The student news site of Altoona Area Junior High School

Breaking News
  • February 6Lunch- Buffalo Chicken Cheddar Hoagie, French Fries, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
  • February 3Lunch- Pacifico Specialty Pizza, Steamed Carrots, Caesar Salad, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
  • February 3Click here for today's announcements!
  • February 2Lunch Menu- Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit, Steamed Broccoli, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
  • February 2Click here for today's announcements!
  • January 31Click here for today's announcements!
  • January 26Lunch- Seasme Chicken over rice with Steamed Broccoli, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
  • January 26Click here for today's announcements!
  • January 26Come And Show Your School Pride In The Student Section At The AAJHS Lady Lions Home Basketball Games! The themes for these games are as follows: Jan. 30 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Hawaiian, Jan. 31 @ 5 p.m.- Superhero, Feb. 6 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. vs. BG- Maroon Out, Feb. 10 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. vs. Hollidaysburg- Jersey Night
  • January 24Lunch- Taco Tuesday Beef or Hard or Soft Shell Tacos with Steamed Corn, Baked Beans, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk



 Lots of changes. Clapper lives in Blair County, but she has grown up in New Orleans, Louisiana. The changed leaves and cold weather were very new to her when she moved. Its different, but I think its pretty. I have a great view from my window as well! said Clapper.

Jen Clapper

Conner Ryan, Reporter November 23, 2022

Another new member of the Altoona staff is sixth and eighth grade computer teacher, Jennifer Clapper. Clapper teaches computer science to students for the first time in a public school. Before moving...

Justina McCaulley’s view on Reading Competition Team

Riley Glunt, Reporter November 23, 2022

Reading competition is not a well known club in the school, and it’s not a club where people have to practice everyday. It is a club that requires the club members to read assigned books when they have...

Amazing! As two software engineers explore virtual reality headsets, they also try the control sticks.

The Metaverse Could Change Everything

Vionna Jackson, Reporter November 22, 2022

Virtual reality could soon be part of our everyday lives if Mark Zuckerberg succeeds at unleashing the metaverse. In the article, “How Will Metaverse Change Your World?” Facebook claims that with...

Eighth graders Talan Palladini and Caiden Cochran are working on their mugs. They were very intricate in the rest of their design.

Pottery Connects Students

Ingrid Steward, Reporter November 22, 2022

Art is everywhere! It can come in all different shapes, sizes and forms, whether it be a painting, drawing or even food! Eighth grade pottery teacher John King has a new upcoming plan in motion. He will...

Retiring Staff Reflect, Share Plans for Future

Melissa Krainer, Reporter May 26, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year is coming to a close, SEA Diane Stahl, security greeter Cheryl Peters, guidance counselor Damon Luciano and sixth grade attendance secretary Judy Negri announce their retirement...

Watch out! Martin steals the show with her amazing moves!

Payton Martin shines light on figure skating

Madison Aboud, Reporter April 13, 2022

Sports are a part of many students' lives. From football and basketball, to softball and track, many students participate in sports. But, some sports get swept under the rug. One in particular is figure...

Zae is not only a teammate, but an inspiration as a friend. “Zae gives hope to all of us, and inspires us to not give up, said eighth grader Cogan.

Multi-Sport Athlete Zae Moore

Taniyah Hicks, Reporter April 12, 2022

Confidence, determination, readiness… These are all traits eighth grader Zae Moore acquires as a multi-sport athlete. This very athletic girl has an amazing future ahead. These are traits worth witnessing.  Moore...

Then and Now: Fasolo’s career in softball led her to the English teaching position she has now at the Altoona Area High School. Left: Fasolo pitching during an AAHS away game (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Fasolo); Right: Fasolo posing at her desk in her classroom (Photographer: Melissa Krainer).

Softball Coaches Reveal Past and Talk About Present

Melissa Krainer, Reporter April 11, 2022

She started playing when she was five. He’s been teaching for 20 years. Now she’s the head softball coach and he’s the assistant. Their names? Alyssa Fasolo and Scott Berardinelli. Fasolo’s...

Heres an example of some of the options at Trader Joes.

Trader Joe’s

Grace Stadtmiller, Reporter December 14, 2021

Trader Joe’s is a popular grocery store that many people enjoy visiting because they specialize in making and supplying the healthiest food that they can offer to their customers. The closest location...

The team was exited about the competition at Bellwood-Antis High School. The team had nine students and Justina McCaulley as the advisor.

Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Fall Reading Competition Team

Miley Naugle, Reporter December 13, 2021

Not many people know about this competition team in our school. This team instead of involving blood, sweat, and tears, use their mental capability. The team read 30 books. In November they went to Bellwood-Antis...

McCaulley is very exited for the book fair this year. She is hoping to see many students searching through the library for new books.

2021 Book Fair

Taniyah Hicks, Reporter December 7, 2021

                The book fair is a very exciting opportunity. The book fair will be held in the library Dec. 1-7. There's a collection of books by genres, authors  and popular books. ”It...

Stranded in Snow, was created by Robert Hartz.

Lego Club Inspires Creative People

Sofia Hallinan, Reporter December 2, 2021

Lego Club meets the first Wednesday of the month; the club runs from 2:45p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Lego club is a club where you get to show your creativity, and the way you want to build different architects....

Load More Stories