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Friday, April 19, 2019

SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present the Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Ames High Auditorium. The Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale will perform under the direction Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson.  Tickets are available at the door: $3 for students; $5 for Adults with $10 maximum per family.

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features Spring Jazz Band, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

MATH TUTORING

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

BASEBALL HELP

The Ames High baseball program is looking for two student-managers to help this season with the varsity program.  For more information, contact Coach Fuller at Brett.Fuller@Ames.K12.IA.US.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS

Attention parents of seniors! It’s that time of year again where graduation is quickly approaching. One of the best ways to honor and acknowledge your graduating senior is to add a personalized message, or Baby Ad, at the end of the yearbook. We will be accepting these through May 13th this year. Please use this link to access the order form and directions. If you have any questions, please direct them to the yearbook staff at yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us or james.webb@ames.k12.

If you did not yet purchase the yearbook, it’s not too late! You can still purchase one online from https://www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool.aspx

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE STATE OF IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH 

On 04/15/2019 a case of measles has been reported in Iowa.  This is the first case in our state since 2011 and is a good reminder to make sure that your family’s vaccines are up to date.  The measles vaccine is highly effective (the patient with measles was not vaccinated) and all school-aged children should have two MMR doses by the time they start kindergarten.  

If a case of measles is identified in our school, public health officials will require all unvaccinated students and staff to remain at home until 21 days after their last possible exposure to measles.  Please make sure your family is protected.  Vaccines save lives.

For more information on measles, please visit: https://idph.iowa.gov/cade/disease-information/measles or contact your local health department.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 19

GGolf- JV at Johnston 3:30 PM

GTN- JV/V vs Ankeny 4 PM

Saturday, April 20

BTN- V vs Bettendorf, Cedar Falls away 9 AM

BSCJV2/JV1/V at Waukee 2/3:30/5 PM

Monday, April 22

Spring Choral Concert 7:30 PM

GGolf- V home 10 AM

GTN- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 3 PM

GTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 pm

BTR- 9/10 at WDM Valley 4:30 PM

BTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 23

GGolf-V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 3:30 PM

BTN- V/JV vs DSM Roosevelt 6:30 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V at Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Thursday, April 25

Spring Band Concert 6:30/8 PM

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GGolf- V at Marshalltown 10 AM

BTN- V/JV vs Johnston 4 PM

GTR- JV at Boone 4:30 PM

BTR- JV/9/10 at Boone 4:30 PM

Friday, April 26

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V Invitational at Burlington Rec. Plex 11:45 AM

BTN- V/JV at Waukee 1 PM

GTN- V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Saturday, April 27

GSC- V at WDM Valley 11:30 AM

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Friday April 5, 2019

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on
May 26, 2019. Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the
morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM. All auditions are limited to five
minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members
of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019,
has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition
by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by noon on April 9. Audition times will be assigned
on a first come, first served basis.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS
Acceleration request forms for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. The deadline has
been moved to April 12. Any AHS student may pick up a form in the ELP alcove. All applicationscan be returned to the main office or MC-3 at AHS by April 12.
Note: Applications are ONLY needed for students pursuing an acceleration at Ames High during the 2019-2020 school year.

QUIZ BOWL NEWS
Quiz Bowl has been doing well this season bringing in first place at the QBTV tournament which has been aired on Medicom’s channel 22. Additionally, the team placed second at the State Championship Tournament this last weekend. Congratulations to them!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
On Saturday, March 30, the Ames High School Science Olympiad team competed in the State
Tournament at the University of Northern Iowa. In individual events, team members won a total
of 13 gold medals, six silver medals, and one bronze medal. Ames High School won first place
overall, beating the second place team by 69 points. The team will travel to Cornell University in
June to compete at the National Tournament. Congratulations to the following team members,
Jason Chen, Andres Cordoba, Sophia Cordoba, Hannah Huang, Victoria Kyveryga, Jixiang Li,
James Lin, Sivani Manimaran, Jasper Shogren-Knaak, Steven Tian, Emily Poag, Rishabh
Swamy, Eddie Wei, Taylor Xu and Anyang Yu.

