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District News & Announcements
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 or Lisa Tagye at  Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius:


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.  

Show your school spirit by donating blood:
Show your school spirit by donating blood with your favorite school.  Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School are challenging students, faculty, staff, and the community to compete in a fun and friendly Blood Battle to save lives on Friday, April 18 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in either school's gym.  Read more about the blood drive and learn how to schedule your donation here
AHS Jazz Artist-In-Residency Concert:
Anthony Williams, professor of trombone at the University of Northern Iowa, will join Parkview, Southview and AHS students for this year's Ankeny Jazz Artist-In-Residency on April 21-22.  The students will participate in clinics and master classes during the school day, the event will conclude with a concert in the AHS auditorium on April 22 at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students, seniors, and veterans.  April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Ankeny Hawks are proud to again to participate in this community event.

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 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.)

Community Education Camp Invention & UGOTCLASS:
Ankeny Community Education brings you Youth Enrichment and Continuing Education Classes through its newest partners.
Camp Invention 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

UGOTCLASS 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.

School surplus items “garage sale” auction is now open:
The Ankeny School District is holding its annual inventory surplus sale. Unlike the past in which the district has held a “garage sale” format, beginning this year we will utilize K-Bid, an online auction service to sell surplus items.  Our auction is now OPEN and will close on April 23.  Photos are available online, or appointments to inspect items in person can be made by calling 515-480-1604, or emailing Please visit the K-Bid auction site here to view items for sale and bid.

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.
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 auditoriumRead more about the upcoming forum.
Donate to the School Foundation through "Birdies for Charity" and get an opportunity to win a John Deere zero turn mower:
The Ankeny Schools Foundation is pleased to announce it has partnered with Birdies for Charity for an exciting fundraising opportunity. Birdies for Charity gives participants an opportunity to generate contributions based on the number of “birdies” made by the Champions Tour players during the 2014 Principal Charity Classic, with charities receiving matching donations and the possibiltiy of additional bonus bucks.  There's even an opportunity for you to win a Zero Turn Mower, donated by John Deere Financial.  Read about the School Foundation and Birdies for Charity here.

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.

5th Grade Choral Festival Performance - April 17
For the past several weeks, Ankeny students have been rehearsing for the 5th Grade Choral Festival.  North feeder fifth graders will present their concert on Thursday, April 17.  A reminder of the students' afternoon and evening schedule can be found here
Please join us for the 6:30 p.m. performance held in the auditorium at Ankeny Centennial High School.

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

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