your photos with #ahtraditions or post them to our Facebook page!
Find yourself on King Street today around 12:30pm? The Wide Angle Lunch with Andrea Raynor will be at the Charleston Library Society. Andrea's book Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School examines how her life experiences led her to discover her calling to become a hospice chaplain, spiritual counselor and writer.
$25 for members of the Charleston Library Society and $30 for non-members.
Click on the link below for more information.
Please join us as we listen to Maria Toorpakai as she shares her personal life stories of taking on the Taliban, taking charge of her future, seeking an education, and proving that women can do anything!
Ashley Hall is proud to sponsor Maria Toorpakai as a guest speaker for the first annual "Chucktown Talks" speaker series. She will be speaking tonight at 7:30pm in Memminger Auditorium. Ashley Hall families are welcome to attend as well. The General Admission ticket price for non Ashley Hall students is $15 per person.
In honor of Veterans' Day, today we welcome Major Nathan Molica as our Upper School guest speaker. A few girls recently spoke on camera about members of their family who are veterans and what this special day means to them. Have a look below...
Ashley Hall Salute to Veterans Day
Charleston District Deputy Commander Maj. Nathan Molica is speaking with the Ashley Hall School on Veterans Day 2014 about the meaning of the day. These stud...
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers that made the Living Local Harvest Fest on Friday night a huge success! We appreciate all of your hard work!
Who wouldn't want to own this Ashley Hall-inspired paddleboard? (Check out the McBee plaid around the edges!) It's up for auction tonight at the Living Local Harvest Fest... Hope to see you all there! #paddleon #mcbeeplaidforever
CONGRATULATIONS to Becky Grantham! You have won two tickets to tomorrow night's Living Local Harvest Fest! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your tickets.
If you didn't win, don't worry tickets are still available!
Click on the link below to purchase yours today!
McBee plaid, which is found in the girl's uniforms, is now apart of the Ashley Hall tradition.
Do you know what year the uniforms were introduced to campus?
The first to comment and answer the question correctly will win TWO tickets to the Living Local Harvest Fest tomorrow night! We will announce the winner at 3:00pm.
Great job Mary Tinkler '98! This Ashley Hall graduate will be heading to the South Carolina House of Representatives soon as a new member and one of its few female voices. Mary exemplifies the school's mission of producing educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to face the challenges of society with confidence.
Read more about her race below.
Tinkler wins disputed District 114 race
Nothing stopped anybody from putting a check next to Bobby Harrell's name on the House District 114 ballot Tuesday. And more than 2,000 people did even though the votes didn't count.
Senior Jennifer Baron '14 wants to know if you have voted yet? She has been serving as a poll manager throughout the day at Porter Gaud as part of her senior project which focuses on female participation in politics. Talk about firsthand experience! PQV Jennifer! #AHmakesadifference #getoutandvote
Ashley Hall 7th graders explored the McAlhany Nature Preserve in early October. While they were there they called up barred owls, caught southern toads and electroshocked and seined for fish. They also took the time to reflect on the day through journaling.
Click on the link below to read a few entries.
Field journals of Ashley Hall students @ McAlhany Nature Preserve
When the Ashley Hall 7th grade students visited McAlhany Nature Preserve, they performed four different exercises: seining for fish, electroshock sampling for fish, microscopic examination of fish and other objects they found on the preserve, and clearing a section of the River Trail. They were required to complete a field journal, including descriptions of some of the plants and animals they hoped to find, general observations throughout the day, and a set of reflections on their experiences. Here is a sample from their journals. Much of their time was spent near (or in!) the oxbow lake and the cypress forest nearby, as reflected in many of their drawings. This kind of experience, "that can change your life", in the words of one of the students, wouldn't be possible without the financial contributions of our members and supporters--please continue that with our upcoming Oyster Roast fundraiser and Holiday Party in early December. In the meantime, enjoy these slides :-)