AP TEST PRE-MEETING

All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-
administration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 17 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting
will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student
Services before April 24.

AHS SOFTBALL

ATTENTION: All girls who plan to participate in the 2019 Ames High Softball program, there will
be a player/parent informational meeting on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school
cafeteria. All information pertaining to the upcoming season will be provided at the meeting,
please make sure a representative from your family is in attendance. Prior to the meeting, if you
would take the time to go to the following website and complete the forms it would be much
appreciated.

https://sites.google.com/view/ameshighsoftball

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 5

GTN-JV/V at Southeast Polk 4 PM

Saturday, April 6

GSC-V at Bettendorf 12 PM

BSC-JV2 at Newton 10 AM

BSC-V vs Boone, DSM Lincoln, Prairie, Winterset 10 AM

Monday, April 8

GGolf- V at Urbandale 2 PM

GTN- V/JV at Urbandale 4 PM

BTR- 9/10 At WDM Valley 4 PM

BSC- JV1/V vs Clear Lake 5:30/7 PM

Tuesday, April 9

BTR- JV/V vs Ankeny Centennial, Carlisle, DSM Hoover, Iowa City, Newton, SEP &

Valley 3:45 PM

GTR- JV/V vs Ankeny High School, Carlisle, Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Newton, SEP,

Waterloo West, Valley 3:45 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at DSM East 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 10

GGolf- JV/V at Urbandale 3 PM

Thursday, April 11

BTN- V/JV at Ankeny Centennial 1 PM

GTN- JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 4 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Friday, April 12

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at Mason City 4:45/6/7:30 PM

GSC- JV1/V vs Nevada 5:30/7 PM

Saturday, April 13

AHS Prom 9-11:30 PM

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Friday March 29, 2019

PARENT REMINDERS ABOUT ISASP TESTING

During the week of April 1st – 5th, we will be conducting the new state assessment, ISASP, which is an online assessment. The schedule for next week was sent out through Infinite

Campus earlier this week. Due to the changes with this new assessment, there are a few reminders for parents during this week:

• No cell phones or smartwatches are allowed in the testing rooms. Please help your students understand this is a very important rule and please remember to refrain from texting your students during the tests. If you have to get a message to your student, please contact the AHS Main Office.

• If students want to use headphones on the assessment, they should bring them in but there will be no Bluetooth headphones allowed for the test. All students will have access to the

Text to Speech tool that is builtin to the test if they have headphones. Headphones will be provided, if needed, for students that have that requirement stated on a 504 or IEP.

• Seniors who ride the bus will be able to be in the Cafeteria during testing but all other Seniors should be away from the building at this time. Any Senior who is in the building during testing must be in the Cafeteria and should not be on any electronic device to reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage during this online assessment.

• You can see the practice questions for the ISASP at http://iowa.pearsonaccessnext.com/test-prep/•

PARENTS, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DISRUPT THE TESTING PERIOD TO PULL A STUDENT FOR A LAST MINUTE APPOINTMENT.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS

Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 12, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding
the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

10:30 AM Class Start time for 4/2 & 4/4

Warning Bell 0:05 10:25 AM

Period 1         0:25    10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

Period 2         0:27    11:00 AM  – 11:27 AM

Period 3         0:25     11:32 AM -11:57 AM

Period 4         0:25     12:02 PM – 12:27 PM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch 0:38      12:27 AM -1:05 PM

Class              0:27      1:05 PM – 1:32 PM

Class              0:27     12:32 PM – 12:59 PM

Last Lunch     0:38     12:59 PM – 1:37 PM

Period 6         0:26      1:37 PM -2:03 PM

Period 7         0:26      2:08 PM – 2:34 PM

Period 8         0:26      2:39 PM- 3:05 PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 29

AHS Wind Symphony/Jazz l at AMS 2:30 PM

AHS Thespian Film Festival 7:30 PM

Monday, April 1

GTR-JV vs Ankeny Centennial, Dowling, Johnston,

Roland-Story, Waukee 4:30 PM

BTR-9/10 vs Ankeny Centennial, Dallas Center-Grimes,

Marshalltown, Roland-Story 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 2

