Skip to content

Daily Announcements News

October 22, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

1-8 Schedule Day

If you are a Senior and interested in reading the Daily Announcements over the intercom, today is the last day to sign up in the Auxiliary Office with Mrs. Packer! You will be contacted by email with your audition date and time.

Seniors & Sophomores, Jostens will be in the building today  from 11:10am-1:00pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders and Class Ring/letter jacket orders.

Check out the designs for Burgies t-shirt design contest that have been chosen so far and are getting voted on yet. If you can, go check them out on Instagram and vote there. Some of the design options to be printed are from our AHS Graphic Design class! Congratulations to Carleigh Evans, Ada Nelson, Skylar Wade, and Krisha Sta Maria for making it to this round. 

If you can’t get on Instagram, come see Mrs. Wede to see the designs.

Attention everyone! Please join Student Council in the audio/visual room today October 22nd during PLUS. Student Council serves as a bridge between students and administration. Be a voice for your school and flex your leadership muscles! Holler at Ms. DiBlasi with questions!

Ames High School’s custodial staff works hard for all of us. Let’s show them some appreciation!  —  Starting today, please stop by FCA’s table in the main lobby before or after school, or during 5th hour, to learn about all our custodians do for our school AND to sign a thank you card.

Join Winter Cheerleading: The winter cheer squads cheer for JV and Varsity Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling from November-March. ALL students are invited to try out for winter cheer, no prior experience is necessary, you’ll be taught everything at the practices! You need to attend at least 1 practice (Sat. Oct. 23rd 1-3pm or Tues. Oct. 26th 5:30-7:30pm) and tryouts on Thursday, Oct. 28th at 6pm. Use the following link to sign up for tryouts and download the tryout packet. Questions? Contact Head Coach Dana Logan.

Students who attended the Men of Color Conference informational meeting, please return your registration forms to Mrs. Muhammad today, the 22nd. If you did not attend the informational meeting but are interested in attending the conference on October 30th in Des Moines, you can get a form from Mrs. Muhammad. Male students of all ethnicities are invited to attend.

SACRE (pronounced SOCK-RAY) kickoff will be held tonight, October, 22nd from 7-9p.m. at Reliable Street Cafe. We will have a DJ, outdoor fire pit, food, games, and spoken word and hip hop performances, and other fun. If you are interested in performing, talk to the SACRE leaders about signing up. SACRE Meetings will begin after the kickoff event! 

Mental Health Club gives students a chance to learn about mental health issues, practice self-care, works to reduce stigma at Ames High, promotes mental health education and support, and has fun! Join us Mondays at 3:15 in Mr. Webb’s room. Come to today’s meeting to learn about an upcoming paper crane project and fundraiser.

Attention students planning to take the ACT or SAT this fall: Mr. Webb and Mrs. Engelkes are offering an ACT/SAT Prep Class starting Monday, November 8th. The class will meet on three Mondays and one Tuesday for two hours each day (November 8, 16, 22, and 29). The cost for the class is $35. Please see the registration link and QR Code posted outside of student services and across from the auxiliary office. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 25, and will end on Monday, November 1, at 7:00 PM. Payment is due by Friday, November 5.

The following college representatives will be outside the cafeteria next week. Please see Mrs. Monroe if you need a pass to visit with these college representatives.

  • Monday, Oct. 25th – Marshalltown Community College during all lunch periods.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27th – Grand View University during all lunch periods.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27th – Vassar College VIRTUAL meet from 12:15 p.m-12:45 the link is posted in Naviance.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28th – University of Iowa during A & B lunch 11:13am-12:21pm.

The United States Army will have a table in the main lobby during all lunch periods on Monday, October 25th.

Today’s lunch is Biscuit & Turkey Sausage Gravy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Tater Tots.

Read More

October 21, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

1-8 Schedule Day

If you are a Senior and interested in reading the Daily Announcements over the intercom, please sign up in the Auxiliary Office with Mrs. Packer this week! Auditions will take place next week. You will be contacted with your audition date and time.

Sophomores, Jostens will be in the building on Friday, Oct. 22nd  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Class Ring/letter jacket orders.

