August 7, 2020

2020 Fall Athletic Information

2020 Northview Fall Athletic Information

Athletic Participation REQUIRED information

  • Parents, please complete our online registration process ASAP if you have a fall student/athlete.
  • Your student must have an updated physical and completed online registration to participate. Here is the link to complete the registration:
  • Even if your student-athlete will not participate in a fall sport, we are asking all families and students to complete the online process at this time.
  • All students must complete the Varsity bound COVID questionnaire from an app prior to each practice. Instructions for each sport are listed below. 


8th Football– Practice starts August 24th, 2020. 

The optional booster club 8th grade football camp is August 17-21 at Northview from 4:00-6:00pm at Northview Stadium. The first official practice is Monday, August 24th at Northview Stadium from 4:00-6:00pm.  Must have cleats and mouth piece. 

 Players who have not  filled  this Google Form out need to prior to the beginning of the season.

I will use the communication app Remind for most of my communication.  Send a text to 81010 and text this message @jaguar8t to get signed up. Players should sign up and parents are encouraged to as well.

Contact Coach Andy Fehn with questions:  

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Football Athlete  Invite Link


9th Football- Practice starts August 10th, 2020

Football camp will be held at Northview Stadium August 3-7 8:00-10:30am. Practice begins on Monday, August 10th at Northview Stadium 8:00-11:00am. 

Contact Coach Jesse Vander Weerdt with questions:

Varsity Bound App Directions:

Football Athlete  Invite Link


Boys Golf

9th Boys Golf– Practice starts August 17th, 2020

First practices will be August 17th & 18th from 9-10:00am at Des Moines Driving Range – 2944 NW 66th Ave., Des Moines. Starting August 19th, practices will be held at Woodland Hills Golf Course at 4:00pm. All players should bring their clubs and appropriate shoes.  

Contact Coach John Petersen with questions: 

Varsity Bound App Directions:

Golf  Athlete Invite Link



8th Volleyball Practice starts Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.  

Practice begins at 3:50 pm and will end at 5:30 pm most days except Wednesdays and Fridays.  Wednesdays and Fridays, dismissal time will be 5:00 pm.​

Please join Remind by texting @434d7h to 81010 for updates and reminders throughout the summer and school year.  This is our main platform for communication.

Look for a player/parent meeting to be scheduled mid-August prior to practice starting.

Contact coach Amy Miller with questions:

Varsity Bound App Directions:

Volleyball  Athlete Invite Link 


9th Volleyball – Practice starts August 10th, 2020.

Practice August 10 – August 18th will be at ACHS from 8:00 – 10:00am. August 19 through the end of the season will run at Northview after school from 4:00 – 5:45pm Monday – Thursday. FRIDAYS will be in the morning before school 6:00-7:30am. 

Join the “Remind” app by sending a text to 81010 with the message “@9thjagvb” for updates and reminders on practices and games.

Contact coach Samantha Eifler with questions:  

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Volleyball  Athlete Invite Link 


Cross Country

8th Girls Cross Country- Practice starts Wednesday, Aug. 26th at Northview Middle School

Informational Meetings on Monday, August 24th & Tuesday, August 25th (due to Hybrid model) after school in the cafeteria at 4:00pm.

Contact Coach Kyle Benna with questions: 

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Girls XC  Athlete Invite Link


8th Boys Cross Country–Practice starts Monday August 24th, 2020.  

All practices begin and end at Northview Middle School.  We will practice 3:45 – 5:15 pm Monday through Friday.  Athletes will be ready for pick up no later than 5:15 pm.  Please join Remind by texting @a2bk2e to 81010 for updates and reminders throughout the summer and school year.  This is our main platform for communication. We will have a parent meeting after the first practice at 5:20 pm at NVMS.

Contact Coach Mike Radue with questions:

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Boys XC Athlete Invite Link 


9th Girls Cross Country – Practice starts August 10, 2020

The first mandatory practice is August 10th from 7:00 – 9:30am at the NE corner of Centennial High School.  The rest of the week will continue with 7:00 – 9:00am practices.  Beginning August 17th, practices will be from 4:00 – 6:00pm.  You need to have an updated physical and completed online registration to participate.  

