Fall play scares students silly

Fall play scares students silly

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

October 23, 2019

A new drama play creeps its way to the school’s auditorium on Oct. 23, 24 and 25 featuring a Halloween theme. Scared Silly features some short stories put together.  Drama club’s actors, crew and student managers have spent countless hours preparing for the show led by directors Alyssa Hetrick...

Seventh graders change to block schedule

Seventh graders change to block schedule

Cassidy Klock, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Building administrators decided to change the seventh grade schedule from eight periods to six periods a day at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  ELA and mathematics classes changed to block periods which are 90 minutes each, while social studies, science and all elective periods remain 45...

Changes coming for 2020-2021 school year

Changes coming for 2020-2021 school year

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

October 23, 2019

With ninth grade moving over to the high school, it is bringing many changes to the junior high.  Within the district teachers will move buildings, sixth grade will move up to the junior high and eighth and ninth graders will move to the high school. Next year the whole junior high school wil...

Ninth grade social requires preparation

Ninth grade social requires preparation

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

May 28, 2019

On May 24, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the annual social for ninth graders took place.  Preparation for this dance was done by advisors Stephanie McAleer and Julie Gardner.  The ninth grade committee also helped set up for the dance.  Students who plan to attend the dance also have to prepare. “The...

Hogan prepares for yearly trout trip

Hogan prepares for yearly trout trip

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Ninth grade life science and biology teacher, Jessica Hogan, will be taking her yearly trout trip to Henrietta, PA on May 24. This will be the tenth year that Hogan has taken her students on this trip. “My dad is a member of the John Kennedy/Blair County Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a local organization...

Mountain Lion Movers moving kids into shape

Mountain Lion Movers moving kids into shape

Connor George, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The newly formed Mountain Lion Movers club is the newest craze today.  Every week, Monday through Thursday, the Movers club meets up to walk for a cause.  The cause- get into shape and have loads of fun. First off, the Movers club was created by the Let’s Move Blair County Committee, which is ...

Students sing their way to upcoming chorus concert

Students sing their way to upcoming chorus concert

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

April 25, 2019

              On May 3, eighth and ninth grade varsity chorus members will be performing for their spring concert. Choral director and teacher Jessica Connell has been preparing the students for their concert. Students have a period of c...

CF club teaches students how to code

CF club teaches students how to code

Avery Reid, Reporter

April 16, 2019

There is a new computer club called CF (Computer First). This club, which is sponsored by Google, is helping students learn how to code. The club is looking for individuals who have a strong interest in computer design and computer engineering. “We are helping influence students to follow the pat...

Eighth grade academics no longer take Algebra Keystone

Eighth grade academics no longer take Algebra Keystone

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

April 15, 2019

As of the 2018-2019 school year, the Pennsylvania State Department of Education pushed eighth grade academic Algebra I Keystone Testing to the ninth grade year to make it easier for students.   In previous years, eighth grade academic and honors students took the Algebra I Keystone test. If they ...

Jason Marshall motivates students, staff

Jason Marshall motivates students, staff

Savannah Blazer, Photographer

April 10, 2019

On Friday, March 28, Jason Marshall, a motivational speaker, came to teach students how to “build resilience and live by the golden rule” as said on his website http://www.jasonstanleymarshall.com/. What Marshall means by “resilience” is not getting upset. When someone calls another perso...

Jason Marshall to speak at assembly

Jason Marshall to speak at assembly

Avery Reid, Reporter

March 25, 2019

On Friday, March 29, Jason Marshall, an inspirational speaker, is showcasing scenarios to help students in conflict situations. “My purpose is to travel the country empowering students to be resilient and turn their enemies into friends,” Marshall said. Marshall teaches two basic principles wh...

Internet disconnects- and so does the school?

Internet disconnects- and so does the school?

Connor George, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Recently, an issue with the internet had arisen. The wifi on AAJHS Chrome disconnected, putting students offline. And the biggest part of this is that students stayed offline- for the most of the day. Teachers and students have been dealing with intermittent internet issues. “These past few days have really opened my...

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