We are using a new format for our weekly newsletter communication. Please click on the link below to access this week's edition of the Ram Page. https://www.smore.com/1tp62
Please enjoy this concert presented by Ms. Rachel Lowry's junior high band class. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPg5cV9wkdezds2R8baSzKRBl0t0OSe_F
Akron School District hosted our annual Spelling Bee competition today. Spelling test were given to our 5th - 8th grade students last week to see who qualified for todays oral round. It took 22 rounds to find a winner! Congratulations to both Parker Molt and Zachary Bowin for making the finals with Zach representing Akron as our Spelling Bee Champion. Zach advances to the Virtual State Spelling Bee competition on March 13, 2021. Congrats to every student who participated and especially to our winner! A big thanks goes out to Ms Hernandez, Ms Sampson, Ms Randel, and Ms Weers for organizing and judging the spelling bee.
I apologize for the inconvenience with our wrestling dual. Camera issues are occurring offsite and we are trying to fix hastily. Here is a new link. The camera will still be moving until NHFS adjusts the problem. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/akron-high-school-akron-co/gam42b625c8cd
Akron Rams Wrestling Invite Dual Matches on NFHS. Please ignore the icon as it says basketball. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/akron-high-school-akron-co/gamcf5bc1e11a
Akron Spelling Bee 2021 We will be holding our school Spelling Bee on Tuesday February, 23 @ 9:15 in the fieldhouse doors will be opened at 9:00. Parents and family members are welcome to attend and are asked to use the activity entrance of the school. We ask that visitors sit on the visitors side, east side, in the fieldhouse as well as social distance as much as possible. Masks are still required and we ask that you wear them for the duration of the activity, even if you are sitting in the stands and socially distanced. Our students' safety is our main concern. Please view the attached map for entering and seating arrangements.
Akron School will be closed today, February 15,2021. In addition to low wind chills, our phones and internet are currently down. Please be safe and stay warm. We will see you on Tuesday.
Jazz Concert 2021 Under the direction of Rachel Lowry, Please enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK2rPw5UN7Y&list=PLPg5cV9wkdewBgkEoR7G1Facl2S3g2zdR
Ram Fans, we are very excited with the opportunity to host extracurricular events. There are guidelines we must follow to ensure the safety of fans and participants. Please review the following protocols for basketball before arriving to the game. We want to ensure we can continue to host events. GO RAMS!
Rachel Lowry's 2020-21 HS Choir Class (Concert) Performing Maroon5 in Concert Scars to Your Beautiful You Say The Scientist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPg5cV9wkdey6qYAelQsVNj8dDmC01Kai
UPDATED: The high school basketball schedule is set. We are still working on finalizing both junior high boys' and girls' schedules. We are also putting junior high and high school wrestling schedules together but are waiting on confirmation from CHSAA before moving forward. Please use the following image to begin planning your spring schedule. Game day procedures will be released once we receive more guidance from CHSAA and our local health department. Go Blue!
Please use the Youtube link. The NHFS link and network is down. Apologize for this.
Colton Collins Memorial Link - Youtube Link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6iJcRXRGTeDlxqxKvMJ_cw/live
Please check out our 2020 Christmas Program. Please use the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJhsPPWpLeI&list=PLPg5cV9wkdey6qpKhfitpT_1RNntY9-gp
Parents/Guardians: At the School Board Meeting this week it was approved to cancel school for next Friday, December 18th. Sticking with the 4-day week calendar provides our students with the consistency they need. Please enjoy this much needed extra day of break.
Parents please check your email for information concerning options for full time virtual learning during the spring semester. If you have any questions please contact us.
Attention: Ram Football Players, Families, and Fans Football Friday vs Lyons 7 pm Akron Fans The game for Friday 11/20 against Lyons is still a go but with the county going into the red stage there will be some more changes. We are going to allow fans from both teams but will be limited to 3 fans per athlete and 2 fans per coach. If attending we ask you only attend with members of your own household and practice social distancing from others. Doing so we will have a gate list for both teams saying who will be sitting in the stands. We will also be allowing fans to sit in their vehicles. Those fans do not count against our allotted amount of fans as long as they stay in their parking spot during the game. When entering the facility fans that plan on sitting in the stands please enter our south entrance by the concession stands. Fans planning on sitting in the vehicles for the game enter the North Entrance, Just notify Joann that you are Akron fans sitting in your vehicle. People wanting to be on the gate list can contact Tyler Pickens @ email@example.com or Coach Weers. Fans not on the gate list will not be allowed into the stands. We will need to know if you are planning on sitting in the stands by Friday @ 4pm to get you on the gate list. The game will be streamed on NFHS as always for those not being able to attend. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. This is not ideal but this is what is required to be able to continue to play games. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Virtual Veteran's Day Program Thank You to Ms Drietz and her FFA officer team for our Veteran's Day Program. Also, a HUGE Thank You to Ms Houston and her FBLA team for organizing todays lunch and putting the program together. Finally Thank You Veteran's For Your Service! The following link will give you access to our Virtual Veteran's Day Program. https://youtu.be/fWIgbPWQg5U
Veteran's Day Lunch Veterans picking up lunch, please come to the north side of the school by the new addition and a student will bring your meal to the curbside. If you have any questions please call the school. Thank You For Your Service!
The Akron Ram football team will host the Dayspring Christian Eagles at 6 p.m. tonight, November 3rd. Parent and Senior Recognition Night will also take place tonight prior to the game. **Parents please be at the field by 5:15 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. recognition. Go Rams!
Schedule Changes Week of October 26, 2020 Students and Parents, Good snowy Monday morning. I hope everyone had a restful and productive weekend. The moisture was greatly appreciated over the weekend. The Akron School District has had changes with their athletic schedule moving forward. The list of changes is below. Please let us know if you have any questions. Scheduled>>>Moved To 10/26/2020 HSFB JV vs Caliche>>>Canceled 10/27/2020 JHFB @ SedgCo-Julesburg>>>10/29/2020 JHFB @ SedgCo-Julesburg 4 PM 10/31/2020 Fall Parents’ Night>>>11/3/2020 Fall Parents Night 5:30 PM 10/31/2020 HSFB vs Dayspring>>>11/3/2020 HSFB vs Dayspring 6 PM 11/2/2020 HSFB JV @ Dayspring>>>Canceled 11/3/2020 JHFB vs Haxtun>>>11/5/2020 JHFB vs Haxtun 4 PM Please check the calendar and the app for an up to date schedule. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to provide opportunities to our students. Thank you Shawn Randel 6-12 Principal
Attention Akron Ram Fans: The JV football games scheduled with Caliche tomorrow (October 26th) and Dayspring the following Monday (November 2nd) have been cancelled.
Attention: Ram Football Players, Families, and Fans Through discussion between RE-1 Valley School District including Caliche Schools and Akron administration about visiting fan attendance for the football game on Friday, a decision was made to allow 2 fans per Akron football player. Players will be distributing their 2 tickets to their family members. The expectation for all fans is that masks will be worn at all times and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The guidelines require 6 feet between non-family members. These are very trying times for all involved and we appreciate Caliche Schools working with us to allow a limited amount of our fans into the game. Being able to participate in athletics and watch our kids play is something that should not be taken lightly during this pandemic, please do your part to make sure we can continue to compete. We are excited to be playing football this Friday night. GO RAMS!
Please check your email and/or ALMA for information regarding remote learning for grades 9th-12th. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We regret to inform you that our FFA Range Judging Team will not be traveling to Burlington tomorrow, October 15th, to compete in the Range Judging Contest. Burlington will not be able to host as they have transitioned into 100% virtual learning.
Akron Ram Fans, We are providing a link to the Sedgwick County youtube channel for our upcoming football game vs. Sedgwick County at Julesburg on Oct. 16th at 7 p.m. The game will NOT be on NFHS so please share this information with other family members who want to tune in and watch the game. Go Rams! Here is the channel for the game on Friday. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkeFQo2S9bNDxmQslsn8TUg
The pep rally for Akron HS is at 1:15pm today at the football complex. Sorry for not including this in the previous post.
Akron HS is going to have a small, high school only, pep rally today at the football complex. If parents want to come watch, you are more than welcome to park around the football field or come onto the track. Gate on the south side will be unlocked. Please social distance.
Akron Ram Fans, If you would like to have the opportunity to watch streamed videos of our school athletic contests, music concerts, plays, etc. you may do so by going to the NFHS website included with this message. If you already have an account or subscription you can log into your account and proceed with your purchase. If not, the link will take you to a page to subscribe for either a monthly or annual pass. Be sure to go to our school page to buy your subscription. This is called “School to Support” and it is asked during the sign-up process. Our school will receive a portion of the revenue and you will be linked to our events. You may subscribe to NFHS by going to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail Thank you for your support of our students and programs! Go Rams!
Parents and Guardians, Please check your email for directions to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences next week. Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Randel
HS Football Parents/Players Information is coming from CHSAA about Fall/Spring Football. We would like to meet with HS Football parents and players tonight at 6:30 PM at the baseball field to discuss our options. Details are still coming out about the two HS Football seasons and what the guidelines look like. I know this is a quick turnaround but would like to get information into your hands before making a decision. Thanks Tyler Pickens AD Jerome Weers Head Coach Shawn Randel Principal
Parents/Guardians, This is the last call for eligible families (those receiving free or reduced price meals in the 2019/2020 School year) to apply for state P-EBT benefits. Applications are due on Wednesday, September 23rd. When filling out this application you will need your student(s) State ID or SAISID, to get this number please contact Meghan Camacho at 970-345-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about this program please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/p-ebt. If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com and a representative will respond. In May of 2020 the State of Colorado approved to provide P-EBT benefits for eligible families. Families with students that were eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 19-20 school year (or were newly eligible within the months of March, April or May) could receive up to $279 per eligible child! These monies are intended to supplement the amount of meals the student would have received should their school had been in session during school closures due to COVID-19. Thank You, Meghan Camacho This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Parents/Guardians, The United States Department of Agriculture has extended its program of free summertime breakfast and lunch for any child that is age 1-18. The program started, Tuesday, September 9, 2020, and will end on December 31, 2020. What this means is that any student that attends school in preschool through 12th grade can eat both BREAKFAST and LUNCH for FREE. This is a great opportunity for your child to try the different meals that we serve here at school. I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity. You can find our menu on the AkronRams app or at akronrams.net. For those of you that have already paid for meals, we can carry that balance forward to when we have to start charging meals again in January. If your child owes for meals served previously we will be sending home and emailing out negative balances. Please try to utilize this time to catch up on their balance. Meals that were served up until now were full pay unless you are on free or reduced meals. If you have any questions feel free to contact Meghan Camacho at 970-345-2266.
