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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!!!

All-Academic Honors to Joseph and Hawkins

All-Academic Honors to Joseph and Hawkins

Kaylee Pappal

April 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Students Opt Out of Semester Tests

Students Opt Out of Semester Tests

Madeline Nelson

December 14, 2015

This semester Atlantic High School  is giving students the opportunity to opt-out of their semester tests.  If students have a A in the course, no more than three unexcused absences or tardies, and no office referrals, they are eligible to opt-out.   According toAHS Principal Heather McKay, the Bui...

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Shelby Pelzer

November 19, 2015

Tis the season to curl up with a good book! Students beat this winter weather by indulging themselves in mysteries, thrillers, classic novels, and so much more. Sophomore Alexis Handel is reading Identical by Ellen Hopkins. Identical is a young-adult fiction novel switching perspectives of twins, Raean...

AHS Administrators Discuss Student Removal from Class

AHS Administrators Discuss Student Removal from Class

Madeline Nelson and Ben Renaud

November 16, 2015

How would you feel if a police officer flipped and dragged you around the classroom? In South Carolina on Oct. 26, a student refused to cooperate in class therefore an officer had to come remove her from the classroom. The officer flipped the girl out of the desk and proceeded to drag her around the room. (R...

New Face in FCS Department

New Face in FCS Department

Hayley Gibson

November 11, 2015

FCS teacher Meryl Hopper-Henningson recently gained the help of the new student teacher, Rachel Ferry. Ferry is here for the rest of the semester and is helping in all of the foods and child development classes. Ferry is from Harlan, Iowa, and graduated from Harlan High School. This December she will be...

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