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Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Attention senior mentors!  Wednesday is a senior mentor homeroom day. Go visit your ninth graders!

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney for an application in room 107. Applications are due Oct. 31st.

Ames High Wrestling Fundraiser, Please support Ames High Wrestling by dining at Culver’s on October 22 and 23 from 5-7 p.m. Please mention Ames High Wrestling when ordering. A portion of sales will be donated to the wrestling program. Go Little Cyclones!

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you are a student interested in art and writing, and would like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board, please sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Mondays

Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have ONE open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due on October 24, 2018. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.A college representative from Marshalltown Community College will be in Student Services today at 1:00 PM.

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Ames High Career Fair 2018

 

AHS Career Fair

On Wednesday, October 10, the entire student body at Ames High participated in a full day career fair. This year’s event came on the heels of one held last academic school year in February 2018. Prior to that, it had been nearly 15 years since Ames High hosted a career fair.

This year’s event expanded on the efforts from last year, which only served the freshman class. The organizational team led by Ames High Business Teacher Vicki Hales, quickly realized that all students at Ames High would benefit from career exposure. “There are more and more students leaving Ames High without having a clear idea of what they want to do. Getting them more exposure to potential career opportunities that they can further explore is valuable as we better prepare them for what lies ahead.” Recent Iowa legislation also emphasizes the importance of providing all students with ongoing and meaningful experiences to explore career options and help them navigate these choices for their future.

The all day event saw businesses from across Ames volunteering their time to make the career fair a huge success. Over 50 booths were set up in the gymnasium for students to ask questions and get information from a variety of industries. Beyond that, students filled their schedules by signing up for breakout sessions throughout the day based on their interests. Some of the over 150 breakout sessions included topics such as digital marketing and communications, careers in the financial industry, coaching and program management, hospitality and tourism, fine jewelry creation, government and public administration, insurance, and public safety. Additional skill and labor businesses included those in agriculture, manufacturing, and electrical, among many others.

Many sophomores visited DMACC campus in Ames to explore additional career paths in culinary arts, automotive technology, building trades, visual communications, health occupations, criminal justice, and the teacher academy.

Throughout the day, Adam Carroll offered a keynote seminar to all classes on financial literacy. Carroll speaks across the country and has presented at over 500 colleges and universities, as well as at TEDx, is an author of several books, produced a documentary film, and has written curriculum specific for high school students on the subject.

Overall, the second annual career fair was an overwhelming success. As Vonda Junck, Teacher on Special Assignment for Career & Technical Education, summarized it, “Many of today’s jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago: social media strategist, user experience specialist, sustainability manager, telework manager,” making this type of event especially important to expose students to what is available to them.

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Do you want to be part of the prom committee to help plan the best prom EVER? Come to Room 229 to write down your name and email on the sign up sheet. You must be in the junior class to be on the prom committee.

Winter Cheer tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00 pm in the AHS Spirit Room. Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the team. 
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Pick up a tryout packet in the athletic office. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney for an application in room 107. Applications are due Oct. 31st.

Scratch Pad is Ames High’s literary and art magazine. If you are a student interested in art and writing, and would like to be part of Scratch Pad’s editorial board, please sign up for Mr. Woolery’s plus period on Mondays.

The following college representatives will be in Student Services

Today at 1:00 PM, Macalester College and UNI.

Friday, Oct. 19 – 1:00 pm Marshalltown Community College

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Do you want to be part of the prom committee to help plan the best prom EVER?
Come to Room 229 to write down your name and email on the sign up sheet.
You must be in the junior class to be on the prom committee.

 
Girls Who Code meets tonight from 6:00-8:00 in the Danfoss Room of the Public
Library. If you're interested in coding or technology, come check it out. We hope
to see you there!

Winter Cheer tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-
5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room. Attendance is required at the October 20th
practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the team. 
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top.
Pick up a tryout packet in the athletic office. Packets must be turned in on the
day of tryouts!

The Memory Project invites artists around the world to create portraits as a
special gift for children facing challenges. If you are interested in participating in
the Memory Project this semester by drawing a portrait, email Mrs. Wede by
Thursday, October 18th.

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney for
an application in room 107. Applications are due Oct. 31 st .

