RAVEN RECOGNITION: We would like to acknowledge students, staff and programs at ARHS that have recently been honored, won awards, or excelled in competition. These are just a few examples of the many outstanding accomplishments by our programs here at Auburn Riverside:
State competitors in Cross Country- Dax Tate and Corey Brinkman
Julia Zanotelli 7th in State for Girls Dive.
Jennifer Kim: won the district tournament, female player of the year, qualified for the state tournament
Brianna Herron: took 8th place at districts, qualified for state
Kari Hegge: qualified for West Central Districts
Bryce Sands: qualified for West Central Districts
Hannah Juth: qualified for West Central Districts
Cross Country had a couple of kids make it to State
Water Polo made it to regionals (not sure the outcome)
For Speech and Debate, Maddie Lancaster qualified for the state tournament in Interpretive Reading
These band students just made All State:
These band students just got accepted into the Northwest Honor Band at PLU:
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Auburn Riverside sweeps Capital for the first 3A sate title
Chris Leverenz wants her team to pick up the first few crucial points, and after that, it’s in the bag.
Tonight, her Ravens did just that when they brought out all they had on an all-around balanced offense and defense to take down Capital in three sets and win its first 3A state championship.
“If you show them what you have, it sets the pace for the entire match,” said Auburn Riverside coach Leverenz.
The championship is also a first for Auburn Riverside head coach Leverenz, who has been at Riverside for 20 years.
“To go your whole season and not get beat, I tell you it’s like get that monkey off my back because I’ve been nervous for two weeks, going, when’s it going to happen? You think you got to lose sometime, and I can’t believe we made it through,” Leverenz said.
The Auburn Riverside team was in complete synergy tonight, working a strong defense that picked up Capital’s attacks from outside hitter Rachel Erickson and middle block Kaysee Wohl.
If middles Roxy King or Kasey Holand couldn’t reach one of Capital’s tips, there were few times when another Riverside player wasn’t right next to her to pick it up. King led the team with two blocks.
The Ravens defense – and offense – was led by outside hitter Precious Atafua. She had 17 digs to go along with 17 kills.
“She can hit the ball so hard,” said Capital coach Natalie Rhodes of Atafua. “They run such quick offense that it was hard for both of our blockers to get up, and even if our blockers were up, she was hitting the angles.”
Setter Carson Heilborn is the other half of Atafua’s dominating and powerful hits. Heilborn had 33 assists and eight kills.
“We just mesh well together, and I know she’s going to get the job done,” Heilborn said.
Auburn Riverside not only took the first points of each set, but they held down a lead for the first two sets by at least two points. The Ravens dominated in the first set, taking it 25-16 and beginning with six unanswered points.
In the second set, Capital right side Paige Schieferstein played nice defense against Atafua’s hits, and the Cougars passed better than in the first set. Auburn Riverside took the second set 25-23.
In the second set Auburn Riverside libero Clarice Buchanan dislocated her pinky finger, but was able to pop it back in, and Buchanan went back in for the third set.
“She said, ‘I want to play,’ and she’s bawling,” said Leverenz. “That shows a lot of grit for a sophomore.”
Capital didn’t have a lead until the third set when they tied the score six times. Auburn Riverside finished off the game at 25-20.
“We’re worked for it all year long, every game leading up to this point, and then winning it is just so amazing,” Heilborn said.
October 2014 Special Announcement
Auburn Riverside High School 2014 State Test Scores Continue to Increase
Auburn Riverside's 2014 state test scores continue to increase in reading and math.
Auburn School District achieved increases in reading and math across grade levels, which includes testing in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. Auburn students continue to maintain strong scores on the 2014 MSP, HSPE and EOC end-of-year assessments, according to results released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Here are some examples of the continuous improvement at Auburn Riverside:
- 10th grade ELL reading results outperformed the state average by 5.9%.
- 10th grade Special Education results improved 14.9% and were more than 10% higher than the state average.
- 10th grade EOC 1 results were 3.5% higher than the state average.
Washington State Achievement Award Winner
Auburn Riverside was recognized last year by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education as a Washington Achievement Award recipient for high progress. This highly selective award is based on schools' performance for the three previous years according to the Washington Achievement Index and the ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
Auburn Riverside continues to improve student learning and close achievement gaps. The 2013-2016 Strategic Plan 2.0 will build upon this success and continue to provide world-class academic success for every student in grades K-12.
Robin Hood Senior Auburn Riverside - Hood helped lead her team to three victories over Stadium, Peninsula, and Auburn last week. She netted two goals and dishing out four assists.