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Thursday, June 10, 2021

EVEN Block Final Exam Schedule

Finish strong. Good luck on final exams today.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source). The first and most enduring award for LGBTQ books is the Stonewall Book Awards External, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s “Patience and Sarah” received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

Lunch today is Chicken Nuggets and seasoned Mixed Vegetables.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

ODD Block Final Exams Schedule

Finish strong. Good luck on final exams today and tomorrow.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source). The first and most enduring award for LGBTQ books is the Stonewall Book Awards External, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s “Patience and Sarah” received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

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

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Even Block Schedule

Congratulations to the following students that were awarded 2021 scholarships:

Ames High School Alumni Association Scholarship:

  • Oscar Lenkaitis
  • Julia Marks
  • Kaitlyn Will

The Ripp Family Scholarship

  • John Lehmkuhl

The Ames High School Class of 1964 Scholarship

  • Julia Marks

Final exams are Wednesday, June 9th and Thursday, June 10th.  Students will not be permitted to leave class except for very limited circumstances.

All girls in 9th-12th grade interested in basketball for next school year (2021-2022), there will be an informational meeting Wednesday morning, June 9th, at 7:15am in the gym. Please fill out the Girls Basketball Interest Form before the meeting if you are interested.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source)  Throughout our history, many from the LGBTQ community have contributed greatly to the recognition and advancement of LGBTQ rights.  Among a couple of significant contributors include:

  • Bayard Rustin was an openly gay civil rights activist, social reformer, pacifist, AIDS activist and author. He was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. The papers of Bayard Rustin were presented to the Library of Congress between 1988 and 1994 as a bequest from Rustin via Walter Naegle, executor of Rustin’s estate and his partner from 1977 until Rustin’s death in 1987.

  • Banned from federal employment in 1957 solely because he was a gay man, Franklin Edward Kameny became an “angry archivist.” Not only did the Harvard Ph.D. astronomer protest his firing from the U.S. Army Map Service, but he also became the central figure in confronting the federal government’s policies against the employment of gays and lesbians, particularly in positions linked to national security. Kameny collected thousands of pages of letters, government correspondence, testimony, photographs and other memorabilia. The Kameny Collection is perhaps the most complete record of the gay-rights movement in America.

The LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive captures digital content related to LBGTQ+ political candidates and political issues and topics at various levels of government, with a focus on lesser-known local and state politics. This archive preserves a representative sample of what is being called “The Rainbow Wave,” which refers to the previously unprecedented number of LGBTQ+ identified candidates openly running for office.

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

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Monday, June 7, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Final exams Wednesday, June 9th and Thursday, June 10th.

All girls in 9th-12th grade interested in basketball for next school year (2021-2022), there will be an informational meeting Wednesday morning, June 9th, at 7:15am in the gym. Please fill out the Girl’s Basketball Interest Form before the meeting if you are interested.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source)   A guide to sources of information for those researching the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ community.  The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of material related to sports and recreation, both in historical and contemporary contexts. The Library collects materials in all formats, languages, and time periods that explore a broad range of subjects including works related to or about sports in general, specific sports or movements within sports, and specific athletes. These works generally class in GV but can be found scattered throughout the subject areas of the entire Library of Congress classification system. Learn more

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

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Friday, June 4, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

All girls in 9th-12th grade interested in basketball for next school year (2021-2022), there will be an informational meeting Wednesday morning, June 9th, at 7:15am in the gym. Please fill out the Basketball Sign-up Form before the meeting if you are interested.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source) The artistic community has always had many LGBTQ+ members, including musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, directors, designers, and other creators. The Music Division holds a wealth of information about these LGBTQ+ artists in its performing arts special collections, which contain musical scores, correspondence, scripts, photographs and other documents of their lives and careers. This survey (PDF) brings together some of the highlights from these holdings, providing an opportunity to learn more about LGBTQ+ creators and to recognize and celebrate their artistic achievements. (source)

Lunch today is Macaroni & Cheese and seasoned peas.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

Seniors: 

  • review the Senior Exit Checklist to make sure you’ve taken care of everything prior to commencement.

  • remember to return your school device by the end of the day on Thursday!

  • volunteering to clean up after Senior Send-Off please complete this form.

