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Monday, April 1, 2019

DAILY NOTES 

PROM 2019 “Moonlight Gala” will be held Saturday, April 13 at CPMI event center. Out of school date forms can be picked up in any office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, April 10. Follow the Instagram @ameshighprom2019 for updates, voting and best promposal. Tag us in your promposal for a chance to win free tickets.

 Financial Aid night for juniors & parents is Wednesday, April 3rd at 7 PM in the cafeteria.

 Intramural bowling will starts tomorrow at Perfect Games, do you have your
3-person team ready? See Mrs. Hassebrock in Art C today with questions.

Iquiz has returned! Sign up a team with Mr. Lachen (Lock-in) in room 48 for this trivia tournament hosted and created by your local, friendly quiz bowl team. The tournament will be conducted during second lunch on days to be determined. Stop on by room 48!

Ames High Drill Team, Fall Cheer and State Cheer Tryouts are Wednesday, April 3rd! Email Coach Buss at sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us for a link to register and for tryout videos. 

Acceleration request forms for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. The deadline has been moved to April 12. Any AHS student may pick up a form in the ELP alcove. All applications can be returned to the main office or MC-3 at AHS by April 12. Note: Applications are ONLY needed for students pursuing an acceleration at Ames High during the 2019-2020 school year. 

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Friday March 29, 2019

PARENT REMINDERS ABOUT ISASP TESTING

During the week of April 1st – 5th, we will be conducting the new state assessment, ISASP, which is an online assessment. The schedule for next week was sent out through Infinite

Campus earlier this week. Due to the changes with this new assessment, there are a few reminders for parents during this week:

• No cell phones or smartwatches are allowed in the testing rooms. Please help your students understand this is a very important rule and please remember to refrain from texting your students during the tests. If you have to get a message to your student, please contact the AHS Main Office.

• If students want to use headphones on the assessment, they should bring them in but there will be no Bluetooth headphones allowed for the test. All students will have access to the

Text to Speech tool that is builtin to the test if they have headphones. Headphones will be provided, if needed, for students that have that requirement stated on a 504 or IEP.

• Seniors who ride the bus will be able to be in the Cafeteria during testing but all other Seniors should be away from the building at this time. Any Senior who is in the building during testing must be in the Cafeteria and should not be on any electronic device to reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage during this online assessment.

• You can see the practice questions for the ISASP at http://iowa.pearsonaccessnext.com/test-prep/•

PARENTS, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DISRUPT THE TESTING PERIOD TO PULL A STUDENT FOR A LAST MINUTE APPOINTMENT.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS

Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 12, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding
the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

10:30 AM Class Start time for 4/2 & 4/4

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

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 29

AHS Wind Symphony/Jazz l at AMS 2:30 PM

AHS Thespian Film Festival 7:30 PM

Monday, April 1

GTR-JV vs Ankeny Centennial, Dowling, Johnston,

Roland-Story, Waukee 4:30 PM

BTR-9/10 vs Ankeny Centennial, Dallas Center-Grimes,

Marshalltown, Roland-Story 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 2

BTN-V/JV at Southeast Polk 4 PM

GTR-V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Wednesday, April 3

AHS Drill Tryouts 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 4

GTR-JV at Nevada 4 PM

BTN-V/JV vs Urbandale 4 PM

BTR- V/JV at Marshalltown 5 PM

AHS Fall Cheer Tryouts 5:30 PM

Friday, April 5

GTN-JV/V vs Southeast Polk 4 PM

Saturday, April 6

GSC-V at Bettendorf TBD

BSC-JV2 at Newton 10 AM

BSC-V vs Boone, DSM Lincoln, Prairie, Winterset 10 AM

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Friday, March 29, 2019

DAILY NOTES

DECA is selling lollipops to help fund their trip to Orlando for the national competitions this spring. They will be selling them during lunches for $1 each. Thanks for supporting.

Financial Aid night for juniors & parents is Wednesday, April 3rd at 7 PM in the cafeteria.

The Ames High Fashion Show is tonight, March 29th at 7PM in the auditorium. The theme is Streetwear! Tickets will be $3 at the door and $2 of every ticket will be going to the Defenders of Wildlife foundation. Anyone can attend, so come show your support!”

Intramural bowling will start on Tuesday- April 2nd at Perfect Games.  See Mrs. Hassebrock in Art C to sign up a team of 3.

This Saturday, from 1-3pm, SHEPH, CAUSE, TAHT, and Feminist Club will host a Sweatshop Simulation at Ames Middle School in the FCS room. Those participating in the event will simulate the conditions in a sweatshop for an hour, making tote bags out of old clothing, to raise awareness and learn about the labor conditions in the garment industry. To donate old clothes for the event, bring your old clothing to the table in the main lobby before or after school this week. You can also sign up for the event there as well. 

