District News & Announcements
Board to Approve School Calendar at April 20 Meeting
The Ankeny Board of Education will vote on a 2015-2016 school calendar at their Monday, April 20 regular meeting. After the state sent legislation regarding the school start date to the Governor on March 31, the Board reviewed several options for the calendar at their next regular meeting, held April 6. They could not, however, approve the calendar at that meeting, as there is a requirement to first hold a public hearing, which was scheduled for April 20.
“Metro school districts have been considering the day of the week on which to start, especially for younger students, as well as the length of winter break and other factors that affect the end date of school,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston. “The Board will be voting Monday and a calendar will be posted as soon afterward as possible.”
Before And After-School Summer Adventures Camp Registration Now Open!
A summer full of sizzling fun is planned for students who have completed
grades K-5 at the Before and After-School Program’s Summer Adventures Camp. There is something for everyone in this summer camp that’s jam-packed with hands-on enrichment fun! Select the camps you want, don’t pay for those you don't. Campers may register for only one or two weeks, or the entire summer. For more information and to register, visit the Before and After-School Program website
2015-2016 Before and After-School Program Registration Now Open
Registration for the Ankeny Community School District 2015-2016 Before and After-School Program is now open for incoming kindergarten through fifth grade students. Registration may be completed online by clicking here
, or in person at the central Before and After-School Program Office, 211 SW Walnut Street, Ankeny.
Online registration requires payment of the $50.00 non-refundable registration fee by credit or debit card.
Questions may be directed to the central Before and After-School Program Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 515-289-3925.
Come and Honor Retiring Teachers and Staff April 29
The Ankeny community is invited to join the school district in honoring Ankeny Schools' retiring employees at an open house and recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 29,
at the Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny
. The open house will run from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. with a short program at 5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Classes filling quickly for summer Community Ed courses; register today!
Don't miss out, classes are filling quickly for Ankeny Community Education (CE) summer courses! Some of the class options include Robotics, Dance, Tai Chi, Tai Kwon Do, Video Game Design, Yoga and much more. Register today!
For more information, please contact Community Education at 289-3960.
Board approves school budget including 37-cent tax rate decrease -
Fifth consecutive rate decrease brings 5-year total reduction to $2.54
- The Ankeny Community School District’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget was approved by the Board of Education on Monday night, following a public hearing for budget adoption. The budget includes a 37-cent reduction in the school tax rate per $1,000 of taxable assessed valuation. Read more about the school budget here.
Reminder: Classes to be in session April 24; snow make-up day
Due to classes being cancelled for inclement weather on January 7, Ankeny Schools will use the April 24 “Built in Snow Day” shown on the district calendar to make up the missed day. Instead of being a day off from school, regular classes will be in session and students will attend school on Friday, April 24.
Second semester 12-week reports now online for grades 6-12:
Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and Support Ankeny Athletics
The Ankeny Booster Club is sponsoring two fundraising nights this month at Buffalo Wild Wings. Show your support by having a great meal while raising money for Ankeny schools' athletics and facilities.
- April 13 and April 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
The restaurant will donate 10% of all pre-tax food sales from guests who present a fundraising ticket.
For more information about the Ankeny Booster Club visit www.ankenyboosters.com
Art Center to Display Student Artwork
Ankeny students will have the opportunity to showcase their artistic creations during the Annual K-12 Art Show at the Ankeny Art Center this month. The work on display will represent artists from all 16 of Ankeny's schools. Read more about the art show and artist receptions
Prom and After-Prom: Information You Need to Know
Prom season is upon us! As students prepare to attend the 2015 dance and After-Prom events, there is some important information to note. Please view details and deadlines here
Belgian Waffle Fundraiser to Benefit TAKE
TAKE (The Ankeny Klothing Exchange), will host a Belgian waffle breakfast on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Neveln Center dining room, 406 SW School Street
Tickets are available in advance for $7 at the Community Education office, 306 SW School Street
or may be purchased at the North Ankeny Hy-Vee on April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $8. Children 5 and under are free. Takeout is also available. For more information view the flier here
TAKE is supported entirely by donations and provides gently-used clothing and household goods to residents in need.
Iowa Department of Education Hosts Iowa Financial Literacy Summit
Teachers, students and parents are invited to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students' financial literacy skills. Tickets are available through April 21
. For more information, including the summit agenda and registration information, visit the Iowa Department of Education's website
or view the Financial Literacy Summit flier here
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 an abundance of camps this summer to benefit students of all ages. Go to www.ankenycamps.com
to view camps and register today!
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