Important notes on AP testing

According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break.

Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen to AP tests.

Students win awards at CIML Art Show

Congratulations to the following students for winning awards at the CIML, Conference Art Show:

  • Hannah Hartmann won the Blue Merit in Ink Drawing
  • Dalton Gaffney won the Blue Merit in Pastel/Crayon
  • Stephon Penberthy won Second Honorable Mention in Computer Generated Art
  • Allyson Goodman won the Blue Merit in Computer Generated Video Animation
  • Caylee Fuqua won the Blue Merit in Crafts/Fibers/Handmade Papers
  • Grace Ryken won an Honorable Mention in the Non­Ceramic Sculpture
  • Alyssa Leaman won a Blue Merit in Ceramics
  • Sidney Cowels won an Honorable Mention in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Katie Hem won a Blue Merit in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Lexa Roeshlein won an Honorable Mention in Analog Unaltered Photo
  • William Crow won a Blue Merit in Digital Unaltered Photo

Ames High School Softball information meeting

There will be a parent/player meeting on Monday, April 25th at 6 p.m. in the Ames High Cafeteria. We recommend you attend if your daughter is planning to play softball this summer, as many items will be discussed pertaining to the upcoming season. If you have any questions, email Coach Gorman at 

Spring Chorus Concert

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the high school Auditorium. The Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Choral will perform under the direction of Steven Linn and Peggy Dieter.

Spring Band Concert

The Ames High School Bands will present a Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3,  in the Ames High School Auditorium. The Spring Jazz Band will perform Southside Blues by Doug Beach, Hullabaloo by Alan Baylock, and Alianza by Erik Morales. The Percussion Ensemble will be performing Escape
Artist by Eric Rath and Wop Upside the Head by Chris Brooks. The Ninth Grade Band will be performing Lightning Field by John Mackey, Rippling Watercolors by Brian Balmages, and River of Life by Steven Reineke. The Concert Band will be performing Ross Roy by Jacob de Haan, The Minuteman March by Robert H. Pearson, and Fortress by Frank Tichelli. The Symphonic Band will be performing
Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed, Moment by Alex Shapiro, Hill Dance by David Avshalomov, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas by Eric Whitacre and, Encore! by Yo Goto. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

Ames High School Symphonic Band to perform at Iowa Bandmasters’ Conference

The Symphonic Band was selected through a taped audition to present its spring concert program at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference at 5p.m., May 13,  at the Des Moines Marriott. This is the highest honor that a high school concert band can achieve in the state.

Spring Play is “The Mouse That Roared”

What happens when your country’s economy is about to collapse and your resources for recovery are limited? Well, declare war on the United Sates and hope to lose, of course. That is the premise of the very funny The Mouse That Roared, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Leonard Wibberley. The economy of the little Duchy of Grand Fenwick is about to fall apart unless they find money fast, and so the Duchess of Grand Fenwick declares war on the United States, then sends Tully Bascom and his ragtag “medieval” soldiers overseas to the US, knowing they will lose and the United States will rehabilitate Grand Fenwick’s economy. However, the attack takes an unexpected turn. Curtain is 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7. Tickets are $4 for students in middle school and below, $5 for high school and adults.


Friday, April 22

Boy’s Soccer: 9/JV/V @ Centennial 4:45/6:00/7:30PM

Girl’s Soccer: JV/V vs. Centennial 5:30/7:00PM

Saturday, April 23

Boy’s Soccer: JV/V @ CR Prairie 12:00/1:30PM

Sunday, April 24

Art Show Reception 1:00-2:30PM

National Honor Society Induction 3:00PM

Monday, April 25

Girl’s Golf: V Ames Invite 12:00PM

Girl’s Track: JV/V @ Dowling Invite 4:00PM

Boy’s Tennis: JV/V @ Marshalltown 4:00PM

Girl’s Tennis: JV/V vs. Marshalltown 4:00PM

Boy’s Soccer: 9 @ Newton Invite 4:00/6:15PM

Boy’s Track: 9/10 @ Valley Invite 4:00PM

Boy’s Track: JV/V @ Norwalk Invite 4:30PM

Girl’s Soccer: JV/V vs. Dowling 5:30/7:00PM

Girl’s Softball Parent / Player Meeting AHS Cafeteria 6:00PM

Tuesday, April 26

Girl’s Golf: JV/V @ Marshalltown 3:30PM

Spring Choral Concert 7:30PM

Thursday, April 28

Boy’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Golf: V @ Bobcat Invite 10:00AM

Boy’s Tennis: JV/V vs. Waukee 4:00PM

Girl’s Tennis: JV/V @ Waukee 4:00PM

Friday, April 29

Boy’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Boy’s Soccer: JV/V vs. Mason City 5:30/7:00PM

Saturday, April 30

Boy’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Girl’s Track: V @ Drake Relays

Boy’s Soccer: 9/JV @ SE Polk