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Monday, January 15

Monday, January 15, Professional Development Day No Classes 

Tuesday, January 16, would be a workday.

2nd Semester classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17

The Jefferson Wrestling Invite at Greene County High School on Saturday, January 13 has been CANCELLED.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Wednesday, January 17, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

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FRIDAY  JANUARY 12, 2018

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 15

There is no school Monday, January 15th, as it is a district wide professional development day.  This includes the Driver Ed classes offered through Street Smarts.

NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

There is no school for High School only on Tuesday, January 16th as it is a teacher workday between semesters.

2nd SEMESTER BEGINS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, January 17th is the first day of 2nd semester with a normal Wednesday schedule. 1st period begins at 9:15 am.

STUDENTS WILL GET THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

IOWA ASSESSMENTS START THIS WEEK

9th, 10th, and 11th graders will begin taking the Iowa Assessments on Thursday (January 18) and Friday (January 19), and finish the following week with testing on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. It is important that students give their best effort on these assessments. Parents can help by seeing the students are well rested and have breakfast before coming to school on the test days.  When we receive the results, we will be able to show each student the growth s/he has made since taking the tests last year.

Seniors won’t be testing so they do not have to be in the building during the test period. If seniors are in the building, they need to be either in the media center or cafeteria.

IA ASSESSMENTS TEST SCHEDULE 2018      

58 min.  For First Test Day ONLY

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:39 7:50 AM 8:29 AM

Period 2 0:41 8:34 AM 9:15 AM

TEST PERIOD 0:58 9:20 AM 10:18 AM

Period 3 0:37 10:23 AM 11:00 AM

Period 4 0:37 11:05 AM 11:42 AM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch 0:38 11:42 AM 12:20 PM

Class 0:39 12:20 PM 12:59 PM

Class 0:39 11:47 AM 12:26 PM

Last Lunch 0:38 12:26 PM 1:04 PM

Period 6 0:37 1:04 PM 1:41 PM

Period 7 0:37 1:46 PM 2:23 PM

Period 8 0:37 2:28 PM 3:05 PM

IA ASSESSMENTS TEST SCHEDULE 2018

48 min.  Used for all testing except the first test day

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:39 7:50 AM 8:29 AM

Period 2 0:41 8:34 AM 9:15 AM

TEST PERIOD 0:48 9:20 AM 10:08 AM

Period 3 0:39 10:13 AM 10:52 AM

Period 4 0:39 10:57 AM 11:36 AM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch 0:38 11:36 AM 12:14 PM

Class 0:39 2:14 PM 12:53 PM

Class 0:39 11:41 AM 12:20 PM

Last Lunch 0:38 12:20 PM 12:58 PM

Period 6 0:39 12:58 PM 1:37 PM

Period 7 0:39 1:42 PM 2:21 PM

Period 8 0:39 2:26 PM 3:05 PM

ACCELERATION

Acceleration forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS AND GIRLS STATE OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS

The Ames American Legion Family is seeking students from the 2017-2018 Junior Class interested in attending American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. These programs are week-long camps devoted to teaching government at the state, county and municipal level in Iowa as well as developing leadership skills and patriotism. They are “hands-on” experiences in the operation of government. All attendees will be elected or appointed to an office in government and learn the operation of that office as well as the interaction between various offices. Both programs are highly regarded by the college and university admissions offices around the country. The military academies in particular, award extra points for having been a delegate in one of these programs. Scholarship funds are available for the top performing students in each program. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will take place June 17-22, 2018 at Drake University and American Legion Boys State will take place on June 10-15, 2018 at Camp Dodge. All tuition costs will be paid by The American Legion family. Elena Andrews attended the 2017 Girls State session as a delegate from Ames High. She was selected from the delegates at Girls State to receive a $1,250 Samsung scholarship. A second 2017 Girls State delegate attends Gilbert High School as do the four 2017 Boys State delegates. Any junior girl interested in applying can contact Elena for first-hand information on the program. Selections will be accomplished by personal interview. The selection committees are chaired by David and Ann Rehbein. David can be reached at davidrehbein@msn.com or 515-231-3685 and Ann can be reached at amrehbein@msn.com or 515-231-6198. They can answer any initial questions and direct applicants to more information. Interviews will be held in January with selections known by February 1.

