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AHS Friday Announcments 10-19-18

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 32nd ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM
Ames High School’s 32nd annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 22nd,
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 22nd in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the
32nd 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.

AMES HIGH WRESTLING FUNDRAISER
Please support Ames High Wrestling by dining at Culver’s on October 22 and 23 from 5-
7 p.m. Please mention Ames High Wrestling when ordering. A portion of sales will be
donated to the wrestling program. Go Little Cyclones!

AP CLASSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the
spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. 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 on October 24, 2018. If you have any
questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.

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. 23 – Univ. of Iowa 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Oberlin College 11:15 AM
Thursday, Oct. 25 – Drake Univ. 9:20 AM
Friday, Oct. 26 Iowa State 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 19

FB-V vs. Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, October 20

All-State Auditions – Indianola High School – all day
AHS Winter Cheer Practice & Tryouts 1-5 PM

Monday, October 22

AHS Academic Letter Program – AHS Cafeteria 6 PM
AHS Marching Band Spectacular – AHS Gym 7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 23

Volleyball-V Regional at SE Polk 7 PM

Thursday, October 25

G Swim-V Dive at IGHSAU
AHS Trunk or Treat 4-6 PM
Friday, October 26
AHS Blood Drive

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Friday October 12, 2018

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES
On Wednesday, October 17 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 13, 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 BN108007Q1.
I have attached the link. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/BN108007Q1

FALL CHORAL CONCERT
The AHS Choirs will present a Fall Choral Concert on Monday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the
auditorium. The Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir, and Concert Chorale will each perform 3
pieces and will combine to conclude the concert as a massed choir . The Choirs are under the
direction of Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson. Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students
with a family maximum of $10.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SENIORS
A representative from Jostens will be at Ames High on Wednesday, October 17th from
10:53 – 12:15 outside the cafeteria, to collect Senior cap & gown orders and Graduation
Announcement orders. Families can also order on line at www.iowagradshop.com.
Graduation orders must be paid by Nov. 30 in order to avoid late fees. All seniors
participating in the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2019 must order at a minimum, the
Basic cap & gown package. ALSO, the Lifetouch representative will be collecting order
envelopes for those seniors still wanting to order the “Senior All Class Photo”. Please
have the order envelope turned into the Main Office by the end of the day on
Wednesday, Oct. 17th.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SOPHOMORES
Sophomore’s, Jostens will also be collecting sophomore ring order forms and deposits at
the same time.

WINTER CHEER TRYOUTS
Are you interested in becoming an Ames High Cheerleader? Winter Cheer is coming up, so now
is your chance! The winter squad cheers for girls/boys basketball, wrestling, and hockey.
Tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room.
Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the
team. We welcome those with previous cheer experience as well as newcomers to the sport.
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Pick up a tryout
packet in the athletic office or email Coach Logan for a digital
copy. dana.logan@ames.k12.ia.us. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

COMBAT HUNGER RIVALRY WEEK
Next week Ames High is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa and Star 102.5 to provide food
for children, families, and seniors living in Iowa. We are competing against Urbandale High
School to see who can collect the most non-perishable food items and monetary donations in
one week. At Friday’s football game against Urbandale, the items and donations will be added
up to see which school raised the most. We would love for parents to bring non-perishable food
items before the game to help our cause and for every two items, you’ll receive a ticket for a
free popcorn! Along with food, any monetary donations will be accepted at the game. Go Little
Cyclones!

