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Ankeny High School was named to the US News & World Report 2015 List of Best High Schools


Northeast Elementary School
is a 2014 Blue Ribbon School

Northeast Elementary: "50 Best American Public Elementary Schools" according to TheBestSchools.org.


2015 "Best of Des Moines" School District; Des Moines Cityview
 
District News & Announcements
Second Semester 18-Week Reports Online for Grades 6-12
Ankeny secondary schools' second semester 18-week reports are now available in Infinite Campus.  Parents and guardians may view midterm grades via Infinite Campus.  If you do not have an account set up in Infinite Campus, please click here for more information.

Eight Southview Spanish Students Earn Top Scores in Iowa on National Exam
Eight Spanish students from Southview Middle School finished in the top ten in the state of Iowa on the National Spanish Exam. Nationally, over 137,000 students took the exam. Click here to read more about Southview students and the National Spanish Exam. 
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
On May 25 at 10:00 and 1:00 p.m., the 102nd graduating class of Ankeny High School and the second graduating class of Ankeny Centennial High School, the Classes of 2015, walked across the stage at the Drake Knapp Center in Des Moines and completed their high school careers. Read more, see a list of graduates and view photos here.

Ankeny Seniors and Teachers Honored at 13th Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony
Four Ankeny students, Kory Ford and Andrew Klinker of Ankeny Centennial and Sony Hoang and Elizabeth Pritchard of Ankeny High School, have been honored at the 13th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony in Des Moines. Click here to read more about this year's Governor's Scholars. 
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Ankeny Among the State and Nation's Best High Schools
The Ankeny Community School District has high school achievement data that is among the best in Iowa and the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 analysis of high schools across America.  Ankeny High School received a silver medal, placing the school in the top 12 percent of high schools in the nation and top five percent in Iowa. Ankeny High School was one of only three metro-area schools listed in Iowa's top 15.  Read more about the U.S. News recognition here.
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.

Last chance to register for summer Community Education courses
Summer is almost here!  Ankeny Community Education (CE) wants to keep you and your children busy this summer with a variety of class opportunities.  Youth course options include robotics, video game design, Circus Academy, and more.  Adult class options include Zumba®, Tai Chi, yoga, and more. 
Don't miss out!  Register today!  For more information, please contact Community Education at 289-3960.

Program to Collect School Supplies for Students in Need
Ankeny Community Education and Project Fresh Start are gearing up to continue their decade-long tradition of providing school supplies and backpacks to students in need in the Ankeny community.  They are currently collecting cash donations and school supplies for their Days of Giving and need your help.  Learn more about Days of Giving here.
New 'Child Work Permit' Process
In the past, local school officials have issued Iowa Child Labor Work permits.  Effective June 1, school administrators will no longer be issuing Work Permits.  Youth, parents and employers will now complete a simplified form.  The form and instructions are available on the Division of Labor website at www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/childlabor.htm.  Questions can be directed to iachildlabor@iwd.iowa.gov.
 
Any Work Permit applications that have already been submitted to the school will continue to be processed.

Two Ankeny Students Place First in Optimist Oratorical Contest
Two Ankeny Centennial High School students received top honors in the Iowa Optimist Oratorical Contest.  Senior Brea Young won first place in the girls' division and senior Anthony DeFino won first place in the boys' division in the district competition on May 9 in Des Moines.  Read more about their achievement.
Students learn about language and culture through French exchange -
Twenty Ankeny high school students from AHS and ACHS participated in a French Exchange trip this past March, and then played host to French students in Ankeny in April. These trips are an opportunity for cultural and linguistic exchange with the Lycée Européen, a school in Villers-Cotterets, France. The exchange is designed to improve and apply students’ French language skills in the real world, and also provides many historical and cultural experiences to expand their global knowledge. Learn more about the French exchange trip here.
AHS Inducts 38 Students into National Honor Society
The Ankeny High School National Honor Society held its induction ceremony in the AHS auditorium on Tuesday, April 28. 38 students were admitted as members, including 14 sophomores, 20 juniors, and 4 seniors. Click here to read more about this year's National Honor Society inductees. 
55 AHS and ACHS Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Fifty-five Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School student-athletes were honored with  National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremonies at ACHS and AHS on May 6. The students were joined by family, friends and coaches as they were recognized for having been offered collegiate athletic scholarships or preferred walk-on status. 
Read more about the ceremonies 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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