Contact Coach Eric Cogdill with questions:

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Girls XC Athlete Invite Link 

9th Boys Cross Country – Practice starts August 10th, 2020 at 8am. 

Meet at the north end of ACHS. We will continue morning practice this week. 

Starting August 17th we will practice at ACHS at 4pm. 

You need to have an updated physical and concussion form to practice 

Contact Coach Chad Fickbohm with questions:

Varsity Bound App Directions:


Boys XC Athlete Invite Link 


Swimming/ Diving

9th girls swimming – Practice starts August 10th, 2020

  • Monday & Friday morning practice (dry land training) 6:00am – 7:30am at Centennial High School, Swimmers and Divers
  • Tuesday & Thursday morning practice (pool, swim only) 6:00am – 7:30am at Trail Point on DMACC campus.
  • Monday – Friday afternoon practice (pool) 4:00pm – 6:30pm at Trail Point.
  • Saturday practice (pool) 7:30am – 9:00am at Trail Point.  
  • Diving practice (pool) Monday – Friday 6:15pm – 8:00pm / Saturday 9:00am – 10:00am at Trail Point.

Contact Coach Michelle Stout with questions:

August 4, 2020

Northview Principal

On July 6, the Ankeny Board of Education approved hiring Mr. Jay Slight as the new principal for Northview Middle School.

Mr. Slight has accumulated over 20 years of teaching experience. Most recently, he has served as head principal of Storm Lake Middle School in Storm Lake, Iowa. He has diversified experience in administrative roles and brings to Ankeny Schools his knowledge of instructional leadership, community partnership, and encouraging student achievement.

“My leadership style is very collaborative,” Mr. Slight said, “I believe that relationship building, from staff and students to parents and community members is an important part of being an effective school leader.”

Mr. Slight holds an Associate’s degree from Des Moines Area Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Iowa State University, and a Master’s in Education from Drake University in Secondary Administration and Educational Leadership.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Jay Slight to Ankeny Schools this fall. Mr. Slight’s background and passion for student achievement and family engagement makes him an excellent fit for the principal of Northview Middle School,” said Dr. Jen Lindaman, Chief Academic Officer and Interim Superintendent.

Mr. Slight officially began his new role July 7, 2020. He succeeds Ms. Bev Kuehn, who took on a new role in the Ankeny Community School District as the Director of Secondary Education.

August 4, 2020

Rock Creek Principal

On June 30, the Ankeny Board of Education approved hiring Johanna Cooper as the new principal for Rock Creek Elementary School.

Cooper has over 20 years of experience as an elementary teacher, bilingual elementary teacher, reading interventionist, literacy specialist, staff development coordinator, and head of schools. She has been an educational leader in Houston, Texas, Spring Branch, Texas, Katy, Texas, Durango, Mexico, and most recently she has been serving as the Head of Schools for Chiang Rai International School in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Cooper is an innovative and transformational instructional leader whose focus is on ensuring schools engage in research-based practices that develop global citizens.

Her family enjoys traveling and getting to know new cultures. Her oldest child is a junior at Iowa State University and her youngest will be in eighth grade.

Cooper holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s in Public School Administration from Texas A&M. Additionally, she is working towards completing a Doctorate in Educational Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 2023.

“My commitment as an education leader is to continue to take risks, listen, and learn from others, and always make informed decisions that are based on the best interest of the students,” Cooper said.
“I am confident in the expertise, knowledge, and passion she brings to this role,” said Superintendent Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston. “She possesses the requisite skills and experiences to continue to move Rock Creek Elementary forward.”

Cooper officially began her new role July 1, 2020. She succeeds Mr. Al Neppl, who took on a new role in the Ankeny Community School District as the Director of Professional Learning and Leadership Development.

“I am excited to get to know the community I serve,” Cooper said. “My goal is to continue to provide Rock Creek Elementary with strong leadership and build strong relationships that will help us serve our students better. I am looking forward to welcoming the students, faculty, staff, and parents into the 2020-2021 academic year.”