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, Oct. 15 – 1:00 pm University of Kansas
Tuesday, Oct. 16 – 1:00 pm Washington University, St. Louis
Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 2:00 pm University of Chicago
Thursday, Oct 18 – 1:00 pm – Macalester College
                                1:00 pm – Marshalltown Community

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Oct.12
FB-V at WDM Valley 7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 13
Volleyball-JV/V at Johnston Invite 8:30 AM

Monday, Oct. 15
AHS Fall Choral Concert 7:30 PM-Auditorium

Tuesday, Oct. 16
GSW-V Diving at CIC

Thursday, Oct. 18
CCG-V at Marshalltown 4:00 PM
CCB-V at Marshalltown 4:30 PM
GSW-V at CIC
FB-9 vs Urbandale 6:00 PM
FB-10 at Urbandale 6:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 19
FB-V vs Urbandale 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 20
AHS All State Music Auditions at Indianola
AHS Winter Cheer Practice & Tryouts 1-5 PM

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Friday Oct. 5, 2018

CHANGE IN TONIGHTS VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME

Due to forecasted weather, tonight’s Varsity Hall of Fame Football Game versus Council Bluffs-Thomas Jefferson is now scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. 

Come support your Little Cyclones and honor Ames High’s new class of Hall of Famers. Go Little Cyclones!

BOYS GOLF

Congratulations to the Ames High Boys Golf Team for qualifying for the State Tournament. The team finished 2nd place at Districts. Connor VanWeelden led the way with an overall third place finish. Good luck at State! Go Little Cyclones!

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 8, district wide.

CONTRACT GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

Thursday, October 11th is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

AMES HIGH ACADEMIC AND ARTS BOOSTER CLUB (AABC)

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.

 

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 515-817-0601, 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

Friday, Oct. 5

FB-V vs Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 5:30 PM (TIME CHANGE)

Saturday, Oct. 6

Volleyball-9 at Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM

BGolf-V at IHSAA 9 AM

Monday, Oct. 8

District-Wide Workshop Day, NO SCHOOL

Volleyball-9A/JV vs Roland Story 5 PM

Volleyball-9B/10 vs Johnston 5 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 9

AHS Band All-State Mock Auditions 3:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B/JV vs Dowling Catholic 5 PM

Volleyball-V vs Dowling Catholic 6:30 PM

Swim-JV/V vs Dowling Catholic 5 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Senior All class photo/Graduation Packets 9:15 AM Gym

PSAT

AHS Career Fair

Thursday, Oct. 11

Sophomore Class Ring presentation 1:03 PM (PLUS period) Auditorium

GCC-JV vs CIC 4 PM ISU CC Course

BCC-JV vs CIC 4:30 PM ISU CC Course

GCC-V vs CIC 5 PM

BCC-V vs CIC 5:30 PM

Volleyball-9/JV at Nevada 5 PM

Volleyball-V at Nevada 6:30 PM

FB-9 at WDM Valley 6 PM

FB-10 vs WDM Valley 6 PM

Friday, Oct.12

FB-V at WDM Valley 7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 13

Volleyball-JV/V at Johnston Invite 8:30 AM

 

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Friday, September 21, 2019

*CORRECTION

The students named as National Merit Commended Students in last Friday’s email were incorrect. Below are the correct names.

COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2019 NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM

Congratulations to six AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2019  National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Emma Cardenas, Hana Lee, Owen Murphy, Noah Sinclair, Dante Sorrentino and Grant Welk. 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!   

AHS ATHLETICS HALL-OF-FAME BANQUET

Ames High Athletics’ 27th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611 or emailing joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us. This year’s inductees are Dave Sucher, Class of 1957; Phil Bishop, Class of 1986; Kersten Thorgaard, Class of 2007; Amy (Hamilton) Fouch, Class of 2007; and Ben Cotton, Class of 2008. Nathan Buss will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Nupur Ghoshal, Class of 1991. Go Little Cyclones!

AHS CAREER FAIR

On Monday, October 1 you will receive a message via Infinite Campus regarding our upcoming AHS Career Fair. This event is Wednesday, October 10 at the high school, and will be in place of regular classes that day. Students will be provided a free shirt to be worn that day, as well as a free lunch. More details will be provided in the Infinite Campus message.

