• The district FFA Convention will be Saturday, March 6 at Harlan
  • State girls basketball is this week
  • The late winter band and vocal concert is Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, March 3
  • The mobile food pantry will be open Wednesday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. in HS commons
  • Varsity boys basketball substate is Monday, March 1 at Indianola
  • Girls and boys track practice starts this week!
  • Order your yearbook!
Students at Washington Elementary celebrate culture day. One of ESL Coordinator Brielle Cerven's main goals is to

Celebrating Culture: The ESL Program

Serving as a fundamental aspect of the school district, the ESL program helps students build English speaking skills while also celebrating their culture.
Da'Jai Wesson , Editor February 23, 2021

“I want to give these students a chance to gain the language they need to be successful in our community, but also remind them that their culture has value. Because the community can learn from their...

Quill and Scroll Inductees received a certificate and a pin after lighting their candles during the ceremony. Seniors also received a blue and gold cord for graduation.

The First Quill and Scroll Induction

Selected journalism students participated in the first AHS Quill and Scroll induction.
Taliya James , Editor February 16, 2021

Dedicated to working hard in the classroom and showing leadership in journalism, Quill and Scroll is an honorary journalism society established in 1926 for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing students....

Bus driver Ken Crane stands beside his bus last November. Crane joined the transportation department in 2011 and became a full time route driver in 2013. He served as a ACSD bus driver for 9 years.

Ken Crane: A Route Not Forgotten

Ken Crane, a beloved bus driver for the Atlantic Community School District, passed away at age 77.
Ariel Clark , Editor February 9, 2021

Honest, hard-working, and protective of his students, who he tended to refer to as “his kids,” bus driver Ken Crane passed away at age 77. According to his obituary, he had been in a “short battle...

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....

Drey Newell and Sydney Sanny arrive in style at the 2020 Prom. The theme for the event was The Roaring '20s.

Prom Set To Be A “MASK-erade”

The 2021 Prom has been announced and planning is underway.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor February 1, 2021

If you were thinking about attending prom this year, now's the time to get your arrangements together. On Wednesday, Jan. 7, during the morning announcements by Principal Heather McKay, “Masquerade”...

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...


AHS Connections

AHS students were required to fill out a form choosing teachers they found trustworthy.
Kylie Pulido , Editor January 28, 2021

On Monday, Jan.18, a google form was sent out to the student body by Principal Heather McKay. The form itself, titled “AHS Connections,” contained a long list of names. These names were immediately...

The Eye of the Needle, Jan. 20, 2021

Teachers Survive Zombie Apocalypse; Learn About Ice Fishing; Breaking Band Stereotypes

Volunteering to walk Daisy would earn students in the silver cord program volunteer hours. In order to earn the award, students must obtain 200 volunteer hours throughout high school.

NEWS BRIEF — Little Daisy Needs a Walk

Dog-walking opportunity provides Silver Cord volunteer hour credits.
Alexandria Garcia and Ethan Steffens January 20, 2021

Love dogs and want to be a kind and helpful human?  Volunteering to walk a Jack Russell terrier named Daisy might be the job for you.  On Jan, 11, a young adult called Atlantic High School to ask...

Students' art work is shown in a display case located in the commons. There are currently 40 students involved in different levels of art class.

NEWS BRIEF — Artistic Endeavors

Art students are experimenting with their latest projects as second semester begins.
April Vanderholm and Nina Welter January 18, 2021

Using their brain creatively, art allows students to disconnect from the digital world and get away from reality. Art teacher Susan Wedemeyer’s classes provide this opportunity for students to explore...

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...

The game club gathers weekly after school. As their founding member graduates this year, other club officers are ready to take charge as a way to

How to Form Clubs at AHS

A fundamental aspect of schools is their club system, which can allow students to mingle with people that have similar interests.
Ariel Clark, Editor January 12, 2021

A “sense of community” is one way that principal Heather McKay describes clubs. Offering a vast array of different skills and opportunities, clubs are an integral part of the high school experience....

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