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Friday, January 29, 2016

LOCATION CHANGE FOR BOY’S BASKETBALL

Due to Caucuses being held at Ames High school on Monday, February 1st our Basketball games will be held at Ames Middle school.
WINTER ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Schedule for Friday, Feb. 5
Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

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

Period 2 0:39 8:34 AM 9:13 AM

Period 3 0:39 9:18 AM 9:57 AM

Period 4 0:39 10:02 AM 10:41 AM

Period 5/ 1st lunch 0:38 10:41 AM 11:19 AM

Class0:3911:19 AM11:58 AM
Class0:3910:46 AM11:25 AM

last lunch0:3811:25 AM12:03 PM

Period 6 0:39 12:03 PM 12:42 PM

HR 0:05 12:47 PM 12:52 PM

Assembly 0:40 12:57 PM 1:37 PM

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

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

2016-17 CLASS SIGN UP

Next week students will be signing up online for their 2016-17 Ames High Classes.   Grades 9, 10 and 11 will receive information in homeroom Wednesday (2/3) concerning signing up for classes.  Course selection is due the following Thursday (2/11).

You can go to the AHS homepage – enter www.ames.k12.ia.us and then click on Ames High School.  There you will find a link to the 2016-17 Registration Book. Click on it and it will take you to a link for Online Course Registration Information.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Congratulations to the following seniors who have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program:

Daniel Andreotti, Hannah Hartmann, Caleb Litster, Isabel McLeod, Jessica Rehmann, Kerry Strum, Ben Sulzberger and Alvin Tan.
LARGE GROUP SPEECH CONTEST

Saturday, January 23, thirty-two students from Ames High School participated in the District Large Group Speech Contest at Ballard High School in Huxley.  Students who received I ratings will advance to the state contest at Waukee High School on February 6.  They are Isaiah Riker, Justin Wigdahl, and Spencer Campbell in Group Improvisation and Group Mime; Hannah Wigdahl, Joshua Gartin, Lauryn Berger, and Natalie Bretey in Musical Theater; Ali Sandler, Clara Mikovec, Joey Bingham, Lucas Berg, Morgan Mulford, Olivia Leslie, and Thomas Garrett in One-Act Play; Clae Riker, Hannah Wigdahl, Lauryn Berger, Libby Grunenwald, and Natalie Bretey in Group Improvisation; Carly Watson, Katie Fukushima, Nicole Kelly, and Rachel Junck in TV News; and Aubrey Litster, Jacob Peters, and Joshua Gartin in Group Improvisation.  Student who received II ratings include Kijun Kim, Brayden Bergum, Brendon Groat, Claire Lorenz, Dillon Tate, and Mia Lorenz in Short Film; Jack Heikens and Max Ennes in Group Improvisation; and Amber Mohmand and Teresa Pelter in Ensemble Acting.
We want to thank all of the parents who supported us and drove students to the contest, and special thanks to John Berg who transported the set for the play.  We also want to thank Stan Rabe and ACTORS for allowing us to rehearse on their stage and provided a couch for the play.   The groups are coached by Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, Connie Ringlee, and Chuck Ripley.
AMES HIGH SCHOOL WINTER MUSICAL

Tickets are on sale in the AHS main office for the Ames High School Drama and Music Departments winter musical “BYE BYE BIRDIE” to be held  Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm and Sunday February 7 at 2:00 pm in the Ames High Auditorium.  Adults, 9th grade and older are $10.00 and Students, 8th grade and below, are $8.00. Passes can be used for Sunday performance only.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Jan. 29

BBB-10/9/V at Ft. Dodge 4:45/6/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V/9 at Ft Dodge 4:45/6/7:45 pm

WR-V at SE Polk CIML 4 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30

GBB-JV/V vs Cedar Falls 3:30/5 pm

Monday, Feb. 1

BBB- 9A/9B vs Marshalltown 6/7:30 pm

JV vs Marshalltown 7 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 2

BBB 10/9/V at Centennial 4:45/6/7:45 pm

GBB JV/V/9 at Centennial 4:45/6/7:45 pm

WR JV/V vs Ft. Dodge 6:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 4

WR- JV at Marshalltown 5:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 5

Winter Musical 7:30 p.m. AHS Auditorium

BBB- 10/V vs Mason City 4:45/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V vs Mason City 4:45/6 pm

Saturday, Feb. 6

Winter Musical 7:30 p.m. AHS Auditorium

BSwim-District

Sunday, Feb. 7

Winter Musical 2 p.m. AHS Auditorium – student activity tickets excepted for this performance

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Friday , January 29, 2016

Please remember Monday, is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

Return completed yoga forms to the table in the front lobby if you intend to participate.

