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Friday, December 30 , 2016

WINTER BREAK
There will be no classes December 22nd, through January 3rd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 4th, with our regular late start at 9:15.

AMES HIGH STAFF WISHES YOU THE BEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

CHANGE DRIVE FOR WINTER MADNESS
Congratulations to the top three classes for collecting the most for the Winter Madness coin drive: Mrs. Seibert at $216, Mr. Schmidt at $209, and Mrs. Micalone at $196. Winter Madness activities raised over $1000 for families in need!

LITTLE CYCLONE HOCKEY
Upcoming home dates at ISU Ice Arena:
December 30 vs Omaha 6:45 PM Varsity, 8:45 PM JV
December 31 vs Omaha 8:00 AM Varsity, 10:00 AM JV

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, December 22 – Tuesday, January 3
    Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Centennial 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Centennial 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, January 4
    Back to school – regular late start

Thursday, January 5
    Boys Swimming: JV/V @ Valley 5:30 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Centennial 6:30 PM

Friday, January 6
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/JV @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, January 7
    Wrestling: V Mendenhall Invite 10:00 AM
    SCIBA Honor Band – Ankeny High School all day

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Friday, December 16, 2016

NO LATE START – EARLY DISMISSAL ON DECEMBER 21ST
There will not be a late start on Wednesday, December 21st. Classes will begin at 7:50 AM and dismiss at 1:15 PM. See the schedule below.

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21
NO LATE START – NO HOMEROOM
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

DANCE MARATHON HALFTIME CHALLENGE
Tonight during halftime of the girls basketball game there will be a halftime challenge for elementary school students; the high school halftime challenge will be during halftime of the boys basketball game. There will be tables set up where you can purchase tickets to get the chance to participate, $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. The winner of this challenge will receive a gift card. All proceeds will go to Dance Marathon (Iowa Children’s Hospital)!

POLLINATOR PROJECT EXHIBITION
On Monday, December 19th, the biology students of Ames High will be having a Pollinator Project Exhibition at the Ames Public Library from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Students will be showcasing their work on the Biology Community Impact Project regarding pollinators.

AHS DEBATE
At the Dowling Paradigm Debate Tournament on December 9th and 10th, in a field of 23 teams, two AHS teams broke to outrounds in Novice Public Forum. Silvia Aydinyan and Andres Cordoba won their quarterfinal round, but closed out to the other advancing Ames team in the semi-final round. The team of Hannah Huang and Sara Song were the campions of the novice division with a perfect record of 8 wins and no losses. The novices also did well in the Speaker Points Awards in Public Forum. Sarah placed 5th, Silvia 3rd, and Hannah took first place.

WINTER BREAK
There will be no classes December 22nd through January 3rd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 4th, with a regular Wednesday late start.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 16
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Waukee 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Waukee 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 17
    Wrestling: 9/10 @ North Polk CANCELLED
    Wrestling: V @ Fort Dodge Invite CANCELLED

Monday, December 19
    Pollinator Project Exhibition – Ames Public Library 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 20
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Valley 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Valley 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Swimming: JV/V @ Mason City 5:30 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V @ Ankeny 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 21
    No late start
    Early dismissal
Thursday, December 22Tuesday, January 3
    Winter Break

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Friday , December 9, 2016

REQUEST FOR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES
Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this should be done BEFORE winter break.

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT
The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concerts on Monday, December 12th, 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 MADNESS 2016
December 12-16 is Winter Madness at Ames High School, sponsored by Student Council. This year’s theme is “Let it dough! Let it dough! Let it dough!” Activities include sledding night, movie night, the opportunity for students to perform original music in our recording studio, 9th and 10th grade lunch buy out, coffeehouse, and a week of dress-up days, and arcade games in the lobby. Students will have the opportunity to make daily dough-nations as Student Council uses them to buy holiday presents for needy families in Ames.

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM
Congratulations to the Ames High Drill Team! They competed at the STATE Drill Team Competition at Wells Fargo Arena on December 2nd and took home a record number of trophies including placing state runner-up in 4 divisions – Novelty, Hoop, Show Production, and All Male. Pom took 4th Place. Iowa has the largest Drill Team Competition in the Nation, with over 590 routines performed in two days.
 
Participants: Amanda Watters, Amy Cyr, Annie Peterson, Ella Schmitt, Emily Wengert, Grace Arndt, Jewels Buss, Joscelyn Buss, Julia Hansen, Macee Buss, Maddie Shelton, Madison Baughman, Rachel Junck, Rebekah Wilson, Sara Joerger, Shria Chug, Taylor Junck, Tessa Huff, Anna Napolitano, Brayden Bergum, Max Ramirez, Carter Robinson, Cammeron Campbell, Colin Imhoff & Solomon Farner.

