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Friday May 25, 2018

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE – THE 3 DAYS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY

During Finals Week, students only need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam.   If they don’t have a final, they may leave the building. If students stay on campus, they must be in a quiet study area in the Media Center – but not in the hallways.    Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:45 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Period 1                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

 

Second day: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Period 4                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

 

Third day: Thursday, 31, 2018

Period 7                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM 11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM 1:15 PM

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Senior Merrina Lan won 4th place at the ISEF- International Science & Engineering Fair!  She competed against 1,383 other projects from 81 different countries, territories, and states!  

Way to go Merrina!  You make AHS proud!

 

SAVE THE DATE

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, and is a great way to kick off the school year, and raise for educational needs!  Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 30.  Visit ameseducationfoundation.org  today for more details.

RETURNING COMPUTERS DURING FINALS WEEK.

All students must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers next week after they are finished with their finals.   If they don’t need them for their finals, they can turn them in earlier. There will be time between test, and also before and after school to do this.   Students should not be turning in computers during the actual testing times, only during breaks and before and after school.

COMMUNITY ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

Interested in a different kind of experience for your preschool-12th grade student this summer? One that involves a multidisciplinary exploration of nature and our community, project-based learning, daily mindfulness education, overnight camping, and the creation of art? The Community Academy is offering 3 weeks of educational experiences for students entering preschool through 12th grade that will mimic the type of education happening in innovative schools around the country. Each week will be composed of experiences that are connected thematically:

Week 1: Our land – July 9th – 13th

Week 2: Our water – July 16th – 20th

Week 3: Our community – July 23rd – 27th

Students are welcome to join in all three weeks but are not required in order to enjoy the experience. We are now accepting summer experience reservations – If you or someone you know is interested in reserving a spot for our summer program, please click here.

Here are links to our Facebook Page and our Website for more information.

I have also attached a flyer if that can be attached.

Any questions, please contact Mike Todd at the High School.

 

APEX SUMMER MAKE-UP

Students who failed a 2nd semester English, Math, Social Studies or Science course will have the opportunity to make-up the credit this summer. The parents of students who failed one of these classes and the students will be receiving an email notice with the pertinent details.

 

SEMESTER GRADES

2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Monday, June 4.

SUMMER NOTICE

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23.

AHS Office Summer hours:

M, T, W, TR: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

F: 7:00 – 11:30 AM

Office will be closed Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 25

BTE V State Individual Tourney May 25–26

Softball: 9th vs. Newton (Away) 4:30 PM– Newton Softball Field

Softball: JV vs. Newton (Away)6:00 PM – Newton Softball Field

Softball: Varsity vs. Newton (Away)7:30 PM – Newton Softball Complex Baseball: JV vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 5:30 PM

Baseball: Varsity vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 26

Boys Tennis V State Individual Tourney

Sunday, May 27

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day – no classes

Girls Soccer Banquet 5 pm   Octagon Center For the Arts

Girls Golf Banquet – 6 pm – Veenker Clubhouse

Girls Tennis Banquet – 6pm – AHS – Multi-Purpose Room

Boys/Girls Track Banquet 7pm AHS Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 29

Finals 1, 2, 3

Girls Golf V @ State TBA

Boys Tennis V @ State Team Tourney

Baseball: 9th vs Mason City (away) 5 pm

Baseball: 10th vs Mason City (away) 7pm

Softball: JV vs. Roland-Story (home) 5:30 pm

Softball: Varsity vs. Roland Story (home) 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 30

Finals 4, 5, 6

Thursday, June 31

Last day of school

Finals 7, 8, make-up

Friday, June 1

Teacher Workday

 

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Friday Announcements May 18, 2018

PARENTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS

Seniors’ cumulative folders and immunization cards are available for seniors to pick up in Student Services. Students will need their immunization cards when they attend college.

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE – THE 3 DAYS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:45 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Period 1                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Second day: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Period 4                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Third day: Thursday, 31, 2018

Period 7                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM 11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM 1:15 PM

STUDENT LOCKERS

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday (May 22).  Students in grades 9,10, & 11 need to have their lockers emptied by May 31st. Anything left behind will be donated.  

LAPTOP RETURN

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

SUPER SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

The first is Super Summer, which has many class offerings that need volunteers for the two week period from June 11 – 22 from 8:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Another volunteer opportunity is with the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.   Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 18

Girls Soccer JV1/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30 PM – Ames High School Saturday, May 19

Girls Tennis V Regional – Team (all day)

Boys Tennis V Substate (all day)

Sunday, May 20

Girls Tennis V State Tourney – Team (all day)

Monday, May 21

Girls Golf V @ Regional TBA (all day)

Softball: JV vs. Mason City (Home) 4:15 PM

Baseball: 9th vs. Mason City (Away) 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs. Mason City (Home) 5:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Mason City (Home) 6:00 PM

Baseball: 10th vs. Mason City (Away) 6:00 PM

AHS Pops Concert 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, May 22

Last Academic Day for Seniors

Softball: 9th vs. Boone (Home) TBD (all day)

Girls Soccer JV2/V/JV1 @ Roosevelt 4:45 PM – James. W Cownie Soccer Park Softball: JV vs. Boone (Home) 6:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Boone (Home) 7:30 PM

Laptop Turn in Day for Seniors.

