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Articles from September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A representative from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale will be in Student Services today at 9:00 AM and a representative from Luther College will be here at 1:00 PM. See Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with these representatives.

The next meeting of Ames Guitar Club is tomorrow after school with Mr. Klass, in room 108. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hi Ames High School. Come to our next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club, this Friday, right after school with Mr. Klass, in room 108. We’ll go over major scales, last week’s song, and jam a bit. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tomorrow is picture retake day from 8:00-1:00 in the multipurpose room. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who did not have their picture taken in August must have a photo taken regardless if a package is purchased. Pictures taken are used in our yearbook and for student IDs.

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

Hi Ames High School. Come to our next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club, this Friday, right after school with Mr. Klass, in room 108. We’ll go over major scales, last week’s song, and jam a bit. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Fabric needed for student-led Fundraiser

Ames Middle School is proud to announce its first Fabric Fundraising Drive for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Ryan’s Case for Smiles is an organization that helps children with cancer or other life-threatening diseases by brightening their spirits with a fun and colorful pillowcase. With the fabric, we will design and construct pillowcases for children and teens going through these life-changing events.

Fabric you have around your house, extra fabric or thread you won’t use, or fabric you want to purchase and donate will work. The main requirements for fabric donations are as follows:

  • Fabric must be 100% cotton.
  • No fabric with glitter, please.
  • Use colorful “kid-friendly” or teen prints.
  • Solid-color 100% cotton fabric is also welcome.

Bring your fabric to the Student Services office at Ames Middle School between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the school weeks of September 26-30 or October 3-7. With this fabric, we will put together a team of students and community volunteers to construct the pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles.

Ames Middle School hopes that you will help us out with this worthwhile project. If you have questions or you would like more information on our workshop date, please email: eighth grade student Erin Murphy, 882340mur@ames.k12.ia.us or Family & Consumer Sciences Instructor Shari Hernandez, Shari.Hernandez@ames.k12.ia.us.

 

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday is picture retake day from 8:00-1:00 in the multipurpose room. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who did not have their picture taken in August must have a photo taken regardless if a package is purchased. Pictures taken are used in our yearbook and for student IDs.

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

Hi Ames High School. Come to our next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club, this Friday, right after school with Mr. Klass, in room 108. We’ll go over major scales, last week’s song, and jam a bit. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Friday Announcements : September 23rd, 2016

IOWA YOUTH SURVEY FOR JUNIORS
Juniors received this week in English class a letter addressed to parents concerning the upcoming Iowa Youth Survey. This survey has been given to Iowa high school students since 1975. If you did not see this letter and wish to read it, call Ashley Smith (817-0606) and she will email a copy to you. If a parent does not want their junior to take the Iowa Youth Survey, there is a form — the last page of the explanatory letter, — which needs to be signed and returned by October 7. The online survey will be administered in English classes.

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS
Congratulations to fifteen AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Andrew Bryant, Tifany Chu, Ethan Constant, William Crow, Hannah Dietrich, Rachel Junck, Taylor Junck, Zachary Lynch, Kevin Park, Logan Peters, Evangeline Scheibe, Takeshi Suzuki, Nathaniel Wigdahl, Jeremiah Witherspoon, and Joshua Zhao. These students represent the top 5% of all students who entered the competition. 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.

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES
On Wednesday, September 28 from 7:30 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 15, and also for those students who had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you are wanting a retake, students need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they have their picture retaken. We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as well as yearbook pictures.

AHS HOMECOMING COURT 2016
Zoe Hamstreet, Julia Hansen, Charlotte Lenkaitis, Kaitley Peterson, Michaela Twito, and Emma VanRyswyk.

Cameron Madson, Colin Newell, Noah Stevens, Anthony Tang, Peter VanDerZanden, and David Vigil.

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming Queen Michaela Twito and King Noah Stevens, Princess Zoe Hamstreet and Princes Colin Newell and Peter VanDerZanden, who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.

