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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

DAILY NOTES

CURRENT NHS members: we will have our last NHS meeting this year on Thursday, May 2nd during 2nd lunch in the Multi Purpose Room. If you can’t make it, please make sure to email Hana Lee. See you there!

The mental health fundraiser will continue all of this week. Make sure to get tickets before Friday before/after school, both lunches, and plus period! Win up to $70 in prizes and support a great cause.

Any Machine Safety students from 1st semester who would like to enter their projects in the Technology Expo at Southeast Polk this year, see Mr. Jahn or Mr. Scaramellino before Friday.

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen. Student should check test locations posted outside of Student Services.

Students- the amount of skateboard use in our halls and around the building is creating a safety issue for students and staff.  Please do not use your skateboards in the building at any time or in the front of the building until 3:15PM.  Students who are observed violating this request will be asked to keep their skateboards in Mr. Carico’s office during the school day.

Are you interested in helping with homecoming next year? Current sophomores interested in being junior homecoming co-chairs and current juniors interested in being on the homecoming committee should pick up applications in the principal’s office. All applications are due on or before Thursday, May 2. Please turn applications in to Morgan Seibert or Anna Snyder, or turn them back in to Mrs. Packer in the principal’s office

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Seniors, the Ames High School Alumni Association and the Ripp Family Scholarship applications are due on or before April 30th.

CURRENT NHS members: we will have our last NHS meeting this year on Thursday, May 2nd during 2nd lunch in the Multi Purpose Room. If you can’t make it, please make sure to email Hana Lee. See you there!

Remember to get your National Art Honor Society Application turned into Mrs. Wede by Tomorrow.

Any Machine Safety students from 1st semester who would like to enter their projects in the Technology Expo at Southeast Polk this year, see Mr. Jahn or Mr. Scaramellino before Friday.

Are you interested in helping with homecoming next year? Current sophomores interested in being junior homecoming co-chairs and current juniors interested in being on the homecoming committee should pick up applications in the principal’s office. All applications are due on or before Thursday, May 2. Please turn applications in to Morgan Seibert or Anna Snyder, or turn them back in to Mrs. Packer in the principal’s office

The Ames High 2019 Speech Showcase and end of year celebration will be held tomorrow at 6 pm in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided followed by awards and a showcase of speech participants from this year. All are welcome to come see All-State nominated performances as well as performances by those receiving 1-ratings at State. 

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Friday April 26, 2019

SPRING PLAY TONIGHT & SATURDAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

 

SUMMER HELP 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.

 

CELL PHONES AND AP TESTING

Students taking AP tests are prohibited from having cell phones while testing. According to AP policy, AP exam grades will be cancelled for any student who uses a cell phone during an exam or on break. Students need to bring pencils and a black or blue pen. Student should check test locations posted outside of Student Services.

 

RAISING READERS

Raising Readers in Story County is looking for volunteers for their Harrison Barnes Reading Academy Summer Reading Buddies program! You’ll spend 1.5 hours a week in June and July making a lasting difference in the life of a young person in your community. Link: https://www.raising-readers.org/programs/k-3-reading-buddies/k-3-reading-buddies-volunteer-tutor-registration/

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 26

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V Invitational at Burlington Rec. Plex 11:45 AM

BTN- V/JV at Waukee 1 PM

GTN- V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Saturday, April 27

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V at WDM Valley 11:30 AM

Monday, April 29

GTN- V/JV at Johnston 4 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V at Ankeny 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BTR- 9/10/JV at North Polk 5 PM

GTR- JV at North Polk 5 PM

Tuesday, April 30

GTN- V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 1 PM

GGolf- JV/V at Johnston 3:30 PM

BTN- V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 4 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Ankeny 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 1

GGolf- JV/V at Urbandale 3 PM

Thursday, May 2

Senior One-Act Plays 7 PM

BTN- V/JV at Marshalltown 4 PM

GTR- JV/V at Ankeny Centennial 4 PM

BTR- V at Johnston 4:30 PM

Friday, May 3

Senior One-Act Plays 7 PM

GSC- JV1/V at Ottumwa 5:30/7 PM

BSC- JV1/V vs Ottumwa 6/7:30 PM

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Friday, April 26, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Remember to get your National Art Honor Society Application turned into Mrs. Wede by Tuesday, April 30th. 

The Ames High 2019 Speech Showcase and end of year celebration will be held on April 30 at 6 pm in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided followed by awards and a showcase of speech participants from this year. All are welcome to come see All-State nominated performances as well as performances by those receiving 1-ratings at State. 

Any Machine Safety students from 1st semester who would like to enter their projects in the Technology Expo at Southeast Polk this year, see Mr. Jahn or Mr. Scaramellino before Friday, May 3rd.

Today is the last day to buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook during both lunches and after school in the main lobby.

Seniors, the Ames High School Alumni Association and the Ripp Family Scholarship applications are due on or before April 30th.

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.

Buy raffle tickets after school and during both lunches for $1 for each ticket and $5 for 6 in the main lobby to get a chance to win up to $70 worth of gift cards, meal vouchers, and more. All proceeds will go to a mental health related non-profit.

