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  • There will be a 2 hour early dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 25.
  • Game Club has started! See the posters around AHS for more information.
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!

Giving This Holiday Season

Students work together to pack the trailer. Some students have volunteered with Operation Christmas Child before, while many freshman helped for their first time this year.
Students at the Link Center spent their day volunteering for Operation Christmas Child.
November 24, 2020

“This year we haven’t been able to see much good going on. It will give them an opportunity to see that even in the hard stuff, we can still do good,” Link Center Educator Mary McBride said about...

Sitting in Classrooms — OPINION

Students finish up a quiz in Trisha Niceswanger’s second-period Spanish 1 class. The desks in Niceswanger’s classroom are standard for most of the school and require students to look down at what they’re doing. This can contribute to neck pain.
Sitting for hours each day is, unfortunately, the norm for students.
November 19, 2020

Seven hours a day, five days a week, 36 weeks a year. Most students spend more of their waking hours at school than anywhere else. Every weekday, students go from sitting in one class to sitting in another...

Behrends in the Lab

Michelle Behrends sits in the front of the room and watches over her students, making sure they stay on track with their courses.While she was usually found substitute teaching for various absent teachers, Behrends was offered the position to be a semester-long substitute until the school can find an ample replacement teacher. She took the offer in order to help out the school and to stay safe during the pandemic.
With the resignation of AHS teacher Valerie Jaehrling due to COVID concerns, Michelle Behrends took over monitoring physics and chemistry online classes.
November 13, 2020

“Traditionally as a teacher you don’t proctor classrooms, you teach,” said substitute teacher Michelle Behrends. Behrends took control of the chemistry and physics classes after the previous teacher...

Spanish Students Take on “Don Quijote”

Spanish 4 students Craig Alan Becker and Colin Mullinex act out a scene from the book Don Quijote. Students read Don Quijote in Spanish, translate it to English, and then recreate parts of the book.
Students taking Spanish 4 are currently reading and recreating the book “Don Quijote.”
November 3, 2020

As a project in Spanish 4, students are recreating scenes from the book “Don Quijote.” Students had a few weeks in class to work on creating the videos complete with narration and speaking.  The...

What to Notice While Note Taking

Many students around AHS use colorful pens to take notes. Some classes require hand written notes, while others don't.
Good note taking skills can benefit a students’ high school years tremendously.
November 3, 2020

Good note taking skills can benefit a students’ high school years tremendously. Even with the world’s increase in technology, the best way to take notes is by hand. A study by Princeton University...

Scholarship Tips

Senior Lia Lillard applied for a scholarship through the school. Information like class ranking, GPA, and volunteering history was needed to apply.
AHS seniors looking for financial aid opportunities in college can apply for scholarships through resources from the school.
October 28, 2020

Most high school seniors are focused on planning their future, especially this time of the year. Those who are planning to attend college might also be interested in applying for scholarships for financial...

Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS

School Board member Laura McLean reads a petition signed by AHS teachers at the last board meeting. McLean was asked questions by Intro to Journalism students during their press conference.
Intro to Journalism students are learning about the different ways journalism is conducted.
October 27, 2020

School Board member Laura McLean visited the 4th period Intro to Journalism class on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event was hosted in order to teach students more about how a press conference is run. Taking...

Costa Rica Trip Planned for 2021

Students worked hard to earn money during the 2020 Taco Night. Taco Night is the organization's way to help fund the trip, while serving good food and hosting a silent auction.
The trip, originally planned for 2020, is now planned for the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.
October 16, 2020

 Every two years Atlantic High School takes a group of students in Spanish 3 and 4 on a trip to Costa Rica. The trip, originally planned for 2020, is now planned for the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19....

How to Take the ACT

These booklets are available in the guidance center. They can help you with your college outlook and help you get a better understanding of the ACT.
Information and tips on how to succeed on the ACT.
October 12, 2020

As students approach graduation, many questions fill their brains. Where should I go to college? How do I get into college? How does the ACT even work? Here is the answer to one of those questions. First,...

Chemistry Class Update

Chemistry student Addison DeArment has Acellus open on her school computer, ready to start a new lesson. DeArment said in terms of tests and quizzes, this year is much different.
Students have to take Chemistry through an online program first semester.
October 2, 2020

The resignation of previous Chemistry and Physics teacher, Valerie Jaehrling, has made students have to take an online course in order to take the class this semester. Due to safety concerns, she decided...

Classes Held Via Zoom

Twenty students participated in the debut of
A variety of courses have moved onto the video-chatting website.
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...

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.
There are a variety of scholarships available for seniors to apply for.
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...

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