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October 5, 2022

October Newsletter

The  October version of the Southview Middle School Sentinel is now available.  Read up on the current news and events at Southview Middle School.

September 26, 2022

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 4:30-8:30.  Information was emailed recently to all parents on signing up procedures through School Bookings.  If you did not receive the email on how to sign up, please call the SV office 965-9635.  School Bookings will close on Friday, October 7 @ 3:30 so teachers can prepare.


September 21, 2022

Picture Retakes

Southview Picture Retakes will be taken on Thursday, October 13. If your child was not able to get their picture taken in August at Schedule Pick-up or would like a retake, then please plan on having it taken October 13. Pictures will be taken in the morning.

If you purchased pictures and are having a retake, please have your student bring the picture packet with them to the picture retake.

Parents can pre-purchase their pictures online at Lifetouch or students can pick up a picture form in the office. Picture Day ID is EVT9VZQVZ

June 24, 2022

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.