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Question of the week: Should we update the A-W logo?

Posted December 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

by: Anthony Fountoulakis

In one of my classes with Mr. Thonstad, other than the Desktop Publishing class that I am currently in and writing these articles for, three of my fellow students and I are beginning to work on the Akron-Westfield School’s website. While having discussions about what to do with the site, it had been brought up multiple times that the school’s logo is getting outdated, and could possibly be due for an update or a total revamp.

The first concern was that bringing up such an idea would step on some toes, because we weren’t sure exactly who created the current logo. With some poking around by Mr. Thonstad, we learned the school is using a logo from Jostens, a

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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 high school Choir and Band perform in Holiday Concert

    by: Tony Fountoulakis

    On Thursday, December 11, both the Akron-Westfield Choir and band performed their Christmas Concert for the Community.

    The band, under the direction of Tim Zorr, performed three pieces, a Dixieland arrangement of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Greensleeves, and a non-seasonal piece, Crush.

    After a short stage

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    Winter break coming soon

    Just a reminder, school releases for Winter Break at 2:20 PM on Friday, December 19. Students start back on Monday, January 5.

    Have a safe and joyous holiday season.

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    Senior Spotlight

    Bailey Matthews

    by: Desi Oltmanns

    Bailey Matthews was born on February 7, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Lorraine Robinson and Danny Bursell.

    “Bay” has three sisters, Savannah, Keely, and Kayla.

    Bailey is involved in Cheer, Choir, and Yearbook.

    Her favorite sport is cheerleading

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    MS Boys travel to RSM

    by: Michael Siebens

    The Akron-Westfield middle school basketball teams traveled to Remsen St. Mary’s on Monday, December 8.

    The 7th grade boys lost by a score of 36 to 14. Leading the way for the Westerners were Colton Dennison with 5 points and 5 rebounds and Logan Smith with 4 points and 4 rebounds.

    The 8th grade boys lost a close game 63 to 61. Leaders were Reagan Frankl with 24 points and

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    Senior Spotlight

    Kevin Carlson

    by: Alex Wilken

    Kevin Carlson, son of Steve and Jackie Carlson, was born in Sioux City on August 16, 1996.

    Kev’s siblings are Chris and Caitlyn.

    Three of his activities in high school are football, basketball, and golf.

    Kev-o’s favorite sport

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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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