They are Coached by Sarah Buss.

GIRLS TENNIS FUNDRAISER
The Ames girls tennis team will be holding a team benefit on Wednesday, December 21st from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM at Noodles and Company at 414 S. Duff Ave in Ames. All proceeds from any food purchases made during this time will go towards the purchase of new team warm ups for the girls. Please mention the tennis team at check out.

15-WEEK GRADES
15-week grades will be posted on Infinite Campus by Wednesday, December 14th.

LITTLE CYCLONE HOCKEY    
Up coming Home Dates at ISU Ice Arena:
December 16 vs DSM Capitals 6:45 PM Varsity, 8:45 PM JV
December 17 vs Mason City – Quinn’s Quest game 6:30 PM Varsity, 8:30 PM JV

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 9
    Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America Center TBA
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Ankeny 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Ankeny 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 10
    Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America Center TBA
    SCIBA Jazz Festival – Waukee High School
    Girls Basketball: JV/V @ Mason City CANCELLED due to weather forecast
    Boys Basketball: 10/V @ Mason City CANCELLED due to weather forecast

Monday, December 12
    Boys Basketball: JV vs Fort Dodge 6:00 PM
    Holiday Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

Tuesday, December 13
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Dowling 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Dowling 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Thursday, December 15
    Girls Basketball: 9 vs Waukee 4:00 PM
    Boys Swimming: JV/V vs Waukee 5:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 9 vs Waukee 5:15 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Valley 6:30 PM

Friday, December 16
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Waukee 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Waukee 4:45/7:45 PM
    Hockey: V/JV vs DSM Capitals – ISU Ice Arena 6:45/8:45 PM

Saturday, December 17
    Wrestling: 9/10 @ North Polk Alleman 8:00 AM
    Wrestling: V @ Fort Dodge Invite 10:00 AM
    Hockey: V/JV vs Mason City – ISU Ice Arena 6:30/8:30 PM

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Friday December 2, 2016

 

AHS JAZZ BAND
The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.

SENIOR PICTURES
Seniors wanting to have their picture in the yearbook need to get one’s senior picture to us. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″ Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

SEMESTER EXAMS
Due to state mandated school start date requirements, we are unable to complete the semester before break. Semester exams will be given AFTER winter break, the last three days of the semester: Tuesday, January 10th, Wednesday, January 11th, and Thursday, January 12th.

14 AHS STUDENTS EARN POSITIONS IN SCIBA HONOR BAND
14 AHS band students successfully auditioned for positions in the 2016-17 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Auditions were held on Thursday, December 1st, at Des Moines Roosevelt. The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny High School at Saturday, January 7th, with a festival concert that evening. The guest directors for the honor band are Dr. Myron Welch of University of Iowa (retired) and Steve Shanley of Coe College. The following Ames High students were selected:

9-10 Band
Andres Cordoba – Clarinet – 7th Chair
Moriah Conner – Clarinet – 11th Chair
Lara Murray – Clarinet – 14th Chair
Sarah Song – Clarinet – 15th Chair
Kira Davis – Horn – 3rd Chair
Anna Cullinan – Horn – 7th Chair
Nizan Friedberg – Tuba – 3rd Chair
Nick Sulzberger – Percussion – 8th Chair

11-12 Band
Emily Helmer – Flute – 2nd Chair
Laura Emery – Flute – 5th Chair
Alyssa Romp – Clarinet – 2nd Chair
Anthony Tang – Clarinet – 10th Chair
Julia White – Alto Saxophone – 1st Chair
Caleb Devick – Trombone – 7th Chair

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT
The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concerts on Monday, December 12th, 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.

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, December 5
Southwest Minnesota State University 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 2
Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 3
Wrestling: JV/V Ames Duals 9:00 AM
Boys Swimming: V Wittmer Invite 11:00
Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Monday, December 5
Girls Basketball: 9 vs Lincoln 6:00 PM
Boys Basketball: JV vs Marshalltown 6:00 PM
Jazz Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:00 PM
Boys Basketball: 9 vs Lincoln 7:45 PM

Tuesday, December 6
Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Lincoln 4:45/6:00 PM
Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Lincoln 4:45/7:45 PM

Thursday, December 8
Boys Swimming: JV/V @ Ankeny – YMCA 5:30 PM
Girls Basketball: 9 vs Ankeny 6:00 PM
Wrestling: JV/V @ Johnston 6:30 PM
Boys Basketball: 9 vs Ankeny 7:45 PM

Friday, December 9
Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America TBA
Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Ankeny 4:45/6:00 PM
Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Ankeny 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 10
Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America TBA
SCIBA Jazz Festival – Waukee High School
Girls Basketball: JV/V @ Mason City 4:45/6:00 PM
Boys Basketball: 10/V @ Mason City 4:45/7:45 PM

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Friday , November 26, 2016

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are now on sale for the 28th anniversary annual Madrigal Dinners to be held on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 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 steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us or call 817-0600 ext. 2238.

