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Friday October 20, 2017

Varsity Football @ Dowling, 7 pm Kickoff

Tonight’s game against Dowling will be broadcast on Iowa Catholic Radio and webcast on CISN.TV.

UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETING TOMORROW (10-21-17)

Any  juniors or seniors interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project next summer, applications are available from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. There will be an informational meeting for parents on Saturday October 21, 9:00 AM at Ames High School (Room 107). Contact Mr. Mooney if interested.

ACT / SAT PREP CLASS

DEADLINE to sign up for the  ACT/SAT Prep Class is Wednesday, October 25th at 3:00 PM. See Mrs. Evans in Student Services for more information. It is first come with the payment, first served until each section is full.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are Monday, October 30th, and Wednesday, November 1st from 4:00-7:30 PM, and Thursday, November 2, from 8:00-11:30 AM  and 12:30 – 3:00 PM.

1.  Directions for signing up on-line for conferences were emailed to parents last Tuesday. You may start signing up for conferences Monday, October 23rd, at 7:00 AM. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school. Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3.  If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences. Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted. Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

Ames High will dismiss at 2:00 PM October 30th, and November 1st due to parent/teacher conferences.

Wednesday, November 1 will not be a late start.

NO SCHOOL DUE TO PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

There is no school on Friday, October 27th, as teachers prepare for conferences.

The following week there will be no school on Thursday, November 2nd, due to conferences, or Friday, November 3.

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 31ST  ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM

Ames High School’s 31st annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 23rd, in the high school cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

AHS MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR

The Ames High School Marching Band is holding its Annual Marching Band Spectacular at 7:30 PM Monday, October 23th in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the 31st Annual Academic Letters Program. Cost for the Marching Band Spectacular is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family. The band is under the direction of Chris Ewan, Andrew Buttermore, and Peter Thompson.

AHS FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, 7:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium

Featuring the 9th grade string orchestra performing Dark Catacombs and Ghosts of Brandenburg and the 10-12 grade string orchestra performing Esperance featuring Chloe Barry on Solo Harp and the Claude Bolling Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Trio featuring a professional Jazz Pianist, Jazz String Bass and Jazz Drums along with Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horns with strings. Come and enjoy an evening of various musical styles performed by the AHS string players. Cost for this event is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family.

ELP CLASSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics for the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. You will need to have one free period (not necessarily the same period each day) open in your spring schedule to accommodate one of these classes. Applications will be due October 26.

College Representatives for this week.

Tuesday, October 24 – Ellsworth Community College – 1:30 pm.

DRIVERS EDUCATION

A new session of “Street Smarts”  formally Teen Driver will begin on November 6th and run through December 11th. Anyone interested may pick up a form in the associate principal’s office.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 20

Football: V vs. Dowling 7 PM

Saturday, October 21

All-State Auditions – Indianola High School – all day

Uganda Service Learning Project Information Meeting – AHS Room 107 9 AM

Sunday, October 22

Boys CC Banquet – 6 PM – Ames High School

Monday, October 23

AHS Academic Letter Program  – AHS Cafeteria 6 PM

AHS Marching Band Spectacular – AHS Gym 7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 24

Volleyball: V Regional Semifinals @ Marshalltown 7 PM

AHS Orchestra Fall Festival Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 26

End of 1st Quarter

Girls Swimming V Dive Regional TBA – All day

Friday, October 27

No Classes – Professional Day – District Wide

Saturday, October 28

Boys & Girls Cross Country V @ State – Fort Dodge Senior High School 11:00 AM

Girls Swimming: V  Regional TBA (all day)

 
 
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Friday October 6, 2017

AHS Varsity FB @ Centennial – 6 p.m. Kickoff
Due to weather conditions, tonight’s game at Centennial will kickoff at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than originally scheduled. Please brave the weather and come out to support your Little Cyclones!

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
There is no school district wide on Monday, October 9, as teachers participate in professional development.

PSAT TEST

The PSAT test is Wednesday, October 11 at 8:30 A.M. This is before Wednesday’s first period begins. Students must bring their student ID, and #2 lead pencils – no mechanical pencils.  Approved calculators can be used on one of the math sections. Students may not share calculators.  Cell phones will be collected when students arrive at their testing room.

HUNZIKER TOUR FOR SOPHOMORES NOT TAKING THE PSAT
Sophomores not taking the PSAT will board buses at 9:10.  They will be going to the Hunziker Center to find out about the career and technical education programs which earn both DMACC and AHS Credit. 

