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Articles from December 2017

Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 – Wednesday Jan 3, 2018

AMES HIGH STAFF WISHES YOU THE BEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st, through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 3rd, with our regular late start at 9:15.

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Wednesday 12-20-17

AMES HIGH STAFF WISHES YOU THE BEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st, through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 3rd, with our regular late start at 9:15.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, Jan.  3

Back to school – regular late start – regular dismissal at 3:05

Thursday Jan. 4

BSW JV/V vs Valley –  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Ames High School

WR JV/V @ Centennial, 6:30 PM – Ankeny Centennial High School

Friday Jan. 5

BBB 10/9/V @ Centennial  4:45 / 6 / 7:45 PM –  Ankeny Centennial High School

GBB JV1/V/JV2 @ Centennial 4:45/6/7:45 PM –  Ankeny Centennial High School

Saturday Jan. 6

AHS Band SCIBA HS Honor Band – January 6 (all day) – Roosevelt High School

WR V Mendenhall – 10:00 AM4:30 PM – Ames High School

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Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

The Little Cyclone Spirit Store will be open on Thursday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Stop in and pick up those last minute gifts and then stick around to cheer on your Boys Swim team as they battle Mason City in the Ames High Pool at 5 p.m. Go Little Cyclones!

“IBALL captains – stop by the athletics office on Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up your approved IBALL sheets. A few teams need to talk with Mr. Johnston about their team names. Thanks.”

Students,  if you are interested in learning about the Ames LaCrosse Club, please see Mr. Junck, or any lacrosse player you know.  There will be a  camp over break.  It goes from Tuesday, Dec. 26th through Friday, Dec. 28th.   Cost is $10 per day or all 4 days for $30.

JUNIORS!! Do you want to have a say and be involved in the planning of prom this year? Then come to a short meeting on Thursday, January 4th after school in Room 229 to express interest and share contact information. See you there!

Thought For The Day – “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I rise.” – Maya Angelou

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Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

“IBALL captains – stop by the athletics office on Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up your approved IBALL sheets. A few teams need to talk with Mr. Johnston about their team names. Thanks.”

PSAT results are available in Student Services.  Please see Mrs. Evans to pick up your results.

Ames Lacrosse Club is hosting a winter camp at Sports Iowa.  If you are interested in learning about it, please see Mr. Junck, Kevin Maxwell, Mitchell Shulman, or any lacrosse player you know.  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.  They can also provide you with an online link for sign up.  

Remember to wear your spirit wear (Orange & Black) and bring a bottle of Gatorade to any home wrestling meet so you can get in free.   Help cheer on our AHS Wrestlers on Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm and Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm! Go Little Cyclones!!

Ames High School National Art Honor Society is selling  2018 calendars with images of their work for art work.   The calendar cost $5.00, and they make great gifts.   Talk to the Art Teachers if you want buy one.

JUNIORS!! Do you want to have a say and be involved in the planning of prom this year? Then come to a short meeting on Thursday, January 4th after school in Room 229 to express interest and share contact information. See you there!

Thought For The Day –   “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

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Monday Dec. 18, 2017

Tuesday will be the last chess club meeting of the semester.   Hope to see you there.

PSAT results are available in Student Services.  Please see Mrs. Evans to pick up your results.

Did you know that you can get into home wrestling meets for free?     Just wear your spirit wear (Orange & Black) and bring a bottle of Gatorade to any home wrestling meet and BAM, you get in free.   Help us fill the Stands and Cheer on our AHS Wrestlers on Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm and Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm! Go Little Cyclones!!

Ames High School National Art Honor Society Executive Members are selling 2018 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork!

The monthly calendar is $5.00, and they make great gifts.   Talk to the Art Teachers if you want purchase one.

JUNIORS!! Do you want to have a say and be involved in the planning of prom this year? Then come to a short meeting on Thursday, January 4th after school in Room 229 to express interest and share contact information. See you there!

Thought For The Day –   “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”  Mark Twain

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Friday Announcements Dec. 15, 2017

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.

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20th

NO LATE START – NO HOMEROOM – EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:15

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

 

COLD AND FLU SEASON

  1. Guidelines for keeping students home from school:

Please keep your child at home:

For fever, diarrhea or vomiting

For 24 hours after the child is free of signs of fever, diarrhea or vomiting.

