• 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.

Students face fourth marking period

Students face fourth marking period

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

April 3, 2018


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 As the third marking period came to an end, students started the fourth and final marking period on March 27, 2018. New goals are arising for the new marking period. “My goals for this marking period are to turn everything in on time and to strive for higher grades,” seventh grader Shyla Lit...

National walkout replaced with video alternative

National walkout replaced with video alternative

Mychenze Alberts

March 23, 2018


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The Parkland shooting caused several uproars in the country. There were walkouts, protests and new laws proposed. One of the more known walkouts was the walkout that took place on March 14 to commemorate all lives lost in the shooting. Although other schools chose to walk out, this school thought differ...

March scavenger hunt

March scavenger hunt

March 8, 2018


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See this page for directions for the March scavenger hunt.

Students attend active shooter assemblies

Students attend active shooter assemblies

Ashley Steinbugl, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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During the past month, school shootings have been in the news.  Many area schools have begun new safety initiatives.  Students in this district attended initial active shooter trainings.  Students learned three simple steps:  Run, Hide, Fight. These steps are being taught to help protect teachers...

Loretto museum displays student art

Loretto museum displays student art

Joleyna Martino, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Four students from the ninth grade art elective will have their artwork in the “Artist of the 24th Century” student art exhibit at the Loretto location of the Southern Alleghenies of Museum of Art starting on Feb. 2, to Apr. 7. In addition, the student’s artwork was part of Central PA live on WTAJ aired on Jan. 31. Ninth grade art elective teacher, Jessica Miller, teaches the ninth graders. ...

Students wear vision impairment goggles

Students wear vision impairment goggles

Joleyna Martino, Reporter

February 1, 2018


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The health teachers, Jonathan Despot and Amy Palfey, used vision impairment goggles for their health classes. The teachers purchased these new goggles a couple years ago to show the dangers of consuming alcohol on the nervous system. Past students participated in the lab, and future students look forward...

Seventh graders rewarded with ice cream

Seventh graders rewarded with ice cream

Abbie Starr, reporter

February 1, 2018


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The seventh grade team one students were rewarded with SubZero ice cream on Thursday, Jan. 18. The SubZero staff demonstrated how they use liquid nitrogen to make their ice cream. The team one students get rewarded every month or so as an incentive of good behavior. “Every month we recognize...

Barr receives STEM grant

Barr receives STEM grant

Maddie Detwiler, Reporter

December 15, 2017


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First energy, a program that has given more than 1,000 educators and youth groups grants, awarded the junior high with a STEM grant in late September.

Guest speaker Gerety visits field house

Guest speaker Gerety visits field house

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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He has taught over 2 million students and has traveled to all states including Canada.

Girls’ soccer remains undefeated

Girls’ soccer remains undefeated

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Girls’ soccer finished out their season with a record of 17-0-1.

Chromebooks distributed to eighth, ninth grade students

Chromebooks distributed to eighth, ninth grade students

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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For the 2017-2018 school year, eighth and ninth grade students received Chromebooks, cases, chargers and tags for use in school and at home. According to students and principals, the implementation of this technology has been successful for many different tasks and activities. To provide all of the suppli...

Classes take spring field trips

Classes take spring field trips

Julia Pitts

May 30, 2017


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It’s that time of the year again! Classes all throughout the grade levels are getting out of school to spend the day somewhere else. “Somewhere else,” meaning going on spring field trips. There are various different field trips occurring. Some of these include the National Junior Honor Socie...

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