• 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.

Staff discusses activity period for ninth grade students

Staff discusses activity period for ninth grade students

November 10, 2014


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As of now, the ninth grade schedule is primarily class periods, homeroom and lunch. Members of the school staff, in addition to principals, have been meeting to talk about adding a period of activities to the ninth grade schedule in the near future. These changes would be applied next year to ...

Parents get involved with school’s discussion

Parents get involved with school’s discussion

November 10, 2014


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The school is organizing a new parent advisory committee for the upcoming academic year. Parents and teachers will be discussing changes to the 2015 PSSA test and much more. Adults will get involved extensively in school matters. There are many changes to the 2014-2015 school year such as ProgressBook...

Tickets on sale now for Empty Bowls Event

Tickets on sale now for Empty Bowls Event

April 17, 2014


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Empty bowls project is a project to feed the hungry. This school will host its own event April 24. “The empty bowls project is an international grassroots effort to end hunger. Each community or organization creates an event that makes it unique and selects a food organization to donate to. Here at AAJHS, ...

Ninth grade social approaches in May

Ninth grade social approaches in May

April 16, 2014


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After the Sweetheart’s Dance, the school scheduled another dance on May 24. The dance permits only ninth graders to attend. Just recently, the ninth grade committee voted on the theme of “Black Light Explosion”. Stephanie Mcaleer and Christie Klausman co-manage the dance. In charge of the ninth...

Teachers leaving Altoona family

Teachers leaving Altoona family

April 16, 2014


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This is the last year for two teachers in the building.  Gilda Kilcoyne and John Bollinger announced their pending retirements. Kilcoyne teaches eighth grade special education classes, and Bollinger teaches seventh grade world geography. Kilcoyne  has been teaching a total of 16 and a half...

Anime club returns

Anime club returns

March 3, 2014


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Anime club is coming back to the school. The club was scheduled to start earlier in the year but it never happened. “Due to a misunderstanding about what the club was about, the school did not allow the club to start earlier,”  adviser John Garlick said. Garlick is the teacher that holds the...

WHAT’S THE 411?

WHAT’S THE 411?

December 16, 2013


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Stay up to date with current events in school!   Keystones- The Algebra I math Keystones took place Dec. 4-5 for ninth graders. Sharing for the Holidays- The ninth grade fundraising committee is helping to collect money during lunch hours. The grade with the most money collected will win a rewar...

Midterms, finals move marking periods for next year

Midterms, finals move marking periods for next year

May 22, 2013


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Starting next year, midterms and finals that are currently in the second and fourth marking period will be moved to the first and third marking period. “Because of the Keystone testing, the PSSAs and all the standardized testing at the end of the year, teachers felt that was too much stress on studen...

Technology Student Association (TSA) competes to go to states, possibly nationals

Technology Student Association (TSA) competes to go to states, possibly nationals

February 28, 2013


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Brains have been racing in the Technology Student Association (TSA) to see who is the best of the technological teams. Fifteen students have qualified for state conferences and will compete there to qualify for nationals. “TSA is made up of over 50 events, I for one compete in six events, which is...

Students must wear I.D.s with school-provided lanyards

Students must wear I.D.s with school-provided lanyards

January 31, 2013


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Students must wear lanyards displaying  I.D. cards starting Feb. 4. “Shortly after the situation in Connecticut, we had many meetings with the local police and the school police department to figure out more ways to ensure safety in the school, and this is a thing that is prevalent in a lot of othe...

C.I.A. begins working on mural for school

C.I.A. begins working on mural for school

December 20, 2012


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After creating ornaments and participating in the fundraiser for Operation SOS(support our soldiers), the Community Inspired Arts Club started working on a new project. “We are currently painting a mural for the passageway between the Main building and Athletic building and it should to be don...

Sharing for the Holiday: Sharing truly is caring

Sharing for the Holiday: Sharing truly is caring

December 20, 2012


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Ninth grader Kayla Prough reaches into her pocket, pulling out some spare change and putting it in the decorative holiday plastic container that her lunch monitor was passing around.  Prough is one of the many students who supported Sharing for the Holiday by donating spare change and helping fellow...

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