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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Second day: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Period 4                   8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                   9:45 AM       11:15 AM

Lunch                      11:15 AM      12:15 PM

Periods 6                12:15 PM      1:45 PM

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Students, your laptops will be turned in this week.   Bring your laptop, charger, and case to the Media Center after you are done with them for classes.   Do not come down during Finals periods.   Please – Only bring them during passing periods or if you have a free period. 

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam.  Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Period 1                   8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                   9:45 AM       11:15 AM

Lunch                      11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                12:15 PM     1:45 PM

 

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Friday May 27, 2017

 

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam.  Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Period 1                   8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                   9:45 AM       11:15 AM

Lunch                      11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                12:15 PM     1:45 PM

Second day: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Period 4                   8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                   9:45 AM       11:15 AM

Lunch                      11:15 AM      12:15 PM

Periods 6                12:15 PM      1:45 PM

Third day: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Period 7                    8:00 AM      9:30 AM

Period 8                    9:45 AM      11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM    12:15 PM

Make-up period       12:15 PM    1:45 PM

Students, your laptops will be turned in next week.   Bring your laptop, charger, and case to the Media Center after you are done with them for classes.   Do not come down during Finals periods.   Please – Only bring them during passing periods or if you have a free period. 

SAVE THE DATE – TASTE FOR EDUCATION

The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 24th, at 5:00 PM. This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel. It is a great way to kick off the school year and raise money for educational items that get kids excited about school!  Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 24th. Details at: ameseducationfoundation.org.

APEX SUMMER MAKE-UP

Students who failed a 2nd semester English, Math, Social Studies or Science course will have the opportunity to make-up the credit this summer. The parents of students who failed one of these classes and the students will be receiving an email notice with the pertinent details.

SEMESTER GRADES

2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Monday, June 5.

CAR WASH FOR WRESTLERS

There will be a car wash to help raise funds for the wrestling team next Saturday, June 3rd at Hanson Sinclair – on the corner of Grand and Duff, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  All proceeds go to the Ames High Wrestling Team to help purchase equipment and pay for Summer Camp.

SUMMER NOTICES

Next year’s weekly Friday Parent Emails will begin on Friday, August 11.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23.

AHS Office Summer hours:

M, T, W, TR: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

F: 7:00 – 11:30 AM

Office will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 26

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Girls Softball: 9/V/JV vs Newton 4:30/6:00/7:30 PM

Baseball JV/V vs Bondurant-Farrar 5/7p 5:30

Saturday, May 27

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Sunday, May 28

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day – no classes

Tuesday, May 30

Finals 1, 2, 3

Girls Soccer: Regional Play

Girls Golf: State TBA

Girls Softball: JV/V(2) vs Ankeny 4:30/6/7:30p

Baseball V/(2) vs Ankeny 5/7p  5:00pm

Baseball 10 @Ankeny 5p – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31

Finals 4, 5, 6

Girls Soccer: Regional TBA 10:00 am

Girls Golf V State TBA

Boys Baseball JV/V @ Benton HS 5/7p – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 1

Last day of school

Finals 7, 8, make-up

Baseball 9 vs Newton – 5:00 pm

Boys Soccer: V State TBA

Friday, June 2

Teacher Workday

Boys Soccer: V State TBA

Girls Softball vs Ballard – 11 am

8th grade baseball vs Waukee – 10:00 am

Saturday, June 3

Wrestling Team Car Wash 9-1pm

Boys Soccer: State V TBA

Baseball 9 @ Boone 10 am

Baseball V(2) vs. Council Bluffs Lewis Central 1:00 pm

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Students, SATs are not allowed for Substate and Regional soccer games this week and next week. $6 is the required ticket price to attend for all students.

Students, your laptops will be turned in next week.   Bring your laptop, charger, and case to the Media Center after you are done with them for classes.   Do not come down during Finals periods.   Please – Only bring them during passing periods or if you have a free period. 

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AHS teacher Kirstin Sullivan honored by Iowa Secretary of State

Sullivan2017Kirstin Sullivan, who teaches AP European History, AP Government and Politics, and U.S. Government at Ames High School, was recognized by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate for organizing Ames High School’s participation in the statewide Iowa Youth Straw Poll for the 2016 general election.