Seniors, Jostens will be back on Friday, Oct. 22  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders if you forgot to turn it in last Thursday.

Check out the designs for Burgies t-shirt design contest that have been chosen so far and are getting voted on yet. If you can, go check them out on Instagram and vote there. Some of the design options to be printed are from our AHS Graphic Design class! Congratulations to Carleigh Evans, Ada Nelson, Skylar Wade, and Krisha Sta Maria for making it to this round. 

If you can’t get on Instagram, come see Mrs. Wede to see the designs.

Attention everyone! Please join Student Council in the audio/visual room tomorrow, October 22nd during PLUS. Student Council serves as a bridge between students and administration. Be a voice for your school and flex your leadership muscles! Holler at Ms. DiBlasi with questions!

Ames High School’s custodial staff works hard for all of us. Let’s show them some appreciation!  —  Starting today, please stop by FCA’s table in the main lobby before or after school, or during 5th hour, to learn about all our custodians do for our school AND to sign a thank you card.

Join Winter Cheerleading: The winter cheer squads cheer for JV and Varsity Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling from November-March. ALL students are invited to try out for winter cheer, no prior experience is necessary, you’ll be taught everything at the practices! You need to attend at least 1 practice (Sat. Oct. 23rd 1-3pm or Tues. Oct. 26th 5:30-7:30pm) and tryouts on Thursday, Oct. 28th at 6pm. Use the following link to sign up for tryouts and download the tryout packet. Questions? Contact Head Coach Dana Logan.

Students who attended the Men of Color Conference informational meeting, please return your registration forms to Mrs. Muhammad by tomorrow, the 22nd. If you did not attend the informational meeting but are interested in attending the conference on October 30th in Des Moines, you can get a form from Mrs. Muhammad. Male students of all ethnicities are invited to attend.

SACRE (pronounced SOCK-RAY) kickoff will be held today, October, 22nd from 7-9p.m. at Reliable Street Cafe. We will have a DJ, outdoor fire pit, food, games, and spoken word and hip hop performances, and other fun. If you are interested in performing, talk to the SACRE leaders about signing up. SACRE Meetings will begin after the kickoff event! 

African Students Connection will meet for an informational session today in Mr. Ogunsola’s room during Plus Period. This club was created for African students to share their experiences, but any student who is interested in learning more about Africa, African History, and the experiences of your fellow students, is welcome to attend. 

Mental Health Club gives students a chance to learn about mental health issues, practice self-care, works to reduce stigma at Ames High, promotes mental health education and support, and has fun! Join us Mondays at 3:15 in Mr. Webb’s room. Come to today’s meeting to learn about an upcoming paper crane project and fundraiser.

Iowa State University representatives will be at a table outside of  the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 21st during all lunch periods from 11:13 a.m.-12:53 p.m.

The United States Army will have a table in the main lobby during all lunch periods on Monday, October 25th.

Today’s lunch is Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Brown Rice and Roasted Red & Green Bell Peppers.

Read More

October 20, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

EVEN Block Day

Sophomores, Jostens will be in the building on Friday, Oct. 22nd  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Class Ring/letter jacket orders.

Seniors, Jostens will be back on Friday, Oct. 22  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders if you forgot to turn it in last Thursday.

Check out the designs for Burgies t-shirt design contest that have been chosen so far and are getting voted on yet. If you can, go check them out on Instagram and vote there. Some of the design options to be printed are from our AHS Graphic Design class! Congratulations to Carleigh Evans, Ada Nelson, Skylar Wade, and Krisha Sta Maria for making it to this round. 

If you can’t get on Instagram, come see Mrs. Wede to see the designs.

Attention everyone! Please join Student Council in the audio/visual room THIS Friday, October 22nd during PLUS. Student Council serves as a bridge between students and administration. Be a voice for your school and flex your leadership muscles! Holler at Ms. DiBlasi with questions!

Ames High School’s custodial staff works hard for all of us. Let’s show them some appreciation!  —  Starting today, please stop by FCA’s table in the main lobby before or after school, or during 5th hour, to learn about all our custodians do for our school AND to sign a thank you card.

