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Friday April 28, 2017

IOWA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE COMPETITION RESULTS
On April 21st, AHS students Eva Scheibe, Achala Thippeswamy, Tifany Chu, Merrina Lan, Caleb Kong, Helen Hu, David Kim, Abigail Tibben, and Hana Lee participated in the Iowa Junior Academy of Science poster and oral presentations competition on the UNI campus. Student participants shared their completed science research projects with science professionals and science educators from across the state.  

Congratulations to seniors Eve Scheibe and Achala Thippeswamy! They earned a $500 scholarship for their team research project. Congratulations to 1st delegate, Helen Hu, and 2nd delegate, David Kim. They will be representing the state of Iowa at the 2018 American Junior Academy of Science meeting in Austin, Texas, February, 2018. There were only 2 points separating all our participants! Congratulations to our Ames High Student Science Researchers!  

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING
Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

AHS SPRING PLAY
Sometimes we find who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we lose who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we get what we want in a relationship. Sometimes it is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when they present John Cariani’s Love/Sick. Following the popularity of Almost Maine, Love/Sick is a series of nine vignettes that examine the lifecycle of love in various relationships. Beginning the evening is a one-act pre-show, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. Nine actors will recreate Shakespeare’s most infamous play in fifteen minutes. Shows are April 28 and 29 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 for high school and older and $4 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 1 in the high school auditorium. The following choirs will be performing: Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter.  

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT
The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features the Spring Jazz Project, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 28
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Waukee 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Monday, May 1
    Boy’s Tennis: JV/V vs Fort Dodge 3:30 PM
    Spring Choral Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 2
    Spring Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 4
    Girls Golf: JV/V vs Valley 3:30 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V CIML Central Conference Meet – Ames HS 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ CIML Central Conference Meet – Ankeny HS 4:00 PM

Friday, May 5
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V vs Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Johnston 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 6
    State Large Group Choral Contest TBA
    State Junior High Track Meet – Ames HS TBA

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Friday April 21, 2017

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING
Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

SENIOR ART SHOW
The AHS senior art show will be up through April 23rd in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 23rd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

AHS SPRING PLAY
Sometimes we find who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we lose who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we get what we want in a relationship. Sometimes it is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when they present John Cariani’s Love/Sick. Following the popularity of Almost Maine, Love/Sick is a series of nine vignettes that examine the lifecycle of love in various relationships. Beginning the evening is a one-act pre-show, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. Nine actors will recreate Shakespeare’s most infamous play in fifteen minutes. Shows are April 28 and 29 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT
The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 1 in the high school auditorium. The following choirs will be performing: Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter.  

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features the Spring Jazz Project, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

END OF YEAR INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF AHS 2017 GRADUATES
In just over a month seniors will be celebrating their graduation from AMES HIGH SCHOOL! Encourage your senior to stay focused and finish strong these last 5 weeks of school. We know that parents of seniors have a very full schedule during April and May, so we have put together some dates to remember.

April 28/29 7:00 PM Spring Play
May 1 7:30 PM Spring Choral Concert
May 2 6:30 PM Spring Band Concert
May 22 7:30 PM Pops Concert
May 23 Last academic day for seniors
May 24 7:30 AM Graduation rehearsal in the AHS gym
              11:00 AM-1:00 PM Senior picnic
              7:00 PM Baccalaureate at Ames Middle School. Prelude begins at 6:30 PM (Seniors who are attending should be at the middle school by 6:30)
May 28 2:00 PM Graduation at Hilton Coliseum – Graduates should be at Hilton by 1:15. They will march alphabetically starting on the west side of Hilton.

Graduating seniors will receive their cap and gown at graduation rehearsal. All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to receiving cap and gown! Don’t assume that if your senior doesn’t eat lunch at school that they don’t have a balance due. Balances from previous years follow the student until the balance is paid off. Parents can check their student’s outstanding fees/fines via the parent portal. Please check this often the week of May 15th, as some fines are assessed after senior textbooks are turned in. Feel free to call the main office with any questions: 817-0602. And remember, breathe and enjoy the time you have left with your senior!

SOFTBALL PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
If your daughter is planning to play softball for Ames High this summer, there is an informational meeting for parents/players on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM in the Ames High Cafeteria. There are several items to be discussed, it is important that somebody from your family attend.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
There will be a representative from Indian Hills Community College – Centerville Campus in Student Services at 10:15 on Monday, April 24. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 21
    Girls Golf: JV @ Johnston Invite – Jester Park 3:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/V/JV @ DSM East – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V vs DSM East 5:30/7:00 PM

Saturday, April 22
    Girls Soccer: V vs Bettendorf 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 23
    Senior Art Show Reception 12:30-2:00 PM
    NHS Induction Ceremony 2:00 PM

Monday, April 24
    Girls Golf: V Ames Invite 10:00 AM
    Boys Track: JV @ Valley Invite 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Ankeny 4:00 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Dowling 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 25
    Girls Golf: JV/V @ SE Polk 3:30 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Urbandale 4:00 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V vs Ankeny 5:30/7:00 PM

Thursday, April 27
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Golf: V @ Marshalltown Invite 10:00 AM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Centennial 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Centennial 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV @ Boone 4:30 PM
    Softball parent meeting – AHS Cafeteria 6:30 PM

Friday, April 28
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 2:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Waukee 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

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Friday, April 14, 2017

IOWA ASSESSMENT RESULTS ARE BACK
In homeroom next Wednesday (4/19) students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will receive the results of their Iowa Assessments.

SENIOR ART SHOW
The AHS senior art show will be up through April 23rd in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 23rd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

ALL STATE ART COMPETITION RESULTS
Congrats to Jamie Zhang, William Crow, and Aria Lippolis. They made the elite All State Art Team with their portfolios. They will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Des Moines Art Center on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Ames High School was ranked in the top schools with points from its top 5 portfolios from Jamie Zhang, William Crow, Aria Lippolis, Margaret Hoffman, and Marlene Dorneich-Hayes.

