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Articles from April 2017

Friday April 28, 2017

IOWA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE COMPETITION RESULTS
On April 21st, AHS students Eva Scheibe, Achala Thippeswamy, Tifany Chu, Merrina Lan, Caleb Kong, Helen Hu, David Kim, Abigail Tibben, and Hana Lee participated in the Iowa Junior Academy of Science poster and oral presentations competition on the UNI campus. Student participants shared their completed science research projects with science professionals and science educators from across the state.  

Congratulations to seniors Eve Scheibe and Achala Thippeswamy! They earned a $500 scholarship for their team research project. Congratulations to 1st delegate, Helen Hu, and 2nd delegate, David Kim. They will be representing the state of Iowa at the 2018 American Junior Academy of Science meeting in Austin, Texas, February, 2018. There were only 2 points separating all our participants! Congratulations to our Ames High Student Science Researchers!  

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING
Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

AHS SPRING PLAY
Sometimes we find who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we lose who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we get what we want in a relationship. Sometimes it is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when they present John Cariani’s Love/Sick. Following the popularity of Almost Maine, Love/Sick is a series of nine vignettes that examine the lifecycle of love in various relationships. Beginning the evening is a one-act pre-show, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. Nine actors will recreate Shakespeare’s most infamous play in fifteen minutes. Shows are April 28 and 29 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 for high school and older and $4 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 1 in the high school auditorium. The following choirs will be performing: Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter.  

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT
The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features the Spring Jazz Project, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 28
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Waukee 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays – Drake Stadium TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Monday, May 1
    Boy’s Tennis: JV/V vs Fort Dodge 3:30 PM
    Spring Choral Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 2
    Spring Band Concert – AHS Auditorium 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 4
    Girls Golf: JV/V vs Valley 3:30 PM
    Girls Track: JV/V CIML Central Conference Meet – Ames HS 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV/V @ CIML Central Conference Meet – Ankeny HS 4:00 PM

Friday, May 5
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V vs Johnston 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Johnston 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 6
    State Large Group Choral Contest TBA
    State Junior High Track Meet – Ames HS TBA

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Students interested in playing softball or baseball please stop in the Athletic office to register. Baseball tryouts are May 1st and softball tryouts are May 8th.

The first day of high school baseball practice is Monday, May 1. 10-12 graders will practice on Monday from 5:00-6:45 and 9th graders will practice from 5:30-6:45.

Come to the spring play this Friday and Saturday and watch as Ames High Theatre explores the many cycles of love and relationships in Love/Sick. The evening of theatre begins at 7:00 with the pre-show enact play The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.

Last Gasp AP Psych review is tomorrow, from 10:00-noon in Mrs. Stevens’ room (103). Donuts are welcome.

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

Join Ames High’s Young Americans for Freedom Club on Friday, May 5th during Plus Period! We’ll be discussing Antifa and other free speech issues. Sign up under Mr. Flannery.

Would you like to make Homecoming 2017 the best student run event in the history of Ames High School? If you are a current Junior and want to be a 2017 Homecoming co-chair, pick up an application in the old main office. Deadline to return a completed application is Friday, May 5th.

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Team Neutrino qualifies for FIRST Robotics World Championships

Team Neutrino, a Story County- based FIRST Robotics Competition Team whose members include Ames High School students, won the Chairman’s Award at the 2017 Minnesota North Star Regional held April 5 – 8, which qualified the team for the World Championships in St. Louis, April 26 – April 29.

Tianxin Xu, an Ames High School 11th grader who is the Team Neutrino’s outreach and public relations lead, said the team was most honored to receive the Chairman’s award because it’s given to the team that “best exemplifies FIRST values in spreading STEM in their community and developing a sustainable program.”

”FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” and aims to promote STEM among students,” Xu said. “Aside from building robots and competing, we spend our offseason doing outreach events and leading camps, to spread the message of FIRST and get kids interested and involved in STEM.”

Team Neutrino was started in 2012 and was originally affiliated with Ames High School and now is partnered with Iowa State University, Xu said. Most team members come from Ames High School with other students from Nevada and Ballard High Schools.

“Our team is currently working with four elementary schools and the middle school to mentor other FIRST teams for younger students (FIRST Lego League Jr. and FIRST Lego League),” she said.

The team is no slouch at building and competing, however, Xu said.

“We had six weeks to design, build, and program a large, 120 pound robot,” she said.

According to the competition’s rules, after six weeks, the team robot was required to be bagged.

“To simulate a real-world situation, we weren’t allowed to touch it anymore until the competition,” she said.

At the Minnesota North Star Regional, after 80 qualification matches, the team finished ranked second out of 60 teams.

