• 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.
Denied! The school district banned Google Hangouts, a communication feature once avalible for students and teachers to use on school devices. Students and teachers now rely on the unreliable and ignored email, a downfall from their previous messaging application, Google Hangouts.

Google Hangouts Banned from School Devices

Andrea Slusser, Reporter May 12, 2021

Recently, the school district blocked the popular communication feature, Google Hangouts, from all school related electronics and denied both students and teachers the use of the reliable app that they...

Social Media: A dangerous space

Social Media: A dangerous space

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter May 11, 2021

People use social media for numerous purposes: some use it to make money to support families, some use it to see how many “likes” a picture can get and some use it to stay in touch with their friends....

Society and Technology: A Negative Duo

Society and Technology: A Negative Duo

Dominic Danastasio, Reporter May 11, 2021

As humanity progresses further into the 21st century, it has become obvious that technology and its advancements will continue to progress too.    Computers have grown from a figment of our...

LGBTQ+ Issues People Face With Self Identity

LGBTQ+ Issues People Face With Self Identity

Bryana Ayala, Reporter May 11, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community still faces many challenges and struggles to this day. Although some issues are involved with society, many can be with self-identity.   As someone who’s a part of the...

Dating's transformation

Dating’s transformation

Charlie Kephart, Reporter May 11, 2021

Milkshakes. Diners. Roller Skating. These are the words that come to mind whenever I think of dating back in the day. Whenever I think of dating today, I think of Snapchat, not talking to each other in...

Social Media: A dangerous space

Social Media: A dangerous space

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter May 11, 2021

People use social media for numerous purposes: some use it to make money to support families, some use it to see how many “likes” a picture can get and some use it to stay in touch with their friends;...

Nobody Struggles Alone

Nobody Struggles Alone

Abigail Shearer, Reporter May 11, 2021

Many teens and young adults struggle with body image issues. These issues can lead to bigger issues such as eating disorders. Plenty of young teens and adults struggle with an eating disorder, but no one...

Ready, set, go! CrossFit participants prepare for a workout session. Dorman's Sports Performance opened on August 15, 2015.

Weightlifting Relieves Stress

Isabella E. Bush, Reporter May 10, 2021

After receiving over 100 notifications a day in Google Classroom, students become burned out, annoyed and angered; these frustrations added onto a year full of unpredicted changes in our education create...

Teens’ addiction to phones

Teens’ addiction to phones

Theresa King, Reporter May 10, 2021

Most teens tend to be on a cell phone all of the time whether it's watching something, playing a game or scrolling through social media. Many teenagers these days sit and don't take the opportunity to...

Editorial: Waiving the PSSA tests will relieve students and teachers

Editorial: Waiving the PSSA tests will relieve students and teachers

Editorial Board March 15, 2021

  Throughout the duration of the 2020 - 2021 school year,  students and teachers all over the U.S. transitioned back and forth between many instructional methods. The new learning environments...

This case displays multiple items available at Piekarnia Bakery for purchase.

Piekarnia Bakery: Straight out of Poland

Charlie Kephart, Reporter March 9, 2021

Piekarnia Bakery in Newry, PA delivers a Polish bakery atmosphere. The owners, Kelly Mellott and Shelly Hall, opened this establishment in 2020. Coffee, tea, muffins, pies, cupcakes, danishes, cookies,...

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Dreams become reality!

Megan Giles, Reporter March 4, 2021

Every girl's dream was coming true for Mia; her grandmother had told her she was a Princess. Then, the process begins of make-overs and princess training unfold in the film, "The Princess Diaries."  ...

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