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November 8, 2022

Lost and found

Our lost and found is growing quite large! We are asking families to please have their children look for any missing items. Our lost and found is conveniently located right outside the lunch room in our main hallway. Parents are encouraged to come between 7:30-3:30 to check it out.

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October 31, 2022

November at Rock Creek

11/1-5th grade field trip to Biz Town

11/4- Fall Picture Retakes

11/7-Vision screenings for KG & 3rd grade students who have not turned in vision screens from their doctor

11/8 PTO Meeting in the Media Center from 6-6:30 all are welcome!

11/10 PTO Skate Night at Skateland

11/11 No School Veteran’s Day

11/18 1st trimester report cards are sent home

11/23-11/25 NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

October 31, 2022

Accepting donations of warm winter gear

Winter Clothing Drive/Donations

When: November 7th through November 10th

What: Gently used coats, snow pants, thick gloves/mittens and hats/scarves for adults and children. No boots, please.

How: Parents and/or students may place the items in the box in the front office during school hours.

THANK YOU!

October 4, 2022

New Volunteer Process

With fall parties this Friday, October 7th now is the time to get your volunteer paper work done. There is a new layer to our volunteer process this year. Please follow the instructions found here and we look forwards to welcoming you into Rock Creek very soon!

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

March 25, 2022

New Elementary School Groundbreaking

GroundbreakingThe Ankeny Community School District has broken ground on their newest elementary school building. The building is temporarily being referred to as the Elementary at the Grove, and will be the sixth elementary school in the north-feeder for the district. The new building will be located in the Grove development at NW 18th St and NW Abbie Dr and will be a part of the district’s north feeder system. The five-section building will serve kindergarten to fifth grade and have a capacity of up to 800 students and is slated to open in the fall of 2024.

“This is a day of excitement for our district, not only for our students and staff in our north-feeder elementary system but for our entire community who has worked together to build this district for our children,” said Dr. Erick Pruitt, Superintendent of Ankeny Schools. “The growth in our city is certainly notable. However, when we think about this growth as a district, what excites us is the number of students reaching their academic goals each year. This elementary school will serve as yet another launching point for our young people to achieve a lifetime of personal success.”

An additional school is needed to accommodate the district’s ongoing growth, as Ankeny remains one of the fastest-growing school districts in Iowa. This year enrollment increased by 364 students, making certified enrollment 12,512 students for the 2020-2021 school year, as reported in the Certified Enrollment Report. Enrollment growth has averaged 250 students annually for the past five years and is expected to grow by an average of 260 students per year over the next five years.

The Elementary at the Grove will be funded utilizing the S.A.V.E. state penny sales tax. The official name of the school will be forthcoming, with the naming committee convening within the next year to follow the process as laid out in board policy.

February 23, 2022

Profile of a Graduate

We are excited to launch the process of re-imagining our graduate profile! This document will work together with our strategic plan and equity framework to help chart a path for the district’s future. Please view this short survey to provide feedback on our graduate profile.

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December 15, 2021

Holly Anderson Named 2022 Middle School Iowa Athletic Director of the Year

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Holly Anderson, Activities Director at Northview Middle School, has been chosen as the 2022 Middle School Athletic Director of the Year by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association. Holly was chosen for her outstanding dedication and leadership of young student-athletes.

“We are excited that Holly is receiving this much deserved recognition,” said Dr. Erick Pruitt, Superintendent of Ankeny Schools. “She is great leader, to both her students and also to her fellow staff members.”

Holly has been with the Ankeny Community School District for 16 years. Her previous roles for the district include P.E. teacher and girl’s basketball coach before beginning her current role in administration in 2013.

Honorees chosen as Athletic Director of the Year must have a minimum of five years’ experience and show qualities of achievement, excellence and character. Holly will be recognized at the annual IHSADA State Convention in March.

VIEW ON THE IHSADA WEBSITE

December 7, 2021

Parent Advisory Committee Meeting – Thursday, Dec. 9

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The Ankeny Community School District and Superintendent Dr. Erick Pruitt invite parents/guardians to attend the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on Thursday, December 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Northview Middle School in the Cafeteria. Please park on the west side of the building near the football stadium and enter through doors W22.

We will be sharing information about our new learning management system, Canvas, the resources available to teachers as outcomes of curriculum reviews, and reporting student progress with standards.

The Parent Advisory Committee gives parents an opportunity to provide input on topics and ideas that are relevant to the district’s goal of preparing every learner for success. The committee will also provide insight into projects and initiatives that can be implemented to help move the district forward. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and work together as one entity to ensure success for our students and community.

Committee involvement is open to all parents of students enrolled in the Ankeny Community School District.

December 6, 2021

We are Hiring!

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We have several open positions including district office manager, human resource manager, associates, substitute teachers, coaches, food service, before and after school, and more. View job descriptions and apply here.