• 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.

Hat day helps fundraise money for K-9 unit

Hat day helps fundraise money for K-9 unit

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

February 28, 2018

On Feb. 9, 2018 the school held a hat day and staff had a dress down day in order to raise money for the Altoona K-9 unit. February, student council decided to help raise money for the K-9 unit hoping to help pay for the K-9 dog named Rik. Rik is undergoing operation and the unit needed help gettin...

Ninth grade English classes rewarded with field trip to Mishler

Ninth grade English classes rewarded with field trip to Mishler

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

February 27, 2018

Three teachers ninth grade English classes attended the Romeo and Juliet play at the Mishler Theatre on Feb. 14. Love tragedy on a day celebrating love. Ironic, right?  Students from Alyssa Hetrick, Autumn Barry-Kyle and Wanda Vanish were able to attend. Trenton Bush, a ninth grader in Vanish’s ...

Drama prepares for rendition of Mary Poppins

Drama prepares for rendition of Mary Poppins

Ben Blackie, Photographer

February 23, 2018

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to the spring semester, the drama club prepares for their rendition of Mary Poppins. In the fall the club did their first 2017-2018 performance which was Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit. The drama club has been practicing the musical since  late December and since ...

Students hide bookmarks in library

Students hide bookmarks in library

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

February 22, 2018

At the end of each marking period, art teacher, Sara  O’Roark introduces certain art techniques students use to create bookmarks. Students then take these bookmarks and hide them in the library. Students will continue this tradition at the end of the third marking period by taking the bookmarks they ar...

Fans support favorite sport teams

Fans support favorite sport teams

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Supporters of their favorite sports teams wore a T-shirt, hoodie, jersey and/or hat on Feb. 2  for Ultimate Fan Day. The event was free of charge, and students as well as teachers were able to participate in the all day event. “ I wore a Ben Roethlisberger jersey with the number seven to support my...

Seventh grade teachers choose students of week

Seventh grade teachers choose students of week

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

February 1, 2018

Teachers on the seventh grade floor are choosing students every week who they think are exceptional. One of the seventh graders chosen was Sufana Hamid. Her name was mentioned over the announcements on Jan. 12, 2018 “I really like the idea of the student of the week because of the fact that every...

Peace boxes distributed

Peace boxes distributed

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

January 29, 2018

Posters of boxes decorated with paint can be seen throughout the school. These boxes are known as “ peace boxes”  and have been delivered to students during their eighth period upon request. The idea of the peace box has been brought to school by eighth grade art teacher Sara O’Roark.   ...

Student gain opportunities for future jobs at CTC

Student gain opportunities for future jobs at CTC

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

January 24, 2018

The GACTC in Altoona, PA is a place where not only Altoona students can go, but also students in school districts surrounding the community. The CTC was founded in 1966, and most of the students who go there are from the junior high and from the high school. In recent years the Altoona junior high ha...

PBS committee seeks to overhaul program

PBS committee seeks to overhaul program

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

January 18, 2018

The PBS program is a program that provides a reward system almost for students to show positive behaviors and their ROAR. PBS is an acronym for Positive Behavior System. Events and programs provided by PBS include lion loot, movie days, hat days, theme days and much more. Lion loot is a way of rewarding...

Cancellations, delays affect school schedule

Cancellations, delays affect school schedule

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

January 18, 2018

With the weather change, the Altoona School District received some two hour delays and cancellations. Students express a variety of opinions regarding the schedule changes. The first delay was on Tuesday Jan. 2. Dr. Charles Prijatelj makes the decision if two hour delays or cancellations are needed. Af...

Students prepare for Keystone retakes

Students prepare for Keystone retakes

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

January 18, 2018

Eighty five students started to prepare for the Keystone retakes at the beginning of the year and now in January hope to be prepared enough to pass the Keystones this time. Level three students who failed the Keystones last year had to take a second math class in order to prepare for the retakes in...

Students share cafeteria opinions

Students share cafeteria opinions

January 17, 2018

The seventh, eighth and ninth graders may have different lunch times but they all function in the same manner. Students often have a variety of choices for what to eat for their lunch, and the cafeteria has a way of serving everyone on time. Some students think the cafeteria is doing great, and there...

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