There will be no classes on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.   

Wednesday will be an early dismissal. Please see the schedule below for details.

MONDAY, NOV. 25th -Even Block Day

TUESDAY, NOV. 26th -Odd Block Day



Day before Thanksgiving  1:15 dismissal 

Warning Bell 0:05           7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM 

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM 

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM 

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM


Period 5 / 1st Lunch 

0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM 

Class 0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM 


Class 0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM 

Last Lunch 

0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM 


Period 6 0:32         11:31 AM 12:03 PM 

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM 

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM



Tickets for Thursday, Dec. 5th at 6:30 PM only are on sale now for the Madrigal Dinner presented by the AHS Music department. Tickets are $30 each.  Please contact Peggy Dieter for tickets and more information: or 817-0600 Ext. 2238.



Post Prom is a highly anticipated event but, is dependent on parent participation and
coordination to be successful. This is a great after prom event that keeps our students occupied
in a safe, substance-free environment. Post Prom cannot happen without parent help.

Please view our ‘Sign up Genius’ and consider volunteering so we can continue to have this
important event for our students. Post prom will follow the AHS prom on April 18, 2020.



AHS has a new Attendance secretary, her name is Melissa Asklof and we are glad she has joined our AHS team. The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or phone call. Please call the Attendance line at 515-817-0601 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know the night before an absence you may call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are checked regularly during school hours and are entered into Infinite Campus. Please do not email absences to the secretaries as these notifications are not processed as efficiently and could result in an absence not being excused.

Confused by the constant notifications

When a student is missing school because of an appointment, the students must check in with the attendance secretaries in the main office for the absence to be excused. This means parents will receive unexcused absence notifications until we know your child is in the building. While these notifications can be frustrating it is to ensure the safety of your child. If you’d like to opt out of notifications please change the notification settings on your Infinite Campus parent portal. 


Join us for dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 4th, at Pizza Ranch, 1404 Boston Ave, in Ames, for a fundraiser for the Ames High Winter Cheer Squad! Please bring a copy of the flyer (you can get 1 from any winter cheerleader) or show the electronic version (can be found on Instagram @ameswintercheer or Facebook under Ames High Winter Cheer) to the cashier, and $2 from each adult buffet (plus any tips left at the tables) will go to benefit the Winter Cheer Squad! Thanks so much for your support; we are looking forward to seeing you on December 4th!


Ames High Drill Team is performing in the Outback Bowl on January 1 in Tampa, Florida!  

They are hosting restaurant fundraisers to cover transportation costs. There are two opportunities to support these dancers.

 Noodles on December 2 from 4pm-8pm.

Chipotle on December 4 from 4pm-8pm.

Thank you for your support! 



Monday, Nov. 19

Swim-JV/V at Mason City 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Nov.20

GBB-JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 21

NO late start. Classes begin at 7:50 AM

Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM

Thursday, Nov. 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 23

No school, Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 24

GBB-JV1/JV2/V at DSM East 11:30 AM/1:00 PM