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Friday, January 18 AMS Weekly Announcements

BOC Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

6 A Band

6 B Chorus

6 B Band

6 A Chorus

6 Orchestra

6 A Band

6 B Chorus

6 B Band

6 A Chorus

6 Orchestra

6 Combined Chorus

 

7 A Band

7 B Chorus

7 B Band

7 A Chorus

7 Orchestra

7 A Band

7 B Chorus

7 B Band

7 A Chorus

7 Orchestra

7 Combined

Band

 

8 A Band

8 B Chorus

8  B Band

8 A Chorus

8 Orchestra

8 A Band

8 B Chorus

8  B Band

8 A Chorus

8 Orchestra

8 Combined Chorus

 

Even/Odd Schedule

                            1/21-No School 1/15-Even      1/16-Odd 1/17-Even 1/18-Odd

There are NO CLASSES on Monday, January 21 at all Ames schools.

Engineering the Future! Facilitated by Iowa State University students and faculty members of the National Society of Black Engineers. Join us during tutorial time 1/29, 1/31, and 2/1 for hands-on engineering activities and challenges. Look for Mr. Peterson’s name in FlexiSched to get signed up. Location will also be in Mr. Peterson’s room (H207). All students welcome. Questions, contact aaron.bahr@ames.k12.ia.us

Please join us this Sunday, January 20, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at HICKORY PARK to help raise money for the Ames Middle School.  After you finish your meal, and on your way out, be sure to put your receipt in the box marked “AMES MIDDLE SCHOOL.”  Hickory Park will donate 20% of your check back to the school. If you prefer to eat your ribs and saucy southerner at home, you can still just drop your take-out receipt in the box on the way out.  Feel free to share this with all of your friends – just remind them to put their receipt in the Ames Middle School box. Thanks in advance for your support with making this a successful fundraiser.

The AMS Booster Club

6th grade Party!

Friday, Feb. 1st is the 6th grade party

Time: 6:30-8:00 at AMS

$5 at the door includes pizza, pop, DJ/Dance, basketball and other activities.

Become an AMS Student Ambassador! This opportunity is open to students in all three grades. Student Ambassadors will receive training and will be asked to help counselors welcome new students to our school throughout the year. Ambassador duties will include giving new students tours, helping new students with their schedules, and connecting with them at lunch. Past Student Ambassadors do need to reapply if they want to participate this year. Submit your application by Friday, February 1 by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/XKcXOqcbUmkE9fez1

AHS Softball Information

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade who is interested in playing softball for the Ames High Middle School softball team during the summer of 2019, please contact Coach Gorman at gary.gorman@ames.k12.ia.us, so that he can begin to develop a contact list for this summer.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Gary at the same email address.

On another note, the Ames Girls Softball Association (AGSA) is conducting skill development clinics at Sports Iowa on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  If you’re not already attending the clinics and are interested in doing so, please contact Coach Gorman at gary.gorman@ames.k12.ia.us for more information.

Congratulations, Blank Summer Institute Nominees!  The following students were nominated by one of their AMS teachers to be part of the nominee pool for the BSI, a prestigious, intense, academic summer program.  The courses are Creative Writing, Advanced Science, Math Problem Solving, Performing Arts, Invention and Innovation, Global and Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, and Visual Arts.  One student will be selected for each course as AMS’ applicant to the program. The nominees are: Alicia Nicolas, Mia O’Connor-Walker, Jyotsna Venkatesh, Joshitha Venkatesh, Aurelia Kruger, Isabel Wolf, Sebastian Molina, Jackson Hufford, Munia Awadalla, Delaney Kreider, Jolyn Ask, Leslie Kim, Ava Reason, Clara Fields, Adrian Guan, Owais Samman, Anastasia Kuzmina, Ethan Krofta, Angelina Chen, Lyra Hascall, Henry Kellen, Sarah Schoppe, Tate Bernard, Cale Wineinger, Caleb Sheldon, Tharun Raju, Meiya Weeks, Adeline O’Neal, and Justin Shin.

The first meeting for Builder’s Club in March will be on March 6, not March 13.