Akron Ram Families, We have had some questions about how to treat sickness symptoms with the new COVID guidances. The included document was created with collaboration from hospital staff and the NE Colorado Health Department. The Green and Yellow phases match our reopening plan. We are in Green when we have no cases or an isolated case. We move to Yellow when we have multiple cases in our school. The decision to move to a different phase will be evaluated weekly at a minimum. We are starting the school year in the Green phase. Let’s work together to keep our school safe and open!
Akron Ram Families, Please go to our website and see the most recent version of our school reopening plan. Have a great evening!
We have come together in one place to answer your questions. Please join us for a Virtual Town Hall for Yuma and Washington Counties, August 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the following: Yuma District Hospital Wray District Hospital Yuma School District Wray School District Washington County School District Liberty School District Idalia School District Yuma County Emergency Manager Yuma City Hall-City Manager and Mayor Yuma Police Department Northeast Colorado Health Department There are two options to ask questions. You can submit your question in advance by clicking on the survey link below or you will have the opportunity during the last portion of the virtual meeting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQWT6JJ To register and join the virtual meeting, click on the following Zoom Webinar link. You also have the option to call in and listen to the meeting. It is recommended that you register in advance. Translation is available and provided by Y.U.M.A. Join Zoom Meeting Passcode: 205086 Or join by phone US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 940 0915 0065. Nos hemos reunido en un solo lugar para responder sus preguntas. Únase a nosotros para un ayuntamiento virtual para los condados de Yuma y Washington, 12 de agosto de 2020 a las 7:00 p.m. Tendrá la oportunidad de hacer preguntas a los siguientes: Hospital del distrito de Yuma Hospital del distrito de Wray Distrito escolar de Yuma Distrito escolar de Wray Distrito escolar del condado de Washington Distrito escolar de la libertad Distrito escolar de Idalia Gerente de emergencias del condado de Yuma Ayuntamiento de Yuma-Gerente de la ciudad y alcalde Departamento de policía de Yuma Departamento de salud del noreste de Colorado Hay dos opciones para hacer preguntas. Puede enviar su pregunta por adelantado haciendo clic en el enlace de la encuesta a continuación o tendrá la oportunidad durante la última parte de la reunión virtual. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQWT6JJ Para registrarse y unirse a la reunión virtual, haga clic en el siguiente enlace del seminario web de Zoom. También tiene la opción de llamar y escuchar la reunión. Se recomienda que se registre con anticipación. La traducción está disponible y proporcionada por Y.U.M.A. Únase a Zoom Reunión Código de acceso: 205086 O únase por teléfono +1 253 215 8782 ID de seminario web: 940 0915 0065. YUMA AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES VIRTUAL TOWN HALL (1).png
Akron SD is participating in the CHSAA boys golf season for this year only. Any boys interested in participating should attend a meeting tonight, Monday August 10th, at 6:30 PM at the baseball field. If your student is wanting to play but can't make tonight's meeting please contact Tyler Pickens. Go Big Blue!
For Your Information: CHSAA just released activities schedule for the 2020-21 school year. The following link will give you access to the CHSAA activities calendar. Playoff formats and bulletin will be released later this week. https://chsaanow.com/2020-08-04/chsaa-announces-2020-21-athletics-and-activities-calendar/
School Registration will be held on August 3rd at the following times: ** 9:00-12:30 Elementary (Grades PS-6th) outside main doors ** 10:00-12:30 Junior High (7th & 8th Grades) outside southeast doors ** High school is as follows outside southeast doors: Seniors @ 8:30-10:00; Juniors @ 10:00-11:30; Sophomores @ 12:00-1:30; Freshman @ 1:30-3:00 We are looking forward to seeing everyone!!
Akron Ram Families, The Akron School District plans to return in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year, following all required health and safety protocols. Washington County school district superintendents have been collaborating with members of our local health department, area hospitals, county commissioners and local school boards to develop a Reopening of Schools Plan for this fall. This plan incorporates three phases based on state and local guidelines to help keep students and staff as safe as possible. The goal of all area superintendents is to provide in-person learning while doing our best to protect against a large-scale outbreak of COVID. The Akron school administrative team and members of the staff will be working on details of the plan specific to our school, over the next couple of weeks. The Akron School Board approved moving the student start date back to allow staff additional time to train and prepare for new safety and instruction protocols and practices that will be put in place for the school year. The new start dates for students are as follows: JH & HS (6th – 12th grades) on August 24th and Elementary (PK-5th grades) on August 26th. We will be sharing registration information soon on our website and in the newspaper. More information and a detailed plan will be released to our communities in the weeks ahead.
The Play Well Company that brought us our Lego Camps informed us today that they are unable to provide us with this opportunity for our 5-12 year olds. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Any incoming Freshman who are interested in being in FBLA and want to participate in summer activities and projects please email Mrs. Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great summer RAMS!
Parents of Akron Athletes: The Akron Clinic will no longer be offering free physicals to our student body due to COVID. In order for students to participate in summer workouts they must have a WELLNESS CHECK by July 1. All necessary paperwork can be picked up inside the front doors of the main school entrance Mon-Thu from 8-3. Any questions please email email@example.com. Students not participating in summer workouts but planning on participating in sports next school year should have their WELLNESS CHECK by August 10.
There will be a meeting for HS girls wanting to do fall and winter sports at the football field Sunday at 5:00. Please sit in stand and use social distancing protocols. Coach Woods, Clarkson, Randel, Pickens will be discussing the summer activities and COVID-19 protocols to return to action.
The live feed for the 2020 Senior Graduation is up and running. Please visit our website to obtain the link. akronrams.net
ATTENTION AKRON RAM STUDENTS, PARENTS, STAFF, AND COMMUNITY Tomorrow is the big day for our graduating Class of 2020. The graduation program, as well as the salutatorian and valedictorian address can be found on our website. You will also notice a spot for the live YouTube feed on our website that will become active tomorrow for the ceremony. A link to the live feed will also be posted to our school Facebook page. Please join us for the ceremony at 11 a.m. and the parade on Main Street that will follow. If you are not able to make the ceremony, please be sure and get down to Main Street by 12 p.m. (noon) to support and send our seniors off in style. Website: akronrams.net
The following link includes Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Couch presenting the Preschool Awards: https://youtu.be/594BAo-8RBk
The following link is Mrs. Bowin and Miss Krause's 1st grade awards presentation. https://photos.app.goo.gl/sTtFThuB4bbnmXPV7
The following link is the 2nd Grade Super Hero awards presentation from Mrs. Reid and Mr. Hill: https://youtu.be/DYyTr6QEP6Q
The following are the 4th and 5th grade Math awards from Mrs. Merrill and Ms. Gilbert's 100 Mile Club presentation link. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12gQjR2bgV3iNHxq34SBL6pl92TBldEDM-LfX6OjcuzM/edit?usp=sharing
The following link contains the Principal Awards presented by Ms Anderson and Mr Randel. This post also contains recognition for our JH, 3, and 4 sport athletes. Great Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/GB9C4PUhxy8
Coach Randel has a message for his Boy's Basketball team in the following link. Good Season RAMS! https://youtu.be/Nt4R7eZJTUM
The following link contains 5-8 PBIS Awards presented by Ms Weers. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/BArG6huOnfg
The following link contains our Knowledge Bowl Awards presented by Ms Pachner. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/4JcruNj_KxQ
The following link contains PBIS Awards for grades 9-12. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/G1IUOSRGAPo
The following link contains our Akron Academic Awards Presented By Ms Weers. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/5f7WhOZbgms
The following link contains Ms Campbell's Art Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/6gRmz1dyjvE
The following link contains Ms Thompson's Science Awards. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/VW6vXbzTgZc
The following link contains Ms Hocheder's HS Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/aiWqRQFwEWo
The following link contains Ms Hall's Academic Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/qDHOqeROF7E
The following link contains Ms. Houston's Business Awards. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/m7Z8XhjOODg
The following link contains Ms. Woods HS Math Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/MpQg8VxaxJE
The following link contains Ms. Hernandez's 6th Grade Academic Awards. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/YRxuwGZdlWI
The following link contains Ms. Pachner's Academic Awards. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/N81Dgpz2Jlw
The following link contains Mr. Samber's Academic Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/2ynIeklli9s
The following link contains Ms. Hocheder's Academic Awards. Good Job RAMS! https://youtu.be/p7C_93WED3A
The following link contains Mr. Glosson's Math Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/tojk6Ysk7LI
The following link contains Ms. Randel's 7th-8th English awards. Great Job RAMS! https://www.wevideo.com/view/1691875959
The link below contains Ms. Lowry's 6th-8th Music Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/2RHGAP7efsc
The following link contains Mr. Hall's 6th-8th Science Awards. Congratulations RAMS! https://youtu.be/C9xh4gQa9Qo
The following link contains Ms. Wood's 6th Grade Social Studies Awards. https://youtu.be/jYgA9rxC9d4
We are beginning our week of 6-12 Academic Awards. This link includes Ms. Campbell's 6th Grade Writing Awards. Good Job Rams! https://youtu.be/okJ1qq8bNMM
THANK YOU! As a school district we recently reached out for some help in purchasing 100 yard signs and other items to uniquely recognize our senior students. It took asking for some help from our Booster Club and Lions Club for those organizations and several individuals in our Akron community to step up and cover the entire cost of the signs and other items. We feel so fortunate and grateful to have the support of an amazing community that is filled with generous people. The Akron School District would like to thank the following: Akron Booster Club, Akron Lions Club, Patrick and Stephanie O’Neil, Fred and Dencia Raish, Mason and Kelly Hansen, and Derek Glosson.
Akron 6-12 teachers are going to present our Academic Awards throughout the week next week. Please check often as we will begin posting on Monday, May 11th. Congratulation to Mr. Clarkson's math students. Click on link to see his awards video. https://youtu.be/8wn1jYahHPA
STAFF APPRECIATION The Akron School District is fortunate to have a wonderful group of school leaders on the school board. Today the five members showed up for their annual staff gift presentation. Staff showed up curb-side for their gifts instead of the usual classroom visits. Thank you to our board members: Kory Kessinger, Jessica Filla-Rodriguez, Tony Claflin, Andy Molt, and Nathan Quick.
