• January 11Follow the principals on Twitter - @Principal_AAJHS @9thGradeAAJHS @DCAMPBELL_AAJHS @Ms_Bogle_AAJHS

  • January 7Daffodil Sales are back! Help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Room 212 for info

  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

Savannah Blazer, Reporter

December 17, 2018


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On Nov. 20, Anti- bullying advocate and entertainer Josh Drean came to the AAJHS and presented an anti-bullying speech. Drean has visited 456 different schools, reached over 250,000 students and has influenced 123 bullying policies to be made. “It’s a pretty rough social landscape out th...

Holiday concerts spread cheer

Holiday concerts spread cheer

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

December 17, 2018


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The orchestra, chorus and band have performed three separate holiday concerts.  The concert was on Nov. 30 featuring the vocal ensemble and varsity chorus, the band's concert was on Dec.  4, featuring the jazz band and the orchestra concert was on Dec. 11, featuring the symphonic orchestra and the...

Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

December 14, 2018


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On Oct. 12, a home went up into flames causing a family to start their lives over. One of the family members living in the house was seventh grader Bailee Miller-Dicken. She was not home when the fire happened, she was spending the night at a family member's house. “When I found out that my...

Drama club presents Goldilocks on Trial

Drama club presents Goldilocks on Trial

October 25, 2018


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On Oct. 18 and 19, the drama club introduced Goldilocks on Trial at 7 p.m in the auditorium. The tickets sold at the door were $3 for k-12 and $5 for adults. Connor Chywski was the director of the play. He was hired last year as a ninth grade English teacher and wanted to assist in drama.  He t...

New junior high teachers join faculty

New junior high teachers join faculty

Brayden Adams, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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Eighteen teachers joined the building or switched roles this school year. Matthew Gill, Lori Stangl, Kimberly Peck and Susan Smithmyer are four of the 14 teachers who joined the building. Gill is having a wonderful time at the junior high. “Yes, I’m definitely enjoying my time here at the junio...

Harvest Day moves to Mansion Park

Harvest Day moves to Mansion Park

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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On Oct. 4, students celebrated another Harvest Day. Students who sold two magazines earned the opportunity of Harvest Day festivities. Students went to Mansion Park for the first time this year to celebrate Harvest day and hang out with their friends.  Eating snow cones and playing kickball was h...

Students support spirit week

Students support spirit week

Kaya Newell, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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From Oct. 8-11, students and faculty celebrated school spirit week. Many students found it fun and important to participate in spirit week. “I feel like if you participate in spirit week you are showing off your school and participating in your school more and I think that’s good.  I enjoy ha...

Construction of new building has minimum impact

Construction of new building has minimum impact

Sadie Price, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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The new school is already under construction. After over 100 years of using the same high school building, construction crews have officially begun building. They have been working on the new school since the beginning of summer and plan to end in 2020. For junior high teachers the construction ha...

Rachel’s Challenge spreads kindness through school

Rachel’s Challenge spreads kindness through school

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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The Rachel’s Challenge program started this school year after faculty members became interested in it and wanted to spread kindness throughout the school. According to seventh grade English teacher Angela Baughman, Rachel’s Challenge started about 20 years ago by Rachel Scott’s ...

Ninth grade honors students go on trial

Ninth grade honors students go on trial

Abbie Starr, Reporter

May 25, 2018


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John Blough’s honors classes created a mock trial associated with their study of And Then There Were None during the week of May 14 to 18 in his classroom. Ninth grader Sierra Lafavor was an attorney on one of the trials. “To prepare for the trial, we had to come up with different pieces...

School year ends with recess days from May 24-31

School year ends with recess days from May 24-31

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

May 25, 2018


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The PBS program will be putting on their annual Recess Day from May 24-31. If anyone would like to go to recess day, they must pay 10 lion loot and can not be on probation or have more than five demerits. Ben Shank, seventh grade student, is participating in his first Recess Day this year. ”I a...

School hosts final game night for year

School hosts final game night for year

Ben Blackie, Photographer

May 25, 2018


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On May, Thursday the 17 students were able to stay after school to play games. At the event, students could play badminton, basketball and dodge ball. Students had the opportunity to forget about school and play with their friends. Students were able to play sports that they usually only play in gym...

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