CONTRACT GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

Thursday, October 11th is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 8, 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 1

Hawkeye Community College – 1 PM

Tuesday, October 2

Cornell College, Mount Vernon – 1 PM 

Northwestern College, Orange City – 1 PM

Wednesday, October 3

Simpson College – 9:30 AM

Iowa Central Community College – 2 PM

Thursday, October 4

Grinnell College – 1 PM

Friday, October 5

Upper Iowa University – 1 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 28

FB-V at Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, Sept. 29

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 8 AM

Sunday, Sept. 30

TASTE of Education hosted by Ames Education Foundation

5 PM Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Tickets needed)

Tuesday, October 2

Boys Golf-V District 10:00 AM  

Girls Swimming & Diving-JV/V vs Ankeny 5 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B at Johnston 4:45 PM 

Volleyball-10/JV at Johnston 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Johnston 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 4

B/G CC-JV/V @ Fort Dodge 4:30 PM

Football-10 at DSM Lincoln 6 PM

Football-9 vs DSM Lincoln 6 PM

Hall of Fame Banquet 6 PM

Friday, October 5    

BGolf-V at IHSAA 12 PM

Football-V vs Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 7 PM

Saturday, October 6

Volleyball-9 at Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM

BGolf- V at IHSAA 9:00 AM

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September 21, 2018 Friday Announcements

 

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS – 2018

Congratulations to ten AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Adam Eichhorn, Lydia Grawe, Helen Hu, Johanna Krier, Grace Kim, Joanna Kim, Evan Lewis, Brennan Seymour, Sam Taylor and Chiara Travesset.    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!

AHS HOMECOMING COURT 2018

Hannah Buckels

Amy Cyr

Melina Hegelheimer

Lydia Linch

Aubree Litster

Emily Wengert

Brayden Bergum

Cameron Campbell

Aiden Diggens-Kennedy

Tadeas Dress

Tye Erickson

Christian Frankl

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming Queen Melina Hegelheimer and King Aiden Diggens-Kennedy, Princess Emily Wengert and Prince Christian Frankl, who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.

HOMECOMING THANK YOU

Thank you to AHS Homecoming Co-Chairs Hope Morken and Lindsey Paysen for all the long hours they worked and the leadership they demonstrated to make Homecoming 2018 a big success. Thank you also to the student executive committee who were in charge of the various activities throughout the week. Finally, a huge thank you to AHS custodians and the parents who volunteered to help with the parade, fireworks, and the dance.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

Join Girls Who Code to explore coding and technology in a fun, no pressure, friendly environment!  The Club meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., from October 10, 2018 – March 27, 2019 at the Ames Public Library (Danfoss Room). Laptops will be provided. Register at amesgirlswhocode.org or show up to the Public Library on October 10 to get started. 

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 24

9:20 AM Truman State University 

1:00 PM Carleton College 

2:15 PM Iowa Central Community College 

2:20 PM St. Olaf College 

Tuesday, September 25

1:00 PM Purdue University 

1:00 PM Coe College 

1:00 PM Creighton University

Wednesday, September 26

1:00 PM University of South Dakota

1:00 PM Kirkwood Community College

Monday, October 1

1:00 PM Hawkeye Community College 

Tuesday, October 2

1:00 PM Cornell College 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 21

FB-10 vs Hoover 4:45 PM

FB-V vs DSM North 7 PM

Saturday, Sept. 22

Volleyball-V at Boone 9 AM

Monday, Sept. 24

BGolf-JV/V at Ankeny 9 AM

BGolf-9 at Centennial Invite 11 AM

Volleyball-10 vs North Polk 6 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 25

BGolf-V at CIC 9 AM

B/G CC-JV/V at Waukee 4:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B/JV vs Ankeny 5 PM

Volleyball-V vs Ankeny 6:30 PM

Swim-JV/V at Johnston 5:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 27

Volleyball-9 at Boone Invite 5 PM

FB-9 at DSM East 6 PM

FB-10 vs DSM East 6 PM

AHS Fall Youth Cheer Clinic 4:45-7 PM

Friday, Sept. 28

FB-V at Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, Sept. 29

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 8 AM

Sunday, Sept. 30

TASTE of Education hosted by Ames Education Foundation

5 PM Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Tickets needed)

 
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Friday September 14, 2018

 

