August 3, 2018

While students finish enjoying summer break with family and friends, here at Ames High we are busy getting ready for the 2018-19 school year. Here is a look at what is coming up on the AHS calendar:

  • Monday August 6 – Fall Sports Practice begins
  • Monday August 13 – School Pictures 8 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 23 – First Day of School
  • Monday, August 27 – Back to School Night



Lifetouch will be taking Ames High students school picture in the Spirit Room on Monday, August 13 from 8AM-4PM. Enter the building through the Activities Entrance. Pictures are taken on a walk in basis, no appointment is necessary. Picture packets forms may be picked up in the main office at AHS and also in the Athletic Office or parents can go online at enter code BN108007Q0 to order and pay for a picture package.. Extra picture packets can be picked up on picture day. All non-seniors students MUST have their picture taken, as these pictures are used in the Yearbook and for student ID’s. If for some reason your child is not able to attend, another date, yet to be decided, will be held after the start of the school year. We can’t stress enough the importance of these pictures being taken.



Reminder to fill out your students registration packet if you haven’t already done so. It is very important to have work processed 2-3 weeks before school starts to make the transition run smoothly for our 1400+ students. Parking permit hang tags need to be assigned, activity stickers and open campus/open lunch stickers needs to be placed on ID’s, the nurse needs all updated medical history forms reviewed and filed. If you still have forms, please complete them now and mail them in or drop them off in the main office at AHS.

If your son/daughter is involved in a fall sport, practice begins on August 6th and all athletic forms and a current physical need to be on file before that August 6th deadline. Thank you for your understanding.



Ames High Welcomes Freshmen and New Students

Our first day of school, Thursday, August 23, 2018, we have a new and exciting start to the school year!

Where: Ames High School

What:   Freshmen and new student orientation

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 7:50 am!

Why:    To welcome all incoming freshmen and

           students new to the Ames Community School District

Please Note:

  • There will be no separate orientation for freshmen and new students prior to the first day of school.

  • All returning 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will report to school at 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Lunch will be available at 11:30am. 

  • 10-12 graders that ride the bus, either ride the bus at the normal morning time or find a ride to school at noon. 
Schedule for the first day of school Thursday, August 23, 2018

7:50 am

9th grade and new students report to homeroom for Welcome. Students not assigned a homeroom will report to Student Services.

8:05 am

School Tours

8:45 am

Follow Schedule – Visit Each Class

11:20 am

Cafeteria for Lunch

11:55 am

Gym for Assembly

12:00 pm

Returning 10th – 12th Grade Students Report to Homeroom

12:15 pm

All School Assembly

1:05 pm

All students follow schedule to each class

3:05 pm

School Dismissed


*Note, more details will follow regarding the first day of school for 10th-12th graders who ride the bus and arrive at the normal time in the morning.