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  • JV wrestling heads to a tournament at Southeast Polk on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The wrestling team takes on Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln this weekend. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the basketball teams on Friday, Dec. 13 as they take on Creston!
  • The Madrigal Dinner is this weekend in the commons. Break a leg!
  • The ACT test is Saturday, Dec. 14 at AHS.
  • AHS is hosting SWIBA auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck to those auditioning!
  • There is a home archery meet on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The speech team is participating in a tournament at Dowling Catholic this weekend. Break a leg!
  • The boys swim team hosts Sioux City West and South Sioux City on Thursday, Dec. 12. Good luck!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

Getting Jazzy With It

Getting Jazzy With It

Molly McFadden, Editor

November 27, 2019

As winter approaches, new activities are beginning. Jazz band season is here and many students can be found rolling up to the music hall for morning practice Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:45 a.m. This year there are 19 students in the jazz band. They will perform and compete at multiple events ...

Pete Buttigieg Coming to Atlantic Monday

Pete Buttigieg Coming to Atlantic Monday

Camryn Church, Editor

November 21, 2019

Pete Buttigieg is coming to Atlantic on Monday at The Venue. Buttigieg will be speaking at 3:30 about social security and long term care planning.  In Iowa, Buttigieg surged to power and surpassed fellow running mates Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. His support percentage soared 16 points since Se...

School Board Meeting Sparks New Beginnings

School Board Meeting Sparks New Beginnings

Camryn Church, Editor

November 21, 2019

Atlantic School District’s Board of Education met at the high school on Tuesday night. This would be the last time for retiring members and the first for a few new ones. There are two members retiring, Allison Bruckner and Dr. Keith Swanson. Both received plaques for their four years on the Board....

The Javelin Snags IHSPA Award

The Javelin Snags IHSPA Award

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 18, 2019

The AHS yearbook team added another notch to their belt after claiming the Award of Distinguished Merit last week. In the IHSPA-sponsored contest, the 2018-19 yearbook repeated the feat of the 2017-18 book. The Award of Distinguished Merit is the second-highest title for a yearbook. According to the IHS...

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

November 12, 2019

This summer, 28 Spanish class students will be taking a trip to Costa Rica. In order to pay for their trips, the students have done two fundraisers so far, their most recent one being a taco feed for the community. The Taco Night fundraiser took place on Thursday, Nov. 7. Twenty-six of the 28 going ...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Cael Pulido and Aspen Niklasen

November 8, 2019

Students were curious and confused when music was played over the loud speakers between classes Friday afternoon, Nov. 8. One asked if it was an audio test. "I had no idea what that was," English teacher Randall Simpson said. "It sounded like weird space-ambient music with an ominous tone." Freshman...

Lettering in Academics

Lettering in Academics

Grace Clay, Editor

November 7, 2019

Just as they recognize students for extracurricular achievements every year, the Atlantic High School formally recognizes the academic achievements of their students as well.  This year the assembly will be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 9:36 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The academic award is p...

Atlantic Theatre Under New Ownership

Atlantic Theatre Under New Ownership

Grace Clay, Editor

November 6, 2019

With a new month comes new possibilities for the Atlantic Theatre. As of November 1, the Atlantic Fridley Theatre will no longer be owned by Fridley Theatres. It will be its own entity called the Atlas Atlantic Cinema.  There will also be many other changes coming with the new name, including ne...

The Tea on the Tower Trees

The Tea on the Tower Trees

Camryn Church, Editor

November 5, 2019

What’s the tea on the tower trees in the media center? These machines grow plants like lettuce, arugula, and basil. They have a set time to turn on their lights and water the plants. After school, visitors to AHS can spot the glowing lights. The tower trees were on display at Parent/Teacher conferences t...

Speech Team Heads to Des Moines

Speech Team Heads to Des Moines

Anastasia Muell, Editor

November 4, 2019

The Atlantic High School speech team went to a competition on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. This was their first contest in over a month. It was hosted at Des Moines East High School and four Atlantic students traveled to participate in the tournament. The four students were juniors Troy Roac...

Students’ Favorite Activities in Gym Class

Students’ Favorite Activities in Gym Class

Beverly Dodson and Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell

November 4, 2019

Sometimes PE class is the only physical activity students get, but what exactly do they want to spend that time doing? Gym teacher Cole Renken said, “Students seem to enjoy volleyball, bowling, and ping pong.” According to a Twitter poll conducted @AHSneedle, volleyball is the most popular among the s...

No New Books in the Media Center

No New Books in the Media Center

Addie DeArment, Reagan Leonard, and Carson Konken

October 31, 2019

There are no new books in the AHS media center this fall, but library supervisor Laurie Parrott hopes to buy “at least 30 to 50 books.” Last year, according to Parrott, approximately 100 new books were added to the high school shelves. Parrott said anime, romance, and comedies are some of student...

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