A-W Jazz Choirs & Jazz Band Compete At Coyote Jazz Festival

Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

By: Brandon Tentinger

On Tuesday March 13, the A-W jazz choirs and jazz band competed at the University of South Dakota Coyote Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Band performed Autumn Leaves, arranged by Peter Blair, Here’s That Rainy Day, arranged by Rick Stitzel, and Jungle Boogie, arranged by Victor Lopez.

The Jazz 1 choir placed third based on their performances in The Lady is a Tramp, I Wish You Love

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    Kindergarten Roundup dates announced

    Discovergarten/Kindergarten Roundup for girls and boys in the Akron-Westfield Community School District is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, 2018.

    Children must be five years old on or before September 15, 2018 in order to be eligible for discovergarten and kindergarten this fall.

    The Roundup will be held in discovergarten/kindergarten rooms with small groups of parents and children coming at scheduled times during the day. Letters will be sent to parents telling the day and time

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    A-W Sends Nine Student Entries To State NHD Competition

    By: Damien Ericson

    The Akron-Westfield National History Day students had a strong showing at the district competition on Tuesday, March 13. Congratulations to the following NHD students who will be advancing to the state competition in Des Moines.

    Audrey Liebetrau-Tiananmen Square;

    Iowa Cow Wars-Sam Philips, Landon Schuknecht, Matthew Nielsen, Sydney Parks, and Cael Moffatt;

    Legacy of the White Rose-Ellie Martinsen, Lauryn Saathoff, Alyssa Nemesio, Tyler Ford, and Michael Swancutt;

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Brooklyn Gravenish

    Cassie Hansen was born on September 23, 1999, in Sioux City, Iowa, and is the daughter of Jeremy and Kim Hansen.

    “Sassy” has three siblings Brenden, Tenley, and Destiny.

    Three of Cassie’s high school activities are dance (her favorite sport – that she is amazing in), jazz choir, and

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    Question Of The Week

    By: Ian Ortiz

    Students and staff of Akron-Westfield were asked, “Do you think we should have school uniforms? Why or why not?”

    Autumn Bundy said, “No. Yes it would help with the dress code problems. But how will the kids be able to express themselves if we can not choose our outfits? Our school is very strict about the dress code, but clothes are one of the ways people show their sense of style.”

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    Senior Pictures Needed

    Please bring your

    senior picture to be used

    in the yearbook to

    Mr. Thonstad.

    2017-2018 Yearbooks

    The 2017-2018 Akron-Westfield yearbooks can now be pre-ordered for $40.

    Payment can be via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment to the school with your student.

    The Akron-Westfield yearbooks are created and produced by the A-W Desktop Publishing Class.


    MS Wrestlers Complete Season

    The middle school wrestling team: (front) Lakin Heeren, Bryce Jurgensen, Lukas Langley, Bryce Stowe, Sam Phillips, Cael Moffatt, Garrett Rush, Alexis Josten, Jacob Hankins, and Caiden Gee. (Back Row) Tanner Staffon, Lane Kenny, Alex Bernard, Cade Walkingstick, Landyn Vossberg, Haden McMahon, Michael Varns, Carson James, Ashton Eden, Elijah Hoffer, and Andrew Silva.

School Archived

    IE Speech To Hold Recital

    The A-W Individual Events Speech participants will be holding a recital on Tuesday, February 20, at 6:00 PM in the Akron-Westfield Auditorium.

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