2020 Colorado State Virtual Leadership Conference Results: Super proud of Akron FBLA!! Great Job Rams! Look out virtual National Leadership Experience here they come!💙💙💙 Colorado State FBLA President 2020-2021-Sara Wylie Peak V- Mariah DeMers LifeSmarts Spring Champions- Grayson and AnnaLise-National Qualifier Community Service-3rd Place-Janessa, Quincy, Laura- National Qualifier American Enterprise Project-1st Place-Tori, Bailee-National Qualifier Business Calculations-2nd Place-AnnaLise -National Qualifier Business Communication-3rd Place-Nadalyn-National Qualifier Future Business Leader-2nd Place-Sara-National Qualifier Local Chapter Annual Business Report-1st Place-Nadalyn-National Qualifier Intro to FBLA-Top 10-Janessa Political Science-2nd Place-Grayson-National Qualifier Political Science- Top 10-Kacyn Personal Finance- Top 10-Allison Business Achievement Award Future Level-Sara, Bailee, AnnaLise, Nadalyn, Landrie Business Achievement Award Business Level-Sara, Bailee, AnnaLise, Nadalyn, Landrie Business Achievement Award Leader Level-Sara, Landrie Business Achievement Award America Level-Sara Community Service Award- Community Level-Sara, Bailee, Cameron, Grayson, Nadalyn Community Service Award-Service Level-Sara, Bailee, Cameron, Grayson, Nadalyn
Great news!!! Congratulations to our very own Sara Wylie who was elected as the new Colorado FBLA President.
Akron Preschool Applications: The Akron Preschool Program is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The preschool is located in the Akron Schools at 600 Elm Avenue. The Akron Preschool Program serves children with a wide variety of needs, including children with typical development and children with special needs, in order to create a community of learners, one with an appropriate and enriching learning environment and experience for all. The daily schedule provides for a combination of whole group, small group, and individualized instruction, as well as learning through center-based activities. Children are given opportunities to interact with peers and adults in the classroom as well as during outside play. The preschool teachers are highly qualified in early childhood education. Classes are in session Monday through Thursday, with Thursday being a half day. Applications are currently available at the Akron Schools and can be picked up in the entryway at the office. It is also available on our school website under Menu and the Elementary School tab. Once completed you can either call the school and a school employee will meet you in the circle drive or you can mail it. If you have questions, please contact Akron Schools at 345-2266 and/or Annette Blake via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O’Neil Places 2nd at State Essay Contest Each year 4th graders create posters and write essays for an FCE (Family Community and Education) contest called Character Counts. The contest requires students to address one of the 6 Pillars of Character. This year students wrote about Respect. Members of Washington County FCE select the winners and the county winner advances to the state contest. This year’s county winner was Molly O’Neil. Molly’s essay and poster about respect moved on to the State FCE contest where her entry finished 2nd. Molly will receive a prize and be recognized at a ceremony in June. We are happy to recognize Molly O’Neil and her classmates that finished in the top two positions in their classrooms. Results from Mrs. Chapman and Ms. Hamilton’s 4th grade classrooms: Chapman Class Winners: Molly O’Neil- 1st Payton Marshall-2nd Hamilton Class Winner: Eli Hart-1st Reghan Dunlavy- 2nd
Akron Ram Students and Parents, I hope this communication finds you doing well and staying safe. The past several weeks has been a challenge for everyone and the lifestyles we are used to living. Throughout each week, we as a school and community, have waited for guidance and communication from the Governor, while planning for an uncertain future. As far as school and instruction, we found out last week that we would finish the school year outside of our brick and mortar building. Today, as I looked back at the different communications that have been put out to all of you, I found the one from March 19th when the suspension of in-person learning started. I believe the words I shared on that day still hold true as we not only finish our school year but continue to move forward with the challenges brought about by this virus. The words I shared on that day referred to us not missing the teachable moments and acknowledging that the best lessons we might teach our students through this ordeal may just be the life skills of managing change, being patient, dealing with uncertainty, being flexible, and caring for one another during times of struggle. I hope that we have all practiced and modeled these skills and that we continue to do so long after this pandemic has ended. We have encouraged you to look for additional information about plans for the remainder of the school year. After consulting with our school board, building principals, and teachers, we have amended our school calendar to address the following: conclusion of emergency alternative instruction, providing of additional student support, conducting end of year awards ceremonies, and collection of school materials. Please find the amended calendar structure below. We will continue to work on plans and details for this new structure and will keep you informed of any changes. Thanks, Brian Christensen, Superintendent Week of April 27 -Continued Online Instruction, Enrichment, Support April 30 -Elementary Materials Pick-Up Week of May 4 Continued Online Instruction, Enrichment, Support Week of May 11 Continued Online Instruction, Enrichment, Support -6th-12th Grade communication to parents about academic standings in rubric ■ Eligibility List May14 -Last Day of Online Instruction for PK-5th -Last Day for 6th – 12th grade without an NC May15 -Last Day to turn-in online assignments Week of May 18 -6th-12th grade students with an NC receive intervention support (May 18-20) -Virtual Award Day / Award Packet Distribution May 19: PK-5th grade May 20: 6th-12th grade -Materials Return Day (Chromebooks, instruments, books) May 19: PK-5th grade May 20: 6th-12th grade May 21: 6th-12th grade students with an NC H.S. Graduation- Mr. Randel is working with senior students and parents, as well as the NE Colorado Health Department, on plans for an outdoor ceremony that will occur the weekend of May 23rd/24th.
Dear Akron Ram Families, This morning I was part of a conference call with Governor Polis, Commissioner of Education, Katy Anthes, and Superintendents from around the state. During this meeting we were informed by the Governor that in-person education will be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We have been hopeful that we could get students back into the classroom at some point this year but that is not going to happen. With that guidance, we will continue our emergency alternative form of instruction that we have put in place to finish this school year. Our principals are working with our staff in their virtual staff meetings this week to plan for the remainder of the year. The school facilities will remain closed during this time. As far as prom, graduation, weight room use, summer camps, etc. we are following the guidelines from the governor’s office. Our senior students are part of our thoughts and plans, and we have reached out to them and their parents for feedback on different possibilities for holding graduation. If we are able to send students to camps and open the weight room, we will but not until we get the recommendation from the Governor. We ask that you please remain flexible and understanding as we continue to work through the rest of the year. Please look for further communications on calendar and end of year events as we move forward in this process. We thank you for your engagement and support! Brian Christensen
Reminder: Akron Ram Families, we will have curb-side meal pickup today from 11 a.m. -12 (noon). If you haven’t done so already, make arrangements for meals by calling 345-2266 or emailing email@example.com Blessings!
Akron Families: Today, Wednesday, April 15th from 11 a.m. to 12 (noon) is our curbside food pick-up that provides meals for the remainder of the week. Don’t forget to make arrangements and drop by for your meals. Leave a message at 970-345-2266
Notification: Akron parents and families, if you are in need of non-perishable food or meat. Please email Mrs. Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
Friendly Reminder: Curbside meal pick-up for this week will take place today and Wednesday from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (Noon)
Akron Ram Students and Families, As you may have already heard, the Governor has extended his Executive Order suspending in-person instruction until April 30th. Please know that the plans we have put in place for alternative instruction during this mandatory time away from the building will continue. Our staff has put in a great deal of time and effort to provide on-line platforms and packet types of materials for students. Our top priorities as we start this new style of learning continue to be student well-being, relationships, and communication. We feel like if these priorities are in place along with technical support, we will be successful. The school and its staff thank you as students and parents for your patience and understanding this past week and a half, as we have put together programs and started to make connections. We are excited and encouraged by what has already taken place with our staff, students and parents and look forward to working together to make the weeks ahead even better. As we work together to navigate this new type of instruction, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you encounter problems or need support. Sincerely, Your School Family
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Students & Parents , My new math website at http://www.protopage.com/akronmath is a collection of website links to a variety of different activities to practice math skills. The site is a work in progress, so check back each day to see what additional resources I add. Note the different tabs across the top, dividing the activities into different categories. If you have not already been to my literacy website check out the many activities at https://www.protopage.com/akronco Mrs. Loutensock
Akron School Families: CHANGE* Next week we will distribute meals Monday and Wednesday from 11 am - 12 (noon). Each day will have 2 days worth of breakfast & lunch. If you have not done so already please email email@example.com so we can prepare the proper amount of meals. Bus route families if transportation to town is an issue, please make arrangements for a once a week food delivery.
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Important Information for Parents! As many of you know, we are using Zoom to continue teaching and contacting with parents. The Children's Online Privacy Act (COPPA) requires parental content for your child(ren) to participate in Zoom. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in Zoom, you must email Akron School at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day Friday.
After a couple hours of handing items back to students we have discovered we can handle more families. If you would like to come early and pick up your student's items please do so.
Akron Ram Students and Families, This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, we have scheduled a school curb-side pick-up for student materials. Please find the schedule is at the bottom of this message. We ask that you REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE for the pick-up. If you are unable to pick items up tomorrow, feel free to call the school to schedule a time to have materials delivered to the curbside at a different time. As the Akron teachers send materials home tomorrow, we want to be clear about our intentions during this time. Please know that our primary concern during this time, is the wellbeing of every one of our students. We are educators and of course we want to support our students academically as well. First, though, we are focusing on connecting with our students and supporting their ability to connect with us virtually. Our relationships with our kids is priority right now. We want you to know that: • We understand that there are families who wish for lots of support and school work for their students, while others are not able to help their students with academic work at this time. We are trying to be both ends of this spectrum for you. • We understand that every family has its own situation and that not everyone is easily able to access the internet or have devices for their children to utilize. • We are simply sending home SUGGESTED schedules and GUIDELINES for homework. No one, here at school, is expecting all of the work to be completed by a certain deadline and we are not asking for completed assignments to be turned in right now. • It is not our intention to add stress to any household. The level of work we provide you is designed to MAINTAIN skills, not learn new concepts. Please do not feel obligated to be a home-school parent. • We are here for you all and doing our best to help your family during this time. • We want to support every student with whatever their needs are and know that virtual connections are a tremendous challenge for our teachers. Many teachers also have their own children at home while they are trying to work. Please be patient, every teacher is working hard to balance all their professional and personal tasks. • We are sending home textbooks, Chromebooks and other materials that are property of the school. Please take care of these materials and know that we will expect them to be returned to the school. • We STRONGLY URGE our students to follow the social distancing guidelines. We want the health threat to end and believe that in following the CDC and medical professional’s guidelines, we can slow down the spread. We are moving forward in the following phases through April 17, 2020: Phase 1 (Week of March 23) - Staff connecting/planning/training, materials sent home to students and connecting virtually with our students. Meals provided. Communication from school to home daily. Phase 2 (Week of March 30) – Goal: Connect with 100% of our students virtually. This is our “Virtual Spirit Week” as well. Some suggested learning can be discussed/shared and additional meals and materials provided to students. 6-12 grade teachers attempt to hold “Virtual Office Hours” as a support to students. (Given connections are functional.) Frequent communication from school to home. *CURB-SIDE MEAL PICK-UP WILL CHANGE TIME TO 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.(NOON) Phase 3 (Week of April 6) – Goal: Continued meals support. Continued connections to students. Elementary and Secondary hold “Virtual Office Hours” to provide online support to students. (Given connections are functional.) We want our students to know that we are missing them and working hard this week to support them during their time away from school. Love, Your School Family
Reminder: If you signed up for breakfast and lunch for your student, meal distribution will take place today and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. If your student is not signed up but they want the meals please stop by during that time, we made some additional just in case.
