• All library books are due ASAP.
  • Chromebook collection will be held June 8 for Virtual/ACA students.
  • All in-person students will turn in their Chromebooks on Friday, June 4 during math classes.
  • May 20, 21, 24 are the last days to buy tickets for mansion mania.
  • Eighth graders in National Junior Honors Society check your google classroom stream for a fun announcement
  • Eighth graders come celebrate our junior high career at Mansion park on May 26, 2021. Tickets cost $5 and will be sold on May 12.
  • *The Lady Lion’s coaching staff and the Altoona Lady Lion players will be conducting this year’s Altoona Lady Lions Basketball Camp from June 21st through June 23rd. For any girl interested in attending the ALTOONA LADY LIONS BASKETBAL CAMP, informational pamphlet and registration forms can be picked up in all grade level offices. WE hope to see you there!
  • The library will be open during lunches starting Wednesday, April 7.
  • The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center will hold a virtual open house Wednesday, April 7 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
 Competitive fun! Mark Harrington, Ava Steinbugl, Rowan DiSabato and Ellaina Saylor take part in a game of competitive spike ball. The game began right before the teachers called everyone into the other gym to announce the winners of the raffle baskets.

Mansion Mania Fun

Megan Giles, Reporter June 7, 2021

The student council committee planned a fun, eventful night to commemorate the eight graders’ careers at the junior high. Students attended the function at school and had the opportunity to play many...

Bon Appétit! Maddie Auker and Courtney Irwin prepare their food for the competition. The students experienced tons of pressure as the judges began arriving for the competition.

Mrs. Juart’s food truck competition

Charlie Kephart, Reporter May 25, 2021

Brandy Juart’s Foods for Healthy Living class ranks as a favorite among students, and her food truck competition has made it more popular! Students had to design and build a food truck, make a slogan...

Batter up! Colton Anderson, outfielder, is up to bat. Anderson was able to hit a single making his team erupt in cheers!

News brief: Baseball season begins this spring

Charlie Kephart, Reporter March 26, 2021

It’s spring, which means Altoona Baseball season is starting again. Tryouts were held on the week of March 8.   Precautions are being taken due to COVID-19 such as the players wearing masks...

A blast from the past! These covers depict previous magazines made by the Literary Magazine Club. All of the covers are pieces of artwork submitted by students.

News brief: Literary Magazine Works Together Showcasing Student Art

Bryana Ayala, Reporter March 26, 2021

The Literary Magazine Club recognizes fantastic works of art submitted by students! John King, current advisor of the club, joined around 2013. Since then, he has been working every year to make a magazine...

So excited! Kinsley Palilla is eager to be able to compete next year.

News brief: Become More Involved in Speech League

Abigail Shearer, Reporter March 26, 2021

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the interaction of the Speech League council, but Michele Hallinan and her kiddos manage to keep it all together and have fun doing it! It's not too late to join! "Numbers...

Play ball! Alecea Wisor practices her swing for her first softball game this season. The team was thrilled to hear that they have the opportunity to play ball this year.

News brief: Softball Season Begins

Isabella E. Bush, Reporter March 26, 2021

The girls softball team finally gets a chance to play ball this year since the COVID-19 pandemic has eased down from last year.  I was able to get some feedback from one of the softball team members....

C is for cookie. This girl scout troop is getting ready to set up their table to sell cookies. These girls just got done with another cookie booth at a different location.

News brief: Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off With A New Cookie!

Megan Giles, Reporter March 26, 2021

There has been many changes selling cookies this year for Girl Scouts; however, a new cookie called Totast-YaY, which tastes like French toast became available for sale. The tan colored cookie comes in...

Play ball!

News brief: Summer & Spring 2021 Keystone Girls Softball League Sign Ups

Theresa King, Reporter March 24, 2021

The Keystone Girls Softball League is now accepting applications for girls ages 4-19. This spring and summer season would be a great experience if interested girls have never played softball. This league...

Blast off! The Neil Armstrong Planetarium holds many exciting artifacts and replicas from the space race. James Krug leads the astronomy class.

News brief: Electives at AAJHS vs. AAHS

Dominic Danastasio, Reporter March 21, 2021

Earlier this month, eighth grade students heading to the high school scheduled classes for the 2021-2022 school year, complete with new changes and new opportunities.   Compared to last year,...

Summer excitement! DelGrosso's mascot, Buddy Bear, and park team are preparing for the 2021 summer season! The amusement park has over 30 rides and attractions!

News brief: DelGrosso’s Amusement Park reopening for summer season

Andrea Slusser, Reporter March 21, 2021

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park in Tipton, Pa, reopens on May 29, 2021 while ensuring safety guidelines.   DelGrosso’s will employ COVID-19 precautions; however,...

Zoom! Dean Sunderland, track and field athlete, races around the Hollidaysburg course for his mile race. Sunderland participated in cross country and plans on running the 800 along with the mile for his track events. Sunderland says, “I am really looking forward to what the upcoming track season will be like.”

News Brief: Runners, Ready, Go!

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter March 21, 2021

As the spring season starts to roll around, the track and field athletes returned in March eager to compete due to the cancellation of the season last year! Track season ends in May and provides a great...

Break a leg! Lauren Metrik was one of the talented performers in the drama showcase.

News brief: The 2021 Drama Showcase

Olivia Wilt, Reporter March 21, 2021

On Wednesday, March, 10 the 2021  Drama showcase occurred;  Stacy Palilla and Principal Lori Mangan constructed a pandemic free performance displaying a combination of small acts, a solo and a fantastic...

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