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June 6, 2024

Summer Hours and Building Closures

Mon – ThursΒ  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Parkview will be closed and there will be no access to the building on:
June 3 – 7, June 17 – 21, July 4-5

April 3, 2024

Let’s Talk About It: Parkview Middle School Student Takeover Podcast

πŸŽ™οΈπŸŒŸ Exciting news from Parkview! 🌟🎭
Listen up, everyone! πŸ“£ Parkview Middle School’s very own Miles has stepped up to the mic and taken over the “Let’s Talk About It” podcast! 🎀 This time, he’s giving us an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Parkview’s 2024 spring play, “Goldilocks on Trial.” πŸ»πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ
Join Miles, the talented actor himself, along with fellow Parkview student Avery, who’s the creative genius behind the set design and building! 🎬 They’ll be chatting it up with the amazing Ms. Alexa Long, the dedicated teacher sponsor and producer, about the entire process of bringing this enchanting play to life. 🎭✨
From auditions to rehearsals, from set design to costumes, they’ll spill all the tea on what it takes to make magic happen on stage! 🌟 And guess what? They’ll also be sharing how more students can jump on board and be part of the excitement! πŸŽ‰
Tune in now to get the inside scoop on “Goldilocks on Trial” and discover how YOU can be a part of the action! 🎧 Don’t miss it!
March 7, 2024

Parkview Wins Iowa Wolves Read to Achieve!

We are thrilled to announce that Parkview has won the Iowa Wolves Read to Achieve contest!

Our students’ dedication to reading has paid off with a fantastic reward: a school-wide pizza party and an award assembly with none other than Alpha, the Wolves’ mascot! πŸΊπŸ• Huge thanks to the Iowa Wolves and Northern Lights Pizza for making this unforgettable experience possible! πŸŽ‰ Let’s keep embracing the joy of reading and celebrating our achievements together!

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February 2, 2024

Ms. Stevenson Awarded S.T.A.R. Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that our 7th-grade science teacher, Mandy Stevenson, has been awarded the S.T.A.R. Award!
Ms. Stevenson exemplifies the true essence of selflessness, adaptability, tirelessness, and remarkable dedication to our students and school community. Nominated by 7th grader Brynlee Moeller, Mandy’s commitment to her students’ success and the greater good is truly inspiring.
The S.T.A.R. Award, created by Ankeny Citizen of the Year Laura Murphy (Luetje) and Carter and Claire Luetje, recognizes exceptional leadership within our schools. As a recipient, Mandy joins a distinguished group of educators dedicated to promoting positivity and excellence in education.
Congratulations, Ms. Stevenson, on this well-deserved honor! Your dedication and passion make a profound impact on our school community.
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February 2, 2024

Parkview Robotics Competes at State Competition

Huge congratulations to our Parkview Robotics Team for their incredible debut at the State competitions!
We’re thrilled to announce that our team participated for the first time and what an experience it was! The dedication, hard work, and innovation displayed by our team members were truly remarkable.
A special shoutout goes to Tammy Sass, our fearless leader for the Robotics club. Ms. Sass’s guidance, support, and enthusiasm have been instrumental in shaping our team’s success. Thank you, Ms. Sass, for your unwavering dedication and leadership!
Congratulations to the whole team!!
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January 24, 2024

Become a Mentor at Parkview Middle School

Exciting Opportunity to Make a Difference at Parkview Middle School!
Mentoring at Parkview Middle School is a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact in students’ lives. Our dedicated counselors are currently working on matching volunteers with students, and approved mentors can expect to be contacted soon.
If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still room to become a mentor and contribute to the growth and development of our students. Get involved today and make a meaningful difference at Parkview Middle School!
January 24, 2024

Celebrating Art Winners – Fall 2023 Edition!

