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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Fashion Club will meet during PLUS period Friday. Sign up under Mrs.
VanWardHizen. Come if you like to sew or wear fashionable clothes.

Girls Who Code Club will be starting back up at the Public Library on October 10. If you’re a young woman interested in STEM or tech, join today!  

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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Auditions are after school on TODAY for students in grades 10-12 interested in
playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I.

The first Key Club meeting is tomorrow during plus period in the multipurpose
room. Sign up under Mrs. Gillette's name if you're interested! There will be food!

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Friday September 14, 2018

 

HOMECOMING DANCE REMINDERS

There will be no admittance after 10:00 P.M.   The doors open at 9:00 PM and the dance ends at 11:00 PM.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Students, please remember to bring your school ID to the dance.

There will be no re-admittance to the dance once you leave.

FALL CHEER CLINIC

Ames High Fall Cheer will host its annual Fall Cheer Clinic for all boys and girls ages four through 8th grade on Thursday, September 27 from 4:45 to 7 pm. The young student-athletes will learn cheers, jumps and the AHS Fight Song. The clinic culminates with the kids joining the AHS Cheerleaders during the halftime of the Sophomore Football on the 27th and forming a tunnel for the players during the Hall of Fame Varsity Football game on October 4. Cost is $25 and includes a shirt, game admission, pizza, etc. Please RVSP by Friday, September 21 to Coach Buss at sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us. Additional information and the Clinic Registration form is available at www.ameshighathletics.org by clicking on the Fall Cheer Clinic banner. Go Little Cyclones!!

TASTE FOR EDUCATION

Join Us! Buy your Tickets Today!

The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 30, at 5:00 pm.  This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel.  Proceeds help with classroom grants, educational needs, and our World Languages at AHS.  Tickets are $50.  This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting, and silent auction.

Visit ameseducationfoundation.org  today for ticket information and event details.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services on Wednesday, Sept. 24th:

Truman State University –  9:20 AM 

Carleton College –  1 PM

St. Olaf College –  2:20 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 14

BGolf-V at Joe August Invite 10 AM

FB-V vs Marshalltown 7 PM (Homecoming)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Volleyball-JV at Urbandale Invite 8 AM

Volleyball-V at Waukee 8 AM

B/G CC- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 10 AM

AHS Homecoming Dance 9-11 PM AHS Gym

Monday, Sept. 17

BGolf-JV/V at WDM Valley 10 AM

Volleyball-9B at North Polk 6 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 18

BGolf-JV vs Ankeny Centennial 3:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9Bat Ankeny Centennial 4:45 PM

Volleyball-10/JV at Ankeny Centennial 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Ankeny Centennial 7:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 20

BGolf-JV at Dowling 9 AM

B/GCC-JV/V at Indianola 4:30 PM

FB-9 vs DSM North 6 PM

FB-10 at North/Hoover 6 PM

Friday, Sept. 21

FB-V vs DSM North 7 PM

Saturday, Sept. 22

Volleyball-V at Boone 9 AM

 
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Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

You must show your ID at the dance to get in. Deadline to have a new ID made is today at 12:00. Cost for ID’s are $3.00. See Mrs. Packer in the principal’s office for a form to take to the media center.

Today is the last day to sign up for the PSAT. See Mrs. Evans in Student Services.

Students in grades 10-12 interested in playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I should stop by the band office to pickup audition materials.  Auditions will be after school on Monday, September 17.

Have you ever wanted to join a club devoted to volunteering? Then come join Key Club!. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 18th during plus period in the multipurpose room. Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name if you’re interested! There will be food!

Homecoming is Here ! Go Little Cyclones 

 

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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

You must show your ID at the dance to get in. Deadline to have a new ID made is Friday at noon. Cost for ID’s are $3.00. See Mrs. Packer in the principal’s office for a form to take to the media center.

SENIORS: Are you interested in helping plan and run the blood drives, make graduation decisions, and plan the senior picnic? If so, come to a Senior Senate meeting tomorrow at 7:30 OR 3:15 in room 26. If you are interested in helping but unable to make the meeting, see Mrs. Micalone in room 26.

 Students in grades 10-12 interested in playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I should stop by the band office to pickup audition materials.  Auditions will be after school on Monday, September 17.

 Have you ever wanted to join a club devoted to volunteering? Then come join Key Club! Key Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month during plus period in the multipurpose room. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 18th. Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name if you’re interested! There will be food!

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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Out of school Guest Request Forms for the Homecoming dance need to be
turned in and approved by TODAY at 3:00 PM. No 8 th graders.
You must show your ID at the dance to get in. Deadline to have a new ID made
is Friday at noon. Cost for ID’s are $3.00. See Mrs. Packer in the principal’s
office for a form to take to the media center.

