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New At AHS Commencement 2015
Herff Jones-Mark Havnen, Lifetouch Photography and Ankeny High School have partnered to add live streaming at AHS Commencement 2015.  Now, family and friends who cannot attend commencement may watch via this web site.  Remember that commencement starts @ 1:00 pm Central Time on Monday, May 25 and is held at the Drake Knapp Center. 

Herff Jones-Marc Havnen & Lifetouch Photography
Bullying Surveys Now Available Online

The Bullying and Harassment task force is committed to doing an annual survey for parents, teachers and students.  This survey will assist us in knowing whether our efforts are making a difference for students. This year, each building will be able to see specific survey results from their students, staff, and parents.   Creating a caring and welcoming environment is a component of the district Strategic Plan and  the metrics gathered will help guide our work in this area.  Thank you for taking time to complete the survey. You may Select Student Survey here. You may select the Parent/Teacher Survey 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 recieved 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.

Second Semester Exam Schedule
Sophomores and Juniors will take semester exams on May 22, 26 and 27.  The bell schedule for semester exam days can be downloaded here.

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.
Rick Nelson to be named AHS head football coach -
Pending approval by the Ankeny Board of Education on May 4, Mr. Rick Nelson will be named as the new varsity head football coach for Ankeny High School (AHS). Nelson is currently the offensive line coach for the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers football team in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Ankeny Schools selected Nelson from a strong pool of nearly 20 outstanding candidates.  Read more about the new AHS football coach here.
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.

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 to view camps and register today!

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School surplus items auction now open; visit K-Bid to bid -
Ankeny Community Schools is now holding a district inventory surplus sale online, including portable classrooms, vehicles and weight equipment. The district utilizes K-Bid, an online auction service to sell surplus items.  Our auctions are now OPEN and closes May 17, May 21 and May 27.  Photos are available online, or appointments to inspect items in person can be made by calling 515-480-1604, or emailing Please visit the K-Bid auction site here to view items for sale and bid:

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