Notice of School Property Prescribed Burns
The ACSD maintenance team will be conducting prescribed burns periodically in Ankeny as weather conditions allow, continuing until June 1, 2024. Weather conditions and safety considerations will determine the exact date and time of the fires.
Why do we perform prescribed burns?
Central Iowa’s landscape was once dominated by tall grass prairies. These ecosystems have an abundance of plants, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The native grasses and forbs (flowers) also provide seed and nectar for insects, butterflies, birds, and small mammals. In nature, fire is essential to maintain the integrity of the native prairie plant species located in our parks. Fire is a natural occurrence that helps the plant and animal communities in a park and controlled burning offers a safer way to use fire in a helpful manner. The benefits of prescribed burns include the following:
- Aid in reducing the undesirable plants from invading our native prairie areas
- Help to maintain a rich diversity of wildflowers and grasses
- Decreases the threat of wildfires by decreasing the accumulation of combustibles
- Benefits water quality by aiding in the establishment of deep-rooted natives
- Improves the natural beauty and enjoyment of our parks
Thank you for understanding.
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Transitional Kindergarten Program
Ankeny Schools is excited to announce the opening of a transitional kindergarten (TK) program for the 2024-2025 school year. This new level is designed to provide students with the time needed to develop essential social and academic skills, acting as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten.
Registration for Transitional Kindergarten will be integrated into the general registration process, commencing on February 2, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Similar to preschool, available space is limited, and acceptance is determined by the time and date of the submitted complete registration. Class sizes will be capped at 20 students per class, and the total number of classrooms will be finalized by the district later in the spring.
For more information please visit the Transitional Kindergarten website page within the Register section. Applicants can expect to receive an email confirmation of classroom placement or waitlist status by the end of March.
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Celebrating Art Winners – Fall 2023 Edition!
- Cael Larson: “I just started art last year, and it has been fun. I try hard, and my brain is full of ideas. My design is an ‘O’ with a circle and curly lines through it. It is an illuminated letter design, and I put color everywhere.”
- Ellie Chanthalangsy: “My Tree’ is an experimental painting project with one of my favorite mediums, acrylic paint! I use my imagination to visualize what I put on my canvas. More than often, I look at the sunrise daily, and this is what came to mind. Art is important to me because it is a way to show my creativity and try and inspire others.”
- Kaylee Torkelson: “For my mannequin project, I enjoyed making my own wacky zentangles. I enjoyed choosing my pose. I chose for my mannequin to be in a softball position because I play softball. I also used heavy shading on the mannequin. I really enjoy the creativity of art and think I could turn it into a career someday. I think I could be a teacher and create picture books for my class.”