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    Announcements for Wednesday, Nov. 2!

    (10/24-11/2) Attention Students:  The library is hosting its monthly Lego Club meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd from 2:45-3:30.  Please take note of the time change and be sure to have your ride home here by 3:30.  Again, Lego Club will meet until 3:30 from now on.  If you are interested in joining this month, please sign up in the library before Nov. 2.  You must sign up monthly to participate.  Any questions, please see Mrs. McCaulley in the library.

    (10/24-11/3) Students, the Veterans Day collection competition continues. All monies raised will go to our retired veterans living at the Hollidaysburg VA Home. The three highest-collecting homerooms for each grade level will receive a movie reward in the auditorium. The highest-raising homeroom from each grade level will receive the extra prize of a Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast! The current standings are as follows:

    For 8th grade

    1st place: Ms. Astle’s homeroom with $68

    2nd place: Mr. Garlick’s with $32

    3rd place: Mrs. Giordano’s with $26.

    For 7th grade

    1st place: Mrs. Kozak’s homeroom with $55

    2nd place: Mrs. Zerbee’s with $9

    3rd place: Mrs. Kustaborder’s with $4

    For 6th grade

    1st place: Mrs. Conway’s homeroom with $25

    2nd place: Mrs. Merschiltz with $7

    3rd place: Mrs. Beagle’s homeroom with $6.75

    Remember, collections continue through this Friday, November 4th.  Bring in your spare change for a great cause.


    (11/2-11/15) Have you ever wanted to improve your ability to speak in a classroom setting?  Would you like to develop your public speaking skills?  Or maybe you are interested in better communicating with others and clearly expressing your ideas? If you are looking to become a better speaker or presenter, then Speech League might be the club for you!  On Wednesday, November 15th, there will be an informative meeting regarding Speech League from 2:45 – 3:30 after school in Mrs. Palilla’s classroom – ROOM 410.  Any student in grades 6-7-8 is welcome to attend. If you are not able to attend the meeting, be sure to join the Google Classroom for more information by using the classroom code zaybiul.


    ((11/1-11/2) Any 7th or 8th grade wrestler that has not received their physical,  can pick up a physical packet or re-cert in the main office this week and attend the physicals being held at the high school this Thursday, November 3rd after school.


    (11/2-11/4) There was a bear face change purse found, it can be claimed in the Main Office


    (11/2-11/3) There will be open gym for Boys Basketball for 7th & 8th graders that are not playing a fall sport on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:30-8:15pm in the Jr High Fieldhouse. 


    (10/31-11/2) Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball this season… there will be open gyms from open 5:30-7:00pm tonight. A November schedule is outside of Coach Bailor’s room, Room 471. Make sure to stop by and get one!


    (10/31-11/2) Attention Students:  The Wellness Committee is hosting its first Games Night of the year!  “Come on out for Games Night, Wednesday, November 2nd from 3:00 to 4:00pm in both AAJHS gyms.  Bring your friends and have fun playing basketball, badminton and Pinball !  All AAJHS students are encouraged to attend! You’ll have a blast!”


    (11/2) There was one boy in particular that took a special interest in Ichabod Crane. He was one Abraham Van Brunt…Hero of the country round…Nicknamed and universally known as… Brom Bones.He was a burly, roaring, roistering blade. He was broad-shouldered and double-jointed with short curly hair.  He had a mingled air of fun and arrogance and Brom was always ready for a fight or a frolic.  He had four or five boon companions who always stood for a squall. Brom Bones had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for his own. No one had dared to cross the line of Brom’s advances. Not until now…The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club is proud to present the spooky classic – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Written by Washington Irving and adapted by Kathryn Shultz Miller, Sleepy Hollow is loaded with all the thrills, chills and laughs to keep you on the edge of your seats. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on both Thursday, November 3, 2022 and Friday, November 4, 2022 with a matinee show at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022.  All performances will take place in the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium. General admission tickets will only be on sale at the door and will cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. Doors open approximately 1/2 hour before each show. Who will win the coveted hand of Katrina Van Tassel?  Come to the show and find out! We hope to see you there!

    (11/2) Attention students:  Here is a riddle:  There is a bowl with seven apples in it.  You remove three.  How many do you have?  If you like puzzles and riddles and the 24 game, come to our Mathcounts meeting Wednesday after school from 2:45 until 3:30.  Please see Mrs. Abbott in C275 for details or email.  (Answer – you took three – you have three)


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