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January 8, 2021

National Honor Society

The Ankeny Centennial High School chapter of the National Honor Society will be accepting applications in January and February of the current calendar school year.  

 

Applicants may be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and students must have an unweighted cumulative (all grades starting in 9th grade) grade point average of 3.5 or above to apply.

 

The virtual informational meetings will be held on January 18th at 10 a.m. and January 18th at 7 p.m. Students only need to attend one of these meetings. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held on Google Meet. Please join the National Honor Society classroom using the code 3dl6szq (the letter after the d is a lower case l, not the number 1). The meeting will be recorded, so if neither of those times is convenient, you may watch it at a later date on the NHS Google Classroom site.

 

Again please join the National Honor Society classroom using the code 3dl6szq. 

 

The application can be found at the Centennial High School website. Click HERE to be directed to the National Honor Society Centennial High School Page and to access the application. Upon completion of the online form, a printed version must be turned into Mr. Garner in room 1409.

 

The deadline for applications is February 19th. If an extension is needed, contact Mr. Garner.

Any questions should be directed to Mr. Garner, National Honor Society sponsor at Centennial H.S.

 

tim.garner@ankenyschools.org

515-965-9610

January 5, 2021

Mark Your Calendars: PreK & K Registration

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PRESCHOOL Registration opens on Monday, January 25, 2021.

KINDERGARTEN Registration opens on Friday, February 5, 2021.

2020-21 Before & After School Program Registration opens April 8 to incoming Kindergarteners.  Click here to learn more!

November 13, 2020

Thirty-Eight Ankeny Schools Students Selected for the 2020 All State Music Festival

Thirty-eight Ankeny Schools students attained the highest honor available to high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2020 All State Band, Choir and Orchestra. 17 of these students were selected from Ankeny Centennial High School, and 21 students were selected from Ankeny High School.
1,081 students were selected to receive this honor. 268 students were selected for the Band, 211 students were selected for the Orchestra, and 601 students were selected for the Chorus. These students represent the top 1.7% of all Iowa high school musicians.

The 2020 Festival concert would have celebrated the 74th anniversary of this prestigious event. District Auditions for the 268-piece All-State Band, 211-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held virtually October 22-24, 2020 at Le Mars, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. While the 2020 All-State Music Festival Concert has been cancelled due to health safety concerns caused by the ongoing pandemic, that in no way diminishes the accomplishment of the young musicians designated as members of the 2020 All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra.

We are proud of the resilience and dedication that these musicians have shown in working for and achieving this honor.

Congratulations to the honored students from Ankeny Centennial High School.

2020 All State Choir Members: Emma Donnelly, Carson Ferree, Logan Hoff, Jaiden Holt, Abby Housker, Alex Ladner, Grant Miller, Lauren Playle, and Gracie Valerio-Garsow.
Mandy Bendezu and Mason Wisecup were selected as alternates.

2020 All State Band Members: Sydney Clark and Sydney Madison.
Jordyn Jumper and Sarah Williams were selected as alternates.

2020 All State Orchestra Members: Madeline Scheve and Devon Tsia-Olson.

The Ankeny Centennial High School Band directors are Scott Hook, Janelle Hook, and Nick Rueckert. Nolan Henkle, Abby Saner, and Elliott Stern are the Choir directors.

Congratulations to the honored students from Ankeny High School.

2020 All State Choir Members: Evan Albaugh, Alex Gates, Noah Hackbart, Harrison Ingham, Addy Kiene, Lauren McCarville, Hannah Pross, Blake Schumacher, Sydney Stover, Marcus Ugolini, Adam Van Thomme, Gabe Wagner, and Halle Wulfekuhle.
Carson Doss was selected as an alternate.

2020 All State Band Members: Clara Freese, Avery Hickcox, Sam Stember, and Amanda Ritland.
Jayda Archer and Mason Bush were selected as alternates.

2020 All State Orchestra Member: Philip Na

Directors of the Ankeny High School Band Program are Joel Poppen and Jennifer Williams. Ben Walters and Adam Brown are directors of the Ankeny Choral Music program.

November 4, 2020

Two Ankeny Schools Students Selected for the 2020 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

Abbi Brown Sharice

Two Ankeny Community School District students were selected to attend the World Food Prize’s 2020 Global Youth Institute. The honored students include Abbi Brown, from Ankeny Centennial High School, and Sharice Mamuya, from Ankeny High School.

Each year, 200 exceptional high school students from around the world are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. Brown and Mamuya were chosen for the 2020 Global Youth Institute after being acknowledged as one of the top students in the Iowa Youth Institute, which takes place in April. Since 1994, over 2,000 Iowa high school students and 400 teachers from across the state have participated in the Global Youth Institute.

The annual Global Youth Institute kicked off mid-October and brought student delegates from Bahrain, Canada, China, Cuba, Honduras, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States together virtually to discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues.

During this year’s event, student leaders were given opportunities to connect with one another, present and discuss their own research papers with international experts, and virtually tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities. The week started with a focus on the Iowa Hunger Summit, sessions in the remaining days explored topics including the role of youth in inspiring climate action and the power of gastronomy to drive change in food systems.