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Friday December 8, 2017

REQUEST FOR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES

Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this should be done BEFORE winter break.

15-WEEK GRADES

15-week grades will be posted on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, Dec 12.

WINTER MADNESS IS UPON US

December 11-15 is Winter Madness at Ames High School, sponsored by Student Council. This year’s theme is “When you wish upon a star.” Activities include a sledding night (weather permitting), coffeehouse, hat day, underclassmen lunch buy out, dodgeball tournament, and a week of dress up days and arcade games in the lobby. Students will also have the opportunity to make daily donations as Student Council uses all funds raised to buy holiday presents for needy families in Ames.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

The Ames High and Ames Middle Science Olympiad teams traveled to Boyceville, Wisconsin to compete in an early season invitational.  There was a great field of competitors as many of the teams have qualified for Nationals in the past. Medals were given for the top 6 places in each of the 23 events for each Division. Below are the results for this competition.

Ames High Science Olympiad Boyceville  Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 14th out of 60 teams

Towers – 1st place- Steven Tian and Taylor Xu

Disease Detectives –  2nd place-Hannah Huang and David Jiang

Mousetrap Vehicle – 2nd place – Jason Chen

Write It /Do It- 6th place – Anyang Yu and David Jiang

Ames Middle School Science Olympiad Boyceville Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 4th out of 35 teams

Fast Facts – 1st place – Jerry Han and Sophia Cordoba

Write It/Do It – 1st place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Wright Stuff – 2nd place – Emily Poag and Isaac Fangman

Solar System – 2nd place – Rishabh Swamy and Jixiang Li

Microbe Mission – 4th place – Anastasia Kuzmina and Jerry Han

Herpetology – 4th place- Anastasia Kuzmina and Jacob Xing

Anatomy and Physiology – 4th place – Rishabh Swamy and Anastasia Kuzmina

Rocks and Minerals – 4th place – jerry Han and Abby Thompson

Dynamic Planet – 5th place – Jo Venkatesh and Sophia Cordoba

Meteorology – 5th place – Hannah Song and Sophia Cordoba

Battery Buggy -6th place – Rishabh Swamy and Isaac Fangman

Crimebusters – 6th place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Hovercraft – 6th place – Jixiang Li and Rishabh Swamy

The teams are coached by Peg Barbour, Mary Glenn, and Kerri Marsh.

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM

Congratulations to the Ames High Drill Team coached by Sarah Buss ! They competed at the STATE Drill Team Competition at Wells Fargo Arena on December 1st and took home four trophies. Novelty placed 5th, Contemporary Jazz placed 6th, Show Production placed 2nd, All Male placed 2nd and Pom took 5th Place. Iowa has the largest Drill Team Competition in the Nation, with over 500 routines performed in two days performed by 24 colleges and 249 high school dance teams.

 

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION WINNER

Ames High musician, David Tarte, is a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention winner in Classical Music French Horn. He was one of two artists in Iowa to receive an award from the National YoungArts Foundation.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 8

Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America Center TBA

Girls Basketball: JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 9

Band SCIBA Jazz Festival – December 9 (all day) Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V vs Mason City 2:30/5:30 PM – Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Mason City 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, December 11

Girls BB JV1/V vs Mason City – 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys BB JV @ Fort Dodge – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Fort Dodge Senior High School

Boys BB 9 vs Dowling – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, December 12

Boys BB 10/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Ames High School

Girls BB JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Thursday, December 14

BSW JV/V @ Waukee  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Waukee Family YMCA

WR JV/V @ Valley- 6:30 PM -10:00 PM – Valley High School

Friday, December 15

Girls BB JV1/V/JV2 @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Waukee High School Field House

Boys BB 9 @ Waukee – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Prairieview School

Saturday – December 16

WR 9/10 @ N Polk Invite Alleman – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – North Polk High School

WR V @ Carroll Invite – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Carroll High School

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Friday December 1, 2017

AHS JAZZ BAND CONCERT

The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 4th at 6:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both of the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.

