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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 

Congratulations to the Swimming & Diving team for their 11th consecutive Regional team championship. The Little Cyclones won all 12 of the 12 events, set 8 pool records, and 3 school records in their state qualifying meet.

Jayna Misra, Josi Buss and Kaylee Clendenen went 1,2,3 in diving and all qualified.



All three relays set pool records.  Amy Feddersen set two new school records in the 50 and 100 Free, and Sophie Sorenson set two new pool records in the 200 M and 100 Backstroke.



All in all, the girls team qualified 11 swimmers and 3 divers.  Swimming qualifiers are:

Annie Galvin, Molly Winer, Mia Moulden, Sophie Sorenson, Brinley Horras,  Olivia Jenks, Delaney Ryken, Jazlyn Horras,  Amy Feddersen, Gracie Wesselmann, and Kirsti Robertson.



You should purchase your ticket online before the state meet this weekend.  If you have any questions on how to purchase a ticket, please see Coach Flannery in Room 18.

Lets pack the Marshalltown YMCA pool this Saturday at 12:00!

Need an excuse to trick-or-treat this Halloween? You can trick-or-treat, get candy, and raise money for a good cause by participating in Key Club’s Halloween event, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF! Everyone is welcome. Meet in the AHS parking lot at 5:15 on Halloween night.

Attention Students! If you are interested in going out for wrestling or being a wrestling manager, there will be a meeting in the Athletics video conference room at 3:15 pm on Monday,  November 6th.  There is a sign-up sheet in the activities office.   If you have questions please see Coach Fecht.

There is still time to sign up for the Driver Ed session that will meet Nov. 6 thru December 13th.   The cost is $325.00.   Application forms may be picked up and returned in the Associate Principal Office.  

Conferences are Wednesday (November 1) from 4:00-7:30 PM; and Thursday (November 2) from 8:00-11:30 & 12:30 – 3:00 PM.

Thought For The Day –  “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

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Monday, October 30, 2017

DAILY NOTES – 

Need an excuse to trick-or-treat this Halloween? You can trick-or-treat, get candy, and raise money for a good cause by participating in Key Club’s Halloween event, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF! Everyone is welcome. Meet in the AHS parking lot at 5:15 on Halloween night.

There will be a meeting for all those interested in going out for wrestling or being a wrestling manager in the Athletics video conference room at 3:15 pm on Monday November 6th.  There is a sign-up sheet in the activities office, get signed up ahead of time.  If you have questions please see Coach Fecht.

Streetsmarts will be offering a Driver Ed session that will begin Nov. 6 thru December 13th.   The cost is $325.00.   Application forms may be picked up and returned in the Associate Principal Office.  

Conferences are Monday (October 30), and Wednesday (November 1) from 4:00-7:30 PM; and Thursday (November 2) from 8:00-3:00 PM

Thought For The Day – “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. Joybell C.

P/T Conferences Oct. 30 and Nov, 1 2017 2:00PM dismissal
No late start on Wednesday (11/1)

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM
Period 1 0:38 7:50 AM 8:28 AM
Period 2 0:39 8:33 AM 9:12 AM
Period 3 0:37 9:17 AM 9:54 AM
Period 4 0:37 9:59 AM 10:36 AM
Period 5/ 1st Lunch 0:38 10:36 AM 11:14 AM
Class 0:38 11:14 AM 11:52 AM
Class 0:38 10:41 AM 11:19 AM
Last Lunch 0:38 11:19 AM 11:57 AM
Period 6 0:37 11:57 AM 12:34 PM
Period 7 0:38 12:39 PM 1:17 PM
Period 8 0:38 1:22 PM 2:00 PM
P/T

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Friday October 27, 2017

PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES TIMES

Monday Oct. 30th,        4 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Nov. 1st,   4 – 7:30 PM

Thursday Nov. 2nd,      8 – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM

 

CLASS SCHEDULE DURING CONFERENCE WEEK.     