Akron parents and families the technology survey is back up. Please fill the survey out and submit. The survey has questions that will help us an get an idea for implementation of our online platforms. https://forms.gle/VJ3v8ZguQ5ighXLJA
Akron Parents and Families the technology survey crashed. Sorry about the inconvenience. The technology department is quickly fixing the problem and you should be able to resend your information when the problem is corrected. There will be a new link. Thanks for your patience.
Parents and Families we have a survey about technology needs for implementation of some of our online platforms. Could you please fill it and send it back as we can get a count of needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xJ4lA6yGPI0wig6tPcnPjnxmz0bxnNGIihLrxP8CUYY/edit?usp=sharing
Parents and Families, We have had some requests on getting athletic locker items, band instrument, etc. Staff is meeting today to get a schedule set for next week to pick these items up. Items that can't wait until next week, please contact individual staff and Mr Randel.
As we go into Spring Break the Akron School will continue to monitor the Coronavirus. We are following preventative guidelines and our custodial staff is taking extra measures to sanitize. Please see further communication through an email message that was sent to parents.
The Akron School Library is hosting an online book fair with titles for all ages. You are able to order February 19th to March 4th. Visit https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZL42W to browse the selection.
Outstanding Teacher Award Congratulations to Mrs. Heather Weis for being selected as the 2020 Akron Outstanding Teacher. Each year a donation is given from an anonymous donor to recognize a teacher in the Akron School. The hope is to recognize the great work of teachers and the impact they make in students lives on a daily basis. The Akron School District is blessed to have a wonderful team of teachers and staff members who are deserving of recognition. Thank you to the anonymous donors and our parents and community for your wonderful support of our school. We are better together!
Go to Wray HS tonight to support our HS Basketball Teams in their final season contest. Games start at 4 with 2 quarters of JVG followed by JVB then VG and VB. Districts start Tuesday with the girls playing in Julesburg at 6 PM and the boys playing in Wray at 7 PM. Go Blue!
The JH LPAA Wrestling tournament has changed dates. It will now be on Monday, February 24th at 2 PM in Holyoke. Go to Holyoke and support our JH Wrestlers. Go Blue!
Please come help us send off our wrestlers to the state tournament on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM in the Akron Field House. The tournament is this Thursday-Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Good Luck Wrestlers! Go Blue!
Region 3 Wrestling Tournament The Akron Rams advanced two wrestlers to the state tournament next week. Sophomores Xavier Livesay and Gavin Brown both finished as regional runner-ups and will compete at the Pepsi Center starting on Thursday. Senior Cameron Collins battled back to 5th place and just missed advancing to state losing a close challenge match. Senior Caden Zimmerman was impressive this year going out for wrestling for the first time. Good luck at state next week wrestlers and coaches!
The A.H.S. athletic teams were in action on Friday. Wrestlers competed in their first day of regional wrestling at NJC and our basketball teams were on the road at Julesburg playing Sedgwick County. Our basketball teams gave a good effort but dropped both contests against Sedgwick County. The wrestlers will continue in their tournament today with each having hopes of qualifying for the state tournament next week. Go Rams!
Akron Elementary students came to school on a Friday to participate in a LEGO workshop today. Students worked individually and collaboratively to design and build speed racers and robots. Concepts and skills practiced were around ENERGY, GEARS, RATIOS and TORQUE. Thank you Paula Mcguire and Mrs. Pachner for helping to bring this to Akron Elementary. Also thank you to CHS for supporting this event!
We are excited to announce that Denver Bronco, Dalton Risner will be a guest speaker at the Akron School on March 11th, 2020. The following is a message from Andrew Perry, Otis R-3 teacher and coach, who was instrumental in setting up this opportunity for not only the Akron and Otis schools but also several of our neighboring districts. It is my privilege to invite you and your school & community to the Akron Field House on Wednesday March, 11 @ 10 a.m. Dalton Risner (Denver Broncos starting linemen) will be our featured guest speaker and would love to positively impact our community. Superintendent /Coach Christensen of Akron also knows and supports Dalton and is generously allowing us all the use of the Akron Field House. Dalton is a 2014 graduate of Wiggins High School and played college football at Kansas State University before being drafted less than a year ago. Dalton breathes positivity and has written a children's book RISE UP, which can be purchased online using the QR code on the flyer attached to this email. He has asked that donations be made to his foundation RisnerUp, which can also be accessed via QR code on the flyer.
Akron students were honored on Thursday to welcome speaker Nathan Harmon from Your Life Speaks. He traveled from Indiana to speak with our K-12th graders. The K-4th graders learned about making good choices, being kind, don’t be selfish, and being a good listener. There were separate assemblies for the 5th & 6th graders and the 7th-12th graders where they learned about “The Five”: 1. Work hard 2. Be transparent 3. Value people 4. Accountability 5. Good choices If you would like to hear more about Mr. Harmon’s message, check him out at Your Life Speaks on Facebook or @your_life_speaks on Instagram.
Come out and watch our JH Wrestlers tomorrow February 11th at the Akron Fieldhouse for our Akron Bash. Matches start at 2 PM. We are excited to have 11 schools participate, so the action should be great. Go Big Blue!
Schedule change with JH Girls Basketball. Our game with A/W will be at Woodlin on Thursday February 13 starting at 4:30. We will playing running clock C followed by stopped clock B then A. The change is with start time and venue. Come to Woodlin and support our girls. Go Blue!
After Prom is serving a Valentine's Day Soup Supper on Tuesday February 11th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Senior Center. Please come out and support After Prom and enjoy a great meal.
Akron FBLA had a great day at districts today. Congratulations to Mrs. Houston and our students. Results: 11th and 12th Grade Knowledge Bowl Champs -Mariah DeMers -Nadalyn Poss -AnnaLise Glosson -Grayson Pachner Open Knowledge Bowl: -2nd Kacyn Kessinger -3rd Braxton DeMers 9th and 10th Grade Knowledge Bowl- 3rd Place -Kendall Velder -Kyla Pachner -Daisha Riofrio -Jackson Filla Accounting 2 -2nd Nadalyn Poss Advertising -2nd Caden Zimmerman -8th Allison Colby Agribusiness -5th Grayson Pachner -6th Mariah DeMers Business Communication -5th Nadalyn Poss Business Calculations -6th AnnaLise Glossson Cyber Security -2nd Colton Collins Computer Problem Solving -6th Anthony Benavidez Intro to Business Procedures -4th Daisha Riofrio Intro to FBLA -4th Janessa Shook -9th Evan Vogt Intro to Information Technology -4th Colton Collins -7th Anthony Benavidez Intro to Financial Math -9th David McCaffrey -10th Jackson Filla Intro to Business Communication -8th Laura Vorce Organizational Leadership -2nd Sara Wylie Personal Finance -3rd Allison Colby -8th AnnaLise Glosson -9th Tori Lundquist -10th Bailee Clarkson Political Science -3rd Kacyn Kessinger -4th Grayson Pachner -6th Cameron Collins Entrepreneurship -3rd Kacyn Kessinger Future Business Leader -1st Sara Wylie E-Portfolio -2nd Caden Zimmerman Impromptu Speaking -2nd David McCaffrey Intro to Public Speaking -1st Daisha Riofrio Intro to Business -8th Evan Vogt -9th Kendall Velder
HS Wrestlers will compete in the Eaton Tournament this Saturday. Competition starts at 8 am. Good Luck Wrestlers! Go Blue!
HSBB game vs Wiggins along with Parent’s Night this Friday. Parents Night at 5:30 before the VG game. JV games start at 4 with 2 quarters of JV Girls followed by JV Boys. Come Support Our Rams!
The HS basketball teams will travel to Haxtun today. The JV girls will play 2 quarters starting at 4 PM, followed by 3 quarters with JV boys, then the varsity teams to follow. The JH wrestlers will also be in Yuma starting at 2 PM. Good luck today Rams!
Travel to Merino today to support our JH Wrestling Team. Matches start at 2 PM in Merino. Our JH Girls Basketball Team is also hosting the Akron Tournament today. The A team plays at 3 PM and the B team plays at 4 PM. Both teams will play again at 5 PM. Go Big Blue!
AKRON ELEMENTARY BRAIN BOWL We had several 3rd - 6th grade students compete at the brain bowl competition held in Ft. Morgan yesterday. We didn’t have a team make the top three but the teams did very well. Thank you to Mrs. Heather Weis, Mrs. Anita Poss and our parents for their work preparing the students for this competition. Go Rams!
The Akron School District hosted the 3rd annual Akron Knowledge Bowl Tournament on Friday. We greatly appreciate the work put in by Mrs. Dana Pachner, Mrs. Paula McGuire, and Mr. Shawn Randel organizing this event and our teachers and parent volunteers that helped run the competition. The tournament had both a middle school and high school division with teams from all over northeast Colorado competing. The Akron J.H. team finished tied for 2nd out of 16 teams and the Akron H.S. team finished 8th out of 12. Thank you to everyone who helped today and congratulations to our students and coaches. Go Rams!
Akron District Spelling Bee results: Champ- Liam Groth Runner-up- Vashti Winter Others in top 8 who will be competing at Regionals: Caleb Poss Haylee Roseberry Zach Bowin Caitlyn Dunbar Mikenna Weers Parker Molt Alternates: Carl McGuire Anderson Filla Congratulations!!
We are hosting our 3rd Annual MS and HS Knowledge Bowl Friday January 31. Our first oral round will begin at 9:40. This is a great event for our students as they prepare for state qualifying competition. Go Blue!
The Akron Middle School Brain Bowl team competed at the Regional Brain Bowl competition half at Stanley Lake H.S. last Saturday. The Akron team won all for head to head contests. When the contests and writing portion were totaled, the team missed out on the finals. The event was a positive experience for our students. Great job Rams!
Our JH Wrestlers travel to Sterling today to participate in the Sterling Bash. Action starts at 2. Plan on going out to support our wrestlers. Go Big Blue!
