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Articles from January 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The last day to drop a class without consequences is Monday, February 6.

Ignite CS will meet after school today at 3:10 in the media center. Friends are welcome and snacks will be provided.

Come to the next meeting of the Ames Guitar Club this Friday after school with Mr. Klass in room 108. All are welcome. Bring your guitar and we’ll see you there.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

The last day to drop a class without consequences is Monday, February 6.

Interested in volunteering to make the world a better place? Join Key Club. We meet every Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome!

For all girls planning on going out for track & field this spring, there will be an important pre-season meeting tomorrow after school in the athletic video room. Let’s start thinking spring.

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Friday , January 27, 2017

DROPPING A CLASS
The last day to drop a class without consequences is Monday, February 6.

ACCELERATION INFORMATION
Acceleration/Test Out Forms for students entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center at AHS and also online at:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B42t5L6oncbSZTN6RFUtOXNlN00/view?ts=588a224b .

Each acceleration/test out request requires a separate form.

The forms require student, teacher and parent signatures and are due by the end of the school day on Friday, February 10.  No exceptions to the deadline will be granted.

2017-18 CLASS SIGN UP
Next week students will be signing up online for their 2017-18 Ames High Classes. Grades 9, 10 and 11 will receive information in homeroom Wednesday, February 1, concerning signing up for classes.  Course selection is due the following week on Friday, February 10. You can go to the AHS homepage – enter www.ames.k12.ia.us and then click on Ames High School. There you will find a link to the 2017-18 Registration Book. On Tuesday, January 31, there will also be a link for online course registration instructions.

WINTER MUSICAL: GUYS AND DOLLS
It is the streets of Broadway when fedoras, showgirls, and a few colorful shady characters ruled the streets. This is the setting for Ames High School’s production of Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway based on characters by Damon Runyon. Nathan Detroit is trying to find a location for his “floating crap game”, while attempting to keep the game a secret from his lovelorn, beleaguered fiancée, Adelaide. Meanwhile, Sarah Brown’s earnest efforts to keep her mission open are distracted by a handsome, smooth-talking gambler, Sky Masterson. Curtain is 7:30 PM February 10 and 11, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 12. Admission is $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below.

LARGE GROUP SPEECH CONTEST

Six groups from Ames High School earned I ratings at the District Large Group Speech Contest on Saturday, January 21 at Centennial High School in Ankeny. They will advance to the state contest at Valley High School in West Des Moines on Saturday, February 4. Students in these groups include: Rachel Junck, Carly Watson, Katie Fukushima, and Nicole Kelly in Television News; Jill Schoenrock and Spencer Campbell in Ensemble Acting; Scott Junck, Grant Welk, and Kijune Kim in Radio Broadcasting; Natalie Bretey, Lauryn Berger, Joshua Gartin, Jacob Peters, Isabel Polashek, Hannah Wigdahl, and Gerritt VanDyke in Musical Theater; and Jill Schoenrock, Natalie Bretey, and Spencer Campbell in Group Improvisation; and Gerritt VanDyke, Jacob Peters, and Joshua Gartin in Group Improvisation. Groups that received II ratings were:  Clae Riker, Hannah Wigdahl, Lauryn Berger, and Libby Grunenwald in Group Improvisation; Sarah Shen in Solo Mime; Clae Riker, Dakshina Paudyal, Libby Grunenwald, and Helen Hu in Group Mime; Grant Welk, Kijune Kim, and Bianca Sorrentino in Short Film; Kathleen Pelzer and Kimberly Rong in Musical Theater. We want to thank all of the volunteers who helped prepare our students including Melanie Bretey, Isaiah Riker, Sarah Lydia Anderson, Justin Wigdahl, and Chuck Ripley. The students are coached by Judy Anderson, Becky Riker, and Connie Ringlee.

DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon is February 25th at 8:00 PM. Last year we raised almost $12,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $15,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “donate to this event”, then click on the blue strip under the search bar that says “Click here to support Ames High Dance Marathon”. Thank You! #ForTheKids http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/ahsdm

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY
Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 1, 8:30 AM.
All senior athletes who have committed to a college to participate in athletics and who are receiving athletic aid are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap by email or call 817-0611 if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.
sally.matters@ames.k12.ia.us
judge.johnston@ames.k12.ia.us

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, January 27
    Wrestling: V @ CIML Conference Meet – SE Polk 4:00 PM
    Girls Basketball: JV/V vs Valley 4:45/6:00 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/V vs Valley 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, January 28
    Boys Basketball: JV vs Marshalltown / Ft. Dodge 9:00/10:30 AM / 12:00 PM

Monday, January 30
    Boys Basketball: JV @ Marshalltown 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 31
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Urbandale 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Urbandale 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Wednesday, February 1
    Spring College Signing Day  8:30 AM

Thursday, February 2
    Wrestling: JV/V vs Lincoln / Newton 5:30 PM

Friday, February 3
    Girls Basketball: JV/V/9 @ Centennial 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM
    Boys Basketball: 10/9/V @ Centennial 4:45/6:00/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 4
    Urbandale Jazz Colloquium – Urbandale High School (all day)
    Boys Swimming: V @ District – Johnston (Summit Middle School) 12:00 PM

 
 
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Ames High School Drama Department presents “Guys and Dolls”

The streets of Broadway when fedoras, showgirls, and a few colorful shady characters ruled the street is is the setting for Ames High School’s production of ‘“Guys and Dolls,” a musical fable based on characters by Damon Runyon. Ames High School students are cast as characters like Nathan Detroit, who is trying to find a location for his “floating crap game”, while attempting to keep the game a secret from his lovelorn, beleaguered fiancée, Adelaide. Meanwhile, Sarah Brown’s earnest efforts to keep her mission open are distracted by a handsome, smooth-talking gambler, Sky Masterson.  

