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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!

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

Tree Decorating Competition Located in Media Center

Tree Decorating Competition Located in Media Center

Ariel Clark

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

It a cold winter’s day, and all through the school, Not a person was talking, not even the fool. The trees were given and decorated with care, And smiling faces of various teams were made clear. The season of giving is among us, and with it comes the annual Christmas tree competition. Like l...

Students Familiarize Themselves with Latin Music

Students Familiarize Themselves with Latin Music

Ariel Clark

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News

¡Hola! ¿Quieres bailar? Translating to "Dance Friday," Spanish teacher Trisha Niceswanger hosts "Bailes Viernes" during her AO period every Friday. Niceswanger said, “It’s a no judgment zone.” Though the majority of her attendees are freshmen, she reports that she does have quite a few regula...

AHS Choir to Present Madrigal Dinner

AHS Choir to Present Madrigal Dinner

Gillian Askeland

November 26, 2018


Filed under Activities, News Briefs, School News

Mark your calendars, AHS! The Atlantic Choir Department will be presenting a Madrigal Dinner which will feature singing, dancing, and acting. The Madrigal Dinner is a choir tradition, as it has been going for nearly eight years. This event is set in the Renaissance time period, as it features royalty,...

NEWS BRIEF – Winter Sports by the Numbers

NEWS BRIEF – Winter Sports by the Numbers

Connor Church

November 26, 2018


Filed under Activities, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, News Briefs, School News, Sports, Swimming, Wrestling

Winter sports are in full swing at AHS, with the beginning of five seasons: boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' swimming, archery and wrestling. The boys' basketball team is looking to start a new chapter this season as head coach Jeff Ebling takes over for former coach Alan Jenkins. The boys finished with a 14-9 r...

Girls’ Basketball to Host Hall of Pride Scrimmage

Girls’ Basketball to Host Hall of Pride Scrimmage

Kennedy Goergen and Braden Smith

November 26, 2018


Filed under Girls' Basketball, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

The girls' basketball team is preparing to host a Hall of Pride Scrimmage against ACGC on Nov. 27 in the AHS gym. There will be two games: JV at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7 p.m. It will run as if it were a regular game and everyone is welcome to support. Head coach Dan Vargason said this will be a ...

Dance Team Prepares for First Performance

Dance Team Prepares for First Performance

Dannan Mathisen and Mia Trotter

November 23, 2018


Filed under Activities, Club News, News Briefs, Showcase

The AHS Dance Team is back and better than ever. After taking the fall season off, the team has put together a holiday special routine that will be performed at half-time on Dec. 17 during the varsity boys’ basketball game against Kuemper Catholic. This season’s dance team is made up of junior Madison Fell, so...

AHS Journalism Claims Another Award

AHS Journalism Claims Another Award

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Academics, News Briefs, School News

After taking home the title of All-Iowa News Team of the Year for class A, AHS journalism snagged yet another award for their hard work. This time the focus was on the 2017-18 Javelin. The Iowa High School Press Association, or IHSPA, judged the Javelin on unifying concepts (photography and design...

Trojan Wrestling Starts Practice

Trojan Wrestling Starts Practice

Bodie Johnson

November 16, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling began on Monday, Nov. 12. The team looks to have another successful season, with the usual goal of having team members earn a spot in the State tournament. The Trojans will be returning several wrestlers and seven from the varsity lineup. Senior Chase McLaren, who placed 7th at last year...

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 ...

NEWS BRIEF — Deadline For Senior Photos is Nearing

NEWS BRIEF — Deadline For Senior Photos is Nearing

Tristin Jessen

November 15, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, School News

It is now time for the seniors to take their senior photos. The pictures are due February 1st, 2019. The photos must be vertical, waist up, face forward, or slight profile. This photo is to be seniors only, so props, other people, and pets are not allowed in the photo. Eyes need to be open, with no m...

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 ...

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 $...

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