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From the Desk or Mr. Schwartz

January Newsletter 2022

Dear Axtell Community School members,

It is our hope that everyone got to enjoy a nice Christmas break. We are fortunate here in Axtell to have such wonderful students, staff, and community involvement. Thank you for everything you do for our school!

We look forward to another great semester here at Axtell Community School. Thank you to our students and staff for a great 1st semester of the 2021-2022 school year. We are fortunate to be back to a much more normal school year compared to the last few.

Upcoming Events at ACS:

· We will mail our report cards around January 13th. Please let us know if you do not receive this.

· The high school students will be taking map tests on Friday, January 21st.

Please follow our social media for updates and our school calendar as things change throughout the activity season. We will keep doing our best to keep everyone updated.

Here at Axtell Community Schools, we look forward to serving our students, staff, and patrons. If you have any questions please stop in or shoot me an email at jeff.schwartz@axtellwildcats.org

Thank You,

Mr. Jeff Schwartz

Pk-12 Principal

Axtell Community Schools


Summer Honors will be held June 12-24, 2022. Nominations are due by Friday, January 28th. Students in grades 8-12, if you are interested in one of the areas, please see Mrs. Kuehn she will get you nominated. You can be nominated for more than one area. Summer Honors is primarily in Holdrege and organized by Mrs. Jack and ESU11.

These are the classes that we are planning on offering this year. We haven’t secured all of our instructors at this time, so there might be some changes. We will not be offering film this year. We will instead be offering social science/psychology and bringing back medical science.

Agriculture, Art, Computers, Creative Writing, Drama, Engineering, Logic, Math, Medical Science, Social Science (psychology)and 4 interns who do different things to make the program run smoothly.

If you'd like more information please check online at https://www.esu11shp.org/

Just a note...In previous years housing in Holdrege had been offered, but it will not be available again this year.

Please see Mrs. Kuehn if you have any questions! Thanks

FFA News

Upcoming Events

- January 20th: Conduct of Chapter Meeting and Parliamentary Procedure District Test (virtual)
- January 21st: FFA/FFA Alumni and Supports Meal during Wilcox Hildreth Basketball game
- January 26th: District LDE's in Aurora (JH and HS members)
- February 10th: Chapter Meeting (JH and HS members)
- February 20th-26th: National FFA Week

FFA Apparel
Thank you to everyone who purchased FFA apparel in December. Due to shipping issues we were not able to get the items in before Christmas. Hopefully items will be arriving soon, we will let you know once items arrive and can be picked up from school. Thank you for your support and patience!

Axtell FFA Alumni and Supporters

If you are interested in joining the Axtell FFA Alumni and Supporters please contact Mrs. Grimes or Trish Danburg.

Axtell Youth Wrestling Club

The Axtell Youth Wrestling Club will be starting practice on Monday, January 10th, 2022. Practices will begin at 6:00 on the wrestling deck. Pre K-2nd grade will practice on Mondays. 3rd-8th graders will practice on Tuesdays & Thursdays with their first practice beginning on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022. There will be a $20.00 club fee for Pre K-2nd grade, the fee will be $40 for 3rd-8th grade. Both fees will automatically enter you into the Axtell Youth Wrestling Tournament later in the year. Practices will last around 1 hour. Registration forms can be picked up at the office.


The National Honor Society would like to thank everyone who donated to Toys for Tots. Your generosity helped create a brighter holiday for many families.


The Student Council would like to thank everyone who donated items to the canned food drive! There were over 1,100 items brought! We are so fortunate to live in such a generous community!


January 27 Picnic with the Principal: Kids bring a snack in a sack that starts with the letter P. While picnicking, Mr. Schwartz will read a story.

Feb. 7. Parent Teacher conferences (Open House style)

Feb. 14 Valentine Party (bring a valentine for your classmates)

Feb. 17 Field Trip to Kat's Korner 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.



All A


Jessica Bertrand

Kersie Delaney

Aubrie Erickson

Carlie Walz


Lexie Eckhoff

Kassidy Halvorsen

Megan Kindschuh

Hannah Lienemann

Audrey Nelson

Angela Snell


Maxine Fickenscher

Tyler Hanson


Noah Branstad



Olivia Hunt

Reagan Nordhausen

Ryleigh Wells


Joseph Fickenscher

Jenna Marzolf

Cooper Miller

Mia Nickel

Addison Wells


Keyton Cole

Eli Erickson

Taaron Lavicky

Jenna Marsh

Rebekah Peterson

Taeylor Samuelson

Brent Senff

Toby Stepanek

Kassidy Wehrer


Caleigh Catanese

Jacob Halvorsen

Caleb Kindschuh

Jonathan Lammers

Cadie Nickel

Jerzee Smidt


Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate in the UNK Honor Choirs this year: Nicole Beck, Jenna Marzolf, & Carlie Walz.


AWANA will resume on Wednesday, January 12, at 3:30.