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Friday, December 6, AMS Weekly Announcements 

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Monday 12/9

Tuesday 12/10

Wednesday 12/11

Thursday 12/12

Friday 12/13







JUST A REMINDER……The Ames Middle School will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.

Refresher on Absences

The two most efficient methods of notifying the school of an absence are by signed note or phone call. Please call the Attendance line at 515-268-2400 first thing in the morning if your child will be missing school. If you know about an absence the night before an absence, please call and leave a message. Messages may be left on the attendance line 24/7. These messages are checked regularly during school hours and are entered into Infinite Campus. If your student needs to leave before lunch time, please have them stop by the office as soon as they get to school that day so they may pick up their pass right away. 

From the Nurse’s Office: 

Parents/Guardians – Please follow the school policy for picking up your students when they are ill. They need to come to the nurse’s office for evaluation and if the nurse or health associate feel they need to be sent home, then you will get a phone call from us. Any absence that is not excused from the nurse will be absent unexcused from now on. Thank you for your help! 

🤧 Have you received your flu shot? If you are 6 months or older, you can receive the flu vaccine. Please schedule your appointment for this as soon as possible to stay protected this season. Visit for more information. 

Nurse Subs needed for Ames School District: If you are a registered nurse (RN) and would be interested in working as a substitute nurse in our district, please apply online at 

Ames Middle School Athletic Events: Week of 12/9-13/19

Monday, Dec 9: 7th Girls Basketball vs Marshalltown—4:30 p.m. (Home)

Monday, Dec 9: 8th Girls Basketball @ WDM Stilwell

Tuesday, Dec 10: 7th Girls Basketball vs Mason City—4:30 p.m. (Home)

Tuesday, Dec 10: 7th/8th Wrestling @ WDM Stilwell

Thursday, Dec 12: 7th Girls Basketball @ Fort Dodge

Thursday, Dec 12: 8th Girls Basketball @ Waukee Prairieview


Come let your voice be amplified at our Spoken Word Club. All grade levels are welcome. We meet Mondays from 3:30 – 5:00 in Mrs. Grimm’s room

Builders Club is fun, engaging, and community oriented!  Come and see what it is all about! Meeting dates are Dec 11, Jan 8 & 22, Feb 12 & 26, Mar 4 & 25, Apr 8 & 22, andMay 13 from 3:30-4:15.  We meet G109. See Mrs. McCasland with any questions. Please come and see what fun volunteering in our community is!

Japanese Language and Culture Clubs 

Who: All students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

When: Wednesdays during Homeroom period – Starts on October 30th

What: Through music, art, audio materials to learn culture, learn greetings and conversation, basic reading and writing. 

Where: Media Center

Coach: Mrs. Wang 


Writer’s Den is an after school club for any student grades 6, 7, or 8 who likes to write, likes to create, or wants to hang out with creators and writers. It is held every Monday night from 3:30-4:30 pm in Ms. Schares room, E109. You can email if you have questions. 

If you have any somewhat broken (or glitchy) small appliances you’d be willing to donate to the ELP department, please contact Steph Schares at . Specifically seeking items students could take apart and put back together, that are also small enough to store on a bookshelf or in a cabinet.

Ames Middle School is proud to offer a Gender Sexuality Alliance called PRISM for LGBTQIA and ally students to advocate, support, and connect. Students or parents can contact Steph Schares or Megan Fought for more information about meeting times: and 

This is a reminder to check your emails for the low-balance notifications from the district office.  The emails are sent out once per week and are sent once your student’s account balance reaches $25. Please check your spam folders for the emails, as many parents have said this email ends up going into their spam folder.


Also, we want to remind you that AMS has a breakfast program.  Breakfast is served at 7:40 AM. A good breakfast helps to make for a great day of learning.

ACSD Food Service Department


ACSD Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please Human Resources at the District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  


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