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 email@example.com 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 :-)
We had to share this picture we received on our Ashley Hall Alumnae Facebook page last night!
Thank you Susan Stellmann Walsh. Pictured here is Susan's grandmother and friends in front of the McBee House in 1910. Keep these posts coming, we love these special moments from Ashley Hall's past.
What makes Ashley Hall special to you? Over the 2014-2015 school year, we would love to hear your special Ashley Hall stories—your “AHA moment.” Feel free to share on our social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hash tag #ahamoment. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a story or two! We can't wait to hear from you!
What an amazing story! Obviously this Foxcroft School graduate believed in the transformative power of an all-girls education.
An heiress’s surprise $40 million gift pumps life into Virginia’s all-girls Foxcroft School
The Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., will receive the gift from Standard Oil heiress Ruth T. Bedford’s estate.
Tickets are still on sale for Ashley Hall's Performing Artists in Residence Chamber Music Concert!
Under the direction of cellist Edward Arron, this fall's residency culminates in a public chamber music performance on October 29 at 7:30pm in the intimate setting of the Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall on campus. Tickets are only $20 for the general public and free for students.
To order your tickets, click on the link below.
PQV to the Ashley Hall Golf Team! They captured the State Championship title yesterday!
Please congratulate them when you see them. The girls that participated in the State Finals were:
Jennifer Baron, Heather Witherow, Maddie Schutte, Isabelle Lewis
and Kharynton Beggs. #gopanthers #purpleandwhite #statechampions
On Friday, we had a special Big Sister/Little Sister event. Our students used recyclable materials to construct an arcade game! The girls used creativity and teamwork and had a great deal of fun too! PQV!
The Living Local Harvest Fest is right around the corner! Do you have your tickets? Our stomachs are already growling for the tasty treats these restaurants will provide. A special thank you to our sponsors; Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Burtons Grill of Mt Pleasant, LLC, SOL Mt. Pleasant, Charleston Harbor Fish House and Rutledge Cab Company just to name a few!
We can't wait to see you there!
Click on the link below to buy your tickets today.
It's Flashback Friday!
With the Fall Theater Production of CINDERELLA happening this weekend, we thought we'd take a look back at former Ashley Hall actresses from the class of 1982.
Does anyone recognize these Ashley Hall Alumnae? Be sure to tag yourself and your friends! #AHAlumnae #FlashbackFriday
Tickets are still available for CINDERELLA, tomorrow, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm in Davies Auditorium. We got a sneak peek of the show last night and it's truly delightful. Perfect for all ages!
Check out these pictures from last night's rehearsal!