AHS JAZZ BAND
The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both AHS Jazz Bands perform.

CLASS OF 2020 4-YEAR PLAN
The Ames High School Counselors recently met with the Class of 2020 to work on their AHS 4-Year Plans. The students completed a Career Interest Profiler that matched their interests with potential careers and researched skill sets needed for selected occupations. They also updated their resume and their 4-Year Ames High Course Plan. Be sure to ask your student about their results!

SENIOR PICTURES
Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
    Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28
    Girls Basketball: 9 vs Roosevelt 6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 9 vs Roosevelt 7:45 PM

Tuesday, November 29
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Roosevelt 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Roosevelt 4:45/7:45 PM

Thursday, December 1
    SCIBA Honor Band Auditions @ Roosevelt 4:00 PM
    Boys Swimming: JV/V vs Ottawa 5:00 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Fort Dodge/North/Hoover 5:30/6:30/7:30 PM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Friday, December 2
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 3
    Wrestling: JV/V Ames Duals 9:00 AM
    Boys Swimming: V Wittmer Invite 11:00 AM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

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Friday, November 18, 2016

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. See the November 23rd schedule below.

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23

NO LATE START – NO HOMEROOM
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

REQUEST FOR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES
Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this should be done BEFORE winter break.

IBALL SIGN-UPS
Signups for the 2016-17 IBALL season are underway. Teams need to have their rosters and shirt designs back to Mr. Johnston in the athletics office by November 28th. Play will begin on December 14th. The following are the scheduled dates for IBALL. Games will be played these nights between 7:00-8:30 PM Dec. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 4, Jan. 23, Jan. 24, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are 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 steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us or call 817-0600 ext. 2238.

15 QUESTIONS TO REPLACE “HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?” – EDUTOPIA
Read Elena Aguilar’s tips and suggestions for how to ask variations of “how was school today?” to start a positive conversation about you child’s school day. Available at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/parents-fifteen-questions-replace-how-was-school-today-elena-aguilar .

GRADES
12-week grades will be available on Infinite Campus November 22nd.

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, November 21
    Former AHS student for UNI 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22
    US Naval Academy 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Tuesday, November 22
    Boys Swimming: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 5:30 PM
    Girls Basketball: 9/JV/V vs East 6:00/6:00/7:45 PM
Wednesday, November 23
    No late start
    Early dismissal – 1:15 PM
Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
    Thanksgiving Break

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 
 
 
 
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Friday Announcements , November 11, 2016

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. rykengang@gmail.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!

STATE CHEER
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

MADRIGAL DINNER
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 steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us 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.  

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
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
dan.flannery@ames.k12.ia.us

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Friday October 4, 2016

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 6th, at 2:00 AM. Remember to turn your clock backward one hour.

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.

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING

Congratulations to the girls swimming & diving team on their Regional performance on Saturday. The Little Cyclones tallied 566 points en route to their 9th consecutive Regional title.

The team qualified in 28 of 30 spots available.  Sophie Sorenson set a new school record in the 200 IM and Amy Feddersen set a new school record in the 100 Freestyle.

Qualifiers for the state swimming & diving meet are:

Jayna Misra

Joscelyn Buss

Kaylee Clendenen

Jazlyn Horras

Molly Winer

Grace Snyder

Sophie Sorenson

Morgan Rosser

Olivia Jenks

Brinley Horras

Leah Dietrich

Sabrinna Hegelheimer

Amy Feddersen

Sarah Bell

Hannah Dietrich

ALL-STATE CHEERLEADING

Congratulations to the girls who made the All-State Cheerleading Team. Ames had seven people make it this year, and those girls are:

Sari Brakke

Macee Buss

Caroline Farner

Rylee Gibbs

Hannah Heindel

Megan Meyn

And honorable mention, Jocelyn Buss

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!

