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  • December 4Good luck to the boys' swim team this Saturday at Marshalltown!

  • December 4The Council Bluffs Classic is this weekend. Good luck to the wrestlers competing!

  • December 4Good luck to the boys' and girls' basketball teams on Friday at Creston!

  • December 4The boys' swim team is heading up to Sioux City on Thursday. Good luck!

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What Students Need to Know About Speech

What Students Need to Know About Speech

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Activities, Club News, Fine Arts, Speech and Theater

With the fall play over with and musical yet to begin, it seems as if Atlantic High School's theatre/performing arts opportunities have been diminished. But, all is not what it seems, as even though play and musical are not the current focus, the 2018-19 speech season is about to commence. Speech, t...

Four AHS Students Make an All-State Appearance

Four AHS Students Make an All-State Appearance

Erin Wendt, Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Band, Choir, Fine Arts, Showcase

The annual All-State Music Festival was held this past weekend in Ames. Four students from Atlantic attended, three in the choir and one in the band. Seniors Sarah Schorle and Avery Andersen participated in the chorus with sophomore Genevive Martinez, while sophomore Alexander Somers played the tuba and earn...

AHS Quartet Performs National Anthem

AHS Quartet Performs National Anthem

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Activities, Choir, Fine Arts, Showcase

The conclusion of All-State auditions results in mixed emotions for many of the involved students. Those who make it are often in high spirits, while those who miss out are generally disappointed. However, for four AHS choir members, a different opportunity presented itself: singing the National Anthem at ...

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

Alyssa Brockob

November 19, 2018


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Speech and Theater

Although students often know when football teams and basketball teams partake in elite competitions and trips, they tend to be lesser aware of the activities participated in by the AHS speech team. On November 9th, eight students along with English teacher and speech coach Alex Bales, made their way to C...

New Tunes from the Band Room

New Tunes from the Band Room

Anastasia Muell

November 17, 2018


Filed under Band, Fine Arts

With many new instruments being integrated into the curriculum, new sounds may be heard coming from the band room. Orders were placed for a string bass, guitars, and a new drumline. After being approached by junior Alyssa Brockob about the string bass, band director Jarrod O’Donnell decided to order on...

NEWS BRIEF — SWIHMB Sweeps Atlantic

NEWS BRIEF — SWIHMB Sweeps Atlantic

Grace Clay, Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Band, Fine Arts, News Briefs, Showcase

SWIHMB stands for Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band. It’s an honor band that you have to audition for and it only occurs every other year. It is also only for students in southwest Iowa. Altogether, there are almost 200 students on the trip and 13 students are from Atlantic. Attending SWIHMB ...

Students Prepare for All-State Performance

Students Prepare for All-State Performance

Molly McFadden

November 9, 2018


Filed under Activities, Band, Choir, Fine Arts, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

After spending hours each day learning and practicing their music, four students from Atlantic are ready to perform at the 2018 All-State Music Festival. Genevieve Martinez, Sarah Schorle and Avery Andersen will be performing in the All-State Choir. Alexander Somers will play the tuba in the All-State ...

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Shayla Luke

November 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, School News, Showcase, Speech and Theater

The performance has wrapped, the cast has taken their final bows and a collective sigh of relief can be heard through the auditorium. As a tale from the perspective of the various characters, the play’s particularly interesting vinette-style provided a refreshing experience for its young actors and audien...

Choir Hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Choir Hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Dazia Sorensen

November 9, 2018


Filed under Activities, Choir, Fine Arts, News Briefs, School News

Are you hungry for a spicy dish that will chase away the oncoming cold? Look no further than the Atlantic High School Choir Chili Cook-Off, hosted in the commons of AHS on Nov. 10, 2018, from 5 - 7:30 pm. The cook-off will feature nine contestants, as well as a bake sale and karaoke. Tickets cost $...

Marching Band Performs Their Friday Night Finale

Marching Band Performs Their Friday Night Finale

Sarah Schorle

November 1, 2018


Filed under Band, Fine Arts, Showcase

On the night of Friday, Oct. 19, the Atlantic Trojan Guard wrapped up their 11 week season with their final set, “The Greatest Showman,” featuring 3 songs from the popular film. The set highlighted seniors Dylan Litty on Trombone, Avery Andersen on Trumpet and Chris Krogh on Flugelhorn. The se...

NEWS BRIEF — It’s Almost Time for “Almost, Maine”

NEWS BRIEF — It’s Almost Time for “Almost, Maine”

Molly McFadden

October 22, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, News Briefs, School News, Speech and Theater

The posters are up! "Almost, Maine" will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. Activity passes will not be accepted. The play takes place in the town of Almost, Maine, and each scene is set at ...

Five Weeks Until Show — AHS Prepares For Fall Play

Five Weeks Until Show — AHS Prepares For Fall Play

Alyssa Brockob

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

As September comes to a close, students at AHS have begun preparation for the fall play--the annual production offered to all kids at the high school. Directed by English teacher Alex Bales, this year's performance is titled “Almost, Maine.” This play has been long sought after by Bales, and he said, “I...

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