• 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.

No pain. No gain. Winter sports athletes working to impress

No pain. No gain. Winter sports athletes working to impress

Grace Osmolinski

December 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

During the winter months seventh through ninth graders can participate in basketball and wrestling for the junior high. The teams are already off to a winning start. The white boys’ basketball team has won all of their home games so far which assists in putting the team in the number one spot. Nint...

Girls’ cross country team finishes strong

Girls’ cross country team finishes strong

December 15, 2016


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The Altoona XC team ran in the Blair County Day meet on Oct. 24. The meet took place on Altoona's home course at Logan Elementary School. Cross Country is available to eighth and ninth graders. Practices begin in early June and the season ends in November. The Altoona team is split into a boys' high...

Girls’ soccer ends season undefeated

Girls’ soccer ends season undefeated

Lilly Miller

November 1, 2016


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports

The girls soccer team finished the season with a perfect undefeated 17-0 season. The team finished with 123 goals.

Varsity football team hopes to improve record

Varsity football team hopes to improve record

Jolee Smith

October 21, 2016


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The season comes to a close for the varsity football team with a record of three wins, three losses and one tie. With just two games left, the team hopes to improve. The team had several wins this season so far. “We won against Dubois, Norwin and Latrobe,” player 64 Brenden Shaffer said. ...

High school sports offer opportunities for ninth graders

High school sports offer opportunities for ninth graders

Grace Osmolinski

October 21, 2016


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

During the fall months over 100 ninth graders take part in high school sports.

Girls’ volleyball season comes to end

Girls’ volleyball season comes to end

Mckenzie Quirin

October 21, 2016


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

On Oct. 5 seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams had a game at the junior high against Spring Cove which added wins and losses to their team’s record.

Big hopes and dreams

Big hopes and dreams

Emily Rentz

October 21, 2016


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The players are hoping to “score big” with the time left of the season.

Softball season starts

Softball season starts

April 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Softball season is starting up for grades seventh and eighth and also for ninth graders.  The seventh and eighth grade softball team may be looking forward to things or have goals in mind. The players may have their own opinions on how the tryouts were and how the new season is.   Tim Mitchell a...

Get ready. Get set. Go off to races!

Get ready. Get set. Go off to races!

April 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Track is off to the races. Seventh, eighth and ninth graders are starting the season strong with after school practice almost everyday at Mansion Park and at Altoona Junior High School. Practice started on March 7.  With all the events, new people and some new coaches in track this season, the nerve...

Runners, Swimmers, Gymnasts oh my!

Runners, Swimmers, Gymnasts oh my!

February 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

                                                          With the 2015 season coming to an end, freshmen high school players strive to finish the last few meets. Players and coaches swim, run and flip through each final practice all the way through. Coaches and many of t...

Boys’ basketball teams wrap up season

Boys’ basketball teams wrap up season

January 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

From maroon to white, seventh to ninth grade, the boy’ basketball teams defend until the end. The teams work hard to finish out the season with no more losses. “At the end of each season, my friends and I look at the final record for both maroon and white to see who had the better team this s...

Mountain lions pin to win

Mountain lions pin to win

December 22, 2015


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

  With 2015-2016 wrestling season in play, wrestlers push practice after practice to prepare for the grueling season ahead. Some returning wrestlers are ninth grader Jordan Wagner, eighth grader Kobe Harr and ninth grader Corey McCllelan. Most of the wrestlers have been at it for many...

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