Due to weather conditions two activities scheduled for this week have been postponed.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
***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 (email@example.com) or this year’s Music Chair, Karen Paxton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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