LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Seniors who still need Letters of Recommendation written for their college applications that are due January 1, 2016 MUST have those requests submitted to their counselor and/or teachers by Friday, November 18th.
GRADUATION GOWNS NEEDED
Wanted: Black graduation gowns and caps to be used for a university graduation in rural Haiti. Please contact Marcy Ryken by November 20th to donate. email@example.com
AHS FALL PLAY REMINDER
Ames High School proudly presents The Trouble With Cats, November 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM both evenings in the Ames High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 9th grade and up, and $4.00 8th grade and below. The show runs a little over two hours and is rated PG for mature humor.
DRILL TEAM ANNUAL OMELET BREAKFAST
The Ames High Drill Team will be holding its 18th Annual Omelet Breakfast Sunday, November 13th, from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00 for a student, $7.00 for an adult and $20.00 for a family. Tickets are available from drill team members or at the door. Please attend and support the Drill Team!
GIRLS SWIM & DIVE
It was another outstanding season for the 2016 Ames High Girls Swimming & Diving team. The Little Cyclones squad won their 6th state championship on November 5th. The squad has won the Iowa High School State Swimming & Diving title 6 out of the last 7 years. The Little Cyclones tallied 341 points at the end of the day, 144 points ahead of Johnston. See the information at the end of this email from Coach Flannery about the swimmers’ and divers’ accomplishments at the state meet.
Congratulations to a wonderful swimming & diving season!
The Ames High State Competition Cheer Squad, consisting of 25 fall cheerleaders, placed fourth out of 18 4A teams in the Iowa Cheerleading Championships last Saturday. Two small stunt groups, each consisting of 5 girls, placed third and fourth out of 11 4A teams.
Congratulations to Seniors Sari Brakke, Emily Draper, Caroline Farner, Rylee Gibbs and Megan Meyn, Juniors Macee Buss, Lisa Cochran, Allison McHenry, Anna Napolitano, Olivia O’Brien, Jordyn Overton and Sonja Paulson, Sophmores Hannah Heindel, Hannah Kruger, Karson Mittelstaedt, Lindzey Paysen, Grace Perrin, Amanda Watters and Emily Wengert, and Freshman Jewels Buss, Joscelyn Buss, Allie Carr, Kelsey Helton, Maddie Shelton and Morgan Siebert. They are coached by Coach Sarah Buss.
AMES HIGH DEBATE
The AHS Debate Team competed in the Polar Bear Open Tournament at North High School in Des Moines on Saturday, October 22. The novices had a fantastic outing. The Novice Public Forum Team of Andrés Cordoba and Silvia Aydinyan not only came in third in the Halloween Costume Competition, they also won the Novice Division of Public Forum. In addition, in speaker points for Novice PF, Andrés placed second and Silvia took first. In Student Congressional Debate Susan Mkhitaryan came away with first place in the novice chamber, as well as the award for the top presiding officer in that chamber. In the varsity chamber Ainsley Chrystal placed fifth. Overall Ames High placed third in the Debate Sweeps for the tournament.
At the East High Fall Classic on Nov 5, Student Congressional Debaters Ashley Xu came in second in the novice chamber and Sarah Song placed first. Don Gill won a gavel as the top presiding officer in the novice chamber. In Varsity Public Forum Debate the team of Helen Hu and Hana Lee placed fourth.
Also, one correction from the tournament at Roosevelt High School on October 15: the Novice Public Forum Team that advanced to the semi-final round of debate was the team of Hannah Huang and Silvia Aydinyan.
WINTER SPORTS KICK OFF
AHS Winter Sports Kick-off is Thursday, November 17th in the Ames High Gym. Doors open at 6:00 PM with Concessions and Clothing sales.
6:40 – Drill team Performances – Introduce Team
6:45 – Winter Cheer Performance – Introduce Team
6:50 – Introduce Boys Swim, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, and Boys Basketball teams
7:00 – Athletic Director Welcome and Booster Club Co-Presidents; introduction of Winter Sports Reps. and athletic trainers; Recognize Fall Accomplishments.
7:15 – Transition to Parent Meetings.
Boys Swimming – Athletic Video Room 123
Girls Basketball – Room 121 (Coach Sullivan’s room)
Boys Basketball – Multipurpose room
Wrestling – Cafeteria
Drill Team – Gym 1
Winter Cheer – Media Center
Tickets are now on sale for the 28th anniversary annual Madrigal Dinners to be held on December 1, 2 & 3. Cost is $28.00. Regular (pork), vegetarian, and gluten free meals are available and must be specified when ordering tickets. For tickets please email Steve Linn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-0600 ext. 2238.
