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Articles from February 2018

Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018

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

Tryouts for the spring play start today after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room.  There will be Tryouts Thursday and Friday after school too.   You should come with a prepared monologue and be ready for a cold script reading.

If you are interested in taking AP online classes,  please stop by the ELP alcove and get more details about what classes are offered.   These classes are open to all, not just ELP students.  Talk to Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.   Applications are due March 9th.  

If you are a current sophomore or junior and you have a GPA of at least a 3.4, you’re eligible to apply for National Honor Society – 2018-2019.   Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office at the high school.  Any questions can be sent to Ms. C.  

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

 

Thought for the Day -“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

  • Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

 

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TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 27, 2018

Tryouts for the spring play will take place Wednesday through Friday (Feb. 28-March 2) after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room 225.  You should come with a prepared monologue and be ready for a cold script reading as well.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 or above can apply for National Honor Society.  Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office at the high school.

Registration for AP exams is due by March 5 The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted.

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

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services next week.  Please see Mrs. Evans if you need a pass.

Monday, March 5th  – Upper Iowa University and The University of Minnesota – Rochester

Tuesday, March 6th  – The University of Northern Iowa – UNI for short.

Wednesday, March 7th –  Simpson College

 

Thought For The Day – “Don’t hope, do.” – Coates

 

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Read-a-Thon Celebration

In January, elementary schools across the District organized read-a-thon events in collaboration with their PTOs. “The goal is to get students to develop a passion for reading by specifically targeting time for reading outside of the classroom,” said Sue Lawler, principal at Sawyer Elementary.

A kick-off evening event often started the two- week book push in most schools. Sawyer Elementary invited parents to attend a family reading night themed “reading under the big top,” while Mitchell Elementary hosted a “book tasting” evening with parents. Once it began, families kept track of minutes read outside of the classroom and students received an incentive every time they read for those minutes.

The momentum continued throughout the read-a-thon to encourage students to read. Students at Mitchell Elementary made a fun video titled “Wild About Reading” to promote reading where students wore masks they made in class. The culimating read-a-thon event celebrated student reading. Students were cheered and given high fives as they filed into their gymnasiums for an assembly. At Sawyer Elementary, the guests of honor were Smyles from the Ames Public Library, and Cy from Iowa State University.

“We had an overwhelming majority of our students participate this year, and our total minutes continues to grow each year. Next year we want to look for more opportunities to get the kids excited about reading!” said Lawler.

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Earthquake Science Challenge

Students in Mrs. Andrews’ sixth-grade science class have been analyzing and interpreting data on earthquakes in order to forecast future events. As an extension to this area of study, students have learned about the development of technologies to mitigate the effects of earthquakes on structures.

They designed “skyscrapers’ following specified criteria using a variety of materials. Students also had to work around certain constraints and varying budgets in order to incorporate base-isolators, cross-bracing, footprint size, tapered geometry, and the occasional pendulum.

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Monday Feb. 26, 2018

 

Tryouts for the spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters, will take place next Wednesday through Friday(Feb. 28-March 2) after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room 225.  You should come with a prepared monologue and there will be a cold script reading as well.

AP Online Class Options for Students.   Any student interested in taking AP online classes should stop in the ELP alcove for information and applications.   These classes are open to all students, not just ELP students.  There are 4 classes available: Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters, and two full year courses, AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society  for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. the induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C, NHS Advisor, at jessica.cakrasenjaya@ames.k12.ia.us.

Students who are interested in participating in the Ames-Spain Exchange next year should sign up for Mrs. Dunkin’s Plus Period on Tues.  We’ll talk about the opportunities to travel to Spain and/or host a student from Spain.

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

Thought for the Day -“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  Socrates

 

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AHS Friday Announcements 02-23-18

RESCHEDULED EVENTS

Due to  weather conditions two activities scheduled for this week have been postponed.

  1. The sports physicals originally scheduled for 2/22 have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic Training Room.

  2. Dance Marathon has been moved to Friday, April 6th from 8:00-10:45. We’re sorry for the scheduling inconvenience, but we’d rather have everyone safe, and we hope to have a great turnout in April! Last year we raised over $15,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $16,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. To donate, click on the link below, click “support me,” then click on the amount you would like to donate. Thank You! Click here to donate. #ForTheKids

If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=406753

 

AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Winter Band Concerts on Thursday, March 1 in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert will feature the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Chris Ewan and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

CULTURE FAIR

The Youth Diversity Inclusion Committee (YDIC) at Ames High School would like to invite everyone to the first Culture Fair! Each continent is represented with over 30 countries in total. With this fair, we hope to share the multitude of cultures represented by the Ames High student body to the public. Please join us and come for a celebration of culture through music, food, and art!