SENIOR CLASS PICTURE/GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT MEETING
The senior class picture is Wednesday, October 11th at 10:50 AM in the AHS gym. Ordering envelopes were handed out to students in homeroomWednesday. If students would like to order a photo, they must bring the order envelope with payment to the photographer on Wednesday
Following the picture, the senior class will stay in the gym and a representative from Jostens will hand out information regarding cap and gown ordering and graduation announcement order forms. The following week, on October 17th, the Jostens rep will be back at AHS from 10:53 AM-12:15 PM to take orders for graduation announcements.

SOPHOMORE CLASS RING PRESENTATION
A representative from Jostens will hand out information regarding class ring ordering on Thursday, Oct. 12 during plus period.  Jostens rep will be back at AHS on Tuesday, Oct. 17 during both lunches to take orders. 

Oct. 11, 2017 Schedule
PSAT TESTING  
No HR 

(Also DMACC tour for 10th Grade and Senior Class Photo 3rd Period)
Warning bell for test 0:05                  8:25 AM 
Test begins               0:40                  8:30 AM

 Warning bell 1st pd  0:05                   9:10 AM 
Period 1                   0:43                   9:15 AM             9:58 AM 
Period 2                   0:43                  10:03 AM          10:46 AM 
Period 3                   0:43                  10:51 AM          11:34 AM 
Period 4                   0:43                  11:39 AM          12:22 PM

Period 5  1st Lunch 0:38               12:22 PM             1:00 PM 

Class                         0:33                 1:00 PM             1:33 PM 

Class                         0:33                12:27 PM            1:00 PM 
              2nd  Lunch 0:38                 1:00 PM             1:38 PM 

Period 6                    0:26                 1:38 PM              2:04 PM 
Period 7                    0:26                 2:09 PM              2:35 PM
Period 8                    0:25                 2:40 PM              3:05 PM

CONTRACT GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION
Thursday Oct. 12th is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.  You can get the information you need from Student Services. 

ACADEMIC LETTER AWARDS PROGRAM
Parents of juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, please look for an email sent to you and your student.  It is an invitation to come to our Academic Letter Awards Program. The invitation includes instructions on how to RSVP to the event. The RSVP can only be filled out with an email address belonging to the school district. Therefore, your student will need to be signed into his or her school email to fill it out.

AP MICROECONOMICS or AP MACROECONOMICS
Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics for the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. You will need to have one free period (not necessarily the same period each day) open in your spring schedule to accommodate one of these classes. Applications will be due October 26.

AHS BOYS GOLF 
Congratulations to our AHS Boys Golf team, who won Districts and qualified for the State Golf Tournament being held this Friday and Saturday in Marshalltown! Ames High will be represented by Connor Van Weelden, Ben Stewart, Sam Balsley, Ryan Cole, Nate Espeset, Carter Clayberg and Coach R.J. Voss.  Go Little Cyclones!

UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT
If your Junior or Senior student is interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project, she/he can get an application from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. Applications are due October 31st.
The Parent information meeting is Saturday, October 21 @ 9:00 AM @ AHS

THE AMES HIGH ACADEMIC AND ARTS BOOSTER CLUB
The Ames High Academic and Arts Booster Club (AABC) needs your help. Please consider a donation that goes directly to students and educators for unique, creative, and innovative learning experiences. AABC supports academic activities, as well as the visual and performing arts at Ames High through supplemental funding. Some of our previous grant recipients include support of the Pollinator Project, which involves all high school biology students, and funding for the annual Great Gatsby party. These educational experiences are enhanced by AABC funding and encourage our students to be lifelong learners. Please send your contribution to AABC, c/o Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, Ames, IA  50010

AHS ATHLETICS HALL-OF-FAME BANQUET
Ames High Athletics’ 26th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 12 at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611. This year’s inductees are Coach Kenny Graham; Erica Lynn (Douglas), Class of 2001; Mat Clark, Class of 2005; James Teas, Class of 2005; and Jeff Fisher, Class of 1996. Mark Ritland, Class of 1965, will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Connie Jo Israel, Class of 1972.
 
