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Articles from February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ignite CS will meet today, February 28, at 3:05 PM in the Media Center. Friends are welcome.

Monday, March 6 is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

Submit to Scratch Pad, Ames High’s literary magazine! You can submit any and all kinds of original art to the white boxes in your English and Art classes, or email them to Mr. Schmidt.

The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. A representative will be here during plus period on Friday March 3. Interested students should sign up in Student Services.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

There will be a college representative from the University of Minnesota – Rochester in Student Services at 1:00 PM today. Please see Mrs. Ward in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. A representative will be here during plus period on Friday March 3. Interested students should sign up in Student Services.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION
Monday, March 6 is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

DANCE MARATHON
Dance Marathon is this Saturday from 8:00-11:00 PM in the Ames High Gym. Come for a fun night with activities, games, dancing, snacks, and meeting families benefiting from this cause! Dance Marathon is an event to honor and raise money for families of children who have life threatening illnesses. T-shirts are $10 and tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. If you would like to make a donation, checks can be made out to “Ames High Dance Marathon” and brought to the dance on Saturday or to the main office next week. If you would like to donate online here is the link: http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/ahsdm. Click “donate to this event”, then “Click here to support Ames High School Dance Marathon” and enter your desired donation. Every dollar makes a difference, help us reach our goal of $15,000!

REGISTRATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

Registration for AP exams will run through Monday, March 6. The cost per exam is $93. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

SCHOLARSHIPS
All of the local scholarships have now been advertised. Most scholarship deadlines are March 30th at 3:00 PM.  Please check the family connection website for more scholarship information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Evans in Student Services.

AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT
The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Winter Band Concerts on Thursday, March 2 in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert will feature the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Chris Ewan and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

IOWA STATE’S K-12 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING COMPETITION
Iowa State is having a K-12 Computational Thinking Competition April 1, 2017 and it is open to K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 graders. For more information please see the flyers in the ELP Alcove in the MC and/or visit the following website: http://www.cs.iastate.edu/iowa-k-12-outreach .

AMERICAN LEGION BOYS STATE
The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. Interested students should sign up in Student Services and contact Dave Rehbein at 515-232-9299 or at daverehbein@msn.com .

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
The following college representatives will be in Student Services this week. Please see Mrs. Ward in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these representatives.

Monday, February 27
    University of Minnesota – Rochester 1:00 PM
Friday, March 3
    Simpson College 1:00 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, February 24
    Boys Basketball: V Substate Semi Final 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 25
    Dance Marathon – AHS Gym 8:00 PM

Tuesday, February 28
    Girls Track: V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM
    Boys Track: V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM

Thursday, March 2
    Winter Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 4
    Solo Ensemble Contest

Sunday, March 5
    AHS Strings with Central Iowa Symphony – Ames City Auditorium 3:00 PM

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Friday, February 24, 2017

The American Legion is seeking names of junior boys interested in attending their week-long government camp, Boys State, to be held this June 11-16 at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. A representative will be here during plus period on Friday March 3. Interested students should sign up in Student Services.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

If you are planning to go out for a spring sport please sign up in the Athletic office.

BLOOD FACT OF THE DAY: We still have about 60 spots left for you to sign up to donate!!!! Senior Senate will be holding its semi-annual blood drive this Friday from 8:00-2:00. You can register in the front lobby or in room 26. This is a great opportunity to help save a life…so please, take time and donate!!

Submit to Scratch Pad, Ames High’s literary magazine! You can submit any and all kinds of original art to the white boxes in your English and Art classes, or email them to Mr. Schmidt.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the Dance Marathon video following the afternoon announcements.

If you are planning to go out for a spring sport please sign up in the Athletic office.

Sign up for AP tests runs through March 6th in Student Services. The cost per test is $93. Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

BLOOD FACT OF THE DAY: Blood makes up around 7% of the weight of a human body. Senior Senate will be holding its semi-annual blood drive this Friday from 8:00-2:00. You can register in the front lobby or in room 26. This is a great opportunity to help save a life…so please, take time and donate!!

And now for the Dance Marathon video.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There will be a boys tennis informational meeting after school today in the video conference room.

Ignite CS will meet in the Media Center at 3:10 today. Feel free to bring friends, and snacks will be provided.

Attention senior mentors – tomorrow is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

If you are planning to go out for a Spring Sport please sign up in the Athletic office.

Sign up for AP tests runs through March 6th in Student Services. The cost per test is $93. Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

BLOOD FACT OF THE DAY: Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year. Senior Senate will be holding its semi-annual blood drive this Friday from 8:00-2:00. You can register in the front lobby or in room 26. This is a great opportunity to help save a life…so please, take time and donate!!

Auditions for the spring play Love/Sick and a potential one-act will be Wednesday through Friday after school in Mr. Woolery’s room. Please bring a prepared monologue, which does not have to be memorized, along with a “headshot” if Mr. Woolery does not know you or has never worked with you.

Quiz Bowl is selling cookie dough! Get some delicious cookies by signing up early outside of room 48!

Submit to Scratch Pad, Ames High’s literary magazine! You can submit any and all kinds of original art to the white boxes in your English and Art classes, or email them to Mr. Schmidt.

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Feb. 20- 24 is Spirit Week at Ames Middle School

Screen Shot 2017 02 20 at 2.14.24 PMHere’s how Ames Middle School is celebrating school spirit this week!

Every day of the week is a dress up day to help kick off a pep assembly on Friday, Feb. 24, sponsored by Cyclone Leadership Council!

  • Monday, Feb. 20, Lazy Day sweats and/ /or PJs
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, Twin or Triplett Tuesday
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, Wild Wednesday animal theme
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, Team Thursday
  • Friday Feb. 24, Spirt Day, Orange and Black AMS Pride!
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Monday, February 20, 2017

If you signed up for the ACT/SAT prep class, those classes start tonight. If you have questions, please see Student Services.

There will be a boys tennis informational meeting after school tomorrow in the video conference room.

Attention senior mentors – Wednesday is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders.

If you are planning to go out for a Spring Sport please sign up in the Athletic office.

Sign up for AP tests runs through March 6th in Student Services. The cost per test is $93. Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High.

BLOOD FACT OF THE DAY: ONE out of every TEN people entering a hospital needs blood. Senior Senate will be holding its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 24th from 8:00-2:00. You can register in the front lobby or in room 26. This is a great opportunity to help save a life…so please, take time and donate!!

Auditions for the spring play Love/Sick and a potential one-act will be Wednesday the 22nd through Friday the 24th after school in Mr. Woolery’s room. Please bring a prepared monologue, which does not have to be memorized, along with a “headshot” if Mr. Woolery does not know you or has never worked with you.

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Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship finalists

National meritCongratulations to the following Ames High School seniors for being named finalists in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships:

  • Marlene Dorneich-Hayes
  • Morgen Feeley
  • Neta Friedberg
  • Jana Kim
  • Divyesh Kumar
  • Eric Steyer
  • Maria Werner-Anderson

These students achieved this honor on the basis of their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for nearly 8,000 Merit Scholarship® awards worth more than $32 million. Finalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than one percent of the state’s seniors.

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