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Articles from February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Current sophomores or juniors with a 3.4GPA are eligible to apply to National Honor Society for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website or in the main office. Application deadline is Monday, March 21. See Mrs. Schmaltz in Room 102 if you have questions.

Seniors:  Please check the family connection site for recently posted scholarship opportunities.

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March 1st.

Sign up for AP tests now through March 7th in Student Services.  The cost per test is $92.  Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

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Friday Announcements February 26, 2016

DANCE MARATHON

Dance Marathon is this Saturday from 8:00-11:30pm in the Ames High Gym. Come for a fun night with activities, games, dancing, snacks, and meeting families benefiting from this cause! Dance Marathon is an event to honor and raise money for families of children who have life threatening illnesses. Tickets are $5 and t-shirts are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  If you’d like to make a donation, checks can be made out to “Ames High Dance Marathon” and brought on Saturday or to the main office next week.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society  for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the main office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 21 at 3:05. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 1. the induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any questions can be sent to Rhonda Schmaltz, NHS Advisor, at rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us.

REGISTRATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

Registration for AP exams will run through March 7.  The cost per exam is $92. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

TRACK PARENT MEETING

Girl’s and Boy’s Track parent informational meeting night is Thursday March 3 at 6pm in the AHS Cefeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend to receive information and help support the upcoming season.

AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Winter Concert on Thursday March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames High School Auditorium. The Percussion Ensemble will be performing Technology by Jim Casella and 1.21 Jiggawatts by Chris Brooks.    The Ninth Grade Band will be performing Three Chinese Miniatures by Robert Jager and Lord of The Rings by Johan De Meij arranged by Paul Lavender.  The Concert Band will be performing Blackwater by Fergal Carroll , Illustrations by Tyler Grant and Foundry by John Mackey. The Symphonic Band will be performing Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed and Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein arranged by Walter Peeler.  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.

IOWA STATE’S K-12 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING COMPETITION

Iowa State is having a K-12 Computational Thinking Competition April 16, 2016 and it is open to K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 graders.  For more information please see the flyers in the ELP Alcove in the MC and/or visit the following website:

 http://www.cs.iastate.edu/iowa-k-12-outreach 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS

Seniors:  Please check the family connection site for recently posted scholarship opportunities.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Feb. 26

BBB-Sub State #2 at Ames 7pm

AHS Symphonic Band Joint Concert with Gustavus Wind Orchestra 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 27

Dance Marathon-AHS Gym 8-11:30 pm

Tuesday, March 1

B/G-V Track at Wartburg 3 pm

Wednesday, March 2

BBB-Sub State Final-TBA

Thursday, March 3

Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 5

AHS Band/Chorus Solo & Ensemble Contest

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The National Honor Society Application Information

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
 
Ames High School’s chapter was established prior to World War II but was discontinued until about 10 years ago. The chapter was reinstated, and is a strong chapter providing an opportunity for students to participate in leadership, service and character activities.
 
Each spring applications are accepted for membership that begin the following school year. This year’s sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply to NHS by completing an application form and writing an essay. Eligible students should have a GPA of 3.4 and be able to show experience in the areas of leadership and service.
This year’s applications are due to Mrs. Schmaltz, Room 102 at the high school, by Monday, March 21, 2016. Selection of new members will occur by Friday, April 1, 2016. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
 
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Schmaltz at the high school (rhonda.schmaltz@ames.k12.ia.us).

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Friday, February 26, 2016

 

Seniors, if you have not picked up your graduation orders, please do so from Bridget in the office by the lobby asap.

Students attending tonight’s substate game vs Waukee will not be allowed to use their Student Activity Ticket. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Seniors:  Please check the family connection site for recently posted scholarship opportunities.

FCA Winter Blast at Gilbert high school is this Sunday, Feb. 28 from 12-5 pm. $5 covers both meals. See Mrs. Dobernecker for more information.

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March 1st.

Sign up for AP tests now through March 7th in Student Services.  The cost per test is $92.  Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Seniors, if you did not pick up your graduation orders yesterday from the Jostens representative, please do so from Bridget in the office off the lobby asap.

Students attending Friday’s substate game vs Waukee will not be allowed to use their Student Activity Ticket. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Seniors:  Please check the family connection site for recently posted scholarship opportunities.

