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Friday, May 19, 2017

SENIOR PICNIC TICKETS are $4 and will be on sale through Tuesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your cumulative folder and immunization card in Student Services this week and complete your tasks in Family Connection. There is a Senior Exit Checklist in your document library in Family Connection to help you take care of your responsibilities before you leave.

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. The sign up sheet lists the classes that have requested volunteers. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

Seniors that received an Ames Education Foundation Scholarship need to have Scholarship forms turned in by Friday. Mrs. Arbuckle is available for questions during Plus Period on Friday. The Ames Education Foundation office is MC-9.

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team where members design, build, and program a robot in 6 weeks to compete in regionals to qualify for the World Championships. The team will be hosting a NEW-trino meeting for interested new members on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00-7:00 PM in 4220 Sukup Hall on ISU campus. Let Rucha Kelkar or Tianxin Xu know if you’re interested but can’t make it. There will be cookies!

 

Applications for Chemistry internships through Iowa State University are available now in the ELP alcove located in the Media Center. If you are at all interested, please consider applying and see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar with any questions. Applications are due TODAY.

 

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room at 3:15 PM on Thursday, May 25th. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your cumulative folder and immunization card in Student Services and complete your tasks in Family Connection. The Senior Exit Checklist in your document library in Family Connection is there to help you take care of your responsibilities before you leave.

Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

Seniors that received an Ames Education Foundation Scholarship need to have Scholarship forms turned in tomorrow. Mrs. Arbuckle is available for questions during Plus Period tomorrow in MC-9.

Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team where members design, build, and program a robot in 6 weeks to compete in regionals to qualify for the World Championships. The team will be hosting a NEW-trino meeting for interested new members on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00-7:00 PM in 4220 Sukup Hall on ISU campus. Let Rucha Kelkar or Tianxin Xu know if you’re interested but can’t make it. There will be cookies!

Applications for Chemistry internships through Iowa State University are available now in the ELP alcove located in the Media Center. If you are at all interested, please consider applying and see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar with any questions. Applications are due tomorrow.

Students interested in learning more about Arabic offerings at Iowa State University are invited to Mrs. Kuhns’s PLUS period today in the Media Center. Dr. Ghinwha Alameen will be here to discuss new language and Arabic culture offerings available to students for the 2017-18 school year.

There will be a short meeting for all high school wrestlers and managers who are planning on wrestling next year in the video conference room at 3:15 PM on Thursday, May 25th. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Fecht.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the Academic Awards Video following the afternoon announcements.

Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will receive their next year’s schedule in homeroom today.

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your cumulative folder and immunization card in Student Services this week and complete your tasks in Family Connection. There is a Senior Exit Checklist in your document library in Family Connection to help you take care of your responsibilities before you leave.

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

Seniors that received an Ames Education Foundation Scholarship need to have Scholarship forms turned in by Friday. Mrs. Arbuckle is available for questions during Plus Period on Friday. The Ames Education Foundation office is MC-9.

Team Neutrino is a high school robotics team in Story County. Team members design, build, and program a robot in 6 weeks to compete in 3 day long regionals to qualify for the World Championships. The team will be hosting a NEW-trino meeting for interested new members on Tuesday, May 23rdfrom 6:00-7:00 PM in 4220 Sukup Hall on ISU campus. Come if you’re interested in engineering, programming, CAD, business management, or marketing, or let Tianxin Xu or Rucha Kelkar know if you’re interested but can’t make it. The team will show off this year’s robot and present about the team. There will also be cookies! Parents are encouraged to come as well. Be sure to check out the team display outside of Mrs. Hales’s room!

Teen Driver is taking applications for the two Drivers’ Ed. Classes that will be held this summer at Ames High School. Applications may be picked up in the old main office.

Seniors need to clean out their lockers by the end of the day Tuesday. Anything left behind will be donated.

And now for the video.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your cumulative folder and immunization card in Student Services this week and complete your tasks in Family Connection. There is a Senior Exit Checklist in your document library in Family Connection to help you take care of your responsibilities before you leave.

The Ames High Softball team’s annual fundraiser is tonight from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Hy-Vee west Market Grille. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the all-you-can eat buffet. We hope to see you there.

Super Summer 2017 is looking for volunteers. Super Summer will be held at Ames Middle School on June 12-16 and June 19-23 from approximately 8:15 AM to noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign up sheet posted in the ELP Alcove in the MC. Volunteers must be entering at least 9th grade in the fall in order to volunteer. The sign up sheet lists the classes that have requested volunteers. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Monroe in MC-3.

