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May 23, 2024

CHS Summer Office Hours

CHS Hours beginning Tuesday, May 28th

Monday-Friday    9am – 2pm

Have a GREAT summer!

School resumes August 23rd

May 22, 2024

Ankeny Centennial High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The Ankeny Centennial High School (ACHS) National Honor Society held its induction ceremony in the auditorium Monday, May 20th, at 7:30 p.m. Joy Talmon, Volunteer Engagement Officer of United Way of Central Iowa, delivered the keynote address. This year, 43 sophomores, 33 juniors, and 5 seniors were admitted to the National Honor Society. The ceremony was attended by numerous parents, friends, and family members.

Students apply to become members of the National Honor Society, an organization chartered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, which has been in existence since 1921. Successful applicants must have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or above, and demonstrate scholarship, extracurricular involvement, community service, and character. Tim Garner is the sponsor of the Ankeny Centennial High School chapter of the National Honor Society and can be reached at

Congrats Swearin

May 21, 2024

5/23 & 5/24 Finals Schedule

Please click here for the schedule for this Thursday and Friday.

May 9, 2024

Theater Department Takes the Stage at 2024 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase!

Ankeny Centennial High School’s theater department will participate in the 2024 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school’s achievements for its April production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Kiss the Girl Ursula Sailors Eric Under the Sea

Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination of a year-long education initiative, the Showcase will take place at the Des Moines Civic Center on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature a total of 102 schools from across the entire state.

Ankeny Centennial will be prominently featured in a special video presentation at the Showcase, celebrating their receipt of the Outstanding Overall Performance Award, one of the program’s highest honors. Additionally, select students will represent Centennial High School by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley, under the guidance of a guest Broadway music director and choreographer.

We’re proud to announce that Abby Fickbohm (“Ariel”) and Austin Summers (“Sebastian”) have earned Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role honors. They will join other advanced performing students in the Triple Threat Award program. Alongside a special performance at the Showcase, these students will have the opportunity to audition for theater camp scholarships and a chance to represent Iowa at the Jimmy Awards, or National High School Musical Theatre Awards, in New York City this summer.

In addition to these individual accolades, Ankeny Centennial will be recognized with the following awards and honors:

  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role – Tatum Murphy as “Ursula”
  • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role – Ethan Quinn as “Prince Eric”
  • Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role – Drew Carter as “Scuttle”
  • Tickets for the Showcase, starting at $15, will be available for purchase on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 10 AM. They can be purchased online at, at the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at 515-246-2300.

For those unable to attend in person, the Awards Showcase will be live-streamed at as part of a collaboration with Iowa PBS. Additionally, Iowa PBS will broadcast a highlights special of the event later this summer on dates to be announced.

Join us as we celebrate the talent and achievements of Ankeny Centennial High School’s theater department on this grand stage!

May 2, 2024

CHS students shine at BURBS Conference Art Show

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April 24-25 was the BURBS Conference Art Show, hosted this year by Urbandale High School at Merle Hay Mall. BURBS is a long-standing art show that travels between participating schools. The districts involved in the show were: Urbandale, Ankeny Centennial, Waukee Northwest, Dowling Catholic, Johnston, Ankeny, Waukee, and Valley. Each school had three hours to complete a 7ftx7ft mural that will now be displayed at Merle Hay Mall. The following awards were earned by CHS students:
Mia Valle: 3rd Place Graphite & 2nd Place Analog Photography Unaltered
Veronica Frey: Honorable Mention Mixed Media
Logan Sobaski: 3rd Place Analog Photography Altered
Abby Smith: 1st Place Analog Photography Unaltered
Abby Geiken & Peyton Kjos: Honorable Mention Analog Photography Unaltered
Blake Cheeseman: 3rd Place Digital Photography Unaltered
Great job to all who took part in this event!!
May 1, 2024

CHS Students Honored at Law Day

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Two CHS students were honored today at the Polk County Bar Association’s Law Day Ceremony. This year’s theme was “Voices in Democracy.” Sophomore Sydney Heithoff received 2nd place in the Visual Arts category, and Senior Elizabeth Deng placed 2nd in the essay competition. Law Day strives to foster education and a deeper understanding of the legal system. It is celebrated every year on or around May 1st.
May 1, 2024

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May 1, 2024

2024 French and Spanish Honor Society Inductees

Ankeny Centennial High School held their induction ceremonies for the National French and Spanish Honor Societies in April. These chapters have been active since 2017. The French and Spanish Honor Societies are national organizations that promote interest in the language and culture and recognize students’ outstanding effort and dedication to the study of the language during high school. French and Spanish Honor Society students must maintain an average GPA of A- or higher for three consecutive semesters in the language and an overall minimum GPA of 3.2. Students organize and lead club activities, volunteer their time to tutor others, and participate in various service projects at school and within the community. Students also demonstrate good character and leadership skills throughout the year. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals this academic school year. La Société Honoraire de français & Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica are sponsored by Madame Lund and Señorita Smith.

