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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 24, 2019

DAILY NOTES

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 Ambassadors is a community service organization that helps with New Student Orientation in the fall and assists new students throughout the year. If you’d like to be a student ambassador for the 2019-2020 school year, please pick up an application in Student Services. Applications are due back in Student Services no later than Tuesday, May 28. If you have any further questions, contact Akshata Gandhe or Anika Slowing.  

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.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Watch the last SHOUT video for this school year today!

Senior laptop turn-in is today. All seniors must turn in the laptop, case & charger by 3:30 pm to avoid the over $700 full assessment fine. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in. There will be a cleaning station available.

Seniors, buy your picnic ticket today to enjoy Jimmy Johns lunch, Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser tag, and Inflatable Obstacle Course. Tickets are only $5 in the main lobby or in ROOM 26. Rain or shine. The picnic is tomorrow from 11:00-1:00 at Inis Grove Park – Walnut Shelter (enter parking lot from Duff Ave).

Baccalaureate is tonight at 7 pm in the AHS auditorium. Prelude begins at 6:30, seniors attending need to arrive by 6:15 in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs next to the auditorium.

Applications to be a Student Ambassador for the 2019/2020 school year are still available in Student Services. New AND current ambassadors must fill out the application if they would like to participate next year. Please return applications to Student Services by Wednesday, May 22nd.

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.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DAILY NOTES 

Students, course sign-up for the 2019-2020 school year has been extended to 10 PM Tuesday.

Boys Cross Country meeting today, right after school in Mooney’s room.

Baccalaureate is tomorrow at 7 pm in the AHS auditorium. Prelude begins at 6:30, seniors attending need to arrive by 6:15 in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs next to the auditorium.

Any 9th through 11th grade girl that would like to participate in Cross Country next fall, there will be an informational meeting on summer running and expectations for our upcoming season today after school in room B-9. 

Senior laptop turn-in day is Wednesday. All seniors must turn in the laptop, case & charger by 3:30 pm to avoid the over $700 full assessment fine. Laptops must be cleaned before turning in. There will be a cleaning station available.

 Applications to be a Student Ambassador for the 2019/2020 school year are still available in Student Services. New AND current ambassadors must fill out the application if they would like to participate next year. Please return applications to Student Services by Wednesday, May 22nd.

Senior Picnic Details: Thursday, May 23 from 11:00-1:00 at Inis Grove Park – Walnut Shelter (enter parking lot from Duff Ave). $5 for a light lunch  (Jimmy Johns, chips, cookie, drink), Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser tag, and Inflatable Obstacle Course. Purchase your ticket in the main lobby or ROOM 26. Rain or shine.

See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

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Monday May 20, 2019

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. 

 

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.

 

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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 17, 2019

Any 9th through 11th grade girl that would like to participate in Cross Country next fall, there will be an informational meeting on summer running and expectations for our upcoming season on Tuesday, May 21st after school in room B-9! We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all ESL students, please report to the gym on during Plus period for a group picture. See Mr. K if you have any questions.

Boys Cross Country meeting Tuesday May 21, right after school in Mooney’s room.

Applications to be a Student Ambassador for the 2019/2020 school year are still available in Student Services. New AND current ambassadors must fill out the application if they would like to participate next year. Please return applications to Student Services by Wednesday, May 22nd. Contact Akshata Gandhe or Anika Slowing for more information.

Are you interested in helping to start a club for students of Latin and Hispanic heritage? Come to Room 46 during PLUS Period next Monday to discuss ways to support and grow within this community. For more details, ask Ms. Lowe. 

Students, please remember the course sign-up for the 2019-2020 school year will end on Monday.

Don’t forget to bring in items for the Rosedale Shelter drive in the main lobby during 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th! Every time you donate, you will get your name in a drawing for prizes including choosing the music during passing periods for a day, a Shawn Mendes ticket, and fast food gift cards.