ELP NEWS
In the Midwest Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition Hannah Huang, Level III (grades 9-12) was a 1st place winner, Silvia Aydinyan, Level III (grades 9-12) earned Honorable Mention. They will attend an award ceremony on April 28, 2017 in Urbandale.

Scholastic Art and Writing: Hannah Huang and Silvia Aydinyan both attended the Scholastic Art and Writing Award Ceremony on March 11. Hannah will also be honored in New York this summer after receiving a Gold Medal for her poetry. She will be joined by Caylee Fuqua who will be honored with a Gold Medal for her art.

RECENT CULINARY COMPETITION RESULTS
Eight AHS students attended a Story County “Chopped” culinary competition, on Friday, April 7th at the DMACC Hunziker Center. Fourteen area school teams competed by creating three entree plates from a surprise basket of tilapia fish fillets or chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, asparagus, kiwi and crystallized ginger. Other pantry items were also available to these students to round out their culinary masterpieces. Second place honors went to the two-man team of: Joey Kind and Jahliel Finch. Fourth place was secured by Noelle Flugrad, D’Nel Vandenberg and Vonnie Castorena. Our last team consisted of Dylan Schaben, Corey Gibson and Greg Bernhard, who also learned valuable lesson about competition, food safety and preparing meals under a strict time limitation. All 45 students competing in the event are students who have or are currently taking Food and Nutrition courses in their local high school Family and Consumer Department.

AHS SPRING PLAY
Sometimes we find who we are in a relationship, sometimes we lose who we are in a relationship; sometimes we get what we want in a relationship, sometimes it is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when they present John Cariani’s Love/Sick. Following the popularity of Almost Maine, Love/Sick is a series of nine vignettes that examines the lifecycle of love in various relationships. Beginning the evening is a one-act pre-show, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. Nine actors will recreate Shakespeare’s most infamous play in fifteen minutes. Shows are April 28 and 29 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

GIRLS GOLF FUNDRAISER
The Ames High Girls Golf Team will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at Noodles & Company, 400 South Duff Avenue in Ames, from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM. We hope that many students, parents, teachers, and others will stop in and support the AHS Girls Golf Team. Please be sure to mention the AHS Girls Golf Team when you place your order for the team to receive a percent of sales for the fundraiser. Thanks, and your support is greatly appreciated!!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Saturday, April 15
Girls Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
Boys Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
Boys Soccer: 9 @ Perry Invite 9:00/11:00 AM/1:00 PM
Monday, April 17
Girls Golf: V @ Valley Classic 10:00 AM
Girls Tennis: JV/V @ SE Polk 4:15 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V vs SE Polk 4:15 PM
Boys Track: 9/10 @ Waukee Relays 5:00 PM
Boys Soccer: JV/V vs Mason City 5:30/7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 18
Girls Golf: JV/V vs Ankeny 3:30 PM
Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Ottumwa 4:00 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Ottumwa 4:00 PM
Boys Track: JV/V @ Waterloo Central Relays – West High School 4:00 PM
Girls Track: JV/V Jim Duea Invite 4:30 PM
Girls Soccer: V/JV @ Mason City 4:45/6:00 PM
Thursday, April 20
AHS Band Clinic – AHS Band room 7:00 AM
Girls Golf: JV vs Valley 3:30 PM
Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Valley 4:00 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Valley 4:00 PM
Girls Track: JV/V @ Urbandale Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Track: JV/V @ Newton Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Track: V @ Waukee Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V vs Valley 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
Friday, April 21
Girls Golf: JV @ Johnston Invite – Jester Park 3:30 PM
Boys Soccer: 9/V/JV @ DSM East – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00 PM
Girls Soccer: JV/V vs DSM East 5:30/7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22
Girls Soccer: V vs Bettendorf 12:00 PM
Sunday, April 23
Senior Art Show Reception 12:30-2:00 PM
NHS Induction Ceremony 2:00 PM

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Friday April 10, 2017

AP TEST TAKERS
All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services before April 21.

HONORS RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The following Ames High seniors will be recognized at the Honors Recognition Program in the Ames High cafeteria on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30 PM. These seniors have attained a 3.8 cumulative GPA or higher during their high school career. Congratulations to Kelsey Adams, Anna Arndt, Ross Banach, Caitlin Barker, Maximilian Baum, Aaron Bendickson, Naomi Bratsch-Prince, Nicole Breon, Andrew Bryant, Caitlyn Chellew, Hartley Christensen, Tifany Chu, Rachel Chun, William Crow, Carlie Dellmann, Ana DiSpirito, Marlene Dorneich-Hayes, Benjamin Facio, Morgen Feeley, Neta Friedberg, Allyson Goodman, Bella Guyll, Ethan Hahn, Zoe Hamstreet, Julia Hansen, Qiaochu He, Woo Young Joo, Rachel Junck, Taylor Junck, Matthew Kerton, Lauren Kessler, Jana Kim, Divyesh Kumar, Charlotte Lenkaitis, Zhi Li, Zachary Lynch, Cameron Madson, Hayley Martens, Madeline McGarry, Katelyn Moore, Carter Mumm, Elanna Neppel, Colin Newell, Lauren Niehm, Hayley Palensky, Kaitley Peterson, Alexander Poffenberger, Delaney Sanborn, Madeline Schill, Gracyn Snyder, Eric Steyer, Takeshi Suzuki, Anthony Tang, Cole Thompson, Michaela Twito, Ryan Weiss, Samuel Weninger, Maria Werner Anderson, Jeremiah Witherspoon, Brady Zalasky, and Joshua Zhao.

PROM COURT 2017
Congratulations to the seniors nominated to prom court for Prom 2017:

Girls:
Jourdan-Ashle Barnes
Bella Guyll
Sabrinna Hegelheimer
Aria Lippolis
Megan Meyn
Anna Rood

Boys:
Marcus Coleman
William Crow
Max DiBlasi
Matthew Holzbauer
Patrick Jurenka
Brett Stone

PROM 2017
“Enchanted Forest” Prom 2017 will be held at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:00-11:30 PM (doors will close at 10:00 PM). No tickets will be sold at the door. All students and guests must have their school IDs to enter the dance. Once a student leaves the dance, s/he will not be allowed to re-enter. Parents are welcome to attend the coronation at 10:00 PM!

