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Thursday, May 13, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

Here is the 100% ISASP attendance in a homeroom drawing.  Congratulations to Mr. Ewan’s freshman homeroom for winning!!  They will receive their breakfast this morning during homeroom.

Homecoming/Prom assembly Today will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period so your HR teachers can take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home. 

Home-Prom Theme and Event Days:

  • Thursday: Game Day.  Junior/Senior Assembly; Homecoming Parade starting at 6:30 pm, Main Street in downtown Ames.

  • Friday: Tail Gate 2;30 – 5:30 on the football stadium concourse.  Prom Royalty Introduced at Soccer Game Halftime around 8:10 pm

  • Saturday: Midnight Garden–Juniors and Seniors.  Must purchase tickets ahead of time.  AHS students and dates must show current school ID.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

Attention ALL Seniors:  You must return their computer, chargers, and cases by Thursday, June 3rd.  Ideally, as soon as you complete your last final, bring your computer, charger, and case to the Media Center so Mrs. Ficek can get them checked in.  She is in daily from 7 to 3, but takes lunch from 1 to 1:30. If you bring your tech outside those hours or find her away from the MC area, please bring it to the Main Office and leave it with the secretary.  You must return your school issued technology or your cap and gown will be held. 

Interested in relieving stress through exercise and breathing? Student yoga is back! Join us for yoga  today at 2:45 in the spirit room for a 45 minute session. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space may be limited! 

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting this Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

ALL students are expected to have a pass when in the hallway during class time.  Students arriving late or from off-campus classes, must stop by the main office to get a pass before coming into school.  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make. Though her activism was influenced by the two years she spent in internment camps during World War II, Japanese American Yuri Kochiyama’s civil rights work extended to the causes impacting Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as Asian American communities. After World War II, Kochiyama and her husband—whom she had met at the Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas—moved to New York City, where they hosted weekly open houses for civil rights activists in their apartment. “Our house felt like it was the movement 24/7,” her eldest daughter, Audee Kochiyama-Holman told NPR in a 2014 interview.

Kochiyama befriended and collaborated with Malcolm X in the 1960s, and continued to work with Black civil rights activists following his death. Then in the 1980s, she, along with her husband, campaigned for reparations and a formal government apology for Japanese American interned during World War II. Their work became a reality in 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act into law. “She was not your typical Japanese-American person, especially a nisei [second-generation Japanese-American],” Tim Toyama, Kochiyama’s second cousin, told NPR. “She was definitely ahead of her time, and we caught up with her.”

Lunch today is Orange Chicken, Brown Rice and Seasoned Broccoli Florets.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Here is the 100% ISASP attendance in a homeroom drawing.

School Cook-Out:  In honor of our Home-Prom week, Chartwells, along with AHS Admin and Army service people will offer a cookout TODAY.  Students may choose to go through the regular lunch line (main choice listed below), or choose to participate in the grill out.  There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, carrots, coleslaw, and apples to choose from.  Students are still expected to eat in the cafe (all grades) or media center (junior and seniors only–must have ID) only.

Homecoming/Prom assembly on Thursday, May 13 will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period so your HR teachers can take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home. 

Home-Prom Theme and Event Days:

  • Wednesday: Greek Life (Fraternity/Sorority)  Movie Night in the stadium, 8 pm.

  • Thursday: Game Day.  Junior/Senior Assembly; Homecoming Parade starting at 6:30 pm, Main Street in downtown Ames.

  • Friday: Tail Gate 2;30 – 5:30 on the football stadium concourse.  Prom Royalty Introduced at Soccer Game Halftime around 8:10 pm

  • Saturday: Midnight Garden–Juniors and Seniors.  Must purchase tickets ahead of time.  AHS students and dates must show current school ID.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

Interested in relieving stress through exercise and breathing? Student yoga is back! Join us for yoga on Thursday at 2:45 in the spirit room for a 45 minute session. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space may be limited! 

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

One-Way Hallways are a thing of the past.  We will no longer enforce the one-way hallways.  ALL students are expected to have a pass when in the hallway during class time.  Students arriving late or from off-campus classes, must stop by the main office to get a pass before coming into school.  

