- 5/19/2013 Shepard designs dream room
- 5/19/2013 Sue Jolly Award will honor student Mock Trial Team member
- 5/19/2013 Anglican Church to host homeless meeting
- 5/19/2013 North Augusta bookings
- 5/19/2013 Suspect sought in theft of Walmart cell phones
- 5/19/2013 STEMfest exposes students to principles of science, technology
- 5/19/2013 North Augusta crime blotter
- 5/19/2013 North Augusta High School hosts 309 student runners
- 5/19/2013 Predators fall to Knights in walk-off fashion
- 5/12/2013 Predators stumble against Knights, face uphill battle
- 5/12/2013 Lady Predators have to win to stay in
- 5/12/2013 Phil Schaefer reflects on North Augusta history
- 5/12/2013 North Augusta golf team’s season ends in Sumter
- 5/12/2013 NAHS grad named SEC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year
- 5/12/2013 World’s No. 1 disc golfer pays a visit to Hippodrome
- 5/19/2013 Column: Downtown developments: Vacations less and less important
- 5/19/2013 Wrinkles: Recognizing mothers and angels
- 5/19/2013 Phragments from Phyllis: A mother’s a mother for the rest of her life
- 5/19/2013 Letter: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan
- 5/19/2013 Column: New PASS exams intended to benefit student performance
- 5/19/2013 Chaplain's corner: In his hand
- 5/12/2013 Column: The best of both borders
- 5/12/2013 Chaplain’s Corner: A mother’s joy
- 5/12/2013 Downtown developments: Bad customer service, part two
- 5/12/2013 Letter: Riverkeeper is a benefit to North Augustans
Editorial: Promise for the future
The recent release of the 2012 school report cards shows positive strides being made by North Augusta High School, as well as other area schools.
The school went from "average" to "excellent" in its absolute score - jumping over "good" in the process, and in the growth score, which indicates improvement in various subgroups at the school, moved from "at risk" to "excellent, skipping over "average" and "good."
Principal Todd Bornscheuer called the report card a "validation of the staff's hard work." He noted the new Freshman Academy comes out of more than two years of careful research and planning - with many innovations learned along the way applied to the school's educational process before the Freshman Academy became a reality.
The faculty of NAHS has enthusiastically embraced a multitude of interventions in order to better serve a truly diverse school population.
The results of the teachers' hard work is evident in the report card as well as in the steady rise in graduation rate. While 80.3 percent graduating last year is not where the school ultimately wants to be, the efforts at the school are definitely showing real growth.
At the same time other schools in Area 2, including nearby Fox Creek High School, likewise showed the type of positive efforts being made at those schools. We commend the successes of all the schools and encourage all of the North Augusta schools to strive to continue the trend.