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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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Friday March 9, 2018

 

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS – SAVE THE DATE

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.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION

If your student is a current sophomore or junior with a GPA of at least a 3.4, he/she can apply to become a member of Ames High National Honor Society for the 2018-2019 school year.    Applications are online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office. The Deadline is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Please turn in all applications to Ms. C in room 229.  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.


AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2018 to read original speeches at graduation on May 27, 2018.   Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, March 28 from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM. All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the class of 2018, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by March 26.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches. A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

BACCALAUREATE NOMINATIONS

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


CONGRATULATIONS TO AMES HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ I

The band has been selected to participate in the Iowa Jazz Championships which will be held on April 5 at Iowa State Center in Ames.”


CONGRATS TO CHEER AND DRILL TEAM DANCERS

These Ames High Drill Team Dancers were selected to perform with the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team last Saturday at the Girls State Tournament 2A finals. Over 500 girls auditioned and 250 were selected to perform. They are Macee Buss (second year on the honor squad), Grace Arndt, Joscelyn Buss, Annie Peterson and Jewels Buss.

 

Congratulations also go to the 3 Ames High All State Cheerleaders who will be performing in the finals of the Boys State Tournaments Friday at the 12:154A consolation game and the 2pm 1A State Championship game. Over 200 girls auditioned to be All-State Cheerleaders and 30 were selected, they are senior Macee Buss this is her 3rd year as an All-State Cheerleader, senior Anna Napolitano this is her 1st year as an All-State Cheerleader and sophomore Joscelyn Buss who is a first year member after being named honorable mention her freshmen year.

DISTRICT  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SPEECH CONTEST RESULTS

Eleven Ames High students participated in seventeen events at the District Individual Events Contest at Ames Middle School on Saturday, February 24.  Students earning I ratings were: Tianxin Xi and April Wigdahl, After Dinner Speaking; Elena Andrews and Natalie Bretey, Solo Musical Theater; Philip Ma, Review; Tiffany Rong, Storytelling; Ebisha Lawrance-Christopher, Public Address and Radio Announcing; Kijune Kim, Literary Program and Original Oration; Clae Riker, Acting; and Elena Andrews, Interpretative Poetry.  These students all advance to the State Contest at Nevada High School, Saturday, March 10. Students receiving II ratings included: Tianxin Xi and Amy Guan, Public Address; Hannah Wigdahl, Solo Musical Theater; and Amy Guan, Interpretative Prose. We want to thank all of the Ames High students and parents, Middle School students and Mary Ann Lundy and Dan Franklin, Kiwanis, who sponsor the Middle School Builders Club, Shari Hernandez, Jeremie Knutson, and all of the faculty members at the Middle School, who let us use their rooms for the contest.  Special thanks go to the custodians at the Middle School who were with us all day. 550 students from 36 schools participated in the competition. We could not have put on this contest without you.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

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

Monday, March 21 – Truman State University

Monday, April 9 – Marshalltown Community College

Wednesday, April 11 – Iowa Central Community College

Tuesday, April 12 – Indian Hills Community College


ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 9

AHS Band Tour – Orlando Florida – March 9 – 15

Monday, March 12 – 16

Spring Break – No Classes

Monday, March 12

Girls Track: V @ ISU Indoor – TBA – Iowa State

Tuesday, March 13

Boys Track: V @ ISU Indoor  – TBA – Iowa State

Friday, March 16

District Offices Closed

Monday, March 19

Classes Resume

Friday, March 23

Thespian Film Festival – 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, March 24

B/G TR JV/V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM – Cornell College

 


 

 
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Friday March 2, 2018

School will dismiss at 1:15 on Friday March 9.   The schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 9 (Day before Spring Break) 1:15 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

 

AP EXAM REGISTRATION DUE MONDAY

Registration for AP exams is due this Monday, March 5, and the cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment is by check made out to Ames High School, or just put AHS.   You can send the check with your student and have them give it to Abby Evans in Student Services.   Parents do not need to hand deliver the check.   Late registration will not be accepted.   Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA State Competitors for a great showing last weekend. Overall, 24 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conferences to be held in Atlanta in late April. 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.

