DRILL TEAM ANNUAL SPRING SHOW

The Ames High Drill Team Spring Show is this Saturday at 6:30 in the Ames High gym.  Admission is $5, come watch the Ames High Drill Team, the AHS Step Team and All Male Dance Team perform and help the team salute their two senior dancers,  Macee Buss and Rebekah Wilson as they dance their last dance!

2018-2019 FALL CHEER & DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS

Drill Team Tryouts:

MondayMarch 26th at 6:30 in the Spirit Room at Ames High

Fall Cheer and Competition Cheer Tryouts:

ThursdayMarch 29th at 6:30 in the Spirit Room at Ames HIgh

For both tryouts wear any solid color top and solid color bottoms.

Your hair must be pulled up. A bow is optional.  Bring snacks and homework to work on when not practicing during the audition process.  Please email Coach Buss at sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us to get the links for the google forms needed to audition.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION

For those applying for National Honor Society, turn in your applications to Ms. C in room 229.  The Deadline is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Applications are online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office.  Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Any questions can be sent to Ms. C.

BACCALAUREATE NOMINATIONS

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

SPRING SPORTS

The Spring Sports Parent Meeting is Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., as follows:

*Girls Soccer meets in the Media Center;

*Boys Soccer in the Multi-Purpose Room;

*Boys & Girls Tennis in the Cafeteria; and

*Girls Golf in Mr. Sullivan’s room (Rm 121).

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Important information and team expectations will be discussed.

CANCELLATION

The Mount Vernon Relays scheduled for March 24 at Coe College has been cancelled due to forecasted weather conditions.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS

On Wednesday, April 4th, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED

Plans are underway for the 2018 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. In order to keep it free, we will need monetary support from parents as well as generous donations from Ames Business and community leaders.     It cost approximately $11,000 to host Post Prom. All donations are appreciated, but if every parent of a junior/senior student could make a donation of $40.00 we could easily raise that amount. Our goal to collect all donations by April 3, 2018. Checks can be made out to Ames High Post Prom and mailed to Todd and Julie Schumer at 839 Poe Ave, Ames, Iowa 50014.

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students.

You can also help raise funds by shopping online at your favorite retailers through FlipGive.  Connecting to your favorite retailers through this website gives a kick-back to the post prom account.  You can use this link: https://www.flipgive.com/f/491045

SELECTED FOR ALL STATE

Two Ames High Students, Elena Andrews, Poetry, and Natalie Bretey, Solo Musical Theater, were selected to perform at the All State Individual Events Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on Monday, March 26.

Coaches for the students are Becky Riker, Judy Anderson, and Connie Ringlee.

RESULTS OF STATE INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST

Ames High students excelled at the State Individual Events Speech Contest held on Saturday, March 10 at Nevada High School.  The following students earned I ratings: Tianjin Xi and April Wigdahl in After Dinner Speaking; Elena Andrews in Interpretative Poetry; Ebisha Lawrance Christopher in Public Address; Natalie Bretey and Elena Andrews in Solo Musical Theater; Tiffany Rong in Storytelling; April Wigdahl in Acting, and Philip Ma in Review.  Students earning a II rating were Ebisha Lawrance Christopher in Radio Broadcasting and Clae Riker in Acting.

SOPHOMORE – YOUTH LEADERSHIP AMES APPLICATIONS

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames are pleased to present Youth Leadership Ames. Following in the footsteps of the Chamber’s successful Leadership Ames program, the Youth Leadership Ames program is designed to develop the community leadership potential of area high school students in the Chamber member school districts. High School juniors from member schools (Ames, Ballard, Gilbert) are selected to participate in this 9-month leadership program, held September through May. Each month, the selected individuals will focus on a different topic: team building, non-profit organizations, city organization, healthcare, leadership development, community development, business & industry, secondary education. They will also have the opportunity to tour area businesses and hear from community and business leaders. A graduation event concludes the year.

Tuition for the Youth Leadership Ames program will be free to the participating high school juniors. (Student must be a junior at the start of the 2018-2019 school year to apply) Facilitated and funded by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames.

Applications can be found at ameschamber.com under Leadership.

For more information please contact Sarah Buss (sarah@ameschamber.com) or call the Chamber office at 232-2310.

AP TEST TAKERS – SAVE THE DATE

All students taking AP test this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18, in the AHS cafeteria.   The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Student Services.

UPDATED SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Ames Education Foundation has scholarships available for Ames High School Seniors.  Scholarship applications are due March 30th at 3:00 PM. Applications may be submitted to Student Services.  There is additional information provided at the Ames Education Foundation website, or you may click here.

http://www.ameseducationfoundation.org/en/programs_i_campaigns/scholarships/

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following colleges and universities  will be sending representatives to visit with interested students.

Friday, March 30 – The University of Kansas

Monday, April 9 – Marshalltown Community College

Tuesday, April 10 – Kirkwood Community College

Wednesday, April 11 – Iowa Central Community College

Tuesday, April 12 – Indian Hills Community College

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 24

Drill Team Spring Show 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Sunday, March 25

Drill Team Banquet 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, March 26

National Honor Society Applications Due

Tuesday, March 27

End third quarter

GTR JV/V @ Waukee Invite #1 – 4:30 PM – Waukee High School

Thursday, March 29

Spring Sports Parent Meeting – 7 PM – AHS

BTR JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird – 4 PM – Waukee High School

GTR V @Boone Invitational – 4:30 PM at Goeppinger Field, Boone

Saturday, March 31

BSC vs Ames Invite 10 AM – Ames High School