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Articles from December 2017

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Ames Lacrosse Club is hosting a winter camp at Sports Iowa.  If you are interested in learning about one of the fastest growing sports in America – sign up online at www.ameslax.com.  The camp starts Tuesday, Dec. 26th and ends Friday, Dec. 28th – each day from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.  Cost is $10 per day or all 4 days for $30.  Equipment will be provided – but if you have your own please bring it.  If you have questions, see Mr. Junck, Kevin Maxwell, Mitchell Shulman, or any lacrosse player.

Thought For The Day – “There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.” – Audre Lorde

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Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

I-Ball sign up for the 2017-18 season are due by Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 pm in the athletic office. Reminder if you are out for a winter sport you can not participate in IBALL – this includes cheer and drill teams.

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Friday December 8, 2017

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.

15-WEEK GRADES

15-week grades will be posted on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, Dec 12.

WINTER MADNESS IS UPON US

December 11-15 is Winter Madness at Ames High School, sponsored by Student Council. This year’s theme is “When you wish upon a star.” Activities include a sledding night (weather permitting), coffeehouse, hat day, underclassmen lunch buy out, dodgeball tournament, and a week of dress up days and arcade games in the lobby. Students will also have the opportunity to make daily donations as Student Council uses all funds raised to buy holiday presents for needy families in Ames.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

The Ames High and Ames Middle Science Olympiad teams traveled to Boyceville, Wisconsin to compete in an early season invitational.  There was a great field of competitors as many of the teams have qualified for Nationals in the past. Medals were given for the top 6 places in each of the 23 events for each Division. Below are the results for this competition.

Ames High Science Olympiad Boyceville  Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 14th out of 60 teams

Towers – 1st place- Steven Tian and Taylor Xu

Disease Detectives –  2nd place-Hannah Huang and David Jiang

Mousetrap Vehicle – 2nd place – Jason Chen

Write It /Do It- 6th place – Anyang Yu and David Jiang

Ames Middle School Science Olympiad Boyceville Invitational Results:

Overall Team Results – 4th out of 35 teams

Fast Facts – 1st place – Jerry Han and Sophia Cordoba

Write It/Do It – 1st place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Wright Stuff – 2nd place – Emily Poag and Isaac Fangman

Solar System – 2nd place – Rishabh Swamy and Jixiang Li

Microbe Mission – 4th place – Anastasia Kuzmina and Jerry Han

Herpetology – 4th place- Anastasia Kuzmina and Jacob Xing

Anatomy and Physiology – 4th place – Rishabh Swamy and Anastasia Kuzmina

Rocks and Minerals – 4th place – jerry Han and Abby Thompson

Dynamic Planet – 5th place – Jo Venkatesh and Sophia Cordoba

Meteorology – 5th place – Hannah Song and Sophia Cordoba

Battery Buggy -6th place – Rishabh Swamy and Isaac Fangman

Crimebusters – 6th place – Emily Poag and Jo Venkatesh

Hovercraft – 6th place – Jixiang Li and Rishabh Swamy

The teams are coached by Peg Barbour, Mary Glenn, and Kerri Marsh.

AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM

Congratulations to the Ames High Drill Team coached by Sarah Buss ! They competed at the STATE Drill Team Competition at Wells Fargo Arena on December 1st and took home four trophies. Novelty placed 5th, Contemporary Jazz placed 6th, Show Production placed 2nd, All Male placed 2nd and Pom took 5th Place. Iowa has the largest Drill Team Competition in the Nation, with over 500 routines performed in two days performed by 24 colleges and 249 high school dance teams.

 

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION WINNER

Ames High musician, David Tarte, is a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention winner in Classical Music French Horn. He was one of two artists in Iowa to receive an award from the National YoungArts Foundation.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 8

Wrestling: V @ CB Invite – Mid America Center TBA

Girls Basketball: JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6/7:45 PM

Saturday, December 9

Band SCIBA Jazz Festival – December 9 (all day) Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V vs Mason City 2:30/5:30 PM – Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Mason City 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Monday, December 11

Girls BB JV1/V vs Mason City – 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Boys BB JV @ Fort Dodge – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Fort Dodge Senior High School

Boys BB 9 vs Dowling – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, December 12

Boys BB 10/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Ames High School

Girls BB JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Ames High School

Thursday, December 14

BSW JV/V @ Waukee  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Waukee Family YMCA

WR JV/V @ Valley- 6:30 PM -10:00 PM – Valley High School

Friday, December 15

Girls BB JV1/V/JV2 @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Boys BB 10/V @ Waukee – 4:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Waukee High School Field House

Boys BB 9 @ Waukee – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Prairieview School

Saturday – December 16

WR 9/10 @ N Polk Invite Alleman – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – North Polk High School

WR V @ Carroll Invite – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Carroll High School

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Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

“Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up the 2017-18 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up. Reminder if you are out for a winter sport you can not participate in IBALL – this includes cheer and drill teams.”

Thought For The Day – “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Ames High Wrestling Spirit Night!!  

Show your Ames High Spirit and Get in Free!   That’s right, y’all, any Student that wears AHS (Orange & Black) spirit wear and brings a Gatorade to our AHS Wrestling meet vs. Johnston on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30pm will get in Free!

Help us fill the Stands and Cheer on our AHS Wrestlers!

“Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up the 2017-18 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up. Reminder if you are out for a winter sport you can not participate in IBALL – this includes cheer and drill teams.”

