AUGS Off to a Busy Start to the School Year

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Antioch Upper Grade School is having a great start to the school year. The students and staff are doing great things in the classrooms, at performances, athletics and other school related events. 

Lost Boys Visit AUGS!
Students at AUGS read the book A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park and were visited by actual Sudanese Lost Boys.

Music Tech and Acoustics and American Music History
On Thursday October 13th, Joe George, a songwriter, EMMY nominated film composer and video host of YouTube channel, REVERB, performed for classes at AUGS. He played guitar and showed off his many guitar effects for Mr. Frank’s Music Technology class and Mr. Ness’ American Music History class and Acoustics class. The students learned what the different effects sounded like and how they changed the timbre of the guitar and what moods the different sounds created.

Sheep Brains!
Students in Mrs. Guanci’s Medical Detective class dissected sheep brains to learn about their functions and structure.

Math Class
Mrs. Stone is using real life applications in her class to help her students understand how to apply math concepts. Students burned some energy by running set distances and tracking time to find rate of speed. Students practiced ratios and proportions with different lemonade recipes.

Broadway Showcase
The 6th-8th grade choir students performed over 30 songs this week at the annual AUGS Broadway Showcase. The students and Mrs. Blachowski prepared for the showcase by working on accuracy (pitches and rhythms), practiced with an accompaniment, adding emotion/character to their performances, learned how to use feedback to make improvements, and how to connect with the audience. 

Future Quest
AUGS had about fifty 7th and 8th grade students attend Future Quest at the CLC Tech Campus. The students were able to get hands-on experience with Cosmetology, BIO Med, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Computer Support Services, Game Programming, Culinary Arts, Lasers, Auto Service, Welding, Construction Skills and Management, Cybersecurity, EMS, Multimedia, Early Childhood, Firefighting, and Medical Assisting.

Softball – Green
The AUGS Green Softball Team garnered a 4-5 regular season record and a 1-1 post season record. Multiple home runs in games, including 2 grand slams in one game. 

Softball – Gold
The AUGS Gold Softball Team had a great season, taking 3rd place in conference. The team had a conference record of 7-2 and won the 3rd place game in the conference tournament. The team was led by five 8th graders and showed tremendous improvement throughout the season. 

Boys Soccer
The boys showed a tremendous amount of progress throughout the season. While it may have been tough going 0-8.

Girls Soccer
The girls went 7-1 during the season with 2 shutouts! The girls worked very hard this season and took 3rd place in the conference tournament. 

Girls Cross Country 
The Girls Cross Country Team showed tremendous improvement from August to October. The 1st place finish in the 7th grade race at the Hawthorn Invitational was certainly a highlight. They finished 2nd in the conference meet and 4th at the Sectional meet. Lelaina Mateja and Timyra Caces qualified as individuals for the State meet. Both girls represented their team and school wonderfully at the state meet.

Boys Cross Country 
The Boys Cross Country Team had great showings at all meets this year, culminating with becoming conference champions. The team’s third place finish at the Sectional meet qualified the whole boys team for the State Cross Country meet.