BTN-V/JV at Southeast Polk 4 PM

GTR-V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Wednesday, April 3

AHS Drill Tryouts 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 4

GTR-JV at Nevada 4 PM

BTN-V/JV vs Urbandale 4 PM

BTR- V/JV at Marshalltown 5 PM

AHS Fall Cheer Tryouts 5:30 PM

Friday, April 5

GTN-JV/V vs Southeast Polk 4 PM

Saturday, April 6

GSC-V at Bettendorf TBD

BSC-JV2 at Newton 10 AM

BSC-V vs Boone, DSM Lincoln, Prairie, Winterset 10 AM

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Friday March 15, 2019

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA State Competitors for a great showing last week. Overall, 38 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conferences to be held in Orlando in late April. Additionally, two Ames DECA members were elected as State Officers for 2019-2010 – Samantha Carney, President and Emily Matulac, VP of Career Development.

The qualifying students were:

Abbas Kusow, Achol Lual, Avery Suza, Ayah Gleisner, Ella Slade, Emily Matulac, Emily Poag, Ezra Manus, Grant Welk, Iluda Ko, Jackson Fox, Jacob Peters, Jake Schmit, Jayna Misra, Kai Johnson, Karlie Hill, Katherine Klein, Kijune Kim, Ling Bai, Madison Ollila, Madison Wiertzema, Mariam Mkhitaryan, Mario Napolitano, Olivia Heindel, Olivia Sassman, Preksha Sarda, Rishabh Swamy, Ryan Smith, Scott Junck, Shrey Patel, Silvia Aydinyan, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Susanna Mkhitaryan, Varun Prasanna, Vinita Medithi, Will Copley and William Zheng.

MATH TUTORING

The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been suspended until further notice.

KEY CLUB NEWS

At the recent Nebraska-Iowa Key Club District Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ames High School was represented by Hannah Huang, Gabe LaFleur, and Connor Schroeder. Key Club is the largest student-led service organization in the world and the District Convention is an opportunity for members to improve their service and leadership skills.

At the District Convention, Connor Schroeder was awarded the Outstanding Club Member Award, Hannah Huang was awarded the Outstanding Vice President Award, and Aspen Holm was awarded a $1000 Kiwanis scholarship. 

Ames High School Key Club was also awarded the Amy Hoger Membership Award for increasing club membership by over 25% and the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Badge.

In the elections for the 2019-2020 District Board, Connor Schroeder was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Area 6 and Hannah Huang was elected the Governor of Nebraska-Iowa Key Club. 

Congratulations to all of our members on their achievements.

AHS SPRING SPORTS PARENT MEETING

Parent meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM. Please meet in the following rooms:

Boys & Girls Track: Cafeteria

Boys & Girls Tennis: Athletic Video Room

Girls Golf: Room 121(across from the Athletics Office)

Boys Soccer: Media Center

Girls Soccer: Multi Purpose Room

UPCOMING CAREER DISCOVERY DAYS AT KREG TOOL

Kreg Tool in Huxley, Iowa, is hosting two Career Discovery Days this spring on March 14th and April 30th.  The day will begin at 8:45am and conclude at noon, and is open to any high school junior or senior.  If students are needing a job shadow opportunity, this day will give them an overview of the company and also a chance for them to see jobs in action.  To learn more about Kreg Tool: visit the KREG TOOL WEBSITE.

NEWS FROM THE NURSE OFFICE

The Iowa Department of Public Health added a requirement to the Iowa Immunization law. This law requires that all students entering 12th grade have the meningococcal vaccine series before school starts in August 2019. Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings. The vaccine will be required prior to both the 7th and 12th grades. All students entering 12th grade must have proof of having the meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August. Some students may already have the requirement completed. The child’s age at time of administration will determine if they need one or two doses. If you are unsure what your child needs contact your physician/clinic or the nurse’s office. Your son/daughter will NOT be allowed to start the school year on August 23, 2019, without the documentation of the meningococcal vaccination.

