There is no school for the High School Only on Friday, Jan. 17, it is the end of 1st semester and a teacher workday.
There is no school District-Wide on Monday, Jan. 20 for teacher Professional Development.
2nd SEMESTER MEDIA CENTER EXPECTATIONS
The expectation of a media center is to provide an academic atmosphere where students can work independently in a quiet area. Students that are not looking for that type of environment are encouraged to go to the cafeteria during their Flex time. The media center will have the following expectations for ALL students. Please do not think that this a punishment for students but expectations. You have the choice of attending the cafeteria or the media center. If you choose to go to the media center you are choosing to follow these guidelines.
- You must be on time to use the library. If you are late and do not have a pass you must go to the cafeteria.
- 4 people to a table (please do not move chairs).
- Please, no food. You may have water bottles with lids.
- There are no ongoing or continued conversations. We understand an occasional need to speak with someone around you, but that is very limited and will only be asked once before being required to continue your conversation in the cafeteria.
Again, please know that we are not trying to make students feel unwelcome in the media center, but we want you to correctly choose which environment is best for you and your peers. When these expectations are not followed it is a distraction to those that have made the choice to study and be responsible and thoughtful to others.
Thank you and if you have any questions please feel free to see Mr. Carico.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Attention current Sophomores and Juniors: if you are interested in being part of the Ames Chapter of the National Honor Society next year, you can pick up an application in the Principal’s office or access online at bit.ly/nhs2020. Current NHS members do not need to reapply. Applications are due Thursday, February 20th at 3:05 PM in Room 229.
POST-PROM 2020 URGENTLY NEEDS PARENT VOLUNTEERS!!!
Attention parents, prom is just around the corner and the 2020 Post Prom Committee NEEDS YOUR HELP to make post-prom happen this year! Please sign up to help lead a committee, it’s fun, easy and you’ll help ensure your kids have a safe place to go after prom. Freshman and sophomore parents are welcome to sign up as well to get the experience.
Dance Marathon is having a fundraiser at Panchero’s on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00-8:00! Show the flyer or mention Ames High Dance Marathon when you order, and make a difference for the kids! All proceeds from extra queso, extra guac, extra meat, chips and queso, and chips and guac will go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Enjoy Panchero’s and make a difference Wednesday night! Thank you for your support!
AHS would like to make a request for Kleenex donations. Cold and flu season has hit us at AHS and we have a great need for kleenex in the classrooms. Kleenex donations can be dropped off in the main office. Thank you in advance for your kleenex donations.
AHS WINTER CHEER CLINIC
On Friday, February 7th from 3:45-7 pm the Ames High Winter Cheerleaders are hosting their annual cheerleading clinic for Ames students (preschool-6th grade).
This year we are testing out an online registration process! Use the following link to sign up for the clinic: Registration
WHO: Children – Preschool-6th Grade (must be at least 4 years old)
WHEN: Friday, February 7th from 3:45 pm-7:00 pm. (Check-in goes 3:45-4:15pm)
WHERE: Check-in @ the concessions balcony overlooking the gym.
PERFORMANCE: Halftime of the Varsity Girls’ Basketball game, approximately 6:30 pm. Come early, the game starts at 6:00 pm.
COST: $30.00, make checks payable to: AHS Winter Cheer Boosters. Bring payment of cash or check to the clinic.
INCLUDES: Instruction of a cheer, school song, child’s admission to both Girls & Boys Varsity bball games, pizza, bottled water, cookie, t-shirt, & cheek tattoo!
RSVP by: February 3rd
AHS has many great strengths and traditions. One of which is pride in the school and our community. Our students are the best in the State of Iowa for many reasons, and we have a lot to be proud of. One area that we are not so proud of is the amount of vandalism that we have had to our restrooms. So far this year we have spent a considerable amount of money on repairs to restrooms. This waste of money is not sound financial use, but more than that, this is not a good representation of the real character of our community and students. As we continue into the second semester, we will have only a select number of restrooms available. Those are the restrooms that we have the best supervision and monitoring availability. Ames High School administration apologize to the students for this inconvenience, but we are not able to afford the continued costs. I want to encourage anyone with information regarding the vandalism to let someone know.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Thursday, Jan. 16
BSwim-JV/V vs Ft. Dodge 5 PM
WR-JV/V vs Ankeny Centennial 6:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 17
No classes, AHS only – End of 1st semester
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Dowling 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18
GBB-JV vs Boone 10 AM
WR-JV/V at A-D-M 10 AM
Monday, Jan. 20
No School District-Wide
BBB-9 vs DSM Hoover 6 PM
BBB-JV at Marshalltown 7 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 21
GBB-JV1/V vs DSM Hoover 4:45/6 PM
BBB-10/V vs DSM Hoover 4:45/7:45 PM
BSwim-JV/V at Indianola 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Incoming Freshman Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 23
BSwim-V/JV vs Ankeny 5 PM
WR-V at Urbandale 6:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 24
AHS Young People’s Concert 1:15 PM
GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ankeny 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
BBB-10/9/V at Ankeny 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM
Saturday, Jan. 25
WR-JV at Dowling 9 AM
WR-V at Urbandale 9 AM
BSwim-V at Johnston 12 PM