• September 12The Internet Café is now open for the school year in rooms 204 and 205 on the ninth grade floor.

  • September 12Yearbooks on sale now! jostens.com.

November 2017 Livewire Scavenger Hunt

November 2017 Livewire Scavenger Hunt

November 7, 2017


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Click the link below to open a printable worksheet.  Return to room 234 for a prize. Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Worksheet Nov. 2017  

Collins writing program changes classroom instruction

Collins writing program changes classroom instruction

Ben Blackie, Reporter

October 27, 2017


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This year the Altoona Area School District started using the Collins Writing program. This program provides a new way of writing for the AASD students. Collins Writing is used in every subject. Collins Writing uses a system known as “Five Types of Writing”. These five types make sure stud...

Drama club performs Law and Order … The Fairytale Unit

Drama club performs Law and Order … The Fairytale Unit

Abbie Starr, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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As the school year continues, so does the drama club, with a performance on Oct. 19 and 20. The club picked the play, Law and Order… The Fairy Tale Unit to amuse people who love comical theater.  Maddy Reed is in ninth grade and played the role of JIll, Jillian, who is a jogger, who is interrogate...

Students react to Cyberslam assembly

Students react to Cyberslam assembly

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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The Sept. 22 Cyberslam assembly in the auditorium inspired students to open up about bullying. Since 1981, the Saltworks theatre academy has traveled to schools to present award-winning, entertaining and educational school assemblies. According to Saltworks they provide schools with high energy, pertinent assemblies ...

Seventh graders adjust to junior high

Seventh graders adjust to junior high

Maddie Detwiler, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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 The seventh grade floor is full of students who have mixed opinions about how the adjustment from elementary school to junior high went and is going this year of 2017. In the Altoona school district, students attend elementary school for six grades then transition to the junior high for three yea...

Fundraising students rewarded

Fundraising students rewarded

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Junior High students went onto the IM field to celebrate Harvest Day on Oct 5. Junior High students who sold two magazines in a fundraiser during the month of September got to spend five hours outside for Harvest Day. Harvest Day is a day where students play games, sports and eat iconic carnival...

Toona’s turf is everywhere!

Toona’s turf is everywhere!

Joleyna Martino, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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On Thursday, Oct. 5, cheerleaders, band and band front members arrived to provide some extra school spirit as the varsity team took on rival Hollidaysburg. According to members of these groups, much preparation happens before the season and each game. Eighth grader Alexis Starr is a varsity majorette...

Juart awarded with beef for classroom cooking

Juart awarded with beef for classroom cooking

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Foods teacher Brandy Juart received her first beef and veal award from the Pennsylvania Beef council. Because of her dedication to cooking and teaching , the option of beef products or an amount of money was given to Juart on Aug. 10. More labs and cooking involving beef will now be unde...

Spirit week inspires twins

Spirit week inspires twins

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Students and faculty all celebrated spirit week from Oct. 9-13.  They expressed excitement as they participated in each theme day. Red, white and blue day was Monday, twinning day was Tuesday, color war was on Wednesday and pink out was Thursday. “I thought that ninth grade would win the color w...

Aevidum: we’ve got your back

Aevidum: we’ve got your back

Morgan Baker, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Clubs around the school are getting organized for the year, one of those clubs being Aevidum. Aevidum focuses mainly on lifting others spirits and spreading positivity throughout the school. Throughout the school year, Aevidum’s main goal is to try and make everyone feel good about themselves and their live...

Guidance publishes newsletter

Guidance publishes newsletter

Ninth grade guidance staff

October 23, 2017


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Faculty, students support pink out game

Faculty, students support pink out game

October 16, 2017


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On Thursday Oct, 12, students and faculty dressed in pink to promote breast cancer awareness. This initiative is part of a nationwide effort. https://wearitpink.org/ Many local schools have joined in the pink out effort during October. WTAJ NEWS VIDEO...

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