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  • ISU Honor Band is on Feb. 4 and 5 in Ames.
  • State show choir is on Monday, Jan. 31.
  • State jazz band is on Saturday!
  • Winter formal is on Feb. 26!
  • State speech is February 5, 2022!
  • There is a wrestling tournament on Saturday.
  • There is a wrestling meet on Thursday!
  • There is boys and girls basketball on Friday at St. Albert.
  • There is a girls basketball game on Tuesday against Shenandoah.
  • The Prom Closet in Coon Rapids has free prom dresses! See Bulletin!
  • Order your yearbook!
Juniors Charlotte Saluk, Alex Garcia, and Keira Olson prepare for their radio broadcasting piece. They earned a one-rating and will progress to state.

Sweeping the Floor at Speech Districts

The Atlantic High School's speech team traveled to Abraham Lincoln in Council Bluffs on Saturday, Jan.22.
Taliya James and Elizabeth Anderson January 25, 2022

The speech team took ten pieces to districts, and each one of them earned a one rating, qualifying them for the state speech competition.  Atlantic High School’s speech team traveled to Abraham Lincoln...

Memories of the Madrigal Dinner

Memories of the Madrigal Dinner

Photos tell the story of the annual musical celebration.
Helena Buliche, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

AHS ON THE MOVE- 

Drama students on the walking portion of the tour walk towards the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building. At the Fine arts building students toured an art room along with a band practice room. AHS band student Nevaeh Duranco was amazed at the size of the band room, and said “when we got to see their band room and being amazed about how big it was compared to what we see every day.”

“Clue” on Cue

Drama students visit NWMS to watch a performance of the mystery comedy.
Mary McCurdy, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

Musical Cast Examines Their Characters

Katie Birge, Megan Birge, and Nolan Perez
November 23, 2021

PROUD DIRECTOR - Choir director Evan Adamon prepared 17 students for All-State competition. Two students were selected for the illustrious choir.

An Inside Look at All-State- OPINIONS

Students share their reflections on the challenges of All-State tryouts.
Taliya James November 8, 2021

All-State auditions took place on Saturday, Oct. 23.  Multiple musicians at AHS participated in the demanding audition process during the weeks before the in-person audition. Three participants shared...

The art room is used for history teacher Mike McDermotts classes.

Art Becomes History at AHS

In-person art program on hold; Art room used for history classes
Dakota Oswalt, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

At the end of last year, Atlantic High School’s Susan Wedemeyer resigned as the teacher of the building’s art classes. The district has since not been able to find a replacement, leaving the high school...

Junior Katie Birge will play Marcie in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical.

Singing into Musical Season

No matter how you spell it, the musical at AHS has begun!
Eleanor McCalla September 14, 2021
A musical comedy about spelling contests will delight Atlantic audiences.
Junior Jaci Smith closely follows her music at the Late Winter Concert earlier this year. Smith has been in band and choir all throughout high school and plays the flute.

One Last Concert

Band and choir members will perform in the State Large Group competition.
Molly McFadden and Camryn Church May 5, 2021

On Friday, May 7 band and choir members will perform in the State Large Group competition, as their last event of the year. The Chamber Choir will be performing two songs: “No Time” and “Unclouded...

Band and choir students pose before leaving Universal Studios. Many on the trip thought that this was the superior park due to its thrill rides.

Making Music with Mickey: The Band and Choir Trip to Florida

From rollercoasters to back and gold uniforms, the fine arts students of AHS stayed busy over spring break.
Molly McFadden, Editor April 19, 2021

The early morning travel days and endless walking made life-long memories for the 85 students who took their music skills to Florida. The trip looked like this: 3 days at Disney, 2 days at Universal Studios,...

The Trojan Guard, the marching band of AHS, marches onto the field during the 2020 homecoming game. Many band members will be among the 85 musicians traveling to Orlando to preform in Universal Studios.

Musicians Flying to Florida

The band and chorus trip to Florida will commence bright and early on March 21.
Lexie Trotter, Editor March 10, 2021

The phrase better late than never suits the music department, as a trip scheduled for last March has finally been given the green light. Delayed when the country shut down for the pandemic, the band and...

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. Little Shop of Horrors had a large set that remained onstage throughout the entirety of the show.

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...

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