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Friday, May 17 

BOC Schedule

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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6 B Chorus

6 A Band

6 B Band

6 A Chorus

6 Orchestra

6 B Chorus

6 A Band

6 Orchestra

6 A Chorus

6 B Band

6th Combined Chorus

6th Combined Band (- Chorus)

 

7 B Chorus

7 A Band

7 B Band

7 A Chorus

7 Orchestra

7 A  Band

7 B Chorus

  

7 Orchestra

7 A Chorus

7 B Band

7th Combined Band

 

8 B Chorus

  8 A Band

8th B Band

8 A Chorus

8 Orchestra

8 B Chorus

  8 A Band

8 Orchestra

8 A Chorus

8 B Band

8th Combined Chorus

8th Combined Band (- Chorus)

 

Even/Odd Schedule

                                      5/20-Even 5/21-Odd 5/22-Even       5/23-Odd 5/24-Even

Chromebook Turn-In

Chromebook turn-in will occur throughout the day on the following dates:

Friday, May 24
Tuesday, May 28

General information about the student chromebook turn-in process:

  • Make sure if there are files in your “Files” App on your Chromebook that you want to keep, you move them to your Drive.
  • Clean all personal effects off of devices (No stickers, covers, etc. on devices). Proper cleaning materials will be available during the turn-in days.
  • Students will be required to turn in all equipment at the time of turn-in. They should have their Chromebook (cleaned), Charging Cord (2 pieces), and bag with name clearly labeled in the window.
  • Make sure there is nothing in the bag other than the computer and charging cord for turn-in.
  • Any missing items and damages to chromebooks or equipment will be assessed at the time of turn-in.

7th Grade Softball players will officially begin practicing with the 8th grade team on Monday, May 20. Practice will be from 4:00-6:00 PM at the High School Softball Diamond. Email (traci.smith@ames.k12.ia.us) or visit Coach Smith in room F201 for more information and the schedule.

8th Grade Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 30 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.  Students will be given 2 tickets for guest entry. Tickets will be distributed to students on Friday, May 24.  If your student is not at school on the 24th, they can get their tickets from their homeroom teacher. Refreshments will be provided after the celebration, and students will be able to leave prior to the 3:15 dismissal time.

All 8th Grade 1st & 2nd Trimester Art Students –  please pick up your artwork in Ms. Kirsch’s hallway where art is organized by class period and trimester. May 30, Thursday is the last day to pick up your art.

Thanks!

April 27th Emerging Excellence Visual Art Competition–Seven middle schoolers participated in Emerging Excellence held at the Cedar Falls James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts. The competition gives 6th through 9th grade artists an opportunity to gain supportive feedback through one-to-one interviews / judging with art professionals. This competition, aligned with the National Core Art Standards, welcomes all types of media and promotes originality and expression.

Congrats to all Ames students for earning Advanced (medals) and Accomplished (ribbon) ratings.  They are: Angelina Chen (Advanced Mixed Media), Dani Randick (Accomplished Mixed Media), Clara Fields (Accomplished Painting), Valentina Pinto (Advanced Sculpture), Jackson Hufford (Advanced Drawing), Jyotsna Venkatesh (Advanced Drawing), and Abrar Al-Sager (Advanced Mixed Media).

Important Library Date:

Monday, May 20 – All books/materials due back to the library

*Note*: All books and materials not returned to the library by the end of the school year will be charged to the student’s account on Infinite Campus.

AMS will be hosting a Showcase Night on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30-8 pm. Come one, come all. Free snacks, entertainment, live music, art, demonstrations, film screenings, and more! Email steph.schares@ames.k12.ia.us if you have questions.

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 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 9:10 AM on Wednesday.  A good breakfast helps to make for a great day of learning.

ACSD Food Service Department

Attention Future 7th grade parents 2019-2020: All students entering 7th grade must have proof of having both the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Please drop off, mail, fax or email us a copy of the documentation that the vaccine was given or documentation of an exemption from the vaccine signed by your child’s doctor. If you feel your student has had this vaccination, please contact their healthcare provider and have them fax or mail the school an updated record.

* You will be receiving a letter in the mail this week if your student needs these requirements. Please schedule this appointment as soon as possible and let me know the date of this appointment. If your student has not received these requirements and I have not heard back from you, I will be calling you the week of June 3rd. Thank you for your help!  

Remember to drop off your box tops and deliver them to your homeroom teacher!

For every Box Top you clip, your child’s school will receive 10 cents. Each school can receive up to $20,000 per school year from clipped Box Tops.

These funds are used for books, supplies, field trips, classroom parties and more.

This is a great way for our school to make money to use for the students and teachers, as they are items that are already in your kitchen.  Thank you so much! If you have any questions or ideas as to how to increase our collection numbers, or want to help, please contact Stephanie Bates at 515-450-7557.

 

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 contact Lisa Negus, Director of Human Resources, lisa.negus@ames.k12.ia.us, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010, 515-268-6610.  

 

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