The last day to drop a class without consequences as long as the student is still full time is Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.   

The last day to sign up to take a class for a contract grade with a pass/fail option is Wednesday, March 6, 2018.


Ames High Athletics College Signing Ceremony is Wednesday, February 6, at 7:45 am in the Cafeteria.  Friends and family of student-athletes signing with prospective colleges are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

WINTER MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

This show features some of the best music ever produced for the stage and is a must-see for audiences of all ages.

Curtain is 7:30 PM February 8 and 9, and 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10. Admission is  $10.00 9th grade and older, $8.00 8th grade and below. Tickets are on sale in the Ames High main office.


A new season for Ames Lacrosse Club will be starting soon.  Games are played from March 30 to May 12. Starting February 10, indoor practices will be conducted on Sunday evenings through February and March.  Outdoor practices start the week after Spring break. For more info or to register, go to ameslax.com.   Questions can be emailed to ameslaxclub@gmail.com.


Do you need to replace a bed in your home?  Now is the time! The Ames High Band is hosting a one day Mattress Sale at Ames High Cafeteria on Saturday, February 9th from 10AM-5PM.  There will be over 25 name brand models on display for you to try. All beds are brand new, made to order, available in all sizes, and come with factory warranties!  There will also be pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, frames and even adjustable bases available as well! Delivery and haul away are available. Best of all, prices are less than retail stores!  Mention this email and get free sheets with any bed purchase! Here’s a video that explains how it all works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus.  We would greatly appreciate your support!


We are very excited to be hosting the Dallas Brass on Tuesday February 12 at Ames High School.  Take a few minutes and watch some video of the group in action: http://www.dallasbrass.com/media   The concert begins at 7 pm.  The Wind Symphony and Freshman Band will be performing with the Dallas Brass as a part of the concert.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (if there are any tickets remaining). To purchase tickets contact chris.ewan@ames.k12.ia.us or you may purchase them in the Ames High main office.


IMPORTANT DATE- February 13 Late Start Adjustment

On Wednesday, February 13th, Dr. Clay Cook will be presenting to Ames High and Ames Middle School teachers during their weekly professional development time. He is presenting on the importance of multi-tiered systems of support to address children’s needs across a variety of domains, including socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.

As a result, school start times will be adjusted compared to regular Wednesday times. Please adjust your calendars accordingly for Wednesday, February 13:

Ames Middle School will start school at 10:15 AM

Ames High School will start school at 10:30 AM


The Ames High Academic and Arts Booster Club (AABC) needs your help.

Please donate to a Booster Club that gives grants directly to students and educators for unique, creative, and innovative learning experiences. AABC supports academic activities, as well as the visual and performing arts at Ames High through supplemental funding.

Some of our previous grant recipients include support of the Pollinator Project, which involves all high school biology students, and funding for the annual Great Gatsby party. These educational experiences are enhanced by AABC funding and encourage our students to be lifelong learners. Please send your contribution to AABC, c/o Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, Ames, IA  50010.

Questions? Contact Susan Gwiasda at susangwiasda@yahoo.com or LeAnn Hillier atlmhillier@msn.com



Friday, Feb. 1

AHS Winter Cheer Youth Clinic – 3:45 PM Ames High School

BBB 10th vs. Urbandale (Home) 4:45 PM  

BBB Boys Varsity vs. Urbandale (Home)7:45 PM

GBB Girls JV1 vs. Urbandale (Home) 4:45 PM

GBB Girls Varsity vs. Urbandale (Home) 6:15 PM

Saturday. Feb. 2

AHS at Urbandale Jazz Colloquium

BSwim-V at Fort Dodge Districts 12 PM

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/6 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ankeny Centennial 3/4:30 PM

Monday, Feb. 4

BBB-9 vs Marshalltown 6 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 5

GBB-JV1/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Feb. 6

AHS Athletics College Signing Ceremony 7:45 AM

Thursday, Feb 7

WR-JV at Boone JV Invite 5:30 PM

GBB-JV2 vs Dowling 6 PM

BBB-9 vs Dowling 7:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 8

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Dowling 4:45/6:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Dowling 4:45/7:45 PM

Saturday, Feb. 9

AHS Winter Musical 7:30 PM

WR- V at Districts all day

BSwim-V at IHSAA 12:30 PM

Mattress Fundraiser 10AM-5PM. Ames High Cafeteria

Sunday, Feb. 10

AHS Winter Musical 2 PM