Congratulations to the following students who had the honor of participating in the CIML.

  • Emileth Valdivas Barajas
  • Emma Brockman
  • Ana Salas
  • Saylor Horras
  • Lincoln Gartin
  • Luka Jensen-Koudelka
  • Clara Fields
  • Claire Galvin
  • Tate Bernard
  • Thomas Lehmkuhl
  • Lorna Schuckert
  • Naomi Pena
  • Wenjun Liu
  • Franny Burkes-Vens
  • Amani Dietrichs
  • Emma Evans
  • Keilah Brewer
  • Carleigh Evans
  • Kendra Goodwin 
  • Katelyn Risselman
  • Lucas Lueth
  • River Hall
  • Megan Schoppe
  • Paige Flory
  • Derek Peng
  • Sydney Bray
  • Dakota Lewin
  • Lucy Brekke
  • Julia Sillman
  • Krisha Sta Maria
  • Bella Haveman
  • J.T. Matusiak
  • Marley Turk
  • Emily Kaminski
  • Niki Morningsrar Shaw
  • Tucker Drury

Congratulations to the following AHS Art students for having their artwork selected for special awards in this judged exhibit:

  • River Hall- Honorable Mention
  • Emma Brockman- Honorable Mention
  • Lincoln Gartin- Honorable Mention
  • Thomas Lehmkuel- Honorable Mention
  • Naomi Pena- Blue Merit Award in Colored Pencil
  • Emma Evans- Blue Merit Award in Computer Generated
  • Derek Peng- Blue Merit Award in Unaltered Photography
  • Dakota Lewin- Blue Merit Award in Sculptural Ceramics
  • J.T. Matusiak- Blue Merit Award in Craft/Fibers
  • Emily Kaminski- Blue Merit Award in Metalsmithing/Jewelry
  • Wenjun Liu- Overall Best of Show


AP Testing Begins May 2

Students who have signed up for AP tests this spring need to check the testing schedule posted in AP classrooms and in Student Services. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing area. Students need to bring #2 pencils, a black or blue pen, and a calculator for math and science exams.

Selective Service Information

This is an important announcement for parents of all 17 and 18-year-old men. When your child turns 18, the law states that they must register with Selective Service. Those who fail to register may be denied student loans, government jobs, and driver’s licenses in most states. If a young male is an immigrant seeking to become a citizen, they must register, regardless of current immigration status. You can get a Selective Service registration card at your local post office or register online a If you have any questions regarding registration please speak with your student’s guidance counselor or the registrar in the Student Services office.

Reminder to all 14–24-year-olds looking for summer jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities to attend #GETAJOB, the Story County Youth Summer Job Fair. The fair will be held tomorrow Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the North Grand Mall parking lot in Ames. This is an excellent opportunity for Story County youth to connect with over forty Story County businesses and organizations looking to hire for the summer and beyond!

 Don’t miss out on:

  • Food Trucks
  • Swag Bags for the first 100 attendees!!!
  • Parent Lounge sponsored by Inside Golf (discounts on games, food, and drinks)
  • Prize Drawings!!! The goal is to create a welcoming and fun environment for Story County Youth to become job seekers, and we would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out to students.

The fair is hosted by YSS, Story County College Access Network (funded by Iowa College Aid), Ames Chamber of Commerce, Be Rare Initiative, IowaWORKS, Connect2Careers, and Children and Families of Iowa.

*Rain location will be at the Boys and Girls Club of Story County located at 210 S 5th St. Ames, IA.


This year’s Speech Showcase will be held at the Ames High Auditorium on Thursday, April 28th at 7 pm. Come watch this year’s Ames High All-State nominated large group and individual performances. Admission is free, but we will be taking a free will donation to help fund next year’s contests.

Next week Young Democrats, Ames High Independents, and Young Americans for Freedom will be holding a Voter Registration Drive. It will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the front entryway. Anyone 17 and older who is a Citizen may register. To register all you need is your driver’s license number or your Social Security number. Come to the front entryway before school, after school, or during lunch to get registered and get a treat.

If you are a parent/guardian of a JUNIOR (Class of 2023), we need your help! Prom 2022 will be on May 7th from 9-11:30 PM. We need about 15 chaperones to help with chaperoning the venue. If you are interested, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius link ( If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessica Zeiss ( Thank you!

2022 Ames Post Prom | May 7th 11:30pm-3:30am on May 8th | At Perfect Games

A dedicated group of upperclassmen parents are working to create a safe, affordable and entertaining 2022 Post Prom experience for Ames High Juniors & Seniors and their guests. The event will have security and include food, indoor and outdoor games, prizes and a hypnotist. If you would like to attend as a student, volunteer as an adult or donate a guessing jar, please do so below. 

Attend: This link is for students to register themselves and their date. The cost is $20 per person, there is financial assistance available to those who need it.  The deadline to register to attend is Wednesday May 4th at Midnight. Additional details and directions are in the link below. 

*“After Dark in the Alley” – 2022 Ames Post Prom

Volunteer: This link is for adults to volunteer at the event. The deadline to volunteer is Wednesday May 4th at midnight. Additional details and directions are in the link below. 


Donate: This link is for any current AHS parent or community member that wishes to donate a guessing jar for a student to win at post prom. Additional details and directions are in the link below.

*Post Prom Guessing Jars

Underclassmen parents,if you would like to help on a committee or shadow alongside our team to gain insight for future parent sponsored post proms, we welcome you! For more information, please email:


Applications for the Ripp Family Scholarship, the Ames High School Alumni Association Scholarship, and the AHS Class of 1964 Scholarship are available in Naviance. The deadline for filing is April 30th. Please check Naviance for the eligibility requirements for all three scholarships. Also, please check Naviance for many more scholarship opportunities.