Wednesday, May 23

Softball: 9th vs. Mason City (Home) 5:00 PM

Girls Soccer V Regional TBA (all day) Baccalaureate – Ames Middle School 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 24

Girls Soccer V Regional TBA (all day) Baseball: JV vs. Ballard (Home) 5:00 PM

Baseball: Varsity vs. Ballard (Home)7:00 PM

Friday, May 25

Boys Tennis  V State Individual Tourney – 25–26

Baseball:

Varsity vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 7:00 PM

Baseball: JV vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 5:30 PM

Softball: 9th vs. Newton (Away) 4:30 PM Softball: JV vs. Newton (Away) 6:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Newton  – 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 27

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day – no classes

 

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May 11, 2018 Friday Announcements

NEXT YEAR’S STUDENT SCHEDULES

Students going into grades 10, 11 and 12 in 2018-19 will receive their schedules in homeroom this Wednesday (May 16). Students with schedule conflicts or concerns then have the last two weeks of school to make an appointment to see their counselor and work on their schedule. All returning students should have their schedules finalized before the end of semester exams. Study halls and music lessons will be added this summer.

ART MEMORY PROJECT

AHS Art students participated in the Memory Project. Check out their awesome portraits of kids at the Ames Public Library now until May 16th. When the display is taken down, the portraits will sent to the kids in Poland.

ALTRUSA AWARD

Sonja Paulson was awarded a $500 service scholarship by Altrusa International of Ames.  Congratulations, Sonja.

2018 AMES HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE

Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2018 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service on Wednesday, May 23 in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The Ames High School Orchestra will perform a musical prelude starting at 6:30.  The interfaith service will include messages from faith leaders Danny Householder, James Dubois, and Kyle Bartholic. There will be selected vocal, instrumental and dance performances by members of the Ames High Class of 2018: Elena Andrews, Emma Cai, Isabel Polashek, Caroline Paxton, Emily Helmer, Aubrey Branch, Ani Yan, Chloe Barry and Sara Bergin. The Ames High Concert Chorale will perform a choral benediction.

Make plans to attend this special annual tradition celebrating Ames High graduating seniors! Seniors who choose to attend should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to line up in the music hallway.   Seniors will enter and sit as a group.

Baccalaureate is organized by parent/guardian volunteers and generously supported by senior parents and guardians, local religious organizations, family members and friends of Ames High School.

SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 15th. The concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. The 9th grade orchestra will perform two pieces: Concerto for Four Cellos by Vivaldi and American Sketches by Joshua Reznicow. Come and support the orchestra.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

We wish all of our mothers the best this Mother’s Day weekend. Thank you for all you do for your family.

SENIOR BABY ADS

This is the time of year for senior Baby Ads (Click Here for Form
This is your opportunity to add a personalized message to your child along with a picture or two to celebrate (or embarrass) your graduating senior. You may use this link or the attached pdf to access the information you need. The deadline is Monday, May 14th. If you have questions you may direct them to yearbook sponsor Mr. Webb at james.webb@ames.k12.ia.us

SUPER SUMMER

Super Summer 2018 is looking for Volunteers! Super Summer has many class offerings that need volunteers for the two week period from June 11 – 22 from 8:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet can be found on the counter in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have any questions, please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Consider signing up for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! Please see contact Mrs. Kuhns for more information or look for an informational flyer regarding volunteer sign-up!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 11

GG V @ FD Invite 10 AM – Fort Dodge Country Club

GSC V @ Norwalk 5:30 PM – Norwalk High School

BSC V @ Norwalk 7 PM – Norwalk High School

Saturday, May 12

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate – (all day)

BSC JV2 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM – Ankeny High School Monday, May 14

GG JV/V @ Valley 3PM – Willow Creek Golf Course GSC JV2/JV1/V @ Waukee 4:45/6/7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Tuesday, May 15

BSC JV2/JV1/V vs North 4:45/6/7:30 PM – North High School

6th-9th Orchestra Spring Concert @ AMS 7:00 PM – Ames Middle School Wednesday, May 16

GTE V Regional – Individual (all day)

GG V @ CIML Central Conference Meet 9 AM

Thursday, May 17

B/G TR V State – May 17–19

BSC JV2/JV1/V @ SEP 4:45/6/7:30 PM – High School – Southeast Polk

Friday, May 18

GSC JV1/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30/7 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, May 19

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate (all day)

Sunday, May 20

GTE V State Tourney – Team (all day)

 
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AHS Friday Announcements 05-04-18

“Next week May 7-11, is Teacher Appreciation Week.  We welcome you and your child to send notes or emails of thanks and appreciation to their teachers.”