“Continuing on to the elimination matches, we finished as semifinalists. It was so close!”  Xu said. “We were also a finalist for the safety award!”

According to the competition’s press kit, the Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award.

“For this award, we submitted an essay and an executive summary comprised of 500-character responses to 13 questions,” Xu said. “At the competition, we gave a presentation.”

To  create a functioning robot and meet their annual team expenses, Team Neutrinorequires  resources, which come from grants and in-kind donations from sponsors. Sponsors include John Deere, Quality Manufacturing, Danfoss, CIT Signature Transportation, Monsanto Fund, Interstate Batteries, Ames Electric Services, Iowa 4-H Foundation, and Emerson. John Deere is the team’s largest financial sponsor, and this year paid for the team’s Champs registration fee, donating a total of $13,000 this season.

Team Neutrino also partners with the Iowa State College of Engineering, Boyd Lab, and Story County 4-H.

Visit these links to learn more:
Game animation
Robot Reveal
FIRST
Team Neutrino

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Students interested in playing softball or baseball please stop in the Athletic office to register. Baseball tryouts are May 1st and softball tryouts are May 8th.

There is a softball informational meeting for players and parents tomorrow night at 6:30 in the AHS cafeteria. There are several items to be discussed so it is important that somebody from your family attend if you are interested in playing softball this summer.

The first day of high school baseball practice is Monday, May 1. 10-12 graders will practice on Monday from 5:00-6:45 and 9th graders will practice from 5:30-6:45. Coach Fuller will be emailing out a practice schedule this week.

Come to the spring play this Friday and Saturday and watch as Ames High Theatre explores the many cycles of love and relationships in Love/Sick. The evening of theatre begins at 7:00 with the pre-show enact play The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.

Last Gasp AP Psych review is this Saturday, 10:00-noon in Mrs. Stevens’ room (103). Donuts are welcome.

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

Join Ames High’s Young Americans for Freedom Club on Friday, May 5th during Plus Period! We’ll be discussing Antifa and other free speech issues. Sign up under Mr. Flannery.

Attention any students interested in working with apartment maintenance, grounds keeping, and cleaning of apartments over the summer. Work will be $10 per hour, 40 hours per week. Stop by the Friedrich Properties office at 619 E. Lincoln Way to fill out an application Monday through Friday, 8-5.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Attention senior mentors! Tomorrow is your last senior mentor homeroom day. Go say goodbye to your ninth graders!

Students interested in playing softball or baseball please stop in the Athletic office to register. Baseball tryouts are May 1st and softball tryouts are May 8th.

There is a softball informational meeting for players and parents this Thursday at 6:30 in the AHS cafeteria. There are several items to be discussed so it is important that somebody from your family attend if you are interested in playing softball this summer.

The first day of high school baseball practice is Monday, May 1. 10-12 graders will practice on Monday from 5:00-6:45 and 9th graders will practice from 5:30-6:45. Coach Fuller will be emailing out a practice schedule this week.

Come to the spring play this Friday and Saturday and watch as Ames High Theatre explores the many cycles of love and relationships in Love/Sick. The evening of theatre begins at 7:00 with the pre-show enact play The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.

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An introduction from new Principal Brandon Schrauth

Dear Fellows Families and Students,

It is a with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Brandon Schrauth, as the new principal at Fellows Elementary School. My passion for education and supporting the success of all learners has been shaped over the past 33 years as a student, classroom teacher, teacher leader, and principal. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn alongside you in the coming years.   

Brandon Schrauth and family

Brandon Schrauth with his wife Holly and children Sophi, 4, and Elliot, 6.

My family refills my passion for my education life. My wife Holly is a first grade teacher for Waukee Community Schools. We were married at Reiman Gardens and have a special place in our hearts for Ames. Our two children are Elliot and Sophi. Elliot is 6 years old and has a keen sense of observation and imagination that he loves to put into action. We recently ate at Hickory Park and for the rest of the day we played restaurant. Sophi is 4 years old and has a passion for taking care of others. She is always helping and making sure all of her dollies are looked after. She loves to play alongside and with Elliot. Together we love to be outside, go for bike rides, read books, try new restaurants, and travel.

I hope to deepen my understanding of the Fellows community and to build relationships by joining Fellows for some of the remaining events this school year. I’m especially looking forward to meeting each of you in person! I’m eager to learn more about each of you and your passions in the coming months as we create our path together.

In partnership with you,

Brandon Schrauth

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Attention senior mentors! Wednesday is your last senior mentor homeroom day. Go say goodbye to your ninth graders!

