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October 27, 2022

AHS Presents The Alibis!

The AHS Drama Department is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our upcoming production of The Alibis! Our students have been hard at work bringing this show to life, and they’d love to see you in the audience! You can even send cast and crew members a personalized note before the show.

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October 25, 2022

2023-2024 Course Registration Timeline

October 25, 2022

Quiz Bowl team wins knowledge bowl state titles

Knowledge bowl

From left to right Lauren Rolling, Carter Ross, Aiden Orth, Josh Dahlheimer, Jason Dennis, Drew Coleman, Nolan Gentry, Michael Kennedy, Anders Repp and Luca Fratella

 

Congratulations to the Southview 9th grade and Ankeny High School Quiz Bowl teams. The team captured both Iowa State Knowledge Bowl titles this past Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the DMACC Campus.

This is the second championship year in a row for this team and they were able to set tournament records during the event. The high school team won by the widest championship margin in state history. The 9th grade team beat all of the small high school teams in the state.

“I am so proud of these students,” said Nathan Coombes, Quiz Bowl coach. “Since the program began nine years ago, we’ve made history by winning a record sixteen championships among the different teams.”

October 17, 2022

Skilled Trades Camp – a big success!

This summer, Ankeny students got a hands-on look at different jobs within the trades industry. The skilled trades camp, put on by the Des Moines Home Builders Association, allowed these future graduates the chance to learn about additional options to a viable career outside of the school setting. Students traveled to different unions and were able to interact with specific responsibilities of plumbers and steamfitters, electricians, carpenters, as well as non union job sites. This opportunity provided clarity which pathway to take which could help them plan their next few years of high school and beyond. This camp gave our students confidence in making decisions about their pathway after high school. Check out the video!

October 17, 2022

Engineers visit with students

On October 6th, Principles of Engineering students at Ankeny High School had the opportunity to visit with engineers from our community. These potential future engineers engaged in coordinated informational interviews with 14 professional engineers representing different types of engineering from six local companies. 

Engineers

The student led interviews provided insights into the engineering profession, the engineering pathway, and the company they work for. This activity helped the students to connect the content they learn in class to the everyday responsibilities of an engineer. It also was a great networking experience for the students.

Student Emma Kisgen said, “I liked getting a real-world perspective to help me navigate this potential career path. A big takeaway was the major skills required, such as communication, multitasking, and leadership that would help me decide if this was the career for me.”

Thank you to DLR Group, MODUS Engineering, Snyder & Associates, John Deere Des Moines Works, Collins Aerospace and Ruan Transportation Management Systems for partnering with us for this event. 

Events such as this are an important component of our mission to ensure all ACSD students will graduate prepared for postsecondary success.

October 17, 2022

Activity Registration/Winter Parent Meeting

Activity Registration

Ankeny Hawk Families,

As we are midway through the month of October, it is time to begin the process of gearing up for an exciting winter sports season.

One of the more stressful things every school year for student-athletes, parents, coaches, and the activities office is the process of obtaining permission to practice and compete.  We are excited to offer an online platform that houses athletic physicals and other important electronic forms that we hope will make this experience more convenient for all involved.

Athletic registrations must be renewed each school year.  Registrations from prior years are not valid.  If your student will participate in a 2022-23 winter sport, we ask that you complete this online registration process by Friday, October 28. This will give our office time to process all registrations, share information with coaches and directors, and clear permission to practice prior to the start of official practice.

Below you will find the link to the registration website as well as some general instructions to help you in the process.  You must complete this process for your student to be given permission to practice and compete.

Click here to access the Ankeny High School and Southview Activities registration site.

Once you are on the Activities Registration website, these instructions will guide you through the registration process.

Need help? Get answers to other frequently asked questions by clicking here.

If you have additional questions, you may contact the activities department at your student’s school.  For Southview, contact Mary Arnold at (515)965-9635.  For Ankeny High School, contact Lisa Meeker at (515)963-4335.

 

Winter Parent Meeting

If you have a student that plans to participate in basketball, wrestling, boys’ swimming, bowling or winter cheer, we ask that you attend an informational parent meeting held in the commons at AHS on Tuesday, November 1, at 6:30pm.

Activities Director, Adam McDonnell, will provide information related to student eligibility, athletic physical submission, our athletic trainer and the role of each staff member in the activities office.  After Mr. McDonnell’s presentation, winter coaches will provide program-specific information to parents.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 1.

October 17, 2022

REMINDER

There is no school on Friday, October 21st or Monday, October 24th.

 

 

October 17, 2022

Future Ready Night & Career Showcase

You’re invited!

What:  Future Ready Night & Career Showcase 

The night will include learning sessions aimed at helping students navigate high school and post-secondary opportunities as well as our Career Showcase featuring over 30 different careers!

When: Monday, November 7th   5:30-8:15 PM 

Where: 

FFA Enrichment Center

1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway

Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Purpose

This event is designed for both students and parents

  • Students will have the opportunity to explore and engage with various careers at the Career Showcase through hands-on experiences with business professionals.
  • Parents, guardians, and students are invited to attend four 20 minute sessions to learn more about opportunities students can take advantage of during and after high school.

 

Linked you will find a copy of the program for the night. 

 

October 13, 2022

Mid-Iowa Band Championship Saturday, Oct. 15

Mid iowa band championship

This Saturday, October 15, the Mid-Iowa Band Championship will be held at Ankeny Stadium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. A $2 discount is also available for seniors 55+.

October 13, 2022

GRADUATION INFORMATION

Ankeny Senior Parents,
Jostens met with your senior on 10.12.22 to talk about graduation.  Please check with your senior to see if they brought their information packet home.  CLICK HERE to complete the google form needed to gather important information on your senior for graduation.   Jostens will be back at Ankeny HS on Tuesday, Oct 18th from 10:50 am – 1:10 pm to take Cap/Gown/Tassel and Graduation Announcement orders.

Questions? Please contact:

Judy Reed 
Jostens
Office Manager
Phone – 1-800-863-0961