Augusta Public Schools would like to congratulate Mr. Rick Rivera as he has been selected as the new Augusta High School Principal.
Mr. Rivera has been an administrator for the past five years at Augusta Middle School. Prior to his time at AMS he taught for 13 years in the high school setting. He taught dual credit classes, AP, Honors, and the AVID elective and was a member of the building leadership teams in his previous buildings. Mr. Rivera was also the coach of a State Championship high school wrestling team.
Recently, Mr. Rivera was named a 2019-20 Kansas Middle School Principal of the year for region 4. Mr. Rivera has been elected to the KSHSAA middle school/junior high board of directors and was recently selected by the Kansas Department of Education to take part in the State task force to establish guidelines to return to school safely in August as we navigate the pandemic. Mr. Rivera is also a national AVID Summer Institute presenter.
Mr. Rivera’s focus on instructional leadership, his desire to build lasting relationships with students, staff, and the community, as well as, his dedication to quality staff development, and his vision for AHS were all factors in him being selected for the position.
Athletes, you MUST have a completed Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation, KSHSAA Concussion & Head Injury Release, Insurance Coverage Statement, and USD 402 Athletic Policy on file in order to participate in sports practices. The physical form is new this year from the state. There are 10 places for the parent/student to sign before turning in to the office or your coach. Forms can be downloaded HERE and also under the Athletics tab.
COVID-19 Fan Guidelines
Our home event guidelines for the fall season can be viewed by clicking here. Please note that fan attendance will be very limited, and a voucher will be required to purchase tickets. While we realize this is not ideal, we feel this decision gives our student athletes the best opportunity to compete throughout the fall season. We will evaluate and update the policies as needed throughout the season. Coaches will communicate any restrictions for road games with their athletes.
As a reminder, events in Hutter Gym and Hillier Stadium will be streamed via the NFHS Network. Instructions for signing up can be found here.