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Resignations at the High School

Four high-school-related resignations have been approved in recent months. At the same time, two contract recommendations have been approved.

Hana Holtz, Editor

May 20, 2020

While the school year ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration and school board have been hard at work, holding monthly meetings to discuss a variety of topics. The group has met electronically to talk about new protocol in these quarantine times, reschedule events, and approve resignation...

Thoughts for the Future

Students spend their study hall in the media center. This atmosphere may look a little different going into next school year.

Dani Mathisen, Editor

May 19, 2020

As the end of the school year approaches, many ponder what the 2020-21 school year may look like. Students, teachers and staff question what may come in August as this ever-changing time leaves many uncertainties. The biggest question may be whether or not the district plans to return to school in-person...

Celebrating Inside

Senior Savannah Cameron blows out her candles with a friend that she shares her birthday with. This year, her birthday was a lot different than usual.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

May 13, 2020

Many social gatherings have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 social distancing regulations. Because of these circumstances, for many, it’s hard for life to feel “normal,” especially while celebrating various holidays and birthdays. For most, family and friends have found creative...

A Flashback to Chemistry Class

Juniors Gunner Kirchhoff, Molly McFadden, Drey Newell, and Skyler Handlos preform an experiment. The students were assigned to create a video explaining different reactions.

Brynna Kern, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Science teacher Valerie Jaehrling’s general chemistry classes have been learning how to control the rate of a reaction either by altering the concentration or the temperature of a solution. On March 9, the students gathered data to see a graph relationship, from there you could calculate how much of...

A Quarantine Creation

Senior Evan Brummer's artwork was posted on twitter at the beginning of April. The poster showcases senior athletes from AHS.

Eleanor Greving, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Senior Evan Brummer has had quite a bit of time on his hands during quarantine. With such time and nowhere to go, Brummer decided that to occupy his time he would draw an illustration for the senior class. “I had practiced tracing and turning things into cartoons before on some of my own pictures and ...

AHS Journalism Cleans House

The AHS journalism team holds up their awards at the 2019 IHSPA fall conference. Awards are announced in the spring and then distributed in the fall.

Hana Holtz, Editor

May 4, 2020

Each spring, the Iowa High School Press Association holds a contest for journalism departments in the state. A variety of awards are given out--from videography to writing. Any IHSPA-member school can submit entries for the contest. The 2020 edition of this contest was announced on Wednesday, Feb...

An Update From the Editor

Lead Editor Hana Holtz shares the game plan for the next four weeks of publication.

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 23, 2020

On Friday, April 17, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that all Iowa schools were to not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Atlantic High School began its break due to COVID-19 on Monday, March 16. Two weeks later, optional learning began for students in the district.  Due to the u...

Finding the Good, Amidst the Difficult

The newly-added Atlantic signs can be found by both entrances to Sunnyside Park. Eggs were hidden in and around the sign during the Easter egg hunt.

Molly McFadden, Editor

April 22, 2020

Social distancing orders have brought many struggles. The class of 2020 is devastated their senior year hasn’t gone the way they planned, students are lost without their spring activities, and others have found themselves in the slumps. Many people during this time have felt lonely, sad, and scared. ...

Chalk on the Block

Senior Kylie Neal decorated her driveway and sidewalk with chalk. Neal noticed other posts on Facebook showcasing sidewalk art.

Kenzie Hoffman and Brynna Kern

April 21, 2020

From flowers to positive messages, Atlantic residents have started designing chalk art around town. COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the creative flow of the community.  Junior Molly McFadden started writing positive messages and bible verses relevant to what’s going on in the world on the sidewalks nea...

Prom Put on Hold

Senior Erin Barrick and Joel Behrens pose at Grand March last year. The theme for Prom 2019 was

Dani Mathisen, Editor

April 14, 2020

As most focus on the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many high school students watched the activities they were most excited for get postponed. One such activity is Prom. On Friday, March 20, Atlantic High School principal Heather McKay sent out an email to students and staff about Prom being postpon...

Classes Held Via Zoom

Twenty students participated in the debut of

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 7, 2020

With schools remaining closed until Friday, May 1 per Governor Kim Reynolds’ instructions, teachers at Atlantic High School have gotten creative in regards to instructing their students. While a lot of the course material distributed is optional in nature, many students are taking part. One way edu...

Straining Against Corona

On the latest episode of

Ariel Clark, Editor

March 17, 2020

Presenting the infected with flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing, a new strain of the coronavirus, called COVID-19, has presented itself to mankind. The virus is known as “zoonotic,” meaning that it passes between animals and humans. Research by the World Health Organization finds that cert...

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