ACT/ SAT PREP CLASS OFFERED
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 26th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 26th, March 5th, March 19th, and March 26th). 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. Registration deadline is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at NOON. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.
WINTER MUSICAL: Babes in Arms
The Winter Musical, Babes In Arms will be having their performances this weekend. Curtain is 7:30 PM February 9 and 10, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 11. Admission is $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below. Student activity tickets can be used for the Sunday performance ONLY.
AMES HIGH BLOOD DRIVE
The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 16 from 8:00-2:00. Pre-registration will be 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!!
LARGE GROUP SPEECH CONTEST
Six groups from Ames High School participated in the State Large Group Speech Contest at Waukee High School on Saturday, February 3. Groups who received I ratings are Gerrit VanDyk, Jacob Peters, and Josh Gartin and April Wigdahl and Emily Peters in Group Improvisation; Grant Welk, Scott Junck, and Kijune Kim in Radio Broadcasting; April Wigdahl, Emma Camara, Emily Peters, and Gwen Stewart and Gerrit VanDyk, Hannah Wigdahl, Isabel Polashek, Jacob Peters, Josh Gartin, and Lauryn Berger in Musical Theater. Amy Guan, Ebisha Lawrance-Christopher, Kate Townsend, and Tiffany Rong received a II rating in Television News.
MUSICAL THEATER GROUP EARNS ALL-STATE DESIGNATION
Gerrit VanDyk, Hannah Wigdahl, Isabel Polashek, Jacob Peters, Josh Gartin, and Lauryn Berger received All-State designation for their musical theater presentation, “Revolting Children”, that included selected songs from the musical, Matilda. They are coached by Becky Riker.
We want to thank all of the parents who came to watch their students perform.
11 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named finalist in the 2018 Competition for National Merit Scholarships: Elena Andrews, Hector Arbuckle, Emma Cai, Channing Che, Dana Gustafson, Ryan Jeong, Rucha Kelkar, Melissa Liu, Carline Paxton, Benjamin Steward, and Tianxin xu.
CONTRACT GRADE WITH PASS/FAIL OPTION
The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March. 6, 2018. For a full year course the student must contract again for 2nd semester.
Good luck to the 11 boys who are state swimming qualifiers: Ethan Johnson, Dalton Lillibridge, Misho Mahrous, Nick Matthews, Soma Szabo, James Bentley, Ryan Jurgensen, Philip Ma, Cael Rasmussen, Noah Stagg, and Adam Feilmeyer.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, February 9
BBB 10/9/V @ SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45pm
GBB JV1/V/JV2 @ SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45pm
Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10
WR V Districts TBA – February 10 (all day)
BSW V State @ Iowa City
Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 11
Winter Musical – AHS Auditorium 2:00 PM
GBB Banquet – 3:00 PM – Ames High School
Tuesday, February 13
BBB 9/10/V @ East 4:45/6/7:45pm
Wednesday, February 14
GBB V Regional @ Waterloo West 7pm West High School
Thursday, February 15
WR V @ State TBA – Wells Fargo Arena
BSW Banquet – 5:30 PM – Ames High School
Band Jazz Encounters -7:30 PM – Ames High School
Friday, February 16
Blood Drive – 7 AM – 3 PM – Ames High
BBB 9/10/V v Ft. Dodge 4:45/6/7:45pm – Ames High School
Saturday, February 17
GBB V Regional TBD @ CF 7pm – Cedar Falls High School
Sunday, February 18
BBB Banquet – 5:30 PM – Ames High School