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

Bill Horine Outdoor Writing Contest Winners

The Bill Horine Family and Story County Conservation are pleased to announce winners of the 2018 Bill Horine Outdoor Writing Contest for Youth.  Ames High Students placed in the top three spots with their stories about outdoor experiences.  The winners are:

1. Madeline Taylor won first place and $250 for “My Hidden Trail.”

2. Gretchen Webber won second place and $150 for “Lulu’s Purpose.” and…

3. Samantha Parsons won Third Place and $50 for “Mystery in the Water.”

Bill Horine was an avid outdoor writer and journalist in Story County and beyond. He was
devoted to educating the public, especially youth, about the importance of the outdoors,
conservation, and the environment. Student entries were from Ames, Nevada, and Gilbert schools. Synopses of the winning entries can be found on Facebook at Remembering W.E. “Bill” Horine.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 4

Girls Track  JV/V @ Conference Meet – 4 PM – Waukee

Boys Track  JV/V vs Conference Meet 4 PM – Ames High

Girls Tennis JV/V @ Centennial 4PM – Prairie Ridge Sports Complex

Boys Soccer JV2/JV1/V @ Johnston 4:45 PM – Johnston Monday, May 7

Girls Golf: V @ Waukee Invite 10 AM – Lake Panorama National Golf Course

Girls Tennis  JV/V @ Waukee 4PM – Campbell Park

 

Tuesday, May 8

Girls Golf: JV/Vvs Centennial 2 PM – Veenker

Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Urbandale 4:00 PM – Ames High School

Girls Soccer JV2/JV1/V @ Centennial 4:45PM – Northview Middle

Boys Soccer: JV2/JV1/V vs Centennial 4:45 PM – Ames HigH

Wednesday, May 9

Boys Tennis V District TBD (all day)

AHS 8th Grade Orientation 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Thursday, May 10

Boys/Girls Track V District TBD  (all day) Girls Golf JV @ Johnston JV Invite 3:30 PM – Jester Park Golf Course

Girls Tennis JV/V @ North 4PM – North High School

Friday, May 11

Girls Golf  V @ FD Invite 10 AM – Fort Dodge Country Club

Girls Soccer V @ Norwalk 5:30 PM – Norwalk High School Boys Soccer V @ Norwalk 7 PM – Norwalk High School

Saturday, May 12

Girls Tennis V Regional – Team (all day) Boys Tennis V Substate (all day) Boys Soccer JV2 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM – Ankeny High School

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Friday Announcements April 27, 2018

AHS SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of Mutually Assured Destruction by Don Zolidis – ten vignettes that reveal the hilarious and touching sides to sibling rivalry.   Shows are tonight, April 27 and Saturday beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

CPR TRAINING DURING PE – MONDAY, APRIL 30th.

Second semester PE with CPR students will be doing CPR training this coming Monday April 30 in the gym.  If you have Duea or Fecht for PE with CPR you will be in group 1 which will meet in the gym 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods.  If you have Rial for PE with CPR you will be in group 2 which meets in the gym during 6th and 7th periods. This is mandatory for students in these classes and is a requirement for high school graduation.  If you have questions see your PE teacher.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present the Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 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 Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features Jazz I, 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.

AMES HIGH BASEBALL PRACTICE

Ames High Baseball practice begins Monday, April 30, for current freshman through seniors. Practice is held at the Ames High Baseball/Softball Complex, Monday through Friday, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Go Little Cyclones!

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS

This is the time of year for senior Baby Ads. This is your opportunity to add a personalized message to your child along with a picture or two to celebrate (or embarrass) your graduating senior. You may use this link or the attached pdf to access the information you need. The deadline is Monday, May 14th. If you have questions you may direct them to yearbook sponsor Mr. Webb at james.webb@ames.k12.ia.us

AJAS – AMERICAN JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE DELEGATES

Congratulations to AHS students Pooja Kasiviswanathan and Arunadee Fernando for being selected as the 2019 Iowa Delegates for the AAAS Annual Meeting “Science Transcending Boundaries” to be held in Washington, DC, February 2019.    

AJAS is America’s only honor research society for high school scientists. Each Affiliated state’s Academy of Science selects the premier middle and high school researchers from their state to be lifetime fellows in AJAS.  Ms. Kasiviswanathan & Ms. Fernando each completed a year long research project and shared their findings at the 2018 Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, on Friday, April 20th. Thanks to the funding provided IJAS by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium,  Ms. Kasiviswanathan & Ms. Fernando are awarded an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC to participate in the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual meeting programs February 2019.   At the meeting,  Ms. Kasiviswanathan and Ms. Fernando will be honored and inducted as fellows into AJAS.  Congratulations to these outstanding Ames High students!

AHS DECA INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Congratulations to the 26 AHS DECA competitors and leadership academy attendees at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 21,000 students from all 50 states and 10 countries attend to compete for a place on the grand awards stage. Juniors Scott Junck and Kijune Kim qualified to compete in the final round at ICDC, placing in the top 18 of their event.

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, hospitality, management 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.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 27

Boys/Girls Track V @ Drake Relays

Girls Soccer V @ Burlington Invite – TBA April 27–28

Boys Tennis JV/V vs Centennial, 4PM – Ames High School

Boys Soccer JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45 PM – Ames High

Spring Play 7PM – Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Dr,

Saturday, April 28

Spring Play – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Ames High School

boys/Girls Track V @ Drake Relays

Girls Soccer V @ Burlington Invite – TBA

Monday, April 30

Girls Tennis  JV/V @ FD 1 PM1930 Elmhurst Ave

Boys Tennis  JV/V @ Ft. Dodge 4 PM -1930 Elmhurst Ave

 

AHS Choral Spring Concert – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, May 1

AHS Band Spring Concert – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys Tennis JV/V vs SEP – 1 PM

