• There will be a 2 hour early dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 25.
  • Game Club has started! See the posters around AHS for more information.
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!

Giving This Holiday Season

Students work together to pack the trailer. Some students have volunteered with Operation Christmas Child before, while many freshman helped for their first time this year.
Students at the Link Center spent their day volunteering for Operation Christmas Child.
November 24, 2020

“This year we haven’t been able to see much good going on. It will give them an opportunity to see that even in the hard stuff, we can still do good,” Link Center Educator Mary McBride said about...

Behrends in the Lab

Michelle Behrends sits in the front of the room and watches over her students, making sure they stay on track with their courses.While she was usually found substitute teaching for various absent teachers, Behrends was offered the position to be a semester-long substitute until the school can find an ample replacement teacher. She took the offer in order to help out the school and to stay safe during the pandemic.
With the resignation of AHS teacher Valerie Jaehrling due to COVID concerns, Michelle Behrends took over monitoring physics and chemistry online classes.
November 13, 2020

“Traditionally as a teacher you don’t proctor classrooms, you teach,” said substitute teacher Michelle Behrends. Behrends took control of the chemistry and physics classes after the previous teacher...

Mental Health Matters

Sophomore Claire Wiederstein holds Student Assistant Program pamphlets provided by the school. Wiederstein encourages those struggling with mental health to
Many high schoolers deal with at least one or more forms of mental health issues.
November 6, 2020

Mental health. A fragment that either slips through the minds of an individual or implants itself into their psyche. According to Teen Mental Health Statistics [Updated 2018], every one in five teenagers...

Spanish Students Take on “Don Quijote”

Spanish 4 students Craig Alan Becker and Colin Mullinex act out a scene from the book Don Quijote. Students read Don Quijote in Spanish, translate it to English, and then recreate parts of the book.
Students taking Spanish 4 are currently reading and recreating the book “Don Quijote.”
November 3, 2020

As a project in Spanish 4, students are recreating scenes from the book “Don Quijote.” Students had a few weeks in class to work on creating the videos complete with narration and speaking.  The...

Strong as Steele

Students and community members gather together and shine their lights for Steele McLaren. The hashtag
Various forms of support from the community and surrounding schools have been directed towards the McLaren family.
October 28, 2020

Senior Steele McLaren was involved in an accident Sunday, Oct. 25. Immediately there was an outpour of support from the community and school. Several events hosted by students, parents, and other school...

Scholarship Tips

Senior Lia Lillard applied for a scholarship through the school. Information like class ranking, GPA, and volunteering history was needed to apply.
AHS seniors looking for financial aid opportunities in college can apply for scholarships through resources from the school.
October 28, 2020

Most high school seniors are focused on planning their future, especially this time of the year. Those who are planning to attend college might also be interested in applying for scholarships for financial...

Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS

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.
Intro to Journalism students are learning about the different ways journalism is conducted.
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...

Served Straight from Trojan Diner 2020

Junior Caleb Minders prepare to pull out the potatoes he helped make for the Trojan Diner.  At the time, the students were in their resting period after successfully delivering some of the meals.
Trojan Diner was served on Friday, Oct. 16 for faculty members.
October 23, 2020

Served to staff members that pre-signed up for a meal, the Foods II classes will serve Trojan Diner seven more times this semester. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there was no sit-in option, instead the...

Supporting the BLM Movement

In the Atlantic Community School District, there are 13 different non-discriminatory categories. Superintendent Steve Barber said,
Schools and communities have been finding ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement in response to injustice across the country.
October 22, 2020

On May 25 at 9:42 p.m., George Floyd was killed in police custody. After being accused of trying to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill, the authorities were called by a Cup Foods employee who...

ACSD Votes on Mask Mandate

Members of the school board sit down to discuss COVID-19 mitigations ACSD. All members were present, with Kristy Pellett calling into the meeting.
The Atlantic Community School District voted 5-0 to require masks when social distancing cannot be achieved for the next 30 days.
October 22, 2020

Starting tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 23 masks will be required when social distancing can not be met. The school board’s decision was based on guidance from Cass County health officials, due to the recent...

Mental Decline – How Students Can Get Therapy

Students seeking the first steps into getting therapy can approach guidance counselors Sarah Rose and Alyssa Dovenspike. People can also do online research from sites such as Psychology Today in order to find nearby insurance-covered therapists that best suit them.
Students seeking therapy can set aside time to talk to the guidance office in order to be pushed in the right direction.
October 17, 2020

Mental health conditions impact one in five children aged 13-18 according to the Iowa Department of Education. From this statistic, “Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness...

Costa Rica Trip Planned for 2021

Students worked hard to earn money during the 2020 Taco Night. Taco Night is the organization's way to help fund the trip, while serving good food and hosting a silent auction.
The trip, originally planned for 2020, is now planned for the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.
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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