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CALLING ALL PRE-K AND LOWER SCHOOL ATHLETES!

Ashley Hall is thrilled to announce that it will host youth sports for the first time in the School’s history for the 2022-23 school year. The new CUBS program will expand the Athletic Department’s sports offerings to students in grades pre-kindergarten through fourth who would like to participate in practices after school, and its designed to teach fundamental skills and PQV spirit to future Panther athletes.

“It’s so important for kids to explore athletics at a young age,” says Ashley Hall Assistant Athletic Director Christian Alcantara. “I can think of no better way than to provide them the option to try new sports in a fun, supportive environment that mirrors our EEC and Lower School programs.”

The program will kick off with volleyball, tennis, and soccer. The spring semester will offer basketball, lacrosse, and golf. Each semester will offer two 6-week sessions, and programming will include one lesson each week organized by grade level. All practices will start 15 minutes after school dismissal and take place on Ashley Hall’s campus. Program fees vary based on the sport.

“Our coaches coming in are all professionals and everything for our Panther CUBS will be held on campus,” Alcantara says. “The ease of having the program right there for our students will hopefully also make it easier for our parents. It’s going to be a wonderful extension of our School and mission.”

The exciting addition of youth sports at Ashley Hall comes on the heels of a 2021-22 school year that saw State Championship wins, Johns Island Sports Complex facility upgrades, and Nike brand partnership news. “We’ve been busy elevating Ashley Hall’s athletic program offerings to the next level,” Alcantara says. “And the momentum continues.”

Here’s where to register for the Ashley Hall CUBS Program

This spring in Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper, alumna Betsy Cahill, Class of 1979, reflected on the exceptional leadership of Head of School Jill Muti, and we couldn’t agree more with her beautifully written words. You’ll be missed Jill, but your legacy will live on at Ashley Hall forever.

Click here to read this article.

You could feel the excitement in the air during this year’s Alumnae Weekend, April 22-24. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 protocols, Ashley Hall women returned en masse to celebrate their alma mater and each other. Nearly 50 classes were represented at festivities throughout the day which included campus tours, special educational experiences, a Jubilee Society luncheon, and the infamous Purple and White Party. It was an extraordinary day filled with laughter, love, and the deep bonds that come from the Ashley Hall experience.   

To make up for lost time during the recent pandemic, we celebrated reunion classes ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 though alumnae from all classes were encouraged to participate. Next year, Spring 2023, will be the reunion year for classes ending in 3 and 8, so get ready! 

You could feel the excitement in the air during this year’s Alumnae Weekend, April 22-24. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 protocols, Ashley Hall women returned en masse to celebrate their alma mater and each other. Nearly 50 classes were represented at festivities throughout the day which included campus tours, special educational experiences, a Jubilee Society luncheon, and the infamous Purple and White Party. It was an extraordinary day filled with laughter, love, and the deep bonds that come from the Ashley Hall experience.

To make up for lost time during the recent pandemic, we celebrated reunion classes ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 though alumnae from all classes were encouraged to participate. Next year, Spring 2023, will be the reunion year for classes ending in 3 and 8, so get ready!

Here’s a brief recap of the weekend:

Class Parties

Class Parties were held by many classes at various locations. It was a perfect way to begin the weekend and provided anticipation for the excitement to come on Saturday. To connect with your class for upcoming events, like reunion parties, please feel free contact Director of Alumnae Engagement Director, Arden McKenzie at [email protected].

Educational Experiences
New this year and enthusiastically well received, the hands-on Educational Experiences gave alumnae the opportunity to meet faculty members and participate in Ashley Hall curriculum-inspired seminars. Botany at the Bear Cave and exploring the Campus Greenhouse were big hits this year.

Class Photos & Mimosas at the Shell House
Always a popular activity, we had class photos taking place throughout the morning.

Jubilee Society Induction and Luncheon

With nearly 120 in attendance, this year’s Jubilee Society Luncheon and Induction was the perfect way to catch up, literally and figuratively. Celebrating those alums who graduated 50 years or more from Ashley Hall, this lively event featured the induction of not only the Class of 1972, but the Class of 1970 and 1971 who marked their Jubilee Reunion years during the pandemic. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.

Purple and White Party 

Capping off a busy Saturday, the Purple and White Party began with inspirational remarks from outgoing Head of School, Jill Muti. Jill nodded to the transformation and growth of Ashley Hall over the last 18 years and the excitement that the future holds. The end of her speech was greeted with a much-deserved standing ovation. It was the perfect note to begin a fun evening of food, music, and dancing. The evening also featured a live auction, which was accompanied by an earlier silent online auction both raising significant funds for the alumnae scholarship.