Girls Tennis JV/V vs SEP – 4 PM

Boys Soccer V/JV vs Lincoln 4:45

Thursday, May 3

Boys Tennis  JV/V vs North – 4:00 PM – Ames High School

Girls Track  JV/V @ Conference Meet – 4 PM

Boys Track  JV/V vs Conference Meet 4 PM

Friday, May 4

Girls Tennis –  JV/V @ Centennial  – 4 PM – Prairie Ridge Sports Complex

Girls Soccer –  JV2/JV1/V vs Johnston –4:45 PM – Ames High

Boys Soccer –  JV2/JV1/V @ Johnston – 4:45 PM – Johnston High School

Saturday, May 5

Boys Soccer JV/V vs Iowa City West @ Newton 10 AM

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AHS Friday Announcements 4-20-18

 

SHEPH WELL PROJECT – COIN DRIVE

Hello parents! Did you know 1 in 10 people worldwide or live without clean water? This is SHEPH (students helping end poverty and hunger) and from April 23-27, we are hosting a coin drive to fund our end-of-the-year project: funding a well in rural Uganda. We would appreciate if you sent donations with your kid to donate in their English class that week so we can reach our goal of $2100. Thank you! If you have any questions, contactahssheph@gmail.com.”

IOWA ASSESSMENT SCORES

Students in grades 9,10, and 11 received their Iowa Assessment results in homeroom this past week.   

HONORS RECEPTION

Full time seniors with a 3.80 or higher GPA will be recognized at the Honors Reception this Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 in the AHS cafeteria.

SENIOR ART SHOW

The AHS senior art show will be up through April 30th in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 22nd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

AHS SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of Mutually Assured Destruction by Don Zolidis – ten vignettes that reveal the hilarious and touching sides to sibling rivalry.   Shows are April 27 and 28 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 30, 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.

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH

Boys/Girls  Track V @ KU Relays – TBA – University of Kansas Girls Golf JV @ Johnston JV Invite 3:30 PM – Jester Park Golf Course

Girls Soccer JV1/V/JV2 @ East – 4:30 PM – James. W Cownie Soccer Park

Boys Soccer JV2/JV1/V vs East 4:30 PM – Ames High School

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Art Show Reception

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Girls Golf V vs Ames Invite 10 AM – Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Girls Tennis JV/V vs Dowling 1 PM – Ames High School

Boys Tennis JV/V vs Ankeny, 4 PM – Ames High School

Boys/Girls Track V @ DSM Christian 4:30 PM – Des Moines Christian School

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH

GG JV/V vs SEP 3:30 PM – Veenker Memorial Golf Course

BTE JV/V @ Urbandale 4PM – Walker Johnston Tennis Courts

BSC JV2/JV1/V vs Ankeny 4:30 PM – Ames High School

GSC JV2/JV1/V @ Ankeny 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH

AHS Honors Reception 6:30 PM – Ames High School THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH

B/G TR V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium – DSM

GG V @ Bobcat Invite 10:00 – Elmwood Country Club

B/G TR 9/JV/V @ Boone Invite 4:30 PM – Boone High School FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH

GSC V @ Burlington Invite – TBA – Burlington

BTE JV/V vs Centennial  4:00 PM – Ames High School

BSC JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45 PM – Ames High School AHS Spring Play 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

– Ames High School SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH

AHS Spring Play 7:00 PM – Ames High School

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Friday Announcements 4-13-18

There will not be a plus period for the remainder of this school year.  The new schedule is as follows. Plus period will resume next fall. The Wednesday late start schedule with homeroom will remain the same.

MTRF SCHEDULE WITHOUT THE PLUS PERIOD

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:46 7:50 AM 8:36 AM

Period 2 0:48 8:41 AM 9:29 AM

Period 3 0:45 9:34 AM 10:19 AM

Period 4 0:45 10:24 AM 11:09 AM

Period 5

1st Lunch   0:38 11:09 AM 11:47 AM

Class 0:45 11:47 AM 12:32 PM

Class 0:45 11:14 AM 11:59 AM

Last Lunch 0:38 11:59 AM 12:37 PM

Period 6 0:46 12:37 PM 1:23 PM

Period 7 0:46 1:28 PM 2:14 PM

Period 8 0:46 2:19 PM 3:05 PM

AP TEST TAKERS

All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-administration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18 in the AHS cafeteria.  The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services.

ISU INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Are you interested in an internship at Iowa State University?  Applications are now available for ISU internships for the fall semester.  Come to the ELP alcove to pick up an application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Skaar for more information. Applications are due April 30.

STATE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Here are the results from the State Science Olympiad Competition on Saturday, April 7th at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

There were 23 different events and 16 teams competing at the state level.  Ames High School finished first overall earning the right to represent the state of Iowa at the national competition at Colorado State University in May.  The following are the events and students that finished in the top three places. We are currently taking donations toward the trip and fundraising.