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – 1pm – Creighton University 
Thursday, Oct 12 – 1pm – Drake University 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE 
Friday,  Oct. 6
FB V @ Centennial NView – 7:00 PM – Northview Middle School
Saturday, Oct. 7
           VB 9 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM  – Ankeny High School
Sunday , Oct. 8
            BG Banquet 5:00 PM – Ames High School
Monday, Oct. 9 – No School, District Wide Inservice 
VB 9A/9B/JV vs Johnston/Gilbert 5:00 PM – Ames High School
Tuesday, Oct.10 
Band All-State Mock Auditions 3:30 PM – Ames High School
VB 9/JV/V vs SE Polk 5 PM Ames High School
AHS GSW JV/V vs Ankeny – 5:00 PM – Ames High School
Wednesday, Oct 11 – 
PSAT Test 8:30 AM
Senior Class Photo 10:50 & Josten’s Rep/Grad Packets
Thursday, Oct. 12
CC CIC Conf. Meet @ DMACC Ankeny 4:00 PM – 2006 S Ankeny Blvd
VB 9/JV/V vs Nevada 5:00 PM – Ames High School
FB 9 vs Lincoln 6:00 PM – Ames High School Football Field
FB 10 @ Lincoln 6:00 PM – Lincoln High School
AHS Hall of Fame Banquet – 6PM AHS Cafeteria
Friday, Oct. 13
FB V vs Lincoln (HOF) 7:00 PM – Ames High School Football Field

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Friday Spetember 29, 2017

 

CONTRACT GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

Thursday, October 12th is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

AHS SPIRIT WEAR

The Booster Webstore orders are ready! If you elected to have your order shipped to the High School, your apparel will be available for pick-up at the Ames High Spirit Store on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment by contacting J.D. in the the Athletics Office at 817-0611 or joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us.   

The new Webstore will re-open in the coming weeks and the Spirit Store will be restocked as we prepare to launch the Little Cyclone Winter Season. Stay tuned!

AHS ATHLETICS HALL-OF-FAME BANQUET

Ames High Athletics’ 26th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 12 at 6 p.m.

in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611. This year’s inductees are Coach Kenny Graham; Erica Lynn (Douglas), Class of 2001; Mat Clark, Class of 2005; James Teas, Class of 2005; and Jeff Fisher, Class of 1996. Mark Ritland, Class of 1965, will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Connie Jo Israel, Class of 1972.

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 9, district wide.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

 

Monday, October 2

Hawkeye Community College – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, October 3

Kirkwood Community College – 1:00

Iowa Lakes Community College – 2:25

Wednesday, October 4

Briar Cliff College – 10:00

Grinnell College – 11:15

Thursday, October 5

Knox College – 2:25 PM

Friday, October 6

University of Iowa  – 1:00 PM

Yale University – 1:00 PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, Sept. 30

Volleyball: V @ Urbandale Invite 8:00 AM

FB 10 @ Ankeny  10 AM

Tuesday, October 3

Boys Golf: V District 10:00 AM  Veenker

Girls Swimming & Diving: JV/V @. Waukee YMCA 5PM

Volleyball: 9/JV/V @. Centennial 4:45 PM (9B @6:30 p)

Thursday, October 5

Boys & Girls Cross Country: 9/JV/V @ Fort Dodge Lakeside 4:30 PM

Football: 10 @. Ankeny Centennial  NView 6:00 PM – Northview Middle School

Football: 9 vs Ankeny Centennial 6:00 PM AHS Football Field.

Friday, October 6

Boys Golf: V @ State TBA

Football: V @. Ankeny Centennial NView 7:00 PM – Northview Middle School

Saturday, October 7

Volleyball: 9 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM

Boys Golf: V @ State 9:00 AM

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Friday, September 22, 2017

AHS FRIDAY PARENT EMAIL 9-22-17

Homecoming Dance Reminders

The deadline for signing up out of school dates has passed.

There will be no admittance after 10:00 P.M.  
The doors open at 9:00 PM and the dance ends at 11:00 PM.

Students, please remember to bring your school ID to the dance.

There will be no re-admittance to the dance once you leave.

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS – 2018

Congratulations to six AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Calvin Evans, Michael Holm, Olivia Jenks, John Kim, Srishti Mathur, and Isak Werner-Anderson.   These students represent the top 5% of all students who entered the competition. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.  Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES 

On Wednesday, September 27 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 14, and also for those students who had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you desire a retake, students need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they have their picture retaken. We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as well as yearbook pictures.

Parents can go to mylifetouch.com to place orders and the code is GM457016Q1.  I have attached the link. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/GM457014Q1

AHS Volleyball Team Fundraiser @ Panda Express

 Please come out and support the Ames High Volleyball Team as they have a fundraising event on Wednesday evening September 27th from 6-8 pm. This is a great event to help support the Volleyball team and get to know a newly opened restaurant in Ames. Please help the team take advantage of the 20%, yes I said 20%, that Panda Express will contribute to the team. Please be sure to bring in the attached flyer or message either by paper or on an electronic device and show the staff at check out to make sure that your sale will be contributed to the team.