MAP testing will take place today and Wednesday this week from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.  Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then.  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  Born in the Philippines, Larry Itliong immigrated to the United States in 1929 at the age of 15 and immediately began working as a laborer, up and down America’s West Coast, as well as in Alaska. By 1930, he joined striking lettuce pickers in Washington, and spent the next several decades working as a labor organizer and eventually, a union leader—including forming the Filipino Farm Labor Union in 1956. In 1965, Itliong and some of his union colleagues organized the Delano Grape Strike: a walkout of 1,500 Filipino grape-pickers demanding higher wages and improved working conditions. As the movement gained momentum, Delores Huerta and Cesar Chavez from National Farm Workers Association joined Itliong and the Filipino Farm Labor Union. Eventually, the two groups combined to form the United Farm Workers, and the strike ended in 1970—but not before making major strides for agricultural workers, regardless of ethnicity.  “We got wage increases, a medical plan for farm workers, we set up five clinics, a day care center and a school,” Huerta said in an interview.

Lunch today is Savory Salisbury Steak, Mashed potatoes & Gravy and Dinner Roll. 

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Even Block Schedule

Homecoming/Prom assembly on Thursday, May 13 will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period so your HR teachers can take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home.

Home-Prom Theme and Event Days:

  • Today:  Toga Tuesday: Wear white.  Be sure to be appropriately dressed for school.  Olympic Games in the Gyms, 6 pm

  • Wednesday: Greek Life (Fraternity/Sorority).  Movie Night in the stadium, 8 pm.

  • Thursday: Game Day.  Junior/Senior Assembly; Homecoming Parade starting at 6:30 pm, Main Street in downtown Ames.

  • Friday: Tail Gate 2;30 – 5:30 on the football stadium concourse.  Prom Royalty Introduced at Soccer Game Halftime around 8:10 pm

  • Saturday: Midnight Garden–Juniors and Seniors.  Must purchase tickets ahead of time.  AHS students and dates must show current school ID.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

School Cook-Out: In honor of our Home-Prom Week, Chartwells along with AHS and Army service people will offer a hot dog and hamburger cookout tomorrow.  Students may choose to go through the regular lunch line, or choose to participate in the grill out. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, salad bar, and fruit. Students are still expected to eat in the cafe or media center (juniors and seniors only). 

Interested in relieving stress through exercise and breathing? Student yoga is back! Join us for yoga on Thursday at 2:45 in the spirit room for a 45 minute session. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space may be limited! 

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

One-Way Hallways are a thing of the past.  We will no longer enforce the one-way hallways.  ALL students are expected to have a pass when in the hallway during class time.  Students arriving late or from off-campus classes, must stop by the main office to get a pass before coming into school.  

MAP testing will take place today and Wednesday this week from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.  Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then.  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  Though the Gold Rush triggered the first major wave of Asian immigrants to the United States in the 1840s, their presence in America predates the country itself. For example, in 1763, facing a life of forced labor and imprisonment during the Spanish galleon trade, a group of Filipinos jumped ship near New Orleans and established the settlement of Saint Malo, forming one of the first documented Asian American communities in North America. While Americans with ancestral ties to Asia have made countless significant contributions throughout the country’s history, most have never made it into textbooks. From atomic science, to labor rights, to YouTube, here are a few examples of one:

  • In the 1940s and 1950s, Chinese-born physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, Ph.D., was instrumental in the developing field of atomic science. This included the Manhattan Project: the code name for research into atomic weapons during World War II. Specifically, she improved existing technology for the detection of radiation and the enrichment of uranium in large quantities.

  • Following the war, Wu’s research focused on beta decay, which occurs when the nucleus of one element changes into another element. In 1956, theoretical physicists Tsung Dao Lee, Ph.D. and Chen Ning Yang, Ph.D. asked Wu to devise an experiment that would prove their theory on beta decay. Wu did exactly that, but did not receive the 1957 Nobel Prize along with Lee and Yang—one of many examples of her work being overlooked. An early advocate for women in STEM, Wu spoke at a symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, famously telling the audience, “I wonder whether the tiny atoms and nuclei, or the mathematical symbols, or the DNA molecules have any preference for either masculine or feminine treatment.” 

