DROPPING A CLASS
The last day to drop a class without consequences is Monday, February 6.

ACCELERATION INFORMATION
Acceleration/Test Out Forms for students entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center at AHS and also online at:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B42t5L6oncbSZTN6RFUtOXNlN00/view?ts=588a224b .

Each acceleration/test out request requires a separate form.

The forms require student, teacher and parent signatures and are due by the end of the school day on Friday, February 10.  No exceptions to the deadline will be granted.

2017-18 CLASS SIGN UP
Next week students will be signing up online for their 2017-18 Ames High Classes. Grades 9, 10 and 11 will receive information in homeroom Wednesday, February 1, concerning signing up for classes.  Course selection is due the following week on Friday, February 10. You can go to the AHS homepage – enter www.ames.k12.ia.us and then click on Ames High School. There you will find a link to the 2017-18 Registration Book. On Tuesday, January 31, there will also be a link for online course registration instructions.

WINTER MUSICAL: GUYS AND DOLLS
It is the streets of Broadway when fedoras, showgirls, and a few colorful shady characters ruled the streets. This is the setting for Ames High School’s production of Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway based on characters by Damon Runyon. Nathan Detroit is trying to find a location for his “floating crap game”, while attempting to keep the game a secret from his lovelorn, beleaguered fiancée, Adelaide. Meanwhile, Sarah Brown’s earnest efforts to keep her mission open are distracted by a handsome, smooth-talking gambler, Sky Masterson. Curtain is 7:30 PM February 10 and 11, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 12. Admission is $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below.

LARGE GROUP SPEECH CONTEST

Six groups from Ames High School earned I ratings at the District Large Group Speech Contest on Saturday, January 21 at Centennial High School in Ankeny. They will advance to the state contest at Valley High School in West Des Moines on Saturday, February 4. Students in these groups include: Rachel Junck, Carly Watson, Katie Fukushima, and Nicole Kelly in Television News; Jill Schoenrock and Spencer Campbell in Ensemble Acting; Scott Junck, Grant Welk, and Kijune Kim in Radio Broadcasting; Natalie Bretey, Lauryn Berger, Joshua Gartin, Jacob Peters, Isabel Polashek, Hannah Wigdahl, and Gerritt VanDyke in Musical Theater; and Jill Schoenrock, Natalie Bretey, and Spencer Campbell in Group Improvisation; and Gerritt VanDyke, Jacob Peters, and Joshua Gartin in Group Improvisation. Groups that received II ratings were:  Clae Riker, Hannah Wigdahl, Lauryn Berger, and Libby Grunenwald in Group Improvisation; Sarah Shen in Solo Mime; Clae Riker, Dakshina Paudyal, Libby Grunenwald, and Helen Hu in Group Mime; Grant Welk, Kijune Kim, and Bianca Sorrentino in Short Film; Kathleen Pelzer and Kimberly Rong in Musical Theater. We want to thank all of the volunteers who helped prepare our students including Melanie Bretey, Isaiah Riker, Sarah Lydia Anderson, Justin Wigdahl, and Chuck Ripley. The students are coached by Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, and Connie Ringlee.

DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon is February 25th at 8:00 PM. Last year we raised almost $12,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $15,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “donate to this event”, then click on the blue strip under the search bar that says “Click here to support Ames High Dance Marathon”. Thank You! #ForTheKids http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/ahsdm

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY
Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 1, 8:30 AM.
All senior athletes who have committed to a college to participate in athletics and who are receiving athletic aid are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap by email or call 817-0611 if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.
sally.matters@ames.k12.ia.us
judge.johnston@ames.k12.ia.us

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, January 27
    Wrestling: V @ CIML Conference Meet – SE Polk 4:00 PM
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Valley 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Valley 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, January 28
    Boys Basketball: JV vs Marshalltown / Ft. Dodge 9:00/10:30 AM / 12:00 PM

Monday, January 30
    Boys Basketball: JV @ Marshalltown 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 31
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Urbandale 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Urbandale 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Wednesday, February 1
    Spring College Signing Day  8:30 AM

Thursday, February 2
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Lincoln / Newton 5:30 PM

Friday, February 3
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Centennial 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Centennial 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 4
    Urbandale Jazz Colloquium – Urbandale High School (all day)
    Boys Swimming: V @ District – Johnston (Summit Middle School) 12:00 PM

 
 
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