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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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Friday November 16, 2018


THANKSGIVING BREAK

There will be no classes on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 due to
the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
NOTE: Wednesday will be an early dismissal, with NO late start. Please see the
schedule below for details.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 21st SCHEDULE – NO LATE START
Wednesday 11-21-18 Day before Thanksgiving
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

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are now on sale now for the Madrigal Dinner presented by the AHS Music
department. The dates for the dinners are Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 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.

AHS STUDENTS
Are you interested in giving back to the Ames Community? Become a mentor through
YSS Mentoring Program and mentor an Ames Elementary or Middle School Student!
The process is simple: apply, complete a short mentor orientation, and get matched with
a mentee. For more information please speak with your counselor or email
amesmentoring@yss.org You can also check out more information at http://www.yss.org/program/mentoring

AMES LITTLE CYCLONE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Ames Little Cyclone High School Hockey features a number of Ames High student-
athletes and plays at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. This season’s schedule is locatedon Ames Hockey’s website. The team will celebrate senior night on Feb. 22. Go Little
Cyclones!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Monday, Nov. 19

Swim-JV/V at Mason City 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Nov.20

GBB-JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 21

NO late start. Classes begin at 7:50 AM
Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM

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

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Friday Nov. 9, 2018

STATE CHAMPS
Congratulations to the Girls Swimming & Diving team as they won their 4th straight team
state title on Saturday. This is the 8th team title in the last 9 years. The team won 5
events and set 5 school records and 1 state record on the day.
Individual winners were: Jayna Misra, Amy Feddersen & Molly Winer.

The 200 Free Relay of Amy Feddersen, Meghan Donald, Molly Winer and Brinley Horras
set a new state record with an Automatic All-American time.
The 400 Free Relay of Annie Galvin, Brinley Horras, Gracie Wesselmann and Amy
Feddersen won a state title with an Automatic All-American time
The 200 Medley Relay of Abby Hala, Molly Winer, Annie Galvin and Meghan Donald had
a Runner- Up finish with an Automatic All-American time.

Other 1st Team All-State honors were given to Josi Buss in Diving, Annie Galvin in the
100 Backstroke and Brinley Horras in the 500 Freestyle.
Congratulations to all the members of the girls swimming & diving team.

FALL PLAY – “THE CRUCIBLE”
This story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who
maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The shows are Friday, November 9th
and Saturday, November 10th in the Ames High School Auditorium. Curtain time is 7:00
PM. Tickets are $5.00 9th grade and up, and $4.00 8th grade and below.

MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
The Ames Community School District will be holding a Mental Health Conference on
Thursday, Nov. 15th starting at 5 PM in the Ames High school auditorium. The objective
is to educate parents, students and the public in the Ames Community School District
and surrounding areas about mental health issues their students may be dealing with as
well as connecting them with community resources. Subject matter will primarily target
students in grades 6-12, but all are welcome to attend.

WINTER SPORTS KICK-OFF: New Start Time of 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 15 is a HUGE night at Ames High. The Mental Health Conference
is a first of its kind event at Ames High and will start at 5 p.m. To allow families flexibility
to attend both events, the Winter Sports Kick-Off will now begin at 6:30 p.m. with parent
meetings beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Concessions will be available starting at
6 p.m. for those attending either event.

MUSICAL AUDITIONS
Musical Auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held on Tuesday, November
13. Please see Mrs. Dieter in the Choir Room for audition materials, audition time
sign up, and to complete audition forms.

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are now on sale now for the Madrigal Dinner presented by the AHS Music
department. The dates for the dinners are Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 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.

NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Nov. 8 P/T conferences

Friday, Nov. 9
AHS SPIRIT WEAR WEB STORE

Ames High students, parents/guardians, teachers, staff-
Just in time for the Holiday Season, the AHS Spirit Wear web store is now open!
Orderyour holiday gifts for students, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers or yourself!
Orders will be delivered before winter break! Click on the link below to access the
webstore.
https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS

The Spirit Wear web store will remain open until Tuesday, November 13. After
November 13, the store will close and orders will be processed. Orders are normally
shipped 4-5 weeks from the closing date.
There are two different logo designs and several color choices for the products. After
you click on the clothing item, look on the left side of the screen under the heading
“order” to view color and logo choices.
You may select to have your order shipped for free to Ames High School or to a
home address for a small charge. If your spirit wear item is a gift for a student, please
send an email to J.D. Mitchell, Director of Sports Information,
at joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us and we can hold the item for pick up.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
A college representative from Central College will be in Student Services on Thursday,
November 15th. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit
with this college representatives.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, Nov. 7

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:50pm
Tucheze Dance 8:30-11pm AHS Cafeteria

Thursday, Nov. 8

No School EK-12th
Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am-12:00pm

