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A-W annual projects construction progresses

Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron-Westfield Community School has three annual projects underway.

First, the “south” gravel parking lot is being paved for the first time in the school’s history. By the first football game, it won’t matter if it’s raining or not, Westerner fans won’t have to park in the mud! On July 14, concrete was being poured.

Second (photo), the Kitchen Dock renovation project had a full L & L Builders crew working to make the upgrades to the dock, including moving electrical boxes, reconstructing the loading dock to accommodate side-unloading delivery trucks and relocating the solid waste containers. From left were: Diego Sebastian, Dajo Grandberry, Felipe Cruiel, Jesse Davis, Cody

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    A-W approves sharing superintendent with Lawton-Bronson, Whiting districts

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At a special early morning July 26 meeting, the Akron-Westfield School Board unanimously approved sharing Superintendent Randy Collins with two school districts.

    The two-year agreement is for a split of 33.33 percent each with Lawton-Bronson and Whiting districts. If the other two school districts approve the three-way agreement, then it will become effective this past July 1 and expire June 30, 2018.

    Collins’ salary will be $170,000 in wages

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    Performing before School Board

    On May 10 during the Akron-Westfield School Board meeting, National History Day students showed exactly what they’ve been doing since the second quarter of this school year began. This group performance, “Route 66: The Road of Possibilities,” will be competing at the National History Day Finals in the Washington D.C. area next month. From left: Jade Briggs, Daytona Foley, Jack Anderson, Megan Swancutt and Logan Smith. In addition to this group, there will be a group documentary, an individual performance and another group

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    A-W fifth graders graduate DARE

    Akron-Westfield conducted a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation ceremony for fifth graders in February. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Leusink taught the course. Winning essay winners were (l-r:) Elisabeth Martinsen and Mara Zorr.

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    A-W students ‘Got Caught’

    Teens are the least likely group to buckle up and the most likely group to die in a roadway crash, according to an Iowa State Patrol press release.

    On May 20, Akron-Westfield Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs participated in a new Iowa traffic safety partnership intended to provide teens with positive reinforcement rewards for wearing their seat belts.

    Teen drivers were randomly stopped in the Akron-Westfield school parking

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    A-W fourth graders ready for State Fair

    Akron-Westfield fourth graders stand on their “state” on a United States map on the playground. They represented their state by creating a display and serving foods grown and/or made in that state at the annual A-W State Fair presentation last Thursday.

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    A-W Class of 2016: We did it!

    Akron-Westfield graduates toss their hats, signaling the end of the graduation ceremony on May 22.

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    National History Day students seek donations for trip to national finals

    Come, enjoy supper at the Akron Pizza Ranch on Thursday, June 2 and help Akron-Westfield National History Day competitors earn money to offset their expenses to the national competition.

    From 5 to 7 p.m., the students will be bussing tables and accepting tips.

    Then the public is invited to come to Akron-Westfield Community School

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