September 2, 2022

Have a Great Labor Day Weekend!

It's hard to believe that we are completing our third week of school and that we are into the month of September. The first three weeks of school have been loaded with events and activities, which has led to some extra excitement. We have felt a great deal of positive energy here at the school that has come from students, staff, and parents. We encourage everyone to keep that energy going as we progress further into the school year.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!!

Lens of Gratitude

One thing is for certain, in our lives we will face obstacles, challenges, and setbacks. Times when we feel down and discouraged. It's during these times that we can easily develop a negative attitude and outlook. When these times come we often question and wonder how we get through them and keep a good attitude. The truth is it's not easy. One of the most important things we can do as human beings to keep a good attitude and combat negativity is to have and keep an attitude of gratitude. Each of us have lives that look very different, but if we truly take a moment and evaluate our lives with a lens of gratitude, we'll notice so many things we are fortunate to have from our friends and families to the possessions and the lives we GET to live. With gratitude, we learn to stay positive when things get tough knowing that we have so many good things in our lives. Gratitude can also help us to see the big picture. So many times our challenges, obstacles, and setbacks help us to grow and improve. Knowing this and using a lens of gratitude makes it possible to start to look at our challenges, obstacles, and setbacks as opportunities. Opportunities to grow and improve leading to success. When we use a lens of gratitude we can see the possibilities and positive opportunities in the things that used to get us down and defeat us. Having an attitude of gratitude is not a once in a while thing, we have to learn to use our lens of gratitude everyday.

Choose to use your lens of Gratitude!

Did You Know?

In 2021, the State Treasurer’s Office allowed districts that had paid ten years on their bond the

opportunity to refinance. Akron Business Manger, Kelli McCaffrey was a driving force in pushing to get our school's interest rate on our bond reduced prior to and after the allowance was made by the treasurer's office. As a result, the Akron Board of Education approved a resolution in 2021, dropping the interest rate from 4.082% to 1.91% saving the Akron taxpayers approximately $455,000.

Student Led Wellness Kickoff

The Akron Wellness Class had their 7 Mindsets kickoff event on Thursday.
All high school teachers and students competed and participated in games/activities that highlight the 7 Mindsets Program. Games included jumbo Jenga, capture the beanbags, Dunk a Teacher dunk tank, and more.
The teachers and students had a great time coming together and enjoying each other while working together and creating strong relationships.
We are excited for what the Wellness Team has in store for our Rams this upcoming school year.

Akron Ram Athletics

Game of the Week

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Rams Win Their Season Opener at Byers

The Akron Ram football team won their season opener on the road at Byers last Friday night 50-26. Congratulations players and coaches on a hard fought victory and thank you Ram Fans for the great support.

The JV team played Byers at home on Monday and lost a hard fought contest 12-6.

The varsity will be in action this Friday at home against St. Mary’s at 7 p.m. This game has also been designated as a Broncos Game of the Week. Please come out early and meet some of the Broncos cheerleaders and get your picture taken with the teams Super Bowl trophies.

Go Rams!!!

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Lady Ram Volleyball

The Akron Lady Ram volleyball team played well losing a competitive contest against Briggsdale at home. The team will be in action again this coming Tuesday at Fleming. Games start at 4 p.m.

Ram Golfers Stay Busy

The Akron Ram golf team has had a busy week. The team competed in Holyoke last Friday, at Wray on Tuesday, and will compete in Sterling this Friday.

Middle School Volleyball Girls Take the Court Against Haxtun

Akron's MS volleyball started their season off strong against a good Haxtun team.

The C team won 25-9 and 25-23, the B team won 25-10 and 25-22 and the

A team was victorious 25-14 and 27-25. Way to work Rams!

Go Blue!

Middle School Football

The Akron Middle School football teams took on the Haxtun Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon. The Rams started with a scrimmage that included the younger players and then the older more experienced players took on the Bulldogs in a four quarter contest. The Rams finished the game with a 14-0 win.

Congratulations Players and Coaches!

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What's Happening -

Friday, September 2


9:30 am HS Boys Golf at Sterling (Leave at 8:30 am)

7 pm HS Football vs St Mary's

Monday, September 5

NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6

10 am HS Boys League Golf at Sterling (Leave at 8 am)

12:15 pm 7 Mindsets- RAMS Moment

4 pm HS Volleyball at Fleming (Leave at 2:15 pm)

Wednesday, September 7

7:15 am FCCLA Officers Meeting

12:15 pm HS StuCo Meeting

1:50 pm K-5 NED Assembly

2:30 pm MS Football Pics – J Powell

3 pm MTSS Team Meeting

4 pm Elementary Staff Meeting

4:15 pm HS FB Pics – J Powell

Thursday, September 8

7:15 am HS/MS Staff Meeting

8 am FFA Responder Appreciation

4 pm MS FB at Julesburg vs Sedgwick Co (Leave at 1:45 pm)

4 pm MS VB at Julesburg vs Sedgwick Co (Leave at 1:45 pm)

Friday, September 9

10 am HS Boys Golf at Akron

7 pm HS FB at Fowler

Ram Cafe


No School


Breakfast- Yogurt, Granola, Fruit, Juice and Milk

Lunch- Chicken n' Biscuit Pot Pie, Carrots, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk


Breakfast- English Muffin W/Sausage, Fruit, Juice and Milk

Lunch- Sloppy Joes, Peas, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk


Breakfast- French Toast Sticks, Fruit, Juice and Milk

Lunch- Breakfast Bake, Toast w/ Jelly, Tomatoes, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk


No School

Word of the Week -


I will….

Remember what others have done for me.

Not boast or brag.

Serve without being recognized.

Pass on praise to others.

Never be above doing the job.