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Friday November 17 ,2017

Thanksgiving Break – There will be no classes on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.   

NOTE    Wednesday will be an early dismissal, with no late start.   Please see the schedule below for details.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 22nd SCHEDULE – NO LATE START.

Wednesday Schedule 11.22.17 -Day before Thanksgiving 1:15 p.m. dismissal

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch

0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM

Class 0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM

Class 0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM

Last Lunch

0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM

Period 6 0:32 11:31 AM 12:03 PM

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM

MADRIGAL DINNER

Tickets are now on sale.  The dates for the dinners are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 each.  Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more information: peggy.dieter@ames.k12.ia.us or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.

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

 ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Nov. 17

All-State Festival @ISU

GBB (Scrimmage) JV/V v Boone 6/7:30 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 18

All-State Festival @ ISU

Tuesday,  Nov. 21

GBB JV2/JV1/V @ East 4:45/6/7:45  – 9:45 PM – East High School

BSW JV/V vs Fort Dodge – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Ames High School

Wednesday,Nov. 22 

AHS No Late Start

Early Dismissal – 1:15 PM

Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day/No School

Friday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Vacation/No School

Saturday Nov. 25

GBB JV2/JV1/V vs Fort Dodge 2/3:30/5p – 6:30 PM – Ames High

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Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Next week, Chess Club will go back to meeting at it’s normal time, Tuesday at 3:15 in Mrs. C’s room.    Hope you can make it.

The Skeptics Club Movie Month starts today after school in room 35.   Everybody is welcome to come and vote on what movies to watch.   Hope to see you there.

Thought For The Day – “I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.” – Langston Hughes

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Iowa Teacher of the Year: Aileen Sullivan

Aileen Sullivan, a veteran chemistry teacher at Ames High, was named the 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year by Governor Kim Reynolds at a surprise event that was also attended by Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise.

Sullivan has taught at Ames High School since 1996 and is known for challenging her students, her colleagues, and herself to grow and improve. Superintendent Dr. Tim Taylor hired Sullivan in 1996 and dubbed her a “kid magnet.” She has “that hidden ability to understand and relate to young people that draws them in and allows her to push them to their potential.”

Sullivan, along with her husband Joel Sullivan, who nominated Aileen and is also a teacher at Ames High, found out that she was selected as the Teacher of the Year two months prior to the event and was embargoed from discussing it. “When I nominated her, my goal was for her to get the recognition she deserves as a teacher and leader in our district. None of what she does is very public and few people realize how hard she works and how dedicated she is to improving her craft and helping students.”

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Rev’n for Seven: Girls Swimming and Diving Win 7th State Championship

 

 

The Ames High Girls Swimming and Diving team were Rev’n for Seven as they entered the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) State Championships. The two day event was held in Marshalltown on November 3-4, and the Little Cyclones entered with an undefeated season with several contenders looking to dethrone Ames as the top program in the state.

This year’s team had the responsibility of carrying history into the State Meet. Since 2010, the Little Cyclones have won 6 state titles, with their only loss coming at the State Meet in 2014 where they were runner up to Pleasant Valley. Since that time, the Little Cyclones have forged ahead with a new winning streak and their eye on a seventh state championship.

Friday night consisted of the diving event where Ames qualified 3 divers in the top 10. The team was led by Jayna Misra, who entered the competition with the second highest qualifying total. After her second of 11 dives, Jayna took the lead and never looked back. Her combined score of 542.45 was the second highest total since 1967 and 57 points better than the runner up finisher. Senior Kaylee Clendenen had her best meet of the year, finishing 6th. The 33 team points earned during the diving portion got Ames off to an early lead in the team competition.

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Edwards Elementary Maker Theater

On October 13, third graders at Edwards Elementary staged a theater production in front of packed classrooms full of family members and fellow students. The “maker theater” was a collaboration between Edwards teachers and Iowa State University students in the School of Education.

Professors Sara Nelson and Christa Jackson worked with students and staff to combine lessons in literacy and geometry to help develop sets and scripts within the third grade classrooms. The scripts were based on seven children’s books and performed in the form of a reader’s theater. This style gives students an opportunity to focus on fluency and to express themselves while reading. This year’s maker theater was a pilot project with both teachers and ISU professors looking to expand the concept in future versions.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Winter Sports Kick off is tonight in the Gym at 6 pm.   All the winter sports will be introduced, and there will be meetings for the parents.   You can also buy spirit wear, and concessions will be available.  

Thought for the Day – Writing is like travelling. It’s wonderful to go somewhere, but you get tired of staying. – Langston Hughes

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Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Tomorrow night is the AHS Winter Sports Kick-Off   6 p.m. in the Gym.  All of the winter team sports will be introduced, and after that, there  will be  parent meetings with the coaches.  There will also be concessions and spirit wear for sale.

Next week, Chess Club will go back to meeting at it’s normal time, Tuesday at 3:15 in Mrs. C’s room.    Hope you can make it.

Thought For The Day – One of the great needs of Negro children is to have books about themselves and their lives that can help them be proud. -Langston Hughes

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

 

And now for the SHOUT video.

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Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

The AHS Winter Kick-Off  is this Thursday night, November 16th at 6 p.m. in the Gym.  All of the winter team sports will be introduced, followed by parent meetings. There will be concessions and spirit wear will be for sale as well..

If you are  interested in forming a Mock Trial team, there will be a meeting in Mr. Woolery’s room during Plus Period today, and after school Wednesday, November 15th.

