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September 22, 2022

Academic Awards Reception

Centennial’s Academic Awards Reception will be held on Monday, October 3, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Commons.

September 20, 2022

2023 National Merit® Scholarship Competition

 

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Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the honored students are Ankeny Centennial High School seniors Charlotte Brink, Adeline Brooks, Brady Carr, Rebecca Gabrielsson, Jenna McClain, Kyle Melcher, Caden Miller, and Rondi Quass.

September 16, 2022

2021-22 Yearbooks Have Arrived

Parents, Graduates and CHS Students –

The 2021-22 yearbooks have arrived!

Yearbooks will be handed out in Advisory beginning Friday, September 16th.  Seniors who graduated last May can pick up their yearbook from the front office anytime M-F between 7:30-4:00.  If graduated seniors selected to have their yearbook mailed home, Jostens has already taken care of this.

There are a limited amount of extra yearbooks – first come, first serve. The cost is $75.

September 13, 2022

Flu Clinic

We will be offering the Flu Clinic in collaboration with Polk County Health Department again this year. Please see below for next date and registration.

No paper consents this year – all registrations are online!

Thursday, Oct 20
4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ Northview Middle School
Visitors enter through W22 Door on the stadium side of the building
Flu Clinic is held in the Commons/Lunchroom.

CHOOSE YOUR TIME SLOT FOR OCT. 20

September 12, 2022

Sept 24 Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance will be held on September 24th from 8-11 in the ACHS commons. Tickets are available for purchase online through InTouch from September 12th – September 20th. If you are unable to purchase a ticket through the TouchBase system, we will sell tickets in the Activities Office only during lunch shifts on Friday, September 23rd.

Students will pick up their online ticket wristbands during lunch shifts on Thursday September 22nd, and Friday September 23rd. Students must have their ID when picking up their wristband(s) and their ID will be required to attend the dance.

If the student is bringing a guest that does not attend Ankeny Centennial, a Dance Guest Form will be required.  Please return the completed form to the front office by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21st. The guest must also bring a form of ID to be admitted to the dance as well.

August 9, 2022

Fall Picture Day

Fall pictures will be taken on September 19 & 20.  Stay tuned for more info!

June 24, 2022

Dustin Roland Named Head Varsity Girls Wrestling Coach For Ankeny High Schools

ANKENY, Iowa (June 24, 2022) – Dustin Roland has been named as the head girls wrestling coach for the new girls wrestling program at Ankeny High School and Centennial High School. Dustin previously served as the head wrestling coach at Lincoln High School in the Des Moines Community School District.

Coach Roland has a rich background in wrestling and coaching. In addition to wrestling, he has served as an assistant coach for many sports in the Des Moines, Southeast Polk, and Bondurant-Farrar school districts. Additionally, Dustin is the 16U USA-Iowa Wrestling Division Director and has experience working within several levels of the USA-Iowa Wrestling Program.

Selection committee members were able to ask questions and give feedback on finalists. Committee members noted that Coach Roland’s wealth of background knowledge in how to lead a program makes him an excellent fit for starting a new program. They also indicated that he showed commitment to building a state-contending team and to increasing the interest in girls wrestling in Ankeny and across the state of Iowa. 

Southview Middle School activities director Mike Bakker and Northview Middle School activities director Holly Anderson collaborated to lead the interview and selection process since both high schools are transitioning to new activities directors that will start on July 1.

“Dustin Roland was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates to lead the process of starting the Ankeny Girls Wrestling program,” said Mike Bakker, Activities Director at Southview Middle School. “His experience as a head wrestling coach at DM Lincoln, his role with the USA Iowa Wrestling program, and his background in coaching multiple girls’ sports in his coaching career make him a natural fit. Dustin is highly respected in the wrestling community by his peers and will work closely with the boys’ programs and coaches at Centennial & Ankeny High Schools.”

The Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union sanctioned girls’ wrestling for the 2022-23 school year, and there is much excitement surrounding the program. Ankeny High School and Centennial High School are partnering together through a co-op agreement to pioneer the Ankeny girls wrestling program.  More information about the program will be available soon.

May 27, 2022

National Honor Society Inductees

The Ankeny Centennial High School National Honor Society held its induction ceremony in the ACHS auditorium  on Monday, May 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. Ankeny Mayor Mark Holm gave the keynote address.  40 sophomores, 29 juniors, and 7 seniors were admitted to National Honor Society. The ceremony was attended by many parents, friends, and family members. 

Students apply to become members of National Honor Society, an organization chartered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and which has been in existence since 1921. Successful applicants must have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or above, a demonstrated record of scholarship, extracurricular involvement, community service, and character.

Tim Garner is the sponsor of the Ankeny Centennial High School chapter of National Honor Society, and he can be reached at tim.garner@ankenyschools.org, or by telephone at 515-965-9610. 