Join Winter Cheerleading: The winter cheer squads cheer for JV and Varsity Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling from November-March. ALL students are invited to try out for winter cheer, no prior experience is necessary, you’ll be taught everything at the practices! You need to attend at least 1 practice (Sat. Oct. 23rd 1-3pm or Tues. Oct. 26th 5:30-7:30pm) and tryouts on Thursday, Oct. 28th at 6pm. Sign up for tryouts and download the tryout packet. Questions? Contact Head Coach Dana Logan.

Students who attended the Men of Color Conference informational meeting, please return your registration forms to Mrs. Muhammad by this Friday, the 22nd. If you did not attend the informational meeting but are interested in attending the conference on October 30th in Des Moines, you can get a form from Mrs. Muhammad. Male students of all ethnicities are invited to attend.

Step Team, there will be an informational meeting for any students interested in joining the 2021-2022 Step Team today at 3:15 in Mrs. Muhammad’s office. Students of all genders, ethnicities, and grade levels are invited to join! You don’t even have to have rhythm, we’ll teach you! 

SACRE (pronounced SOCK-RAY) kickoff will be held Friday, October, 22nd from 7-9p.m. at Reliable Street Cafe. We will have a DJ, outdoor fire pit, food, games, and spoken word and hip hop performances, and other fun. If you are interested in performing, talk to the SACRE leaders about signing up. SACRE Meetings will begin after the kickoff event! 

African Students Connection will meet for an informational session on Thursday, Oct. 21st in Mr. Ogunsola’s room during Plus Period. This club was created for African students to share their experiences, but any student who is interested in learning more about Africa, African History, and the experiences of your fellow students, is welcome to attend. 

Mental Health Club gives students a chance to learn about mental health issues, practice self-care, works to reduce stigma at Ames High, promotes mental health education and support, and has fun! Join us Mondays at 3:15 in Mr. Webb’s room. Come to today’s meeting to learn about an upcoming paper crane project and fundraiser. 

Iowa State University representatives will be at a table outside of  the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 21st during all lunch periods from 11:13 a.m. – 12:53 p.m.

Today’s lunch is Chicken Pasta Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli Florets and Garlic Breadstick.

Read More

October 19, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

ODD Block Day

Sophomores, Jostens will be in the building on Friday, Oct. 22nd  from 11:10am-1:00pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Class Ring/letter jacket orders.

Seniors, Jostens will be back on Friday, Oct. 22  from 11:10am-1:00pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders if you forgot to turn it in last Thursday.

Attention everyone! Please join Student Council in the audio/visual room THIS Friday, October 22nd during PLUS. Student Council serves as a bridge between students and administration. Be a voice for your school and flex your leadership muscles! Holler at Ms. DiBlasi with questions!

Ames High School’s custodial staff works hard for all of us. Let’s show them some appreciation!  —  Starting on Wednesday, October 20, please stop by FCA’s table in the main lobby before or after school, or during 5th hour, to learn about all our custodians do for our school AND to sign a thank you card.

Join Winter Cheerleading: The winter cheer squads cheer for JV and Varsity Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling from November-March. ALL students are invited to try out for winter cheer, no prior experience is necessary, you’ll be taught everything at the practices! You need to attend at least 1 practice (Sat. Oct. 23rd 1-3pm or Tues. Oct. 26th 5:30-7:30pm) and tryouts on Thursday, Oct. 28th at 6pm. Use the following link to sign up for tryouts and download the tryout packet. Questions? Contact Head Coach Dana Logan dana.logan@ames.k12.ia.us.

Students who attended the Men of Color Conference informational meeting, please return your registration forms to Mrs. Muhammad by this Friday, the 22nd. If you did not attend the informational meeting but are interested in attending the conference on October 30th in Des Moines, you can get a form from Mrs. Muhammad. Male students of all ethnicities are invited to attend.

Step Team, there will be an informational meeting for any students interested in joining the 2021-2022 Step Team on Wednesday the 20th at 3:15 in Mrs. Muhammad’s office. Students of all genders, ethnicities, and grade levels are invited to join! You don’t even have to have rhythm, we’ll teach you! 

