• Next Lego club meeting is March 4 in the library from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Next Literary Magazine meeting is on Feb. 25 from the end of school to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wellness committee game night is March 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • First track practice will be March 2 in A gym, bring a writing utensil
  • Remember to bring in non-perishable foods to win pizza with the principal
  • Uniform turn in day for girls basketball players is Feb. 25
  • Track & Field Organizational Meeting Thursday, Feb, 27 in A- 211 at the high school at 3:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 20 mathcounts meeting is cancelled.
  • 9th grade: Student Ambassadors applications in guidance office and due on March 6
  • Remember to fill out a kindness link when heading to home room.

News Brief: Harrington’s class to study Shakespeare

News Brief:  Harrington’s class to study Shakespeare

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

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 very excited to experience Shakespeare's world and language,” English teacher Harrington said....

News Brief: Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off

News Brief:  Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off

Danielle Bardelang, Reporter

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 I grew up going to school with at our first high school dance is extremely exciting,” ninth grader ...

News Brief: String spectacular approaching

News Brief:  String spectacular approaching

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

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 to be a very good concert just because it involves elementary schools, junior high and high school,...

News Brief: Spring Sport Physicals

News Brief:  Spring Sport Physicals

Eli Costanzo, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The month of February has arrived with sports physicals on the rise on a Thursday, Feb. 20 at the field house at 2:45 p.m.. These physicals will be offered for all athletes interested in spring sports. “It’s a good opportunity for athletes to take advantage to get their physicals here. It’s fre...

Student council holds two Sweetheart Dances

Student council holds two Sweetheart Dances

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

February 10, 2020

During this month for the first time, there will be two Sweethearts Dances which are separated by eighth and ninth grade. The eighth-grade dance was on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the ninth grade dance is on Friday, Feb. 21.  Due to the current eighth-graders moving to the high school next year the sch...

News Brief: Students write to lawmakers

News Brief: Students write to lawmakers

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter

February 10, 2020

John Bloughs’ ninth grade honors classes are writing letters to lawmakers based on the topic they chose for their current events journal at the beginning of the year.  “To give my kids the opportunity to be a part of the legislative process first hand. Generally, 30-40 percent of students will get a re...

Students tackle scheduling for coming year

Students tackle scheduling for coming year

Paris Lawson, Reporter

February 7, 2020

It is the time of year when students in both ninth and eighth graders are scheduling their classes for the upcoming year. This year though, both eighth and ninth grade are doing scheduling for classes they will be taking in the new high school. There are a lot of kids in school, and there are also a lot of v...

News Brief: Eighth grade Sweethearts is coming up

News Brief:  Eighth grade Sweethearts is coming up

Myah Lear, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The eighth grade Sweethearts Dance will be on Saturday, Feb. 8.  “I think that it is something that is very necessary because we want the eighth graders to have everything that the ninth graders get to have,” Elizabeth Bronson said. The Dance will be from 7 to 9 p.m. This will be a semi-formal...

News Brief: Buy candy grams in main lobby

News Brief:  Buy candy grams in main lobby

Cassidy Klock, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Feb. 3 through Feb. 7, student council will be selling candy grams for $1 in the main lobby. The candy grams consist of little bags of hershey kisses, and will be hand delivered to the person of your choice.  “We started it last year as a fun way to boost morale and let kids show kindness to o...

Livewire nominated as Crown finalist

Livewire nominated as Crown finalist

Paris Lawson, Reporter

December 20, 2019

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has nominated the Livewire student newspaper for a crown award. This isn’t the first time the newspaper has been nominated. This time though, the Livewire is the only junior high or middle school to be nominated for a Gold or Silver Crown award in the country. “It’...

AAJHS welcomes new club

AAJHS welcomes new club

Danielle Bardelang, Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Scholastic Scrimmage team was welcomed into the list of AAJHS clubs this past November. The team is a club where members work together to answer academic questions based on science, literature, history, geography, government and mathematics.  Wes Rogers advises the team and prepares members t...

Kiera’s dream concert scheduled for this weekend

Kiera’s dream concert scheduled for this weekend

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Dec. 8 at 3 p.m, the youth orchestra will perform a concert honoring Kiera Chirdon, an orchestra student who passed away in her sophomore year. The concert takes place at the Mishler Theater.  “I think it’s a great way of getting a lot of donations and money for the organizations. I think...

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