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Articles from January 2018

WEDNESDAY,  Jan. 31, 2018

 

Attention students interested in going on the Europe Trip in 2019.  There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 6 during Plus Period in Mrs. Sullivan’s room–room 109.  This informational meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions and to see the basic plan for the trip.  Also- remember to sign up for AP European History if you plan to go on the trip. You will also be able to ask questions about the class at this meeting.    

Track and Field will have their pre-season information meeting Thursday Feb 1st during plus period in the gym. Students can sign up for plus period under the name Duea.

The last day to drop a class without consequences, as long as you still remain a full time student is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.   

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March. 6, 2018.

FCA leadership will meet in Dobernecker’s room during 2nd lunch this THURSDAY, February 1.  If you would like to be involved in FCA leadership, please join us on Thursday during 2nd lunch.

Tickets for the winter musical, Babes in Arms, are now on sale in the main office.  Tickets are $10.00 for 9th grade and above; $8.00 for 8th grade and below.

The Ames High Senior Senate will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Friday, February 16 from 8:00-2:00.  Stay tuned for more details coming up next week.

 Acceleration forms are now available. They can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS.  They are due by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

Thought For The Day –  Successful people have learned to make themselves do the thing that has to be done when it has to be done, whether they like it or not.

 

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TUESDAY,  Jan. 30, 2018

 

Attention Sophomores and Juniors.  Are you interested in getting high school and college credit while exploring potential career opportunities?  DMACC Career Academy at the Hunziker Center in Ames can provide several options.   Bring your lunch and join us for a “Lunch and Learn” session during your lunch period on Wednesday, January 31 in the multi-purpose room.   A Student panel of Ames HIgh peers will speak about their Career Academy programs and learning experiences this year.   Hope to see you there.

TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON MEETING FEB 1st – (PLUS PERIOD)

Any girl or boy student who is interested in participating in Track & Field this spring for Ames High can attend the preseason information meeting Thursday Feb 1st during plus period in the gym. Students can sign up for plus period under the name Duea.

Congratulations to Ryan Jeong, who was the winner of the Senior string competition in Iowa of the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) last November.  He won the divisional championship in the senior string category.  He will fly to Orlando, Florida in march to compete in the national finals at the annual conference.  Good Luck Ryan!

Congratulations to Evan Lewis and Paige Neutzling!  Their artwork has been selected to be exhibited in the 2018 Youth Art Month Show.   Their artwork will be on display at the State Historical Building throughout the month of March, with a reception on March 23rd.

Please make sure you bring your Activity Pass to Ames High Athletic Events. Each student must present his/her Activity Pass or pay admission at the gate. Come support your Little Cyclones!

FCA leadership will meet in Dobernecker’s room during 2nd lunch this THURSDAY, February 1.  If you would like to be involved in FCA leadership, please join us on Thursday during 2nd lunch.

Acceleration forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

Tickets for the winter musical, Babes in Arms, are now on sale in the main office.  Tickets are $10.00 for 9th grade and above; $8.00 for 8th grade and below.

State Swim tickets may be pre-purchased through the Athletic Office for $10. Tickets must be ordered and paid for BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2.  All tickets must be paid for at the time of order.


Thought For The Day –  Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. –Vince Lombardi

 
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Monday,  Jan. 29, 2018

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

Are you interested in getting high school and college credit while exploring potential career opportunities?  DMACC Career Academy at the Hunziker Center in Ames can provide several options.   Bring your lunch and join us for a “Lunch and Learn” session during your lunch period on Wednesday, January 31 in the multi-purpose room.   A Student panel of Ames HIgh peers will speak about their Career Academy programs and learning experiences this year.   They are:

Seth Henschen – Auto Tech Program

Jacob VerSteegt – Building Trades Program

Grace Perrin – Health occupations/CNA program

Teresa Pelzer- Culinary Arts Program

Greg Bernhard – Criminal Justice Program

Marin Ellis – Teacher Academy Program

Will Tibbin – Welding Program

Hope to see you there.

TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON MEETING FEB 1st – (PLUS PERIOD)

Any girl or boy student who is interested in participating in Track & Field this spring for Ames High can attend the preseason information meeting Thursday Feb 1st during plus period in the gym. Students can sign up for plus period under the name Duea.

Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named candidates in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program:  

Ryan Jeong, Melissa Liu, Caroline Paxton, and Tianxin Xu.

Thought For The Day –  “”The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high but that it is too low and we reach it.”  Michelangelo

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Friday January 26, 2018

DROPPING A CLASS

The last day to drop a class without consequences as long the student has enough classes to be a full-time student is Tuesday, February 6.

EARN AHS AND DMACC CREDIT

As students prepare to sign up for next year’s classes, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend an informational “Lunch and Learn” meeting on Wednesday, January 31 to hear about the DMACC Career Academy and SCALE programs. Students earn both high school and college credit from these classes.  AHS students who are currently enrolled in several of these programs will talk about their experience.  They are:

Seth Henschen – Auto Tech Program

Jacob VerSteegt – Building Trades Program

Grace Perrin – Health occupations/CNA program

Teresa Pelzer- Culinary Arts Program

Greg Bernhard – Criminal Justice Program

Marin Ellis – Teacher Academy Program

Will Tibbin – Welding Program

Hope to see you there.

The informational meetings will be held in the multi-purpose room at AHS during each lunch period on January 31.  Students may bring a brown bag lunch or go to the head of the lunchroom line and take their lunch to the multi-purpose room.

ACCELERATION INFORMATION

Forms for students entering grades 9-12 interested in pursuing acceleration in the 2018-19 school year are now available. These forms can be accessed online via the Ames High School ELP Page or in the ELP Alcove at AHS. Forms are due to the ELP office located in MC-3 by February 9. Late applications will not be accepted.

2018-19 CLASS SIGN UP

Next week students will be signing up online for their 2018-19 Ames High Classes. Grades 9, 10 and 11 will receive information in homeroom Wednesday, January 31, concerning signing up for classes.  Course selection is due the following week on Friday, February 9. Applications for acceleration are due the same day, Feb. 9.  

You can go to the AHS homepage – enter www.ames.k12.ia.us and then click on Ames High School. There you will find a link to the 2018-19 Registration Book. On Wednesday, January 31 there will also be a link for online course registration instructions.

BOYS STATE SWIM MEET

The Boys State Swim Meet will be held on Saturday, February 10th at the University of Iowa Swimming Pool.   Tickets cost $10 and need to be pre-ordered and paid in full by February 2nd.  You can do this by visiting JD Mitchell in the Athletics Office, or any secretary in the Main Office.  Checks can be made to the Ames High Booster Club.  We anticipate that tickets will be ready for pick up on Feb. 7th after 9 am.

Winter Musical:  Babes in Arms

A group of young interns, with dreams of theatrical stardom, slave away at the Surf and Sand Playhouse in Cape Cod.  They are secretly working on their own revue while also preparing a production for their cheap and tyrannical boss, Seymour Fleming, and an angry, arrogant southern playwright by the name of Lee Calhoun.  Watch as these aspiring actors and actresses, led by Valentine White and Susie Ward, deal with love, laughter, and “skullduggery” as they try their best to outwit the powers that be.  Curtain is 7:30 PM February 9 and 10, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 11. Admission is  $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below.  Tickets are on sale in the Ames High main office.

LARGE GROUP SPEECH CONTEST

Twenty-seven students participated in the District Large Group Speech Contest at Southeast Polk Middle School on Saturday, January 24.  Students who received I ratings and will advance to the State Contest at Waukee High School on February 3 are:  April Wigdahl and Emily Peters and Gerrit Van Dyke, Jacob Peters, and Josh Gartin in Group Improvisation; Kijune Kim, Grant Welk, and Scott Junck in Radio Broadcasting; Ebisha Lawrence-Christopher, Kate Townsend, Amy Guan, and Tiffany Rong in Television News; and Gerrit Van Dyk, Hannah Wigdahl, Isabel Polashek, Jacob Peters, Josh Gartin, and Lauryn Berger, and April Wigdahl, E’mma Camara, Emily Peters, and Gwen Stewart in Musical Theater.  Students who received II ratings included:  Kijune Kim, Abbas Kuso, Iluda Ko, and Deeksha Sarda in Short Film; Clae Riker and Elizabeth Moe in Group Mime and Ensemble Acting; and Kathleen Pelter, Natalie Bretey, and Travis Cooper in Musical Theater. The students are coached by Judy and Sarah Anderson, Becky Riker, and Connie Ringlee.  

