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Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Bring your W-2 forms from your employer and learn how to fill out the 1040 Federal tax form! Sign up with Mrs. Schmaltz during plus periods next week.

Registration for AP exams will run through March 4. The cost per exam is $94. Sign up for the exams in Student Services.

Senior mentors- Please visit your ninth-grade homerooms on Wednesday!

Anyone interested in playing tennis this spring should attend the pre-season tennis meeting next week. The boys will be on Wednesday, February 27th after school in the video room and the girls will be on Thursday, February 28th after school in the video room. Please let Coach Dustin Rhoads know if you can’t attend.

The Ames High Film Festival 2019 is coming up.  The festival will be held Friday, March 29. Movies must be submitted on or before Monday March 25. It is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  Please Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines.

Do you like bagels? Do you like saving the planet? How about bagels AND saving the planet? Come to the Ames Public Library on Monday, February 25th at 6:30 PM for bagels followed by a presentation on “Using the Courts to Kick Start Climate Action: Can Children Show Us a Direct Path Forward?” by Attorney Channing Dutton. Be there or regret it forever. 

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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

DAILY NOTES

If you are 16 or older, weigh at least 120 pounds, and want to help save lives?  Sign up to donate blood this Friday. You can sign up in the lobby today. Your one donation can help save THREE lives. Sign up NOW! See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions. 

 Bring your W-2 forms from your employer and learn how to fill out the 1040 Federal tax form! Sign up with Mrs. Schmaltz during plus periods next week.

The architects designing the new school will be discussing the status of the new school followed by a Q&A from the audience. It will be held at the District Office at 2005 24th Street tonight from 6 to 7 pm. 

Registration for AP exams will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services. 

Anyone interested in playing tennis this spring should attend the pre-season tennis meeting next week. The boys will be on Wednesday, February 27th after school in the video room and the girls will be on Thursday, February 28th after school in the video room. Please let Coach Dustin Rhoads know if you can’t attend.

The Dance Marathon date has been postponed due to upcoming weather this weekend.  Stay tuned for further details. The t-shirts and tickets will be sold in the main lobby throughout this week.

The Ames High Film Festival 2019 is coming up.  The festival will be held Friday, March 29. Movies must be submitted on or before Monday March 25. It is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  Please Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines.

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

DAILY NOTES 

2  Hour Delay  –   High School: starts at 9:50 a.m.

2 Hour Late Start Schedule 

Teachers, there will be a Shout Video following the announcements.

Anyone interested in playing tennis this spring should attend the pre-season tennis meeting next week. The boys will be on Wednesday, February 27th after school in the video room and the girls will be on Thursday, February 28th after school in the video room. Please let Coach Dustin Rhoads know if you can’t attend.

If you are 16 or older, weigh at least 120 pounds, and want to help save lives?  Sign up to donate blood this Friday. You can sign up in the lobby today and tomorrow. Your one donation can help save THREE lives. Sign up NOW! See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions. 

Registration for AP exams will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services. 

The architects designing the new school will be discussing the status of the new school followed by a Q&A from the audience. It will be held at the District Office at 2005 24th Street from 6 to 7 pm tomorrow.

Dance Marathon is coming up quick! It will be held Saturday February 23rd and the t-shirts and tickets will be sold in the main lobby throughout this week.

The Ames High Film Festival 2019 is coming up.  The festival will be held Friday, March 29. Movies must be submitted on or before Monday March 25. It is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  Please Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines. 

And now for the Shout Video.

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

DAILY NOTES

A college representative from Simpson College will be in Student Services today at 1:00 PM.

Are you curious about what the new Ames High School building will look like? You should come to the planning update session. The architects designing the new school will be discussing the status of the new school followed by a Q&A from the audience. It will be held at the District Office on 2005 24th Street from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, February 21.

Dance Marathon is coming up quick! It will be held Saturday February 23rd and the t-shirts and tickets will be sold in the main lobby throughout this week.

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. today from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

Attention movie makers: this is a reminder that the Ames High Film Festival 2019 is coming up.  The festival will be held Friday, March 29. Movies must be submitted on or before Monday March 25. It is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  Please Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C in room 229.