The SENIOR PICNIC will be Thursday, May 23 at Inis Grove Park. Enjoy a light lunch, Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser Tag, and an inflatable obstacle course!! TICKETS are $5 and will be on sale this Thursday through next Wednesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Any 9th, 10th, or 11th grade girl that would like to participate in Cross Country next fall, there will be an informational meeting on summer running and expectations for our upcoming season on Tuesday, May 21st after school in room B-9! We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all ESL students, please report to the gym on Friday during Plus period for a group picture. See Mr. K if you have any questions.

Are you interested in helping to start a club for students of Latin and Hispanic heritage? Come to Room 46 during PLUS Period next Monday to discuss ways to support and grow within this community. For more details, ask Ms. Lowe. 

Seniors, if you had Mr. Weber in middle school pick up your Weber letters in the main office.

Students, Course sign-up for the 2019-2020 school year will end on Monday. There are detailed instructions for online course sign-up on the AHS homepage.

Mr. Reichert’s Advanced Environmental Science class would like to invite you to “Our Impact” tonight 16th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Multi-purpose room. Our Impact is an interactive, exciting, and fun way to help educate the community on how the things they do impact our environment. Everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget to bring in items for the Rosedale Shelter drive in the main lobby during 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th! Every time you donate, you will get your name in a drawing for prizes including choosing the music during passing periods for a day, a Shawn Mendes ticket, and fast food gift cards.

The SENIOR PICNIC will be Thursday, May 23 at Inis Grove Park. Enjoy a light lunch, Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser Tag, and an inflatable obstacle course!! TICKETS are $5 and will be on sale this Thursday through next Wednesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Any 9th, 10th, or 11th grade girl that would like to participate in Cross Country next fall, there will be an informational meeting on summer running and expectations for our upcoming season on Tuesday, May 21st after school in room B-9! We look forward to seeing you there!

Seniors, if you had Mr. Weber in middle school pick up your Weber letters in the main office.

Students, Course sign-up for the 2019-2020 school year will end on Monday. There is a detailed instructions link for online course sign-up on the AHS homepage.

Ames High Science Olympiad is holding a fundraiser at Culver’s on today. We are raising money for our trip to the 2019 Science Olympiad National Tournament. We hope to see you there!

Sign up for Mr. O’s Plus period on Thursday, May 16th and come to African Club. Experience African culture, music, dancing and food from different countries.

Mr. Reichert’s Advanced Environmental Science class would like to invite you to “Our Impact” this Thursday, May 16th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Multi-purpose room. Our Impact is an interactive, exciting, and fun way to help educate the community on how the things they do impact our environment. Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to bring in items for the Rosedale Shelter drive in the main lobby during 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th! Every time you donate, you will get your name in a drawing for prizes including choosing the music during passing periods for a day, a Shawn Mendes ticket, and fast food gift cards.

The SENIOR PICNIC will be Thursday, May 23 at Inis Grove Park. Enjoy a light lunch, Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser Tag, and an inflatable obstacle course!! TICKETS are $5 and will be on sale this Thursday through next Wednesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Seniors, if you had Mr. Weber in middle school pick up your Weber letters in the main office.

Students, Course sign-up opens up this morning at the beginning of the school day for the 2019-2020 school year.

There are detailed instructions for online course sign-up on the
AHS Course Selection /  Registration Book page.

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!

Sign up for Mr. O’s Plus period on Thursday, May 16th and come to African Club. Experience African culture, music, dancing and food from different countries.

Seniors please clean out your locker before your last day of school, anything left behind will be donated.

Mr. Reichert’s Advanced Environmental Science class would like to invite you to “Our Impact” this Thursday, May 16th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Multi-purpose room. Our Impact is an interactive, exciting, and fun way to help educate the community on how the things they do impact our environment. Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

The SENIOR PICNIC will be Thursday, May 23 at Inis Grove Park. Enjoy a light lunch, Kona Ice, Inflatable Laser Tag, and an inflatable obstacle course!! TICKETS are $5 and will be on sale this Thursday through next Wednesday in the lobby or room 26. See Mrs. Micalone in room 26 with questions.

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