• January 11Follow the principals on Twitter - @Principal_AAJHS @9thGradeAAJHS @DCAMPBELL_AAJHS @Ms_Bogle_AAJHS

  • January 7Daffodil Sales are back! Help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Room 212 for info

  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

  • Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

    Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

    Savannah Blazer, Reporter

    December 17, 2018

    On Nov. 20, Anti- bullying advocate and entertainer Josh Drean came to the AAJHS and presented an anti-bullying speech. Drean has visited 456 different schools, reached over 250,000 students and has influenced 123 bullying policies to be made. “It’s a pretty rough social landscape out th...

    Josh Drean talks about what it takes to be a mascot. Drean travels the country seeing to inspire teenagers.

    Savannah Blazer

  • Holiday concerts spread cheer

    Holiday concerts spread cheer

    Zakary Hicks, Reporter

    December 17, 2018

    The orchestra, chorus and band have performed three separate holiday concerts.  The concert was on Nov. 30 featuring the vocal ensemble and varsity chorus, the band's concert was on Dec.  4, featuring the jazz band and the orchestra concert was on Dec. 11, featuring the symphonic orchestra and the...

    Christmas Spirit! The ninth and eighth grade orchestra joined to play "Reindeer Galop". On Dec. 11, the two orchestras played four songs and then combined with the wind instruments to play two more songs.

  • Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

    Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

    Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

    December 14, 2018

    On Oct. 12, a home went up into flames causing a family to start their lives over. One of the family members living in the house was seventh grader Bailee Miller-Dicken. She was not home when the fire happened, she was spending the night at a family member's house. “When I found out that my...

    Still standing This picture shows all that remains of the Miller Dicken house.

    Destiny Miller

  • Drama club presents Goldilocks on Trial

    Drama club presents Goldilocks on Trial

    October 25, 2018

    On Oct. 18 and 19, the drama club introduced Goldilocks on Trial at 7 p.m in the auditorium. The tickets sold at the door were $3 for k-12 and $5 for adults. Connor Chywski was the director of the play. He was hired last year as a ninth grade English teacher and wanted to assist in drama.  He t...

    With lots of attitude "Baby Bear" discusses her thoughts with Papa Bear. Baby Bear preferred to be called Tiffanie and was not happy with her father's decisions.

    Savannah Blazer

  • New junior high teachers join faculty

    New junior high teachers join faculty

    Brayden Adams, Reporter

    October 25, 2018

    Eighteen teachers joined the building or switched roles this school year. Matthew Gill, Lori Stangl, Kimberly Peck and Susan Smithmyer are four of the 14 teachers who joined the building. Gill is having a wonderful time at the junior high. “Yes, I’m definitely enjoying my time here at the junio...

    With their minds focused, Kelcie Kenney and Ashlee Moyer work on their comprehension questions in Michelle Garman's English class. Students worked on their homework before class ended.

  • Harvest Day moves to Mansion Park

    Harvest Day moves to Mansion Park

    Zakary Hicks, Reporter

    October 25, 2018

    On Oct. 4, students celebrated another Harvest Day. Students who sold two magazines earned the opportunity of Harvest Day festivities. Students went to Mansion Park for the first time this year to celebrate Harvest day and hang out with their friends.  Eating snow cones and playing kickball was h...

    Fun in the Bouncy House! Students from all grades are about to get into the bouncy house. On Harvest Day, Annetta Conway ran the bouncy house and collected all of the student's money.

    John KIng

  • Students support spirit week

    Students support spirit week

    Kaya Newell, Reporter

    October 25, 2018

    From Oct. 8-11, students and faculty celebrated school spirit week. Many students found it fun and important to participate in spirit week. “I feel like if you participate in spirit week you are showing off your school and participating in your school more and I think that’s good.  I enjoy ha...

    Rivals go head to head! Gracie Weaver and Emma Girgany show their school spirit by wearing their favorite college sport team. College sport day was on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Photo courtesy of Emma Girgany

  • Construction of new building has minimum impact

    Construction of new building has minimum impact

    Sadie Price, Reporter

    October 25, 2018

    The new school is already under construction. After over 100 years of using the same high school building, construction crews have officially begun building. They have been working on the new school since the beginning of summer and plan to end in 2020. For junior high teachers the construction ha...

    Whip it up! The school district is building a new and improved high school. For the past five months, construction workers have built the foundation for the new high school.

    Sadie Price

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Season for winter sport kicks in
Freshman football team finishes undefeated

Freshman football team finishes undefeated

December 14, 2018

Fall sports teams face rivials

Fall sports teams face rivials

October 25, 2018

Track season comes to end

Track season comes to end

May 25, 2018

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Saturday, December 15

    Wrestling

    AAJHS 245 - Shikellany Junior High Duals Tournament 36

  • Thursday, December 13

    Seventh grade maroon girls' basketball

    AAJHS 19 - Park Forest 23

  • Wednesday, December 12

    White eighth grade boys' basketball

    AAJHS 40 - Dubois 26

  • Tuesday, December 11

    Maroon Seventh grade girl's basketball

    AAJHS 32 - Tyrone 24

  • Monday, April 9

    Softball A

    AAJHS 11 - Mt. Union 7

Hibachi restaurant Aki pleases many appetites
Go switch to the Nintendo Switch!

Go switch to the Nintendo Switch!

January 10, 2019

Vans become trendy

Vans become trendy

January 10, 2019

Billie Eilish makes her big break

Billie Eilish makes her big break

January 10, 2019

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