• 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.

Ten tips for upcoming test takers

Ten tips for upcoming test takers

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Columns

At one point or another, we’ve all taken a standardized test. If you’re like the most of us, your favorite part is the snacks afterwards. Although none of us enjoy it, we all have to take it, so here are  some tips to help you stay focused and pass your test the first time. Get a goodnight of ...

School year went extremely well

School year went extremely well

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This school year was very successful, and this was my best year at the junior high.  I met a lot of new friends, and I definitely did good with my grades. I accomplished my goal on getting higher grades, and I was able to lift my grades throughout the different marking periods. The only problem I...

AAJHS should provide more dress themed days for students

AAJHS should provide more dress themed days for students

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the end of April, and with the school year coming to an end, I want to make these last days of what we have left of ninth grade in this building special. What do I mean by special? I mean I want to have fun--particularly more fun on Fridays. Last Friday, AAJHS students dressed up as different...

Conspiracy theories make the world go around

Conspiracy theories make the world go around

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Columns

Good morning, good afternoon and goodnight! April 18 has passed, and we’re still here! If I’m being honest, quite frankly I’m disappointed yet not surprised. The conspiracy theory that the Malaysian airline had been overthrown by aliens and the same aliens have taken over the world have been prov...

Jaffa shrine circus legend continues

Jaffa shrine circus legend continues

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The circus is an action packed show that has pleased all ages for years. From a young age until now, I’ve always gotten excited when the circus comes to town. The circus is full of unordinary, extremely talented athletes. Hours and hours of work and dedication are put into doing what these people l...

School board building project will benefit students

School board building project will benefit students

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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But what do I know?

But what do I know?

Ben Blacke, Photographer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Click here: But what do I know?  My opinion on gun control and school shootings....

Editorial: Congratulations to junior high softball

Editorial: Congratulations to junior high softball

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Altoona Junior High softball team has continued to win most of their games since they started their season. They have dramatically improved from last season with far more wins already in the season which is why they deserve huge congratulations. They have started off their season with all wins...

Traveling with Karenna and me

Traveling with Karenna and me

Chastity Brunner, Photographer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Traveling into the lives of Karenna Kauffman and Chastity Brunner. Podcast

Biology keystone preparations are definitely worth it

Biology keystone preparations are definitely worth it

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The ninth grade students must take the biology Keystones on May 15.  As they work to get ready for these tests, many may say that it is just stressful trying to get ready for the biology Keystones.  The preparations are only going to help student more; people just do not realize it.   Ninth grade ...

Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Mama Randazzo’s is a locally owned, Italian food restaurant in Altoona. They serve many homemade Italian dishes, and they have very good food and service. They are a family favorite restaurant in Altoona, and it is very enjoyable to go. They are locally owned, and they have authentic Italian food which i...

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