September 15, 2022
We have heard from many of you as students, staff, parents, and families that it has been a great start to the school year. Thank you for that feedback and at the same time congratulations! We are all responsible for the culture and climate of our school and its programs. As we have mentioned this year in newsletters, meetings, and assemblies our focus is on the power of positivity. Great things happen when people are positive, so let’s keep working together to foster a positive school culture and environment. Look for ways to encourage, ways to build people up, work together, and find the good in situations.
Go Ram Nation!
Did You Know?
The Akron School District was awarded a $2.3 million dollar BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant this past summer to bring about a holistic and lasting solution to the school’s inadequate HVAC system. The application and presentation to the BEST Grant Committee ranked 8 out of 63 projects vying for the funding. Over the course of the past ten years the school district administration has spent a great deal of time and resources over multiple attempts to address the inadequacies and make improvements to the current system with limited success. With the opportunity to use ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds as a match, Superintendent, Brian Christensen decided to pursue a BEST grant on behalf of the school district. Prior to and after the decision to pursue the grant, Christensen relied on help from Business Manager, Kelli McCaffrey, and an HVAC Project Committee was formed. Members of the committee include Kelli McCaffrey, Andy Molt, Logan Davisson, Ross Davisson, Tony Claflin, and Jason Collins. Christensen and the HVAC project committee looked to industry professionals from Millig Design Build to provide technical expertise, complete conceptual design, and develop a project budget. Through a competitive procurement process, the school district has secured Millig Design Build to design and eventually implement the proposed projects including a new Air-Source VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system and improvements to the facility's ventilation system which will address the lack of proper space temperature, primarily cooling, and improve indoor air quality for students and staff. The company is currently in the intense scoping phase of the final design and barring supply chain issues the project will get underway this coming spring and summer of 2023. The school board and district are excited about the improvements this will bring to the classroom environments and the potential savings to the district and its taxpayers.
Ram Squad Presents at School Board Meeting
Great job Rams!
Scholastic Book Fair September 19th - 22nd
Word of the Week - Boldness
Be Bold together!
Not be afraid to speak the truth.
Keep a clear conscience.
Support others when they are right.
Be willing to stand alone.
Speak with humility.
High School Lady Rams Volleyball
High School Rams Football
High School Rams Golf
Akron Tournament Results: Jaxson Samber 97, Darin Knutzen 102, Anthony McMahill 108, Parker Molt 116, Clint Walker 121, Alex Galindo 124, and James Vorce 126
League Golf @ Sterling Results: Jackson Filla 118, Jaxson Samber 112, Jakzon Livesay 131, Anthony McMahill 122, and Darin Knutzen 109.
Akron Ram Pom Team
Thank you Lady Rams!
Middle School Rams Volleyball
The A & B teams went undefeated in the Akron Tournament last Saturday.
On Monday, E & C teams lost in two sets and B & A teams won in two sets against Yuma.
On Tuesday, E team split (won & lost), D team won in three, and C team lost in two against Peetz.
The teams will be in action on Monday, September 19th at Ft. Morgan starting at 4 p.m.
Middle School Rams Football
What's Happening -
Friday, September 16
NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice
7:15 am Business Advisory Meeting
7 pm HS FB vs Holly
Saturday, September 17
10 am HS JV FB vs Holly
Monday, September 19
HS Boys Golf Pics – J Powell
4 pm MS Volleyball at Ft Morgan
Tuesday, September 20
HS Boys Regional Golf @ Highland Hills in Greeley
12:15 pm 7 Mindsets-Rams Moment
4 pm HS & MS Volleyball at Wiggins
4 pm Intermediate Teacher Intervention Meeting
6:30 pm District Accountability Meeting
Wednesday, September 21
College Wear Wednesday
8 am 5th Grade Water Festival
9 am College & Career Fair – Fieldhouse
4 pm Elementary Staff Meeting
Thursday, September 22
7:15 am Staff Meeting
4 pm Parent/Teacher Conferences
4 pm MS FB at Merino
4 pm MS VB at Merino
Friday, September 23
MONDAY, SEP 19
Breakfast-Muffins, Fruit, Juice Milk
Lunch-Corn Dog, Mac N' Cheese, Broccoli, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk
TUESDAY, SEP 20
Breakfast-Yogurt & Granola, Fruit, Juice and Milk
Lunch- Tater Tot Casserole, Roll, Carrots, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk
WEDNESDAY, SEP 21
Breakfast- English Muffin W/Sausage, Fruit, Juice and Milk
Lunch- Burrito, Corn, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk
THURSDAY, SEP 22
Breakfast- French Toast Sticks, Fruit, Juice and Milk
Lunch- Breakfast Sandwich, Cucumber, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk
FRIDAY, SEP 23