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School Announcements
Tickets on sale until April 25 for Booster Bash Dinner & Auction:
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.

After Prom-All The Things You Need To Know
Ankeny After Prom –For AHS and ACHS is April 26 Following the Prom Dance. After Prom is held at the Ankeny High School. Doors open at Midnight. Entrance is west doors by the Activities Office. No admittance after 1:30 am. To get the complete information click here.

Senior Parents/Seniors-Baccalaureate Time Change
Baccalaureate is now scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 PM at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. Attached is the updated Senior calendar and Commencement Planning Guide.
Attention Graduating Class of 2014 and Parents
We want to honor the class of 2014 at Senior Spotlight Night on May 13 at 7 pm in the Centennial Main Gym.  Please use the link  to report all scholarships accepted so they can be recognized in the program and in our presentation.  All scholarships must be reported by May 1.  
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.)

Important Dates for Seniors
This is a busy time of year for Seniors. Click here to find important dates leading up to graduation. Congratulations to our first graduating class from Centennial!!


Seminar-Every Wednesday
When: Every Wednesday (replacing Advisement) beginning April 2nd  
 
What: A school-wide time for extra help/enrichment.
 
Why: Parents, staff, administration, and students have requested time during the day for extra help and enrichment.  Also, there has been a desire to change the current advisement structure. 
to learn more about this Pilot Program click here.
Volunteer to help with After Prom
Ankeny After Prom is using an online volunteer sign up program for the first time this year. As you may already know, it takes many hands to fully staff a successful and safe After Prom Event.  Please take the time now to sign-up by clicking on the link below (or copy and paste the URL into your browser address bar) to 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 kristispoth@yahoo.com or Lisa Tagye at tagyes@mchsi.com.  Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAEA623A3FC1-volunteers

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.

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.
Prom is Here!
On Saturday, April 26th Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School will host a joint prom for members of the junior and senior classes. The event will be held at the Val Air Ballroom from 9:00pm – 12:00am. Click here for more details. 
Military Academy Day
Congressman Tom Latham would like to invite all interested high school students and their parents to attend his Military Academy Day. This day will help students and their parents familiarize themselves with the application and nomination process to any of the nation's five service academies. Click here for more information.

Important Dates for ACT and College Visits
Visit our guidance tab on the left and click on the calendar for important dates for ACT testing and college visits and more. Newly updated!
Conferences: Feb. 20 & 25
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) is participating in Iowa College Goal Sunday-this organization works with community organizations to coordinate financial aid events where students and families can receive free assistance with the completion of the FAFSA form.  To check dates when they will be in the area visit their website at www.IowaCGS.org or www.ICANsucceed.org/tool/kit .  
If you have any questions please call or stop in. 515.965.9610 ext. 2990.


 
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 kristispoth@yahoo.com or Lisa Tagye at tagyes@mchsi.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.  

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 desmoines@kbidusa.com. Please visit the K-Bid auction site here to view items for sale and bid.

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 portal@ankenyschools.org.

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