• 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!
Brycen Ericksens white Buick Rendezvous sustained damage due to the accident.

Atlantic Senior Injured in Accident

Senior hospitalized for three days.
Taliya James September 16, 2021

Senior Brycen Erickson was hospitalized after a single-vehicle rollover accident. According to Atlantic News Telegraph, the accident occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, around 4 a.m. Erickson was driving a white...

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.
The AHSneedle staff smiles together at the beginning of the year. The staff worked hard this year to reach goals and improve the journalism program.

A Distignuished Site

The AHSneedle staff earned all six SNO Site Excellence Awards after a year of hard work.
Molly McFadden, Da'Jai Wesson, and Camryn Church April 21, 2021

The AHS Journalism program, AHSneedle.com, was notified that we have achieved the Distinguished Site Award by School Newspapers Online by earning all six of the Excellence Awards. Last year we earned four,...

Second Hour Spanish One students prepare for class. Spanish One students will work on learning new vocabulary and commands this semester.

Spanish Semester Update

Both Spanish teachers at AHS layout plans for the rest of the semester.
Ava Rush , Staff writer February 3, 2021

Students in Spanish class are working on improving their skills as they make their way through the school year. Trisha Nicewanger and Daniel Vargason are the Spanish teachers for Atlantic High School....

Located behind the school, the south parking lot is reserved only for ACSD staff and faculty members. Students are not allowed to park here from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but they may do so after school during activities practices.

South Parking Lot Stipulations

AHS administrators ask students not to park in the south lot.
Claire Wiederstein, Staff writer January 28, 2021

While issues seemed to arise with students parking in the south lot, on Wednesday, Dec 15, Principal Heather McKay sent out an email to all classes regarding the rules of the back lot. The email served...

Coach Mike McDermott addresses the crowd at the Homecoming pep rally on Oct. 5, 2020. The rally was held in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl.

McDermott Resigns as Football Coach

The resignation is due to family reasons.
Brooke Thompson and Ethan Steffens January 21, 2021

After five years of coaching for Atlantic, head football coach Mike McDermott is resigning. McDermott said, “Year five was the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging.” He started his football...

Junior Kadin Stutzman reaves a poster and treats after joining the 100 Win Club. Stutzman received his 100th win poster at a dual in CAM.

Many Pins Adds Up to 100 Wins

Junior Kadin Stutzman has obtained his 100th win.
Reese DeArment and Lexi Reynolds January 21, 2021

Junior Kadin Stutzman obtained his 100th win on Jan. 2 at a wrestling tournament at Eddysville High School. At the time, Stutzman felt “normal.” But when the match ended, he said it felt “awesome.”...

The Board of Education discusses COVID-19 mitigation strategies at a previous meeting. The board has been discussing how to best support our school during the pandemic since March of 2020.

Another Vote on Face Masks

The Atlantic School Board will have a meeting to vote on the use of face masks in the school district.
Payton Fewson, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 13 the Atlantic School Board will have a meeting to vote on the use of face masks in the school district at 6 p.m. According to the School Board agenda, they will be discussing the facility...

Joe Weaver 2019 track season

NEWS BRIEF – Boys Track Organizes Wednesday

Caden Andersen and Jada Jensen January 12, 2021
Students interested in track participation should plan to attend.
Seniors caps, gowns, and tassels are being ordered through Jostens. Jostens also offers a wide range of senior year merchandise including jewelry and clothing.

Seniors Prep to Throw the Cap

Seniors received a packet about their future cap and gowns for graduation.
Camryn Church, Editor January 11, 2021

Wednesday, Jan. 6 the class of 2021 received a package and form to order their cap, gown, tassel, and other senior gear. Inside the packet, there was a form and a booklet that students could look through...

School Board member Laura McLean reads a petition signed by AHS teachers at the last board meeting. McLean was asked questions by Intro to Journalism students during their press conference.

Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS

Intro to Journalism students are learning about the different ways journalism is conducted.
Ariel Clark, Editor October 27, 2020

School Board member Laura McLean visited the 4th period Intro to Journalism class on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event was hosted in order to teach students more about how a press conference is run. Taking...

Students worked hard to earn money during the 2020 Taco Night. Taco Night is the organizations way to help fund the trip, while serving good food and hosting a silent auction.

Costa Rica Trip Planned for 2021

The trip, originally planned for 2020, is now planned for the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.
Abigail Smith, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

 Every two years Atlantic High School takes a group of students in Spanish 3 and 4 on a trip to Costa Rica. The trip, originally planned for 2020, is now planned for the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19....

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