2:00 PM dismissal on Mon. 10/30 & Wed.11/1 (NO LATE START)

Tuesday – Oct. 31 – Regular Schedule

No Classes for students on Thursday, Nov. 2nd & Friday Nov. 3rd

 

Monday Oct. 30 & Wednesday, Nov 1. CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Warning Bell                    0:05                                  7:45 AM

Period 1                           0:38             7:50 AM        8:28 AM

Period 2                           0:39             8:33 AM        9:12 AM

Period 3                           0:37             9:17 AM        9:54 AM

Period 4                           0:37             9:59 AM      10:36 AM

Period 5    1st lunch        0:38            10:36 AM      11:14 AM

                   Class           0:38            11:14 AM      11:52 PM

 

                   Class          0:38             10:41 AM      11:19 AM

                Last lunch      0:38             11:19 AM      11:57 AM

Period 6                          0:37             11:57 AM      12:34 PM

Period 7                          0:38             12:39 PM       1:17 PM

Period 8                          0:38               1:22 PM       2:00 PM

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE INFORMATION

1.  Directions for signing up online for conferences have been emailed to parents and the online sign up is open. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school. Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3.  If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences. Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted. Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

ALL-STATE MUSIC

We are honored to have 13 band students, 9 orchestra students, 3 vocalists, and 2 pianists representing the hard work of our AHS students at the All-State Music Festival on November 16-18.

AHS Band All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Lillian Montabon – 1st Clarinet

Grace Lee – 2nd  Clarinet

Benjamin Moats – 2nd Clarinet

Lauren Cassaidy – 3rd Clarinet

Alyssa Romp – 3rd Clarinet

David Kim – 3rd Clarinet

Julia White –  2st Alto Saxophone

Nathan Paskach – 1st Cornet

David Tarté – 1st Horn (orchestra)

Adam Eichhorn – 1st Trombone

Channing Che – 2nd  Trombone

Peter Jaynes – Tuba

Dominick McDonald – Percussion

Tianxin Xu – Flute –1st Alternate

Sam Packard –Tenor Saxophone – 1st Alternate

Anna Cullinan – Horn – 1st Alternate

 

AHS Orchestra All-State Accepted:

Daniel Lee – Violin I

Ryan Jeong – Violin I

Jeremy Wessels – Violin I

Olivia Wong – Violin I

Amy Guan – Violin II

Hannah Huang – Violin II

Grace Kim – Cello

Joanna Kim – Cello

Chloe Barry – Harp

Jenny Kim- Violin – 1st Alternate

Isabelle Wong – Cello – 1st Alternate

AHS Choir All-State Accepted:

Eily Mickelson – Soprano 1

Christian Frankl – Bass 1

Jackson Bryant – Bass 1 

AHS All State Pianist:

Aubrey Litster

Ana Yam

 

DRIVERS ED CLASS OFFERED

Streetsmarts will be offering a  Driver Ed session that will begin  Nov. 6 thru Dec. 13 cost is $325.00  application forms may  be picked up and returned in the  associate principal office  

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due by January 16th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2″ X 2.5″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

AMES HIGH BLOOD DRIVE

The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, November 10 from 8:00-2:00. Pre-registration will be Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 9 in the front lobby of the school. Parents and community members are welcome to donate by signing up online at bloodcenterofiowa.org . Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Just think how many lives we can save!!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 27

No classes – Teacher Workday

Saturday, October 28

Boys & Girls Cross Country – State @ Fort Dodge 11:00 AM

Girls Swimming: V @ Regional TBA

Sunday , October 29

7 PM AHS Volleyball Banquet – Ames High Cafeteria.

Monday, October 30

Volleyball V Regional F TBA

2:00 PM Dismissal

Conferences     4 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 31

Regular Schedule

Wednesday, November 1

2 PM dismissal – no late start

Conferences    4 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 2

Conferences 8 -11:30 am & 12:30 – 3:00 pm

No Classes District Wide

Friday, November 3

No classes District Wide

Girls Swimming V Diving: @ State Meet – Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 4

Girls Swimming: V @ State Meet @ Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA 12:00 PM

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

DAILY NOTES – 

Hey, if you’re you interested in going out for wrestling this year, you should come to the meeting on Monday, November 6th in the Athletics video conference room.  It’s after school at 3:15.   If you want to be a manager,  you should also come to the meeting.   There is a sign-up sheet in the activities office so you can get signed up ahead of time.  If you have questions please see Coach Fecht.