 

The students that qualified in their event include:

Silvia Aydinyan

 

Iluda Ko

Zach Clendenen

 

Abbas Kusow

Luke Dirks

 

Philip Ma

Tye Erickson

 

Emily Matulac

Jackson Fox

 

Tiffany Mayberry

Ayah Gleisner

 

McKenna Meinhard

Alex Haislip

 

Susanna Mkhitaryan

Casey Hinders

 

John Postma

David Jiang

 

Tyler Postma

Scott Junck

 

Sam Stuve

Kijune Kim

 

Ander Tebbutt

Katherine Klein

 

Jason Zheng

 

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting four members of the class of 2018 to speak at graduation on May 27, 2018.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, March 28 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the class of 2018, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by March 26.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society  for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website (http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/schools/high-school/activities/national-honors-society/), or in the associate principal’s office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. 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, NHS  Advisor,jessica.cakrasenjaya@ames.k12.ia.us

AP ONLINE CLASS OPTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Any student interested in taking AP online classes should stop in the ELP alcove for details and applications.   These classes are open to all students, not just ELP students.  There are 4 classes available: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters, and two full year courses, AP Computer Science (Java) and AP Statistics. A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns,  Mrs. Monroe, or call 515-817-0634.

LITTLE CYCLONE SPIRIT WEAR

There is still time to get your new Little Cyclone apparel for the Spring Season from the Little Cyclones Spirit Webstore – open through March 7. Order your threads at https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS. Pay by credit card and have your order shipped directly to your home or school. Delivery expected by the end of March. Contact Jessica at 515-558-6059 or jbartels@storeykenworthy.com with questions.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 3,

Solo Ensemble Contest –  8:00 AM – Ames High School

Sunday, March 4,

AHS Winter Cheer Banquet –  6:00 PM – Ames High School

Monday, March 5,

Boys Basketball State Tourney – March 5 – 10

Girls Track @ Dickinson Indoor – 3:00 PM – UNI-Dome

Tuesday, March 6,

Girls Track JV/V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM – Wartburg College

Boys Track 9/10 @ Wartburg Indoor – 3:00 PM

Boys Track V @ Dickinson Indoor – 3:00 PM – UNI-Dome

Friday, March 9,

Early Dismissal –  1:15 PM Band Tour Orlando FL. –  9–15 – Orlando, FL, USA

Monday, March 12

Spring Break – March 12–16

Girls Track V @ ISU Indoor – TBA (all day) – Iowa State University

Tuesday, March 13

Boys Track V @ ISU Indoor – TBA (all day)

Friday, March 16

District Offices closed

March 23,

Thespian Film Festival  – Ames High School

March 24,

Boys and Girls TR JV/V @ Cornell Invite – 11:00 AM – Cornell College

 

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AHS Friday Announcements 02-23-18

RESCHEDULED EVENTS

Due to  weather conditions two activities scheduled for this week have been postponed.

  1. The sports physicals originally scheduled for 2/22 have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic Training Room.

  2. Dance Marathon has been moved to Friday, April 6th from 8:00-10:45. We’re sorry for the scheduling inconvenience, but we’d rather have everyone safe, and we hope to have a great turnout in April! 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

 

AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Winter Band Concerts on Thursday, March 1 in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert will feature the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Chris Ewan and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

CULTURE FAIR

The Youth Diversity Inclusion Committee (YDIC) at Ames High School would like to invite everyone to the first Culture Fair! Each continent is represented with over 30 countries in total. With this fair, we hope to share the multitude of cultures represented by the Ames High student body to the public. Please join us and come for a celebration of culture through music, food, and art!

When: Saturday, March 3rd

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria in Ames High School

Admission:  Free

AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration for AP exams will continue through the end of the day March 5.  The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

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

ELP CLASSES

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well: AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.  A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. 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, NHS Advisor, at jessica.cakrasenjaya@ames.k12.ia.us.

SPRING PLAY

Tryouts for the spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters, will take place next Wednesday through Friday(Feb. 28-March 2) after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room 225.  If your student is interested, they should come with a prepared monologue and be prepared for a cold script reading as well.

HELP WANTED

***URGENT PLEA*** for parent volunteers for the Class of 2018  Baccalaureate committee.  We are in need of committee chairs, a treasurer, and committee members to help with the program and publicity.  If you can possibly help, please contact last year’s co-chair, Lea Lippolis (lippolisfamily@yahoo.com) or this year’s Music Chair, Karen Paxton (paxton6family@msn.com)

Baccalaureate Mission Statement: Baccalaureate is a service that is inclusive of all religions.  It is a time for graduates and families to reflect upon their spiritual heritage, being thoughtful of beliefs and practices of others.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Feb. 23

BBB V Substate #2 TBA – (all day)

Sunday, Feb 25

WR Banquet – 6:00 PM– Ames High School

Monday, Feb 26

GBB V State Tourney – February 26 – March 3

Tuesday, Feb 27

BBB V Substate Final TBA –  (all day)

B/G TR V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM – Wartburg College

Thursday, March 1

Band Winter Concert  6:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, March 3

Solo Ensemble Contest –  8:00 AM – Ames High School

 

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