All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services before April 21.

The following Ames High seniors will be recognized at the Honors Recognition Program in the Ames High cafeteria on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. These seniors have attained a 3.8 cumulative GPA or higher during their high school career. Congratulations to Kelsey Adams, Anna Arndt, Ross Banach, Caitlin Barker, Maximilian Baum, Aaron Bendickson, Naomi Bratsch-Prince, Nicole Breon, Andrew Bryant, Caitlyn Chellew, Hartley Christensen, Tifany Chu, Rachel Chun, William Crow, Carlie Dellmann, Ana DiSpirito, Marlene Dorneich-Hayes, Benjamin Facio, Morgen Feeley, Neta Friedberg, Allyson Goodman, Bella Guyll, Ethan Hahn, Zoe Hamstreet, Julia Hansen, Qiaochu He, Woo Young Joo, Rachel Junck, Taylor Junck, Matthew Kerton, Lauren Kessler, Jana Kim, Divyesh Kumar, Charlotte Lenkaitis, Zhi Li, Zachary Lynch, Cameron Madson, Hayley Martens, Madeline McGarry, Katelyn Moore, Carter Mumm, Elanna Neppel, Colin Newell, Lauren Niehm, Hayley Palensky, Kaitley Peterson, Alexander Poffenberger, Delaney Sanborn, Madeline Schill, Gracyn Snyder, Eric Steyer, Takeshi Suzuki, Anthony Tang, Cole Thompson, Michaela Twito, Ryan Weiss, Samuel Weninger, Maria Werner Anderson, Jeremiah Witherspoon, Brady Zalasky, and Joshua Zhao.

Congratulations to the seniors nominated to prom court for Prom 2017:

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes
Bella Guyll
Sabrinna Hegelheimer
Aria Lippolis
Megan Meyn
Anna Rood

Marcus Coleman
William Crow
Max DiBlasi
Matthew Holzbauer
Patrick Jurenka
Brett Stone

PROM 2017
“Enchanted Forest” Prom 2017 will be held at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:00-11:30 PM (doors will close at 10:00 PM). No tickets will be sold at the door. All students and guests must have their school IDs to enter the dance. Once a student leaves the dance, s/he will not be allowed to re-enter. Parents are welcome to attend the coronation at 10:00 PM!

Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2017 Post Prom Party “Central Park After Dark,” whether attending prom or not, on Sunday, April 9th from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your prom date is not an AHS junior or senior, s/he must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student IDs required, NO ADMISSION after 1:10 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks, or purses allowed.

Funds are still needed to pay for the food, entertainment, and prizes for the Post Prom Party. The average cost of Post Prom is $45 per student, even though there is no cost to the students. Checks should be made payable to AHS Post Prom and mailed to Kim Iiams, AHS Post Prom, 4108 Laura Court, Ames, Iowa 50010. We hope you will consider donating to cover those costs.

Attention Parents of Seniors: Would you like to recognize your graduating senior with a personalized Baby Ad in the yearbook? This is your opportunity! Just fill out the form and send your information, check, and digital images to Mr. Webb at the high school. Everything except the check can also be sent via email to the yearbook staff: yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

On Thursday, March 30th, ten Ames High students participated in the 60th Annual State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa. The students presented their scientific research projects to judges during the all day event. After six hours of judging, the following awards were earned by the Ames High students:

12th grade:
Tifany Chu
    Honorable Mention category Biochemistry Sciences
    SSTFI 6 year participation award

Eva Sheibe & Achala Thippswamy
    Honorable Mention category Biochemistry Sciences
    Excellence in Science best related to Biology Award

11th grade:
Merrina Lan
    Honorable Mention category Cellular & Molecular Biology
    Society for In Vitro Biology Award

10th grade:
Helen Hu
    2nd place category Energy, Transportation, and Engineering
    Iowa Junior Academy of Science Inspiration Award
    Iowa State University College of Engineering $500 scholarship

Caleb Kong
    Honorable Mention category Energy, Transportation, and Engineering
    NASA Earth System Science Award
    NOAAs 2017 Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
    American Meteorological Society Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Sarah Arbuckle & Amy Cyr
    Honorable Mention category Behavioral & Social Sciences

9th grade:
David Kim
    Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
    SSTFI Participation Certificate
Abby Tibben
    SSTFI Participation Certificate

Congratulations to each and every student! You all make Ames High very proud!

