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April 6, 2021

Middle School Athletic Director of the Year


Congratulations to Mr. Mike Bakker, Athletic Director at Southview Middle School, for being named the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association Central District Middle School Athletic Director of the Year! We are thankful for all that you do for our students!

March 22, 2021

Junior Mock Trial Team Advances

Mock trial team

Congrats to our Ankeny Hawks Junior Mock Trial Team who won their playoff rounds & advanced to the State Competition! This State Competition will be held Tuesday, March 23 & Wednesday, March 24 this week!

March 12, 2021

Ankeny Hawk Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registrations are now open for spring and summer athletic and band camps.  Visit for more information and to register your student.  For questions, contact the high school activities department at (515)963-4335.

March 10, 2021

Mock Trial Participants

Southview 9th grade students participated in a Mock Trial last week. They did not advance to the next round of competition but Mrs. Akers was very proud of how well they performed. Teams prepared to represent both the Plaintiff and Defense sides of the case they were given. They learned about the law involved, court procedures, developing an effective argument, public speaking, and teamwork in the process.

Mock Trial participants

Freshmen team: Carter and the others

Carter and the Others (all freshmen) left to right: Hailey Woederman, Noah Yeager, Carter Evans – on phone, Aidan Farrell, Madeline Poock, Levis Stember, Sydney Howe, Mallory Jordan

Freshman Sophomore team (2)

Freshman/Sophomore team

Freshmen/Sophomore Team: back left corner – Dylan Krahenbuhl, Hannah Pross, Samuel Zea, Hannah Howard, Chloe Andersen, Vivian Wu, Abby Johnson, Grant Miner

February 23, 2021

9-12th Grade Spring Athletic Parent Informational Meeting

If you have a 9th Grade Student student that plans to participate in a spring sport, track and field, tennis, girls’ golf or soccer, we would like to invite you to watch this virtural informational parent meeting.

Activities Director, Andy Umthun, will provide information related to student eligibility, athletic physical submission, our athletic trainer and the role of each staff member in the activities office.  Spring coaches will be reaching out to parents as well with information specific to their program. The slide show presented in the video can be found by clicking here.

To date, parent meetings are set for the following dates, times and locations with spring coaching staffs.

  • Girls’ Golf: March 9 @ 6:00pm in the AHS commons
  • Boys’ Soccer: March 4 @ 6:00pm in the AHS commons
  • Girls’ Soccer: March 10 @ 6:00pm in the AHS commons
  • Boys’ Tennis: March 1 @ 6:30pm in the AHS commons
  • Girls’ Tennis: February 23 @ 7:00pm in the AHS commons
  • Boys’ Track and Field: February 23 @ 6:00pm in the AHS commons
  • Girls’ Track and Field: Virtual Parent Meeting to be sent out February 25

If you have questions after watching the video, you may reach out to your student’s coach via email or you may call the AHS activities office at (515)963-4335 or the SV activities office at 515-965-9635.  Coach contact information can be found by clicking here.


February 9, 2021

Trap Team Information

The Ankeny Hawks Shooting Sports team will hold 2021 spring registration and orientation for new athletes the week of Feb 22nd. Additional information on our program, the events we compete in, equipment we use, etc.,  can be found at

Students in 8 – 12th grade interested in joining the club team for the spring season will be required to attend a 2 part class that includes registration, orientation and safety.  Details on these meeting are listed below.

Where: Ankeny Izaak Walton League building located at 4857 NE 110th Ave., Elkhart.

When: Class 1 of 2, Feb 22nd  6-9PM

Class 2 of 2, Feb 26th   6-9PM

Attendance for these 2 classes are mandatory for those wanting to join, and will cover an overview of the team, equipment needs, practice and meet schedule and costs. After information is shared, students need to have registration materials and fees complete by February 26th. We require that the athlete and at one parent or guardian attend be in attendance for both sessions.

Questions? Reach out to Assistant Head Coach Scott Cooper @ 515-371-2134 or email at


February 8, 2021

Future Ready Week

Southview students will register for courses for the 21-22 school year this month. Counselors will meet with all students the first two weeks of February to learn about possible pathways to a meaningful career.

The week of February 15, students will:

  • Work with their teachers to create or update a four year plan for high school courses
  • Select courses aligned with career interests
  • Request courses for the 21-22 school year

On February 22, a presentation will be available for the parents of current 8th grade students. At any point in the process, parents and students may schedule a virtual appointment with a school counselor.


Future Ready Week info from AHS for current 9th graders

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 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.

Future Ready Night Website

On February 16 or February 17 from 4:00-8:00pm, 9th Grade families will be able to schedule a 15-minute meeting with an AHS school counselor. Families do not need to meet with their student’s counselor unless they want to. To schedule this meeting use the following information (a zoom link will be available when you schedule the meeting):

AHS Counselors:

Ms. Audrey Bell – Feb 16 – 4-8 pm –

Mr. David Patterson – Feb 16 – 4-8 pm –

Ms. Mici Vos – Feb 17 – 4-8 pm –

Ms. Laura Chapman (sub for Ms. Kelly Andrews) – Feb 17 – 4-8 pm –

February 8, 2021

SCIBA 8th Grade Honor Band-Southview

SCIBA 2021

SCIBA 2021 Top Left to Right: Abby Stratton, Lauren Jackson, Ava Sesker Middle Left to Right: Audrey Freese, Nicholas Robie, Brynne Bellaire Bottom Left to Right: Elijah Feldhans, Ingrid Dietrich, Carter Ross

All Iowa 2021

All Iowa Musicians 2021: Top Left to Right: Nicholas Robie- Euphonium- 1st Chair District HB- All-Iowa Member, Ingrid Dietrich- French Horn- 1st chair District HB- All-Iowa Member Bottom Left to Right: Lauren Jackson- Trombone- 2nd Chair District HB- All-Iowa Member, Audrey Freese- Bassoon- 2nd chair District HB- All Iowa Alternate


In early January, the Southview music department had 10 eighth grade band students, the maximum number of student auditions per building, audition for spots in the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) District Honor Band. These auditions required all auditioning students to play 8 major scales, their full-range chromatic scale, and two short difficult pieces. Of the 10 students who auditioned, Southview had 9 selected for the two 8th grade district honor bands. The Blue band, which is comprised of the top 8th grade students who auditioned, and the White band, which is comprised of 8th grade auditions and top nominated 7th grade students. Additionally, we had 3 students and 1 alternate student recognized as All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band members, representing not only the top of their section at the district level, but also recognized as among the top 8th grade musicians on their instrument in the state of Iowa.

Blue Band Accepted
Ava Sesker- clarinet
Brynne Bellaire- clarinet
Audrey Freese- bassoon ****All Iowa 8th Grade alternate
Abby Stratton- trumpet
Ingrid Dietrich- French horn****All Iowa 8th Grade Member
Lauren Jackson- trombone****All Iowa 8th Grade Member
Nicholas Robie- euphonium (baritone) *****All Iowa 8th Grade Member

White Band Accepted
Carter Ross- alto sax
Eli Feldhans- percussion

We are proud of everyone who auditioned and are excited to see what all the future holds for our young musicians!