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Articles from December 2019

December 21st through January 5th

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 5th, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, January 6th. 
School & District Offices will be closed 

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Friday Dec. 20 , 2019

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 5th, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, January 6th.
School & District Offices will be closed 

AHS SPIRIT STORE

Looking for a great holiday gift?  Ames High Spirit Wear makes the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the AHS student, parent, grandparent or alum on your list and you have one more chance to shop!

Friday, Dec. 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm  (before & during the boys & girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

 

QUINN’S QUEST 

Quinn’s Quest is tomorrow night, Saturday, December 21st, at 7:00pm! Please come out to the arena to support the Ames High Hockey team for a home game while honoring Quinn Boylston’s memory. All entrance fees will be donated to ISU and Ames High Dance Marathons in honor of Quinn and to support Miracle Kids in the hockey program. Thank you for your support!

 

SEMESTER EXAMS

Semester exams will be given over three days, Tuesday, January 14th, Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th. Busses will run  their normal times in the morning and pick up students at 1:45PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:30AM on Thursday. Students on Thursday can get a quick lunch before getting on the bus. Students only need to be in attendance when they have a scheduled test.

 

Semester Exam Schedule 2019-20 

First day: Jan.14, 2020 

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: Jan. 15, 2020 

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: Jan. 16, 2020 

Period 7 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 

Period 8 9:45 AM 11:15 AM 

Lunch 11:15 AM 11:45 AM 

Make-up period 11:45 PM 1:15 PM

 

NO SCHOOL 

There is no school for the High School Only on Friday, Jan. 17, it is the end of 1st semester and a teacher work day. There is no school District Wide on Monday, Jan. 20 for teacher Professional Development.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Dec. 20

AHS Early Dismissal 1:15 PM

BBB-10/V vs Ankeny Centennial 4:45/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ankeny Centennial 4:45/6 PM

Saturday, Dec. 21

WR-JV at North Polk 8 AM

WR-V at Carroll Community 10 AM

Saturday, Dec. 21-Jan. 5  Winter Break

Friday, Jan. 3

BBB-10/9/V at Ankeny High School 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ankeny High School 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

WR-V/JV vs Ankeny High School 6:30 PM

Monday, Jan. 6

Classes Resume

BBB-JV vs Ankeny High School 7 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 7

BBB-10/9/V at SE Polk 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at SE Polk 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Thursday, Jan. 9

BSwim-V/JV at Dowling Catholic 5:30 PM

WR-V/JV at Johnston 6:30 PM

Friday, Jan. 10

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

BBB-10/9/V at Johnston 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, Jan 11

AHS at SCIBA High School Honor Band-All Day

WR-V Invitational 10 AM

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Please join the Ames Little Cyclone Hockey team for the 9th Annual Quinn’s Quest game this Saturday night. A free will donation will be your entrance fee – over $17,000 has been raised for charities that provide support children with life threatening illnesses and their families. This year all gate receipts will go to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through ISU Dance Marathon and Ames High Dance Marathon. 

Please help us honor Quinn Boylston on Saturday night.   Varsity plays at 7 pm and JV to follow.”

IBALL Teams – Come pick up your approved IBALL signup sheet in the athletic office. There are also game schedules available. Thanks. 

FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9-11AM in the AHS cafeteria. Come to learn more about the new FCCLA club. Bring a toy or $5 to donate to the Toy Drive. Special appearance from “Anna” from Frozen.

 

 Have a Great WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 5th, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, January 6th.

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th

EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:15

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Period 5 

     1st lunch     0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM

        Class      0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM

 

        Class        0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM

   Last Lunch    0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM

Period 6           0:32 11:31 AM 12:03 PM

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM

 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

IBALL Teams – Come pick up your approved IBALL signup sheet in the athletic office. There are also game schedules available. Thanks.

A winter coat drive will be held this week. The money raised will be used to buy coats for AHS students who do not have access to one. Envelopes for donations are in your English classes. Please bring in whatever money or spare change you can! 

Quinn’s Quest is coming up on Saturday, December 21st at 7:00. Please come out to the arena to support the Ames High Hockey team for a home game while honoring Quinn Boylston’s memory. All entrance fees will be donated to ISU and Ames High Dance Marathons in honor of Quinn and to support Miracle Kids in the hockey program. Thank you for your support!

