• 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.

Players hear “swish” as season begins

Players hear “swish” as season begins

December 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Altoona girls’ ninth grade basketball season is off to the race. They started off their season with practice everyday after school and being undefeated so far 6-0. The girls dribbled right into the season and are ready to take on the heat. “Yes, I do think we can be undefeated the whole ...

Boys’ basketball season starts with maroon, white rivalry games

Boys’ basketball season starts with maroon, white rivalry games

December 22, 2015


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Boys’ basketball has shot out of the gate to start this season, each of the six teams has won at least one game so far. Last week the maroon and white teams played each other.  All grades had close games against each other in the biggest rivalry game of the season.  The ninth grade maroon boys' w...

Junior varsity teams wrap up season

Junior varsity teams wrap up season

November 5, 2015


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The junior varsity teams fought to improve records this season.  They faced many opponents and took wins and losses. Head Coach Damon Luciano oversees the football program. The records vary for the four JV teams. Seventh and eighth grade football teams have maroon and white teams at both grade ...

Boys’ soccer team finishes season undefeated

Boys’ soccer team finishes season undefeated

November 3, 2015


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

The boys' soccer team played their last game on Oct. 26.  The soccer team for the first time in school history is undefeated and consists of seventh and eighth graders.  “I feel happy that we got a group of kids that actually believes what the coaches believe in, and we all believe if you work to...

Girls’ soccer kicks off playoffs

Girls’ soccer kicks off playoffs

November 3, 2015


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The girls’ soccer team has started their season.  The team added new coaches this off season.    “The new head coach Derek Winterburn has had a huge affect on my soccer career, he taught me discipline, fundamentals and how to be a good teammate,” freshman Grace Dull said.  The soc...

Players tackle their way to finish

Players tackle their way to finish

November 3, 2015


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

With the 2015 season coming to an end, freshmen football players strive to finish the last few games. Players and coaches push through each final practice all the way through. Coaches and many of the freshman players all want their last season for the junior high to go on, but it has to end sometime....

Spring high school sports begin wrapping up.

Spring high school sports begin wrapping up.

May 26, 2015


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The month of May is coming to an end and spring sports are wrapping up.  As the end of the year quickly approaches the high school sports have begun wrapping up with many of them ending. While this is many ninth grade students first year playing at the high school level it is also the final year for...

Varsity track finishes season with victories

Varsity track finishes season with victories

May 5, 2015


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

With track and field season coming to an end, the nerves of the athletes are piling up with the last meet soon approaching.  The girls' and boys' teams have been training anywhere from five to six days a week. With sprinters, jumpers, pole vaulters and long distance runners the track team has a well...

Track teams impress early in season: Seventh, eighth take first in multiple meets

Track teams impress early in season:  Seventh, eighth take first in multiple meets

May 5, 2015


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

As the corner rounds off to straight lines marked in white against the maroon turf, they take  deep breaths. They take in the moment. Moving past the starting point and forming a circle to start agilities, trying not to make eye contact with the opposing team. Their deep breaths turn to heaves while...

Swinging start to junior high softball

Swinging start to junior high softball

April 22, 2015


Filed under Eighth Grade Sports, Seventh Grade Sports, Sports

This year seventh and eighth grade girls' softball came to a quick start. The teams coached by eighth grade teachers Tim Mitchell and Beth Bronson, who began coaching the girls softball team last year and work together to coach, work with both Maroon and White softball teams. This year  the teams...

Track season begins

March 23, 2015


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Weather causes late start to track season

March 23, 2015


Filed under Ninth Grade Sports, Sports

The winter weather affected the track team. With the cancellations, delays and temperatures the track team missed their whole first week of track practice for the ninth grade team.  The track team was supposed to start their track season on March 2. Due to the harsh weathers and temperatures, the tr...

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