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Articles from September 2018

Friday, September 21, 2019

*CORRECTION

The students named as National Merit Commended Students in last Friday’s email were incorrect. Below are the correct names.

COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2019 NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM

Congratulations to six AHS students who were named Commended Students in the 2019  National Merit Program. The AHS National Merit Commended Students are: Emma Cardenas, Hana Lee, Owen Murphy, Noah Sinclair, Dante Sorrentino and Grant Welk. These students represent the top 5% of all students who entered the competition. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.  Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!   

AHS ATHLETICS HALL-OF-FAME BANQUET

Ames High Athletics’ 27th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. Tickets are available for $10. Please RSVP by calling Ames High Athletics at 817-0611 or emailing joshua.mitchell@ames.k12.ia.us. This year’s inductees are Dave Sucher, Class of 1957; Phil Bishop, Class of 1986; Kersten Thorgaard, Class of 2007; Amy (Hamilton) Fouch, Class of 2007; and Ben Cotton, Class of 2008. Nathan Buss will be honored for his Distinguished Service to Athletics, and the Ames High Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Nupur Ghoshal, Class of 1991. Go Little Cyclones!

AHS CAREER FAIR

On Monday, October 1 you will receive a message via Infinite Campus regarding our upcoming AHS Career Fair. This event is Wednesday, October 10 at the high school, and will be in place of regular classes that day. Students will be provided a free shirt to be worn that day, as well as a free lunch. More details will be provided in the Infinite Campus message.

CONTRACT GRADE WITH A PASS/FAIL OPTION

Thursday, October 11th is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

DISTRICT WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 8, district wide.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, October 1

Hawkeye Community College – 1 PM

Tuesday, October 2

Cornell College, Mount Vernon – 1 PM 

Northwestern College, Orange City – 1 PM

Wednesday, October 3

Simpson College – 9:30 AM

Iowa Central Community College – 2 PM

Thursday, October 4

Grinnell College – 1 PM

Friday, October 5

Upper Iowa University – 1 PM

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 28

FB-V at Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, Sept. 29

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 8 AM

Sunday, Sept. 30

TASTE of Education hosted by Ames Education Foundation

5 PM Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Tickets needed)

Tuesday, October 2

Boys Golf-V District 10:00 AM  

Girls Swimming & Diving-JV/V vs Ankeny 5 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B at Johnston 4:45 PM 

Volleyball-10/JV at Johnston 5:45 PM

Volleyball-V at Johnston 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 4

B/G CC-JV/V @ Fort Dodge 4:30 PM

Football-10 at DSM Lincoln 6 PM

Football-9 vs DSM Lincoln 6 PM

Hall of Fame Banquet 6 PM

Friday, October 5    

BGolf-V at IHSAA 12 PM

Football-V vs Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 7 PM

Saturday, October 6

Volleyball-9 at Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM

BGolf- V at IHSAA 9:00 AM

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

DAILY NOTES 

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you would
like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board to help create this
year’s publication, sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Monday,
October 1.

 The Lost and Found is overflowing. Have you been missing clothing, lunch bag or a water bottle? Check the table outside of the principal’s office. 

(SADD) Students Against Destructive Decisions is looking for student leaders for this school year. If you are interested in heading up Students Against Destructive Decisions, please contact Mrs. Seibert via email or in room 228. 

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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Junior or Senior Students in need of assistance with the ACT fee or registration may come to the PLUS PERIOD on Today, September 27th to receive some help. The location for this is the Student Services conference room.

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you would like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board to help create this year’s publication, sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Monday,
October 1.

(SADD) Students Against Destructive Decisions is looking for student leaders for this school year. If you are interested in heading up Students Against Destructive Decisions, please contact Mrs. Seibert via email or in room 228. 

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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

Attention senior mentors- TODAY is your first ninth grade homeroom visit. Go visit your ninth graders!

Junior or Senior Students in need of assistance with the ACT fee or registration may come to the PLUS PERIOD on Thursday, September 27th to receive some help. The location for this is the Student Services conference room.

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you would
like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board to help create this
year’s publication, sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Monday,
October 1. 

(SADD) Students Against Destructive Decisions is looking for student leaders for this school year. If you are interested in heading up Students Against Destructive Decisions, please contact Mrs. Seibert via email or in room 228.  

The following representatives will be in Student Services today at 1:00 PM

University of South Dakota and Kirkwood Community College.

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Affirmation Stones at Meeker Elementary

Meeker Affirmation Stones

Students and families at Meeker Elementary recently had an opportunity to write empowering words on pre-painted rocks during their open house event. In total, about 150 affirmation stones were created that students could either take home as a personal reminder, or hide them around Ames.

“I was looking to increase interaction with students and their families during Open House — meet more parents, introduce myself and put faces to names, initiate positive relationships,” said Meeker Elementary School Counselor Kari Deal. Anyone who found a stone around Ames was encouraged to post a photo to Meeker’s Facebook page. Deal felt like this activity would also encourage interaction on our social media space.

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Amazing Grace Lemonade Race

Amazing Grace Lemonade Race Graphic

This story was originally published in Volume 4 of Amazing Magazine that you can download here.

When Grace McCunn was 10 years old, she passed out at school for the first time, seemingly for no reason. It’s a phone call that no parent ever wants to receive. Her mother, Mary Jane, raced to the school where she found Grace conscious and alert, and brought her to McFarland Clinic for evaluations. She said, “That night, they admitted her because they didn’t know what was happening. She was having chest pains at the time, so they kept her over night, but they just couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her.”

