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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...

Junior Francesco Latte, from Italy, and senior Albert Kříž, from the Czech Republic, stand out side the high school. Both foreign exchange students are staying with the same host family, and they consider themselves brothers.

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...

The Culinary building located on the south side of the school. In previous years, it was used only for preparing school lunches.

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...

Volodymyr Zelensky after becoming the sixth president of Ukraine. He will work alongside Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraines sixteenth Prime Minister.

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 ...

Junior class gathers for orientation on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Principal, Donna Zerr and assistant principal, Ryan Muhlig refresh the rules and expectations of the high school.

Special education students lack feeling of acceptance

May 13, 2019

Special education students say they have a harder time feeling accepted than other students. Many feel belittled and unintelligent when it comes to their peers; however, it may not be for the reason everyone believes. “I feel like we’re not as smart as everyone else and that other kids see us ...

Elementary schools participate in annual Relay Recess

Former Robinson and Lincoln physical education teacher Tricia Lehr stands in the sun at the 2019 Relay Recess. Before Relay Recess started in Augusta, Lehr taught physical education at the time she was diagnosed with cancer. Teachers like Garfield Elementary teacher Diane Rhoten started Relay Recess to support Lehr and other cancer patients.

Paige Harrington, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Lincoln, Ewalt, Garfield and Robinson students spent the day at Relay Recess to support the American Cancer Association Friday, April 26. Relay Recess is an event that engages students to be active and have a fun field day to raise money for cancer programs and services. “I think it’s great. Th...

School wide scavenger hunt excites participants

This graphic is found on every clue used in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Oriole Escape. The interactive media class designed this graphic.

Gracie Johnston, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Kellee Roberts teaches the Oriole Productions class, that has created an interactive social media platform on Twitter. A couple of students – Samantha Dudeck (11), Alison Vance (10) and Jack Mansfield (11) – came up with the project idea and planned how they were going to make their idea come to life...

Save the Internet Act Passes the House

A symbol for net neutrality. Net neutrality keeps the internet free and open--enabling anyone to share and access information of their choosing without interference.

Michael Carter, Reporter

April 23, 2019

The Save the Internet Act bill passed Wednesday, April 10 in the House of Representatives that would revert the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to revoke net neutrality. It was a 232-190 vote after months of debate and committee hearings in the House. This is seen as one of the bigges...

USD 402 district posted a flyer on the district website. The policy has existed previous years but was recently revised on Feb. 12; Any student positive with a case of Influenza must be put into quarantine. Photo courtesy USD 402.

Influenza policy bans infected students from attending school

April 15, 2019

The USD 402 district posted an updated quarantine policy for students who tested positive for influenza Feb. 12. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a common virus that comes during the springtime; the virus attacks the nose, throat, and lungs. If left untreated, it can lead to death. “[Inf...

JAG-K Tours McConnell

Daniel Doell, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Members of JAG-K toured McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita on Wednesday, March 6. The tour was the first of its kind; bringing a large group of students to visit the base. Sergeant Matthew Laxton contacted JAG-K specialist Christy Pray, asking if she would like to bring the group on a tour of the base. The tour aimed to show the students what happens at McConnell and the occupational opportunities they provide. “He wanted us to get an overall sense of what the Air Force does there, primarily the Air Force Guard and the...

Kansas City Royals season starts alongside roster changes

Kansas City Royals season starts alongside roster changes

April 1, 2019

The Kansas City Royals opening day was yesterday at Kauffman Stadium vs. the Chicago White Sox. The Major League Baseball (MLB) season schedule consists of 162 games for each of the 30 teams in the American League (AL) and National League (NL), played over about six months. This totals to 2,430 games, plu...

An Oriole News survey asked parents, on a scale of one (not satisfied) to five (very satisfied), how satisfied are you with how the school/district communicates with you when it comes to situations that occur during school.

Parents want more communications from school

April 1, 2019

In the age of technology and social media where information can be spread to the masses quickly, parents wish they more informed and the school communicated more often with them. Policies on what is communicated to parents are the responsibility of the Board of Education (BOE). According to Superint...

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