The WEB

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

October 25, 2019

We all know it’s coming. The end of an era, of everything we’ve known for 18 years of life.  The last year of high school. The last year of childhood. Where the people you’ve known: the people who have defined you, simply become memories and photographs of all the crazy stories that you te...

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...

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 and Corinne Sailor

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, and the ...

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...

A Senior Artist Snapshot

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

March 14, 2019

PRESTON WITTE Preston Witte didn’t discover art until his senior year, initially using robotics as his creative outlet. “I usually have all these ideas just swimming around in my head that I haven’t always been able to elaborate, and I’ve usually strayed away from elaborating,” said ...