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December 1, 2022

68 Students Selected for Opus Honor Choir Festival

This fall, sixty-eight Ankeny Community School District students, grades sixth through ninth, were selected for the 36th Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival hosted by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, more than any other school district in the state. Nearly three thousand students were nominated by their directors for one hundred-eighty positions in each of the four OPUS Honor Choirs.  Judges made their selections by scoring a recorded audition from each nominated student.  The 2022 Opus Honor Choirs performed on Thursday, November 17th, in CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames.  

Opus Opus director

Congratulations to the hundreds of Ankeny students who submitted recordings, especially to our outstanding selected musicians (below) and their directors: Emma Feldhans and David Sponder, Parkview; Emily Battani and Lisa Rehms, Prairie Ridge; Riley Anderson and Caroline Edgeton, Northview; and Jill Bjorklund and Nick Oswald, Southview.  Additionally, Nick Oswald had the distinguished honor of serving as the guest director for the 7th/8th Bass Clef Choir this year.  JJ Menke, Logan Peterson, Jackson Robie, Brannen Shanahan, and Landry Wagner performed as featured soloists or small group members at the concert as well!  Congrats to all!

5th/6th Choir
Chatham Beck (PR)
Roman Bockes (PV)
Natalie Hall (PR)
Nora Huebsch (PR)
Sebastian Rivera-Alvarez (PR)
Zoe Saunders (PV)
Elisabeth Skog (PR)
Katharine Yoder (PV)

7th/8th Treble Clef Choir
Elin Alber (PV)
Calista Beck (NV)
Krista Bogers (PR)
Gwenyth Carl (PV)
Emily Doubleday (SV)
Natalie Ford (SV)
Carla Foster (NV)
Maylin Gustafson (SV)
Savannah Hulse (SV)
Delphine Johnson (SV)
Whitney Lee (NV)
Jaleigh Moen (SV)
Sara Phillips (SV)
Rhonda Rullestad (SV)
#Landry Wagner (SV)

7th/8th Bass Clef Choir
Austin Albaugh (SV)
Cael Austin (SV)
Lincoln Blessing (SV)
Seth Buxton (SV)
*Caleb Crouse (SV)
Keegan Elliott (NV)
Jack Kent (SV)
Andrew Langholz (NV)
Lennox McCracken (SV)
#JJ Menke (SV)
Adrian Morales (PV)
#Logan Peterson (SV)
Derek Pross (PV)
Gus Ringholz (NV)
#Jack Robie (SV)
Blake Sauer (SV)
Ezekiel Scroggs (NV)
Berritt Sipes (SV)
Jaxon Speer (SV)
*Zane Wickencamp (SV)

9th Mixed Choir
Jonas Adams (SV)
Mya Backstrom (SV)
Connor Behrens (SV)
Ella Breuer (SV)
Sareena Casady (SV)
Caitlyn Chance (SV)
^Ben Colby (SV)
Nathan Gerth (SV)
Abe Groen (NV)
Jayden Huegel (SV)
*Harrison Jansen (NV)
Jasira Jones (SV)
Kaii Jones (NV)
Oliver Klein (SV)
Erik Kleve (SV)
Zach Kragel (SV)
Addy Lehman (SV)
~Lilian Monthei (SV)
Allison Muehr (SV)
Brendan Perry (SV)
Ethan Quinn (NV)
Anders Repp (SV)
Ella Schulz (SV)
#Brannen Shanahan (SV)
Kyra Swenson (SV)
Abby Willardson (NV)

^Alternate
*Solo Finalists
#Selected Solo/Small Ensemble
~Selected for All-State Choir

PV=Parkview
PR=Prairie Ridge
SV=Southview
NV=Northview

 

December 1, 2022

Attendance Reminder

It’s flu and cold season! If your student is under the weather and not feeling well.  Please contact the school either by calling or email (pr.office@ankenyschools.org).  Stay Well!

If your student is leaving school early, please send a note, call, or email prior to picking up your student. This helps us retrieve them from class in a timely manner without causing disruptions to classroom instruction. Then your student can pick up a pass in the main office, or the pass will be delivered to their classroom.

If we do not have advanced notice regarding your student’s early release, please understand that there will be delays in getting them out to the car.

November 8, 2022

PR Merch –Holiday Sale Underway!

The Prairie Ridge Middle School holiday sale is on! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments, including a new line of gifts for parents, grandparents and relatives! All orders placed in November are GUARANTEED delivery before the holidays. Shop Now!

Save 20% on every single item in the store and get free shipping on orders over $75! We’ve added exciting new options, including:

September 22, 2022

Nutrition Services News

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Unfortunately, because a USDA pandemic-era policy has ended, meals are no longer free for all students this school year. Families who believe their children may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals must complete a new meal eligibility application each school year. Eligibility applications may be printed or completed online from the following links:

Students that are eligible and approved for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive them. The reduced meal cost is 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.

Nutrition Fund Donation Opportunity

Are you interested in helping fill lunch funds for Ankeny students in need? Consider donating through TouchBase! Simply select Nutrition Fund Donation, choose an amount to donate and the money will go to the Fuel Up Every Learner (FUEL) program for students in need.

June 17, 2021

Prairie Ridge Middle School is on Twitter

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