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English Students Create Children’s Books

English Students Create Children’s Books

Trista Flathers, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Students in the AHS English 3 class completed a new type of project that included the Washington Elementary first graders. Emma Bireline, who teaches the class, brainstormed ideas for her students in trying to find a new way of showing what they have learned from the first unit of the year. Instead of ha...

Lettering in Academics

Lettering in Academics

Grace Clay, Editor

November 7, 2019

Just as they recognize students for extracurricular achievements every year, the Atlantic High School formally recognizes the academic achievements of their students as well.  This year the assembly will be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 9:36 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The academic award is p...

How ADHD Affects Students

How ADHD Affects Students

Camryn Church, Editor

October 21, 2019

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 13.5 percent of students ages 12-17. Of that 13 percent, a majority of students diagnosed are males. This isn’t because females aren’t less susceptible to the disorder, it’s rather likely the symptoms of ADHD are different in girls, and can...

Area Schools Come Together for College Fair

Area Schools Come Together for College Fair

Taliya James and Dreyah Rutherford

October 7, 2019

The Atlantic High School college fair was hosted on Sep. 25, between 9:00-10:15 a.m. Fifty-eight colleges and universities, vocational schools, and military representatives attended along with 450 students from Atlantic, Griswold, ACGC, and Audubon. The goal for the college fair was to open lines of commu...

All the Good Chemistry Jokes Argon

All the Good Chemistry Jokes Argon

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 26, 2019

“Inconceivable.” Science teacher Valerie Jaerhling’s favorite movie is “The Princess Bride” and many things that Jaehrling has done in her life could be described as Vizzini would say, inconceivable. Throughout Jaehrling’s life she has been a driver for the CyRide, a member of the Peace Corps...

Tips to Ace the ACT

Tips to Ace the ACT

Kylie Neal, Editor

September 16, 2019

The next ACT is creeping around the corner. It will be held at the Atlantic Middle School Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. The ACT test is used to measure students’ English, math, reading and science skills. There is also an optional writing portion that students may choose to take. Many students at AHS a...

Aviation Class Soars at AHS

Aviation Class Soars at AHS

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 6, 2019

“Never turn down an opportunity to learn.” After the departure of math teacher Morgan Staashelm, fellow math teacher Lisa Sonntag decided to try and take on the Aviation class. She was sent to Maryland, to the headquarters of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). The AOPA is the largest aviatio...

Tuition: Answering Your Burning Questions

Tuition: Answering Your Burning Questions

Grace Clay, Editor

September 4, 2019

For most seniors, there’s one scary thought lying just eight months ahead of us: college. Whether it’s a two year, four year, or trade school, here are some tips from one senior to another on how to not go completely broke over the course of your post-secondary education.  To begin, here’s a few quick facts about s...

Academic Success in AHS

Academic Success in AHS

Caroline Pellett

April 24, 2019

The annual Hawkeye 10 All-Academic banquet was held on April 3, 2019, at the Cass County Community building in Atlantic. The banquet is always held in Atlantic as it is a central location for each school. Every year, 22 students throughout the conference are selected to receive this award, and six mem...

Career Day Returns to AHS

Career Day Returns to AHS

March 27, 2019

Career day was held on Wednesday, March 13 as an opportunity for students to learn more about different careers they expressed an interest in. Many volunteers came in to talk to classes about aspects of their jobs and answer any questions students had.

ISASP Testing to Replace Iowa Assessments

ISASP Testing to Replace Iowa Assessments

Dani Mathisen, Staff writer

March 25, 2019

Testing, testing, one, two, three. This spring a change in testing has come to AHS and many schools across the country. Students will no longer sharpen their number two pencils to fill in the circles but instead will type or click their responses on computers. ACSD Curriculum Director James Northwick met...

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