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Articles from October 2019

Friday Nov. 1, 2019

NO SCHOOL

There is no school district wide on Friday, Nov. 1st as teachers prepare for conferences. Thursday, November 7th due to conferences & no school Friday, November 8th.

Have a great Day !!   Remember our Check Friday Announcements 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

DAILY NOTES

The next SASHA club meeting is Monday, November 4th in Mrs. Seibert’s room during Plus Period. SASHA stands for Students Against Harassment and Assault. We’re looking forward to seeing you Monday, and if you haven’t been to a meeting before, we’d love it if you’d come check us out! 

There will be a short informational meeting for any men or women interested in going out for high school wrestling or helping as a manager this coming season on Monday November 11th right after school at 3:15 in the athletics video room.  If you have any questions see Coach Fecht.

SHEPH’s annual Rice & Bean lunch is happening today during both lunches in the Multi-Purpose room. There will also be cookies & chai. If you’re heading to coffee house stop and grab a quick lunch with SHEPH first. Rice & beans $3, cookies & chai $1 each.

The AHS Key Club invites you and your friends to for trick-or-treat for UNICEF event tonight, where we’ll trick or treat while asking for spare change donations to help raise money to fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. Meet at 5:15 pm in the AHS parking lot. You can wear a costume, but make sure to dress warmly.

 Did you know in 2017 there were 218 calls from Iowa to the Human Trafficking Hotline? 74 cases were reported. Join Teens against Human Trafficking on Mondays during Plus period with Mr. Burke in the Audio video room by the gym to learn about the topic & to spread awareness. 

Come join us TODAY in the Multipurpose Room during your flex time and get help with your hardest classes!  The Peer tutoring room will be open periods 1,2,3,5th(2nd class time), 6 and 7th periods, as well as before and after school, if scheduled.  Contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Gorman to schedule those times. Whether you need help understanding an assignment, a concept or a skill, we will have a tutor that can help you.  You can get your homework done and have a peer available when you have a question.  This is a safe space where thoughtful students will work together in a responsible manner.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DAILY NOTES

There will be a short informational meeting for any men or women interested in going out for high school wrestling or helping as a manager this coming season on Monday November 11th right after school at 3:15 in the athletics video room.  If you have any questions see Coach Fecht.

SHEPH’s annual Rice & Bean lunch is happening tomorrow during both lunches in the Multi-Purpose room. There will also be cookies & chai. If you’re heading to coffee house stop and grab a quick lunch with SHEPH first. Rice & beans $3, cookies & chai $1 each.

The AHS Key Club invites you and your friends to trick or treat for a good cause this Halloween. Join us for trick-or-treat for UNICEF event on Halloween tomorrow, where we’ll trick or treat while asking for spare change donations to help raise money to fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. Meet at 5:15 pm in the AHS parking lot. You can wear a costume, but make sure to dress warmly. See you there!

Come join us TODAY in the Multipurpose Room during your flex time and get help with your hardest classes!  The Peer tutoring room will be open periods 1,2,3,5th(2nd class time), 6 and 7th periods, as well as before and after school, if scheduled.  Contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Gorman to schedule those times.  We hope to get it open every period in the near future.  Whether you need help understanding an assignment, a concept or a skill, we will have a tutor that can help you.  You can get your homework done and have a peer available when you have a question.  This is a safe space where thoughtful students will work together in a responsible manner.

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any creative art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2020 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad@   ames.k12.ia.us You are guaranteed anonymity during the review process and in the publication if you so choose. We look forward to seeing your work!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

DAILY NOTES

Please join us for a wonderful evening of delightful string music tonight at the Fall Orchestra Concert in the AHS auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets are: $3.00 for students.

SHEPH’s annual Rice & Bean lunch is happening this Thursday during both lunches in the Multi-Purpose room. There will also be cookies & chai. If you’re heading to coffee house stop and grab a quick lunch with SHEPH first. Rice & beans $3, cookies & chai $1 each.

 

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any creative art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2020 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad@   ames.k12.ia.us You are guaranteed anonymity during the review process and in the publication if you so choose. We look forward to seeing your work!

The AHS Key Club invites you and your friends to trick or treat for a good cause this Halloween. Join us for trick-or-treat for UNICEF event on Halloween this Thursday, where we’ll trick or treat while asking for spare change donations to help raise money to fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. Meet at 5:15 pm in the AHS parking lot. You can wear a costume, but make sure to dress warmly. See you there!

Come join us TODAY in the Multipurpose Room during your flex time and get help with your hardest classes!  The Peer tutoring room will be open periods 1,2,3,5th(2nd class time), 6 and 7th periods, as well as before and after school, if scheduled.  Contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Gorman to schedule those times.  We hope to get it open every period in the near future.  Whether you need help understanding an assignment, a concept or a skill, we will have a tutor that can help you.  You can get your homework done and have a peer available when you have a question.  This is a safe space where thoughtful students will work together in a responsible manner.