When: Saturday, March 3rd

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria in Ames High School

Admission:  Free

AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration for AP exams will continue through the end of the day March 5.  The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

CONTRACT FOR A GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

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

ELP CLASSES

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well: AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.  A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. the induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C, NHS Advisor, at jessica.cakrasenjaya@ames.k12.ia.us.

SPRING PLAY

Tryouts for the spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters, will take place next Wednesday through Friday(Feb. 28-March 2) after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room 225.  If your student is interested, they should come with a prepared monologue and be prepared for a cold script reading as well.

HELP WANTED

***URGENT PLEA*** for parent volunteers for the Class of 2018  Baccalaureate committee.  We are in need of committee chairs, a treasurer, and committee members to help with the program and publicity.  If you can possibly help, please contact last year’s co-chair, Lea Lippolis (lippolisfamily@yahoo.com) or this year’s Music Chair, Karen Paxton (paxton6family@msn.com)

Baccalaureate Mission Statement: Baccalaureate is a service that is inclusive of all religions.  It is a time for graduates and families to reflect upon their spiritual heritage, being thoughtful of beliefs and practices of others.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Feb. 23

BBB V Substate #2 TBA – (all day)

Sunday, Feb 25

WR Banquet – 6:00 PM– Ames High School

Monday, Feb 26

GBB V State Tourney – February 26 – March 3

Tuesday, Feb 27

BBB V Substate Final TBA –  (all day)

B/G TR V @ Wartburg Indoor 3:00 PM – Wartburg College

Thursday, March 1

Band Winter Concert  6:30 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, March 3

Solo Ensemble Contest –  8:00 AM – Ames High School

 

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February 23, 2018

Rescheduled Events.

Due to forecasted weather conditions, the sports physicals originally scheduled for 2/22 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic Training Room.

Dance Marathon has been postponed until April 6th.

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well, AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.

Registration for AP exams will continue until March 5 The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society  for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the main office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. the induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C, NHS Advisor, at jessica.cakrasenjaya@ames.k12.ia.us.

Students who are interested in participating in the Ames-Spain Exchange next year should sign up for Mrs. Dunkin’s Plus Period next Tues.  We’ll talk about the opportunities to travel to Spain and/or host a student from Spain.

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

 

Thought for the Day – “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

—Coretta Scott King

 
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THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Tryouts for the spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters, will take place next Wednesday through Friday(Feb. 28-March 2) after school in Mr. Schmidt’s room 225.  You should come with a prepared monologue and there will be a cold script reading as well.

Dance Marathon is this Saturday night at 7:30 PM. Last year we raised over $15,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to raise $16,000. Please consider donating. All proceeds go to Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses.

Registration for AP exams will run through March 5 The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well, AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.  A Student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

Students who are interested in participating in the Ames-Spain Exchange next year should sign up for Mrs. Dunkin’s Plus Period next Tues.  We’ll talk about the opportunities to travel to Spain and/or host a student from Spain.

 Thought For The Day –  “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

  • Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

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Wednesday February 21, 2018

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well, AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.  A Student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

REMINDER   The deadline to sign up for the ACT/SAT Prep Class is today     Bring your check Abby Evans in Student Services.

Registration for AP exams has begun and will run through March 5.  The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

Dance Marathon is coming up this Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 PM.    

Thought for the Day – “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

—W.E.B. Du Bois

 
 
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Any student interested in taking AP Microeconomics or Macroeconomics for the fall or spring semesters should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are two full year courses available as well, AP Computer Science (Java) and an AP Statistics.  All applications will be due March 9, 2018.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Monroe.  A Student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule.

REMINDER   The deadline to sign up for the ACT/SAT Prep Class is tomorrow.     Bring your check Abby Evans in Student Services.

Registration for AP exams has begun and will run through March 5.  The cost per exam is $94.  Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.

Dance Marathon is coming up this Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 PM.    

Thought for the Day – “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

—W.E.B. Du Bois

 

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