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Suspended Ames Middle School principal to resign after parents raise bullying concerns  Des Moines Register

Ames Middle School will have a new principal next week.



Ames High School to Hold Class Monday Despite Anonymous Threat  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa--Ames High School officials posted a message online to families Sunday night notifying them of an anonymous threat to the school for Monday.



Ames Middle School principal replaced to 'improve culture'  Iowa State Daily

Ames Middle School Principal Dan Fox has been replaced in the wake of allegations by the public that he promoted a negative culture and environment for ...



Ames Police, school district say high school is in no danger after online threat  Ames Tribune

Ames High School students went back to school Monday morning after an anonymous online threat was reported over the weekend.The Ames Police ...



Interim leadership change made at Ames Middle School  Ames Tribune

A temporary change in leadership was made Thursday at Ames Middle School, but no additional details were being immediately released.In an email sent to ...



Ames School District will host mental health conference  Ames Tribune

The Ames Community School District will hold a free mental health conference on Thursday with speakers, a resource fair and sessions for students and their ...



Ames School Principal on Leave Over Concerns of Student-to-Student Bullying  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- An Ames middle school principal has been placed on leave after being accused of failing to act on reports of bullying at the school. Dan Fox was ...



Ames High School presents 30th-annual Madrigal  Ames Tribune

A select group of Ames High School vocalists are preparing for the 30th-annual Madrigal Dinners, a production that is rich in tradition.With a royal Middle Ages ...



Ames High School students pitch idea for solar panels on new facility  Ames Tribune

A group of Ames High School students has a vision for making the facilities that future Little Cyclones will call home more energy efficient, and is attempting to ...



Ames representatives tour facilities in preparation for new high school project  Ames Tribune

As part of the beginning stages of planning for a new Ames High School, district representatives spent time touring seven high schools this month to help see ...



District aims to improve culture at middle school  Ames Tribune

The change in leadership at Ames Middle School this week was an effort to improve the culture at the school, officials said in a statement to parents and staff on ...



Iowa school removes principal after parents raise concerns about bullying  Des Moines Register

The Ames Community School District has removed a middle school principal after parents and staff members raised concerns about bullying in the building.



Ames High’s Evans not selected for Washington superintendent position  Ames Tribune

After being named as one of two finalists for the superintendent's position in the Washington Community School District in southeast Iowa, Ames High School ...



Ames votes in favor of $110 million high school referendum  Iowa State Daily

The votes have been counted, and Ames residents have voted to approve the Ames bond referendum for a new high school.



New AHS project moving into schematic design phase  Ames Tribune

After several months of research and receiving feedback from students, staff, school district administrators and the community, the project to build a new Ames ...



Ames High’s Evans a finalist for Washington superintendent position  Ames Tribune

This story has been corrected to reflect that there are approximately 1436 students that attend Ames High School.Ames High School Principal Spence Evans is ...



$110 million Ames High School referendum vote to take place Tuesday  Iowa State Daily

The Ames Community School District vote on the $110 million high school bond referendum will be taking place Tuesday, April 3 and the vote will require 60 ...



Architects present revised high school plan during school board meeting  Ames Tribune

The Ames School Board saw a revised schematic design of the high school project during Monday's meeting.The project's architectural team, OPN, and high ...



Ames School District, AHS ranked best in the state  Ames Tribune

The Ames Community School District and Ames High School both received top rankings in the state through a recently released report.Niche — a ...



Ames School Board held special meeting to decide enrollment of registered sex offender  Ames Tribune

The Ames school board on Friday approved the enrollment of a juvenile sex offender after meeting in closed session.Board members invited educational staff ...



Ames High Ditches School Colors To Honor Celia Barquin Arozamena  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- The Ames high little cyclones are proud to be orange and black but Friday night was different. "The student section chose to wear yellow. Yellow ...



Man pleads not guilty to harassing AHS principal  Ames Tribune

An Ames man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he harassed Ames High School Principal Spence Evans on Twitter, and for allegedly making false ...