Hope to see a lot of families on Wednesday September 27th from 6-8 pm!!!

AHS HOMECOMING COURT 2017

Nicole Aroche

Natalie DeRadcliffe

Kelly Friedrich

Trinity Jones

Olivia Lauber

Julia White

Channing Che

Thomas DeLay

Tyler Doyle

Nathan Espeset

Joe Evans

Griffin Meyer

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming Queen Trinity Jones and King Channing Che, Princess Nicole Aroche and Prince Griffin Meyer, who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.

HOMECOMING THANK YOU

Thank you to AHS Homecoming Co-Chairs Ella Glenn and Kelli Friedrich for all the long hours they worked and the leadership they demonstrated to make Homecoming 2017 a big success. Thank you also to the executive committee students who were in charge of the various activities throughout the week. Finally, a huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with the parade, fireworks, and the dance.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, September 26

Illinois Wesleyan University 1:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27

Truman State 9:30

Coe College 1:00 PM

Cornell College 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday Sept. 22

  FB V vs CB AL (Homecoming) 7:00 PM – Ames High School 

Saturday Sept. 23

  VB 9B @ Johnston Invite – 8:30 AM – Johnston High School Homecoming Dance – 9 PM – Ames High Gymnasium

Sunday Sept. 24

  Taste for Education – 5 PM at the Gateway Hotel. 

Monday – Sept. 25 

VB 9V/JVB @ North Polk  6 PM – North Polk High School 

Tuesday – Sept. 26

BG V CIC Invite B Creek – 10 AM  Beaver Creek Golf Course

CC @ Waukee B/G Invite  4:30 PM  Legacy Pointe Park/Robert Brownell

VB 9/JV/V vs Valley 5 PM at Ames High School

GSW JV/V vs SE Polk – 5 PM

Wednesday – Sept 27

Picture Retake Day 8 AM – 1 PM

Thursday – Sept 28, 

VB 9 @ Boone Invite – 5 PM.  Boone High School

FB 9 vs Hoover. 6PM  Ames High Football Field

FB V @ SC West Morningside College – Morningside College 7:30 PM

Friday – Sept 29

 Yom Kippur begins at sundown

Saturday – Sept 30

VB V @ Urbandale Invite 8 AM  Urbandale High School

FB 10 @ Anken    10 AM. Ankeny High School

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Friday September 8, 2017

PSAT/NMSQT – SIGN UP

This week, September 11th – 15th is the time to sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)   The cost for the test is $16.00, checks only please, made payable to Ames High School. Have your student see Mrs Evans in Student Services to sign up.  Juniors are reminded that this is the qualifying test for National Merit. The test will be given at Ames High on Wednesday, October 11.  NOTE: THIS TEST WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM (45 MINUTES BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S 1ST PERIOD).

Top sophomores are encouraged to take the test as a practice for next year.  Junior year is when the test counts concerning National Merit.

DROPPING A CLASS

The last day to drop a class without consequences is Wednesday, September 13th.

AMES HIGH ACT SCORES

ACT recently provided Ames High a report which gives the average score earned by our 2017 graduates and the average score for Iowa and the nation. The results are:

 

ACT     Composite       English        Math         Reading  Science

Nation  21.0                  20.3           20.7            21.4               21.0

Iowa        21.9                  21.2           21.3            22.6               22.1

AHS        25.2                  24.4           24.9            26.0               25.0

 

TASTE FOR EDUCATION

The Ames Education Foundation hosts the 6th annual TASTE for Education, Sunday, Sept. 24th at 5:00 pm at the Gateway Hotel.  This is an adult only evening.  It is a TASTE event with reserved seating, an auction, and wonderful restaurants!  Your support is always appreciated.  The funds from this event support: PK – 12 education, mini-grants for our teachers in the PK-12 classrooms, and leveled readers.  Celebrate education and have a night out!

ENTERTAINMENT – ISU’s “Shy of a Dozen, and Jazz Pianist Michael Fralaide.

Purchase tickets for $50 online at ameseducationfoundation.org., or purchase tickets at AHS main office, or at Chocolaterie Stam.