FCA Winter Blast in Gilbert is this Sunday, Feb. 28 from 12-5 pm. $5 covers both meals. See Mrs. Dobernecker.

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March 1st.

Sign up for AP tests now through March 7th in Student Services.  The cost per test is $92.  Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

The blood drive is on Friday, February 26 from 8:00-2:00.  All donation times have been filled. THANK YOU!!! Remember to dress like an EVERYDAY HERO tomorrow.

Attention movie makers: this is your final notice for Thespian Film Festival 2016. 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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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

Girls Tennis Pre-Season Meeting today at 3:15 in the Athletic Video Room.

Students attending Friday’s substate game vs Waukee will not be allowed to use their Student Activity Ticket. Tickets are $6 at the door.

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March 1st.

Sign up for AP tests now through March 7th in Student Services.  The cost per test is $92.  Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

The blood drive is on Friday, February 26 from 8:00-2:00.  All donation times have been filled. THANK YOU!!! Remember to dress like a SUPER HERO tomorrow, but NO MASKS!!!

Attention movie makers: this is your final 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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Ames High School hosts Iowa Supreme Court

Ames High School will host the Iowa Supreme Court, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2. The Court will present oral arguments on a criminal case in a session open to the public that will take place in the Ames High School Auditorium, 1921 Ames High Dr.

The evening session is part of an outreach effort to give the “public a first-hand look into how the legal system works at the state level,” Iowa Supreme Court Communications Director Steve Davis told The Ames Tribune.

“Right now, the Supreme Court traditionally hears oral arguments during the day at 9 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, which is really not that convenient for people that might be curious, but are working or have other responsibilities,” Davis said in an article published by The Ames Tribune.

The oral arguments pertain to case no. 14-1112,  State of Iowa v. Kenneth Osborne Ary, from Polk County District Court. The State seeks further review after the court of appeals reversed and remanded appellant’s drug-delivery convictions based on alleged error in the jury selection process. The State contends that existing case law that Iowa should follow does not allow a presumption that an entire jury panel has become biased based on the comments of one prospective juror—in this case a pastor who explained his experience with drug dealers and criminal defendants.

A public reception with the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments in the Ames High School media center. The reception is sponsored by the Story County Bar Association.

Justice Ed Mansfield will return to Ames High School to present to combined Ames High School Government classes in the Auditorium, Thursday, March 3, during second and third periods.

Attorneys’ briefs for the cases and a guide to oral arguments are posted on the Iowa Judicial Branch website.

 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NHS meeting today in the multi purpose room.

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

There has been a change for the Girls Tennis Pre-Season Meeting, it is now on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:15 in the Athletic Video Room.

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March 1st.

The blood drive is on Friday, February 26 from 8:00-2:00.  All donation times have beenfilled. THANK YOU!!! Remember to dress like a SUPER HERO tomorrow, but NO MASKS!!!

Attention movie makers: this is your final 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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Ames High School Symphonic Band hosts Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra for joint concert

AMES– The Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra will join Ames High School’s Symphonic Band for a concert, 7 p.m., Friday February 26.

Band director Chris Ewan said the joint concert is a “great opportunity for our students to see what is possible after their high school music career.”

The Symphonic Band will play first,  performing “Dusk” by Steven Bryant, under the direction of Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra Conductor James Patrick Miller.

Ewan said there are approximately 70 students in the Symphonic Band, selected for their skill, based on auditions each  fall.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra joins a list of other college bands Ames High School has hosted in the past that includes Concordia College, Drake University, Western Illinois, and Northwestern College (Orange City). The Wind Orchestra, in Ames to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Conference at Iowa State University, will also present a short version of its concert for the Ames High School music department and other interested students and staff, during the Plus Period,  1-1:40 p.m.,  Friday, Feb. 26.
Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra tour schedule. 

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

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

Internship Application Forms for 2016-2017 Young Engineers and Scientists at Iowa State University (YES) are available in the ELP Alcove in the MC.  All forms are due by May 20, 2016. Please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar if you have any questions.

The blood drive is on Friday, February 26 from 8:00-2:00.  You can register in the front lobby or room 26. Check your email for the dress up days and remember to WEAR RED on Monday!!!!

Attention movie makers: this is your final 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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