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

Northwest Missouri State – Today @ 1:00 PM

University of Missouri – Wednesday @ 1:00 PM

Thought For The Day – What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?  -Langston Hughes

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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Chess club is meeting Monday after school.   Hope to see you there.

The AHS Winter Kick-Off is this Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in the Gym.  The Basketball, Boys Swim, Wrestling, Cheer teams, and squads will be introduced.  Parent meetings will conclude the evening’s activities. Concessions and spirit wear will be for sale as well.

Auditions for AHS Musical “Babes in Arms” will be Tuesday, Nov. 14.  If you are interested in auditioning, please see Mrs. Dieter in the Vocal Music Room for audition materials and details.

 If you are  interested in forming a Mock Trial team, there will be a meeting in Mr. Woolery’s room during Plus Period on Tuesday, November 14 and after school Wednesday the November 15.

Please  submit your works to Scratchpad, the AHS  literary and art publication.  Locate the plastic bins in your English classrooms and leave a story, poem, photograph or artwork.  Make sure you identify yourself. Your work will be considered for publication in next spring’s Scratchpad.  See Mr. Woolery or a Scratchpad board member with any questions.

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

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

 Simpson College – Today @ 1:00 PM

Northwest Missouri State – Tuesday @ 1:00 PM

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Friday November 10 , 2017

PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR PARENTS

Parents of Juniors – An evening program has been planned by the counselors to outline the post secondary planning process. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. The counselors will be outlining the processes and procedures for families to follow in order to successfully determine a student’s option(s) for post secondary schooling. Examples of the topics to be addressed are the following:

      What Kind of College Meets Your Needs

      Making the Most of the College Visit

      Organizing the Application Process

      Financing College Expenses

Family Connection will also be introduced to parents. Through Family Connection, students can search for colleges that match their interests/needs, compare and match colleges, request transcripts, view scholarship information, and view when college representatives are scheduled to visit Ames High. Students can also monitor the status of their college applications. Parents unable to attend the program may pick up material prepared by the counselors the following day in Student Services.

AHS MUSICAL AUDITIONS – “BABES IN ARMS”

Auditions for AHS Musical “Babes in Arms” will be Tuesday, Nov. 14.  If your student is interested in auditioning, s/he should see Mrs. Dieter in the Vocal Music Room for audition materials and details.

 MADRIGAL DINNER

Tickets are now on sale.  The dates for the dinners are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $28 each.  Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more information: peggy.dieter@ames.k12.ia.us or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.

 WINTER SPORTS  KICK-OFF

The AHS Winter Kick-Off is November 16 at 6 p.m. in the Gym, where our Basketball, Boys Swim, Wrestling and Cheer teams and squads will be introduced. Parent meetings will conclude the evening’s activities. Concessions and spirit wear will be available.

Nov. 16,  WINTER SPORTS KICK OFF

AHS Winter Sports Kick-off is Thursday, November 16th in the Ames High Gym. Doors open at 6:00 PM with Concessions and Clothing sales.

 6:40 – Drill team Performances – Introduce Team

6:45 – Winter Cheer Performance – Introduce Team

6:50 – Introduce Boys Swimming and Wrestling

7:00 – Athletic Director Welcome and Booster Club Co-Presidents, introduction of Winter          Sports Reps. and athletic trainers, Recognize Fall Accomplishments.

7:10 – Introduce Girls and Boys teams

7:15 – Transition to Parent Meetings.

7:25 – Boys Swimming – Cafeteria

Drill Team – Gym

Winter Cheer – Media Center

Wrestling – Video Room

Girls Basketball – Room 121 (Coach Sullivan’s room)

           Boys Basketball – Multi-purpose room

DRILL TEAM ANNUAL OMELET BREAKFAST

The Ames High Drill Team will be holding its 19th Annual Omelet Breakfast Sunday, November 12th, from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Ames High Spirit Room (enter the football stadium/pool doors). Tickets are $7.00 for a student, $10.00 for an adult and $30.00 for a family of 4 or more. Tickets are available from drill team members or at the door. Please attend and support the Drill Team as they fundraise for costumes, props and backdrops!

LITTLE CYCLONE SPIRIT WEBSTORE

The Little Cyclones Spirit Webstore is now open. Order your Little Cyclone apparel at https://sk.four51ordercloud.com/AmesK12/catalog/AHS. This winter’s inventory includes fan favorites as well as sweatshirts and spirit wear perfect for a long, cold season. Pay by credit card and have your order shipped directly to your home or school. The Webstore will close on November 15, so do not delay! Contact Jessica at 515-558-6059 or jbartels@storeykenworthy.com with questions. 

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 .

JUST A HEADS UP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 22nd)  will be a 7:50 start time with an early dismissal at 1:15 pm.   The complete schedule will be included in next Friday’s parent email.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Nov. 10  

Fall Play – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 7:30 PM AHS Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 11

Fall Play – ONe Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 7:30 PM AHS Auditorium

Sunday, Nov. 12

Drill Team Omelet Breakfast- 8 AM – AHS Spirit Room

Tuesday,  Nov. 14

Auditions for Winter Musical  – 3:15 PM – 8PM.  Ames High.

Program for Junior Parents – 6PM

Thursday, Nov. 16

All State Music Festival Ames – 10 AM

OPUS Choral Festival – 4PM – Iowa State University

Winter Sports Kickoff – 5:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, Nov. 17

All-State Festival @ISU – Nov. 17 &18

GBB (Scrimmage) JV/V vs Boone  – 6PM

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