• 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:


      The following seniors were awarded Rotary scholarships and were honored at the Rotary luncheon on June 2: Daisha Campbell, Jessica Fulford, Alexandria Higgins, Deborah Huh, Jin Jung, Kaja Johnson, Madison Lancaster, Kelcey Lind, Ja-milllia Lopez, Calli Millang, Summer Ramirez, Lindsey Sanborn, Michelle Sims, and Colllin Sutrick
      Matt Dickson became industry certified in three electronics areas by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians . It typically takes four semesters to complete two certifications, and Matt accomplished this feat in two semesters.
      Freshman golfer Jennifer Kim placed 10th at the 3A State Golf Tournament held in the Tri-Cities.
      The ARHS Math Team swept the intra-district math competition. Kyle Porter and Ben Summers won the individual events, and ARHS took the team competition.
      Kolton Rosin and Rian Kierce were named to the First Team of the all SPSL Conference in Boys’ Lacrosse.
      At the statewide American Sign Language competition in May, three ARHS students competed and all three won awards. Kayla Harrell earned a first place award, and Sarah Fletcher and Jaclyn Leibrant earned second place awards.
      The boys’ soccer team placed fourth in the State. Also, six members were named to the All SPSL 3A soccer team. Named to first team were Adrian Correa, Brandon Gonzalez, Jordan Loomans, Nick Rogerson, and Charlie Gullota. Andy Starkle was named to the second team. In addition, Adrian Correa was named the MVP Offensive Player of the Year.
      At this year’s Passing the Torch competition, three students earned awards. Jordan Harrison won first place and Andrey Khmara took third in the Jewelry category, and Cameron Gentry earned an Honorable Mention in the Sculpture category.
      The girls’ water polo team placed 8th in the state and Paige Mosko was awarded an Honorable Mention for the All State team.
      At the state track and field meet, Lexi Chinn placed 9th in the 100 meter dash, the 4x100 team took 4th place, and Brittni Williams took 2nd in the long jump.
      Japanese language students Travis Tran and Omry Majors-Howe were selected to participate in an exchange program sponsored by the Japan-America Society of the state of Washington. Only 8 students from the entire state were selected.
      At the DECA Internationals in Florida, Paloma Langone, Ca-price Gauthier, and Kassidy Woodworth made it to the finals with their School Based Enterprise project. This means they were in the top 14 out of over 500 teams.

        Quiz Bowl: the team of Allen Acosta, Kyle Porter, Hanna Hammeed, Kyle Wuerch, Travis Tran, and Adrian Tong earned a Bronze medal.

      Electronics Technology: Mathew Dickson earned a Gold Medal – National qualifier, and Ryan Rogers earned a Silver Medal

      Pin Design: Adrian Tong earned a Silver medal and Travis Tran earned a Bronze medal.


      Travis Tran and Adrian Tong’s pin design was selected to represent Washington state at the National SkillUSA Leadership conference in June. They were awarded a $50 cash prize and the first two pins off the press at the state conference. The pin will be traded with the other state pins at Nationals.





      SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking contest we held a week ago.  Walter Harris placed 3rd and Boone Tate placed 7th.  Both students did an excellent job.  Walt will have the opportunity to compete at State in early April.  We had a total of 14 contestants from 3 area high schools.  

       AP Science club took 3rd Place at PLU

      ARHS Competition Cheer Squad takes 1st in State Cheer competition.

      Star Times: Volleyball

      Carson Heilborn Setter, Auburn Riverside, Sr. The 6-foot-1 Heilborn capped an outstanding four-year career by leading the Ravens to their first state volleyball title as they won the 3A crown and went unbeaten. She averaged nearly 10 assists per set and was a threat with the dump kill as well. Named Most Valuable Player in the talent-packed South Puget Sound League 3A Division. Signed with the University of New Mexico. Precious Atafua Outside hitter, Auburn Riverside, Sr. The Ravens had multiple options, but Atafua was the go-to-player when they needed a big kill en route to their 3A state title. She hit with authority (almost five kills per set) and accuracy (53.3 percent in SPSL play) and also was the team leader in digs with nearly three per set. She was the state tournament’s Most Valuable Player and plans to play at Highline Community College, then transfer to Western Washington University


    State competitors in Cross Country- Dax Tate and Corey Brinkman

    Julia Zanotelli 7th in State for Girls Dive.

    Girl's Golf

    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:

    Diego Cabanas

    Kasey Green

    Alivia Hammond

    Sunny Lee

    Hailey Wagner

    Mya Wagner

    These band students just got accepted into the Northwest Honor Band at PLU:

    Diego Cabanas

    Alilvia Hammond

    Jonna Baker

    Dru Wickenkamp

    Chandler Price

    Erica Russaw

     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. 



    WIAA Athlete of the Week

    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.