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Friday, May 27, 2016

SUMMER NOTICES

Next year’s weekly Friday Parent Emails will begin on Friday, August 12.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24.

AHS Office Summer Hours:

M, T, W, TR:  7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Friday : 7:00 – 11:30 AM

Holidays: Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4 

APEX SUMMER MAKE-UP

Students who failed a 2nd semester English, Math, Social Studies or Science course will have the opportunity to make-up the credit this summer. Students who failed one of these classes and their parents will be receiving an email notice with the pertinent details.

SEMESTER GRADES

2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Wednesday, June 1.

2016­-2017 REGISTRATION PACKETS

Please ask your son/daughter for their 2016-2017 registration packets, as they were handed out in homeroom on Wednesday May, 18. Registration materials are due by August 1st. Payments will not be processed until after July 1, 2016. Fees can be paid online after July 1, 2016 through the Ames RevTrak Web Store by credit/debit card at https://ames.revtrak.net .

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Both the Ames Middle School Science Olympiad team and the Ames High School Science Olympiad team traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Stout on May 19-22, 2016 to compete in the National Science Olympiad tournament. There were 60 teams competing in each of the divisions. These teams represented the top one or two middle school or high school teams from each state.
Each division tournament (middle school and high school) consisted of 23 events that covered all disciplines of science as well as technology, engineering and mathematics.
For Ames High School, Nick Leung and Sarah Shen finished in 13th place in the Game-On event, which involved using a computer program called Scratch to create an animated Science game in a 50 minute time period on the subject of light. Nathan Chen and Katie Fukushima scored in 20th place for the Geologic Mapping event.

 



ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 27

Boys Baseball: V @ North 3:30 PM

Girls Softball: 9/JV/V @ Newton 4:30/6:00/7:30 PM

Boys Baseball: 9 vs. North 5:00 PM

Boys Baseball: 10(1) vs. North 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 28

Boys Soccer: V Sub-State vs. SC North 12:00 PM

Boys Baseball: V vs. SC East 1:00 PM

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31

Girls Golf: V State 9:00 AM

Girls Softball: JV/V(2) vs. Urbandale 4:15/6:00 PM

Boys Baseball: 9 vs. Indianola 5:00 PM

Boys Baseball: V @ Indianola 5:00 PM

Boys Baseball: 10(1) vs. Indianola 7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 1

Girls Golf: V State 9:00 AM

Girls Softball: JV/V(2) vs. Ankeny 4:15/6:00 PM

Boys Baseball: V vs. Ankeny 5:00 PM

Boys Baseball: 10 @ Ankeny 5:00 PM

Girls Soccer: V vs. SE Polk Regional 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 2

Boys Soccer: State

Boys Baseball: 9D vs. Waukee 11:00 AM

Boys Baseball: 9 @ Newton 12:30 PM

Boys Baseball: V @ Roland Story 5:00 PM

Friday, June 3

Boys Soccer: State

Girls Soccer: Regional TBA

Girls Softball: 9(2) @ Ballard 11:00 AM

Boys Baseball: 9D @ Marshalltown 11:00 AM

Saturday, June 4

Boys Soccer: State

Boys Baseball: 9 @ Boone 10:00 AM

Boys Baseball: V @ Mason City Tournament: 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM

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Wednesday through Friday, May 25 – 27, 2016

Students, turn in your computers to the MC when you are finished with finals this week, and make sure to clean out your locker before leaving for the summer.

Super Summer 2016 still needs volunteers to help with classes during June 6-17. Please sign up in the ELP Alcove in the MC and / or see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

AHS Volleyball summer workouts will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 AM in gym 1 starting on Tuesday, June 21st.

Students are also reminded to give their registration packets to their parents if they haven’t already done so.

Semester Exam Schedule

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. If a student exempts out of a final, the student does not need to be here during the final exam period for that class. However, the student is to be in class for any review sessions which take place before the exam. Busses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:30 AM on Friday so students can get a quick lunch.

