During Finals Week, students only need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam.   If they don’t have a final, they may leave the building. If students stay on campus, they must be in a quiet study area in the Media Center – but not in the hallways.    Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:45 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Period 1                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM


Second day: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Period 4                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM


Third day: Thursday, 31, 2018

Period 7                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM 11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM 1:15 PM



Senior Merrina Lan won 4th place at the ISEF- International Science & Engineering Fair!  She competed against 1,383 other projects from 81 different countries, territories, and states!  

Way to go Merrina!  You make AHS proud!



The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 30, at 5:00 pm.  This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel, and is a great way to kick off the school year, and raise for educational needs!  Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 30.  Visit  today for more details.


All students must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers next week after they are finished with their finals.   If they don’t need them for their finals, they can turn them in earlier. There will be time between test, and also before and after school to do this.   Students should not be turning in computers during the actual testing times, only during breaks and before and after school.


Interested in a different kind of experience for your preschool-12th grade student this summer? One that involves a multidisciplinary exploration of nature and our community, project-based learning, daily mindfulness education, overnight camping, and the creation of art? The Community Academy is offering 3 weeks of educational experiences for students entering preschool through 12th grade that will mimic the type of education happening in innovative schools around the country. Each week will be composed of experiences that are connected thematically:

Week 1: Our land – July 9th – 13th

Week 2: Our water – July 16th – 20th

Week 3: Our community – July 23rd – 27th

Students are welcome to join in all three weeks but are not required in order to enjoy the experience. We are now accepting summer experience reservations – If you or someone you know is interested in reserving a spot for our summer program, please click here.

Here are links to our Facebook Page and our Website for more information.

I have also attached a flyer if that can be attached.

Any questions, please contact Mike Todd at the High School.



Students who failed a 2nd semester English, Math, Social Studies or Science course will have the opportunity to make-up the credit this summer. The parents of students who failed one of these classes and the students will be receiving an email notice with the pertinent details.



2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Monday, June 4.


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23.

AHS Office Summer hours:

M, T, W, TR: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

F: 7:00 – 11:30 AM

Office will be closed Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th.



Friday, May 25

BTE V State Individual Tourney May 25–26

Softball: 9th vs. Newton (Away) 4:30 PM– Newton Softball Field

Softball: JV vs. Newton (Away)6:00 PM – Newton Softball Field

Softball: Varsity vs. Newton (Away)7:30 PM – Newton Softball Complex Baseball: JV vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 5:30 PM

Baseball: Varsity vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 26

Boys Tennis V State Individual Tourney

Sunday, May 27

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day – no classes

Girls Soccer Banquet 5 pm   Octagon Center For the Arts

Girls Golf Banquet – 6 pm – Veenker Clubhouse

Girls Tennis Banquet – 6pm – AHS – Multi-Purpose Room

Boys/Girls Track Banquet 7pm AHS Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 29

Finals 1, 2, 3

Girls Golf V @ State TBA

Boys Tennis V @ State Team Tourney

Baseball: 9th vs Mason City (away) 5 pm

Baseball: 10th vs Mason City (away) 7pm

Softball: JV vs. Roland-Story (home) 5:30 pm

Softball: Varsity vs. Roland Story (home) 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 30

Finals 4, 5, 6

Thursday, June 31

Last day of school

Finals 7, 8, make-up

Friday, June 1

Teacher Workday