• February 14Parent teacher conferences Feb 27 from 4:30-8:30

  • February 14Snow makeup days: School in session Feb. 15 and April 2

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Drama prepares for rendition of Mary Poppins

Drama prepares for rendition of Mary Poppins

Ben Blackie, Photographer

February 23, 2018


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As the 2017-2018 school year comes to the spring semester, the drama club prepares for their rendition of Mary Poppins. In the fall the club did their first 2017-2018 performance which was Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit. The drama club has been practicing the musical since  late December and since ...

Students hide bookmarks in library

Students hide bookmarks in library

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

February 22, 2018


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At the end of each marking period, art teacher, Sara  O’Roark introduces certain art techniques students use to create bookmarks. Students then take these bookmarks and hide them in the library. Students will continue this tradition at the end of the third marking period by taking the bookmarks they ar...

Fans support favorite sport teams

Fans support favorite sport teams

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Supporters of their favorite sports teams wore a T-shirt, hoodie, jersey and/or hat on Feb. 2  for Ultimate Fan Day. The event was free of charge, and students as well as teachers were able to participate in the all day event. “ I wore a Ben Roethlisberger jersey with the number seven to support my...

Seventh grade teachers choose students of week

Seventh grade teachers choose students of week

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

February 1, 2018


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Teachers on the seventh grade floor are choosing students every week who they think are exceptional. One of the seventh graders chosen was Sufana Hamid. Her name was mentioned over the announcements on Jan. 12, 2018 “I really like the idea of the student of the week because of the fact that every...

Peace boxes distributed

Peace boxes distributed

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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Posters of boxes decorated with paint can be seen throughout the school. These boxes are known as “ peace boxes”  and have been delivered to students during their eighth period upon request. The idea of the peace box has been brought to school by eighth grade art teacher Sara O’Roark.   ...

Student gain opportunities for future jobs at CTC

Student gain opportunities for future jobs at CTC

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

January 24, 2018


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The GACTC in Altoona, PA is a place where not only Altoona students can go, but also students in school districts surrounding the community. The CTC was founded in 1966, and most of the students who go there are from the junior high and from the high school. In recent years the Altoona junior high ha...

PBS committee seeks to overhaul program

PBS committee seeks to overhaul program

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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The PBS program is a program that provides a reward system almost for students to show positive behaviors and their ROAR. PBS is an acronym for Positive Behavior System. Events and programs provided by PBS include lion loot, movie days, hat days, theme days and much more. Lion loot is a way of rewarding...

Cancellations, delays affect school schedule

Cancellations, delays affect school schedule

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

January 18, 2018


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With the weather change, the Altoona School District received some two hour delays and cancellations. Students express a variety of opinions regarding the schedule changes. The first delay was on Tuesday Jan. 2. Dr. Charles Prijatelj makes the decision if two hour delays or cancellations are needed. Af...

Students prepare for Keystone retakes

Students prepare for Keystone retakes

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Eighty five students started to prepare for the Keystone retakes at the beginning of the year and now in January hope to be prepared enough to pass the Keystones this time. Level three students who failed the Keystones last year had to take a second math class in order to prepare for the retakes in...

Students share cafeteria opinions

Students share cafeteria opinions

January 17, 2018


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The seventh, eighth and ninth graders may have different lunch times but they all function in the same manner. Students often have a variety of choices for what to eat for their lunch, and the cafeteria has a way of serving everyone on time. Some students think the cafeteria is doing great, and there...

Students raise money for veterans

Students raise money for veterans

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

December 20, 2017


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This year volunteers collected about $646.60 from the whole junior school.

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Student council continues

Student council continues

December 20, 2017


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This small group of members keep the school alive and help come up with various events to keep the school running.

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