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Friday Announcements May 18, 2018

PARENTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS

Seniors’ cumulative folders and immunization cards are available for seniors to pick up in Student Services. Students will need their immunization cards when they attend college.

SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE – THE 3 DAYS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY

Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. 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

STUDENT LOCKERS

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday (May 22).  Students in grades 9,10, & 11 need to have their lockers emptied by May 31st. Anything left behind will be donated.  

LAPTOP RETURN

Senior laptop turn-in 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.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 18

Girls Soccer JV1/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30 PM – Ames High School Saturday, May 19

Girls Tennis V Regional – Team (all day)

Boys Tennis V Substate (all day)

Sunday, May 20

Girls Tennis V State Tourney – Team (all day)

Monday, May 21

Girls Golf V @ Regional TBA (all day)

Softball: JV vs. Mason City (Home) 4:15 PM

Baseball: 9th vs. Mason City (Away) 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs. Mason City (Home) 5:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Mason City (Home) 6:00 PM

Baseball: 10th vs. Mason City (Away) 6:00 PM

AHS Pops Concert 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Ames High School

Tuesday, May 22

Last Academic Day for Seniors

Softball: 9th vs. Boone (Home) TBD (all day)

Girls Soccer JV2/V/JV1 @ Roosevelt 4:45 PM – James. W Cownie Soccer Park Softball: JV vs. Boone (Home) 6:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Boone (Home) 7:30 PM

Laptop Turn in Day for Seniors.

Wednesday, May 23

Softball: 9th vs. Mason City (Home) 5:00 PM

Girls Soccer V Regional TBA (all day) Baccalaureate – Ames Middle School 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 24

Girls Soccer V Regional TBA (all day) Baseball: JV vs. Ballard (Home) 5:00 PM

Baseball: Varsity vs. Ballard (Home)7:00 PM

Friday, May 25

Boys Tennis  V State Individual Tourney – 25–26

Baseball:

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

Baseball: JV vs. Bondurant-Farrar (Away) 5:30 PM

Softball: 9th vs. Newton (Away) 4:30 PM Softball: JV vs. Newton (Away) 6:00 PM

Softball: Varsity vs. Newton  – 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 27

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day – no classes

 

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Friday, May 18, 2018

All seniors are reminded to report to the Auditorium today at the beginning of 6th period.

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

Laptop computer return is Tuesday – back-up your data 

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

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 17, 2018

Have a thankful Thursday

Seniors please remember laptop return is next Tuesday the 22nd of May ! 


Thought For The Day –  The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs

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Wednesday May 16, 2018

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

ACSD on YouTube 

Attention Seniors, there is still a window of opportunity to get your senior quote into the yearbook.   Give Mr. Webb $1.00 and, then send the quote to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .   Due by May 18th.

If you are looking to volunteer for something this summer, you are so in luck!   Please go to the ELP Alcove in the MC. You can volunteer for Super Summer or Harrison Barnes Reading Buddies.   Both options would be good experience and would look good on your resume. Talk to Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs Monroe for more information.

Thought for the Day  – The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart

And now for the SHOUT video:

 

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Meeker Little Cyclone Captains

Meeker Captains

Students at Meeker Elementary are using some of their free time to make an impact on the culture of their school through the building’s new Little Cyclone Captains initiative. The student leadership program provides students with opportunities throughout the day to have a positive platform to lead and be a captain for kindness.

Each day, captains serve as greeters (who are called “morning sprinkles”) at the front door to provide a welcoming smile as students enter. Captains also take time during their day to write kind notes to other students. They often come in during their recess time, pick from a pile of student names from across all grade levels, and write notes of encouragement or inspiration. These notes are then placed in the student’s cubbies by School and Family Counselor Kari Deal to serve as a pleasant surprise. She has noticed that many notes remain in their cubbies for weeks at a time.

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Tuesday – May 15, 2018

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Here are a couple you can consider.   First off, there is Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! This would be a great one to add to your resume.    Next, there is Super Summer 2018.  Super Summer 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. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet for both of these can be found in the ELP Alcove in the MC.  See or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe if you have any questions.

The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on tonight.. The concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. Come and support the orchestra.

Thought For The Day –  Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addair

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Monday – May 14, 2018

Super Summer 2018 is looking for Volunteers! Super Summer 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. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet can be found on the counter in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have any questions, please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

Seniors, You can still send a senior quote to be immortalized in the yearbook.   Give Mr. Webb $1.00 and send the quote to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .   Due by May 18th.

The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 15th. The concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. Come and support the orchestra.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Consider signing up for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! Please see contact Mrs. Kuhns for more information or look for an informational flyer regarding volunteer sign-up!

AHS Art students participated in the Memory Project. Check out their awesome portraits of kids at the Ames Public Library now until May 16th. After the display is taken down, the portraits will sent to the kids in Poland.

Thought for the Day  – When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. —Helen Keller

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May 11, 2018 Friday Announcements

NEXT YEAR’S STUDENT SCHEDULES

Students going into grades 10, 11 and 12 in 2018-19 will receive their schedules in homeroom this Wednesday (May 16). Students with schedule conflicts or concerns then have the last two weeks of school to make an appointment to see their counselor and work on their schedule. All returning students should have their schedules finalized before the end of semester exams. Study halls and music lessons will be added this summer.

ART MEMORY PROJECT

AHS Art students participated in the Memory Project. Check out their awesome portraits of kids at the Ames Public Library now until May 16th. When the display is taken down, the portraits will sent to the kids in Poland.

