Students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting February 20th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 20th, February 27th, March 20th, and March 27th). There will be a section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost is $35 (checks preferred), which is waived for students qualifying for the Federal Lunch Program. Class size is limited to 25 students. Enrollment is on a first-come with the registration fee, first-served basis. Registration forms are available in Student Services. Registration deadline is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 at NOON. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.

Guys and Dolls, curtain is 7:30 PM February 10 and 11, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 12. Admission is $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below. Student activity tickets can be used for the Sunday performance ONLY.

Good luck to the 8 boys state swimming qualifiers. The meet will be at the Marshalltown YMCA pool and will begin at 12:30 PM on Saturday.

Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named candidates in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Aaron Bendickson, Morgen Feeley, Neta Friedberg, Jana Kim, Takeshi Suzuki, and Maria Werner-Anderson.

The Ames High School Choral Music Department will present their annual Winter Concert at 7:30 PM Monday, February 20th, in the high school auditorium. The concert will feature the Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter. Admission is $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 maximum for family. There will be a short reception in the cafeteria following the concert.

The Ames High School Science Olympiad team traveled to Warrensburg, MO last weekend to compete in a Science Olympiad Invitational competition against 27 other high school teams from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. The Ames High School team finished 6th in the competition.

Earning 3rd place medals were:
Katie Fukushima for Robot Arm
Jasper Shogren-Knaak and Hannah Huang for Hovercraft

4th place ribbons went to:
Hannah Huang and Shria Chug for Disease Detectives
Jason Chen and Sarah Song for Dynamic Planet
Sarah Song and Amy Guan for Remote Sensing

The following students received 5th place ribbons:
Hannah Huang and Shria Chug for Anatomy
Jason Chen and Andres Cordoba for Electric Vehicle
Jasper Shogren-Knaak for Hovercraft

Receiving 6th place ribbons were:
Katie Fukushima and Amy Guan for Ecology

The next competition will be the Iowa State competition on March 25th at Coe College.

Several jazz groups will perform varying styles of music including swing charts, ballads and more. Jazz Encounters 7:30 PM, Thursday, February 16 in the Ames High School auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door.

The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 24 from 8:00-2:00.  Pre-registration will be Thursday, February 16 through Thursday, February 23 in the front lobby of the school.  Parents and community members are welcome to donate by signing up online at Did you know that one-pint of blood can save up to three lives? Just think how many lives we can save!!

Dance Marathon is February 25th at 8:00 PM. Last year we raised almost $12,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $15,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “donate to this event”, then click on the blue strip under the search bar that says “Click here to support Ames High Dance Marathon”. Thank You! #ForTheKids

The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Tuesday, February 14
    Iowa Central Community College 9:30 AM

Friday, February 10
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs SE Polk 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs SE Polk 4:45/7:45 PM
    Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 11
    Boys Swimming: V @ State – Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA 12:00 PM
    Wrestling: Districts TBA
    Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 12
    Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 2:00 PM

Tuesday, February 14
    Boys Basketball: 9/10/V vs East 6:00/6:00/7:45 PM

Thursday, February 16
    Wrestling: V @ State – Wells Fargo Event Center TBA
    Jazz Encounters – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Friday, February 17
    Boys Basketball: 9/10/V @ Fort Dodge 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM