Dustin Roland Named Head Varsity Girls Wrestling Coach For Ankeny High Schools
ANKENY, Iowa (June 24, 2022) – Dustin Roland has been named as the head girls wrestling coach for the new girls wrestling program at Ankeny High School and Centennial High School. Dustin previously served as the head wrestling coach at Lincoln High School in the Des Moines Community School District.
Coach Roland has a rich background in wrestling and coaching. In addition to wrestling, he has served as an assistant coach for many sports in the Des Moines, Southeast Polk, and Bondurant-Farrar school districts. Additionally, Dustin is the 16U USA-Iowa Wrestling Division Director and has experience working within several levels of the USA-Iowa Wrestling Program.
Selection committee members were able to ask questions and give feedback on finalists. Committee members noted that Coach Roland’s wealth of background knowledge in how to lead a program makes him an excellent fit for starting a new program. They also indicated that he showed commitment to building a state-contending team and to increasing the interest in girls wrestling in Ankeny and across the state of Iowa.
Southview Middle School activities director Mike Bakker and Northview Middle School activities director Holly Anderson collaborated to lead the interview and selection process since both high schools are transitioning to new activities directors that will start on July 1.
“Dustin Roland was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates to lead the process of starting the Ankeny Girls Wrestling program,” said Mike Bakker, Activities Director at Southview Middle School. “His experience as a head wrestling coach at DM Lincoln, his role with the USA Iowa Wrestling program, and his background in coaching multiple girls’ sports in his coaching career make him a natural fit. Dustin is highly respected in the wrestling community by his peers and will work closely with the boys’ programs and coaches at Centennial & Ankeny High Schools.”
The Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union sanctioned girls’ wrestling for the 2022-23 school year, and there is much excitement surrounding the program. Ankeny High School and Centennial High School are partnering together through a co-op agreement to pioneer the Ankeny girls wrestling program. More information about the program will be available soon.
8th Grade Athletics/Activities
Jaguar 8th grade
Football – Coach Greg Severseike, email@example.com
Volleyball – TBD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Cross Country – Coach Mike Radue, email@example.com
Girls Cross Country – Coach Kyle Benna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Basketball – Coach Tony Klein, email@example.com
Boys Basketball – Coach Paul Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys/Girls Swimming – Justin Crouch, email@example.com
Wrestling – Coach Nate Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Track – Coach Emily Waugh, email@example.com
Boys Track – Coach Ryan Pezzetti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Softball – Coach David Schon, email@example.com
Fine Arts / Activities
- Band – Janelle Hook, Marcus Price, Janelle.Hook@ankenyschools.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Show Choir –Riley Anderson & Carolyn Edgeton, email@example.com & Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spring Play/Musical – TBA,
- Student Leadership Council – Emily Schmelzer, email@example.com
- Yearbook – Katie Mayotte, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trap Club – Coach Matt Deutsch, email@example.com
- Jaguar Student Union – Renee Potts, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Robotics – Scott Gayer, email@example.com
- Jaguar Spirit Club – Tammy Sass, firstname.lastname@example.org
All students participating in athletics MUST have an up-to-date sports physical uploaded into the Jaguar Online Athletic registration. More information will come via mass email on or after July 1, 2022. This registration has to be complete prior to any participation in school-sanctioned athletics, but cannot be entered until on or after July 1.
Sports Starting Dates
Fall 8th grade athletics will start as early as August 23rd. Specific details for each sport can be found on the Jaguar Activity website as that season approaches. We also communicate with students through daily announcements on the TV’s at Northview once the school year starts.
Summer Strength & Conditioning
A key component to the success of our athletics is preparing their bodies for athletic competition. We encourage your child to take advantage of the programs we will offer through our after school program and Winning Edge summer camp opportunities. https://centennial.ankenycamps.com/
Each sport at Ankeny Centennial High School offers a variety of camps for students who are interested in learning appropriate skills and techniques that will be used in the individual sports seasons. This is also a great opportunity to meet the 8th grade coaches. These low cost, high skill development camps can be found at: https://centennial.ankenycamps.com/ (please check on a regular basis as new camps are consistently being added throughout the year).
Northview Activities Director: Holly Anderson Holly.Anderson@ankenyschools.org
Northview Activities Administrative Assistant: Dawn Hockemeyer Dawn.Hockemeyer@ankenyschools.org
Northview phone number: 515-965-9700
There are many opportunities for 8th grade students at Northview Middle School. Get involved & connected to NVMS! GO JAGS!
