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Ankeny High School Announcements
AP Testing 2015
Students wishing to take AP tests in May should register online at this site.  Upon completion, please print a verification form and bring it to the Guidance office with a check or cash for the appropriate amount.  Registration and payment must be submitted by March 6 @ 3:45 pm. No late registration or payment will be accepted.

View the PowerPoint explaining AP testing here.

Apply Now! Dollars for Scholars Online Scholarship Applications Open; Donors Sought
Ankeny Dollars for Scholars online scholarship applications are now available on the Ankeny Dollars for Scholars websiteuntil Wednesday, March 11th. Click here to read more about this year's Dollars for Scholars opportunities
Moody's Mega Math Challenge

On Sunday, March 1, a team of five students from AHS competed in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, a 14-hour online math competition where students answer ONE real-world math problem, not known to them until the morning of the competition.  Davis Bis (team leader), Elizabeth Pritchard, Andrew Chatman, Zachary Coglizer, and Zachary Klosterman worked effortlessly from 7am-9pm to submit their solution paper on the question “Higher Education:  Is it worth it?”  The students used statistics, calculus and many other applied math concepts to answer the question. Results of the competition will be available in April. Read more and see photos from the competition here.


Ankeny band students place in top five; receive Division I rating:
Ninth through twelfth grade band students in Ankeny had an outstanding showing at the Perry Band Olympics on February 21 at Perry High School.  Out of 189 performances, Ankeny students came home with 132 "Division I" ratings and 46 top-five placings.  Read more about the competition here.
AHS Key Club Daycare Service Helps More Parents Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-teacher conferences can be a stressful time for parents with young children or students at multiple schools. The Key Club at Ankeny High School took matters into their own hands, however, helping some parents to alleviate stress and attend conferences by hosting a free daycare clinic at the high school during conference hours. Click here to read more about the Key Club's daycare service. 
Ankeny Hyperstream Club conducts service project on internet security:
The Ankeny Hyperstream club (AHS and ACHS) will be conducting a community service project to promote computer and internet security throughout the community.  As a part of this project, the students will be passively collecting wireless data throughout the community, and then analyzing the data to focus their efforts on weak or key areas around Ankeny. The purpose of the project is to assist and inform Ankeny residents about the importance of computer security in today’s modern society.  Further information and suggestions for community members will be available at a later date.  Contact teacher Karen O'Loughlin, karen.oloughlin@ankenyschools.org if you have questions.
AHS/ACHS Receive $50,000 Donation from MJ Properties
The Activities Departments at Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School have received $50,000 donation from Jason Loutsch and Matt Meredith of MJ Properties in Ankeny. The donation, inspired by the desire to upgrade the athletic facilities and equipment within the district, will be split by the Activities Departments of both schools. Click here to read more about MJ Properties donation. 
 
AHS recognized for service in hosting foreign exhange students:
Ankeny High School has been awarded a plaque of recognition from the Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS) for its outstanding service in hosting foreign exchange students.  For many years, AHS has partnered with IRIS' Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program to allow a student from another country to attend school for a full academic year and live with a volunteer host family. Read more about the partnership here.
Plan calls for capital campaign to renovate Ankeny Stadium -
A plan is being developed to renovate Ankeny Stadium in multiple phases using primarily private and corporate donations.  The plan is designed to provide better stadium facilities for the rapidly increasing population, while avoiding the use of tax funds, if possible.  The capital campaign to fund the project was recently launched with a cornerstone donation of $1,000,000 from Ankeny alumni Dennis and Sue Albaugh, which will provide the majority of the first phase of renovation.  Read more about this plan and see architect's renderings of the stadium here.
Prom Dress Giveaway March 9-14:
Purchasing a Prom dress can be expensive.  Project Fresh Start, sponsored by Ankeny Schools Community Education Department, is hoping to make it easier for students in eleventh and twelfth grades to have a gown to wear for their junior/senior Prom.
Dresses will be distributed March 9-14 at the Neveln Center, 406 SW School St., third floor, room 303.
  • Monday-Friday: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Students are not charged for the dresses, and only school names (not recipients) are recorded. 

If you have questions about the annual giveaway, please contact Mr. Kissinger at dkiss806@juno.com or Ankeny Community Education at 289-3960.

 

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