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  • January 26Lunch- Seasme Chicken over rice with Steamed Broccoli, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
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  • January 26Come And Show Your School Pride In The Student Section At The AAJHS Lady Lions Home Basketball Games! The themes for these games are as follows: Jan. 30 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Hawaiian, Jan. 31 @ 5 p.m.- Superhero, Feb. 6 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. vs. BG- Maroon Out, Feb. 10 @ 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. vs. Hollidaysburg- Jersey Night
  • January 24Lunch- Taco Tuesday Beef or Hard or Soft Shell Tacos with Steamed Corn, Baked Beans, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
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  • January 23Lunch- Mini Corn Dogs with Cheesy Potato Bake, Choice of Fruit, Choice of Milk
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  • January 20Lunch- Cheesy Pizza Sticks with Sauce, Honey Glazed Carrots, Caesar Salad, Choice of Fruit and Milk
  • January 18Lunch- Philly Cheese Steak Burger Hoagie, Beaked Beans, Choice of Fruit and Milk



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...

Keeping up with the lions

Keeping up with the lions

Izabella Mccarthy and Melissa Krainer May 23, 2022

  The following are the events for Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27: Monday, May 23:   PBIS Finally assembly    Wednesday, May 25:   Recess day grades Six-...



Izabella Mccarthy, Reporter May 9, 2022

Friday, May 13 current eighth graders will be having an amazing night during Roar-A-Palooza to celebrate moving from the middle school to the high school! The event will be held from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Eighth...

Melissa Krainer works to solve a difficult math problem to prepare for the competition.

News brief: Mathcounts state competition

Madison Aboud, Reporter March 17, 2022

Three, two, one, go! Eighth grader Melissa Krainer will be traveling to Harrisburg, Pa. to compete in the state Mathcounts competition Saturday, March 19!  Krainer placed third out of 33 competitors...

McCaulley designed this flyer just for this event!

News brief: Hats for Ukraine!

Cheyanne Zeth, Reporter March 15, 2022

Get your hats ready! Friday, March 18 students are invited to wear a school appropriate hat for $1! All donations will go to Save the Children Ukraine Crisis relief fund!   All money will...

Take a look at the poster for the play designed by the director.

School House Rock Jr!

Grace Stadtmiller, Reporter March 3, 2022

You certainly won't want to miss the comedy, "School House Rock Jr." directed by Stacy Palilla; the drama club is very excited to perform in these upcoming days. The drama club will be performing "School...

Smile! Hawksworth poses for a photo. Her favorite selection of the orchestra pieces for the concert is “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

News brief: String Spectacular Concert

Melissa Krainer, Reporter March 3, 2022

At 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium on Thursday, March 3, the All City Elementary Orchestra, Junior High Orchestra and High School Orchestra will all come together to perform for the String Spectacular...

Say cheese! The MATHCOUNTS team poses for a photo after the Sprint and Target Rounds.

News brief: MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition

Melissa Krainer, Reporter February 18, 2022

On Thursday, Feb. 17, the MATHCOUNTS team participated in the online MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition. This competition took place in Cheryl Abbott's room on the eighth-grade floor. Diego Gil, a sixth...

Meet the gamer author who loves pizza!

Alan Gratz Author Webcast!

Izabella Mccarthy, Reporter February 17, 2022

Our wonderful librarian, Justina McCaulley, hosted an author webcast for seventh graders! Seventh grade teachers Maggie Lewis, Sonya DeArmitt and  Christine Knott-Hallinan came down to the the library...

Wear your Valentines Day spirit wear and get 2 eBUCKS!!

News Brief: Valentine’s Day Spirit wear!

Madison Aboud, Reporter February 13, 2022

Love is in the air! Well, at least on your shirts anyway. On Monday, Feb.14, students are asked to join in on a Valentine’s spirit day.  Students are to wear red, white, pink or hearts.  What's...

Share a lollipop with a friend! Buy a lollipop in the morning holding areas!

News brief: Lollipop Sale!

Cheyanne Zeth, Reporter February 10, 2022

Sweet snacks that students can buy in school! Friday, Feb. 11 the positive behavioral interventions and supports committee AKA PBIS is throwing a lollipop sale.  Students can purchase these...

Shhh! No need to scream in the hallways or in the classrooms, use your inside voice!

PBIS committee!

Cheyanne Zeth, Reporter February 1, 2022

As you may know, our school decided to reintroduce the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Committee this year, also known as "PBIS."   The PBIS committee rewards good behavior with...

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