Ames middle school principal suspended amid bullying concerns  KCCI Des Moines

Ames School District officials say concerns about student-to-student bullying have led to the suspension of the middle school principal in the middle of the year, ...



Lane, Carico chosen as new Ames administrators  Ames Tribune

This story has been corrected to reflect that Brian Carico most recently worked at the Newton Correctional Facility. Two new administrators will be joining the ...



New Ames superintendent ready to build community, reach students where they are  Ames Tribune

Education has always been in Jenny Risner's blood. The Washington state native grew up in a family of educators; her father was a principal and her mother a ...



Introducing the AHS Class of 2018  Ames Tribune

The 308 members of the Ames High School graduating class of 2018 received their diplomas during commencement Sunday at Hilton Coliseum as parents, ...



$110 million Ames bond referendum passes by large margin  Ames Tribune

Ames voters overwhelmingly said yes to a $110 million bond issue Tuesday that will pay for construction of a new Ames High School and expand three of the ...



Ames School Board meeting features a rebranding presentation for the district  Ames Tribune

The school board was introduced to a brand reassessment for Ames Schools during Monday night's meeting.Eric Smidt is Ames' director of school, community ...



Five former Little Cyclone stars to be inducted into Ames hall of fame  Ames Tribune

Ames High School will induct five former standout Little Cyclone athletes into the school's athletic hall of fame this week. Ben Cotton, Amy (Hamilton) Fouch, ...



All State Music Festival is Saturday at Hilton  Ames Tribune

It's one of the most challenging things for high school vocalists and musicians to achieve: acceptance into the All-State Music Festival. But it's a feat that several ...



Wrestling takeaways: Elite Iowa prep wrestlers shine at Agony in Ames showcase  Des Moines Register

Some of Iowa's best prep wrestlers were in action on Saturday at the Agony in Ames.



Risner chosen as Ames’ next superintendent despite split vote  Ames Tribune

This version of the story corrects the location of Jenny Risner's current school district location from Ocean Beach, Wash., to Long Beach, Wash. Emotions ran ...



Second Ames superintendent finalist visits district  Ames Tribune

The scattered snow and ice showers throughout Wednesday didn't keep dozens of community members from packing the Ames school district office in the ...



From the courts  Ames Tribune

Ryan Edward RockRyan Edward Rock, 35, was found not guilty by a jury Wednesday on invasion of privacy charges after a week-long trial.Rock was previously ...



New AHS group raising awareness of social justice  Ames Tribune

Since getting its start at the end of last year, one of Ames High School's newest student groups has started grassroots efforts to increase awareness about social ...



Ames staff members honored for 25 years of service  Ames Tribune

Some of Ames' most permanent fixtures in the classroom and beyond were honored for their time spent with the school district this week.During a ...



Who is Tamin Lipsey, the 14-year-old with an Iowa State offer?  Iowa State Daily

Tamin Lipsey is 14, plays three sports, and already has a scholarship offer from Iowa State. How high can he climb?



Farewell for now  Ames Tribune

The last year has brought with it announcements of many long-term fixtures within the Ames Community School District moving on to tackle different adventures, ...



10 applicants interested in vacant Ames School Board seat  Ames Tribune

In the search to find a new member of the Ames School Board to replace former member Rodney Briggs, who stepped down effective May 2, 10 applicants have ...



AHS ranked No. 1 high school in state  Ames Tribune

Ames High School was recently named the best public high school in the state for a sixth time.For the past five years, Ames High has been ranked the No.



Iowa native Molly Sanders' role at Naval Academy shifts from hoops to hero  Des Moines Register

AMES, Ia. — Molly Sanders stepped onto the football field in her U.S. Naval Academy uniform, leading a procession of 4,400 midshipmen into Navy-Marine ...



