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Articles from November 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Come to our next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club, this Friday, right after school, in room 108 with Mr. Klass. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ignite CS will host a guest speaker from Google today at 3:15 in the Media Center. All students are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided!

Come to our next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club, this Friday, December 2nd, right after school, in room 108 with Mr. Klass. Everyone is welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you then!

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Friday , November 26, 2016

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are now on sale for the 28th anniversary annual Madrigal Dinners to be held on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Cost is $28.00. Regular (pork), vegetarian, and gluten free meals are available and must be specified when ordering tickets. For tickets please email Steve Linn at steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us or call 817-0600 ext. 2238.

AHS JAZZ BAND
The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both AHS Jazz Bands perform.

CLASS OF 2020 4-YEAR PLAN
The Ames High School Counselors recently met with the Class of 2020 to work on their AHS 4-Year Plans. The students completed a Career Interest Profiler that matched their interests with potential careers and researched skill sets needed for selected occupations. They also updated their resume and their 4-Year Ames High Course Plan. Be sure to ask your student about their results!

SENIOR PICTURES
Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
    Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28
    Girls Basketball: 9 vs Roosevelt 6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 9 vs Roosevelt 7:45 PM

Tuesday, November 29
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Roosevelt 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Roosevelt 4:45/7:45 PM

Thursday, December 1
    SCIBA Honor Band Auditions @ Roosevelt 4:00 PM
    Boys Swimming: JV/V vs Ottawa 5:00 PM
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Fort Dodge/North/Hoover 5:30/6:30/7:30 PM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Friday, December 2
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 3
    Wrestling: JV/V Ames Duals 9:00 AM
    Boys Swimming: V Wittmer Invite 11:00 AM
    Madrigal Dinner – Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Seniors please turn in your senior picture to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us by December 16th.

Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale for December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Cost is $28.00. Meal options are available and must be specified when ordering. Contact Mr. Linn for tickets.

 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Remember that there is no late start Wednesday. We get out of school at 1:15 tomorrow.

A Navy Midshipman will be in Student Services at 1:00 to speak with students who may be interested in attending the Naval Academy.

Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up for the 2016-17 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Monday, November 28th. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up.

Ignite CS will host a guest speaker from Google on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:15 in the Media Center. All students are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided.

Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale for December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Cost is $28.00. Meal options are available and must be specified when ordering tickets. Contact Mr. Linn for tickets.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

A former AHS graduate will be in Student Services at 1:00 to speak with students who may be interested in attending UNI. A Navy Midshipman will be in Student Services at 1:00 tomorrow to speak with students who may be interested in attending the Naval Academy.

Ignite CS will not meet tomorrow! Ignite CS will host a guest speaker from Google on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:15 in the Media Center. All students are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided. Ignite CS will NOT meet again until January 10, 2017.

Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up for the 2016-17 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Monday, November 28th. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up.

Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale for December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Cost is $28.00. Meal options are available and must be specified when ordering tickets. Contact Mr. Linn for tickets.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

NO LATE START but EARLY DISMISSAL ON NOVEMBER 23rd
There will not be a late start on Wednesday, November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving). Classes will begin at 7:50 AM and dismiss at 1:15 PM. See the November 23rd schedule below.

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23

NO LATE START – NO HOMEROOM
Warning Bell                      0:05                           7:45 AM
Period 1                             0:32       7:50 AM       8:22 AM
Period 2                             0:34       8:27 AM       9:01 AM
Period 3                             0:32       9:06 AM       9:38 AM
Period 4                             0:32       9:43 AM     10:15 AM
Period 5      1st Lunch        0:38     10:15 AM     10:53 AM
                        Class          0:33     10:53 AM     11:26 AM

                        Class          0:33     10:20 AM     10:53 AM
                    Last Lunch     0:38     10:53 AM     11:31 AM
Period 6                              0:32     11:31 AM     12:03 PM
Period 7                              0:31     12:08 PM     12:39 PM
Period 8                              0:31     12:44 PM       1:15 PM

REQUEST FOR 2nd SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGES
Students are reminded that if requesting a schedule change for 2nd semester, this should be done BEFORE winter break.

IBALL SIGN-UPS
Signups for the 2016-17 IBALL season are underway. Teams need to have their rosters and shirt designs back to Mr. Johnston in the athletics office by November 28th. Play will begin on December 14th. The following are the scheduled dates for IBALL. Games will be played these nights between 7:00-8:30 PM Dec. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 4, Jan. 23, Jan. 24, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.

MADRIGAL DINNER
Tickets are on sale for the 28th anniversary annual Madrigal Dinners to be held on December 1, 2 & 3. Cost is $28.00. Regular (pork), vegetarian, and gluten free meals are available and must be specified when ordering tickets. For tickets please email Steve Linn at steven.linn@ames.k12.ia.us or call 817-0600 ext. 2238.

15 QUESTIONS TO REPLACE “HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?” – EDUTOPIA
Read Elena Aguilar’s tips and suggestions for how to ask variations of “how was school today?” to start a positive conversation about you child’s school day. Available at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/parents-fifteen-questions-replace-how-was-school-today-elena-aguilar .

GRADES
12-week grades will be available on Infinite Campus November 22nd.

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, November 21
    Former AHS student for UNI 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22
    US Naval Academy 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Tuesday, November 22
    Boys Swimming: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 5:30 PM
    Girls Basketball: 9/JV/V vs East 6:00/6:00/7:45 PM
Wednesday, November 23
    No late start
    Early dismissal – 1:15 PM
Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
    Thanksgiving Break

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 
 
 
 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Today is the LAST day to request letters of recommendation for your January 1st deadlines. The forms are located in your document library in Family Connection. Please don’t forget to include a resume with your recommendation request(s) with the dates of participation.

A former AHS graduate will be in Student Services on Monday at 1:00 to speak with students who may be interested in attending UNI.

Ignite CS will host a guest speaker from Google on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:15 in the Media Center. All students are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tomorrow is the LAST day to request letters of recommendation for your January 1st deadlines. The forms are located in your document library in Family Connection. Please don’t forget to include a resume with your recommendation request(s) with the dates of participation.

Ignite CS will host a guest speaker from Google on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:15 in the Media Center. All students are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided!

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