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

Today, Oct. 17 – 2:00 pm University of Chicago
Thursday, Oct 18 – 1:00 pm – Macalester College

1:00 pm – UNI

Friday, Oct. 19 – 1:00 pm Marshalltown Community College

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Do you want to be part of the prom committee to help plan the best prom EVER? Come to Room 229 to write down your name and email on the sign up sheet. You must be in the junior class to be on the prom committee. 

 

Winter Cheer tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room. Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the team. 
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Pick up a tryout packet in the athletic office. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

The Memory Project invites artists around the world to create portraits as a special gift for children facing challenges. If you are interested in participating in the Memory Project this semester by drawing a portrait, email Mrs. Wede by Thursday, October 18th.

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney for an application in room 107. Applications are due Oct. 31st.

 

The following college representatives will be in Student Services this week.

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

Today, Oct. 16 – 1:00 pm Washington University, St. Louis

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 2:00 pm University of Chicago

Thursday, Oct 18 – 1:00 pm – Macalester College

                                  1:00 pm – UNI

Friday, Oct. 19 – 1:00 pm Marshalltown Community College

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Do you want to be part of the prom committee to help plan the best prom EVER? Come to Room 229 to write down your name and email on the sign up sheet. You must be in the junior class to be on the prom committee. 

Winter Cheer tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room. Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the team. 
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Pick up a tryout packet in the athletic office. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

The Memory Project invites artists around the world to create portraits as a special gift for children facing challenges. If you are interested in participating in the Memory Project this semester by drawing a portrait, email Mrs. Wede by Thursday, October 18th.

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney for an application in room 107. Applications are due Oct. 31st.

 

The following college representatives will be in Student Services this week.

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

Today, Oct. 16 – 1:00 pm Washington University, St. Louis

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 2:00 pm University of Chicago

Thursday, Oct 18 – 1:00 pm – Macalester College

                                  1:00 pm – UNI

Friday, Oct. 19 – 1:00 pm Marshalltown Community College

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Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Do you want to be part of the prom committee to help plan the best prom EVER? Come to Room 229 to write down your name and email on the sign up sheet. You must be in the junior class to be on the prom committee. 

Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have ONE open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due on October 24, 2018. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.

Girls Who Code meets every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 in the Danfoss Room of the Public Library. If you’re interested in coding or technology, come check it out. We hope to see you there!

Are you interested in becoming an Ames High Cheerleader? Winter Cheer is coming up, so now is your chance! Tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room. Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the team. 

We welcome those with previous cheer experience as well as newcomers to the sport. Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Remove ALL jewelry and have your hair up in a pony tail prior to the start of practice. Pick up a tryout packet in the athletic office. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

The Memory Project invites artists around the world to create portraits as a special gift for children facing challenges. If you are interested in participating in the Memory Project this semester by drawing a portrait, email Mrs. Wede by Thursday, October 18th.

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Friday October 12, 2018

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES
On Wednesday, October 17 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Lifetouch will be at AHS to take pictures of
students who DID NOT have their pictures taken on August 13, and also for those students who
had their pictures taken but are not happy with their picture package. If you desire a retake,
students need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when they have
their picture retaken. We encourage all 9th through 11th graders to have their picture taken
regardless of whether a package is purchased. These pictures are used for next year’s IDs as
well as yearbook pictures.

Parents can go to mylifetouch.com to place orders and the code is BN108007Q1.
I have attached the link. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/BN108007Q1

FALL CHORAL CONCERT
The AHS Choirs will present a Fall Choral Concert on Monday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the
auditorium. The Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir, and Concert Chorale will each perform 3
pieces and will combine to conclude the concert as a massed choir . The Choirs are under the
direction of Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson. Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students
with a family maximum of $10.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SENIORS
A representative from Jostens will be at Ames High on Wednesday, October 17th from
10:53 – 12:15 outside the cafeteria, to collect Senior cap & gown orders and Graduation
Announcement orders. Families can also order on line at www.iowagradshop.com.
Graduation orders must be paid by Nov. 30 in order to avoid late fees. All seniors
participating in the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2019 must order at a minimum, the
Basic cap & gown package. ALSO, the Lifetouch representative will be collecting order
envelopes for those seniors still wanting to order the “Senior All Class Photo”. Please
have the order envelope turned into the Main Office by the end of the day on
Wednesday, Oct. 17th.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR SOPHOMORES
Sophomore’s, Jostens will also be collecting sophomore ring order forms and deposits at
the same time.