HOMECOMING THANK YOU
Thank you to AHS Homecoming Co-Chairs Zoe Hamstreet and Sabrinna Hegelheimer for all the long hours they worked and the leadership they demonstrated to make Homecoming 2016 a big success. Thank you also to the executive committee students who were in charge of the various activities throughout the week. Finally, a huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to help with the parade, fireworks, and the dance.

COLLEGE FAIR
The Golden Circle College Fair is in Des Moines on September 25 from 12:30-3:00 PM. This will be held in the Iowa Events Center at Hy-Vee Hall. Over 150 Colleges and Career Resource centers will be represented.

SPIRIT STORE
The Booster club Spirit Store will be open Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 PM.

AHS FALL CHEERLEADING CLINIC
The AHS Fall Cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic for kids preschool – 8th grade next week on Thursday, September 29, from 4:00-7:00 PM. The kids will learn cheers, jumps, the AHS Spirit song, AND join the cheerleaders on the track. The registration deadline has been extended through Monday September 26. The registration form can be located on Digital Backpack, http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/events/ahs-fall-cheer-clinic/ or contact Lori at LSP5775@gmail.com.

TASTE FOR EDUCATION
The Ames Education Foundation hosts the 5th annual TASTE for Education this Sunday, Sept. 25th at 5:00 pm at the Gateway Hotel. There is still time to purchase a ticket and support this great cause. Tickets can be purchased for $50 online at ameseducationfoundation.org. This is an adult only evening. It is a TASTE event with reserved seating, wonderful restaurants, an excellent band, and a silent/live auction. Your support is always appreciated. The funds from this event support: education, March ON, Mini-Grants for our teachers in the pk-12 classrooms, and elementary literacy. Join us in celebrating education and have a night out!

There will be an end of night drawing sponsored by Deery Brothers of Ames!

A list of the restaurants can be found here .

Check out the fabulous auction items here .

PSAT/NMSQT
Sign-up for the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test has been extended to Monday, September 26th. Cost for the test is $15; checks only, please, made payable to Ames High School. Juniors are reminded that this is the qualifying test for National Merit. The test will be given at Ames High on Wednesday, October 19. NOTE: THIS TEST WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM (45 MINUTES BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S 1ST PERIOD).

Top sophomores are encouraged to take this test as a practice to taking it junior year when it counts.

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

Monday, September 26
St. Catherine University 8:30 AM
Monmouth College 9:30 AM
Central College 1:00 PM
Tuesday, September 27
Graceland University 9:30 AM
University of Chicago 1:00 PM
Coe College 1:00 PM
Cornell College 1:00 PM
St. Ambrose University 2:00 PM
Thursday, September 29
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale 9:00 AM
Luther College 1:00 PM
Friday, September 30
Marshalltown Community College 1:00 PM


ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, September 23
Football: V @ Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 24
Volleyball: 9A/9B @ Johnston Invite 8:30 AM
Volleyball: V @ Boone Invite 9:00 AM

Sunday, September 25
Golden Circle College & Career Fair – Iowa Events Center HyVee Hall 12:30 – 3:00 PM
TASTE for Education – Gateway Hotel 5:00 PM

Monday, September 26
Football: JV vs Perry 6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27
Boys Golf: V @ CIC Invite 10:00 AM
Boys & Girls Cross Country: 9/JV/V @ Waukee 4:30 PM
Volleyball: 9/JV/V @ SW Valley 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
Girls Swimming: JV/V @ SE Polk 5:30 PM

Wednesday, September 28
AHS picture retake day 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, September 29
Volleyball: 9 @ Boone Invite 5:00 PM
Football: 10 vs Ankeny 7:30 PM

Friday, September 30
Football: V vs Sioux City West (HoF) 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 1
Volleyball: V @ Urbandale Invite 8:00 AM

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Northwood snack prices and policies announced

Northwood Preschool Center announces its policy for free and reduced-price snacks for children in care who are unable to pay the full price of meals served under the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Northwood Preschool Center serves nutritious snacks to students every day. Enrolled children in care may buy snacks for $.70. Enrolled children whose family income is at or below the Income Eligibility Guidelines in Figure 1 are eligible for either free snacks or reduced-prices snacks priced at $.15.