The vaccine can be completed at most clinics. Contact your physician, Mary Greeley Home Health Services 515-239-6730, or Primary Health Care Clinic 515-232-0628 to have this completed. Bring in documentation to the nurse’s office. Please call the nurse’s office at 515-817-0614 or email (monica.behning@ames.k12.ia.us)  if you have questions. Thank you for your time and attention to this requirement.

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

AP ONLINE CLASS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AHS STUDENTS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TODAY, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due, MARCH 27, 2019.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.


AMES HIGH POST PROM

Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students. 

 Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help!  Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids!  Click here to sign up: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa9ac238-ames

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25

Classes resume

Tuesday March 26 

Track: Girls JV vs. Waukee (Away)
March 26, 4:30 PM

Wednesday March 27 

End of 3rd Quarter
AHS Spring Sports Parent Meeting
March 27, 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Thurday March 28 

Track: Girls Varsity vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Track: Girls JV vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Friday March 29 

AHS Wind Symphony / Jazz I
March 29, 2:30 PM – Ames Middle School,

AHS Thespian Film Festival
March 29, 7:30 PM – Ames High School

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Friday March 8, 2019

COURSE SCHEDULE ORIENTATION

A separate email wast sent out this morning regarding the course orientation. 
*That nformation is also listed at the bottem of this post 

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting four members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS – SAVE THE DATE

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for junior parents (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A College Representative from Truman State will be in Student Services on Monday, March 11th at 1:30 pm.

DANCE with the AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM at the Annual Spring Show held on March 30th at 6:30 pm 

WHO: Any Pre-School through 8th Grader

WHERE: Ames High Gym (1921 Ames High Drive)

WHAT: A clinic on Friday March 29th  6:30pm-7:30pm

ENTRY FEE: $30

WHAT YOUR FEE PROVIDES:  

  • Admission to perform at the Annual Ames High Drill Team Spring Show on Saturday, March 30th.  Entry into the dance clinic on Friday night 6:30-7:30. An opportunity to perform the routine you learned at the clinic at the AHS Drill Team Spring Show that night at 6:30pm in the AHS gym. A snack during the clinic and a souvenir t-shirt for your performance.

 REGISTER by March 22nd. Walk ins are welcome,  but t-shirts will be limited. Please e-mail Coach Buss ASAP if you are turning your registration in late.(sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 8

No classes-Teacher work day

Saturday, March 9

AHS Music Solo & Ensemble Contest 8 AM

Monday, March 11

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Tuesday, March 12

AHS Wind Symphony @ UNI

BTR- V at Wartburg College 3:00 PM

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Wednesday, March 13

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

 

 Guide to Course Orientation for 2019-2020 for parents, guardians and students

You are invited to join Ames High Staff in a buffet style course orientation. Every 15 minutes a session of information will be presented in each department and each of these sessions will have the same information. You can pick and choose which sessions to visit – as many or as few as you like.  You can start your course orientation experience on any of the days at any time, specifics are listed below.

For example, room 46 will feature information on 9th and 10th grade science courses. Every 15 minutes, the same information will be shared, so you can choose any session and find the same information.

The 15 minute sessions on Monday 3/11, Tuesday 3/12, and Wednesday 3/13 will be as follows:

3:45 pm    5:00 pm    6:15 pm   7:30 pm

4:00 pm    5:15 pm    6:30 pm    7:45 pm

4:15 pm   5:30 pm     6:45 pm

4:30 pm   5:45 pm    7:00 pm

4:45 pm   6:00 pm    7:15 pm

 

The 15 minute sessions on Thursday 3/14 are:

 

8:00 am     9:00 am     10:00 am     11:00 am

8:15 am     9:15 am     10:15 am     11:15 am

8:30 am     9:30 am     10:30 am     11:30 am

8:45 am     9:45 am     10:45 am     11:45 am

 

Counselors Room 123 (Athletic video room)

 

Science Department

Overview of 3 science paths Room 31

Science courses for 9th/10th graders Room 46

Science courses for 11th/12th graders Room 47

 

English Department

English courses 9th graders Room 229

English courses for 10th graders Room 228

English courses for 11th/12th/graders Room 201

 