SACRE (pronounced SOCK-RAY) kickoff will be held Friday, October, 22nd from 7-9p.m. at Reliable Street Cafe. We will have a DJ, outdoor fire pit, food, games, and spoken word and hip hop performances, and other fun. If you are interested in performing, talk to the SACRE leaders about signing up. SACRE Meetings will begin after the kickoff event! 

African Students Connection will meet for an informational session on Thursday, Oct. 21st in Mr. Ogunsola’s room during Plus Period. This club was created for African students to share their experiences, but any student who is interested in learning more about Africa, African History, and the experiences of your fellow students, is welcome to attend. 

Mental Health Club gives students a chance to learn about mental health issues, practice self-care, works to reduce stigma at Ames High, promotes mental health education and support, and has fun! Join us Mondays at 3:15 in Mr. Webb’s room. Come to today’s meeting to learn about an upcoming paper crane project and fundraiser. 

Iowa State University representatives will be at a table outside of  the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 21st during all lunch periods from 11:13 a.m. – 12:53 p.m.

Today’s lunch is BBQ Chicken, Roasted Green Beans and Cornbread.

Read More

October 15, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

Regular 1-8 period Day

The deadline to Contract for a pass/fail grade is TODAY, Oct. 15th. See your counselor if you would like this option. 

If you are sick at school you MUST check out with the nurse to be excused to leave.

Sophomores, Jostens will be in the building on Friday, Oct. 22  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Class Ring/letter jacket orders.

Seniors, Jostens will be back on Friday, Oct. 22  from 11:10 am-1:00 pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders if you forgot to turn it yesterday.

The Ames High Young Democrats and Young Americans for Freedom will be hosting the fall voter registration drive in the Media Center all next week.  If you are age 17 or older and a citizen of the United States, you are eligible to register.  You may cast a vote when you turn 18.  Bring your driver’s license number or social security number with you.  Filling out the registration takes 2 minutes.  Make your voice heard.  Register to vote next week!

Ames High Choirs will present their first concert on Monday, October 18 at 7:30pm in the auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 family max. The audience will enjoy music in English, German, Latin, Hebrew and isiXosa (pronounced Kosa) written by composers from Iowa and around the world. Come support your friends and students involved in AHS’s 3 choirs. Hope to see you there.

While Computer Science is one of the fastest growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. GirlsCode++ is hosting a virtual free hands-on experience on Saturday, November 13 to allow girls from 8th grade to 12th grade to dig deeper into programming. Mentors from industry will guide students to learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Register at newbo.co/girlscode to virtually attend on Saturday, November 13.

Basketball Fan Gear ordering is available from October 2nd through October 17th. Orders may take 4-6 weeks.

The last day to register for AP Exams is Monday, October 18 at 3:30 PM.

AP EXAM REGISTERING:  Students must register online for the exam. If students are registering for more than one AP Exam, they will need to complete the registration google doc for each exam. The link to register can be found by clicking here, or by scanning the Ames QR Code poster outside of student services to register. The last day to register for AP Exams is October 18 at 3:30 PM.

The cost per AP Exam will be $96.00.

NOTE: Only students taking AP US GOVERNMENT and/or AP PSYCHOLOGY 2ND SEMESTER will have another opportunity to register next year.

Today’s lunch is Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, Marinara Sauce and Seasoned Broccoli.

Read More

October 14, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

Regular 1-8 period Day 

Congratulations to Madison Fischer, who is a member of Ames High’s Freshmen Chorus, for being selected to take part in the Opus Honor Choir which will be held on November 18 at CY Stephens Auditorium. Over 2100 students from across the state auditioned to be selected to perform in one of four choirs. 

Seniors, Jostens will be back today from 11:10am-1:00pm outside of the cafeteria to take your Graduation orders.

The deadline to Contract for a pass/fail grade is this Friday, Oct. 15th. See your counselor if you would like this option. 

Art Club and National Art Honor Society will meet in Art C during Homeroom/Plus Period Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th.

The Ames FFA Chapter will have a FFA meeting during Plus Period today, Thursday, Oct. 14 in Room 49. We will be starting our fruit sales fundraiser so please be there!