PROCEDURES FOR DR. APPOINTMENTS

If you are planning to take your student to a doctor appointment during the school day, it is helpful to notify the attendance secretary, via note or phone call, the morning of the appointment.   If your student will need a pass to leave during a class, he/she can get a paper pass to show the teacher before class instruction begins.   This saves the secretaries from interrupting classes during instruction time.   Secretaries are not encouraged to call the teacher during class instruction to pull a child out of class.  The pass the student should have can be picked up in the main office the same school day of the appointment.  Once the student has that pass, he/she does not need to stop back in the office on the way out of the building.  If the student is coming back to school after an appointment, then he/she should “check in” at the office again.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Monday,  September 11

  • BG V Turk Bowman Invite Veenker  10 am  – Veenker Memorial Golf Course

  • Auditions for Madrigal Singers 3:15 pm – Ames High School

  • Auditions for fall play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 3:15, Rm 225

Tuesday, September 12

  • BG JV vs Johnston 3:30 pm –  Veenker Memorial Golf Course

  • CC @ Valley B/G Invite Southwoods, 4:30 pm

  • VB 9/JV/V @ Ankeny, 4:45 pm

  • GSW JV/V @ Fort Dodge, 5:30 pm – Fort Dodge Senior High School

  • Auditions for fall play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 3:15, Rm 225h

Thursday September 14

  • BG JV/V @ Centennial Briarwood, 3:30 pm – Briarwood Golf Course

  • FB10 vs Ft. Dodge, 6:00 pm – Ames High School

Friday September 15

  • BG V @ Joe August Elmwood GC, 10:00 am  

  • FB 9/V @ Fort Dodge 4:45 pm, Fort Dodge Senior High School

Saturday September 16

  • VB JV @ Urbandale Invite, 8 am – Urbandale High School

  • VB V @ Waukee Invite, 8 am – Waukee High School

  • CC Roosevelt B/G Invite @ ISU, 10 am – Cross Country Course

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Friday Announcements, September 1, 2017

 

CLUB FAIR NEXT WEDNESDAY

Student Council is hosting the annual Club Fair on Wednesday, Sept 6 in the cafeteria.  During both lunches, students will have a chance to visit with club leaders and look at their displays. The goal is to make students aware of the clubs at Ames High School and to get them involved.

2016-2017 YEARBOOKS

This past week, the 2016-2017 yearbooks were available for pick up.  Although the primary distribution is finished, we still have a few yearbooks that have not been picked up.   If you know you purchased one last year, please ask your student if they picked it up.   If they didn’t, it’s not too late!  They can still be picked up from Mr. Webb’s room (Rm 227) before or after school or during 7th period.  We also have a few yearbooks available to purchase for $55 on a first come first serve basis.   Make checks out to Ames High.  

PSAT/NMSQT – SIGN UP IN TWO WEEKS

Sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test will begin Monday, September 11 with Mrs. Evans in Student Services and conclude Friday, September 15.  Cost for the test is $16.00, checks only please, made payable to Ames High School. Juniors are reminded that this is the qualifying test for National Merit. The test will be given at Ames High on Wednesday, October 11.  NOTE: THIS TEST WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM (45 MINUTES BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S 1ST PERIOD).

Top sophomores are encouraged to take the test as a practice for next year,  so they are better prepared for when they take the test as Juniors and it counts.  

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES

Pictures were handed out in homeroom on Wednesday for those students who had their picture taken on August 14th.

On Wednesday, September 27 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 14, and also for those students who had their pictures taken but are not happy with them.  If you desire a retake, students should bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they sit for their retakes.   We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as well as yearbook pictures.

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services.  Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Wed, Sept 6 – Dartmouth College – 2 pm.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, September 1

Football: Varsity vs Cedar Falls 7 PM

Monday, September 4

Labor Day: No Classes

Tuesday, September 5

Girls Swimming & Diving: JV/V vs East 5 PM

Volleyball: 9/JV/V vs Fort Dodge 5 PM

Wednesday, September 6

Boys Golf: V @ Ankeny Invite 9 AM

All-State Prelims 3:30 PM

Thursday, September 7

Girls Cross Country: 9/JV/V @ Cedar Rapids 3:45 PM

Boys Cross Country: 9/JV/V @ Marshalltown 4:30 PM

Football: 9 @ City High 5:30 PM (Newton)

Football: 10 vs City High 5:30 (here)

Friday, September 8

Football: V vs City High 7 PM

Saturday, September 9

Volleyball: 9/JV @ ADM Invite 8 AM

Band @ Pufferbilly Days Parade 8 AM

Girls Swimming: V @ Linn Mar Invite 12:30 PM

 

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Friday August 25, 2017

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, Monday, August 28

Back to School Night starts with 1st period at 6:15 PM and will be followed by eight 8-minute periods. Since Back to School Night usually attracts nearly 1,000 adults, an early arrival will be helpful.

