DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS IS MONDAY

Registration for AP exams will end at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 6. The cost per exam is $93. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION DEADLINE IS MONDAY

Monday, March 6 is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR AHS 2017 SENIORS

Local scholarships and Ames Education Foundation scholarships for full time AHS Senior Students are posted. A summary of Ames Education Foundation sponsored scholarships can be found at the Ames Education Foundation/scholarship section of their website. To apply students must log into their Family Connection website at http://connection.naviance.com/Ames . Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Student Services.

The due dates for Ames Education Foundation scholarships and most of the local scholarships will be Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Completed applications are to be turned in to Student Services in a sealed envelope. Be sure to verify the due date on all the application materials.

DANCE MARATHON

This past Saturday, the 3rd Annual Ames High School Dance Marathon took place. The event was the culmination of a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign to support the miracle children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. At the beginning of the year, Dance Marathon co-Presidents, Sabrinna Hegelheimer and Charlotte Lenkaitis, set a goal to raise $15,000. Throughout the year, club members led countless fundraisers, such as coin drives and halftime competitions to help meet their goal. 

At the event, Ames High had the pleasure of hosting several miracle families whose lives have been impacted by the funds raised through Dance Marathon. These families were given the opportunity to speak about their personal experiences with Dance Marathon. Students, teachers and miracle families alike were invited to dance, eat sweets and participate in activities and games, such as a photo booth, ping pong and four square. 

At the end of the event, students revealed that they had met and exceeded their goal, raising a total of $15,576.28. This total continues to rise as more donations are collected. 

Thanks to all of the Ames High Staff for all of their support along the way and to all of the amazing club members whose hard work and determination made Ames High School Dance Marathon so successful! 

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA state competitors for a great showing last weekend. Overall, 17 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conference to be held in Anaheim in late April. DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders to be college and career ready. While the focus of competitive events is on business principles such as marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship, students who participate in the local DECA chapter also find themselves involved in service projects that help them further their commitment to community, as well as leadership activities that help them develop and enhance employability skills.

AMES HIGH STUDENTS EXCEL AT DISTRICT INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST

Ames students earned 16 Division I ratings at the District Individual Events Speech Contest held on February 25 at East High School in Des Moines. These students include Hannah Wigdahl in Solo Musical Theater and Storytelling, Kathleen Pelzer in Original Oration, Tiffany Rong in Storytelling, Teresa Pelzer in Storytelling, Tianxin Xu in Original Oration and Public Address, Jill Schoenrock in Acting and Improvisation, Philip Ma in Public Address, Josh Gartin in Solo Musical Theater, Elena Andrews in Interpretative Poetry, Kijune Kim in Literary Program, Rachel Junck in Public Address, Thomas Garrett in Acting, and Libby Grunenwald in Storytelling. These students will advance to the State Individual Events Contest to be held on March 11 at Johnston High School. Students who received II ratings were Ariana Engelman in Solo Musical Theater and Interpretative Poetry, Kendra Caulfield in Solo Musical Theater and Storytelling, Jacob Peters in Acting, Kijune Kim in Spontaneous Speaking, Tiffany Rong in Solo Musical Theater, Andrea Martinez in Solo Musical Theater, Nicole Kelly in Interpretative Prose, and Kathleen Pelzer in Expository Address. We want to thank all of the parents who drove students to the contest. Coaches for the speech program are Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, and Connie Ringlee.  

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society application information will be available online starting Wednesday, March 8th.

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM SPRING SHOW

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. 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!

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE

The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. Interested students should sign up in Student Services and contact Dave Rehbein at 515-232-9299 or at daverehbein@msn.com .

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 10 – 1:15 DISMISSAL

Classes dismiss at 1:15 PM on Friday, March 10 for Spring Break

Warning Bell                     0:05                             7:45 AM

Period 1                             0:32       7:50 AM       8:22 AM

Period 2                             0:34       8:27 AM       9:01 AM

Period 3                             0:32       9:06 AM       9:38 AM

Period 4                             0:32       9:43 AM     10:15 AM

Period 5     1st Lunch      0:38     10:15 AM     10:53 AM

                        Class          0:33     10:53 AM     11:26 AM

                        Class          0:33     10:20 AM     10:53 AM

                    Last Lunch    0:38     10:53 AM     11:31 AM

Period 6                             0:32     11:31 AM     12:03 PM

Period 7                             0:31     12:08 PM     12:39 PM

Period 8                             0:31     12:44 PM       1:15 PM

TRACK PARENT MEETING

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.

SPRING SPORT PARENT MEETING

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

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

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.

LITTLE CYCLONE HOCKEY

The Little Cyclone Hockey team made it to the Varsity Championship Tournament!! Ames plays the Des Moines Capitals tonight at 6:00 PM at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Admission is FREE. Come out to support Little Cyclone Hockey and help fill the stands with orange!

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services this week. Please see Mrs. Ward in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these representatives.

Monday, March 6

University of Iowa 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 9

Upper Iowa University 9:00 AM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 4

Solo Ensemble Contest

Sunday, March 5

AHS Strings with Central Iowa Symphony – Ames City Auditorium 3:00 PM

Monday, March 6

Girls Track: V @ Dickinson Indoor – UNI 3:00 PM

Tuesday, March 7

Boys Track: V @ Dickinson Indoor – UNI 3:00 PM

Boys Track: 9/10 @ Warburg Invite 3:00 PM

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine – Stephens Auditorium 7:30 PM

Friday, March 10

Boys Track: JV @ Demon Indoor – Mount Vernon High School 10:00 AM

Early dismissal – 1:15 PM

Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17

Spring Break