Marching On!

An overhead view of the band on their October 3rd spectacular performance.
December 3, 2020

Before the sun had reached the horizon, and the cold September wind blew icy through the air, the Ames High Marching Band students and directors (who would much rather still be in bed), reluctantly trudged...

Making it to the State Meet

Pictured here: Sophomore Sydney Turk racing in her second mile
November 5, 2020

  Friday, October 30th, 2020 the State Cross Country meet was being held in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ames High had a total of three runners qualify at the Districts meet in Southeast Polk on Oct. 21....

Sports: Pandemic Edition

Photo by William Jenks
October 8, 2020

Ames schools were on a two-week mandatory online schooling recently. Along with the closing of schools came the hold on sports. Can AHS sports survive this?  The ever-changing schedules, Covid-19 in...

A Will to Play

(Photo taken by Olivia Sassman)
Junior Alexa Kopaska wears her mask as she prepares for a spike.
October 8, 2020

  Nearly 4 weeks ago on September 7th, students from around the Des Moines metro area gathered at Terrace Hill to raise their voice in protest. This gathering even brought in some of our very own...

The Gallant Efforts of Girl Up

The 2019-2020 Girl Up Group
October 25, 2019

As we approach the end of the first quarter, we all can agree that being at school has gotten a bit monotonous. What better of keeping yourself occupied than joining Ames High Girl Up! Girl Up is an initiative...


April 18, 2019

92 seconds. That is how often a person is sexually assaulted in this country, be it a 12-year-old or a 50-year-old. Junior co-leaders of SASHA (Students against Sexual Harassment and Abuse) Victoria Kyvergya...

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Students participate in Mental Health first aid training in February.
April 17, 2019

According to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24, making high school a critical time to identify and treat mental...

April 8th: Ames High School United

April 8, 2019

April 8th: Ames High students and staff joined community members in a peaceful display of unity, in response to a coordinated protest from a well known hate group.  

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

Teacher Collin Reichert explores a stream at Ledges with students involved in TCA Summer Experience 2018.
March 13, 2019

Preschool and elementary school kids dart around wooden benches layed out in the grass. In each eager hand is a natural item; a pinecone, a leaf, a blade of grass that they dip in paint and use to leave...

Four classes you may not have heard of

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
March 13, 2019

Anyone who’s flipped through a student course book knows about the class descriptions plastered on the pages. Reading like an IKEA direction manual, some courses sound nothing like what they actually...

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