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Friday, February 8, 2019

IMPORTANT DATE-FEBRUARY 13 LATE START ADJUSTMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warning Bell 0:05           10:25 AM

Period 1  0:25 10:30 AM 10:55 AM

Period 2 0:27  11:00 AM 11:27 AM

Period 3 0:25  11:32 AM 11:57 AM

Period 4 0:25  12:02 PM 12:27 PM

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

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

Last Lunch

0:38 12:59 PM   1:37 PM

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

Period 7 0:26   2:08 PM   2:34 PM

Period 8 0:26   2:39 PM   3:05 PM 

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

 

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

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

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

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, February 8

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

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

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

Saturday, February 9

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

WR- V at Districts all day

BSwim-V at IHSAA 12:30 PM

Sunday, February 10

AHS Winter Musical 2:00 PM

Monday, February 11

BBB-10 at DSM Roosevelt 4:45 PM

GBB-V at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

Tuesday, February 12

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

Dallas Brass Concert feat. ASH Bands 7 PM

Wednesday, February 13

GBB-V Regional Quarterfinal

Thursday, February 14

WR-V at IHSAA

Friday, February 15

WR-V at IHSAA

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

Saturday, February 16

WR-V at IHSAA

GBB-V Regional Semifinal

 

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Friday February 1, 2019

DROPPING A CLASS

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

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

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

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

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

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

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

AMES LACROSSE CLUB

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

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER:

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

DALLAS BRASS CONCERT:

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

 

IMPORTANT DATE- February 13 Late Start Adjustment

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

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

Ames Middle School will start school at 10:15 AM

Ames High School will start school at 10:30 AM

AMES HIGH ACADEMIC AND ARTS BOOSTER CLUB

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

Please donate to a Booster Club that gives grants directly to students and educators for unique, creative, and innovative learning experiences. AABC supports academic activities, as well as the visual and performing arts at Ames High through supplemental funding.

Some of our previous grant recipients include support of the Pollinator Project, which involves all high school biology students, and funding for the annual Great Gatsby party. These educational experiences are enhanced by AABC funding and encourage our students to be lifelong learners. Please send your contribution to AABC, c/o Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, Ames, IA  50010.

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

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Feb. 1

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday. Feb. 2

AHS at Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

BSwim-V at Fort Dodge Districts 12 PM

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

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

Monday, Feb. 4

BBB-9 vs Marshalltown 6 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 5

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

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

Wednesday, Feb. 6

AHS Athletics College Signing Ceremony 7:45 AM

Thursday, Feb 7

WR-JV at Boone JV Invite 5:30 PM

GBB-JV2 vs Dowling 6 PM

BBB-9 vs Dowling 7:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 8

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 9

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

WR- V at Districts all day

BSwim-V at IHSAA 12:30 PM

Mattress Fundraiser 10AM-5PM. Ames High Cafeteria

Sunday, Feb. 10

AHS Winter Musical 2 PM

 

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Friday January 25, 2019

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

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

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

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

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

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Jan. 25

AHS Young People’s Concert 1:30 PM

WR-V at CIML 4 PM

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

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

Saturday. Jan. 26

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

GBB-JV2 at Urbandale 9 AM

Monday, Jan. 28

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

BBB-9 at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

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

Tuesday, Jan. 29

GBB- V at DSM Roosevelt 6:15 PM

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

Thursday, Jan. 31

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

GBB-JV2 at Urbandale 6:30 PM

BBB-9 at Urbandale 7:45 PM

Friday, Feb. 1

AHS Winter Cheer Youth Clinic

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 2

AHS at Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

BSwim-V at Fort Dodge Districts 12 PM

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

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

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Friday January 18, 2018

CANCELLATIONS

Due to forecasted weather, All activities have been cancelled at AHS for Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 21

There is no school on Monday, January 21. District Wide Workshop Day

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

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

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

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

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

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Monday, Jan. 21

No School District Wide

GBB-JV2 vs WDM Valley 6 PM

BBB-JV at Fort Dodge 7 PM

BBB-9 vs WDM Valley 7:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 22

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

BBB-10/V vs WDM Valley 4:45/7:45 PM

Friday, Jan. 25

AHS Young People’s Concert 1:30 PM

WR-V at CIML 4 PM

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

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

Saturday. Jan. 26

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

GBB-JV2 vs Urbandale 9 AM

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Friday Announcements January 11, 2019

Friday Announcements  1-11-19

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 14

There is no school on Monday, January 14th for High school students only.

