Announcements for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

(1/11-1/20) Students are reminded that as the water fountains are on and working, you are not permitted to carry water bottles with you to your classes.

(1/17 & 1/18) Attention Students: The Art and Literary Magazine Club will be meeting Wednesday, January 18th at 2:45 in Mr. King’s room, 239. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes. If you are not a member of the club but like to join, feel free to attend the meeting.

(1/17) Attention Mathcounts students:  Please check your email regarding the upcoming AMC 8 competition. Please email Mrs. Abbott with questions or stop by today at her classroom.  

(1/17) Now time for a little recap on some AAJHS Lady Lions basketball action the past couple weeks… The 8th grade girls played Tyrone last week and won 47 to 13. Raylin Eyer was the high scorer with 13 points, along with Ajaycia Alexander scoring 11 points, and Brionna Hudson scoring 10 points. The exciting triple header with Mt. Nittany and State College last week concluded with 3 back to back wins. The 8th grade girls defeated Mt. Nittany 60 to 6. The high scorer was Brionna Hudson with 13 points, along with Raylin Eyer scoring 12 points, Alannah Heyward scoring 11 points, and Layona Williams scoring 9 points. The 7th grade girls defeated Mt. Nittany 50 to 4. Alannah Heyward was high scorer with 15 points, along with Harlyn Osterhout and McKenzie McConnell scoring 8 points each. The 8th grade girls then finished it off with a thrilling game and defeat of State College 46 to 45. The high scorer was Layona Williams with 15 points, along with Brionna Hudson scoring 13 points and Raylin Eyer scoring 10 points. Yesterday, the girls brought home 2 wins against Spring Cove. The 8th grade girls won 48 to 12. Raylin Eyer was the high scorer with 16 points. The 7th grade girls won 36 to 12. Harlyn Osterhout was the high scorer with 9 points, along with Alannah Heyward scoring 8 points, and Eva Beck and Keira Ronan scoring 6 points each. The girls remain undefeated this season! Way to go ladies!

(1/17) Congratulations to the Wrestling team on a hard earned 2nd place finish at the Connellsville Duals.  The team ended with a 4-1 record. Their only loss was to Connellsville.  They bested Erie Prep, Chambersburg, Laurel, and State College. Special Congrats to Deklan Barr for winning the Outstanding Wrestler award and was undefeated at 5-0.  The wrestling team is now 15-1 so far this season.

(1/11-1/26) The next circle of friends will be on 1/26/23 2:45-3:45 in room 226. If you have not yet joined “Circle of Friends” pick up a sign-up sheet outside of room 355.    

(1/13-1/20) The 8th Grade Class Committee will meet for lunch on Friday, January 20. Please show your sticker pass to the lunch monitors and proceed to Mrs. Bronson’s room (212) on Friday, January 20.

(1/13-1/19) 8th Graders, the Fire and Ice Dance will be held Friday, February 24. Details about the dance will be coming soon, but for now, save the date! Friday, February 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the gym.

(1/17) This Month’s School counseling tip Tuesday topic is Empathy. Having empathy means to understand and recognize someone else’s experience. Some may say this is like putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. To be able to work well with others, you must be able to have empathy. You never know what others have been through, so you may as well be kind! For more information, stop by the first floor guidance office or see your English teacher.