WINTER CHEER TRYOUTS
Are you interested in becoming an Ames High Cheerleader? Winter Cheer is coming up, so now
is your chance! The winter squad cheers for girls/boys basketball, wrestling, and hockey.
Tryouts will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 1:00-5:00pm in the AHS Spirit Room.
Attendance is required at the October 20th practice/tryouts in order to become a member of the
team. We welcome those with previous cheer experience as well as newcomers to the sport.
Please wear athletic or cheer shoes as well as shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Pick up a tryout
packet in the athletic office or email Coach Logan for a digital
copy. dana.logan@ames.k12.ia.us. Packets must be turned in on the day of tryouts!

COMBAT HUNGER RIVALRY WEEK
Next week Ames High is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa and Star 102.5 to provide food
for children, families, and seniors living in Iowa. We are competing against Urbandale High
School to see who can collect the most non-perishable food items and monetary donations in
one week. At Friday’s football game against Urbandale, the items and donations will be added
up to see which school raised the most. We would love for parents to bring non-perishable food
items before the game to help our cause and for every two items, you’ll receive a ticket for a
free popcorn! Along with food, any monetary donations will be accepted at the game. Go Little
Cyclones!

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, Oct. 15 – 1:00 pm University of Kansas
Tuesday, Oct. 16 – 1:00 pm Washington University, St. Louis
Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 2:00 pm University of Chicago
Thursday, Oct 18 – 1:00 pm – Macalester College
                                1:00 pm – Marshalltown Community

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Oct.12
FB-V at WDM Valley 7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 13
Volleyball-JV/V at Johnston Invite 8:30 AM

Monday, Oct. 15
AHS Fall Choral Concert 7:30 PM-Auditorium

Tuesday, Oct. 16
GSW-V Diving at CIC

Thursday, Oct. 18
CCG-V at Marshalltown 4:00 PM
CCB-V at Marshalltown 4:30 PM
GSW-V at CIC
FB-9 vs Urbandale 6:00 PM
FB-10 at Urbandale 6:00 PM

Friday, Oct. 19
FB-V vs Urbandale 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 20
AHS All State Music Auditions at Indianola
AHS Winter Cheer Practice & Tryouts 1-5 PM

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Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

DAILY NOTES

Girls Who Code meets every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 in the Danfoss Room of the Public Library. If you’re interested in coding or technology, come check it out. We hope to see you there!

Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have ONE open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due on October 24, 2018. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. 

Anyone interested in the Uganda Service Learning Project, see Mr. Mooney in room 107 for an Application. Applications are due October 31st.

Anyone interested in playing Girls BBall this season should attend an important meeting on Tuesday, 10/16 during Plus Period in Mr. Sullivan’s room, 121. Sign up under his name during Plus Period. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Sullivan in room 121.

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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

Congratulations to Keilah Brewer, who was selected by audition from hundreds of 9th graders across Iowa to sing in the 2018 OPUS Honor Choir.  The concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15th at C. Y. Stephens Auditorium.  

Congratulations to the girls swimming & diving team for their convincing win over #2 Dowling Catholic Tuesday night.The Little Cyclones tallied 116 points to #2 Dowling’s 70 points.  The girls won 10 of 12 events on the evening.

The 200 Freestyle Relay team of Amy Feddersen, Gracie Wesselmann, Molly Winer and Brinley Horras set a new pool record. The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Annie Galvin, Brinley Horras, Abby Hala and Amy Feddersen set a new pool record as well.

Thanks to all the students and faculty that attended the meet and a special thanks to Mr. Ewan and best pep band in the country with their pre-meet performance! 

Sophomore’s you need to report to the Cafeteria during PLUS period today for the class ring presentation by Jostens. 

 Today is the last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option.

Girls Who Code starts back up this week! If you’re interested in coding or technology, come check it out. We’re meeting every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 in the Danfoss Room of the Public Library. We hope to see you there!

 Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics for the spring 2019 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have ONE open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due on October 24, 2018. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.

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