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MOYA..The Month of the Young Adolescent
October is “The Month of the Young Adolescent (MOYA), which is an initiative designed to focus on the unique and special development of students between the ages of 10 and 15.  Please click here to see our flyer about our MOYA activities! 


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held on Tuesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 2nd from 4:30 to 8:30pm.  Your child’s advisory teacher will be your single point of contact for each core academic teacher (math, science, social studies, literacy) and some encore teachers (modern language, family and consumer science, art, computer technology education) in this conference setting. You may choose to briefly visit with your child’s music, physical education, health, algebra, AELP, or special education teachers before or after that conference.  Due to time constraints, this format for conferences is not designed for parents to meet individually with each core academic teacher. For specific and detailed questions to academic teachers other than your child’s advisory teacher please call or email that specific teacher.  Please contact your child’s advisory teacher if you are not aware of your scheduled conference time.

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:

Trivia Night!

Want to have something fun to do with your family or friends?  We will be having Trivia Night on Friday, October 17th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. You can bring some delicious appetizers to share with your table and have an evening of intellect while supporting Parkview with our fundraiser. You can purchase a table (max of 8 people) for $100.00 or buy single seats at $15.00/seat. If interested, please contact Darla Harbert at Parkview Middle School by email: ( or phone: 515-965-9640.

Ankeny to Host State Middle School Cross-Country Meet:
Ankeny Community Schools is pleased to announce that Ankeny Centennial High School will host the Iowa Association of Track Coaches State Middle School Cross-Country Meet on Saturday, October 18.  As many as 900-1,000 seventh and eighth grade boys and girls are expected to compete in the event, which begins at 11:00 a.m. and runs until approximately 3:00 p.m.  Find out more about the meet and how to register.
Shared Teachers and Teacher Coaches Availability For Conferences
The following Parkview Teacher Coaches will be available for Thursday, October 2.  They are not able to attend conferences Tuesday, September 30, and will be available by appointment after October 2 to meet with you before and/or after school.
     Mr. Dru McAnely (PE/Health)
     Mr. Steve Arneson (Guidance)
     Ms. Shari Vermeer (PE)

7th grade bass clef ensemble instructor Mr. Jim Cacciatore will be available for conerences Thursday, October 2 from 4:30 - 8:30 in the ensemble room.  He will be completeing conferences at his home building (Southview) during their conferemce night.

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming....
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Parkview Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd.  The fair will be open from 7:45AM-4:00PM Monday and Friday; 8:30AM- 4:00PM on Wednesday and from 7:45AM - 8:30PM  on Tuesday and Thursday. Come in to the Media Center to see lots of new titles and to find some great deals on books!

Celebrate our middle school students during Young Adolescent Month:
Ankeny is home to nearly 3,000 young adolescents, who live, learn and grow together in our city.  Despite rapid life changes, these extraordinary young people make meaningful and significant contributions.  This is why October is designated as Ankeny’s Month of the Young Adolescent, and why Ankeny celebrates the diverse talents, personalities and achievements of our middle school-aged students.  Read more about what you can do to celebrate the lives of these young people.
Has Your 7th Grader Gotten Their tDap Shot yet?
Has your 7th grader had their dTap shot?  Our school needs to have a copy of the immunization on file so if you haven't turned in the copy of the sheet, please have your child bring it to the nurse's office. The State of Iowa requires all 7th graders born after September 15, 2000, to have the booster "Tdap". If the child does not receive this vaccine by October 15th, the State of Iowa is enforcing this law, and they will be excluded from school. For free immunizations, call Polk County Health Department at 515-286-3798.  If you have any questions, feel free to call our school nurse, Joy Block at 965-9640.
New Fliers Now Available in the Backpack
New fliers for the month are now available in the online vBackpack. The vBackpack includes fliers from community organizations for events or activities for students. Check out the fliers for this month here.
October fliers now available in the vBackpack:
New fliers for the month are now available in the online vBackpack. The vBackpack includes fliers from community organizations for events or activities for students. Check out the October fliers here. 
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 to start the process.

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