 WINTER CHEER FUNDRAISER – PIZZA RANCH NIGHT – DEC. 4TH

AHS Winter Cheer is having a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 4th! Varsity Cheerleaders will be working as the servers/bussers for the evening. Come and enjoy supper from 5-9pm, and all tips will be given back to AHS Winter Cheer!

In the past 6 years, our fundraising efforts have covered:
70 uniforms
7 cheer mats
1 tumbling “BOULDER”
1 Fly-Right Stunt Stand
Spirit room remodeling/decorative signage
Special Olympics, All Star, Shrine Bowl fees
Misc. operating expenses
Free professional photography for all (for yearbook and basketball programs)

Also, please bring a donation card (attached) or show a pic of it on your cell phone to the cashier. For every card turned in/shown, Pizza Ranch donates an extra $2 to our account!

Thanks so much for supporting the winter cheerleaders!

18 AHS STUDENTS EARN POSITIONS IN SCIBA HONOR BAND

18 AHS band students successfully auditioned for positions in the 2017-18 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Auditions were held on Thursday November 30 at Des Moines Roosevelt.  The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny High School at Saturday January 6 with a festival concert that evening.  The guest directors for the honor band are Dr. Curran Prendergast and Steve Stickney. The following Ames High students were selected:

9-10 Band

Sofiya Palasyuk – Clarinet – 5th Chair
Kayley Helmer – Clarinet – 6th Chair
Andres Cordoba – Clarinet – 7th Chair
Sarah Song – Clarinet – 8th Chair
Emily Peters – Clarinet – 15th Chair
Oscar Lenkaitis – Bassoon – 1st Chair
Oliver Chen – Alto Saxohone – 3rd Chair
Jasper Shogren-Knaak – Trumpet – 4th Chair
Madelyn Timmermans – Trumpet – 11th Chair
Zach Mueterthies – Bari Saxophone – 1st Chair
Eric Paskach – Percussion – 5th Chair

11-12 Band

Laura Emery – Flute – 4th Chair
Emily Helmer – Flute – 7th  Chair
Arthur Lubberstedt – Trumpet – 3rd Chair
Emma Todey  – Trumpet – 8th Chair
Kira Davis – Horn – 5th Chair
Evan Uhlmeyer – Tuba – 5th Chair
Aidan Diggins-Kennedy – Percussion – 7th Chair

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 18th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Peter Thompson and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE 

Friday, December 1,

Boys Basketball 10/V vs Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Girls Basketball JV1/V vs. Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Madrigal Dinner  – 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 2,

Wrestling JV/V Ames Duals – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Ames High School

Boys Swimming  V Wittmer Invite – 11:00 AM – Ames High School

Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Monday, December 4,

AHS Band Jazz Concert – 6:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys Basketball  JV @ Marshalltown 7:00 PM  – Marshalltown High School

Winter Cheer – Pizza Ranch Night

Tuesday, December 5,

Girls Basketball JV/V @ Lincoln 4:45 PM

Boys Basketball  10/9 @ Lincoln 4:45 PM – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Girls Basketball JV2 @ Lincoln 7:45 – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Wednesday, December 6,

Boys Basketball  V @ Lincoln 7:45PM –  Lincoln High School

Thursday, December 7,

Boys Swimming JV/V @ DMACC Ankeny – 5:30 PM

Wrestling JV/V vs Johnston – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, December 8,

Wrestling V @ CB Invite Mid America TBA – Mid-America Center

Boys Basketball 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School

Girls Basketball  JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny  – 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School

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Wednesday , Nov.22, 2017 ( Thanksgiving break Edition)

AHS DISTRICT DECA
Congratulations to the AHS DECA competitors for a great showing last week at the District 3 Competitive Events. 68 students from Ames competed, with 52 placing in the top 10 of their events. Of those, 8 earned first place in their events! These students include: Kylene Harold (Food Marketing), Iluda Ko (Automotive Services Marketing), Luke Dirks (Restaurant and Food Services Marketing), John Swanson and Ryan Clem (Hospitality Team Event), Christabel Forney (Marketing Cluster Exam), Ayah Gleisner (Hospitality Cluster Exam), and Gabe Overstreet (Personal Finance Cluster Exam). Students will now work to prepare for the State Competitive Event, which occurs February 25-26 in Des Moines.
 
DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders to be college and career ready. While the focus of competitive events is on business principles such as marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship, students who participate in the local DECA chapter also find themselves involved in service projects that help them further their commitment to community, as well as leadership activities that help them develop and enhance employability skills.
 
POST PROM FUNDRAISING
Post Prom is a safe, alcohol free event for students that is parent sponsored, at no cost for students, and solely supported by donations.  Fundraising for Post Prom 2018 is under way, so with Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, please consider following this link https://www.flipgive.com/f/525643 prior to making your online purchase.  You will still be making purchases through the online retailer website, but the retailers will be donating a portion of the sale to Ames High Post Prom.  There is also a link on the “Ames High Post Prom” Facebook page that will allow purchases on your mobile device easier.  The 2018 Post Prom Committee appreciates your support!
 
WARM THANKSGIVING WISHES FOR ALL AMES HIGH FAMILIES!
 
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE 
Thursday – Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Break

Friday
 – Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Break

Saturday
 – Nov. 25 – Girls BB –  JV2/JV1/V vs Fort Dodge 2/3:30/5pm – At AHS

Tuesday
 – Nov. 28 – Girls BB JV1/JV2@ Roosevelt 4:45 – Callanan Middle School 
Boys BB 10/V @ Roosevelt 4:45/7:45 pm – Roosevelt High School
Girls BB V @ Roosevelt 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Roosevelt High School
Boys BB 9 @ Roosevelt 6pm – Callanan Middle School 

Wednesday
 – Nov. 29 – Madrigal Dinner Dress Rehearsal  3:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Thursday
 – Nov. 30 – Band SCIBA Honor Band Auditions – 4:00 PM  – Roosevelt High School
 Wrestling JV/V @ North – 5:30 PM – North High School
 Boys SW JV/V @ Ottumwa 5:30 PM – Ottumwa High School 
 Girls BB JV2 vs Johnston – 6:00 PM – Ames High School 
 Madrigal Dinner – 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church
 Boys BB 9 vs Johnston – 7:30 PM – Ames High School 

Friday
 
– Dec. 1  – Boys BB 9 vs Johnston  7:30 PM – Ames High School 
Girls BB JV1/V vs Johnston 4:45 PM – Ames High School  
Madrigal Dinner – 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

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Friday November 17 ,2017

Thanksgiving Break – There will be no classes on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.   

NOTE    Wednesday will be an early dismissal, with no late start.   Please see the schedule below for details.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 22nd SCHEDULE – NO LATE START.

Wednesday Schedule 11.22.17 -Day before Thanksgiving 1:15 p.m. dismissal

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch

0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM

Class 0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM

Class 0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM

Last Lunch

0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM

Period 6 0:32 11:31 AM 12:03 PM

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM

MADRIGAL DINNER

Tickets are now on sale.  The dates for the dinners are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 each.  Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more information: peggy.dieter@ames.k12.ia.us or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us

 ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Nov. 17

All-State Festival @ISU

GBB (Scrimmage) JV/V v Boone 6/7:30 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

All-State Festival @ ISU

Tuesday,  Nov. 21

GBB JV2/JV1/V @ East 4:45/6/7:45  – 9:45 PM – East High School

BSW JV/V vs Fort Dodge – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Ames High School

Wednesday,Nov. 22 

AHS No Late Start

Early Dismissal – 1:15 PM

Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day/No School

Friday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Vacation/No School

Saturday Nov. 25

GBB JV2/JV1/V vs Fort Dodge 2/3:30/5p – 6:30 PM – Ames High

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Friday November 10 , 2017

PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR PARENTS

Parents of Juniors – An evening program has been planned by the counselors to outline the post secondary planning process. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. The counselors will be outlining the processes and procedures for families to follow in order to successfully determine a student’s option(s) for post secondary schooling. Examples of the topics to be addressed are the following:

      What Kind of College Meets Your Needs

      Making the Most of the College Visit

      Organizing the Application Process

      Financing College Expenses

Family Connection will also be introduced to parents. Through Family Connection, students can search for colleges that match their interests/needs, compare and match colleges, request transcripts, view scholarship information, and view when college representatives are scheduled to visit Ames High. Students can also monitor the status of their college applications. Parents unable to attend the program may pick up material prepared by the counselors the following day in Student Services.

