• Check District provided email and Google Classrooms for updates
  • Virtual education will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 for all students in grades 7-12 for all courses.

Plans announced for end of school year

As the coronavirus closure continues plans are needed to collect materials and end the school year.
May 4, 2020

As the coronavirus school closure continues, plans are underway to collect materials and recognize students.   Students will turn in all of their school materials before the last day of school and awards...

Grading system changed to pass/fail for fourth marking period

The School board brings new changes to grades. The schools put a new grading system in place.
April 20, 2020

With the rest of the school year canceled there have been changes to grading for the new marking period. The school board established new rules and guidelines regarding the grading system.  The school...

Taking care of siblings during pandemic

Henry Lohsl and his two siblings pose for a picture at the Logan Valley Mall. Henry remembers when he was able to get out of the house and share time with his siblings.
April 7, 2020

Caronavirus has forced many students into their homes. During these times, parents may still be working and students are left to take care of siblings. “I love getting to actually spend time with...

Students, teachers handle switch to online classes

Assignments and updates are posted through Google Classroom, email and other sites to keep students updated. Students have used their Chromebooks and physical books throughout the first week of online classes.
April 3, 2020

School has been closed since March 16 with an original return date of April 6 due to the Covid-19 virus. Now, it is not supposed to resume until at least April 30 under Governor Tom Wolf’s newest order. Since...

Junior high to become middle school

Let's play!
Kent Martin teaches his class how to play the 12 bar blues. The introduction to guitar class was only a marking period, but soon this, and many other marking period classes, will be a full semester long.
March 6, 2020

On March 13, the fifth and sixth grade classes in every elementary school will tour the current  junior high in preparation for next year. Being one of the last schools in the area to convert from...

Connecting with community with volunteering

Stack it up!
National Junior Honor Society member Vanessa Roman organizes shelves of books for volunteer hours at the Altoona Area Library. She was working to complete the 20 hours of community service required for ninth grade students in NJHS.
March 3, 2020

The National Junior Honor Society works to complete volunteer hours as part of being in the organization. It is a requirement to join the organization itself. “Honor Society is an organization that...

FOR High Five Day encourages great day

FOR High Five Day encourages a great start to students' days before school starts. Multiple FOR members organize to different locations around the school to greet children around the school as they head to class.

FOR members during the high five day all gather around the main entrance and side door entrance of the school. While the rest of FOR members were spread around the rest of the school.
March 3, 2020

Friends of Rachel (FOR) encourages others to do good.  Out of the multiple ideas developed by the FOR community, an active school event called High Five Day occurs periodically at the start of the school...

News Brief: Frozen Jr. underway as spring musical

News Brief:  Frozen Jr. underway as spring musical
March 1, 2020

Frozen Jr. has been selected as the play for this year's upcoming spring musical. This production will be put on by the drama club on two different dates after school. “All our hard work and dedication...

Frozen show to storm auditorium

Clap clap!
On Feb. 25 , actors practice for the show by going over their rehearsal. They practiced  for three hours straight.
February 27, 2020

On March 6 and 7  “Frozen” show is set to be performed in the auditorium. The students will perform a musical show for three nights in a row to gather people who would like to see "Frozen" with some...

News Brief: Harrington’s class to study Shakespeare

Painting by Frank Dicksee
February 18, 2020

Keri Harrington’s class will be reading “Romeo and Juliet” on Tuesday Feb. 18. Students will experience reading old English. They will read one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  “We’re...

News Brief: Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off

News Brief:  Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off
February 14, 2020

Ninth grade is currently preparing for their annual sweetheart dance that will be held on Friday Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. “The Sweethearts is going to be an amazing experience; seeing all the people...

News Brief: String spectacular approaching

News Brief:  String spectacular approaching
February 13, 2020

The 2020 String Spectacular will be Thursday Feb. 20 at the high school auditorium. Students interested in coming to watch will have to pay a small fee to get in.  “The String Spectacular is going...

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