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Classes Held Via Zoom

Twenty students participated in the debut of

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 7, 2020

With schools remaining closed until Friday, May 1 per Governor Kim Reynolds’ instructions, teachers at Atlantic High School have gotten creative in regards to instructing their students. While a lot of the course material distributed is optional in nature, many students are taking part. One way edu...

Scholarship Opportunities for AHS Seniors

Guidance secretary Gina Honke recommends applying for several scholarships. Students can consult Honke or the guidance counselors for questions about the scholarship process.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

March 12, 2020

Every year, AHS seniors have the opportunity to fill out scholarships to be financially rewarded for their academic and extracurricular achievements.  The website for scholarships is open to all seniors as of Saturday, Feb. 1. There are multiple scholarships sponsored locally throughout the commu...

The Grind of a 4.0

Sophomore Katy Rothfusz and junior Camryn Church work together during chemistry.

Chaylei Carey, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Ever since the second or third grade, students have received report cards with letter grades that are based on attentiveness and homework. At the time, these report cards were no big deal. If a kid had all As, their parents would likely put the report on the refrigerator to show off the academic feat. ...

Learning to Teach

Junior Kennedy Goergen shows two elementary students the book she wrote for her English 3 class. Goergen volunteers at Washington Elementary everyday.

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

Amber and Xander Moore pose for a picture in the hallway. While his mom doesn't teach a class, X. Moore often gets the chance to talk to his mom during the day.

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

Students in the library study during their free period. The couches are open to anybody during this time. They are used for comfort and socializing, the interactions helping improve the student 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

Dexter Dodson has made himself at home in the Industrial Tech wing.  Students brighten up when he tells

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

Dexter Dodson, the instructor of the Small Engines course, helps senior Dylan Thomas with his work. This is Dodson's first year at AHS.

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

Art teacher Susan Wedemeyer helps freshman Coda Mahan with an art project during her AO period. This is Wedemeyer's first year teaching at AHS.

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

Emma Bireline's Creative Writing class chats it up. The course is offered during fifth period.

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

Junior Jarrit Smith looks over his work in Coding class. He is one of about a dozen students who take the class.

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

Junior Reagan Watson studies for chemistry during AO time. Many students use the assigned slot of time to ask questions in classes they need help in.

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...

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