Please note that the physical form and Ames High Athletic Training form have been accidentally printed incorrectly. The personal side of the physical form was printed on the back of the Trainer Health form. Please use the attached file to fill out before returning your forms and before taking them to your upcoming physical appointments.


Students need to be in attendance only when they have a scheduled exam. Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up at 1:45 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30 AM on Thursday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch.

First day: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Period 1                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Second day: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Period 4                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

Third day: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Period 7                      8:00 AM      9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM    11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM    12:15 PM

Make-up period       12:15 PM      1:45 PM

Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2017 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24, in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The orchestra begins prelude at 6:30 PM.

Seniors – If you choose to attend, please arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 PM to line up in the hallway going from the auditorium towards the gym. You will enter and sit as a group. Thank you.  

The interfaith service will include performances by the Ames High Symphonic Orchestra and Ames High Concert Chorale. The program will include solo or ensemble performances from:
·      Andrew Bryant, vocal soloist
·      Maya Chen, piano soloist
·      Lucy Ching, Ethan Holtman, Aria Lippolis and Brian Todey, vocal quartet

Iman Mahjoob Jaily, Darul Arqum Islamic Center; The Rev. Eileen Gebbie, Ames United Church of Christ; and Father Charles Ahenkorah, Associate Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center will deliver messages.

The printed baccalaureate program will feature selected artwork by graduating seniors. Make plans to attend this special annual tradition for Ames High’s graduating seniors.


Here is a look at seniors’ last week at Ames High:

May 22    7:30 PM Pops Concert

May 23    Last academic day for seniors. Turn in laptops. Clean out lockers.

May 24    7:30 AM Graduation rehearsal in the AHS gym.

                 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Senior picnic. Tickets will be sold May 18-24 for $4.

                 7:00 PM Baccalaureate at Ames Middle School. Prelude begins at 6:30 PM (Seniors who are attending should be at the middle school by 6:30)

May 28    2:00 PM Graduation at Hilton Coliseum – Graduates should be at Hilton by 1:15. They will march alphabetically starting on the west side of Hilton.

Graduating seniors will receive their cap and gown at graduation rehearsal. All fines and fees must be paid in full prior to receiving cap and gown! Don’t assume that if your senior doesn’t eat lunch at school that they don’t have a balance due. Balances from previous years follow the student until the balance is paid off. Parents can check their student’s outstanding fees/fines via the parent portal. Please check this often the week of May 15th, as some fines are assessed after senior textbooks are turned in. Feel free to call the main office with any questions: 817-0602. And remember, breathe and enjoy the time you have left with your senior!


Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday (May 23). Anything left behind will be donated.


Ames High seniors, Evageline Scheibe and Achala Thippeswamy, have both been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Science Student Award from the Iowa Academy of Science. This is an annual achievement award supported by a gift from The Pella Rolscreen Foundation. Congratulations! 


On May 12th, Ames High Industrial Technology teachers, Craig Boylan and Kent Jahn, took 20 Ames High Industrial Technology students and 25 projects to state contest at the S. E. Polk Technology Expo. These students, representing Ames High, won 18 blue ribbons, 7 red ribbons. 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. Students with their projects and the corresponding awards are listed below.

Gannon White – cribbage board – blue ribbon, gold medal; multi wood bowl – blue ribbon. Garrett Cooper – ring box – blue ribbon, bronze medal; maple bow – blue ribbon. Bobby Brause – maple bowl – red ribbon. Gauge Sletten – baseball bat – red ribbon. Josh Ylonen – walnut bowl – red ribbon. Matt Holtzbauer – walnut bowl – red ribbon. Alencia Bonner – jewelry stand – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Joseph Nogel – scroll saw vase – blue ribbon, gold medal. Joseph Nogel – walnut maple bowl – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Joseph Nogel – multi wood bowl – blue ribbon. Garrett Elrod – walnut coffee table – blue ribbon. Bobby Gens – collection plate – blue ribbon. Corey Gibson – long board – red ribbon. Kyle Hanson – ring bowl – blue ribbon. Jacob Schmit – cutting board set – blue ribbon ,silver medal. Tyler Wierson – mahogany bowl – blue ribbon. Cameron Merritt – model aircraft carrier – blue ribbon. Michael Holm – chess set – blue ribbon, silver medal. Brennan Ostendorf – scrowl saw project – red ribbon. Nathan Lumley – electric guitar – blue ribbon, bronze medal. Max White – chevrolet sign – red ribbon.

Corey Woods won two awards in the metals division even though there are no metals classes offered at Ames High. Corey Woods – brass pen – blue ribbon; steel mallet – blue ribbon.


The Ames Bicycle Coalition is looking for students willing to do some volunteer work this summer.  If your student might be interested, contact Elizabeth Wentzel (ewentzel@gmail.com) for further information.


The Ames Education Foundation hosts TASTE for Education – Sunday, September 24th, at 5:00 PM. This adult only event is held at the Gateway Hotel, and is a great way to kick off the school year, and raise for educational needs that get kids excited about school! Tickets are $50. This event includes entertainment, cuisine tasting and auction. Save the date and join us for TASTE this September 24th. Details at: ameseducationfoundation.org.


Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. Volunteers must be entering at least 9th grade in the fall in order to volunteer. The sign up sheet lists the classes that have requested volunteers. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.


Seniors’ cumulative folders and immunization cards are available for seniors to pick up in Student Services this week. Students will need their immunization cards when they attend college.


Friday, May 19

Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 20

Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA

Boys Tennis: Sub-State Team TBA

Monday, May 22

Girls Tennis: Regional @ Morningside College 11 AM

Girls Golf: Regional TBA

Boys Soccer: Sub-State TBA

POPS Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 23

Last Academic Day for Seniors

Girls Soccer: JV/V vs Roosevelt 5:00/6:30 PM

Girls Softball: JV/V @ Boone 5:30/7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 24

Boys Soccer: Sub-State TBA

Baccalaureate – Ames Middle School 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 25

Girls Soccer: Regional Play TBA

Boys Baseball: JV/V @ Ballard 5:30/7:00 PM

Friday, May 26

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Boys Baseball: JV/V vs Bondurant-Farrar 5:00/7:00 PM

Girls Softball: V/JV vs Newton 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 27

Boys Tennis: State TBA

Sunday, May 28

Graduation – Hilton Coliseum 2:00 PM

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day – no classes