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Friday, December 4, 2020

EVEN Block Day

School pictures have arrived. We plan to distribute these pictures through a drive-up service Today from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Parents and or students will need to pull up to the Main Entrance of the high school and staff will help as quickly as possible to distribute pictures. You will need to give us the name of your homeroom teacher along with your name.

Picture Day Re-takes has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 20th for the A cohort group and Thursday, January 21st for the B cohort group from 8 AM – 1 PM on both days. Remote only students can stop either day that is convenient for them. If you had your picture taken in October and are not happy with the picture package and are wanting a retake, you will need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when you have your picture retaken.

Attention All Seniors:  Whether you’re undecided, planning to go to DMACC, or in the midst of applying to 4-colleges, it’s time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid otherwise known as FASFA.  Don’t let them leave money on the table that could help them to achieve their dreams.  The Iowa College Access Network offers virtual assistance with FAFSA completion at https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/ICARUB.

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  For additional information about a socially distanced “viewing party” and mentoring event in coordination with the conference please contact Mrs. Muhammad at jean.muhammad@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-520-2510.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

ODD Block Day

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  For additional information about a socially distanced “viewing party” and mentoring event in coordination with the conference please contact Mrs. Muhammad at jean.muhammad@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-520-2510.

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

School pictures have arrived. We plan to distribute these pictures through a drive-up service on Thursday and Friday this week from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Parents and or students will need to pull up to the Main Entrance of the high school and staff will help as quickly as possible to distribute pictures. You will need to give us the name of your homeroom teacher along with your name.

Picture Day Re-takes has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 20th for the A cohort group and Thursday, January 21st for the B cohort group from 8 AM – 1 PM on both days. Remote only students can stop either day that is convenient for them. If you had your picture taken in October and are not happy with the picture package and are wanting a retake, you will need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when you have your picture retaken.

Attention All Seniors:  Whether you’re undecided, planning to go to DMACC, or in the midst of applying to 4-colleges, it’s time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid otherwise known as FASFA.  Don’t let them leave money on the table that could help them to achieve their dreams.  The Iowa College Access Network offers virtual assistance with FAFSA completion at https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/ICARUB.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Regular Schedule 1-8 Periods

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  For additional information about a socially distanced “viewing party” and mentoring event in coordination with the conference please contact Mrs. Muhammad at jean.muhammad@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-520-2510.

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

School pictures have arrived. We plan to distribute these pictures through a drive-up service on Thursday and Friday this week from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Parents and or students will need to pull up to the Main Entrance of the high school and staff will help as quickly as possible to distribute pictures. You will need to give us the name of your homeroom teacher along with your name.

Picture Day Re-takes has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 20th for the A cohort group and Thursday, January 21st for the B cohort group from 8 AM – 1 PM on both days. Remote only students can stop either day that is convenient for them. If you had your picture taken in October and are not happy with the picture package and are wanting a retake, you will need to bring their entire picture package back to the photographer when you have your picture retaken.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

EVEN Block Day

Students, please remember to go into infinite Campus and check the “I am here” button in order to not be counted as No Virtual Attendance (NVA). This needs to be done once a day, every day.  However, students, teachers will continue to monitor your participation in synchronous meetings, so please be sure to log in when your class meets.

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  For additional information about a socially distanced “viewing party” and mentoring event in coordination with the conference please contact Mrs. Muhammad at jean.muhammad@ames.k12.ia.us or 515-520-2510.

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

Yearbook needs you! There’s the opportunity for AHS students to really put their mark on this year’s yearbook by becoming unofficial members of the yearbook staff. Help us fill this year’s yearbook with your personal photos and stories by filling out this form on your experiences with COVID.  Looking for some other ways you could help us? Consider:

Follow us on Instagram @ameshigh_yearbook.

  • Send us pictures (and questions) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

  • When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.

  • Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed. 

  • Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.

  • Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!

  • Dressing up like Romeo and Juliet to perform a play via Zoom? We need to hear about it! Participating in a team building experience involving a phone app? Tell us!

This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.  Don’t forget to reserve your copy at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call  1.877.767.5217.

Picture Day Re-takes will be rescheduled due to our all-remote learning model.  Please continue to listen to the announcements to find out when our new re-takes will be.

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Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

ODD Block Day

Students, please remember to go into infinite Campus and check the “I am here” button in order to not be counted as No Virtual Attendance (NVA). This needs to be done once a day, every day.  However, students, teachers will continue to monitor your participation in synchronous meetings, so please be sure to log in when your class meets.

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

Students need to check Naviance for the links and passwords for the Virtual College Visits.

Yearbook needs you! There’s the opportunity for AHS students to really put their mark on this year’s yearbook by becoming unofficial members of the yearbook staff. Help us fill this year’s yearbook with your personal photos and stories by filling out this form on your experiences with COVID.  Looking for some other ways you could help us? Consider:

Follow us on Instagram @ameshigh_yearbook.

  • Send us pictures (and questions) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

  • When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.

  • Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed. 

  • Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.

  • Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!

  • Dressing up like Romeo and Juliet to perform a play via Zoom? We need to hear about it! Participating in a team building experience involving a phone app? Tell us!