Friday, June 4, is an all student (grades 9-11) attendance day.  Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31 and the waning time in the school year, June 4 will be an ODD Block day with PLUS Period, rather than a 1 – 8 period day.  

Back by popular demand! Plus period student yoga! You will be able to sign up for yoga during plus period for Wednesday and/or Thursday. 15 student limit. Mats provided. No experience necessary. Sign up under DiBlasi. Please join us! Yoga provides a much needed time out during a hectic day!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source) This research guide serves as an introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress. In addition to high profile collections like the Frank Kameny Papers, the Library also owns a number of LGBTQ+ periodicals and primary source materials. The Library provides on-site access to a number of relevant databases and electronic resources in LGBTQ+ Studies as well.

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

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

ODD Block Schedule

Back by popular demand! Plus period student yoga! You will be able to sign up for yoga during plus period for TODAY and/or Thursday. 15 student limit. Mats provided. No experience necessary. Sign up under DiBlasi. Please join us! Yoga provides a much needed time out during a hectic day!

Friday, June 4, is an all student (grades 9-11) attendance day.  Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31 and the waning time in the school year, June 4 will be an ODD Block day with PLUS Period, rather than a 1 – 8 period day.  

Seniors: 

  • review the Senior Exit Checklist to make sure you’ve taken care of everything prior to commencement.

  • remember to return your school device by the end of the day on Thursday!

  • volunteering to clean up after Senior Send-Off please complete this form.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source) This research guide serves as an introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress. In addition to high profile collections like the Frank Kameny Papers, the Library also owns a number of LGBTQ+ periodicals and primary source materials. The Library provides on-site access to a number of relevant databases and electronic resources in LGBTQ+ Studies as well.

Lunch today is Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple & Bell Peppers, Brown Rice and Sliced Carrots.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

Back by popular demand! Plus period student yoga! You will be able to sign up for yoga during plus period for Wednesday, June 2 and/or Thursday, June 3. 15 student limit. Mats provided. No experience necessary. Sign up under DiBlasi. Please join us! Yoga provides a much needed time out during a hectic day!

Friday, June 4, is an all student (grades 9-11) attendance day.  Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31 and the waning time in the school year, June 4 will be an ODD Block day with PLUS Period, rather than a 1 – 8 period day.  

Seniors, remember to return your school device by the end of the day on Thursday!

Seniors volunteering to clean up after Senior Send-Off please complete this form.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” (source)

Lunch today is Italian Meatball Parm Sub and Seasoned Broccoli Florets.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Periods 1-8 Regular Schedule

Congratulations to the AHS Track & Field athletes on their accomplishments at the State Track Meet held on May 20-22. The girls team finished 3rd in class 4A and the boys team finished 4th. 

State Placed winners:

Discus

  • Corey Phillips – 3rd place – 171’04” #3 all time at Ames

  • Gabriel Greenlee – 4th place – 169’11” #4 all time at Ames

High Jump 

  • Tate Zalasky – 4th place – 4th all time at Ames 6’7″

  • Claire Galvin – 4th place – 2nd all time at Ames 5’3″

Shot Put

  • Ella Stagg – 4th place #4 all time at Ames 38’6.50″

Long Jump 

  • Tamin Lipsey – 7th place – 22′ 02.50″

400m 

  • Cameron Moon – 3rd place – 57.44 currently #4 all time at Ames

  • Olivia Jones – 7th place – 60.44

800m 

  • Aniey Akok – state champion – 1:52.95 currently #2 all time at Ames 

  • Kon Dut – 6th place – 1:56.74 currently #9 all time at Ames 

4×100 

  • 4th place (Ireland Buss, Elaina Deardorff, Ellie Lynch, Olivia Jones) 

4×200 

  • State runner up & school record (Cameron Moon, Morgan Engels, Ellie Lynch, Olivia Jones) 

4×400 

  • State champion & school record (Olivia Jones, Ellie Lynch, Morgan Engels, Cameron Moon) 

4×800 

  • State runner up (Kon Dut, Sam Vertanen, Akol Atack, Aniey Akok) 

Sprint Medley 

  • 3rd place #2 all time at Ames (Ireland Buss, Elaina Deardorff, Morgan Engels, Cameron Moon) 

Distance Medley 

  • 3rd place (Sam Armstrong, Savion Coleman, Sam Vertanen, Aniey Akok) 

Shuttle Hurdle Relay 

  • 4th place (Ali Frandsen, Leah Tietjens, Morgan Engels, Ireland Buss) 

Two Ames High students, Nao Furukawa and Rachel Rosacker were named Iowa Governor’s Scholars at a ceremony in Des Moines. It was a pretty big honor for students who achieved excellence in both the classroom and extracurricular activities. 

