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.
The Akron J.H. track meet scheduled for Friday, April 13th has been moved up to tomorrow, Thursday, April 12th due to poor weather forecasted for Friday. The schedule remains the same field events start at 12:30 pm and running events at 1:30 pm
The Akron School Board was treated to a presentation about knowledge bowl tonight by Mrs. Denise Pickens and her knowledge bowl team. The Akron knowledge bowl team then challenged the board to a contest, which gave the board a feel for how the competition is conducted. The Akron knowledge bowl team won regionals and finished 4th at State in 2A this year. Thank you students and Coach Pickens for representing our school and community!
State FCCLA results: Cheyenne McGuire was installed as a state FCCLA officer, Sarah Clarkson and Abbie Scholes received a gold medal and placed third, Tayler Clarkson and Landrie Reese received a gold medal and placed third. Tara Chadwick received a silver medal. Orion Wagers was on the judging panel. Congratulations advisor Peggy Hall and her Akron FCCLA students!
The H.S. baseball game against Haxtun today has been moved to a 1 pm start to allow for improved field conditions. Go Rams!
Akron FFA CDE Results Yesterday at NJC the Farm Business Management team of Derrick Poss, Kate Pachner, Isaiah Herder, and Seth Dorrenbacher placed 1st. Derrick finished 1st overall in Farm Business Management and Kate, Isaiah, and Seth all finished in the top ten. Ely Kipp finished second overall in Ag Mechanics. Cheyenne McGuire finished in the top ten in Floriculture. Congratulations!!!
The Holyoke JH track meet scheduled for this Friday, April 6th has been postponed. The meet has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17th.
Akron Ram Activities March 26th –April 1st Word of the Week: Orderliness 3/26-Honor Band @ Holyoke (all day) FFA Quiz Bowl/Officer Interview 6 p.m. BOCES Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Honor Band Concert @ Holyoke 6:30 p.m. 3/27-Senior Government State Capitol Trip (all day) H.S. Basketball Teams End of Season Banquet 6:30 p.m. 3/28-FBLA Meeting 7:25 a.m. FCCLA Meeting 3:30 p.m. 3/29-H.S. Track @ Holyoke 9 a.m. Washington D.C. Trip Meeting 5:30 p.m. FFA Hired Hand Sale @ Event Center 6 p.m. 3/30-No School H.S. Track Pictures 9 a.m. 3/31-H.S. Baseball @ SedgCo (Ovid) 11 a.m.
Check out this week's Akron School Newsletter: http://5il.co/30nv In this issue you will find some important dates to put in your calendar!
The 2018-2019 school calendar was approved at last night's school board meeting. You can find it under the "Calendar" tab or access it here: http://5il.co/3060
BOYS BASKETBALL The Akron Ram basketball team will play the Haxtun Bulldogs this evening at NJC. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Make the trip to Sterling and support the Rams!
Tournament Cancelled The Akron J.H. wrestling tournament scheduled for tomorrow, February 24th has been cancelled. Unfortunately, we had some teams drop out and additional concerns with the overnight weather forecast.
BOYS' DISTRICT BASKETBALL TONIGHT: Akron Rams vs. Yuma Indians @ NJC 4:30 p.m. Come show your support! Also, if you haven't yet - download the school app from the app store (akronrams). GO BLUE!
REMINDER: Parent/Teacher conferences will be held tonight from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and tomorrow morning from 7:30 am - 11:30 am. Please call today to schedule an appointment!
The Akron School wishes to thank those who helped donate and sponsor bringing Rulon Gardner to our school and community. Thank You! Bank of Colorado, Alan Baer Agency, Akron Wrestling Association, Glosson Construction, TBK Bank, Luke & Kristin Crumley Family, Layne and Samantha Crumley, and All-American Sports- Dave Vondy.
DISTRICT BASKETBALL TONIGHT: Come out & support the Akron Rams! The girls play in Yuma @ 5:30 p.m and the boys play at home vs. Merino @ 6:30 p.m. GO BLUE!