2nd SEMESTER BEGINS TUESDAY

Tuesday, January 15th is the first day of 2nd semester.

STUDENTS WILL GET THEIR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

DECEMBER AND JANUARY DEBATE NEWS

On Saturday, Dec 1, three AHS Public Forum Debate teams competed in the Dragon Invitational at Johnston HS.  All three teams made it through the preliminary rounds. Mizzan Dilusso and Jacob Stevens broke to the octafinal round; Daniel Lee and Malik Davis got to the quarterfinal round, and Helen Hu and Dakshina Paudyal who had had a perfect record of eight wins, lost in the final round to finish second in the event.

The following weekend Dowling Catholic in Des Moines held its annual tournament, The Paradigm, and several AHS Public Forum Debaters competed.  Susanna Mkhitaryan and Silvia Aydinyan were quarterfinalists and added a second bid point to the one they earned when they won the NSDA Season Opener in Kentucky back in September.  They have now qualified to compete in the National Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky in the spring. In the novice breakout, Freshmen Jerry Han and Jacob Stevens advanced to the final round.  

On December 14 and 15 two AHS PF teams competed at the Blake School’s annual event in Minneapolis.  In addition to debating in the tournament, Silvia and Susanna had the honor of participating in the Public Forum Round Robin.

Finally last weekend, hoping to repeat last year’s performance at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s State Debate Tournament where AHS swept the top four spots in the Galligan Division of Public Forum Debate, six AHS teams competed.  This year in the Riggleman Division all twelve of our debaters made it past the preliminary rounds. Jacob Stevens and Rishabh Swamy, Mizzan Dollisso and Mariam Mkhitaryan, Malik Davis and Daniel Lee, and Helen Hu and Dakshina Paudyal were all octofinalists.  Hana Lee and Anu Lamsal were quarterfinalists. Silvia Aydinyan and Susanna Mkhitaryan made it to the final round and placed second in the event. In the Speaker Points Awards for the preliminary rounds of Public Forum, Mizzan came in tenth, Silvia second, and Mariam garnered the top place in the event, a notable achievement for any debater, but all the more so for a debater in her novice year.

 

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

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

GIRLS BASKETBALL PINK OUT JANUARY 22

In support of raising cancer awareness, Ames High Girls Basketball, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and Colleges Against Cancer, will host a PINK OUT on Jan. 22 during Ames High’s game against the Valley Tigers. Support the cause by purchasing an Ames High School PINK OUT shirt to wear to the game. Cost is $12 and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Please order your shirt by Jan. 14 at 3 pm:  https://ribbon.itemorder.com/sale. Shirts will be delivered and distributed at Ames High on January 18. Go Little Cyclones!!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Jan. 11

GBB-JV1/VJV2 at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

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

Saturday, Jan. 12

WR-JV at ADM Invite 9 AM

WR-V at ADM Invite 10 AM

Monday, Jan. 14

No school, teacher work day (High school only)

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

Tuesday, Jan. 15

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

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

BSwim-JV/V vs Indianola 5 PM

Thursday, Jan.17

GBB-JV2 vs Ankeny 5:50 PM

BBB-9 vs Ankeny Centennial 4 PM

BSwim- JV/V at Ankeny 5:30 PM

WR-JV/V vs Urbandale 6:30 PM

Friday, Jan. 18

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

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny Centennial 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, Jan. 19

WR-V at Urbandale 9 AM

WR-JV at Dowling Catholic 9 AM

BSwim-V at CIC 12 PM

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Friday January 4, 2019

 

SEMESTER EXAMS
Next week semester exams will be given over three days, Wednesday, January 9th, Thursday, January 10th, and Friday, January 11th. Busses will run their normal times in the morning, with no late start on Wednesday, and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:30 AM on Friday. Students on Friday can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus.

DURING THE TESTING PERIODS:

Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, Writing Lab, Math Lab and Study Skills will not meet. Students do not need to be on campus for any of the classes listed above. If students stay on campus, there will be a quiet study area in the media center. Otherwise, those students can be in the cafeteria – but not in the hallways.

Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

First day: Jan. 9, 2019
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
Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

Second day: Jan. 10, 2019 
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
Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19

Third day: Jan. 11, 2019
Period 7 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 8 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 11:45 AM
Make-up period 11:45 PM 1:15 PM

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JAN 14
There is no school for the HIGH SCHOOL ONLY on Monday, January 14th. End of the 1st semester.

