Important notes on AP testing

According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break.

Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen to AP tests.

Outstanding Delegates at Iowa Model UN

The following students were selected as Outstanding Delegates at the Iowa High School Model UN Conference: Paulina Lavrova, Daniel Andreotti, Max Eness, and Serena Qamhieh.

Caleb Kong advances to National Junior Academy of Science

Caleb Kong won second place at theIowa Junior Academy of Science annual meeting on Friday, April 22. Twenty Ames High School students participated, presenting more than 50 research projects. Kong qualified to attend the National Junior Academy of Science meeting in Boston at MIT  2017. Congratulations to all Ames High School presenters – you did very well and made Ames High proud!!

Students compete at International Career Development Conference

Ames High DECA students  recently competed at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville. Students completed a 100-question exam followed by a role-play scenario focused on a specific business area. Philip Ma competed in a special event titled Virtual Accounting Challenge, where he had to identify errors in the accounting books of a company. A special congratulations to Ma who placing fourth internationally in his event! Stephen McKown, Philip Ma, Sam Stuve, Kevin Maxwell, McKenna Meinhard, Grace Jean, Ben Facio, Mike Sankey and Lydia Romitti also competed. Thanks to our business sponsors: Taco Time, Haverkamp Properties, Ames Chamber, Herrick Dental, Trickles LLC, Tax Pro, Blue Sky Orthodontics, Meg Dobson: State Farm, and HyVee.

Spring Band Concert

The Ames High School Bands will present a Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m.,Tuesday, May 3,  in the Ames High School Auditorium. The Spring Jazz Band will be performing Southside Blues by Doug Beach, Hullabaloo by Alan Baylock, and Alianza by Erik Morales. The Percussion Ensemble will be performing Escape Artist by Eric Rath and Wop Upside the Head by Chris Brooks. The Ninth Grade Band will be performing Lightning Field by John Mackey, Rippling Watercolors by Brian Balmages, and River of Life by Steven Reineke. The Concert Band will be performing Ross Roy by Jacob de Haan, The Minuteman March by Robert H. Pearson, and Fortress by Frank Tichelli. The Symphonic Band will be performing Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed, Moment by Alex Shapiro, Hill Dance by David Avshalomov, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas by Eric Whitacre and, Encore! by Yo Goto. The Symphonic Band was selected through a taped audition to present this program at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference on May 13, 2016 at 5:00PM at the Des Moines Marriott. This is the highest honor that a high school concert band can achieve in the state. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

Ames High School presents “The Mouse That Roared”

What does one do when one’s country’s economy is about to collapse and its resources for recovery are limited? Well, one declares war on the United States and hopes to lose, of course, according to the premise of the very funny “The Mouse That Roared”, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Leonard Wibberley. The Duchess of Grand Fenwick declares war on the United States, then sends Tully Bascom and his ragtag “medieval” soldiers overseas to invade, planning to lose the war so the United States will rehabilitate Grand Fenwick’s economy. However, the attack takes an unexpected turn. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. Tickets are $4 for middle school aged children and younger and $5 for high school aged students and adults.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 29

Boy’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Boy’s Soccer: JV/V vs. Mason City 5:30/7:00PM

Saturday, April 30

Boy’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Boy’s Soccer: 9/JV @ SE Polk TBA

Sunday, May 1

Farewell to Fellows Open House 1:00PM

Monday, May 2

Girl’s Golf: JV/V vs. Fort Dodge 3:30PM

Boy’s Track: 9/10 @ CIC Fort Dodge 4:00PM

Girl’s Track: JV @ CIC Mason City 4:00PM

Girl’s Tennis: JV/V vs. Fort Dodge 4:00PM

Boy’s Track JV @ CIC Northview MS Ankeny Centennial 4:30PM

Girl’s Soccer: V vs. SE Polk 5:30PMBoy’s Soccer: V vs. SE Polk 7:00PM

Tuesday, May 3

Spring Band Concert 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 4

Scholarship Recognition 6:30PM

Thursday, May 5

Boy’s Track: V vs. CIC Conference Meet 4:00PM

Girl’s Track: V @ CIC Conference Meet 4:00PM

Boy’s Tennis: JV/V vs. Urbandale 4:00PM

Girl’s Tennis: JV/V @ Urbandale 4:00PM

Friday, May 6

Boy’s Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Marshalltown 4:45/6:00/7:30PM

Girl’s Soccer: JV/V vs. Marshalltown 5:30/7:00PM

Spring Play 7:30

Saturday, May 7

Spring Play 7:30