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A Look Inside the Creative Writing Class

A Look Inside the Creative Writing Class

Aliyah Jordan

February 13, 2019

It’s not about what you write, it’s the way you write it. Atlantic High School students are offered a Creative Writing class every year, where they can take writing and add a special twist. Teacher Allison Berryhill helped her students learn ways to make their stories creative and add personal touch...

Students Win Gift Cards After Mock Interviews

Students Win Gift Cards After Mock Interviews

Hannah Anstey

January 28, 2019

This past November, sophomores in Randall Simpson's English class participated in mock interviews, with the goal for students to get practical experience for their future. Without prior knowledge, students also had the opportunity to win a $50 Subway gift card provided by Randy Watts. They were told ...

Sophomore Class Prepares for the Future

Sophomore Class Prepares for the Future

Alyssa Brockob

December 17, 2018

Students at AHS frequently spend their time involved in the wide range of activities offered, whether it be playing on a sports team or singing in a choir. However, the sophomore class has been learning about another commitment many students have also taken on. Current English teacher Randall Simpson...

Journalism Editors Meet with Superintendent

Journalism Editors Meet with Superintendent

Sarah Schorle, Javelin Editor in Chief

December 13, 2018

As part of an ongoing initiative to connect district issues with high school students, several lead editors for the journalism department met with Superintendent Steve Barber on Thursday, Dec. 6. Barber said he felt that students should know that “we are working on really trying to define what we want every ...

Students Tackle the ACT

Students Tackle the ACT

Kylie Neal

December 10, 2018

Tick tick tick…Tap tap tap... the dreaded sounds of clocks ticking and pencils tapping, while students sit in a silent room, exercising their knowledge on a standardized test. Just what every high school student dreams of, right? The latest ACT has just taken place at AHS on Saturday, Dec. 8 at ...

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 ...

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