Lunch today is Savory Salisbury Steak, Mashed potatoes & Gravy and Dinner Roll.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Homecoming/Prom assembly today and Thursday, May 13. The assembly today will be for all 9-12 students at the football stadium. The assembly on Thursday will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period today so your HR teachers will take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home. See you at the assembly! 

Home-Prom Theme and Event Days:

  • Monday: Class Colors (SR=Black; JR=Blue, SO=Yellow; FR=Red)  Please wear the appropriate color for the all-school assembly.

  • Tuesday:  Toga Tuesday: Wear white.  Be sure to be appropriately dressed for school.  Olympic Games in the Gyms, 6 pm

  • Wednesday: Greek Life (Fraternity/Sorority)  Movie Night in the stadium, 8 pm.

  • Thursday: Game Day.  Junior/Senior Assembly; Homecoming Parade starting at 6:30 pm, Main Street in downtown Ames.

  • Friday: Tail Gate 2;30 – 5:30 on the football stadium concourse.  Prom Royalty Introduced at Soccer Game Halftime around 8:10 pm

  • Saturday: Midnight Garden–Juniors and Seniors.  Must purchase tickets ahead of time.  AHS students and dates must show current school ID.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each starting today. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  All students attending the dance must have their current year school ID with them at the door.

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

One-Way Hallways are a thing of the past.  As of yesterday, we will no longer enforce the one-way hallways.  ALL students are expected to have a pass when in the hallway during class time.  Students arriving late or from off-campus classes, must stop by the main office to get a pass before coming into school.  

MAP testing will take place Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.   Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then.  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  Today there are more than 300,000 living Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American veterans. The Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project honors those veterans who have shared their stories, veterans such as Kurt Chew-Een Lee, Jaden Kim, Kenje Ogata, Maginia Sajise Morales, Peter Young and Veasna Rouen. The digital collection Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke highlights additional stories from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. (Library of Congress).

Lunch today is Biscuit & Turkey Sausage Country Gravy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs and Tater Tots.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Regular Schedule

We’re going to have a Homecoming/Prom assembly on Monday, May 10 and Thursday, May 13. The assembly on Monday will be for all 9-12 students at the football stadium. The assembly on Thursday will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period on Monday  (9:05 AM) so your HR teachers will take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home. See you at the assembly! 

Home-Prom Theme and Event Days:

  • Monday: Class Colors (SR=Black; JR=Blue, SO=Yellow; FR=Red)  Please wear the appropriate color for the all-school assembly.

  • Tuesday:  Toga Tuesday: Wear white.  Be sure to be appropriately dressed for school.  Olympic Games in the Gyms, 6 pm

  • Wednesday: Greek Life (Fraternity/Sorority)  Movie Night in the stadium, 8 pm.

  • Thursday: Game Day.  Junior/Senior Assembly

  • Friday: Tail Gate 2;30 – 5:30 on the football stadium concourse.  Prom Royalty introduced at Soccer Game Halftime around 8:10 pm

  • Saturday: Midnight Garden–Juniors and Seniors.  Must purchase tickets ahead of time.  AHS students and dates must show current school ID.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each starting Monday May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

One-Way Hallways are a thing of the past.  As of yesterday, we will no longer enforce the one-way hallways.  ALL students are expected to have a pass when in the hallway during class time.  Students arriving late or from off-campus classes, must stop by the main office to get a pass before coming into school.  

Effective Immediately: We will return to two lunch locations, the media center and the cafeteria.  Juniors and seniors may choose to eat in the media center.  Students need to present a student ID verifying they are juniors/seniors.  All freshmen and sophomores will remain in the cafeteria.  All students may remain in their eating locations.  When students are not actively eating they need to wear their mask fully over their nose and mouth to prevent Covid transmission.

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

MAP testing will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th and 12th from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.  

Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then. Remote students will be testing at the same time. Please look for an email by Friday with instructions. 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation regarding the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.  It begins, “This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.  In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.”  To read more, HERE is a link to the entire proclamation.

Lunch today is Pepperoni Pizza and Roasted Green Beans.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

We’re going to have a Homecoming/Prom assembly on Monday, May 10 and Thursday, May 13. The assembly on Monday will be for all 9-12 students at the football stadium. The assembly on Thursday will be for Juniors and Seniors (but live-streamed for underclassmen in their homerooms) in the gym. Please make sure to report to your Homeroom at the beginning of Plus Period on Monday  (9:05 AM) so your HR teachers will take attendance. If you are a virtual student, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13gj24R0QfDS44wxH4BfyQ) for you to view from home. See you at the assembly! 