The JH Girls have a home game vs the Caliche Buffaloes tonight starting at 4 PM. The B game will start the night followed by the A game. Come out and enjoy some basketball. Go Rams!
AKRON SCHOOL DISTRICT S-CAP SITE VISIT The Akron School District hosted over 30 site reviewers at the school on Wednesday and Thursday (January 22nd & 23rd). The reviewers were composed of educators from Aguilar, Buena Vista, La Junta, La Veta, Merino, Vilas, and Wiggins. The group was also joined by facilitators from Generation Schools Network and University of Colorado Denver. This is the Akron School Districts second year in the Student Centered Accountability Program. The program gives school districts an additional level of accountability and provides feedback for continuous improvement. The review process involves collecting multiple points of data that include document review, survey, focus group interviews, and school and classroom observation. The information gained from the review helps schools identify areas of strength and areas where they can focus their efforts for improvement. We would like to thank our students, parents, and teachers for giving us their time and feedback through surveys and focus group participation. We look forward to the work of making our school the best it can be to serve our students and community.
Monday the Akron JH girls basketball team traveled to Yuma., The Junior High Girls C Team had a great game, losing only in overtime. B Team showed great effort but lost 21-15. Our A Team fought hard with strong rebounding and free throws, but fell short in the scoring department. Keep working hard Lady Rams!
Come out and support our Boys and Girls Basketball Teams as they travel to Merino on Friday. Games will start with JV Girls at 4 PM. JV Boys will be next followed by VG then VB. JVG will only play 2 quarters and JVB will only play 3 quarters. Come out early to support our RAMS!
Our JH and HS Wrestling team will be traveling to Burlington today to take on the Cougars. JH starts at 5 with HS following. Make the trip to Burlington to support our RAMS! GO BLUE!
Our JH Girls Basketball Team travels to Yuma today to take on the Indians starting at 4 PM. They will start the night off by the C team playing followed by B team and concluding the evening with A team. Arrive early to support our Lady Rams. GO BLUE
Our HS Boys will be wrestling in Wiggins and the HS Girls will be wrestling in Loveland on Saturday both starting at 9 AM. Go out and support our wrestlers. Go Blue!
Come out and support our Rams tonight at 4 PM. JVG and JVB will start at 4 followed by VG then VB. Games at the Akron Field House. GO BLUE!
Akron Rams basketball teams will host Lone Star Thursday starting at 5:00 pm with varsity girls followed by varsity boys. Go Blue!
The Akron JH Girls will host Merino this afternoon in basketball starting at 4 PM. B girls will play first followed by A girls. Come out and support our Lady Rams!
The Akron JH and HS Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are traveling to Otis Saturday, January 11 to take on the Bulldogs. JH A girls start at 12 followed by B girls then A boys then B boys. The HS teams are scheduled to start at 2 with VG followed by VB. GO BLUE!
We are celebrating our HS Wrestling Program and honoring our parents by hosting a BLUE OUT. Anyone in a blue Akron Rams t-shirt will receive 1/2 off admission to the wrestling dual. Come out and support our wrestlers!
Our HS Basketball Team will be taking on the Yuma Indians on Friday, January 10 at the Akron Field House starting at 4 PM. We will play both JVG and JVB to start the match up followed by VG then VB. Come out and support your RAMS!
Our JH Lady Rams will be traveling to Haxtun on Thursday to take on the Bulldogs. Games will start at 4PM with 2 running halves of C girls, followed by B girls, and finishing the night with A Girls. Plan to be early and loud! Go Lady Rams!
The Ram's Wrestling Team has added a dual vs Yuma on Thursday, January 9 starting at 7 PM. This will also be senior and parent's night for our wrestlers. Come out and support our wrestlers! GO BLUE!
Congratulations to our Akron Ram J.H basketball boys and their coaches for winning the LPAA League Tournament held in Akron on Saturday. The Rams will host the winner of the the LPAA east division this Tuesday, December 17th at 6 p.m. Go Rams!
It is your last opportunity to see our students in the Drama Play tonight starting at 7 PM. Our after prom committee is also providing a dinner tonight at 5:30 of beef or chicken and noodles with mash potatoes. Come out and support our Drama program and get a great meal!
The Akron School is no longer on Lock Out protocol. The sheriff's department has notified us that the suspect is in custody in Yuma County.
Parents, We have been notified of a threat that exists in Yuma County. As a precautionary measure we are implementing our lock out protocol which means business as usual inside our locked building. We will continue this protocol until the threat has been resolved.
HSBB season begins this Thursday in Brush at 4 PM. Both JV boys and JV girls will play at 4:00 followed by VG at 5:30 then VG at 7:00. Please be early in case we are running ahead of schedule. Come to Brush and support our RAMS! GO BLUE!
REMINDER TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL FALL ATHLETES: The fall athletic banquet is tomorrow Wednesday, December 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the fieldhouse. Please remember to bring your designated dessert or side dish to share.
The Akron School District will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th due to predicted weather and hazardous conditions.
Community Pride scheduled for tomorrow (11/26) has been postponed due to predicted weather and will be rescheduled for a date TBD. High School students will be attending classes as normal.
A big THANK YOU to everyone out at the Akron Airport. This Wednesday and last Wednesday the 7th Grade Technology classes toured Hayes Aviation, Redline Propellor, and Redline Governor to get started on their What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Project. Thank you, Randy Hayes, Dan Jenson, and all the employees for the wonderful tour. We look forward to working together on the project this school year.
Akron School District Business Manager, Kelli McCaffrey conducted the swearing in of three board members for the next four year term on the board. Jessica Filla will he serving her second term on the board and both Nathan Quick and Andy Molt will be starting their first term on the school board. Thank you for your willingness to serve our school.
The Akron School Book Fair Family Night will be Monday, November 4th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
JH Boys Basketball will play 3 games today all on one court. Approximate game times are C-4 B-5 A-6. On Monday we will play 3 games in Haxtun starting at 4. We will have running halves for C with the approximate game times being C-4 B-4:30 A 5:30. Please come early Go Big Blue!
The Akron School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th, due to adverse weather and road conditions,
Akron Schools early dismissal, today, Tuesday, October 29. Due to predictions of deterioating weather, school will dismiss early today at 12:30 p.m. H.S. students dismiss for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Parents should pick up their children at 12:30 p.m. Buses will run at 12:35 p.m.
The Akron Lady Ram volleyball team lost a close contest against Haxtun yesterday 2-3 in the best of 5. Go Rams!
We would like to inform Akron Ram Fans that there will not be a HS JVFB game Monday October 28 vs Merino due to lack of players available for Merino.
Congratulations Paula McGuire for receiving the “Special Advocate of the Year Award” this evening at the annual Colorado Association of Gifted & Talented Conference. The Akron School District has many students and teachers who have benefited from Mrs. McGuire’s work as our BOCES Gifted & Talented Coordinator. She also serves at the state level as Gifted Education Regional Consultant. Thank you for your dedication to our students Paula!
Animal Science students had fun in class today. The class is currently going over the swine industry and are discussing identifying pigs. They made head bands and had to notch them according to their litter and piglet number. Then, students went around and identified each other to test their knowledge.
Attention Akron Ram volleyball and football parents! This Saturday is parent recognition sponsored by the Booster Club. Volleyball parents will be recognized between the JV and Varsity games and football parents at 2:30PM prior to the football game.
AKRON ELEMENTARY LITERACY NIGHT A big thank goes out to Literacy Teacher, Mrs. Lautensock for organizing and facilitating a wonderful literacy night! Elementary teachers each had an activity to share in the “carnival style” setting that celebrated literacy. We also want to say thank you to our Akron elementary parents for bringing your children and taking part in this event.
Just a reminder, we have rescheduled the bonfire for tonight at 7 PM. Please come out and celebrate our Akron Rams!
Due to wind and weather this week, the bonfire will be postponed until next Thursday, October 17th at 7 pm. We apologize for all the changes with this event, but are excited to celebrate our school. GO BIG BLUE
We have a change with our VB games scheduled Thursday. JH will start at 3 PM and will play on 1 court the order will be C-B-A. HS will start at 5 PM. The varsity team will play first at 5 PM followed by the JV team.
We have had a change to our homecoming activities this week due to possible weather. We will have the car smash and bonfire on Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm. We will then have our volleyball and wiffle ball games on Thursday at 6:30 pm or after the HSVB games in the field house.
The Akron J.H. Lady Ram volleyball team had a very good day at the LPAA League Tournament on Saturday. The Rams beat Sedgwick County 2-1, lost a close contest to Merino 1-2, and finished the day strong downing Wray 2-0. The ladies displayed resilience all day. Great job players and coaches! Go Rams!
Next week is Homecoming!! Below is a list of activities and dress up days. Get in on the school spirit! 📣 The overall theme this year is Hawaiian/Luau 🏝 MONDAY: 🔹HS dress up - Country Western (freshman/sophomores) vs. Country Club (junior/seniors) 🔹JH dress up - Old West Days 🔹Elementary dress up - Dress up like you’re headed to the country club or headed out to the farm or ranch 🏈JH FB @ Merino - 4:00 TUESDAY: 🔹HS & JH dress up - Disney 🔹Elementary dress up - Sports Day WEDNESDAY: 🔹All grades dress up - Hawaiian 🔺🔺After practices (6:00-ish) - Powderpuff volleyball (HS boys) & Kickball (HS girls) THURSDAY: 🔹All grades dress up - Red, White & Blue Day 🔺🔺Pep rally @ 1:10 in the field house 🏐JH VB vs. Arickaree/Woodlin @ 3:00 🏐HS VB vs. Arickaree/Woodlin @ 4:00 🚘Car smash after the VB games (8:00-ish) 🔥Bonfire @ 8:30 FRIDAY: 👕White out for the FB game 💫Cornhole Tournament on the baseball field @ 5:30-6:30 (limit 10 teams) 🏈HS FB vs. Byers @ 7:00 👑Royalty during half-time 🍕 5th Quarter Pizza & Games sponsored by the Akron Booster Club @ the Senior Center (after the FB game) SATURDAY: 🕺🏻HS dance from 9:00-11:30 in the field house Go Blue!!
Last week, 10 Ag I students participated in the District Greenhand Workshop. The students spend the day working with the District officers learning about he different aspects and opportunities FFA offers. Robert Walker and Cameron Collins are both serving as District 15 Officers this year and and helped facilitate a workshop.
There will not be a HS Volleyball C game Tuesday, October 1. Weldon Valley does not have enough girls so there will only be JV and V with a start time of 4 PM. Come out and support our Lady Rams.