Centennial High School Announces new Activities Director
Nate Lingren has been selected to become the Activities Director of Ankeny Centennial High School, pending board approval, beginning July 1, 2022.
Nate’s passion for supporting students and families with their activity and athletics endeavors is outstanding. His proven track record of engagement and leadership within various athletic and events organizations will only further the success of Ankeny Centennial High School.
“I am incredibly humbled for the opportunity to join the Ankeny Centennial staff and the Ankeny Community School District as the Activities Director,” noted Mr. Lingren. “Ankeny is filled with incredible students and families whose passion for the Arts, Clubs, Activities, and Athletics is second to none. The vision and leadership of the Administration has me excited to get to work! Go Jags!”
Nate is currently the Athletics and Activities Coordinator for Valley High School in West Des Moines, where he has served since 2017. Over the course of his career, he has worked in varied roles including working for the Iowa Cubs and the Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa Events Center.
Mr. Lingren received a Sports Management degree from Iowa State University. He has also received the Athletic Administration Authorization and CAA Designation from NIAAA.
Nate will officially begin as Activities Director July 1, but he will be in the district periodically prior to that time to collaborate with staff and administrators toward a smooth transition.
We look forward to continued success at Ankeny Centennial High School.
Gary Telford Scholarship – Seniors Apply Now!
The Ankeny Booster Club, in cooperation with former AD Gary Telford, are offering four $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships will be equally divided and awarded to one male and one female recipient from AHS and ACHS who plan to attend a post-high school educational program. See additional requirements on the website. Applications are available to download on the Booster Club website or in the CHS Activities Office. Applications are due no later than Friday, April 8 to the Activities Office.
Northview Spring Athletic Information
2022 Northview Spring Athletic Information
Athletic Participation Forms – REQUIRED
- Parents, please complete our online registration process prior to Monday, February 14, 2022
- Complete the registration process at Rschool Registration.
Track and Field
8th Girls Track – Practice starts 3/7/2022
Sign-up and informational meeting on Tuesday, February 22 @ 7:45am & 3:45pm in the Media Center. Athletes only need to attend one of the two meeting times. Practice daily from 3:45-5:15p, meet in the east gym. No Practice during spring break (March 10th-20th). All athletes must have tennis shoes, completed the online registration, and an up to date physical and before eligible to participate.
Contact Coach Emily Waugh with questions: email@example.com
8th Boys Track – Practice starts 3/7/2022
Sign-up / informational meeting on Tuesday, March 1st in the NV East Gym at 3:45pm. We will hand out sweats on Thursday, March 3rd. Practice will begin on Monday, March 7th. Practice will be held at NV Stadium. No practice during spring break March 10-20th. All participants must have tennis shoes and an up to date physical and online registration.
Contact Coach Ryan Pezzetti with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Girls Track – Practice starts 2/21/2022
Informational meeting Tuesday, January 25th after school in room 1104. Sign up, schedules and other information is on our preseason info page. Once you sign up, you should see the track team Canvas page appear in your dashboard a few days later. First practice is Monday, February 21st at Centennial.
Contact head coach Andrew Kruzich with questions: email@example.com
9th Boys Track – Practice starts 2/28/2022
9th Boys Track Sign-Up Link –https://tinyurl.com/anptpan7
9th Boys Track Meeting – February 15th, 3:40pm NV Lunch Room
9th Boys Track Practice – Starts February 28th, Northview main gym
Contact coach Nate Smith with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Girls Golf – Practice starts 3/21/2022
We will have a parent/player meeting
on Feb. 17th March 8 at ACHS in the North gym starting at 6:30 pm.
Optional practices will start the week of spring break, March 14 – 17. Times and location TBD
First practice will be March 21 after school at Briarwood Golf Course.
Contact Coach John Petersen with questions: email@example.com
9th Grade Girls Interested in Soccer – Practice starts 3/21/2022
Girls Soccer: Practice begins March 21
Varsity tryouts start March 21 at Centennial in the morning and Northview in the afternoon. For players not trying out for varsity, practice will begin on March 21 at Northview after school. Practices will run from approx. 4:05-6:00 Monday through Friday.
Contact Coach Chris Allen for more information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Boys Soccer – Practice starts 3/21/2022
Varsity tryouts start March 21st this year 5-7pm at ACHS turf field.
After tryouts all JV/ 9th grade practice will be 5:00-6:15 at ACHS.
Contact Coach Brian Duax with questions: Brian.email@example.com
9th Girls Tennis – Practice starts 3/21/2022
An informational meeting will be held on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 AM at ORBIS. Use door 15S. Please bring your chromebook to the meeting.
