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.

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. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services before April 21.

ANOTHER NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARD WINNER

A BIG CONGRATS to Hannah Huang! Hannah has earned a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. Hannah has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young writers 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. Hannah and Caylee are our two National Gold Medal recipients.

PROM 2017
The AHS Junior Prom Committee is excited to announce this year’s prom theme as “Enchanted Forest.” Prom will be held at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:00-11:30 PM (doors will close at 10:00 PM). Please note the start time is 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and will be sold April 3rd-7th before school, during lunch, and after school. No tickets will be sold at the door. All students and guests must have their school IDs to enter the dance. Out of school dance forms are available in the old main office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, April 5th.

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 9th 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, s/he must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student IDs required, NO ADMISSION after 1:10 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks, or purses allowed.

NHS IOWA LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY FUNDRAISER
National Honor Society is conducting an online fundraiser through Friday, April 7, to support the Iowa Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are encouraging all students and their families to consider a donation to help support the research and support of blood cancer. NHS has a $5,000 goal we are aiming for. Donations can be made at the link shown here: http://events.lls.org/pages/ia/Ames-High-School-2017

ONLINE AP CLASSES
Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics (fall 2017), AP Macroeconomics (fall 2017), AP Statistics (both semesters), or AP Computer Science (Java; both semesters) online beginning in the fall of 2017 please pick up an application in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe. Applications are due April 11, 2017, there are no exceptions to the deadline.

2016-2017 AHS YEARBOOKS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER
If you have not yet purchased your 2016-2017 yearbook, it’s not too late. We have set up a site to purchase your yearbook online. The cost is $55 and you pay with a major credit card. Within the week, there will also be information on the same page for how to purchase a student recognition “Baby Ad.” More info to come on these ads. Please direct any questions to sponsor James Webb. Thank you! www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool

AMES HIGH DEBATE RESULTS
Ames High debaters participated in the Great Midwestern Novice and Junior Varsity Championships at Iowa City West over the weekend. Dakshina Paudyal placed fifth in Student Congressional Debate and the Novice Public Forum team of Silvia Aydinyan and Susanna Mkhitaryan placed third. Silvia also won first place in speaker points for Public Forum.

BACCALAUREATE APPLICATIONS DUE
Seniors interested in being a student performer or nominating a speaker for baccalaureate can find the applications at the links below. Applications are DUE TOMORROW, April 1.

http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-application-student-performers/

http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-speaker-nominations/

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD GETS 2ND PLACE
The Ames High School Science Olympiad team traveled to Coe College in Cedar Rapids last weekend to compete in the Iowa Science Olympiad competition. The Ames High School team finished 2nd in the competition.

Earning 1st place medals were the following students:
Sarah Song, David Kim and Andres Cordoba for Experimental Design
Katie Fukushima and Sarah Song for Invasive Species
Jason Chen and Victoria Kyveryga for Astronomy
Hannah Huang and Jasper Shogren-Knaak for Hovercraft
John Kim and Jinal Amin for Wind Power

2nd place medals went to:

Philip Ma and Victoria Kyveryga for Hydrogeology
Jason Chen and Sarah Song for Dynamic Planet
Andres Cordoba and Jason Chen for Electric Vehicle

3rd place medals went to:
Shria Chug and Hannah Huang for Disease Detective
Jinal Amin and Katie Fukushima for Forensics

The team is coached by Peg Barbour, Mary Glenn, and Kerri Marsh.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, March 31
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird 4:30 PM

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

Monday, April 3
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Cedar Falls 4:00 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9 @ Newton 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: 9/10 Ames 9/10 CO-ED 4:15 PM
    Boys Track: 9/10 Ames 9/10 CO-ED 4:15 PM

Tuesday, April 4
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Hoover 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Hoover 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V @ Waukee Invite #2 4:15 PM
    Boys Soccer: JV/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30/7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 5
    Financial Aid Night – AHS Cafeteria 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 6
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Ankeny 4:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Friday, April 7
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Roosevelt – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Marshalltown Kenny Dean Invite 5:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Nevada – SCORE Pavilion 5:30/7:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8
    Prom – Scheman Building 9:00-11:30 PM

Sunday, April 9
    Post Prom – AHS midnight-4:30 AM