First Place Events

Helicopters – Seth Durbin and Taylor Xu

Materials Science – Victoria Kyveryga and Hannah Huang

Optics – James Lin and Steven Tian

Ecology – Nao Furukawa and Hannah Huang

Astronomy – Andres Cordoba and James Lin

Towers – Steven Tian and Taylor Xu

Hovercraft – Jasper Shogren-Knaak and David Kim

Rocks and Minerals – Seth Durbin and Victoria Kyveryga

Disease Detectives – Hannah Huang and David Jiang

Mousetrap Vehicle – Jason Chen and Davis Vertanene

Second Place Events

Mission Possible – Andres Cordoba and Nao Furukawa

Thermodynamics – Steven Tian and Taylor Xu

Dynamic Planet – Jason Chen and Eddie Wei

Forensics – Anyang Yu and Victoria Kyveryga

Fermi Questions – Andres Cordoba and David Kim

Third Place Events

Experimental Design – Jasper Shogren-Knaak, Jason Chen, Eddie Wei

Microbe Mission – Jasper Shogren-Knaak and Davis Vertanen

COOKING CONTEST RESULTS

Ames High cooks up a little Cyclone victory!  Our Ames High culinary teams brought home 1st and 4th place among eight teams from area schools in the CHOPPED competition.

The top chefs were: Christiana Drew, Emily Frescoln and Aaron Wandling, who also won a cast iron skillet in marketing/blog challenge round.

The fourth place team consisted of: Mackenzie Marion, Samantha Parsons and Julia Daub.

Both teams made Ames High proud of their culinary skills and creativity.

Please congratulate these students— who literally took a risk and jumped out into the fire, and brought home– the frying pan as a trophy!

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following schools will be sending a representative to visit with interested students this week.

Indian Hills Community College  – April 17th at 1PM

Luther College – April 19th at 1PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 13

Girls Tennis JV/V vs Marshalltown 4PM – Ames High School

Girls Soccer JV1/V vs Nevada 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, April 14

Boys Soccer JV2 @ Perry Invite – TBA (all day) – Perry High School

Boys/Girls Track V @ Jim Duncan Relays – TBA (all day) – Drake Stadium

Boys Soccer V vs Ames Invite   9AM – Ames High School

Prom 8:00 PM – Scheman Building – 1805 Center Dr, Ames

Sunday, April 15

Midnight – Post Prom – Ames High School Gymnasium

Monday, April 16

AHS/AMS 9th Grade Concert April 16 (all day) – Ames Middle School

Girls Golf V @ Valley Classic 10AM – Willow Creek Golf Course

Boys Tennis JV/V vs SEP 1PM – Ames High School

Girls Tennis JV/V vs SEP 4 PM – Ames High School

Boys Track 9/10 @ Little Warrior Relays 4:30PM – Waukee High School

Boys Soccer V/JV1 @ Mason City 4:45 PM – Mason City High School

Girls Soccer JV1/V vs Valley 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys Soccer JV1/V @ Ft. Dodge 6 PM – Dodger Stadium

Tuesday, April 17

Girls Golf JV/V @ Ankeny 2:30 PM – Otter Creek Golf Course Girls Tennis V @ Ottumwa 4 PM – Greater Ottumwa Park

Boys Tennis V @ Ottumwa 4 PM – Greater Ottumwa Park Girls Track  JV/V vs Jim Duea Invite 4:30 PM – Ames High School

Wednesday, April 18

AP Test Takers Meeting – 8 AM

Thursday, April 19

Boys Tennis  JV/V @ Valley 1 PM – Valley Southwoods Girls Tennis JV/V @ Valley 4 PM – Crossroads Park Elementary School Boys/Girls Track  JV/V @ Newton Invite 4:30 PM – Newton High School Girls Soccer  JV2/JV1/V vs SEP 4:45 PM – Ames High School Friday, April 20

Boys/Girls Track  V @ KU Relays – TBA – April 20–21 – University of Kansas Girls Golf JV @ Johnston JV Invite 3:30 PM – Jester Park Golf Course

Girls Soccer JV1/V/JV2 @ East 4:30 PM – James. W Cownie Soccer Park

Boys Soccer JV2/JV1/V vs East 4:30 PM – Ames High School

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Friday Announcements 4-6-18

AP TEST TAKERS   

All students taking AP test this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18, in the AHS cafeteria.   The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Student Services.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Several local scholarships have been updated on Family Connection.  If you have questions, please see Abby Evans in Student Services.

EXCHANGE STUDENT HOSTING

Are you interested in having an international student live with your family, either during first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, or for two weeks during October?  If so, please contact Sam Reichart, German Teacher, at AHS for more information. Opportunities are still available.

PROM 2018

The AHS Junior Prom Committee is excited to announce this year’s prom theme as “A Night in Rome.” Prom will be held at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, on Saturday, April 14th, from 9:00-11:30 PM (doors will close at 10:00 PM). Coronation will begin promptly at 9:30 PM. Please note the start time is 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and will be sold April 9-13th before school, during lunch, and after school. No tickets will be sold at the door. All students and guests must have their school IDs to enter the dance. Out of school dance forms are available in the Associate Principal’s office and must be turned

POST PROM

Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2018 Post Prom Party “Clue!,” whether attending prom or not, on Sunday, April 15th from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your guest is not an AHS junior or senior, s/he must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Enter through the Activities entrance. Student IDs required, NO ADMISSION after 1:10 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks, or purses allowed.

HYPNOTIST ACT

Juniors and Seniors interested in being considered for participating in the hypnotist’s act at Post Prom , you need to fill out a permission form, which you can get in the main office.   All students need a parent signature saying they are okay with you participating in this event. This includes 18 year olds. Please return to the Associate Principal’s office by April 13th.