In a press release, Pate said Sullivan “stepped up and registered to include our students’ voices in the statewide straw poll, and as a result of her efforts, students received a unique civic education experience.”

Sullivan said participating in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll gave all students at Ames High School a chance to be engaged.

“A vital part of my job is for students to know how important it is that they are engaged in their community and in their government at all levels,” Sullivan said. “In both U.S. Government and AP Government and Politics classes, we spend the semester learning about civil liberties and how to best advocate for oneself and one’s community.”

Sullivan said some high school seniors were able to participate in the actual election, as they were 18 years old by election day, but the majority of students could not.

“This was a way for them to be a part of the country’s conversation and to see how their voices aligned with students across Iowa,” she said.

Sullivan’s message to her students on their last day with her is to “be present, be engaged, and to vote.”

“My hope is that activities like the Youth Straw Poll help support that message,” she said.

The leadership of Iowa teachers like Sullivan earned the Iowa Youth Straw Poll national recognition, Pate said. The National Parent Student Mock Election awarded the Iowa Youth Straw Poll its National Association of State Boards of Education Award for Outstanding Leadership in Voter Education.

Iowa Youth Straw Poll

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Students, SATs are not allowed for Substate and Regional soccer games this week and next week. $6 is the required ticket price to attend for all students.

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room this afternoon at 3:15. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the DECA promotional video following the afternoon announcements.

Students, SATs are not allowed for Substate and Regional soccer games this week and next week. $6 is the required ticket price to attend for all students.

Attention football players: there will be an important informational meeting this afternoon at 3:15 in the Athletic Meeting room for anyone interested in playing football next year. This applies to anyone currently in grades 9-11. Please let Coach Vertanen know if you have a conflict.

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room tomorrow at 3:15. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

And now for the DECA video.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day today. Anything left behind will be donated.

Seniors it is Laptop Return Day. 

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $4 and will be on sale through the end of the day today in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

Students, SATs are not allowed for Substate and Regional soccer games this week and next week. $6 is the required ticket price to attend for all students.

Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team where members design, build, and program a robot in 6 weeks for competitions. The team will be hosting a NEW-trino meeting for interested new members tonight from 6:00-7:00 PM in 4220 Sukup Hall on ISU campus. Let Rucha Kelkar or Tianxin Xu know if you’re interested but can’t make it. There will be cookies!

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room at 3:15 PM on Thursday, May 25th. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

Attention football players: there will be an important informational meeting this Wednesday at 3:15 in the Athletic Meeting rom for anyone interested in playing football next year. This applies to anyone currently in grades 9-11. Please let Coach Vertanen know if you have a conflict.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $4 and will be on sale through Tuesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team where members design, build, and program a robot in 6 weeks to compete in regionals to qualify for the World Championships. The team will be hosting a NEW-trino meeting for interested new members on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00-7:00 PM in 4220 Sukup Hall on ISU campus. Let Rucha Kelkar or Tianxin Xu know if you’re interested but can’t make it. The team will show off this year’s robot and present about the team. There will be cookies!

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room at 3:15 PM on Thursday, May 25th. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

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Friday May 19, 2017

2017-18 ATHLETIC REGISTRATION PACKET CORRECTION

Please note that the physical form and Ames High Athletic Training form have been accidentally printed incorrectly. The personal side of the physical form was printed on the back of the Trainer Health form. Please use the attached file to fill out before returning your forms and before taking them to your upcoming physical appointments.

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Period 1                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Second day: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Period 4                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Third day: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Period 7                      8:00 AM      9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM    11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM    12:15 PM

Make-up period       12:15 PM      1:45 PM

2017 AMES HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE
Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2017 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24, in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The orchestra begins prelude at 6:30 PM.

Seniors – If you choose to attend, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 PM to line up in the hallway going from the auditorium towards the gym. You will enter and sit as a group. Thank you.  


The interfaith service will include performances by the Ames High Symphonic Orchestra and Ames High Concert Chorale. The program will include solo or ensemble performances from:
·      Andrew Bryant, vocal soloist
·      Maya Chen, piano soloist
·      Lucy Ching, Ethan Holtman, Aria Lippolis and Brian Todey, vocal quartet

Iman Mahjoob Jaily, Darul Arqum Islamic Center; The Rev. Eileen Gebbie, Ames United Church of Christ; and Father Charles Ahenkorah, Associate Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center will deliver messages.

