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Articles from September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

There are several College Representative visits this week, see the bulletin board outside of Student Services or see Mrs. Ward for more information.

Any students interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project can get an application from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. Applications are due at the end of October.

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics during the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application.  Applications will be due October 16.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.

Senior Senate will be holding its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, October 9 from 8:00-2:00.  You can register starting tomorrow in the front lobby or room 26. This is a great opportunity to help save lives…so please, take time and donate!!

Ames FCA Huddle will meet next TUESDAY, October 6 from 6:30 -7:30 PM in room 34.  Everyone is invited to join in the fellowship and fun.  Look for our sign on the bulletin board near the MC.  FCA huddle meeting Tuesday, October 6 in the evening.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NHS will meet TODAY during 2nd lunch in the multi purpose room.

There are several College Representative visits this week, see the bulletin board outside of Student Services or see Mrs. Ward for more information.

Any students interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project can get an application from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. Applications are due at the end of October.

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics during the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application.  Applications will be due October 16.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.

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You’re invited to Mitchell’s Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 6 offers an open house and guided tours for the public to celebrate the building’s renovation.

AMES–Mitchell Elementary School will celebrate the official opening of its fully renovated building with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6. Mitchell’s celebration marks the completion of the first of two elementary school buildings targeted for remodeling as part of a facilities plan funded by a $55 million bond referendum in 2012.

Mitchell Principal Justin Jeffs said the ribbon cutting will give students, families and community members a sense of the accomplishment the new building represents.

“This updated building  is a tangible representation of the community’s commitment to education, ” Jeffs said. “It provides the space and features we need for learning to thrive.”

Following the ribbon cutting, Parent Teacher Association members and Family Ambassadors will provide guided tours for families and community members. Staff and district administrators will explain how the building’s features support education strategies and enhance safety and security.

Mitchell Elementary School is located at 3521 Jewell Dr.  in Ames.More about the elementary school facilities plan:

  • Sawyer Elementary School, also undergoing renovation, is slated to open August 2016.
  • Fellows Elementary School, which is being rebuilt on its current campus, is also slated to open August 2016.
  • Edwards Elementary School, rebuilt at 820 Miller Avenue, opened August 2014.
  • Meeker Elementary School, rebuilt at 300 20th St., opened August 2015 and will hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

NHS will meet Tuesday during 2nd lunch in the multi purpose room.

There are several College Representative visits this week, see the bulletin board outside of Student Services or see Mrs. Ward for more information.

Any students interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project can get an application from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. Applications are due at the end of October.

Attention atheists, agnostics and humanists, Ames High Skeptics Club will be having an introductory meeting after school today at 3:15 in room 35 with Ms. Edster. Everyone is welcome.

Are you thinking about joining a new club? Do you enjoy food, arts and crafts and having fun? If yes, then stop by Mrs. V’s room on Monday, Sept 28th after school to join CREATE.

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics during the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application.  Applications will be due October 16.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.

 

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Fridday Announcements: September 26, 2015

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS

Congratulations to ten AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended students are: Jay Amin, Daniel Andreotti, Jonah DeGeest, JoAnna Held, Alexander Palensky, Dagney Paskach, Emily Rehmann, Kaleb Stevens, Jack Wannarka and Shaochong Wei. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

AHS HOMECOMING COURT 2015

Emily Frisk, Macy Vollbrecht, Claire Dupuis, Michelle Hu, Jill Zmolek, Lynette Kwaw-Mensah.

Alec Withers, Truman Meyer, Robbie Kroeschell, Caleb Litster, Micheal Agbaje, Michael Frankl.

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming King Micheal Agbaje and Queen Emily Frisk who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.

HOMECOMING DANCE SEPT. 26

Bring your school ID to the dance.

No admittance after 10:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the dance ends at 11 pm.

No re-admittance to the dance once you leave.

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 5, district wide.

AMES HIGH BLOOD DRIVE

The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, October 9 from 8:00-2:00.  Pre-registration will be Thursday, October 3 through Thursday, October 8 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!!

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

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

Monday, Sept. 28

Briar Cliff Univ. at 8:30 am

UNI at 8:30 am

Buena Vista at 10 am

St. Catherine at 10 am

Central at 12:30 pm

Knox College, Galesburg, IL at 1:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Monmouth College, IL at 12 pm

Truman St. at 1 pm

Grinnell at 1:30 pm

Iowa at 1:45 pm

Coe at 2 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Cornell, Mt Vernon at 2 pm

Thursday, Oct. 1

Marshalltown Community College at 11 am

Friday, Oct. 2

Colby College, Waterville, Maine at 8:30 am

LaJames 10 am

St. Olaf at 10:45 am

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 25

FB-V vs Ankeny 7 pm Homecoming

Saturday, Sept. 26

VB-V at Boone Invite 9 am

VB-9 at Johnston Invite 9 am

Homecoming Dance 8:30-11 pm Gym

Monday, Sept. 28

BGolf-JV Invite at Ankeny Cent. 10 AM

VB-9/10/JV at Ankeny Cent 6 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 29

