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January 14, 2022

Basketball Games Rescheduled

The basketball games scheduled at Fort Dodge for Friday, January 14, have been rescheduled For Thursday, January 20, at Fort Dodge.

December 21, 2021

Iowa School Performance Profiles

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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. 

  1. Comparisons between each of Ankeny’s schools to the state average
  2. 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)

High School Ranking Score
Ankeny HS Commendable 59.7
Ankeny Centennial HS Commendable 59.4
Waukee HS Commendable 58.7
Bondurant-Farrar HS Commendable 57.1
Johnston Senior HS Commendable 56.3
Dallas Center-Grimes HS Commendable 56.09
Valley HS Commendable 55.3
Urbandale HS Commendable 54.7
Roosevelt HS Needs Improvement 45.3
Hoover HS Priority 43.8
Lincoln HS Priority 42.3
North HS Priority 41.0
East HS Priority 40.4

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

December 15, 2021

Holly Anderson Named 2022 Middle School Iowa Athletic Director of the Year

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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.

VIEW ON THE IHSADA WEBSITE

December 10, 2021

Basketball Games at Mason City Rescheduled

The Centennial basketball games scheduled for Friday, December 10, at Mason City have been cancelled due to inclement weather.  The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, December 16.  See CIML calendar for times and locations.  The Girls and Boys Varsity games will be played at NIACC.

December 9, 2021

Festival of Choirs

For people all around the world, the holiday season represents a time of celebration, reflection, renewal, and a unique spirit of love. Music has played an integral part of the holiday season for generations, and it is our pleasure to invite you to the Ankeny Centennial High School Festival of Choirs! The Festival of Choirs will feature the Ankeny Centennial High School Concert Choir, Centennial Singers Black, Silver, and Maroon, and Cantamus, as well as the Northview 9th grade treble and bass clef choruses. Each choir will perform as an individual ensemble, and as a 500+ voice mass choir. They will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra, comprised of Des Moines Symphony Orchestra players. We would also like to invite you to join us beginning one hour before the performance for refreshments in the foyer outside the CHS auditorium.  Tickets can only be purchased online.  Performances are Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

December 7, 2021

CHS Color Guard State Champs!

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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.

November 16, 2021

Congrats Jaguar Cheer Squads!

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State Champions – Black Group Stunt Team

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!

October 19, 2021

Congratulations Holly Anderson, Middle School Athletic Director of the Year!

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Congratulations to Northview Middle School Athletic Director Holly Anderson on being announced 2021-2022 Central District Middle School AD of the Year!

October 19, 2021

ACHS makes ESPN Honor Roll for Special Olympics

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ESPN announced that Ankeny Centennial High School was on the ESPN Honor Roll for 2021 as part of it Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. Only 25 schools in the country received this honor.  The Jaguar PE Teacher, Jodi Larson, puts in an amazing amount of time and energy into Special Olympics on behalf of our students. Congratulations to our PE teacher and the Special Olympics team!

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October 5, 2021

8/9 Winter Athletic Information

2021-2022 Winter 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: https://ankenycentennial-ar.rschooltoday.com
  • 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.

 

The winter season offers 8th grade athletes interested in Wrestling and Boys’ Basketball the opportunity to participate in both sports. We have a split-schedule structure in the CIML conference that offers Girls’ Basketball and Wrestling in the early season (mid October – late December) and Boys’ Basketball in the late winter season (late December – late February). Please see the details below. 

Click here to view any of our CIML sports team schedules. 

8th Wrestling

Practice begins Tuesday, October 19th at NVMS after school (3:45-5:30pm)

  • 8th Wrestling Meeting – 7:45 – 8:00am East Gym; Thursday, Oct. 7th

There will be an 8th Wrestling Parent Meeting – 6-6:30pm – NV Room 1103 (Please use Main Entrance); Wednesday October 13th

 Contact Coach Nathan Smith with questions: nathan.smith@ankenyschools.org 

 

9th Wrestling

9th Girls & Boys Wrestling Informational meeting! Coaches will be there to give you information about high school wrestling season!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 26th
  • 3:45pm
  • Cafeteria
  • First practice is November 15 @ ACHS
  • Shuttle bus is first in the lineup from NV to ACHS

For more information- Contact Coach Jay Groth: jay.groth@ankenyschools.org

 

8th Girls’ Basketball

Informational meeting on Thursday, September 30  from 7:45-8:00 AM in the Northview East Gym

Practice begins Monday, October 18th after school at Northview Middle School.  You can also sign up in the front office.

Contact Coach Tony Klein with questions: tony.klein@ankenyschools.org 

 

JV1/JV2 Girls Basketball

There will be an informational player meeting on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:45 in the NV East Gym.

The first practice will be held on November 8th.

If you missed the meeting or have any questions, contact Coach Liz Bruns or Andy Fehn: liz.bruns@ankenyschools.org andy.fehn@ankenyschools.org

8th Boys’ Basketball

There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, Nov 30th at 3:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested. Official start date will be Monday January 3rd , but there will be optional practices on Wednesday, Dec. 15th & Thursday, Dec. 16th after school from 4-5:30 at Prairie Ridge.  

Contact Coach Paul Evans with questions: paul.evans@ankenyschools.org 

 

9th Boys Basketball

The 9th Grade Boy’s Basketball season officially begins on November 15.  Practices are held after school from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Northview Main Gym.  The “A” Team typically plays games on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The “B” team typically plays games on Mondays.  The “C” Team schedule does not include a typical day on which they play. 

Contact Coach Mike Radue with questions: mike.radue@ankenyschools.org

9th Boys Swimming

There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in 9th grade swimming on October 28th, 2021 after school in the lunchroom.  This meeting is open to any boy interested in swimming during the 2021-22 season. 

 

We will be discussing the upcoming season as well as taking swimsuit orders.  

Contact Coach Justin Crouch with questions: Justin.crouch@ankenyschools.org 

 

8th Grade Boys’ /Girls’ Swimming

Practice will begin in February  and the season will end the week before spring break. We practice every school day from 4:00-5:30 at NV Middle School Pool . Boys and girls from both Northview and Southview can participate. Coach Stout will meet with interested students after Christmas break. Watch the school TV for announcements. 

Contact Coach Michelle Stout with questions: michelle.stout@ankenyschools.org 

 

9th Grade Boys’ / Girls’ Bowling

There will be an informational meeting for 9-12 graders interested in bowling on Monday, October 18.  The meeting will be held at 4:00pm in the career center, room 2101, at Ankeny High School.

Questions?  Please contact coach at lane.richtsmeier@ankenyschools.org with any questions or if you cannot attend.