ALP AND ELP MEETINGS at 5:45

If you are the parent of a child in ALP or ELP, there will be some meetings prior to the Back to School Night activities. 

ALP parents will meet in Rm 18

9th grade ELP parents will meet in the Auditorium

10th-12th grade parents will meet in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Parents can save themselves some time by printing their student’s Open House Schedule from the Infinite Campus portal. The Open House Schedule will also give the times for each period.  When on the portal, go to Reports and pick Open House Schedule. Otherwise, parents may wait in line in the front lobby to pick up a copy of their son’s/daughter’s open house schedule.

Parents with more than one student at AHS have found it helpful to have their students’ schedules ahead of time, so they can plan their evening.

Back to School Night gives you the opportunity to trace the path your student(s) have at Ames High. By following an abbreviated schedule of classes, you can meet the teachers and hear an overview of each course. When your student has a study hall or open period, you are invited to the cafeteria where representatives from Iowa State, Iowa, UNI, and DMACC will be available.

KLEENEX REQUEST

AHS would also like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season will soon be upon us and we will have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms with over 1300 students. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.

Regular School Schedule

For those of you who are new this year, we have a regular schedule that we follow most of the time. which includes the late start every Wednesday.     We will be following this regular schedule on Tuesday, Wed, and Thursday of this week.   Friday is an Assembly, and you will also see that schedule below as well. 

M, T, R, F  Regular Schedule

Warning Bell 0:05   7:45 AM

Period 1 0:42 7:50 AM            8:32 AM

Period 2 0:44 8:37 AM   9:21 AM

Period 3 0:41 9:26 AM  10:07 AM

Period 4 0:41   10:12 AM  10:53 AM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch     0:38 10:53 AM   11:31 AM

Lunch Class 0:41 11:31 AM   12:12 PM

Class 0:41 10:58 AM   11:39 AM

Last Lunch 0:38 11:39 AM   12:17 PM

Period 6 0:41 12:17 PM   12:58 PM

PLUS / Extended HR         0:30 1:03 PM   1:33 PM

Period 7 0:41  1:38 PM    2:19 PM

Period 8 0:41 2:24 PM    3:05 PM

Extended Homeroom Schedule on Monday, August 28th

There will be an extended homeroom on Monday, August 28th.   Students will report to their Homeroom after 6th period.  The bell schedule is the regular schedule listed above.

Wednesday Regular Schedule

Warning Bell 0:05    9:10 AM

Period 1 0:34 9:15 AM    9:49 AM

Period 2 0:34    9:54 AM   10:28 AM

Period 3 0:33   10:33 AM   11:06 AM

Period 4 0:33   11:11 AM   11:44 AM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch            0:38 11:44 AM   12:22 PM

Lunch Class 0:34 12:22 PM   12:56 PM

Class 0:34 11:49 AM   12:23 PM

Last Lunch 0:38 12:23 PM    1:01  PM

Period 6 0:33  1:01 PM    1:34 PM

Homeroom 0:10 1:39 PM   1:49 PM

Period 7 0:33  1:54 PM    2:27 PM

Period 8 0:33  2:32 PM    3:05 PM

ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

Warning Bell    0:05           7:45 am

Period 1 0:39 7:50 am 8:29 am

Period 2 0:39 8:34 am 9:13 am

Period 3 0:39 9:18 am 9:57 am

Period 4 0:39         10:02 am         10:41 am

Period 5     1st lunch 0:38         10:41 am                 11:19 am

                Class 0:39          11:19 am           11:58 am

    Class 0:39             10:46 am         11:25 am

      Last Lunch 0:38         11:25 am         12:03 pm

Period 6 0:39         12:03 pm         12:42 pm

HR 0:05         12:47 pm         12:52 pm

Assembly 0:40         12:57 pm                   1:37 pm

Period 7 0:39           1:42 pm 2:21 pm

Period 80:392:26 pm3:05 pm

AMES HIGH SPIRIT WEBSTORE

Open – Order Today

Order your Ames High School apparel online today at our brand new webstore, featuring many styles, colors and sizes of the most dashing spirit wear on the planet. Webstore orders are paid by credit card and offer the option to have your order shipped directly to your home or AHS. The webstore is presently open for business but will close on August 30. 