All participants must have completed the online registration prior to participation.
Contact Chad Brooks with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Boys Tennis – Practice starts 3/14/22 optional, mandatory 3/21/22
9th grade boys’ tennis informational meeting 2/16/2022 at 3:45pm in NV cafeteria
All participants must have completed the online registration, including uploading a current physical prior to participation.
Contact Coach Tami Lewton to sign up or with any questions. Tami.Lewton@ankenyschools.org
To view all Northview Middle School coaches and start times, click here.
Iowa School Performance Profiles
The state has released their annual online reporting tool called the Iowa School Performance Profiles, as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These profiles reflect how public schools performed on a set of accountability measures, such as results on the statewide assessment, graduation rates, and academic growth.
The tool displays a school’s score based on overall performance, as well as scores based on the performance of subgroups of students. Based on these scores, schools can be identified for additional funding, support, and improvement.
In order to put the information into perspective, below you will find links to the following charts.
- Comparisons between each of Ankeny’s schools to the state average
- Comparison of Ankeny’s high schools to other area high schools
Ankeny High School Data (Commendable)
Ankeny Centennial High School Data (Commendable)
Southview Middle School Data (High Performing)
Northview Middle School Data (High Performing)
Parkview Middle School Data (Commendable)
Prairie Ridge Middle School Data (Commendable)
Ashland Ridge Elementary School Data (Exceptional)
Crocker Elementary School Data (High Performing)
East Elementary School Data (Acceptable)
Heritage Elementary School Data (Commendable)
Northeast Elementary School Data (High Performing)
Northwest Elementary School Data (Commendable)
Prairie Trail Elementary School Data (Exceptional)
Rock Creek Elementary School Data (High Performing)
Southeast Elementary School Data (Commendable)
Westwood Elementary School Data (High Performing)
|Ankeny Centennial HS||Commendable||59.4|
|Johnston Senior HS||Commendable||56.3|
|Dallas Center-Grimes HS||Commendable||56.09|
|Roosevelt HS||Needs Improvement||45.3|
To locate our school’s results, as well as more information about the Iowa School Performance Profiles and ESSA, visit the following website: www.iaschoolperformance.gov
Holly Anderson Named 2022 Middle School Iowa Athletic Director of the Year
Holly Anderson, Activities Director at Northview Middle School, has been chosen as the 2022 Middle School Athletic Director of the Year by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association. Holly was chosen for her outstanding dedication and leadership of young student-athletes.
“We are excited that Holly is receiving this much deserved recognition,” said Dr. Erick Pruitt, Superintendent of Ankeny Schools. “She is great leader, to both her students and also to her fellow staff members.”
Holly has been with the Ankeny Community School District for 16 years. Her previous roles for the district include P.E. teacher and girl’s basketball coach before beginning her current role in administration in 2013.
Honorees chosen as Athletic Director of the Year must have a minimum of five years’ experience and show qualities of achievement, excellence and character. Holly will be recognized at the annual IHSADA State Convention in March.
CHS Color Guard State Champs!
Congratulations to the Ankeny Centennial Winterguard! On Friday, December 4th they competed in the ISDTA State Championships at Wells Fargo Arena where they were named the State Champion in Color Guard Class III. This is their third state championship in the last 8 years.
“I am so proud of this group’s hard work and dedication. It has been a lot of fun seeing them progress through the season and really own their performance. They performed their hearts out on Friday and it was incredible to see!”
– Janelle Hook, director
The Centennial Winterguard’s production is entitled “Alice”, featuring music by Danny Elfman from the movie “Alice in Wonderland”.
The Centennial Winterguard consists of 24 students in grades 9-12 and is directed by Janelle Hook and Olivia Klaas.
Congrats Jaguar Cheer Squads!
Congratulations to the Ankeny Centennial Jaguar Cheerleading Squads for their state performances.
The Black Group Stunt Team, Lily DeBold, Ashley Simpson, Kelsey Taylor, Taylor Weaver, and Tessa Woerdehoff, were named the 4A State Champions.
The Timeout Squad placed 2nd, Fight Song squad placed 4th, Band Chant placed 4th, and the Silver Group Stunt Team placed 7th.
The Ankeny Centennial competition cheer squads are coached by Alyssa Howlett, Erin Blessman, Kaylee Brugioni, Emily Aukes, Kenzie Wyble, and Trinessa Handt. Congratulations Jaguars!