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Ankeny High School Announcements
Support the AHS Dance Team - Eat at Blimpies tonight!
Help support the Ankeny High School Dance Team by eating at Blimpie's from 5:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 1st. Blimpie's will donate 10% of their profit between the hours of 5:00-8:00pm the AHS dance team.  These funds will be put towards funding the dance team's trip to the National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, FL.

Boys Golf Postponed until 11:00am
The Boys Golf meet at Briarwood Golf Course has been postponed until 11:00am, today, Wednesday, October 1 due to rain.

Parents: Please take the School-Year Calendar Planning Survey -
Each year, Ankeny Schools’ staff, administration and Board representatives meet to discuss and plan the school calendar. Part of that planning includes surveying parents regarding their preferences and using that feedback to guide our decisions through the process.

We are beginning our planning process for the 2015-2016 school calendar, and would like to invite parents to take our brief nine-question, multiple-choice survey found at the following link:

Ankeny Students Commended in 2015 National Merit« Scholarship Program:
Officials of the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of Commended Students in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, which includes three scholastically talented Ankeny seniors.  Read the names of the honorees and more on the program.
Hawk homecoming tradition proves to be a messy success:
More than 700 Ankeny High School students and staff participated in a Hawk homecoming tradition, "Under the Lights," on the AHS baseball and softball fields on September 22.  The annual event is one of the most highly anticipated, and included lots of pudding, whipped cream and chocolate syrup; making it a messy student favorite.  Read more about the festivities here.

Wanted: Students who want to change the world
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

Sound interesting? Please contact Andrew Bouska with the Model United Nations at Ankeny High School. Call 515-965-9630 or e-mail andrew.bouska@ankenyschools.org or find Mr. Bouska in room 1410.


AHS senior named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist:
Officials of National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Among the honored students is Ankeny High School senior Abigail Wabeke. Seniors selected for this honor will compete for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million that will be offered next spring. Read more about the NMS program here.
Two Ankeny volleyball coaches and AHS alumna to be honored:
Ankeny Community Schools and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) would like to congratulate Ankeny head volleyball coach Dave Whims, Ankeny assistant volleyball coach Angela Bys and Ankeny alumna Kristin Belzung, who will all be honored at the State Volleyball Tournament in Cedar Rapids on November 14.  Read more about their accomplishments here.
PSAT/NMSQT Tests to be Administered October 15, 2014
AHS is pleased to offer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors and sophomores on Wednesday, October 15.  The PSAT is a voluntary practice test for sophomores and will help prepare them for testing as a juniors.  Taking the PSAT/NMSQT as a junior is the only way a student may enter the National Merit Scholarship competition.  For test prep information go to www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/prep/tips.html.  A letter of explanation, modified schedule, and registration form will be mailed to all AHS juniors and sophomores.  Registration forms will be accepted in the Guidance Office of AHS (room 2102) on October 6, 7, and 8.
College & Career Planning Night for AHS & ACHS Students and Parents
Iowa College Access Network presents Career & College Planning Night for AHS and ACHS students @ 6 pm, Tuesday, October 7 in the AHS Auditorium.  The goal of the evening College Planning Program is to equip sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parent/guardian with the knowledge to select an appropriate college and understand the admission and scholarship application process. Attendees will leave knowing how colleges review transcript information such as GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school course selection, as well as a timeline for success.

 
Polk County Health flu clinics scheduled at Ankeny schools:
The Ankeny Community School District is again partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide seasonal flu vaccination clinics in Ankeny Schools October 9 and November 6. The influenza vaccination will be available to all staff and students, and will be open to the public.  Learn more about the flu clinics here.
First Semester 6-Week Reports Online for Grades 6-12
Ankeny secondary schools' first semester six-week midterm grade reports are now available in Infinite Campus.  Midterm report cards are not sent via mail.  No paper reports are sent until the end of the semester.  Parents and guardians may view midterm grades via Infinite Campus.  If you do not have an account set up in Infinite Campus, please e-mail portal@ankenyschools.org to start the process.


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