Friday, Nov. 9

No School EK-12th
Fall Play – 7PM – Ames High Auditorium

Saturday – Nov. 10

Fall Play – 7PM – Ames High Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 13

AHS Winter Musical Auditions

Wednesday, Nov. 14

AHS Athletics College Signing Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 18
All-State Music Festival at ISU

Thursday, Nov. 15

AHS OPUS Honor Choir Festival
Mental Health Conference 5:00 pm
AHS Winter Kickoff 6:30 pm
GBB-JV at Boone (scrimmage) 6:00 pm
GBB-V at Boone (scrimmage) 7:30 pm

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Friday November 2, 2018

GIRLS SWIM AND DIVE STATE MEET
The Ames High Girls Swim & Dive team competes for another State title this weekend at
the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA (108 Washington St.). Tickets can be purchased online
at https://gofan.co/app/school/IGHSAU as well as at the Marshalltown gate. Spectators
purchasing tickets online will be admitted 30 minutes earlier for both swimming prelim
and final sessions. Tickets are $10 per session. Session 1: Swimming Prelims – Nov. 2
@ 5:30 pm; Session 2: Diving – Nov. 3 @ 9 am; Session 3: Swimming Finals – Nov. 3
@ 4 pm. Go Little Cyclones!

FALL PLAY – “THE CRUCIBLE”
This story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who
maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The shows are November 9th and
10th in the Ames High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 9th grade and up, and
$4.00 8th grade and below.

AHS MUSICAL AUDITIONS
Auditions for AHS Musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be Tuesday, Nov. 13. If your
student is interested in auditioning, please see Mrs. Dieter in the Vocal Music Room for
audition materials and details.

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are on sale now for the Madrigal Dinner presented by the AHS Music
Department. The dates for the dinners are Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 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.

WINTER SPORTS KICK-OFF
The AHS Winter Kick-Off is November 15 at 6 p.m. in the Gym, where our Basketball,
Boys Swim, Wrestling and Cheer teams and squads will be introduced. Parent meetings
will conclude the evening’s activities. Concessions and spirit wear will be available.

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 .

NO SCHOOL
Friday, Nov. 2, District wide workshop day.

Thursday, Nov. 8 P/T conferences

Friday, Nov. 9
POST PROM 2019
Junior parents are still needed to help with 2019 post prom planning. We are seeking
Food, Decorating, Prizes and Fundraising committee members. Your help is greatly appreciated. This event provides a safe and fun activity for our students after the dance.
Last year an estimated 450 students participated in post prom activities. Please consider
giving of your time. Use the link to our “sign up genius” below.
Thank you from Co-Chairs: Rhonda Carney and Amanda Johnson.
 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090845a4a92b0-general

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, November 1
AHS State Cheer & Drill Preview Show
Fall Festival Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM

Friday, November 2
No classes District Wide Teacher workshop day
GDiving-V at IGHSAU
Saturday, November 3
GSwim-V at IGHSAU
Cheer-V at State, Jacobson Building 2:30 PM

Monday, November 5
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:50pm

Wednesday, November 7
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:50pm

Thursday, November 8
No School EK-12th
Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am-12:00pm

Friday, November 9
No School EK-12th
Fall Play – 7PM – Ames High Auditorium

Saturday – November 10
Fall Play – 7PM – Ames High Auditorium

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Friday Oct. 26, 2018

ALL STATE CHEERLEADERS
Congratulations to the following Ames High School Athletes that have made the Iowa
Cheerleading Coaches Associations’ All State Cheerleading Squad:

Alissa Hoover, Sophomore
Joscelyn Buss, Junior
Jewels Buss, Junior
Hannah Heindel, Senior
Additionally Hannah Kruger was named Honorable Mention
200 girls auditioned from all over the state of Iowa and 32 were selected to the team.

The All State Cheerleading team performs at the finals of the Boys State Basketball
tournament! Congratulations girls!

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 32nd ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM
Ames High School’s 32nd annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 29th,
in the High School cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCE TIMES
Monday Nov. 5th, 3:45 – 7:50 PM
Wednesday Nov. 7th, 3:45 – 7:50 PM
Thursday Nov. 8th, 8:00 – 12:00 PM

If you have Internet access, follow the directions below and you may start signing up for
conferences Monday, October 29, at 7:00 AM. Any parent/guardian without Internet
access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their
conferences.

1. Copy the following address to your web browser. It will take you to a Parent/Student
login for scheduling parent/teacher conferences.
https: //www.myschoolsystems.com/ames/AHS/conferences.php
There will also be a link to the Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler Program on the
Ames High web page.

2. Enter your student’s formal first and last name. Your PASSWORD is your student’s
date of birth. For example: if your student’s birthday is Feb. 4, 2004, enter 2/4/2004 —
include the in-between slashes.(If a student is from a split family or if the husband and
wife are going to attend separate conferences, please call Abby Evans (817-0620) and
she will create computer access for the second parent.)
3. The student’s schedule will appear. Enter your email address (bottom of screen) and
click SUBMIT EMAIL ADDRESS. This will enable you to receive an email reminder of
the conferences you have scheduled.