BACCALAUREATE

Please encourage graduating seniors to nominate someone who has been important to them in their spiritual growth to serve as a guest speaker for the baccalaureate service on Wednesday, May 23rd.     Speakers traditionally have been ordained clergy. This could include a parent who is involved in ministry, a pastor, priest, rabbi, imam or other spiritual teacher/leader. Nomination forms are available in the AHS front office or online.   They are due Saturday, April 14th. http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-speaker-nominations/

 

PROM COURT 2018

Congratulations to the seniors nominated to prom court for Prom 2018:

 

Elena Andrews

Emma Cai

Eleanor Glenn

Olivia O’Brien

Hattie Stenberg

Anna Stevens

 

Hector Arbuckle

James Bentley

Carter Biedenbach

Tyler Carney

Tate Hustedt

Kevin Maxwell

in no later than Wednesday, April 11th (forms must be turned in before student may purchase tickets).

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

Next week some college representatives will be here to discuss their schools.   

Monday April 9th @ 1pm – Marshalltown Community College

Tuesday April 10th  @ 1pm – Kirkwood Community College

Wednesday April  11@noon – Iowa Central

See Abby Evans if you would like to get a pass and visit with one of these people about your future.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

                    

Saturday, April 7

Girls Soccer V @ Bettendorf Invite – TBA All Day

Boys Soccer  JV1/V @ Valley 12 PM – Valley Stadium Monday, April 9

Boys Track  9/10 @ Valley 9/10 Invite 4 PM – Valley High School Girls Tennis  JV/V vs Fort Dodge 4 PM – Ames High School

Boys Soccer JV1/V vs Clear Lake 5:30 PM – Ames High School Tuesday, April 10

Girls Golf JV/V vs Waukee 3:30 PM – Veenker Memorial Golf Course Boys Tennis JV/V @ Marshalltown 4PM – Marshalltown High School

Girls Track JV/V vs Little Cyclone Invite 4:30 PM – Ames High School

Thursday, April 12

Girls Golf JV vs PCM – 3:30 PM – Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Boys Tennis JV/V vs Waukee 4:00 PM – Ames High School

BoysTrack JV/V v Hi-Covey Relays 4:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, April 13

Girls Tennis JV/V vs Marshalltown 4PM – Ames High School Girls Soccer JV1/V vs Nevada 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, April 14

Boys Soccer JV2 @ Perry Invite – TBA – Perry High School

Boys/Girls Track V @ Jim Duncan Relays – TBA – Drake Stadium

AHS Prom 9 PM – 11 PM – Scheman Building, Scheman Bldg

 

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AHS Friday Announcements 3-30-18

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS

On Wednesday, April 4th, 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.

AMES EDUCATION FOUNDATION – AL AND DENNIS BROWN COLLEGE READY PROGRAM

Juniors and seniors who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch, may take the ACT test for free.  The Ames Education Foundation has established a College Ready program for students who qualify for assistance to be able to take the ACT test.

The test will be on Saturday, June 9.  Students that are interested need to sign up for this in Student Services by April 4.

SENIORS WHO PLAN TO GO TO DMACC NEXT YEAR.   Staff from DMACC will be here next Thursday, April 5, to help you complete the online registration.  Sign up for Dr. Avise’s Plus Pd for Thursday.

AP TEST TAKERS          

All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-administration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18 in the AHS cafeteria.  The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services.

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS NATIONAL MEDALIST!

The following Ames High Students received the Nation Medal in 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.   National Medalist represent less than 1% of the submissions to the 2018 Scholastic Awards. Congratulations to:  Lucas Bleyle – Silver Medal in Journalism.  Amy Guan – Gold Medal in Poetry,  Tiffany Mayberry – Silver Medal in Ceramics and Glass, and Jamie Zhang – Gold Medal  in Comic Art.

IOWA JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ames High School Jazz I has been invited to perform at the Iowa Jazz Championships.  This is the first time that an Ames High Jazz band has been invited to perform at this state event.  The Iowa Jazz Championships are held in Ames at Iowa State Center on Thursday, April 5. Admission to the daytime performances is $10 cash.  Admission to the evening finals performances is free.

AHS Jazz I performs at 8:00 AM in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.  Parking is available in the lots South of C.Y. Stephens auditorium.

SSTFI – 2018 STATE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WINNERS

On Thursday, March 22nd, Ames High students participated in the 2018 State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) EVENT AT ISU.  Students participating in SSTFI learn a variety of skills through the creating, investigating and presenting phases of their projects, including planning, implementation, problem solving, inquiry and communication.  Congratulations to the following AHS students for their successes!

Sarah Arbuckle and Amy Cyr – Learning in the Digital Era

* 1st place in Behavioral Social Science division

*Grand Award High School Scholarship ($500)

*Intel- International Science & Engineering Fair finalist (will compete in Pittsburg May 16th)

Arunadee Fernando – Can you go green if you “meat” the bacteria?

