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Articles from December 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Daily Notes Will Resume on Dec. 5, 2016

Dec. 23-Jan. 3
Winter Break

Saturday, Jan. 2
BBB-9/10/V vs Waukee 1/2:45/6 pm
Gbb-9/JV/V vs Waukee 1/2:45/4:15 pm

Monday, Jan. 4
Classes Resume
BBB-9 vs Urbandale 7:30 pm
BBB-JV vs Ankeny 7 pm
GBB-9 vs Urbandale 6 pm
BSwim-JV/V vs Marshalltown 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 5
BBB- 10/V vs Urbandale 4:45/7:45 pm
GBB-JV/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6 pm
WR-JV/V at Urbandale 5 pm

Thursday, Jan. 7
Last Day of 1st semester
BBB-9B at Nevada 7:30 pm
GBB-9 at Nevada 6 pm
BSwim-JV/V at Ft. Dodge 5:30 pm
WR- JV/V at Lincoln 6:30 pm

Friday, Jan 8
No School-High School ONLY

Saturday, Jan.9
WR-V Mendenhall 10 AM

 

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Monday, December 21, 2015


Finals periods 7,8

NO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES TUESDAY, DEC. 22
Due to the end of final exams, there is No School for high school only on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

PLUS PERIOD SIGN-UP
Students are reminded to go on line now to sign up for the PLUS period for the week of January 4th—the week we resume class after winter break.

WINTER BREAK
There will be no classes Dec. 23, through Jan. 3, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

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Friday December 18, 2015

SCIBA JAZZ FESTIVAL RESULTS
On Saturday, Dec. 12 the Ames High School Jazz Bands competed in the SCIBA District Jazz Festival at Waukee. Jazz I placed 7th out of 14 4A bands. In addition to the groups success we had 5 individuals earn Outstanding Soloist Awards. Congratulations to:
Jonah DeGeest
Claire Dupuis
Sam Packard
Olivia Lauber
Julia White

NO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES TUESDAY, DEC. 22
Due to the end of final exams, there is No School for high school only on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

PLUS PERIOD SIGN-UP
Students are reminded to go on line now to sign up for the PLUS period for the week of January 4th—the week we resume class after winter break.

WINTER BREAK
There will be no classes Dec. 23, through Jan. 3, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

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.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, Dec. 18
Finals periods 4,5,6
BBB-10/9/V at Mason City 4:45/6/7:45 pm
GBB-JV/V/9 at Mason City 4:45/6/7:45 pm
BSwim-JV/V at Mason City 5:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 19
BBB-10/V at Cedar Falls 3:30/5 pm
BBB-9B/10B vs Roland Story 9/10:30 AM
WR-V at Ft. Dodge Invite 10 AM
WR-9/10 at North Polk 8 am

Monday, Dec. 21
Finals periods 7,8

Tuesday, Dec 22
No School High School ONLY

Dec. 23-Jan. 3
Winter Break

Saturday, Jan. 2
BBB-9/10/V vs Waukee 1/2:45/6 pm
Gbb-9/JV/V vs Waukee 1/2:45/4:15 pm

Monday, Jan. 4
Classes Resume
BBB-9 vs Urbandale 7:30 pm
BBB-JV vs Ankeny 7 pm
GBB-9 vs Urbandale 6 pm
BSwim-JV/V vs Marshalltown 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 5
BBB- 10/V vs Urbandale 4:45/7:45 pm
GBB-JV/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6 pm
WR-JV/V at Urbandale 5 pm

Thursday, Jan. 7
Last Day of 1st semester
BBB-9B at Nevada 7:30 pm
GBB-9 at Nevada 6 pm
BSwim-JV/V at Ft. Dodge 5:30 pm
WR- JV/V at Lincoln 6:30 pm

Friday, Jan 8
No School-High School ONLY

Saturday, Jan.9
WR-V Mendenhall 10 AM

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Blanket drive helps Edwards students learn about giving

Second grade students at Edwards Elementary School collected 53 new and gently used blankets to help keep Ames citizens warm this winter.

Teacher Terri Boeding said the project, now in its second year, helps students learn the value of giving to others.

“We want students to learn to be compassionate and to care for people in need,” she said.

Boeding said since classrooms are full of students from all backgrounds who celebrate various holidays, teachers and students looked for a way to promote generosity while still being sensitive to a differing customs and beliefs.

“A basic human need of keeping warm during cold weather led us to this cause,” she said.

Teachers also wanted to respect the wide range of students’ families’ financial situations, Boeding said.

“So we welcomed new or used blankets,” she said. “Many students brought in clean comforters, baby blankets or throws from home, while others purchased new ones”.image002

Students say the blanket drive gave their families a chance to work together in the spirit of giving.

Brayden Crosser, for example, said he helped his grandmother make a blanket for the project.

“I wanted to make a blanket to give to the homeless people of Ames and do a project with my grandma,” he said.

Ian Helgersen said when he told his family about the blanket drive and how he wanted to help people who didn’t have warm homes, his family responded generously.

“I went to Target with my family and we bought three blankets,” he said.

Sophia Kyveryga said, “I told my mom that I wanted to get a blanket to give to the homeless people of Ames.  We bought one from TJ Max.”

Sophia’s mother, Natalia Rogovska, was so grateful, she sent an email to Boeding thanking her for “teaching our kids to be compassionate.”

Edwards second grade teachers are Boeding, Kelly Hansen and Heather Werner.

Boeding said the blankets were delivered to Youth and Shelter Services.

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Thursday, December 17

SEMESTER TEST DAY INFORMATION (DEC 17, 18 AND 21):

The goal is to have semester tests and semester projects for full year courses completed before break so students don’t have to worry about them over break.  The schedule is at the bottom of this message.