CC B/G at Waukee 5 pm

VB-9/10/JV/V vs Mason City 6/7:30 pm

GSwim-JV/V at Ft. Dodge 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 30

BGolf-V CIC Invite

Thursday, Oct. 1

FB-10 vs Valley 6 pm

FB-9 at Valley 6 pm

VB-9 at Boone Invite 5 pm

Friday, Oct. 2

FB-V vs SC North 7 pm ( Hall of Fame)

Saturday, Oct 3

VB-V at Urbandale Invite 8 am

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Friday, September 25, 2015

 

For Friday varsity football games, students are reminded you are expected to be in the stands.  When the game is being played, students are not to congregate anywhere in the stadium except the bleachers.  We were lax enforcing this at the last home game as the national guard had activities set up. But now we are back to the same expectations we had the past 2-years as you support the band, cheerleaders and football team.

Homecoming dance is Saturday from 8:30-11 pm and ticket cost is $10 per ticket.

ID’s are required to enter the dance. No admittance to the dance after 10 pm. Once you leave dance you are not allowed to return.

Attention atheists, agnostics and humanists, Ames High Skeptics Club will be having an introductory meeting after school at 3:15 on Monday in room 35 with Ms. Edster. Everyone is welcome.

Are you thinking about joining a new club? Do you enjoy food, arts and crafts and having fun? If yes, then stop by Mrs. V’s room on Monday, Sept 28th after school to join CREATE.

Interested in trying the sport of lacrosse?  There will be a free lacrosse clinc this Saturday at Inis Grove from 2 to 3:30 pm.  Equipment will be provided.   Boys and girls of any skill level are invited.  See Mr. Junck in Room 44 for more details.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Homecoming dance is Saturday from 8:30-11 pm and ticket cost is $10 per ticket.

ID’s are required to enter the dance. No admittance to the dance after 10 pm. Once you leave dance you are not allowed to return.

Are you thinking about joining a new club? Do you enjoy food, arts and crafts and having fun? If yes, then stop by Mrs. V’s room on Monday, Sept 28th after school to join CREATE. Hope to see you there.

The front office is looking for one or two responsible students during 5th period to help out. If you have an open 5th period and are interested, please contact Mrs. Reger in the Main Office.

Interested in trying the sport of lacrosse?  There will be a free lacrosse clinc this Saturday at Inis Grove from 2 to 3:30 pm.  Equipment will be provided.   Boys and girls of any skill level are invited.  See Mr. Junck in Room 44 for more details.

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Our drop off procedures

Using the Circle Drive at 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for drop off:

• When entering the driveway from the street, do NOT block the driveway. If there is a long line, wait on the street. This is a fire lane as well as the bus entrance.

• The circle drive is a NO PASSING zone.

• There is NO parking in the circle drive.

• Pull up to the front of the Drop Off Zone. There are 3 unloading spots in front of the walkway and 2 spots behind the walkway.

• Adults will be at the Drop Off Zone to help each child get out of the vehicle and into the building safely.

• Children must be seated on the passenger side of the back seat.

• The car should be in “Park” before the child gets out.

• For safety precautions—this is a NO PHONE ZONE.

When using the Parent Parking Lot:

• Make sure child stays with the adult at all times.

• Carefully walk the child across the street.

• Teachers arrive in the entryway at 8:25 in morning and at 12:20 in afternoon.

• Stay in the school entryway with the child until contact has been made with the child’s teacher.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Attention senior mentors! Your first senior mentor homeroom is today. Go visit your ninth graders.

For Friday varsity football games, students are reminded you are expected to be in the stands.  When the game is being played, students are not to congregate anywhere in the stadium except the bleachers.  We were lax enforcing this at the last home game as the national guard had activities set up. But now we are back to the same expectations we had the past 2-years as you support the band, cheerleaders and football team.

Guest Request Forms for the Homecoming dance are due today at 3:00 PM.  No 8th graders. The dance is Saturday from 8:30-11 pm and ticket cost is $10 per ticket.

ID’s are required to enter the dance. No admittance to the dance after 10 pm. Once you leave dance you are not allowed to return.

Hello Ames High! Are you thinking about joining a new club? Do you enjoy food, arts and crafts and having fun? If yes, then stop by Mrs. V’s room on Monday, Sept 28th after school to join CREATE. Hope to see you there.

The front office is looking for one or two responsible students during 5th period to help out. If you have an open 5th period and are interested, please contact Mrs. Reger in the Main Office.

Interested in trying the sport of lacrosse?  There will be a free lacrosse clinc this Saturday at Inis Grove from 2 to 3:30 pm.  Equipment will be provided.   Boys and girls of any skill level are invited.  See Mr. Junck in Room 44 for more details.

 

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National Merit Commended Students named

Please congratulate these Ames High School students who’ve received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit® Scholarship Program in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. Out of 1.5 million U.S. entrants, about 34,000 Commended Students were named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

  • Jay Amin
  • Daniel Andreotti
  • Jonah DeGeest
  • Joanna Held
  • Alexander Palensky
  • Dagney Paskach
  • Emily Rehmann
  • Kaleb Stevens
  • Jack Wannarka
  • Shaochong Wei
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