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Thursday May 31, 2018

Third day of Finals : Thursday, 31, 2018

Period 7                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM 11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM 1:15 PM

Student Laptop Returns 

Last Day of Classes 

Quote of the Day – “There is always a strong need for self-education during and after school education. Education is a never-ending process of intellectual growth.” 
― Edmond Mbiaka

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Second day of Finals: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Period 4                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Laptop Computer Return Day 2 

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Tuesday May 29th, 2018

Finals First day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Period 1                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

Student Laptop Return -Rm  MC 15

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Friday May 25, 2018

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE – THE 3 DAYS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY

During Finals Week, students only need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam.   If they don’t have a final, they may leave the building. If students stay on campus, they must be in a quiet study area in the Media Center – but not in the hallways.    Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:45 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Period 1                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

 

Second day: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Period 4                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM 1:45 PM

 

Third day: Thursday, 31, 2018

Period 7                      8:00 AM 9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM 11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM 11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM 1:15 PM

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Senior Merrina Lan won 4th place at the ISEF- International Science & Engineering Fair!  She competed against 1,383 other projects from 81 different countries, territories, and states!  

Way to go Merrina!  You make AHS proud!

 

SAVE THE DATE

The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 30, at 5:00 pm.  This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel, and is a great way to kick off the school year, and raise for educational needs!  Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 30.  Visit ameseducationfoundation.org  today for more details.

RETURNING COMPUTERS DURING FINALS WEEK.

All students must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers next week after they are finished with their finals.   If they don’t need them for their finals, they can turn them in earlier. There will be time between test, and also before and after school to do this.   Students should not be turning in computers during the actual testing times, only during breaks and before and after school.

COMMUNITY ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

Interested in a different kind of experience for your preschool-12th grade student this summer? One that involves a multidisciplinary exploration of nature and our community, project-based learning, daily mindfulness education, overnight camping, and the creation of art? The Community Academy is offering 3 weeks of educational experiences for students entering preschool through 12th grade that will mimic the type of education happening in innovative schools around the country. Each week will be composed of experiences that are connected thematically:

Week 1: Our land – July 9th – 13th

Week 2: Our water – July 16th – 20th

Week 3: Our community – July 23rd – 27th

Students are welcome to join in all three weeks but are not required in order to enjoy the experience. We are now accepting summer experience reservations – If you or someone you know is interested in reserving a spot for our summer program, please click here.

Here are links to our Facebook Page and our Website for more information.

I have also attached a flyer if that can be attached.

Any questions, please contact Mike Todd at the High School.

 

APEX SUMMER MAKE-UP

Students who failed a 2nd semester English, Math, Social Studies or Science course will have the opportunity to make-up the credit this summer. The parents of students who failed one of these classes and the students will be receiving an email notice with the pertinent details.

 

SEMESTER GRADES

2nd semester grades will be posted on the portal Monday, June 4.

SUMMER NOTICE

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23.

AHS Office Summer hours:

M, T, W, TR: 7:00 – 11:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

F: 7:00 – 11:30 AM

Office will be closed Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 25

BTE V State Individual Tourney May 25–26

Softball: 9th vs. Newton (Away) 4:30 PM– Newton Softball Field

Softball: JV vs. Newton (Away)6:00 PM – Newton Softball Field

Softball: Varsity vs. Newton (Away)7:30 PM – Newton Softball Complex Baseball: JV vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 5:30 PM

Baseball: Varsity vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 26

Boys Tennis V State Individual Tourney

Sunday, May 27

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day – no classes

Girls Soccer Banquet 5 pm   Octagon Center For the Arts

Girls Golf Banquet – 6 pm – Veenker Clubhouse

Girls Tennis Banquet – 6pm – AHS – Multi-Purpose Room

Boys/Girls Track Banquet 7pm AHS Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 29

Finals 1, 2, 3

Girls Golf V @ State TBA

Boys Tennis V @ State Team Tourney

Baseball: 9th vs Mason City (away) 5 pm

Baseball: 10th vs Mason City (away) 7pm

Softball: JV vs. Roland-Story (home) 5:30 pm

Softball: Varsity vs. Roland Story (home) 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 30

Finals 4, 5, 6

Thursday, June 31

Last day of school

Finals 7, 8, make-up

Friday, June 1

Teacher Workday

 

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ONETeam: State Track & Field

ONE Team State Track

Last fall, the Ames High track and field program announced that they would combine the boys and girls teams into #ONETeam this spring, in a move that is unprecedented in the state. The teams combined activities, practices, and competitions in an effort to create positive connections between the coaching staff and students. Head coach Ben Duea announced on Twitter that “It is our goal to build on the successes that both programs have enjoyed in past years, and continue the championship tradition of Ames Track & Field.” It is without question that the first season as ONETeam was a success.