Spirit Squad

Spirit Squad is open to any girl or boy in 7th or 8th grade. Practices begin January 17th and will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Practice attire is athletic t-shirts and shorts. No tank tops, no jewelry, and hair must be up and pulled away from the face. At the end of the season there will be a free Spirit Squad Show on February 26th at 5:15 p.m. in the AMS Gym 1. If you have questions, please email: sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us

6th and 7th Graders —– HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!! Have you ever wondered what living like a Pilgrim was like?  Do you remember if 1 lantern or 2 was hung in the Old North Church? Have you ever wanted to try a lobster roll?  

If so, then the 2020 trip to Boston is the adventure for you!  In June of 2020, Mr. Alden will be leading a four-day tour of Boston, Plymouth, and Salem, Massachusetts!  You’ll see famous places from American history and have the chance to walk in the footsteps of the Revolution.

Come join Mr. Alden on Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 pm in the AMS Media Center to hear about the trip and how to sign up.  It will be an incredible adventure!

Do you like to write and create? Would you like to meet peers with similar interests? Join Ms. Schares for Writers’ Den in Ms. Schares’s room, E109, from 3:30-4:30 pm on Tuesdays. All students grades 6th-8th are welcome. ATTENTION: Writer’s Den will have its final meeting of the year on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (due to Ms. Schares coaching track). Please plan accordingly.

Attention 2019-2020 7th grade parents: All students entering 7th grade must have proof of having both the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Please drop off, mail, fax or email us a copy of the documentation that the vaccine was given or documentation of an exemption from the vaccine signed by your child’s doctor. If you feel your student has had this vaccination, please contact their healthcare provider and have them fax or mail the school an updated record.

If your student does not meet these requirements, you will be receiving a letter soon in the mail.

The Flu Season is Here. Have you received your flu shot? If not, you still have time. This is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting the flu. Please read the attached CDC article about the flu and ways to stay healthy.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

This is a reminder to check your emails for the low-balance notifications from the district office.  The emails are sent out once per week and are sent once your student’s account balance reaches $25. Please check your spam folders for the emails, as many parents have said this email ends up going into their spam folder.

 

Also, we want to remind you that AMS has a breakfast program.  Breakfast is served at 7:40 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 9:10 AM on Wednesday.  A good breakfast helps to make for a great day of learning.

 

ACSD Food Service Department

Remember to drop off your box tops and deliver them to your homeroom teacher!

 

For every Box Top you clip, your child’s school will receive 10 cents. Each school can receive up to $20,000

per school year from clipped Box Tops.

These funds are used for books, supplies, field trips, classroom parties and more.

This is a great way for our school to make money to use for the students and teachers, as they are items that are already in your kitchen.  Thank you so much! If you have any questions or ideas as to how to increase our collection numbers, or want to help, please contact Stephanie Bates at 515-450-7557.

ACSD Nondiscrimination Statement:


It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lisa Negus, Director of Human Resources, lisa.negus@ames.k12.ia.us, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 11 AMS Weekly Announcements

BOC Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

6 A Band

6 B Chorus

6 B Band

6 A Chorus

6 Orchestra

6 A Band

6 B Chorus

6 B Band

6 A Chorus

6 Orchestra

6 Combined Band

 

7 A Band

7 B Chorus

7 B Band

7 A Chorus

7 Orchestra

7 A Band

7 B Chorus

7 B Band

7 A Chorus

7 Orchestra

7 Combined Chorus

 

8 A Band

8 B Chorus

8  B Band

8 A Chorus

8 Orchestra

8 A Band

8 B Chorus

8  B Band

8 A Chorus

8 Orchestra

8 Combined Band

 

Even/Odd Schedule

                                       1/14-Odd 1/15-Even 1/16-Odd  1/17-Even 1/18-Odd

Debate Club will be starting next week. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, from 3:30-4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Matelski’s room (Suite A201).  This first meeting will be an informational meeting only.  

AHS Softball Information

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade who is interested in playing softball for the Ames High Middle School softball team during the summer of 2019, please contact Coach Gorman at gary.gorman@ames.k12.ia.us, so that I can begin to develop a contact list for this summer.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at the same email address.

On another note, the Ames Girls Softball Association (AGSA) is conducting skill development clinics at Sports Iowa on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m..  If your not already attending the clinics, and are interested in doing so, please contact Coach Gorman at gary.gorman@ames.k12.ia.us for more information.

