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Retiring Teachers!

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

These teachers are considered retirees after the 2023-2024 school year ends. With a range of  24 years to an astounding 37 years, all of the educators have been working for the district! Enjoy the presence...

Last days. Christine Knott-Hallinan plans to retire at the end of this year bringing sadness to students and teachers. She loved to meet sweet and interesting kids.

Christine Knott-Hallinan

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

Our school year is coming to an end, and seventh grade English teacher Christine Knott-Hallinan’s time here is also coming to an end. Knott-Hallinan is retiring after 35 years of educating students!   What...

Teaching concludes. Tom Saylor smiles as he thinks of all the fun he has had teaching eighth graders. He will exit the junior high on May 30, 2024.

Tom Saylor

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

Eighth grade social studies teacher Tom Saylor is leaving after 37 wonderful years of teaching students. He will retire at the end of this 2024 school year.   Saylor got into teaching by going...

Farewell! Jim ODonnell poses for the last at his desk he wont be sitting at next year.  He loved to teach students from his advanced perspective of an elder.

Jim O’Donnell

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

Saying goodbye, eighth grade English teacher Jim O’Donnell will be exiting the building for the last time on May 30, 2024, the last day of school. O’Donnell has always enjoyed interacting with students...

Goodbye! Donna Kling leaves many inspired students and smiles at how well she has done with her career. She taught so many students she cant even count!

Donna Kling

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

Another amazing teachers saying good-bye is eighth grade special education teacher Donna Kling. Kling will be retiring after 37 years of inspiring kids.   “I always enjoyed school and I had...

Take care! Sixth grade math teacher Annetta Conway is just another person out of the faculty who is retiring. She has worked at the district for a total of 27 years.

Annetta Conway

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

As the last day of school approaches, the conclusion of sixth grade math teacher Annetta Conway’s career will also come. Her dedication is appreciated as she has been in this school since it opened and...

Sad smiles. Main principal Lori Mangan will no longer be located in the main office as of 2024. She has decided to retire after her long, hard-working time here.

Lori Mangan

Ella Heverly, Reporter May 15, 2024

Most importantly and also very sadly, our head principal Lori Mangan will be leaving the faculty to retire after a total of 27. 5 years at three different schools including Theodore Roosevelt Junior High...

Preferred performer! Even though many are excited for Usher to sing at the halftime show, some may be upset and wish that someone else is performing. Some would rather have had people like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus or Kendrick Lamar. Eighth grader Livi Adams said, “ I would be so much more excited if like Olivia Rodrigo or Tyler, the Creator, were singing at the super bowl.”

News Brief: Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Emma Hovan, Reporter February 8, 2024

With the most highly anticipated day of the year in American sports approaching, fans are placing bets, ironing their favorite jersey and buying chips n dip. Amidst these preparations, one burning question...

This is the record breaker. She is ready to run next year for high school and keep her running life alive.

Record Breaker Ashlyn Noce!

Ingrid Steward, Reporter May 25, 2023

Track and Field is one of Altoona’s many dominant sports. For Junior high girls, they have kept a winning streak at the qualifiers meets for five consecutive years in a row! This year there were several...

Here is Wendle in her area of teaching. She is soon going to be a retired woman!

Patti Wendle

Ingrid Steward, Reporter May 24, 2023

Eighth grade science teacher Pattie Wendle has been teaching for 30 years! She has had a great deal of experiences with students throughout her teaching years.   Wendle has been teaching ninth-grade...

Wahhh! The babies will be everywhere. Students will have to check in with them all the time!

News brief: It’s Time for the Babies!

Ingrid Steward, Reporter March 1, 2023

Every semester, eighth grade students who take the Child Development class have a project. At the end of their first marking period in the class, they have a big decision to make! Their first option...

Showing her smile! Negri wants to leave the school with high hopes. She will leave the junior high school full with smiles and laughter of fond memories.

History teacher to move schools.

Sofia Hallinan, Reporter June 1, 2022

Eighth grade history teacher Makenzie Negri will move from the junior high to the high school next year. She made the decision to move to the high school to teach 10th grade American history. This was...

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