New AHS associate principal hopes to focus on student support, mental health  Ames Tribune

When Brian Carico was a student at the University of Northern Iowa, his high school baseball coach said something that changed the trajectory of his life forever.



Getting high at Ames High  Ames Tribune

Junior Liam Struck is a riveting conversationalist, sociable and lively. He is well-known for his outgoing nature and he is a strong student in multiple AP classes.



By the numbers  Ames Tribune

The 2017 Condition of Education Report (COE) —produced by the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) — was recently released, containing the most current ...



Boys tennis: Ames knocks off Ankeny  Ames Tribune

The Ames boys' tennis team bounced Ankeny, 7-4, on Monday, though the Little Cyclones thought the match could have gone better. The Little Cyclones were ...



Ames Committee Recommends Constructing a New High School Building  whotv.com

AMES, Iowa -- A citizen advisory group for the Ames Community School District has recommended moving forward with possible construction of a new high ...



AHS alum experiencing life’s highs and lows at U.S. Naval Academy  Ames Tribune

When Molly Sanders was 17 and beginning to plan her future after graduation from Ames High School, she looked into her crystal ball and tried to think about ...



Football: Ames High alum Colin Newell uses intelligence, intensity to rise up ISU depth chart  Ames Tribune

In the days immediately after Matt Campbell became the new Iowa State football coach, he took a short drive past the northeast side of ISU's campus to Ames ...



Presence of homeless in Ames often overlooked  Ames Tribune

Ames is often seen as an affluent community because of Iowa State University and its array of wealthy, suburban neighborhoods. It is because of these factors ...



Peterson: From Little Cyclone to Big Cyclone — the Colin Newell story  Des Moines Register

Freshman Colin Newell has played so well, that he's enabled ISU's starting center to switch positions.



Iowa high school band members walk off football field before playing of national anthem  DesMoinesRegister.com

Members of Ames High's marching band walked off the field before the national anthem in protest at Friday's football game against Des Moines Lincoln.



iPhone Dropped From Airplane-Found With No Damage in Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- Tuesday was an eventful day for Sarvinder Naberhaus, of Ames. Any day you lose your cellphone can be a challenge. Naberhaus, and her friend, ...



Fellows principal Schrauth wins top Woodin Award  Ames Tribune

Teachers from each of the Ames school district's buildings were awarded for their efforts in the classroom during the annual Dan Woodin Excellence in ...



Police investigating racially charged message left in school locker room  KCCI Des Moines

Ames Community School District spokesperson Eric Smidt said the district, its schools and its students are safe.



U.S. News: 14 Iowa high schools rank nationally as best in country  Des Moines Register

U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked 14 Iowa high schools and recognized 104 Iowa schools out of 20500 public high schools in the nation.



Ross preparing for move to Webster City  Ames Tribune

After 16 years with the Ames Community School District, Associate Superintendent Mandy Ross is finishing up her final weeks in the role before moving on to ...



Girls basketball: Gilbert rides up-tempo pace in victory  Ames Tribune

GILBERT — Gilbert girls' basketball head coach Mike Frisk loves his teams to play tough and fast — a combination of pressure defense and a high-paced, ...



Ames students to receive ALICE training previously considered too traumatic  KCCI Des Moines

The Ames School District is changing its safety protocols in the wake of Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.



Petition Calling for Ames Community School District to Cut Ties With Durham Busing Service  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- Durham School Services is once again accuse of putting children's lives in danger. A new petition is now making its way through the community, ...



Colleagues remember local district court Judge Finn  Ames Tribune

District Court Judge Timothy James Finn was being remembered Thursday as a no-nonsense tough guy on the bench who was kind and generous in his ...



AHS musical takes the stage this weekend  Ames Tribune

A group of teenagers, a soon-to-be demolished theater, a former child actress and her demanding mother, an angry Southern playwright and a loosely put ...



School officials address band member protest  Ames Tribune

The Ames school district faced an ongoing flow of comments, concerns and complaints over the weekend into Monday after multiple students in the high school ...



