Dance Marathon is this Saturday from 8:00-11:30pm in the Ames High Gym. Come for a fun night with activities, games, dancing, snacks, and meeting families benefiting from this cause! Dance Marathon is an event to honor and raise money for families of children who have life threatening illnesses. Tickets are $5 and t-shirts are $10 and can be purchased at the door. If you’d like to make a donation, checks can be made out to “Ames High Dance Marathon” and brought on Saturday or to the main office next week.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are available online at the high school website, or in the main office at the high school. Deadline for accepting applications is Monday, March 21 at 3:05. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 1. the induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Any questions can be sent to Rhonda Schmaltz, NHS Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
Registration for AP exams will run through March 7. The cost per exam is $92. Preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no refunds.
TRACK PARENT MEETING
Girl’s and Boy’s Track parent informational meeting night is Thursday March 3 at 6pm in the AHS Cefeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend to receive information and help support the upcoming season.
AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT
The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Winter Concert on Thursday March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames High School Auditorium. The Percussion Ensemble will be performing Technology by Jim Casella and 1.21 Jiggawatts by Chris Brooks. The Ninth Grade Band will be performing Three Chinese Miniatures by Robert Jager and Lord of The Rings by Johan De Meij arranged by Paul Lavender. The Concert Band will be performing Blackwater by Fergal Carroll , Illustrations by Tyler Grant and Foundry by John Mackey. The Symphonic Band will be performing Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed and Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein arranged by Walter Peeler. 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.
IOWA STATE’S K-12 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING COMPETITION
Iowa State is having a K-12 Computational Thinking Competition April 16, 2016 and it is open to K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 graders. For more information please see the flyers in the ELP Alcove in the MC and/or visit the following website:
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
Seniors: Please check the family connection site for recently posted scholarship opportunities.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, Feb. 26
BBB-Sub State #2 at Ames 7pm
AHS Symphonic Band Joint Concert with Gustavus Wind Orchestra 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 27
Dance Marathon-AHS Gym 8-11:30 pm
Tuesday, March 1
B/G-V Track at Wartburg 3 pm
Wednesday, March 2
BBB-Sub State Final-TBA
Thursday, March 3
Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 5
AHS Band/Chorus Solo & Ensemble Contest