There is a softball informational meeting for players and parents this Thursday at 6:30 in the AHS cafeteria. There are several items to be discussed so it is important that somebody from your family attend if you are interested in playing softball this summer.

Students interested in playing softball or baseball please stop in the Athletic office to register. Baseball tryouts are May 1st and softball tryouts are May 8th.

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Friday April 21, 2017

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING
Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students should check test locations posted outside of Student Services. Students also need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen.

SENIOR ART SHOW
The AHS senior art show will be up through April 23rd in the multi-purpose room at Ames High School. The reception is Sunday, April 23rd from 12:30-2:00 PM with awards at 1:00 PM.

AHS SPRING PLAY
Sometimes we find who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we lose who we are in a relationship. Sometimes we get what we want in a relationship. Sometimes it is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when they present John Cariani’s Love/Sick. Following the popularity of Almost Maine, Love/Sick is a series of nine vignettes that examine the lifecycle of love in various relationships. Beginning the evening is a one-act pre-show, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. Nine actors will recreate Shakespeare’s most infamous play in fifteen minutes. Shows are April 28 and 29 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT
The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 1 in the high school auditorium. The following choirs will be performing: Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter.  

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features the Spring Jazz Project, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

END OF YEAR INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF AHS 2017 GRADUATES
In just over a month seniors will be celebrating their graduation from AMES HIGH SCHOOL! Encourage your senior to stay focused and finish strong these last 5 weeks of school. We know that parents of seniors have a very full schedule during April and May, so we have put together some dates to remember.

April 28/29 7:00 PM Spring Play
May 1 7:30 PM Spring Choral Concert
May 2 6:30 PM Spring Band Concert
May 22 7:30 PM Pops Concert
May 23 Last academic day for seniors
May 24 7:30 AM Graduation rehearsal in the AHS gym
              11:00 AM-1:00 PM Senior picnic
              7:00 PM Baccalaureate at Ames Middle School. Prelude begins at 6:30 PM (Seniors who are attending should be at the middle school by 6:30)
May 28 2:00 PM Graduation at Hilton Coliseum – Graduates should be at Hilton by 1:15. They will march alphabetically starting on the west side of Hilton.

Graduating seniors will receive their cap and gown at graduation rehearsal. All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to receiving cap and gown! Don’t assume that if your senior doesn’t eat lunch at school that they don’t have a balance due. Balances from previous years follow the student until the balance is paid off. Parents can check their student’s outstanding fees/fines via the parent portal. Please check this often the week of May 15th, as some fines are assessed after senior textbooks are turned in. Feel free to call the main office with any questions: 817-0602. And remember, breathe and enjoy the time you have left with your senior!

SOFTBALL PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING
If your daughter is planning to play softball for Ames High this summer, there is an informational meeting for parents/players on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM in the Ames High Cafeteria. There are several items to be discussed, it is important that somebody from your family attend.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
There will be a representative from Indian Hills Community College – Centerville Campus in Student Services at 10:15 on Monday, April 24. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 21
    Girls Golf: JV @ Johnston Invite – Jester Park 3:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/V/JV @ DSM East – Cownie Soccer Fields 4:45/6:00 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V vs DSM East 5:30/7:00 PM

Saturday, April 22
    Girls Soccer: V vs Bettendorf 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 23
    Senior Art Show Reception 12:30-2:00 PM
    NHS Induction Ceremony 2:00 PM

Monday, April 24
    Girls Golf: V Ames Invite 10:00 AM
    Boys Track: JV @ Valley Invite 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Ankeny 4:00 PM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Dowling 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 25
    Girls Golf: JV/V @ SE Polk 3:30 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Urbandale 4:00 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Ankeny 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Girls Soccer: JV/V vs Ankeny 5:30/7:00 PM

Thursday, April 27
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Golf: V @ Marshalltown Invite 10:00 AM
    Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Centennial 4:00 PM
    Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Centennial 4:00 PM
    Boys Track: JV @ Boone 4:30 PM
    Softball parent meeting – AHS Cafeteria 6:30 PM

Friday, April 28
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 2:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Waukee 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29
    Girls Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Boys Track: V @ Drake Relays TBA
    Girls Soccer: V @ Burlington Invite TBA
    Spring Play 7:00 PM

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Reminder to all students that parking on the curb is not permitted until 3:15 PM. Those who park there before 3:15 will receive a $20 ticket!!

There will be a representative from Indian Hills Community College – Centerville Campus in Student Services at 10:15 on Monday. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this representative.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reminder to all students that parking on the curb is not permitted until 3:15 PM. Those who park there before 3:15 will receive a $20 ticket!!

Student Council co-president applications are due to Ms. DiBlasi in Student Services tomorrow!

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