Effective Immediately: We will return to two lunch locations, the media center and the cafeteria.  Juniors and seniors may choose to eat in the media center.  Students need to present a student ID verifying they are juniors/seniors.  All freshmen and sophomores will remain in the cafeteria.  All students may remain in their eating locations.  When students are not actively eating they need to wear their mask fully over their nose and mouth to prevent Covid transmission.

Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in. 

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each starting Monday May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/AmesHighSoftball/shop/home. Spirit wear items include hats, visors, hoodies, shirts and tank tops.

MAP testing will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th and 12th from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.  Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then.  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation regarding the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.  It begins, “This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.  In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.”  To read more, HERE is a link to the entire proclamation.

Lunch today is Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple & Bell Peppers, Brown Rice and Seasoned Broccoli Florets.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Effective Immediately: We will return to two lunch locations, the media center and the cafeteria.  Juniors and seniors may choose to eat in the media center.  Students need to present a student ID verifying they are juniors/seniors.  All freshmen and sophomores will remain in the cafeteria.  All students may remain in their eating locations.  When students are not actively eating they need to wear their mask fully over their nose and mouth to prevent Covid transmission.

Anyone interested in participating in a December 2021 Uganda Service Learning Project, there will be an exploratory meeting on Saturday May 15 @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be in person and virtual. contact Mr. Mooney for Details.

It’s time for the 2021 Speech Showcase! Join us tonight from 6-8 in the auditorium to watch our All-State nominated Large Group and Individual speech performances, find out who wins a coveted Speechie award, and celebrate an amazing season for Ames High Speech! Free will donations will go to funding our 2021-2022 speech season.

Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.

Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in. 

Tickets for PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be sold for $20 each starting Monday May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  

Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/AmesHighSoftball/shop/home. Spirit wear items include hats, visors, hoodies, shirts and tank tops.

MAP testing will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th and 12th from 7:50 – 9:20 am.  Students will test in the same location as their ISASP tests (for most students that will be in your Homeroom).  Ask your counselor or homeroom teacher if you are unsure.  Students who took an ISU and DMACC class this semester are expected to be in the building from 7:50 – 9:20 am to take the MAP assessment, since post-secondary classes will have concluded for the semester by then. Remote students will be testing at the same time. Please look for an email by Friday with instructions.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation regarding the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.  It begins, “This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.  In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.”  To read more, HERE is a link to the entire proclamation.

Cinco de Mayo or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.  To read more about this important date, see this link.

Lunch today is Rotini Pasta, Meatballs in Zesty Marinara, Garlic Breadstick and Roasted Green Beans.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.

Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in. 

Effective Immediately: We will return to two lunch locations, the media center and the cafeteria.  Juniors and seniors may choose to eat in the media center.  Students need to present a student ID verifying they are juniors/seniors.  All freshmen and sophomores will remain in the cafeteria.  All students may remain in their eating locations.  When students are not actively eating they need to wear their mask fully over their nose and mouth to prevent Covid transmission.  

All girls that are interested in running cross country next year, we are starting our summer voluntary running program on May 3rd this year. If you would like to receive information on everything that we will be doing, then please contact Coach Anderson by email cole.anderson@ames.k12.ia.us to get signed up. More information to come on a cross country meeting towards the end of May. Look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for a way to work through daily stress? Student Yoga is back! Yoga has many benefits including stress management, breathing techniques, brighter moods, improved strength and flexibility, and an overall good workout! Please come to a 45 minute yoga session on Thursday, May 6 at 2:45 in the spirit room off the gym balcony. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space is limited! 

Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/AmesHighSoftball/shop/home. Spirit wear items include hats, visors, hoodies, shirts and tank tops.

