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July Updates : 2019-2020 School Year Dates to Remember

Important Dates to Remember for the Beginning of 2019-2020 School Year : 

Monday, August 12 – Fall Sports practice begins

 
Monday, August 19 – AHS School Pictures 8:00AM-4:00PM
 
Friday, August 23 – Orientation for 9th grade & 10th-12th grade students “New to the District”
Fall Sports Kickoff 5:30 PM
 
Monday, August 26 – First day of classes
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Friday, May 24, 2019

URGENT 2019/2020 COURSE REGISTRATION UPDATE

In order to ensure that your student has enough credits, and the courses of their choice, we need all registrations completed by 12 noon on Monday, May 27th.  Students were emailed on May, 14th a template of which courses are required at each grade level, to help them sign up for the appropriate courses, as well as how many courses they will need next year to be a full-time student. 

If your student does not register for his/her desired courses, their counselor will be selecting courses for them and there will not be an opportunity to change them.

If you need further information regarding course registration, there are detailed instructions on the AHS website. Click on AHS Registration Book and you will find several links for your reference.

Thank you for your attention to your student’s course registration for the 19-20 school year. If your student will not be attending AHS in the fall, please notify his/her counselor.

FINAL EXAMS

During Finals on May 29-31, students only need to be in attendance when they have a scheduled exam. If they don’t have a final, they may leave the building. If students stay on campus, they must be in a quiet study area in the Media Center or cafeteria, but not in the hallways. Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up to return home at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:30 AM on Friday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch. See the finals schedule below.

First day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Period 1                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

 

Second day: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Period 4                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

 

Third day: Friday, 31, 2019

Period 7                      8:00 AM      9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM    11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM    11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM     1:15 PM

 

LAPTOP RETURN

All students must turn in their laptop, case, and chargers next week after you are finished with finals. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in. There will be a cleaning station available. This can be done between test, and also before and after school.

 

STUDENT LOCKERS

The end of the school year is fast approaching and all students must empty their locker. Please remember to get this task done by next Friday, May 31. All items left behind will be donated.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Sunday, May 26

AHS Commencement, Hilton Coliseum 2 PM

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day-No School

Tuesday, May 28

Baseball-V at DSM North 3:30 PM

Softball-JV/V vs Roland Story 5:30/7 PM

Wednesday, May 29

Final Exams

Baseball-9th at Boone 5 PM

GSC-V vs CR Kennedy 6 PM

Thursday, May 30

Final Exams

Softball-JV/V vs Waukee 4:15/6 PM

Baseball-V vs Webster City 5 PM

Friday, May 31

Softball-9/JV/V vs Newton 4:15/6/7:30 PM

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Friday , May 17, 2019

PARENTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS

Seniors’ cumulative folders and immunization cards are available for seniors to pick up in Student Services. Students will need their immunization cards when they attend college.

LAPTOP RETURN

Senior laptop turn-in day is Wednesday, May 22. All seniors must turn in their laptop, case and chargers. All items must be turned in by 3:20 PM to avoid the over $700 full assessment fine. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in. There will be a cleaning station available. All other students will turn in their laptop, case and chargers during finals week.

STUDENT LOCKERS

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Wednesday, May 22. Students in grades 9 through 11 need to have their lockers emptied by the end of the day on May 31st. Anything left behind will be donated.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Empower, Enrich, & Excel Summer Program (formerly Summer School and Super Summer) has  openings for volunteers for the three-week program (June 11-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28). The sign-up sheet is located in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is May 20. If you have any questions, please see Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

LOOKING AHEAD

During Finals on May 29-31, students only need to be in attendance when they have a scheduled exam. If they don’t have a final, they may leave the building. If students stay on campus, they must be in a quiet study area in the Media Center or cafeteria, but not in the hallways. Buses will run their normal times in the morning and pick students up to return home at 1:45 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 11:45 AM on Friday giving students time to pick up a quick lunch. See the finals schedule below.

