NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION
National Honor Society applications are available online at the high school website. Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.40 or higher is eligible to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Schmaltz by Monday, April 3, 2017. No exceptions to this deadline. Questions can be sent to rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us .

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

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS
On Wednesday, April 5th, 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.

SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS OF 2017
A BIG CONGRATS to Caylee Fuqua! Caylee has earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. Caylee earned a National Gold Medal. Caylee has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 8.

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED
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

Parents/Guardians of AHS Juniors and Seniors: the Post Prom Party is open to all juniors and seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provided a terrific night at NO COST to the students. Funds are needed to pay for the food, entertainment, and prizes, and we could use your help! The average cost of the Post Prom Party is $45 per student. Our goal is to raise $16,000. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to AHS Post Prom and mailed to Kim Iiams, AHS Post Prom, 4108 Laura Court, Ames, Iowa 50010. Or students can drop them in the Post Prom donation box in the office at the school. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe and having fun – 2017 Post Prom Co-Chairs.

RESULTS OF STATE INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST
Twelve Ames High School students participated in the State Individual Speech Contest at Johnston High School on Saturday, March 11. Students who received I ratings include Tiffany Rong (Storytelling), Elena Andrews (Interpretative Poetry), Teresa Pelzer (Storytelling), Hannah Wigdahl (Storytelling and Solo Musical Theater), Tianxin Xu (Original Oration), Kijune Kim (Literary Program), Jill Schoenrock (Acting and Improvisation), Philip Ma (Public Address), Josh Gartin (Solo Musical Theater), and Libby Grunenwald (Storytelling). Students who received II ratings were Kathleen Pelzer (Original Oration), Rachel Junck (Public Address), and Tianxin Xu (Public Address).

THREE AMES HIGH SPEECH STUDENTS ARE SELECTED FOR ALL STATE
Libby Grunenwald (Storytelling), Elena Andrews (Interpretative Poetry), and Jill Schoenrock (Acting) were selected to perform at the All State Individual Events Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 27. Fewer than 10 percent of the students who participate in individual speech activities are selected for All State. Coaches for the the students are Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, Isaiah Riker, and Connie Ringlee.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
ELPA21, the annual English language proficiency test for all ELLs, will be given March 27 – April 7. If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact Kendall Schuldt, ESL Teacher at Kendall.schuldt@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-817-0600 ext. 2334.

FOR JUNIORS & SENIORS INVITED TO POST PROM
Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2017 Post Prom Party “Central Park After Dark”, whether attending prom or not on Sunday, April 9 from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your guest is not an AHS junior or senior, he/she must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Out of school dance forms are available in the old main office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, April 5th. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student ID’s required, NO ADMISSION after 1:15 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks or purses allowed.

WESTERN IOWA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR RESULTS
Congratulations to the following AHS students for their participation in the 8th annual Western Iowa Science & Engineering Fair held on the Northwestern Community College campus in Sheldon last Saturday. These students, as well as two more research groups from AHS, will be participating in the State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa on Thursday, March 30th. The fair will be held at Hilton on ISU campus and is open to the public.  

Sarah Arbuckle – United States Army Award; 1st place Team High School Science
Amy Cyr – United States Army Award; 1st place Team High School Science
Helen Hu –U.S. Metric Association Award; 2nd Place Physical Science HS; 1st place Genius Olympiad Trip Winner
David Kim –United States Army Award; Honorable Mention Physical Science HS
Caleb Kong –ASM Materials Education Foundation Award; United States Air Force Award; Honorable Mention Physical Science HS
Merrina Lan –Society for In-Vitro Biology Award; U.S. Metric Association Award; 2nd place Team High School Science
Abigail Tibben –U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award; 3rd Place Physical Science HS; 2nd alternate Genius Olympiad Trip Winner

DRILL TEAM SPRING SHOW
The Drill Team 18th Annual Spring Show is THIS Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. There will be a kids clinic at 9:00AM for PS-8th graders, WALK IN REGISTRATIONS FOR KIDS ARE WELCOME, admission for the clinic is $30 and this includes the clinic, snack, a performance t-shirt and your ticket to the show that night. Admission to the show for adults is $7 and high school students and under are $5. Come support the Drill Team as they showcase all of their competition routines including some crowd favorites such as team hip hop, kick and a coed number. We hope to see you this Saturday night at 7:00 PM at the Ames High Gym!

2017-2018 FALL CHEER & DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS
2017/2018 Drill Team Tryouts

  • Monday, March 27th; 5:30-8:30 in the Spirit Room
  • Tryouts will consist of jumps, turns, leaps and a dance. The drill team workshop will be 5:30-6:45 and tryouts will begin at 7:00 PM
  • Wear any solid color top and solid color bottom with your hair up, bows are optional
  • Bring snacks and homework for your downtime, you may leave once you audition
  • Audition results will be released by March 31st
  • If you have conflicts with the tryout time please contact Coach Buss ASAP

2017 Fall Cheer Tryouts

  • Wednesday, March 29th; 5:30-8:30 in the Spirit Room
  • Tryouts will consist of jumps, a cheer, the school song and tumbling. The cheer workshop will be 5:30-6:45 and tryouts will begin at 7:00 PM
  • Wear any solid color top and solid color bottom with your hair up and no jewelry, bows are optional
  • Bring snacks and homework for your downtime, you may leave once you audition
  • Audition results will be released by March 31st
  • If you have conflicts with the tryout times please contact Coach Buss ASAP

BUSINESS HORIZONS SUMMER PROGRAM
Business Horizons, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation, is the longest-running, most unique summer program of its kind for high school students in Iowa. Business Horizons brings together roughly 100 students from across the state for one week of challenges, competitions and fun, while experiencing the world of business. The program is perfect for forward-thinking students looking for an opportunity to get ahead. Students gain first-hand knowledge about entrepreneurship, develop teamwork and leadership skills, discover their strengths and opportunities in Iowa and much more. For more information, visit their website, http://www.businesshorizonsiowa.org/ or contact Mrs. Schmaltz (rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us).

AP TEST TAKERS SAVE THE DATE            
All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45.

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.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
There will be a representative from Marshalltown Community College in Student Services during Plus Period on Monday, March 27. Please schedule to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

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

Tuesday, March 28
    Girls Track: JV/V @ Waukee Invite 4:15 PM
    Boys Track: 9/JV/V @ SE Polk 4:30 PM
    Tennis Parent meeting 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 30
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird 4:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: JV/V vs DC Grimes 5:30/7:00 PM

Friday, March 31
    AHS Fashion Show – AHS Auditorium 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 1
    Boys Soccer: V Ames Invite 10:00 AM/1:00 PM