Dallas Maverick Harrison Barnes Visits Ames to Support Reading and Basketball  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- Harrison Barnes, former Ames High School standout basketball player and current member of the Dallas Mavericks, is back home for a few days.



Mens Basketball: Former Ames standout pursuing amazing opportunity as Cyclone walk-on  Ames Tribune

WEST DES MOINES — It was sometime late in the winter that Iowa State women's basketball associate head coach Jodi Steyer detected something different ...



Area athletes sign letters of intent  Ames Tribune

SIGNING DAYArea preps sign letters of intentMany area high school athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers on ...



Investigation into Ames locker room vandalism ends  Ames Tribune

Nearly two months since an Ames High School locker room was vandalized with profanities and racial slurs, the investigation into the incident has concluded ...



Birdhouse art  Ames Tribune

Next year's Art in the Park project will be for the birds. Literally.The city of Ames Public Arts Commission has approved a birdhouse building competition that they ...



Peterson: Even at an NBA exhibition game, Hilton Coliseum was abuzz with excitement over Brock Purdy's performance  Des Moines Register

AMES, Ia. — The Timberwolves and Bucks were warming up inside Hilton Coliseum Sunday night when someone asked about something way beyond the first ...



Ames High teacher named finalist for state Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science  Ames Tribune

In his 12 years of teaching science at Ames High School, Mike Todd said he has always tried to ensure that his students left as better people than when they ...



Underground tunnel another Ames High oddity  Ames Tribune

As each person in Gerry Peters' Ames High School tour stuck their head around the corner, the remarks were mostly similar.“Oh my,” one person said. “Oh wow ...



Wrestling: Iowa State rolls over SIUE at Stephens Auditorium for season-opening win  Des Moines Register

AMES, Ia. — Prior to Sunday's dual, Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser talked to his team about expectations. Dresser believes his team can be good this ...



Girls Soccer: Ames drills intensity, dominates Mason City  Ames Tribune

Pressure, intensity and connectivity are the cornerstones of the Ames High girls' soccer team and the traits it tries to carry over night to night. The idea of ...



Nearly 50 years later: Ames Hockey Association continues to grow the sport in central Iowa  Ames Tribune

When Al Murdoch pitched the idea of a hockey and ice skating workshop for the youth in Ames in 1969, he had no idea what type of turnout he would get.



Ames educator named Iowa Teacher of the Year  Ames Tribune

Hundreds of Ames High School students, staff and members of district administration crowded into the school gymnasium Wednesday afternoon to see one of ...



Ames twin archers ready to take on Summer Iowa Games  Ames Tribune

Incoming Ames High freshmen and twins Jordon and Mikayla Kloth have a lot in common.They both have long, brown hair. They both swim for the Ames ...



Ames High School Madrigal Dinner returns for holiday tradition  Ames Tribune

An annual Ames High School tradition is returning to celebrate the holidays in style. The Ames High School Madrigal Dinner will be held beginning Thursday, ...



Ames police investigating holiday weekend burglaries  Ames Tribune

Ames police are investigating a string of burglaries over the Memorial Day weekend, resulting in more than $6000 in items being stolen.According to Ames ...



Ames High School: 125 Students Out Sick  whotv.com

AMES, Iowa- On Wednesday Ames High had 125 students out sick. Over 1300 students attend the school, so that's not quite 10 per cent of the student body.



Ames High School graduation set for Sunday  Ames Tribune

The list of students expected to graduate from Ames High School on Sunday includes several national merit finalists as well a senior who has been recognized ...



Ames Couple Opens Raspberry Hill as a Rustic Escape Near Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- Brad and Gina Perkins were looking to start a small business, so they could spend more time together, with their kids. They were looking for ...



Speed, mental strength helps 15-year-old Tamin Lipsey on court  USA TODAY High School Sports

Tamin Lipsey, an Iowan track and basketball star, said his passing ability comes from mental strength and desire to get teammates involved.



