Question of the week

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

by: Michael Siebens

Staff and students were asked the following question of the week: “What is your favorite color and why?”

Mrs. Dirks’s answered, “My favorite color is green because it is fresh.”

Kourtney, a senior, said, “Green because its a pretty color.”

Mrs. Leibetrau said, “Green because its part of the earth-tones.”

Brendon, a junior, answered, “Navy Blue because it is a cool color.”

Jackson, a junior, said, “Orange,” but he doesn’t know why.

Spencer, a junior, answered, “Green because I like John Deere.”

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    MS Boys Start Basketball Season

    by: Alex Wilken

    The Akron-Westfield middle school basketball team faced off against Remsen St. Mary’s Thursday, November 13.

    The 7th grade team lost by a score of 52-6. Leading the way for the 7th grade was Jack Anderson with 2 points, Hunter Walkingstick with 2 points, Colton Dennison with 2 points and 4 rebounds, and Logan Smith with 6 rebounds.

    The 8th grade, only playing 2 quarters against RSM, won 22-19. Reagan Frankl

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    Yearbook Senior Grad Ads

    Senior Grad Ads are now available for purchase in the 2014-2015 A-W Yearbook.

    Graduation Ads cost $25 and can be purchased by family and friends to say something special to the graduating Senior. This might include words of encouragement and praise, a poem or song, or just a few words to tell your graduate how proud you are of him or her. The spaces can also include a photo.

    Grad Ads are available on

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    Senior Spotlight

    Desirae Oltmanns

    by: Alex Wilken

    Desirae Oltmanns, the daughter of Mark and Deb Oltmanns, was born February 25, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Desi’s siblings are Cole Oltmanns, Devon Harmon, and Brendan Uhl.

    Some of her high school activities are softball, volleyball, and dance.

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    Large Group Speech participants announced

    by: Anthony Fountoulakis

    On October 28, a much anticipated event finally arrived for many A-W high schoolers. The Large Group Speech Auditions! After all was said and done (a couple hours later) the final tally was more that than 55 students had auditioned. Then came the many long hours after, for Large Group Coach Susan Anderson, of arranging all the students into groups according to their ability and prowess.

    Out of the 6 events: Ensemble Acting, Readers Theater, One Act

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    A-W FFA Students travel to Nationals

    by: Jacob Neubrand

    The A-W FFA students, including Hannah Koele, Kali Kriener, Hannah Zahner, Sydney Pridie, Jonathan Twohig, and Ryan Foley, left for the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, October 28.

    On their way, they stopped in Indiana at the Fair Oaks Farms.

    They spent Wednesday at the National Convention.

    On Thursday, the students toured downtown Louisville.

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    Question of the week

    by: Joel Brenner

    Staff and students were asked the following question of the week: “Where is your favorite place to eat?“

    Mr. Thonstad, desktop publishing teacher, said “Diamond Thai.”

    Mrs. Liebetrau, study hall teacher, responded- “Home.”

    Senior Jonathan Twohig replied “Pizza Ranch.”

    Kevin Carlson, a senior, replied

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    Yearbook Senior Grad Ads

    Senior Grad Ads are now available for purchase in the 2014-2015 A-W Yearbook.

    Graduation Ads cost $25 and can be purchased by family and friends to say something special to the graduating Senior. This might include words of encouragement and praise, a poem or song, or just a few words to tell your graduate how proud you are of him or her. The spaces can also include a photo.

    Grad Ads are available on

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    A-W students shine in production of Guys and Dolls

    If you did not make it to see Akron-Westfield’s performance of Guys and Dolls you missed out. The hard work and effort of the students, staff, and other volunteers was evident in the wonderful performance they gave. We are truly blessed with the talent of our students.

    Yearbooks

    The 2014-2015 A-W school yearbooks can be pre-ordered now for $40. Students and families can order via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment with your student. Contact Mr. Thonstad at athonstad@akron-westfield.com with any questions.

    Order your Yearbook today!

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