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French National Honor Society inductees for 2024:

Chloe Bredice ✤❂, Anna Burkle ✤, Mary Faidley ✤❂, Abby Fickbohm ✤❂, Avery Gavin ✤, Ara Lofgren ✤❂, Sophie Miller ✤, Josie Minnis ✤, Mayci Rasmus, Logan Sobaski ✤❂, Ruby Sprecher ✤, Roz Sterling ✤, Addie Tullis, Lana Walker ✤, Addie White ❂, Chrissi Zachariades ✤❂

Ava Adams, Sophia Bohnenkamp ✤, Millie Brooks ✤, Paige Brown ✤, Benjamin Gabrielsson, Kate Geiselhart ✤, Ashley Green, Alexis Metzger ✤, Abigail Samson ✤, Kaylee Sprecher, Hannah Wahman, Angelina Meyers ✤ (Italian)


(top row from left to right) Dariya Haynie, Paige Brown, Kayla Clark, Nicole Huang, Alexis Metzger, Cadence Phillips, Marissa Pries, Katelyn Thierry, Tyson Woerdehoff (bottom row from left to right) Corinne Swalve, Anna Bradford, Alana Crawford, Tommy Gilbert, Ava Lowe, Lauren Meredith, Lucas Muta, Lizzie Deng

National French Test Medalists Honored for Excellence

In addition, the French students also took the National French Test (Le Grand Concours) in March. The following students ranked highly both in the state of Iowa and nationally. Congratulations to the following students who ranked in the top 10 in the state of Iowa and to those who earned medals nationally!

French Level 4:
Paige Brown – also Bronze Medal winner, nationally ranked
Angelina Meyers – also Bronze Medal winner, nationally ranked
Sophie Bohnenkamp
Alexis Metzger
Millie Brooks
Hannah Wayman

French Level 5:
Logan Sobaski – also Silver Medal winner, nationally ranked
Chloe Bredice
Chrissi Zachariades
Ruby Sprecher
Addison Tullis
Anna Burkle
Mary Faidley
Rosalyn Sterling
Lana Walker
Ara Lofgren

Spanish National Honor Society inductees for 2023:

Anna Bradford✤❂, Alana Crawford✤, Brooklyn Conger✤❂, Nicholas De la Cuba✤❂, Lizzie Deng✤, Tommy Gilbert**✤❂, Ava Lowe**✤❂, Lauren Meredith**✤❂, Gabrielle Mixdorf✤❂, Lucas Muta✤, Madilyn Nelson❂
Addie Pollock✤❂, Anna Sash✤❂, Corinne Swalve**✤

Paige Brown✤, Kayla Clark✤, Daria Haynie✤, Nicole Huang, Alexis Metzger✤, Cadence Phillips✤, Marissa Pries✤, Katelyn Thierry✤, Tyson Woerdehoff✤


** officer
✤ earned the Seal of Biliteracy
❂ 2nd year member

May 1, 2024

Mr. Hook to present at Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference

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Centennial High School Director, Scott Hook, has been chosen to present at the 2024 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference on Thursday, May 9th. Mr. Hook will be presenting a clinic entitled “Creating and Keeping Culture in Your Band Program”. This clinic is focused on creating and fostering a positive and long lasting culture of excellence and teamwork in a high school band program.
Mr. Hook is in his 11th year as Director of Bands at Ankeny Centennial High School and 21st year of teaching. His responsibilities include directing the Centennial Wind Symphony, Centennial Marching Band, Jazz Studio, Pep Band, and 6th-12th Grade Woodwind lessons. He serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair for Centennial High School and is the “Lead Learner” for the Ankeny Schools 5th-12th Grade Instrumental Department.
May 1, 2024

Student Fines & Fees

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