Thought For The Day – “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising

every time we fall.”   Nelson Mandela
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Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up the 2017-18 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up. Reminder if you are out for a winter sport you can not participate in IBALL – this includes cheer and drill teams.”

Thought For The Day – Three things in human life are important.  The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind.  And the third is to be kind.    Henry James

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Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Attention all I-Ball players – it’s time to get your squad ready and sign up the 2017-18 season. Sign-up sheets are located in the athletic office and are due back by Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.. Please make sure to include all team members and shirt designs on the sign-up. Reminder if you are out for a winter sport you can not participate in IBALL – this includes cheer and drill teams.”

 Thought For The Day – How you make others feel about themselves, tells a lot about you. – Unknown

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Monday December 4, 2017

AHS Winter Cheer is having a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 4th! Varsity Cheerleaders will be working as the servers/bussers for the evening. Come and enjoy supper from 5-9pm, and all tips will be given back to AHS Winter Cheer!

AHS Band Jazz Concert
Tonight @ Ames High 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
 
Quote of the Day :
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden

 
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Friday December 1, 2017

AHS JAZZ BAND CONCERT

The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 4th at 6:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both of the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.

 WINTER CHEER FUNDRAISER – PIZZA RANCH NIGHT – DEC. 4TH

AHS Winter Cheer is having a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 4th! Varsity Cheerleaders will be working as the servers/bussers for the evening. Come and enjoy supper from 5-9pm, and all tips will be given back to AHS Winter Cheer!

In the past 6 years, our fundraising efforts have covered:
70 uniforms
7 cheer mats
1 tumbling “BOULDER”
1 Fly-Right Stunt Stand
Spirit room remodeling/decorative signage
Special Olympics, All Star, Shrine Bowl fees
Misc. operating expenses
Free professional photography for all (for yearbook and basketball programs)

Also, please bring a donation card (attached) or show a pic of it on your cell phone to the cashier. For every card turned in/shown, Pizza Ranch donates an extra $2 to our account!

Thanks so much for supporting the winter cheerleaders!

18 AHS STUDENTS EARN POSITIONS IN SCIBA HONOR BAND

18 AHS band students successfully auditioned for positions in the 2017-18 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Auditions were held on Thursday November 30 at Des Moines Roosevelt.  The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny High School at Saturday January 6 with a festival concert that evening.  The guest directors for the honor band are Dr. Curran Prendergast and Steve Stickney. The following Ames High students were selected:

9-10 Band

Sofiya Palasyuk – Clarinet – 5th Chair
Kayley Helmer – Clarinet – 6th Chair
Andres Cordoba – Clarinet – 7th Chair
Sarah Song – Clarinet – 8th Chair
Emily Peters – Clarinet – 15th Chair
Oscar Lenkaitis – Bassoon – 1st Chair
Oliver Chen – Alto Saxohone – 3rd Chair
Jasper Shogren-Knaak – Trumpet – 4th Chair
Madelyn Timmermans – Trumpet – 11th Chair
Zach Mueterthies – Bari Saxophone – 1st Chair
Eric Paskach – Percussion – 5th Chair

11-12 Band

Laura Emery – Flute – 4th Chair
Emily Helmer – Flute – 7th  Chair
Arthur Lubberstedt – Trumpet – 3rd Chair
Emma Todey  – Trumpet – 8th Chair
Kira Davis – Horn – 5th Chair
Evan Uhlmeyer – Tuba – 5th Chair
Aidan Diggins-Kennedy – Percussion – 7th Chair

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 18th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Peter Thompson and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE 

Friday, December 1,

Boys Basketball 10/V vs Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Girls Basketball JV1/V vs. Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Madrigal Dinner  – 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 2,

Wrestling JV/V Ames Duals – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Ames High School

Boys Swimming  V Wittmer Invite – 11:00 AM – Ames High School

Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Monday, December 4,

AHS Band Jazz Concert – 6:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys Basketball  JV @ Marshalltown 7:00 PM  – Marshalltown High School

Winter Cheer – Pizza Ranch Night

Tuesday, December 5,

Girls Basketball JV/V @ Lincoln 4:45 PM

Boys Basketball  10/9 @ Lincoln 4:45 PM – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Girls Basketball JV2 @ Lincoln 7:45 – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Wednesday, December 6,

Boys Basketball  V @ Lincoln 7:45PM –  Lincoln High School

Thursday, December 7,

Boys Swimming JV/V @ DMACC Ankeny – 5:30 PM

Wrestling JV/V vs Johnston – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, December 8,

Wrestling V @ CB Invite Mid America TBA – Mid-America Center

Boys Basketball 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School

Girls Basketball  JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny  – 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School

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Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Looking for a job? The Story County Job Listings is now available in your Family Connection document library.

AHS Drill Team will compete throughout the day on Dec. 1 at the State competition held at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall.

Hey, don’t forget about Fashion Show Club.   We will be meeting during Plus Period in Mrs. V’s room.   
The Winter Cheer Team is having a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Monday, Dec. 4th!   The Varsity squad will be working and the tips they earn go straight to supporting the team.   It starts at 5pm and goes to 9 pm.   If you take a picture of the donation card posted in the display case by the old office and show to the cashier, Pizza Ranch will donate an extra $2 to our account!  

 Thought For The Day – “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandi

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