4. Click SCHEDULE to the right of any class you want to schedule a conference. The
teacher’s available times will appear. Pick the time you want – open circles (radio
buttons) are available to be selected — and click SCHEDULE TIME at the bottom of the screen.

5. If you realize you need to change the time, go to the student’s schedule. To the right
of the conference you want to change, click on CHANGE. Then click cancel conference
with this teacher; then SCHEDULE TIME to save the change you just made. If you want
a different time, go back to Step 4.

6. When scheduling conferences, remember there is no passing time between
conferences. Music will play over the PA system when there are 2 minutes until the next
conference. When the music stops, the next conference should begin. If you must travel
from one end of the building to the other, you will likely want to leave an open slot
between conferences or shorten the amount of time you spend in the conference.

7. Please honor the conference times you schedule. If you are unable to attend a
conference you have scheduled, please cancel as soon as possible. You can
cancel on-line or call Abby Evans (817-0620) to cancel the conference for you.
This will allow another family to schedule that time slot and it keeps the teacher
from turning away another parent because the time slot was being saved for you.
Canceling as soon as you know you won’t be able to attend a conference shows
consideration for other families who are trying to see the same teacher.

NO SCHOOL DUE TO DISTRICT WIDE WORKSHOP DAY
Friday, November 2nd
PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES
There is no school on Thursday, November 8 & Friday, November 9 due to conferences.

ACT/SAT PREP CLASS
Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall: Mr. Webb and Mrs.
Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday, November 12th. The
class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, November 12, Monday,
November 19, Monday, November 26, and Monday, December 3). There will be a
section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30PM. The
cost is $35.00 (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
registration fee, first served basis. Make your check out to Ames High School.
Registration forms are due in Student Services.

FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Fall Orchestra Concert is Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 pm in the AHS
auditorium. Come and hear the 9th grade strings play Humoresque, Phantom of the
Opera and The Great Bicycle Race. The 10 – 12 string orchestra will feature Eric and
Guinevere McIntyre, professional horn players as they play natural horns for a Telemann
Concerto for Two Horns and Eric will play the modern horn for the Mozart Rondo.
Seniors Joanna Kim and Grace Kim will play solo cellos for the Vivaldi Concerto for Two
Cellos. The 10 – 12 string group will also play the First movement of the Holst St. Paul
Suite, 1. Jig. Finishing off the concert will be almost 90 string players performing Richard
Meyer’s A Festival Rondo. Please join us for a wonderful evening of delightful string
music with guest musicians. Tickets are: $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00
for a family.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services next week.
Monday, Oct. 29 Northwest Missouri State 2:20 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Briar Cliff University 1:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 1 Ellsworth Community College 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, October 27

B/G CC-V at IHSAA Lakeside Golf Course, Fort Dodge 11AM
GSwim-V at IGHSAU

Monday, October 29

AHS Academic Letters Program 6 PM
Volleyball-V at Ankeny

Thursday, November 1

Fall Festival Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM

Friday, November 2

No classes District Wide Teacher workshop day
GDiving-V at IGHSAU
Saturday, November 3
GSwim-V at IGHSAU
Cheer-V at State, Jacobson Building 2:30 PM

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AHS Friday Announcments 10-19-18

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 32nd ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM
Ames High School’s 32nd annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 22nd,
in the high school cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

AHS MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR
The Ames High School Marching Band is holding its Annual Marching Band Spectacular
at 7:30 PM Monday, October 22nd in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the
32nd Annual Academic Letters Program. Cost for the Marching Band Spectacular is $3
per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family. The band is under the
direction of Chris Ewan, Andrew Buttermore, and Peter Thompson.

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

AP CLASSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the
spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. A student
can only enroll in one class per semester and must have ONE open period every day in
their schedule. All applications will be due on October 24, 2018. If you have any
questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans
in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Univ. of Iowa 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Oberlin College 11:15 AM
Thursday, Oct. 25 – Drake Univ. 9:20 AM
Friday, Oct. 26 Iowa State 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 19

FB-V vs. Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, October 20

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

Monday, October 22

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

Tuesday, October 23

Volleyball-V Regional at SE Polk 7 PM

Thursday, October 25

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

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Friday October 12, 2018

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES
On Wednesday, October 17 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of
students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 13, and also for those students who
had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you desire a retake,
students need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they have
their picture retaken. We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken
regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as
well as yearbook pictures.

Parents can go to mylifetouch.com to place orders and the code is BN108007Q1.
I have attached the link. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/BN108007Q1

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

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

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

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

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

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in
Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

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

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

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

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

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

Tuesday, Oct. 16
GSW-V Diving at CIC

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

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

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