The Ames High Young Democrats and Young Americans for Freedom will be hosting the fall voter registration drive in the Media Center all next week.  If you are age 17 or older and a citizen of the United States, you are eligible to register.  You may cast a vote when you turn 18.  Bring your driver’s license number or social security number with you.  Filling out the registration takes 2 minutes.  Make your voice heard.  Register to vote next week!

Ames High Choirs will present their first concert on Monday, October 18 at 7:30pm in the auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 family max. The audience will enjoy music in English, German, Latin, Hebrew and isiXosa (pronounced Kosa) written by composers from Iowa and around the world. Come support your friends and students involved in AHS’s 3 choirs. Hope to see you there.

If you are sick at school you MUST check out with the nurse to be excused to leave.

The Learning Center moved from MC 5 to room 15.

Are you interested in having your voice heard? Consider joining Speech Club at our annual kick-off meeting. See us at the Ames High auditorium at 3:15 today, October 14th. We’ll meet for 30 minutes. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Ripley or Mrs. Engelkes

While Computer Science is one of the fastest growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. GirlsCode++ is hosting a virtual free hands-on experience on Saturday, November 13 to allow girls from 8th grade to 12th grade to dig deeper into programming. Mentors from industry will guide students to learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Register at newbo.co/girlscode to virtually attend on Saturday, November 13.

Basketball Fan Gear ordering is available from October 2nd through October 17th. Orders may take 4-6 weeks.

AP EXAM REGISTERING:  Students must register online for the exam. If students are registering for more than one AP Exam, they will need to complete the registration google doc for each exam. The link to register can be found by clicking here, or by scanning the Ames QR Code poster outside of student services to register. The last day to register for AP Exams is October 18 at 3:30 PM.

The cost per AP Exam will be $96.00.

NOTE: Only students taking AP US GOVERNMENT and/or AP PSYCHOLOGY 2ND SEMESTER will have another opportunity to register next year.

Students who cancel an exam or exams after we have made our initial order would still have to pay a $40 cancellation fee per exam unless it was for one of the accepted reasons. Please see the accepted reasons posted on College Board.

Today’s lunch is Lo Mein Noodles with Chicken and Sliced Carrots.

Read More

October 13, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

EVEN Block Day 

If you are sick at school you MUST check out with the nurse to be excused to leave.

The Learning Center moved from MC 5 to room 15.

Are you interested in having your voice heard? Consider joining Speech Club at our annual kick-off meeting. See us at the Ames High auditorium at 3:15 on Thursday, October 14th. We’ll meet for 30 minutes. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Ripley or Mrs. Engelkes

The deadline to Contract for a pass/fail grade is this Friday, Oct. 15th. See your counselor if you would like this option. 

While Computer Science is one of the fastest growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. GirlsCode++ is hosting a virtual free hands-on experience on Saturday, November 13 to allow girls from 8th grade to 12th grade to dig deeper into programming. Mentors from industry will guide students to learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Register at newbo.co/girlscode to virtually attend on Saturday, November 13.

Basketball Fan Gear ordering is available from October 2nd through October 17th. Orders may take 4-6 weeks.

AP REGISTRATION UPDATE. AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam has been added to the AP registration google document.

The Ames High Chapter of the National Honor Society will be hosting a College Prep Roundtable today from 3:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. It is an informal gathering to ask questions and talk about topics around college prep and apps with peers and recent AHS grads. This event is FOR students BY students. All students are welcome — you don’t have to be an NHS member. Please join us whether you are lacking or have a vast amount of knowledge about preparing for college! If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Zeiss in room 229. 

A representative from University Of Northern Iowa will be in Student Services today, Oct. 13th during Lunch A from  11:28-11:58.

Today’s lunch is Popcorn Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy and Whole Grain Dinner Roll.

Read More

October 12, 2021 – AHS Daily Announcements

ODD Block Day 

Any student who registered to take the PSAT can pick up a Student Guide in Student Services.

The Learning Center moved from MC 5 to room 15.

Young Democrats will be meeting after school in the multi-purpose room, October 12th at 3:15pm.  Please plan to attend this important planning meeting.  See Awien Dau or Mrs. Sullivan in room 109 with questions. 