Registration for AP exams will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration may not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

DAILY NOTES

A college representative from Simpson College will be in Student Services tomorrow at 1:00 PM.

Dance Marathon is coming up quick! It will be held Saturday February 23rd and the t-shirts and tickets will be sold in the main lobby throughout this week. We will be holding a pancake breakfast this Wednesday starting at 8am. It’s only $3 for unlimited pancakes and drinks in the cafeteria.

KURE 88.5, ISU’s broadcasting radio station is holding an open house today Monday, February 18th for students interested in broadcasting opportunities with this station.  Please see Mr. Anderson in student services for further information if interested. 

Join us, space nerds and climate activists, tonight and attend a lecture given by Cpt. Scott Kelly (an astronaut) about how we affect our planet and where the future of space exploration will go. It will take place at Stephens Auditorium at 7:00 pm! Doors open at 6, be there or regret it forever!

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. tomorrow from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

Attention movie makers: this is a reminder that the Ames High Film Festival 2019 is coming up.  The festival will be held Friday, March 29. Movies must be submitted on or before Monday March 25. It is expected that all technical problems will be resolved before submission otherwise the movie will not be considered.  Please Mr. Woolery for more information and guidelines.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C in room 229.

Registration for AP exams begins today and will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration may not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds 

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Friday February 15, 2019

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ames High Girls Basketball hosts Sioux City West on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 pm in the Class 5A Region 3 Semifinal.  Admission to post-season events is $6 for all. Student activity tickets and booster passes cannot be honored. Go Little Cyclones!

10 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following Ames High seniors for being named finalist in the 2019 Competition for National Merit Scholarships:

Adam Eichhorn, Lydia Grawe, Helen Hu, Grace J. Kim, Joanna Kim, Johanna Krier, Evan Lewis, Brennan Seymour, Samuel Taylor and Chiara Travesset.

BOYS SWIM

Congratulations to the boys swimming team on their performance at the state meet on Saturday.
The 200 Medley Relay of Ethan Johnson, Ryan Jurgensen, Hanyu Ning and Drew Hawthorne placed 7th.
Hanyu Ning placed 6th in the 100 Butterfly and Ethan Johnson placed 7th in the 100 Backstroke.
The team swam extremely well and represented Ames High with pride.  Congratulations to the entire team for a great season!

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Choirs will present the annual Winter Choral Concert at 7:30 PM, Monday, February 18th, in the AHS Auditorium. The concert will feature the Freshmen Chorus, Concert Choir and Concert Chorale. The choirs are under the direction of Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson. Admission is $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 maximum for a family. 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Cakrasenjaya in room 229.

ACT/SAT PREP CLASS

Students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday February 25th. The class will meet four Mondays for two hours each day (Monday, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, and March 25th). There will be a section that meets from 3:15-5:15 PM and another that meets from 6:30-8:30 PM. The cost is $35 (checks preferred), which is waived for students qualifying for the Federal Lunch Program. Class size is limited to 25 students. Enrollment is on a first-come with the registration fee, first-served basis. You must pay at the time of enrollment. Registration forms are available in Student Services. Please make checks payable to Ames High School.

DANCE MARATHON FUNDRAISER

There will be a Dance Marathon fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday February 16th, at Chipotle from 4-8pm. Make sure you mention the Ames High Dance Marathon while making your purchase! Dance Marathon will be held Saturday February 23rd.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY FUNDRAISER

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. on Tuesday, February 19th from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

AP EXAM REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, FEB. 18TH

Registration for AP exams will begin on Monday, February 18 and will run through March 4.  The cost per exam is $94.  Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration will not be accepted.  Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

DANCE MARATHON 

Dance Marathon is coming up on Saturday, February 23 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Last year we raised over $18,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to do the same! All proceeds go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital here in Iowa, which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. Please consider donating, and click here to donate to our online giving page. We do all of this #ForTheKids! We’d love your support! 

If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://donate.dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/detail/23381

SEAL OF BILITERACY

The State of Iowa has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. To receive the seal, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test. Read more about the biliteracy guidance, including proficiency levels and accepted assessments here. 