Wednesday, May 25

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

Thursday, May 26

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

Friday, May 27

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 period           11:45 AM-1:15 PM

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Fellows students receive U.S. State Department medals

Fellows Elementary School students Elsa and Julien Osweiler’s father, Jeffrey Osweiler, is a U.S. Embassy Consular Chief currently serving in Tunisia. Elsa and Julien both received Department of State medals and certificates signed by Secretary of State John Kerry, thanking them for their sacrifice and for sharing their father this year during his unaccompanied tour of duty. They received their medals May 17 in the presence of their principal, teachers and classmates and their mother and grandparents.

Osweiler, a 1990 graduate of Ames high School, spent several years in Madagascar along with his wife and children before being stationed in Tunisia.

“My family is living in Ames now and this is the first time my children have attended school in the United States,” he said.

It’s safer for his family to be in Ames than in Tunisia, Osweiler said. “I visit Ames often, especially when the children have days off from school and during holidays and breaks.”

Osweiler visited Fellows, Monday, Nov. 2. as part of The Secretary of State’s Hometown Diplomats Program.

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Elsa Osweiler, L, and Julien Osweiler, R, show the medals and certificates they received from the U.S. State Department. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the certificates. Principal Carol Page shows a book about courage she read for the presentation.

 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today will be the last meeting of Future CS / Ignite CS after school in the Media Center! All are welcome!

Anyone interested in a summer job providing daycare for a special needs child should see Mr. Schmidt in room 225 for contact information.

Super Summer 2016 still needs volunteers to help with classes during June 6-17. Please sign up in the ELP Alcove in the MC and / or see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

AHS Volleyball summer workouts will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 AM in gym 1 starting on Tuesday, June 21st.

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Friday Announcements May 20, 2016

Semester Exam Schedule

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. If a student exempts out of a final, the student does not need to be here during the final exam period for that class. However, the student is to be in class for any review sessions which take place before the exam. Busses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:30 AM on Friday so students can get a quick lunch.

Wednesday, May 25

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

Thursday, May 26

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

Friday, May 27

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 period           11:45 AM-1:15 PM

Parents of graduating seniors should pick up students’ immunization cards

Immunization cards may be picked up in Student Services at Ames High School. This is an important document that will be needed for college or employment. This health document should be kept with your important papers.

Woodworking Students Compete at Southeast Polk

Sixteen students represented Ames High at the S.E. Polk Expo on May 13th. The S.E. Polk Expo is the state competition for industrial technology students. Students entered 19 projects and won 18 blue ribbons, 1 red ribbon, 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Competing for Ames High were: MICHAEL YLONEN butternut box­-blue ribbon and wild turkey scroll-­blue ribbon, AUSTIN CLAYBERG deer silhouette scroll-blue ribbon, MATT HOLTZBAUER walnut gun rack­-blue ribbon, MAX WHITE walnut bowl­-blue ribbon, COLE HAVERKAMP chess set­-blue ribbon and bronze medal, 4­-fold picture frame-­blue ribbon, ribbon box­-blue ribbon, GARRET COOPER walnut goblet­-blue ribbon and gold medal, GAUGE SLETTEN skateboard­-red ribbon, KADEN PETERSON candy dispenser-­blue ribbon and silver medal, ALEX GINDT walnut table­-blue ribbon and silver medal, RYLEE GIBBS cutting board-blue ribbon and bronze medal, COLBY SHANE multi­-wood bowl­-blue ribbon and silver medal, BRANDON CABLE cherry scroll-blue ribbon, YUSHI HATTORI wooden pendulum clock-blue ribbon and gold medal, BRIAN GLENN walnut bowl­-blue ribbon, RYAN COLE cribbage board­-blue ribbon and gold medal, ZACH VINCE carved skull­-blue ribbon.

Semester Grades

2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Wednesday, June 1.

Senior Baby Ads and Yearbook purchases

Attention parents of seniors, after several requests, the yearbook has decided to extend the Baby Ads deadline to Friday, May 27. This is your last chance to recognize your senior and leave them with a message they can look back on forever. It’s also not too late to purchase a yearbook. The cost is $55 and it makes a great graduation present! Books will arrive in early fall. Questions? Ask Mr. Webb,  or yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Saturday, May 21

Girl’s Soccer: JV @ SE Polk 4:45 PM

Boy’s Soccer: 9/JV @ SE Polk 6:00/7:30 PM

Sunday, May 22

Graduation Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 23

Boy’s Soccer: V Sub-State TBA

Girl’s Golf: V Regional TBA

Tuesday, May 24

Girl’s Soccer: JV/V @ Ankeny 6:00/7:30 PM

Girl’s Softball: JV/V vs. Boone 6:00/7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 25

Semester Finals

Boy’s Soccer: V Sub-State TBA

Boy’s Baseball: V @ North 3:30 PM

Boy’s Baseball: 9 vs. North 5:00 PM

Boy’s Baseball: 10(1) vs. North 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 26

Semester Finals

Friday, May 27

Last day of school!

