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Admittance Procedures - Northwest
With continued efforts to maximize the security of the building: beginning on the morning of Tuesday--August 26, 2014 at 7:30 am please say goodbye to your student at the door.  Adults will no longer be admitted through into the building without first checking in at the office.  Please understand that this is to ensure the safety of all of our students and faculty.  Parents may wait with your child outside if you choose; however if you need to enter the building, please use the front doors and check in at the office.  All Before/After School Program students and parents will continue to check in at the office.   Please do not ask to be let in the mornings before school or during the afternoon as school ends unless you need to visit with a staff member or conduct other school-related business in the building.  We hope you understand that your child's safety is our priority and we need to control the traffic in and out of the building.  Thank you for your support!

5th Grade Band Information

Elementary instrumental music is underway for 2014-2015. 
If your 5th grade student is interested in playing an instrument for band

Parking Lot Procedures
In order to maintain efficiency and flow, please be sure to follow these simple procedures:
  1. Do not leave your vehicle unattended unless you are parked in a designated parking spot.
  2. Students may be dropped off at either the backdoor or the front door along the east side of the building--doors will be open until 7:55 am (8:55am).  Doors will lock at that time and students will need to come to the front door and ring the doorbell for entrance.   
  3. Vehicles must be next to the curb to drop off students.
  4. Please have your children ready to exit the vehicle. Before you reach the drop off area, have backpacks on, coats zipped, and hugs and kisses done so children are ready to leave the vehicle. Waiting to do all this at the drop off area really slows down the car lane.
  5. When picking up students, continue to pull up as far as you can. If there is a gap between you and the car in front of you, pull forward before your child gets into your vehicle.
  6. Right turns only exiting our parking lot.
  7. Please be a good role model. Our children look up to us and learn how to act by how we act. Our adults on duty after school are there to keep everyone safe. Please respect the work they are doing for all our children.
Following these simple procedures will help everyone and keep our students safe.

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Community forums about Physical Plant and Equipment Levy renewal to be held August 26 and 28 -
Looking for more information about the PPEL renewal vote or have questions you would like to ask?  Ankeny Schools will hold public forums in the Prairie Ridge Middle School cafeteria on August 26 at 5:00 PM and August 28 at 6:00 PM.  If you can't make one of those dates, a schedule of speaking dates to Parent-Teacher Organizations can be found here.

Register now for Junior Jaguar Cheer Clinic for grades K-5:

The ACHS Cheerleading Team will sponsor a Cheer Clinic on September 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Northview Middle School gym for grades K-5.  The participants will perform prior to the Ankeny Centennial varsity football game on Friday, September 19.  If you have any questions please contact the ACHS Activities Office at 965-9611 or Cheerleading Coach Alyssa Howlett at  Registrations are due September 12.

Register now for Jaguar Dance Clinic for ages 4-12:

The ACHS Dance Team will sponsor a Fall Dance Clinic on September 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Prairie Ridge Middle School lunchroom for students ages 4-12.  The dancers attending the clinic, will perform prior to the Ankeny Centennial varsity football game on Friday, September 5.  If you have any questions please contact the ACHS Activities Office at 965-9611 or Dance Team Coach Madison Fontana at  Registrations are due August 31.

Fall Edition of Ankeny Advance newsletter is now online -

The Fall edition of Ankeny Advance is now available online and will be arriving shortly in community mailboxes. This edition includes important information about:

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"An Instrument in Every Hand" seeks donations:

Do you have a band instrument collecting dust that could bring an Ankeny student the joy and benefit of music?  "An Instrument In Every Hand" is accepting donations of band instruments at any Ankeny school any time during school hours.  The program was started last year by AHS student Quinn Wilson, and has helped more than 50 students participate in the band program.  If you have any questions contact Vicky Anderson,

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