SENIORS: Are you interested in helping plan and run the blood drives, make
graduation decisions, and plan the senior picnic? If so, come to a Senior Senate
meeting tomorrow at 7:30 OR 3:15 in room 26. If you are interested in helping
but unable to make the meeting, see Mrs. Micalone in room 26.

Students in grades 10-12 interested in playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I
should stop by the band office to pickup audition materials.  Auditions will be after
school on Monday, September 17.

Have you ever wanted to join a club devoted to volunteering? Then come join
Key Club! Key Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month during plus
period in the multipurpose room. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September
18th. Sign up under Mrs. Gillette's name if you're interested! There will be food!

The last day to drop an extra class without consequences is TODAY.  Please
contact your counselor in Student Services.

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Tuesday September 11, 2018

 

Come create with Natural Clay from the river! Meet Mrs. Wede and other art students at McFarland Park today, Tuesday, Sept. 11th at 4 pm! Between 4-5:30 pm, we’ll work with a naturalist. Email Mrs. Wede if you have any questions.

SENIORS: Are you interested in helping plan and run the blood drives, make graduation decisions, and plan the senior picnic? If so, come to a Senior Senate meeting on Thursday at 7:30 OR 3:15 in room 26. If you are interested in helping but unable to make the meeting, see Mrs. Micalone in room 26.

Students in grades 10-12 interested in playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I should stop by the band office to pickup audition materials.  Auditions will be after school on Monday, September 17.

Have you ever wanted to join a club devoted to volunteering? Then come join Key Club! Key Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month during plus period in the multipurpose room. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 18th. Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name if you’re interested! There will be food!

Out of school Guest Request Forms for the Homecoming dance need to be turned in and approved by TOMORROW, Sept.12th at 3:00 PM.  No 8th graders.

The last day to drop an extra class without consequences is Wednesday, September 12th.  Please contact your counselor in Student Services.

SIGN UP for the PSAT/NMSQT continues this week. Sign up with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. The cost for the test is $16.00, checks only please. If the cost of the test is a hardship for your family please see Mrs. Evans in student services.

 

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Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Students in grades 10-12 interested in playing bass or piano in AHS Jazz I should stop by the band office to pickup audition materials.  Auditions will be after school on Monday, September 17.

Out of school Guest Request Forms for the Homecoming dance may be picked up in the main office or the principal’s office and turned in and approved by Wednesday, Sept.12th at 3:00 PM.  No 8th graders.

 The last day to drop an extra class without consequences is Wednesday, September 12th.  Please contact your counselor in Student Services.

 Please check the bulletin board outside of Student Services for job listings.

A College representative from Columbia University will be in Student Services today at 2:15 pm. See Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with this college rep.

 SIGN UP for the PSAT/NMSQT  continues this week. Sign up with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. The cost for the test is $16.00, checks only please, made payable to Ames High School. If the cost of the test is a hardship for your family please see Mrs. Evans in student services.

 The 2017-2018 yearbooks can be picked up from Mr. Webb in room 227 before and after school this week.

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Friday September 7, 2018

 

VOLUNTEER  PARENTS NEEDED FOR HOMECOMING DANCE

AHS Homecoming committee is desperately in need of volunteers for the Homecoming dance. Please consider volunteering on Saturday night September 15th from 8:40 -11 PM. Contact Kathy Packer 817-0602 or kathy.packer@ames.k12.ia.us

DECA MEETING

Parent meeting on Wed. Sept 12th at 5:30 PM in the Multi Purpose Room at Ames High School.

PSAT/NMSQT TESTS

Sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test September 10th-14th with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. Cost for the test is $16, checks only please, made payable to Ames High School. Juniors are reminded that this is the qualifying test for National Merit. The test will be given at Ames High on Wednesday, October 10th. NOTE: THIS TEST WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM (45 MINUTES BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S 1ST PERIOD). Top sophomores are encouraged to take the test as a practice for next year. Junior year is when the test counts concerning National Merit.

YEARBOOKS

2017/2018 yearbooks were distributed this week. If your student did not pick his/hers up they can do so before and after school in room 227 with Mr. Webb. 

HOMECOMING WEEK BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Schedule for Monday, September 10 and Friday, September 14, Homecoming Assembly.