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All-State Music 2019

All State Music

Congratulations to the 28 Ames High musicians who were selected to participate in the 2019 Iowa All-State Music Festival. District Auditions for the 279-piece all-state band, 227-piece all-state orchestra, and 601-member all-state chorus were held on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. The 2019 Festival will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of this prestigious event and will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. 

Band All-State Accepted:

Sarah Song, Clarinet (orchestra)

Kayley Helmer, 1st Clarinet

Sofyia Palasyuk, 1st Clarinet

Jerry Han, 2nd Clarinet

Kai Johnson, 3rd Clarinet

Carl Balvanz, Bass Clarinet

Lillie Kennedy, Bassoon (orchestra)

Madelyn Timmermans, 2nd Trumpet

Avery Suza, Trumpet 1st /2nd – (orchestra)

Kailyn Thompson, 1st Horn

Isabelle Anderson, 3rd Horn

Ling Bai, 4th Horn

Anna Cullinan, 5th Horn (orchestra)

Mario Napolitano, Trombone

Nitzan Friedberg, Tuba

Ava Chopskie, Percussion

Erik Paskach, Percussion (orchestra)

Orchestra All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Angelina Chen – Violin I

Amy Guan – Violin I

Daniel Lee – Violin I

David Lee – Violin II

Carter Peterson – Cello

Arianna Williams-Suarez– Cello

 

Madison Vandewater – Alternate Viola 2

Ellie Barry – Alternate Cello 1

Aileen Laubach – Alternate Cello 2

Choir All-State Accepted

Zoe Mamakos – Soprano

Cassidy Peterson – Alto

Adam Wolf – Tenor

Jackson Bryant – Bass

Ana Yam – Piano

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Join Speech club & come to the Informational meeting today during plus period in the auditorium. Sign up under Ripley or Engelkes to attend.

FCA – Fellowship of Christians at Ames – will meet this evening starting at 5:30. We will have subs and chips and dessert.  Our guest will be choir director Mrs. Sonia Johnson. Please join us this Monday night in room 34 for FCA!

Come to Mental Health Club today during Plus period in the multipurpose room. Sign up under Mr. Webb.

The Fall Orchestra Concert is tomorrow, October 29th at 7:30 pm in the AHS auditorium. Please join us for a wonderful evening of delightful string music. Tickets are: $3.00 for students.

Any students interested in taking AP Macroeconomics or AP Microeconomics online for the Spring Semester need to grab an application form in the ELP Alcove.  There are limited seats available. Applications are due November 1st.

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any creative art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2020 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad@   ames.k12.ia.us You are guaranteed anonymity during the review process and in the publication if you so choose. We look forward to seeing your work!

The AHS Key Club invites you and your friends to trick or treat for a good cause this Halloween. Join us for our trick-or-treat for UNICEF event on Halloween this Thursday, where we’ll trick or treat while asking for spare change donations to help raise money to fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. Meet at 5:15 pm in the AHS parking lot. You can wear a costume, but make sure to dress warmly. See you there!

Come join us TODAY in the Multipurpose Room during your flex time and get help with your hardest classes!  The Peer tutoring room will be open periods 1,2,3,5th(2nd class time), 6 and 7th periods, as well as before and after school, if scheduled.  Contact Mrs. Fuqua or Mr. Gorman to schedule those times.  We hope to get it open every period in the near future.  Whether you need help understanding an assignment, a concept or a skill, we will have a tutor that can help you.  You can get your homework done and have a peer available when you have a question.  This is a safe space where thoughtful students will work together in a responsible manner.

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Friday October 25, 2019

AP EXAM REGISTRATION SIGNUP

Registration for AP exams will run through Monday, October 28.  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.

AP CLASSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER

Any student interested in taking AP Macroeconomics OR AP Microeconomics on line for the spring 2020 semester should stop in the ELP alcove to pick up an application. There are limited seats available. Applications are due November 1st.

IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

There is no school for students on Friday, November 1st as teacher work to prep for fall conferences.
 No school on Thursday, November 7 due to conferences & no school Friday, November 8.

ATHLETIC SIGNING CEREMONY

If your son or daughter is signing a National Letter of Intent with Athletic Scholarship dollars awarded to them, and would like to be a part of the Nov. 13th college signing ceremony. Please email Judge Johnston in the AHS athletic office to be included. judge.johnston@ames.k12.ia.us 

UGANDA SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT

Informational meeting for parents is Saturday October 26, 9:00 AM in the Media Center at AHS.
Anyone interested in Participating in the Uganda Service learning Project, see Mr. Mooney in room
107 for an application. Applications are due by Thursday, October 31.