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

DAILY NOTES

DECA is selling lollipops to help fund their trip to Orlando for the national competitions this spring. They will be selling them during lunches for $1 each. Thanks for supporting.

Financial Aid night for juniors & parents is Wednesday, April 3rd at 7 PM in the cafeteria.

There will be a representative from Iowa State University in Student Services during PLUS period on Thursday.   She will be available to answer any questions seniors may have about attending school there next year.

The Ames High Fashion Show will be this Friday, March 29th at 7PM in the auditorium. The theme is Streetwear! Tickets will be $3 at the door and $2 of every ticket will be going to the Defenders of Wildlife foundation. Anyone can attend, so come show your support!”

Intramural bowling will start on Tuesday- April 2nd at Perfect Games.  See Mrs. Hassebrock in Art C to sign up a team of 3.

This Saturday, from 1-3pm, SHEPH, CAUSE, TAHT, and Feminist Club will host a Sweatshop Simulation at Ames Middle School in the FCS room. Those participating in the event will simulate the conditions in a sweatshop for an hour, making tote bags out of old clothing, to raise awareness and learn about the labor conditions in the garment industry. To donate old clothes for the event, bring your old clothing to the table in the main lobby before or after school this week. You can also sign up for the event there as well.

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Wednesday March 27, 2019

Starting this Today  breakfast will be served from 8:55AM-9:25AM instead of starting at 8:45AM.  

Attention senior mentors- Today is a senior mentor homeroom day! Please visit your ninth graders! 

 Intramural bowling will start on Tuesday- April 2nd at Perfect Games.  See Mrs. Hassebrock in Art C to sign up a team of 3.

If you are interested in participating in The Senior Art Show, but are not in an art class this semester, make sure to contact one of the art teachers,

Mrs. Hassebrock, Mrs. Renze, or Mrs. Wede. This is an awesome opportunity to showcase your artwork!

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule. All applications are due tomorrow, MARCH 27.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses. 

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman or Catherine Monroe.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Breakfast time change. Starting this Wednesday, breakfast will be served from 8:55AM-9:25AM instead of starting at 8:45AM. 

Attention senior mentors- This Wednesday is a senior mentor homeroom day! Please visit your ninth graders!

 The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been suspended until further notice. 

 Intramural bowling will start on Tuesday- April 2nd at Perfect Games.  See Mrs. Hassebrock in Art C to sign up a team of 3.

 If you are interested in participating in The Senior Art Show, but are not in an art class this semester, make sure to contact one of the art teachers, Mrs. Hassebrock, Mrs. Renze, or Mrs. Wede. This is an awesome opportunity to showcase your artwork!

 Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule. All applications are due tomorrow, MARCH 27.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses. 

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman or Catherine Monroe.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Breakfast time change. Starting this Wednesday, breakfast will be served from
8:55AM-9:25AM instead of starting at 8:45AM. 

The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been
suspended until further notice. 

Intramural bowling will start on Tuesday- April 2nd at Perfect Games.  See Mrs.
Hassebrock in Art C to sign up a team of 3.

If you are interested in participating in The Senior Art Show, but are not in an art
class this semester, make sure to contact one of the art teachers,
Mrs. Hassebrock, Mrs. Renze, or Mrs. Wede. This is an awesome opportunity to
showcase your artwork!

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in
the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:
AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester
AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester
AP Statistics – full year course
AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course
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, MARCH 27,
2019.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe.
Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any
of the online courses.

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media
Center, as well as, on the Website – Ames High School – Extended
Learning Page.
ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER
THAN MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the
Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman or Catherine Monroe

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Friday, March 15, 2019

NO SCHOOL 

Spring Break Begins 
Daily Notes will Resume on March 25, 2019 

No Classes / School District Wide 
Monday March 18 – Friday March 22nd 

Classes Resume March 25, 2019 

If you assistance please contact the District Offices 

March 25 – School Board Meeting @ District Offices – 6:30 pm 

March 27 – End of 3rd Quarter 

March 27 – Spring Sports Parent Meeting @ AHS , 7:00 PM 

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Friday March 15, 2019

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA State Competitors for a great showing last week. Overall, 38 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conferences to be held in Orlando in late April. Additionally, two Ames DECA members were elected as State Officers for 2019-2010 – Samantha Carney, President and Emily Matulac, VP of Career Development.

