No School, Lifetouch Update & Caps/Gowns
There will be no school this Wednesday, November 22nd, Thursday, November 23rd, or Friday, November 23rd. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th.
As a token of appreciation, Lifetouch is offering discounts on school photography!
50% off a purchase of $50+ with code THANKFUL50
40% off a purchase of $40+ with code THANKFUL40
30% off a purchase of $30+ with code THANKFUL30
Valid through 11/25/23
To order, log in to your account on mylifetouch.com or create an account using your student’s school ID number. Don’t forget to order your FREE Digital SmileSafe card!
More about the Smilesafe program here.
- All senior portraits are due by February 23rd, 2024.
- All recognition/baby ads are due by March 22nd, 2024.
Lifetouch Studio Retake Day
You may have kids that still need to be photographed that missed retake day. We can help!
Again this year we will have 3 locations where parents can bring their children to have a photo taken.
What: Lifetouch Studio Retake Day
Date: Thursday, December 7th Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Urbandale, Iowa – Bettendorf, Iowa – Omaha, Nebraska (address listed in signup)
How to sign up: Click the link of the location you will be attending
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
No School Friday
There will be no school on Friday, November 10th. The main office will be open on Friday afternoon from 12:00pm-4:00pm and classes will resume on Monday, November 13th.
You Can’t Take It With You – Tickets on Sale
“When the daughter of an eccentric, tax-evading family falls in love with the son of a no-nonsense Wall Street banker, chaos is sure to ensue! The oddball Vanderofs may seem nonsensical at first, but they know what it means to be a family. Come see the Drama Department’s production of the classic You Can’t Take It With You.”
Tickets are now on sale for the Drama Department’s fall production of You Can’t Take It With You on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
Project Fresh Start Winter Outerwear Event
AHS will be collecting the following items from November 1st through November 8th. They can be dropped off in the main office during school hours for the Project Fresh Start Winter Outerwear Event.
- Coats and hats
- Thick/Warm gloves/mittens
- SNOW PANTS PLEASE
- GENTLY used, almost new/clean as much as possible
- This is for our FAMILIES, not just our kids
- We are NOT accepting/giving out boots
Ankeny students and their families can come to the Winter Outerwear Event to pick out winter clothing items like coats, gloves and hats and more, free of charge. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, you can go here.
Digital Student IDs Coming Soon for Grades 6-12
Beginning November 1, all students in grades 6-12 will have access to a digital student ID through an app called Minga. While all students will continue to receive a physical student ID card, students who choose to utilize the digital ID will have access to an ID that replicates and functions the same as their physical ID. This includes the ability to use the digital ID for admittance to athletic events for students with SATs and K-8 activity passes.
How to Access Minga
Students who wish to utilize the digital ID will download Minga to their personal device. The app may be downloaded from the Apple AppStore or the Google Play Store.
Students sign in using their school email address and password.
Minga meets United States federal and state standards for data collection, storage, and sharing. They never collect unnecessary information, and they never share it outside of our school or district, including names or email addresses. You may access Minga’s Student Data Privacy & Safety Guide by clicking here.
If you prefer that your student not have access to a digital student identification card, please contact your student’s school to request an opt-out form. The opt-out form, requesting your e-signature, will be assigned to you in Infinite Campus and once signed, your student’s access to their digital ID will be terminated.
E-signed opt-out forms completed in Infinite Campus on or before October 27, 2023, will prevent your student’s digital ID from being activated in Minga. Opt-out form requests received after October 27, 2023, will be processed and access to Minga terminated as soon as possible at your student’s school.
Hello, parents/guardians of Ankeny High School seniors!
Senior Pictures and Recognition/Baby Ads Announcement:
All senior portraits are due by February 23rd, 2024.
All recognition/baby ads are due by March 22nd, 2024.
Please click here to carefully read over the Senior Pictures and Recognition/Baby Ads Information to learn more about senior portrait requirements, senior portrait submission, the prices of recognition/baby ads, and recognition/baby ads submission.
All senior portraits and recognition/baby ads should be sent to my school email using the instructions in the document above. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Please keep in mind that the best way to reach me is through email.