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

MADRIGAL DINNER

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 steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us or call 817-0600 ext. 2238. 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, November 4

No Classes

Girls Diving: V @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 5

Girls Swimming: V @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 12:00 PM

Friday, November 11

Fall Play – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 12

Fall Play – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

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Friday Announcements : Friday Oct.28, 2016

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:30 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, (but all are welcome) with time allotted for a question and answer session.

NO SCHOOL DUE TO PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

There will be no school on Thursday, November 3rd, due to morning conferences, or Friday, November 4th.

Ames High will dismiss at 2:00 PM October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd due to parent/teacher conferences.

Wednesday, November 2nd will not be a late start.

Conference Schedule 10/31, 11/1, 11/2
Warning Bell                    0:05                                  7:45 AM
Period 1                           0:38             7:50 AM        8:28 AM
Period 2                           0:39             8:33 AM        9:12 AM
Period 3                           0:37             9:17 AM        9:54 AM
Period 4                           0:37             9:59 AM      10:36 AM
Period 5    1st lunch        0:38            10:36 AM      11:14 AM
                    Class           0:38            11:14 AM      11:52 PM

                    Class          0:38             10:41 AM      11:19 AM
                 Last lunch      0:38             11:19 AM      11:57 AM
Period 6                          0:37             11:57 AM      12:34 PM
Period 7                          0:38             12:39 PM       1:17 PM
Period 8                          0:38               1:22 PM       2:00 PM

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conferences are Monday (October 31), Tuesday (November 1), and Wednesday (November 2) from 4:00-7:30 PM; and Thursday (November 3) from 8:00-11:30 AM.

1.  Directions for signing up online for conferences have been emailed to parents and the online sign up is open. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school. Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3.  If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences. Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted. Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

ALL-STATE MUSIC
Congratulations to all of our AHS musicians! We are honored to have 23 band students, 6 orchestra students, and 5 vocalists representing the hard work of our AHS students at the All-State Music Festival on November 17th-19th.

AHS Band All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Eileen Murray – Flute (orchestra)
Maya Chen – 1st Flute
Maria Werner Anderson – 2nd Flute
Caleb Kong – 2nd Flute
Tianxin Xu – 2nd Flute
Kevin Park  – Clarinet (orchestra)
Benjamin Moats – 1st Clarinet
Grace Lee – 1st Clarinet
Ana DiSpirito – 1st Clarinet
Hayden Pritchard – 1st Clarinet
Lauren Cassaidy – 2nd Clarinet
Lillian Montabon – 2nd Clarinet
Neta Friedberg – 2nd Clarinet
David Kim – 3rd Clarinet
Joshua Zhao – 2nd Alto Saxophone
David Vigil – 1st Trumpet
Nathan Paskach – 1st Cornet
David Tarte – 1st Horn
Isak Anderson – 3rd Horn (orchestra)
Adam Eichhorn – 2nd Trombone
Channing Che – 3rd Trombone
Peter Jaynes – Tuba
Dominick McDonald – Percussion

Alyssa Romp – Clarinet – 1st Alternate
Julia White – Alto Saxophone – 2nd Alternate
Sam Packard – Tenor Saxophone – 1st Alternate

AHS Orchestra All-State Accepted:
Ryan Jeong – Violin I
Jana Kim – Violin 1
Maddie Tuggle – Violin I
Olivia Wong – Violin I
Kira Davis – Violin II
Grace Kim – Cello

AHS Choir All-State Accepted:
Julie Michelle Manohar – Soprano
Eily Mickelson – Soprano
Natalie Bretey – Alto
Josh Gartin – Bass
Andrew Bryant – Bass

FALL PLAY – THE TROUBLE WITH CATS
When a conservative middle-aged couple and a pair of young, millennial vegans are double booked to house sit a Minnesota home for a month a generational clash ensues in Gary Ray Stapp’s comedy The Trouble With Cats. Further adding to the already tense atmosphere are their intrusive married neighbors and an all women construction crew remodeling the master suite for the duration of the four house sitter’s stay. All the while, everyone is on the lookout for PJ. See this very funny situation comedy November 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM 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.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 28
    No classes – Teacher Workday

Saturday, October 29
    Boys & Girls Cross Country: V @ State – Fort Dodge 11:00 AM
    Girls Swimming: V @ Regional Swim – SE Polk 12:00 PM

Monday, October 31
    2:00 PM Dismissal

Tuesday, November 1
    2:00 PM Dismissal

Wednesday, November 2
    No late start – 2:00 PM Dismissal
    Financial Aid Night – AHS Cafeteria 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 3
    No classes – morning conferences

Friday, November 4
    No classes
    Girls Diving: V @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 5
    Girls Swimming: V @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 12:00 PM

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Friday Announcements : Friday, October 21

NO SCHOOL DUE TO PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

There is no school on Friday, October 28th, as teachers prepare for conferences.

