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January 5, 2023

Kindergarten Parents: Save the Date!

Onsite Kindergarten Parent Meeting • Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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Purpose: Visit your child’s home building before registration opens. Learn about the kindergarten experience within Ankeny Community School District, turn in the Kindergarten Information Form, learn more about Jumpstart, utilize the Address Look-Up Tool and ask questions.

View more information here!

August 29, 2022

Volunteering at Prairie Trail

ACSD has launched a new volunteer hub called Better Impact that will become the one-stop-shop for all volunteer opportunities in the district. You will be able to see every way to get involved in the district through this portal which is accessed through the district website (Main Page–> Community–> Volunteer).

Because this is a new system, you will need to sign up for a volunteer account the first time you want to volunteer. You will still need to complete the Volunteer Handbook and background check as in previous years, but filling out an application is a new step. This is a quick and easy process, and you can complete the volunteer registration through Better Impact NOW so you’re all ready to go when a volunteer opportunity arises. We have some fun opportunities coming this Fall, like Prairie Dog Dash and Fall Parties, so watch for those signups to come soon!

Please follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your volunteer account.

Better Impact Volunteer Usage Directions

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Miller in the District Office at


March 23, 2022

New E-mail Address to Report Absences and Transportation Changes

Prairie Trail is moving to a shared e-mail address to report absences, early pick-ups and transportation changes to the office.  Please use the email, to communicate this information to the office. This change will provide consistency for both parents and the office staff.  Thank you!!