We’re thrilled to announce the incredible achievements of our talented artists featured in the ‘Celebrating Art’ hardbound art book! This is a prestigious honor that showcases the dedication, talent, and hard work of both our students and teachers.
From “Celebrating Art”:
“Congratulations! You have students who were chosen to be published. Only the best art is selected to be included in our full-color hardbound art book, ‘Celebrating Art’. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work and dedication from teachers.”
Meet Our Featured Artists:
  • 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.”
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  • 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.”
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  • Β 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.”
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Β Let’s celebrate these artists for their outstanding creativity and dedication to the world of art!
January 24, 2024

The Great Parkview Raku Challenge

Recently Parkview had a unique educational experience that blended innovation, fun, and collaboration! 🎨✨
πŸ” Objective:
Our goal is to inspire lifelong learners through the ancient art of Raku, offering students a fresh perspective on ceramics and fostering an appreciation for the science and chemistry behind it. As Tammy Sass puts it, “Full STEAM ahead!”
🏺 The Process:
Students crafted clay vessels, applied glaze or treatment, and loaded their creations into custom trash can “kilns” designed by our AELP students. The magic happened as we set the cans ablaze, smoking the clay for hours, allowing oxygen and carbon to work their wonders.
🎨 Science, Chemistry, and Art Unite:
The Raku Challenge was an incredible fusion of science, chemistry, and art that had our students buzzing with excitement. Every stage was a journey of curiosity, and the results at the end of the day were truly spectacular!
πŸ‘ Team Raku:
A heartfelt shoutout to our amazing Raku team – Debra Flynn, Mary McDonald, Tammy Sass, and Erryn O’Connor. Your dedication made this experience unforgettable!
πŸŽ“ Principal’s Support:
A big thank you to our principal, Ben Huebsch, for ensuring our students could embark on this creative adventure! Your support means the world to us.
🀝 Participating Groups:
Cheers to the Art Club, AELP students, and Art students for bringing their passion and creativity to The Great Parkview Raku Challenge!
πŸ™ Ankeny Foundation:
Special gratitude to the Ankeny Foundation for their generous grant, making this project a reality. Your commitment to providing exciting educational opportunities leaves a lasting impact on our students!
Let’s cherish the memories and inspire more curiosity in our students. The Great Parkview Raku Challenge will be talked about for years to come
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January 12, 2024

Let’s Talk About…Core Skills, Soft Skills, and Mental Health

Listen to these experts as they explore the creation of a culture of belonging. Discover our commitment to equipping educators with the tools to help students develop essential soft skills. Learn strategies for guiding students through the high school to college transition, emphasizing the importance of early connections and proactive support. They also mention how it is important to focus on student well-being, encouraging self-care practices during study sessions, including water breaks, physical movement, and brain breaks. Uncover how Ankeny fosters these skills from pre-kindergarten, aligning with Ankeny’s graduate profile.

Join Kayla Bell-Consolver, Director of the Counseling Center at Broadlawns Community Clinic at Drake University, Shawn Beirman, Social-Emotional Learning Specialist at Ankeny Schools, and Al Neppl, Director of Professional and Leadership Development at Ankeny Schools, in a conversation highlighting the significance of adaptability, empathy, and collaboration for students.

Click here to listen or find us on your favorite podcast app!

December 20, 2023

Parkview’s Imagineers robotics team qualifies for State!

πŸš€πŸ€– Exciting News from Parkview Robotics! πŸ€–πŸš€
This past Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, Parkview’s two First Lego League robotics teams showcased their brilliance at the regional tournament held at Summit Middle School in Johnston! 🌟🀯
The competition was fierce, covering the robot challenge, project presentation, robot design, and the embodiment of First’s Core Values. Our incredible teams rocked every element, leaving a mark of excellence. πŸ†πŸ€–πŸ’‘
But wait, there’s more! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ The Lego Imagineers team soared high, securing a well-deserved spot at the state tournament at Iowa State on Sun. Dec. 28th. πŸŽŸοΈπŸ—“οΈ Not only that, they clinched the prestigious Innovation Project Award, showcasing their creativity and forward-thinking approach! πŸš€πŸŒ
Now, all eyes are on the state level where the top performers will vie for a ticket to the national competition! πŸ…πŸŒŽ Let’s cheer on our Lego Imagineers as they embark on this exciting journey! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘Ύ
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