POST PROM
Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2017 Post Prom Party “Central Park After Dark,” whether attending prom or not, on Sunday, April 9th from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your prom date is not an AHS junior or senior, s/he must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student IDs required, NO ADMISSION after 1:10 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks, or purses allowed.

POST PROM HELP STILL NEEDED
Funds are still needed to pay for the food, entertainment, and prizes for the Post Prom Party. The average cost of Post Prom is $45 per student, even though there is no cost to the students. Checks should be made payable to AHS Post Prom and mailed to Kim Iiams, AHS Post Prom, 4108 Laura Court, Ames, Iowa 50010. We hope you will consider donating to cover those costs.

SENIOR BABY ADS
Attention Parents of Seniors: Would you like to recognize your graduating senior with a personalized Baby Ad in the yearbook? This is your opportunity! Just fill out the form and send your information, check, and digital images to Mr. Webb at the high school. Everything except the check can also be sent via email to the yearbook staff: yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR OF IOWA
On Thursday, March 30th, ten Ames High students participated in the 60th Annual State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa. The students presented their scientific research projects to judges during the all day event. After six hours of judging, the following awards were earned by the Ames High students:

12th grade:
Tifany Chu
    Honorable Mention category Biochemistry Sciences
    SSTFI 6 year participation award

Eva Sheibe & Achala Thippswamy
    Honorable Mention category Biochemistry Sciences
    Excellence in Science best related to Biology Award

11th grade:
Merrina Lan
    Honorable Mention category Cellular & Molecular Biology
    Society for In Vitro Biology Award

10th grade:
Helen Hu
    2nd place category Energy, Transportation, and Engineering
    Iowa Junior Academy of Science Inspiration Award
    Iowa State University College of Engineering $500 scholarship

Caleb Kong
    Honorable Mention category Energy, Transportation, and Engineering
    NASA Earth System Science Award
    NOAAs 2017 Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
    American Meteorological Society Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Sarah Arbuckle & Amy Cyr
    Honorable Mention category Behavioral & Social Sciences

9th grade:
David Kim
    Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
    SSTFI Participation Certificate
Abby Tibben
    SSTFI Participation Certificate

Congratulations to each and every student! You all make Ames High very proud!

AMES ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENSION
The Ames Rotary has extended the application deadline to those that are postmarked by April 15th. Seniors interested in applying may log on to the Family Connections website to access this application.

SENIOR ART SHOW
The AHS senior art show will be up from April 12th through April 23rd in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 23rd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

AMES HIGH FASHION SHOW
With the theme “Vintage Rewind”, Senior Executive Directors Lauren Niehm and Brooklyn Clayton did an excellent job of organizing 9 student fashion designers and 21 different student-constructed or re-created fashions for the annual Ames High Fashion Show on Friday evening, March 31st. Current ISU design and apparel students judged the vent and presented trophies for the “Top Throw-Back Threads” to Nash Masinde, the “Most Marketable” to Lauren Niehm, the “Best Model” to Beth Cyr, the “Most Innovative” award to Jesenia White, and the “Best Collection” to Kyliegh Cowles and Maggie Hoffman for their “Through the Looking Glass” renditions. The audience voted on their favorite collection at intermission and Jourdan-Ashle Barnes received the “People’s Choice” award. Junior Executives Victoria Ostendorf, Isabel Ingram, and Laura Kerton provided much support to the organizers of this student-run fashion show.

CIML CONFERENCE ART SHOW
Ames High School hosted this year’s CIML Conference Art Show on Wednesday, April 5th. Students from Marshalltown, Mason City, and Fort Dodge joined students from Ames High for a day to celebrate their work. Each school was able to submit 35 pieces of art. As part of the day, students with work in the show were able to tour the Brunnier Art Museum and the Iowa State Design Center.

The following Ames High students won awards at the CIML Conference Art Show:
Madeline Schill received a Blue Merit in Jewelry and Metals.
Sidney Cowles earned an Honorable Mention in Jewelry and Metals.
Caitriana Dolce earned an Honorable Mention in Jewelry and Metals.
Emma Cai received a Honorable Mention in Non-Ceramic Sculpture.
William Crow earned a Honorable Mention in Digital Photo-unaltered.
Josh McCunn earned a Blue Merit in Digital Photo-altered.
Kim Yin earned a Blue Merit in Design.
Leah Wolter received a Blue Merit in Mixed Media.
Caylee Fuqua earned a Honorable Mention in Printmaking.
Maria Kozokova received a Blue Merit in Computer Animation.
Allyson Goodman earned a Blue Merit in Computer Generated Art.
Hartley Christensen received a Blue Merit in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture.
Polyphony Bruna earned a Honorable Mention in Oil and Acrylic.
Margaret Hoffman earned a Blue Merit in Watercolor and Tempera.
Ronnie La Pietra received a Honorable Mention in Watercolor and Tempera.
Ethan Constant earned a Blue Merit in Graphite and Black and White pencil.
Mali Bilstad earned a Blue Merit in Ink.
Izzy Collins received a Honorable Mention for her ceramic sculpture.
Caitlyn Chellew received a Honorable Mention for her colored pencil.
Audrey Diesslin received a Honorable Mention for her colored pencil.
Best of Show for 9th Grade 3D Art went to Kenyon Brick for his jewelry piece.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
A representative from Minnesota State University – Mankato will be in Student Services on Monday, April 10, from 1:00-1:30 PM. Please schedule to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, April 7
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Roosevelt – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Marshalltown Kenny Dean Invite 5:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Nevada 5:30/7:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8
    Prom – Scheman 9:00-11:30 PM

Sunday, April 9
    Post Prom – AHS Gym midnight-4:30 AM

Monday, April 10
    Girls Golf: V @ Urbandale Invite 2:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV @ Valley Invite 4:00 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 4:15 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ SE Polk 6:00/7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 11
    Girls Golf: JV/V @ Waukee 3:30 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Marshalltown 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Marshalltown 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V Little Cyclone Invite 4:30 PM

Wednesday, April 12
    AP Pre-Registration Meeting 8:00 AM
    Honors Reception – AHS Cafeteria 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 13
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Waukee 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Waukee 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V Hi-Covey Relays 4:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: V/JV @ Clear Lake 5:30/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Valley 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, April 15
    Boys Soccer: 9 @ Perry Invite TBA
    Girls Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
    Boys Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM

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Friday March 31, 2017


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS

On Wednesday, April 5th, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

AP TEST TAKERS SAVE THE DATE            
All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services before April 21.

