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Friday, August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018

While students finish enjoying summer break with family and friends, here at Ames High we are busy getting ready for the 2018-19 school year. Here is a look at what is coming up on the AHS calendar:

  • Monday August 6 – Fall Sports Practice begins
  • Monday August 13 – School Pictures 8 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 23 – First Day of School
  • Monday, August 27 – Back to School Night

 

SCHOOL PICTURES

Lifetouch will be taking Ames High students school picture in the Spirit Room on Monday, August 13 from 8AM-4PM. Enter the building through the Activities Entrance. Pictures are taken on a walk in basis, no appointment is necessary. Picture packets forms may be picked up in the main office at AHS and also in the Athletic Office or parents can go online at www.mylifetouch.com enter code BN108007Q0 to order and pay for a picture package.. Extra picture packets can be picked up on picture day. All non-seniors students MUST have their picture taken, as these pictures are used in the Yearbook and for student ID’s. If for some reason your child is not able to attend, another date, yet to be decided, will be held after the start of the school year. We can’t stress enough the importance of these pictures being taken.

 

REGISTRATION PACKETS

Reminder to fill out your students registration packet if you haven’t already done so. It is very important to have work processed 2-3 weeks before school starts to make the transition run smoothly for our 1400+ students. Parking permit hang tags need to be assigned, activity stickers and open campus/open lunch stickers needs to be placed on ID’s, the nurse needs all updated medical history forms reviewed and filed. If you still have forms, please complete them now and mail them in or drop them off in the main office at AHS.

If your son/daughter is involved in a fall sport, practice begins on August 6th and all athletic forms and a current physical need to be on file before that August 6th deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018

Ames High Welcomes Freshmen and New Students

Our first day of school, Thursday, August 23, 2018, we have a new and exciting start to the school year!

Where: Ames High School

What:   Freshmen and new student orientation

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 7:50 am!

Why:    To welcome all incoming freshmen and

           students new to the Ames Community School District

Please Note:

  • There will be no separate orientation for freshmen and new students prior to the first day of school.

  • All returning 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will report to school at 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Lunch will be available at 11:30am. 

  • 10-12 graders that ride the bus, either ride the bus at the normal morning time or find a ride to school at noon. 
Schedule for the first day of school Thursday, August 23, 2018

7:50 am

9th grade and new students report to homeroom for Welcome. Students not assigned a homeroom will report to Student Services.

8:05 am

School Tours

8:45 am

Follow Schedule – Visit Each Class

11:20 am

Cafeteria for Lunch

11:55 am

Gym for Assembly

12:00 pm

Returning 10th – 12th Grade Students Report to Homeroom

12:15 pm

All School Assembly

1:05 pm

All students follow schedule to each class

3:05 pm

School Dismissed

 

*Note, more details will follow regarding the first day of school for 10th-12th graders who ride the bus and arrive at the normal time in the morning.

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Friday June 1, 2018

Ames High School Summer Hours 

Monday – Thursday, 7 AM – 11 AM12 PM – 4 PM.  

Friday7 AM – 11:30 AM

The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th

The First Day of School for next year is Thursday, August 23rd.

Friday Parent E-mail will resume August 10th and Daily Notes will start again on August 22nd.

Have a great summer!

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Thursday May 31, 2018

Third day of Finals : 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

Student Laptop Returns 

Last Day of Classes 

Quote of the Day – “There is always a strong need for self-education during and after school education. Education is a never-ending process of intellectual growth.” 
― Edmond Mbiaka

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Second day of Finals: 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

Laptop Computer Return Day 2 

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Tuesday May 29th, 2018

Finals 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

Student Laptop Return -Rm  MC 15

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Friday – May 25, 2018

RETURNING COMPUTERS DURING FINALS WEEK.

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.

Students who still wish to participate in Driver’s education this summer can sign up at Streetsmart’s North Grand Mall classroom.  This is the same company that does Ames High School classes. There are still spots available in the July classes.  Registration is online, so google streetsmarts drivers ed.


Thought for the Day  –  Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown

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Thursday – May 24, 2018

This summer, there are two great opportunities for people seeking to volunteer. One is for Super Summer Classes and the other for Harrison Barnes Reading Buddies.  There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.   Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Students, please plan to turn in your laptop, case, and chargers during finals week.   There is time during the breaks between tests and before/after school.

Students who still wish to participate in Driver’s education this summer can sign up at Streetsmart’s North Grand Mall classroom.  This is the same company that does Ames High School classes. There are still spots available in the July classes.  Registration is online, so google streetsmarts drivers ed.

Thought for the Day  – The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”      – Mahatma Gandhi

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Tuesday – May 22, 2018

Seniors, There are some things you need to get done before you leave here today.  

#1. Clean out your locker.
#2. Buy at ticket to the Senior Picnic. Those are on sale in Room 26.   
#3. Pick up your cumulative folder from your counselor.
#4. Return your laptop.

Please be responsible and see that you finish all these task.

This summer, there are two great opportunities for people seeking to volunteer. One is for Super Summer Classes and the other for Harrison Barnes Reading Buddies.  There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.   Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Congratulations to senior Merrina Lan who 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!

Anyone interested in running Boys Cross Country next fall should come to a meeting Wednesday right after school in Coach Mooney’s room 107.

The 2018 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service is on Wednesday, May 23 in the Ames Middle School Auditorium.  All are invited. The AHS Orchestra will perform starting at 6:30. The interfaith service will include messages from 3 local faith leaders.   There will be selected vocal, instrumental and dance performances by members of the Ames High Class of 2018.   Seniors who choose to attend should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to line up in the music hallway.

Make plans to attend this special annual tradition celebrating Ames High graduating seniors!

Thought for the Day  –  “Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it’s stupid.”  Albert Einstein

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Monday, May 21, 2018

 

Seniors, you need to clean out your locker by the end of the day on Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS will be on sale in room 26  now through  Tuesday. Also, seniors are reminded to pick up your cumulative folder from your counselor in student services.

Senior laptop return day is Tuesday, May 22nd All seniors must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers.   All items must be turned in by 3:20 PM to avoid the over $700.00 full assessment fine. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in and there will be a cleaning station available. All other students will turn in their laptop, case and chargers during finals week, during breaks between tests and before/after school.  

SUPER SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

There are two great opportunities this summer for people seeking to volunteer.

The first is Super Summer, which 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.  Another volunteer opportunity is with the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.  Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Thought For The Day –  “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship” Dr. James P. Comer

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Friday, May 18, 2018

All seniors are reminded to report to the Auditorium today at the beginning of 6th period.

Seniors, you need to clean out your locker by the end of the day on Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

Laptop computer return is Tuesday – back-up your data 

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS will be on sale in room 26  now through next Tuesday. Also, seniors are reminded to pick up your cumulative folder from your counselor in student services.

Thought For The Day –  Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown

 

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