District News & Announcements
Ankeny to Host State Tennis Tournaments
Ankeny is proud to host part of the 2013 boys', girls' and co-ed State Tennis Tournaments May 28, June 1 and June 4. An informational page has been set up with participant information, driving directions, maps, and other relevant information. If you enjoy tennis and would like to attend, or are visiting for the tournament, we hope this will be helpful.
View State Tennis Tournament information and resources here.
May 20 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 May 20 Board Brief here.
May 6 Board Meeting Minutes Now Available
The official minutes of the Board of Education's May 6 meeting are now available online. Meeting minutes are published in .pdf format and require a free reader such as Adobe Reader
to view. View Board meeting minutes here.
Follow us on Twitter!
Are you on the go but want to know what’s going on at school? No problem! Now you can stay in touch with Ankeny High School, Ankeny Centennial High School, and the Ankeny Community School District on Twitter. To begin, choose one of the links below, or one of the Twitter icons above the Upcoming Events window of each respective website.
Twitter updates will be a selection of news headlines and updates, with many including a link back to the website for a full article. The district is currently piloting these three accounts, with plans to add accounts for other schools on Twitter in the future.
Special Edition e-Backpack: Drivers Ed & Sports Camps
A special spring edition of the e-Backpack is now available, containing school-related Drivers' Education and Booster Club Sports Camp fliers. Check out these fliers here.
6th Grade Parents: New State 7th Grade Tdap Requirement
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, and for all future school years, the State of Iowa will require all students entering, advancing, or transferring into seventh grade
(born on or after September 15, 2000), to provide proof of an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster immunization known as “Tdap”. Documentation of the Tdap vaccine for your seventh grader must be provided to the school nurse at Parkview Middle School or Prairie Ridge Middle School prior to the first day of school in August 2013. Read more about this new state Tdap requirement here.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
On May 19 at 5:30 p.m., the 100th graduating class of Ankeny High School, the Class of 2013, walked across the stage at the Drake Knapp Center in Des Moines and completed their high school careers. Seniors Kelsey Arneson, Cody Bock, Austin Heinzerling and Adam Hudson addressed the 491 members of their class. The Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff of Ankeny Schools congratulate our graduating seniors. Read more and see photos of the ceremony here.
Ankeny Athletic Booster Club Camps Now Available!
Booster Club Summer Camps are now available for sign up. All registration is now completed online
. Please visit www.ankenycamps.com
to receive information and register online for summer camps. All registrations are on line. If you have questions, please contact the Activities Office at 963-4335.
ACE Mentor Team with AHS Students Wins National Competition
Congratulations to the ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa, whose team included AHS students Nicole Bramow and Sirina Reed. The team recently won the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT)/ACE Mentor Program National Design Competition in Washington, DC. Their design for a modular school addition and was ultimately named the winner from 43 entries nationwide. Read more about the ACE team from Central Iowa here.
AHS Students Place 2nd, 3rd in Chinese Language Competition
On May 4, students in Chinese classes from AHS and Northview Middle School participated in the first High School Chinese Language Speaking Competition at the University of Iowa. Ankeny High School students gave a strong performance, winning second and third place in the competition. Read about the Chinese language competition here.
Ankeny Centennial High School Song Lyrics Selected
After a long process that included a contest for lyrics and review of eight different submissions by student peers, Ankeny Centennial High School has a school song! Members of the Jaguar Advisory Team, made up of 8th through 11th graders who will attend ACHS next fall, selected a version made up of lyrics from four different submissions.
Read about (and hear!) the new ACHS school song.
National Honor Society Inducts 80 Students
Ankeny High School recently inducted 80 students in to National Honor Society (NHS) at a ceremony at which Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was the keynote speaker. Students apply for membership and are evaluated on extracurricular involvement, community service, scholarship, and an essay. Read about NHS and see a list of inductees here.
AHS Senior Selected for National Information Tech Award
AHS senior Rhiannon Barth has been named a recipient of the Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Rhiannon was one of only nine Iowa students to be selected for the award, which honors young women for computing-related achievements and interests.
Read more about Rhiannon and the Aspirations Award here.
Governor Branstad Visits Ashland Ridge Second Grade
Ashland Ridge second-graders had a particularly distinguished visitor April 22 as part of their social studies unit on American government. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the school and talk to the students about the job of the governor.
Read about the governor's visit and see pictures here.
U.S. News Ranks Ankeny High School Among Nation's Best
Ankeny High School is among the best high schools in Iowa and the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 analysis of high schools across America. Ankeny was ranked the tenth best high school in Iowa and number 1,746 in the nation, receiving a silver medal and placing higher than nearly 20,000 other schools across the nation.
Read about the U.S. News analysis of American high schools here.
Preschool Registration is Now Open
Preschool registration for the 2013-2014 school year is now open. Select one of the links below to online register your student for three-year-old or four-year-old preschool. Registrations are time-date stamped and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.