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June 16, 2021

2021-22 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 for the 2021-22 school year.  This process needs to be completed annually in order to participate in sports, marching band and show choir.  Please wait until July 1 or after to complete this registration process; the site is not open for 2021-22 registrations until that time.


For detailed instructions, frequently asked questions and other helpful links, click here.

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 11, 2021

2020-2021 Southview Yearbooks

The end of the school year is approaching very quickly! Yearbooks have arrived and we have a limited amount of extras.  If you would like to purchase a book, please click here.  Yearbooks will be distributed to all students during their flex time on May 28th & June 1st.  Don’t miss out on the memories and the celebration of the year!

Yearbooks will be mailed to Remote Learners.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.

April 29, 2021

Ankeny AELP Students Participate in a Reimagined Letters About Literature Competition

Ankeny Extended Learning Program (AELP) students from throughout the district put their minds together to make the most of this year and present their very own Letters About Literature Competition.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest that Elementary AELP students have traditionally participated in annually due to the nature of the creative and high level thinking of the contest. For the contest, students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write a letter to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are then judged at both a state and national level. Recently, however, national and state competitions for Letters About Literature have been discontinued. 

Our AELP teachers and students turned this news into a new opportunity to continue learning and growing. Thanks to community businesses and the direction of educator Amy Akers and her students at Southview Middle School, the AELP teachers presented a local version of the contest while staying true to the high level of work that has been done in the past. 

Ankeny Schools is proud to honor these students for their exceptional letters and thank the following businesses for providing prizes for our local Letters About Literature competition. A special thank you to Walls of Books, The Outside Scoop, and Main Street Cafe for the amazing prizes that were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Congratulations to the following winners chosen by our Southview Middle School AELP Students:

1st Place: Liliana Essary – 5th Grade at East Elementary

Lilianna Essery

2nd Place: Jagger Odgaard  – 5th Grade at Northeast Elementary

Jagger O

3rd Place: Quinn Robie – 5th Grade at Northeast Elementary

Quinn Robie


Honorable Mentions:

Krista  Bogers – 5th Grade at Northwest Elementary

Krista Bogers

Greta DenHartog – 5th Grade at Rock Creek/Remote

Greta DenHartog

Ethan Huyhn – 4th Grade at Ashland Ridge/Remote

Ethan Huyhn