Man Charged with Murder in Ames Golf Course Death  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa-- Monday, Ames Police identified a body as 22-year-old former Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena. Barquin Arozamena was found dead ...



Ames City Council Votes to Do Away With Parking on Welch Avenue  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- The Ames City Council has been studying for a number of weeks what to do with Welch Avenue here in Campustown. They took a survey and ask ...



Student of the Month Ames High senior Rachel Kim  Ames Tribune

Rachel Kim considers research as something that's fun to do in her downtime, speaks three languages fluently, has garnered a list of academic awards longer ...



Editorial: Ames Marching Band protest is very 'American'  Iowa State Daily

A Fox News columnist Todd Starnes called a recent protest by Ames High School Marching Band un-American, disgraceful and sickening. The ISD Editorial ...



The Register's list of the 50 best Iowa high school boys' basketball stars of all time  Des Moines Register

From Barnes to Wieskamp. Raef to the Roland Rocket. The Des Moines Register took on an ambitious project — to select the 50 greatest Iowa high school boys' ...



Ames Equestrian Therapy Organization Lands New Home  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- One Heart Equestrian Therapy has opened a new home north of Ames. The Non-Profit organization has purchased a former horse stable at 2710 ...



Its been a great journey  Ames Tribune

Ames Superintendent Dr. Tim Taylor has been called a leader, an institution and the Tom Selleck of administrators by his colleagues. But by next June, he will ...



Ames Officers Glad See Something, Say Something Is Keeping Them Busy  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- Tuesday evening around 6:40 pm, while grocery store shopping at an Ames Hy-Vee, sophomore Iowa State University student Kennedy Eitmann ...



NOEL the Musical Created by Two Men Living in Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa-The new production called NOEL the Musical will open Friday night at Stephens Auditorium. NOEL is on a tour of the Midwest, 20 cities, including ...



Ames Economy Humming Along- With One Concern  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- The Ames Economy is continuing to move forward at a brisk pace. At the Ames Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, The Ames Chamber of ...



Preparations in full swing for annual AHS Madrigal Dinner  Ames Tribune

Northminster Presbyterian Church in Ames will be transformed into a scene out of a banquet hall during the Middle Ages as part of Ames High School's 29th ...



Ames High School Honor Roll, first semester 2012-13  Ames Tribune

Ames High School Honor Roll First Semester 2012-13. 4.0 grade point average, freshmen: Jay Amin, Christian Bannantine, Alexandra Biedenbach, Jamie ...



It’s a Merry Tuba Christmas in Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- It's an annual tradition here, Merry Tuba Christmas. For nine years, Ames has welcomed this gathering of low brass instruments, performing ...



New Focus: ‘Ames Downtown’ Launched on Main Street  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- Main Street here is evolving into a new identity. Over the years it's signs have said it's the Ames Cultural District, or Historic Ames Downtown.



Ribbon-Cutting Postponed For Outdoor Ice Rink in Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa -- The ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new outdoor ice skating rink in Ames has been postponed due to unseasonably warm weather, says City of ...



Smithsonian Exhibit Opening in Ames  WHO TV Des Moines

AMES, Iowa- In order to visit the Smithsonian Institute, most need to visit Washington DC but now the Smithsonian is coming to Iowa. “Hometown Teams: How ...



Ames High Biology Students Learning With Big Outdoor Project  whotv.com

AMES, Iowa -- Ames High School biology students are getting hands-on experience working on a new parking lot at Ames City Hall this week. The parking lot is ...



Mental health key in keeping students safe from violence, experts say  KCCI Des Moines

A recent string of gun-related incidents at central Iowa schools has some parents on high alert. Ames High School saw extra police and heightened security ...



Swimming: Little Cyclones keep Jenks family on mind in state title win  Ames Tribune

IOWA CITY — There were plenty of tears following the Little Cyclones' one-point victory over West Des Moines Valley at the boys' state swim meet.With the ...



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