PSAT results are available in Student Services.  Please send your student to see Mrs. Evans to pick up their results.


The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 17th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Peter Thompson and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.


There will be no classes December 21st through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Thursday, January 3rd.




Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Period 5

    1st lunch     0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM

       Class        0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM


       Class        0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM

  Last Lunch    0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM

Period 6           0:32 11:31 AM 12:03 PM

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM



AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us at AHS and we have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.


Please keep your child home with fever, diarrhea or vomiting. They need to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. If a student becomes ill while at school, the student MUST see the nurse. STUDENTS MUST NOT TEXT OR CALL PARENTS TO COME GET THEM WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE NURSE. The nurse will contact the student’s parent. Students absence may be unexcused if the student leaves ill without going through the nurse. For more student medical and nursing questions contact Monica Behning at 515-817-0614 or email



Ames High School National Art Honor Society executive members are selling 2019-2020 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork! Find them at the AHS Basketball game on December 18th and at the Octagon Art Center, or buy from one of the students featured.

Featured students:

Maxine Weldon

Alanna Schroeder

Amy Guan

Kennedy Olson

Taylor Schlagel

Marlys O’Neal

Abigail Tibben

Akshata Gandhe

Leah Wolter

Josh McCunn

Anna Laurito

Corinne Sailor

Caylee Fuqua

Anyang Yu

Yuer Zhu

Gretchen Webber

Alexa Strotman

Genevieve Helfer



A special Elementary Basketball Night for Ames students will be on Friday, Jan 18. Sponsored by the Ames High Booster Club and Dance Marathon, the evening will provide low-cost entertainment for the entire family. 

Highlights include:

  • FREE admission for Ames elementary students wearing a school shirt (or orange or black).   
  • Reduced admission of just $3 for students’ parents/guardians.
  • FREE bag of popcorn for elementary students.
  • The opportunity for students to form a tunnel with the cheerleaders after halftime of each game.
  • Students can enter for the chance to win prize packages. Names will be drawn at halftimes of both games. Must be present to win.


Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the games and need to come between 5:30 to 8:00 pm that night. The girls’ varsity game usually starts at 6:15 pm and the boys’ varsity game will begin after the girls’ game (usually around 7:45 pm).


Friday, December 14

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ankeny Centennial 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

BBB-10/9/V at Ankeny Centennial 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 15

WR-JV at North Polk JV Invite 8 AM

WR V at Carroll Invite 10 AM

GBB- JV2 vs Ankeny 9 AM

BBB-9 vs Ankeny 10:30 AM

Monday, December 17

Holiday Band Concerts – 6:30 PM – AHS Auditorium

BBB-JV vs Ankeny 7 PM

Tuesday, December 18

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny 4:45/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ankeny 4:45/6:15 PM

WR-JV/V at Ankeny 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 20

1:15 PM Early Dismissal

Friday, December 21

Winter Break December 21, 2018-January 2, 2018

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

BBB-10/9/V at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM