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Juniors begin planning prom

Juniors begin planning prom

November 1, 2019

Prom sponsor Kelly Groom and assistant Audra Shelite lead the planning of the junior and senior prom each year. This year began with a fundraiser meeting Oct. 9 and a meeting Oct. 30 to present themes. Juniors sold “Food for the Soul” which included various comfort foods. The student who sold...

First baptist church hosts 22nd annual Harvest Party

First baptist church hosts 22nd annual Harvest Party

November 1, 2019

The First Baptist Church (FBC) hosted its 22nd annual harvest party to raise money for it's Preschool. The FBC youth ran and organized the event, a free night of carnival games, prizes and candy with a full family atmosphere for children in fifth grade and under.  First year Preschool Director ...

Citizens work together to support local family in need

Citizens work together to support local family in need

November 1, 2019

A NHS junior decided to start a fundraiser for an 8th grade middle school student in Kansas City fighting Lymphoma. Junior Meagan Miller has started a fundraiser named Caleb’s Cause. The fundraiser is a website where citizens can subscribe for a T-shirt of the month club. “People can subscr...

Librarian welcomes first book fair

Librarian welcomes first book fair

October 30, 2019

During elementary and middle school, Scholastic Book Fairs took place every year; however, when students came to high school, book fairs never happened. Librarian Casey Penner wanted to switch it up this year and try a book fair for the high school. “To get the book fair approved and started, I spoke with Mrs. ...

 Augusta’s recycling changes in 2020

 Augusta’s recycling changes in 2020

October 22, 2019

Augusta's five-year recycling contract with Waste Connections will come to an end as of January 2020; because of that, recycling as it is now will disappear and be replaced with an undecided alternative. “It's not completely clear cut yet because we're trying to see if any aspect of the program...

Dollar Tree opens in Augusta

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...

Formal impeachment inquiry announced

Formal impeachment inquiry announced

October 21, 2019

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump Sept. 24. Impeachment inquiries grew after Trump acknowledged asking the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to look into his political rival, former vice president...

Civil War reenactor lectures American history class

Civil War reenactor lectures American history class

October 16, 2019

A civil war reenactor taught all American history classes and fired a musket without bullets on school grounds Oct. 8. Reenactor Jim Finneran is a retired first-class sergeant with an interest in the American Civil War. “I have always had an interest in history. I had wanted to become a Civil War Ree...

New teachers join Oriole staff

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Seven experienced teachers joined the Oriole staff this school year.  Most of the new teachers came into school during the summer to prepare for the upcoming year.  “I came up early to meet some of the new teachers and past ones, got textbooks and prepared lesson plans,” math teacher Margaret Gonzales said.  Gonzales teaches Algebra I, consumer math, and informal geometry. In consumer math, Gonzales plans on bringing in guest speakers. “We will be having speakers coming in from Intrust bank, a school dis...

School welcomes 2 foreign exchange students from Europe

School welcomes 2 foreign exchange students from Europe

September 5, 2019

After traveling more than 5,000 miles, two foreign exchange students experienced their first day of American high school Aug. 19. Junior Francesco Latte is from Italy and senior Albert Kříž is from the Czech Republic.  Along with different countries comes different cultures. In America, students expec...

Augusta High School hosts Butler Culinary Arts Academy

Augusta High School hosts Butler Culinary Arts Academy

September 4, 2019

A new Culinary class that takes place in room 104 and in the culinary building, started on Aug. 16th to give more opportunities to high school students. Opaa! Food management, the food service provider for the district, collaborated with Butler Community College to create a two-year track that puts pas...

Ukraine elects Comedian for President

Ukraine elects Comedian for President

May 15, 2019

The Ukraine public elected Volodymyr Zelensky to be their sixth president April 29. Zelensky, who won in what CNN described as a protest vote, won 30.24 percent of the vote in the first round and 73 percent in the second round, which is about 13,438,410 votes, has no experience being a politician ...

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