The Akron Ram wrestlers had a successful state tournament finishing with 37.5 points. Senior Jeffrey Pieper made state in just his second year of wrestling. Juniors Seth Dorrenbacher and Derrick Poss finished just one match from placing. Juniors Justin Traxler and Carson Reese both finished the tournament with wins and 5th place finishes. The Rams will have these four wrestlers back as seniors next year to lead the squad. Thanks for giving us so much to cheer about gentleman! Go Rams!
The Ram wrestlers finished the second day of the state wrestling tournament yesterday with 4 of 5 wrestlers still alive. Seth Dorrenbacher won by fall, Carson Reese won by fall, Derrick Poss won by fall, and Justin Traxler lost by fall. All four wrestlers will be in action this morning in pursuit of a state medal. Good luck Rams!
Parent/Teacher Conferences are next Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd. Please call the office to schedule your appointment!
We will be giving our state qualifying wrestlers a send off this Thursday morning around 8 a.m. Please join us at the school or cheer them on while they head out of town. Go Rams!
Our Akron FBLA students had another great district competition yesterday, as 27 of our students placedin the top five. Several students qualified for the state competition that will be held this spring in Vail, CO. Congratulations to all of our students and to their leader Mrs. Ali Houston. Great job Rams!!!
Attention Basketball Parents Schedule for Friday vs. Wray No Boys ‘C’ or JV games. 5:00 pm-Girls JV (2 x 8 min.) followed by parents/senior night before Girls Varsity Warmup. Girls Varsity then Boys Varsity.
We had the privilege of meeting Ms. Kylie Gardener at our home basketball game on Thesday night. She is the daughter of Tanya Thomsen Gardener who graduated from Akron H.S. in 1993. Kylie has been through a lot for a 17 year old and is now on a mission to bless others. Please take the time to read her story in the photo below. The Akron Lady Ram basketball team met Kylie and gave her flavored chapsticks they collected for her cause. Thank you, Kylie!
We had a wonderful day hosting the Akron JH and HS Knowledge Bowl today. We had over 120 students compete today from Akron, Burlington, Holyoke, Ft. Morgan, Merino, Wiggins, Wray, and Yuma. Top 3 JH results in order: Wiggins, Ft. Morgan, and Burlington Top 3 HS results in order: Ft. Morgan, Akron, and Holyoke. Thank you to everyone who helped and competed today!
The Akron Ram wrestlers had a very good day at the Englewood Pirate Invitational in Denver on Saturday.. All seven wrestlers placed and as a team the Rams finished 4th with 94 points. Placers: Elvis Guy 1st, Seth Dorrenbacher 1st, Justin Traxler 1st, Derrick Poss 1st, Cameron Collin 3rd, Carson Reese 3rd, and Jeffrey Pieper 4th. Great job Fighting Rams!
Arnold Torgerson Invitational in Ft. Collins The Akron Ram wrestlers didn’t have any placers today but they did wrestle well against some very good competition. The Ram wrestlers will be in action again this next Thursday at home against Yuma. It will also be parents night so come out and fill up the field house to support our wrestlers who spend a big part of their season on the road. Go Fighting Rams!
Attention Akron Ram Basketball Parents and Fans The games at Otis on Saturday will be varsity only. Girls will play at 3 pm and Boys at 4:30 pm.
Akron Ram Activities January 3rd -7th Word of the Week: Determination 1/3-FCCLA Meeting 7:30 a.m. Big Buddy Program 1:40 p.m. 1/4- 1/5-UTT College Visit H.S. Basketball vs. Caliche 4 p.m. 1/6-J.H. Knowledge Bowl @ Standley Lake H.S. 8:30 a.m. H.S. Wrestling @ Ft. Collins 9 a.m. H.S. Basketball @ Otis 2 p.m. 1/7-Area Wrestling Officials Meeting 12 p.m. Go Fighting Rams!
Akron Rams get ready to join the 100 Mile Club starting October 9th! See the following link for practice schedule: 5il.co/20kx
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