If you still need to complete any part of the MAP or ISASP testing, please check your email for directions and/or contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Doolittle this week.  All testing must be completed by 3 pm today.

Friday, June 4, is an all student (grades 9-11) attendance day.  Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31 and the waning time in the school year, June 4 will be an ODD Block day with PLUS Period, rather than a 1 – 8 period day.  

Back by popular demand! Plus period student yoga! You will be able to sign up for yoga during plus period for Wednesday and/or Thursday. 15 student limit. Mats provided. No experience necessary. Sign up under DiBlasi. Please join us!  Yoga provides a much needed time out during a hectic day!

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.  Online resources to uplift Asian and Asian American voices, encourage self-education, and offer solace from the Smithsonian Institution. Resources for educators, exhibitions, videos, activities, blogs and more available from museums and units within the Smithsonian. (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) if you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 20 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression. As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don’t seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. People may expect a person with serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they may tell someone who doesn’t “look ill” to “get over it” through willpower. These misperceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition. Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends and have relationships. Mental illness can slow us down, but we don’t need to let it stop us.

Lunch today is BBQ Cheddar Burger and Tater Tots.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

EVEN Block Schedule

MASK WEARING — The new Iowa law banning mask mandates has caused a mix of emotions by students and staff alike.  Along with the ACSD, AHS administration believes masks are still an essential part of our mitigation efforts to keep our staff and students safe, but we can not require that they be worn.  Due to a federal mandate, masks continue to be required when riding a school bus.  ANY students who experience harassing or public shaming interactions may report the incident to a staff member, counselor, or building administration.  Students may use this conflict form to make that report (students will still need to turn it in/email it to a trusted adult in the building) and/or feel free to talk with someone directly. ANY student engaged in shaming or ostracizing either students who choose not to wear a mask or students who choose to continue wearing a mask may experience administrative consequences.  This includes statements made on social media platforms.

Back by popular demand! Plus period student yoga! You will be able to sign up for yoga during plus period for Wednesday and/or Thursday. 15 student limit. Mats provided. No experience necessary. Sign up under DiBlasi. Please join us! Yoga provides a much needed time out during a hectic day!

If you still need to complete any part of the MAP or ISASP testing, please check your email for directions and/or contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Doolittle this week.  All testing must be completed by 3 pm on Friday, May 28th.

Do you need Ames High merchandise to show off your school spirit? The Storm Shelter is having an end of year sale…50% off select t-shirts! Hurry…only while supplies last.

Do you want to explore STEM through exciting, hands-on virtual demonstrations created by your fellow classmates? Do you want to learn more about the local businesses here in Ames? Well then, you’re invited to check out the virtual Science in the City event!  What will the demos look like? There will be scavenger hunts, choose your own adventure games, DIY crafts, jeopardy-based board games, and documentaries explaining what each business does and how they use STEM. Where can you see these amazing and interactive demos? They will be posted daily on our Science in the City website at www.scienceinthecity.net. Want more information? Check out our SitC infographics to learn more; Science in the City Event Invite and Science in the City Event Poster.  Have any questions or comments? Feel free to reach out to us at amessitC@gmail.com.  Thank you and we hope you enjoy our fun demos!

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. Online resources to uplift Asian and Asian American voices, encourage self-education, and offer solace from the Smithsonian Institution. Resources for educators, exhibitions, videos, activities, blogs and more available from museums and units within the Smithsonian. (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) if you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 20 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression. As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don’t seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. People may expect a person with serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they may tell someone who doesn’t “look ill” to “get over it” through willpower. These misperceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition. Every year people overcome the challenges of mental illness to do the things they enjoy. Through developing and following a treatment plan, you can dramatically reduce many of your symptoms. People with mental health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends and have relationships. Mental illness can slow us down, but we don’t need to let it stop us.

Lunch today is Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks with Marinara Sauce and Seasoned Mixed Vegetables.

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