Ankeney Charger Newsletter

March 2023

Ankeney Middle School

Main Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Click HERE Daily Announcements

Mr. Josh Baker, Principal

Mr. Brian Shimko, Assistant Principal

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From Mr. Baker, Principal

Hello Ankeney Families,

We had a very productive and fun month of February including scheduling for the 23-24 school year, Hope Week, tours of the Greene County Career Center with our 8th Graders, Show Choir Performances, Band Concerts, Celebrate Reading Week, and the collection of close to 250 POUNDS of pop-tabs for "Mission Pop-tab-a-palooza" in honor of Xavier Wagstrom and the Wagstrom family!

The third quarter ends on Friday, March 10th. Please continue to check your students ProgressBook account to ensure grades are up-to-date. Enclosed in this newsletter are highlights from the month of February and upcoming events in March. We are so proud of our students growth and accomplishments so far this school year and can't wait to see them end the year strong during the fourth quarter.

Later this month we will be meeting with parents during our spring parent-teacher conferences the week of March 20th. If you would like to request a conference with your child's teachers, please sign up using this link:

If you would like to schedule to meet with your child's teachers, please sign-up by Wednesday, March 15th.

We look forward to an awesome start to our last quarter of the 22-23 school year as we continue to partner with our Ankeney families and community. I hope you all have a wonderful start to the Spring season and enjoy reading about all of the great things happening at Ankeney Middle School!

Go Chargers!

Josh Baker

Happy National School Counseling Week to Ankeney Counselors Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Voris!

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Every day after school from 2:15-3:00 (with the exception of some Tuesdays due to meetings), we have several staff members who work with students who would like help with homework and other assignments. It is a drop-in program and often times, classroom teachers will be available to help their students or students are able to help each other. If you have any questions about this valuable opportunity for students, please contact Mrs. Voris at

Shine Award

Our Shine Award recipient for the month of February is 6th grader Nevin Ju! Nevin displays great characteristics of teamwork, leadership, and service. He is always polite when having conversations with adults and peers. He volunteered to get food and supplies when needed at Camp and would help his classmates carry items without being asked to do so.

Nevin is one to put the needs of others before his own. In class, Nevin is someone others can look to in order to know the right thing to do. He volunteers regularly and will help anyone in need. Many of his teachers comment that he is just an amazing person.

Nevin is truly someone to be impressed by!

Congratulations, Nevin, on being a student of character!

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March Dates to Remember

February 27-March 3 - Celebrate Reading Week

March 2 - Choir Concert @ 6:30 p.m., BHS Auditorium

March 9 - Virtual PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Marc10 - End of 3rd Quarter - 1-Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:15

March 17 - Kona Ice @ Lunch

March 20-24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences After School (Information Link:

March 27-31 - No School - Spring Break (Return April 3)

Pre-School Registration Information

The Beavercreek Preschool Center will hold enrollment for typically developing children the week of March 6th - 10th. Registration will be online this year, the link will be available beginning March 6th at 8:00am.

Children must be:

  • Three years old on or before August 1st

  • Potty Trained

  • Demonstrate clear verbal skills

  • Demonstrate positive social skills

To register online:

Go to:

Select: Schools

Select: Beavercreek Preschool Center

Click: Registration Information for Typical Peers

Spaces are limited and students will be selected according to age and needs of the program through a lottery basis. Tuition for the four, half-day sessions are pending board approval and is anticipated to remain the same at $450.00 per quarter. Notification of placement will be made in April, at which time a non-refundable $75.00 deposit will be due. For further questions regarding preschool enrollment, please contact Kristine Montague at 937-458-2508.

Hapara Parent Portal Information

To learn more about the new web filter and monitoring system, click here.

Voice Messages and Early Dismissals

If you receive a missed call from Ankeney, please take a few moments to check your voicemail. Most times, there is no emergency and someone has left you a message. The office does not know where to direct your call if you call the school back immediately without first checking for a message. To prevent any miscommunication, if you believe your child may contact you from school, please be sure your child understands the importance of leaving a clear and understandable message.

