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October 13, 2022

Mid-Iowa Band Championship Saturday, Oct. 15

Mid iowa band championship

This Saturday, October 15, the Mid-Iowa Band Championship will be held at Ankeny Stadium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. A $2 discount is also available for seniors 55+.

September 14, 2022

Boys Swimming Team Meeting 2022-2023 school year

Who:  9-12 grade boys interested in Swimming during the 2022-2023 school year
What:  There will be a mandatory after school meeting for any 9th-12th grade boy interested in boys swimming.
Where:  The location of meetings will be in the lunch room/common areas.
When:  At the conclusion of 8th period, end of school day.

AHS and Southview will meet in the AHS commons on October 5th, 2022.

Why:  All interested must attend the meeting to get pertinent beginning of the year information, sign up for swimsuits and apparrel ordering information.
Please reach out to coach Justin Crouch withany questions or concerns.  Email:
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 12, 2022

Boys Golf Meeting

There will be a sign up meeting for next falls golf team on MAY 24TH AT 7:50AM in the high school commons.  If you are unable to attend but want to go out, please email Coach Weddingfeld at

April 28, 2022

Girl’s Swim Team Meeting

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for any girl interested in the girl’s swim team next fall  on MAY 10, 2022 AHS LUNCH ROOM/COMMONS after school.


If you are unable to attend for any reason, please contact Coach Crouch at

April 20, 2022

Soaring Hawk Awards 2022

The Ankeny High School Soaring Hawk awards ceremony was held April 13, 2022. This honor is bestowed by high school faculty and staff members to students. This award is given to students for a variety of reasons including:

  • Improved grades
  • Improved attitude
  • Overcoming great obstacles
  • Displaying the six pillars of good character
  • Leadership in class
  • Helping a department or the school
  • Good attendance
  • Hard work, and/or excellence in extracurricular activities/clubs

Congratulations to our award recipients! View the ceremony video here.

March 22, 2022

2022-2023 Cheerleading Tryouts

Are you interested in becoming a cheerleader in the 2022-2023 school year?   Tryout clinic will be April 4-8 from 4:30-6:00pm.

Please see flyer for more information.

Black And Brown Minimalist World Life Day Flyer (3) (2)

March 16, 2022

Spring Sports Presentation

Ankeny high school spring sports parent meeting was held Wednesday, March 9. Use the link below to view the information.

Spring Sports Parent Meeting


December 15, 2021

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


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.