This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.  Don’t forget to reserve your copy at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call  1.877.767.5217.

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  

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Tues., Nov. 24, 2020

EVEN Block Day

There will be no classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25-27 due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

Students, please remember to go into infinite Campus and check the “I am here” button in order to not be counted as No Virtual Attendance (NVA). This needs to be done once a day, every day.  However, students, teachers will continue to monitor your participation in synchronous meetings, so please be sure to log in when your class meets.

Iowa State University’s Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Applications are due on December 1, 2020. For more information and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit the following link: https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

Students need to check Naviance for the links and passwords for the Virtual College Visits.

Yearbook needs you! There’s the opportunity for AHS students to really put their mark on this year’s yearbook by becoming unofficial members of the yearbook staff. Help us fill this year’s yearbook with your personal photos and stories by filling out this form on your experiences with COVID.  Looking for some other ways you could help us? Consider:

Follow us on Instagram @ameshigh_yearbook.

  • Send us pictures (and questions) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

  • When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.

  • Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed. 

  • Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.

  • Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!

  • Dressing up like Romeo and Juliet to perform a play via Zoom? We need to hear about it! Participating in a team building experience involving a phone app? Tell us!

This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.  Don’t forget to reserve your copy at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call  1.877.767.5217.

Conference for Young Men of Color is a virtual event held on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am – 3 pm.  This conference will provide tools, information, and resources that encourage young men 12 – 21 years old to find hope in their strengths.  Interested participants can register at http://www.hiphopeinc.org.  

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Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

ODD Block Day

There will be no classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25-27 due to the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

Students, please remember to go into infinite Campus and check the “I am here” button in order to not be counted as No Virtual Attendance (NVA). This needs to be done once a day, every day.  However, students, teachers will continue to monitor your participation in synchronous meetings, so please be sure to log in when your class meets.

Iowa State University’s Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Applications are due on December 1, 2020. For more information and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit the following link: https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS
Students need to check Naviance for the links and passwords for the Virtual College Visits.

2014 AHS ALUMNUS REGARDING THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CARVER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
If you would like to have a Zoom meeting with Olivia Snyder, a 2014 alumnus of Ames High, regarding the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the Zoom meeting is on November 23 at 3:00 p.m. She will answer questions about premed/medical school/admission process for current seniors. 

Zoom Link: Olivia Snyder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: AHS Goes to Medical School
Time: Nov 23, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9297818383, Meeting ID: 929 781 8383

Students who plan to attend need to submit this Google Survey before the meeting.

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due by January 22nd. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2.25″ X 3.25″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

YEARBOOK NEEDS YOU
There’s the opportunity for AHS students to really put their mark on this year’s yearbook by becoming unofficial members of the yearbook staff.  Help us fill this year’s yearbook with your personal photos and stories by filling out this form on your experiences with COVID.  Looking for some other ways you could help us? Consider:

  • Follow us on Instagram @ameshigh_yearbook.

  • Send us pictures (and questions) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us.

  • When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.

  • Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed. 

  • Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.

  • Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!

  • Dressing up like Romeo and Juliet to perform a play via Zoom? We need to hear about it! Participating in a team building experience involving a phone app? Tell us!

  • PARENTS, you can participate too!  If you take pictures at student events, please email us.

  • Take photos of ANYTHING that happens in your home that connects back to our school, whether virtually or in-person.

  • We want to feature any students who are doing something awesome. Shondra is getting her pilot’s license? Santiago was accepted to a really cool program for Latin? Email us!

This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.  Don’t forget to reserve your copy at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call  1.877.767.5217.

AMES ACCOLADES
Help us acknowledge the amazing work our AHS teachers are doing by making sure they know how amazing they are.  Ames Accolades is an opportunity to spread joy and celebrate amazing. Through an online form, simply type in the individual’s name, email address, and reason for being recognized. When you submit it, a PDF will be sent to their email inbox.  But why stop with just one submission? You can celebrate amazing by filling out the form multiple times. Who doesn’t love a positive email? Recipients will also receive a direct link back to the Ames Accolades form to submit one of their own. Be amazing. Spread joy. The Ames Accolades form can be accessed at the following URL: http://bit.ly/AmesAccolades

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Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

EVEN Block Day

Students, please remember to go into infinite Campus and check the “I am here” button in order to not be counted as No Virtual Attendance (NVA). This needs to be done once a day, every day.  However, students, teachers will continue to monitor your participation in synchronous meetings, so please be sure to log in when your class meets.

Iowa State University’s Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Applications are due on December 1, 2020. For more information and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit the following link: https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science Student Research Grant Programs are calling for proposals.  STARR and LORAL Trust Student Research Grant Proposals for Iowa middle and high school students award grants ranging from $20 – $2000.   First round proposal submission deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020. (Proposals after November 30th will be considered for funding if funds are available.) All projects will receive feedback comments from Iowa scientists.  Questions?  See Mrs. Tibben or call the IAS Executive Director, Craig Johnson, at 319-273-2581

Change The World  2021 It’s a great time to start thinking about your Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) research projects! Senior High paperwork deadline: 2/22/21 (register by February 1, 2021 and receive a FREE SSTFI T-SHIRT & PIN!)  Round #1 judging begins March 8th, round #2 judging begins March 22nd, followed by the awards show on March 26th.  Over $50,000 in awards (scholarships/cash/internships/opportunities). 