Are you interested in having your voice heard? Consider joining Speech Club at our annual kick-off meeting. See us at the Ames High auditorium at 3:15 on Thursday, October 14th. We’ll meet for 30 minutes. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Ripley or Mrs. Engelkes.

The deadline to Contract for a pass/fail grade is Friday, Oct. 15th. See your counselor if you would like this option. 

Basketball Fan Gear ordering is available from October 2nd through October 17th. Orders may take 4-6 weeks.

AP REGISTRATION UPDATE. AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam has been added to the AP registration google document.

The Ames High Chapter of the National Honor Society will be hosting a College Prep Roundtable on October 13th at 3:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. It is an informal gathering to ask questions and talk about topics around college prep and apps with peers and recent AHS grads. This event is FOR students BY students. All students are welcome — you don’t have to be an NHS member. Please join us whether you are lacking or have a vast amount of knowledge about preparing for college! If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Zeiss in room 229. 

Students who registered to take the PSAT Exam Only. The PSAT will take place at Ames High School tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The exam will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will conclude by 11:30 a.m. Please check the bulletin board outside of student services for your testing location, items that you are required to bring, and items that you cannot bring.

A Princeton University representative will hold a virtual visit on Friday, Oct. 8th during Lunch B & C from 11:13am-12:53 pm. The virtual link is posted in Naviance.

A representative from Upper Iowa University will be outside the cafeteria on today, Oct. 12th during all Lunches 11:28-1:32.

A representative from University Of Northern Iowa will be in Student Services on Wednesday, Oct. 13th during Lunch A from  11:28-11:58.

Today’s lunch is Crispy Chicken Cordon Bleu, Seasoned Broccoli and Seasoned Rotini Pasta.

Read More

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

EVEN Block Day 

Seniors, a representative from Jostens  will be in the Auditorium tomorrow, Oct. 7 at 9:20 (Plus period). They will talk to you about ordering cap & gowns for graduation, filling out the diploma card and handing out the graduation packets! This is very important information. Please be there!

Basketball Fan Gear is available from October 2nd through October 17th. Orders may take 4-6 weeks.

The Ames High Chapter of the National Honor Society will be hosting a College Prep Roundtable on October 13th at 3:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. It is an informal gathering to ask questions and talk about topics around college prep and apps with peers and recent AHS grads. This event is FOR students BY students. All students are welcome — you don’t have to be an NHS member. Please join us whether you are lacking or have a vast amount of knowledge about preparing for college! If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Zeiss in room 229. 

AP EXAM REGISTERING:  Students must register online for the exam. If students are registering for more than one AP Exam, they will need to complete the registration google doc for each exam. The link to register can be found by clicking here, or by scanning the Ames QR Code poster outside of student services to register.

The cost per AP Exam will be $96.00.

NOTE: Only students taking AP US GOVERNMENT and/or AP PSYCHOLOGY 2ND SEMESTER will have another opportunity to register next year.

Students who cancel an exam or exams after we have made our initial order would still have to pay a $40 cancellation fee per exam unless it was for one of the accepted reasons. Please see the accepted reasons posted on College Board below:

  • Academic contest/event

  • Athletic contest/event

  • Conflict with IB or Cambridge exam

  • Conflict with nationally, province, or state-mandated test

  • Disabilities accommodations issues

  • Emergency: bomb scare or fire alarm

  • Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy

  • High school graduation

  • Language lab scheduling conflict

  • Religious holiday/observance

  • School closing: election, a national holiday, or natural disaster

  • Strike/labor conflict

  • Student court appearance

  • Two AP Exams on the same date at the same time

A representative from Central College will be in the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 7th during Lunch A from 11:13am-11:43am.

A Princeton University representative will hold a virtual visit on Friday, Oct. 8th during Lunch B & C from 11:13am-12:53 pm. The virtual link is posted in Naviance.

National Hispanic Heritage Month:  September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21.  During this time, we will celebrate different contributions from people with Latinx roots as well as share various facts and other pertinent information.

  • Yes, We’re Calling it Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe — some additional context on the complexity of identifying an entire racial/ethnic group by a single, all inclusive term.

