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.
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.