• 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

  • Rachel’s Challenge spreads kindness through school

    Rachel’s Challenge spreads kindness through school

    Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

    October 25, 2018

    The Rachel’s Challenge program started this school year after faculty members became interested in it and wanted to spread kindness throughout the school. According to seventh grade English teacher Angela Baughman, Rachel’s Challenge started about 20 years ago by Rachel Scott’s ...

    Let's Paint! Two student's that are a part of the Friends of Rachel Club paint hearts on the cafeteria windows. They were trying to spread kindness.

  • Ninth grade honors students go on trial

    Ninth grade honors students go on trial

    Abbie Starr, Reporter

    May 25, 2018

    John Blough’s honors classes created a mock trial associated with their study of And Then There Were None during the week of May 14 to 18 in his classroom. Ninth grader Sierra Lafavor was an attorney on one of the trials. “To prepare for the trial, we had to come up with different pieces...

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  • School year ends with recess days from May 24-31

    School year ends with recess days from May 24-31

    Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

    May 25, 2018

    The PBS program will be putting on their annual Recess Day from May 24-31. If anyone would like to go to recess day, they must pay 10 lion loot and can not be on probation or have more than five demerits. Ben Shank, seventh grade student, is participating in his first Recess Day this year. ”I a...

Students earn their way to awards
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Fall sports teams face rivials
Track season comes to end

Track season comes to end

May 25, 2018

Track athletes compete in Mountain Lion Classic

Track athletes compete in Mountain Lion Classic

May 1, 2018

Thrown into the lives of softball players

Thrown into the lives of softball players

May 1, 2018

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School needs active shooting drills
  • New Chromebook software shouldn’t be used November 9, 2018
  • Ninth graders need summer gym class November 9, 2018
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Recent Sports Scores
  • Monday, April 9

    Softball A

    AAJHS 11 - Mt. Union 7

  • Thursday, February 8

    Ninth grade white boys' basketball

    AAJHS 48 - BG 30

  • Monday, February 5

    Eighth grade white boys' basketball

    AAJHS 37 - Huntingdon 25

  • Saturday, February 3

    Ninth grade white boys' basketball

    AAJHS 54 - Mifflin County 19

  • Saturday, February 3

    Eighth grade white boys' basketball

    AAJHS 21 - Mifflin County 27

13 Reasons Why becomes teen conversation topic
Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

May 25, 2018

Add Midnight Sun to summer movie list

Add Midnight Sun to summer movie list

May 3, 2018

Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

April 6, 2018

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