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Clubs and Activities in alphabetical order




100th Green Butterfly

Mike Todd Wednesday after school, Room 49.

AHS Shout

NIcole Kuhns  Student-produced newscast about Ames High School events. Broadcasts once a month during homeroom, rebroadcasts on Channel 7. Meets Tuesdays plus period in ELP office.

AHS Democrats

Mark Jurgensen  

Anime Club

Sunday Ogunsola  

Art Club

Lindsay Wede Students to meet in an informal setting to develop and share ideas, work on their own art projects and develop their skills to make art for a variety of purposes. Students help shape Art Club. All are welcome to come and be creative on Fridays Plus period. 

Astronomy Club

Collin Reichert  

Bee Club

 Samantha Edster  

Caring Community Club 

James Webb  

Chess Club 

Jessica Cakrasenjaya  


Hailey Losoff  Helps students with skills needed for college.

Dance Marathon

Ginny Seibert Raises money for families of children who have life threatening illnesses.


Annie Deam  Meets Monday and Thursday to prepare for debate competitions.


AHS DECA online

 Vicki Hales The international association for students of marketing. Meets 8 a.m. every other Wednesday.

Drama Club

Del Schmidt  

 ECO Club

 Mike Todd Helps manage  Ames High Prairie and the native plants on the Ames High campus. Clears undesirable plants, manages erosion and raises native plants to help restore the prairie. Meets daily after school and Mondays during PLUS period room 49.

Extended Physics Club

Beth Brenneman  

Fashion Show

Carol VanWaardhuizen Meets Wednesday morning before school once a month to prepare for the annual Fashion Show.

Garden Club

 Mike Todd  

Girls Who Code

Ginny Seibert  

Gourmet Cooking Club

Carol VanWaardhuizen  

Graphic Design

 Shelli Hassebrock  

Guitar Club

Daniel Klass  

HAT (Help Ames Trees)

 Samantha Edster  


Ella Glenn/Kelly Friedrich  

Homeless and Foster Youth Achievement Club

Collin Reichert  


Ian Smith
Judge Johnston

Improv/Capture the Flag

Chuck Ripley  

Intrarmural Bowling

Shelli Hassebrock  

Junior Senate/
Prom Committee

Jessica Cakrasenjaya Meets Wednesday December through April to plan Prom.

Key Club

Cynthia Gillette  Kiwanis-affiliated student service club.Meets Tuesdays before school.

Knowledge Bowl & Quiz Bowl

Nick Lachen  Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture.

Mock Trial

Steve Woolery  

Model UN 

Chad Zmolek  

Multicultural Vision Program

Jessica Cakrasenjaya  

National Honor Society

Jessica Cakrasenjaya Develops leadership for students meeting certain academic eligibility requirements. Meets every other Tuesday during second lunch.

Skeptics Club

Samantha Edster


Scratch Pad

 Steven Woolery   A compilation of student writing and artwork edited and published by students that is published and sold every spring at Ames High School.

 Senior Senate

 Kelly Micalone  Seniors who plan and run two blood drives, make important decisions regarding graduation (invitation information, graduation speakers, and name readers), and plan and run the senior picnic.


Students Helping End Poverty and Huger

 Tim Mooney SHEPH is student-led group that meets Thursdays at 7:20 a.m. to learn about and  raise money to address issues related to Hunger and Poverty. Hosts Tucheze Dance (Too Chay Zay, Swahili for “Let’s Dance) in the fall and hosts Hunger Banquet in the spring as a simulation of the distribution of food to the world’s population.


 John Burke  Ames High School’s LGBTQA Alliance. Meets Wednesdays before school.


Connie Ringless   Iowa High School Speech Association 

Student Association for Civil Rights Education

Spence Evans   

 Student Council

 Allison DeBlasi A representative body of students who organize events that raise money for the needy and/or provide opportunities for other students via social outlets, who work in partnership with school administrators, staff and parents to make decisions for the benefit of the school and its students. Meets Tuesdays during Plus Period.

Super Smash Bros. Club

 Nick Lachen  

TEEN (Students Against Human Trafficking)

John Burke  Meets Monday during Plus Period.

Uganda Project

Tim Mooney  

YAW (Young Americans for Whatever)

Leah Stearns  

Young Americans for Freedom

Dan Flannery  








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