The McCunn’s, who have some experience spending time in a hospital with their older daughter Sarah, reached out to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and the neurologist who treated her with migraines. Grace got admitted and the doctors at Blank immediately diagnosed her with Chronic Daily Migraines, the same as her sister. What they determined that worked for Sarah, did not for Grace. Mary Jane said, “With Grace, they gave her this new medicine and within 30 minutes she felt great. What it did was put Grace to sleep immediately. When she woke up, she was a new person.”

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Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Attention senior mentors- Wednesday is your first ninth grade homeroom visit. Go visit your ninth graders!

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you would
like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board to help create this
year’s publication, sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Monday,
October 1.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is looking for student leaders for this school year. If you are interested in heading up Students Against Destructive Decisions, please contact Mrs. Seibert via email or in room 228. 

The following representatives will be in Student Services today at 1:00 PM

Coe College, Purdue University and Creighton University

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Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Ames High Book Club will hold its first meeting on today during plus period. Sign up for Mr. Webb and come learn about our plans for the year! We’ll vote on our first book and there will be food! Hope to see you there!

Attention senior mentors- Wednesday is your first ninth grade homeroom visit. Go visit your ninth graders!

Good luck to our Boys Golf team as they compete at the Conference Meet tomorrow. Go Little Cyclones!

The following representatives will be in Student Services today:

            9:20 AM Truman State University

            1:00 PM Carleton College

            2:15 PM Iowa Central Community College

            2:20 PM St. Olaf College

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September 21, 2018 Friday Announcements

NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS – 2018

Congratulations to ten AHS students who were named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The AHS students are: Adam Eichhorn, Lydia Grawe, Helen Hu, Johanna Krier, Grace Kim, Joanna Kim, Evan Lewis, Brennan Seymour, Sam Taylor and Chiara Travesset.    

These students represent the top 5% of all students who entered the competition. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.  Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!

AHS HOMECOMING COURT 2018

Hannah Buckels

Amy Cyr

Melina Hegelheimer

Lydia Linch

Aubree Litster

Emily Wengert

Brayden Bergum

Cameron Campbell

Aiden Diggens-Kennedy

Tadeas Dress

Tye Erickson

Christian Frankl

Congratulations to AHS Homecoming Queen Melina Hegelheimer and King Aiden Diggens-Kennedy, Princess Emily Wengert and Prince Christian Frankl, who were crowned during the coronation assembly Friday afternoon.

HOMECOMING THANK YOU

Thank you to AHS Homecoming Co-Chairs Hope Morken and Lindsey Paysen for all the long hours they worked and the leadership they demonstrated to make Homecoming 2018 a big success. Thank you also to the student executive committee who were in charge of the various activities throughout the week. Finally, a huge thank you to AHS custodians and the parents who volunteered to help with the parade, fireworks, and the dance.

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

Join Girls Who Code to explore coding and technology in a fun, no pressure, friendly environment!  The Club meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., from October 10, 2018 – March 27, 2019 at the Ames Public Library (Danfoss Room). Laptops will be provided. Register at amesgirlswhocode.org or show up to the Public Library on October 10 to get started. 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

The following college representatives will be in Student Services. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

Monday, September 24

9:20 AM Truman State University 

1:00 PM Carleton College 

2:15 PM Iowa Central Community College 

2:20 PM St. Olaf College 

Tuesday, September 25

1:00 PM Purdue University 

1:00 PM Coe College 

1:00 PM Creighton University

Wednesday, September 26

1:00 PM University of South Dakota

1:00 PM Kirkwood Community College

Monday, October 1

1:00 PM Hawkeye Community College 

Tuesday, October 2

1:00 PM Cornell College 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 21

FB-10 vs Hoover 4:45 PM

FB-V vs DSM North 7 PM

Saturday, Sept. 22

Volleyball-V at Boone 9 AM

Monday, Sept. 24

BGolf-JV/V at Ankeny 9 AM

BGolf-9 at Centennial Invite 11 AM

Volleyball-10 vs North Polk 6 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 25

BGolf-V at CIC 9 AM

B/G CC-JV/V at Waukee 4:30 PM

Volleyball-9A/9B/JV vs Ankeny 5 PM

Volleyball-V vs Ankeny 6:30 PM

Swim-JV/V at Johnston 5:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 27

Volleyball-9 at Boone Invite 5 PM

FB-9 at DSM East 6 PM

FB-10 vs DSM East 6 PM

AHS Fall Youth Cheer Clinic 4:45-7 PM

Friday, Sept. 28

FB-V at Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, Sept. 29

Volleyball-V at Urbandale 8 AM

Sunday, Sept. 30

TASTE of Education hosted by Ames Education Foundation

5 PM Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Tickets needed)

 
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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Ames High Book Club will hold its first meeting on Monday Sept. 24th during plus period. Sign up for Mr. Webb and come learn about our plans for the year! We’ll vote on our first book and there will be food! Hope to see you there!

Attention senior mentors- Wednesday is your first ninth grade homeroom visit. Go visit your ninth graders!  Please see the bulletin board outside of Student Services for upcoming visits. 

The Golden Circle College Fair is in Des Moines on Sunday, September 23 from 12:30-3:00 at Iowa Center for Higher Education Activities Center-2280 Bell Avenue, Des Moines.

Do you enjoy fashion and style? Then come to the Fashion Show Club meeting this Friday during Plus Period in Mrs. V’s room. You can join for modeling, designing, advertising, photography, or just for fun!! Hope to see you there!

Girls Who Code Club will be starting back up at the Public Library on October 10. If you’re a young woman interested in STEM or tech, join today!

The following representatives will be in Student Services on Monday:

            9:20 AM Truman State University

            1:00 PM Carleton College

            2:15 PM Iowa Central Community College

            2:20 PM St. Olaf College

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