ANY CURRENT NHS members: we will have our last NHS meeting this year on Thursday, May 2nd during 2nd lunch in the Multi Purpose Room. If you can’t make it, please make sure to email Hana Lee. See you there!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Remember to get your National Art Honor Society Application turned into Mrs. Wede by Tuesday, April 30th. 

The Ames High 2019 Speech Showcase and end of year celebration will be held on April 30 at 6 pm in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided followed by awards and a showcase of speech participants from this year. All are welcome to come see All-State nominated performances as well as performances by those receiving 1-ratings at State. 

Any Machine Safety students from 1st semester who would like to enter their projects in the Technology Expo at Southeast Polk this year, see Mr. Jahn or Mr. Scaramellino before Friday, May 3rd.

Buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook before and after school and during both lunches in the main lobby.

Seniors, the Ames High School Alumni Association and the Ripp Family Scholarship applications are due on or before April 30th.

April 25th right after school, Mrs. Edster’s room, bring your own Lettuce, be there or be square.

Seniors: Applications for student performers at baccalaureate are in the principal’s office. Applications are due by May 1st.

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.

Buy raffle tickets before or after school and during both lunches for $1 for each ticket and $5 for 6 in the main lobby to get a chance to win up to $70 worth of gift cards, meal vouchers, and more. All proceeds will go to a mental health related non-profit.

Tomorrow for Green Week is Fork Friday: We will be holding our FINAL Coffeehouse of the year, Winners of the Waste reduction challenge will be announced and you’ll get to see your friends perform a great show! 

 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DAILY NOTES

The Ames High 2019 Speech Showcase and end of year celebration will be held on April 30 at 6 pm in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided followed by awards and a showcase of speech participants from this year. All are welcome to come see All-State nominated performances as well as performances by those receiving 1-ratings at State. 

Any Machine Safety students from 1st semester who would like to enter their projects in the Technology Expo at Southeast Polk this year, see Mr. Jahn or Mr. Scaramellino before Friday, May 3rd.

Did you forget to bring in your items for the hygiene and office supply drive last week? Don’t fret, items can still be dropped off in the box in the principal’s office until the end of the day this Thursday.

Attention THIS YEAR’S senior mentors! Today is your last senior mentor HR day. Please go visit your ninth graders and say goodbye!


Buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook before and after school and during both lunches in the main lobby.

Seniors, the Ames High School Alumni Association and the Ripp Family Scholarship applications are due on or before April 30th.

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

April 25th right after school, Mrs. Edster’s room, bring your own Lettuce, be there or be square.

Seniors: Applications for student performers at baccalaureate are in the principal’s office. Applications are due by May 1st.

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.

Buy raffle tickets before or after school and during both lunches for $1 for each ticket and $5 for 6 in the main lobby to get a chance to win up to $70 worth of gift cards, meal vouchers, and more. All proceeds will go to a mental health related non-profit.

Tomorrow for Green Week is Thrifty Thursday, wear thrifty clothes! CAUSE will also be holding a “clothing swap.” Bring clothes that you don’t wear/wear anymore and swap it for something new in Mr. Reichart’s room after school!

SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

 

Did you forget to bring in your items for the hygiene and office supply drive last week? Don’t fret, items can still be dropped off in the box in the principal’s office until the end of the day this Thursday.

Attention THIS YEAR’S senior mentors! Wednesday is your last senior mentor HR day. Please go visit your ninth graders and say goodbye!

Buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook before and after school and during both lunches in the main lobby.

Seniors, the Ames High School Alumni Association and the Ripp Family Scholarship applications are due on or before April 30th.

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

Seniors: Applications for student performers at baccalaureate are in the principal’s office. Applications are due by May 1st.

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.

 

Buy raffle tickets before or after school and during both lunches for $1 for each ticket and $5 for 6 in the main lobby to get a chance to win up to $70 worth of gift cards, meal vouchers, and more. All proceeds will go to a mental health related non-profit.

Your Student Council in cooperation with CAUSE will be having Green Week  all this week.

Bike or walk to school all week. If you do, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes!

Water. melon. Wednesday. Wear watermelon-themed clothing. We will have a biker-only breakfast so ride your bike to school! From now to Friday find creative ways to reduce your waste in everyday life, take a picture and submit it to @gogreenahs on instagram for prizes! First 10 to submit a photo will get a reusable portable utensil kit courtesy of City of Ames!

 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Attention THIS YEAR’S senior mentors! Wednesday is your last senior mentor HR day. Please go visit your ninth graders and say goodbye!

Buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook before and after school and during both lunches in the main lobby.

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

The Ames High baseball program is looking for two student-managers to help this season with the varsity program.  For more information, contact Coach Fuller or check with the athletic office.

Seniors: Applications for student performers at baccalaureate are in the principal’s office. Applications are due by May 1st.

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2019 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad at Ames dot k12 dot IA dot US. Our final deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. We look forward to seeing your work!