NO LATE START but EARLY DISMISSAL ON NOVEMBER 23rd
There will not be a late start on Wednesday, November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving). Classes will begin at 7:50 AM and dismiss at 1:15 PM. Please look for the November 23rd schedule in next Friday’s parent email.
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE CAREERS EVENT
Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic are doing an Introduction to Healthcare Careers event the evening of Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Juniors and seniors interested in exploring a career in Healthcare are invited to the event. See the attached flyer for more information. Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Evans in Student Services and are due by Friday, November 18th. They will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to attend.
The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.
Monday, November 14
Kirkwood Community College 1:00 PM
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, November 11
Fall Play – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 12
Fall Play – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 13
Drill Team Omelet Breakfast – AHS Cafeteria 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuesday, November 15
Auditions for Winter Musical 3:15 PM
Thursday, November 17
OPUS Choral Festival @ ISU – Hilton Coliseum all day
All-State Music Festival @ ISU
Winter Sports Kickoff – AHS Gym 6:00 PM
GIRLS SWIM & DIVE STATE MEET INFORMATION
It was another outstanding season for the 2016 Ames High Girls Swimming & Diving team. The Little Cyclones squad won their 6th state championship on November 5th. The squad has won the Iowa High School State Swimming & Diving title 6 out of the last 7 years. The Little Cyclones tallied 341 points at the end of the day, 144 points ahead of Johnston.
Jayna Misra notched a 3rd place performance in 1-meter diving with a score of 466.15. Joscelyn Buss placed 16th in her first ever state meet and Kaylee Clendennen placed 21st just missing the scoring round. The 17 points in diving was a great way to start the swimming portion of the meet.
The 200 Medley Relay of Jazlyn Horras, Molly Winer, Grace Snyder and Amy Feddersen shattered the state record by over 2 seconds. Their time of 1:43.78 was an Automatic All-American time.
Morgan Rosser placed 10th in the 200 Freestyle along with teammates Olivia Jenks 12th and Brinley Horras 13th.
Sophie Sorenson had a Runner-Up finish in the 200 IM setting a new school record and earning an All-American Consideration time. Jazlyn Horras was 7th and teammate Leah Dietrich was 17th.
Amy Feddersen placed 5th in her 50 Freestyle earning Second-Team All-State honors and earned an All-American Consideration for her performance. Teammates Sabrinna Hegelheimer placed 13th and Molly Winer placed 23rd.
Grace Snyder placed 4th earning a Second-Team All-State honor in the 100 Butterfly while teammates Hannah Dietrich placed 9th and Sarah Bell placed 17th with their swims.
Amy Feddersen had a Runner-Up finish in the 100 Freestyle earning First-Team All-State honors with an Automatic All-American time. Her time was a new school record and was under the current Iowa state record. Olivia Jenks placed 11th in her event.
Morgan Rosser placed 5th in the 500 Freestyle earning Second Team All-State honors while teammate Brinley Horras placed 13th.
The 200 Freestyle Relay of Amy Feddersen, Molly Winer, Sabrinna Hegelheimer were state champions earning an Automatic All-American status and setting a new school record. They time was the second fastest time in Iowa history.
Sophie Sorenson won the 100 Backstroke setting a new state record with her Automatic All-American performance. Teammate Sarah Bell was Runner-Up with her First-Team All-State performance and Jazlyn Horras placed 3rd. This was the first time in school history the Little Cyclones swept an event at the state swim meet.
Molly Winer placed 6th in the 100 Breaststroke earning Second Team All-State honors. Teammates Sabrinna Hegelheimer placed 10th and Grace Snyder placed 14th.
The 400 Freestyle Relay of Sophie Sorenson, Olivia Jenks, Morgan Rosser and Amy Feddersen won the 400 Freestyle Relay setting a new state meet record and earning an Automatic All-American time.
The Ames team scored in every swimming and diving event they competed in, solidifying their State Championship title.
The Little Cyclones squad had a 7-0 Varsity record and won their 8th straight CIC Conference title. All in all, 6 school records, 4 pool records and 3 state meet records were broken during the 2016 season.
Seniors Caitlyn Chellew, Hannah Dietrich and Grace Snyder all earned Academic All-American honors for the 2016-2017 school year.
Congratulations to a wonderful swimming & diving season!
Coach Dan Flannery