 

First day: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Period 1                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 2                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 3                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

 

Second day: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Period 4                      8:00 AM       9:30 AM

Period 5                      9:45 AM     11:15 AM

Lunch                       11:15 AM     12:15 PM

Periods 6                  12:15 PM       1:45 PM

 

Third day: Friday, 31, 2019

Period 7                      8:00 AM      9:30 AM

Period 8                      9:45 AM    11:15 AM

Lunch                        11:15 AM    11:45 PM

Make-up period         11:45 PM     1:15 PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 17

GSC-JV2/JV1/V at DSM East 4:45/67:30 PM

Monday, May 20

BSC-V vs Council Bluffs-Thomas Jefferson 5 PM

GSC-JV1/V vs Mason City 6/7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 21

Baseball-V vs Bondurant-Farrar 5 PM

Softball-JV/V at Boone 5:30/7 PM

GSC-JV1/V vs Nevada 5:30/7PM

Wednesday, May 22

Seniors last day of classes

Thursday, May 23

Graduation Practice 7:30 AM Gym

Senior Picnic 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Baseball-V at Ballard 5:30 PM

GSC-V at Ankeny Centennial 6 PM

Friday, May 24

Softball-JV vs Marshalltown 4:15 PM

Baseball-V vs Waukee 5 PM

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Friday May 10, 2019

SPRING POPS CONCERT

Ames High School Pops concert featuring the combined choirs, orchestras and bands is on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM in the AHS Gymnasium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

YEARBOOK

Attention parents of seniors! The deadline for Senior Baby Ad’s is fast approaching! One of the best ways to honor and acknowledge your graduating senior is to add a personalized message, or Baby Ad, at the end of the yearbook. We will be accepting these through May 13th this year. Please use this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cip8G8BDMv19x6BjgdGf1-mAGEbKJ3eDGG1nv0Wol-Q/edit?usp=sharing to access the order form and directions. If you have any questions, please direct them to the yearbook staff at yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us or james.webb@ames.k12.ia.us

If you did not yet purchase the yearbook, it’s not too late! You can still purchase one online from https://www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool.aspx

 

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen. Student should check test locations posted outside of Student Services.

4-H CONFERENCE

The 4-H Youth Conference will be June 25-27 on ISU campus.  More information is at  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference.  4H grants available to cover application fees. See Mrs. Tibben MC15 for more information and application forms.  

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Students interested in an unpaid research internship at Iowa State should pick up an application form in the Media Center inside the ELP Alcove from Mrs. Monroe or Mr. Gorman. We expect a very limited amount of internships to be available.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FUNDRAISER

Ames High Science Olympiad is holding a fundraiser at Culver’s on Wednesday, May 15th. We are raising money for our trip to the 2019 Science Olympiad National Tournament at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. You can come anytime throughout the day, and you don’t need to mention Ames High Science Olympiad! We hope to see you there!

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 10

GGolf- V at Fort Dodge 10 AM

GTN- JV/V vs Dowling Catholic 4 PM

GSC- V vs Norwalk 5:30 PM

BSC- V vs Norwalk 7 PM

Saturday, May 11

BTN- V at IHSAA

BSC- JV2 at Ankeny 8:30 AM

Monday, May 13

AHS Pops Concert 7:30

GGolf-JV at WDM Valley 2:30 PM

GSC-V vs Ankeny High School 5 PM

Tuesday, May 14

GSC-JV2/JV1/V vs Marshalltown 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BSC-JV2JV1/V at Marshalltown 4:45/67:30 PM

Wednesday, May 15

GGolf-V at Jester Park 8:30 AM

GTN-V at SE Polk 9 AM

Thursday, May 16

GSC-JV2/JV1/V at Ankeny Centennial 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BSC-JV2/JV1/V at Dowling Catholic 4:45/67:30 PM

Friday, May 17

GSC-JV2/JV1/V at DSM East 4:45/67:30 PM

 

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Friday April 26, 2019

SPRING PLAY TONIGHT & SATURDAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

 

SUMMER HELP NEEDED

The Empower, Enrich, & Excel Summer Program (formerly Summer School and Super Summer) has openings for volunteers for the three-week program (June 11-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28). The sign-up sheet is located in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is May 20. If you have any questions, please see Nicole Kuhns or Catherine Monroe.

 

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen. Student should check test locations posted outside of Student Services.