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Friday, April 19, 2019

SPRING PLAY

Come to this spring’s production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis – a zany compilation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a modern twist.   Shows are April 26 and 27 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for high school and older and $4.00 for 8th grade and younger.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

The Ames High School Vocal Music Department will present the Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Ames High Auditorium. The Freshmen/Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Treble Chorale, Bass Choir and Concert Chorale will perform under the direction Peggy Dieter and Sonia Johnson.  Tickets are available at the door: $3 for students; $5 for Adults with $10 maximum per family.

AHS SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Ames High School Bands will be presenting a Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 PM concert features Spring Jazz Band, the Ninth Grade Band and the Concert Band. The 8:00 PM concert features the Symphonic Band and the Wind Symphony. The bands are under the direction of Andrew Buttermore and Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.

MATH TUTORING

After school Math support is available in room 212 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

BASEBALL HELP

The Ames High baseball program is looking for two student-managers to help this season with the varsity program.  For more information, contact Coach Fuller at Brett.Fuller@Ames.K12.IA.US.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS

Attention parents of seniors! It’s that time of year again where graduation is quickly approaching. One of the best ways to honor and acknowledge your graduating senior is to add a personalized message, or Baby Ad, at the end of the yearbook. We will be accepting these through May 13th this year. Please use this link to access the order form and directions. If you have any questions, please direct them to the yearbook staff at yearbook@ames.k12.ia.us or james.webb@ames.k12.

If you did not yet purchase the yearbook, it’s not too late! You can still purchase one online from https://www.buytheyearbook.com/ameshighschool.aspx

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE STATE OF IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH 

On 04/15/2019 a case of measles has been reported in Iowa.  This is the first case in our state since 2011 and is a good reminder to make sure that your family’s vaccines are up to date.  The measles vaccine is highly effective (the patient with measles was not vaccinated) and all school-aged children should have two MMR doses by the time they start kindergarten.  

If a case of measles is identified in our school, public health officials will require all unvaccinated students and staff to remain at home until 21 days after their last possible exposure to measles.  Please make sure your family is protected.  Vaccines save lives.

For more information on measles, please visit: https://idph.iowa.gov/cade/disease-information/measles or contact your local health department.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, April 19

GGolf- JV at Johnston 3:30 PM

GTN- JV/V vs Ankeny 4 PM

Saturday, April 20

BTN- V vs Bettendorf, Cedar Falls away 9 AM

BSCJV2/JV1/V at Waukee 2/3:30/5 PM

Monday, April 22

Spring Choral Concert 7:30 PM

GGolf- V home 10 AM

GTN- JV/V at DSM Roosevelt 3 PM

GTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 pm

BTR- 9/10 at WDM Valley 4:30 PM

BTR- JV at DSM Christian 4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 23

GGolf-V/JV vs Dowling Catholic 3:30 PM

BTN- V/JV vs DSM Roosevelt 6:30 PM

GSC- JV2/JV1/V at Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

BSC- JV2/JV1/V vs Urbandale 4:45/6/7:30 PM

Thursday, April 25

Spring Band Concert 6:30/8 PM

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GGolf- V at Marshalltown 10 AM

BTN- V/JV vs Johnston 4 PM

GTR- JV at Boone 4:30 PM

BTR- JV/9/10 at Boone 4:30 PM

Friday, April 26

B/GTR- V at Drake Relays

GSC- V Invitational at Burlington Rec. Plex 11:45 AM

BTN- V/JV at Waukee 1 PM

GTN- V/JV at Waukee 4 PM

Saturday, April 27

GSC- V at WDM Valley 11:30 AM

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Friday, April 19, 2019

DAILY NOTES 

Students who did not attend the Pre-administration session for AP testing will need to come to Student Services as soon as possible to complete this.

Attention THIS YEAR’S senior mentors! Wednesday is your last senior mentor HR day. Please go visit your ninth graders and say goodbye!

The Ames High baseball program is looking for two student-managers to help this season with the varsity program.  For more information, contact Coach Fuller or check with the athletic office.

 Seniors: Nomination forms for baccalaureate speakers are in the principal’s office. Please pick one up today and fill it out asap. Forms are due back today. Also, applications for student performers are available and due by May 1st.

Fact #5 “A majority of individuals being trafficked are trafficked by someone they know well.” Thanks for joining Teens Against Human Trafficking this week to spread the word about Modern Day Slavery.

If you are interested in running for student council co-presidents for the 2019-2020 school year, please pick up an application from Mrs. Packer in the principal’s office. Two years combined experience is required. See Ms. DiBlasi or Mr. Burke for questions. Applications are due today.

 Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2019 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad at Ames dot k12 dot IA dot US. Our final deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. We look forward to seeing your work!

Looking for a summer job?  Are you at least 18?  Do you like working with kids?  Ames Community Preschool is now hiring for summer positions.  Check the job postings board outside student services for more information.

Ames High Lacrosse team plays Sarpy County at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, at the Ames Middle School football complex.

Buy your $3 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2018/2019 Yearbook before and after school and during both lunches in the main lobby.

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