Curtain is 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 11, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 in the Ames High School Auditorium. Admission is $10 for persons in ninth grade and older and $8 for children in eighth grade and younger.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Interested in volunteering to make the world a better place? Join Key Club. We meet every Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome!

For all girls planning on going out for track & field this spring, there will be an important pre-season meeting on Tuesday, January 31, after school in the athletic video room. Let’s start thinking spring.

The Ames High Teens Against Human Trafficking Club is having a coin drive this week to raise money for Dorothy’s House in Des Moines. Dorothy’s House is a shelter for victims of human trafficking, and they provide shelter, food, and a loving environment for victims. Please donate any coins that you have to this great cause in your English class. Thank you!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

FCA Huddle will meet this coming MONDAY evening at 7 PM in Mrs. Dobernecker’s room 34. Everyone is welcome to join us for fun and fellowship.

Interested in volunteering to make the world a better place? Join Key Club. We meet every Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at 7:15 AM. All are welcome!

The Ames High Teens Against Human Trafficking Club is having a coin drive this week to raise money for Dorothy’s House in Des Moines. Dorothy’s House is a shelter for victims of human trafficking, and they provide shelter, food, and a loving environment for victims. Please donate any coins that you have to this great cause in your English class. Thank you!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

FCA Huddle will meet this coming MONDAY evening at 7 PM in Mrs. Dobernecker’s room 34. Everyone is welcome to join us for fun and fellowship. Monday, January 30, 7 PM.

The Ames High Teens Against Human Trafficking Club will have a coin drive this week to raise money for Dorothy’s House in Des Moines. Dorothy’s House is a shelter for victims of human trafficking, and they provide shelter, food, and a loving environment for victims. Please donate any coins that you have to this great cause in your English class. Thank you!

Join Mock Trial. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school in Mr. Webb’s room.

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Fifth graders will display inventiveness at annual Invention Convention

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This photo of a boy showing his science project is from the 2015 Invention Convention.

Fifth grade inventors in the Ames Community School District will demonstrate skills in  problem solving, engineering, creative thinking, experimentation, and working with data to invent a new product or process, at the annual Invention Convention on January 30.

Extended Learning Program teachers Mark Royer, Ariane Schmidt, and Vicki Taylor are planning the event, which is open to all district fifth graders.    

“Inventors will be judged on inventiveness, a display board, a model or prototype, a log, and an oral presentation,” Taylor said.

The young inventors, which include 57 students from fifth-grade classes across the District, will showcase 29 inventions.

Schedule:

  • Events will be on display for the public and judges from 4-4:45 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at Fellows Elementary School, 1235 20th St..
  • Around 4:50 p.m., inventors and visitors will move to the Gymnasium for a chemistry presentation by Iowa State University professor of Materials Science and Engineering Lawrence Genalo, while the judges deliberate in the display area.
  • Judges will present awards after the chemistry presentation.
     
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DAILY NOTES

The first NHS meeting for the 2nd semester is TODAY! Be sure and join us during 2nd lunch in the Multipurpose Room!

Ignite CS will meet at 3:10 PM in the MC today, Tuesday, January 24. Water and snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring friends.

There is an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM, in the Athletics Video Room.

Attention senior mentors – tomorrow is the next senior mentor homeroom. Go visit your ninth graders.

The Ames High Teens Against Human Trafficking Club will have a coin drive starting today to raise money for Dorothy’s House in Des Moines. Dorothy’s House is a shelter for victims of human trafficking, and they provide shelter, food, and a loving environment for victims. Please donate any coins that you have during this week to this great cause. Thank you!

Any student interested in participating in World Food Prize 2017 is invited to attend a meeting during Plus Period on Monday, January 30 in the MC. Students new to the activity are welcome, and those that have already started their preparation for the event are requested. If you wish to attend the Plus Period for World Food Prize, please request Mrs. Skaar on Monday, January 30th.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

DAILY NOTES

There is an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer this spring on Wednesday, January 25th, at 8:00 AM in the Athletics Video Room.

Attention senior mentors – Wednesday is the next senior mentor homeroom. Go visit your ninth graders.

Join mock trial. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school in Mr. Webb’s room.

Any student interested in participating in World Food Prize 2017 is invited to attend a meeting during Plus Period on Monday, January 30 in the MC. Students new to the activity are welcome, and those that have already started their preparation for the event are requested. If you wish to attend the Plus Period for World Food Prize, please request Mrs. Skaar on Monday, January 30th.

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