 

RAISING READERS

Raising Readers in Story County is looking for volunteers for their Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies program! You’ll spend 1.5 hours a week in June and July making a lasting difference in the life of a young person in your community. Link: https://www.raising-readers.org/programs/k-3-reading-buddies/k-3-reading-buddies-volunteer-tutor-registration/

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 26

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V Invitational at Burlington Rec. Plex 11:45 AM

BTN- V/JV at Waukee 1 PM

GTN- V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Saturday, April 27

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V at WDM Valley 11:30 AM

Monday, April 29

GTN- V/JV at Johnston 4 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at Ankeny 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BTR- 9/10/JV at North Polk 5 PM

GTR- JV at North Polk 5 PM

Tuesday, April 30

GTN- V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 1 PM

GGolf- JV/V at Johnston 3:30 PM

BTN- V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 4 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Ankeny 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 1

GGolf- JV/V at Urbandale 3 PM

Thursday, May 2

Senior One-Act Plays 7 PM

BTN- V/JV at Marshalltown 4 PM

GTR- JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 4 PM

BTR- V at Johnston 4:30 PM

Friday, May 3

Senior One-Act Plays 7 PM

GSC- JV1/V at Ottumwa 5:30/7 PM

BSC- JV1/V vs Ottumwa 6/7:30 PM

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Friday, April 19, 2019

SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present the Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Ames High Auditorium. The Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale will perform under the direction Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson.  Tickets are available at the door: $3 for students; $5 for Adults with $10 maximum per family.

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features Spring Jazz Band, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

MATH TUTORING

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

BASEBALL HELP

The Ames High baseball program is looking for two student-managers to help this season with the varsity program.  For more information, contact Coach Fuller at Brett.Fuller@Ames.K12.IA.US.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS

Attention parents of seniors! It’s that time of year again where graduation is quickly approaching. One of the best ways to honor and acknowledge your graduating senior is to add a personalized message, or Baby Ad, at the end of the yearbook. We will be accepting these through May 13th this year. Please use this link to access the order form and directions. If you have any questions, please direct them to the yearbook staff at yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us or james.webb@ames.k12.

If you did not yet purchase the yearbook, it’s not too late! You can still purchase one online from https://www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool.aspx

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE STATE OF IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH 

On 04/15/2019 a case of measles has been reported in Iowa.  This is the first case in our state since 2011 and is a good reminder to make sure that your family’s vaccines are up to date.  The measles vaccine is highly effective (the patient with measles was not vaccinated) and all school-aged children should have two MMR doses by the time they start kindergarten.  

If a case of measles is identified in our school, public health officials will require all unvaccinated students and staff to remain at home until 21 days after their last possible exposure to measles.  Please make sure your family is protected.  Vaccines save lives.

For more information on measles, please visit: https://idph.iowa.gov/cade/disease-information/measles or contact your local health department.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 19

GGolf- JV at Johnston 3:30 PM

GTN- JV/V vs Ankeny 4 PM

Saturday, April 20

BTN- V vs Bettendorf, Cedar Falls away 9 AM

BSCJV2/JV1/V at Waukee 2/3:30/5 PM

Monday, April 22

Spring Choral Concert 7:30 PM

GGolf- V home 10 AM

GTN- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 3 PM

GTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 pm

BTR- 9/10 at WDM Valley 4:30 PM

BTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 23

GGolf-V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 3:30 PM

BTN- V/JV vs DSM Roosevelt 6:30 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V at Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Thursday, April 25

Spring Band Concert 6:30/8 PM

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GGolf- V at Marshalltown 10 AM

BTN- V/JV vs Johnston 4 PM

GTR- JV at Boone 4:30 PM

BTR- JV/9/10 at Boone 4:30 PM

Friday, April 26

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V Invitational at Burlington Rec. Plex 11:45 AM

BTN- V/JV at Waukee 1 PM

GTN- V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Saturday, April 27

GSC- V at WDM Valley 11:30 AM

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Friday April 5, 2019

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on
May 26, 2019. Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the
morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM. All auditions are limited to five
minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members
of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019,
has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition
by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by noon on April 9. Audition times will be assigned
on a first come, first served basis.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS
Acceleration request forms for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. The deadline has
been moved to April 12. Any AHS student may pick up a form in the ELP alcove. All applicationscan be returned to the main office or MC-3 at AHS by April 12.
Note: Applications are ONLY needed for students pursuing an acceleration at Ames High during the 2019-2020 school year.