ANOTHER NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARD WINNER

A BIG CONGRATS to Hannah Huang! Hannah has earned a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. Hannah has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 8. Hannah and Caylee are our two National Gold Medal recipients.

PROM 2017
The AHS Junior Prom Committee is excited to announce this year’s prom theme as “Enchanted Forest.” Prom will be held at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:00-11:30 PM (doors will close at 10:00 PM). Please note the start time is 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and will be sold April 3rd-7th before school, during lunch, and after school. No tickets will be sold at the door. All students and guests must have their school IDs to enter the dance. Out of school dance forms are available in the old main office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, April 5th.

POST PROM
Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2017 Post Prom Party “Central Park After Dark,” whether attending prom or not, on Sunday, April 9th from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your guest is not an AHS junior or senior, s/he must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student IDs required, NO ADMISSION after 1:10 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks, or purses allowed.

NHS IOWA LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY FUNDRAISER
National Honor Society is conducting an online fundraiser through Friday, April 7, to support the Iowa Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are encouraging all students and their families to consider a donation to help support the research and support of blood cancer. NHS has a $5,000 goal we are aiming for. Donations can be made at the link shown here: http://events.lls.org/pages/ia/Ames-High-School-2017

ONLINE AP CLASSES
Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics (fall 2017), AP Macroeconomics (fall 2017), AP Statistics (both semesters), or AP Computer Science (Java; both semesters) online beginning in the fall of 2017 please pick up an application in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe. Applications are due April 11, 2017, there are no exceptions to the deadline.

2016-2017 AHS YEARBOOKS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER
If you have not yet purchased your 2016-2017 yearbook, it’s not too late. We have set up a site to purchase your yearbook online. The cost is $55 and you pay with a major credit card. Within the week, there will also be information on the same page for how to purchase a student recognition “Baby Ad.” More info to come on these ads. Please direct any questions to sponsor James Webb. Thank you! www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool

AMES HIGH DEBATE RESULTS
Ames High debaters participated in the Great Midwestern Novice and Junior Varsity Championships at Iowa City West over the weekend. Dakshina Paudyal placed fifth in Student Congressional Debate and the Novice Public Forum team of Silvia Aydinyan and Susanna Mkhitaryan placed third. Silvia also won first place in speaker points for Public Forum.

BACCALAUREATE APPLICATIONS DUE
Seniors interested in being a student performer or nominating a speaker for baccalaureate can find the applications at the links below. Applications are DUE TOMORROW, April 1.

http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-application-student-performers/

http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ames-high-baccalaureate-class-2017-speaker-nominations/

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD GETS 2ND PLACE
The Ames High School Science Olympiad team traveled to Coe College in Cedar Rapids last weekend to compete in the Iowa Science Olympiad competition. The Ames High School team finished 2nd in the competition.

Earning 1st place medals were the following students:
Sarah Song, David Kim and Andres Cordoba for Experimental Design
Katie Fukushima and Sarah Song for Invasive Species
Jason Chen and Victoria Kyveryga for Astronomy
Hannah Huang and Jasper Shogren-Knaak for Hovercraft
John Kim and Jinal Amin for Wind Power

2nd place medals went to:

Philip Ma and Victoria Kyveryga for Hydrogeology
Jason Chen and Sarah Song for Dynamic Planet
Andres Cordoba and Jason Chen for Electric Vehicle

3rd place medals went to:
Shria Chug and Hannah Huang for Disease Detective
Jinal Amin and Katie Fukushima for Forensics

The team is coached by Peg Barbour, Mary Glenn, and Kerri Marsh.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, March 31
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird 4:30 PM

Saturday, April 1
    Boys Soccer: V Ames Invite 10:00 AM/1:00 PM

Monday, April 3
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Cedar Falls 4:00 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9 @ Newton 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: 9/10 Ames 9/10 CO-ED 4:15 PM
    Boys Track: 9/10 Ames 9/10 CO-ED 4:15 PM

Tuesday, April 4
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Hoover 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Hoover 4:00 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V @ Waukee Invite #2 4:15 PM
    Boys Soccer: JV/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30/7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 5
    Financial Aid Night – AHS Cafeteria 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 6
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Ankeny 4:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Friday, April 7
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Roosevelt – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Marshalltown Kenny Dean Invite 5:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Nevada – SCORE Pavilion 5:30/7:00 PM
    Senior One Act Plays 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8
    Prom – Scheman Building 9:00-11:30 PM

Sunday, April 9
    Post Prom – AHS midnight-4:30 AM

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Friday March 24, 2017

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION
National Honor Society applications are available online at the high school website. Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.40 or higher is eligible to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Schmaltz by Monday, April 3, 2017. No exceptions to this deadline. Questions can be sent to rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us .

BACCALAUREATE NOMINATIONS
Seniors interested in being a student performer or nominating a speaker for baccalaureate can pick up an application in the main office or check online in the Digital Backpack. Due date is April 1st.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S SENIORS
On Wednesday, April 5th, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS OF 2017
A BIG CONGRATS to Caylee Fuqua! Caylee has earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. Caylee earned a National Gold Medal. Caylee has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 8.

