Congratulations to the AHS DECA State Competitors for a great showing last week. Overall, 38 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conferences to be held in Orlando in late April. Additionally, two Ames DECA members were elected as State Officers for 2019-2010 – Samantha Carney, President and Emily Matulac, VP of Career Development.

The qualifying students were:

Abbas Kusow, Achol Lual, Avery Suza, Ayah Gleisner, Ella Slade, Emily Matulac, Emily Poag, Ezra Manus, Grant Welk, Iluda Ko, Jackson Fox, Jacob Peters, Jake Schmit, Jayna Misra, Kai Johnson, Karlie Hill, Katherine Klein, Kijune Kim, Ling Bai, Madison Ollila, Madison Wiertzema, Mariam Mkhitaryan, Mario Napolitano, Olivia Heindel, Olivia Sassman, Preksha Sarda, Rishabh Swamy, Ryan Smith, Scott Junck, Shrey Patel, Silvia Aydinyan, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Susanna Mkhitaryan, Varun Prasanna, Vinita Medithi, Will Copley and William Zheng.


The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been suspended until further notice.


At the recent Nebraska-Iowa Key Club District Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ames High School was represented by Hannah Huang, Gabe LaFleur, and Connor Schroeder. Key Club is the largest student-led service organization in the world and the District Convention is an opportunity for members to improve their service and leadership skills.

At the District Convention, Connor Schroeder was awarded the Outstanding Club Member Award, Hannah Huang was awarded the Outstanding Vice President Award, and Aspen Holm was awarded a $1000 Kiwanis scholarship. 

Ames High School Key Club was also awarded the Amy Hoger Membership Award for increasing club membership by over 25% and the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Badge.

In the elections for the 2019-2020 District Board, Connor Schroeder was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Area 6 and Hannah Huang was elected the Governor of Nebraska-Iowa Key Club. 

Congratulations to all of our members on their achievements.


Parent meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM. Please meet in the following rooms:

Boys & Girls Track: Cafeteria

Boys & Girls Tennis: Athletic Video Room

Girls Golf: Room 121(across from the Athletics Office)

Boys Soccer: Media Center

Girls Soccer: Multi Purpose Room


Kreg Tool in Huxley, Iowa, is hosting two Career Discovery Days this spring on March 14th and April 30th.  The day will begin at 8:45am and conclude at noon, and is open to any high school junior or senior.  If students are needing a job shadow opportunity, this day will give them an overview of the company and also a chance for them to see jobs in action.  To learn more about Kreg Tool: visit the KREG TOOL WEBSITE.


The Iowa Department of Public Health added a requirement to the Iowa Immunization law. This law requires that all students entering 12th grade have the meningococcal vaccine series before school starts in August 2019. Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings. The vaccine will be required prior to both the 7th and 12th grades. All students entering 12th grade must have proof of having the meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August. Some students may already have the requirement completed. The child’s age at time of administration will determine if they need one or two doses. If you are unsure what your child needs contact your physician/clinic or the nurse’s office. Your son/daughter will NOT be allowed to start the school year on August 23, 2019, without the documentation of the meningococcal vaccination.

The vaccine can be completed at most clinics. Contact your physician, Mary Greeley Home Health Services 515-239-6730, or Primary Health Care Clinic 515-232-0628 to have this completed. Bring in documentation to the nurse’s office. Please call the nurse’s office at 515-817-0614 or email (monica.behning@ames.k12.ia.us)  if you have questions. Thank you for your time and attention to this requirement.


Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.


Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TODAY, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due, MARCH 27, 2019.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses.


Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.


Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students. 

 Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help!  Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids!  Click here to sign up: 



Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25

Classes resume

Tuesday March 26 

Track: Girls JV vs. Waukee (Away)
March 26, 4:30 PM

Wednesday March 27 

End of 3rd Quarter
AHS Spring Sports Parent Meeting
March 27, 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Thurday March 28 

Track: Girls Varsity vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Track: Girls JV vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Friday March 29 

AHS Wind Symphony / Jazz I
March 29, 2:30 PM – Ames Middle School,

AHS Thespian Film Festival
March 29, 7:30 PM – Ames High School