July 30, 2020

Jaguar Sports Registration

Ankeny Jaguar Families,

As we enter the month of August, it is time to begin the process of gearing up for a new school year and another year of exciting sports seasons.

One of the more stressful things every fall for student-athletes, parents, coaches, and the activities office is the process of obtaining permission to practice.  We are excited to offer an online process to register for Ankeny Centennial Activities that we hope will make this experience more convenient for all involved.

If your student will participate in a 2020.21 sport, we ask you to complete this online registration by Tuesday, August 4th This will give our office time to process all registrations, share information with coaches, and clear permission to practice prior to the start of practice for 9th graders on Monday, August 10th and for 8th graders Monday, August 24th.

Even if your student-athlete will participate in a winter, spring, or summer sport, we are asking all families and students complete this process at this time.  This will allow us to supply coaches with potential rosters all year long which will allow for better communication and tracking of student eligibility data. However, if your student decides to participate in a sport, registration can be processed at any time during the year.

Below you will find the link to this 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.

Ankeny Centennial & Northview Activities Registration site:

Need help? Check the video tutorials below:

I am new to the system and need to register my student but haven’t done this before – Watch video

I have already registered my student but need to add another sport and/or 2020-21 school year – Watch video

I have an account and want to register another student – Watch video

I have an account but forgot my username and/or password – Watch video

Some general instructions to get you started:

  • From the Homepage, click on the “ATHLETIC TEAM REGISTRATION’ icon (we may make use of the other options as we get used to the potential of the site).
  • You are now in the activity registration section.  Please submit all required and any optional information you wish to supply.  Information you will be asked for includes:
    • Student demographic information
    • Activities the student intends to participate in (please include all at this time)
    • Student Physical Info:
      • If you are submitting a new physical form, please scan or take a photo of the SIGNED and COMPLETED ACSD physical form and upload this to the website.  You must also enter the date this physical exam was completed.  This will help us track physical expiration dates and alert you when it is time to get a new physical.
      • If you are NOT submitting a new physical form at this time (current physical has not expired), please check the boxes stating the physical will expire later in the year and you will submit a new one at that time.  You will log back into this system and upload your physical and date at this later date.
      • If you cannot upload the physical form it must be sent or dropped off at the high school.
    • Parent demographic information
    • Review the ACSD Board Policy on co-curricular participation, eligibility, and good conduct policies.  Both the student and the parent/guardian must electronically sign and date the form, acknowledging that they have read and reviewed this policy.
    • Review the HEADS UP: Concussion in HS Sports information as required annually by the Iowa Department of Education, the IHSAA, and the IGHSAU.  Both the student and the parent/guardian must electronically sign and date the form, acknowledging that they have read and reviewed this document.
    • MEDICAL CONSENT –You will be prompted to provide medical information that would be available to Ankeny Centennial & Northview coaches, trainers, nurses, and administration in case of an emergency situation.
    • Complete the final consent signature at the bottom of the form and submit.
    • If there are any errors in required fields, you will be alerted to correct these items in red.
    • Once the form is complete, you will be asked to set up a user name and password for your family.  Please keep this information as you will use it to re-enter this portal for future updates and registrations.
    • If you have more than one student, you can begin a new form for each student under the same account.

Once this is complete, your student-athlete will be registered for participation.  This data will sync with our existing databases and we will generate our permission to practice lists.  These will be shared with our coaches daily until they are all complete.

We hope this will create a smoother, less stressful process for all of our families and coaches.

Go Jaguars!


Scott M. Garvis – ACHS Activities Director

Holly W. Anderson – Northview Activities Director

July 2, 2020

It’s Time To Update Your Student’s Athletic Registration

Beginning July 1, you may create or log into your existing rSchools account to update your student’s athletic registration and electronically sign participation documents.



This process needs to be completed annually in order to participate in sports, marching band and show choir.

Find frequently asked questions here. For questions not answered in this document, you may call your activities office.

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