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Articles from October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

ALL-STATE MUSIC

Congratulations to all of our AHS musicians!  We are honored to have 22 band students, 11 orchestra students and 4 vocalist selected for the All-State Music Festival on November 19-21.

This is a record number of students accepted from the AHS music department.

AHS Band All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Maya Chen – Flute (orchestra)

Maria Werner Anderson – 2nd Flute

Yushi Hattori – 2nd Flute

Caleb Kong – 2nd Flute

Jonah DeGeest – Bassoon (orchestra)

Kevin Park  – Clarinet (orchestra)

Dagney Paskach – 1st  Clarinet

Emily Rehmann –  1st Clarinet

Benjamin Moats – 1st Clarinet

Ana DiSpirito – 2nd  Clarinet

Neta Friedberg – 2nd Clarinet

Braeden Weyhrich – 3rd  Clarinet

Hayden Pritchard – 3rd Clarinet

Claire Dupuis –  1st Alto Saxophone

Jessica Rehmann –Tenor Saxophone

Nathan Paskach –Trumpet (orchestra)

David Vigil – 1st  Cornet

Malkan Santiago – 2nd Cornet

David Tarte – 1st Horn

Isak Werner Anderson – 2nd Horn (orchestra)

Aaron Mann  – 2nd Trombone

Channing Che – 3rd Trombone

 

Eileen Murray – Flute – 1st Alternate

Julia White – cello – 1st Alternate

Tianxin Xu – Flute – 2nd Alternate

Cole Thompson – Trombone – 2nd Alternate

AHS Orchestra All-State Accepted:

Chloe Barry – Harp 2 Orchestra

Isabel McLeod – Harp 2 Band

Fox Henson – Cello

Grace Kim – Cello

Esther Lee – Violin I (4 year All-Stater)

Tiffany Loe – Violin I (4 year All-Stater – Gilbert student)

Joanna Held – Violin I

Jana Kim – Violin I

Beau Henson – Violin I

Maddie Tuggle – Violin II

Olivia Wong – Violin II

AHS Choir All-State Accepted:

Julie Michelle Manohar

Andrew Bryant 

Thea Brenner

Hannah Hartmann

DANCE MARATHON COIN DRIVE

Thanks to everyone who contributed last week to the AHS Dance Marathon Coin Drive. We raised $3,354.60 that will go to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals. Special thanks to the AHS English teachers who helped coordinate the donations. The winning teacher was Mrs. Seibert whose classes received cookies donated by Cookies, etc and the Depot Deli and Cookies.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Remember to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday, October 31.

SCHEDULES

AHS will continue the PLUS schedule on M,T,R,F and the normal Wednesday schedule.

NO SCHOOL

There is no school district wide on Friday, November 6.

PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR PARENTS

Parents of Juniors – An evening program has been planned by the counselors to outline the post secondary planning process. The program will be held on Monday, November 9th, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The counselors will be outlining the processes and procedures for families to follow in order to successfully determine a student’s option(s) for post secondary schooling.  Examples of the topics to be addressed are the following:

·      What Kind of College Meets Your Needs

·      Making the Most of the College Visit

·      Organizing the Application Process

·      Financing College Expenses

Family Connection will also be introduced to parents. Through Family Connection, students can search for colleges that match their interests/needs, compare and match colleges, request transcripts, view scholarship information, and view when college representatives are scheduled to visit Ames High. Students can also monitor the status of their college applications.

Parents unable to attend the program may pick up the material prepared by the counselors the following day in Student Services. A valuable packet of information printed by the Iowa College Access Network will also be distributed at the program.

SPORTS PHYSICAL OFFERED AT AHS

Need a Physical?  Bartholomew Chiropractic is coming next Thursday November 5th from 6-8pm in the athletic training room. Bring $20 and your physical form.

They also offer by appointment only on Saturday November 7th. 

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, Nov. 2

DMACC at 12:15 pm

PCI at 12:30 pm

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, Oct. 31

CC B/G -State at Ft. Dodge 11 AM

GSwim-Regional Swim-Indianola TBA

Thursday, Nov. 5

Tucheze Dance 8:30-11 pm

AHS Cafeteria- Dress Tropical

Friday, Nov. 6

No School District Wide

GSwim-V State Dive at Marshalltown

Saturday, Nov.7

GSwim-V State Swim at Marshalltown

State Cheer in DesMoines

Monday, Nov. 9

Junior Parent night

     

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pep bus sign up for Cross Country on Saturday in the old main office, $5.

A representative from Hawkeye Community College will be in student services today at 10AM. See Mrs. Ward if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

Need a Physical?  Bartholomew Chiropractic is coming next Thursday November 5th from 6-8pm in the athletic training room. Bring $20 and your physical form. They also offer by appointment only on Saturday November 7th.

