The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


All-State Speech participants and their coach travelled to Cedar Falls for the states top honor.

All-State Speech

April 1, 2022

Freshmen J. Molina and Juniors Charlotte Saluk and Reese DeArment pose beside the All-State acceptance list. The list was posted on Monday, March 14. High school students across the state were looking forward to the posting.

Three AHS Students Accepted into All-State Individual Speech

Eleanor McCalla March 17, 2022

On Monday, March 14, individual speech participants gathered in speech coach Ms. Niceswanger’s room after school to read ballots from Saturday’s state speech competition and wait for the reveal of...

Diversity show choir performs their show choir songs during the 2022 Swing Inn concert.

Show Choir: The Musical Sport – OPINION

Eleanor McCalla February 25, 2022

The glaring lights turn the stage into a colossal oven. Each move must be defined and exaggerated. Keep your balance on the slippery floor. Hairspray pervades your every pore. Your heart pounds with each...

Band and choirs are directed by Jarrod ODonnell and Evan Adamon.

All Strings and Voices

Elizabeth Anderson February 24, 2022

The choir department has taken a break from show choir and they have been focusing on concert choir for three weeks. Also, the band department has been working on four songs for the winter concert. Band,...

CLAY TIME - Elizabeth Herrick demonstrates the potters wheel. Herrick joined the AHS faculty in January.

Art Returns to AHS

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 18, 2022

After a semester with no in-person art classes at AHS, Elizabeth Herrick has been hired to bring art back to the school.  "I would explain art as influential," Herrick said. She has always had a natural...

ISU Honor Band participants (from top) Faith Nath, Rio Johnson, Angelica Andersen, Brady Wagner.

Traveling to ISU

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 10, 2022

Set the scene: Traveling across the state, playing a bunch of interesting music, and having fun. Faith Nath, Rio Johnson, Brady Wagner, and Angelica Andersen went to Iowa State University for the honor...

Participants from state speech enjoy the weather before performing.

Concentrate on Speech and Debate

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 7, 2022

The IHSSA State Large Group Contest was hosted at West Des Moines Valley High School on Saturday, Feb. 5. Group improv, ensemble, radio broadcasting, musical theater, and readers theater all performed....

Premiere Show Choir preforms their song, Burning Fire Burning. The choir learned the choreography in August at a camp with Grant Luther.

Raise Your Voice

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 2, 2022

Singing loud, putting on a smile, and dancing their heart outs, Diversity and Premiere show choirs performed at IHSMA State Show Choir Contest on Monday, Jan. 31. Following their competition in Dallas...

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

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...

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