Diversity Club changes its foundation

Diversity Club changes its foundation

Avery Reid, Reporter

March 15, 2019


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Diversity club is starting fresh this year by changing meeting dates, having new members and appointing new leaders to guide the students. “We are reorganizing our club this year so it can be more convenient for our club members,” Diversity Club leader Keith McFarland said. Last year, the Diversit...

TSA team competes

TSA team competes

Connor George, Reporter

March 4, 2019


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On Feb. 2, the school’s STEAM team, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics team, went to compete against other schools in this year's TSA competition. Each school that attends competes against others in different academic events. This year, multiple students placed highly in various events. ...

Class of 2020 attends Sweetheart’s Dance

Class of 2020 attends Sweetheart’s Dance

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

February 28, 2019


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On Friday, Feb. 22 the ninth grade students joined together at the junior high gym for the Sweetheart's Dance.  The ninth grade students finally get this opportunity, and both the students and the organization start planning for it way before the date. Preparation The ninth grade committee, or the set-up committee,...

Celebrate Worldwide Read Aloud Day Feb. 1

Celebrate Worldwide Read Aloud Day Feb. 1

Brayden Adams, Reporter

January 31, 2019


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World Read Aloud Day encourages people from all around the world to read to each other and help express how important literacy is today. This special event takes place on Friday, Feb. 1.  Many people across the globe are expected to participate this year. In order to be involved for the Altoona A...

Daffodils sales help American Cancer Society

Daffodils sales help American Cancer Society

Destiny Montgomery, Reporter

January 31, 2019


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The Daffodil Days fundraiser is raising money by selling daffodils for the American Cancer Society. The fundraiser due date has been pushed back to Feb. 4. Eighth grade reading teacher John Wharton used to be in charge of the fundraiser. "National Junior Honor Society ran the daffodil sales...

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...

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