Please write a note for early dismissals and make sure you write the time you want your student in the Main Office along with their first and last name and reason for the early dismissal. This helps our Office Team as we get many notes and e-mails on a daily basis.

Thank you for your help!

Ankeney PTO News

Did you know we have a Facebook group, Ankeney Middle School PTO, where you can post

questions and get real-time information? We limit access to parents, guardians, and staff,

so please answer the prompts when requesting access. Please follow and share with your

Ankeney friends!

PTO Committee Chairs- URGENT

It is time for us to begin planning for the next school year! We are looking to fill the

positions of Fundraising Chair and First Friday Chair positions. If this is something you

may be interested in, please reach out to us at The current board

would be happy to answer any questions you may have and we will make ourselves

available to help throughout the transition.


The Spring dance will be Friday, April 28, 2023. The theme this year is: Hollywood. Please

be on the lookout for more details soon!

First Friday treats for staff

A HUGE thanks to all the parents for helping us spoil our wonderful staff!! You made the

“chips and dip” theme a huge hit. Thanks again and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Free ways to raise money for Ankeney Middle School!

Kroger Community Rewards

Coke Rewards

Please collect Coke codes too! Coke codes can be found under the lid of any Coke product

bottles and when you remove the perforated cardboard flap from 12 and 24 can packs.

They can also be found on the shrink wrap of Dasani water, Powerade and larger can packs.

Coke codes earn anywhere from 5 cents to 60 cents for our school! Coke codes can be

turned into 1st-period teachers or turned into the green container in the office.

Check out our PTO calendar, to see upcoming events! 2022-2023 PTO Calendar

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Awesome Classrooms

Clay Projects in Melissa Clark's 7/8 Art Classroom

6th Grade "Charger Why" Ice Cream Reward

From the School Nurse

Sixth Grade Parents: Take advantage of Spring Break and get your student's Tdap and Meningitis (MCV4) vaccines completed. These are required for seventh grade. If you do not have a doctor, you can contact the Montgomery County Health Department at (937) 225-5700 to schedule an immunization update at little to no cost. Please bring in an updated copy of your child's shot record to the Ankeney Clinic. Feel free to contact Mrs. Newsport, our school nurse, at (937) 458-2509 if you have questions or concerns. We're here to help!

Chromebook Reminders

All students with any Chromebook issues need to come to the IMC during school hours.

If your child has a broken charger, they need to bring it to the IMC and get a new one. You will not be charged for a broken charger as long as the broken one is turned in and it was not broken by the negligence of the student. If your child is having any problems with their Chromebook not working properly, we will try to troubleshoot the issue. This includes broken screens, frozen screen, no audio, no video, keys stuck, keys not working, broken hinge, etc. If we cannot fix it, we will issue them a new one.

Please have your child charge their Chromebook every night. A Chromebook that is never charged and goes to 0% is much harder to charge. If the red light does not come on and stay on while charging, it IS NOT charging. If this occurs, you must plug it in and out of the port until the light becomes a solid red light. This can take a few minutes or several hours depending on how long it was at 0%. Also, there are two ports that can be used to charge them. Try them both! One side may not work. Trying different outlets in the home may be necessary. Some outlets may be looser than others and will not support the charger plug. It is best to use the school-issued charger that belongs to the Chromebook. Personal chargers may not always work and should not be used with the school Chromebooks. Leaving a Chromebook on a charger will NOT damage the Chromebook. We leave them on chargers here at school 24/7.

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Need Help? Have a Question?

To assist our families in getting information they need and communicating with our Main Office, feel free to use the following e-mail addresses:

Report Absences:

General Questions:

(Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.)

Students can now ask to speak with a counselor or building administrator by completing a Google Form when they are signed into their District account by going to:

Ankeney Middle School Awards

  • 2008 - Ohio School of Character
  • 2008 - National School of Character Finalist
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 - Ohio Department of Education Excellent with Distinction Rating
  • 2009, 2010 - Ohio School to Watch
  • 2016 & 2017 - Ohio Momentum Award
  • 2018 & 2019 - Overall A Award