Looking back on the season, Duea said, “The credit goes to the kids. We opened up eyes all over the state on this new innovating idea of having one team. The kids made it special. They bonded and connected unlike any team I have seen. It was truly remarkable to see two genders in one sport support each other as much as our group did.”

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Memory Project

Memory Project

This semester, art students at Ames High School joined the Memory Project, a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world. These portraits are given to those who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty. The purpose of the portraits is to provide youth a meaningful mementos and a personal keepsakes. The project also allows art students to practice kindness and global awareness while enhancing their portraiture skills.

I always want to emphasize to students that they should make meaningful art – I want them to make art projects they want to keep or give away as a gift. I also love the idea of incorporating service learning into the classroom.” said art teacher Lindsay Wede.

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Friday – May 25, 2018

RETURNING COMPUTERS DURING FINALS WEEK.

All students must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers next week after they are finished with their finals.   If they don’t need them for their finals, they can turn them in earlier. There will be time between test, and also before and after school to do this.   Students should not be turning in computers during the actual testing times, only during breaks and before and after school.

Students who still wish to participate in Driver’s education this summer can sign up at Streetsmart’s North Grand Mall classroom.  This is the same company that does Ames High School classes. There are still spots available in the July classes.  Registration is online, so google streetsmarts drivers ed.


Thought for the Day  –  Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown

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Thursday – May 24, 2018

This summer, there are two great opportunities for people seeking to volunteer. One is for Super Summer Classes and the other for Harrison Barnes Reading Buddies.  There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.   Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Students, please plan to turn in your laptop, case, and chargers during finals week.   There is time during the breaks between tests and before/after school.

Students who still wish to participate in Driver’s education this summer can sign up at Streetsmart’s North Grand Mall classroom.  This is the same company that does Ames High School classes. There are still spots available in the July classes.  Registration is online, so google streetsmarts drivers ed.

Thought for the Day  – The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”      – Mahatma Gandhi

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Tuesday – May 22, 2018

Seniors, There are some things you need to get done before you leave here today.  

#1. Clean out your locker.
#2. Buy at ticket to the Senior Picnic. Those are on sale in Room 26.   
#3. Pick up your cumulative folder from your counselor.
#4. Return your laptop.

Please be responsible and see that you finish all these task.

This summer, there are two great opportunities for people seeking to volunteer. One is for Super Summer Classes and the other for Harrison Barnes Reading Buddies.  There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.   Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Congratulations to senior Merrina Lan who won 4th place at the ISEF- International Science & Engineering Fair!  She competed against 1,383 other projects from 81 different countries, territories, and states!

Way to go Merrina!  You make AHS proud!

Anyone interested in running Boys Cross Country next fall should come to a meeting Wednesday right after school in Coach Mooney’s room 107.

The 2018 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service is on Wednesday, May 23 in the Ames Middle School Auditorium.  All are invited. The AHS Orchestra will perform starting at 6:30. The interfaith service will include messages from 3 local faith leaders.   There will be selected vocal, instrumental and dance performances by members of the Ames High Class of 2018.   Seniors who choose to attend should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to line up in the music hallway.

Make plans to attend this special annual tradition celebrating Ames High graduating seniors!

Thought for the Day  –  “Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it’s stupid.”  Albert Einstein

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Monday, May 21, 2018

 

Seniors, you need to clean out your locker by the end of the day on Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS will be on sale in room 26  now through  Tuesday. Also, seniors are reminded to pick up your cumulative folder from your counselor in student services.

Senior laptop return day is Tuesday, May 22nd All seniors must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers.   All items must be turned in by 3:20 PM to avoid the over $700.00 full assessment fine. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in and there will be a cleaning station available. All other students will turn in their laptop, case and chargers during finals week, during breaks between tests and before/after school.  

SUPER SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

There are two great opportunities this summer for people seeking to volunteer.

The first is Super Summer, which has many class offerings that need volunteers for the two week period from June 11 – 22 from 8:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Another volunteer opportunity is with the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! There are sign up sheets in the ELP Alcove for both.  Please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe for more information.

Thought For The Day –  “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship” Dr. James P. Comer

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