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  • May 23The softball home opener is Friday against Thomas Jefferson. Good luck!

  • May 23The baseball boys take on Red Oak at home on Thursday. Good luck!

  • May 20Good luck to the singles players at state tennis on Friday and Saturday!

  • May 20Good luck to the golfers at state on Thursday and Friday!

  • May 20Good luck to the girls' soccer team on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday this week!

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

Student Art Profiles

October 25, 2010


Filed under Beat Reports, Fine Arts, School News

by Zoe Krueger Art projects from AHS students and their responses to "Why did you draw that?" Junior AJ Richter (Drawing 2) Gumby – “I thought it would be funny.” Senior Austin Johnk (Art Portfolio) Blended Heritage – “I wanted a piece of art work to represent what my heritage...

Musician Changes her Tune…to English

October 20, 2010


Filed under Beat Reports, School News

by Olivia Petersen When you walk into English teacher Elizabeth Huggins’ class, you can expect to find her in a cheerful and happy mood, excited about the current class plans. You may be surprised, though, to find out that Huggins didn’t always want to teach English. Elizabeth Huggins originally...

Improvement on standardized testing: Is it a realistic goal?

October 20, 2010


Filed under Academics, Beat Reports, School News

by Savannah Hoye ATLANTIC, IA- Each public school district must give standardized tests. President George W. Bush signed the “No Child Left Behind” law on Jan. 8, 2002. The law states that every student in the United States is required meet a level of proficiency. Many people are wondering if th...

Pelzer transitions to new teaching position

October 19, 2010


Filed under Beat Reports, School News

by Alisha Hinzmann AHS health and  physical education teacher Casey Pelzer has made the transition from middle school to high school. Pelzer taught middle school health classes before transferring to the high school this year to teach Health 1, Health 2, and weight training. The main difference be...

Milton Creagh inspires students to live drug-free

October 18, 2010


Filed under Activities, Beat Reports, School News

by Alyssa Askeland Milton Creagh grew up around drugs and alcohol and the difficulties that resulted from substance abuse.  Creagh felt so strongly about the issue that he wanted to reach out to students to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. “[I told my father years ago] that I wanted to be a singer,”...

Are you sick? The nurse knows!

October 15, 2010


Filed under Beat Reports, School News

by Heather Harris Every day Atlantic High School nurse Kristi Simpson has to deal with situations that could cause her to get sick--and then again maybe not. Simpson says that when kids come into the nurse’s office, there is a 25% chance they have just come in to get out of class--to avoid a test, quiz, or maybe even if...

New Names for AHS Show Choirs

October 15, 2010


Filed under Activities, Beat Reports, Fine Arts, School News

New Names for AHS Show Choirs by Brandon Ballinger The Atlantic High School show choirs have changed their names. The varsity show choir, previously known as the Ambassadors, will now call themselves the Premier Show Choir. The change occurred Oct. 7 during the varsity show choir’s fourth-per...

AHS Lunch Line Changes

October 6, 2010


Filed under Beat Reports, School News

Lunchroom Changes By Behka Koontz As of Monday, Oct. 4, Atlantic High School employed new line barriers in hopes of reducing line cutting.  The line barriers are positioned on both sides of the entry doors to the food distribution area. Administrators decided to use line barriers to combat the c...

Homecoming royalty crowned at AHS

October 1, 2010


Filed under Activities, Beat Reports, School News

by Alyssa Askeland Homecoming King Derek Tjepkes and Queen Tess Dusenberry, seniors at Atlantic High School, were crowned as AHS royalty on Friday, Sept. 24. As tradition, 7 senior boys and 7 senior girls are elected on to the homecoming court by the senior class.  On Thursday of homecoming week,...

Positive Behavior Rewarded

September 23, 2010


Filed under Academics, Beat Reports, School News

Positive Behavior Rewarded by Heather Harris Good behavior is rewarded in teacher Bev Schelling’s Level 2-3 Special Education classes; students are following point systems to earn rewards for their positive behavior. The purpose of this program is to reinforce the importance of following the beha...

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