Art Club Calendars are on sale now! They are only $5 each. Pay with cash or make checks payable to Ames High School Art Club. Stop by Art E to get yours. Calendars showcase the artwork of 16 AHS Artists.

Anime Club will have an informational meeting tomorrow during plus period with Mrs. Martinez in room 25. 

Beginning this week there will be 12 recycling bins throughout the school in certain classrooms. If there is a blue recycling bin in your classroom make sure that you remember to recycling. Friendly reminder to not throw food waste in there.

National Honor Society students are joining forces with Madison Ollila’s TOY DRIVE to have a POWER WEEK leading up to break. Donations can be dropped off with students at the table in the front lobby. Toys must be new and can be for any age, 0-18. Donations will be split between local families in Ames and the Blank Children’s Hospital. Please consider helping make a child’s holiday season happier!

Please join the Society of Women Engineers from Iowa State University for an Info Session today at 3:05 in  room 47 with Mrs. Brenneman. Come to find out more about how this Women’s STEM club will benefit you! Welcome to anyone who supports Women in engineering and technology fields! Free cookies will be available!

FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9-11AM in the AHS cafeteria. Come to learn more about the new FCCLA club. Bring a toy or $5 to donate to the Toy Drive. Special appearance from “Anna” from Frozen.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2019

DAILY NOTES

A winter coat drive will be held this week. The money raised will be used to buy coats for AHS students who do not have access to one. Envelopes for donations are in your English classes. Please bring in whatever money or spare change you can!

Quinn’s Quest is coming up on Saturday, December 21st at 7:00. Please come out to the arena to support the Ames High Hockey team for a home game while honoring Quinn Boylston’s memory. All entrance fees will be donated to ISU and Ames High Dance Marathons in honor of Quinn and to support Miracle Kids in the hockey program. Thank you for your support!

Art Club Calendars are on sale now! They are only $5 each. Pay with cash or make checks payable to Ames High School Art Club. Stop by Art E to get yours. Calendars showcase the artwork of 16 AHS Artists.

Anime Club will have an informational meeting this Thursday, December 19, during plus period with Mrs. Martinez in room 25.

Beginning this week there will be 12 recycling bins throughout the school in certain classrooms. If there is a blue recycling bin in your classroom make sure that you remember to recycling. Friendly reminder to not throw food waste in there.

There’s a TOY DRIVE this week! National Honor Society students are joining forces with Madison Ollila’s toy drive to have a POWER WEEK leading up to break. Donations can be dropped off with students at the table in the front lobby. Toys must be new and can be for any age, 0-18. Donations will be split between local families in Ames and the Blank Children’s Hospital. Please consider helping make a child’s holiday season happier! Thank you, Ames High! 

Please join the Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State University for a SWENext Info Session. This will take place on Wednesday, December 18th at 3:05PM in Mrs. Brenneman’s classroom, room 47! Come to find out more about how this Women’s STEM club will benefit you! Welcome to anyone who supports Women in engineering and technology fields! Free cookies will be available!

FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9-11AM in the AHS cafeteria. Come to learn more about the new FCCLA club. Bring a toy or $5 to donate to the Toy Drive. Special appearance from “Anna” from Frozen.

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Friday Dec. 13, 2019

AHS FRIDAY PARENT EMAIL 

PSAT RESULTS

Students who took the PSAT in October can pick up their test scores in student services. Please see Mrs. Monroe.

WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes December 21st through January 5th, as students and staff enjoy winter break. Classes will resume Monday, January 6th.

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th

EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:15

Warning Bell 0:05 7:45 AM

Period 1 0:32 7:50 AM 8:22 AM

Period 2 0:34 8:27 AM 9:01 AM

Period 3 0:32 9:06 AM 9:38 AM

Period 4 0:32 9:43 AM 10:15 AM

Period 5 

     1st lunch     0:38 10:15 AM 10:53 AM

        Class      0:33 10:53 AM 11:26 AM

 

        Class        0:33 10:20 AM 10:53 AM

   Last Lunch    0:38 10:53 AM 11:31 AM

Period 6           0:32 11:31 AM 12:03 PM

Period 7 0:31 12:08 PM 12:39 PM

Period 8 0:31 12:44 PM 1:15 PM

 

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 16th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore.  The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Nick Gardner and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

 

WINTER MADNESS

December 16-20 is Winter Madness at Ames High School, sponsored by Student Council. This year’s theme is “Cozy Cabin” Spread the warmth and give! 

