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ASVAB Testing NOT for Juniors
Junior families may have received a letter regarding ASVAB testing.  Please disregard as the ASVAB testing is for sophomores. Sophomore families will receive a letter in next week's mail.

Seniors Order Your Cap and Gown
Jostens presented information to the senior class on October 15 about how to order cap and gown, commencement invitations, etc.  Students who were unable to attend can see Mrs. Porath in Guidance (room 2102) for a packet or visit for more information. Last date to order is December 5, 2014 to avoid late fees.

SENIORS: Do you know how you'll pay for college? Get info at the ICAN presentation -
If you’re a senior planning for college (or the parent of one), you probably have questions about the financial aid process. AHS and ACHS seniors can find answers during a free presentation by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) hosted at Ankeny Centennial High School Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.  Learn more about the program here.
Help the Hawks and Jaguars raise $10,000 - at no cost to you! -
Hawk and Jaguar Fans - Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25!  Join us in the east parking lot of Ankeny High School any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to test drive a new car from Bob Brown Buick and GMC, and help us raise money for AHS and ACHS athletics and activities!  For every onsite test drive (must be 21 years of age with proof of insurance to drive), Buick will donate a dollar amount, up to $10,000, to the two Ankeny high schools.  We need 500 total test drives to reach that goal.  We’ll see you on the 25th at the high school where you can help out the Hawks and Jaguars!  Read more in the program flier here.
AHS celebrates high academic achievers:
On October 15, 2014 Academic Letter Awards were presented to Ankeny High School students who had an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.67 or higher at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.  View the AHS Letter Award recipients here.

AHS to stage production of "FOOLS!" October 31-November 2:
The AHS Drama Department will present the play, FOOLS! October 31 at 7:30 p.m., November 1 at 7:30 p.m. and November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the AHS Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for all attending, and will be available at the door.  This slap-stick comedy is unforgettably funny and promises to have you rolling on the floor with laughter!  Don't miss it.  If you have questions please contact the AHS Activities Office at 963-4335.
Ankeny Hawk Basketball apparel now available for purchase:

Show your support for Ankeny Hawks Basketball with player and fan apparell!  View the flier for online ordering instructions and links to the website.  The website will be open for ordering until 5:00 p.m. on October 29.  Products ship directly to your home just in time for basketball season.  If you have questions please contact the AHS Activities Office at 963-4335.

Pink Out Shirts Available in AHS Activities Office
Help Ankeny School district fight cancer by purchasing a Pink Out T shirt!  They are now available in the AHS Activities Office.  This year's design is gray with pink lettering and cost $13.00 each.  There are a few of last year's design, pink with gray lettering, for $5.00 each.  If you have any questions, please contact the Activities Office at 963-4335.

Marching Hawks take two third-place honors; Best Drum Majors award:
The Ankeny Marching Hawks received two third-place finishes and rave reviews from the judges in their two debut performances in Cedar Rapids on October 4.  Student commanders Erin Miller, Breanna Stiles, and Quintin Konen won the prestigious ranking of “Best Drum Majors” at the “2014 Five Seasons Marching Band Invitational."  Read more about the competitions and the Marching Hawks
November 6 flu clinic location changed to Southview Middle School -
The Polk County Health Department flu clinic originally scheduled to be held at Ankeny High School on November 6 has been changed to Southview Middle School at 1020 SW Cherry Street.  Please note this change of location.  Ankeny Community School District is again partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide seasonal flu vaccination clinics, and vaccinations will be available to all staff and students, and to the public.  Learn more about the flu clinics here.
This is the LAST day to donate winter clothing:
This is the last day each of Ankeny's schools will accept clean, gently-used winter clothing to donate to Ankeny children in need.  If you have coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves or boots you would like to donate, please drop them off at your child's school during school hours today.  Thank you to those who have already donated! 

The donation drive is sponsored by a new program called F.E.W.D. (Faith and Education Winter Donations), supported by Project Fresh Start through the Ankeny Community Education Department.  

For more information, please contact Community Education at 515-289-3961 or Dave Kissinger, Ankeny Community Education Advisory Council, 515-491-2049 or
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.

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