NO SCHOOL DISTRICT WIDE Monday, January 21 there are no classes district wide. This is a teacher workshop day.

KLEENEX REQUEST
AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us at AHS and we have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.

REPORTING ABSENCES
The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or phone call. Please call the Attendance line at 515-817-0601 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know the night before an absence you may call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are checked regularly during school hours, and are entered into Infinite Campus. Please do not email absences to the secretaries, as these notifications are not processed as efficiently, and could result in an absence not being excused.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ABSENCES
If you know in advance of an upcoming extended absence due to a college visit, surgery, travel plans, or family events, your student will need to obtain a Prior form from the main office. In order to obtain a prior your student will bring a signed note from a parent/guardian to the Attendance office with the date/s and reason for the absence, which he/she will have their teachers sign to alert them about the upcoming absence. At that time the teachers will let the student know if there is work that needs to be turned in prior to the absence or after the student returns. Once the Prior form is filled out completely, the student will turn it into the Attendance secretary prior to the absence.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due by January 18th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2.25″ X 3.25″ Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, Jan. 5

AHS SCIBA Honor Band at Ankeny all Day
WR-V at Mendenhall Invite 10 AM

Monday, Jan. 7

GBB-JV1 vs SE Polk 6 PM
BBB-9 vs SE Polk 7:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 8

GBB-JV1/V vs SE Polk 4:45/6:15 PM
BBB-10/V vs SE Polk 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 9

1st Semester exams

Thursday, Jan. 10

1st Semester exams
BSwim-JV/V at Ft. Dodge 5:30 PM
WR-JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 6:30 PM

Friday, Jan. 11

1st Semester exams
GBB-JV1/VJV2 at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, Jan. 12

WR-JV at Jefferson Invite 9:30 AM
WR-V at A-D-M Invite 10 AM

Monday, Jan. 14

No school, teacher work day (High school only)

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Thursday December 20, 2018

WINTER BREAK 
There will be no classes December 21st through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. All offices will be closed during this time. Classes will resume Thursday, January 3rd.

ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL NIGHT
A special Elementary Basketball Night for Ames students will be on Friday, Jan. 18. Sponsored by the Ames High Booster Club and Dance Marathon, the evening will provide low-cost entertainment for the entire family.

Highlights include:

  •  FREE admission for Ames elementary students wearing a school shirt (or orange
    or black).
  •  Reduced admission of just $3 for students’ parents/guardians.
  • FREE bag of popcorn for elementary students.
  •  The opportunity for students to form a tunnel with the cheerleaders after halftime
    of each game.
  •  Students can enter for the chance to win prize packages. Names will be drawn at
    halftimes of both games. Must be present to win.

Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the games and need tocome between 5:30 to 8:00 pm that night. The girls’ varsity game usually starts at 6:15 pm and the boys’ varsity game will begin after the girls’ game (usually around 7:45 pm).

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Dec. 21
Winter Break December 21, 2018-January 2, 2018
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Thursday, Jan. 3
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Urbandale 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Urbandale 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
Swim-JV/V vs Dowling 5 PM
WR-JV/V vs Johnston 6:30 PM

Saturday, Jan. 5
AHS SCIBA Honor Band at Ankeny all Day
WR-V at Mendenhall Invite 10 AM

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Friday Dec. 14 , 2018

 

PSAT RESULTS

PSAT results are available in Student Services.  Please send your student to see Mrs. Evans to pick up their results.

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 17th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Peter Thompson and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Thursday, January 3rd.

 

SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 20th

EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:15

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

 

KLEENEX REQUEST

AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us at AHS and we have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.

COLD AND FLU SEASON

Please keep your child home with fever, diarrhea or vomiting. They need to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. If a student becomes ill while at school, the student MUST see the nurse. STUDENTS MUST NOT TEXT OR CALL PARENTS TO COME GET THEM WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE NURSE. The nurse will contact the student’s parent. Students absence may be unexcused if the student leaves ill without going through the nurse. For more student medical and nursing questions contact Monica Behning at 515-817-0614 or email monica.behning@ames.k12.ia.us

 

ART CALENDARS

Ames High School National Art Honor Society executive members are selling 2019-2020 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork! Find them at the AHS Basketball game on December 18th and at the Octagon Art Center, or buy from one of the students featured.


