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  • September 19Good luck to the girls swim team on Saturday in Marshalltown!
  • September 19The Trojan volleyball team will participate in a tournament in Bondurant on Saturday. Good luck!
  • September 19The registration deadline for the ACT is Friday, Sept. 20.
  • September 19Good luck to the football team against Harlan on Friday!
  • September 15The cross country teams travel to Ballard on Monday, and Carroll on Saturday. Good luck!
  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

College Tips from Alumnus Zeke Whetstone

College Tips from Alumnus Zeke Whetstone

Beau Dickerson, Caroline Pellett, and Ashley Wendt

November 22, 2018

2018 graduate Zeke Whetstone re-entered the halls of Atlantic High School with a smile and a wish to help prepare seniors for their college experience by sharing some of his own findings. Whetstone currently attends Iowa State University as a first-generation college student, and initially began as an undec...

AHS Journalism Claims Another Award

AHS Journalism Claims Another Award

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 20, 2018

After taking home the title of All-Iowa News Team of the Year for class A, AHS journalism snagged yet another award for their hard work. This time the focus was on the 2017-18 Javelin. The Iowa High School Press Association, or IHSPA, judged the Javelin on unifying concepts (photography and design...

Possible New Opportunities for AHS Students

Possible New Opportunities for AHS Students

Alyssa Brockob

November 6, 2018

Decisions, decisions. What to wear? What to have for lunch? What to do for the rest of my life? When even minute-to-minute decisions crowd our minds, how can we think ahead to lifelong choices of college and careers? The ACSD School-to-Work committee wants to help students navigate the uncertain path of ...

NEWS BRIEF — Conference Yields Award for AHS Journalism

NEWS BRIEF — Conference Yields Award for AHS Journalism

Hana Holtz, Editor

October 31, 2018

A new banner is flying at AHS. The AHS Needle journalism students brought home the 2018 All-Iowa News Team of the Year banner on Thursday, Oct. 25. The award was presented at Iowa’s annual student journalism conference at the University of Iowa. The Iowa High School Press Association awards the banner to the ...

NEWS BRIEF — Students are Fond of Fondant

NEWS BRIEF — Students are Fond of Fondant

Grace Barkley and Ariel Clark

October 19, 2018

The Baking and Pastry class got into the Halloween spirit by having a cake competition on Friday, Oct 12. The class was divided into three groups with each creating a unique cake. The winning group consisted of Bailey Riesgaard and MaCade Stillian who designed a cake to look like a spider with blood d...

Digging for Details about FAFSA

Digging for Details about FAFSA

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

October 17, 2018

As the school year progresses, many students may have been hearing the acronym FAFSA being used quite frequently. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is required to be filled out in order for anyone seeking a higher education in the United States to receive federal, state and c...

Academic Opportunities in Full Swing

Academic Opportunities in Full Swing

Kylie Neal, Editor

October 2, 2018

A schedule change has arrived at AHS, ending the school day at 3:13 p.m. Academic Opportunities, also known as “AO,” follows second period every day except Monday, on which seminar is held instead. This time is intended for students to make up tests or quizzes or complete missing work. If a student has ...

Search for Industrial Technology Teacher Continues

Search for Industrial Technology Teacher Continues

Connor Church

September 14, 2018

AHS is currently searching for a new industrial tech teacher, but for the time being, Roger Warne, ACSD Director of Technology, is teaching drafting and woodworking. "Mr. Warne is covering for two classes for us while we are looking for someone to fill the industrial tech position,” principal Heather ...

AHS Welcomes New Teachers

AHS Welcomes New Teachers

Alyssa Brockob and Anastasia Muell

September 11, 2018

As the 2018- 2019 school year commences, students are becoming familiar with the three newest teachers hired at AHS: Valerie Jaehrling, Randall Simpson and Cole Renken. Each of the teachers has at least three years prior teaching experience at other schools and plan to continue their career in Atlant...

NEWS BRIEF – Students Learn CPR

NEWS BRIEF – Students Learn CPR

Callie Richter, Journalism Production Student

March 30, 2018

Students taking Health I this semester experienced what it's like to do CPR these last three days. Health teacher Tucker Weber instructs his classes using several plastic mannequins, CPR masks, and AEDs. The students watched videos beforehand which gave them a real-life situation in which they would...

NEWS BRIEF – Soldier Speaks to Hinzmann’s Classes

NEWS BRIEF – Soldier Speaks to Hinzmann’s Classes

Madison Fell

March 26, 2018

Sergeant Nathan Allen, a former student of Atlantic High School, was a guest speaker today, March 26, in Terry Hinzmann's Modern World History class. Hinzmann likes to invite realistic speakers in order to give his classes first-hand accounts of events that have happened during different wars. Sergeant...

Writers Unite with New Club at AHS

Writers Unite with New Club at AHS

Alyssa Brockob, Journalism Production Student

February 21, 2018

Students are beginning to become more aware of and participate in the newest club offered at AHS: Writers' Club. Supervised by English teacher Rachelle Lipp, Writer’s Club is an organized group focused on helping students become better writers, ignite creativity and get to know one another by shar...

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