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Your 2018 Guide to Clubs

Your 2018 Guide to Clubs

Liam Struck and Seth Bequette

November 1, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Campus Life

Interested in joining a new club, making new friends or just finding a place to hangout after school? Look no further - here’s your 2018 guide to Ames High Clubs. KEY CLUB Service organization dedicated to volunteering around Ames. You can talk to Ms. Gillette for more information. DECA A...

Students find hidden plus options

Students find hidden plus options

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Extra help, test make-ups and homework help can all be done in the 30 minutes of plus period that we have. If you are like me, choosing a plus period is harder than you think. If you don’t have anything to do during those 30 minutes, you’re basically having a study hall. From Mr. Zmolek’s philo...

APUSH: a necessary evil

APUSH: a necessary evil

Jonathan Watt, Reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Opinion, Reviews

You wake up in a drowsy, panicked state. It’s Friday morning, you’re at the kitchen table with papers strewn about haphazardly, and your computer is still playing the same playlist of chapter reviews that you had been frantically combing the night before in place of the assigned American Pageant c...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Liam Struck, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Campus Life, News, Showcase

Kirk Schmaltz is now passing the baton after 40 years of teaching. Schmaltz has spent 35 years of his life teaching at Ames High. And while he modestly claims that he was at the right place at the right time, his achievements say different. Boasting an impressive amount of time coaching sports, Sch...

2018 Senior Send-Off

Victoria Ostendorf, Queen

May 23, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, News, Showcase

The Senior Sendoff survey was a part of the exit surveys given by AHS professional school counselors May 8–14, 2018. Students had the option to not  have their information printed in The WEB. This is NOT an official list of Ames High graduates.

Nancy Torkildson

Nancy Torkildson

Lucas Bleyle, Co-editor in Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Ever since she began swimming at the Ames High School Pool in the 1960’s, Nancy Torkildson knew she wanted to be a teacher.   “When I started teaching there were still teachers here that I had had,” Torkildson said. She described having to call her former teachers, now fellow colleagues, b...

Plus Period cancelled for rest of year

Lucas, Co-editor in Chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Showcase

On Monday April 16th, for the first time in nearly three years, as the bell sounded students spilled into the hallways headed directly from their 6th to their 7th period classroom. “It felt a little empty, like something was definitely missing,” said junior Abbas Kusow.  The administration...

Science at Ames High: Path 3 and the way forward

Science at Ames High: Path 3 and the way forward

Oliver Chen, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase, Uncategorized

By the eighth grade, Aidan Diggins-Kennedy knew his future belonged in STEM. With his strong interest in science and engineering, the challenge of a new, specialized science pathway for high achieving and STEM bound students made him a natural candidate. It came as no surprise that when applications...

SACRE Sock Hop

SACRE Sock Hop

Petr Karpov, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Buckle up kiddos, emerging onto the scene of high school dances is a new contender. No, Winter Formal isn’t back but we’re about to get something just as good: the SACRE Sock Hop. The leaders of SACRE, or Students Activating Civil Rights Education, have been cultivating this idea since November, and a...

Madrigal

Madrigal

Dominik McDonald, Reporter

January 4, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

As winter arrives, so do the annual traditions of Ames High. When you think of these Ames High winter traditions, one of the first that comes to mind is Madrigal. This tradition unites musicians and performers from chorus, drama, orchestra, band and never fails to stun audiences. Madrigal is a re...

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