Homecoming Week

Posted September 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 20

7:00 p.m. – Coronation in new gym followed by Bonfire and Spirit Fest on the hill to football field.

Friday, Sept. 22

8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Class float decorating at school

2:00 – Parade

5:30 – 7 p.m. A-W Athletic Boosters Tailgate Party football field concession stand

7:00 p.m. – Football game against Westwood

9:00 p.m.-midnight – A-W Dance

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    A-W elementary renovations underway

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Progress is being made day by day in the Akron-Westfield Community School’s elementary classrooms.

    On Tuesday, there were two crews hard at work. One was painting walls and the other was installing new tile flooring.

    The classrooms’ asbestos flooring has been removed. Now, new plumbing, electrical and infrastructure upgrades are being made to all 14 elementary classrooms.

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    School Board goes back to class

    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’

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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.

    MS Track races at Hinton

    By: Jillian Hyer

    On Friday, May 12, the Akron-Westfield middle school track teams headed to Hinton to compete with multiple schools.

    The A-W girls placed 7th overall.

    In the 100M Dash Hailey Wilken placed 2nd and Marinda Moore placed 7th.

    In the 200M Dash Taryn Wilken placed 7th.

    In the 400M Dash McKenna Henrich placed 8th.

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    MS Track Finishes Season at West Sioux

    By: Ean Beavers

    The girls placed 7th overall at the final meet of the season.

    In the 100M dash Hailey Wilken placed 3rd, Aubie Hartman placed 4th, and Addison McMillan placed in 9th.

    In the 200M dash, placing in 6th was Taryn Wilken and in 9th was Jersey Wendel.

    In the 400M dash, Elise Knapp placed 3rd.

    In the

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