• 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...

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3D_Judges_Gavel.jpg

  • 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...

  • School hosts final game night for year

    School hosts final game night for year

    Ben Blackie, Photographer

    May 25, 2018

    On May, Thursday the 17 students were able to stay after school to play games. At the event, students could play badminton, basketball and dodge ball. Students had the opportunity to forget about school and play with their friends. Students were able to play sports that they usually only play in gym...

    Run! Taylor Lane runs to get someone out from the other team. Lane got out and was able to get back in.

  • Students end final marking period

    Students end final marking period

    Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

    May 24, 2018

    On June. 1, 2018 students will have their final day of school for the year, ending the final marking period. Teachers last day will be on June 5. Preparations are occurring to the school as well as for students for next year. The new high school will begin construction over the summer. “ I thin...

    Counselor Michele Holton sets prizes in the main lobby in preparation for the end of the year event called recess day. Students can use lion loot to enter for a chance to win.

    Sarah Weathersbee

  • Escape room challenges students

    Escape room challenges students

    Joleyna Martino, Reporter

    May 24, 2018

    On Friday May, 11 two students from each grade level and four of their invited friends competed in an escape room to win prizes. The students who submitted Lion Loot at lunch were randomly chosen to be put into the escape room challenge. Nicholas Caminiti organized the challenge. Seventh grader, Sam...

    Seventh, eighth and ninth grade students took on the escape room challenge on May 11. Thanks for the photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivesnews/34457952593

  • Students apply for high school summer school options

    Students apply for high school summer school options

    Maddie Detwiler, Reporter

    May 23, 2018

    The first session for ninth grade summer school is June 11 to 26. The second session is July 5 to 20. There are two types of courses offered for summer school. Enrichment courses are offered to students who need more room on their schedules for interest electives or to participate in additional major...

    Ninth graders can get their applications for summer in the guidance office.

    Maddie Detwiler

  • Students compete in foreign language competition

    Students compete in foreign language competition

    Morgan Baker, Reporter

    May 17, 2018

    Students taking foreign language classes competed in academic and non-academic areas at the twenty-ninth annual APPLES Foreign Language Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to show what they have learned about each language. Students got to go based off their grade in the language class a...

    Selfie Time! Sarah Graham snaps a pick of (pictured left to right) Patricia Leonard, Sarah Graham, Darrian Berkheimer, Cassandra Kyle and Isabella Frank. The students took the picture after they had been gifted their awards.

    Sarah Graham

  • Diversity Club goes to Holocaust Museum

    Diversity Club goes to Holocaust Museum

    Joleyna Martino, Reporter

    May 15, 2018

    On Monday April 30, the Diversity Club took a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the Holocaust museum. The purpose of the trip was to educate the students on the history of the Holocaust and show the effect it has left. Eighth grade teacher, Kristin Fazio, organizes the Diversity Club and their trip...

    In the Holocaust museum, this is a room where it has photographs of the victims affected by the mass genocide.

    Gianna Ciavarella

Students earn their way to awards
Altoona hosts social media awareness seminar for parents May 31
Mathcounts student moves to states
View All
Hey eighth graders! Follow these tips to start next year right
  • Weather interferes with music department adjudication May 23, 2018
  • Happy retirement, Mr. Yon! We will miss you. May 18, 2018
  • New softball fields benefit players May 18, 2018
  • Ten tips for upcoming test takers May 10, 2018
View All
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

View All
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

Track season comes to end
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

Students participate in spring track

Students participate in spring track

April 6, 2018

View All
Editorial:  Summer approaches, students plan

Editorial: Summer approaches, students plan

May 25, 2018

Grab your sunglasses, Kool-Aid, flip-flops and sunscreen. Summer is coming! The Altoona Area School District...

Editorial: Congratulations to junior high softball

Editorial: Congratulations to junior high softball

April 24, 2018

The Altoona Junior High softball team has continued to win most of their games since they started their...

Editorial: 17 ways to honor those who lost their lives in the Parkland Shooting

Editorial: 17 ways to honor those who lost their lives in the Parkland Shooting

March 15, 2018

One month ago, the Parkland, Florida shooting occurred. This shooting was devastating and caused the...

View All
The student news site of Altoona Area Junior High School