• There is a JV wrestling dual vs Audubon Saturday, Dec. 5.
  • There is a varsity wrestling dual vs Underwood Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Varsity Wrestle-Offs Will be Monday, Nov. 30
  • There will be a 1.5hr early dismissal Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
  • 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!

Testing, 1, 2, 3

Tests come in all forms and styles. Each offers a unique twist to the standard method of assessment, which gives insight into the mind of the teacher providing the test.
Tests are a foundation to the standard school system, but the style of test taken often depends on a teacher’s personal preference.
November 30, 2020

Students in every grade have been subjected to “tests” in one form or another.  However, the type of test they take tends to depend on the teacher of the class.  No matter the subject (from History...

Peek Behind the Curtain

Seniors Molly McFadden, Camryn Church, Genevieve Martinez, and Colten Tasto converse in preparation for the two hour practice that occurred afterwards. Each has a leading role in the musical.
Dozens of people work behind the scenes to make the magic of the musical come alive.
November 30, 2020

The AHS production "The Addams Family Musical" entertained a small masked and distanced audience last weekend. More viewers watched via a live-stream link. While many talented students took the stage,...

Gathering For Thanksgiving

The 2019-2020 AHS journalism department gathers for a Thanksgiving celebration last year. This year, Thanksgiving might look different for some families due to COVID-19 precautions.
November 25, 2020

Cases in Cass county have gone up dramatically since the beginning of November, leaving families wondering if it’s safe to come together and celebrate Thanksgiving. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed...

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...

AHS Quiz Whiz

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Some quizzes to brighten your short week.
November 23, 2020

Journalism Production students took a stab at creating online personality quizzes last week. Check out their work and learn something about yourself through the tests. What AHS Coach Are You? by Tanner...

Sitting in Classrooms — OPINION

Students finish up a quiz in Trisha Niceswanger’s second-period Spanish 1 class. The desks in Niceswanger’s classroom are standard for most of the school and require students to look down at what they’re doing. This can contribute to neck pain.
Sitting for hours each day is, unfortunately, the norm for students.
November 19, 2020

Seven hours a day, five days a week, 36 weeks a year. Most students spend more of their waking hours at school than anywhere else. Every weekday, students go from sitting in one class to sitting in another...

Doing More Than Athletics — OPINION

Senior Colten Tasto sings with the Chamber Choir at the Fall Debut Concert. Tasto participates in many activities at AHS including football, musical, basketball, and show choir.
All athletes should be involved in extracurriculars outside of their primary sport.
November 19, 2020

Former Head Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ football team, Urban Meyer’s recruiting process is simple; “Recruit athletes, not football players.” Studies have shown that students who are actively...

Olympic Lifter and Overcomer

Plambeck jerks 87kg (191 lb) in the Oct. 25, 2020. She finished as the Virginia state runner-up with a 157kg (346 lbs) total in the 64kg  (141 lb.) weight class.
Meghan Plambeck is a competitive Olympic lifter who lives with an autoimmune disease.
November 18, 2020

The Atlantic community may remember Meghan Plambeck as a 2014 AHS alumna, an all-around athlete, and an award-winning journalist.  But in her six years since graduation, Plambeck has pursued competitive...

Staying Well This Winter

Community members may get a free flu shot by calling Cass County Health Systems.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it is more important than ever to stop the spread of Influenza.
November 18, 2020

Although there are many precautions taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 during this time, there is still the chance of spreading a different illness. The 2020-21 flu season has just started to roll around...

The Need for More Language Classes — OPINION

In one of the spanish classrooms, there are flags from different spanish-speaking countries. Spanish is the only foreign language class taught at AHS.
Offering more language classes in high school can contribute to an increase of bilingual and multilingual speakers.
November 16, 2020

I have always wanted to learn french, but the Atlantic High School only offers one foreign language class. This has got me thinking, why? Why don’t some schools give kids the opportunity to learn multiple...

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...

100-Word Rants: 2020

100-Word Rants: 2020
November 13, 2020

Everyone has an opinion. Can you express yours in exactly 100 words? Send your rant to [email protected] If we select it for publication, get your shades out!

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