Music Department

Choir with Mrs. Dieter & Mrs. Johnson Choir Room

Orchestra with Mrs. Polashek Orchestra Room

Band with Mr. Ewan & Mr. Buttermore Band Room A

 

ART Department

All Art courses & grade levels ART Room C

 

PE & Health

Mr. Rial, Mr. Fecht. Mr. Duea Weight Room

and Mr. Steffen

 

Social Studies

Options for required courses Room 121

9th Honors World Studies or World Studies

10th AP US History or US History

12th AP Gov’t or Gov’t

 

Electives for Junior & Senior Year Room 103

Non-Western World

Economics

AP Psychology

AP European History

Sociology

World Issues

Western Civilization

 

World Language Room 7

Overview

Sequence

Reasoning for all 4 levels (Life-skills vs. Getting requirements out of the way.)

Hosting and Traveling Opportunities

Parent Choice vs. Student Choice

Sequential years of a common language

Seal of Biliteracy and AP possibilities

Heritage speakers and choices

Acceleration requests require:  credentialed prerequisite credit, or family background, no testing out of level 4.

 

Mathematics

Algebra 1, Algebra AB Room 208

Algebra 2, Advanced Algebra 2 Room 209

Financial Algebra Room 209

Pre-Calculus, Calculus Room 210

Statistics, Acceleration Room 210

Geometry, Geometry AB Room 211

 

Career and Technical Education

Industrial Technology Room 12

Business

Human Services (Early Child Development)

Information Technology

Agriculture

Career Academy programs (Health Occupations, Criminal Justice, Teacher Academy, Automotive, Culinary, Building Trades, and Welding).

 

ELP will be in the Media Center 

 

Special Needs

Level 1 Special Ed Room 15

Level 2 Special Ed Room 26

Integrated Services Room B-3

ALP Room 18

ESL

All 9th-12th grade course offerings Room 16

 

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March 1, 2019

 

SCHOOL DAY CHANGES FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL

Parents and Students of Ames High School,

The week of March 4th-8th and the week of March 11th-15th, AHS will be following the same schedule as the Elementaries and Middle School in the district. This means that there will be no school at Ames High School on Friday, March 8th, Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th.

Instead of having parent teacher conferences the high school will be offering a Class Scheduling Orientation.  This orientation will be open to all parents and students that will be attending Ames High School for the 2019-2020 school year. The purpose for this change is to allow our teachers the opportunity to share with you what classes are available in all grade levels at the high school so our families can make informed decisions on signing up for classes.

The Class Schedule Orientation will be offered Monday, March 11th from 3:45 – 7:50, Tuesday, March 12th from 3:45 – 7:50, Wednesday March 13th from 3:45 – 7:50 and Thursday March 14th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Parents and students will only need to attend one of the four dates.  This is not mandatory but is definitely encouraged.

A more in-depth schedule of what this orientation will look like will be coming out next week.  We will also be looking at offering transportation for any students or parents that would need it during these times. We are excited to offer this new insight on the classes we offer at Ames High!

 

4A BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Ames High Boys Basketball will take on North Scott, Eldridge at Wells Fargo Arena in the First Round of the 4A Boys State Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 p.m.  General admission tickets are available for $10 in the Athletics Office. Fans are encouraged to wear orange. Pep buses (for Ames High students only) will depart Ames High at 6 p.m. Cost to ride is $8. Sign-up is in the Athletics Office. Orange Ames High Basketball State Tournament shirts will be available for purchase for $10 on Monday morning at Ames High. Go Little Cyclones!

 

AP EXAM REGISTRATION DUE MONDAY

Monday, March 4th is the final day to sign up for AP Exams The cost per exam is $94. Preferred payment is by check made out to Ames High School.  Late registration will not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at 

bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Cakrasenjaya in room 229.

 

AMES HIGH POST PROM

Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students. 

 Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help!  Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids!  Click here to sign up: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa9ac238-ames

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 1

Dance Marathon 8-11 PM AHS Gym

Monday, March 4

GTR-V at UNI 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 5

GTR-JV at Wartburg 3 PM

BTR-V at UNI 3 PM

BTR-JV/9/10 at Wartburg 3 PM

BBB- V vs North Scott, Eldridge 8:15 PM Wells Fargo

Saturday, March 9

AHS Music Solo & Ensemble Contest 8 AM

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Friday February 15, 2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ames High Girls Basketball hosts Sioux City West on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 pm in the Class 5A Region 3 Semifinal.  Admission to post-season events is $6 for all. Student activity tickets and booster passes cannot be honored. Go Little Cyclones!

10 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named finalist in the 2019 Competition for National Merit Scholarships:

Adam Eichhorn, Lydia Grawe, Helen Hu, Grace J. Kim, Joanna Kim, Johanna Krier, Evan Lewis, Brennan Seymour, Samuel Taylor and Chiara Travesset.

BOYS SWIM

Congratulations to the boys swimming team on their performance at the state meet on Saturday.
The 200 Medley Relay of Ethan Johnson, Ryan Jurgensen, Hanyu Ning and Drew Hawthorne placed 7th.
Hanyu Ning placed 6th in the 100 Butterfly and Ethan Johnson placed 7th in the 100 Backstroke.
The team swam extremely well and represented Ames High with pride.  Congratulations to the entire team for a great season!

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Choirs will present the annual Winter Choral Concert at 7:30 PM, Monday, February 18th, in the AHS Auditorium. The concert will feature the Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson. Admission is $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 maximum for a family. 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Cakrasenjaya in room 229.

ACT/SAT PREP CLASS

Students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday February 25th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, and March 25th). There will be a section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost is $35 (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 the registration fee, first-served basis. You must pay at the time of enrollment. Registration forms are available in Student Services. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.

DANCE MARATHON FUNDRAISER

There will be a Dance Marathon fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday February 16th, at Chipotle from 4-8pm. Make sure you mention the Ames High Dance Marathon while making your purchase! Dance Marathon will be held Saturday February 23rd.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY FUNDRAISER

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. on Tuesday, February 19th from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

AP EXAM REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, FEB. 18TH

Registration for AP exams will begin on Monday, February 18 and will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration will not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

DANCE MARATHON 

Dance Marathon is coming up on Saturday, February 23 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Last year we raised over $18,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to do the same! All proceeds go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital here in Iowa, which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. Please consider donating, and click here to donate to our online giving page. We do all of this #ForTheKids! We’d love your support! 

If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://donate.dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/detail/23381

SEAL OF BILITERACY

The State of Iowa has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. To receive the seal, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test. Read more about the biliteracy guidance, including proficiency levels and accepted assessments here. 

At Ames High, the STAMP test will be offered during the school day on March 5th and 7th at a discounted cost of $17.50. Seniors should indicate their interest in qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy at http://bit.ly/AHSseal by Monday, Feb. 25. Details about sign up for the test will be shared via email with those who complete the form.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A college representative from Simpson College will be in Student Services on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 1 PM. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this college representative.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, February 15
WR-V at IHSAA
BBB-9/10/V at DSM East 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 16
WR-V at IHSAA
GBB-V Regional Semifinal vs Sioux City West 1:00 PM
Dance Marathon Fundraiser, Chipotle from 4-8 PM

Monday, February 18
BBB-V at IHSAA, TBD
Winter Choral Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 19
GBB- V Regional Final
Girls Cross Country Fundraiser, Noodles and Co. 4-8 PM

Thursday, February 21
New AHS Community Forum 6 PM, District Office
AHS Jazz Encounters 7:30 PM

Friday, February 22
AHS Blood Drive
AHS Choral Solo & Duet Prelims
BBB-V Substate Semifinal vs DSM Lincoln/Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, February 23
AHS Dance Marathon 8-11 PM AHS Gym

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Friday, February 8, 2019

IMPORTANT DATE-FEBRUARY 13 LATE START ADJUSTMENT

On Wednesday, February 13th, Dr. Clay Cook will be presenting to Ames High and Ames Middle School teachers during their weekly professional development time. He is presenting on the importance of multi-tiered systems of support to address children’s needs across a variety of domains, including socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.

