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Articles from April 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the video for Green Week following the afternoon announcements.

Iowa Assessment results are being handed out in homeroom today.

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!!

Seniors, if you did not pick up your graduation invitation orders on Friday, please do so in the main office.

Attention students taking the AP Government national exam: review sessions are being organized for both first and second semester students. Please check your email for access to a new Google Classroom group to join and watch announcements there for a schedule. There will be review in Mrs. Sullivan’s room during Plus period Thursday and next Wednesday evening. Check Classroom for details.

And now for the video.

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Ames High School Spring Play announced

The Theatre Department presents “Love/Sick, 7 p.m., April 28 and 29.

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, and sometimes the relationship is not our destiny. These are the themes the Ames High School Theatre Department will explore when it presents John Cariani’s “Love/Sick.” Following the popularity of “Almost Maine”, “Love/Sick” is 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 start at 7 p.m., April 28 and 29, in the Ames High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $4 for middle school aged children and younger and $5 for high school aged students and adults.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seniors, if you did not pick up your graduation invitation orders on Friday, please do so in the main office.

Students taking AP tests this spring that missed the pre-administration meeting on Wednesday need to come to Student Services to make this up.

Ignite CS will meet for the LAST time this year after school today in MC-5. Friends are welcome!

Attention students taking the AP Government national exam: review sessions are being organized for both first and second semester students. Please check your email for access to a new Google Classroom group to join and watch announcements there for a schedule. There will be review in Mrs. Sullivan’s room during Plus period Thursday and next Wednesday evening. Check Classroom for details.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Seniors, if you did not pick up your graduation invitation orders on Friday, please do so in the main office.

Students taking AP tests this spring that missed the pre-administration meeting on Wednesday need to come to Student Services to make this up.

Do you believe in limited government, a strong national defense, and protecting individual freedoms? Do you like discussing politics with peers? Even if you have a different opinion, join Ames High’s Young Americans for Freedom club! This week, we’ll be talking about the political and personal differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Sign up under Mr. Flannery’s name in Flexisched for Friday, April 21st!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

IOWA ASSESSMENT RESULTS ARE BACK
In homeroom next Wednesday (4/19) students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will receive the results of their Iowa Assessments.

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.

ALL STATE ART COMPETITION RESULTS
Congrats to Jamie Zhang, William Crow, and Aria Lippolis. They made the elite All State Art Team with their portfolios. They will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Des Moines Art Center on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Ames High School was ranked in the top schools with points from its top 5 portfolios from Jamie Zhang, William Crow, Aria Lippolis, Margaret Hoffman, and Marlene Dorneich-Hayes.

ELP NEWS
In the Midwest Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition Hannah Huang, Level III (grades 9-12) was a 1st place winner, Silvia Aydinyan, Level III (grades 9-12) earned Honorable Mention. They will attend an award ceremony on April 28, 2017 in Urbandale.

Scholastic Art and Writing: Hannah Huang and Silvia Aydinyan both attended the Scholastic Art and Writing Award Ceremony on March 11. Hannah will also be honored in New York this summer after receiving a Gold Medal for her poetry. She will be joined by Caylee Fuqua who will be honored with a Gold Medal for her art.

RECENT CULINARY COMPETITION RESULTS
Eight AHS students attended a Story County “Chopped” culinary competition, on Friday, April 7th at the DMACC Hunziker Center. Fourteen area school teams competed by creating three entree plates from a surprise basket of tilapia fish fillets or chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, asparagus, kiwi and crystallized ginger. Other pantry items were also available to these students to round out their culinary masterpieces. Second place honors went to the two-man team of: Joey Kind and Jahliel Finch. Fourth place was secured by Noelle Flugrad, D’Nel Vandenberg and Vonnie Castorena. Our last team consisted of Dylan Schaben, Corey Gibson and Greg Bernhard, who also learned valuable lesson about competition, food safety and preparing meals under a strict time limitation. All 45 students competing in the event are students who have or are currently taking Food and Nutrition courses in their local high school Family and Consumer Department.

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 examines 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.