       B.  If a student becomes ill at school

If a student becomes ill while at school, the student must see the nurse for assessment.

STUDENTS MUST NOT TEXT OR CALL PARENTS TO COME GET THEM WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE NURSE.

The nurse will determine if the student needs to go home and will contact the student’s parents. Unless the nurse recommends that the student go home, the student’s absence will be unexcused.

For Ames High School Student Medical and Nursing questions contact Monica.Behning@ames.k12.ia.us

PSAT RESULTS

PSAT results are available in Student Services.  Please send your student to see Mrs. Evans to pick up their results.

DRIVER’S ED

A new session of Driver’s Ed will begin on Jan. 8th, and run through Feb. 12th.   Applications can be obtained from Bridget in the Associate Principal’s Office.

ART CALENDARS

Ames High School National Art Honor Society executive members are selling 2018 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork!

Featured students:

Josh McCunn

Alexa Strotman

Amy Guan

Caylee Fuqua

Courtney Thompson

Abigail Tibben

Leah Wolter

Mali Bilstad

Mariam Simba

Polyphony Bruna

Tyler Postma

Yuer Zhu

The monthly calendar is $5.00.  You can email Lindsay Wede (lindsay.wede@ames.k12.ia.us)  and let her know if you would like to buy one.

AMES HIGH WRESTLING SPIRIT  

Any student that wears AHS (Orange & Black) spirit wear and brings a Gatorade to our AHS Wrestling home meets will get in Free! Help us fill the Stands and Cheer on our AHS Wrestlers on Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm and Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm! Go Little Cyclones!!

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 2nd, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 3rd, with a regular Wednesday late start.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

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

SaturdayDecember 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

MondayDecember 18

Holiday Band Concerts – 6:30 PM – AHS Auditorium

Boys BB JV vs Ankeny 7pm AHS

TuesdayDecember 19

Boys BB 10/9/V @ Hoover 4:45/6/7:45 pm – Herbert Hoover High School

Girls BB JV1/V/JV2 @ Hoover 4:45/6/7:45pm –  Herbert Hoover High School

WR JV/V vs Ankeny – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Ames High School

WednesdayDecember 20

No Late Start 7:50 AM  – 1:15 PM – Early Dismissal

ThursdayDecember 21

Winter Vacation – December 21, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Boys SW JV/V vs Mason City – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Ames High School

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Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Want to watch wrestling and cheer on the Little Cyclones?    Did you know that you can get into home meets for free?    That’s right, any Student that wears AHS (Orange & Black) spirit wear and brings a Gatorade to our AHS Wrestling home meets will get in Free! Help us fill the Stands and Cheer on our AHS Wrestlers on Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm and Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm! Go Little Cyclones!!

Ames High School National Art Honor Society Executive Members are selling 2018 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork!

The monthly calendar is $5.00, and they make great gifts.   Talk to the Art Teachers if you want purchase one.

JUNIORS!! Do you want to have a say and be involved in the planning of prom this year? Then come to a short meeting on Thursday, January 4th after school in Room 229 to express interest and share contact information. See you there!

Thought For The Day –   “It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.” – Audre Lorde

 
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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Like to watch wrestling and cheer on the Little Cyclones?    Did you know that you can get in free?   That’s right, any Student that wears AHS (Orange & Black) spirit wear and brings a Gatorade to our AHS Wrestling home meets will get in Free! Help us fill the Stands and Cheer on our AHS Wrestlers on Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm and Jan. 11 at 5:30 pm! Go Little Cyclones!!

Ames High School National Art Honor Society Executive Members are selling 2018 calendars with images of their work for Art Club. Every month highlights a student and their artwork!The monthly calendar is $5.00, and they make great Christmas Gifts.   Talk to the Art Teachers if you want purchase one.

A representative from the Savannah College of Art and Design will be here today to visit with interested students at 1:00 pm.     Please see Abby in Student Services if you would like a pass.

Thought For The Day –   “The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.” – Audre Lorde

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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the SHOUT video following the afternoon announcements.

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.

College Representative
A representative from the Savannah College of Art and Design will be here to visit with interested students at 1:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 14th.   That’s tomorrow.     Please see Abby in Student Services if you would like a pass to chat with them.

Thought For The Day –  “Your silence will not protect you.” -Audre Lorde

And now for the SHOUT video.

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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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