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Friday, September 13 


Monday 9/16

Tuesday 9/17

Wednesday 9/18

Thursday 9/19

Friday 9/20

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AMS Athletic Events: Week of 9/16-9/20

Mon, 9/16: 7th Volleyball @ Indianola

Mon, 9/16: 8th Volleyball @ WDM Indian Hills

Tues, 9/17: 7th Football @ Indianola

Tues, 9/17: 8th Football @ WDM Dowling

Tues, 9/17: 7/8 CrossCountry @ WDM Valley

Thurs, 9/19: 7th Volleyball vs Urbandale (Home) 4:30 p.m.

Thurs, 9/19: 8th Volleyball @ Southeast Polk

Thurs, 9/19: 7/8 Cross Country @ Indianola

AHS Home Football Game Expectations and Information

Cost: $6 or show student activity ticket on student ID

Time: 7:00 PM Kick Off

Student Expectations:

  • Bring student ID.
  • Sit with parents or in student section. (Located closest to the concession stands and restrooms. Marked with Orange Flags at the top of the stands.)
  • Remain in student section until halftime. If you need to leave the section, you will be asked to turn in your ID to a student section supervisor. Without ID, you must remain in the section until halftime.
  • At the end of halftime, you should return to the section and remain seated until the end of the game or departure with your ride.

Students not following game expectations or demonstrating poor sportsmanship may be asked to leave the game.

Select Choir – ANY STUDENT may audition for Select Choir. Please sign up for a 10 minute spot outside the choir room door. There are a variety of dates/times available for auditions. You do not need to prepare anything beforehand.

Rehearsals will start Wednesday, 9/25/19 after school from 3:15-4pm.

Congratulations to students selected for your CYCLONE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL! 

Thank you to all 6th-8th students who applied for CLC. We had an overwhelming response of over 130 applicants! Students who were chosen are: 

6th Grade: Neve Sprecher, Sophia Kyveryga, Johnna Quezada, Sherry Wang, Marin Knight, Adeline Mund, Anika Shrotriya, Zachary Loecke, Julia Martvedt, Elizabeth Greenfield, Dunkin Bearson.

7th Grade: Samantha Bierbaum, Carisa Andorg, Gabriel Brooks, Jackie Strotman, Nico Brooks, RJ Glotfelty, Shreya Juvale, Marley Turk, Anna Carlat, Kate Reisinger, Annika Hinson, Christian Gallt, Ananya Balaji, Wenjun Liu.

8th Grade: Danielle Randick, Jude Spillers, Maya Fowler, Clara Serao, Autumn Rettig, Kendo (Favour) Foschu, Olivia Knutson, Lillian Tuttle, Anleah Walker, Hannah Song, Vinuthi (Vi) Medithi, Carter Jacobsen, CJ Johnson

–Sara Knutson & Lisa Kirsch CLC Co-Advisors

Student Activity Tickets – If your student purchased an activity ticket and does not have the sticker on their ID card, please have them come to the Main Office with their ID card.

8th Grade Girls Volleyball – Just a reminder that there is morning practice,
Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 AM

Structural Information About Ames Middle School:

Daily and Special Schedules may be found at this link:
https://www.ames.k12.ia.us/schools/middle-school/bells/

Ames Middle School Events Calendar:
https://www.ames.k12.ia.us/calendar/ (Filter by middle school)

Ames Middle School Athletics Calendar and Information:
AMS Google Calendar

Picture Day was Tuesday, September 3.  If you did not order a package and would like to order, you still can!  Go to mylifetouch.com and use the following Picture Day ID:  BN109003Q0. Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 15.

Builders Club is fun, engaging, and community oriented!  Come and see what it is all about! Meeting dates are Sept. 18, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 13 & 20, 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!

The AMS Extended Learning Program (ELP) is designed to enhance and support the curriculum and instruction for highly capable students. 

APPLICATION TO THE PROGRAM. Only students new to the Ames Community School District or students not previously in the program need to apply. Applications are accepted anytime, but we encourage submission within the first full week of September.  Applications can be easily downloaded from <amselp.weebly.com>. Once completed, these can be returned to either the Student Services or one of the three ELP classrooms.

