• January 11Follow the principals on Twitter - @Principal_AAJHS @9thGradeAAJHS @DCAMPBELL_AAJHS @Ms_Bogle_AAJHS

  • January 7Daffodil Sales are back! Help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Room 212 for info

  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

Coffee cart jump starts teachers’ days

Coffee cart jump starts teachers’ days

Avery Reid, Reporter

December 17, 2018


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The life skills department is doing a coffee cart every morning  to promote interaction with faculty and for teachers to have a nice treat in the morning. They are doing the coffee cart every morning until the end of the year. “We hope the cafe will brighten teachers day as well as offer hands on emp...

Christmas spirit week- coming faster than snow

Christmas spirit week- coming faster than snow

Connor George, Reporter

December 14, 2018


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This year the ROAR committee has been working  to determine the days for their spirit week for the week of Dec. 17- 20. According to Bridget Stroh, there will be “Mad for Holiday Plaid” Monday, “Ugly Holiday Sweater” Tuesday, “Red and Green” Wednesday and “Favorite Holiday Character” Thu...

Mountain Lion Fan Club plans to spread school spirit

Mountain Lion Fan Club plans to spread school spirit

Brayden Adams, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Junior high teachers and principals formed the Mountain Lion Fan Club this school year in order to spread school spirit.  Two individuals involved in the Mountain Lion Fan Club are Principal David Campbell and Guidance Counselor Michele Holton. “The Mountain Lion Fan Club is a committee that was formed thi...

Students earn their way to awards

Students earn their way to awards

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

May 24, 2018


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During the month of May, students in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are recognized for the work and effort they put into this school year. They were recognized through a ceremony with many awards students receive on the days of May 1, 2 and 3. Awards ceremonies are a formal occasion at which prizes...

Altoona hosts social media awareness seminar for parents May 31

Altoona hosts social media awareness seminar for parents May 31

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

May 22, 2018


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Ryan Klingensmith, a public speaker, will speak at an internet safety seminar May 31 to make parents aware of social media misuse and take action in keeping children safe online. At the seminar, Klingensmith will speak of app reviews, cell phone use, social media use/misuse, setting expectations and discus...

Mathcounts student moves to states

Mathcounts student moves to states

Abbie Starr, Reporter

May 18, 2018


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A seventh grade Mathcounts club member moved on to states on March 24 in Hershey, Pennsylvania after training throughout the year with help from teachers and other math tools. Seventh grader, Samantha Abbott was the only student to move on. “I felt pretty confident to move on,” Abbott said. ...

Ninth grade biology students plan to attend field trip

Ninth grade biology students plan to attend field trip

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

May 15, 2018


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 On May 25, Jessica Hogan will be escorting her ninth grade biology students on a field trip. They will release the trout they have hatched this school year at the Henrietta Sportsmen's Club. This is all set up under a program called Trout in the Classroom (TIC). “TIC is a nationwide program led by Trout Unlim...

National Junior Honor Society plans end of year field trip

National Junior Honor Society plans end of year field trip

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

May 7, 2018


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On May 29, 2018 current ninth grade members of National Junior Honors Society will be going on a field trip to Hershey Park in Derry Township. Members had to complete 20 hours of community service along with turning in a $75 fee if they didn’t fund raise. Members volunteered at various places to get...

Eighth grade math curriculum changes

Eighth grade math curriculum changes

Abbie Starr, Reporter

April 27, 2018


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The math curriculum next school year will change to better prepare students for the PSSA and Keystone tests they face. The honors curriculum and other courses will be affected. “Our current seventh grade students will need to meet certain criteria  to be placed into the honors curriculum and speci...

School board votes to construct new high school building

School board votes to construct new high school building

Sarah Weathersbee and Madison Detwiler

April 20, 2018


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  On April 9, 2018, the Altoona Area School Board voted to proceed with a project that involves constructing a new $87.3 million high school.  The new building will be on the current intramural field on Seventh Avenue while the other high school building will be renovated. “Once school is out...

Students compete in rock, paper, scissor competition

Students compete in rock, paper, scissor competition

Morgan Baker

April 6, 2018


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Contestants of the “Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition” competed to win prizes on March 27, 2018 in the library by entering lion loot. The winners of the competition were Mckenna Pope, Ella Strawmier and Abby Hurincane. “I was really surprised when I won,” eighth grader Ella Strawmier said. The ...

Majorettes compete in TU competition

Majorettes compete in TU competition

Abbie Starr, Reporter

April 6, 2018


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Indoor majorettes competed at the Twirling Unlimited (TU) competition at the junior high gymnasium on March 10. Ninth grader Kendra Houp, was one of the majorettes who competed and helped the team to win first place. “I have been twirling for four years,” Houp said. Houp says this season diff...

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