SEMESTER EXAMS
Next week semester exams will be given over three days, Wednesday, January 9th, Thursday, January 10th, and Friday, January 11th. Busses will run their normal times in the morning, with no late start on Wednesday, and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:30 AM on Friday. Students on Friday can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus.

DURING THE TESTING PERIODS:

Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, Writing Lab, Math Lab and Study Skills will not meet. Students do not need to be on campus for any of the classes listed above. If students stay on campus, there will be a quiet study area in the media center. Otherwise, those students can be in the cafeteria – but not in the hallways.

Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

First day: Jan. 9, 2019
Period 1 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 2 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Periods 3 12:15 PM 1:45 PM
Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

Second day: Jan. 10, 2019 
Period 4 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 5 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Periods 6 12:15 PM 1:45 PM
Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

Third day: Jan. 11, 2019
Period 7 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 8 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 11:45 AM
Make-up period 11:45 PM 1:15 PM

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JAN 14
There is no school for the HIGH SCHOOL ONLY on Monday, January 14th. End of the 1st semester.

NO SCHOOL DISTRICT WIDE Monday, January 21 there are no classes district wide. This is a teacher workshop day.

KLEENEX REQUEST
AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us at AHS and we have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.

REPORTING ABSENCES
The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or phone call. Please call the Attendance line at 515-817-0601 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know the night before an absence you may call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are checked regularly during school hours, and are entered into Infinite Campus. Please do not email absences to the secretaries, as these notifications are not processed as efficiently, and could result in an absence not being excused.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ABSENCES
If you know in advance of an upcoming extended absence due to a college visit, surgery, travel plans, or family events, your student will need to obtain a Prior form from the main office. In order to obtain a prior your student will bring a signed note from a parent/guardian to the Attendance office with the date/s and reason for the absence, which he/she will have their teachers sign to alert them about the upcoming absence. At that time the teachers will let the student know if there is work that needs to be turned in prior to the absence or after the student returns. Once the Prior form is filled out completely, the student will turn it into the Attendance secretary prior to the absence.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due by January 18th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2.25″ X 3.25″ Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, Jan. 5

AHS SCIBA Honor Band at Ankeny all Day
WR-V at Mendenhall Invite 10 AM

Monday, Jan. 7

GBB-JV1 vs SE Polk 6 PM
BBB-9 vs SE Polk 7:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 8

GBB-JV1/V vs SE Polk 4:45/6:15 PM
BBB-10/V vs SE Polk 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 9

1st Semester exams

Thursday, Jan. 10

1st Semester exams
BSwim-JV/V at Ft. Dodge 5:30 PM
WR-JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 6:30 PM

Friday, Jan. 11

1st Semester exams
GBB-JV1/VJV2 at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, Jan. 12

WR-JV at Jefferson Invite 9:30 AM
WR-V at A-D-M Invite 10 AM

Monday, Jan. 14

No school, teacher work day (High school only)