Last Day of School – Wednesday, June 2
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.
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.
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 (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
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
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
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 (ACHS) – 2nd place in High School Poetry
Allison Su (ACHS) – 3rd place in High School Visual Arts
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.
Earn Silver Cord Hours by Joining the Green Runners
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
- Faith Lilly, Eden Rodekamp
Bass Clarinet Trio
- Volta Adovor, Brynna Whitney, Sarah Williams
- Tom Brustkern, Eli Peterson
Alto Sax Duet
- Sydney Clark, Nathan Neppl
- Nathan Neppl, Cael Cheeseman, Seth Cswercko
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 email@example.com.
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.
SCIBA 8th Grade Honor Band-Northview
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.