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Read Across America Day 3/2/17

Read Across America Day Celebration on March 2, 2017. In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, we would like to invite all PK-12 students to dress up as their favorite book character and bring that book to school with them this Thursday, March 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact one of the elementary teachers at 308.743.2415 or via email. We can't wait to see what the kids come up with! Thank you! -ACS Elementary Teachers (Mrs. Lindau, Mrs. Frerichs, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Marsh, and Mrs. Dimon)

Scholarships Available

The following scholarship applications are currently available for download from Mrs. Hoyt’s web site. (rhondahoyt.weebly.com) This is a constantly changing list so check back often. James L. Dimon Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is for a graduating senior at Axtell Community School. For use at any college, any program of study. Due April 15. Application Nebraska JCT 6/10 Cruzerz Scholarship Must be enrolled in a Nebraska technical or trade college and be a freshman in the fall semester of 2017 majoring in an automotive related field. 2.75 GPA. Due March 24 Application Kearney Area Community Foundation has information on scholarships available to Axtell high school seniors. Ft.

Driver Education - Summer '17

Registration forms for the 2017 driver education class held at Axtell Community School are linked below. Students must have a DMV-issued permit to take this class. If you have any questions, contact: DeAnn Keith, Administrative Assistant University of NE at Kearney NE Safety Center Kearney, NE 68849-4550 Phone: 308.865.8256 keithdc@unk.edu www.unk.edu/nesafetycenter Note: The online registration will not begin until March 1st. REGISTRATION FORMS

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all our spellers who participated at the Minden Spelling Bee on February 8. We took 9 spellers (students) and came home with a big winner. Kyndall Sprague in 5th grade placed first and came home with a gold medal. We are proud of all of the students that participated!! That is alot of studying spelling words and their meanings. Congrats on a job well done!! Mrs. Dimon

Congratulations Mary & Sara

Congratulations to Mary Lienemann and Sara Lundeen for placing 5th in Novice Duet at the second CNFL Speech Meet held in Grand Island on Saturday, January 28th. The duo competed against teams from 36 other schools including much larger teams from more diverse classes. Please continue to watch for results from this year's team members as the season slowly comes to a close. Speech team members include: Bria Bergstrom, Brenden French, Ayanna Garza, Erica Bertrand, Hannah French, Mary Lienemann, and Sara Lundeen. Freshmen Mary Lienemann and Sara Lundeen holding their 5th place medals from the CNFL Speech Meet held in Grand Island on 1-28. Congratulations to the following Wildchatters who placed

Wildchatters Speech Night

Come and enjoy this year's Speech Night on Tuesday, March 7th. The Speech Team members will deliver their entertaining speeches at 7 p.m. in the Axtell cafeteria. Stick around afterwards to speak with the members while enjoying free desserts. Thank you for supporting the Speech Team, and we look forward to having a great audience!

Axtell Public Library Hours

Monday - 8:00-12 noon 3:30 - 6:00 Tuesday - 3:30 - 6:00 Wednesday - 8:00 - 12 noon 3:30 - 6:00 Thursday - 3:30 - 6:00 Friday - 8:00 - 12 noon 2:30 - 4:30 Toddler Time- The Axtell Public Library will be having "Toddler Time" on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Toddler Time will begin on Monday, February 27th. Ages 1-5 are welcome. Possible activities will be reading stories, playtime, snacks, and learning how the library works. Come to the Library and have Fun!

Keene Kids 4-H Club

The Keene Kids 4-H Club met on Sunday, February 5th at the Axtell Fire Hall. Ty Fickenscher gave a firearms presentation to the 4-H members and officers for the new year were elected. Results of the election are as follows.... President, Sara Lundeen Vice President, Nicole Cederburg Secretary, Morgan Miller Treasurer, Nate Lundeen News Reporter, Harper Wells Our club always welcomes new members. Please talk to an officer if you are interested in joining 4-H. News Reporter Harper Wells

Bloodmobile News

Thank you to all our February donors! We had a great turnout and beat our goal by two units! Special thanks to the Axtell fireman for letting us use their facility, Carol Christensen and Del Ryan for their help during the drive and to Vernelle Pettijohn for her delicious sandwiches and Jerrilyn Anderson for bringing homemade cookies! Mark your calendars as the next Axtell bloodmobile will be Thursday, April 6th! Come share life by donating!! See you then! Stephanie Anderson

K-8 Spring Music Program

The K-8 Spring Music Program will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The students will present a program called "Nebraska". Students need to wear blue jeans, and red shirts. If their shirt says Cornhuskers or Nebraska on it, that is OK. No flip-flops please!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Ashley Snell and Brenden French for qualifying for the All State Band.

Third Grade Pajama Party

The third graders, with the guidance of Mr. Ohlson, wrote very persuasive letters asking Mrs. Marsh for a pajama day. Of course, she couldn't resist. Therefore, on February 16th the third grade class had a pajama day filled with pajama day related activities. We did things from reading about a polar bear and llama in pajamas to following directions to decorate cupcakes with pajama people. We also learned about the history of beds, bedrooms, and pajamas. It was a fun-filled day! Thank you Mr. Ohlson for initiating such a fun, yet comfortable day!

Valentine's Day at Viaero

The third and fourth grade classes took their annual Valentine's Day field trip to Viaero Event Center for a day of ice skating. We would like to thank the many parents that provided for the pizza lunch before taking the ice. A special thank you to Niki Halvorsen for organizing the luncheon. It was delicious and gave us the energy we needed for skating! We'd also like to thank Axtell School for allowing us to take the coach bus. The students felt very privileged to arrive in Kearney in such style! Other than a few bumps and bruises we had an amazing day!

Girls Junior High Basketball Team

The 2016-2017 girls junior high basketball season came to a completion on February 16. The final record of 2-5 doesn't show how much growth and improvement the team made throughout the season. I was very fortunate to get to be a part of this team. Thanks to all the parents for support, staff for their flexibility, bus drivers for transportation, and the girls for their work and attitude. Coach Miller

For Sale

For Sale: 2007 Buick LaCrosse $6000.00 If interested call and leave a message at 308-440-7016.

Kearney County Legion Baseball

Dan Wilson, the new head coach for the Kearney County Legion baseball teams is looking for anybody interested in playing baseball. He currently only has 11 players on the junior team and 10 on the senior team. He is looking to start practices in the next two weeks. If you are interested please contact Dan Wilson at 402-319-0092 or email him at dan.wilson@mindenwhippets.org

Employment Opportunities

Axtell Community School seeks applicants for the following positions for 2017-2018: LOWER ELEMENTARY (FIRST GRADE) Head football coaching available but not required. Other extra duty opportunities may be available. HEAD FOOTBALL COACH Candidates may contact the school or email Mr. Gilbreath to request a packet which will contain an application form and additional information about the position. Application forms and additional information are also available by clicking the “LINKS” tab at axtellwildcats.org Bill Gilbreath/PreK-12 Principal Axtell Community School P.O. Box 97 Axtell, NE. 68924 (308)743-2414 bill.gilbreath@axtellwildcats.org Positions open until filled. EOE

Youth Baseball & Softball Registration Night

Youth Baseball & Softball Registration Night Tuesday, March 14th 5:00-8:00 at The Axtell Community Hall Softball: Ages 4-18 Baseball: Ages 4-8th Grade For more information visit: http://www.axtellballassociation.org/ or Contact Sara Wells sarawells1@gmail.com 308.830.2899

Axtell Ball Association

NOW HIRING Axtell Ball Association is hiring baseball, softball and t-ball umpires for the 2017 season. Contact Sara Wells 308.830.2899, sarawells1@gmail.com to apply.

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