• On Saturday, Sept. 25, the varsity cross country team runs in Harlan.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 25, girl's swim travels to Valley High School.
  • JV volleyball travels to St. Albert on Thursday, Sept. 23.
  • The college fair is on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the cross country team travels to Creston.
  • JV football plays Ballard on Monday, Sept. 20.
  • Varsity girl's swim has a meet at the YMCA on Monday, Sept. 20.
  • Freshman and JV volleyball triangular on Monday, Sept. 20.
  • School pictures are on Monday, Sept. 20.
  • Varsity football travels to ADM on Friday, Sept. 24.
  • Seniors, sign up for your senior exit interview!
  • Order your yearbook!
The middle school bowling team practices under the eye of coach Michael Applegate. Applegate hopes a high school bowling team can be started.

Striking Interest in Bowling

Students wonder if a bowling team could be in store for AHS.
Dakota Oswalt September 13, 2021

Nearly every school in the Hawkeye 10 conference has a high school bowling team. While the Atlantic Middle School has one, coached by seventh-grade science teacher Michael Applegate, the high school is...

The AHSneedle staff smiles together at the beginning of the year. The staff worked hard this year to reach goals and improve the journalism program.

A Distignuished Site

The AHSneedle staff earned all six SNO Site Excellence Awards after a year of hard work.
Molly McFadden, Da'Jai Wesson, and Camryn Church April 21, 2021

The AHS Journalism program, AHSneedle.com, was notified that we have achieved the Distinguished Site Award by School Newspapers Online by earning all six of the Excellence Awards. Last year we earned four,...

The Roman Coliseum catches the attention of many at a previous Hawkeye-10 Art Show. Senior Isabellah Peterson's stippling is one of her many award-winning pieces of artwork.

More Than a Class, Best of Show

Artwork, for Bella Peterson, is an escape.
Taliya James, Editor April 13, 2021

In the beginning, she was interested in the art of anime, and her middle school dream was to produce illustrations for Manga. She hoped that hard work would allow her to become big in that field. She was...

This episode of The Point features freshman Nick Bennett. Bennett is involved in speech and debate, play, football, tennis, and baseball.

The Point: Springing into Season, Ft. Nick Bennett

Nick and Molly discuss school activities this time of year.
Molly McFadden, Editor February 12, 2021

Although the temperature in Iowa is still rather low, spring is quickly approaching. With this new season comes many different activities at AHS. Tune in to hear all about speech and debate, the upcoming...

Students' art work is shown in a display case located in the commons. There are currently 40 students involved in different levels of art class.

NEWS BRIEF — Artistic Endeavors

Art students are experimenting with their latest projects as second semester begins.
April Vanderholm and Nina Welter January 18, 2021

Using their brain creatively, art allows students to disconnect from the digital world and get away from reality. Art teacher Susan Wedemeyer’s classes provide this opportunity for students to explore...

Let’s Debate About It

Fine Arts reporter Chaylei Carey explores the class of Debate through video.
Chaylei Carey, Videographer December 19, 2020

Sophomores Kylie Pulido, Cater Pellett, Reece DeArment, Charolette Saluk, and Micaiah Anderson sit around a fake fireplace while a Christmas tree twinkles in the background.  Pulido and Anderson played Jesters for the Madrigal.

The Madrigal Dinner in Photos

The Annual AHS Choir Madrigal Dinner was held on Dec. 12 and 13.
Ariel Clark, Editor December 18, 2020

AHSNeedle Senior Staff stand under the high school's sign. We feel the school hasn't included our class in enough conversations and decisions this year.

Senior Year Under the Cloud of COVID-19

AHSNeedle Senior Staff ask that seniors be included in decision making.
Staff Editorial December 11, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the hallways were filled with chatter about a new virus called COVID-19. Now, as we near the end of the year, this virus has become a part of our daily lives. It affects every...

Junior Caleb Minders prepare to pull out the potatoes he helped make for the Trojan Diner.  At the time, the students were in their resting period after successfully delivering some of the meals.

Served Straight from Trojan Diner 2020

Trojan Diner was served on Friday, Oct. 16 for faculty members.
Ariel Clark, Editor October 23, 2020

Served to staff members that pre-signed up for a meal, the Foods II classes will serve Trojan Diner seven more times this semester. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there was no sit-in option, instead the...

Senior Kenzie Waters dribbles the ball down the field during a game last year. Waters participated in the Quarantine Cup.

The Quarantine Cup Comes to a Close

Atlantic finishes runner-up in the impromptu competition.
Hana Holtz, Editor May 22, 2020

After spring sports were cancelled on Friday, April 17, Atlantic teacher Dan Vargason developed an idea in which spring sport athletes would be able to compete in a fun and safe way. Dubbed the “Quarantine...

Atlantic's NHS chapter hosts at least two blood drives a year, one in the fall and in one in the spring.

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

The group looks to reschedule their spring event.
Hana Holtz, Editor March 17, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter has postponed the upcoming blood drive that was set to take place on Wednesday, March 18. NHS adviser Jarrod O’Donnell made the announcement on Friday, March 13. Like many other...

Senior Bethaney Meurer donates blood during the last blood drive. Donators should consider drinking lots of water before they give blood.

NHS Wants Your Blood

The Red Cross is need of donations.
Hana Holtz, Editor March 12, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter will be hosting their second blood drive of the year on Wednesday, March 18 in the high school gym. Individuals can begin donating at 7:30 a.m. The Red Cross will close up shop...

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