Current President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went head to head in the first presidential debate of 2020. Each party has previously been involved with the presidency.

First presidential debate of 2020

October 9, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump participated in their first presidential debate Sept. 29. The purpose of the presidential debate is to  show what both candidates are for, against, and how they would respond to certain events and situations. Moderator Chris Wallace, Fox News Anchor, wa...

Choir director Jerrod McNutt dancing in Bella Canto to the Whip and Nae Nae, a popular dance from 2015. McNutt has been a teacher at the high school since 2017.

Music programs make changes as COVID-19 progresses

October 5, 2020

Bell covers, puppy potty pads, 30 minute breaks and more have all been incorporated into the daily routine of these musicians. The school has three music directors, one choir and two band. Jerrod McNutt, choir director, Todd Hollis, band director and James Hollingsworth band director. One of the saf...

English teacher Becky Timberlake talking to her English 4 comp class about get to know activities. Timberlake has been helping with the current project for seven years.

Senior project canceled due to COVID-19

September 9, 2020

Seniors are not participating in senior projects.  Due to COVID-19, the senior English teachers felt as if the semester was too uncertain and with all the restrictions the school. Too many people would be in the building causing unsafe conditions. At the beginning of a usual English comp semeste...

Two trophy cases in front of the library are dedicated to Jeanette McDaniel. They are filled with plagues and trophies she and her teams have won over the span of 31 years.

Lady in the case: remembering Jeanette McDaniel

April 9, 2020

The Mr. Laner of the ‘80s, Jeanette McDaniel is also known as Miss Mac. She was a teacher at the high school for over 30 years teaching English comp and lit, debate, speech, drama, forensics and was a thespian sponsor. McDaniel passed away May 9, 2007, but her legacy continues through the students ...

The Student Press Law Center posted pictures they made for journalists to post on social media. They included Twitter headers, Instagram pictures, and Facebook cover photos.

Student Press Freedom Day 2020

January 29, 2020

The Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court decision was made 32 years ago, Jan. 29, 1988; a decision that changed the balance of student press laws.  Student Press Freedom Day is a national day designated to recognizes the work of student journalists that marks the anniversary of the Hazelwood dec...

Seniors Shanna Nichols and Makenzi Johnson serve food to librarian Casey Penner. They sold Auntie Anne's pretzels for Market Day.

Market Day comes to the high school

November 26, 2019

Students in the youth entrepreneur class participated in Market Day, Thursday, Nov. 7 during lunch in the upper commons. The 13 groups sold a number of different products with various prices while trying to make as much money as possible. Students were able to form a group or participate by themsel...

Freshman Alexa Zweifel, girls golf coach Danny Lundberg and senior Sarah Price posing in front of a building at the 4A State Golf Tournament.

Girls golf competes at state tournament

November 1, 2019

Senior Sarah Price and freshman Alexa Zweifel competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament Oct. 21-22 at Hesston Golf Park. To make it to state, athletes had to qualify and place in the top three teams at regionals or place in the top 10 individually. After the top 10 individual girls medal, the girl...

The Dollar Tree recently had the grand opening on Oct. 4. Every item in the Dollar Tree is $1, unlike the Dollar General, where the prices are slightly higher.

Dollar Tree opens in Augusta

October 21, 2019

A new Dollar Tree opened Oct. 4 located on 303 W, 7th Ave, and it has been quite popular. Dollar Tree is a store that has everyday necessities, foods, toys, clothing accessories and more for $1.  Dec. 8, 2018, a Dollar General was built next to Hilgers Family Pharmacy.  Freshman Riley Athy-Sedb...

Mandy Walker teaches Spanish 1 students out of the book in her classroom.

School offers fewer foreign language classes

September 4, 2019

6,500 languages are spoken all around the world. Only one foreign language is offered at the school: Spanish. Two teachers teach Spanish: Frank Espinoza and Mandy Walker. About 10 years ago, the school offered Spanish, German and French.  The German teacher's name was Richard Butler and the French teac...

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