Please visit https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS (note the web address is case sensitive). Contact Jessica with questions at 515-558-6059 or jbartels@storeykenworthy.com.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, August 25

AHS FB V @ Marshalltown 7 pm

Saturday, August 26

  AHS VB V @ Centennial Invite 9 AM

Monday, August 28

AHS Back-to-School Night 6:15 PM

Tuesday, August 29

Boys Golf: V @ Fort Dodge Invite 10 AM

Volleyball: 9/JV/V @ East 4:45 PM

Girls Swimming & Diving: JV/V @ Mason City 5:30 PM

Thursday, August 31

All-State Prelims Vocal 3:15 PM

Boys Golf: 9 @ Ankeny 3:30 PM

Boys & Girls Cross Country: Little Cyclone Invite @ ISU 4 PM

AHS FB 10 vs Cedar Falls  5 PM

AHS FB 9 @ Cedar Falls 5 PM 

Friday, September 1

Football: AHS FB V vs Cedar Falls   7 PM  

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Friday August 18, 2017

REGISTRATION
Parents are reminded that there are two parts to registration. First is the registration packet,
which gets turned in to the main office at the high school. Second is the online registration
information on your parent portal. If you haven’t already done so, please complete both parts of
the registration before the first day of school.

BUS PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATION
Buses will use the parking lot north of the high school to drop off and pick up students. This
enables parents to use both circle drives in front of the high school when they drop off or pick up
their student(s).

AHS UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
Fall Sports Kickoff: Friday, August 18

For more information, visit the AHS Athletics website. Gates open at 5:30 PM.

Freshman Orientation: Monday, August 21
Monday, August 21, is Freshman Orientation. 9th grade students will meet in the AHS
auditorium at 1:00 PM. Freshman are asked to be prompt in arriving as there is a lot to
accomplish during this short period of time. Your 9th grader will follow their schedule, meet their
teachers, and find their lockers. Orientation will end at 3:00 PM.

10th, 11th, 12th Grade New Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 22
New Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00 AM, in the AHS cafeteria. AHS Student
Ambassadors will help 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students new to Ames High feel more
comfortable with their transition to our school.

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 23
All students should report to their homerooms at 7:50 AM on Wednesday, August 23. Students
can check their schedule on their portal to see whom they have for homeroom.

GMADE & GRADE Testing: Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25
All students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will test. Seniors do not need to stay on campus during the
test period. Seniors may stay in the cafeteria or media center, but are not to be in the halls
during testing.

Back to School Night: Monday, August 28
Monday, August 28th, Back to School Night begins with 1st period at 6:15 PM. Parents will
follow an abbreviated schedule of classes, meet their student’s teachers and hear an overview
of the class. At 5:45, prior to the start of open house, there will be meetings for parents of ALP
and ELP students. Here are the times and locations for those:
5:45 – ELP – 9th grade meet in the Auditorium
5:45 – ELP – 10th – 12th meet in the Multi-purpose Room
5:45 – ALP – Meet in Room 18

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE 8-23-17
**NO late start Wednesday, August 23.
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
HR 0:05 7:50 AM 7:55 AM
Rotation A 0:21 8:00 AM 8:21 AM
Rotation B 0:20 8:26 AM 8:46 AM
Rotation C 0:20 8:51 AM 9:11 AM
Rotation D 0:20 9:16 AM 9:36 AM

Period 1 0:32 9:41 AM 10:13 AM
Period 2 0:32 10:18 AM 10:50 AM
Period 3 0:32 10:55 AM 11:27 AM
Period 4 0:32 11:32 AM 12:04 PM
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:38 12:04 PM 12:42 PM
Class 0:32 12:42 PM 1:14 PM
Class 0:32 12:09 PM 12:41 PM
Last Lunch 0:38 12:41 PM 1:19 PM
Period 6 0:32 1:19 PM 1:51 PM
Period 7 0:32 1:56 PM 2:28 PM
Period 8 0:32 2:33 PM 3:05 PM
12th 11th 10th 9th
Rotation A Aud HR CO HR
Rotation B HR Café HR CO
Rotation C CO HR Aud HR
Rotation D HR CO HR Café

DIFFERENT SCHEDULES FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25,
Testing schedule for Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 2017. Note: 4th period
will be after lunch. Otherwise, with the testing period, students would have to wait too long for
lunch.

