• There will be no school for students on Jan. 17 or on Jan. 20.
  • The Rachel's Closet committee members who signed up for January will be staying after school Jan. 22
  • There will be a FOR club meeting on Jan. 22. Bring Chromebooks.
  • The GACTC open house is Jan. 23 form 5 to 8 p.m.
  • There will be a Mathcounts meeting on Jan. 16 in room C275 after school
  • The Altoona Hollidaysburg Wrestling match will be Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m. in AAHS field house
  • Open Gym for Softball will be Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the B building auxiliary gym
  • There is a mandatory NJHS meeting on Jan. 14 at 7:10 a.m. Attendance will be taken!
  • Dec. 20 theme day is dress up as your favorite Christmas character
  • Dec. 19 theme day is ugly sweater day

Wrestlers place ninth in first tournament

Wrestlers place ninth in first tournament

Danielle Bardelang, Reporter

December 18, 2019

On Saturday Dec. 7, the Altoona Wrestling team traveled to Huntington to compete in the Huntington tournament.  Thirty-one athletes traveled to compete against other schools and brought home a ninth place win. “We are a young team that doesn’t have a lot of experience but to go out an...

Winter sports season kicks in

Winter sports season kicks in

Cassidy Klock, Reporter

December 18, 2019

Some of the winter sports that are available to students are basketball and wrestling. Teams for these sports started practicing in mid November, but some students have been putting in the work year around.  “During the off season, I played baseball and football along with lots of strength and conditioning t...

Girls’ soccer team maintains undefeated streak

Girls’ soccer team maintains undefeated streak

Paris Lawson, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The girls’ soccer team has managed to go four years without a single loss to another team. The team has gone through many games to achieve this. Eighth grader Aubrey Dietzel played with the team for two years. “I had a good experience with them all. We worked well together. But you have a l...

Fall sports teams wrap up seasons

Fall sports teams wrap up seasons

Eli Costanzo, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Fall sports have come to a close and coaches and athletes look back upon their season to reflect and consider future plans. Football, soccer and volleyball players start the school year already in season and end in October.   The football team started its season with high goals trying to be undefeated.  Eac...

New baseball teams wrap up season

New baseball teams wrap up season

Kaya Newell, Reporter

May 23, 2019

This year the school created two new baseball teams giving the opportunity for seventh and eighth graders to play. Tryouts were at the beginning of April. The coaches narrowed it down to 36 players and split the players up between two teams. Both the maroon team and white team have seventh and eighth gr...

Middle school track, field win championships

Middle school track, field win championships

Avery Reid, Reporter

May 17, 2019

On May 11, Mansion Park hosted the middle school championships. The invitational started with the 4 x 8 at 10 a.m. and ended with the 4 x 4 3:30 p.m. “Going into championships, I felt pretty confident with my team and myself. We all worked hard to qualify and be a part of this invitational,” e...

Seventh, eighth grade track and field kicks off

Seventh, eighth grade track and field kicks off

Brayden Adams, Reporter

March 25, 2019

The seventh and eighth grade track and field team began practice on Monday, March 4 at the junior high with an informational discussion about what athletes will do in track and field. The track and field team will be having a total of 12 eighth grade meets and nine seventh grade meets.  Four of these...

Athletic department adds baseball for spring

Athletic department adds baseball for spring

Zakary Hicks, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Altoona Area School District has added a new baseball team for seventh and eighth graders.  The coach is eighth grade teacher Cameron Kyle. “Junior high baseball is a great chance for younger guys to learn how to play in a structured program.  Those students will then go on to help our hig...

Basketball teams midway through season

Basketball teams midway through season

Zachary Hicks and Avery Reid

January 24, 2019

The boys' and girls' basketball teams have made it to the midpoint of their season and look to finish strong. The varsity Lady Lions are halfway through their season with a 6-5 record.  “Right now we are losing a lot of players due to injuries, and it is definitely hurting us on the court,” Jaid...

Season for winter sport kicks in

Season for winter sport kicks in

December 14, 2018

With the basketball an wrestling seasons starting, many athletes are ready to get back to the game.  Mike Kelly coaches basketball, and Cameron Kyle coaches wrestling. Boys' basketball season kicked off with their first game Friday, Dec. 7, and wrestling's first match was Saturday, Dec. 8. Basketbal...

Freshman football team finishes undefeated

Freshman football team finishes undefeated

Kaya Newell, reporter

December 14, 2018

This year's football team is the first ever freshman football team to finish the season undefeated. The team played many different teams this year leaving them unsure about their competition and how the outcome of the season would occur. “I really didn’t know because we started in a new leagu...

Fall sports teams face rivials

Fall sports teams face rivials

Avery Reid, reporter

October 25, 2018

Fall sports are coming to an end and teams have come to a conclusion on who there biggest rivals are. “Our biggest rivals are Hollidaysburg and State College,” ninth grade football plater Aidan Steinbugl said. Steinbugl is on the freshman football team and plays the position of quarterback an...

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