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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...

Carol VanWaardhuizen

Ezra Shirtcliff, Reporter/Editor

May 24, 2019

These are the final days for the amazing FCS teacher Carol VanWaardhuizen. She hosted several clubs, co-wrote a book, and recently became a grandmother. VanWaardhuizen began her career with food when she was a kid. Before she moved out of the house, VanWaardhuizen used to live on a dairy farm. The cons...

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...

Mr. Lachen

Mr. Lachen

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

May 20, 2019

  Mr. Lachen, a  name known by many and loved by all. But now he has a  daughter, and needs to stay home to care for her and teach her the ways of science. He wants to leave to make sure that his daughter is raised right and grows up to love science as much as he does. When interviewed, Mr ...

The final mic drop: Spence’s farewell after 9 years at Ames high

Zoe Mamakos, In-depth Editor

May 17, 2019

Imagine the perfect scene. A gym, lacking air conditioning, fills with over a thousand students. Full of underclassmen, upperclassmen, the best teachers, the worst teachers, and the okay teachers all together in one space. The skippers have skipped, the ISU class attendees are at their classes, an...

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...

Rhonda Schmaltz

Rhonda Schmaltz

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

After 20 years working at Ames High, business teacher Rhonda Schmaltz will be retiring at the end of the semester. In her time she has taught numerous classes including accounting, desktop publishing, intro to business, and personal finance. “I went to college to be an interior designer and m...

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...

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