DURING THE TESTING PERIODS:

  1. 1. Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, AI math, Writing Lab, Math Lab and Study Skills will not meet.   Band will also not meet because the band instructors will be gone on professional leave.  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.
  2. 2. All other classes will meet during the 1-½ hr. testing period.  Any semester exam for a full-year course is to be given during this time.  Teachers of semester courses will either give their semester test or have a 90-minute class during the semester test schedule.

Exam schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 17

Period 1 8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Period 2 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

Lunch 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Period 3 12:15 PM-1:45 PM

 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

There will be no 100th Green Butterfly meeting until after winter break.

Any student interested in participating in World Food Prize should come to an informational meeting during PLUS period on Tuesday, January 5 in the Media Center.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Kuhns.

Acceleration Applications are available in the ELP Alcove in the MC.  The due date
is February 11, 2016 – no exceptions.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mrs.
Skaar or Mrs. Monroe.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Any student interested in participating in World Food Prize should come to an informational meeting during PLUS period on Tuesday, January 5 in the Media Center.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Kuhns.

Acceleration Applications are available in the ELP Alcove in the MC.  The due date is February 11, 2016 – no exceptions.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mrs. Skaar or Mrs. Monroe.

 

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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Ames High Bands will be presenting a Holiday Band Concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this needs to be done BEFORE winter break.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

18 AHS STUDENTS EARN POSITIONS IN SCIBA HONOR BAND

18 AHS band students successfully auditioned for positions in the 2015-16 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Auditions were held on Thursday December 3 at Des Moines Roosevelt.  The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny High School at Saturday January 9 with a festival concert that evening.  The guest directors for the honor band are Dr. Michael Golemo of Iowa State University and Travis Cross of UCLA. The following Ames High students were selected:

9-10 Band

Laura Emery – Flute – 7th Chair
Amber Mohmand – Flute – 10th Chair
Grace Lee – Clarinet – 3rd Chair
Alyssa Romp – Clarinet – 5th Chair
Lauren Cassaidy – Clarinet – 7th Chair
Liv Lauber – Alto Saxophone – 2nd Chair
Julia White – Alto Saxophone – 3rd Chair
Peter Jaynes – Tuba – 5th Chair
Dominick McDonald – Percussion – 3rd Chair

11-12 Band

Anthony Tang – Clarinet – 1st Chair
Angela Fei – Clarinet –  8th Chair
Joshua Zhao – Alto Saxophone – 3rd Chair
Ben Popken – Trumpet – 9th Chair
Caleb Devick – Trombone – 3rd Chair
Cole Thompson – Trombone – 7th Chair
William Buttermore – Tuba – 5th Chair
Miles Snyder – Percussion – 2nd Chair
Ryan Smith – Percussion – 3rd Chair

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting a Holiday Band Concert on Monday Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames High School Auditorium.  Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan is performing Frosty the Snow Man arranged by Chris Crockarell and Rin Tin Tins by Chris Crockarell.  Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore is performing Jackson Lake Overture by Mark Williams, Joy by Frank Ticheli and United Nations March by Karl King.  Concert Band directed by Andrew Buttermore is performing March of the Belgian Parachutists, Monterosi by Jacob de Haan and Selections from “Cats” arranged by John Edmondson .  Symphonic Band directed by Chris Ewan is performing First Suite in Eb by Gustav Holst, On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason by David Holsinger and Pas Redouble by Camiell Sain-Saens. 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.

REQUEST FOR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES

Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this needs to be done BEFORE winter break.

SEMESTER EXAMS

Next week semester exams will be given over three days, Thursday, Dec. 17, Friday, Dec.18 and Monday, Dec. 21. Busses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 11:30 am on Monday so students can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus.

SEMESTER TEST DAY INFORMATION (DEC 17, 18 AND 21):

The goal is to have semester tests and semester projects for full year courses completed before break so students don’t have to worry about them over break.  The schedule is at the bottom of this message.

DURING THE TESTING PERIODS:

  1. 1. Study halls, PE (except for make-ups), AI reading, AI math, Writing Lab, Math Lab and Study Skills will not meet.   Band will also not meet because the band instructors will be gone on professional leave.  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.
  2. 2. All other classes will meet during the 1-½ hr. testing period.  Any semester exam for a full-year course is to be given during this time.  Teachers of semester courses will either give their semester test or have a 90-minute class during the semester test schedule.

Exam schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 17

Period 1 8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Period 2 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

Lunch 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Period 3 12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Friday, Dec. 18

Period 4 8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Period 5 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

Lunch 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Period 6 12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Monday, Dec. 21

Period 7 8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Period 8 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

Lunch 11:15 AM-11:45 AM

Make-up 11:45 AM-1:15 PM

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There is No School for high school ONLY on Tuesday, Dec. 22

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Dec.11

BBB-10/V vs Ft. Doge 4:45/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V vs Ft.Dodge 4:45/6 pm

WR-V at CB Invite

Saturday, Dec. 12

BBB-V vs CR Kennedy 5 pm

GBB-V vs CR Kennedy 3:30 pm

WR-V at CB InviteTuesday, Dec. 16-Thursday, Dec. 18

Monday, Dec. 14

Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm

BBall-JV at Centennial 7 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 15

BBB- 10/9/V at SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V/9 at SE Polk 4:45/6/7:45 pm

WR- JV/V at Johnston 6:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 17

Finals periods 1,2,3

Friday, Dec. 18

Finals periods 4,5,6

BBB-10/9/V at Mason City 4:45/6/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V/9 at Mason City 4:45/6/7:45 pm

BSwim-JV/V at Mason City 5:30 pm

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Friday, December 11, 2015

 

The Ames High Bands will be presenting a Holiday Band Concert on Monday Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this needs to be done BEFORE winter break.

 

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