Monday: Pajama day. 

Tuesday: Sledding.

Wednesday: Wilderness Wednesday dress up, Dodgeball tournament. 

Thursday: lunch buy out, possible fundraiser at Blaze Pizza.

Friday: Flannel Friday, coffeehouse and pie raffle. 

All week arcade games in front lobby. Proceeds go to holiday presents for local families. (Wish lists for families provided by district homeless liaison)

 

AHS TOY DRIVE

Next week, Monday, December 16 through Friday, December 20, National Honor Society will be hosting a Toy Drive at AHS There will be collection containers and/or students at a table in the front lobby to take your donations. Please consider donating one or more new toy(s) for a child from 0-18 years old. Please make sure they are new with tags or in the package, but toys can be for all ages. Half of your donations will go to local families here in Ames, and we’ll also share half of what we collect with the Blank Children’s Hospital toy drive. Please consider donating! The kids and their families will be incredibly appreciative!

 

AHS SPIRIT STORE

Looking for a great holiday gift?  Ames High Spirit Wear makes the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the AHS student, parent, grandparent or alum on your list!

The store will be open the following dates.  Make holiday shopping easy by visiting the Spirit Store this month!

Monday, December 16           1:00-3:00 pm    (stop by during the day if evenings don’t work)

Tuesday, December 17          5:30-7:30 pm    (before & during the girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

Friday, December 20             5:30-7:30 pm   (before & during the boys & girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Dec. 13

WR- V Invite at Council Bluffs

BBB-10/9/V at Urbandale 4:456:15/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Urbandale 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, Dec. 14

AHS at SCIBA Jazz Festival at Waukee All Day

WR-V at Abraham Lincoln 12 PM

WR-JV at DSM East 9 AM

Monday, Dec. 16

AHS Holiday Band Concert 6:30/8PM

Tuesday, Dec. 17

BBB-10/9/V vs DSM Lincoln 4:45/6/7:45 PM

GBB-JV2/V vs DSM Lincoln 4:45/6 PM

Thursday, Dec. 19

GBB-JV2 vs Ankeny Centennial 4:30 PM

BBB-9 vs Ankeny Centennial 6 PM

WR-JV/V vs Dowling 6:30 PM

BSwim-V/JV vs Newton at Grinnell College Natatorium 7 PM

Friday, Dec. 20

AHS Early Dismissal 1:15 PM

Saturday, Dec. 12-Jan. 5 Winter Break

Monday, Jan. 6

Classes Resume

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Friday, December 13, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Students who took the PSAT in October can pick up their test scores in student services. Please see Mrs. Monroe.

American Sign Language club starts Monday during Plus period with Mrs. Dunkin in room 24.

Art Club Calendars are on sale now! They are only $5 each. Pay with cash or make checks payable to Ames High School Art Club. Stop by Art E to get yours. Calendars showcase the artwork of 16 AHS Artists.

Interested in playing softball for Ames High during the summer of 2020?  Come to Coach Gorman’s classroom (Room 211) Today during Plus Period to find out more about the program and off-season activities.  Please sign up for this meeting in Flexisched.  Hope to see you on Friday.

Do you like anime or manga? Join the Anime Club. We will have an informational meeting on Thursday, December 19, during plus period in room 25. We will have Kahoot and a lot of fun! See you there! Go beyond Ames High! Plus Ultra!

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Students – this is a reminder that IBALL Signup sheets are due back by Today at 3 p.m. Remember, winter sport athletes are not eligible to participate.

Students who took the PSAT in October can pick up their test scores in student services. Please see Mrs. Monroe.

Interested in playing softball for Ames High during the summer of 2020?  Come to Coach Gorman’s classroom (Room 211) on Friday during Plus Period to find out more about the program and off-season activities.  Please sign up for this meeting in Flexisched.  Hope to see you on Friday.

Bee Club is having their annual honey fundraiser. Buy 1 jar for $3 and 2 jars for $5. All proceeds will go towards funding the club’s environmental projects. Email AHS Bee club or contact Ellie Nusbaum or Preksha Sarda with orders!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DAILY NOTES

 

Students – this is a reminder that IBALL Signup sheets are due back by Thursday, Dec. 12th at 3 p.m. Remember, winter sport athletes are not eligible to participate.

