What’s the 411?

Whats the 411?
  • The Altoona Area Junior High recently raised over $1100 to donate to the Hollidaysburg Veteran’s Home. Don Church, an eighth grade teacher, had the honor of presenting the check to Deborah Nesbella, who represented the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

  • This Friday, ninth grade students will attend a reward movie starting secnd period and ending fourth period.

  • At the end of Friday Dec. 20, students will attend a wrestling match, in which Altoona will take on Dubois. Any student who made the honor roll the first marking period, and has three lion loot, may attend this event.

  • In Andy Danish’s Renzulli class, students wrote an essay on, “What Does Patriotism Mean To You?” Patriot’s Pen annually sponsors the contest that allows entries from students grades 6-8.

  • Out of that class two eighth graders, Maura Skelley and Andrea Scott, placed in the competition. Scott placed third and Skelley placed first. Afterwards, Skelley’s essay went to the district level, where she won first once again. Then, Skelley’s essay moved up to the State level.  Students are waiting on results of that contest.