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Order your 2014-2014 Southview Yearbook

“Don't miss out!!  Order your yearbook now!  Look for the link on the right side of this page.  Order deadline is fast approaching.”



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.
9-12 Grade Girls Soccer Sign Up Meeting

There will be a Girls Soccer sign up meeting for all girls in grades 9-12 interested in playing soccer.  The meeting will be held at Ankeny High School on February 2 after school in the career center.  If you are interested in playing girls soccer, please attend this meeting.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Woolf at lacey.woolf@ankenyschools.org.



9th Grade Boys Track Meeting
There will be a 9th Grade Boys Track Meeting in the Southview Cafeteria on Tuesday, January 27th @ 7:30 am.  Any 9th grade boy interested in Track needs to attend.



REVISED: 2015-2016 Parent Orientation Meetings for Incoming 8th & 9th Graders
Orientation meetings for incoming 8th and 9th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year have been set for Thursday, February 5th at Southview Middle School. Please see below for the schedule.

  • Incoming 2015-2016 8th Grade Students - February 5th, 6:30-7:00 pm in the Southview Cafeteria
  • REVISED TIME - Incoming 2015-2016 9th Grade Students - February 5th, 8:00-9:00 pm in the Southview Cafeteria
Parent and Students please 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 event is designed to give students and parents the information necessary to make important decisions when selecting next year's courses.  Current 8th and 9th grade students will register for classes during their health classes with the school counselors.

We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please call the Southview Office at 965-9635.

9-12 Baseball Winter Throwing Workouts

Winter throwing workouts for baseball players who will be pitching and catching will begin on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:00am at Southview Middle School.  They will continue to be every Monday and Thursday morning at 6:00am at Southview.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Balvanz at joe.balvanz@ankenyschools.org.



Trap Club Sign Ups

Monday, January 26 and Tuesday, January 27 there will be Trap Club Sign up at 6:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria.  This is for students in grades 7-12.  Registration forms are available on the high school website or in the high school Activities Office.



Southview 2nd Semester Changes
A letter was sent out last week regarding changes to the bell schedule for 2nd semester that will begin on Monday, January 12. We have included a copy of that letter as well as the bell schedule.  If you have any questions, please call the Southview Office at 965-9635.


 
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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