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NEWS BRIEF – Police Officer at AHS

NEWS BRIEF – Police Officer at AHS

Chloe Davis, Journalism Production Student

January 25, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, School News, Showcase

An increased presence of police officers patrolling the hallways of  Atlantic High School has left students wondering why. Outbreaks of violence in the halls are a disruption to classroom settings. Principal Heather McKay said she is tired of the fighting amongst students. What can you do to make a d...

AHS Hosts SWIBA Honor Band

AHS Hosts SWIBA Honor Band

Erin Wendt, Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Activities, Band, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase

The Southwest Iowa Band Association (SWIBA) Honor band held their concert here at AHS on Jan. 15. Seven students from Atlantic were accepted and performed with a total of 180 other students from around Southwest Iowa. The bands are separated by grades. Consecutive grades like freshmen and sophomores pl...

FFA Members Travel to Leadership Conferences

FFA Members Travel to Leadership Conferences

Ashley Wendt

January 15, 2018


Filed under Activities, School News, Showcase

Eleven FFA members traveled to Ankeny, IA on Jan. 6 to attend leadership conferences. These were held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus. Freshmen and sophomores were eligible to participate in the 212 Conference and juniors and seniors in the 360 Conference. The 212 Conference gets its nam...

Getting to Know the AHS School Board

Getting to Know the AHS School Board

Maddy Fell and Kayla Mauk

December 20, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

They are responsible for everything from the rules we have to the way the school runs. The school board includes our community's input of what students should know and be able to do. “I joined the school board because I care about education and giving everyone the same opportunity to learn," sa...

AHS Students Participate in Scouting

AHS Students Participate in Scouting

Lucas Behrens and Dylan Litty

December 20, 2017


Filed under Activities, School News, Showcase

Scouting is a program offered in many countries and has been around for over 100 years, yet many people don’t know much about it. The scouting movement started in 1908 by a man named Robert Baden-Powell. “On a whole, scouting organization still pertains the basic values and ideas that Powell pu...

Injured Archer Learns New Technique

Injured Archer Learns New Technique

Cole Sampson and Harley Oliver

December 20, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Jordan Zarbano isn’t one to give up when challenged, as archery is his skill. However, this challenge is not in archery, but rather an injury to his arm. This injury occurred during the high school boys football season. The result was a torn labrum and a rotator cuff popped out of position in his l...

AHS Hopefuls Diverge from the Norm with Upcoming Auditions for “Big Fish”

AHS Hopefuls Diverge from the Norm with Upcoming Auditions for “Big Fish”

Aly Brockob and Hana Holtz

December 20, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Every December, many students at Atlantic High School prepare to take part in the spring musical in different ways. Students prepare to perform on stage by acting, singing, and dancing along to the chosen piece. Being on stage is not the only aspect for the musical. Some students prefer to be in ...

Second Year Teachers Take on the School Year

Second Year Teachers Take on the School Year

Cyle Renaud and Brandon Woodard

December 20, 2017


Filed under Academics, Features, School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last year, the halls of AHS were filled with many new faces. English II teacher Rachelle Lipp and P.E. teacher and coach Tucker Weber are new teachers right out of college, and Science teacher Jedd Sherman is a new teacher at AHS.  In the past year, Lipp has changed her style of teaching from ju...

FFA Holds Yearly Fundraisers

FFA Holds Yearly Fundraisers

Corri Pelzer and Korben Peterson

December 20, 2017


Filed under Club News, School News, Showcase

The Atlantic FFA has two big fundraisers every year. Fruit sales are the biggest fundraiser that the FFA puts on. Fruit sales are usually in November. FFA members get packets to sell fruit, butter braids, pickled herring, cookie dough, candy, meat and cheese.  The students go out and try to sell t...

A Better Understanding of Education Confidentiality

A Better Understanding of Education Confidentiality

Evan Brummer and Jacob Park

December 18, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

The ruling in the Falvo vs. Owasso Independent School District court case states that schools that allow students to check each other’s homework and tests and/or saying scores aloud violates the Family Educational Rights and Privacy act, or FERPA. The court of appeals established that the teachers...

There’s Double Trouble in AHS

There’s Double Trouble in AHS

Kylie Neal and Kelsie Siedlik

December 15, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Doppelgänger is a word everyone has probably heard at some point in their lives, but they are actually more common than you’d think. AHS has quite a few look-alikes, or “doppelgängers.” According to Bustle, “The BBC Future investigation published earlier this year, which concluded that while you probab...

From Morocco to AHS: Nouha Barray

From Morocco to AHS: Nouha Barray

Cam Helvie

December 15, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Nouha Barray is 4,708 miles from her hometown in Morocco, a country in North Africa. She is a foreign exchange student studying here at Atlantic High School for the 2017-2018 school year. At home she has a younger sister Hala who is 11, and a mom and dad. Barry said, “America is different beca...

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