Seniors that received an Ames Education Foundation Scholarship need to have Scholarship forms turned in by May 19th. Mrs. Arbuckle is available for questions during Plus Period today and Friday. The Ames Education Foundation office is MC-9.

 
 
 
 
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Seniors, don’t forget to pick up your cumulative folder and immunization card in student services this week and complete your tasks in Family Connection. There is a Senior Exit Checklist in your document library in Family Connection to help you take care of your responsibilities before you leave.

It’s that time of year again when the Ames High Softball team will host it’s annual fundraiser. Bring your family and friends to the Market Grille at the west Hy-Vee tomorrow, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and enjoy the all-you-can eat buffet. Money raised will go toward off-setting the expenses of the North Scott Softball tournament. We hope to see you there

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Friday, May 12, 2017

NEXT YEAR’S STUDENT SCHEDULES
Students going into grades 10, 11 and 12 in 2017-18 will receive their schedules in homeroom this Wednesday (May 17). Students with schedule conflicts or concerns then have the last two weeks of school to make an appointment to see their counselor and work on their schedule. The idea is that all returning students should have their schedules finalized before the end of semester exams. Study halls and music lessons will be added this summer.

2017-2018 REGISTRATION PACKETS

Please ask your son/daughter for their 2017-2018 registration packets, as they were handed out in homeroom on Wednesday May, 10. Registration materials are due by June 30. Payments will not be processed until after July 5, 2017. Fees can be paid online after July 5, 2017 through the Ames RevTrak Web Store by credit/debit card at https://ames.revtrak.net .

2017 AMES HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE
Graduating seniors, families, friends and fellow students are invited to attend the 2017 Ames High School Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24, in the Ames Middle School Auditorium. The interfaith service will include performances by the Ames High Symphonic Orchestra and Concert Chorale as well as selected vocal and instrumental performances by 2017 graduating seniors. Iman Mahjoob Jaily, Darul Arqum Islamic Center; The Rev. Eileen Gebbie, Ames United Church of Christ; and Father Charles Ahenkorah, Associate Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center will deliver messages. Make plans to attend this special annual tradition for Ames High’s graduating seniors.

SUMMER DRIVERS’ EDUCATION
Teen Driver is taking applications for two drivers’ education classes that will be held this summer at Ames High School. Applications may be picked up in the old main office.

SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The AHS 9th grade string orchestra will perform at the AMS Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 16th. The Concert begins at 7:00 PM at Ames Middle School. The 9th grade orchestra will perform two pieces: Idylls of Pegasus by Richard Meyer and Adventure on Bainbridge Island by Alan Lee Silva. Come and support the orchestra.

STATE LARGE GROUP CHOIR CONTEST

Congratulations to the Ames High Choirs on their excellent performances at State Large Group Contest on Saturday. The Concert Chorale, Bass Choir, Treble Chorale, Freshmen/Concert Choir, and Treble Choir all received a Division I rating.

AMES HIGH SOFTBALL TEAM’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

It’s that time of year again when the Ames High Softball team will host its annual fundraiser. Bring your family and friends to the Market Grille at the west Hy-Vee next Tuesday, May 16th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and enjoy the all-you-can eat buffet. Money raised, 100% of the tips, will go toward off-setting the expenses of the North Scott Softball tournament. We hope to see you there.

YEARBOOK DEADLINE EXTENSION

Senior parents, due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline for Baby Ads to Monday the 22nd. If you would like to purchase one, you will find the information at this link: http://www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool.aspx . Just click the link above and then click on the lefthand tab that says Ad Info. Everything you need is right there. If you still haven’t purchased a yearbook, you may do so from this same link. Please direct questions to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us or james.webb@ames.k12.ia.us .

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

We wish all of our mothers the best this Mother’s Day weekend. Thank you for all you do for your family.

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, May 12
    Girls Golf: V @ Fort Dodge Invite 10:00 AM
    Girls Soccer: V vs Norwalk 5:30 PM
    Boys Soccer: V vs Norwalk 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 13
    Boys Soccer: 9 @ Ankeny Invite 8:30 AM

Monday, May 15
    Girls Soccer: JV/V vs Waukee 5:30/7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 16
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V @ North 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM
    Spring Orchestra Concert 6-9 – AMS Auditorium 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 17
    Girls Golf: JV/V @ CIML Conference Meet – Briarwood Golf Course 9:00 AM
    8th Grade Orientation – AHS Cafeteria 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 18
    Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Soccer: 9/JV/V vs SE Polk 4:45/6:00/7:30 PM

Friday, May 19
    Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Girls Soccer: JV/V @ Fort Dodge 6:00/7:30 PM

Saturday, May 20
    Girls Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Track: V @ State – Drake Stadium TBA
    Boys Tennis: Sub-State TBA

 
 
 
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Seniors, if you wrote letters in 8th grade in Mr. Weber’s class, please stop by the old main office and pick them up.