As a result, school start times will be adjusted compared to regular Wednesday times. Please adjust your calendars accordingly for Wednesday, Feb. 13th. See schedule below.

As a result, school BUS PICK UP times will be adjusted compared to regular 
Wednesday times. 

Ames Middle School will start school at 10:15 AM.  Buses will pick up 45 minutes AFTER normal Wednesday times.

Ames High School will start school at 10:30 AM
 
Buses will pick up 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) AFTER normal Wednesday times.

10:30 AM Start time WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019

Warning Bell 0:05           10:25 AM

Period 1  0:25 10:30 AM 10:55 AM

Period 2 0:27  11:00 AM 11:27 AM

Period 3 0:25  11:32 AM 11:57 AM

Period 4 0:25  12:02 PM 12:27 PM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch  0:38 12:27 AM   1:05 PM

Class    0:27   1:05 PM   1:32 PM
Class    0:27 12:32 PM      12:59 PM

Last Lunch

0:38 12:59 PM   1:37 PM

Period 6 0:26           1:37 PM   2:03 PM

Period 7 0:26   2:08 PM   2:34 PM

Period 8 0:26   2:39 PM   3:05 PM 

ACT/ SAT PREP CLASS OFFERED
Students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday February 25th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, and March 25th). There will be a section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost is $35 (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 the registration fee, first-served basis. You must pay at the time of enrollment. Registration forms are available in Student Services. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.

 

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof
Musical performances are this weekend. Curtain is 7:30 PM February 8 and 9, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10. Admission is $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below. Student activity tickets can be used for the Sunday performance ONLY.

 AMES HIGH BLOOD DRIVE
The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 22 from 9:00-2:00. Pre-registration will be Thursday, February 14 through Thursday, February 21 in the front lobby of the school. Parents and community members are welcome to donate by signing up online at bloodcenterofiowa.org . Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Just think how many lives we can save!!

CONTRACT GRADE WITH PASS/FAIL OPTION
The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Wednesday, March 6, 2019. For a full year course the student must contract again for 2nd semester. 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, February 8

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Dowling 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 9

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

WR- V at Districts all day

BSwim-V at IHSAA 12:30 PM

Sunday, February 10

AHS Winter Musical 2:00 PM

Monday, February 11

BBB-10 at DSM Roosevelt 4:45 PM

GBB-V at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

Tuesday, February 12

BBB-9/10/V at Waukee 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Dallas Brass Concert feat. ASH Bands 7 PM

Wednesday, February 13

GBB-V Regional Quarterfinal

Thursday, February 14

WR-V at IHSAA

Friday, February 15

WR-V at IHSAA

BBB-10/9/V at DSM East 4:45/6:15/7:45pm

Saturday, February 16

WR-V at IHSAA

GBB-V Regional Semifinal

 

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Friday February 1, 2019

DROPPING A CLASS

The last day to drop a class without consequences as long as the student is still full time is Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.   

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Wednesday, March 6, 2018.

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

Ames High Athletics College Signing Ceremony is Wednesday, February 6, at 7:45 am in the Cafeteria.  Friends and family of student-athletes signing with prospective colleges are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

This show features some of the best music ever produced for the stage and is a must-see for audiences of all ages.

Curtain is 7:30 PM February 8 and 9, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10. Admission is  $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below. Tickets are on sale in the Ames High main office.

AMES LACROSSE CLUB

A new season for Ames Lacrosse Club will be starting soon.  Games are played from March 30 to May 12. Starting February 10, indoor practices will be conducted on Sunday evenings through February and March.  Outdoor practices start the week after Spring break. For more info or to register, go to ameslax.com.   Questions can be emailed to ameslaxclub@gmail.com.

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER:

Do you need to replace a bed in your home?  Now is the time! The Ames High Band is hosting a one day Mattress Sale at Ames High Cafeteria on Saturday, February 9th from 10AM-5PM.  There will be over 25 name brand models on display for you to try. All beds are brand new, made to order, available in all sizes, and come with factory warranties!  There will also be pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, frames and even adjustable bases available as well! Delivery and haul away are available. Best of all, prices are less than retail stores!  Mention this email and get free sheets with any bed purchase! Here’s a video that explains how it all works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus.  We would greatly appreciate your support!