The following week there will be no school on Thursday, November 3rd, due to morning conferences, or Friday, November 4th.

ACT / SAT PREP CLASS

DEADLINE to sign up for the  ACT/SAT Prep Class is Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 PM. See Mrs. Evans in Student Services for more information. It is first come with the payment, first served until each section is full.

UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETING TOMORROW (10-22-16)

Anyone juniors or seniors interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project next summer, applications are available from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. There will be an informational meeting for parents on Saturday October 22, 9:00 AM at Ames High School (Room 107). Contact Mr. Mooney if interested.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are Monday (October 31), Tuesday (November 1), and Wednesday (November 2) from 4:00-7:30 PM; and Thursday (November 3) from 8:00-11:30 AM.

1.  Directions for signing up on-line for conferences were emailed to parents last Tuesday. You may start signing up for conferences Monday, October 24th, at 7:00 AM. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school. Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3.  If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences. Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted. Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

Ames High will dismiss at 2:00 PM October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd due to parent/teacher conferences.

Wednesday, November 2nd will not be a late start.

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 30TH ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM

Ames High School’s 30th annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 24th, 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 24th in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the 30th 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.

SOPHOMORE CLASS RING

Sophomores received class ring packets on Thursday. The Jostens rep will be back at AHS from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM to collect orders and payments on Tuesday, October 25th.

PARENTS OF 2017 GRADUATES

Your senior should have brought home the senior announcement packet that was handed out this past Wednesday. Information for paying the senior dues (which includes cap, gown, tassel, stole, diploma cover, and graduation flower) is included in the announcement packet. Senior dues are paid by all seniors who wish to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you wish to place an announcement order in person, rather than on-line, a representative from Jostens will be at AHS on Tuesday, October 25th, between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM to collect orders and payments.

AHS FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 7:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Featuring the 9th grade string orchestra performing City of Steel and Castor Et Pollux and the 10-12 grade string orchestra performing songs from around the world: Point Lookout (Civil War Songs), Irish Legend, Russian Rhapsody No 1, Make Our Garden Grow and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria. The concert will conclude with the 9 – 12 strings playing Andante Festivo. Come and enjoy an evening of various musical styles performed by the AHS string players. Cost for this event is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family.

PROM COMMITTEE SIGN UP

Juniors: If you are interested in designing your 2017 Junior/Senior Prom, please join Prom Committee. Complete the following google form before October 28th, 2016: https://goo.gl/forms/vb3JC9DPH8Ipq81D2 

Prom Advisor: Haley Losoff, haley.losoff@ames.k12.ia.us 

FALL PLAY – THE TROUBLE WITH CATS

Save the date. See this very funny situation comedy November 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The show runs a little over two hours and is rated PG for mature humor.

DEBATE OPENER

Ames High Debaters had an excellent opening to their season on Saturday at Roosevelt High School’s “Tournavelt” in Des Moines. In Varsity Public Forum Debate the three teams of Helen Hu and Hana Lee, Ben Moats and Seamus O’Conner-Walker, and Anushree Lamsal and Dakshina Paudyal made it to the quarter-final round. In their very first competition debaters Silvia Aydinyan and Susana Mkhitaryan advanced to the semi-final round of the Novice Public Forum division. Noelle Flugrad placed fourth and Paulina Lavrova placed fifth in Student Congressional Debate.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

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, October 24

Grinnell College 9:20 AM

Tuesday, October 25

Drake University 10:15 AM

Thursday, October 27

Waldorf University 1:45 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 21

Football: V vs. Dowling 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 22

All-State Auditions – Indianola High School all day

Uganda Service Learning Project Information Meeting – AHS Room 107 9:00 AM

Monday, October 24

AHS Academic Awards Night – AHS Cafeteria 6:00 PM

AHS Marching Band Spectacular – AHS Gym 7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 25

Volleyball: V @ Ankeny (Regional Semifinals) – Ankeny High School 7:00 PM

AHS Fall Orchestra Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 27

End of 1st Quarter

Girls Diving: V @ Regional Dive Meet – Grinnell College Pool TBA

Friday, October 28

No Classes – Professional Day

Saturday, October 29

Boys & Girls Cross Country: V @ State – Fort Dodge Senior High School 11:00 AM

Girls Swimming: V @ Regional Swim Meet – SE Polk High School TBA

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