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AP Art Students

AP Art Students

Charity Williams

September 27, 2016


Filed under Academics, Fine Arts, Showcase

AP art is a class that lets students explore their skills and help them learn what they enjoy most. It is also counts as a college class credit.   Senior Victoria Krogh said, “It's nice to have freedoms and it has less structure and lets you express yourself. After 3 years of knowing what we do b...

AHS Welcomes: Ms. Lipp

AHS Welcomes: Ms. Lipp

Zeke Whetstone and Bailey Schildberg

September 13, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News

As a first year teacher, Rachelle Lipp welcomes students to room 406. Lipp graduated from Gehlen in Le Mars, Iowa in 2012, and from UNI in May 2016. Before she came to Atlantic, Lipp student-taught in Singapore during the winter of 2015. When explaining her experience she said it "was so awesome and...

Jedd Sherman Joins AHS

Jedd Sherman Joins AHS

Zeke Whetstone

August 31, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News, Showcase, The Gallery

New chemistry and physics teacher Jedd Sherman comes to AHS after a year of teaching at St. Albert's in Council Bluffs. Before that, Sherman served as principal at Walnut, Spirit Lake and Red Oak. His path back to the classroom has been rocky, drawing controversy when he clashed with administration ...

Dudley Ends School Year Early

Dudley Ends School Year Early

May 23, 2016


Filed under Academics

Today, math teacher Paul Dudley was not found in his room, room 404. Neither was any of his belongings. Principal Heather Mckay was not open to releasing any information to us at this moment. On the phone, Dudley said he “will not be returning.” When asked if he left on his own terms, Dudley sa...

School Board: New Coach, Iowa Assessments, ELL and Homeschooling

School Board: New Coach, Iowa Assessments, ELL and Homeschooling

Mariah Cook

April 29, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News, Showcase

The Atlantic School Board was bursting with pride Tuesday night. The first thing on the agenda was to discuss Justin Williams as the new freshman baseball coach. Because the baseball team has 34 players plus the 11 eighth-graders, the board said that the numbers are there to have a freshman coach. ...

All-Academic Honors to Joseph and Hawkins

All-Academic Honors to Joseph and Hawkins

Kaylee Pappal

April 18, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News, Showcase

Seniors Lydia Joseph and Ryan Hawkins were chosen to represent Atlantic High School for  the Hawkeye 10 Conference All-Academic and Character Awards. “Selection to this All-Conference Team was based on academics, leadership, character and school/community service,” a recent press release stated. ...

Family Consumer Science Offers a Buffet of Courses

Family Consumer Science Offers a Buffet of Courses

Mycala Kickland 

March 18, 2016


Filed under Academics, Beat Reports, Showcase, The Gallery

Not sure what electives to take? FCS teacher Meryl Hopper offers many classes. Hopper teaches Intro to Foods, Pro Start 1 and 2, Child Development, Early Childhood, Life and Relationships, and will be offering a new class this coming school year called FCS. The new class will combine Childcare, Culinar...

Controversy on the School Board

Controversy on the School Board

Zeke Whetstone

March 4, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News, Showcase

After a heated exchange of letters between school board member Dr. Keith Swanson and superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein, the Atlantic Community School Board gathered for a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24. In Swanson’s article, published in the Atlantic News Telegraph, he voiced concern about finances and d...

Jenkins Retires After 25 Years

Jenkins Retires After 25 Years

Darien Mills

February 24, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News

In chemistry matter changes, but in the AHS chemistry lab, there is about to be a change that matters. Chemistry teacher Nancy Jenkins is retiring after teaching in the district for 25 years. Her plans after retirement are to do some traveling and spend time with her family, which includes her h...

AHS Guidance Counselor Named Educator of the Year

AHS Guidance Counselor Named Educator of the Year

Madeline Nelson

February 17, 2016


Filed under Academics, Activities, School News, Showcase

Recently, AHS Guidance Counselor Michelle Huber was named Educator of the Year and presented an award.  The award was presented on Jan. 23 at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce dinner.  AHS Principal Heather McKay was asked to present the award to Huber and give a short speech at the dinner.  Huber...

Project Renovate Class Proposed

Project Renovate Class Proposed

Madeline Nelson

February 9, 2016


Filed under Academics, School News, Showcase

A new course might be offered for students to take this fall at AHS.  The course is called Project Renovate. If they choose to take it, students will have the chance to renovate a house or property of some sort in our community. This is a class that will meet at both the job site and in the classro...

Glancing at 2nd Semester with McKay

Glancing at 2nd Semester with McKay

Madeline Nelson

January 12, 2016


Filed under Academics, Activities, School News, Showcase

The start of second semester at AHS comes with a lot of new changes from first semester.   Testing for Iowa Assessments are going to be a little different. Principal Heather McKay said that students are only going to test on required tests (Math, Science, and Reading), not all the extra ones. Servic...

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