The WEB

A Senior Artist Snapshot

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives

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 ...

A comprehensive college guide

A comprehensive college guide

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

It's a rainy day. The sky is gray like the cobblestones of the road and the pale bricks of the buildings. In the distance, the towers of Healy Hall split the sky. Anu Lamsal pauses in front of the statue of Bishop John Carroll for a picture. Her college tour of Georgetown University begins a few minutes ...

Deam the Queen

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Profiles, Showcase

Ever heard of superwoman? Not too difficult when we have one at Ames High. You might see her in the language hallway saying, Hallo, Bonjour, or Hola. She is the only teacher at Ames High that has taught all three languages offered. Did you know that Mrs. Deam never intended to become a high sch...

New English options for seniors

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


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“At the beginning of the year we had a meeting with the English Department, and it was at that time it was shared that we could bring electives back,” Principal Spence Evans said. New district Superintendent Jenny Risner and new director of curriculum and instruction Amy Lanegave the green light t...

Complaints about Jostens ‘picking up steam’

Complaints about Jostens ‘picking up steam’

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


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Senior Sara Joerger is no stranger to high school graduations. As the youngest of five siblings she has seen many graduations come and go. She is also no stranger to the process of buying caps and gowns from Jostens, the company Ames High partners with for graduation. “I am the youngest of five so...

Students find hidden plus options

Students find hidden plus options

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

October 19, 2018


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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


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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...

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