• There will be a 2 hour early dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 25.
  • Game Club has started! See the posters around AHS for more information.
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!

Staying Well This Winter

Community members may get a free flu shot by calling Cass County Health Systems.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it is more important than ever to stop the spread of Influenza.
November 18, 2020

Although there are many precautions taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 during this time, there is still the chance of spreading a different illness. The 2020-21 flu season has just started to roll around...

Which AHS Restroom are You?

Many people use the bathrooms in AHS each day. Have you ever considered which one you relate to the most?
Take our Buzzfeed quiz to find out which AHS restroom represents you.
November 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered which AHS bathroom best matches your personality? Neither have we, but now everyone has the opportunity to find out. The bathrooms in this story are scattered across the school and...

Strong as Steele

Students and community members gather together and shine their lights for Steele McLaren. The hashtag
Various forms of support from the community and surrounding schools have been directed towards the McLaren family.
October 28, 2020

Senior Steele McLaren was involved in an accident Sunday, Oct. 25. Immediately there was an outpour of support from the community and school. Several events hosted by students, parents, and other school...

Numerous Nifty Nails at AHS

Junior Xander Moore poses for a picture with his painted nails. Moore started painting his nails this year. He painted them black because it’s his favorite color.
Many students at AHS walk the hallways with colorful nails, from pastels to sparkles, and even darker colors such as crimson red and jet black.
October 23, 2020

Many students at AHS walk the hallways with colorful nails, from pastels to sparkles, and even darker colors such as crimson red and jet black. Junior Xander Moore is one of those students. “It started...

The Stigma Surrounding Men’s Mental Health

The boys cross country team comes together in a huddle before taking off at their meet in Creston. Freshman Mason McFadden and senior Lex Somers both participate in cross country.
Why do some men feel uncomfortable sharing their emotions?
October 20, 2020

“Suck it up.” “Walk it off.”  “Toughen up.” Freshman Mason McFadden said he often heard these directives from peers and coaches while growing up. “A lot of people won’t listen...

Facing Life Changes

The senior football players face changes each day like other students at AHS. The Trojans have had many changes since they were Steelers.
Many students face life changes throughout their days at AHS.
September 16, 2020

Who are you? Is a question that ponders the minds of students walking through the hallways. Most teenagers are still figuring out who they are, as well as who their friends are, and what they’re going...

New Faces at AHS

Mr. Widrowicz gathers his fourth period class for a photo. Widrowicz teaches industrial tech classes at both the high school and middle school.
There are three new teachers at the high school this year.
September 3, 2020

AHS welcomed three new faces into the hallways this year. Noah Widrowicz, Sarah Rose, and Brandon Baggett are new to the high school’s staff this year. Each teacher brings a different personality and...

Senator Grassley Continues 99 County Tour

Senator Grassley spoke to several Cass County citizens on August 20. Answering questions, Grassley covered many things including tariffs and crop damage.
Senator Grassley visited Atlantic on Aug. 20 to continue his tour of the 99 counties in Iowa.
August 26, 2020

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited Atlantic at the Rock Island Depot on Aug. 20 at 9:45. This was a part of his 99 county tour he has done for the past 40 years. The tour had been put on hold due to COVID-19,...

Chalk on the Block

Senior Kylie Neal decorated her driveway and sidewalk with chalk. Neal noticed other posts on Facebook showcasing sidewalk art.
Community members have taken to the sidewalks.
April 21, 2020

From flowers to positive messages, Atlantic residents have started designing chalk art around town. COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the creative flow of the community.  Junior Molly McFadden started writing...

The COVID-19 Diaries

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, individuals are encouraged to practice
Two AHS students share their perspectives on the current pandemic.
March 26, 2020

Camryn Church, Junior We are more than a week into the four-week break from school, and so far I have been keeping somewhat busy. I know some of my friend’s parents won’t let them out of the house,...

Makeup Makeover

Makeup artist Kenzie Hoffman demonstrates a natural makeup look for April Vanderholm.
March 13, 2020

With Prom approaching, students are making preparations to get their makeup done. Sophomore Kenzie Hoffman showcases a makeup look on freshman April Vanderholm. Hoffman, along with junior Kaden Mahan,...

Accessory Go-Tos

Sophomore Taliya James works during class. James wears her signature accent item on her left wrist.
Whether it's a bracelet or a necklace, signature accent items can be found throughout the halls of AHS.
March 9, 2020

Getting ready in the morning can often be a struggle. While scrambling to get out of the door, many times students aren’t thinking of the perfect way to spice up an outfit. This is why many people have...

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