What a wonderful time to celebrate each other and Ashley Hall!

 

Ashley Hall Performing Arts Department presents
Faculty, Family & Friends Concert
featuring Head of School, Jill Muti
Sunday, April 24 | 2:00 p.m.

Jill Muti

Ashley Hall celebrates the talent of its exceptional faculty and guest artists. This afternoon concert also pays tribute to outgoing Head of School Jill Muti as she takes the stage in her final Ashley Hall performance.

Artists Featured:

Ricard Bordas, countertenor | Faculty
Maggie Cook, soprano | Faculty
Aubrey Goio, cello | Faculty
Julia Harlow, harpsichord | Friend
Flora Nevarez, violin | Faculty
Laura Magnani, piano | Friend
Jill Muti, flute | Head of School

This classical program includes works by Chopin, Corigliano, Poulenc, and Quantz

New Performance Location: 159 Rutledge Avenue, Ashley Hall’s New Performing Arts Building

Reservations are now closed for this concert. Thank you.

There is limited parking at 159 Rutledge Avenue. Best parking availability will be in Ashley Hall’s lot on Ogier Street. 

 

The Ashley Hall Equestrian program has been in full “gallop” this spring with two big events showcasing the team and individual rider’s talent and PQV spirit.

South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Equestrian Championships

Under the leadership of coach Cyndi Simpson, the Ashley Hall Equestrian Team placed 6th overall at the SCISA Equestrian Championships held April 2. PQV to the following riders:

Reserve Champion in Beginner Walk Trot Canter | Elli Grek 29
Reserve Champion in Open Flat & 6th Place in Open over Fences | Stuart Rumsey 23
4th Place in Beginner Walk Trot | Isabella Smith 29
7th Place in Beginner Walk Trot Canter | Emme Miller 28
6th Place in Intermediate Over Fences & 4th Place in Intermediate Flat | Madison Bernard23
7th Place in Novice Flat & Novice Over Fences | Addie Hoffman 28

2022 Ashley Hall Horse Show

March 18-20, the annual Ashley Hall Horse Show returned to Mullet Hall Equestrian Center for a beautiful, but chilly weekend of competition and camaraderie. This event is open to riders outside of Ashley Hall including alumnae who return to compete for the coveted Emily Ravenel Farrow ‘33 Alumnae Cup.     

Congratulations to all of our winners and participants listed below:  

McBee House Cup
1st Place | Kaitlyn Noone ’23
2nd Place | Ella Hudson ’25
3rd Place | Pierce Wilson ’23

Jenkins Hall Cup
1st Place | Liza Ziel ’27

Lane Hall Cup
1st Place | Sallie Dollens ’26
2nd Place | Jane Lesemann ’30
3rd Place | Bee Dollens ’29
4th Place Emme Miller ’28
5th Place | Isabella Smith ’29

Pardue Hall Cup
1st Place | Adelaide McKenna ’30
2nd Place | Madeline Graham ’26
3rd Place | Harper Riley ’30

Alumnae Cup (Section A) | Allison Andrews 15

Alumnae Cup (Section B)
1st Place | Anna Bradley Marrow ’17
2nd Place | Allison Andrews ’15
3rd Place | Amanda Oswalt Taylor ’02
4th Place | Mary Moore Cummings ’02
5th Place | Caroline Ravenel Strange ’10

For more information on the Ashley Hall Equestrian Team, please feel free to contact Ashley Hall Athletic Director, Franny Slay ’80 at [email protected].

 

 

 

Ashley Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Reynolds as Assistant Head for Institutional Advancement beginning April 11, 2022. As a member of Ashley Hall’s leadership team, Shannon will work closely with the School’s Board of Trustees in the area of stewardship and donor relations, and manage alumnae engagement. She will also work with the current advancement team to oversee the Loyalty Fund and major giving initiatives.

Shannon comes to Ashley Hall from the New City School in St. Louis where she served as Director of Advancement. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from University of Mary Washington and a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia, Shannon parlayed her education into an extensive career in nonprofit management. Prior to New City School, she worked with numerous nonprofit organizations including Humane Society of Missouri, Washington University School of Medicine, Southern College of Optometry, and the American Cancer Society. Having raised nearly $50 million in gifts from corporate and foundation grants and individual donors, Shannon is an accomplished and collaborative fundraiser with experience in all aspects of work in annual, major, planned, and capital campaign giving.

“During her recent visit to campus, Shannon impressed us all with her wealth of experience, independent school fundraising knowledge, energy, and warm personality,” says Head of School Jill Muti. “We look forward to her joining our Ashley Hall family.”

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