At Ames High, the STAMP test will be offered during the school day on March 5th and 7th at a discounted cost of $17.50. Seniors should indicate their interest in qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy at http://bit.ly/AHSseal by Monday, Feb. 25. Details about sign up for the test will be shared via email with those who complete the form.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A college representative from Simpson College will be in Student Services on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 1 PM. Please see Mrs. Evans in Student Services if you need a pass to visit with this college representative.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, February 15
WR-V at IHSAA
BBB-9/10/V at DSM East 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, February 16
WR-V at IHSAA
GBB-V Regional Semifinal vs Sioux City West 1:00 PM
Dance Marathon Fundraiser, Chipotle from 4-8 PM

Monday, February 18
BBB-V at IHSAA, TBD
Winter Choral Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 19
GBB- V Regional Final
Girls Cross Country Fundraiser, Noodles and Co. 4-8 PM

Thursday, February 21
New AHS Community Forum 6 PM, District Office
AHS Jazz Encounters 7:30 PM

Friday, February 22
AHS Blood Drive
AHS Choral Solo & Duet Prelims
BBB-V Substate Semifinal vs DSM Lincoln/Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, February 23
AHS Dance Marathon 8-11 PM AHS Gym

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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day,   

If you suspect you may be getting a special delivery today, you need to stop in the main office and see if it has arrived.    We will not be calling students out of class to get their surprises, but we may put your name on the monitors, so check that between classes.

Reminder: The deadline for contracting for a grade-pass/fail is March 6. Get a form from your counselor if interested. This option needs to be renewed each semester.

KURE 88.5  broadcasting radio station is holding an Open House this Monday, February 18th for students interested in broadcasting opportunities.   Please see Mr. Anderson in Student Services for further information.

Registration for AP exams starts Monday, February 18 and runs through March 4.   Cost per exam is $94. Preferred payment is a check made out to Ames High School and delivered  Student Services by the student taking the test, not the parents of students who forget their check at home.     Late registration may not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ can  apply for

National Honor Society.   Applications are online or in the main office.  Deadline is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions…. See Ms. C in room 229.

To learn more about the biggest youth water organization in the world, come join Key Club today for a presentation by the Thirst Project!  Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name for plus period. The meeting is in Mr. Sullivan’s room, rm 121.   Hope to see you there!

This Saturday evening is the “It’s Okay With Me”  Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Hyland Ave.   Event starts at 7PM and ends at 10PM. All high school students are welcome.  Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Trevor Project.

Team Neutrino will be revealing their new robot after 6 weeks of hard work this Sunday from 6-7pm at the ISU Biorenewables Complex Atrium! If you are interested in learning more about the team and getting involved in robotics,please make sure to come this Sunday from 6-7pm in the Biorenewables Complex Atrium.  More information can be found at our website www.teamneutrino.org.

The Girls Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser at Noodles and Co. on February 19th from 4-8 pm. We are trying to raise money to purchase a new cross country tent. All you need to do is mention that you are here for the AHS Girls Cross Country when you purchase your meal and we will receive 25% of that sale. We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

 

FEBRUARY 13 LATE START ADJUSTMENT

On Wednesday, February 13th, Dr. Clay Cook will be presenting to Ames High and Ames Middle School teachers during their weekly professional development time. He is presenting on the importance of multi-tiered systems of support to address children’s needs across a variety of domains, including socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.

As a result, school start times will be adjusted compared to regular Wednesday times. Please adjust your calendars accordingly for Wednesday, Feb. 13th. See schedule below.

As a result, school BUS PICK UP times will be adjusted compared to regular 
Wednesday times. 

Ames Middle School will start school at 10:15 AM.  Buses will pick up 45 minutes AFTER normal Wednesday times.

Ames High School will start school at 10:30 AM
 
 Buses will pick up 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) AFTER normal Wednesday times.

