Classes take spring field trips

Classes take spring field trips

Julia Pitts
May 30, 2017
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It’s that time of the year again! Classes all throughout the grade levels are getting out of school to spend the day somewhere else. “Somewhere else,” meaning going on spring field trips. There are various different field trips occurring. Some of these include the National Junior Honor Socie...

Students recognized at awards ceremonies

Students recognized at awards ceremonies

McKenzie Quirin
May 30, 2017
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During the month of May, students in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are recognized for the work and effort they put into the school year. They were recognized through a ceremony with many awards students can obtain on the days of May 2, 3 and 24. Students like Julia Pitts and Chelsea Mathieu receiv...

Dzurko gains headway as teacher of the year finalist

Dzurko gains headway as teacher of the year finalist

Aurora Soural
May 5, 2017
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“It’s nice to be recognized, that doesn’t always happen in the teaching profession. It’s also an honor to even be nominated by the administration- in particular Mr. Hatch,” stated seventh through ninth grade teacher, Tim Dzurko. Now in the top 12 nominees for the PA Teacher of the Year award, ...

Chromebooks for next year: working to improve school

Chromebooks for next year: working to improve school

Cameron Havens
April 10, 2017
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Currently only honors classes have Chromebooks. However, incoming students going into ninth grade will be receiving Chromebooks for the 2018-19 school year. Since the students will be given these computers, many of the students and teachers will be finding new ways to enhance the classroom learning experience. A Chr...

School responds to threat

School responds to threat

Lydia Newman
March 25, 2017
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On Friday March, 24. 2017 at 10:45 a.m. a bomb threat was found in one of the bathrooms. Administrators immediately took action by calling a school wide lock down. After around 20 minutes, a fire drill was called in order to evacuate all students from the building. At this time, most teachers and st...

Drama prepares for show

Drama prepares for show

February 28, 2017
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The spring drama production will take place this coming weekend.  Many students have been working for weeks on the stage and behind the scenes to present Singing in the Rain.  Tickets are available in school and at the door for $5 for students and $8 for adults.  ...

Four TSA members move forward to regional event

Four TSA members move forward to regional event

Lillian Miller
February 28, 2017
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Members of the Technology Student Association (TSA) competed Feb. 4 in the Region eight TSA Leadership conference and competition at Penns Valley Jr/Sr High School. Students competed in STEM related events. Four members of TSA will move forward to the 39th Annual Pennsylvania Technology Student Association ...

Student council hosts multi grade level dance to benefit Cereal Box Project

Student council hosts multi grade level dance to benefit Cereal Box Project

Julia Pitts
February 15, 2017
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This Thursday will be an all school dance. The all school dance will be Feb. 16  for grades seven, eight and ninth and all proceeds will benefit the Cereal Box Project of the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry. This dance has been introduced many times in previous years; however, not many students boug...

Special education teacher retires

Special education teacher retires

McKenzie Quirin
December 16, 2016
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It will soon be the last day for one special education teacher.   Dec. 22, 2016 will be the last day of teaching for teacher George Sinisi.  He is part of the special education team. Sinisi has been teaching for many years. “I am in my eighteenth year but have been working for thirty-eigh...

Campbell returns as Hatch moves to new position

Campbell returns as Hatch moves to new position

Cameron Havens
December 16, 2016
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In January, students, especially eighth graders, will most likely notice a change: former seventh grade principal David Campbell will be the new eighth grade principal. Campbell will replace Brad Hatch, who recently accepted the position of assistant superintendent for the entire school district. ...

Altoona school board ‘builds up’ its construction plans

Altoona school board ‘builds up’ its construction plans

Aurora Soural
October 21, 2016
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The Altoona Area School District and its supervisors have begun introducing their plans to improve their high school building and resolve overcrowding in elementary schools.

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New superintendent sets goals

New superintendent sets goals

Cameron Havens
October 21, 2016
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Dr. Charles A. Prijatelj is a former educator and band director who cares about making a difference in the lives of the students and community.

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