*Honorable Mention Microbiology Category

*Best Food Science and Human Nutrition Project

Helen Hu – Catalytic Co-pyrolysis of Waste Streams for Hydrocarbon Fuels

*IowaBio/SSTFI College Scholarship ($2,000)

Pooja Kasiviswanathan – Farming on Mars

*Award for Geoscience Excellence from the Association for Women Geoscientists

*Scientific Achievement Award for Best Project Related to Agriculture from Huitt Farms Inc.  (cash prize of $25)

*Award for 2nd Place Category Winner (Plant Science)

David Kim – Determining Decision Making Capabilities in Polycephalum Physarum

*Honorable Mention Human & Behavior Science Category

Kijune Kim – Exploration on the Achievement Gap

*Honorable Mention Human & Behavior Science Category

Merrina Lan – The Function of aquaporin1at1 in Zebrafish Vascular Development

*2nd Place in Cellular and Molecular Biology

(Student will compete in Pittsburg May 16th as WISEF finalist)

Chiara Travesset – Using Greywater to Increase Power Output of a Photovoltaic Panel

*NASA Earth System Science Award

TEAM NEUTRINO ROBOTICS COMPETITION

This past weekend, Team Neutrino, Story County’s FIRST Robotics Competition team, competed at the Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls, where they finished ranked 2nd out of 61 teams. They were alliance captains of the 2nd seed alliance, and competed till finalist standing, losing in a close tie-breaker in the final round. They were also awarded Engineering Inspiration, which celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community. They qualified for the World Championships in Detroit, and NASA will sponsor their $5k registration fee. Congratulations to Team Neutrino!

 

DANCE MARATHON

This years Dance Marathon will be held on Friday, April 6th from 8:00-10:45. Last year we raised over $15,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $16,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “support me,” then click on the amount you would like to donate. Thank You! Click here to donate. #ForTheKids

If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=406753

BACCALAUREATE

Please encourage graduating seniors to nominate someone who has been important to them in their spiritual growth to serve as a guest speaker for the baccalaureate service on Wednesday, May 23rd.     Speakers traditionally have been ordained clergy. This could include a parent who is involved in ministry, a pastor, priest, rabbi, imam or other spiritual teacher/leader. Nomination forms are available in the AHS front office or online.   They are due Saturday, April 14th. http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-speaker-nominations/

AMES HIGH POST PROM VOLUNTEERS 2018

We need YOU to volunteer to help with post prom!! Prom is just around the corner & we have many volunteer spots still open. Whatever your time or talent allows, we need your help.  It’s a fun evening for kids and volunteers alike! Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2018 a safe & successful night for the kids! Click the link below to sign up as a volunteer!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49afa82b0-ames2

Don’t have time to volunteer?   Another way to help is through your monetary support.  It cost approximately $11,000 to host Post Prom. All donations are appreciated, but if every parent of a junior/senior student could make a donation of $40.00 we cover all our cost.  Our goal to collect all donations by April 3, 2018. Checks can be made out to Ames High Post Prom and mailed to Todd and Julie Schumer at 839 Poe Ave, Ames, Iowa 50014.

POST PROM will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 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.

You can also help raise funds by shopping online at your favorite retailers through FlipGive.  Connecting to your favorite retailers through this website gives a kick-back to the post prom account.  You can use this link: https://www.flipgive.com/f/491045

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following colleges and universities  will be sending representatives to visit with interested students.

Monday, April 9 – Marshalltown Community College

Tuesday, April 10 – Kirkwood Community College

Wednesday, April 11 – Iowa Central Community College

Tuesday, April 12 – Indian Hills Community College

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 30

Boys Track JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird  4PM Waukee High School

Saturday, March 31

Girls Soccer V @ DCG (Scrimmage) 11:00 AM Boys Soccer vs Ames Invite 10:00 AM – Ames High School

Monday, April 2

Boys Tennis JV/V vs Cedar Falls – 4:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys/Girls Track 9/10 v Ames 9/10 Co-Ed 4:30 PM – Ames High School

Girls Soccer JV2 @ Valley – 5:30 PM – Valley Stadium

Boys Soccer JV2 @ Valley – 7:00 PM – Valley Stadium Tuesday, April 3

Girls Golf JV/V @ Valley – 3:30 PM – Willow Creek Golf Course

Girls Tennis V vs Hoover – 4:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys Tennis V vs Hoover –  4:00 PM– Ames High School

Girls Track JV/V @ Waukee Invite #2 – 4:00 PM – Waukee High School

Boys Soccer JV1/V @ Ft. Dodge 6:00 PM – Dodger Stadium

Thursday, April 5

Girls Tennis JV/V @ Ankeny 4 PM – Prairie Ridge Sports Complex BTR JV/V @ Kenny Dean Invite 5 PM – Marshalltown High School

Friday, April 6

Girls Tennis JV/V vs SEP 4:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys Soccer JV2/JV1/V vs Roosevelt 4:45/6/7:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, April 7

Girls Soccer V @ Bettendorf Invite – TBA – Bettendorf, IowaBoys Soccer JV2 @ Newton Invite 10:00 AM – Newton High School

           Boys Soccer JV1/V @ Valley 12/2 PM – Valley Stadium

 

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Friday March 23, 2018

DRILL TEAM ANNUAL SPRING SHOW

The Ames High Drill Team Spring Show is this Saturday at 6:30 in the Ames High gym.  Admission is $5, come watch the Ames High Drill Team, the AHS Step Team and All Male Dance Team perform and help the team salute their two senior dancers,  Macee Buss and Rebekah Wilson as they dance their last dance!

