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Students welcome new english teacher to the school

Students welcome new english teacher to the school

November 15, 2018

A new teacher has filled the position for the English department after the former senior literature, composition and junior literature teacher, Laura Caponegro, resigned. Before arriving at the high school Thursday, Nov. 2, English teacher Ashley Deaver taught 6th grade math at the Augusta Middle Scho...

Brick Street Festival runs through Augusta

Brick Street Festival runs through Augusta

October 18, 2018

Children and adults attended the Brick Street Festival event Oct. 5 and 6 in the downtown area. The festival featured food and drinks stands, a playground for children and carnival games. The major rides consisted of the infamous Freakout, the Squirrel Cages, the Rockstar, and more. The Rockstar ...

Entertainment enters the scholars bowl scene

Paige Harrington and Daniel Doell

October 9, 2018

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A new topic rounded its way into the scholars bowl season. Entertainment now states its claim as one of the subject matter categories of the competition. Questions will be based on several different areas of the industry. Scholars bowl coach Jonathan Morgan said the entertainment category included television, animation, board games, where is Stan Lee?, music pre-1990s, music post-1990s, classic movies, and more. This new category, which will not be part of the regular season competitions, debuted at the preseason m...

School adds CATIA engineering course

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

October 3, 2018

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In 2018-19, the school started a computer-aided three-dimensional interactive application (CATIA) program for students interested in learning engineering skills. Wichita State University instructor Michelle McAdam teaches the class, which is a multi-program software suited for computer-aid design. “This year, I am taking the class along with the students, then next year I’ll take over the as the actual teacher,”Jonathan Morgan said. Boeing, Spirit and other companies use CATIA for engineering functional 3D parts. S...

AHS newspaper and yearbook set out to improve

Daniel Doell, Reporter

October 1, 2018

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Every year, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) holds a fall conference for school newspaper and yearbook students to attend. This fall, students on the Oriole newspaper staff attended the conference at WSU. At the conference, newspaper crews participated in several specialized sessions where they learned how to improve their journalistic abilities. “It [Fall Conference] taught me stuff I did not know about and helped improve the stuff I already did,” Jonathan Doss (10) said. During the introduc...

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Lindsay Baugher and Ivory Rightnar

September 28, 2018

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It was a chilly afternoon at Augusta’s 150th Homecoming Parade. The citizens gathered on the sides of State Street to watch as the cities school district and other organizations’ floats pasted. Many children stood on the street screaming for candy and waiting for sight of the candidates. The para...

School safety, security plans change

School safety, security plans change

September 14, 2018

The security of Augusta High School looks differently this year. The school currently has one security guard with a sub because last years School Resource Officer, Danny Strobbe was promoted to sargent. The main security guard Nick Harris, graduated from Friends University. Harris worked as a sec...

KSDE makes ACT free for juniors, some seniors

KSDE makes ACT free for juniors, some seniors

September 14, 2018

During the summer of 2018 the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) decided to make the ACT free to all juniors and any seniors who haven’t taken the ACT already. The ACT is a state test used for college admissions first introduced in Nov. 1959 by the University of Iowa’s professor, Frank...

NHS hosts induction ceremony

NHS hosts induction ceremony

Gracie Johnston and Paige Harrington

September 4, 2018

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National Honor Society (NHS) held an induction ceremony Aug. 27 to welcome 38 new members to the organization. “NHS is a service organization that does its best to put Augusta High School’s best foot forward and show the community that our students do care and are involved,”  NHS sponsor Jayson Schwinn said.

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