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    Announcements for Friday, Nov. 17!

     The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club is proud to present The Emperor’s New Clothes. Public performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, November 17th with a matinee show at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2023.  All performances will take place in the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium.

    Attention All Students: There is a lollipop sale next Wednesday, November 22nd! Lollipops cost $1.00 each, and they come in new and exciting flavors!So, remember to bring your money to school next Wednesday to enjoy a yummy lollipop or two.

     Attention staff and students: Are you thankful for your family? Your friends? Nights without homework or grading? The perfect slice of pizza? The Friends of Rachel club wants to know what you are Thankful FOR! Write something or someone you are thankful for and display it in your classrooms or doors. Help us spread gratitude throughout our school!


    Folks, this is the last chance to contribute to our Veterans Day collection. After 1st period, all monies will be collected and tallied, and winners of the movie reward and donuts will be announced shortly after collection.

    So far, the Junior High has raised over $1000 for this worthy cause.  Please use this last opportunity to help our vets have a happy, bright holiday.

    The current standings are as follows:

    For 6th grade:

    1st place: Mrs. Edmiston’s room with $111.02, 2nd place, Mrs. Rose’s homeroom with $65; and in 3rd place, Mrs. Myers 1st period band with $58.50.

    For 7th grade:

    In first place, Mr. McFarland’s room with $222; 2nd place, Mrs. Petermans’s home room with $120; and in 3rd place, Mrs. Hallinan’s room with $36.68.

    For 8th grade:

    In 1st place, Mr. Hatch’s homeroom with $169; in 2nd place, Mr. Garlick’s room with $100; and number 3 in the running but #1 in your hearts, Mr. Jones’ room with $90.

    This brings our WHOLE SCHOOL TOTAL to $1484.45

    Again, these are just the current standings, and the final counts and results will be released later today.  A huge thank you to all who have participated!

     Attention all 7th & 8th grade girls interested in trying out for basketball… Tryouts are today from 6:00-8:00 at the high school, tomorrow from 12:00-2:00 at the high school, and Monday from 4:30-6:30 at the junior high. You MUST have a physical done to be able to try out. If you have any questions, please see Coach Bailor in Room 366 or email her at [email protected]


    Attention students: Here is your math question of the day: How many whole numbers lie in the interval between 5/3 and 2pi?  If you think you have the answer, please come to our Mathcounts meetings Wednesdays after school until 3:30.  Please see Mrs. Abbott in C275 for details.

    Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball will be this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 20, 21, and 22. Boys are to be present ALL three days.   7th grade tryouts are from 3-4:30 and 8th graders tryout from 4:30-6.  All sessions are at the jr high gym. Physicals are required with a doctor’s signature for non fall sport athletes.   Recertification paperwork is required for fall sport athletes.  All forms can be found and turned in at either the main office in the junior high, or at the athletic office at the high school.


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