Congratulations, Blank Summer Institute Nominees!  The following students were nominated by one of their AMS teachers to be part of the nominee pool for the BSI, a prestigious, intense, academic summer program.  The courses are Creative Writing, Advanced Science, Math Problem Solving, Performing Arts, Invention and Innovation, Global and Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, and Visual Arts.  One student will be selected for each course as AMS’ applicant to the program. The nominees are: Alicia Nicolas, Mia O’Connor-Walker, Jyotsna Venkatesh, Joshitha Venkatesh, Aurelia Kruger, Isabel Wolf, Sebastian Molina, Jackson Hufford, Munia Awadalla, Delaney Kreider, Jolyn Ask, Leslie Kim, Ava Reason, Clara Fields, Adrian Guan, Owais Samman, Anastasia Kuzmina, Ethan Krofta, Angelina Chen, Lyra Hascall, Henry Kellen, Sarah Schoppe, Tate Bernard, Cale Wineinger, Caleb Sheldon, Tharun Raju, Meiya Weeks, Adeline O’Neal, and Justin Shin.

Spirit Squad

Spirit Squad is open to any girl or boy in 7th or 8th grade. Practices begin January 17th and will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5:30. Practice attire is athletic t-shirts and shorts. No tank tops, no jewelry, hair must be up and pulled away from the face. At the end of the season there will be a free Spirit Squad Show on February 26th at 5:15 p.m. in the AMS Gym 1. If you have questions, please email: sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us

Attention 2019-2020 7th grade parents: All students entering 7th grade must have proof of having both the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Please drop off, mail, fax or email us a copy of the documentation that the vaccine was given or documentation of an exemption from the vaccine signed by your child’s doctor. If you feel your student has had this vaccination, please contact their healthcare provider and have them fax or mail the school an updated record.

If your student does not meet these requirements, you will be receiving a letter soon in the mail.

The Flu Season is Here. Have you received your flu shot? If not, you still have time. This is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting the flu. Please read the attached CDC article about the flu and ways to stay healthy.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

The new lunchroom program, Taking a Steak, is to empower the students to take pride in their space and community, with the hope that a student-led lunchroom will also help raise morale. We are also encouraging students to take more of a leadership role in their school. No student is required to participate; this program is strictly voluntary, but encouraged. Taking a Steak is now a part of AMS to help provide a collaborative student-centered approach to enact responsibility and respect as students take care of our school during lunchtime. Along with making the lunchroom more student-centered, we are working to have a theme or activity each day to help make lunchtime more interactive for all 300-400 students that attend each lunch.

6th and 7th Graders —– HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!! Have you ever wondered what living like a Pilgrim was like?  Do you remember if 1 lantern or 2 was hung in the Old North Church? Have you ever wanted to try a lobster roll?  

If so, then the 2020 trip to Boston is the adventure for you!  In June of 2020, Mr. Alden will be leading a four-day tour of Boston, Plymouth, and Salem, Massachusetts!  You’ll see famous places from American history and have the chance to walk in the footsteps of the Revolution.

Come join Mr. Alden on Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 pm in the AMS Media Center to hear about the trip and how to sign up.  It will be an incredible adventure!

Girls Who Code Club!  

Join the club 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

Do you like to write and create? Would you like to meet peers with similar interests? Join Ms. Schares for Writers’ Den in Ms. Schares’s room, E109, from 3:30-4:30 pm on Tuesdays. All students grades 6th-8th are welcome.

This is a reminder to check your emails for the low-balance notifications from the district office.  The emails are sent out once per week and are sent once your student’s account balance reaches $25. Please check your spam folders for the emails, as many parents have said this email ends up going into their spam folder.

 

Also, we want to remind you that AMS has a breakfast program.  Breakfast is served at 7:40 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 9:10 AM on Wednesday.  A good breakfast helps to make for a great day of learning.

 

ACSD Food Service Department

Remember to drop off your box tops and deliver them to your homeroom teacher!

 

For every Box Top you clip, your child’s school will receive 10 cents. Each school can receive up to $20,000 per school year from clipped Box Tops.

These funds are used for books, supplies, field trips, classroom parties and more.

This is a great way for our school to make money to use for the students and teachers, as they are items that are already in your kitchen.  Thank you so much! If you have any questions or ideas as to how to increase our collection numbers, or want to help, please contact Stephanie Bates at 515-450-7557.

 

ACSD Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lisa Negus, Director of Human Resources, lisa.negus@ames.k12.ia.us, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  

 

 

 

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