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers to help make Ames High Post Prom a safe and successful night for AHS students. No matter your time or talents, we have an opportunity to match your needs. Please go to the following link and sign up for this fun night! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49afa82b0-ames1

Parents/Guardians of AHS Juniors and Seniors: the Post Prom Party is open to all juniors and seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provided a terrific night at NO COST to the students. Funds are needed to pay for the food, entertainment, and prizes, and we could use your help! The average cost of the Post Prom Party is $45 per student. Our goal is to raise $16,000. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to AHS Post Prom and mailed to Kim Iiams, AHS Post Prom, 4108 Laura Court, Ames, Iowa 50010. Or students can drop them in the Post Prom donation box in the office at the school. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe and having fun – 2017 Post Prom Co-Chairs.

RESULTS OF STATE INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST
Twelve Ames High School students participated in the State Individual Speech Contest at Johnston High School on Saturday, March 11. Students who received I ratings include Tiffany Rong (Storytelling), Elena Andrews (Interpretative Poetry), Teresa Pelzer (Storytelling), Hannah Wigdahl (Storytelling and Solo Musical Theater), Tianxin Xu (Original Oration), Kijune Kim (Literary Program), Jill Schoenrock (Acting and Improvisation), Philip Ma (Public Address), Josh Gartin (Solo Musical Theater), and Libby Grunenwald (Storytelling). Students who received II ratings were Kathleen Pelzer (Original Oration), Rachel Junck (Public Address), and Tianxin Xu (Public Address).

THREE AMES HIGH SPEECH STUDENTS ARE SELECTED FOR ALL STATE
Libby Grunenwald (Storytelling), Elena Andrews (Interpretative Poetry), and Jill Schoenrock (Acting) were selected to perform at the All State Individual Events Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 27. Fewer than 10 percent of the students who participate in individual speech activities are selected for All State. Coaches for the the students are Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, Isaiah Riker, and Connie Ringlee.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
ELPA21, the annual English language proficiency test for all ELLs, will be given March 27 – April 7. If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact Kendall Schuldt, ESL Teacher at Kendall.schuldt@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-817-0600 ext. 2334.

FOR JUNIORS & SENIORS INVITED TO POST PROM
Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 2017 Post Prom Party “Central Park After Dark”, whether attending prom or not on Sunday, April 9 from midnight-4:30 AM in the AHS gym. NO cost to attend, NO tickets needed. Prom dates are also invited, but if your guest is not an AHS junior or senior, he/she must be registered in the high school office prior to the party. Out of school dance forms are available in the old main office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, April 5th. Enter through the wrestling room entrance. Student ID’s required, NO ADMISSION after 1:15 AM, NO outside food or beverages, NO bags, backpacks or purses allowed.

WESTERN IOWA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR RESULTS
Congratulations to the following AHS students for their participation in the 8th annual Western Iowa Science & Engineering Fair held on the Northwestern Community College campus in Sheldon last Saturday. These students, as well as two more research groups from AHS, will be participating in the State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa on Thursday, March 30th. The fair will be held at Hilton on ISU campus and is open to the public.  

Sarah Arbuckle – United States Army Award; 1st place Team High School Science
Amy Cyr – United States Army Award; 1st place Team High School Science
Helen Hu –U.S. Metric Association Award; 2nd Place Physical Science HS; 1st place Genius Olympiad Trip Winner
David Kim –United States Army Award; Honorable Mention Physical Science HS
Caleb Kong –ASM Materials Education Foundation Award; United States Air Force Award; Honorable Mention Physical Science HS
Merrina Lan –Society for In-Vitro Biology Award; U.S. Metric Association Award; 2nd place Team High School Science
Abigail Tibben –U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award; 3rd Place Physical Science HS; 2nd alternate Genius Olympiad Trip Winner

DRILL TEAM SPRING SHOW
The Drill Team 18th Annual Spring Show is THIS Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. There will be a kids clinic at 9:00AM for PS-8th graders, WALK IN REGISTRATIONS FOR KIDS ARE WELCOME, admission for the clinic is $30 and this includes the clinic, snack, a performance t-shirt and your ticket to the show that night. Admission to the show for adults is $7 and high school students and under are $5. Come support the Drill Team as they showcase all of their competition routines including some crowd favorites such as team hip hop, kick and a coed number. We hope to see you this Saturday night at 7:00 PM at the Ames High Gym!

2017-2018 FALL CHEER & DRILL TEAM TRYOUTS
2017/2018 Drill Team Tryouts

  • Monday, March 27th; 5:30-8:30 in the Spirit Room
  • Tryouts will consist of jumps, turns, leaps and a dance. The drill team workshop will be 5:30-6:45 and tryouts will begin at 7:00 PM
  • Wear any solid color top and solid color bottom with your hair up, bows are optional
  • Bring snacks and homework for your downtime, you may leave once you audition
  • Audition results will be released by March 31st
  • If you have conflicts with the tryout time please contact Coach Buss ASAP

2017 Fall Cheer Tryouts

  • Wednesday, March 29th; 5:30-8:30 in the Spirit Room
  • Tryouts will consist of jumps, a cheer, the school song and tumbling. The cheer workshop will be 5:30-6:45 and tryouts will begin at 7:00 PM
  • Wear any solid color top and solid color bottom with your hair up and no jewelry, bows are optional
  • Bring snacks and homework for your downtime, you may leave once you audition
  • Audition results will be released by March 31st
  • If you have conflicts with the tryout times please contact Coach Buss ASAP

BUSINESS HORIZONS SUMMER PROGRAM
Business Horizons, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation, is the longest-running, most unique summer program of its kind for high school students in Iowa. Business Horizons brings together roughly 100 students from across the state for one week of challenges, competitions and fun, while experiencing the world of business. The program is perfect for forward-thinking students looking for an opportunity to get ahead. Students gain first-hand knowledge about entrepreneurship, develop teamwork and leadership skills, discover their strengths and opportunities in Iowa and much more. For more information, visit their website, http://www.businesshorizonsiowa.org/ or contact Mrs. Schmaltz (rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us).

AP TEST TAKERS SAVE THE DATE            
All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45.

