• 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.

Toona’s turf is everywhere!

Toona’s turf is everywhere!

Joleyna Martino, Reporter

October 26, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Guidance publishes newsletter

Guidance publishes newsletter

Ninth grade guidance staff

October 23, 2017

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Faculty, students support pink out game

Faculty, students support pink out game

October 16, 2017

On Thursday Oct, 12, students and faculty dressed in pink to promote breast cancer awareness. This initiative is part of a nationwide effort. https://wearitpink.org/ Many local schools have joined in the pink out effort during October. WTAJ NEWS VIDEO...

Brian Morden Foundation recognizes gold winning school

Brian Morden Foundation recognizes gold winning school

September 26, 2017

Last year the Altoona Area School District lost two more students, Emma Auker and Kiera Chirdon, to childhood cancer. In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in collaboration with the Brian Morden Foundation, AASD students exercised and “count their steps” during September not only to...

Grant brings award winning author Paul Volponi to work with seventh grade students

Grant brings award winning author Paul Volponi to work with seventh grade students

Lillian Miller

May 31, 2017

An Altoona Area School District Foundation grant helped bring author Paul Volponi to work with Maggie Lewis' seventh grade classes and to visit with and sign books for faculty members available during second period. “I was excited when the author came because I’ve never met an author before and...

Staff members retire

Staff members retire

Lydia Newman

May 30, 2017

As the school year comes to an end so do some faculty members’ careers. The people set to retire are: American Cultures teacher, Don Church, Secretary, Lynnette Clapper and special education aide, Betsy Miller. Clapper has been a secretary for 47 years. Clapper’s plans after retirement include: ...

Teachers dress down for charity

Teachers dress down for charity

Cameron Havens

May 30, 2017

Every Friday, the teachers dress down in a designated district shirt and a pair of jeans to raise money for students and the community. For some special days teachers also purchase additional shirts for other charities. At the beginning of the year, teachers receive order forms to purchase AASD p...

Ninth graders dissect frogs

Ninth graders dissect frogs

Jolee Smith

May 24, 2017

In ninth grade classes there are various dissections of different things. In biology classes there are different dissections depending on the teacher. Some dissect things like crayfish, frogs, worms, flowers, owl pellets and beans. The human Systems and Disease class  also dissects things like fetus...

Journalism Education Association recognizes seven Livewire staff members

Journalism Education Association recognizes seven Livewire staff members

May 16, 2017

Livewire staff members participated in the 2017 Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Media Contest. Students chose work to submit to the contest by April 19. JEA judges then rated the entries and returned certificates to the contestants in May. The ratings available are Superior, Excellent,...

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