All students interested in taking AMC 10B/12B exam on Wednesday, Feb 17 beginning at 7:15 A.M., please see your math teacher or Mr. Jurgensen regarding sign-up.  Cost will be set by the number of students who sign up, but is usually between $5 and $10.  Sign up By MONDAY, February 1.

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 

Did you take the PSAT test?  Are you wondering about your results?  The test results will be handed out in homeroom on Wednesday.  Be in homeroom to pick up your test results.

There will be an important National Honor Society meeting today during 2nd lunch in the multipurpose room.

Attention senior mentors! Wednesday, January 27 is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go see your ninth graders!

Monday, February 1st is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

The deadline for the Pass/Fail contract is March 1st.

Deadline for turning in Teen Driver forms is TODAY! The new session begins Monday, Feb.1st.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring on Wednesday at 3:15 in the Athletics Video Room.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Attention senior mentors! Today is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go see your ninth graders!

Did you take the PSAT test?  Are you wondering about your results?  The test results will be handed out TODAY in homeroom.  See your homeroom teacher for results.

Monday, February 1st is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

Deadline for the Pass/Fail contract is March 1st.

The new Drivers Ed session will begin on Feb.1st.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring today at 3:15 in the Athletics Video Room.

 

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Ames High School presents “Bye Bye Birdie”

Ames High School Vocal Music and Theatre departments present “Bye Bye Birdie,”  Feb. 5, 6 and 7, 2016. Inspired by Elvis Presley’s departure into the Army, the play shows how teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie’s induction into the Army creates the opportunity for one last media spectacle. Come see Conrad Birdie give small-town girl Kim MacAfee one last kiss on the Ed Sullivan Show, cheer for Peterson’s lovelorn secretary, Rosie Alvarez, and enjoy the songs and satire that give insight to our everyday hopes and dreams.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5 – 6, and 2 p.m., Feb. 7. Tickets are $8 for students elementary through eighth grade and $10 for adults and students ninth grade and above.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Did you take the PSAT test?  Are you wondering about your results?  The test results will be handed out in homeroom on Wednesday.  Be in homeroom to pick up your test results.

There will be an important National Honor Society meeting today during 2nd lunch in the multipurpose room.

Attention senior mentors! Wednesday, January 27 is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go see your ninth graders!

Monday, February 1st is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

The deadline for the Pass/Fail contract is March 1st.

Deadline for turning in Teen Driver forms is TODAY! The new session begins Monday, Feb.1st.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring on Wednesday at 3:15 in the Athletics Video Room.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

 

Attention senior mentors! Wednesday, January 27 is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go see your ninth graders!

Monday, February 1st is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

Deadline for turning in Teen Driver forms is Wednesday, Jan. 27. The new session will begin on Feb.1st.

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring on Wednesday at 3:15 in the Athletics Video Room.

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Friday Announcements , January 22, 2016

IOWA ASSESSMENT TESTING REMINDER FOR GRADES 9, 10, 11

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday have a 48 minute test.

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 they ARE in the building, they need to be either in the media center or cafeteria.

IA Assessment TEST SCHEDULE

Mon. (1/25), Tues. (1/26) & Thurs. (1/28)

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

Lunch Class  0:39 12:14 PM   12:53 AM

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

SCHEDULE Fri. Jan. 29, NO PLUS period

Warning Bell   0:05        7:45 AM

Period 1            0:46   7:50 AM     8:36 AM

Period 2            0:48   8:41 AM     9:29 AM

Period 3   0:45                   9:34 AM        10:19 AM

Period 4   0:45                 10:24 AM        11:09 AM

Period 5/ 1st Lunch   0:38                 11:09 AM        11:47 AM

Lunch Class   0:45                 11:47 AM        12:32 PM

Class   0:45                 11:14 AM        11:59 AM

Last Lunch            0:38                 11:59 PM        12:32 PM

Period 6   0:46                 12:37 PM          1:23 PM

Period 7   0:46                   1:28 PM          2:14 PM

Period 8   0:46                   2:19 PM          3:05 PM

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is February 3, 8:30am.

