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Student performances end year

Student performances end year

Cameron Havens

May 5, 2017


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The end of the year often gives students a reason to start counting the days. One part of this time of year is the musical performances that occur in April and May. The band already had their spring concerts - the band on April 19 and the chorus on April 28. The combined orchestra and symphonic band...

Staff “teaches like pirates”

Staff “teaches like pirates”

Julia Pitts

May 5, 2017


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Ahoy mateys! This school year some of ye’ teachers took a part in the Teach Like a Pirate book study, based off the book, Teach Like a Pirate. Dave Burgess wrote the novel that describes how to increase student engagement and helps teachers bring out their inner passions for teaching. The people in ...

NJHS mini thon raises money for backpack program

NJHS mini thon raises money for backpack program

April 25, 2017


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For the National Junior Honor Society group community service project this year, the fourth annual mini-thon was held to raise money for the Mt. Lion Backpack Program.  This program provides backpacks to local elementary students filled with two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two sna...

Eighth graders select electives for ninth grade

Eighth graders select electives for ninth grade

Paige Glasgow

April 10, 2017


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“I enjoy electives because they are a fun break from the typical school day,” freshman Sierra Kemper said. A typical ninth grade student’s school day consists of the four core classes, possibly a language, gym, art or music, and two elective periods. Ninth grade offers a variety of electives t...

Baughman designs Relay for Life t-shirt

Baughman designs Relay for Life t-shirt

Lillian Miller

April 10, 2017


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Eighth grader Skylar Baughman designed  this year’s Relay for life t-shirt. All profits made from the t-shirts are being donated to Relay for Life. This year’s Relay for Life’s  theme is “Everyday Heros.” Baughman’s t-shirt design is people holding hands around the Earth. “ My des...

Students share opinions on President Trump

Students share opinions on President Trump

Stevie Hoover

April 10, 2017


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Trump has now been in office for 80 days. Within those days he has passed multiple executive orders and made plans for the country’s future. Previously in the year, students gave their opinions on Trump before the election. Now, most of their opinions have stayed the same. Students first opinion...

Schools struggle with suicide prevention education

Schools struggle with suicide prevention education

Lydia Newman

April 10, 2017


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According to the Jason Foundation, 5,270 children between the ages of 12-18 years old attempt suicide each day, in the nation. Suicide has been a pressing topic among the Blair County area after a recent suicide at a nearby school. The passing of the student was mostly spoken about through social med...

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Jolee Smith

April 10, 2017


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Students start classes at  7:45 a.m., but many students have to start their day much earlier. The  final  bell rings at 2:55 p.m., so students are in school for about seven hours and 10 minutes just for classes. Many students also participate in extracurricular activities which make their school day e...

Student clubs seek members

Student clubs seek members

McKenzie Quirin

April 10, 2017


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Walking in on the first day of school, students have a variety of clubs to choose from. The school has many diverse clubs; however, some are not as well known to the student body. These clubs are Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA), Chess Club, Aevidum and Circle of Friends. The combined numb...

Filling shoes of staff members

Filling shoes of staff members

Julia Pitts

April 10, 2017


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All throughout the current school year, new teachers and various staff members are coming or leaving for different reasons. With many teachers leaving the school, there has to be another one to replace them, leaving shoes to fill. As of March 3, seventh grade world geography teacher Shawn Cerully ...

Actions result in consequences

Actions result in consequences

Grace Osmolinski

April 10, 2017


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“Your actions affect the way people see you and affect the people around you,” ninth grade student Emilee Stirk said. All around the world, children and adults are learning that actions have consequences. These things can happen everyday, whether they are at home or at school. Teens are in ...

Musicians perform at capital building

Musicians perform at capital building

April 10, 2017


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On Monday March 20, 2017 the chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble took a trip to Harrisburg. On this trip the students performed for the workers in the building. Although Altoona did perform on Monday, there were many other schools there. This trip was set by the chamber orchestra director Kelly Detwiler....

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