WINTER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:30 PM AHS Auditorium

This concert will feature the 7th and 8th grade orchestras under the direction of Mr. Weihrauch and Mrs. Dieter. Mrs. Polashek will direct the 9th grade string orchestra performing: Telemann Concerto for 4 violins, In the Company of Angels and Sleigh Ride. The 10-12 Symphonic Orchestra will perform: Spanish from the Nutcracker, Spanish from Swan Lake, A Pirate’s Legend, Romeo & Juliet Overture and Procession of the Nobles. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Students and Seniors, $10 Family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Fri. Jan. 12

Boys BB 10/V vs SE Polk – 4:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Ames High School

Girls BB JV1/V vs SE Polk – 4:45 PM – 7:15 PM – Ames High School

Sat. Jan. 13

WR V @ ADM Invite10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Adel DeSoto Minburn High School

Boys BB 9/10/V vs Valley – 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Ames High School 

Girls BB JV2/JV1/V vs Valley – 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Mon. Jan. 15

District-wide workshop day, NO CLASSES

No Driver Ed class

BoysBB 9 vs Marshalltown 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Tues. Jan. 16

No classes, AHS only teacher workday

Boys BB 10/V vs Marshalltown – 4:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Ames High School

Girls BB JV1/V vs Marshalltown – 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys SW JV/V @ Indianola – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Indianola YMCA

Thurs. Jan. 18

Iowa Assessments

Girls BB JV2 vs Waukee-  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School 

Boys BB 9 vs Waukee –  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Ames High School

WR JV/V @ SE Polk – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM – High School – Southeast Polk

Orchestra Winter Concert (7th-12th Grades) 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Ames High School.

Fri. Jan. 19

Iowa Assessments

Young People’s Concert 1:15 PM

Boys BB 10/V vs Waukee – 4:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Ames High School 

Girls BB JV1/V vs Waukee – 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Sat. Jan 20

WR JV @ Dowling Invite – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Dowling Catholic High School

WR V @ Urbandale Invite – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Urbandale High School

Boys SW JV/V CIC Conf @ SEP – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – High School – Southeast Polk

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Friday Jan 12, 2018

 

Thursday’s scheduled semester exams will be held on Friday.

Monday, January 15, would remain as our professional development day.

Tuesday, January 16, would be a workday.

2nd Semester classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17

The Jefferson Wrestling Invite at Greene County High School on Saturday, January 13 has been CANCELLED.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Wednesday, January 17, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

 

Thought For The Day –  Buddhist teachings tell us that patience is the best antidote to aggression.

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Thursday Jan.11, 2018

Thursday Jan 11. 2018 : No Classes or Activities

Thursday’s scheduled semester exams will be held on Friday.

Monday, January 15, would remain as our professional development day.

Tuesday, January 16, would be a workday.

2nd Semester classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17

The Jefferson Wrestling Invite at Greene County High School on Saturday, January 13 has been CANCELLED.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Tuesday, January 16, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

 

 

Thought For The Day –  Buddhist teachings tell us that patience is the best antidote to aggression.

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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Are you interested in scholarship opportunities, creating solutions to fight hunger, and meeting business professionals?  Then sign up on flexi-schedule for Mrs. Skaar’s plus period to learn more about the World Food Prize Organization.  Kelsey Tyrrell from the World Food Prize will be on hand to answer questions Tuesday, January 16.  See you then. We will meet in the Media Center MC-5.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Tuesday, January 16, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

Thought For The Day – “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”
Arnold H. Glasgow

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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Are you interested in scholarship opportunities, creating solutions to fight hunger, and meeting business professionals?  Then sign up on flexi-schedule for Mrs. Skaar’s plus period to learn more about the World Food Prize Organization.  Kelsey Tyrrell from the World Food Prize will be on hand to answer questions Tuesday, January 16.  See you then. We will meet in the Media Center MC-5.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Tuesday, January 16, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

Thought For The Day – “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”


Arnold H. Glasgow

 
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Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Are you interested in scholarship opportunities, creating solutions to fight hunger, and meeting business professionals?  Then sign up on flexi-schedule for Mrs. Skaar’s plus period to learn more about the World Food Prize Organization.  Kelsey Tyrrell from the World Food Prize will be on hand to answer questions Tuesday, January 16.  See you then. We will meet in the Media Center MC-5.

STUDENTS WILL USE THEIR 2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE FROM THE PORTAL

Tuesday, January 16, the first day of 2nd semester, will have a normal schedule with PLUS period. Each student has a computer and can access her/his 2nd semester schedule on the portal. We do not hand out a printed schedule to begin the 2nd semester.

Thought For The Day – “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” – James Bryant Conant

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Friday Announcements – January  5, 2018

 

SEMESTER EXAMS
Next week semester exams will be given over three days, Tuesday, January 9th, Wednesday, January 10th, and Thursday, January 11th. Busses will run their normal times in the morning, with no late start on Wednesday, and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday. Students on Thursday can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus.

DURING THE TESTING PERIODS:
Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, Writing Lab, Math Lab and Study Skills will not meet. Students do not need to be on campus for any of the classes listed above. If students stay on campus, there will be a quiet study area in the media center. Otherwise, those students can be in the cafeteria – but not in the hallways.