QUIZ BOWL NEWS
Quiz Bowl has been doing well this season bringing in first place at the QBTV tournament which has been aired on Medicom’s channel 22. Additionally, the team placed second at the State Championship Tournament this last weekend. Congratulations to them!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
On Saturday, March 30, the Ames High School Science Olympiad team competed in the State
Tournament at the University of Northern Iowa. In individual events, team members won a total
of 13 gold medals, six silver medals, and one bronze medal. Ames High School won first place
overall, beating the second place team by 69 points. The team will travel to Cornell University in
June to compete at the National Tournament. Congratulations to the following team members,
Jason Chen, Andres Cordoba, Sophia Cordoba, Hannah Huang, Victoria Kyveryga, Jixiang Li,
James Lin, Sivani Manimaran, Jasper Shogren-Knaak, Steven Tian, Emily Poag, Rishabh
Swamy, Eddie Wei, Taylor Xu and Anyang Yu.

AP TEST PRE-MEETING

All students taking AP tests this spring will need to attend a mandatory pre-
administration meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 17 in the AHS cafeteria. The meeting
will hopefully be over by 8:45. Anyone who cannot attend needs to contact Mr. Burke in Student
Services before April 24.

AHS SOFTBALL

ATTENTION: All girls who plan to participate in the 2019 Ames High Softball program, there will
be a player/parent informational meeting on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school
cafeteria. All information pertaining to the upcoming season will be provided at the meeting,
please make sure a representative from your family is in attendance. Prior to the meeting, if you
would take the time to go to the following website and complete the forms it would be much
appreciated.

https://sites.google.com/view/ameshighsoftball

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 5

GTN-JV/V at Southeast Polk 4 PM

Saturday, April 6

GSC-V at Bettendorf 12 PM

BSC-JV2 at Newton 10 AM

BSC-V vs Boone, DSM Lincoln, Prairie, Winterset 10 AM

Monday, April 8

GGolf- V at Urbandale 2 PM

GTN- V/JV at Urbandale 4 PM

BTR- 9/10 At WDM Valley 4 PM

BSC- JV1/V vs Clear Lake 5:30/7 PM

Tuesday, April 9

BTR- JV/V vs Ankeny Centennial, Carlisle, DSM Hoover, Iowa City, Newton, SEP &

Valley 3:45 PM

GTR- JV/V vs Ankeny High School, Carlisle, Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Newton, SEP,

Waterloo West, Valley 3:45 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at DSM East 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 10

GGolf- JV/V at Urbandale 3 PM

Thursday, April 11

BTN- V/JV at Ankeny Centennial 1 PM

GTN- JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 4 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Waukee 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Friday, April 12

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at Mason City 4:45/6/7:30 PM

GSC- JV1/V vs Nevada 5:30/7 PM

Saturday, April 13

AHS Prom 9-11:30 PM

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Friday March 29, 2019

PARENT REMINDERS ABOUT ISASP TESTING

During the week of April 1st – 5th, we will be conducting the new state assessment, ISASP, which is an online assessment. The schedule for next week was sent out through Infinite

Campus earlier this week. Due to the changes with this new assessment, there are a few reminders for parents during this week:

• No cell phones or smartwatches are allowed in the testing rooms. Please help your students understand this is a very important rule and please remember to refrain from texting your students during the tests. If you have to get a message to your student, please contact the AHS Main Office.

• If students want to use headphones on the assessment, they should bring them in but there will be no Bluetooth headphones allowed for the test. All students will have access to the

Text to Speech tool that is builtin to the test if they have headphones. Headphones will be provided, if needed, for students that have that requirement stated on a 504 or IEP.

• Seniors who ride the bus will be able to be in the Cafeteria during testing but all other Seniors should be away from the building at this time. Any Senior who is in the building during testing must be in the Cafeteria and should not be on any electronic device to reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage during this online assessment.

• You can see the practice questions for the ISASP at http://iowa.pearsonaccessnext.com/test-prep/•

PARENTS, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DISRUPT THE TESTING PERIOD TO PULL A STUDENT FOR A LAST MINUTE APPOINTMENT.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS

Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for senior parents to be (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 12, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding
the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

10:30 AM Class Start time for 4/2 & 4/4

Warning Bell 0:05 10:25 AM

Period 1         0:25    10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

Period 2         0:27    11:00 AM  – 11:27 AM

Period 3         0:25     11:32 AM -11:57 AM

Period 4         0:25     12:02 PM – 12:27 PM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch 0:38      12:27 AM -1:05 PM

