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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