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Ankeny High School Announcements
AHS students selected to finals in Design Challenge:
Three Ankeny High School students were selected to the finals in the Second Annual Design Challenge for Affordable Housing. The jury chose junior Bryan Stamper, senior Christine Orlanes and junior Cole Schenck to present to a panel of judges on April 26 at the Pappajohn Center in downtown Des Moines. Their work will also be featured on KCWI-23’s "Great Day" program on April 21, at 8:40 a.m. Read more about the competition here.
After Prom - Everything you need to know
Ankeny After Prom –For AHS and ACHS is April 26 Following the Prom Dance. After Prom is held at 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.
Counselors to meet with Sophomores April 17 & 18
Counselors will meet with sophomores during their study hall on Thursday, April 17 or Friday, April 18 to review PLAN results and to discuss ACT testing. Those students without a study hall will be notified of an alternate time to meet with counselors.

SENIOR Meeting held
Seniors met with counselors and administrators on April 9 for information regarding commencement, etc.  Most students immediately filled out and submitted their forms to counselors.  Those seniors who were not able to attend the meeting may access the forms that were distributed here:
Final Transcript Request - for final transcripts to home or college
Graduate Intentions - state required information
Senior Calendar - this is the updated calendar with 7:30 baccalaureate time
DMACC also supplied transcript requests for students who want their college transcript sent.  See Mrs. Porath in Guidance if you would like a copy.

Mandatory pre-registration for AP testing
All juniors and seniors who have registered for AP exams must attend one of the following pre-registration sessions:
April 22 @ 7:50 or 3:45
April 23 @ 3:45
Additional information was mailed home to students who registered for AP tests.  Sophomores taking AP tests will pre-register during their AP class. For questions please contact AP teachers or counselors.
SENIORS - Baccalaureate Time Change
Baccalaureate is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 PM at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.  This is a change from the time originally reported.  A copy of the updated senior calendar and planning guide is available here.

SENIORS - Planning Guide Available
Graduating seniors - a number of mandatory and optional activities are planned for May.  Read about the scheduled events and the expectations in the updated senior planning guide.

Student ID pictures scheduled for April 21 & 22
Just a reminder that spring pictures for 2014-15 student IDs is scheduled for April 21 and 22, 2014 from 7:30 - 3:00 during P.E.

AHS Newsletter Available
The latest edition of the AHS Newsletter is available here.


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.
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.)

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 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.

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.

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 auditorium. Read more about the upcoming forum.
 
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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