Congratulations to the following Ames High School Athletes that have made the Iowa
Cheerleading Coaches Associations’ All State Cheerleading Squad:

Alissa Hoover, Sophomore
Joscelyn Buss, Junior
Jewels Buss, Junior
Hannah Heindel, Senior
Additionally Hannah Kruger was named Honorable Mention
200 girls auditioned from all over the state of Iowa and 32 were selected to the team.

The All State Cheerleading team performs at the finals of the Boys State Basketball
tournament! Congratulations girls!

Ames High School’s 32nd annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 29th,
in the High School cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

Monday Nov. 5th, 3:45 – 7:50 PM
Wednesday Nov. 7th, 3:45 – 7:50 PM
Thursday Nov. 8th, 8:00 – 12:00 PM

If you have Internet access, follow the directions below and you may start signing up for
conferences Monday, October 29, at 7:00 AM. Any parent/guardian without Internet
access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their

1. Copy the following address to your web browser. It will take you to a Parent/Student
login for scheduling parent/teacher conferences.
https: //
There will also be a link to the Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler Program on the
Ames High web page.

2. Enter your student’s formal first and last name. Your PASSWORD is your student’s
date of birth. For example: if your student’s birthday is Feb. 4, 2004, enter 2/4/2004 —
include the in-between slashes.(If a student is from a split family or if the husband and
wife are going to attend separate conferences, please call Abby Evans (817-0620) and
she will create computer access for the second parent.)
3. The student’s schedule will appear. Enter your email address (bottom of screen) and
click SUBMIT EMAIL ADDRESS. This will enable you to receive an email reminder of
the conferences you have scheduled.

4. Click SCHEDULE to the right of any class you want to schedule a conference. The
teacher’s available times will appear. Pick the time you want – open circles (radio
buttons) are available to be selected — and click SCHEDULE TIME at the bottom of the screen.

5. If you realize you need to change the time, go to the student’s schedule. To the right
of the conference you want to change, click on CHANGE. Then click cancel conference
with this teacher; then SCHEDULE TIME to save the change you just made. If you want
a different time, go back to Step 4.

6. When scheduling conferences, remember there is no passing time between
conferences. Music will play over the PA system when there are 2 minutes until the next
conference. When the music stops, the next conference should begin. If you must travel
from one end of the building to the other, you will likely want to leave an open slot
between conferences or shorten the amount of time you spend in the conference.

7. Please honor the conference times you schedule. If you are unable to attend a
conference you have scheduled, please cancel as soon as possible. You can
cancel on-line or call Abby Evans (817-0620) to cancel the conference for you.
This will allow another family to schedule that time slot and it keeps the teacher
from turning away another parent because the time slot was being saved for you.
Canceling as soon as you know you won’t be able to attend a conference shows
consideration for other families who are trying to see the same teacher.

Friday, November 2nd
There is no school on Thursday, November 8 & Friday, November 9 due to conferences.

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall: Mr. Webb and Mrs.
Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday, November 12th. The
class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, November 12, Monday,
November 19, Monday, November 26, and Monday, December 3). There will be a
section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30PM. The
cost is $35.00 (checks preferred), which is waived for students qualifying for the Federal
Lunch Program. Class size is limited to 25 students. Enrollment is on a first-come with
registration fee, first served basis. Make your check out to Ames High School.
Registration forms are due in Student Services.

The Fall Orchestra Concert is Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 pm in the AHS
auditorium. Come and hear the 9th grade strings play Humoresque, Phantom of the
Opera and The Great Bicycle Race. The 10 – 12 string orchestra will feature Eric and
Guinevere McIntyre, professional horn players as they play natural horns for a Telemann
Concerto for Two Horns and Eric will play the modern horn for the Mozart Rondo.
Seniors Joanna Kim and Grace Kim will play solo cellos for the Vivaldi Concerto for Two
Cellos. The 10 – 12 string group will also play the First movement of the Holst St. Paul
Suite, 1. Jig. Finishing off the concert will be almost 90 string players performing Richard
Meyer’s A Festival Rondo. Please join us for a wonderful evening of delightful string
music with guest musicians. Tickets are: $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00
for a family.


The following college representatives will be in Student Services next week.
Monday, Oct. 29 Northwest Missouri State 2:20 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Briar Cliff University 1:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 1 Ellsworth Community College 1:00 PM


Saturday, October 27

B/G CC-V at IHSAA Lakeside Golf Course, Fort Dodge 11AM

Monday, October 29

AHS Academic Letters Program 6 PM
Volleyball-V at Ankeny

Thursday, November 1

Fall Festival Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM

Friday, November 2

No classes District Wide Teacher workshop day
GDiving-V at IGHSAU
Saturday, November 3
Cheer-V at State, Jacobson Building 2:30 PM