CONTINUING IN THE PROGRAM. Previously identified ELP students entering AMS from one of the ACSD Elementary Schools need not apply.  Letters informing our families of their students’ determined levels of middle school ELP service will be mailed during the second week of September.

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Who: All students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade; Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t come before

When: Wednesdays from 3:20-5:00; September 4 – October 30 

What: Ultimate Frisbee is a quick paced, self-officiated sport that builds speed and accuracy and focuses on “the spirit of the game.”

Where: Meet inside the athletic entrance doors. Your parents can pick you up back there as well. 

Contact Mrs. Kosterman with questions. ( kim.kosterman@ames.k12.ia.us )

TIPS***Dress to PLAY***Dress to be outdoors***Bring a water bottle.

Writer’s Den will be back again this year! 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 will begin mid-October and will be held on Monday nights from 3:30-4:30 pm in Ms. Schares room, E109. You can email steph.schares@ames.k12.ia.us if you have questions.

Science Bowl

The meeting time for the first informational meeting has changed due to a time conflict. The date that was posted in the previous weekly announcements is no longer correct.

Who: All students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade; If you enjoy science and competing come check out science bowl!

When: Our first informational meeting will be Monday from 3:30-4:30; September 16. 

What: Science Bowl is a science knowledge competition that uses a quiz bowl format.

Where: Meet in Mr. DiLorenzo’s room (F200). Upstairs in the F hallway.

Join our Google Classroom page with code: hqpv1ij

Contact Mr. DiLorenzo with questions. ( jordan.dilorenzo@ames.k12.ia.us )

Science Bowl

The meeting time for the first informational meeting has changed due to
a time conflict. The date that was posted in the previous weekly
announcements is no longer correct.

Who: All students in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade; If you enjoy science and competing
come check out science bowl!

When: Our first informational meeting will be Monday from 3:30-4:30; September 16. 

What: Science Bowl is a science knowledge competition that uses a quiz bowl format.

Where: Meet in Mr. DiLorenzo’s room (F200). Upstairs in the F hallway.

Join our Google Classroom page with code: hqpv1ij

Contact Mr. DiLorenzo with questions. ( jordan.dilorenzo@ames.k12.ia.us )

Do you like to read? Would you like to meet other students who love to read?

Starting mid September, Ms. Schares will be hosting lunch book clubs. Each club will explore a different theme and will meet once a week during lunch to read, discuss, and connect.

Book clubs will be held during each grade level lunch period, 6, 7, and 8 (according to interest), and will meet in Ms. Schares’s room, E109. Participation will be capped at 10-12, so sign up ASAP if you are interested. Sign up by clicking on the google form below. (Students were also sent this information via email)

Google Form for Book Club

Science Olympiad Information Meeting Tuesday September. 17th

Do you like science? Do you like doing experiments? Do you like to build things like boomilevers, mousetrap vehicles, gliders, ping pong parachutes or machines? Then you should come to our information meeting to learn about trying out for the Ames Middle School Science Olympiad team. The meeting, for all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, will be from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in Mrs. Glenn’s room, F105, Tuesday September 17th.

Mathcounts begins Tuesday, September 24th!

Due to a conflict with Science Olympiad, the informational meeting for Mathcounts has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 3:20-4:20 p.m. in Mr. Alden’s room (F207).  If you’re interested in a fun and engaging math competition, come to Mr. Alden’s room on the 24th.  You’ll find out all about the club!

Travel to Boston and Discover the Revolutionary War!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!  There’s still time to sign up for the 2020 trip to Boston!  Mr. Alden will be leading a tour to Boston for current 7th and 8th graders.  Students and parents are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 in the AMS Media Center.  

Mr. Alden will discuss the itinerary for the tour and how interested students can sign up!  Hope to see you on the 17th!

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: steph.schares@ames.k12.ia.us and megan.fought@ames.k12.ia.us


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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