AHS MUSICAL AUDITIONS – “BABES IN ARMS”

Auditions for AHS Musical “Babes in Arms” will be Tuesday, Nov. 14.  If your student is interested in auditioning, s/he should see Mrs. Dieter in the Vocal Music Room for audition materials and details.

 MADRIGAL DINNER

Tickets are now on sale.  The dates for the dinners are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 each.  Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more information: peggy.dieter@ames.k12.ia.us or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.

 WINTER SPORTS  KICK-OFF

The AHS Winter Kick-Off is November 16 at 6 p.m. in the Gym, where our Basketball, Boys Swim, Wrestling and Cheer teams and squads will be introduced. Parent meetings will conclude the evening’s activities. Concessions and spirit wear will be available.

Nov. 16,  WINTER SPORTS KICK OFF

AHS Winter Sports Kick-off is Thursday, November 16th in the Ames High Gym. Doors open at 6:00 PM with Concessions and Clothing sales.

 6:40 – Drill team Performances – Introduce Team

6:45 – Winter Cheer Performance – Introduce Team

6:50 – Introduce Boys Swimming and Wrestling

7:00 – Athletic Director Welcome and Booster Club Co-Presidents, introduction of Winter          Sports Reps. and athletic trainers, Recognize Fall Accomplishments.

7:10 – Introduce Girls and Boys teams

7:15 – Transition to Parent Meetings.

7:25 – Boys Swimming – Cafeteria

Drill Team – Gym

Winter Cheer – Media Center

Wrestling – Video Room

Girls Basketball – Room 121 (Coach Sullivan’s room)

           Boys Basketball – Multi-purpose room

DRILL TEAM ANNUAL OMELET BREAKFAST

The Ames High Drill Team will be holding its 19th Annual Omelet Breakfast Sunday, November 12th, from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Ames High Spirit Room (enter the football stadium/pool doors). Tickets are $7.00 for a student, $10.00 for an adult and $30.00 for a family of 4 or more. Tickets are available from drill team members or at the door. Please attend and support the Drill Team as they fundraise for costumes, props and backdrops!

LITTLE CYCLONE SPIRIT WEBSTORE

The Little Cyclones Spirit Webstore is now open. Order your Little Cyclone apparel at https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS. This winter’s inventory includes fan favorites as well as sweatshirts and spirit wear perfect for a long, cold season. Pay by credit card and have your order shipped directly to your home or school. The Webstore will close on November 15, so do not delay! Contact Jessica at 515-558-6059 or jbartels@storeykenworthy.com with questions. 

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

JUST A HEADS UP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 22nd)  will be a 7:50 start time with an early dismissal at 1:15 pm.   The complete schedule will be included in next Friday’s parent email.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Nov. 10  

Fall Play – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 7:30 PM AHS Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 11

Fall Play – ONe Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 7:30 PM AHS Auditorium

Sunday, Nov. 12

Drill Team Omelet Breakfast- 8 AM – AHS Spirit Room

Tuesday,  Nov. 14

Auditions for Winter Musical  – 3:15 PM – 8PM.  Ames High.

Program for Junior Parents – 6PM

Thursday, Nov. 16

All State Music Festival Ames – 10 AM

OPUS Choral Festival – 4PM – Iowa State University

Winter Sports Kickoff – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, Nov. 17

All-State Festival @ISU – Nov. 17 &18

GBB (Scrimmage) JV/V vs Boone  – 6PM

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Friday October 27, 2017

PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES TIMES

Monday Oct. 30th,        4 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Nov. 1st,   4 – 7:30 PM

Thursday Nov. 2nd,      8 – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM

 

CLASS SCHEDULE DURING CONFERENCE WEEK.     