The printed baccalaureate program will feature selected artwork by graduating seniors. Make plans to attend this special annual tradition for Ames High’s graduating seniors.

SENIOR COUNTDOWN

Here is a look at seniors’ last week at Ames High:

May 22    7:30 PM Pops Concert

May 23    Last academic day for seniors. Turn in laptops. Clean out lockers.

May 24    7:30 AM Graduation rehearsal in the AHS gym.

                 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Senior picnic. Tickets will be sold May 18-24 for $4.

                 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!

SENIOR LOCKERS

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday (May 23). Anything left behind will be donated.

OUTSTANDING IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE STUDENT AWARD 

Ames High seniors, Evageline Scheibe and Achala Thippeswamy, have both been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Science Student Award from the Iowa Academy of Science. This is an annual achievement award supported by a gift from The Pella Rolscreen Foundation. Congratulations! 

AMES HIGH WOODWORKING STUDENTS COMPETE AT STATE CONTEST

On May 12th, Ames High Industrial Technology teachers, Craig Boylan and Kent Jahn, took 20 Ames High Industrial Technology students and 25 projects to state contest at the S. E. Polk Technology Expo. These students, representing Ames High, won 18 blue ribbons, 7 red ribbons. 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. Students with their projects and the corresponding awards are listed below.

Gannon White – cribbage board – blue ribbon, gold medal; multi wood bowl – blue ribbon. Garrett Cooper – ring box – blue ribbon, bronze medal; maple bow – blue ribbon. Bobby Brause – maple bowl – red ribbon. Gauge Sletten – baseball bat – red ribbon. Josh Ylonen – walnut bowl – red ribbon. Matt Holtzbauer – walnut bowl – red ribbon. Alencia Bonner – jewelry stand – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Joseph Nogel – scroll saw vase – blue ribbon, gold medal. Joseph Nogel – walnut maple bowl – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Joseph Nogel – multi wood bowl – blue ribbon. Garrett Elrod – walnut coffee table – blue ribbon. Bobby Gens – collection plate – blue ribbon. Corey Gibson – long board – red ribbon. Kyle Hanson – ring bowl – blue ribbon. Jacob Schmit – cutting board set – blue ribbon ,silver medal. Tyler Wierson – mahogany bowl – blue ribbon. Cameron Merritt – model aircraft carrier – blue ribbon. Michael Holm – chess set – blue ribbon, silver medal. Brennan Ostendorf – scrowl saw project – red ribbon. Nathan Lumley – electric guitar – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Max White – chevrolet sign – red ribbon.

Corey Woods won two awards in the metals division even though there are no metals classes offered at Ames High. Corey Woods – brass pen – blue ribbon; steel mallet – blue ribbon.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Ames Bicycle Coalition is looking for students willing to do some volunteer work this summer.  If your student might be interested, contact Elizabeth Wentzel (ewentzel@gmail.com) for further information.

SAVE THE DATE – TASTE FOR EDUCATION

The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 24th, at 5:00 PM. This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel, and is a great way to kick off the school year, and raise for educational needs that get kids excited about school! Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 24th. Details at: ameseducationfoundation.org.

SUPER SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. Volunteers must be entering at least 9th grade in the fall in order to volunteer. The sign up sheet lists the classes that have requested volunteers. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

PARENTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS

Seniors’ cumulative folders and immunization cards are available for seniors to pick up in Student Services this week. Students will need their immunization cards when they attend college.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 19

Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 20

Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Tennis: Sub-State Team TBA

Monday, May 22

Girls Tennis: Regional @ Morningside College 11 AM

Girls Golf: Regional TBA

Boys Soccer: Sub-State TBA

POPS Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 23

Last Academic Day for Seniors

Girls Soccer: JV/V vs Roosevelt 5:00/6:30 PM

Girls Softball: JV/V @ Boone 5:30/7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 24

Boys Soccer: Sub-State TBA

Baccalaureate – Ames Middle School 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 25

Girls Soccer: Regional Play TBA

Boys Baseball: JV/V @ Ballard 5:30/7:00 PM

Friday, May 26

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Boys Baseball: JV/V vs Bondurant-Farrar 5:00/7:00 PM

Girls Softball: V/JV vs Newton 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 27

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Sunday, May 28

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day – no classes

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