CAREER FAIR FOR 9th GRADE STUDENTS

The Career Fair Planning Committee is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, February 6 at Ames High School in the UNI Hallway.  This is a special day for all AHS 9th grade students only.   The purpose for the fair is to learn about different careers, and the importance of soft skills for employment.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sam Edster.

AMES HIGH ATHLETIC SPRING COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 7, 8 AM.

All senior athletes who have committed to a college to participate in athletics and who are receiving athletic aid are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap by email (joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us or judge.johnston@ames.k12.ia.us) or call 817-0611 if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS

The Baccalaureate Service held in conjunction with Graduation is parent-organized and non-school sponsored. Co-chairs and committee members are needed now to begin planning next spring’s event. Please contact last year’s co-chair Lea Lippolis (lealippolis@gmail.com) to express your interest. Your help is critical to the success of Baccalaureate. Thank you!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, January 26

WR V CIML @ SE Polk 4 pm – Southeast Polk High School

GBB JV1/V @ Valley 4:45/6 pm – Valley High School

GBB JV2 @ Valley 4:45 pm – Valley Southwoods Freshman High

BBB 10/V @ Valley 4:45/7:45 pm – Valley High School

BBB 9 @ Valley 6 pm – Valley Southwoods Freshman High

Saturday, January 27

BBB JV v Ft. Dodge 10 am – Ames High School

WR JV @ Ft. Dodge Invite 10 am– Fort Dodge Senior High School

BBB 9 vs Marshalltown 11:30 am– Ames High School

Monday, January 29

GBB JV2 vs Urbandale 6 pm – Ames HIgh School

BBB JV vs Marshalltown – 7 pm – Ames High School

BBB 9 vs Urbandale – 7:30 pm – Ames High School

Tuesday, January 30

BBB 10/V vs Urbandale 4:45/7:45 pm – Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Urdandale 4:45/6 pm – Ames High School

Wednesday, January 31

Lunch & Learn – DMACC Presentation – Multipurpose room – 11:40 & 12:20

Thursday, February 1

WR JV/V @ Lincoln/Newton – 5:30 pm – Lincoln High School

GBB JV2 vs Centennial – 6 pm – Ames High School    BBB 9 vs Centennial – 7:30 pm – Ames High School

Friday, February 2

BBB 10/V vs Centennial 4:45/7:45 pm –  Ames High School

GBB JV1/V vs Centennial 4:45/6 pm – Ames High School

Saturday, February 3

BSW V Districts TBA – (all day)

AHS Band – Urbandale Jazz Colloquium – Urbandale High  (all day)

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FRIDAY,  Jan. 26, 2018

TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON MEETING FEB 1 (PLUS PERIOD)

Any girl or boy student who is interested in participating in Track & Field this spring for Ames High can attend the preseason information meeting Thursday Feb 1st during plus period in the gym. Students can sign up for plus period under the name Duea. 

Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 7, at 8:00 AM.  All senior athletes who have committed to a college to play a sport,  and who are receiving athletic aid are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.

The State Swim Meet is Saturday, Feb. 10th at the University of Iowa Pool.   Tickets may be pre-purchased through the Athletic Office for $10 If you are planning on going, the tickets must be ordered and paid for BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd.  

 Mark your calendar now to attend the AHS Winter Musical: Babes in Arms.   Performances are scheduled for evening of February 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm,  and  2pm on Sunday the 11th.   Tickets are on sale in the main office.     The Admission price is $10 for 9th grade and older, $8 for 8th grade and below.  

