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School Newsletter - February 25, 2021

District Spelling Bee

Akron School District hosted our annual Spelling Bee competition on Tuesday. Spelling tests 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 Mrs. Hernandez, Ms. Sampson, Mrs. Randel, and Mrs. Weers for organizing and judging the Spelling Bee.

Akron Ram Art

Art work from students in Mrs. Campbell's class.
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Washington County COVID Numbers

Click on the link below for the most recent data on COVID in our county.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Akron School District will be hosting parent/teacher conferences tonight, Thursday, February 25th and next Tuesday, March 2nd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Mrs. Woods at (970) 345-2268 to check for availability.
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Akron FFA Celebrates FFA Week

Akron FFA has been celebrating FFA week this week. On Monday classes went on a field trip to CHS where they discussed safety, agricultural job opportunities and also got a tour of the new advancements to the facility. The chapter hosted advisory games and dress up days. The Ag I students also did some Ag Awareness Presentations and the week ended with a community service focus as students picked up trash and cleaned pens at the fairgrounds.

Dr. Seuss Week March 1st - 4th

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Mental Health and Wellness

5 Easy Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit

1. Start Small- Just like when starting anything new, practicing gratitude is most effective when you start small.

2. Stop Comparing, Right NOW – Though stacking yourself up against other people is seriously tempting (especially when it comes to what you see on social media), making comparisons is a huge no-no when it comes to mastering your gratitude practice.

3. Write It Down – Writing down what you’re thankful for is an awesome way to chronicle all of the details in your life, whether they’re big or small.

4. Give More – Try doing something nice for someone else.

5. Keep It Regular- It takes about 66 days to form a habit.

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Word of the Week- (March 1st - 7th) - FAITH

Counter word- Presumption

Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome even when I cannot see how.

I will…

Rely on good principles

Not take things for granted

Trust those with proven character

Hope for the best

School Meals - March 1st - 4th


Monday, March 1st

  • Breakfast - Breakfast Round, Juice, and Milk
  • Lunch - Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Fruit, and Salad Bar

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • Breakfast - Pancake, Juice, and Milk
  • Lunch - Nachos, Refried Beans, Sour Cream & Salsa, Fruit, and Salad Bar

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Breakfast - Frudel, Juice, and Milk
  • Lunch - Italian Dunkers, Green Beans, Fruit, and Salad Bar

Thursday, March 4th

  • Breakfast - Bagel & Cream Cheese
  • Lunch Cheeseburger, French Fries, Fruit, and Salad Bar

Free and Reduced Meal Price Applications

HELP YOUR SCHOOL BY APPLYING FOR SCHOOL MEALS. Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program applications help fund your school. And if you qualify, you might be eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits this spring! Please call Meghan Camacho if you have any questions or would like an application 970-345-2266.

Food pantries and other programs (like WIC) offer free food, meals, nutrition support, and more. Visit Hunger Free Colorado's COFoodFinder.org to learn more!

Akron Athletics

Upcoming Athletic Events

Athletic events 2/22/21

  • Thursday Feb 25th

    • JH League Bash @ Merino 2 pm start (leave 12:45 pm)

  • Friday Feb 26th

    • HS Basketball V SedgCo 4 pm start

      • 4 pm- JV Girls-2 or 3 quarters

      • 4:45 pm JV Boys

        • Girls Parents Night

      • 5:45 pm/6 pm V Girls

        • Boys Parents Night

      • 7 pm/7:15 pm V boys

  • Saturday Feb 27th

    • HS Wrestling @ Merino 9 am start (leave 7:15 am)

      • 9 am- Akron/Merino V Simla

      • Stratton V Byers

      • Akron/Merino V Stratton

      • Byers V Simla

      • Akron/Merino V Byers

      • Simla V Stratton

    • HS Basketball @ Caliche 2 pm start (leave 12:30 pm)

      • 2 pm JV Girls 2-8 min quarters

      • 2:30 pm JV Boys

      • 3:30 pm V Girls

      • 5 pm V Boys

  • Monday, March 1st

    • JH Volleyball & Football Practice Begins

  • Tuesday, March 2nd

    • HS Basketball @ Merino Varsity Only (leave 3:30 pm)

      • 5:00 pm V Girls

      • 6:30 pm V Boys

  • Thursday, March 4th

    • HS Basketball V Peetz

      • 4pm JV Boys

      • 5:15 pm V Girls

      • 6:45 pm V Boys

  • Friday, March 5th

    • Regional Wrestling @ Akron

      • Weigh-ins @ 1 pm

      • Wrestling starts @ 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, March 6th

    • Regional Wrestling @ Akron

      • Weigh-ins @10 am

      • Wrestling Starts @ 11:30 am

    • HS Basketball @ Fleming 2 pm Start (leave 12:30 pm)

      • 2 pm JV Boys

      • 3 pm V Girls

      • 4:15 pm V Boys

ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATED- Please know contests could start sooner or later than anticipated.