I am hopeful that all of our winter weather is now in our rearview mirror as all of our spring activities are in full swing.  Practice for girls/boys track, soccer, golf and tennis have begun and our students will be actively involved games and matches if not already, very soon.  Also with spring, come all of the spring activities which includes Prom.  Prom will be held on Saturday, April 8, with the Grand March starting at the high school at 8:30.  Please take the opportunity to come and see our students performing in all of the spring activities before school year ends.  You can find all of the information regarding activities by visiting our district’s website – www.atlanticiaschools.org

      At the last school board meeting, the board approved my recommendation that the last day of school for this year will be Friday, May 26th as one day was added to the calendar due to the day missed for state dual wrestling in Des Moines.  Please remember that the last day of school is a 2-hour early release day.  The board has also approved the 2017-18 school calendar.  You can access next year's school calendar at the district website.

           At a special school board meeting earlier this week, the board approved the purchase of the Cass Inc. building.  For the fall of 2017, the district will be moving the alternative high school program and the Link Center program to the new building.  The district will move the district's central office operations into the new building which will provide an administrator on site for the programs that will be housed there.  Future plans for the site is to provide space for the expansion of existing programs and the development of new educational programs which will expand opportunities for our students.  

     The School Board has approved a number of capital projects for the district this upcoming summer.  Phase 3 of the heat pump replacement at the high school will begin in late May, replacement of one bus, a suburban and a car for our transportation department, teachers at Washington and Schuler will have their laptops replaced, the district will be making repairs to concrete in the high school parking lot and the maintenance department will be purchasing a tractor, mower, a maintenance truck and a truck for sanding and salting the parking lots.  Overall, it will be busy in the district over the summer months getting these projects completed.

      The district hosted another successful mobile food pantry for the community at the high school on March 8.  I'd like the thank DeeAnn Schreiner and all of the many volunteers from the high school and the community who continually help to make this the mobile food pantry a success.

          I am hopeful that we are done with anymore winter weather, but should we be faced with any additional inclement weather, you can find school closing announcements on our district webpage or through a text message from our student information system, JMC.  If you have not signed up for text message alerts, please use the parent portal to get signed up for the service.  I ask that you please continue to support the Washington/Schuler PTO, the Atlantic Booster Club and the Atlantic Education Foundation.  If you have ideas to help the school district continually improve, I invite you to give me a call at 243-4252 or come by and visit with me in my office.  Go Trojans!

Mission Statement

The Atlantic Community School District will prepare all learners to be creative, innovative and productive citizens by providing diverse opportunities to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge in a positive, disciplined and challenging environment.