DANCE MARATHON RE-SCHEDULED
Dance Marathon will now be held on Friday, March 1 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Last year we raised over $18,000 for the kids! This year we are hoping to do the same! All proceeds go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital here in Iowa, which supports children who are battling life threatening illnesses. Please consider donating, and click here to donate to our online giving page. We do all of this #ForTheKids! We’d love your support!
If the link doesn’t work, the full URL is: https://donate.dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/detail/23381
AHS WINTER BAND CONCERT
The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Winter Band Concerts on Thursday, February 28 in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert will feature the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Chris Ewan and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.
PRE-SEASON TENNIS MEETINGS
Anyone interested in playing tennis this spring should attend the pre-season tennis meeting next week. The boys will be on Wednesday, February 27th after school in the video room and the girls will be on Thursday, February 28th after school in the video room. Please let Coach Dustin Rhoads know if you can’t attend.
AMES HIGH POST PROM
Plans are underway for the 2019 Ames High School post prom party! The volunteer committee is working to ensure the students have a fun, safe, and memorable evening following prom. This event is provided at no cost to the students. We need your help to make this happen!
Post Prom will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00 am to 4:30 am at Ames High School. It is open to all juniors / seniors, and their dates, whether or not they attend the Prom itself. Games, entertainment, food, and prizes will provide a terrific night at NO COST to the students.
Post prom can’t happen without parents and volunteers, so we really need your help! Please look over the list of volunteer opportunities & sign up for a spot to help make Ames Post Prom 2019 a safe & successful night for our kids! Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa9ac238-ames
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION DEADLINE
Any current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.4+ are eligible to apply for National Honor Society for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available online at bit.ly/amesnhs or in the main office. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, March 8th at 3:05 PM. Any questions can be sent to Ms. Cakrasenjaya in room 229.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Registration for AP exams will run through March 4. The cost per exam is $94. Sign up for the exams in Student Services, preferred payment for the exam is a check made out to Ames High School and is due at the time of registration. Late registration will not be accepted. Once the tests are ordered from College Board, there will be no full refunds.
SEAL OF BILITERACY
The State of Iowa has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. To receive the seal, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test. Read more about the biliteracy guidance, including proficiency levels and accepted assessments here.
At Ames High, the STAMP test will be offered during the school day on March 5th and 7th at a discounted cost of $17.50. Seniors should indicate their interest in qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy at http://bit.ly/AHSseal by Monday, Feb. 25. Details about sign up for the test will be shared via email with those who complete the form.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Friday, February 22
BBB-V Substate Semifinal vs DSM Lincoln/Urbandale 7 PM
Tuesday, February 26
BBB-V at IHSAA
AHS Band Solo & Ensemble Prelim Contest
Wednesday, February 27
Boys Tennis Pre-Season Info meeting 3:15 PM
Thursday, February 28
Girls Tennis Pre-Season Info Meeting 3:15 PM
Winter Band Concert 6:30 PM & 8 PM
Friday, March 1
Dance Marathon 8-11 PM AHS Gym