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September 17, 2022

Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders: 

Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders: 

Overall our drop-off and pick up procedures have been going well so THANK YOU for helping keep our students safe. Below are a few reminders:
1. Pull all the way up before dropping off or picking up student/s.
2. Always use the crosswalk and wait for a staff members directions.
3. Work with your student/s on how to exit and enter the vehicle from the passenger side in a timely manner.
4. Never use the handicap parking spaces unless permitted by Iowa law.

September 13, 2022

Flu Clinic

We will be offering the Flu Clinic in collaboration with Polk County Health Department again this year. Please see below for next date and registration.

No paper consents this year – all registrations are online!

Thursday, Oct 20
4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ Northview Middle School
Visitors enter through W22 Door on the stadium side of the building
Flu Clinic is held in the Commons/Lunchroom.


August 26, 2022

Back to School Night

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st  ~ Back to School Night!

**for parents only**

Grades 1-5

1st & 2nd grade parents 6:30-7:00pm

3rd & 4th grade parents 7:00-7:30pm

5th grade parents 7:30-8:00pm

Band parents 8:00-8:30pm

May 17, 2022

AELP Tech Fair

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The first-ever AELP Technology Fair was held at the Kirkendall Library on Thursday, May 5th.  All of our elementary schools, 6-7 buildings, and 8-9 buildings were represented.

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Students were given a month to work on their projects by completing a technology fair planning sheet and in some cases had to “win” their home building in order to advance. There were about 40 entries total. The projects were categorized according to their classification:  web presence, graphic design and publishing, coding, innovative technology use, etc. Danfoss was on site to teach about hydraulics and the robotics team did demonstrations.

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Projects were judged on a rating scale similar to show choir or band competitions. Judges consisted of parent volunteers, district office staff, instructional coaches, and community volunteers. Judges and participants fill out a survey the next day, so that we can make the fair even better next year.

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Thank you and congratulations to all of our Technology Fair participants and volunteers!






May 16, 2022

Law Day Celebration

The annual Law Day celebration was held on Monday, May 2 and was presented by the Polk County Bar Association. Law Day has been celebrated on or around May 1 since 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation declaring it a day to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. The Polk County Bar Association partners with ARAG each year to give Polk County area students a chance to get creative with the law as part of our annual Law Day celebration. Students in grades K through 12 are invited to compete in the visual arts, music, essay and poetry categories.

This year’s theme was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” Numerous Ankeny students from across the district won awards and are mentioned below.

High School Poetry Competition

Emma Smith
Emma Smith,
Centennial High School
2nd place

High School Essay Competition

Elizabeth Deng
Elizabeth Deng,
Centennial High School
1st place

Finn Stukerjurgen
Finn Stukerjurgen,
Southview Middle School
3rd place

High School Visual Arts Competition

Josie Bishop
Josie Bishop,
Northview Middle School
2nd place

High School Technology Competition

Noah Yeager
Noah Yeager,
Ankeny High School
1st place

Middle School Technology Competition

Aakansha Ganesh
Aakansha Ganesh,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
1st place

Middle School Performing Arts Competition

Middle School Performing Arts
Lauren Boka, Katelyn Henzi, Camryn Johnson, Abigail Willardson, Cathy Owusu-Anokye, Josefina Willkom, Maia Bredice, Kaley Swanson and Sydney Heithoff
Northview Middle School
1st place

Middle School Poetry Competition

Rosie Howieson
Rosie Howieson,
Northview Middle School
1st place

Middle School Essay Competition

Kalyani Bhat
Kalyani Bhat,
Northview Middle School
1st place

Harrison Jansen
Harrison Jansen,
Northview Middle School
2nd place

Martha Willard
Martha Willard,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
3rd place

Middle School Visual Arts Competition

Hollin Hansen
Hollin Hansen,
Southview Middle School
1st place

Eve Russell
Eve Russell,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
2nd place

Middle School Visual Arts 3rd Place
Jamie Miara, Lauren Harmon, Ava Barten, Marleigh Munger and Mabelle Way
Northview Middle School
3rd place (tie)

Elementary School Poster Competition

Ainsley Schnurr
Ainsley Schnurr,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Jillian Tournier
Jillian Tournier,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
2nd place

Thomas Dunne
Thomas Dunne,
Northeast Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Visual Arts Competition

Brinley Feuerbach
Brinley Feuerbach,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Jillian Moses and Siena Peddicord,
Northeast Elementary
2nd place

Meyer & Heither
Stella Heither and Lia Meyer,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Coloring Competition

Camryn Taxted,
Prairie Trail Elementary
1st place

Elle Evans,
Prairie Trail Elementary
2nd place

Kyla Leach
Kyla Leach,
Prairie Trail Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Essay Competition

Brynlee Moeller
Brynlee Moeller,

Southeast Elementary
1st place

Elementary School Poetry Competition

Clayton Gardner
Clayton Gardner,

Prairie Trail Elementary
1st place

Elementary School Technology Competition

Chatham Beck
Chatham Beck,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Madeline Lynch
Madeline Lynch,

Northeast Elementary
2nd place

Kaitlyn French
Kaitlyn French,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
3rd place

May 3, 2022

Law Day Awards

Polk County Law Day Awards were held on Monday, May 2nd. This year’s theme was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” Each of these students created a project to fit into one of the following categories: Poster, Essay, Visual Arts, or Technology. Each of these students created a project to be judged. Each of these students placed in the top of their category!

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May 2, 2022

Kindergarten Information Night Recording

The Kindergarten Information Night was held virtually on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. Parents of incoming Kindergartners learned more about:
  • How to register for school
  • Documents needed for registration
  • Before and After School program
  • Meet the Elementary School principals
  • Important upcoming date
April 20, 2022

Join Us April 21 for the Parent Advisory Committee

Please join us for the April 21, 2022 PAC meeting. This will be an open discussion about the draft Strategic Plan and Graduate Profile. The partnership between families, parents, students, and the school has always been a priority in Ankeny. This collaboration will grow as parents and families unite in support of student learning experiences such as career exploration and awareness of work-based learning.  Determining a student’s vision for their future and engaging in learning that centers the student’s voice and choice in the process is best done when the educational team and the family work together.

When: Thursday, April 21 • 6-7:30pm

Where: Northview Middle School, 1302 North Ankeny Boulevard

Click here to review documents and provide feedback.

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April 20, 2022

Save the Date: ESOL Family Night, May 9

ESOL family night

When: Monday, May 9th, 6-8pm

Where: Northview Middle School, 1302 North Ankeny Boulevard

What: Join us for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Family Night! This event will help ESOL families to learn more about the district and available community resources. Please bring your child’s Chromebook. Dinner will be provided.

April 14, 2022

April is School Library Month

School Library month elementaryAll year long, our school librarians create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career. April is School Library Month and we would like you to join us in celebrating the dedication of our library staff throughout the district!

Our students, teachers, and staff are so grateful for your knowledge and support. We encourage you to take a moment today to say a special thank you by visiting our digital Thank You page, add your message, and hit submit to deliver your appreciation to your building’s library staff!