Class              0:27      1:05 PM – 1:32 PM

Class              0:27     12:32 PM – 12:59 PM

Last Lunch     0:38     12:59 PM – 1:37 PM

Period 6         0:26      1:37 PM -2:03 PM

Period 7         0:26      2:08 PM – 2:34 PM

Period 8         0:26      2:39 PM- 3:05 PM

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 29

AHS Wind Symphony/Jazz l at AMS 2:30 PM

AHS Thespian Film Festival 7:30 PM

Monday, April 1

GTR-JV vs Ankeny Centennial, Dowling, Johnston,

Roland-Story, Waukee 4:30 PM

BTR-9/10 vs Ankeny Centennial, Dallas Center-Grimes,

Marshalltown, Roland-Story 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 2

BTN-V/JV at Southeast Polk 4 PM

GTR-V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Wednesday, April 3

AHS Drill Tryouts 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 4

GTR-JV at Nevada 4 PM

BTN-V/JV vs Urbandale 4 PM

BTR- V/JV at Marshalltown 5 PM

AHS Fall Cheer Tryouts 5:30 PM

Friday, April 5

GTN-JV/V vs Southeast Polk 4 PM

Saturday, April 6

GSC-V at Bettendorf TBD

BSC-JV2 at Newton 10 AM

BSC-V vs Boone, DSM Lincoln, Prairie, Winterset 10 AM

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Friday March 15, 2019

AHS STATE DECA

Congratulations to the AHS DECA State Competitors for a great showing last week. Overall, 38 students placed in the top 3 of their events, qualifying to compete in the International Career Development Conferences to be held in Orlando in late April. Additionally, two Ames DECA members were elected as State Officers for 2019-2010 – Samantha Carney, President and Emily Matulac, VP of Career Development.

The qualifying students were:

Abbas Kusow, Achol Lual, Avery Suza, Ayah Gleisner, Ella Slade, Emily Matulac, Emily Poag, Ezra Manus, Grant Welk, Iluda Ko, Jackson Fox, Jacob Peters, Jake Schmit, Jayna Misra, Kai Johnson, Karlie Hill, Katherine Klein, Kijune Kim, Ling Bai, Madison Ollila, Madison Wiertzema, Mariam Mkhitaryan, Mario Napolitano, Olivia Heindel, Olivia Sassman, Preksha Sarda, Rishabh Swamy, Ryan Smith, Scott Junck, Shrey Patel, Silvia Aydinyan, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Sivani Manimaran, Sophia Cordoba, Susanna Mkhitaryan, Varun Prasanna, Vinita Medithi, Will Copley and William Zheng.

MATH TUTORING

The ISU Math Tutoring during plus period and 7th period study hall has been suspended until further notice.

KEY CLUB NEWS

At the recent Nebraska-Iowa Key Club District Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ames High School was represented by Hannah Huang, Gabe LaFleur, and Connor Schroeder. Key Club is the largest student-led service organization in the world and the District Convention is an opportunity for members to improve their service and leadership skills.

At the District Convention, Connor Schroeder was awarded the Outstanding Club Member Award, Hannah Huang was awarded the Outstanding Vice President Award, and Aspen Holm was awarded a $1000 Kiwanis scholarship. 

Ames High School Key Club was also awarded the Amy Hoger Membership Award for increasing club membership by over 25% and the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Badge.

In the elections for the 2019-2020 District Board, Connor Schroeder was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Area 6 and Hannah Huang was elected the Governor of Nebraska-Iowa Key Club. 

Congratulations to all of our members on their achievements.

AHS SPRING SPORTS PARENT MEETING

Parent meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM. Please meet in the following rooms:

Boys & Girls Track: Cafeteria

Boys & Girls Tennis: Athletic Video Room

Girls Golf: Room 121(across from the Athletics Office)

Boys Soccer: Media Center

Girls Soccer: Multi Purpose Room

UPCOMING CAREER DISCOVERY DAYS AT KREG TOOL

Kreg Tool in Huxley, Iowa, is hosting two Career Discovery Days this spring on March 14th and April 30th.  The day will begin at 8:45am and conclude at noon, and is open to any high school junior or senior.  If students are needing a job shadow opportunity, this day will give them an overview of the company and also a chance for them to see jobs in action.  To learn more about Kreg Tool: visit the KREG TOOL WEBSITE.

