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NOTICE: No Classes K-4 on 2/21/17

Due to an in-service for the elementary teachers, there will be no elementary school for grades KG-4 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. There will be Pre-Kindergarten that day.

Speech Team Shirt Order

Please support the speech team by purchasing one of our unique t-shirts starring Mr. Gilbreath. White short-sleeve t-shirt, Mr. Gilbreath’s image on front, definition of “Wildchatters” on back $18 each Place orders with Mrs. Nicholson in high school English room before or after school OR turn in this order form to the school office Mrs. Nicholson’s email: candice.nicholson@axtellwildcats.org Orders due Tuesday, February 7th Click Here for a Printable order form

Congrats Sara & Mary!!!

Newcomers Mary Lienemann and Sara Lundeen placed 8th in Novice Duet during the first speech meet of the season, and the largest, that was held at Grand Island Senior High on Saturday, January 14th. The freshman duo performed along with fourteen other team competitors including schools from much larger classes. Great job, ladies, and we look forward to a successful speech season. Please watch for the other team members as well: Bria Bergstrom (senior), Brenden French (senior), Ayanna Garza (sophomore), Erica Bertrand (freshman), and Hannah French (freshman). Thanks for all your support.

Storyteller Comes to Axtell Elementary

The Axtell Elementary, K-4 grades, had the chance to hear stories by Mr. Bil Lepp on Wednesday morning, January 18th, in the music room. Mr. Lepp told two wonderful stories about his elementary teachers. The students and teachers all laughed at his presentation. We have been so very fortunate that our Principal Bill Gilbreath, puts this in our curriculum for the second semester when the Kearney Area Storytelling Festival brings in storytellers from various places around the United States. Thank you again to Mr. Gilbreath and the Axtell School Board for providing this wonderful experience for our students. Mrs. Lindau, Mrs. Frerichs, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Marsh, and Mrs. Dimon

100th Day for 2nd Grade

On Thursday, January 26th the second grade class celebrated the 100th day of school. We did several math activities and games to celebrate this milestone.

Letter P in Preschool

To learn the letter P, the Preschool kids had a lot of fun wearing pajamas to school and bringing a favorite pillow. Mr. Gilbreath arrived in the room in his pajamas to read a story called PYJAMA DAY by Robert Munsch. In the story a boy finds the perfect pajamas and sleeps all through school. When the Principal arrives, he puts on the pajamas and falls asleep.​

Support Your School

Do You Shop at a Sun Mart, No Frills, Bag’N Save, Econofoods, or The Family Fresh Market (in Kearney)? If so, Nash Finch is offering their “Support Our Schools” program. The program is very simple. Sun Mart Foods shoppers save their cash register receipt tapes and deliver them to the Axtell School office. When we have collected $150,000 in receipt tapes the Nash Finch Company will award the Axtell Community School a check totaling $1,000. This money can go toward textbooks, teaching aids, athletic equipment etc. Thank You for your support! Office Depot/Office Max - “Give Back To Schools” The Axtell Community School will receive 5% back in credit for FREE supplies when you make a purchas

Box Top Contest

Please Bring Your Box Tops to school for our Annual Box Top Contest by February 15th. Please label your ziplock bag with your name and grade and bring your box tops to your classroom teacher or the office. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. “Together We Can Make A Difference” Thank You For Your Support!

Attention Seniors

Seniors - We Need Pictures!!! We need the 2017 Seniors to turn in 4 Senior Vertical Billfold size pictures to the office by the end of February. (1 for Yearbook, 1 for the Newspapers, 1 for the Composite Board and 1 for the Bulletin Board.) For Simplicity they can all be the same pose, but the Pose Must be Vertical. Thank You

Yearbook

The yearbook staff is in need of photos for the 2016-2017 edition of “The Wildcat.” If you have any pictures of wildcats on the prowl (Axtell students) please send them to us! Go to yearbookforever.com, choose Community Upload, and upload pictures from your computer or Download the Yearbook Snap app and upload pictures directly from your phone. Just find our school and use the access code “Wildcats”.

Art Room News

Enjoy your children's artwork at http://artinaxtell.weebly.com/ Mrs. Webb

Yearbooks

The 2015-2016 Yearbooks are Here!!! Yearbooks can be purchased from the Axtell School Office or Ms. Yentes for $40.00 each.

Parent - Teacher Conference

Parent- Teacher Conference - No School There will be No School on Tuesday, February 7th due to Parent - Teacher Conferences. The one day conference is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. K-4 parents will have a scheduled time but middle and high school conferences are not scheduled. Also, please check out the Lost and Found tables. We have a number of clothing items that need to go back home. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 7th.

New Superintendent

New Superintendent Hired for 2017-18 The Axtell Board of Education has approved a new two-year contract with Mr. Robert Gregory to serve as superintendent beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Gregory has recently served at Cambridge for six years as superintendent retiring from there in 2016. He has also been a secondary principal at Bayard for eight years prior to his Cambridge job, and was a teacher and coach at Wilber-Clatonia and Alliance before becoming an administrator. Altogether, he has 30 years of public school experience. He has degrees in education from Chadron State, Doane, and UNK. Currently, Mr. Gregory serves as a consultant for NAEP providing assessment work to schools in this area o

Dates To Remember

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No School For Students on Tuesday, February 7th. FKC Honor Band in Axtell on Thursday, February 9th. Classes as normal. No School on Friday, February 10th. 1:30 Dismissal on Wednesday, February 15th due to Teacher Inservice. No School on Friday, February 17th.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and we would like to encourage those parents who want to give gifts to their children to do so at home. The process of having gifts delivered to school creates a disruption in the school day and can lead to hurt feelings for many students. This applies to birthdays and special occasions as well. Thank You for your cooperation and sensitivity in this matter.

EducationQuest Foundation

EducationQuest Foundation College Planning Bulletin A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students February 2017 All about scholarships! Most scholarships are based on academics, but others are based on community service, school involvement, or talent in art, dance, music, or athletics. Some are based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). It’s time to start applying for scholarships. Here’s where you can find them: ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org features over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships. After you create a profile, you’ll be matched with scholarships that fit your criteria. Your school counselor’s office. V

Scholarships

Scholarships Available Following is a list of scholarship applications that are currently available on Mrs. Hoyt’s website (rhondahoyt.weebly.com). This list is continually updated as new applications are received. Seniors and/or their parents who have signed up receive an announcement on Remind every time a new application is added. If you would like information on how to sign up for Remind, contact Mrs. Hoyt. Glenwood Telephone Membership Corporation GTMC Scholarship For graduating seniors who are continuing their education at an accredited 4 year college, community college, or technical/trade school. Applicant or parents/guardians must receive GTMC telephone service. Due in Counselo

Blood Drive

Axtell Blood Drive Where: Axtell Fire Hall When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For an appointment call Stephanie Anderson at 308-743-2397 or 308-830-2391 (call or text), or signup on line at www.redcrossblood.org. Come in and help us make our 40 unit goal.

Needing a Caregiver

Caregiver Needed The Tim Erickson family is looking for a part-time caregiver for Rhonda on Thursdays and Fridays, (and the occasional fill in time.) This person would also need to clean one of those days. If you are interested or know anyone who would be interested, please have them call 308-263-4210 or email erickson70@gtmc.net Thank You.

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