HOMECOMING DANCE REMINDERS

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.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

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

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

FALL CHEER CLINIC

Ames High Fall Cheer will host its annual Fall Cheer Clinic for all boys and girls ages four through 8th grade on Thursday, September 27 from 4:45 to 7 pm. The young student-athletes will learn cheers, jumps and the AHS Fight Song. The clinic culminates with the kids joining the AHS Cheerleaders during the halftime of the Sophomore Football on the 27th and forming a tunnel for the players during the Hall of Fame Varsity Football game on October 4. Cost is $25 and includes a shirt, game admission, pizza, etc. Please RVSP by Friday, September 21 to Coach Buss at sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us. Additional information and the Clinic Registration form is available at www.ameshighathletics.org by clicking on the Fall Cheer Clinic banner. Go Little Cyclones!!

TASTE FOR EDUCATION

Join Us! Buy your Tickets Today!

The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 30, at 5:00 pm.  This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel.  Proceeds help with classroom grants, educational needs, and our World Languages at AHS.  Tickets are $50.  This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting, and silent auction.

Visit ameseducationfoundation.org  today for ticket information and event details.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services on Wednesday, Sept. 24th:

Truman State University –  9:20 AM 

Carleton College –  1 PM

St. Olaf College –  2:20 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 14

BGolf-V at Joe August Invite 10 AM

FB-V vs Marshalltown 7 PM (Homecoming)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Volleyball-JV at Urbandale Invite 8 AM

Volleyball-V at Waukee 8 AM

B/G CC- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 10 AM

AHS Homecoming Dance 9-11 PM AHS Gym

Monday, Sept. 17

BGolf-JV/V at WDM Valley 10 AM

Volleyball-9B at North Polk 6 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 18

BGolf-JV vs Ankeny Centennial 3:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9Bat Ankeny Centennial 4:45 PM

Volleyball-10/JV at Ankeny Centennial 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Ankeny Centennial 7:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 20

BGolf-JV at Dowling 9 AM

B/GCC-JV/V at Indianola 4:30 PM

FB-9 vs DSM North 6 PM

FB-10 at North/Hoover 6 PM

Friday, Sept. 21

FB-V vs DSM North 7 PM

Saturday, Sept. 22

Volleyball-V at Boone 9 AM

 
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Friday September 7, 2018

 

VOLUNTEER  PARENTS NEEDED FOR HOMECOMING DANCE

AHS Homecoming committee is desperately in need of volunteers for the Homecoming dance. Please consider volunteering on Saturday night September 15th from 8:40 -11 PM. Contact Kathy Packer 817-0602 or kathy.packer@ames.k12.ia.us

DECA MEETING

Parent meeting on Wed. Sept 12th at 5:30 PM in the Multi Purpose Room at Ames High School.

PSAT/NMSQT TESTS

Sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test September 10th-14th with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. Cost for the test is $16, 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 10th. 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.

YEARBOOKS

2017/2018 yearbooks were distributed this week. If your student did not pick his/hers up they can do so before and after school in room 227 with Mr. Webb. 

HOMECOMING WEEK BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Schedule for Monday, September 10 and Friday, September 14, Homecoming Assembly.

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

                     Class             0:41             11:31 AM       12:12 PM

                      Class             0:41            10:58 AM        11:39 AM

                    Last lunch       0:38            11:39 PM        12:17 PM

Period 6                              0:41            12:17 PM       12:58 PM

Assembly                            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

HOMECOMING 2018 “Beach Bash” WEEK ACTIVITIES

Monday: Class colors, Freshman-Blue, Sophmore-Green, Junior- Yellow, Senior- pink, Teachers- White, Assembly, Parade (6:30 PM).