 

PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden”  will be from 9PM-11:30PM at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, May 15 (doors close @ 10PM). Tickets are $20 and will be sold starting May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.  Seniors and Juniors are invited and may bring one guest to the dance (guests must currently be a high school student from AHS or another high school). Out of school date forms can be picked up in the Auxiliary office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 5th. No late exceptions!  There will be no after-prom; however, there will be prizes given out through a raffle throughout the dance. Make sure to follow @ameshsprom2021 on Instagram to stay updated with any more information.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation regarding the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.  It begins, “This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.  In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.”  To read more, HERE is a link to the entire proclamation.

Lunch today is Macaroni & Cheese and Seasoned Peas.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.

Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in. 

All girls that are interested in running cross country next year, we are starting our summer voluntary running program on May 3rd this year. If you would like to receive information on everything that we will be doing, then please contact Coach Anderson by email cole.anderson@ames.k12.ia.us to get signed up. More information to come on a cross country meeting towards the end of May. Look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for a way to work through daily stress? Student Yoga is back! Yoga has many benefits including stress management, breathing techniques, brighter moods, improved strength and flexibility, and an overall good workout! Please come to a 45 minute yoga session on Thursday, May 6 at 2:45 in the spirit room off the gym balcony. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space is limited! 

Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/AmesHighSoftball/shop/home. Spirit wear items include hats, visors, hoodies, shirts and tank tops.

Ames CSD is partnering with Story County Public Health to host a COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, May 5th starting at 4:30 pm, and appointments are required. 

Who is eligible? ACSD students 16 years of age and older and other adults living in their household. Those who register must also be available on May 26th at the same time for their second dose. Please make sure both May 5th and May 26 work before scheduling an appointment.

Where? The clinic will take place at the Ames School District Offices Building (2005 24th St, Ames, IA). APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Please click here to select an appointment time.

What to remember for your appointment day:

•Bring a completed copy of the consent form for each person receiving the vaccine. It is linked here, or you can pick up a paper copy in the Ames High Auxiliary Office. 

•Arrive on time (and thank you in advance for that!). 

•Wear a mask and a shirt that will allow access to your upper arm/shoulder.

•Bring a form of ID (and again, your signed consent form)

•Following receiving the vaccine you will be monitored for 15 minutes before leaving.

The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) information for Pfizer can be found here

Please contact Kathi Arnold, ACSD Emergency Management Coordinator (kathi.arnold@ames.k12.ia.us) with any questions.

 

PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden”  will be from 9PM-11:30PM at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, May 15 (doors close @ 10PM). Tickets are $20 and will be sold starting May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.   Seniors and Juniors are invited and may bring one guest to the dance (guests must currently be a high school student from AHS or another high school). Out of school date forms can be picked up in the Auxiliary office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 5th. No late exceptions! 

There will be no after-prom; however, there will be prizes given out through a raffle throughout the dance. Make sure to follow @ameshsprom2021 on Instagram to stay updated with any more information.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month.  Perhaps now more than ever is the time to learn and recognize the many contributions to our history and are currently making in our country that people of Asian American and Pacific Islander have made, and continue to make.  On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation regarding the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.  It begins, “This May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation.  In the midst of a difficult year of pain and fear, we reflect on the tradition of leadership, resilience, and courage shown by AANHPI communities, and recommit to the struggle for AANHPI equity.”  To read more, HERE is a link to the entire proclamation.

Lunch today is Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy and Seasoned Corn.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Regular Schedule 

Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.

Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in. 

All girls that are interested in running cross country next year, we are starting our summer voluntary running program on May 3rd this year. If you would like to receive information on everything that we will be doing, then please contact Coach Anderson by email cole.anderson@ames.k12.ia.us to get signed up. More information to come on a cross country meeting towards the end of May. Look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for a way to work through daily stress? Student Yoga is back! Yoga has many benefits including stress management, breathing techniques, brighter moods, improved strength and flexibility, and an overall good workout! Please come to a 45 minute yoga session on Thursday, May 6 at 2:45 in the spirit room off the gym balcony. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space is limited! 

Today is Film Friday, the final day of Green Week! We will have a virtual documentary night at 7 PM, during which we will announce the winners of the Instagram contest and the bike raffle. The documentary is called This Changes Everything and the zoom link will be posted on the CAUSE Instagram. For more information, check out the Green Week Poster.

Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/AmesHighSoftball/shop/home. Spirit wear items include hats, visors, hoodies, shirts and tank tops.