Warning Bell                       0:05                                     7:45 AM

Period 1                              0:42               7:50 AM         8:32 AM

Period 2                              0:44               8:37 AM         9:21 AM

Period 3                              0:41               9:26 AM       10:07 AM

Period 4                              0:41             10:12 AM       10:53 AM

Period 5        1st lunch       0:38             10:53 AM       11:31 AM

                     Class             0:41             11:31 AM       12:12 PM

                      Class             0:41            10:58 AM        11:39 AM

                    Last lunch       0:38            11:39 PM        12:17 PM

Period 6                              0:41            12:17 PM       12:58 PM

Assembly                            0:30              1:03 PM         1:33 PM

Period 7                              0:41              1:38 PM         2:19 PM

Period 8                              0:41              2:24 PM         3:05 PM

HOMECOMING 2018 “Beach Bash” WEEK ACTIVITIES

Monday: Class colors, Freshman-Blue, Sophmore-Green, Junior- Yellow, Senior- pink, Teachers- White, Assembly, Parade (6:30 PM).

Tuesday: ER day, dress in something ending in ER, Movie Night 7:30pm in the AHS Stadium. 

Wednesday: Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 AM in the cafeteria, Theme day (Beachy clothing).

Thursday: Theme shirt day, Sand volleyball at ISU court 6:45. 

Friday: Game day shirt, school spirit (orange & black) coronation assembly, football game.

Saturday: Dance from 9:00-11:00 PM in the High School Gym.

HOMECOMING DANCE REMINDERS

Out of school dates must have a signed Guest Request form turned in and approved by Wednesday, September 12th at 3:00 PM. 

NO 8th graders. Bring your school ID to the dance.
The dance begins at 9:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM.
No admittance after 10:00 PM.
Once a person leaves the dance (goes outside the school building), s/he is not allowed to return.
Parents picking up their students are asked to pick them up by 11:00 PM.

  • Tickets for the dance will be on sale starting Monday, Sep. 10 in the main lobby. Price per ticket is $10.

BOYS GOLF FUNDRAISER

Join the Boys Golf team for dinner on Tuesday, September 18th from 5-8 at Blaze Pizza. 20% of  proceeds from your meal will go towards AHS Boys’ Golf. Print off the attached flyer as you will need it to show when you pay for your meal, so that boys’ golf receives the proceeds. Thank you!

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES 

Pictures were handed out in homeroom on Wednesday for those students who had their picture taken on August 13th.

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

AHS ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME BANQUET

Ames High Athletics’ 27th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP no later than Sept. 28 by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611 or emailing joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us. This year’s inductees are Dave Sucher, Class of 1957; Phil Bishop, Class of 1986; Kersten Thorgaard, Class of 2007; Amy (Hamilton) Fouch, Class of 2007; and Ben Cotton, Class of 2008. Nathan Buss will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Nupur Ghoshal, Class of 1991.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services: 

Columbia University – Monday September 10th at 2:15 pm.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 7

FB-10/V at Iowa City High White 4:45/7:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 8

Volleyball-9A/JV  ADM Invite 8 AM

Band at Pufferbilly Days Parade 8 AM

GSwim-V at Linn-Mar 12:30 PM

Monday, Sept. 10

BGolf-V Turk Bowman Invite 10 AM

Homecoming Parade Downtown Ames 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 11

B/G CC-JV/V at WDM Valley 4:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B at Urbandale 4:45 PM

Volleyball-10/JV at Urbandale 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 7:30 PM

Swim-JV/V at SE Polk 5:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 13

BGolf-9/JV at Johnston (Jester Park Golf Course) 2:45 PM

FB-9 vs Marshalltown 6 PM

FB-10 at Marshalltown 6 PM

Friday, Sept. 14

BGolf-V at Joe August Invite 10 AM

FB-V vs Marshalltown 7 PM (Homecoming)

Saturday, Sept. 15

Volleyball-JV at Urbandale Invite 8 AM

Volleyball-V at Waukee 8 AM

B/G CC- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 10 AM

AHS Homecoming Dance 9-11 PM AHS Gym

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Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

The last day to drop an extra class without consequences is Wednesday, September 12th.  Please contact your counselor in Student Services. 

Please check the bulletin board outside of Student Services for job listings.

 A College representative from Columbia University will be in Student Services Monday at 2:15 pm. See Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with this college rep.

SIGN UP for the PSAT/NMSQT TODAY. The cost for the test is $16.00, checks only please, made payable to Ames High School. Sign up with Mrs. Evans in Student Services. The test will be given on Wednesday, October 10th. If the cost of the test is a hardship for your family please see Mrs. Evans in student services.

 The 2017-2018 yearbooks will be available to pick up in the main lobby, during both lunches, and after school today. If you did not purchase one yet, there are still books available to purchase for $55. Cash or check is accepted. 

 Out of school Guest Request Forms for the Homecoming dance may be picked up in the main office or the principal’s office and turned in and approved by Wednesday, Sept.12th at 3:00 PM.  No 8th graders.

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