The Ames Rotary has extended the application deadline to those that are postmarked by April 15th. Seniors interested in applying may log on to the Family Connections website to access this application.

The AHS senior art show will be up from April 12th through April 23rd in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 23rd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

With the theme “Vintage Rewind”, Senior Executive Directors Lauren Niehm and Brooklyn Clayton did an excellent job of organizing 9 student fashion designers and 21 different student-constructed or re-created fashions for the annual Ames High Fashion Show on Friday evening, March 31st. Current ISU design and apparel students judged the vent and presented trophies for the “Top Throw-Back Threads” to Nash Masinde, the “Most Marketable” to Lauren Niehm, the “Best Model” to Beth Cyr, the “Most Innovative” award to Jesenia White, and the “Best Collection” to Kyliegh Cowles and Maggie Hoffman for their “Through the Looking Glass” renditions. The audience voted on their favorite collection at intermission and Jourdan-Ashle Barnes received the “People’s Choice” award. Junior Executives Victoria Ostendorf, Isabel Ingram, and Laura Kerton provided much support to the organizers of this student-run fashion show.

Ames High School hosted this year’s CIML Conference Art Show on Wednesday, April 5th. Students from Marshalltown, Mason City, and Fort Dodge joined students from Ames High for a day to celebrate their work. Each school was able to submit 35 pieces of art. As part of the day, students with work in the show were able to tour the Brunnier Art Museum and the Iowa State Design Center.

The following Ames High students won awards at the CIML Conference Art Show:
Madeline Schill received a Blue Merit in Jewelry and Metals.
Sidney Cowles earned an Honorable Mention in Jewelry and Metals.
Caitriana Dolce earned an Honorable Mention in Jewelry and Metals.
Emma Cai received a Honorable Mention in Non-Ceramic Sculpture.
William Crow earned a Honorable Mention in Digital Photo-unaltered.
Josh McCunn earned a Blue Merit in Digital Photo-altered.
Kim Yin earned a Blue Merit in Design.
Leah Wolter received a Blue Merit in Mixed Media.
Caylee Fuqua earned a Honorable Mention in Printmaking.
Maria Kozokova received a Blue Merit in Computer Animation.
Allyson Goodman earned a Blue Merit in Computer Generated Art.
Hartley Christensen received a Blue Merit in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture.
Polyphony Bruna earned a Honorable Mention in Oil and Acrylic.
Margaret Hoffman earned a Blue Merit in Watercolor and Tempera.
Ronnie La Pietra received a Honorable Mention in Watercolor and Tempera.
Ethan Constant earned a Blue Merit in Graphite and Black and White pencil.
Mali Bilstad earned a Blue Merit in Ink.
Izzy Collins received a Honorable Mention for her ceramic sculpture.
Caitlyn Chellew received a Honorable Mention for her colored pencil.
Audrey Diesslin received a Honorable Mention for her colored pencil.
Best of Show for 9th Grade 3D Art went to Kenyon Brick for his jewelry piece.

A representative from Minnesota State University – Mankato will be in Student Services on Monday, April 10, from 1:00-1:30 PM. Please schedule to visit with this representative.

Friday, April 7
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Roosevelt – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Marshalltown Kenny Dean Invite 5:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Nevada 5:30/7:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8
    Prom – Scheman 9:00-11:30 PM

Sunday, April 9
    Post Prom – AHS Gym midnight-4:30 AM

Monday, April 10
    Girls Golf: V @ Urbandale Invite 2:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV @ Valley Invite 4:00 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 4:15 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ SE Polk 6:00/7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 11
    Girls Golf: JV/V @ Waukee 3:30 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Marshalltown 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Marshalltown 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V Little Cyclone Invite 4:30 PM

Wednesday, April 12
    AP Pre-Registration Meeting 8:00 AM
    Honors Reception – AHS Cafeteria 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 13
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Waukee 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Waukee 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V Hi-Covey Relays 4:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: V/JV @ Clear Lake 5:30/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Valley 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, April 15
    Boys Soccer: 9 @ Perry Invite TBA
    Girls Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
    Boys Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM