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  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

A Christmas Story continues perennial tradition

A Christmas Story continues perennial tradition

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Columns

If you're in the yuletide spirit, watching A Christmas Story is the way to go.

Ice Cream Bunny movie rates worst of all time

Ice Cream Bunny  movie rates worst of all time

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Rated one of the worst Christmas movies of all time by critics, Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny is 110 minutes of my life I will never get back (actually more, because I watched two versions of it). The movie begins with children acting as singing elves making toys in Santa’s workshop. A little g...

Green man conquers Whoville’s Christmas

Green man conquers Whoville’s Christmas

Caley Galarneau

December 19, 2017


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The movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the best Christmas movie ever created.  It is such a brilliant film for the holidays.  The movie is child friendly and is very humorous.  Most Christmas movies are love stories and in the end everyone is happy and their life changed because they now have the ...

Man of bones discovers Christmas land then finds true love

Man of bones discovers Christmas land then finds true love

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

December 19, 2017


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The exceptional movie that is still debated if it shall be a sweet Christmas or thriller Halloween movie, here's what I think.

Polar Express remains family favorite Christmas movie

Polar Express remains family favorite Christmas movie

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

December 19, 2017


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As the Christmas season comes around, many Christmas movies are being watched again. One of the most popular Christmas movies, The Polar Express, continues to be a favorite for many children. The Polar Express is a movie about a group kids who get to go to the North Pole on a magic train. This movie is ...

Get scrooged this Christmas

Get scrooged this Christmas

December 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This Christmas it's always nice to stay home and watch a nice holiday movie. Scrooged is a holiday comedy movie and has some strong language which makes the rating of this movie PG-13. This movie would be great to watch with friends and family as long as they don’t mind some mild swearing in some points...

Editorial: Varsity chorus, vocal ensemble deserve pat on back

Editorial:  Varsity chorus, vocal ensemble deserve pat on back

Editorial Board

December 8, 2017


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The varsity chorus and vocal ensemble did an absolutely fantastic job at their holiday concert on Dec. 1. The chorus was led by the choral director Jessica Connell and  pianist Pamela K. Meiser. Pam has been a loyal helper for the junior high school and high school. Vocal ensemble performed t...

Editorial: Interim grade reports, report cards waste time, paper, money.

Editorial: Interim grade reports, report cards waste time, paper, money.

November 15, 2017


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AAJHS has been using report cards and interim grade reports as well as using an online grade book. Having these two things for grades wastes paper, time and money. Having paper report cards and paper interim grade reports wastes time because it takes a day or two for the school to print out 1...

Editorial: Chromebooks improving students education

Editorial:  Chromebooks improving students education

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This year Chromebooks were given out to each eighth and ninth grader in the school. No longer will students waste up to ten minutes a period getting laptops out of carts to then sign on. The Chromebooks have had a big impact on the students and are really helping them. Students can now get wor...

Editorial: Securly limits Chromebook access

Editorial: Securly limits Chromebook access

November 15, 2017


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Chromebooks supply students with technology to get their work done throughout the school day and at home. The Chromebook uses a cloud based web filtering called “ Securly “. Securly places an abundance of limitations on the students access to websites and browsers on school and home technology...

Editorial: Drama club deserves kudos

Editorial:  Drama club deserves kudos

November 15, 2017


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The drama club took a lot of time and hard work in performing the first play of the year called Law and Order … The Fairytale Unit. Their time and effort really paid off. Little kids loved it and showed it by even dressing up as fairy tale creatures. The cast and crew started practicing in...

Editorial: Sports announcements needed

Editorial:  Sports announcements needed

November 15, 2017


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Recently, announcements about how the sports teams are doing have been eliminated in the morning. The announcements that used to be made about the sports teams included who did really well that game and if the team won or lost. Now the announcements just include club information. Sports announcements should be put back on t...

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