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January 25, 2023

Parkview Family Advisory Council – Jan 26 5-6 PM

This Thursday evening, come see what’s going on behind the scenes and have input that will impact future decisions at Parkview! All Parkview families are welcome!

Family Advisory Coucil

January 23, 2023

Parkview Students Win Congressional App Challenge

Parkview Middle School students Lucius Ray and Carter Marovets were recently selected as winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for Iowa’s Third District. 

LR & CM App Winners Pic

Parkview students Lucius Ray and Carter Marovets showcase the app that they created.

The two seventh-grade students collaborated to create an app featuring a game to teach younger generations about the function and importance of the stock market through a built-in tutorial. The app was described as extremely creative, fun, and educational. 

As winners for the Third District, the students are invited to attend the #HouseofCode Reception at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC in April, where they will showcase their app to members of Congress.

Congrats to these bright young students!

January 12, 2023

Parkview students to be featured in Celebrating Art publication

Art Contest sponsored by Celebrating Art and Blick Art Materials

Parkview Middle School 6th graders, Alice Callahan and Arsenije Terzic were chosen in a nationwide contest to have their artwork featured in the Celebrating Art publication. Only the top 45% of the entries submitted are invited to be published! Publishing the accepted artwork from the 2022 contest creates a record of what is important to today’s students. The publication reflects the unique creativity and talent of the youth today. Visit the Celebration Art website to view more!

Alice Callahan said “It shows how people can be creative in any form if you put a little effort into it.” The featured artwork is a printmaking project showing a dinosaur with a volcano in the background.



Arsa Terzic said “Art is the enjoyment of doing something you like and expressing your creativity.” The featured artwork is a chalk pastel manikin study.

December 1, 2022

68 Students Selected for Opus Honor Choir Festival

This fall, sixty-eight Ankeny Community School District students, grades sixth through ninth, were selected for the 36th Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival hosted by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, more than any other school district in the state. Nearly three thousand students were nominated by their directors for one hundred-eighty positions in each of the four OPUS Honor Choirs.  Judges made their selections by scoring a recorded audition from each nominated student.  The 2022 Opus Honor Choirs performed on Thursday, November 17th, in CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames.  

Opus Opus director

Congratulations to the hundreds of Ankeny students who submitted recordings, especially to our outstanding selected musicians (below) and their directors: Emma Feldhans and David Sponder, Parkview; Emily Battani and Lisa Rehms, Prairie Ridge; Riley Anderson and Caroline Edgeton, Northview; and Jill Bjorklund and Nick Oswald, Southview.  Additionally, Nick Oswald had the distinguished honor of serving as the guest director for the 7th/8th Bass Clef Choir this year.  JJ Menke, Logan Peterson, Jackson Robie, Brannen Shanahan, and Landry Wagner performed as featured soloists or small group members at the concert as well!  Congrats to all!

5th/6th Choir
Chatham Beck (PR)
Roman Bockes (PV)
Natalie Hall (PR)
Nora Huebsch (PR)
Sebastian Rivera-Alvarez (PR)
Zoe Saunders (PV)
Elisabeth Skog (PR)
Katharine Yoder (PV)

7th/8th Treble Clef Choir
Elin Alber (PV)
Calista Beck (NV)
Krista Bogers (PR)
Gwenyth Carl (PV)
Emily Doubleday (SV)
Natalie Ford (SV)
Carla Foster (NV)
Maylin Gustafson (SV)
Savannah Hulse (SV)
Delphine Johnson (SV)
Whitney Lee (NV)
Jaleigh Moen (SV)
Sara Phillips (SV)
Rhonda Rullestad (SV)
#Landry Wagner (SV)

7th/8th Bass Clef Choir
Austin Albaugh (SV)
Cael Austin (SV)
Lincoln Blessing (SV)
Seth Buxton (SV)
*Caleb Crouse (SV)
Keegan Elliott (NV)
Jack Kent (SV)
Andrew Langholz (NV)
Lennox McCracken (SV)
#JJ Menke (SV)
Adrian Morales (PV)
#Logan Peterson (SV)
Derek Pross (PV)
Gus Ringholz (NV)
#Jack Robie (SV)
Blake Sauer (SV)
Ezekiel Scroggs (NV)
Berritt Sipes (SV)
Jaxon Speer (SV)
*Zane Wickencamp (SV)