Organizational meetings for Destination Imagination will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, 3 and 4 after school until 4:00 in the multi purpose room.

Challenge previews will be posted in the front lobby by Friday, Oct. 30.

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The Northwood Experience: Keagan’s Story

Note: Northwood Preschool Center has openings for about 20 students in the afternoon session.

AMES—With seven months remaining in the school year, there are plenty of learning opportunities for 4-year-old children at Northwood Preschool Center, and it’s not too late to enroll.

Principal Brandon Schrauth said the Center has room for about 20 students in the afternoon session.

“We want to reach as many families as possible because early childhood education is so important,” Schrauth said.

It’s rewarding, he said, to see what a difference a quality preschool program makes for students as they make steady gains.

Keagan Rood, who has started his second year at Northwood as part of Ms. Kendra’s Learning Group, has begun to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically, for example, Schrauth said.

“He participates in learning activities, shares at snack time and speaks up to his friends about his interests,” he said.

Keagan, who is often interested in cars, gets many opportunities at preschool to use cars as a focus.

“I like to count cars, play with cars and read about cars,” Keagan said.
Schrauth said Keagan’s progress at preschool is by no means unusual.

“Keagan is a typical 4-year-old boy who is benefiting from all the ways Northwood Preschool Center puts students first,” Schrauth said. “What Keagan is experiencing at preschool is laying a foundation for him and his family for his social, emotional and academic growth for the rest of his life.”
Keagan
According to NAEYC, the national accrediting organization for early childhood education, evidence is mounting that preschool education has far-reaching benefits for all children—from supporting their academic, social andemotional growth, to preventing students from dropping out later in their school career, even to helping them get better jobs as adults, Schrauth said.

Schrauth said Northwood’s program is NAEYC accredited and meets or exceeds the 10 Program Standards set by the organization.

Enrollment at Northwood  is free, and there are openings in the session that runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:20-3:20 p.m.

Parents and guardians who are interested in enrolling their 4-year-old children may pick up registration materials at Northwood Preschool Center, 3012 Duff Ave.

 

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pep bus sign up for Cross Country on Saturday in the old main office, $5.

A representative from Hawkeye Community College will be in student services on Friday at10 AM. See Mrs. Ward if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

Any student interested in an Iowa State internship should pick up an application in the ELP alcove, located in the Media Center.  Applications are due November 13.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 

Attention senior mentors: Today is mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

Pep bus sign up for Football and Cross Country in the old main office, $5 per bus.

Any student interested in an Iowa State internship should pick up an application in the ELP alcove, located in the Media Center.  Applications are due November 13.

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Ames High School All-State musicians named

Ames High School musicians will make another record showing at the Iowa All-State Music Festival, November 20-21. After auditioning Saturday, Oct. 24, in Indianola, 22 band students, 11 orchestra students and four vocalists were accepted. Three band students are alternates.

Band director Andrew Buttermore said according to records dating back to 1973, this is the second consecutive year Ames High School Band has broken its All-State record.

“The students worked hard and they were rewarded with these results,” Buttermore said. “I’m proud to be their teacher.”

Buttermore said the students were competing against much larger schools.

Band director Chris Ewan said Ames High School appreciates the community’s support of the band and music programs.

Band All-State Accepted and Alternates:

Maya Chen – Flute (orchestra)

Maria Werner Anderson – 2nd  Flute

Yushi Hattori – 2nd Flute

Caleb Kong – 2nd Flute

Jonah DeGeest – Bassoon (orchestra)

Kevin Park  – Clarinet (orchestra)

Dagney Paskach – 1st  Clarinet

Emily Rehmann –  1st Clarinet

Benjamin Moats – 1st Clarinet

Ana DiSpirito – 2nd  Clarinet

Neta Friedberg – 2nd Clarinet

Braeden Weyhrich – 3rd  Clarinet

Hayden Pritchard – 3rd Clarinet

Claire Dupuis –  1st Alto Saxophone

Jessica Rehmann –Tenor Saxophone

Nathan Paskach –Trumpet (orchestra)

David Vigil – 1st  Cornet

Malkan Santiago – 2nd Cornet

David Tarte – 1st Horn

Isak Werner Anderson – 2nd Horn (orchestra)

Aaron Mann  – 2nd Trombone

Channing Che – 3rd Trombone

Eileen Murray – Flute – 1st Alternate

Tianxin Xu – Flute – 2nd Alternate

Cole Thompson – Trombone – 2nd Alternate

Orchestra All-State Accepted

Chloe Barry – Harp 2 Orchestra

Isabel McLeod – Harp 2 Band

Fox Henson – Cello

Grace Kim – Cello

Esther Lee – Violin I (four-year All-Stater)

Tiffany Loe – Violin I (four year All-Stater – Gilbert student)

Joanna Held – Violin I

Jana Kim – Violin I

Beau Henson – Violin I

Maddie Tuggle – Violin II

Olivia Wong – Violin II

Choir All-State Accepted:

Julie Michelle Manohar

Andrew Bryant

Thea Brenner

Hannah Hartmann

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

 

NHS meeting today during 2nd lunch in the multi purpose room.