UPDATED SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The Ames Education Foundation has scholarships available for Ames High School Seniors. Scholarship applications are due March 30th at 3:00 PM. Applications may be submitted to Student Services.  There is additional information provided at the Ames Education Foundation website, or you may click here.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
There will be a representative from Marshalltown Community College in Student Services during Plus Period on Monday, March 27. Please schedule to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 25
    Girls Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Boys Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Drill Team Spring Show 7:00 PM
    Thespian Film Festival 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28
    Girls Track: JV/V @ Waukee Invite 4:15 PM
    Boys Track: 9/JV/V @ SE Polk 4:30 PM
    Tennis Parent meeting 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 30
    Boys Track: JV/V @ Waukee Early Bird 4:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: JV/V vs DC Grimes 5:30/7:00 PM

Friday, March 31
    AHS Fashion Show – AHS Auditorium 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 1
    Boys Soccer: V Ames Invite 10:00 AM/1:00 PM

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Friday March 10, 2017

NHS APPLICATION
Students currently in grades 10 and 11 who have a GPA of 3.40 or higher are eligible to apply to be a member of Ames High’s National Honor Society for 2017-2018. Applications are available online at the high school website or may be picked up from Mrs. Schmaltz in Room 102. Application deadline is Monday, April 3. If you have questions, email Mrs. Schmaltz @ rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS
Senior Senate will be selecting three members of the class of 2017 to speak at commencement on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Two students will be chosen to read original speeches and one student will read the poem at the end of the ceremony. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 12 from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM. All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. The poem can be picked up in room 26. Anyone who is a graduating member of the class of 2017, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 10. Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their original speeches.

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

TRACK PARENT MEETING
Girl’s and Boy’s Track parent informational meeting night is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend to receive information and help support the upcoming season.

SPRING SPORT PARENT MEETING
Please attend the Spring Sport Parent meeting Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM.

B Soccer — Cafeteria
G Soccer — Cafeteria
G Tennis — Room 110
B Tennis — Room 121
G Golf — Room 107

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM SPRING SHOW AND CLINIC
The Ames High Drill Team will be having their 18th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, March 25th, at 7:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. Tickets for the Spring Show are $7 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under. Clinic Dancers ages PS-8 are invited to sign up to participate in a morning clinic and have the option to perform with the Ames High Drill Team. Cost is $30 and registration is due by March 17th. Email Coach Buss at sbluv2cheer@yahoo.com to register!

DEBATE NEWS
In debate news, the AHS Debate team attended the Iowa Forensics League State Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa. In Student Congressional Debate Bailey Sterk advanced to the Super Session. In Public Forum Emma Cai and Seamus O’Conner-Walker broke to the octafinal round and Helen Hu and Dakshina Paudyal made it all the way to the semifinal round. Seamus came in 7th in the state in Public Forum Speaker points.

AHS SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
The Ames High School Band and Vocal Department participated in the Ames Solo Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 4 at Ames High School. A special commendation to each student who prepared music for contest and who improved their own personal performance skills. The following students/groups received Division I (Superior), Division II (Excellent) and Division III (Good) ratings.  No Division IV or V ratings were earned.

Division I (Superior) Ratings
Piccolo Solo: Maya Chen
Flute Solo: Maya Chen, Emily Helmer, Caleb Kong, Eileen Murray, Maria Werner-Anderson, Tianxin Xu
Bb Clarinet Solo: Lauren Cassaidy, Andres Cordoba, Neta Friedberg, David Kim, Grace Lee, Benjamin Moats, Lillian Montabon, Kevin Park, Hayden Pritchard, Alyssa Romp
Alto Sax Solo: Oliver Chen, Julia White
Trumpet Solo: David Vigil
Horn Solo: Isak Werner-Anderson, David Tarte
Trombone Solo: Adam Eichhorn
Tuba Solo: Peter Jaynes
Snare Solo: Richard Yang
Tenor Solo: Nick Sulzberger
Vocal Solo: Elena Andrews, Hector Arbuckle, Reid Barker, Natalie Bretey, Andrew Bryant, Meghan Collett, Will Daniels, Christian Frankl, Alden Johnson, Lydia Linch, Aubree Litster, Melissa Liu, Julie-Michelle Manohar, Eily Mickelson, Caroline Paxton, Isabel Polashek, Sarah Shen, Jamarion Tatum, Brian Todey, Ean Warrick
Flute Duet: Eileen Murray & Tianxin Xu
Clarinet Duet: Benjamin Moats & Ana DiSpirito
Flute/Clarinet Duet: Caleb Kong & Neta Friedberg; Kevin Park & Maya Chen
Flute/Trombone Duet: Maya Chen & Adam Eichhorn
Clarinet Quartet: Ana DiSpirito, Grace Lee, Neta Friedberg & Benjamin Moats, Lillian Montabon, Alyssa Romp, Lauren Cassaidy & Ryan Carson
Saxophone Quartet: Oliver Chen, Neta Friedberg, Angela Schwartz & Sura Smadi
Trombone Quartet: Caleb Devick, Cole Thompson, Channing Che & Adam Eichhorn
Clarinet Choir: Lauren Cassaidy, Moriah Conner, Ana DiSpirito, Neta Friedberg, Grace Lee, Ben Moats, Lillian Montabon, Alyssa Romp, Arie Sirotiak, David Kim, Angela Schwartz, Ryan Carson, Kelli Kemp, Sira Smadi
Flute Choir:  Maya Chen, Maria Werner-Anderson, Emily Helmer, Laura Emery, Amber Mohmand, Kourtney Barr, Eileen Murray, Lyd Grawe, Caleb Kong, Brandon Crow, Hannah Crow
Vocal Duet: Christian Frankl & Lydia Linch, Caroline Paxton & Isabel Polashek, Reilly Coleman & Brianna Stott

