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A report by the Iowa Department of Education ranks the Ankeny school district near the top of all districts in the state for the increase in students enrolled from last year to the current school year.
The Ankeny district is one of only 11 school districts in Iowa to earn the recognition.
Proceeds from the Oct. 18 event will benefit all Ankeny schools, teachers and give scholarships to seniors. Both Hawks and Jaguars will be helped by the foundation hosting the event, organizers said.
After studying land options and facility design with the new district administrative team, the Ankeny school board agreed Monday to seek petitions for a bond referendum to build a 10th elementary school. The bond amount is $2.6 million less than originall
The Ankeny Best Buy store recently donated to a program by Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa to help lure girls to the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Students in Ankeny's new HyperStream Tech Club will learn directly from business and technology professionals. The teens may also get opportunities for networking and scholarships through interning and job shadowing.
Here's highlights of what is happening in Ankeny classrooms as submitted by the district's buildings.
A pre-game tailgate on Sept. 21 will include food and first peek at the DVD "History of Ankeny Football."
The Polk County Health Department is providing the flu vaccinations to Ankeny students, staff members and the public.
Visual Adrenaline, Ankeny High School's varsity show choir, is selling raffle tickets to help finance its trip to Florida in March. Prizes include iPads, and high-definition TVs.
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