9th Mixed Choir
Jonas Adams (SV)
Mya Backstrom (SV)
Connor Behrens (SV)
Ella Breuer (SV)
Sareena Casady (SV)
Caitlyn Chance (SV)
^Ben Colby (SV)
Nathan Gerth (SV)
Abe Groen (NV)
Jayden Huegel (SV)
*Harrison Jansen (NV)
Jasira Jones (SV)
Kaii Jones (NV)
Oliver Klein (SV)
Erik Kleve (SV)
Zach Kragel (SV)
Addy Lehman (SV)
~Lilian Monthei (SV)
Allison Muehr (SV)
Brendan Perry (SV)
Ethan Quinn (NV)
Anders Repp (SV)
Ella Schulz (SV)
#Brannen Shanahan (SV)
Kyra Swenson (SV)
Abby Willardson (NV)

*Solo Finalists
#Selected Solo/Small Ensemble
~Selected for All-State Choir

PR=Prairie Ridge


November 28, 2022

Winter Band/Choir Concert Schedule

7th Grade Band 11/29/22 @ AHS Auditorium
7 Gold Band – 6:30 PM
7 Maroon/Platinum Band – 7:30 PM

6th Grade Band  12/1/22 @ Parkview Main Gym
6 Maroon  Band – 6:30 PM
6 Gold/Platinum Band – 7:30 PM

7th Grade Choir 12/5/22 @ AHS Auditorium
7 Bass Clef Choir – 6:15 PM
7 Treble Clef Choir – 7:30 PM

6th Grade Choir 12/12/22 @ Parkview Lower Gym
6 Gold Choir – 6:00 PM
6 Maroon Choir – 6:45 PM
6 Platinum Choir – 7:30 PM



November 21, 2022

Note from Nurse Jamie

With the cold and flu season approaching, I wanted to send out a reminder when and if you should keep your student home to keep everyone healthy!

If your student has a temperature of 100.4 or above, they must stay home. The student can return to school after they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Vomiting, your student must stay home 24 hours from the last time they vomited. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions!

Also, if your student is not able to swallow pills please bring in either chewable or liquid Tylenol / Ibuprofen and I can store it in my office. Currently I only have the pill form of those medications.

November 21, 2022

Hawk Themed Gifts


As we enter the gift-giving season, we’d like to remind you of a partnership we have with QB Studios to offer the Ankeny Hawk Shop.

There are dozens of products (t-shirts, sweatshirts, winter hats, socks, etc.) and designs you can use to mix and match for all members of your family! Most of the designs are specific to our Hawk feeder (not Parkview), so students and family members can wear them for years in the future! And 20% of all proceeds are returned to Parkview for building beautification projects.

October 12, 2022

Students create art for the International Day of Peace

parkview art class

Parkview art teachers, Debra Flynn and Mary McDonald, planned fun events for students to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This day is observed each year around the world on September 21. The class was able to combine their efforts with students in Texas and Romania.  The art projects created by the students were peace cranes (an origami crane used as peace symbol) and pinwheels for peace.

Peace Cranes

The Peace Crane Project was founded in 2013 by Sue DiCicco, in order to promote world peace and raise awareness of the International Day of Peace. The Project builds friendships, strengthens hand-eye coordination and writing skills, teaches geography, exposes students to new languages and cultures, and EMPOWERS YOUTH to make a difference in their community, country, and world.

students creating peace cranes

Mrs. Flynn’s students connected with a group of students in Romania who sent pictures, letters, and cranes.  The students also reached out to Lehman High School in Kyle, Texas for a crane exchange. The students were excited to have a window to the world opened for them.  Some students used Google Translate to write letters in Romanian.  Before we closed the packages we sent some Parkview swag including pennants, pens, wallets, and some Iowa souvenirs donated by the Parkview staff.

art class with peace cranes

Pinwheels for Peace

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.”  The Art Club, led by Mary McDonald and Debra Flynn, created Pinwheels to be placed in front of Parkview Middle School.  The Art Club is hoping to make an impact on campus by creating art projects to inspire students.

art class creates pinwheels for peace

August 30, 2022

New Volunteer Portal – Sign Up Today!

We have many opportunities to volunteer at Parkview this year (including chaperoning this Friday’s social)!  The first step to volunteering in Ankeny Schools is creating your account on our new Volunteer Portal.  Step by step directions for first time users can be found here.
Note: The background check is good for five years and applies to all Ankeny Schools, if you have a valid background check on file with the district it will carry over to your new account.