Monday, May 20, 2013
See photos from Ankeny's 2013 commencement exercises, held Sunday at Drake University's Knapp Center.
From Ankeny Community School District: On May 19 at 5:30 p.m., the 100th graduating class of Ankeny High School walked across the stage at the Drake Knapp Center in Des Moines and completed their high school careers. Seniors Kelsey Arneson, Cody Bock, Austin Heinzerling and Adam Hudson addressed the 491 members of their class. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bruce Kimpston and School Board President Pat Cahill also spoke to the graduates. See a full list of 2013 Ankeny graduates. Have a photo of your graduate you'd like to share? Upload it to this photo gallery by clicking on the green and white "Upload Photos and Video" button.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Use our free announcement service to share the good news about your Ankeny High School graduate.
Ankeny High School's graduation is Sunday, and if you have a child graduating from either high school or college, you no doubt want to spread the news. You're in luck. Patch can help you do that...for free. Shout how proud you are to the world. Post a free announcement by click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with photos or video will be featured on the home page. Once you have filled in the information about your graduate and added…
Check out Patch's live coverage of Friday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet.
The Iowa High School state track meet continues Friday at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude tomorrow morning. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day two. Will you be at the event today? Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Teams from Ankeny High School took second and third place in a University of Iowa Chinese Language competition
From A MEDIA RELEASE Ankeny High School Chinese students participating in the High School Chinese Language Speaking Competition at the University of Iowa won second and third place in the May 4 competition, according to a release from the school district. Ankeny High was one of seven schools competing in the competition. Students from Ankeny's Northview Middle School also participated. Richelle Manuel, Chad Schultz, Brett Bolte, comprised one team and Samantha Hoff and Samuel Primmer comprised the other. Both teams entered the first level competition for first and second year students and won second and third place respectively. Read more about the contest at Ankeny Schools. Sign up for Ankeny Patch's free newsletter | Like us on …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Everything you need to know to attend Sunday's ceremony for Ankeny High School graduates.
Another school year has come and gone, and the time is here to wish a new class of graduates good luck as their high school years come to an end. Ankeny High School will hold its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Here's what you need to know: When: May 19, 5:30-8 p.m. Where: Drake University's Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave., Des Moines. Parking: Ample free parking is available around campus, but you might want to arrive early if you want to avoid walking long distances. Also, the senior breakfast and slide show will be held May 16 from 8-9 a.m. in the Ankeny High School lunchroom. Commencement rehearsal will immediately follow in the gym. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory. Sign up for Ankeny Patch's free newsletter | Like us on …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Meals from the Heartland led Ankeny Prairie Trail Elementary students, staff, and more than thirty parent and community volunteers, in a three-hour event packaging nutritious meals.
From an Ankeny school district media release: On Friday, May 3, Hunger Fight Manager Joel O’Dell from Meals from the Heartland led Prairie Trail Elementary students, staff, and more than thirty parent and community volunteers, in a three-hour event packaging nutritious meals. More than 13,760 meals were packaged to be delivered to people in need all over the world. In early April, first and fourth grade students at Prairie Trail had the opportunity to put into action the good citizenship they have been learning in their literacy classes. Students chose to help fight hunger by packaging meals for delivery to starving people around the world through the non-profit organization, Meals from the Heartland. Before Meals from the Heartland could…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Ankeny School District announces new song for new high school.
The Ankeny Community School District released the lyrics to the new Centennial High School's fight song Wednesday. Hear it above by clicking play. The song was created by alumni, students and a teacher, according to a press release from the school district. Lester Miller the future director of vocal music for Ankeny Centennial High School arranged lyrics compiled from four student contest submissions. And 1995 Ankeny High School graduate Travis Cross wrote the musical score. The song lyrics are below: Ankeny Centennial, Show us your Jaguar pride. Stand up for Centennial, Spirit we’ll provide. We’re loyal, courageous, Tough and triumphant; Strength through unity. Oh, Ankeny Centennial, Go claim the victory! (Music) A-C-H-S (Music) Jaguars…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Ankeny resident will speak at Friday's College of Human Sciences celebration.
Media release: Linda Fullmer of Ankeny will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences graduation celebration at 3 p.m. Friday, May 10 at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in Ames. Fullmer, a 2000 graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition, has over 20 years of experience in the vitamin and dietary supplement and food industries. Shortly after graduation, Fullmer began her employment with Kemin Industries, where she quickly rose through the ranks from project manager and food application specialist to senior vice president of the human nutrition and health division. Fullmer oversees the division’s North American sales team, as well as the global technical …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Sign up for Ankeny Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Newsweek has ranked Ankeny High School as the No. 1,147 high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Ankeny's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. This is the second national ranking for Ankeny in recent weeks. A similar ranking project by U.S. News and World Report had Ankeny as the No. 10 school in Iowa and the No. 1,746 school in the country. The Newsweek survey scores were then weighted and …