9th, 10th and 11th grade students are reminded that Friday, February 9, is the deadline to request courses for next year. Also, any students applying for acceleration, the acceleration application is due the same Friday, February 9. Students currently enrolled at AHS who don’t get their requests in on time will be the last ones scheduled into electives.


Forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9.   Late applications will not be accepted.


The last day to drop a class without consequences as long as the student is still full time is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.   

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March. 6, 2018.


Performances are scheduled for evening of February 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm,  and  2pm on Sunday the 11th.   Tickets are on sale in the main office.     The Admission price is $10 for 9th grade and older, $8 for 8th grade and below.  


There will be an informational meeting FOR STUDENTS interested in going on the Europe Trip on Tuesday, February 13 during Plus Period in Mrs. Sullivan’s room–room 109.  This informational meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions and to see the basic plan for the trip.  Also- remember to sign up for AP European History if you plan to go on the trip. You will also be able to ask questions about the class at this meeting.    


The Baccalaureate Service held in conjunction with Graduation is parent-organized and non-school sponsored. Co-chairs and committee members are needed now to begin planning next spring’s event. Please contact last year’s co-chair Lea Lippolis (lealippolis@gmail.com) to express your interest. Your help is critical to the success of Baccalaureate. Thank you!


Platinum Chiropractic will administer Sports Physicals to Ames High Student-Athletes in the Athletic Training Room on February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $30 at the time of the physical. Platinum Chiropractic will donate a significant portion of the proceeds to the Ames High Booster Club. All student-athletes are required to pass a sports physical in order to compete in interscholastic sports.


The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 16 from 8:00-2:00. Pre-registration will begin next week on Thursday, February 8 through Thursday, February 15 in the front lobby of the school. Parents and community members are welcome to donate by signing up online at bloodcenterofiowa.org . Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Just think how many lives we can save!!


On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, our freshman class will participate in our inaugural Freshman Career Fair at Ames High School.  

A team of teachers, counselors and district staff, along with students from the Business Engagement Collaborative, have planned an exciting day to get our freshmen thinking more closely about their future and its infinite possibilities. Students will participate in breakout sessions, hear a message from Jeff Johnson from ISU, and engage in general career booths to learn about many of the opportunities they have available to them.

Thanks to our business sponsors who have helped make this event possible:


Todd & Sargent

Wilson Toyota

Story Construction




Duane A Wolf Engineering


Due to the Career Fair hosted at AHS on Tuesday, Feb. 6, there is NO PARKING in the far north row of the student parking lot. Unauthorized cars parked in the north row will be towed at the owner’s expense on Tuesday, Feb. 6.”

Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 7, at 8:00 AM.  


Friday, February 2

BBB 10/V vs Centennial 4:45/7:45pm – Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Centennial 4:45/6pm – Ames High School

Saturday, February 3

BSW V Districts TBA

Urbandale Jazz Colloquium – Urbandale High School (all day)

Monday, February 5

BBB JV vs Fort Dodge – 7PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, February 6

BBB 10/9/V @ North 4:45/6/7:45pm – North High School

GBB JV1/V/JV2 @ North 4:45/6/7:45pm – North High School

9th Grade Career Fair

Wednesday, February 7

AHS Athletics Spring College Signing Ceremony – 8:00 AM

Thursday, February 8

WR JV @ Boone Invite – 5:30 PM – Boone High School

Friday, February 9

BBB 10/9/V @ SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45pm – High School – Southeast Polk

GBB JV1/V/JV2 @ SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45pm – High School – Southeast Polk

AHS Winter Musical – Babes in Arms – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, February 10

WR V Districts TBA (all day)

BSW V State @ Iowa City (all day) – Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

AHS Winter Musical – Babes in Arms – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Sunday, February 11

AHS Winter Musical – Babes in Arms – 2:00 PM – Ames High School

GBB Banquet – 3:00 PM – Ames High School