NEWS FROM THE NURSE OFFICE

The Iowa Department of Public Health added a requirement to the Iowa Immunization law. This law requires that all students entering 12th grade have the meningococcal vaccine series before school starts in August 2019. Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings. The vaccine will be required prior to both the 7th and 12th grades. All students entering 12th grade must have proof of having the meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August. Some students may already have the requirement completed. The child’s age at time of administration will determine if they need one or two doses. If you are unsure what your child needs contact your physician/clinic or the nurse’s office. Your son/daughter will NOT be allowed to start the school year on August 23, 2019, without the documentation of the meningococcal vaccination.

The vaccine can be completed at most clinics. Contact your physician, Mary Greeley Home Health Services 515-239-6730, or Primary Health Care Clinic 515-232-0628 to have this completed. Bring in documentation to the nurse’s office. Please call the nurse’s office at 515-817-0614 or email (monica.behning@ames.k12.ia.us)  if you have questions. Thank you for your time and attention to this requirement.

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

AP ONLINE CLASS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AHS STUDENTS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TODAY, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.

Any student interested in taking the following AP Online Courses should stop in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center to pick up an application:

AP Microeconomics – fall OR spring semester

AP Macroeconomics  – fall OR spring semester

AP Statistics – full year course

AP Computer Science A (Java) – full year course

A student can only enroll in one class per semester and must have one open period every day in their schedule. All applications will be due, MARCH 27, 2019.  If you have questions please see Mr. Josh Gorman or Mrs. Monroe. Students will be notified the first week of April if they have been approved for any of the online courses.

ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS

Acceleration Applications are now available in the ELP Alcove in the Media Center, as well as, on the ACSD’s Website – Ames High School – Extended Learning Page. ALL ACCELERATION APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, APRIL 1, 2019 BY 3:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Acceleration Application, please see Mrs. Kuhns, Mr. Josh Gorman, or Catherine Monroe.


AMES HIGH POST PROM

Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom.   This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!

Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School.  It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students. 

 Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help!  Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids!  Click here to sign up: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa9ac238-ames

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25

Classes resume

Tuesday March 26 

Track: Girls JV vs. Waukee (Away)
March 26, 4:30 PM

Wednesday March 27 

End of 3rd Quarter
AHS Spring Sports Parent Meeting
March 27, 7:00 PM – Ames High School

Thurday March 28 

Track: Girls Varsity vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Track: Girls JV vs. Boone (Away)
March 28, 4:30 PM

Friday March 29 

AHS Wind Symphony / Jazz I
March 29, 2:30 PM – Ames Middle School,

AHS Thespian Film Festival
March 29, 7:30 PM – Ames High School

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Friday March 8, 2019

COURSE SCHEDULE ORIENTATION

A separate email wast sent out this morning regarding the course orientation. 
*That nformation is also listed at the bottem of this post 

AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

Senior Senate will be selecting four members of the class of 2019 to speak at graduation on May 26, 2019.  Two students will be chosen to read original speeches. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, April 10 from 7:45AM to 8:55AM.  All auditions are limited to five minutes and the speaker will be expected to present a portion of his or her speech to members of Senior Senate. Anyone who is a graduating member of the Ames High School class of 2019, has a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has shown overall good conduct has the opportunity to audition by signing up with Mrs. Micalone in room 26 by April 8.  Audition times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Students are encouraged to work with the AHS English Department on their speeches.  A copy of the final speeches of those who are picked to read will need to be turned in to Mr. Evans for final approval.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS – SAVE THE DATE

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the counselors will host a Financial Aid Night at 7:00 PM in the AHS Cafeteria. A representative from the College Planning Center will be available to explain the procedure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the many steps involved in the financial aid process. This is a very informative evening for junior parents (but all are welcome), with time allotted for a question and answer session.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A College Representative from Truman State will be in Student Services on Monday, March 11th at 1:30 pm.

DANCE with the AMES HIGH DRILL TEAM at the Annual Spring Show held on March 30th at 6:30 pm 

WHO: Any Pre-School through 8th Grader

WHERE: Ames High Gym (1921 Ames High Drive)

WHAT: A clinic on Friday March 29th  6:30pm-7:30pm

ENTRY FEE: $30

WHAT YOUR FEE PROVIDES:  

  • Admission to perform at the Annual Ames High Drill Team Spring Show on Saturday, March 30th.  Entry into the dance clinic on Friday night 6:30-7:30. An opportunity to perform the routine you learned at the clinic at the AHS Drill Team Spring Show that night at 6:30pm in the AHS gym. A snack during the clinic and a souvenir t-shirt for your performance.

