• The district FFA Convention will be Saturday, March 6 at Harlan
  • State girls basketball is this week
  • The late winter band and vocal concert is Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, March 3
  • The mobile food pantry will be open Wednesday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. in HS commons
  • Varsity boys basketball substate is Monday, March 1 at Indianola
  • Girls and boys track practice starts this week!
  • Order your yearbook!


AHSneedle is Atlantic High School’s online news source, providing you with the latest news concerning the school and community through sports stories, activity recaps, opinion pieces, and more. The program is student-driven, which means the junior and senior editors determine and edit the content published.

Our site includes staff profiles of all editors and features a live Twitter feed.  We strive to post at least three news stories a day. Readers can participate in weekly polls found on our site, as well as through our Twitter (@AHSneedle).

Our weekly news show, “Eye of the Needle,” is produced by students. “Eye of the Needle” is posted on our Youtube account (AHS Needle) every Friday.

Our staff works hard to keep up-to-date with social media trends. We post regularly on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok (@ahsneedle), and Facebook

The AHS Journalism staff is made up of 57 students, spanning grades 10-12.

Our vision for AHSneedle is to bring readers clear and concise reports on all aspects of the school in a timely manner. Content created and posted on our site is meant only to inform students, staff, and the surrounding community. While anyone can suggest what to cover, editors have the final say in what and how it is produced. All articles are reviewed by an editor before publication. Information found will always be cited as so. We encourage contact with our readers, however, all comments on our website will be subject to editor approval prior to publication.

The current Editor-in-Chiefs are Molly McFadden and Da’Jai Wesson. Our editor team consists of Camryn Church, Ariel Clark, Eleanor Greving, Mackenzie Hoffman, Taliya James, and Dani Mathisen.

Awards Received


Audience Engagement Badge (SNO)

Site of Excellence Badge (SNO)

Story Page Excellence Badge (SNO)


Finalist, Iowa News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)

Story Page Excellence Badge (SNO)

Excellence in Writing Badge (SNO)

Audience Engagement Badge (SNO)

Site of Excellence Badge (SNO)


Finalist, Iowa News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)


Iowa News Team of the Year  (Iowa High School Press Association)


All-Iowa News Team Finalist  (Iowa High School Press Association)

First Place Web Design (Iowa High School Press Association)


Third Place News Team of the Year  (Iowa High School Press Association)


Fourth Place News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)


Iowa ACLU Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award

Best of SNO


Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat, 2020

The Life of a Bus Driver, 2020

What’s It Like Having Car Clout?, 2019


Girls Wrestling Grows in Popularity, 2019

Getting to Know an Iconic Teacher, 2019

ISASP Testing to Replace Iowa Assessments, 2019


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