GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ames High Girls Basketball hosts Sioux City West on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 pm in the Class 5A Region 3 Semifinal.  Admission to post-season events is $6 for all. Student activity tickets and booster passes cannot be honored. Go Little Cyclones!

10 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named finalist in the 2019 Competition for National Merit Scholarships:

Adam Eichhorn, Lydia Grawe, Helen Hu, Grace J. Kim, Joanna Kim, Johanna Krier, Evan Lewis, Brennan Seymour, Samuel Taylor and Chiara Travesset.

BOYS SWIM

Congratulations to the boys swimming team on their performance at the state meet on Saturday.
The 200 Medley Relay of Ethan Johnson, Ryan Jurgensen, Hanyu Ning and Drew Hawthorne placed 7th.
Hanyu Ning placed 6th in the 100 Butterfly and Ethan Johnson placed 7th in the 100 Backstroke.
The team swam extremely well and represented Ames High with pride.  Congratulations to the entire team for a great season!

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Choirs will present the annual Winter Choral Concert at 7:30 PM, Monday, February 18th, in the AHS Auditorium. The concert will feature the Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson. Admission is $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 maximum for a family. 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Cakrasenjaya in room 229.

ACT/SAT PREP CLASS

Students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday February 25th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, and March 25th). There will be a section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost is $35 (checks preferred), which is waived for students qualifying for the Federal Lunch Program. Class size is limited to 25 students. Enrollment is on a first-come with the registration fee, first-served basis. You must pay at the time of enrollment. Registration forms are available in Student Services. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.

DANCE MARATHON FUNDRAISER

There will be a Dance Marathon fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday February 16th, at Chipotle from 4-8pm. Make sure you mention the Ames High Dance Marathon while making your purchase! Dance Marathon will be held Saturday February 23rd.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY FUNDRAISER

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. on Tuesday, February 19th from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

AP EXAM REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, FEB. 18TH

Registration for AP exams will begin on Monday, February 18 and will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration will not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

DANCE MARATHON 

Dance Marathon is coming up on Saturday, February 23 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Last year we raised over $18,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to do the same! All proceeds go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital here in Iowa, which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. Please consider donating, and click here to donate to our online giving page. We do all of this #ForTheKids! We’d love your support! 

If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://donate.dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/detail/23381

SEAL OF BILITERACY

The State of Iowa has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. To receive the seal, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test. Read more about the biliteracy guidance, including proficiency levels and accepted assessments here. 

At Ames High, the STAMP test will be offered during the school day on March 5th and 7th at a discounted cost of $17.50. Seniors should indicate their interest in qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy at http://bit.ly/AHSseal by Monday, Feb. 25. Details about sign up for the test will be shared via email with those who complete the form.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A college representative from Simpson College will be in Student Services on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 1 PM. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this college representative.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, February 15
WR-V at IHSAA
BBB-9/10/V at DSM East 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 16
WR-V at IHSAA
GBB-V Regional Semifinal vs Sioux City West 1:00 PM
Dance Marathon Fundraiser, Chipotle from 4-8 PM

Monday, February 18
BBB-V at IHSAA, TBD
Winter Choral Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 19
GBB- V Regional Final
Girls Cross Country Fundraiser, Noodles and Co. 4-8 PM

Thursday, February 21
New AHS Community Forum 6 PM, District Office
AHS Jazz Encounters 7:30 PM

Friday, February 22
AHS Blood Drive
AHS Choral Solo & Duet Prelims
BBB-V Substate Semifinal vs DSM Lincoln/Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, February 23
AHS Dance Marathon 8-11 PM AHS Gym