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  • The JV wrestling squad heads to Glenwood on Friday, Jan. 24. Good luck!
  • The varsity wrestling team will be participating in a tournament at Southwest Valley this weekend. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the girl wrestlers attending State this weekend!
  • The boys basketball team plays Saydel on Friday, Jan. 24. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the swim team on Saturday, Jan. 25 against Lewis Central!
  • The IHSSA District Large Group contest is Saturday, Jan. 25 in Clarinda. Break a leg!
  • AHS' show choirs will perform at the DCG competition on Saturday, Jan. 25. Break a leg!
  • Order your yearbook!

Senior Photo Deadline Quickly Approaching

Senior Photo Deadline Quickly Approaching

Kyra Namanny and Den Tsybulnyak

January 22, 2020

The deadline for senior pictures to be turned in to the yearbook staff is nearing. All photos must be turned in by Saturday, Feb. 1. If a senior student hasn't purchased professional photos, a member of the journalism staff can take their picture. If a photo is not submitted, “We will track them down, and...

Large Group Speech Preview

Large Group Speech Preview

Drew Engler and Chaylei Carey

January 21, 2020

The Atlantic speech team is planning on competing at Creston for Districts on Saturday, Jan. 25. They are bringing 20 competitors. There are numerous events that students can participate in for Large Group speech, including oral reading, group ensemble, one-act play, group musical, and short film. Dur...

Unusual Circumstances Lead to New President

Unusual Circumstances Lead to New President

Haley Rasmussen and Aspen Niklasen

January 20, 2020

The Atlantic FFA Chapter voted for their new President on Monday, Jan. 13. This is not normal circumstances for most chapters, as new officers are usually elected in March. Past President Adriana Mendez could not fill her full term, as she graduated at the end of the first semester. The policy for a circ...

Swing Inn is Here

Swing Inn is Here

Brynna Kern and Cael Pulido

January 16, 2020

The Atlantic High School show choirs and jazz band will be performing their annual Swing Inn show on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The two show choirs will be performing recognizable pieces, like “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles...

Choral Masters

Choral Masters

Molly McFadden, Editor

January 15, 2020

Six students from Atlantic were recently selected for the Meistersinger Honor Choir. Seniors Ana Muell and Bradley Dennis, as well as junior Genevieve Martinez were accepted into the mixed choir. Senior Katie Saluk and juniors Camryn Church and Olivia Engler will be in the treble choir. These singers...

Passing Period Anthems

Passing Period Anthems

Camryn Church, Editor

January 15, 2020

Throughout the week, music has been played in the halls as students walk to their classes. Each song is different, varying in style and genre. Principal Heather McKay said this has no correlation to the sounds that were played previously in the halls as soothing music between classes.  On Friday...

AO Scheduling Changes

AO Scheduling Changes

Ayden Brown and Jayden Ford

January 14, 2020

Atlantic High School has a period of time between the second and third periods that allows students to get extra help, study for a class, or to take a brain break. This period of time is called AO, short for Academic Opportunity. Last semester, principal Heather McKay said the amount of students with fai...

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Kenzie Hoffman and Addi Schmitt

January 13, 2020

History teacher Trace Petersen has stepped up to the plate and taken on the role of teaching the Behavioral Science course at AHS.  Petersen has taught CPI and American History at Atlantic High School for 15 years. Before that, he taught psychology for 16 years at other schools in cities such as P...

A New Year with New Resolutions

A New Year with New Resolutions

Molly McFadden, Editor

January 8, 2020

Each year can bring new opportunities and with that new goals. Many people all across the world make New Year's resolutions each year, including some students at AHS. Freshman Claire Wiederstein said that in 2020 she wants to eat less McDonald’s, while freshman Laney Brosam is hoping to become TikT...

Joe Biden Dropping by Atlantic on Sunday

Joe Biden Dropping by Atlantic on Sunday

Camryn Church, Editor

December 20, 2019

Presidential candidate Joe Biden is coming to Atlantic Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Along with stops in Atlantic, he will be stopping in Creston on Saturday, Dec. 21. Biden is meeting with the people of Atlantic at the Cass County Community Center, where he will be speaking about his vision for America, a...

Five Atlantic Musicians Make SWIBA

Five Atlantic Musicians Make SWIBA

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

December 19, 2019

Atlantic held the SWIBA honor band auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Of the band members who auditioned, senior Erin Barrick, juniors Bri Wilson and Lex Somers, sophomore Hunter Weppler, and freshman Angelica Anderson made it.  Students auditioning for SWIBA had to learn two different etudes. They also nee...

Heading to the Superbowl

Heading to the Superbowl

Molly McFadden, Editor

December 16, 2019

Atlantic High School’s P.E. class is called Lifetime Fitness. It is called this because the activities that you do in the class aren’t just for fun. While table tennis might be a blast, the goal of this class is to teach students activities they can do throughout their lifetime. Throughout the year, ...

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