The Application for the Ripp Family Scholarship is available in Naviance. The deadline for filing is today, April 30th. Eligibility: Ames High School second-generation graduating senior. Restrictions: Iowa college or university preferred, out-of-state will be considered. Majors in Education or the Medical field will receive priority. Many other scholarship opportunities are available in Naviance.

Ames CSD is partnering with Story County Public Health to host a COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, May 5th starting at 4:30 pm, and appointments are required. 

Who is eligible? ACSD students 16 years of age and older and other adults living in their household. Those who register must also be available on May 26th at the same time for their second dose. Please make sure both May 5th and May 26 work before scheduling an appointment.

Where? The clinic will take place at the Ames School District Offices Building (2005 24th St, Ames, IA). APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Please click here to select an appointment time.

What to remember for your appointment day:

•Bring a completed copy of the consent form for each person receiving the vaccine. It is linked here, or you can pick up a paper copy in the Ames High Auxiliary Office. 

•Arrive on time (and thank you in advance for that!). 

•Wear a mask and a shirt that will allow access to your upper arm/shoulder.

•Bring a form of ID (and again, your signed consent form)

•Following receiving the vaccine you will be monitored for 15 minutes before leaving.

The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) information for Pfizer can be found here

Please contact Kathi Arnold, ACSD Emergency Management Coordinator (kathi.arnold@ames.k12.ia.us) with any questions.

 

PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden”  will be from 9PM-11:30PM at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, May 15 (doors close @ 10PM). Tickets are $20 and will be sold starting May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office. 

Seniors and Juniors are invited and may bring one guest to the dance (guests must currently be a high school student from AHS or another high school). Out of school date forms can be picked up in the Auxiliary office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 5th. No late exceptions! 

There will be no after-prom; however, there will be prizes given out through a raffle throughout the dance. Make sure to follow @ameshsprom2021 on Instagram to stay updated with any more information.

High School and Middle school AI + Social Good Programs by Stanford PhD Students 
Inspirit AI offers live online (25 hours) enrichment programs that expose high school students (Grades 9-12) and middle school students (Grades 5-8) to fundamental artificial intelligence concepts and the opportunity to build socially impactful projects in areas including art, journalism, education, and more. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Students of all backgrounds may apply here for our high school program and apply here for our middle school programs by April 30th. For detailed course information, check out our high school website and brochure or our middle school website and flyers. Please contact Aidan Goltra at arg2198@columbia.edu with any questions. 

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM).  It takes a rich tapestry of people to make a nation the best it can be. During Arab American Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions of U.S. citizens of Middle Eastern descent. Arab Americans’ positive impact on the United States overall can’t be understated, but a few famous Arab Americans stand out in their ranks. These notable Arab-Americans have shaped our country in so many ways, including in the areas of government, business, fashion, entertainment, medicine, and so much more. Read their stories and get inspired to make a difference in your own way.

  • Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie, who threw the “miracle touchdown” pass for Boston College, won the Heisman Trophy in 1984. In 1986 he signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and in 1994, he threw a record 48 touchdown passes while playing for the Canadian Football League Stampeders. Flutie returned to the NFL in 1998 with the Buffalo Bills, where he won the Pro Bowl and NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He also played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004, and finished his career as a member of the New England Patriots in 2005.

  • Candy Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) after her 13-year-old daughter Cari was struck and killed by a drunk driver on May 3, 1980. The sentence given to the repeat offender of driving while intoxicated outraged Lightner, who had to do something. Today, MADD is the largest crime victims’ assistance organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.

  • You’ve probably seen Salma Hayek, who is of Lebanese and Mexican descent, in one of her many movies or TV shows, over the years. Since 1989, Hayek has starred in numerous award-winning films, including Frida, Wild Wild West, and Fools Rush In. She’s also an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, immigrant rights, and refugees.

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  As it’s been shared all this month, it’s important for students, staff, teachers, and the wider community to widen our knowledge and horizons about the different kinds of people, cultures, backgrounds and conditions.   Autism Self Advocacy Network as a great source of information and perspectives about Autism, often written and/or presented by members of the Autism community.  To learn more about the ASAN, read about their history and advocacy work HERE.

Lunch today is Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole and Glazed Carrots. 

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