Division II (Excellent) Ratings
Flute Solo: Laura Emery, Amber Mohmand
Bass Flute Solo: Lyd Grawe
Clarinet Solo: Carl Balvanz, Moriah Conner, Ana DiSpirito, Maggie Hoffman, Lara Murray, Elanna Neppel, Sarah Song, Anthony Tang
Alto Sax Solo: Lucas Johnson, Liv Lauber, Gabby Lorenz, Ananya Mitra, Sam Packard
Trumpet Solo: Nathan Paskach, Jasper Shogren-Knaack, Emma Todey
Horn Solo: Anna Cullinan
Trombone Solo: Channing Che
Tuba Solo: Nitzan Friedberg
Snare Solo: Petr Karpov
Marimba Solo: Aidan Diggins-Kennedy, Dominik McDonald
Vocal Solo: Aubrey Branch, Jocelyn Digby, Andrew Greene, Kathleen Pelzer, Stephanie Rodriguez, Tiffany Rong, Lindsey Widmer, Dana Woolery
Sax Duet: Roni LaPietra & Ananya Mitra
Tuba Duet: William VanVoorhis & Ben Breshears
Trombone Choir: Caleb Devick, Cole Thompson, Channing Che, Adam Eichhorn, Ryan Lin, William Brumm, Madeline Taylor
Vocal Duet: Laura Kerton & Aubree Litster

Division III (Good) Ratings
Vocal Duet: Sara Bergin & Sally Schrunk

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers to help make Ames High Post Prom a safe and successful night for AHS students. No matter your time or talents, we have an opportunity to match your needs. Please go to the following link and sign up for this fun night! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49afa82b0-ames1

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
The following college representatives will be in Student Services during Plus Period at 1:00 PM. Please schedule to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, March 20
    University of Nebraska
Tuesday, March 21
    DMACC

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17
    Spring Break

Monday, March 13
    Girls Track: V @ ISU Indoor 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 14
    Boys Track: V @ ISU Indoor 10:00 AM

Friday, March 17
    Boys Track: 9/10/JV @ Central Iowa Indoor 9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 21
    Track parent meeting – AHS Cafeteria 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 23
    Spring sport parent meeting night 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 25
    Girls Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Boys Track: V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM
    Thespian Film Festival 7:00 PM
    Drill Team Spring Show 7:00 PM

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Friday, March 3, 2017

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS IS MONDAY

Registration for AP exams will end at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 6. The cost per exam is $93. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION DEADLINE IS MONDAY

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

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR AHS 2017 SENIORS

Local scholarships and Ames Education Foundation scholarships for full time AHS Senior Students are posted. A summary of Ames Education Foundation sponsored scholarships can be found at the Ames Education Foundation/scholarship section of their website. To apply students must log into their Family Connection website at http://connection.naviance.com/Ames . Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Student Services.

The due dates for Ames Education Foundation scholarships and most of the local scholarships will be Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Completed applications are to be turned in to Student Services in a sealed envelope. Be sure to verify the due date on all the application materials.

DANCE MARATHON

This past Saturday, the 3rd Annual Ames High School Dance Marathon took place. The event was the culmination of a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign to support the miracle children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. At the beginning of the year, Dance Marathon co-Presidents, Sabrinna Hegelheimer and Charlotte Lenkaitis, set a goal to raise $15,000. Throughout the year, club members led countless fundraisers, such as coin drives and halftime competitions to help meet their goal. 

At the event, Ames High had the pleasure of hosting several miracle families whose lives have been impacted by the funds raised through Dance Marathon. These families were given the opportunity to speak about their personal experiences with Dance Marathon. Students, teachers and miracle families alike were invited to dance, eat sweets and participate in activities and games, such as a photo booth, ping pong and four square. 

At the end of the event, students revealed that they had met and exceeded their goal, raising a total of $15,576.28. This total continues to rise as more donations are collected. 

Thanks to all of the Ames High Staff for all of their support along the way and to all of the amazing club members whose hard work and determination made Ames High School Dance Marathon so successful! 

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA state competitors for a great showing last weekend. Overall, 17 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conference to be held in Anaheim in late April. DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders to be college and career ready. While the focus of competitive events is on business principles such as marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship, students who participate in the local DECA chapter also find themselves involved in service projects that help them further their commitment to community, as well as leadership activities that help them develop and enhance employability skills.

AMES HIGH STUDENTS EXCEL AT DISTRICT INDIVIDUAL SPEECH CONTEST

Ames students earned 16 Division I ratings at the District Individual Events Speech Contest held on February 25 at East High School in Des Moines. These students include Hannah Wigdahl in Solo Musical Theater and Storytelling, Kathleen Pelzer in Original Oration, Tiffany Rong in Storytelling, Teresa Pelzer in Storytelling, Tianxin Xu in Original Oration and Public Address, Jill Schoenrock in Acting and Improvisation, Philip Ma in Public Address, Josh Gartin in Solo Musical Theater, Elena Andrews in Interpretative Poetry, Kijune Kim in Literary Program, Rachel Junck in Public Address, Thomas Garrett in Acting, and Libby Grunenwald in Storytelling. These students will advance to the State Individual Events Contest to be held on March 11 at Johnston High School. Students who received II ratings were Ariana Engelman in Solo Musical Theater and Interpretative Poetry, Kendra Caulfield in Solo Musical Theater and Storytelling, Jacob Peters in Acting, Kijune Kim in Spontaneous Speaking, Tiffany Rong in Solo Musical Theater, Andrea Martinez in Solo Musical Theater, Nicole Kelly in Interpretative Prose, and Kathleen Pelzer in Expository Address. We want to thank all of the parents who drove students to the contest. Coaches for the speech program are Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, and Connie Ringlee.  

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society application information will be available online starting Wednesday, March 8th.

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM SPRING SHOW

The Ames High Drill Team will be having their 18th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, March 25th, at 7:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. Clinic Dancers ages PS-8 are invited to sign up to participate in a morning clinic and have the option to perform with the Ames High Drill Team. Cost is $30 and registration is due by March 17th. Email Coach Buss at sbluv2cheer@yahoo.com to register!

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE

The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. Interested students should sign up in Student Services and contact Dave Rehbein at 515-232-9299 or at daverehbein@msn.com .

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 10 – 1:15 DISMISSAL

Classes dismiss at 1:15 PM on Friday, March 10 for Spring Break

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

TRACK PARENT MEETING

Girl’s and Boy’s Track parent informational meeting night is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend to receive information and help support the upcoming season.

