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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...

New Faculty

Ezra Shirtcliff, WEB Staff

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

Associate principal Brian Carico My primary responsibilities include attendance, discipline, testing, AP and student services.  This is my 22 year as a school administrator. I have been a school administrator in Des Moines, Johnston, Indianola, Waukee school districts.  I have also worked at Grand V...

Turtles all the way down…by the greenhouse

Turtles all the way down…by the greenhouse

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

I was given the esteemed task for this edition to write about something I truly care about. If you are someone who has looked outside of Mrs. Testerot or Mr. Jurgenson’s math classes, you might understand. While pondering existence in these classrooms both Freshman and Sophomore year, I looked down t...

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...

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Petr Karpov, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

While countless Ames High students spend hours working on creative projects in and out of school, few receive the fame and recognition that all of their hard work warrants. Thus enter the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards–a program intended to recognize the artistic and writing abilities of studen...

Poetry Plus

Poetry Plus

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

High school is about expressing yourself, learning what you really want in life and figuring out how to cope with the stress of your teenage years. In poetry plus period you will hear people read beautiful poems about their innermost wants and anxieties in an attempt to understand and tackle these big...

The Role of A Woman

The Role of A Woman

Selaam Dollisso, Online Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

During the first weekend of April, Ames was met with a wave of feminism discussion. Coming all the way from Ohio, author Mindy McGinnis came to Ames High and the public library to discuss her book “The Female of the Species”, among other things relating to her experience with feminism in today’s worl...

Lettuce Club

Lettuce Club

Petr Karpov, Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

As the clock reached 3 minutes and 30 seconds, the only sound that could be heard from Mrs. Brenneman’s room was the crunchy sound of lettuce consumption. Suddenly, just as the timer hit 3:41, the room was overcome with cheers of joy and sorrow as Sean Prell sprang to his feet in victory. Having jus...

A Good CAUSE

A Good CAUSE

Srishti Mathur, Campus Life Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

Ames High school is filled to the brim with various clubs, from SACRE to Fiber Club. Amongst the array of clubs lies CAUSE. CAUSE stands for Citizens Actualizing and Understanding Sustainable Environments. Led by senior Isak Werner Anderson and junior Lucas Bleyle, the club is working towards many di...

Our role in a new high school

Our role in a new high school

Lucas Bleyle, Co-editor in Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

On April 3rd Ames will be holding a community wide vote on whether or not the Ames Community School District should issue $110 million in general obligation bonds for the funding of a new high school building and expansion of three elementary schools. There is some contention on whether or not a new high school is ...

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