The qualifying students were:

Abbas Kusow, Achol Lual, Avery Suza, Ayah Gleisner, Ella Slade, Emily Matulac, Emily Poag, Ezra Manus, Grant Welk, Iluda Ko, Jackson Fox, Jacob Peters, Jake Schmit, Jayna Misra, Kai Johnson, Karlie Hill, Katherine Klein, Kijune Kim, Ling Bai, Madison Ollila, Madison Wiertzema, Mariam Mkhitaryan, Mario Napolitano, Olivia Heindel, Olivia Sassman, Preksha Sarda, Rishabh Swamy, Ryan Smith, Scott Junck, Shrey Patel, Silvia Aydinyan, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Susanna Mkhitaryan, Varun Prasanna, Vinita Medithi, Will Copley and William Zheng.

MATH TUTORING

The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been suspended until further notice.

KEY CLUB NEWS

At the recent Nebraska-Iowa Key Club District Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ames High School was represented by Hannah Huang, Gabe LaFleur, and Connor Schroeder. Key Club is the largest student-led service organization in the world and the District Convention is an opportunity for members to improve their service and leadership skills.

At the District Convention, Connor Schroeder was awarded the Outstanding Club Member Award, Hannah Huang was awarded the Outstanding Vice President Award, and Aspen Holm was awarded a $1000 Kiwanis scholarship. 

Ames High School Key Club was also awarded the Amy Hoger Membership Award for increasing club membership by over 25% and the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Badge.

In the elections for the 2019-2020 District Board, Connor Schroeder was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Area 6 and Hannah Huang was elected the Governor of Nebraska-Iowa Key Club. 

Congratulations to all of our members on their achievements.

AHS SPRING SPORTS PARENT MEETING

Parent meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM. Please meet in the following rooms:

Boys & Girls Track: Cafeteria

Boys & Girls Tennis: Athletic Video Room

Girls Golf: Room 121(across from the Athletics Office)

Boys Soccer: Media Center

Girls Soccer: Multi Purpose Room

UPCOMING CAREER DISCOVERY DAYS AT KREG TOOL

Kreg Tool in Huxley, Iowa, is hosting two Career Discovery Days this spring on March 14th and April 30th.  The day will begin at 8:45am and conclude at noon, and is open to any high school junior or senior.  If students are needing a job shadow opportunity, this day will give them an overview of the company and also a chance for them to see jobs in action.  To learn more about Kreg Tool: visit the KREG TOOL WEBSITE.

NEWS FROM THE NURSE OFFICE

The Iowa Department of Public Health added a requirement to the Iowa Immunization law. This law requires that all students entering 12th grade have the meningococcal vaccine series before school starts in August 2019. Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings. The vaccine will be required prior to both the 7th and 12th grades. All students entering 12th grade must have proof of having the meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August. Some students may already have the requirement completed. The child’s age at time of administration will determine if they need one or two doses. If you are unsure what your child needs contact your physician/clinic or the nurse’s office. Your son/daughter will NOT be allowed to start the school year on August 23, 2019, without the documentation of the meningococcal vaccination.

The vaccine can be completed at most clinics. Contact your physician, Mary Greeley Home Health Services 515-239-6730, or Primary Health Care Clinic 515-232-0628 to have this completed. Bring in documentation to the nurse’s office. Please call the nurse’s office at 515-817-0614 or email (monica.behning@ames.k12.ia.us)  if you have questions. Thank you for your time and attention to this requirement.

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

AP ONLINE CLASS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AHS STUDENTS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TODAY, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

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, MARCH 27, 2019.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.


AMES HIGH POST PROM

Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students. 

 Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help!  Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids!  Click here to sign up: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa9ac238-ames

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25

Classes resume

Tuesday March 26 

Track: Girls JV vs. Waukee (Away)
March 26, 4:30 PM

Wednesday March 27 

End of 3rd Quarter
AHS Spring Sports Parent Meeting
March 27, 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Thurday March 28 

Track: Girls Varsity vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Track: Girls JV vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Friday March 29 

AHS Wind Symphony / Jazz I
March 29, 2:30 PM – Ames Middle School,

AHS Thespian Film Festival
March 29, 7:30 PM – Ames High School

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Industrial Technology Projects (Winter 2018-2019)

Industrial Technology Projects

The Ames High industrial technology department offers a variety of classes that consistently produce outstanding projects. The department as a whole provides courses in Woodworking, Metals, Robotics, and CAD. Under the guidance of teachers Michael Scaramellino and Kent Jahn, students have access to a range of materials and equipment, with tool safety being a primary focus for both teachers. Many of the classes are guided through projects, but as students progress in proficiency, they have the ability to self-guide on projects they pick. With CAD software, a laser engraver, plasma cutter, and an arsenal of woodworking equipment, students are consistently churning out amazing projects from wood boxes, cutting boards, coasters, and a variety of amazing scrap metal projects.

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