Next week semester exams will be given over three days, Tuesday, January 10th, Wednesday, January 11th, and Thursday, January 12th. Busses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday. Students on Thursday can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus.

Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, AI math, 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.

Exam schedule:
Tuesday, January 10
Period 1       8:00 AM         9:30 AM
Period 2       9:45 AM         11:15 AM
Lunch           11:15 AM       12:15 PM
Period 3       12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Wednesday, January 11
Period 4       8:00 AM         9:30 AM
Period 5       9:45 AM         11:15 AM
Lunch           11:15 AM       12:15 PM
Period 6       12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Thursday, January 12
Period 7       8:00 AM         9:30 AM
Period 8       9:45 AM         11:15 AM
Lunch          11:15 AM       12:15 PM
Make-up      12:15 PM       1:45 PM

There is no school for the HIGH SCHOOL ONLY on Friday, January 13th — a teacher workday between semesters. There is no school Monday, January 16, as it is a district wide professional development day.

Ames High Biology students are participating in a year long community impact project titled Ames Students Aiding Pollinators. Next semester, the students will be collaborating with Ames residents to design and plant pollinator gardens throughout Ames. If you are interested in having a small pollinator garden at your home/business or would like more information, please go to our website:

A new session of Driver’s Ed begins January 30th and runs through March 1st. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Cost is $325. Anyone interested may pick up the registration form in the associate principals’ office.

AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us hard 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.


Friday, January 6
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, January 7
    SCIBA Honor Band – Ankeny High School (all day)
    Wrestling: V Mendenhall Invite 10:00 AM

Monday, January 9
    Girls Basketball: 9 vs Hoover 6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 9 vs Hoover 7:45 PM

Tuesday, January 10
    Semester Finals
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Hoover 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Hoover 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, January 11
    Semester Finals

Thursday, January 12
    Semester Finals
    Girls Basketball: JV/V @ Mason City 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Swimming: JV/V vs SE Polk 5:00 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V @ Waukee – Prairie View Middle School 6:30 PM

Friday, January 13
    No classes – Teacher workday (AHS only)
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ SE Polk 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ SE Polk 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, January 14
    Girls Basketball: 9 vs Ankeny Centennial 9:00 AM
    Wrestling: V @ Adel – Adel Desoto High School 10:00 AM
    Wrestling: JV @ Jefferson Invite – Greene County High School 10:00 AM
    Boys Basketball: 9 vs Ankeny Centennial 10:30 AM

Monday, January 16
    No classes – Teacher workday (district wide)