Tuesday: ER day, dress in something ending in ER, Movie Night 7:30pm in the AHS Stadium. 

Wednesday: Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 AM in the cafeteria, Theme day (Beachy clothing).

Thursday: Theme shirt day, Sand volleyball at ISU court 6:45. 

Friday: Game day shirt, school spirit (orange & black) coronation assembly, football game.

Saturday: Dance from 9:00-11:00 PM in the High School Gym.

HOMECOMING DANCE REMINDERS

Out of school dates must have a signed Guest Request form turned in and approved by Wednesday, September 12th at 3:00 PM. 

NO 8th graders. Bring your school ID to the dance.
The dance begins at 9:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM.
No admittance after 10:00 PM.
Once a person leaves the dance (goes outside the school building), s/he is not allowed to return.
Parents picking up their students are asked to pick them up by 11:00 PM.

  • Tickets for the dance will be on sale starting Monday, Sep. 10 in the main lobby. Price per ticket is $10.

BOYS GOLF FUNDRAISER

Join the Boys Golf team for dinner on Tuesday, September 18th from 5-8 at Blaze Pizza. 20% of  proceeds from your meal will go towards AHS Boys’ Golf. Print off the attached flyer as you will need it to show when you pay for your meal, so that boys’ golf receives the proceeds. Thank you!

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES 

Pictures were handed out in homeroom on Wednesday for those students who had their picture taken on August 13th.

On Wednesday, October 17 from 8 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 13, and also for those students who had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you are wanting 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.

AHS ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME BANQUET

Ames High Athletics’ 27th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP no later than Sept. 28 by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611 or emailing joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us. This year’s inductees are Dave Sucher, Class of 1957; Phil Bishop, Class of 1986; Kersten Thorgaard, Class of 2007; Amy (Hamilton) Fouch, Class of 2007; and Ben Cotton, Class of 2008. Nathan Buss will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Nupur Ghoshal, Class of 1991.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services: 

Columbia University – Monday September 10th at 2:15 pm.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 7

FB-10/V at Iowa City High White 4:45/7:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 8

Volleyball-9A/JV  ADM Invite 8 AM

Band at Pufferbilly Days Parade 8 AM

GSwim-V at Linn-Mar 12:30 PM

Monday, Sept. 10

BGolf-V Turk Bowman Invite 10 AM

Homecoming Parade Downtown Ames 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 11

B/G CC-JV/V at WDM Valley 4:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B at Urbandale 4:45 PM

Volleyball-10/JV at Urbandale 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 7:30 PM

Swim-JV/V at SE Polk 5:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 13

BGolf-9/JV at Johnston (Jester Park Golf Course) 2:45 PM

FB-9 vs Marshalltown 6 PM

FB-10 at Marshalltown 6 PM

Friday, Sept. 14

BGolf-V at Joe August Invite 10 AM

FB-V vs Marshalltown 7 PM (Homecoming)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Volleyball-JV at Urbandale Invite 8 AM

Volleyball-V at Waukee 8 AM

B/G CC- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 10 AM

AHS Homecoming Dance 9-11 PM AHS Gym

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Friday August 31, 2018

2017-2018 YEARBOOKS

The 2017-2018 yearbooks are here! Yearbooks will be available to pick up on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week in the main lobby before school, during both lunches, and after school. If you did not purchase one yet, there are still books available to purchase for $55. Cash or check is accepted. 

PSAT/NMSQT

Sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test September 4th – 7th with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. Cost for the test is $16, 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 10th. 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 an extra class without consequences is Wednesday, September 12th. Please contact your counselor in student services.