Come join us at Blaze Pizza in support of the Ames High Science Olympiad team! The fundraiser is tonight, Wednesday December 11th, from 4:30 to 7:30. Make sure to present the flyer on your phone and don’t forget to bring your friends!

 

Bee Club is having their annual honey fundraiser. Buy 1 jar for $3 and 2 jars for $5. All proceeds will go towards funding the club’s environmental projects. Email AHS Bee club or contact Ellie Nusbaum or Preksha Sarda with orders! 

Students who took the PSAT in October can pick up their test scores in student services. Please see Mrs. Monroe.

 

Do you like anime or manga? Join the Anime Club. We will have an informational meeting on Thursday, December 19, during plus period in room 25. We will have Kahoot and a lot of fun! See you there! Go beyond Ames High! Plus Ultra!

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Friday, December 6, 2019

THIN a high littlecyclones

AHS JAZZ BAND CONCERT

The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 9 at 6:30 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both of the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.

WINTER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The AHS orchestra will present a Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 10th beginning at 7:30 pm. The 9th grader strings will perform Inverno (Vivaldi’s Winter) and a Corelli Concerto featuring soloists David Lee, Angelina Chen and Adrian Guan. The 10 – 12 string orchestra will perform Shostakovich Waltz No. 2. The 10 – 12 Full Orchestra will perform Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Carillon and Farandole, Danse russe Trepak, Tintinabulations and Pirates of the Caribbean. Admission is $3.00 students, $5.00 adults, $10 Family. Come enjoy some fun music and hear what the students have been working on to share with you.

HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT

The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 16th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore.  The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Nick Gardner and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

 

SENIOR PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due by January 20th. Senior pictures should be vertical, color, head and shoulder shots with no props. Pictures will be printed at 2.25″ X 3.25″  Please email your high resolution image (300 dpi or greater) to yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us .

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

Parent/guardian, in reporting your students absence please call the Attendance line at 515-817-0601 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know the night before an absence you may call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7 if you call outside the normal school hours. 

Please call the AHS Main telephone line at 515-817-0600 for all other inquires.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE ABSENCES

If you know in advance of an upcoming extended absence due to a college visit, surgery, travel plans, family events, your student will need to obtain a Prior form from the attendance office. In order to obtain a prior your student will bring a signed note from a parent/guardian with the date/s and reason for the absence to the attendance secretary who will then attach it to the Prior form. Once the prior form is filled out completely and signed by the students teachers, the student will turn it into the attendance secretary 24 hours prior to the absence so the attendance will be processed efficiently.

Looking for a great holiday gift?  Ames High Spirit Wear makes the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the AHS student, parent, grandparent or alum on your list!

The store will be open the following dates
Make holiday shopping easy by visiting the Spirit Store this month!

Friday, December 6                5:30-7:30 pm  (before & during the girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

Tuesday, December 10          6:00-7:15 pm    (before the Winter Orchestra concert)

Monday, December 16           1:00-3:00 pm    (stop by during the day if evenings don’t work)

Tuesday, December 17          5:30-7:30 pm    (before & during the girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

Friday, December 20             5:30-7:30 pm   (before & during the boys & girls JV & Varsity basketball games)

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Dec. 6

BBB-10/V vs Ottumwa 4:45/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V vs Ottumwa 4:45/6 PM

AHS Madrigal at Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Saturday, Dec. 7

WR-JV Invite at DSM North 9 AM 

WR-V at Bondurant-Farrar 10 AM

BSwim-V Wittmer Invite 11 AM

AHS Madrigal at Northminster Presbyterian Church 6:30 PM

Monday, Dec. 9

AHS Jazz Band Concert 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Dec.10

BBB-10/9/V at Ft. Dodge 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Ft. Dodge 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Thursday, Dec 12

AHS Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM

BSwim-JV/V vs Johnston 5 PM

WR-JV/V vs DSM East 6:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 13

WR- V Invite at Council Bluffs

BBB-10/9/V at Urbandale 4:456:15/7:45 PM

GBB-JV1/V/JV2 at Urbandale 4:45/6:15/7:45 PM

Saturday, Dec. 14

AHS at SCIBA Jazz Festival at Waukee All Day

WR-V at Abraham Lincoln 12 PM

WR-JV at DSM East 9 AM

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