Streetsmarts will be offering a Driver Ed session that will begin Nov. 6 thru December 13th.   The cost is $325.00.   Application forms may be picked up and returned in the Associate Principal Office.  

If anyone is interested in being a Varsity Girls Basketball manager this winter, please stop in and see Mr. Sullivan in room 121.

Looking for a job?  Check out the October Story County Job List that has just been released.   It’s in your document library in Family Connection.


Thought For The Day – “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” –  Veronica Roth

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DAILY NOTES – 

Are you interested in going out for wrestling this year?  Well, there will be a meeting about it on Monday Nov. 6th after school.   It’s going to be held in the Athletics video conference room.   Perhaps you are just interesting in being a manager.  In that case, you should also come to the meeting.   There is a sign-up sheet in the activities office, get signed up ahead of time.  If you have questions please see Coach Fecht.

Streetsmarts will be offering a Driver Ed session that will begin Nov. 6 thru December 13th.   The cost is $325.00.   Application forms may be picked up and returned in the Associate Principal Office.  

If anyone is interested in being a Varsity Girls Basketball manager this winter, please stop in and see Mr. Sullivan in room 121.

Looking for a job?  Check out the October Story County Job List that has just been released.   It’s in your document library in Family Connection.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

There will be a meeting for all those interested in going out for wrestling or being a wrestling manager in the Athletics video conference room at 3:15 pm on Monday November 6th.  There is a sign-up sheet in the activities office, get signed up ahead of time.  If you have questions please see Coach Fecht.

Streetsmarts will be offering a Driver Ed session that will begin Nov. 6 thru December 13th.   The cost is $325.00.   Application forms may be picked up and returned in the Associate Principal Office.  

If anyone is interested in being a Varsity Girls Basketball manager this winter, please stop in and see Mr. Sullivan in room 121.

Hey Senior Mentors! Tomorrow, October 25 is the next senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders!

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall:  If you want to take the prep classes for the SAT or ACT,  please sign up this week in Student Services.   Checks should be made out to Ames High School.  The first prep session starts Nov. 6th.

Looking for a job? The October Story County Job List has been released and is in your document library in Family Connection.

Just a last minute reminder for all you folks that The National Honor Society is meeting today during 2nd lunch in the Multi-purpose room.    Please let Mrs. C or one of the NHS leaders know if you cannot make it.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

DAILY NOTES –

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall:   Do you remember that check your parents gave you?   The one for the Prep classes?    Please try to get them in this week, and don’t wait until the last minute.    Checks should be made out to Ames High School.  The first prep session starts Nov. 6th.

The National Honor Society will have their October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24th during 2nd lunch in the Multi-purpose room.   Please let Mrs. C or one of the NHS leaders know if you cannot make it.

Are you interested in an internship at Iowa State University?  Applications are now available for ISU internships for the spring semester.  Come to the ELP alcove to pick up an application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Skaar for more information. Applications are due November 2.

 Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics for the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. You will need to have one free period (not necessarily the same period each day) open in your spring schedule to accommodate one of these classes. Applications will be due October 26.

Attention Senior Mentors! Wednesday, October 25 is the next senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders!

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Friday October 20, 2017

Varsity Football @ Dowling, 7 pm Kickoff

Tonight’s game against Dowling will be broadcast on Iowa Catholic Radio and webcast on CISN.TV.

UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETING TOMORROW (10-21-17)

Any  juniors or seniors interested in participating in the Uganda Service Learning Project next summer, applications are available from Mr. Mooney in Room 107. There will be an informational meeting for parents on Saturday October 21, 9:00 AM at Ames High School (Room 107). Contact Mr. Mooney if interested.

ACT / SAT PREP CLASS

DEADLINE to sign up for the  ACT/SAT Prep Class is Wednesday, October 25th at 3:00 PM. See Mrs. Evans in Student Services for more information. It is first come with the payment, first served until each section is full.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are Monday, October 30th, and Wednesday, November 1st from 4:00-7:30 PM, and Thursday, November 2, from 8:00-11:30 AM  and 12:30 – 3:00 PM.