For more information about the 2021 Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa contact Mrs. Tibben and/or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/sstfi

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Thurs., Nov. 19, 2020

ODD Block

Players who are interested in playing baseball next season should attend a short informational meeting today at 2:45pm.  The meeting link can be accessed through the baseball Google Classroom page (code: jt3zsgd) or here.

Iowa State University’s Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Applications are due on December 1, 2020. For more information and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit the following link: https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply

CodeDay, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing underrepresented students with coding and computer science opportunities. There is an upcoming event called “Virtual CodeDay” that is happening on December 4-6th. Virtual CodeDay is a coding event providing high school and college students the opportunity to create fun projects such as apps, games, and websites. Want to know more about us and see what students made at our CodeDays? Visit: https://virtual.codeday.org/  Please fill out the registration form here and join us!

CHANGE THE WORLD  2021 
It’s a great time to start thinking about your Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) research projects! Senior High paperwork deadline: 2/22/21  (register by February 1, 2021 and receive a FREE SSTFI T-SHIRT & PIN!)  Round #1 judging begins March 8th, round #2 judging begins March 22nd, followed by the awards show on March 26th.  Over $50,000 in awards (scholarships/cash/internships/opportunities). 

For more information about the 2021 Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa contact Mrs. Tibben and/or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/sstfi

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science Student Research Grant Programs are calling for proposals.  STARR and LORAL Trust Student Research Grant Proposals for Iowa middle and high school students award grants ranging from  $20 – $2000.   First round proposal submission deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020. (Proposals after November 30th will be considered for funding if funds are available.) All projects will receive feedback comments from Iowa scientists.  Questions?  See Mrs. Tibben or call the IAS Executive Director, Craig Johnson, at 319-273-2581

Writers Needed:  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is now accepting guest submissions for their blog. These can be stories written by student-athletes, coaches, and/or administrators that focus on the lessons learned through athletics, what it means to be an Iowa Girl, examples of good sportsmanship and leadership, or anything in between. Please send stories to contact@ighsau.org for review. Select stories will be published to our blog throughout the year.

Ames High 2014 alumnus Olivia Snyder, is holding a Zoom meeting regarding the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the Zoom meeting is on November 23 at 3:00 p.m. She will answer questions about premed/medical school/admission process for current seniors. 

Zoom Link: Olivia Snyder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: AHS Goes to Medical School
Time: Nov 23, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9297818383, Meeting ID: 929 781 8383

Students who plan to attend need to submit this Google Survey before the meeting.

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Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

Regular Schedule 1-8 Periods

Players who are interested in playing baseball next season should attend a short informational meeting this Thursday, November 19th at 2:45pm.  The meeting link can be accessed through the baseball Google Classroom page (code: jt3zsgd) or here.

Join us for our next virtual DECA meeting today from 3:00-3:30. Use the Google Meet link from our Classroom page. The Classroom code is: jrybbrh. Hope to see you there!

Iowa State University’s Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Applications are due on December 1, 2020. For more information and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit the following link: https://www.multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply

CodeDay, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing underrepresented students with coding and computer science opportunities. There is an upcoming event called “Virtual CodeDay” that is happening on December 4-6th. Virtual CodeDay is a coding event providing high school and college students the opportunity to create fun projects such as apps, games, and websites. Want to know more about us and see what students made at our CodeDays? Visit: https://virtual.codeday.org/  Please fill out the registration form here and join us!

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science Student Research Grant Programs are calling for proposals.  STARR and LORAL Trust Student Research Grant Proposals for Iowa middle and high school students award grants ranging from  $20 – $2000.   First round proposal submission deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020. (Proposals after November 30th will be considered for funding if funds are available.) All projects will receive feedback comments from Iowa scientists.  Questions?  See Mrs. Tibben or call the IAS Executive Director, Craig Johnson, at 319-273-2581

CHANGE THE WORLD  2021 Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa
It’s a great time to start thinking about your State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) research projects! Senior High paperwork deadline: 2/22/21  (register by February 1, 2021 and receive a FREE SSTFI T-SHIRT & PIN!)  Round #1 judging begins March 8th, round #2 judging begins March 22nd, followed by the awards show on March 26th.  Over $50,000 in awards (scholarships/cash/internships/opportunities). 

For more information about the 2021 Virtual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa contact Mrs. Tibben and/or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/sstfi

Students need to check Naviance for the links and passwords for the Virtual College Visits.

Ames High 2014 alumnus Olivia Snyder, is holding a Zoom meeting regarding the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the Zoom meeting is on November 23 at 3:00 p.m. She will answer questions about premed/medical school/admission process for current seniors. 

Zoom Link: Olivia Snyder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: AHS Goes to Medical School
Time: Nov 23, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/9297818383, Meeting ID: 929 781 8383

Students who plan to attend need to submit this Google Survey before the meeting.

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