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Student Council serves breakfast

Posted August 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Akron-Westfield Student Council members served breakfast for staff members at staff Development Day Aug. 24. (Front Row l-r:) Katie Johnson, Danika Tindall, Makayla Swancutt, Jordan Neubrand, (Back Row l-r:) Charlie Anderson, Cameron Wahlberg, Sara Ritz, Autumn Stowe and Aaron Hartman. School began today, Aug. 26.

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    A-W Jazz Choir sings at a Twins ball game

    On Aug. 2, Akron-Westfield’s Jazz Choir No. 1 performed the National Anthem at the Minnesota Twins baseball game. Singing were front row, (l-r) Marlenne Arreola, Kelcie Wakeman, Sydney Pridie, Lexi Hageman, Ryleigh Schnell, Alex Franker, Cali Westergard, Kali Kriener. Back row, Jackson Gereau, Dylan Blinde, Nick Schnell, Jacob Neubrand, Hunter Armstrong, Ryan Foley, Brenden Moore, Cameron Wahlberg. Choir is directed by A-W Vocal Music Director Ryan Schuknecht.

    Collins discusses SSA veto impact

    By Steve Peterson

    Shared Superintendent Randy Collins said the West Sioux School Board was expected to discuss Governor Terry Branstad’s veto of School Supplemental Aide (SSA) at its July 20 meeting.

    Branstad vetoed the legislation which favored 1.25 percent increase for FY 2015 – 2016 and $55 in one-time monies.

    “It did come as a surprise after the Governor and Legislative leaders worked out the agreement. The legislative leaders since reached out to

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    AWEEF holds raffle

    The Akron-Westfield Educational Excellence Foundation (AWEEF) is holding a raffle of a bench chain-saw sculpted by Blair Smith, of Westfield, and designed by Robin Dirks, of Akron.

    The 5-feet long bench has a Panther (representing Westfield), a Westerner (representing Akron-Westfield) and a Raider (representing Akron).

    The bench was donated to AWEEF by Blair Smith, Mike Baker Insurance Agency, Security National Bank, and Peoples Bank.


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    National History Day contestants serve and perform for community

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last week, Akron-Westfield’s eight National History Day students, heading for the national finals, took time to raise more money for their trip to Maryland this month.

    Wearing T-shirts stating, “We learn, We make, We are HISTORY,” they collected tips bussing tables at the Akron Pizza Ranch, then they performed their National History Day entries for a group of about 50 in the school auditorium on June 9.

    “We are

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    The 2015 Graduation Commencement is on Sunday May 17 at 2:00 P.M. The commencement will be held

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