  • Alt Latino And Tiny Desk Celebrate National Heritage Month — NPR’s Latin Alternative music and Latino arts and culture show provides “tiny desk concerts” to share the various sounds and influences to Latino/Hispanic?Latinx musicians both in the US and throughout North and South America, if not the world as well.

  • Ellen Ochoa –is a Mexican-American engineer and former astronaut, known best for being the first Hispanic woman to go into space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. She also served as Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center, becoming the first Hispanic and second woman to do so.

  • Juan Felipe Herrera — The 21st U.S. Poet Laureate and the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe held this esteemed position from 2015–2017. During his time as California’s Poet Laureate in 2012, Herrera created the i-Promise Joanna/Yo te Prometo Joanna Project, which focuses on anti-bullying and advocacy of the arts for children.

Today’s lunch is Cinnamon French Toast Sticks, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Tater Tots.

Read More

Friday, October 2, 2021

1-8 period Day 

School picture retakes are today, Oct. 1st in the Spirit Room from 8AM-3PM. All 9-11 grade students MUST have their picture taken, as these pictures are used in the Yearbook and for student ID’s. If you had your picture taken in August and are not happy with them you will need to bring the entire picture package back to the photographer when you have your picture retaken.

Awe-Inspiring Cyclone Staff–Students, we want YOU to nominate an AHS staff member (teacher, educational assistant, clerical staff, food service, student/family advocate, counselor, or anyone who works in the building on a daily basis) for one of the following criteria: 

  1. Service to the Ames Community (inside or outside of school)

  2. Outstanding Positive Interactions with students

  3. Above and Beyond — working with students outside of typical department/work-assignment areas

  4. Flexibility in Action — meeting students where they are in order to achieve a desired outcome

  5. Making a unique contribution to AHS.

HERE is the nomination form, which will be open until Monday, October 4 at 3:30 pm.  We want to recognize 3-4 staff members, as well as feature one staff member as the Staff Member of the Month.  All finalists and the Staff Member of the Month will be featured in the front foyer bulletin board, as well as they will receive a gift card and certificate.

ALL students should have a current school ID. If you do not, please see Mrs. Ficek in the Media Center this week.  As such, all students are expected to wear their IDs in a visible place on their person.

Students interested in auditioning for Jazz Piano, Bass, Drums or Guitar in AHS Jazz II should stop by the band office to pick up audition materials.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday October 5th.

The Ames High Chapter of the National Honor Society will be hosting a College Prep Roundtable on October 13th at 3:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. It is an informal gathering to ask questions and talk about topics around college prep and apps with peers and recent AHS grads. This event is FOR students BY students. All students are welcome — you don’t have to be an NHS member. Please join us whether you are lacking or have a vast amount of knowledge about preparing for college! If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Zeiss in room 229. 

AP EXAM REGISTERING:  Students must register online for the exam. If students are registering for more than one AP Exam, they will need to complete the registration google doc for each exam. The link to register can be found by clicking here, or by scanning the Ames QR Code poster outside of student services to register.

The cost per AP Exam will be $96.00.

NOTE: Only students taking AP US GOVERNMENT and/or AP PSYCHOLOGY 2ND SEMESTER will have another opportunity to register next year.

Students who cancel an exam or exams after we have made our initial order would still have to pay a $40 cancellation fee per exam unless it was for one of the accepted reasons. Please see the accepted reasons posted on College Board below:

  • Academic contest/event

  • Athletic contest/event

  • Conflict with IB or Cambridge exam

  • Conflict with nationally, province, or state-mandated test

  • Disabilities accommodations issues

  • Emergency: bomb scare or fire alarm

  • Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy

  • High school graduation

  • Language lab scheduling conflict

  • Religious holiday/observance

  • School closing: election, a national holiday, or natural disaster

  • Strike/labor conflict

  • Student court appearance

  • Two AP Exams on the same date at the same time

National Hispanic Heritage Month:  September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21.  During this time, we will celebrate different contributions from people with Latinx roots as well as share various facts and other pertinent information.

Today’s lunch is Home-style Beef and Bean Chili and Iced whole grain Cinnamon Roll.

Read More
Juicebox Interactive