ALTRUSA AWARD

Sonja Paulson was awarded a $500 service scholarship by Altrusa International of Ames.  Congratulations, Sonja.

2018 AMES HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE

Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2018 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service on Wednesday, May 23 in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The Ames High School Orchestra will perform a musical prelude starting at 6:30.  The interfaith service will include messages from faith leaders Danny Householder, James Dubois, and Kyle Bartholic. There will be selected vocal, instrumental and dance performances by members of the Ames High Class of 2018: Elena Andrews, Emma Cai, Isabel Polashek, Caroline Paxton, Emily Helmer, Aubrey Branch, Ani Yan, Chloe Barry and Sara Bergin. The Ames High Concert Chorale will perform a choral benediction.

Make plans to attend this special annual tradition celebrating Ames High graduating seniors! Seniors who choose to attend should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to line up in the music hallway.   Seniors will enter and sit as a group.

Baccalaureate is organized by parent/guardian volunteers and generously supported by senior parents and guardians, local religious organizations, family members and friends of Ames High School.

SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 15th. The concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. The 9th grade orchestra will perform two pieces: Concerto for Four Cellos by Vivaldi and American Sketches by Joshua Reznicow. Come and support the orchestra.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

We wish all of our mothers the best this Mother’s Day weekend. Thank you for all you do for your family.

SENIOR BABY ADS

This is the time of year for senior Baby Ads (Click Here for Form
This is your opportunity to add a personalized message to your child along with a picture or two to celebrate (or embarrass) your graduating senior. You may use this link or the attached pdf to access the information you need. The deadline is Monday, May 14th. If you have questions you may direct them to yearbook sponsor Mr. Webb at james.webb@ames.k12.ia.us

SUPER SUMMER

Super Summer 2018 is looking for Volunteers! Super Summer 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. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet can be found on the counter in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have any questions, please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Consider signing up for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! Please see contact Mrs. Kuhns for more information or look for an informational flyer regarding volunteer sign-up!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 11

GG V @ FD Invite 10 AM – Fort Dodge Country Club

GSC V @ Norwalk 5:30 PM – Norwalk High School

BSC V @ Norwalk 7 PM – Norwalk High School

Saturday, May 12

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate – (all day)

BSC JV2 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM – Ankeny High School Monday, May 14

GG JV/V @ Valley 3PM – Willow Creek Golf Course GSC JV2/JV1/V @ Waukee 4:45/6/7:30 PM – Waukee High School

Tuesday, May 15

BSC JV2/JV1/V vs North 4:45/6/7:30 PM – North High School

6th-9th Orchestra Spring Concert @ AMS 7:00 PM – Ames Middle School Wednesday, May 16

GTE V Regional – Individual (all day)

GG V @ CIML Central Conference Meet 9 AM

Thursday, May 17

B/G TR V State – May 17–19

BSC JV2/JV1/V @ SEP 4:45/6/7:30 PM – High School – Southeast Polk

Friday, May 18

GSC JV1/V vs Ft. Dodge 5:30/7 PM – Ames High School

Saturday, May 19

GTE V Regional – Team (all day)

BTE V Substate (all day)

Sunday, May 20

GTE V State Tourney – Team (all day)

 
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Friday – May 11, 2018

To wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, here is a small sampling of what teachers said they did for students:

I had a student in first period who struggled with getting to school on time. On my way to school, I would pick him up and bring him so he would make it!

One of my seniors moved in with me at the beginning of 2nd semester senior year because he/she had nowhere to go and wanted to finish high school here.

When a student was gone for an extended illness, I would go to her home twice a week to help tutor her.

I’ve provided meals for hungry students.

Let’s thank our teachers for all they do both inside and outside of the classroom!

Congrats to the Ames High Boys Tennis Team on their District Championship. 4 individuals qualified for State Tennis. Tim Ellis and John Kim in Singles, Nick Matthews and Nate Withers in Doubles!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Consider signing up for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies! Please see contact Mrs. Kuhns for more information or look for an informational flyer regarding volunteer sign-up!

Super Summer 2018 is looking for Volunteers! Super Summer 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. The Volunteer Sign Up Sheet can be found on the counter in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have any questions, please see or email Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

Senior quotes are due by May 18th.  Give Mr. Webb a $1.00 if you want yours added to the yearbook.

The deadline for the Ames Rotary Scholarship has been extended to May 15th.

Seniors :Now is the time to back-up your computers if there is data you want !! 

Thought For The Day – “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.”–Lee Iacocca

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

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

Attention juniors! If you are interested in being a senior mentor for the 2018-19 school year, sign up will be Thursday, April 12 starting at 7:30am in Student Services. First 65 get in!

Permission slips for prom guest and the Post Prom Hypnotist Act can all be obtained from Bridget in the Associate Principals office.   Today is the due date.

Several local scholarships have been updated on Family Connection.  If you have questions, please see Abby Evans in Student Services.

The deadline for the Ames High Athletic Booster Club Scholarship has been extended to Friday, April 13th.  Please see Abby Evans in Student Services if you have any questions.

Are you interested in having an international student live with your family, either during first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, or for two weeks during October?  If so, please contact Sam Reichart, German Teacher, at AHS for more information. Opportunities are still available.

All students taking AP test this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-registration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 18, in the AHS cafeteria.   The meeting will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who absolutely cannot attend needs to contact Student Services.

 

Thought For The Day – I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. —Stephen Covey

And now for the SHOUT video….

 

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