Applications for Chemistry internships through Iowa State University are available now in the ELP alcove located in the Media Center. If you are at all interested, please consider applying and see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar with any questions. Applications are due May 19.

Students interested in learning more about Arabic offerings at Iowa State University are invited to Mrs. Kuhns’ PLUS period on Thursday, May 18 in the Media Center. Dr. Ghinwha Alameen will be here to discuss new language and Arabic culture offerings available to students for the 2017-18 school year.

It’s that time of year again when the Ames High Softball team will host it’s annual fundraiser. Bring your family and friends to the Market Grille at the west Hy-Vee next Tuesday, May 16th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and enjoy the all-you-can eat buffet. Money raised, will go toward off-setting the expenses of the North Scott Softball tournament. We hope to see you there.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seniors, if you wrote letters in 8th grade in Mr. Weber’s class, please stop by the old main office and pick them up.

Applications for Chemistry internships through Iowa State University are available now in the ELP alcove located in the Media Center. If you are at all interested, please consider applying and see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar with any questions. Applications are due May 19.

Students interested in learning more about Arabic offerings at Iowa State University are invited to Mrs. Kuhns’ PLUS period on Thursday, May 18 in the Media Center. Dr. Ghinwha Alameen will be here to discuss new language and Arabic culture offerings available to students for the 2017-18 school year.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Teachers are reminded to show the SHOUT video following the afternoon announcements.

Seniors, if you wrote letters in 8th grade in Mr. Weber’s class, please stop by the old main office and pick them up.

Were you having so much fun at the Gatsby party that you left a few items behind? Look in the Gatsby box in the old main office.

Applications for Chemistry internships through Iowa State University are available now in the ELP alcove located in the Media Center. If you are at all interested, please consider applying and see Mrs. Kuhns or Mrs. Skaar with any questions. Applications are due May 19.

Students interested in learning more about Arabic offerings at Iowa State University are invited to Mrs. Kuhns’ PLUS period on Thursday, May 18 in the Media Center. Dr. Ghinwha Alameen will be here to discuss new language and Arabic culture offerings available to students for the 2017-18 school year.

Teen Driver is taking applications for two Drivers’ Ed. classes that will be held this summer at Ames High School. Applications may be picked up in the old main office.

And now for the SHOUT video.

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Cemetery Club helps preserve the past

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Back Row, L-R: Dennis Allen, Georgia Jensen-Kouldelka, Emma Clark, Alanna Schroeder, Alia Gale, Mia Taylor. Front Row, L-R: Katie Barnes, Shawn Wichers, Eric Wichers, Matthew Hehr, Grace Bollhoefer, Hannah Sheldon, Di Sheldon. Not pictured: Jordon Kloth, Mikayla Kloth, Ryan Paskach, Ethan Melby, Dee Hehr, and Cris Nagla.

The work ethic and skills of Ames Middle School’s Cemetery Club is gaining respect among genealogists and cemetery preservationists. The club is featured in the May 2017 issue of “Story County Genealogical Society”.  

Dianna Sheldon, a seventh grade Literacy teacher at Ames Middle School and the club’s faculty sponsor, says students have been learning to identify ways middle school students can actively assist in the preservation of the past through genealogy and cemetery restoration, “to dispel the myth that cemeteries and graveyards are ‘creepy,’  to respect cemeteries and graveyards, and, most importantly, to give back to the community in a tangible way.”

“Cleaning cemeteries shows respect for those who have died and shows the surviving relatives that they are not forgotten,” Sheldon said.

Sheldon said she first offered a tutorial class on the meaning of cemetery symbols in the fall of 2016,  and some students expressed interest in learning how to properly clean gravestones. Des Moines based genealogist Dennis Allen began working with students to teach them about proper cleaning techniques and cemetery etiquette. Cemetery Club grew out of the students’ continued interest, and Allen has helped supervise club members to put their new-found skills to work on real gravestones in local cemeteries.

Allen, who contributed the article that appears in “Story County Genealogical Society”,  said the students “know to check for safety, they watch each other to make sure they doing the right procedures and they even team up so they can get their chats in.”

“They work hard and play hard. They care about your community. They care about the past, present and future,” he said.

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