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  • The district FFA Convention will be Saturday, March 6 at Harlan
  • State girls basketball is this week
  • The late winter band and vocal concert is Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, March 3
  • The mobile food pantry will be open Wednesday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. in HS commons
  • Varsity boys basketball substate is Monday, March 1 at Indianola
  • Girls and boys track practice starts this week!
  • Order your yearbook!
The band students perform at the 2020 Late Winter Concert. The concert will look a little different this year due to social distancing.

The Sound of Winter

The band and choir will perform in their Late Winter Concert on March 4.
Camryn Church, Editor February 23, 2021

The band and choir will perform a selection of songs on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Chamber Choir is performing “Unclouded Day” by Shawn Kirchner, Treble Choir is performing “The Seal Lullaby” Eric...

Set designer Mark Andersen poses by the first set he built for an AHS production.

Mark Andersen: The Mind Behind the Masterpiece

By creating the last two musical sets, Mark has become a common name in AHS theater department.
Camryn Church, Editor February 16, 2021

Those keeping up with AHS theater know the grand sets that have come along with the last two productions, but do they know the mind behind them? Mark Andersen designs and builds the sets for the musical...

Students who participated in the reader’s theatre for speech stand for a picture. The group received straight ones at state on Saturday.

AHS Speech Sweeps State Large Group

AHS hosted the State Large Group Contest for speech.
Camryn Church, Editor February 8, 2021

The Atlantic speech team received straight ones on three of the five performances, along with a mixed one, and a four. Musical Theatre, Reader’s Theatre, and ensemble acting pieces all received division...

Senior Ethan Williams focuses on his music as he play bass at Swing Inn. Williams is also involved in cross country, basketball, tennis, musical pit, and marching and concert band.

Swinging Inn to Season

Jazz band and show choir kick off their season at the annual Swing Inn concert.
Camryn Church and Molly McFadden February 2, 2021

Swing Inn was held on Monday, Feb. 1 in the high school auditorium. The concert featured many jazz band and show choir members. For show choir, Diversity and Premiere each sang three songs. Premiere’s...

One of the performances for the upcoming spring play includes Romeo and Juliet. The performances will be March 12, 13, and 14.

NEWS BRIEF — Spring Play Starts Up

As second semester begins, so does practice for the upcoming spring play.
Katie Birge and Lillian Stufflebeam January 14, 2021

Practice for the upcoming spring play began Monday, Jan. 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The productions include Romeo and Juliet, That’s Not How I Remember It, and How to Kiss a Girl, performed in that order....

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Three students take a break from the drums to talk a bit during band practice. Band students often discuss music or ask what notes they should be playing to make their music better. Talking about music and asking questions allows them to improve.

Practice Makes Perfect

Katie Birge captured band practice in action.
Katie Birge, Staff Writer January 6, 2021

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

The seniors from last year's madrigal sit at the head table for the Middle-ages themed dinner and performance. There will be a few changes to the holiday concert this year to accommodate to COVID guidelines.

Mask Up, Madrigal

The Madrigal dinner from the AHS choir is still expected to take place this year with updated COVID-19 guidelines.
Taliya James , Editor December 2, 2020

The madrigal dinner, hosted by choir director Ethan Pruisman, will take place December 12 and 13, 2020. The dinner is in place with a traditional holiday concert. “It allows a different type of music-making...

Seniors Molly McFadden, Camryn Church, Genevieve Martinez, and Colten Tasto converse in preparation for the two hour practice that occurred afterwards. Each has a leading role in the musical.

Peek Behind the Curtain

Dozens of people work behind the scenes to make the magic of the musical come alive.
Chaylei Cary, Videographer November 30, 2020

The AHS production "The Addams Family Musical" entertained a small masked and distanced audience last weekend. More viewers watched via a live-stream link. While many talented students took the stage,...

Seniors Molly McFadden, Camryn Church, Genevieve Martinez, and Colten Tasto converse in preparation for the two hour practice that occurred afterwards. Each has a leading role in the musical.

Adding up Reasons to see the Addam’s Family

The Addam’s Family is coming to our school on Friday, Nov. 13 and will host two more performances on the Saturday and Sunday following the first performance.
Ariel Clark, Editor November 10, 2020

Lex Somers celebrates acceptance into the all-state band during his sophomore year. All four years of high school, Somers auditioned and earned a spot in the band.

An All-Star All-Stater

This fall, senior Lex Somers accomplished being accepted into the All-State Music Festival for the fourth year in a row.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor November 5, 2020

Senior Lex Somers picked up his tuba and auditioned for All-State this fall for the last time, earning a spot for the fourth year. From freshman to senior year, Somers has auditioned as a tuba player with...

Many dancers mask up to take on this year’s unique tasks.

Dancing During a Pandemic

Both dance studios in Atlantic have opened for the year.
Dakota Oswalt, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

Dance studios in Atlantic have been preparing for reopening during a pandemic these past few weeks. Both studios have new rules and regulations to work around COVID-19, so that they can remain open. Freshman...

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