Featured students:

Maxine Weldon

Alanna Schroeder

Amy Guan

Kennedy Olson

Taylor Schlagel

Marlys O’Neal

Abigail Tibben

Akshata Gandhe

Leah Wolter

Josh McCunn

Anna Laurito

Corinne Sailor

Caylee Fuqua

Anyang Yu

Yuer Zhu

Gretchen Webber

Alexa Strotman

Genevieve Helfer

 

ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL NIGHT

A special Elementary Basketball Night for Ames students will be on Friday, Jan 18. Sponsored by the Ames High Booster Club and Dance Marathon, the evening will provide low-cost entertainment for the entire family. 

Highlights include:

  • FREE admission for Ames elementary students wearing a school shirt (or orange or black).   
  • Reduced admission of just $3 for students’ parents/guardians.
  • FREE bag of popcorn for elementary students.
  • The opportunity for students to form a tunnel with the cheerleaders after halftime of each game.
  • Students can enter for the chance to win prize packages. Names will be drawn at halftimes of both games. Must be present to win.

 

Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the games and need to come between 5:30 to 8:00 pm that night. The girls’ varsity game usually starts at 6:15 pm and the boys’ varsity game will begin after the girls’ game (usually around 7:45 pm).

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 14

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

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

Saturday, December 15

WR-JV at North Polk JV Invite 8 AM

WR V at Carroll Invite 10 AM

GBB- JV2 vs Ankeny 9 AM

BBB-9 vs Ankeny 10:30 AM

Monday, December 17

Holiday Band Concerts – 6:30 PM – AHS Auditorium

BBB-JV vs Ankeny 7 PM

Tuesday, December 18

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

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

WR-JV/V at Ankeny 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 20

1:15 PM Early Dismissal

Friday, December 21

Winter Break December 21, 2018-January 2, 2018

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

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

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Friday November 30, 2018

AHS JAZZ BAND CONCERT
The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 3rd at 7:30
PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both of the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due by January 18th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head
and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2.25″ X 3.25″ Please email
your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Nov. 30

Drill-Varsity vs State, Wells Fargo 9:30 AM
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ottumwa 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Ottumwa 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday, Dec. 1

WR-JV Invite at North 9 AM
WR-V at Newton Invite 10 AM
Swim-V vs Whittmer Invite 11 AM
Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM Northminster Presbyterian Church

Monday, Dec. 3

Jazz Band Concert 7:30 PM
BBB-9/JV vs Fort Dodge 6/7 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 4

GBB-JV1/V vs Fort Dodge 4:45/6:15 PM
BBB-10/V vs Fort Dodge 4:45/7:45 PM

Thursday, Dec. 6

Swim-JV/V at Johnston 5:30 PM
GBB-JV2 vs Johnston 6 PM
BBB-9 vs Johnston 7:30 PM
WR-JV/V at DSM East 6:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 7

GBB-JV1/V vs Johnston 4:45/6:15 PM
BBB-10/V vs Johnston 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, Dec. 8

WR-V at Council Bluffs Invite 12 PM
WR-JV Invite at East 9 AM
AHS at SCIBA Jazz Festival, Waukee High School, all day

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Friday November 21, 2018

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
There will be no classes on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 due to
the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

MADRIGAL DINNER
There are still tickets available for the Madrigal Dinner on Thursday evening Nov. 29th at
6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 each. Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more
information: peggy.dieter@ames.k12.ia.us or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.

SPIRIT WEAR
The Spirit Wear Clearance Sale continues! The Spirit Store will be open during
the AHS Girls and Boys’ basketball games on Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30-
7:45 pm! Bring cash or your checkbook and stop by the Spirit Store to check out
our selection of clearance items as well as some new, great AHS clothing and
accessories. Don’t miss the sale- Ames High Spirit Wear makes a great holiday
gift.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, Nov. 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 23

No school, Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 24

GBB-JV1/JV2/V at DSM East 11:30 AM/1:00 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 27

BBB-10/V vs Mason City 4:45/7:45 PM
GBB-JV1/V vs Mason City 4:45/6:15 PM

Thursday, Nov.29

SCIBA High School Honor Band Auditions, Roosevelt HS, DSM 4 PM
Swim-JV/V vs DSM East 5 PM
WR-JV/V vs Southeast Polk 6:30 PM
Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM Northminster Presbyterian Church

Friday, Nov. 30

Drill-Varsity vs State, Wells Fargo 9:30 AM
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ottumwa 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Ottumwa 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday, Dec. 1

WR-JV Invite at North 9 AM
WR-V at Newton Invite 10 AM
Swim-V vs Whittmer Invite 11 AM
Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM Northminster Presbyterian Church

Monday, Dec. 3

Jazz Band Concert 6 PM

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