Students going into grades 10, 11 and 12 in 2018-19 will receive their schedules in homeroom this Wednesday (May 16). Students with schedule conflicts or concerns then have the last two weeks of school to make an appointment to see their counselor and work on their schedule. All returning students should have their schedules finalized before the end of semester exams. Study halls and music lessons will be added this summer.


AHS Art students participated in the Memory Project. Check out their awesome portraits of kids at the Ames Public Library now until May 16th. When the display is taken down, the portraits will sent to the kids in Poland.


Sonja Paulson was awarded a $500 service scholarship by Altrusa International of Ames.  Congratulations, Sonja.


Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2018 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service on Wednesday, May 23 in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The Ames High School Orchestra will perform a musical prelude starting at 6:30.  The interfaith service will include messages from faith leaders Danny Householder, James Dubois, and Kyle Bartholic. There will be selected vocal, instrumental and dance performances by members of the Ames High Class of 2018: Elena Andrews, Emma Cai, Isabel Polashek, Caroline Paxton, Emily Helmer, Aubrey Branch, Ani Yan, Chloe Barry and Sara Bergin. The Ames High Concert Chorale will perform a choral benediction.

Make plans to attend this special annual tradition celebrating Ames High graduating seniors! Seniors who choose to attend should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to line up in the music hallway.   Seniors will enter and sit as a group.

Baccalaureate is organized by parent/guardian volunteers and generously supported by senior parents and guardians, local religious organizations, family members and friends of Ames High School.


The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 15th. The concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. The 9th grade orchestra will perform two pieces: Concerto for Four Cellos by Vivaldi and American Sketches by Joshua Reznicow. Come and support the orchestra.


We wish all of our mothers the best this Mother’s Day weekend. Thank you for all you do for your family.


This is the time of year for senior Baby Ads (Click Here for Form
This is your opportunity to add a personalized message to your child along with a picture or two to celebrate (or embarrass) your graduating senior. You may use this link or the attached pdf to access the information you need. The deadline is Monday, May 14th. If you have questions you may direct them to yearbook sponsor Mr. Webb at


Super Summer 2018 is looking for Volunteers! Super Summer has many class offerings that need volunteers for the two week period from June 11 – 22 from 8:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet can be found on the counter in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have any questions, please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.


Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Consider signing up for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! Please see contact Mrs. Kuhns for more information or look for an informational flyer regarding volunteer sign-up!


Friday, May 11

GG V @ FD Invite 10 AM – Fort Dodge Country Club

GSC V @ Norwalk 5:30 PM – Norwalk High School

BSC V @ Norwalk 7 PM – Norwalk High School

Saturday, May 12

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate – (all day)

BSC JV2 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM – Ankeny High School Monday, May 14

GG JV/V @ Valley 3PM – Willow Creek Golf Course GSC JV2/JV1/V @ Waukee 4:45/6/7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Tuesday, May 15

BSC JV2/JV1/V vs North 4:45/6/7:30 PM – North High School

6th-9th Orchestra Spring Concert @ AMS 7:00 PM – Ames Middle School Wednesday, May 16

GTE V Regional – Individual (all day)

GG V @ CIML Central Conference Meet 9 AM

Thursday, May 17

B/G TR V State – May 17–19

BSC JV2/JV1/V @ SEP 4:45/6/7:30 PM – High School – Southeast Polk

Friday, May 18

GSC JV1/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30/7 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, May 19

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate (all day)

Sunday, May 20

GTE V State Tourney – Team (all day)