Semester Finals

Boy’s Tennis: V State Individual TBA

Girls Softball: 9/JV/V @ Newton 4:30/6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 28

Boy’s Soccer: V Sub-State TBA

Boy’s Baseball: V vs. SC East 1:00 PM

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Monday, May 23, 2016

There is a Boys Cross Country meeting today at 3:05, in Mr. Mooney’s Room.

Super Summer 2016 still needs volunteers to help with classes during June 6-17. Please sign up in the ELP Alcove in the MC and / or see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

AHS Volleyball summer workouts will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 AM in gym 1 starting on Tuesday, June 21st

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Tonight is the annual Ames High Baseball Marathon Game. There will be food, prizes, games and admission is FREE! Please come out to show your support for Ames High Baseball. 8th/9th plays at 4:30pm, Varsity at 6:00pm and Sophomores at 7:30pm. We’ll see you at Brookside Park tonight!

There is a Boys Cross Country meeting on Monday at 3:05, in Mr. Mooney’s Room.

AHS Volleyball summer workouts will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 AM in gym 1 starting on Tuesday, June 21st.

Teen Driver is offering two sessions of Driver’s Ed this summer. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the old main office.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Graduating Seniors, please remember to complete your Senior Exit Survey information in Family Connection before your turn in your computer today. Also pick up your immunization card in Student Services, and your cumulative folder from your counselor.

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $3 and will be on sale today in the lobby or room 26.

There is a Boys Cross Country meeting on Monday May, 23 at 3:05, in Mr. Mooney’s Room.

Tomorrow is the annual Ames High Baseball Marathon Game. There will be food, prizes, games and admission is FREE! Please come out to show your support for Ames High Baseball. 8th/9th plays at 4:30pm, Varsity at 6:00pm and Sophomores at 7:30pm. We’ll see you at Brookside Park tomorrow night!

Teen Driver is offering two sessions of Driver’s Ed this summer. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the old main office.

AHS Volleyball summer workouts will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 AM in gym 1 starting on Tuesday, June 21st

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $3 and will be on sale through tomorrow in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

The summer Lakeside Lab High School College Prep Diatom Course has one and two-week options. This opportunity allows you to work along side practicing scientists and earn up to two college credits free from the University of Iowa. The application deadline is June 1st. See Mrs. Tibben in room 45 for more information.

Friday is the annual Ames High Baseball Marathon Game. There will be food, prizes, games and admission is FREE!  Please come out to show your support for Ames High Baseball. 8th/9th plays at 4:30pm, Varsity at 6:00pm and Sophomores at 7:30pm. We’ll see you at Brookside Park Friday night!

Graduating seniors: immunization cards may be picked up in Student Services.

Seniors need to clean their lockers out by the end of the day tomorrow. Anything left will be donated.

Teen Driver is offering two sessions of Driver’s Ed this summer. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the old main office.

If you wrote letters in Mr. Weber’s 8th grade class, please stop by the old main office and pick them up.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

There will be a meeting a Future CS/Ignite CS today after school in the Media Center! Come enjoy snacks and learn more about coding!

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $3 and will be on sale through Thursday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

The summer Lakeside Lab High School College Prep Diatom Course has one and two-week options. This opportunity allows you to work along side practicing scientists and earn up to two college credits free from the University of Iowa. The application deadline is June 1st. The website is posted outside of Room 45 and on TV monitors. See Mrs. Tibben for more detailed information.

Graduating seniors: immunization cards may be picked up in Student Services.

Seniors need to clean their lockers out by the end of the day Thursday. Anything left will be donated.

Teen Driver is offering two sessions of Driver’s Ed this summer. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the old main office.

If you wrote letters in 8th grade in Mr. Weber’s class, please stop by the old main office and pick them up.

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