SPRING SPORT PARENT MEETING

Please attend the Spring Sport Parent meeting Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM.

B Soccer — Cafeteria

G Soccer — Cafeteria

G Tennis — Room 110

B Tennis — Room 121

G Golf — Room 107

AMES HIGH POST PROM HELP NEEDED

We are looking for volunteers to help make Ames High Post Prom a safe and successful night for AHS students. No matter your time or talents, we have an opportunity to match your needs. Please go to the following link and sign up for this fun night! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49afa82b0-ames1

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

ELPA21, the annual English language proficiency test for all ELLs, will be given March 27 – April 7. If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact Kendall Schuldt, ESL Teacher at Kendall.schuldt@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-817-0600 ext. 2334.

LITTLE CYCLONE HOCKEY

The Little Cyclone Hockey team made it to the Varsity Championship Tournament!! Ames plays the Des Moines Capitals tonight at 6:00 PM at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Admission is FREE. Come out to support Little Cyclone Hockey and help fill the stands with orange!

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services this week. Please see Mrs. Ward in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these representatives.

Monday, March 6

University of Iowa 1:00 PM

Thursday, March 9

Upper Iowa University 9:00 AM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, March 4

Solo Ensemble Contest

Sunday, March 5

AHS Strings with Central Iowa Symphony – Ames City Auditorium 3:00 PM

Monday, March 6

Girls Track: V @ Dickinson Indoor – UNI 3:00 PM

Tuesday, March 7

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

Boys Track: 9/10 @ Warburg Invite 3:00 PM

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine – Stephens Auditorium 7:30 PM

Friday, March 10

Boys Track: JV @ Demon Indoor – Mount Vernon High School 10:00 AM

Early dismissal – 1:15 PM

Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17

Spring Break

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Friday, February 24, 2017

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION
Monday, March 6 is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon is this Saturday from 8:00-11:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. Come for a fun night with activities, games, dancing, snacks, and meeting families benefiting from this cause! Dance Marathon is an event to honor and raise money for families of children who have life threatening illnesses. T-shirts are $10 and tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. If you would like to make a donation, checks can be made out to “Ames High Dance Marathon” and brought to the dance on Saturday or to the main office next week. If you would like to donate online here is the link: http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/ahsdm. Click “donate to this event”, then “Click here to support Ames High School Dance Marathon” and enter your desired donation. Every dollar makes a difference, help us reach our goal of $15,000!

REGISTRATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

Registration for AP exams will run through Monday, March 6. The cost per exam is $93. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

SCHOLARSHIPS
All of the local scholarships have now been advertised. Most scholarship deadlines are March 30th at 3:00 PM.  Please check the family connection website for more scholarship information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Evans in Student Services.

AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT
The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Winter Band Concerts on Thursday, March 2 in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert will feature the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Chris Ewan and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

IOWA STATE’S K-12 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING COMPETITION
Iowa State is having a K-12 Computational Thinking Competition April 1, 2017 and it is open to K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 graders. For more information please see the flyers in the ELP Alcove in the MC and/or visit the following website: http://www.cs.iastate.edu/iowa-k-12-outreach .

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE
The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. Interested students should sign up in Student Services and contact Dave Rehbein at 515-232-9299 or at daverehbein@msn.com .

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

Monday, February 27
    University of Minnesota – Rochester 1:00 PM
Friday, March 3
    Simpson College 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, February 24
    Boys Basketball: V Substate Semi Final 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 25
    Dance Marathon – AHS Gym 8:00 PM

Tuesday, February 28
    Girls Track: V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM
    Boys Track: V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM

Thursday, March 2
    Winter Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 4
    Solo Ensemble Contest

Sunday, March 5
    AHS Strings with Central Iowa Symphony – Ames City Auditorium 3:00 PM

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Friday February 17, 2017

AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Registration for AP exams will begin on Monday February 20 and will run through March 6.  The cost per exam is $93.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

7 AHS NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS
Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named finalists in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships: Marlene Dorneich-Hayes, Morgen Feeley, Neta Friedberg, Jana Kim, Divyesh Kumar, Eric Steyer, and Maria Werner-Anderson.

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT
The Ames High School Choral Music Department will present their annual Winter Concert at 7:30 PM Monday, February 20th, in the high school auditorium. The concert will feature the Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter. Admission is $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 maximum for family. There will be a short reception in the cafeteria following the concert.

BOYS SWIM
Congratulations to the Boys Swimming team for their 6th place finish on Saturday. The 200 Medley Relay team of Ethan Johnson, Dalton Lillibridge, Misho Mahrous and Peter Matthews placed 3rd with an All-American time. Dalton Lillibridge won the 100 Breaststroke being the first Ames High male swimmer to win this event in school history. Dalton also had a 1st Team All-State performance with his 3rd place finish in the 200 Individual Medley. Ethan Johnson grabbed a podium spot in the 100 Backstroke placing 6th. Thank you to all of the parents and students who were in attendance on Saturday and congratulations to the boys swim team.

AHS BLOOD DRIVE
The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 24 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Pre-registration will be Thursday, February 16 through Thursday, February 23 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!!

DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon is February 25th at 8:00 PM. Last year we raised almost $12,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $15,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “donate to this event”, then click on the blue strip under the search bar that says “Click here to support Ames High Dance Marathon”. Thank You! #ForTheKids http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/ahsdm

LITTLE CYCLONE HOCKEY
Friday, February 17
    Ames Little Cyclones vs DSM Capitals – Senior Night
    JV 6:45 PM Varsity 8:45 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, February 17
    Boys Basketball: 9/10/V @ Fort Dodge 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 18
    Girls Basketball: V vs Ankeny Regional Semi Final 7:00 PM

Monday, February 20
    Winter Choral Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 21
    Band Solo & Ensemble Prelim Contest 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 23
    Solo & Duet Prelims 7:00 AM

Friday, February 24
    Blood Drive 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: V Substate Semi Final 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 25
    Dance Marathon 8:00 PM

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