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Inductees by grade:

Sophomores:

Mara Blevins, Anna Bradford, Charli Brady, Chloe Bredice, Geneva Christoph, Brooklyn Conger, Alana Crawford, Payton Drefke, Sydney Frideres, Madeline Fuller, Thomas Gilbert, Autumn Harris, Jocelyn Heidrick, Chloe Jamieson, Maxime Janelle, Aidan Jones, Ella Jumper, Jordyn Jumper, Andrew Law, Avery Lewis, Emma Liechti, Haidyn Lilly, Ava Lowe, Lauren Meredith, Avery Minter, Gabrielle Mixdorf, Kaitlyn Muehring, Khushi Nagar, Madilyn Nelson, Anja Peck, Addie Pollock, Mayci Rasmus, Anna Sash, Owen Schwebach, Charles Stevens, Josi Syata, McKenna Vallejo, Ty Walker, Addison White, Chrissi Zachariades

Juniors:

Bennett Blakeslee, Olivia Burkhart, Brady Carr, Zachary Clark, Elizabeth Deng, Leah Eichhorn, Ethan Graham, Ester Guan, Alayna Harken, Megan Heldt, Layla Hughes, Olivia Joensen, Kendra Kasperbauer, Adam Henry Loos Jr., Jenna McClain, Lauren McClellan, Kyle Melcher, Megan Munter, Mariah Nithang, Bradon Packebush, Noah Schafer, Jada Schmidt, Brylee Smejkal, Maddie Starr, Chloe Suarez, Sarah Truong, Maxwell Vernon, Malin Vallejo, Sarah Vorthems

Seniors:

Morgan Den Beste, Sara Farlow, Teagan Hall, Kellen Jones, Jack Lacey, Kaylee Cutsforth Neuhaus, Emily Petersen

May 16, 2022

Law Day Celebration

The annual Law Day celebration was held on Monday, May 2 and was presented by the Polk County Bar Association. Law Day has been celebrated on or around May 1 since 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation declaring it a day to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. The Polk County Bar Association partners with ARAG each year to give Polk County area students a chance to get creative with the law as part of our annual Law Day celebration. Students in grades K through 12 are invited to compete in the visual arts, music, essay and poetry categories.

This year’s theme was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” Numerous Ankeny students from across the district won awards and are mentioned below.

High School Poetry Competition

Emma Smith
Emma Smith,
Centennial High School
2nd place

High School Essay Competition

Elizabeth Deng
Elizabeth Deng,
Centennial High School
1st place

Finn Stukerjurgen
Finn Stukerjurgen,
Southview Middle School
3rd place

High School Visual Arts Competition

Josie Bishop
Josie Bishop,
Northview Middle School
2nd place

High School Technology Competition

Noah Yeager
Noah Yeager,
Ankeny High School
1st place

Middle School Technology Competition

Aakansha Ganesh
Aakansha Ganesh,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
1st place

Middle School Performing Arts Competition

Middle School Performing Arts
Lauren Boka, Katelyn Henzi, Camryn Johnson, Abigail Willardson, Cathy Owusu-Anokye, Josefina Willkom, Maia Bredice, Kaley Swanson and Sydney Heithoff
Northview Middle School
1st place

Middle School Poetry Competition

Rosie Howieson
Rosie Howieson,
Northview Middle School
1st place

Middle School Essay Competition

Kalyani Bhat
Kalyani Bhat,
Northview Middle School
1st place

Harrison Jansen
Harrison Jansen,
Northview Middle School
2nd place

Martha Willard
Martha Willard,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
3rd place

Middle School Visual Arts Competition

Hollin Hansen
Hollin Hansen,
Southview Middle School
1st place

Eve Russell
Eve Russell,
Prairie Ridge Middle School
2nd place

Middle School Visual Arts 3rd Place
Jamie Miara, Lauren Harmon, Ava Barten, Marleigh Munger and Mabelle Way
Northview Middle School
3rd place (tie)

Elementary School Poster Competition

Ainsley Schnurr
Ainsley Schnurr,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Jillian Tournier
Jillian Tournier,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
2nd place

Thomas Dunne
Thomas Dunne,
Northeast Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Visual Arts Competition

Brinley Feuerbach
Brinley Feuerbach,
Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Jillian Moses and Siena Peddicord,
Northeast Elementary
2nd place

Meyer & Heither
Stella Heither and Lia Meyer,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Coloring Competition

Camryn Taxted,
Prairie Trail Elementary
1st place

Elle Evans,
Prairie Trail Elementary
2nd place

Kyla Leach
Kyla Leach,
Prairie Trail Elementary
3rd place

Elementary School Essay Competition

Brynlee Moeller
Brynlee Moeller,

Southeast Elementary
1st place

Elementary School Poetry Competition

Clayton Gardner
Clayton Gardner,

Prairie Trail Elementary
1st place

Elementary School Technology Competition

Chatham Beck
Chatham Beck,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
1st place

Madeline Lynch
Madeline Lynch,

Northeast Elementary
2nd place

Kaitlyn French
Kaitlyn French,

Ashland Ridge Elementary
3rd place