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School Board goes back to class

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

They were handed an iPad, told to click on a QR (Quick Response) Code using an iPad’s QR Reader, and informed they would be using a Kahoot! software game to learn the highlights of Akron-Westfield’s first year of participation in the state’s Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) Program.

Just like typical students, some struggled to follow the technological steps and needed the teachers’ assistance to get into the game.

School board members and administrators present were asked a series of questions pertaining to the work of Teacher Leaders Tracy Frerichs, Grades DK-6; and Angie Rabbitt, Grades 7-12; and the TLC Program.

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    NHD: A lifelong lasting experience

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron-Westfield National History Day competitors competed at the national finals last week in Maryland.

    “It was an awesome trip to the Nationals,” said Akron-Westfield National History Day Coach Val Philips. “We are all winners, no hardware (brought home), but we have all expanded our minds.”

    “I’m so proud of these students and all at Akron-Westfield who

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    A-W fourth graders celebrate Arbor Day

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield fourth grade students participated in Nebraska’s tree-planting day, which is officially called Arbor Day.

    Through an Arbor Day Foundation program, the GFWC Friendship & Service Club sponsored the purchase of trees for each student to take home and plant.

    Journalist J. Sterling Morton, who lived and worked in Nebraska, was an advocate for planting trees. He proposed

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    Getting ready for remodeling at A-W

    Akron-Westfield third grade teacher Amy Wilken works on cleaning out her classroom in preparation for the elementary remodeling project that began this week. On Tuesday, a crew began removing the asbestos floor tiling in 14 classrooms. The classrooms will receive new flooring, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and additional cabinetry above new coat racks. Renovations are slated for completion Aug. 4.

    NHD Tip Night

    Akron-Westfield National History Day students will be working for tips to help fund their journey to Washington, D.C. Tip Night is Tuesday, June 6, 5-7:30 p.m. at Akron Pizza Ranch.

    Those attending the national competition will present their projects following Tip Night at 7:30 p.m. at the Akron-Westfield Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

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