Students currently in grades 10 and 11 who have a GPA of 3.40 or higher are eligible to apply to be a member of Ames High’s National Honor Society for 2017-2018. Applications are available online at the high school website or may be picked up from Mrs. Schmaltz in Room 102. Application deadline is Monday, April 3. If you have questions, email Mrs. Schmaltz @ rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us

Senior Senate will be selecting three members of the class of 2017 to speak at commencement on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Two students will be chosen to read original speeches and one student will read the poem at the end of the ceremony. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 12 from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM. All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. The poem can be picked up in room 26. Anyone who is a graduating member of the class of 2017, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 10. Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their original speeches.

Seniors interested in being a student performer or nominating a speaker for baccalaureate can pick up an application in the main office. Due date is April 1st.

Girl’s and Boy’s Track parent informational meeting night is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend to receive information and help support the upcoming season.

Please attend the Spring Sport Parent meeting Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM.

B Soccer — Cafeteria
G Soccer — Cafeteria
G Tennis — Room 110
B Tennis — Room 121
G Golf — Room 107

The Ames High Drill Team will be having their 18th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, March 25th, at 7:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. Tickets for the Spring Show are $7 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under. Clinic Dancers ages PS-8 are invited to sign up to participate in a morning clinic and have the option to perform with the Ames High Drill Team. Cost is $30 and registration is due by March 17th. Email Coach Buss at sbluv2cheer@yahoo.com to register!

In debate news, the AHS Debate team attended the Iowa Forensics League State Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa. In Student Congressional Debate Bailey Sterk advanced to the Super Session. In Public Forum Emma Cai and Seamus O’Conner-Walker broke to the octafinal round and Helen Hu and Dakshina Paudyal made it all the way to the semifinal round. Seamus came in 7th in the state in Public Forum Speaker points.

The Ames High School Band and Vocal Department participated in the Ames Solo Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 4 at Ames High School. A special commendation to each student who prepared music for contest and who improved their own personal performance skills. The following students/groups received Division I (Superior), Division II (Excellent) and Division III (Good) ratings.  No Division IV or V ratings were earned.

Division I (Superior) Ratings
Piccolo Solo: Maya Chen
Flute Solo: Maya Chen, Emily Helmer, Caleb Kong, Eileen Murray, Maria Werner-Anderson, Tianxin Xu
Bb Clarinet Solo: Lauren Cassaidy, Andres Cordoba, Neta Friedberg, David Kim, Grace Lee, Benjamin Moats, Lillian Montabon, Kevin Park, Hayden Pritchard, Alyssa Romp
Alto Sax Solo: Oliver Chen, Julia White
Trumpet Solo: David Vigil
Horn Solo: Isak Werner-Anderson, David Tarte
Trombone Solo: Adam Eichhorn
Tuba Solo: Peter Jaynes
Snare Solo: Richard Yang
Tenor Solo: Nick Sulzberger
Vocal Solo: Elena Andrews, Hector Arbuckle, Reid Barker, Natalie Bretey, Andrew Bryant, Meghan Collett, Will Daniels, Christian Frankl, Alden Johnson, Lydia Linch, Aubree Litster, Melissa Liu, Julie-Michelle Manohar, Eily Mickelson, Caroline Paxton, Isabel Polashek, Sarah Shen, Jamarion Tatum, Brian Todey, Ean Warrick
Flute Duet: Eileen Murray & Tianxin Xu
Clarinet Duet: Benjamin Moats & Ana DiSpirito
Flute/Clarinet Duet: Caleb Kong & Neta Friedberg; Kevin Park & Maya Chen
Flute/Trombone Duet: Maya Chen & Adam Eichhorn
Clarinet Quartet: Ana DiSpirito, Grace Lee, Neta Friedberg & Benjamin Moats, Lillian Montabon, Alyssa Romp, Lauren Cassaidy & Ryan Carson
Saxophone Quartet: Oliver Chen, Neta Friedberg, Angela Schwartz & Sura Smadi
Trombone Quartet: Caleb Devick, Cole Thompson, Channing Che & Adam Eichhorn
Clarinet Choir: Lauren Cassaidy, Moriah Conner, Ana DiSpirito, Neta Friedberg, Grace Lee, Ben Moats, Lillian Montabon, Alyssa Romp, Arie Sirotiak, David Kim, Angela Schwartz, Ryan Carson, Kelli Kemp, Sira Smadi
Flute Choir:  Maya Chen, Maria Werner-Anderson, Emily Helmer, Laura Emery, Amber Mohmand, Kourtney Barr, Eileen Murray, Lyd Grawe, Caleb Kong, Brandon Crow, Hannah Crow
Vocal Duet: Christian Frankl & Lydia Linch, Caroline Paxton & Isabel Polashek, Reilly Coleman & Brianna Stott

Division II (Excellent) Ratings
Flute Solo: Laura Emery, Amber Mohmand
Bass Flute Solo: Lyd Grawe
Clarinet Solo: Carl Balvanz, Moriah Conner, Ana DiSpirito, Maggie Hoffman, Lara Murray, Elanna Neppel, Sarah Song, Anthony Tang
Alto Sax Solo: Lucas Johnson, Liv Lauber, Gabby Lorenz, Ananya Mitra, Sam Packard
Trumpet Solo: Nathan Paskach, Jasper Shogren-Knaack, Emma Todey
Horn Solo: Anna Cullinan
Trombone Solo: Channing Che
Tuba Solo: Nitzan Friedberg
Snare Solo: Petr Karpov
Marimba Solo: Aidan Diggins-Kennedy, Dominik McDonald
Vocal Solo: Aubrey Branch, Jocelyn Digby, Andrew Greene, Kathleen Pelzer, Stephanie Rodriguez, Tiffany Rong, Lindsey Widmer, Dana Woolery
Sax Duet: Roni LaPietra & Ananya Mitra
Tuba Duet: William VanVoorhis & Ben Breshears
Trombone Choir: Caleb Devick, Cole Thompson, Channing Che, Adam Eichhorn, Ryan Lin, William Brumm, Madeline Taylor
Vocal Duet: Laura Kerton & Aubree Litster

Division III (Good) Ratings
Vocal Duet: Sara Bergin & Sally Schrunk

We are looking for volunteers to help make Ames High Post Prom a safe and successful night for AHS students. No matter your time or talents, we have an opportunity to match your needs. Please go to the following link and sign up for this fun night! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49afa82b0-ames1

The following college representatives will be in Student Services during Plus Period at 1:00 PM. Please schedule to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, March 20
    University of Nebraska
Tuesday, March 21


Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17
    Spring Break

Monday, March 13
    Girls Track: V @ ISU Indoor 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 14
    Boys Track: V @ ISU Indoor 10:00 AM

Friday, March 17
    Boys Track: 9/10/JV @ Central Iowa Indoor 9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 21
    Track parent meeting – AHS Cafeteria 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 23
    Spring sport parent meeting night 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 25
    Girls Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Boys Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Thespian Film Festival 7:00 PM
    Drill Team Spring Show 7:00 PM