1.  Directions for signing up on-line for conferences were emailed to parents last Tuesday. You may start signing up for conferences Monday, October 23rd, at 7:00 AM. Any parent / guardian without internet access may call Abby Evans (817-0620) and she will help them schedule their conferences.

2.  Parents with Internet access will print off a copy of their conference schedule to bring to school. Parents without Internet access may stop by Student Services if they need a copy of their schedule of conferences.

3.  If you do not get signed-up for conferences online, you may go around to a teacher’s room after school on the day of conferences. Teachers will have their conference schedule for that night posted. Parents may write their name in if there is an open time slot.

Ames High will dismiss at 2:00 PM October 30th, and November 1st due to parent/teacher conferences.

Wednesday, November 1 will not be a late start.

NO SCHOOL DUE TO PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES

There is no school on Friday, October 27th, as teachers prepare for conferences.

The following week there will be no school on Thursday, November 2nd, due to conferences, or Friday, November 3.

AMES HIGH SCHOOL 31ST  ANNUAL ACADEMIC LETTERS PROGRAM

Ames High School’s 31st annual Academic Letters Program is Monday, October 23rd, in the high school cafeteria starting at 6:00 PM.

AHS MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR

The Ames High School Marching Band is holding its Annual Marching Band Spectacular at 7:30 PM Monday, October 23th in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the 31st Annual Academic Letters Program. Cost for the Marching Band Spectacular is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family. The band is under the direction of Chris Ewan, Andrew Buttermore, and Peter Thompson.

AHS FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, 7:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium

Featuring the 9th grade string orchestra performing Dark Catacombs and Ghosts of Brandenburg and the 10-12 grade string orchestra performing Esperance featuring Chloe Barry on Solo Harp and the Claude Bolling Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Trio featuring a professional Jazz Pianist, Jazz String Bass and Jazz Drums along with Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horns with strings. Come and enjoy an evening of various musical styles performed by the AHS string players. Cost for this event is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family.

ELP CLASSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or AP Macroeconomics for the spring semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. You will need to have one free period (not necessarily the same period each day) open in your spring schedule to accommodate one of these classes. Applications will be due October 26.

College Representatives for this week.

Tuesday, October 24 – Ellsworth Community College – 1:30 pm.

DRIVERS EDUCATION

A new session of “Street Smarts”  formally Teen Driver will begin on November 6th and run through December 11th. Anyone interested may pick up a form in the associate principal’s office.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 20

Football: V vs. Dowling 7 PM

Saturday, October 21

All-State Auditions – Indianola High School – all day

Uganda Service Learning Project Information Meeting – AHS Room 107 9 AM

Sunday, October 22

Boys CC Banquet – 6 PM – Ames High School

Monday, October 23

AHS Academic Letter Program  – AHS Cafeteria 6 PM

AHS Marching Band Spectacular – AHS Gym 7:30 PM

Tuesday, October 24

Volleyball: V Regional Semifinals @ Marshalltown 7 PM

AHS Orchestra Fall Festival Concert – AHS Auditorium 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 26

End of 1st Quarter

Girls Swimming V Dive Regional TBA – All day

Friday, October 27

No Classes – Professional Day – District Wide

Saturday, October 28

Boys & Girls Cross Country V @ State – Fort Dodge Senior High School 11:00 AM

Girls Swimming: V  Regional TBA (all day)

 
 
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Hey y’all.   

If you cannot go to tonight’s game,  you can still catch the action because the game will be broadcast on Iowa Catholic Radio and webcast on CISN.TV.   Tune in and cheer on the Little Cyclones.

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall:   Do you remember that check your parents gave you?   The one for the Prep classes?   Well, today is the last day to sign up. Better get down to Student Services today because Monday will be too late.   Checks should be made out to Ames High School.   The first prep session starts Nov. 6th.

National Honor Society members, just a reminder that our October meeting will be on next Tuesday, Oct. 24th during 2nd lunch in the Multi-purpose room.   Please let Mrs. C or one of the NHS leaders know if you cannot make it.

Are you interested in an internship at Iowa State University?  Applications are now available for ISU internships for the spring semester.  Come to the ELP alcove to pick up an application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Skaar for more information. Applications are due November 2.

Attention Senior Mentors! Wednesday, October 25 is the next senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders!

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