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March 31, 2020

FFA Members cook Polish dogs to sell to students and staff during FFA week

     Farmers feed the world, and week of Feb. 22 to Feb. 29 was the time to celebrate National FFA Week. Future Farmers of America, or FFA, is a youth organization that promotes and supports...

March 31, 2020

This screenshot from YouTube of the Greyhound News shows that some of the broadcasters fail to take the job seriously, which has been criticized by many. That orange is taking the place of the broadcaster. 

     Two years ago, Atascadero High School transitioned from th...

February 20, 2020

Earth Science students race to find an open seat in Mr. Taber’s innovative carbon cycle game. Photo by Eden Rodriguez.

     Who said learning has to be boring? On  Jan. 27 and 28, Mr. Taber’s Earth Science classes played a game to help students understand the carbon cyc...

January 10, 2020

Students in the Hospitality classes prepared a full Thanksgiving dinner and lots of pumpkin pies for sale this holiday season. Photo contributed

     Hospitality students bake, roast, and learn all about preparing an unforgettable  holiday meal.Hospitality is a well lov...

January 10, 2020

Senior Codi Carroll works with Atascadero firefighters as part of the Cadet program. Photo contributed

     Biannually, the Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services hosts a unique after-school cadet program called Fire Cadets. Two high school seniors are hired as volunteers...

November 21, 2019

 Freshman Colby Gentry works underneath a vehicle on the lift in the auto shop. Photo by Eden Rodriguez

     Atascadero High’s SkillsUSA Automotive Club not only prepares students for upcoming SkillsUSA competition, but is made up of students training for lucrative futu...

November 21, 2019

The Spanish Club celebrated the Dia de los Muertos holiday by bringing in a taco truck and the shaved ice Truck during the last week in October. Photo by Harper Pambrun

     The Atascadero High School Spanish Club held a celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, D...

November 21, 2019

Zanna Peterson, Kai Anderson, and Jayden Pauschek are excited to begin a new year for GSA, which is holding weekly meetings in the Wellness Center. Photo by Eden Rodriquez

     The Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), is an international organization of student-led clubs at mid...

October 4, 2019

As young people are dying of lung disease associated with vaping, communities struggle to keep kids from starting this destructive habit. (Image from rnz.co.nz)

Many teens at Atascadero High School and around the United States have been exposed to the long term effects...

November 5, 2018

A holiday cover from December 1934. Photo by Jessica Jen.

     The history of Hilltop News began decades ago in 1935, only seven years after Atascadero High School was established in 1921. Hilltop News contacted former Hilltop advisor Lon Allan for information about Hi...

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