ATHLETIC SCHEDULE CHANGE The J.H. football game at Merino originally scheduled for this Thursday, October 3rd has been moved to Monday, October 7th. The H.S. J.V. football game vs. Merino scheduled for Monday October 7th has been moved to Monday, October 28th. Please check our website calendar or call the school if you ever need clarification about our events. Thank you for supporting our school!
Attention Ram Fans: JV game canceled. Byers has informed us that they will not be able to play us in the JV game scheduled for Monday, September 30th.
Akron School Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on October 1st and 3rd from 4 pm - 8 pm. Please call the school office to make your appointments. Elementary 345-2266 and JH/HS 345-2268.
Bret Miles, NE BOCES Executive Director, stopped in at the Akron school board work session on Tuesday evening and made a surprise special presentation to Akron’s new elementary principal Kendra Anderson. Miles presented Anderson with a gavel and vase for her leadership on the BOCES superintendent advisory council this past school year.
School Assembly Our students enjoyed an assembly that included some amazing displays of strength from Strongman Steve Schmidt. Steve holds Guinness World Records for several of his lifts and displays of strength. More importantly his story told by his wife is one of finding your unique gifts, not being afraid to pursue your gifts, and to always believe in yourself.
The Akron Ram football team made the trip to Holly on Friday night for their second game of the season. The Rams fell behind early and battled back only to come up short 28-14. The Rams will look to bounce back when they host Fowler at home this Friday, September 13th. Go Rams!
We have added a D team game to our JH volleyball schedule at Haxtun. We will start the added D team game at 3:30 PM. Please consult your player to see when they will be playing.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTORS: The Board of Education of Akron School District R-1 calls for nomination of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial election to be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019. At this election, three directors will be elected for a term of office for four years. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered voter and a resident of the Akron School District for at least twelve consecutive months before the election. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child. Nomination petitions may be obtained at the superintendent’s office at 600 Elm Avenue. Completed petitions must be returned to the school district’s Designated Election Official, Kelli McCaffrey, no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 30, 2019.
Schedule changes for athletics HSFB vs Haxtun 10/26 3PM HSVB vs Haxtun 10/26 11AM JHVB @ Wiggins 9/17 4PM JHVB @ Caliche 9/24 5PM JHVB vs AW 10/10 3PM JHFB @ Caliche 9/24 5PM JHBB B/G vs A/W 11/18 4PM HSBB @ Union Colony 12/12 4PM HSBB @ Liberty Commons 2/1 2PM
AN AMAZING CAREER COMES TO A CLOSE The conclusion of the state track meet yesterday marked the end of coach Tom Meyer’s 40 year career as track coach at Akron High School. Coach Meyer has also served 22 years as basketball coach and 22 years as our athletic director. He is a member of the CHSCA Hall of Fame and has been a National Finalist for Track Coach of the Year. He has earned numerous accolades over the course of his career including 8 State Track Championships, 10 State Track Runner-up finishes, and 1 State Basketball Championship. Tom Meyer is a high school coaching legend in Colorado. The true measure of his career has been the positive impact he has made on the lives of the student athletes he has taught and coached over his 40 year career here at Akron. Thank you Coach Meyer!
State Track Day 3 On the final day of the 2019 state track meet (May 18th) the Rams picked up seven medals bringing the total count to eight for the state meet. Jaden Hottinger 2nd Pole Vault, Grayson Pachner 5th Pole Vault, Kate Pachner 5th in the mile & 4th in the 800, and the 4x4 team of Bailee Clarkson, Kate Pachner, Landrie Reese, and Allison Colby finished 6th. Congratulations Rams!
Due to anticipated temperature and moisture we are delaying the start of field day on Wednesday, May, 22. PK-2 grade will start at 11:45 and end at 1:45. 3-5 grade will start at 1:45 and end at 3:30. Thank you for your flexibility concerning this event.
PK - 5 Field Day is being moved to Wednesday, May 22. PK-2 starts at 8:30 am and 3-5 starts at 12:30 pm. This change is due to inclement weather.
Wednesday night’s Career Exploration BBQ was well attended! A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE LOCAL VENDORS FOR INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH! Kudos to Akron Chamber of Commerce, Akron School District, Sedgwick County Economic Development, NE Colorado Student to Career Opportunity Initiative for sponsoring this inaugural event! Thank you to the Daniels Fund, El Pomar Foundation, and Pinnacol Assurance for funding this event.
Akron Ram Fans, The baseball schedule has changed again. The Akron at Wray baseball game that was rescheduled for Thursday, May 9th has been moved to Friday, May 10th at 1:00 pm and the 2A District Tournament scheduled for Friday, May 10th at Akron has been moved to Saturday, May 11th at Akron. The first game of the tournament is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Akron FFA Barnyard and Safety Day The Akron FFA Chapter did a great job presenting and working with our young students. Corby Kneedler and Todd Workman of CHS were on hand to teach our students about farm and elevator safety. Our students were then able to meet Cammi the Cow, participate in stick horse races, have their pictures taken with animal masks, as well as meet and learn about the live animals that were on display in the shop. Thank you to advisor Mrs. Mollie Drietz and her FFA students for providing this wonderful experience for our students.
Attention Ram Fans: The weather has caused two athletic schedule changes. H.S. baseball at Wray has been moved from today- Tuesday, May 7th to Thursday, May 9th. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. H.S. track at Longmont scheduled for Friday, May 10th has been moved to Saturday, May 11th. Please watch our website and Facebook page for possible changes. Go Rams!
Last Thursday night some of our Akron Rams were honored at the Elks Lodge Banquet for the Youth. The following students received honors: 🏀Hoop Shoot Winners: —8-9 year old boys— Joseph Maldonado—2nd Kolten Randel—1st —10-11 year old girls— Aaliyah Maldonado—2nd Kashlee Randel—1st —12-13 year old girls— Addicyn Kessinger—1st 📝Essay Contest Winners: Landon Wagers—2nd Anthony Benavidez—1st 💵Scholarship Winners: Levi Kipp—$500 Tayler Clarkson—$500 Cassandra Gomez—$500 Derrick Poss—$4,000
The Akron 8th Graders have been working hard this semester on a project called “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”. The Colorado Workforce, with the leadership of Ginger Allen and Josh Gibbs, presented this project to these students. Yesterday, students were able to show off their final video projects to representatives from Cory Gardner’s office, the Colorado Department of Education, Fort Morgan Community College, and many more. For this project, these Akron students were given the chance to explore the Akron Airport and the many opportunities the airport brings to our community and beyond. A big thank you to Randy Hayes and all the employees at Hayes Aviation, and a big thank you to Dan Jensen and all the employees at Redline Aviation. Without these two manufacturing businesses, this opportunity would not have been available for our students. Finally, a big thanks goes out to teacher Kilee Randel for taking on this project and giving our students this opportunity. If you see an 8th Grader, please ask them about their wonderful experience on this project.
On Tuesday, the Akron H.S. Government class made a trip to the Colorado State Capitol and the Ralph L. Carr Justice Center. Thank you Ms. Hocheder for planning and arranging this trip! It was also great to have Senator Jerry Sonnenberg invite our students down to the Senate floor and speak to them about his role in the legislator and what was taking place in the State Senate.
Attention Akron Ram Fans! We have had two changes take place on our athletic schedule. HS JV baseball at Yuma scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, May 2nd) has been cancelled. The H.S. LPAA League track meet date and venue has been changed to Friday, May 3rd at Yuma. Go Rams!
Akron 4th Graders, Mackenzie Fincher and Kashlee Randel, were awarded certificates today for winning the Character Counts Essay Contest presented to them at the FCE Achievement Day. The topic this year was trustworthiness. Great job to these two young ladies and their awesome teachers, Mrs Chapman and Miss Kuntz.
On Thursday, our Preschool through 4th grade students celebrated Arbor Day and planted a tree by our softball fields. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) came and presented a tree to each coloring contest winner in each grade. In the afternoon, each class painted "kindness rocks" to place around the perimeter of the school.
Post and pictures from advisor Mrs. Ali Houston. Akron FBLA had a great SLC! These kids are rockstars and I am so proud of them. Look out San Antonio here we come!! Spreadsheet-Levi-9th Partnership with Business-Bailee, Seth, Tori-4th-National Qualifier Local Chapter Annual Business Report-Kate, Grayson, Jaden-3rd-National Qualifier Intro to Public Speaking-Sara- 1st-National Qualifier Intro to Business- Kacyn Kessinger-3rd National Qualifier Future Business Leader-Anthony-7th Community Service-Quincy and Janessa-7th American Enterprise-Nadalyn and Mariah- 3rd-National Qualifier
Akron FCCLA traveled to Denver on April 17th-19th to compete at the State Leadership Conference. Kenna Kemp went as a voting delegate. Brandy White and Ivonne Lozano, a junior and a sophomore, spent their year with FCCLA working to end the nicotine epidemic in Akron High School and Junior High. At SLC, the two young ladies presented their campaign and received a bronze medal for their efforts.Landrie Reese, sophomore, and Paytin Peterson, freshmen, presented about our FCCLA chapter with the Chapter in Review STAR Event. The pair received a bronze medal. Cheyenne McGuire and Tayler Clarkson—both seniors—participated in the Illustrated Talk STAR Event. Tayler and Cheyenne chose to teach their students a practical skill: swing dancing. After presenting their year-long effort to the judges, Tayler and Cheyenne received a gold medal. Finally, Akron FCCLA said goodbye to their local state officer, Cheyenne McGuire. Throughout the year, she has been responsible for presenting to FCCLA chapters across the state, running State Executive Council meetings, and educating adults about FCCLA. This week, Cheyenne, with her state officer team, was responsible for running the state conference and being a hostess to the 1,205 members present.
Akron FFA Quiz Bowl Team ‘A’ comprised of Daisha Riofrio, Janessa Shook, and Shay Benish won 1st place and will be headed to state in June. Both Robert Walker and Cameron Collins will be on the District FFA Executive Committee. Congratulations!!!
We have received confirmation from law enforcement that the threat to schools no longer exists. We are returning to open campus.
Akron J.H. students competed at the NJC Math and Science Contest last week in Sterling. Only the top three placers were announced. Akron results: Vashti Winter- 2nd place in 7th Grade Science, Merek Charney- 1st place in 6th Grade Math and 1st place in 6th Grade Science
A group of Akron H.S. students competed at the NJC Math and Science contest today in Sterling. Only top three placers were announced today. Results: Nadalyn Poss - 3rd in Geometry, Dawson McMillion -1st in Physics, and Derrick Poss -1st in Critical Thinking. We look forward to receiving the remainder of the results in the near future. Congratulations Rams!
