NO SCHOOL DUE TO PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES
There is no school on Friday, October 28th, as teachers prepare for conferences.
The following week there will be no school on Thursday, November 3rd, due to morning conferences, or Friday, November 4th.
ACT / SAT PREP CLASS
DEADLINE to sign up for the ACT/SAT Prep Class is Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 PM. See Mrs. Evans in Student Services for more information. It is first come with the payment, first served until each section is full.
UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETING TOMORROW (10-22-16)
Anyone juniors or seniors interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project next summer, applications are available from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. There will be an informational meeting for parents on Saturday October 22, 9:00 AM at Ames High School (Room 107). Contact Mr. Mooney if interested.
Conferences are Monday (October 31), Tuesday (November 1), and Wednesday (November 2) from 4:00-7:30 PM; and Thursday (November 3) from 8:00-11:30 AM.
1. Directions for signing up on-line for conferences were emailed to parents last Tuesday. You may start signing up for conferences Monday, October 24th, at 7:00 AM. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.
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. 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 October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd due to parent/teacher conferences.
Wednesday, November 2nd will not be a late start.
AMES HIGH SCHOOL 30TH ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM
Ames High School’s 30th annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 24th, in the high school cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.
AHS MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR
The Ames High School Marching Band is holding its Annual Marching Band Spectacular at 7:30 PM Monday, October 24th in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the 30th annual Academic Letters Program. Cost for the Marching Band Spectacular is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family. The band is under the direction of Chris Ewan, Andrew Buttermore, and Peter Thompson.
SOPHOMORE CLASS RING
Sophomores received class ring packets on Thursday. The Jostens rep will be back at AHS from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM to collect orders and payments on Tuesday, October 25th.
PARENTS OF 2017 GRADUATES
Your senior should have brought home the senior announcement packet that was handed out this past Wednesday. Information for paying the senior dues (which includes cap, gown, tassel, stole, diploma cover, and graduation flower) is included in the announcement packet. Senior dues are paid by all seniors who wish to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you wish to place an announcement order in person, rather than on-line, a representative from Jostens will be at AHS on Tuesday, October 25th, between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM to collect orders and payments.
AHS FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 7:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Featuring the 9th grade string orchestra performing City of Steel and Castor Et Pollux and the 10-12 grade string orchestra performing songs from around the world: Point Lookout (Civil War Songs), Irish Legend, Russian Rhapsody No 1, Make Our Garden Grow and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria. The concert will conclude with the 9 – 12 strings playing Andante Festivo. Come and enjoy an evening of various musical styles performed by the AHS string players. Cost for this event is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family.
PROM COMMITTEE SIGN UP
Juniors: If you are interested in designing your 2017 Junior/Senior Prom, please join Prom Committee. Complete the following google form before October 28th, 2016: https://goo.gl/forms/vb3JC9DPH8Ipq81D2
Prom Advisor: Haley Losoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL PLAY – THE TROUBLE WITH CATS
Save the date. See this very funny situation comedy November 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The show runs a little over two hours and is rated PG for mature humor.
Ames High Debaters had an excellent opening to their season on Saturday at Roosevelt High School’s “Tournavelt” in Des Moines. In Varsity Public Forum Debate the three teams of Helen Hu and Hana Lee, Ben Moats and Seamus O’Conner-Walker, and Anushree Lamsal and Dakshina Paudyal made it to the quarter-final round. In their very first competition debaters Silvia Aydinyan and Susana Mkhitaryan advanced to the semi-final round of the Novice Public Forum division. Noelle Flugrad placed fourth and Paulina Lavrova placed fifth in Student Congressional Debate.
The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.
Monday, October 24
Grinnell College 9:20 AM
Tuesday, October 25
Drake University 10:15 AM
Thursday, October 27
Waldorf University 1:45 PM
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, October 21
Football: V vs. Dowling 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 22
All-State Auditions – Indianola High School all day
Uganda Service Learning Project Information Meeting – AHS Room 107 9:00 AM
Monday, October 24
AHS Academic Awards Night – AHS Cafeteria 6:00 PM
AHS Marching Band Spectacular – AHS Gym 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 25
Volleyball: V @ Ankeny (Regional Semifinals) – Ankeny High School 7:00 PM
AHS Fall Orchestra Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 27
End of 1st Quarter
Girls Diving: V @ Regional Dive Meet – Grinnell College Pool TBA
Friday, October 28
No Classes – Professional Day
Saturday, October 29
Boys & Girls Cross Country: V @ State – Fort Dodge Senior High School 11:00 AM
Girls Swimming: V @ Regional Swim Meet – SE Polk High School TBA