• 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.

Students raise money for veterans

Students raise money for veterans

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

December 20, 2017

This year volunteers collected about $646.60 from the whole junior school.

Student council continues

Student council continues

December 20, 2017

This small group of members keep the school alive and help come up with various events to keep the school running.

Library hosts scholastic book fair

Library hosts scholastic book fair

Ashley Steinbugl, Reporter

December 20, 2017

It takes one whole school day to put it together, and they sell books for five days.

Orchestra members play hearts out

Orchestra members play hearts out

Ben Blackie, Photographer

December 19, 2017

The orchestra recently had a holiday concert which took many weeks to prepare for. The concert gave the orchestra members the chance to show what they could do

Varsity chorus puts on annual holiday concert

Varsity chorus puts on annual holiday concert

Morgan Baker, Reporter

December 15, 2017

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

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

Livewire Scavenger Hunt

Livewire Scavenger Hunt

November 7, 2017

Click the headline for a printable copy.

Collins writing program changes classroom instruction

Collins writing program changes classroom instruction

Ben Blackie, Reporter

October 27, 2017

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

“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

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

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

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...

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