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(Top row, from left to right) John Rolph, Mark Hutton, Helen Van Etten, Shellaine Kiblinger, Cheryl Harrison-Lee, and Allen Schmidt. (Bottom row, from left to right) In the bottom left we have Ann Brandau-Murguia, Shane Bangerter, Bill Feuerborn, and Blake Flanders. Photo Credit Kansas Board of Regents Facebook Page.

College application requirements changing

October 23, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents universities changed their Qualified Admissions (QA) requirements for 2021 high school graduates. The purpose for these changes are to enhance success at the university level and ensure students are prepared for college.  The six Board of Regents universities use QA admissions to selec...

Counselor Audrey Neuchafer participates in a Zoom meeting with quarantine students in her office at 10:00 a.m. Students will join if they have any questions and to check in.

Quarantine puts stress on students

October 21, 2020

Since school started, staff and students have been taking many precautions whether it be wiping off desks, staying 6 feet apart from everyone, or only sitting four people at a lunch table. Teachers and counselors have been on Zoom with students making sure they are caught up in their classes. “Our ...

New Staff Profiles

September 25, 2020

Junior Sawyer Schmit, junior Zach Engelbrecht, and junior jake Williams sit at the lunch table. As they and the rest of their class mates enjoy a free lunch.

Free Meals for Students K-12

September 21, 2020

Students enrolled at Augusta receive breakfast and lunch free if they sign up for the free meals that started September 17. Parents have to fill out an application for free or reduced lunch and breakfast, this is effective through December 2020 or until COVID-19 relief funds are not available. Studen...

Augusta football team carried the Oriole flag ready to be back on the field Sept. 19.  The final score on was 12-20.

Athletes facing many hurdles into the fall season

September 8, 2020

Augusta athletes and coaches are ready to get their fall season started, but this year is different for them all and coaches are having to make changes they never thought they would have to make.  “Whenever possible we are practicing in smaller groups and very rarely having the whole team together on an...

Dillons is trying to keep up with the struggle of shoppers during the COVID-19.

Shopping suffers during pandemic

April 20, 2020

Shopping during a pandemic can be carefree for some people, but for others, it is a bigger issue. Customers have started to wear a mask and gloves to stay safe. People are being encouraged to stay inside and stay safe says state mandates. Everyone has been told to only go out for necessities like gro...

Principal Ryan Muhlig collects vape devices in him office. If students get caught with a vape device on campus, they get suspended and the vape gets confiscated along with a $200 fine.

City council votes to increase fines for underage vap possession

March 12, 2020

After a presentation from Superintendent Matt Ward and Augusta Police Cheif Bob Sage March 2, the city council decided to raise the fine for underage pod possession from $25 to $200.  “In 2019, Goddard school district partnered with our city to create an ordinance change that specifically targeted...

Sophomore Grace Stueven, senior Lilly White, sophomore Brendon Wedel, and sophomore Ellie Craft write kind anonymous letters to students during 2019’s Kindness Week. Counselors this year decided not to do The Great Kindness Challenge because of scheduling.

Mystery Behind the Great Kindness Challenge

February 11, 2020

The Great Kindness Challenge or Kids for Peace is bullying prevention that brings positivity in improving school climates and student engagement. The proactive challenge is one-week devoting kind acts among schools. the Great Kindness Challenge came as a shock to Counselor Harmony Davis, she decided ther...

The football team starts practice off with a couple of warm-up throws. J.D. Hand threw the ball to the players.

Sports teams prepare for games

September 9, 2019

At 3:30 p.m. he rushes out to the field for practice for at least the next two hours. He faces warm-ups, plays, and fixing mistakes. At the end of those two hours, he will be tired but he loves the game and the effort is worth it.  He and the football team prepare by warming up in four different...

Athletes trying out for the soccer team prepare to run drills at the first practice.  The Orioles won their first game against El Dorado.

Teams prepare for season

September 6, 2019

At 3:30 p.m. he rushes out to the field for practice for at least the next two hours. He faces warm-ups, plays, and fixing mistakes. At the end of those two hours, he will be tired but he loves the game; and the effort is worth it.   He and the football team prepare by warming up in four differe...

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