All senior athletes that have committed to a college to participate in Athletics and would like to participate in our Spring Signing, please contact the Athletic Office asap by email or call 817-0611.  sally.matters@ames.k12.ia.us      judge.johnston@ames.k12.ia.us

WINTER MUSICAL

Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the Army which has created an urgent need to create a spectacle for his departure. Come see Conrad Birdie give Kim MacAfee one last kiss when Ames High School Vocal music and theatre departments present Bye Bye Birdie, February 5, 6 and 7.  Inspired by Elvis Presley’s departure into the Army, Conrad Birdie’s induction means potential financial ruin for his manager, Albert, and Albert’s lovelorn secretary, and so a media spectacle is created when Conrad makes his final public appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show to give one lucky girl a kiss on television.  Show times are 7:30 pm February 5 &6, and 2:00 pm February 7. Tickets are $8 elementary through 8th grade and $10 9th grade and up.

COLLEGE VISIT

A college representative from Iowa Central Community College will be in Student Services on January 29 at 1:00.  Please see Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Jan. 22

BBB-10/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/6 pm

Saturday, Jan. 23

BBB-V/10 vs Cedar Rapids Prairie 5/6:30 pm

GBB-JV/V at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 1:00/3 pm

BSwim-V at CIC Conf. meet Johnston 12 pm

WR-V at Urbandale Invite 9 am

WR-JV at Dowling Invite 9 am

Monday, Jan. 25

BBB-9 vs Valley 7:30 pm

BBB-9B at Gilbert 6 pm

GBB-9 vs Valley 6 pm

BSwim-JV CIC Conf. meet TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 26

BBB-10/V vs Valley 4:45/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V vs Valley 4:45/6 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 27

8th Grade Parent Night 6 pm

Friday, Jan. 29

BBB-10/9/V at Ft. Dodge 4:45/6/7:45 pm

GBB-JV/V/9 at Ft Dodge 4:45/6/7:45 pm

WR-V at SE Polk CIML 4 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30

GBB-JV/V vs Cedar Falls 3:30/5 pm

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Friday, January 22, 2016

DAILY NOTES

Tuesday, January 26th is the last day to drop an extra class without consequences.

First semester Wood Materials Projects are taking the long walk to the Twilight Zone, get in and get your projects picked up before they disappear!

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring on Wednesday January 27th at 3:15pm in the Athletics Video Room.

Love acting? Want to be on a zero-budget film set? Then we’ve got something for you! Emily Stewart is looking for several actors for a short film. Contact Emily Stewart or Mr. Woolery for more information.
Are you coming to the basketball game tonight? Enter for a chance to be in a race during halftime of the boys’ game. Two lucky high school students will dress like a basketball player and compete to be the first one to make a basket. Just $1.00 per entry and all funds raised will go towards Dance Marathon. Entries will be accepted during school today and at the girls’ game tonight. Participants will each receive a Tropical Smoothie gift card!

Attention movie makers: this is your second notice for Thespian Film Festival 2016.  The festival will be held Friday, March 25. Movies must be submitted on or before March 21. Start planning now because it is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  See Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines.

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Thursday, January 21st , 2016

Sawyer Elementary is looking for Ames High students interested in volunteering to help Chess Club students at their school.  The Chess club generally meets from 3:30 – 5:00 on Friday’s in the Sawyer media center.  Interested students should contact Mr. Anderson for more information.

Any student interested in a Summer internship through Iowa State University please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar for more information.  The deadline for applications is March 15.

Teen Driver new session will begin on Feb. 1st thru March 2nd forms may be picked up and returned in the old main office.  Deadline for returning forms will be Jan. 27

Iowa Assessment TEST SCHEDULE 2015-16 – 48 min

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 12:14 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

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