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6th & 7th Grade Social is Friday Jan. 30th

On Friday, January 30th  we will have a social for the 6th and 7th graders.  It is from 5 -7 pm and it costs $10.  There will be games, a live DJ, movie…lots of fun!  The admission cost gets you into the social, a piece of pizza and a pop.  

Jazzorama This Saturday!

Parkview Jazz Band members will participate in Jazzorama which will be held on Saturday, January 31st,
      T/F Jazz Band clinic at 8:15-9:00

      M/Th Jazz Band clinic at 10:15-11:00
      Concert at 7:30 p.m.

All activities will be held at the Ankeny High School Auditorium.  

Parkview Solo Festival

Our annual Solo Festival will be held on Saturday, February 7th at Parkview Middle Schools.  This is an excellent musical opportunity for our students that choose to participate.  Students perform for a judge, are given a rating and some tips for improvement.  Ribbons and “Best of Center” Awards are given.  

Register today for AHS Junior Cheer Clinic!
Register now to be part of the AHS Junior Cheer Clinic on February 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Ankeny High School commons.  Clinic participants will perform February 10 during halftime of the girls home basketball game, approximately 6:40 p.m.  Students in grades K-7 are invited to join in.  The clinic cost is $30.  View the registration form here.  If you have any questions, please contact head cheer coach Katie Bales at
School Calendar Approval Process on Hold Pending IDOE Guidance:
 Approval and publication of the Ankeny Schools 2015-2016 school calendar is currently on hold pending guidance from the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) regarding new rules for school start dates. This guidance is expected in January, after which the school district will continue its calendar approval process and announce the availability of the school calendar to parents.  The IDOE has informed school districts that they will not automatically grant waivers to start the school year early, as in the past.  This clearly has great implications for Ankeny Schools due to the high percentage of students who earn post-secondary dual credits through Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Additional guidance from the IDOE is expected in January. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay in publication may cause.
Classes to be in session on April 24 snow make-up day:
 Due to classes being cancelled for inclement weather on January 7, Ankeny Schools will use the April 24 “Built in Snow Day” shown on the district calendar to make up the missed day.  Instead of being a day off from school, regular classes will be in session and students will attend school on Friday, April 24.
Orientation Meeting for Our 7th Graders

The 2015-2016 Orientation Meeting for incoming 8th grade students will be held on Thursday, February 5th at Southview Middle School in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:00pm.  Come and learn about the course selection and registration process for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  Guidance counselors and principals will present information and answer questions about course options, as well as talk about the similarities and differences between grade levels.  This evening is designed to give students and parents the information necessary to make important decisions when selecting next year’s courses.  We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call the Southview Office at 965-9635


Activities Fair for Incoming 2015-16 8th Graders
Southview Middle School will host an Activities Fair for incoming 8th grade students and parents following the Feb. 5th
 orientation meeting at 6:30pm. This will be set up in the Auxiliary Gym at Southview Middle School. Please walk through and visit with coaches/activity sponsors, and students involved in athletic and activity programs after the orientation meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Please call the Southview Office at 965-9635 with inquiries.

Cold Weather has Arrived...

With the arrival of cold weather, we wanted to remind parents of our building hours.  Students are not allowed in school buildings or on school property before 7:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays (with the exception of jazz band students who can arrived after 7:15) and after 8:30 on Wednesdays.  We do not have supervision before these times so we need your help with this as our student’s safety and security are very important to us.  

Follow Parkview on Twitter!
Are you on the go but want to know what’s going on at school?  Now you can stay in touch with Parkview Middle School on Twitter.  To begin, choose the link below, or the Twitter icon in the right column of the school's homepage.  Twitter updates will be a selection of news headlines and updates, with many including a link back to a full article.
You can also follow the Ankeny Community School District.  You can choose the link below, or the Twitter icon in the right column of the district homepage.

Take appropriate steps to help keep Ankeny students and schools healthy -
You may have noticed a number of news reports lately about the flu.  Flu season is definitely upon us, and our nurses want to remind everyone of procedures that can help minimize the spread of flu.
On behalf of all Ankeny Schools students and staff, thank you for taking time to follow these guidelines and help to keep our schools healthy.

Mandy Snyder
Lead District Nurse

Winter edition of Ankeny Advance newsletter is now online -

The Winter 2015 edition of Ankeny Advance is now available online and will be arriving shortly in community mailboxes. This edition includes important information about:

  • Northeast Elementary receives National Blue Ribbon School award in Washington
  • AP Scholars and ACT scores achieve new records
  • Strategic planning efforts in the district as enrollment tops 10,000 students
  • Photos of the first renovated Northview classrooms
  • Several honors for Volleyball team members and coaches
  • And much more!
  • Read the Winter 2015 Edition of Ankeny Advance here. 
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