• May 8Badminton Tournament, Basketball Tournament and Dodge Ball Games May 14 from 3-5 in A and B Gyms.
  • May 8In need of dresses, ties, shirts/pants or shoes - check out the Social closet in room 210.
  • May 89th graders: Social tickets will be sold for $10.00 the week of the dance.
  • May 8AAHS Mountain Lion Mascot Tryouts Wednesday, May 15 at 3:00 pm in Room B8.
  • May 8AAHS Cheerleading tryouts will be held in the AAHS Auxiliary Gym on May 6 and 8-10
  • May 8Summer school applications are available in the guidance office until May 14
  • March 13The Daffodil DELIVERY DATE has been moved to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3.

Ninth grade majorettes compete

Ninth grade majorettes compete

Savannah Blazer, Reporter

March 15, 2019

On March 9, Destiny Montgomery, Isabella Nardelli, Lilly Noffsker, Danielle Bardelang and Jaidyn Paladini competed in a majorette competition at AAJHS. They competed in the Junior High Majorette Line category. Twirling to “The Greatest Show” by Panic! At The Disco, “Come Alive” by Years and Y...

Hogan starts off students’ days with spirit

Hogan starts off students’ days with spirit

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Every morning at 7:35 a.m., ninth grade science teacher, Jessica Hogan, says the Pledge of Allegiance and starts the day with the morning announcements. In the middle of the 2016-2017 school year, Hogan took over the morning announcements after Brad Hatch left. “Mrs. Mangan asked me to take over the mor...

Alice in Wonderland Jr. play inspires wonder, joy for audiences

Alice in Wonderland Jr. play inspires wonder, joy for audiences

Brayden Adams, Reporter

March 12, 2019

From March 1 to March 2, the junior high’s drama club took part in a school play based on “Alice in Wonderland.” Members of the drama club had many roles to play during the musical.  Junior high staff members also had to help students rehearse for the play. One of the staff members who h...

Indoor teams take wins in Portage

Indoor teams take wins in Portage

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

February 28, 2019

On Feb. 17, the indoor silks and majorettes traveled to Portage, PA to compete in a TU competition. Indoor majorettes The indoor majorettes won first in the “Junior High Majorette” category. Indoor adviser Samantha Cessna brought the girls to the competition and was eager to win. “Going in I was f...

Students buy Hershey Kisses for peers

Students buy Hershey Kisses for peers

Avery Reid, Reporter

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 11, 12 and 13 students can purchase bags of Hershey Kisses to send out to friends. Each six Kiss bag will be sold for 50 cents each at any of the student council rooms from 7:30 to 7:45. The Hershey Kiss idea was a joint idea by the student council members and directors.   “It was Mrs...

Chess Club competes in winter tournament

Chess Club competes in winter tournament

February 13, 2019

On Jan. 28, 2019, the Chess Club’s Winter Tournament concluded.  There were 15 Chess Club members who participated in this event. The tournament was active from December 2018 to January 2019.  All students in the Chess Club participated in ranked matches for three weeks during this time. Th...

Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

Josh Drean reaches out to thousands

Savannah Blazer, Reporter

December 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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