AHS MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR

The Ames High School Marching Band is holding its Annual Marching Band Spectacular at 7:30 PM Monday, October 28th in the Ames High School Gymnasium following the 33rd Annual Academic Letters Program. Cost for the Marching Band Spectacular is $3 per student, $5 per adult and $10 (maximum) for a family. The band is under the direction of Chris Ewan, Andrew Buttermore, and Nick Gardner.

FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The Fall Orchestra Concert is Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30 pm in the AHS auditorium. Come and hear the 9th grade strings play Brook Green Suite and Galena-Milwaukee Breakdown. The 10-12 string orchestra will feature their November Tour repertoire: All American pieces. Please join us for a wonderful evening of delightful string music. Tickets are: $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 for a family.

PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR PARENTS 

Parents of Juniors – An evening program has been planned to outline the postsecondary planning process at Ames High. The program will be held on Monday, November 4th at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. The counselors will be outlining the processes and procedures to follow in order to successfully determine their student’s options for postsecondary schooling. Examples of the topics to be addressed are the following: 

ACT vs SAT….Which one should I take?

Researching colleges and making the most of your visit.

Applying to college & organizing the application process 

Applying for financial aid

Scholarships

Naviance Student will also be introduced to parents. Through Naviance Student, students can search for colleges that match their interests/needs, compare and match colleges, request transcripts, view scholarship information, and view when college representatives are scheduled to visit Ames High. Parents unable to attend the program may pick up the materials the following day in Student Services.

SEAL OF BILITERACY

Ames High School will again participate in the Seal of Biliteracy. The State of Iowa adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2018-19 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 November 14th and 15th at a discounted cost of $19.90. Seniors should indicate their interest in qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy at http://bit.ly/AHSseal by Friday, Nov. 1. Details about sign up for the test will be shared via email with those who complete the form.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

A college representative from St. Olaf College will be in Student Services on Tuesday, October 29 during second lunch. Please see Mrs. Monroe if you need a pass to visit with this college representative.

 

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

Friday, Oct. 25

FB-V at Urbandale 7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 26

All-State Music Auditions at Indianola High School

Monday, Oct. 28

AHS Academic Awards 6 PM Cafeteria

AHS Marching Band Spectacular 7:30 PM Gym

Tuesday, Oct. 29

End of 1st Quarter

AHS Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM Auditorium

VB-V at Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7 PM

Thursday, Oct. 31

  GSwim/Diving only-V at Johnston 5 PM

Friday, Nov. 1

No School District Wide 

Saturday, Nov. 2

GSwim-V at Ft. Dodge 12 PM

B/G CC-V at Ft. Dodge 11 AM

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Tik tok?     More like let’s talk…talk about speech club. Consider joining speech club & come to the Informational Meeting on Monday, October 28th during plus period in the auditorium. Sign up for Ripley or Engelkes to attend.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or you’re passionate about the topic, come to Mental Health Club! We have discussions about how to help others, stigma, and other mental health topics. Come join us for our projects this year! We meet Monday’s during plus period in the multipurpose room. Sign up under Mr. Webb.

Any students interested in taking AP Macroeconomics or AP Microeconomics online for the Spring Semester need to grab an application form in the ELP Alcove.  There are limited seats available. Applications are due November 1st.

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any creative art, writing, or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2020 edition! Email your submissions to AHS Scratchpad@   ames.k12.ia.us You are guaranteed anonymity during the review process and in the publication if you so choose. We look forward to seeing your work!

 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Congratulations to Ana Yam on being selected as the 2019 All State Pianist for the All State Chorus. This is the 3rd year that Ana has been awarded this honor.

AHS Blood Drive is this Friday, Oct. 25 from 9AM-2PM, please sign up online at lifeservebloodcenter.org.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or you’re passionate about the topic, come to Mental Health Club! We have discussions about how to help others, stigma, and other mental health topics. Come join us for our projects this year! We meet Mondays during plus period in the multipurpose room. Sign up under Mr. Webb. 

Any students interested in taking AP Macroeconomics or AP Microeconomics online for the Spring Semester need to grab an application form in the ELP Alcove.  There are limited seats available. Applications are due November 1st. 

We apologize for the socialist joke – the coach who wrote it has been sacked. Of course, anyone is allowed to join speech club, regardless of political & economic affiliation. Consider joining speech club & come to the Informational Meeting next Monday, October 28th during plus period in the auditorium. Sign up for Ripley or Engelkes to attend.

Scratch Pad is Ames High School’s student-published art and writing magazine. If you have any creative art, writing or photography works you would like to share, this is your chance to see your works published in print in the 2020 edition! Email your submissions to AHSScratchpad@ames.k12.ia.us You are guaranteed anonymity during the review process and in the publication if you so choose. We look forward to seeing your work!

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