District News & Announcements
This Friday last day to buy tickets for Booster Bash:
Tickets are on sale now until Friday, April 25
for the Ankeny Booster Club’s First Annual Booster Bash Dinner and Auction. The event is May 3 at the FFA Enrichment Center on Ankeny's DMACC Campus. Individual tickets for the event are $35 each with whole tables for up to 8 also available. Tickets can be purchased at www.ankenyboosters.com
. Funds raised will benefit Ankeny Hawks and Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Athletics. View more about the Booster Bash Dinner & Auction here
April 21 Board Brief now available:
are an informal summary of each Board meeting, published as a quick informational tool to keep you in touch with the Ankeny Board of Education. Read the April 21 Board Brief here
April 7 Board meeting minutes now available:
The official minutes of the Board of Education's April 7 meetings are now available online. Meeting minutes are in .pdf format and require the free Adobe Reader
to view. View Board meeting minutes here.
Community Education collecting items for Operation Underwear:
Ankeny Community Education is partnering with Ankeny Kiwanis Club's Operation Underwear
to collect new children's underwear, socks, and sweatpants for school nurses and social workers to provide assistance to students. All sizes are needed, and all Ankeny schools benefit. The Ankeny Community Education Office at 306 SW School St. is collecting donations now through May 20
. Read more about the program here
AHS Show Choir ends season in top 10 at Nationals:
After traveling to competitions around the midwest, Ankeny High School’s varsity show choir "Visual Adrenaline" recently culminated its competition season by performing at Nationals on the stage where country music was born – the Grand Ole Opry. The group of 52 performers placed eighth overall among the 34 show choirs competing in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more about their perfomance at Nationals here
AHS Students to Host Human Trafficking Community Forum:
Human trafficking is going on today, right here in Iowa, and a group of Ankeny teens intends to raise awareness through an upcoming community event. A Generation Rising: Human Trafficking Forum, will be held on April 30 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the AHS auditorium
. Read more about the upcoming forum
Booster Club Summer Camps registration open:
Take advantage of excellent opportunities for your child to develop and maintain fitness while improving sports skills and techniques. Coaches from AHS, ACHS, Northview, Southview, Parkview, and Prairie Ridge will be coaching at an abundance of camps this summer to benefit students of all ages. Go to www.ankenycamps.com to view camps and register now!
(Please note, when using this link you are leaving the Ankeny Community Schools website. The school district does not control this site or any sites linked to it, nor the content therein.)
AHS students selected to finals in Design Challenge:
Three Ankeny High School students were selected to the finals in the Second Annual Design Challenge for Affordable Housing. The jury chose junior Bryan Stamper, senior Christine Orlanes and junior Cole Schenck to present to a panel of judges on April 26 at the Pappajohn Center in downtown Des Moines. Read more about the competition here
City seeks applicants for crossing guard positions:
The City of Ankeny is in need of school crossing guards and substitute crossing guards. This position pays $13.00/shift. If you are interested in becoming a crossing guard, please complete an employment application as soon as possible at city hall or online. Deadline to apply is April 25.
After Prom seeking volunteers:
Ankeny After Prom is using an online volunteer sign up program this year. It takes many hands to fully staff a successful and safe After Prom Event. Please sign-up by clicking on the link below and sign-up for the area you’re interested in and specific shift(s). If you have already showed an interest in volunteering to the After Prom Committee, you will still need to go to this site and sign up. For those that do sign-up to volunteer at After Prom, please enter on the West side of the Ankeny High School using the doors North of the main entrance. You'll need to check in at the Registration area where you'll receive further information and instructions.
Thank you in advance for volunteering and supporting Ankeny After Prom. Any questions or comments, please contact Kristi Spoth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Tagye at email@example.com. Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAEA623A3FC1-volunteers
Before and After-School Program registration is now open:
Registration for the 2014-2015 Ankeny Schools Before and After-School Program is now open. Select the links below to register your student. Registrations are time-date stamped and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Community Education Camp Invention & UGOTCLASS:
Ankeny Community Education brings you Youth Enrichment and Continuing Education Classes through its newest partners.
will hold week long Science, Technology, Engineering and Math camps for children entering grades 1st - 6th. Camps are led by local certified instructors. Discover how to inspire confidence in curious children like yours! Sign up now at www.campinvention.org
offers over 60 online courses and certificates in: Business, Business Communication, Health, Human Resources, Leadership, LEED Green Workplace, New Media Marketing, Professional Development, Social Media for Business, Training and Education, and Training for K-12 Teachers. Sign up today: UGOTCLASS
Community Education courses open for registration:
Challenge your mind and body by enrolling in summer youth, adult and family classes through Ankeny Community Education. Choose from class offerings like Bricks 4 Kidz, Iowa Circus Academy, Mad Science, Percussion Lessons, Piano Lessons, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Kids, Underwater Sea Adventure, Yoga and Zumba Gold! Register for CE classes here
Honors Science qualification and application:
Letters regarding Honors Science placement for incoming 6th–11th grade students were sent on March 24-28 to those who qualify. The district offers Honors Science courses to middle and high school students based on student academic need.
If your student did not receive a notification letter, and wishes to enroll he/she can complete an Honors Science application for consideration
. Applications are due April 30
. Please contact the Ankeny Extended Learning Program (AELP) teacher or principal at your student’s school if you have questions.
The members of the Board of Education would like to thank Ankeny voters for supporting our plan to renovate Northview Middle School with a 78 percent approval of the recent bond referendum. We would also especially like to thank all of our citizens and district staff who spent their personal time and effort to help pass the referendum. Your work is greatly appreciated.
We can now move forward to renovate this school and continue to focus on students’ needs in our growing community. The passage of this bond will help us remain true to our commitment of repairing heating, cooling and electrical issues, improving safety and security, and creating more equitable classroom space at Northview.
On behalf of the Board, our staff, and most importantly, our students, “Thank you, Ankeny.”
Prom information for parents:
On April 26, Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School will host a joint Prom for juniors and seniors. The event will be at the Val Air Ballroom from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Parents who would like to view Prom decorations at the Val Air Ballroom are asked to do so between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. In order to ensure the safety and security of all students, the Val Air will be closed to the public and only students will be admitted beginning at 8:00 p.m. Parents who would like to take pictures of their students will need to do so prior to student arrival at 8:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.
Interpreting Your Student's Iowa Assessments Scores
In January, Ankeny students took the Iowa Assessments test, which replaced the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Tests of Education Development (ITED) last year. Test results are now being sent home to parents. Ankeny Schools provide several resources to help you interpret your student’s test scores. It is recommended that you review this online information.
Review the Iowa Assessments interpretation resources here.
Second Semester 12-Week Reports Online for Grades 6-12
Ankeny secondary schools' 12-week midterm grade reports are now available in Infinite Campus. Midterm reports are not sent via mail; paper reports are not sent until the end of the semester. Midterm grades may viewed via Infinite Campus. If you need to set up in Infinite Campus account, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org