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2019 AHS Senior Sendoffs

2019 AHS Senior Sendoffs

WEB staff

May 30, 2019

  Musa Abd'Alim ISU elementary education Shayna M. Abel DMACC nursing Garang Akok Wartburg undecided Sarah Arbuckle IOWA human physiology Grace Arndt IOWA health and human physiology, danc...

Sparkman: A bird finally set free..

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

May 22, 2019

From derivatives and integrals to chain rules, Stuart Sparkman has saved every struggling AP Calculus student at this school. Mostly known as the “Calc God” by several students, Sparkman has been around teaching Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus for a long time at Ames High School. He probably taught...

Mike Scaramellino

Mike Scaramellino

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

May 20, 2019

As he finishes his second year teaching at Ames High, industrial technology teacher Mike Scaramellino will be saying goodbye. “I love just working with the kids. It’s a lot of fun. We have great shops, great equipment, a great administration, and everybody is great to work with,” Scaramellino...

Ann Lee leaves behind a loving legacy

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

May 17, 2019

“You did not wake up to be mediocre today!” is the phrase written across Ann Lee’s whiteboard just inside the doorway of Room One. Throughout the room the walls are filled with newspaper clippings and photos of Lee’s students and their successes. Anything from play posters to photos of students...

Last class of Klass

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

May 17, 2019

With six languages and a plethora of curriculum under his belt, Daniel Klass is Ames’ High school’s very own “Renaissance man.” The multilingual humanity’s teacher is a regular attendee of the philosophy plus periods, and has taught at Ames for fourteen years, but the 2018 to 2019 term will b...

Bearing with the Block Scheduling

Bearing with the Block Scheduling

Seth Bequette, Reporter

April 18, 2019

As soon as students found out, they were horrified: Block Scheduling. Quickly everyone was convinced doom was coming to drag students from their forty minute classes into some new tortuous ninety minute version. Ames High is set to have a test run of block scheduling during the 2019 - 2020 school...

Dominik McDonald

Dominik McDonald

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019

If one happens to hear the stately timpani of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique or the lively xylophone runs of George Gershwin’s American in Paris drifting through the music wing, the source of the music can likely be traced to senior Dominik McDonald. Since he first began taking lessons in eleme...

SASHA

SASHA

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

April 18, 2019

92 seconds. That is how often a person is sexually assaulted in this country, be it a 12-year-old or a 50-year-old. Junior co-leaders of SASHA (Students against Sexual Harassment and Abuse) Victoria Kyvergya and Silvia Aydinyan knew that something could be done from their part about this issue. Speaking...

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

According to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24, making high school a critical time to identify and treat mental illness. Mariam Mkhitaryan and Preksha Sarda have spent their Freshmen year working on a projec...

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

On February 21, the school district hosted a showcase of the latest plans for the new high school building. At the meeting, architects from OPN, the architecture firm tasked with designing the new high school building, showed slides of the floor plans and walked the community through the different ph...

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