The Junior High track meet scheduled for tomorrow, April 12th, has been cancelled.
The Akron School District will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, April 11th due to forecasted blizzard conditions. Please be safe.
The Akron School District will have an early release Wednesday, April 10th. Students will be dismissed and buses will run at 12 (noon). The national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for our area starting as rain and transitioning rapidly to snow on Wednesday afternoon. Please check our website newsfeed and Facebook page concerning school on Thursday.
Tomorrow night our 5th and 6th grade students will be putting on a band and choir concert. Come out and support our young musicians. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
The H.S. baseball doubleheader at Yuma has been rescheduled for Monday, April 1st, at 2 p.m.
The H.S. baseball game scheduled for today, March 30th, at Yuma has been postponed due to field conditions. The game will be rescheduled for this coming Monday or Tuesday depending on the availability of umpires. We will communicate the rescheduling of the game as soon as we are informed.
The start time for the Akron HS Baseball game scheduled at Yuma on Saturday March 30 has been moved back to 1 PM due to weather.
Please go to our school webpage for information on upcoming state standardized testing.
Would you like your child to attend preschool tuition FREE at Akron Preschool? Akron School District R-1 Colorado Preschool Program If you qualify for this program, your child’s preschool tuition will be FREE. Requirements: Child must be 4 years of age on or by June 1, 2019 Child must have, either through Akron Headstart or Akron Child Find, a full assessment. Please see attached Child Find brochure. Guardians must submit: • Completed Colorado Preschool Program Application • Completed Free/Reduced Lunch Form • Copy of Birth Certificate • Families must complete the enrollment process at Akron Schools before attendance can begin in the fall. CPP applications need to be picked up at and returned to the Akron Schools, located at 600 Elm Ave., Akron, CO 80720 before April 15th, 2019. If you have any questions, please call 970-554-1594 (Annette Blake) or (970)345-2266 (Akron Schools), It is recommended that applications be returned to Akron Schools as soon as possible for consideration. All applications will be reviewed and preliminary eligible applications will be given to the CPP Advisory Council for final approval. What does the Colorado Preschool Program offer? • 28.5 hours a week free quality preschool (Mon. through Wed. full day and Thurs. half day) • 2 parent / teacher conferences • Free hearing, vision, and dental screenings • Weekly child development newsletters • Parent involvement opportunities • Small class size (maximum of 16)
The high school baseball game and track meet scheduled for today, Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 are postponed due to weather. The baseball game vs. Wray has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. the Yuma Track meet is T.B.D.
The Akron high school baseball game against Caliche scheduled for tomorrow, March 16th, has been moved to Tuesday, March 19th at 3 p.m.
Due to adverse road and weather conditions, Akron School District will he closed tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Due to the threat of adverse weather conditions, Akron SD is cancelling school for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Due to weather conditions the Akron Rams Boys’ Basketball Team will play in Districts on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at Sterling High School. The Rams have the second game of the afternoon. The first game will tip off at 1:00, and the Akron Rams should tip off around 2:15. Games will immediately follow each other.
The Akron Ram boys basketball team will play at 4:30 p.m. in the district semifinal against Yuma today at NJC in Sterling. Go Rams!
The Akron Lady Rams lost at Holyoke Tuesday night bringing their season to an end. Thank you players and coaches for your effort this season.
AKRON RAM PEP RALLY An Akron Ram pep rally was held on Tuesday afternoon for our H.S. Basketball teams, H.S. Wrestling team, 6th grade Brain Bowl team, and H.S. Knowledge Bowl team. Our basketball teams compete in the first round of districts tonight and the other teams that were recognized will be competing at state. Go Rams!!
Pep Rally today at 3:05 for Akron Knowledge Bowl teams, H.S. Basketball teams, and H.S. Wrestling. A traditional send off for the wrestling state qualifiers will also take place on Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
The Akron Rams put together a solid performance in the Region 3 wrestling tournament. All eight wrestlers scored points and four wrestlers are headed to state next week. The Rams finished in 6th place as a team with 117 points. Individual placers: Justin Traxler- Regional Champion, Carson Reese- Regional Champion, Seth Dorrenbacher 3rd, Derrick Poss 4th, Gavin Brown 5th, and Xavier Livesay 6th. Great job Rams!
The Akron Ram H.S. basketball teams were on the road last night against Holyoke. Holyoke came out on top in the girls contest 59-32 and Akron won the boys game 62-52. The Rams will be in action again tonight against Sedgwick County at home. It will also be parents night for our basketball teams. Go Rams!
Akron FBLA students had a great day at the Colorado FBLA District III Leadership Conference held at NJC yesterday. Congratulations to our students and advisor, Mrs. Ali Houston! Individual Results: Parrish Brush -1st Publication Design, -8th Advertising Seth Dorrenbacher -8th Agribusiness Anthony Dreher -3rd Future Business Leader -2nd Personal Finance -3rd Place Knowledge Bowl Team Isaiah Herder -9th Agribusiness Levi Kipp -1st Spreadsheet Applications -3rd Personal Finance -3rd Place Knowledge Bowl Team Kate Pachner -2nd Word Processing -Chapter Name Tag Winner -$250 District III FBLA Scholarship -Future Business Achievement Award -3rd Place Knowledge Bowl Team Jayda Pena -1st Publication Design Derrick Poss -1st Future Business Leader -2nd Agribusiness -3rd Place Knowledge Bowl Team Ben Goff - 8th Political Science Adrian Herrera -4th Cyber Security Hunter Darling -6th Economics Caden Zimmerman -5th Accounting 1 -6th Organizational Leadership Geoffrey Cole -5th Impromptu Speaking -6th Accounting 1 Caitlyn Herder -7th Accounting 1 Kacyn Kessinger -2nd Introduction to Business -1st Intro to Parliamentary Procedure -1st Place Knowledge Bowl Team Grayson Pachner -4th Accounting 1 -4th Introduction to Business -1st Place Knowledge Bowl Team Nadalyn Poss -3rd Accounting 1 -3rd Intro to Business Communication -1st Place Knowledge Bowl Team Landrie Reese -3rd Job Interview Sara Wylie -1st Intro to Public Speaking -1st Accounting 1 Mariah Demers -1st Place Knowledge Bowl Team Daisha Riofrio -2nd Intro to Public Speaking
A big THANK YOU to everyone at the Akron Airport. The 8th grade class toured Hayes Aviation, Redline Propellor, and Redline Governor today. They took this tour for a new project they will be working on in class. The project’s mission is to expose students to manufacturing opportunities in rural America.
THORNTON INVITATIONAL The Akron Ram H.S. wrestling team traveled to Thornton today with just six wrestlers. The team performed well scoring 89 points and finishing 6th out of field of 23 teams. Individual Results: Derrick Poss 1st, Carson Reese 2nd, Seth Dorrenbacher 3rd, Justin Traxler 6th, and Cameron Collins won the consolation side of the bracket. Great job Rams!
AKRON KNOWLEDGE BOWL COMPETITION Congratulations to our H.S. knowledge bowl teams and their their coach Denise Pickens. Our three teams finished 1st, 3rd, and 14th out of 18 teams. We also had two J.H. teams that finished 8th and 20th out of 23 teams. A big thank you goes to Akron school staff and volunteers that helped make the knowledge bowl competition a success today.
The Akron Ram H.S. basketball teams hosted the Haxtun Bulldogs Tuesday night. Haxtun won the girls game 62-45 and Akron won the boys game 49-47. Go Rams!
AKRON 6TH GRADE KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM QUALIFIES FOR STATE The Akron 6th grade knowledge bowl team composed of Zaya Wells, Caleb Poss, Merek Charney, Carl McGuire, and Haylee Roseberry traveled to Stanley Lake H.S. in Denver today with their coach Paula McGuire for a regional knowledge bowl competition. The team competed this morning and qualified for the final eight, which moved them into the afternoon competition. The team then placed 6th which qualifies them for the state competition on February 23rd. Go Rams!!!
Virtual Reality Week We want to give a big thank you to Mike Sullivan of Sedgwick County Economic Development and Akron Teacher Mrs. Katie Thompson for working to provide this virtual reality opportunity at our school. Our students have been able to experience a number programs having to do with art, history, and science.
Akron District Spelling Bee The annual school spelling bee was held this morning in the field house. The district winner was Carl McGuire and runner-up was Vashti Winter. Eight finalists will be moving on to Regionals next month in Brush. Finalists pictured below: front row (L to R) Carl McGuire, Mason Groth, and Liam Groth; back row (L to R) Syvannah McGuire, Bibiana Rocha, Vashti Winter, Caleb Poss, and Haylee Roseberry. Congratulations to everyone who participated and best wishes to those advancing to regionals.
The Akron Ram wrestling team had a solid day at the Pirate Invite in Englewood. The Rams finished 2nd as a team with 114.5 points. Individual Placers: Seth Dorrenbacher 1st, Justin Traxler 2nd, Gavin Brown 2nd, Derrick Poss 3rd, and Carson Reese 4th. Also scoring points for the Rams were Laden Sampson, Cameron Collins, and Xavier Livesay. Good job Rams!
STUDENT CENTERED ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM This past year, the Akron School District joined S-CAP (Student Centered Accountability Program). The program is composed of school districts that are working together to identify strengths and weaknesses of their schools, with the ultimate goal of improving each school as a whole. We have been compiling data, conducting surveys, and constructing narratives about our various programs. We will also be hosting teachers and administrators from other S-CAP Colorado schools on January 23rd as part of our site review. Parents should have received a survey link via text. If you have not completed the survey please do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your support of our school!
AKRON SCHOOL COMMUNITY PRIDE Prior to Christmas break, our high school staff and students participated in their second community pride project this school year. Students read and interacted with children at ABC Preschool and Akron Head Start, delivered meals with the Meals on Wheels program, and put together a soup lunch and bingo for the seniors and elders of our community. It was great to see our students interacting with the young children and elders of our community. We give a special thank you to our Dean of Students, Mr. Shawn Randel who put a great deal of work and effort into organizing this event. It truly was a wonderful day and we want to send out a big thank you to everyone who helped today!
The Akron Ram boys’ basketball team finished 2nd at the Akron Holiday Tournament losing a close contest to Dayspring 52-47. The Akron Lady Rams finished 4th losing in the consolation game to Stratton/Liberty 37-47. Both teams will be in action again on Tuesday at home against Union Colony. Go Rams!
