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Anatomy Pig Dissection

November 3, 2010

Dan Huey's third-period anatomy class dissected pig fetuses during the last week of Oct....

AHS students build a garage

October 29, 2010

By Morgan Beauchamp AHS students are building a garage for a teacher. Roger Warne’s first period Manufacture Tech class is building a garage for school psychologist Judy Kay. The class is building the garage in the school shop. They will then transfer the garage to its destination in pieces, a...

ITEDs: Are they important?

October 28, 2010

by Malachi Wickman Students in Atlantic High School are taking the Iowa Test of Education Department (ITEDs) this week, Oct. 25-29. The ITEDs determine many things for the school district.  They affect how much money the school receives, determine students' annual progress, and help revise the...

AHS welcomes Ross

October 27, 2010

by Sam Peterson A new addition to AHS is business teacher Natalie Ross.  Ross replaces Josh Rasmussen, who is now working as AHS vice-principal and district athletic director. Ross is teaching Microsoft Office Advanced, Microsoft Office, Internet Application, and General Business. Students ...

Keeping math students awake

October 27, 2010

by Cassandra Long Keeping the attention of students can be a hard task for teachers. For math teachers, keeping students interested is important.  Some students do not enjoy math, which causes them not to pay attention. One statement that math teachers hear is, “When will I ever use this again?” The ty...

Seniors not taking ASVAB test

October 26, 2010

by Stephanie Pross In previous years, while freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took the ITEDS, seniors took the the entrance test for the United States Military known as the ASVAB. This year, however, seniors will not be taking the test. Principal Heather McKay said, “There was a change i...

Take note: update on Tony Wiley’s classes

October 25, 2010

By Alex Rutledge Good news from the history department. Teacher Tony Wiley says that kids are doing better in his classes at this stage than last year. Wiley’s classes aren’t like most classes in AHS.  Wiley lectures during class time while students take notes.   Students have differe...

Students prep for Oct. 23 ACT

October 21, 2010

by Stephanie Pross Saturday, Oct. 23, Atlantic High School will be filled with students from AHS and other surrounding schools, taking the ACT exam.   AHS has five ACT testing dates throughout the school year.  Not all colleges require the ACT, but four-year universities and many other colleges...

Improvement on standardized testing: Is it a realistic goal?

October 20, 2010

by Savannah Hoye ATLANTIC, IA- Each public school district must give standardized tests. President George W. Bush signed the “No Child Left Behind” law on Jan. 8, 2002. The law states that every student in the United States is required meet a level of proficiency. Many people are wondering if th...

Positive Behavior Rewarded

September 23, 2010

Positive Behavior Rewarded by Heather Harris Good behavior is rewarded in teacher Bev Schelling’s Level 2-3 Special Education classes; students are following point systems to earn rewards for their positive behavior. The purpose of this program is to reinforce the importance of following the beha...

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