Income guidelines

Figure 1.

To apply for free or reduced-price snacks, families must complete an application available at Northwood Preschool Center, sign it and return it to Northwood Preschool Center as soon as possible. The application must contain all requested information in order for the child to receive reduced price or free snacks. If required information is missing from the application, the child will be denied snack benefits. Parents and guardians may call Northwood Preschool Center at 515-268-2470 if they need help with the form.

If you wish to file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online or at any USDA office, or write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, | 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 | fax: 202-690-7442 |email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Northwood Preschool Center is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement

It is the policy of this Child Nutrition Provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission: Grimes State Office Building |400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004 | 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416.|website.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

This is a reminder to all students – your student activity tickets are not accepted at non-CIML away games. This includes this tonight’s game at Council Bluffs St. Albert.

The Golden Circle College and Career Fair is this Sunday from 12:30-3:00. This event will be held in the HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events Center.

Wednesday is picture retake day from 8:00-1:00 in the multipurpose room. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who did not have their picture taken in August must have a photo taken regardless if a package is purchased. Pictures taken are used in our yearbook and for student IDs.

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

This is a reminder to all students – your student activity tickets are not accepted at non-CIML away games. This includes this Friday night’s game at Council Bluffs St. Albert.

Are you interested in programming your own games, software, or operating system? Join Toasted Programming Club, where we code, explore, and dive into the world of cyber security! We will meet after school today at 3:15 in Room B-8 (Mrs. Allman’s room).

The Golden Circle College and Career Fair is this Sunday from 12:30-3:00. This event will be held in the HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. Over 150 colleges and career resource centers will be represented.

FCA will meet this coming Monday evening at 7:00 PM in Mrs. Dobernecker’s room (room 34). Please join us for fellowship and testimonies from our leaders.

Wednesday, September 28th is picture retake day from 8:00-1:00 in the multipurpose room. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who did not have their picture taken in August must have a photo taken regardless if a package is purchased. Pictures taken are used in our yearbook and for student IDs.

Anyone who has first period off (or has a study hall) and is interested in volunteering to be a reader for the Elementary School Quiz Bowl Team should find a poster in the hall and use the Google Classroom code to get in touch with Mrs. Kuhns, Nicole Kreider, and Lydia Spurgeon. You’ll find a short survey that needs to be filled out and submitted by Friday, September 30th at 3:05 PM.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

DAILY NOTES

Fiber Club is held every Wednesday afternoon from 3:15-4:30. Come knit, crochet, and chat with us! Room 34, Mrs. Dobernecker’s room.

Attention Seniors: If you are interested in helping with the blood drives, making decisions about graduation, and planning the senior picnic, attend a Senior Senate meeting this Thursday before school at 7:30 or after school at 3:10 in room 26. See Mrs. Micalone if you are interested but unable to attend the meetings.

Scratch Pad is an Ames High publication that comes out every spring. It is comprised of Ames High student writing, such as poems and short stories, artwork, and photography. If you are interested in joining the editorial board of Scratch Pad, see Mr. Schmidt in room 225 for an application.

There will be a PLUS period for students interested in joining Astronomy Club on Friday, September 23rd with Mr. Reichert. Please sign up to attend if you are interested and available.

The Golden Circle College and Career Fair is this Sunday from 12:30-3:00. This event will be held in the HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. Over 150 colleges and career resource centers will be represented.

FCA will meet this coming Monday evening, September 26 at 7:00 PM. Please join us for fellowship and testimonies from our leaders. Room 34 (Mrs. Dobernecker’s) at 7:00 PM Monday night.

Anyone who has first period off (or has a study hall) and is interested in volunteering to be a reader for the Elementary School Quiz Bowl Team should find a poster in the hall and use the Google Classroom code to get in touch with Mrs. Kuhns, Nicole Kreider, and Lydia Spurgeon. You’ll find a short survey that needs to be filled out and submitted by Friday, September 30th at 3:05 PM.

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