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Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

Easter Break: Friday, April 18 – Monday, April 21

Elementary Book Fair: April 22-25

Senior Awards Night: Tuesday, April 22 @ 6:00

DK-4th Elementary Concert, Thursday, April 24 @ 7:00

Lakeside Lab: April 25-28

FFA State Convention: April 27-29

Middle School State History Day: Wednesday, April 28

4th Grade Field Trip: Tuesday, April 29

8th Grade Planning Night: April 29 @ 6:00

Kindergarten Field Trip: Friday, May 2

1st Grade Field Trip: Friday, May

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    Pictures for the Yearbook?

    As the Desktop Publishing class puts the finishing touches on the 2013-14 yearbook, we want to know if you have pictures of academics, activities, and athletics you would like to see included. If you do, there are a couple of options available. First, you could bring those printed pictures in to Mr. Thonstad to be scanned.

    Or, if your photos are digital, you can submit them to Akron-Westfield’s SmugMug site. Just visit the school website at www.akron-westfield.com

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    8th Graders Attend the Career Fair

    by: Katie Black,

    student reporter

    The 8th grade students traveled to Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon to attend a Career Fair on Friday, April 11. While at the fair they were able to investigate 3 different occupations. This past December, the students selected three occupations they were interested in learning more about.

    Following their occupation sessions they attended a 45 minute assembly with motivational speaker Jeff Yalden.

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    Speech II Students Share the Spotlight

    by: Mariah Grimm,

    student reporter

    Speech II, taught by Mrs. Colleen Westergard, is offered for students in 12th grade during 2nd semester. In this class, students take information learned previously in Speech I and apply it to the world of mass communication. Those in this class participate in all aspects of a weekly television show broadcast. These aspects include: writing, acting, directing, editing, and producing a TV show.

    Currently, the Senior

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    Senior Countdown!!!

    by: Taylor Jaster,

    student reporter

    The A-W 2013-2014 school year is almost over! The seniors this year only have 19 days left. Some of the people have many opinions

    Mariah Grimm: “I am very excited to be done with high school because I am ready to move on to bigger and better things at the University of Northern Iowa!”

    Katie Black: “I am

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    Question of the Week

    by: Jonah Anderson, Editor

    This week’s question of the week was: “What book do you want to see as a movie and why?”

    Eliza Kjar answered: “‘Remember Me’ because I would love see my visual expectations exceeded.”

    Mariah Grimm and Katie Black both answered: “The series ‘The Keatyn Chronicles,’ because we want to see if the movies would be as addicting as the books.”

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    Senior Spotlight

    Corbin Bundy

    by: Mariah Grimm,

    Corbin Bundy was born on January 23, 1996 to James and Melissa Bundy. He has one older brother, Tanner.

    “Corbeano” has been involved in speech, art, and band throughout high school, all while being employed at Maynard’s. His position is currently the respectable, bag boy.

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    Question of the Week

    by: Jonah Anderson, Editor

    This week’s Question of the Week was what is your favorite movie and why?

    Hannah Boehme said: “‘A Walk to Remember’ because it’s cute.”

    Scott Garrett said: “‘Avengers’ because it’s awesome.”

    Mrs. Tapper answered: “‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because I love the book.”

    Dylan Blinde replied with: “‘Star Wars Episode

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    Blood Drive Results: A-W Defeats WS

    by: Mariah Grimm, student reporter

    On March 26, the West Sioux Falcons officially challenged the Akron-Westfield Westerners to beat their 23 units of blood they donated on March 12. The Akron-Westfield blood drive occurred on April 1, and Akron-Westfield beat West Sioux by 4 units.

    Alex Wiggs from the Life Serve Blood Center stated that the students from A-W “did an awesome job!”

    Taylor Jaster, a senior who donated double

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    State Jazz Choir at

    Ballard HS

    by: Trevor Hansen, student reporter

    On Tuesday, April 1, Akron-Westfield’s High School jazz team, Groove It or Lose It, travelled to Ballard High School to compete at the state level.

    Comprised of Trystan Hageman, Trevor Hansen, Jacob Neubrand, Nick Schnell, Ryan Foley, Tony Fountoulakis, Hunter Armstrong, Cameron Wahlberg, Sarah Schroeder, Bethany Eastman, Eliza Kjar, Ryleigh Schnell, Dana Hedlund, Emily Meerdink, Sidney Pridie, and Lexi Hageman, the jazz group took

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