GIRLS GOLF FUNDRAISER
The Ames High Girls Golf Team will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 19, at Noodles & Company, 400 South Duff Avenue in Ames, from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM. We hope that many students, parents, teachers, and others will stop in and support the AHS Girls Golf Team. Please be sure to mention the AHS Girls Golf Team when you place your order for the team to receive a percent of sales for the fundraiser. Thanks, and your support is greatly appreciated!!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Saturday, April 15
Girls Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
Boys Track: V @ Jim Duncan Invite – Drake Stadium 8:00 AM
Boys Soccer: 9 @ Perry Invite 9:00/11:00 AM/1:00 PM
Monday, April 17
Girls Golf: V @ Valley Classic 10:00 AM
Girls Tennis: JV/V @ SE Polk 4:15 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V vs SE Polk 4:15 PM
Boys Track: 9/10 @ Waukee Relays 5:00 PM
Boys Soccer: JV/V vs Mason City 5:30/7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 18
Girls Golf: JV/V vs Ankeny 3:30 PM
Girls Tennis: JV/V vs Ottumwa 4:00 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V @ Ottumwa 4:00 PM
Boys Track: JV/V @ Waterloo Central Relays – West High School 4:00 PM
Girls Track: JV/V Jim Duea Invite 4:30 PM
Girls Soccer: V/JV @ Mason City 4:45/6:00 PM
Thursday, April 20
AHS Band Clinic – AHS Band room 7:00 AM
Girls Golf: JV vs Valley 3:30 PM
Girls Tennis: JV/V @ Valley 4:00 PM
Boys Tennis: JV/V vs Valley 4:00 PM
Girls Track: JV/V @ Urbandale Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Track: JV/V @ Newton Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Track: V @ Waukee Invite 4:30 PM
Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V vs Valley 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
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

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Students, you were sent an email on April 3rd from Mr. Hehr that contained a link to a survey that we need you to fill out regarding technology use and access at Ames High School. Please fill this out as soon as you can. The link can also be found in the AHS Chrome Extension.

Do you believe in limited government, a strong national defense, and protecting individual freedoms? Do you like discussing politics with peers? Even if you have a different opinion, join Ames High’s Young Americans for Freedom club! This week, we’ll be talking about the political and personal differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Sign up under Mr. Flannery’s name in Flexisched for Friday, April 21st!

Students taking AP tests this spring that missed the pre-administration meeting on Wednesday need to come to Student Services to make this up.

Attention anyone wishing to run for Student Council co-presidents for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Packer in the new main office. Candidates must have 3 years combined Student Council experience. See Ms. DiBlasi with questions.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Students, you were sent an email on April 3rd from Mr. Hehr that contained a link to a survey that we need you to fill out regarding technology use and access at Ames High School. Please fill this out as soon as you can. The link can also be found in the AHS Chrome Extension.

Do you believe in limited government, a strong national defense, and protecting individual freedoms? Do you like discussing politics with peers? Even if you have a different opinion, join Ames High’s Young Americans for Freedom club! This week, we’ll be talking about the political and personal differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Sign up under Mr. Flannery’s name in Flexisched for Friday, April 21st!

Monsanto in Huxley is looking for summer corn pollinators. Applicants must be 14 years of age by July 1st. Starting Pay is $10/hour, transportation is provided from centralized pickup locations, and work days are Monday through Saturday approximately 6:30 to 4:00. We are looking to start early July and work into the second week of August. Visit Monsanto.com/careers/huxley to download an application.

Students taking AP tests this spring that missed the pre-administration meeting on Wednesday need to come to Student Services to make this up.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Students, you were sent an email on April 3rd from Mr. Hehr that contained a link to a survey that we need you to fill out regarding technology use and access at Ames High School. Please fill this out as soon as you can. The link can also be found in the AHS Chrome Extension.

Attention anyone wishing to run for Student Council co-presidents for the 2017-2018 school year: applications may be picked up from Mrs. Packer in the new main office. Candidates must have 3 years combined Student Council experience. See Ms. DiBlasi with questions.

And now for the SHOUT video.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-administration meeting at 8:00 AM tomorrow, in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student Services before April 21.

Ignite CS will meet in the Media Center today at 3:05 PM. Friends are welcome. Tuesday, April 18, will be the LAST time Ignite CS meets for the remainder of the school year.

TODAY is the deadline for ALL AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, or AP Computer Science (Java) applications for online classes beginning in the fall of 2017. There are no exceptions to the deadline.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Attention juniors wanting to be a senior mentor for the 2017-2018 school year: sign up starts tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Student Services. First 65 chosen. First come, first served.

Attention anyone wishing to run for Student Council co-presidents for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Packer in the new main office. Candidates must have 3 years combined Student Council experience. See Ms. DiBlasi with questions.

Are you interested in understanding more about Fake News? Come to Mrs. Sullivan’s (Social Studies) Plus Period in room 109, where we will talk about Fake News and how to tell the difference between what is real and what is not. We will meet for two weeks so sign up in FlexiSched for April 11 and April 18.

The application deadline for ALL online AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, or AP Computer Science (Java) beginning in the fall of 2017 IS TOMORROW, there are no exceptions to the deadline.

The results for the 2017 All State Art Competition are in! Congrats to Jamie Zhang, William Crow, and Aria Lippolis. They made the elite All State Art Team with their portfolios. They will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Des Moines Art Center on Saturday, April 29th, at 2 PM. Ames High School was ranked in the top schools with points from its top 5 portfolios from Jamie Zhang, William Crow, Aria Lippolis, Margaret Hoffman, and Marlene Dorneich-Hayes.

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