2:00 PM dismissal on Mon. 10/30 & Wed.11/1 (NO LATE START)

Tuesday – Oct. 31 – Regular Schedule

No Classes for students on Thursday, Nov. 2nd & Friday Nov. 3rd

 

Monday Oct. 30 & Wednesday, Nov 1. CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Warning Bell                    0:05                                  7:45 AM

Period 1                           0:38             7:50 AM        8:28 AM

Period 2                           0:39             8:33 AM        9:12 AM

Period 3                           0:37             9:17 AM        9:54 AM

Period 4                           0:37             9:59 AM      10:36 AM

Period 5    1st lunch        0:38            10:36 AM      11:14 AM

                   Class           0:38            11:14 AM      11:52 PM

 

                   Class          0:38             10:41 AM      11:19 AM

                Last lunch      0:38             11:19 AM      11:57 AM

Period 6                          0:37             11:57 AM      12:34 PM

Period 7                          0:38             12:39 PM       1:17 PM

Period 8                          0:38               1:22 PM       2:00 PM

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE INFORMATION

1.  Directions for signing up online for conferences have been emailed to parents and the online sign up is open. 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.

ALL-STATE MUSIC

We are honored to have 13 band students, 9 orchestra students, 3 vocalists, and 2 pianists representing the hard work of our AHS students at the All-State Music Festival on November 16-18.

AHS Band All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Lillian Montabon – 1st Clarinet

Grace Lee – 2nd  Clarinet

Benjamin Moats – 2nd Clarinet

Lauren Cassaidy – 3rd Clarinet

Alyssa Romp – 3rd Clarinet

David Kim – 3rd Clarinet

Julia White –  2st Alto Saxophone

Nathan Paskach – 1st Cornet

David Tarté – 1st Horn (orchestra)

Adam Eichhorn – 1st Trombone

Channing Che – 2nd  Trombone

Peter Jaynes – Tuba

Dominick McDonald – Percussion

Tianxin Xu – Flute –1st Alternate

Sam Packard –Tenor Saxophone – 1st Alternate

Anna Cullinan – Horn – 1st Alternate

 

AHS Orchestra All-State Accepted:

Daniel Lee – Violin I

Ryan Jeong – Violin I

Jeremy Wessels – Violin I

Olivia Wong – Violin I

Amy Guan – Violin II

Hannah Huang – Violin II

Grace Kim – Cello

Joanna Kim – Cello

Chloe Barry – Harp

Jenny Kim- Violin – 1st Alternate

Isabelle Wong – Cello – 1st Alternate

AHS Choir All-State Accepted:

Eily Mickelson – Soprano 1

Christian Frankl – Bass 1

Jackson Bryant – Bass 1 

AHS All State Pianist:

Aubrey Litster

Ana Yam

 

DRIVERS ED CLASS OFFERED

Streetsmarts will be offering a  Driver Ed session that will begin  Nov. 6 thru Dec. 13 cost is $325.00  application forms may  be picked up and returned in the  associate principal office  

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

AMES HIGH BLOOD DRIVE

The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, November 10 from 8:00-2:00. Pre-registration will be Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 9 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!!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 27

No classes – Teacher Workday

Saturday, October 28

Boys & Girls Cross Country – State @ Fort Dodge 11:00 AM

Girls Swimming: V @ Regional TBA

Sunday , October 29

7 PM AHS Volleyball Banquet – Ames High Cafeteria.

Monday, October 30

Volleyball V Regional F TBA

2:00 PM Dismissal

Conferences     4 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 31

Regular Schedule

Wednesday, November 1

2 PM dismissal – no late start

Conferences    4 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 2

Conferences 8 -11:30 am & 12:30 – 3:00 pm

No Classes District Wide

Friday, November 3

No classes District Wide

Girls Swimming V Diving: @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 4

Girls Swimming: V @ State Meet @ Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 12:00 PM

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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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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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