Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this should be done BEFORE winter break.


15-week grades will be posted on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, Dec 12.


December 11-15 is Winter Madness at Ames High School, sponsored by Student Council. This year’s theme is “When you wish upon a star.” Activities include a sledding night (weather permitting), coffeehouse, hat day, underclassmen lunch buy out, dodgeball tournament, and a week of dress up days and arcade games in the lobby. Students will also have the opportunity to make daily donations as Student Council uses all funds raised to buy holiday presents for needy families in Ames.


The Ames High and Ames Middle Science Olympiad teams traveled to Boyceville, Wisconsin to compete in an early season invitational.  There was a great field of competitors as many of the teams have qualified for Nationals in the past. Medals were given for the top 6 places in each of the 23 events for each Division. Below are the results for this competition.

Ames High Science Olympiad Boyceville  Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 14th out of 60 teams

Towers – 1st place- Steven Tian and Taylor Xu

Disease Detectives –  2nd place-Hannah Huang and David Jiang

Mousetrap Vehicle – 2nd place – Jason Chen

Write It /Do It- 6th place – Anyang Yu and David Jiang

Ames Middle School Science Olympiad Boyceville Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 4th out of 35 teams

Fast Facts – 1st place – Jerry Han and Sophia Cordoba

Write It/Do It – 1st place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Wright Stuff – 2nd place – Emily Poag and Isaac Fangman

Solar System – 2nd place – Rishabh Swamy and Jixiang Li

Microbe Mission – 4th place – Anastasia Kuzmina and Jerry Han

Herpetology – 4th place- Anastasia Kuzmina and Jacob Xing

Anatomy and Physiology – 4th place – Rishabh Swamy and Anastasia Kuzmina

Rocks and Minerals – 4th place – jerry Han and Abby Thompson

Dynamic Planet – 5th place – Jo Venkatesh and Sophia Cordoba

Meteorology – 5th place – Hannah Song and Sophia Cordoba

Battery Buggy -6th place – Rishabh Swamy and Isaac Fangman

Crimebusters – 6th place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Hovercraft – 6th place – Jixiang Li and Rishabh Swamy

The teams are coached by Peg Barbour, Mary Glenn, and Kerri Marsh.


Congratulations to the Ames High Drill Team coached by Sarah Buss ! They competed at the STATE Drill Team Competition at Wells Fargo Arena on December 1st and took home four trophies. Novelty placed 5th, Contemporary Jazz placed 6th, Show Production placed 2nd, All Male placed 2nd and Pom took 5th Place. Iowa has the largest Drill Team Competition in the Nation, with over 500 routines performed in two days performed by 24 colleges and 249 high school dance teams.



Ames High musician, David Tarte, is a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention winner in Classical Music French Horn. He was one of two artists in Iowa to receive an award from the National YoungArts Foundation.


Friday, December 8

Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America Center TBA

Girls Basketball: JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 9

Band SCIBA Jazz Festival – December 9 (all day) Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V vs Mason City 2:30/5:30 PM – Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Mason City 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, December 11

Girls BB JV1/V vs Mason City – 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys BB JV @ Fort Dodge – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Fort Dodge Senior High School

Boys BB 9 vs Dowling – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, December 12

Boys BB 10/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Ames High School

Girls BB JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Thursday, December 14

BSW JV/V @ Waukee  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Waukee Family YMCA

WR JV/V @ Valley- 6:30 PM -10:00 PM – Valley High School

Friday, December 15

Girls BB JV1/V/JV2 @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Waukee High School Field House

Boys BB 9 @ Waukee – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Prairieview School

Saturday – December 16

WR 9/10 @ N Polk Invite Alleman – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – North Polk High School

WR V @ Carroll Invite – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Carroll High School