AKRON RAM WRESTLING Results from last nights double dual against Merino and Wiggins held at Wiggins H.S. Team results: Akron 36 Merino 18 Akron 34. Wiggins. 24 Individual Akron Results: Against Merino: Laden Sampson won by forfeit, Cameron Collins won by forfeit, Seth Dorrenbacher pinned Mathew Frank in 1:32, Justin Traxler won by forfeit, Carson Reese lost by pin to Trent Elliott in 1:58, Derrick Poss pinned Joseph Muniz in 3:46, Xavier Livesay won by forfeit. Against Wiggins Laden Sampson pinned Shaelon Barnum in :22, Cameron Collins won by forfeit, Seth Dorrenbacher pinned Alex Hishinuma, Justin Traxler beat Brynden Wilson 8-0, Carson Reese pinned Josh Bates in :39, Derrick Poss pinned Caiden Lee in 2:35, Xavier Livesay was pinned by Devin Harshman in 2:18. Great job Ram wrestlers!
Akron FFA District Speaking results: Creed Speaking - Janessa Shook 2nd , Shay Benish 4th Extemporaneous Speaking - Kacyn Kessinger - Silver, Grayson Pachner - Bronze Prepared Speaking - Mariah DeMers - Silver, Nadalyn Poss - Bronze Nice job Rams!
We had a great day of wrestling at the Chuck Annand Invitational in Akron on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped make our tournament a success! Akron Ram results: Derrick Poss -1st, Justin Traxler 2nd, and Alex Hallock 3rd. Akron finished 8th out of a field of 17 teams with 69.5 points Go Rams!
We are proud to announce that we have 3 students who have been named semifinalists for the 2019 Boettcher Scholarship. They are Cheyenne McGuire, Kate Pachner, and Derrick Poss. They are each one of 300 chosen semifinalists in Colorado. Best wishes to each of you as you continue through the process.
We have a new 3-D Printer! We are grateful to Mike Sullivan from Sedgwick County Economic Development for providing our school with a new 3-D printer. Mike was joined by Zach Ruder from IT Works 3-D printing in Julesburg. Zach helped put the unit together. Thank you Ms. Thompson for taking on this project for our school.
It was an honor and privilege to have 1999 Akron graduate Brodie Hoyer speak at our Veteran’s Day program today. Major Hoyer went on to graduate in the top of his class at United States Military Academy at West Point. He continues to serve in the Army today and is seeking a doctorate in engineering. His message today was one of service to community and country. Thank you Major Hoyer!
Colorado Preps Magazine has a nice article on coaching families. The article features Akron’s Head Volleyball Coach Kati Kuntz and her mom Otis Head Volleyball Coach Bonnie Wallin-Kuntz. Two wonderful ladies that are making a great impact on our youth. You can grab a copy of Colorado Preps Magazine at the Akron School, Bank of Colorado, or JD’s Quickstop.
The Akron Lady Ram volleyball team dropped their contest with Haxtun on Friday night losing 3-1 to the Bulldogs.
The Akron Ram volleyball team defeated the Caliche Buffaloes last night 3-0. Go Rams!
Congratulations to Derrick Poss, Cheyenne McGuire and Levi Kipp on receiving letters of commendation for their performance on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. These students finished in the top 1% in the nation of more than 1.6 million students who took the test. We are proud of you!
Our Akron Lady Ram volleyball team jumped out early on the visiting Merino Lady Rams before falling 3-1 in some very competitive matches in their homecoming game. Go Rams!
Our Akron Ram football team picked up a big win at homecoming against a good Merino squad. Akron scored late in the fourth quarter to win 26-21. Nice job Rams!
ATTENTION RAM FANS: North Colorado Med Evac is delivering the game ball for the Homecoming football game against Merino Friday night at 7:25. Pregame activities will be 10 minutes earlier than normal starting with the National Anthem being played at 7:10. GO BIG BLUE!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, October 4th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and Friday, October 5th from 7:30 – 11:30 AM. Please call to schedule conferences PS-6th 345-2266 and 7th – 12th 345-2268.
The FBLA car wash scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled and removed from our activity list. The FBLA breakfast on Friday morning (7-9 a.m.) at the field house is still scheduled to take place.
See the NEWS section for Homecoming activities and elementary dress up days!
Our Akron Lady Ram volleyball team had a very good day at the NJC Tournament. Akron over Holyoke in three: 26-24, 25-19, 25-21 Akron over Dayspring in three: 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 Akron over Heritage Christian in four: 25-23, 26-24, 16-25, 25-21. Otis over Akron in the championship in three: 18-25, 13-25, 21-25 Great job players and coaches! Go Rams!
Reminder: The first day of school for 6th - 12th grade is tomorrow Wednesday, August 15th. Preschool - 5th grade will start on Monday, August 20th. Breakfast is served starting at 7:20am, and classes begin at 7:50am.
Akron School will host our registration Thursday 8/9/18 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for all grades. Please come pick up your registration packet from the main entryway (from 8:00am - 4:00pm) prior to registration so updates can be made and the registration process will be smooth.
FYI School supply lists can be found on our school website. akronrams.net
The 2018-19 school year is almost here! Registration packets will be available starting Wednesday, August 1st just outside the school office past the entryway. Registration will be Thursday, August 9th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for all grades. *The first day of school for grades 6th thru 12th will be August 15th. *The first day of school for grades pre-school thru 5th will be August 20th. Student handbooks will be sent electronically. Printed copies will also be available upon request. We look forward to seeing you. Go Rams!
The 2018-19 school year is almost here! Registration packets will be available starting Wednesday, August 1st just outside the school office past the entryway. Registration will be Thursday, August 9th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for all grades. Student handbooks will be sent electronically. Printed copies will also be available upon request. We look forward to seeing you. Go Rams!
Attention Akron H.S. Volleyball Athletes Practice will start on Monday, August 6th. Practice times for August 6-8 will be 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Practice times will change to the afternoon on August 9th moving to 4:30 p.m. -7 p.m. Looking forward to a great season Lady Rams!!
Akron Ram Katie Arnold played her final high school softball game at the CHSCA All-State games in Alamosa, CO yesterday. Katie played catcher, left field, short stop, and third base on defense. At the plate she got on base two out of three times, scored once, and drove in a run. Her team won 10-5. Congratulations Katie!
Thank you students, staff, and parents for a wonderful 2017-18 school year. Have a great summer!
Akron FBLA Director Ali Houston and members of the organization that qualified for nationals spoke to the school board on Tuesday during the work session. Tyler Wylie who served as FBLA State President this year spoke to the board about his experience this year. Akron FBLA is sending six qualifiers to National FBLA in Baltimore, Maryland. Thank you Akron FBLA and good luck at Nationals!
Attention Akron Track and Baseball Fans: On Friday, May 11th our H.S. baseball team will play at 9:30 a.m. vs. SedgCo (at Holyoke) and the H.S. track team will be at Longmont also starting at 9:30 a.m.
Akron senior Tyler Wylie is having another great track season. He took first place in the 100, 200, and 400 at Holyoke on Saturday. He currently has the third fastest time in the 400 and fourth fastest time in the 200 in 2A this year. Congratulations and best wishes down the final stretch Tyler! Go Rams!
Elks Youth Award Dinner Elks Essay Winners. 7th & 8th grade division: Kyla Pachner 2nd and Janessa Shook 3rd. 5th & 6th grade division: Addison Kessinger 2nd and Fiona Quick 3rd. Sarah Clarkson won a $500 scholarship. Anderson Filla and Kashlee Randel were recognized for placing in the Elks Hoop Shoot. Go Rams!
At FFA Career Development Events on Monday, the Farm Business Management team made up of Derrick Poss, Seth Dorrenbacher, and Kate Pachner finished in the Gold Category (Top Five) with Derrick placing first in the state. Cheyenne McGuire finished in the gold category in Floriculture. Ely Kipp placed in the gold category for Ag Mechanics. Grayson Pachner placed in the bronze category for livestock evaluation. Congratulations!
The J.H. LPAA track meet scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd in Akron has been moved to Friday, May 4th due to the forecasted weather. The meet will start at 11 a.m.
Mr. Clarkson took a group of our H.S. students to the NJC Math and Science Contest today. Our students did very well. Only top 3 reaults were given today. Top 3 placers: Chemistry: 1st-Cheyenne McGuire, 2nd-Dawson McMillion. Calculus: 1st-Dawson McMillion Trigonometry: 3rd-Anthony Dreher Critical thinking 11th Grade: 1st-Levi Kipp Go Rams!
The H.S. baseball games scheduled for today (April 24th) in Akron have been canceled. The H.S. track meet that was scheduled for today (April 24th) in Holyoke has also been canceled.
Attention Ram Fans-The Akron track team will not be going to the Holyoke track meet tomorrow (April 24th).
Attention Ram Fans- The H.S. Baseball game at Caliche rescheduled for Monday has now been moved to Wednesday, April 25th at 2 p.m. The change is due to a lack of available officials.
Attention Ram fans- The H.S. baseball game scheduled for today at Caliche has been moved to Monday at 2:00 pm. As a result, the JV game scheduled for Monday has been moved to Friday 4/27 at 3:00 in Caliche.
Akron FBLA swept the top three spots in Accounting II and is sending six students to nationals. Akron State FBLA results: Accounting II Derrick Poss-1st Isaiah Herder-2nd Anthony Dreher- 3rd American Enterprise Sara Wylie, Nadalyn Poss, Mariah DeMers-5th Business Calculations Levi Kipp-1st Future Business Leader Tyler Wylie-2nd Intro to Business Procedures Grayson Pachner- 3rd Congratulations to FBLA Advisor Ms. Ali Houston and her students. Go Rams!
The H.S. track meet scheduled for tomorrow in Kersey has been moved to Monday, April 23 at 1 p.m.
The Akron H.S. baseball game scheduled at Caliche tomorrow has been pushed back to a 12 (noon) start.
The Akron J.H. track relays scheduled for Friday, April 20th have been moved up to tomorrow, Thursday, April 19th due to Friday forecast. Field events will start at 12:30 p.m. with running events to follow at approx. 2 p.m.
Due to the high winds, reduced visibility, and other safety factors: Akron school district will not provide any bus service this afternoon. Parents of students that typically ride the bus home are asked to please pick your child up from the school. Regular bus service is planned to resume Wednesday morning.
The H.S. track meet scheduled for tomorrow in Byers has been cancelled.
The H.S. baseball game scheduled at Caliche tomorrow April 14th has been cancelled. H.S. baseball and track practices scheduled for today have also been cancelled. Stay safe!
ATTN 8TH GRADE PARENTS: Since the JH track meet has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday), the 8th grade continuation meeting has been moved to Monday, 4/16, at 5:00 pm in Mrs. Randel's room.<