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Articles from February 2022

AHS Speech Earns All-State Honors 2022

All-State Speech 2022

Students from Ames High School earned five Division 1 ratings for entries into the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) Large Group State Competition. On February 5 at Valley High School in West Des Moines, 19 students in grades 10-12 gave performances in Ensemble Acting, One-Act Play, Choral Reading, Reader’s Theater, and Musical Theater. Of those five groups, three were nominated as Outstanding Performers based on their state performances and selected to participate in the All-State Competition.

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Edwards Elementary Teacher Patti Allen Receives Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Award Patti Allen

Congratulations to Edwards Elementary teacher, Patti Allen, on receiving the Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple Award is a special recognition given to one teacher each month during the school year by WHO13 television in Des Moines. According to WHO13, they get over 50 nominations each month. Allen is the first teacher in the history of the award to receive it twice. She was nominated by Brooks Cunningham, with the help of his mother Brandy. 

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Remembering Ames High: The Tunnel

Remembering Ames High: The Tunnel

The Ames High tunnel leading from the gymnasium to the football stadium is one of the many unique oddities that the alumni of AHS remember of their days walking the halls. With its entrance located across from the Ames High athletic training room, a countless number of students have walked through the black and orange tunnel that leads to the football stadium. 

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Ames High DECA Storm Shelter Recognized for Outstanding School-Based Enterprise

Storm Shelter DECA

Storm Shelter, the school-based enterprise at Ames High School, was among 461 school-based enterprises achieving Gold Level Certification for the 2021-2022 school year and will be recognized during DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. 

A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA advisors have utilized this effective educational tool for over four decades to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st-century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers. 

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Elementary Volunteer Tutors Needed

Elementary Tutoring

Ames CSD is seeking individuals willing to serve as volunteers to tutor reading or mathematics to elementary students. Volunteers will be trained by certified staff and work under supervision. Tutoring would be one hour per week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm starting March 1 through May 15, 2022.

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