The last day to drop a class without consequences, AS LONG AS YOU STILL REMAIN A FULL-TIME STUDENT is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 

Thought For The Day –  “Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”  Anonymous

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THURSDAY,  Jan. 25, 2018

 

Mark your calendar now to attend the AHS Winter Musical: Babes in Arms.   Performances are scheduled for evening of February 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm,  and  2pm on Sunday the 11th.   Tickets are on sale in the main office.     The Admission price is $10 for 9th grade and older, $8 for 8th grade and below.  

Ames High Athletic Spring College Signing Day is Wednesday, February 7, at 8:00 AM.  All senior athletes who have committed to a college to play a sport,  and who are receiving athletic aid are invited to participate. Please contact the Athletic Office asap if you would like to be recognized in our Spring Signing.

Two REAP summer internships through the Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences at ISU are available for students interested in STEM research.  Please see Mrs. Tibben in room 11 if you are interested.  Application deadline is February 28, 2018.

The State Swim Meet is Saturday, Feb. 10th at the University of Iowa Pool.   Tickets may be pre-purchased through the Athletic Office for $10 If you are planning on going, the tickets must be ordered and paid for BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd.  

Thought For The Day – “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling

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WEDNESDAY,  Jan. 24, 2018

National Honor society members must come to our January meeting this Thursday in the Multipurpose room during the 2nd lunch.   Attendance is required and if for some reason you cannot attend, please let Mrs. C. or one of the NHS officers know.

The State Swim Meet is Saturday, Feb. 10th at the University of Iowa Pool.   Tickets may be pre-purchased through the Athletic Office for $10 If you are planning on going, the tickets must be ordered and paid for BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd.  

 There will be a preseason baseball meeting for any 9-12 students planning to go out for baseball this Thursday, the 25th at 7:15 A.M. in the HS video room (near the gym balcony).

Thought For The Day – A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees. —Amelia Earhart

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TUESDAY,  Jan. 23, 2018

 

Ames High Girls and Boys Tennis is hosting a Team Fundraiser all day today January 23rd at Noodles & Company. Please consider going to Noodles to eat, and mention Ames Tennis at checkout or show the flyer and you will help support the team!

If you are interested in Girl’s soccer, There will be an informational meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30 am in the Multipurpose room.  

Hey senior mentors! Your next senior mentor homeroom day is tomorrow. Go visit your ninth graders!

Chess Club’s first meeting for this semester will be tonight after school in Mrs. C’s room #229.  Hope to see you there.

National Honor society members must come to our January meeting this Thursday the 25th in the Multipurpose room during the 2nd lunch.   Attendance is required and if for some reason you cannot attend, please let Mrs. C. or one of the NHS officers know.

Just so you know, the last day to drop a class without consequences is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.   That is coming up sooner than you think, so don’t procrastinate if you need to talk to your counselor.  

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, March. 6, 2018. 

The State Swim Meet is Saturday, Feb. 10th at the University of Iowa Pool.   Tickets may be pre-purchased through the Athletic Office for $10 If you are planning on going, the tickets must be ordered and paid for BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd.  

 

 

 

Thought For The Day – “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” -Mary Kay Ash

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MONDAY,  Jan. 22, 2018

DAILY NOTES 

Two REAP summer internships through the Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences at ISU are available for students interested in STEM research.  Please see Mrs. Tibben in room 11 if you are interested.  Application deadline is February 28, 2018.

The Ames girls and boys tennis team will be holding a team benefit fundraiser on Tuesday, January 23rd from 11am – 9pm at Noodles and Company at on South Duff. All proceeds from any food purchases made during this time will go towards the purchase of new team apparel for both teams. Please mention the tennis team at check out.

 There will be an informational meeting for Girls Soccer on Wednesday, January 24th at 8:30am in the Multipurpose room.  

 Attention senior mentors! Wednesday is your next senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders!

Chess Club’s first meeting this semester will be Tuesday after school in Mrs. C’s room #229. Hope to see you there.

National Honor society members, please remember to come to our January meeting on Thursday the 25th.   It will be in the Multipurpose room during the 2nd lunch. Attendance is required and if for some reason you cannot attend, please let Mrs. C. or one of the NHS officers know.

Just so you know, the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and the last day to drop a class without consequences is February 6, 2018

 

Thought For The Day – “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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