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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
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...

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

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