Flipped Classrooms: Worth a Shot?

Flipped Classrooms: Worth a Shot?

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

November 15, 2016

Over the past couple of years, the term flipped classroom has become one of the best words in my vocabulary. The goal of a flipped classroom is to expose students to the required material outside of school in a video or assigned reading. The students then come into the classroom and do their assignments...

The Fall Play

The Fall Play

Queen Victoria, Reporter

November 15, 2016

This year’s fall play is The Trouble With Cats by Gary Ray Stapp. When asked what sort of person is going to love this show? Mr. Woolery said “Audiences who like farce comedies or community theatre comedies.” He then went on to say that the two most challenging about bringing the script to life...

Finals After Break

Finals After Break

William Tibben, Reporter

November 10, 2016

To almost everyone in the school finals are very important. Whether you are a teacher or student they can really change up your day. Trying to do our best on these finals can really help you bump your grade up. But since these are so important to us most people want as much help as possible. Somethin...

Controversial Teaching


Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor In Chief

October 17, 2016

In the eclectic world of teachers, it is the method of teaching that most influences the identity of the classroom. Due to the array of differing minds and personalities of students and the differences between various subjects, the correct way a teacher should teach their students is constantly debate...

United Way Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring

Sam Stuve, Reporter

September 28, 2016

The United Way Day of Caring is a day where local organizations and clubs in the area, make a joint effort to help out and give back to the community. The event took place on Friday September 9th all throughout the Ames community. The morning started with our chapter heading to The Plex. We met som...

Shouting the New Leaders: Trinity and Jonathan

Bella Andersen, Campus Life Editor

September 23, 2016

With the school year in full swing, the clubs at Ames High are welcoming new staff but also new leaders. More specifically there are new Shout leaders. Junior Trinity Jones and sophomore Jonathan Watt will be taking over the previous roles of graduates Jill Zmolek and Kub Stevens. Some students ...

Guitar Club Is Here!

Bella Andersen, Campus Life Editor

September 23, 2016

Ames High has always had a variety of clubs, and activities that are year round,  packed solid with individualism and excitement. One of the newest clubs, Guitar Club, was started by Psychology teacher, Mr. Klass. He decided to start the club this past summer because he plays every day. He has been pla...

Fall 2016 WEB Editorial Board

Darin Johnson, adviser

May 31, 2016

Editor-in-chiefs: McKenzie Reimer and Lisa Cochran Managing Print: Lucas Bleyle Managing Online: Selaam Dollisso Academics & Arts: Dane Dorius Sports, Clubs & Activities: Bella Andersen Features & Profiles: Sonja Paulson Reviews: Sabrina Lang Opinion: Tifany Chu Opinion: Hayley...

Student Teachers

Sonja Paulson, Reporter

May 9, 2016

Throughout the course of the year, Ames High receives many student teachers. There are a couple of good ones, but most of them have no idea what they are doing. It’s not their fault, they are new to teaching. However, their errors in teaching should not affect the unfortunate students who have them. Most te...

ICS canceled part 2

Photo courtesy of AHS Bluestem Institute

Lucas Bleyle, Diversions Editor

May 6, 2016

Mr. Zmolek stands watching from a distance as students are hard at work with scuffle hoes and shovels to clear a strip of earth parallel to the AHS garden. Their chatter carries to him as they begin to sheet mulch and clear spaces for pavers. These ICS students are busy preparing a space for a new dis...