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Period 1 0:31 7:50 AM 8:21 AM
Period 2 0:33 8:26 AM 8:59 AM
Period 3 0:31 9:04 AM 9:35 AM
GRADE & GMADE 2:00 9:40 AM 11:40 AM Take breaks during
testing in HR testing as needed.
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:31 11:40 AM 12:11 PM
Class 0:30 12:11 PM 12:41 PM
Class 0:30 11:45 AM 12:15 PM
Last Lunch 0:31 12:15 PM 12:46 PM
Period 4 0:31 12:46 PM 1:17 PM
Period 6 0:31 1:22 PM 1:53 PM
Period 7 0:31 1:58 PM 2:29 PM
Period 8 0:31 2:34 PM 3:05 PM
Assembly schedule for Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Period 1 0:39 7:50 AM 8:29 AM
Period 2 0:39 8:34 AM 9:13 AM
Period 3 0:39 9:18 AM 9:57 AM
Period 4 0:39 10:02 AM 10:41 AM
Period 5 1st Lunch 0:38 10:41 AM 11:19 AM
Class 0:39 11:19 AM 11:58 AM

Class 0:39 10:46 AM 11:25 AM
Last Lunch 0:38 11:25 AM 12:03 PM
Period 6 0:39 12:03 PM 12:42 PM
HR 0:05 12:47 PM 12:52 PM
Assembly 0:40 12:57 PM 1:37 PM
Period 7 0:39 1:42 PM 2:21 PM
Period 8 0:39 2:26 PM 3:05 PM
The normal bell schedules will begin starting Monday (8-28-17). Those times will be in the next
Friday Parent Email.

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE
The AHS attendance office would like to remind families of our attendance procedures. If a
student has an appointment or needs to leave during the school day, the parent/guardian is to
call absences into the attendance line (817-0601) first thing in the morning or write and sign a
note, which details the reason for the absence. The student should take the note to the main
office where the student will be issued a pass to give to his/her teacher to leave class early.
When a student returns the same day, he/she should check back into the main office where the
return time will be noted.
If a student gets sick during the school day, he/she should go to the nurse’s office. Students
should not leave the building due to illness without reporting to the nurse first and getting signed
out.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ANTICIPATED ABSENCES
When it is known in advance that a student will be absent from school, the parent/guardian
needs to send a note with the student to the attendance office with the reason for the absence
and sign it, at least three days in advance. The attendance office will attach the note to a Prior
form for the student to have their teachers sign before returning it to the attendance office.
Without a Prior, the absence may be unexcused.

DRIVERS ED
Teen Driver is offering a session of Drivers Ed starting Tuesday, August 29. Applications can be
picked up and returned to Mrs. McCarley in the old main office.

AMES HIGH SPIRIT WEBSTORE
Open – Order Today
Order your Ames High School apparel online today at our brand new webstore, featuring
many styles, colors and sizes of the most dashing spirit wear on the planet. Webstore orders
are paid by credit card and offer the option to have your order shipped directly to your home
or AHS. The webstore is presently open for business but will close on August 30.
Please visit https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS (note the web address
is case sensitive). Contact Jessica with questions at 515-558-6059
or jbartels@storeykenworthy.com.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, August 18
Fall Sports Kick Off 5:30 PM

Monday, August 21
AHS Marching Band Workshop
Boys Golf: JV/V vs. Ankeny 9:00 AM
9th Grade Orientation 1:00 PM at AHS

Tuesday, August 22
AHS New Student Orientation: 10:00 AM
AHS Marching Band Wrkshp
AHS VB 9/JV/V vs Mason City 5/6:30p 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Ames High School
AHS BCC V @ Mt. Vernon Invite 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Mount Vernon High School

Wednesday, August 23
First Day of School – NO LATE START
Boys Golf: V @ Johnston Invite 10:00 – 5:00 pm Jester Park Golf Course.
AHS BG V @ Johnston Invite Jester – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Jester Park Golf Course

Thursday, August 24
Volleyball: 9/JV @ Newton Invite 4:30 PM Newton High School
Football: 10 vs. Marshalltown 6:00 PM – Ames High Football Field
Football: 9 @. Marshalltown 6:00 PM – Marshalltown High School

Friday, August 25 Football:
V @ Marshalltown 7:00 PM – Marshalltown High School

Saturday, August 26
AHS VB V @ Centennial Invite – 9:00

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Upcoming Dates in August

Important Dates August 

AHS Fall Athletics Kickoff
August 18, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School

Monday, August 21   Freshman Orientation  1 pm – 3 pm

Tuesday, August 22  New Student Orientation  10 AM

Thursday  August 23 Classes begin Grades 1-12

AHS Back to School Night Monday, August 28 6:15-8:00 pm

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Summer Office Hours : 

MWTH  : 7:00 am –11:00 am & 12 noon – 4:00 pm 
Fridays : 7:00 am – 11:am 

Important Dates Ahead : 

Monday, August 14   School Pictures  8 am – 4 pm

Monday, August 21   Freshman Orientation  1 pm – 3 pm

Tuesday, August 22  New Student Orientation  10 AM
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