2018-2019 FALL CHEER & DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS

Drill Team Tryouts:

MondayMarch 26th at 6:30 in the Spirit Room at Ames High

Fall Cheer and Competition Cheer Tryouts:

ThursdayMarch 29th at 6:30 in the Spirit Room at Ames HIgh

For both tryouts wear any solid color top and solid color bottoms.

Your hair must be pulled up. A bow is optional.  Bring snacks and homework to work on when not practicing during the audition process.  Please email Coach Buss at sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us to get the links for the google forms needed to audition.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION

For those applying for National Honor Society, turn in your applications to Ms. C in room 229.  The Deadline is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Applications are online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office.  Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Any questions can be sent to Ms. C.

BACCALAUREATE NOMINATIONS

Seniors interested in being a student performer for baccalaureate can pick up an application to audition in the main office.  Due date is April 1st.

SPRING SPORTS

The Spring Sports Parent Meeting is Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., as follows:

*Girls Soccer meets in the Media Center;

*Boys Soccer in the Multi-Purpose Room;

*Boys & Girls Tennis in the Cafeteria; and

*Girls Golf in Mr. Sullivan’s room (Rm 121).

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Important information and team expectations will be discussed.

CANCELLATION

The Mount Vernon Relays scheduled for March 24 at Coe College has been cancelled due to forecasted weather conditions.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS

On Wednesday, April 4th, 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.

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED

Plans are underway for the 2018 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. In order to keep it free, we will need monetary support from parents as well as generous donations from Ames Business and community leaders.     It cost approximately $11,000 to host Post Prom. All donations are appreciated, but if every parent of a junior/senior student could make a donation of $40.00 we could easily raise that amount. Our goal to collect all donations by April 3, 2018. Checks can be made out to Ames High Post Prom and mailed to Todd and Julie Schumer at 839 Poe Ave, Ames, Iowa 50014.

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 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.

You can also help raise funds by shopping online at your favorite retailers through FlipGive.  Connecting to your favorite retailers through this website gives a kick-back to the post prom account.  You can use this link: https://www.flipgive.com/f/491045

SELECTED FOR ALL STATE

Two Ames High Students, Elena Andrews, Poetry, and Natalie Bretey, Solo Musical Theater, were selected to perform at the All State Individual Events Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on Monday, March 26.

Coaches for the students are Becky Riker, Judy Anderson, and Connie Ringlee.

RESULTS OF STATE INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST

Ames High students excelled at the State Individual Events Speech Contest held on Saturday, March 10 at Nevada High School.  The following students earned I ratings: Tianjin Xi and April Wigdahl in After Dinner Speaking; Elena Andrews in Interpretative Poetry; Ebisha Lawrance Christopher in Public Address; Natalie Bretey and Elena Andrews in Solo Musical Theater; Tiffany Rong in Storytelling; April Wigdahl in Acting, and Philip Ma in Review.  Students earning a II rating were Ebisha Lawrance Christopher in Radio Broadcasting and Clae Riker in Acting.

SOPHOMORE – YOUTH LEADERSHIP AMES APPLICATIONS

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames are pleased to present Youth Leadership Ames. Following in the footsteps of the Chamber’s successful Leadership Ames program, the Youth Leadership Ames program is designed to develop the community leadership potential of area high school students in the Chamber member school districts. High School juniors from member schools (Ames, Ballard, Gilbert) are selected to participate in this 9-month leadership program, held September through May. Each month, the selected individuals will focus on a different topic: team building, non-profit organizations, city organization, healthcare, leadership development, community development, business & industry, secondary education. They will also have the opportunity to tour area businesses and hear from community and business leaders. A graduation event concludes the year.

Tuition for the Youth Leadership Ames program will be free to the participating high school juniors. (Student must be a junior at the start of the 2018-2019 school year to apply) Facilitated and funded by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames.

Applications can be found at ameschamber.com under Leadership.

For more information please contact Sarah Buss (sarah@ameschamber.com) or call the Chamber office at 232-2310.

AP TEST TAKERS – SAVE THE DATE

All students taking AP test this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18, in the AHS cafeteria.   The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Student Services.

UPDATED SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Ames Education Foundation has scholarships available for Ames High School Seniors.  Scholarship applications are due March 30th at 3:00 PM. Applications may be submitted to Student Services.  There is additional information provided at the Ames Education Foundation website, or you may click here.

http://www.ameseducationfoundation.org/en/programs_i_campaigns/scholarships/

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following colleges and universities  will be sending representatives to visit with interested students.

Friday, March 30 – The University of Kansas

Monday, April 9 – Marshalltown Community College

Tuesday, April 10 – Kirkwood Community College

Wednesday, April 11 – Iowa Central Community College

Tuesday, April 12 – Indian Hills Community College

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 24

Drill Team Spring Show 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Sunday, March 25

Drill Team Banquet 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, March 26

National Honor Society Applications Due

Tuesday, March 27

End third quarter

GTR JV/V @ Waukee Invite #1 – 4:30 PM – Waukee High School

Thursday, March 29

Spring Sports Parent Meeting – 7 PM – AHS

BTR JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird – 4 PM – Waukee High School

GTR V @Boone Invitational – 4:30 PM at Goeppinger Field, Boone

Saturday, March 31

BSC vs Ames Invite 10 AM – Ames High School

 

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