2018 HOMECOMING

Mark your calendar for the week of Sept. 10-14 for Homecoming 2018 “Beach Bash”.  Monday’s Parade downtown at 6:30 PM will kick off the week. Watch for more details in next Friday’s email.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representative will be in Student Services. See Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Vanderbilt Univ. at 1:00 PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, August 31

FB V at Fort Dodge 7 PM  

Saturday, Sept. 1

FB-10 at Fort Dodge 9 AM

Monday, September 3

Labor Day: No Classes

Tuesday, September 4

AHS Band All-State Prelims

BGolf-JV vs Ankeny Centennial 1 PM

Volleyball-9A/10 at DSM East 4:45 PM

Volleyball-9B/JV at DSM East 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at DSM East 7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 5

Boys Golf: V at Ankeny Invite 9:00 AM

Thursday, September 6

B/G CC-JV/V at Marshalltown 4:30 PM

FB-9 at Iowa City White 6:00 PM

Friday, September 7

FB-10/V at Iowa City High White 4:45/7:30 PM

Saturday, September 8

Volleyball-9A/JV  ADM Invite 8:00 AM

Band at Pufferbilly Days Parade 8:00 AM

GSwim-V at Linn-Mar 12:30 PM

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Friday August 24, 2018

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, Monday, August 27

Back to School Night starts with 1st period at 6:15 PM and will be followed by eight 8-minute periods.

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

ELP 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 1400 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           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

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

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, August 24

FB-V vs Cedar Falls 7 PM

Saturday, August 25

  VB-V at Bondurant-Farrar Invite 8 AM

Fall Cheer Camp 7 AM

Monday, August 27

Back-to-School Night 6:15 PM

Tuesday, August 28

BGolf-V at Fort Dodge Invite 10 AM

Volleyball- JV/V vs Waukee, Dowling Catholic, DSM Lincoln 5 PM

G Swim-JV/V at Fort Dodge 5:30 PM

Thursday, August 30

All-State Prelims Vocal 3:15 PM

FB- 9 vs Fort Dodge 6 PM

B & G Cross Country: Little Cyclone Invite at ISU CC course 4 PM

VB-9A at Dowling Catholic, DSM Lincoln, Waukee 4 PM

VB-10 at Dowling Catholic, DSM Lincoln, Waukee 5 PM

Friday, August 31

FB V at Fort Dodge 7 PM  

Saturday, Sept. 1

FB-10 at Fort Dodge 9 AM

 

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Friday Aug. 17, 2018

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018
Freshmen and new student will begin at 7:50 AM in homeroom.
• All returning 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will report to school at 12:00 PM to homeroom.
Lunch will be available at 11:30 AM.
• 10-12 graders that ride the bus, either ride the bus at the normal morning time or find a ride to
school at noon. Those students that ride the bus at normal AM time will report to the
cafeteria at 7:50.

Schedule for the first day of school Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:50 am 9th grade and new students report to homeroom for Welcome.
Students not assigned a homeroom will report to Student Services.

8:05 am School Tours
8:45 am Follow Schedule – Visit Each Class
11:20 am Cafeteria for Lunch
11:55 am Gym for Assembly (Seating by homeroom)
12:00 pm Returning 10th – 12th Grade Students Report to Homeroom
12:15 pm All School Assembly (Seating by homeroom)
1:05 pm All students follow schedule to each class (see below)
3:05 pm School Dismissed
Warning Bell 0:05 1:05 PM
Period 1 0:10 1:10 PM 1:20 PM
Period 2 0:10 1:25 PM 1:35 PM
Period 3 0:10 1:40 PM 1:50 PM

Period 4 0:10 1:55 PM 2:05 PM
Period 5 0:10 2:10 PM 2:20 PM
Period 6 0:10 2:25 PM 2:35 PM
Period 7 0:10 2:40 PM 2:50 PM
Period 8 0:10 2:55 PM 3:05 PM

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, Monday, August 27
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 PM
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
ELP parents will meet in the Multi-Purpose Room.

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 Friday, Aug. 24.

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 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
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

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, August 23
1st day of School
Volleyball: 10 at Newton 4:30 PM
Volleyball: 9 at Newton 4:30 PM
AHS FB 10 vs Indianola 6 PM
AHS FB 9 at Indianola 6 PM

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