 REGISTER by March 22nd. Walk ins are welcome,  but t-shirts will be limited. Please e-mail Coach Buss ASAP if you are turning your registration in late.(sarah.buss@ames.k12.ia.us).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 8

No classes-Teacher work day

Saturday, March 9

AHS Music Solo & Ensemble Contest 8 AM

Monday, March 11

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Tuesday, March 12

AHS Wind Symphony @ UNI

BTR- V at Wartburg College 3:00 PM

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Wednesday, March 13

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 3:45-7:50 PM

Thursday, March 14

No School District Wide

AHS Course Schedule Orientation 8:00-11:45 AM

Friday, March 15

No School District Wide

BTR-JV/10/9 at Central College 12 PM

Monday-Friday, March 18-22

Spring Break

Monday, March 18

GTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

BTR-V at ISU 12:00 PM

Friday, March 22

GTR-JV at Central College 12:00 PM

Saturday, March 23

B/GTR-V at South Dakota State Univ. 12:00 PM

 

 Guide to Course Orientation for 2019-2020 for parents, guardians and students

You are invited to join Ames High Staff in a buffet style course orientation. Every 15 minutes a session of information will be presented in each department and each of these sessions will have the same information. You can pick and choose which sessions to visit – as many or as few as you like.  You can start your course orientation experience on any of the days at any time, specifics are listed below.

For example, room 46 will feature information on 9th and 10th grade science courses. Every 15 minutes, the same information will be shared, so you can choose any session and find the same information.

The 15 minute sessions on Monday 3/11, Tuesday 3/12, and Wednesday 3/13 will be as follows:

3:45 pm    5:00 pm    6:15 pm   7:30 pm

4:00 pm    5:15 pm    6:30 pm    7:45 pm

4:15 pm   5:30 pm     6:45 pm

4:30 pm   5:45 pm    7:00 pm

4:45 pm   6:00 pm    7:15 pm

 

The 15 minute sessions on Thursday 3/14 are:

 

8:00 am     9:00 am     10:00 am     11:00 am

8:15 am     9:15 am     10:15 am     11:15 am

8:30 am     9:30 am     10:30 am     11:30 am

8:45 am     9:45 am     10:45 am     11:45 am

 

Counselors Room 123 (Athletic video room)

 

Science Department

Overview of 3 science paths Room 31

Science courses for 9th/10th graders Room 46

Science courses for 11th/12th graders Room 47

 

English Department

English courses 9th graders Room 229

English courses for 10th graders Room 228

English courses for 11th/12th/graders Room 201

 

Music Department

Choir with Mrs. Dieter & Mrs. Johnson Choir Room

Orchestra with Mrs. Polashek Orchestra Room

Band with Mr. Ewan & Mr. Buttermore Band Room A

 

ART Department

All Art courses & grade levels ART Room C

 

PE & Health

Mr. Rial, Mr. Fecht. Mr. Duea Weight Room

and Mr. Steffen

 

Social Studies

Options for required courses Room 121

9th Honors World Studies or World Studies

10th AP US History or US History

12th AP Gov’t or Gov’t

 

Electives for Junior & Senior Year Room 103

Non-Western World

Economics

AP Psychology

AP European History

Sociology

World Issues

Western Civilization

 

World Language Room 7

Overview

Sequence

Reasoning for all 4 levels (Life-skills vs. Getting requirements out of the way.)

Hosting and Traveling Opportunities

Parent Choice vs. Student Choice

Sequential years of a common language

Seal of Biliteracy and AP possibilities

Heritage speakers and choices

Acceleration requests require:  credentialed prerequisite credit, or family background, no testing out of level 4.

 

Mathematics

Algebra 1, Algebra AB Room 208

Algebra 2, Advanced Algebra 2 Room 209

Financial Algebra Room 209

Pre-Calculus, Calculus Room 210

Statistics, Acceleration Room 210

Geometry, Geometry AB Room 211

 

Career and Technical Education

Industrial Technology Room 12

Business

Human Services (Early Child Development)

Information Technology

Agriculture

Career Academy programs (Health Occupations, Criminal Justice, Teacher Academy, Automotive, Culinary, Building Trades, and Welding).

 

ELP will be in the Media Center 

 

Special Needs

Level 1 Special Ed Room 15

Level 2 Special Ed Room 26

Integrated Services Room B-3

ALP Room 18

ESL

All 9th-12th grade course offerings Room 16

 

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