Read these recent stories and more in Ames High’s student newspaper, The WEB: Ames Track and Field, More than Farming, Revelación, WandaVision, A-dong Restaurant, Hey Babe! and One-way hallways. Follow ameshighweb on Instagram.
Students are NOT allowed to leave during lunchtime or get food ordered to the school. We are a closed Campus and are not allowing either of these this year. Also, your parents need to fill out the online form or call in for an excused absence. Students are NOT allowed to fill the form out or call themselves in.
All girls that are interested in running cross country next year, we are starting our summer voluntary running program on May 3rd this year. If you would like to receive information on everything that we will be doing, then please contact Coach Anderson by email email@example.com.
Looking for a way to work through daily stress? Student Yoga is back! Yoga has many benefits including stress management, breathing techniques, brighter moods, improved strength and flexibility, and an overall good workout! Please come to a 45 minute yoga session on Thursday, May 6 at 2:45 in the spirit room off the gym balcony. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Ms. DiBlasi as space is limited!
Today is Film Friday, the final day of Green Week! We will have a virtual documentary night at 7 PM, during which we will announce the winners of the Instagram contest and the bike raffle. The documentary is called This Changes Everything and the zoom link will be posted on the CAUSE Instagram. For more information, check out the Green Week Poster.
Gear up with Little Cyclones spirit wear! The Ames softball online store will be open through Sunday, May 9, https://www.siglershop.com/
The Application for the Ripp Family Scholarship is available in Naviance. The deadline for filing is today, April 30th. Eligibility: Ames High School second-generation graduating senior. Restrictions: Iowa college or university preferred, out-of-state will be considered. Majors in Education or the Medical field will receive priority. Many other scholarship opportunities are available in Naviance.
Ames CSD is partnering with Story County Public Health to host a COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, May 5th starting at 4:30 pm, and appointments are required.
Who is eligible? ACSD students 16 years of age and older and other adults living in their household. Those who register must also be available on May 26th at the same time for their second dose. Please make sure both May 5th and May 26 work before scheduling an appointment.
Where? The clinic will take place at the Ames School District Offices Building (2005 24th St, Ames, IA). APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Please click here to select an appointment time.
What to remember for your appointment day:
•Bring a completed copy of the consent form for each person receiving the vaccine. It is linked here, or you can pick up a paper copy in the Ames High Auxiliary Office.
•Arrive on time (and thank you in advance for that!).
•Wear a mask and a shirt that will allow access to your upper arm/shoulder.
•Bring a form of ID (and again, your signed consent form)
•Following receiving the vaccine you will be monitored for 15 minutes before leaving.
The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) information for Pfizer can be found here.
Please contact Kathi Arnold, ACSD Emergency Management Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
PROM 2021 “Midnight Garden” will be from 9PM-11:30PM at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, May 15 (doors close @ 10PM). Tickets are $20 and will be sold starting May 10th. Tickets must be purchased in advance — you cannot buy them at the door. All students attending (AHS and Out of School Guests) must complete and turn in a Prom Waiver in order to be able to purchase tickets. Forms can be found in the Auxiliary Office.
Seniors and Juniors are invited and may bring one guest to the dance (guests must currently be a high school student from AHS or another high school). Out of school date forms can be picked up in the Auxiliary office and must be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 5th. No late exceptions!
There will be no after-prom; however, there will be prizes given out through a raffle throughout the dance. Make sure to follow @ameshsprom2021 on Instagram to stay updated with any more information.
High School and Middle school AI + Social Good Programs by Stanford PhD Students
Inspirit AI offers live online (25 hours) enrichment programs that expose high school students (Grades 9-12) and middle school students (Grades 5-8) to fundamental artificial intelligence concepts and the opportunity to build socially impactful projects in areas including art, journalism, education, and more. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Students of all backgrounds may apply here for our high school program and apply here for our middle school programs by April 30th. For detailed course information, check out our high school website and brochure or our middle school website and flyers. Please contact Aidan Goltra at email@example.com with any questions.
April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). It takes a rich tapestry of people to make a nation the best it can be. During Arab American Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions of U.S. citizens of Middle Eastern descent. Arab Americans’ positive impact on the United States overall can’t be understated, but a few famous Arab Americans stand out in their ranks. These notable Arab-Americans have shaped our country in so many ways, including in the areas of government, business, fashion, entertainment, medicine, and so much more. Read their stories and get inspired to make a difference in your own way.
Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie, who threw the “miracle touchdown” pass for Boston College, won the Heisman Trophy in 1984. In 1986 he signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and in 1994, he threw a record 48 touchdown passes while playing for the Canadian Football League Stampeders. Flutie returned to the NFL in 1998 with the Buffalo Bills, where he won the Pro Bowl and NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He also played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004, and finished his career as a member of the New England Patriots in 2005.
Candy Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) after her 13-year-old daughter Cari was struck and killed by a drunk driver on May 3, 1980. The sentence given to the repeat offender of driving while intoxicated outraged Lightner, who had to do something. Today, MADD is the largest crime victims’ assistance organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.
You’ve probably seen Salma Hayek, who is of Lebanese and Mexican descent, in one of her many movies or TV shows, over the years. Since 1989, Hayek has starred in numerous award-winning films, including Frida, Wild Wild West, and Fools Rush In. She’s also an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, immigrant rights, and refugees.
April is National Autism Awareness Month. As it’s been shared all this month, it’s important for students, staff, teachers, and the wider community to widen our knowledge and horizons about the different kinds of people, cultures, backgrounds and conditions. Autism Self Advocacy Network as a great source of information and perspectives about Autism, often written and/or presented by members of the Autism community. To learn more about the ASAN, read about their history and advocacy work HERE.
Lunch today is Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole and Glazed Carrots.