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Varsity chorus puts on annual holiday concert

Varsity chorus puts on annual holiday concert

Morgan Baker, Reporter

December 15, 2017


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On Dec. 1, 2017 the varsity chorus, consisting of eighth and ninth grade, put on the annual holiday concert in the auditorium to celebrate the holiday season.

Band, front take on holiday parade

Band, front take on holiday parade

Abbie Starr, Reporter

December 15, 2017


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“The parade went really well. There were lots of really good comments, too,” Plowman said.

Livewire Scavenger Hunt

Livewire Scavenger Hunt

November 7, 2017


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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.

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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“There’s something in it for everyone. The fairy tale creatures, little kids really loved that. I even saw a couple kids who came dressed up as fairy tale creatures which was adorable. But the humor is very relatable to both teens and adults. We got some good laughs last week from them,” Hetrick said.

Students react to Cyberslam assembly

Students react to Cyberslam assembly

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Students guesses on how many students get bullied daily ranged from 3,000- 50,000 Students were surprised to find out that according to DoSomething.org over 160,000 students get bullied daily.  

Seventh graders adjust to junior high

Seventh graders adjust to junior high

Maddie Detwiler, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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On the first day of school, students are surrounded by other students from multiple other elementary schools in which they are not familiar with and have never met.

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...

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