10:30 AM Start time WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019

Warning Bell 0:05           10:25 AM

Period 1  0:25 10:30 AM 10:55 AM

Period 2 0:27  11:00 AM 11:27 AM

Period 3 0:25  11:32 AM 11:57 AM

Period 4 0:25  12:02 PM 12:27 PM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch  0:38 12:27 AM   1:05 PM

Class    0:27   1:05 PM   1:32 PM 
Class    0:27 12:32 PM      12:59 PM

Last Lunch

0:38 12:59 PM   1:37 PM

Period 6 0:26           1:37 PM   2:03 PM

Period 7 0:26   2:08 PM   2:34 PM

Period 8 0:26   2:39 PM   3:05 PM 

Daily Notes : 

IBALL teams – this a reminder that winter sports athletes are not allowed to play IBALL, even if their season is over. The rosters are final. If a player who is not on your roster plays, your team will forfeit the game. Thank you.

KURE 88.5, ISU’s broadcasting radio station is holding an open house this Monday, February 18th for students interested in broadcasting opportunities with this station.  Please see Mr. Anderson in student services for further information if interested. 

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C in room 229.

To learn more about the biggest youth water organization in the world, come join Key Club on Thursday, February 14th for a presentation by the Thirst Project! Everyone is welcome to attend! Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name for plus period, and the meeting is in room 121, Mr. Sullivan’s room. See you there!

AHS Spectrum and the UUFA Youth Group invite you to join them for a night of dancing, fun and food at the annual It’s Okay With Me Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10 PM held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, 1015 North Hyland Ave. All high school students are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door, all proceeds benefit the Trevor Project.

Team Neutrino will be revealing their new robot after 6 weeks of hard work this Sunday from 6-7pm at the ISU Biorenewables Complex Atrium! If you are interested in learning more about the team and getting involved in robotics, please make sure to come this Sunday from 6-7pm in the Biorenewables Complex Atrium. More information can be found on our website www.teamneutrino.org

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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Two Hour Late Start Schedule 

All boys interested in information for playing soccer this spring. There is a short meeting after school Today in the athletic’s video room. See Mr. Zmolek with questions.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C in room 229.

Did you know over 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water? To learn more about the biggest youth water organization in the world, come join Key Club on Thursday, February 14th for a presentation by the Thirst Project! Everyone is welcome to attend! Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name for plus period, and the meeting is in room 121, Mr. Sullivan’s room. See you there!

AHS Spectrum and the UUFA Youth Group invite you to join them for a night of dancing, fun and food at the annual It’s Okay With Me Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10 PM held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, 1015 North Hyland Ave. All high school students are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door, all proceeds benefit the Trevor Project.

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, Ames Community Schools is canceling evening activities starting after 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The Ames CSD School Board will still hold its regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.

Sepcial Scehdule on Wednesday

Ames high school will not open until 10:00 AM on Wednesday. There will be no morning athletic/activity practices. 

Buses will pick up 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) AFTER the normal Wednesday times and drop the students off at school at 10:15 AM.

Fellowship of Christians at Ames will be decorating valentines tonight at 5:30 in room 34.  Everyone is welcome.  Come and help us decorate cookies and eat a few too! Hope to see you there!

For all boys interested in information for playing soccer this spring. There will be a short meeting after school Tuesday in the athletic’s video room. See Mr. Zmolek with questions.

Juniors and Seniors with first period study hall, if you’re interested in reading questions for the Elementary School Quiz Bowls, email Jinal Amin or Mr. Gorman to find times that work for you.

Did you know over 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water? To learn more about the biggest youth water organization in the world, come join Key Club on Thursday, February 14th for a presentation by the Thirst Project! Everyone is welcome to attend! Sign up under Mrs. Gillette’s name for plus period, and the meeting is in room 121, Mr. Sullivan’s room. See you there!

AHS Spectrum and the UUFA Youth Group invite you to join them for a night of dancing, fun and food at the annual It’s Okay With Me Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10 PM held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, 1015 North Hyland Ave. All high school students are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door, all proceeds benefit the Trevor Project.

Attention current Thespians, especially senior member, and drama members, please come to Mr. Woolery’s room for Plus Period on Thursday, Feb. 14th to discuss the possibility of an event.

Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. C in room 229.

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this spring, Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday, February 25th.  The cost of the class is $35.00 payable by check.  For more information and to sign up, please see Abby Evans in Student Services.

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