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February 10, 2022

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We will have two nights of parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 17th and Thursday, February 24th. Conferences will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. both nights. Please call the office to make an appointment. If you are scheduling a conference for your elementary student (Pre-5th), call Mrs. Pickens at 970-345-2266 and if you are scheduling a conference for your secondary (6th-12th grade) student, call Mrs. Woods at 970-345-2268.

Unified Basketball Game

On Wednesday our Akron Ram unified basketball team took on the Northeast Coyotes at home. The players had a great time out on the court and Akron students enjoyed cheering them on.

Regional Spelling Bee

Eight District Spelling Bee qualifiers competed in the Regional Spelling Bee held at Haxtun on Wednesday. Ten schools from surrounding areas attended with 71 students participating. A total of 24 made it to the oral round. Three of Akron’s spellers made it: Izzy Hill, Dallas Palmer and Brigid Ardrey. Izzy and Brigid made it to the 4th round. Dallas Palmer placed 3rd overall and qualified for the State Spelling Bee to be held in March.
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Encourage others today! So often the difference between success and failure is belief. Today, decide to be that person who instills a positive belief in someone who needs to hear your encouraging words. Uplift someone who is feeling down. Fuel your team with your positive energy. Rally others to focus on what is possible rather than what seems impossible. Share encouragement. It will help build your relationships. It matters and we all need it.

Counselor's Corner

Throughout the past couple of years we have seen mental health issues rise with children and teens. Parents are the first line of defense and can help mitigate issues by initiating important conversations with their kids to uncover difficult feelings. Removing distractions, asking direct questions and being a good listener can help set the stage for a supportive and productive conversation. Don't be afraid to ask direct questions, such as "Are you feeling depressed?" or "Are you thinking about hurting yourself." Validating your child's feelings can help your child feel supported and understood. If parents need to pursue professional help for their children, they can start by consulting their family doctor. Your school counselors are also a resource and are here to help.

Be a Builder!

I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a ho-heave-ho and lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled,
As the men you’d hire if you had to build?”
He gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.”

“I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.”
And I thought to myself as I went my way,
Which of these two roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down?

by Edgar A. Guest


Basketball and Pom Parent and Senior Night

Attention all high school basketball and pom parents. On Tuesday, February 15th the Akron Booster Club will be recognizing all parents, players, and seniors prior to the start of each varsity game.

Pom parent recognition will take place prior to the girls varsity game.

High School Basketball

The Akron Ram basketball teams played at Burlington last Thursday and at home against Wiggins last Saturday. The girls were victorious in both of their contests defeating Burlington 40-39 and Wiggins 47-37. The boys beat Burlington 56-54 and lost to Wiggins 58-36.

Go Rams!

H.S. Wrestling

The Akron High School wrestling team finished their regular season at Eaton last Saturday. The team will be at regionals this Friday and Saturday at NJC in Sterling.

Middle School Sports

The Akron Middle School girls basketball teams played Wiggins on Saturday afternoon prior to the High School games. The A and C teams won and the B team lost. They also played Brush on Thursday. The mighty Rams won all four of the games against Brush.

The Akron Middle School wrestlers hosted 11 other teams for a wrestling bash on Monday afternoon. The Ram wrestlers performed well in front of the home crowd.

Akron Ram Activities

Friday, February 11th

1 pm Ultimate Celebration @ NJC

4 pm HS Basketball vs. Holyoke

4 pm HS Regional Wrestling @ NJC

Saturday, February 12th

9 am HS Regional Wrestling @ NJC

9 am MS Girls Basketball LPAA Tourney @ Caliche

Monday, February 14th

2:45 pm Elementary Valentine’s Day Parties

4 pm MS Wrestling Dual vs Wiggins

5:15 pm CPP District Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 15th

9 am Administrative Team Meeting

3:30 pm HS Basketball vs. Byers

5:30 pm Senior and Parent Night

Wednesday, February 16th

College Wear Wednesday

8 am Botvin Lifeskills 6th – 8th Grade

9 am BOCES Counselors Meeting

4 pm Elementary Staff Meeting

Thursday, February 17th

State Wrestling @ Denver

7:15 am 6-12 Staff Meeting

4 pm Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 18th

No School

State Wrestling @ Denver

5 pm HS Basketball vs. Sedgwick County @ NJC

Saturday, February 19th

8 am FFA Officer Retreat

State Wrestling @ Denver

Akron Ram Cafe

Monday, February 14th

Breakfast- Pancake, Fruit/Juice, and Milk

Lunch- Italian Dunkers, Pizza Sauce, Green Beans, Fruit, Salad Bar, and Milk

Tuesday, February 15th

Breakfast- Yogurt & Granola, Fruit/Juice, and Milk

Lunch-Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Oatmeal Bar, Chips, Fruit, Salad Bar, and Milk

Wednesday, February 16th

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

Lunch-Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Sweet Potato Puffs, Fruit, Salad Bar, and Milk

Thursday, February 17th

Breakfast-French Toast Stick, Fruit/Juice, and Milk

Lunch- Chicken Fried Steak With Gravy, Roasted Broccoli, Roll, Fruit, Salad Bar, and Milk