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May 26, 2021

Last Day of School – Wednesday, June 2

student walking in hallway

As we approach the last day of school, we’d like to remind our families that the last day falls on Wednesday, June 2. This means that it will be a late start and early dismissal day. Please see below for your building arrival and dismissal times. *Reminder to Preschool parents their last day is this Friday, May 28th. 

Elementary (K-5)
Start time: 8:55 a.m.
Dismissal: 12:55 p.m.


Middle School (6-7)
Start time: 9:30 a.m.
Dismissal: 1:45 p.m.


Middle School (8-9)
Start time: 9:20 a.m.
Dismissal: 1:35 p.m.


High School (10-12)
Start time: 9:25 a.m.
Dismissal: 1:40 p.m.

May 24, 2021

Law Day Winners

Students from ACSD competed in the Polk County Bar Association’s Law Day contest and garnered several awards in each category. Students in grades K through 12 were invited to compete in the visual arts, music, essay, and poetry categories.

This year’s theme was Advancing the Rule of Law Now. The Rule of Law is the bedrock of our democracy because the same laws apply to everyone, and no one is above the law. The Rule of Law is a system of laws, rules, policies, and principles that apply to everyone to ensure a fair and just society where everyone is treated equally under the law. This includes having a fair and independent judiciary and making sure human rights are guaranteed for all.

Law day has been celebrated 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.

This year’s celebration was held virtually. Guests from the legal profession spoke to students, emphasizing the importance of the Rule of Law, and entertained questions from the students. A visual presentation was shared that showcased student work.

Anna Rowling

Anna Rowling – Prairie Trail

Vivian Zhang

Vivian Zhang – Rock Creek

5th grade:
Anna Rowling (Prairie Trail) – 1st Place in Poster
Vivian Zhang (Rock Creek) – 2nd Place in Essay
Zena Jorgensen and Ingrid Weber (Ashland Ridge) – 1st Place in Visual Arts

Zena Jorgensen andIngrid Weber

Zena Jorgensen and Ingrid Weber – Ashland Ridge


Alanna Bredice

Alanna Bredice – Prairie Ridge

Kalyani Bhat

Kalyani Bhat-Prairie Ridge

Emmarie Becker

Emmarie Becker-Prairie Ridge

Rosie Howieson

Rosie Howieson-Prairie Ridge

Maia Bredice

Maia Bredice-Prairie Ridge

Lauren Boka

Lauren Boka-Prairie Ridge

7th Grade:
Alanna Bredice (Prairie Ridge) – 1st Place in Technology
Kalyani Bhat (Prairie Ridge) – 1st Place in Music & Performing Arts
Emmarie Becker (Prairie Ridge) – 3rd Place in Poetry
Rosie Howieson (Prairie Ridge)
– 2nd Place in Poetry
Maia Bredice & Lauren Boka (Prairie Ridge) – 3rd Place in Visual Arts

Southview Student Winners at Law Day

Finn Stukerjurgen and Avery Bacon from Southview Middle School

8th grade:
Avery Bacon (Southview) – 2nd place in Middle School Visual Arts
Josie Bishop (Northview) – 3rd place in Middle School Essay
Olivia Madison (Northview) – 1st place in Middle School Poetry
Finn Stukerjurgen (Southview) – 1st place in Middle School Essay
Meghan Wolf (Northview) – 1st place in Middle School Visual Arts; 2nd Place in Middle School Essay

9th graders from Northview at Law Day

9th graders from Northview at Law Day

9th grade:
Lio Aguirre (Northview) – 3rd place in High School Essay
Lio Aguirre, Caeden deBruin, Mary Faidley and Addison Pollock (Northview) – 1st place in High School Visual Arts
Kylie Kinzie (Northview) – 2nd place in High School Visual Arts

Julia Yount

Julia Yount – ACHS

10th grade:
Julia Yount (ACHS) – 2nd place in High School Poetry

Allison suS

Allison Su

12th grade:
Allison Su (ACHS) – 3rd place in High School Visual Arts

May 17, 2021

Yearbook Pick up

The Northview Middle School 2020-21 Yearbooks have arrived and are ready to be handed out! You can still purchase a yearbook online.  We have approximately 75 yearbooks to sell and they will go fast.  Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01014790 to purchase.  If you have cash or check you need to see Mr. Radue in room 1614.

Yearbooks will be distributed to students at the following dates/times:

  • Thursday May 20 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the CAFETERIA
  • Thursday May 20 – 3:35 – 3:45 pm in the MEDIA CENTER LIBRARY
  • Friday May 21 – 8:00 – 8:20 am in the MEDIA CENTER LIBRARY
  • Friday May 21 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the CAFETERIA

Remote students may begin picking up yearbooks at 11:00 am on Thursday May 20 and anytime after that in the main office. Students need to provide an ID card to receive their yearbook.  Students may not pick up a yearbook for a friend or sibling.

 

April 21, 2021

Ankeny Centennial High School and Northview Middle School Students Participate in 36th Perry Band Olympics

On February 20, band students from Ankeny Centennial High School and Northview Middle School participated in the 36th Annual Perry Band Olympics. The Perry Band Olympics are a high school Solo and Ensemble Festival that takes place each year at Perry High School. This festival features over 1,000 students and events from eight different high schools across Central Iowa. This year’s festival used a “virtual” format, in which each student recorded a video of themselves performing their solo or ensemble and then submitted it to be judged. Students receive feedback on their performance, a division rating, and medals are awarded to the top 5 students in each center.