DALLAS BRASS CONCERT:

We are very excited to be hosting the Dallas Brass on Tuesday February 12 at Ames High School.  Take a few minutes and watch some video of the group in action: http://www.dallasbrass.com/media   The concert begins at 7 pm.  The Wind Symphony and Freshman Band will be performing with the Dallas Brass as a part of the concert.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (if there are any tickets remaining). To purchase tickets contact chris.ewan@ames.k12.ia.us or you may purchase them in the Ames High main office.

 

IMPORTANT DATE- February 13 Late Start Adjustment

On Wednesday, February 13th, Dr. Clay Cook will be presenting to Ames High and Ames Middle School teachers during their weekly professional development time. He is presenting on the importance of multi-tiered systems of support to address children’s needs across a variety of domains, including socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.

As a result, school start times will be adjusted compared to regular Wednesday times. Please adjust your calendars accordingly for Wednesday, February 13:

Ames Middle School will start school at 10:15 AM

Ames High School will start school at 10:30 AM

AMES HIGH ACADEMIC AND ARTS BOOSTER CLUB

The Ames High Academic and Arts Booster Club (AABC) needs your help.

Please donate to a Booster Club that gives grants 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.

Questions? Contact Susan Gwiasda at susangwiasda@yahoo.com or LeAnn Hillier atlmhillier@msn.com

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Feb. 1

AHS Winter Cheer Youth Clinic – 3:45 PM Ames High School

BBB 10th vs. Urbandale (Home) 4:45 PM  

BBB Boys Varsity vs. Urbandale (Home)7:45 PM

GBB Girls JV1 vs. Urbandale (Home) 4:45 PM

GBB Girls Varsity vs. Urbandale (Home) 6:15 PM

Saturday. Feb. 2

AHS at Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

BSwim-V at Fort Dodge Districts 12 PM

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/6 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/4:30 PM

Monday, Feb. 4

BBB-9 vs Marshalltown 6 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 5

GBB-JV1/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Feb. 6

AHS Athletics College Signing Ceremony 7:45 AM

Thursday, Feb 7

WR-JV at Boone JV Invite 5:30 PM

GBB-JV2 vs Dowling 6 PM

BBB-9 vs Dowling 7:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 8

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Dowling 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, Feb. 9

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

WR- V at Districts all day

BSwim-V at IHSAA 12:30 PM

Mattress Fundraiser 10AM-5PM. Ames High Cafeteria

Sunday, Feb. 10

AHS Winter Musical 2 PM

 

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Friday January 25, 2019

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

Ames High Athletics College Signing Ceremony is Wednesday, February 6, at 7:45 am in the Cafeteria.  All senior athletes who have committed to a college to play a sport, and who are receiving athletic aid, are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

This show features some of the best music ever produced for the stage and is a must-see for audiences of all ages.

Curtain is 7:30 PM February 8 and 9, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10. Admission is  $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below.  Tickets are on sale in the Ames High main office.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Jan. 25

AHS Young People’s Concert 1:30 PM

WR-V at CIML 4 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ankeny 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

BBB- 10/9/V at Ankeny 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday. Jan. 26

BBB-10/9 at Urbandale 9/10:15 AM

GBB-JV2 at Urbandale 9 AM

Monday, Jan. 28

GBB-JV2/JV1 at DSM Roosevelt 4:45/7:45 PM

BBB-9 at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

BBB-9B/JV at Marshalltown 6/7:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 29

GBB- V at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

BBB-10/V at DSM Roosevelt 4:45/7:45 PM

Thursday, Jan. 31

WR-JV/V vs Abraham Lincoln, Newton, Waukee 5:30 PM

GBB-JV2 at Urbandale 6:30 PM

BBB-9 at Urbandale 7:45 PM

Friday, Feb. 1

AHS Winter Cheer Youth Clinic

GBB-JV1/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Urbandale 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, Feb. 2

AHS at Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

BSwim-V at Fort Dodge Districts 12 PM

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/6 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/4:30 PM

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