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  • The archery team heads to Valley on Saturday, Feb. 22. Good luck!
  • There is no school on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21.
  • Good luck to the wrestlers at State this weekend!
  • Parent/Teacher conferences are Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Good luck to the girls basketball team on Wednesday, Feb. 19 against Red Oak!
  • The Late Winter Band and Vocal Concert is Tuesday, Feb. 18. Break a leg!
  • Atlantic boys basketball hosts Harlan on Monday, Feb. 17. Good luck!
  • The jazz band heads to Glenwood on Monday, Feb. 17 for the District contest. Break a leg!
  • Order your yearbook!

Learning to Teach

Learning to Teach

Molly McFadden, Editor

February 13, 2020

Many students at AHS are beginning to look towards the future, and with that comes college and a career. To help students make these decisions, AHS offers multiple opportunities. One of these opportunities is being a TA in the elementary, middle, and high schools. A teacher's assistant, or TA, receives high ...

Parents in School

Parents in School

Addi Schmitt, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

“Bye, Momma, I love you,” sophomore Brynna Ray says every time she parts ways with her mom before school. When many students go to school, this is their time spent away from their parents. However, some students go to school alongside their parents. Sophomore Xander Moore attends school in the...

Changing the Culture

Changing the Culture

Aspen Niklasen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

School culture is a major part about attending high school. Friends, teachers, and acquaintances are all key points to a school's culture. Relationships drive a school’s culture. “The school is about relationships,” Atlantic High School principal Heather McKay said. “People perform better, learn...

Dogs, Dad Jokes, and Dodson

Dogs, Dad Jokes, and Dodson

Brynna Ray, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Dexter Dodson: the home improvement and dad joke man. Dodson started at AHS in the 2019-20 school year, becoming some students’ favorite teacher because of his fun personality and teaching skills. Dodson is from Maywood, Neb. In school, Dodson's favorite classes were shop and band, where he play...

No Small Task: Small Engines Class

No Small Task: Small Engines Class

Becca Folds and Eleanor Greving

January 29, 2020

Atlantic High School has a new course that students can take, focusing on the mechanics of engines. The class is taught by Dexter Dodson. This is a class for anyone willing to get their hands dirty and learn new skills. In the course, students learn how to completely tear apart a small engine and put it...

The Start of Second Semester Art

The Start of Second Semester Art

Troy Roach and Carina Birkel

January 23, 2020

Art classes plant the seeds for a creative outlet. They lead to a multitude of different styles and pieces of art. This is reflected in the course offerings at the high school, where mediums range from drawing to painting. Junior Cameryn Pitzer is in Ceramics II, which she sees as an "outlet for cre...

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Taliya James and Dreyah Rutherford

January 20, 2020

English teacher Emma Bireline took on a new task at AHS: the Creative Writing class. This year, the class is trying new things after being taught by Allison Berryhill for the last few years. Bireline would like to teach nonfiction first, then fiction. She will focus on technique, characterization, di...

Second Semester’s New Course

Second Semester’s New Course

Ariel Clark, Editor

January 16, 2020

With the ever-looming presence of technology integrating itself further into society, more and more careers rely on technology-based backgrounds. Coding, a base of most technological advances, is now being taught as a semester-long class at AHS. Led by Rhonda Hawkins, it’s designed to teach freshm...

AO Scheduling Changes

AO Scheduling Changes

Ayden Brown and Jayden Ford

January 14, 2020

Atlantic High School has a period of time between the second and third periods that allows students to get extra help, study for a class, or to take a brain break. This period of time is called AO, short for Academic Opportunity. Last semester, principal Heather McKay said the amount of students with fai...

Different Teachers, Different Styles

Different Teachers, Different Styles

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

January 14, 2020

Starting a new school year, or semester, can be challenging, as it presents unneeded nerves in the form of uncertainty and excitement. Students change classrooms, classmates, and teachers without having much say in the matter. Changing up an entire learning environment for a school subject, after an ...

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Kenzie Hoffman and Addi Schmitt

January 13, 2020

History teacher Trace Petersen has stepped up to the plate and taken on the role of teaching the Behavioral Science course at AHS.  Petersen has taught CPI and American History at Atlantic High School for 15 years. Before that, he taught psychology for 16 years at other schools in cities such as P...

How Funding Affects Field Trips

How Funding Affects Field Trips

Lexie Trotter, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

On average, only ten percent of high schoolers in the United States go on field trips. Elementary students double that with 20 percent going on field trips each year. Principal Heather McKay said she would love to take more field trips because it is a way to expand knowledge outside of a classroom....

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