The Ankeny Centennial and Northview programs had 100 students perform in 106 different events this year. They came home with 33 Division I “Superior” Ratings, 31 Medal Winners, the most in Centennial history, and received 2nd Place in Overall Competition!

“I was so impressed with the hard work and preparation that all of the students put into their solos and ensembles this year. Despite all of the challenges and new parameters, they were able to work hard and create outstanding musical performances!” said Scott Hook, Director of Bands at Ankeny Centennial High School.

1st Place Winners

Sydney Madison- 11/12 Clarinet Solo

Volta Adovor- 11/12 Bass Clarinet Solo

Teagan Boeckmann- 11/12 Oboe Solo

Lee Foster- 9/10 Bassoon Solo

Jordy Jumper- 9/10 French Horn Solo

Jenna McClain- 9/10 Euphonium Solo

Noah Hook- 9/10 Tuba Solo

Matthew Webster- 9/10 Snare Solo

Connor Grim- 9/10 Misc. Percussion Solo

Sydney Clark & Nathan Neppl- Alto Sax Duet

 

2nd Place Winners

Brynna Whitney- 9/10 Bass Clarinet Solo

Allison Su- 11/12 Oboe Solo

Alex Ladner- 11/12 Bari Sax Solo

Andrew Stapleton- 11/12 Tuba Solo

Allie Lensch- 11/12 Timpani Solo

 

3rd Place Winners

Sydney Clark- 11/12 Clarinet Solo

Sarah Williams- 11/12 Bass Clarinet Solo

Kennedy O’Connell- 9/10 Tenor Sax Solo

Selathiel McBride- 9/10 Bari Sax Solo

Seth Cswercko- 11/12 Bari Sax Solo

Amanda Barnes- 11/12 French Horn Solo

Karina Bartlett- 9/10 Trombone Solo

Josie Gillette- 11/12 Mallet Solo

Allie Lensch- 11/12 Misc. Percussion Solo

 

4th Place Winners

Nathan Neppl- 11/12 Alto Sax Solo

Alayna Cullen- 11/12 Trombone Solo

Lauren McClellan- 9/10- Euphonium Solo

Jillian Scroggs- 9/10 Tuba Solo

 

5th Place Winners

Caroline Hardekopf- 9/10 Alto Sax Solo

Cael Cheeseman- 11/12 Alto Sax Solo

Owen Huyser- 11/12 Tenor Sax Solo

 

Division I “Superior” Ratings

Volta Adovor

Amanda Barnes

Karina Bartlett

Teagan Boeckmann

Cael Cheeseman

Anna Christopherson

Sydney Clark

Josie Gillette

Caroline Hardekopf

Noah Hook

Eric Hou

Jordy Jumper

Allie Lensch

Vy Loc

Sydney Madison

Jenna McClain

Lauren McClellan

Nathan Neppl

Allie Pauly

Eli Peterson

Rachel Reimann

Eden Rodekamp

Jillian Scroggs

Emma Smith

Andrew Stapleton

Allison Su

Jordan Su

Matthew Webster

Brynna Whitney

Woodwind Duet

  • Faith Lilly, Eden Rodekamp 

Bass Clarinet Trio 

  • Volta Adovor, Brynna Whitney, Sarah Williams

Trumpet Duet 

  • Tom Brustkern, Eli Peterson

Alto Sax Duet 

  • Sydney Clark, Nathan Neppl

Saxophone Trio

  • Nathan Neppl, Cael Cheeseman, Seth Cswercko

February 10, 2021

2020-2021 Yearbook-DUE FEBRUARY 26

2020-2021 Yearbook – Northview Middle School

The theme of the Northview Middle School 2020-21 yearbook is “Virtual Reality.”  The yearbook club is working hard to gather images and interviews so that we can look back on this incredibly different school year.

Consider purchasing a yearbook for $30 at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01014790

Would you like to help the yearbook club by providing images from the school year?  We need your help!  Students…watch Google Classroom for announcements on opportunities to participate.   If you are a parent and you have images from sporting/extracurricular events, feel free to email them to mike.radue@ankenyschools.org.

February 8, 2021

Newsletter

Please click here to read the current and past newsletters.

February 8, 2021

FUTURE READY WEEK INFORMATION 2021-2022

The 2nd Annual Ankeny Future Ready “Night” begins on February 8th and will run through February 19th. This year our “NIGHT” has turned into a website with all of the information that parents/guardians and students will need in order to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year.

Within the website, you will have the opportunity to learn about a  variety of programs, resources and opportunities available to our students. Last year parents were only able to choose up to four different sessions to attend, but this year all of these sessions are available via the website. Each of these sessions will provide you with tools to help your student select courses that align with their post-secondary plan.

 

Future Ready Night Website

February 8, 2021

SCIBA 8th Grade Honor Band-Northview

Northview 8th grade honor band

The South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association is one of 6 regional associations in Iowa. Each year middle schools across the state can have up to 10 students audition for their regional band. This year’s process was postponed and completed virtually. However, the Northview band is proud to have eight selected students for this year’s SCIBA Honor Band.