Semester Exam Schedule 2017-18
First day: Jan. 9, 2018
Period 1 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 2 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Periods 3 12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Semester Exam Schedule 2017-18
Second day: Jan. 10, 2018
Period 4 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 5 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Periods 6 12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Semester Exam Schedule 2017-18
Third day: Jan. 11, 2018
Period 7 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Period 8 9:45 AM 11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Make-up period 12:15 PM 1:45 PM

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, JAN 12, OR MONDAY, JAN 15
There is no school for the HIGH SCHOOL ONLY on Friday, January 12th — a teacher workday between semesters. There is no school Monday, January 15, as it is a district wide professional development day.

SCIENCE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
Come join Ms. Torkildson’s and Mr. Shuck’s Earth Science students as they share their semester Research Posters on Saturday night from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the AHS Cafeteria.
The 9th grade Foundations of Earth Science students have spent the semester working on Literature Reviews on topics pertaining to Climate Change and the Carbon Cycle. The students look forward to sharing with you about their topics.

AMES WINTER CHEER CLINIC
On Friday, Jan. 19th, Ames High Winter Cheer is hosting our annual Winter Cheer Clinic for children in preschool – 6th grade! From 3:45pm-6:45pm your child will play games with cheerleaders, learn a cheer and the school fight song, eat pizza and a cookie, get a cheerleader t-shirt and temporary cheek tattoo, and perform at halftime of the Varsity Girls Basketball game!
Please complete the registration form attached and mail with check to: Ames High School, Attn: Winter Cheer Clinic, 1921 Ames High Drive, Ames, IA 50010
RSVP BY JANUARY 12TH

ACCELERATION
Acceleration forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames high School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

KLEENEX REQUEST
AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us hard at AHS and we have a great need for Kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your Kleenex donation.

REPORTING ABSENCES
The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or phone call. Messages may be left on the attendance line at 515-817-0601 any time during the day or night. These messages are checked regularly during school hours, and are entered into Infinite Campus first. Please do not email absences to the secretaries, as these notifications are not processed as efficiently, and could result in an absence not being excused.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ABSENCES
If you know in advance of an upcoming extended absence due to a college visit, surgery, travel plans, or family events, please send a note with your signature. Your student will bring this note to the Attendance office to obtain a Prior form, which he/she will have their teachers sign to alert them about the upcoming absence. At that time the teachers will let the student know if there is work that needs to be turned in prior to the absence or after the student returns.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday January 5
BBB 10/9/V @ Centennial 4:45 / 6 / 7:45 PM – Ankeny Centennial High School
GBB JV1/V/JV2 @ Centennial 4:45/6/7:45 PM – Ankeny Centennial High School

Saturday January 6
AHS Band SCIBA HS Honor Band – January 6 (all day) – Roosevelt High School
WR V Mendenhall – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, January 8
GBB JV2 vs Ankeny – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School
BBB 9 vs Ankeny – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, January 9
Semester Finals
Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Hoover 4:45/6:00 PM
Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Hoover 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, January 10
Semester Finals

Thursday, January 11
Semester Finals
GBB JV2 vs SE Polk – 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Ames High School
WR JV/V vs Waukee/Wood-Granger – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School
BSW JV/V @ SE Polk – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM – High School – Southeast Polk
BBB 9 vs SE Polk – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, January 12
No classes – Teacher workday (AHS only)
BBB 10/V vs SE Polk – 4:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Ames High School
GBB JV1/V vs SE Polk – 4:45 PM – 7:15 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, January 13
WR JV @ Jefferson Invite – 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Greene County High School
WR V @ ADM Invite – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Adel DeSoto Minburn High School
BBB 9/10/V vs Valley – 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Ames High School
GBB JV2/JV1/V vs Valley – 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, January 15
No classes – Teacher workday (district wide)
BBB 9 vs Marshalltown – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

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Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

 

Are you interested in scholarship opportunities, creating solutions to fight hunger, and meeting business professionals?  Then sign up on flexi-schedule for Mrs. Skaar’s plus period to learn more about the World Food Prize Organization.  Kelsey Tyrrell from the World Food Prize will be on hand to answer questions Tuesday, January 16.  See you then. We will meet in the Media Center MC-5.

Acceleration forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

Thought For The Day – “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other guy to die.  

-Unknown

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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

TWO HOUR LATE START SCHEDULE
Warning Bell 0:05 9:45 AM

Period 1 0:31 9:50 AM 10:21 AM
Period 2 0:33 10:26 AM 10:59 AM
Period 3 0:31 11:04 AM 11:35 AM
Period 4 0:31 11:40 AM 12:11 PM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch 0:38 12:11 PM 12:49 PM
Lunch Class 0:31 12:49 PM 1:20 PM
Class 0:31 12:16 PM 12:47 PM
Last Lunch 0:38 12:47 PM 1:25 PM

Period 6 0:30 1:25 PM 1:55 PM
Period 7 0:30 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Period 8 0:30 2:35 PM 3:05 PM

JUNIORS!! Do you want to have a say and be involved in the planning of prom this year? Then come to a short meeting on Thursday, January 4th after school in Room 229 to express interest and share contact information. See you there!

Acceleration forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted

 

 

 

Thought For The Day – “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

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