The following college representatives will be in student services Today.

Wartburg at 9:30

St. Ambrosse-Davenport at 11:00

See Mrs. Ward if you need a pass to visit with one of these representatives.

Attention senior mentors: tomorrow is the next mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

Any student interested in an Iowa State internship should pick up an application in the ELP alcove, located in the Media Center.  Applications are due November 13.

Connect Members: Mentoring started this week.  Please be checking your emails to schedule your meeting times and get access to your google classrooms.

 

Pep bus sign up for Football and Cross Country in the old main office.

 

 

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Monday, October 26, 2015

The following college representatives will be in student services Tuesday.

Wartburg at 9:30

St. Ambrosse-Davenport at 11:00

See Mrs. Ward if you need a pass to visit with one of these representatives.

Attention senior mentors: Wednesday is the next mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

Any student interested in an Iowa State internship should pick up an application in the ELP alcove, located in the Media Center.  Applications are due November 13.

Connect Members: Mentoring starts this week.  Please be checking your emails to schedule your meeting times and get access to your google classrooms.

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Friday October 23, 2015

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are Tuesday (Oct 27) and Thursday (Oct 29) 4-8 pm

1.  Parents/guardians have until Monday evening to sign-up on-line for Tuesday’s conferences — for Thursday conferences you will be able to sign-up on-line through Oct 28 – the day prior to Thursday conferences.

(Directions for signing up on-line for conferences were emailed to parents last Friday.)

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school.  Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3. If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences (either Tuesday or Thursday).  Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted.  Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

Ames High will dismiss at 2:00 PM OCT. 27 & OCT. 29 due to parent/teacher conferences.

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:38 7:50 AM 8:28 AM

Period 2       0:39 8:33 AM 9:12 AM

Period 3 0:37 9:17 AM 9:54 AM

Period 4 0:37 9:59 AM 10:36 AM

Period 5/ 1st lunch 0:38 10:36 AM 11:14 AM

Class0:3811:14 AM11:52 PM

Class0:3810:41 AM11:19 AM

last lunch0:3811:19 AM11:57 AM

Period 6 0:37 11:57 AM 12:34 PM

Period 7 0:38 12:39 PM 1:17 PM

Period 8 0:38 1:22 PM 2:00 PM

Monday & Friday will be the PLUS schedule like last week.

PROM COMMITTEE SIGN UP

Juniors:  if you are interested in joining the Prom Committee this year, please complete the sign-up for before Friday, October 30th.  We will have our first meeting in November and hope to have our prom theme decided and working on decor before winter break.  Invite your friends, and lets plan PROM!!!  http://goo.gl/forms/NLNR3ZNP7j  Prom Advisor: Sipele Pablosipele.pablo@ames.k12.ia.us

FALL PLAY

There is murder in the air on the moors of England and one man is called upon to solve a mystery: Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. Watson.  On November 13 and 14 at 7:30, Ames High School Theatre Department will present Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted to the stage by Tim Kelley from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novel. The Baskerville family is plagued by an old curse that threatens the residents of Baskerville Hall and detective Sherlock Holmes is called upon to break the murderous secret.  Beginning the evening is the one-act play within a play, CUT, by Ed Monk. To describe the wacky plot of this comedy would spoil all the twists and turns.  Curtain is 7:30. Tickets are $3.00 for elementary and middle school students and $5.00 for high school and up.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Warburg at 9:30 am

St. Ambrose-Davenport at 11 am

Wednesday, Oct. 28

IL Wesleyan at 9:30 am

Simpson at 10 am

Vanderbilt at 2 pm

Friday, Oct. 30

Hawkeye Comm. College at 10 am

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Oct. 23

End 1st Quarter

FB-V at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 7 pm

Saturday, Oct. 24

All State Music Auditions, Indianola

Monday, Oct. 26

VB-Regional QF at Urbandale 7 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 27

P/T Conference 4-8 pm

Thursday, Oct. 29

GSwim-V Regional Dive-TBA

P/T Conference 4-8 pm

Friday, Oct. 30

VB-Regional SF

Saturday, Oct. 31

B/G CC-State at Ft. Dodge 11 am

GSwim-Regional-TBA

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Friday, October 23, 2015

A Representative from Iowa Central Community College will be in student services at 1:30 today. See Mrs. Ward if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

Attention senior mentors: Wednesday, October 28 is the next mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

 

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