FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS – SAVE THE DATE
On Wednesday, April 4th, 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.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION
If your student is a current sophomore or junior with a GPA of at least a 3.4, he/she can apply to become a member of Ames High National Honor Society for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are online at the high school website, or in the Associate Principal’s office. The Deadline is Monday, March 26th at 3:05. Please turn in all applications to Ms. C in room 229. Students will be notified of selection by Friday, April 13th. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
AUDITIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS
Senior Senate will be selecting two members of the class of 2018 to read original speeches at graduation on May 27, 2018. Auditions will be held the morning of Wednesday, March 28 from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM. 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 class of 2018, 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 March 26. 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.
Seniors interested in being a student performer for baccalaureate can pick up an application in the main office. Due date is April 1st.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMES HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ I
The band has been selected to participate in the Iowa Jazz Championships which will be held on April 5 at Iowa State Center in Ames.”
CONGRATS TO CHEER AND DRILL TEAM DANCERS
These Ames High Drill Team Dancers were selected to perform with the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team last Saturday at the Girls State Tournament 2A finals. Over 500 girls auditioned and 250 were selected to perform. They are Macee Buss (second year on the honor squad), Grace Arndt, Joscelyn Buss, Annie Peterson and Jewels Buss.
Congratulations also go to the 3 Ames High All State Cheerleaders who will be performing in the finals of the Boys State Tournaments Friday at the 12:154A consolation game and the 2pm 1A State Championship game. Over 200 girls auditioned to be All-State Cheerleaders and 30 were selected, they are senior Macee Buss this is her 3rd year as an All-State Cheerleader, senior Anna Napolitano this is her 1st year as an All-State Cheerleader and sophomore Joscelyn Buss who is a first year member after being named honorable mention her freshmen year.
DISTRICT INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SPEECH CONTEST RESULTS
Eleven Ames High students participated in seventeen events at the District Individual Events Contest at Ames Middle School on Saturday, February 24. Students earning I ratings were: Tianxin Xi and April Wigdahl, After Dinner Speaking; Elena Andrews and Natalie Bretey, Solo Musical Theater; Philip Ma, Review; Tiffany Rong, Storytelling; Ebisha Lawrance-Christopher, Public Address and Radio Announcing; Kijune Kim, Literary Program and Original Oration; Clae Riker, Acting; and Elena Andrews, Interpretative Poetry. These students all advance to the State Contest at Nevada High School, Saturday, March 10. Students receiving II ratings included: Tianxin Xi and Amy Guan, Public Address; Hannah Wigdahl, Solo Musical Theater; and Amy Guan, Interpretative Prose. We want to thank all of the Ames High students and parents, Middle School students and Mary Ann Lundy and Dan Franklin, Kiwanis, who sponsor the Middle School Builders Club, Shari Hernandez, Jeremie Knutson, and all of the faculty members at the Middle School, who let us use their rooms for the contest. Special thanks go to the custodians at the Middle School who were with us all day. 550 students from 36 schools participated in the competition. We could not have put on this contest without you.
The following colleges and universities will be sending representatives to visit with interested students.
Monday, March 21 – Truman State University
Monday, April 9 – Marshalltown Community College
Wednesday, April 11 – Iowa Central Community College
Tuesday, April 12 – Indian Hills Community College
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, March 9
AHS Band Tour – Orlando Florida – March 9 – 15
Monday, March 12 – 16
Spring Break – No Classes
Monday, March 12
Girls Track: V @ ISU Indoor – TBA – Iowa State
Tuesday, March 13
Boys Track: V @ ISU Indoor – TBA – Iowa State
Friday, March 16
District Offices Closed
Monday, March 19
Friday, March 23
Thespian Film Festival – 7:00 PM – Ames High School
Saturday, March 24
B/G TR JV/V @ Cornell Invite 11:00 AM – Cornell College