• Check your email to sign up for Friends of Rachel Club! Deadline to sign up September 24!
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 is team spirit/ jersey day! Wear a favorite team color and show support!
  • The Chromebook Café is open every Monday - Friday from 2:40 - 4:10 after school.
  • The fitness room is open every Monday through Friday from 2:40 to 4:10 after school.
  • All library books are due ASAP.
  • Chromebook collection will be held June 8 for Virtual/ACA students.
  • All in-person students will turn in their Chromebooks on Friday, June 4 during math classes.
  • May 20, 21, 24 are the last days to buy tickets for mansion mania.
  • Eighth graders in National Junior Honors Society check your google classroom stream for a fun announcement
  • Eighth graders come celebrate our junior high career at Mansion park on May 26, 2021. Tickets cost $5 and will be sold on May 12.
Kaya Newell

Kaya Newell, Reporter

Hey, how is it going? My name is Kaya, and this is my first year as a reporter on the school Livewire. I joined this class because of my love of photography, although nothing is stronger than my love for Chick-fil-A. My favorite candy bar is definitly Kit-Kats, and I love yogurt parfaits. When I'm not traveling in the summer or going on hikes, I like to go shoping. My favorite thing to shop for is shoes. My favorite season is definitely fall because of the beautiful color and the lovely scents. I hope you learned more about my life and enjoy my articles.

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No. My electives are careers and gym, but I am excited to do more
sports, eighth grader Gabe Harshbarger.

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February 4, 2019
Yes and to make new friends, meet new people, ninth grader Emma Skelley said.

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February 4, 2019
Yes, Im looking foward to making pottery, ninth grade Avery Burchfield said.

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February 4, 2019
My new classes are good, and Im looking forward to playing more sports, ninth grader Bradyn Patterson said.

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February 4, 2019
Yes, Im looking foward to playing the ukulele, eigth grader Alana Mckinney said.

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February 4, 2019
Yes, my electives are art and tech-ed, and Im excited to build, eighth grader Ajad White said.

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February 4, 2019
My electives are health and gym, and Im looking forward to getting smarter, seventh grader Nate Kessler said.

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February 4, 2019
Yeah, Im looking foward to doing wood work in tech. ed, eighth grader Maddox Blake-Wilinski said.

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February 4, 2019
 Yes, my new electives are health and information processing. Im going to learn more about the body, seventh grader Jaiden Krull said.

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February 4, 2019
Line it up.  A group of students sit at the table to line up their project.  They made a totally of six pieces that they will eventually glue together.

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January 11, 2019
Just right!  Connor Whysong adds electric tape to his back tires. Whysong made the back tires bigger than the front, and all tires were made out of cardboard.

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January 11, 2019
Make it smooth! Alexander Yost, Aiden Everhart and Jaxson Ferguson use the small table to sand.  They sanded the side piece to their project.

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January 11, 2019
First test! Randy Fernandez tests out his mouse trap car invention.  They designed it from scratch with only the mouse trap.

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January 11, 2019
Essemble!  Kamron Arey tries to get his axel to fit into the tire.  Arey made the holes too small at first so he had to adjust them.

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January 11, 2019
Slice away! Zyasiah Smith cuts raw chicken up. Smith cut off all the fat the was on the chicken before cooking it.

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January 11, 2019
Peel apart! Landen Hauser peels the skin off a piece of garlic. Hauser partner for the project was Dynasty Covington.

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January 11, 2019
Rinse away! Devon Pfirshing washes the dishes off while the food cooks. Pfirshings group made a pepperoni pizza for their food truck.

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January 11, 2019
Dice it up!  Hailey Singer cuts up green and red peppers. Singers group is made philly cheese steaks.

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January 11, 2019
Slice it thin! Andreas Pentsas works on slicing the onion for his phillycheese steak. Everyone is foods had to make a food truck before the end of the semester.

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January 11, 2019
Cook it up! Nico Burns stirs steak in a skillet. Burns had Hailey Singer and Andres Pentsas for partners.

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January 11, 2019
Team work! Rebecca Dull and Jaci Clouser work together to spread the pizza dough out evenly.  Dull then added the pizza sauce to the dough

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January 11, 2019
Spread it out! Jaci Clouser spreads out the pizza dough on a pan.  Clousers group maded a pepperoni pizza

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January 11, 2019
Stir it up! Dynasty Covington stirs ground beef until it is fully cooked.

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January 11, 2019
Vans become trendy

Vans become trendy

January 10, 2019
Finishing touches!  Evelyn Stroup puts some finishing touches on her mug.  She painted it a light pink color.

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January 9, 2019
Paint it up! Isaac Kratzer paints his bowl the color grey.  He has already painted one coat and had to paint a second.

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January 9, 2019
Clean it up!  Isaac Kratzer cleans out the edges of his paint.  He made a bowl out of clay and is close to finishing.

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January 9, 2019
Mold it together!  Duane Smith molds his project into the shape he wants.  Pottery class only lasted one semester out of the school year.

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January 9, 2019
Hand to hand!  The two teams shake hands after the match is over.  The match ended in a tie.

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December 20, 2018
Team spirit!  The cheerleaders watch as the two teams shake hands.  They cheered the entire match being lead by their team captins.  The cheer captins are Hailey Ratchford, Caleigh Rudy and Ella Strawmeir

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December 20, 2018
Watch close!  The ref gets down low and watchs to see if there is a pin.  Altoona faced Williamsport on Dec. 20.

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December 20, 2018
Line up! The members of the band form a path for the football players to run down as the band cheers them on. Oct. 18, was the last home game of the season and the football team finish with at score of 29-0 against State College

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October 25, 2018
Ready up! Both teams get in position and get ready to get the ball. The Altoona freshman football team pulled off another win leaving them undefeated.

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October 25, 2018
Man down!  Altoona player 22, Andre Dokes is down at the eighth yard line. Dokes then went on the score a touch down in the second quarter.

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October 25, 2018
Food and fun!  Many students gather before the game to participate in the tailgate. There was food, drinks, and face paint to get the everyone pumped up for the student section.

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October 25, 2018
Get set! Altoona starts the game off with the ball.  The freshman football team v. State College on Oct. 18.

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October 25, 2018
Lets get rowdy! The band warms up the audience with an opening performance.  They followed the performance up with the school alma mater.

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October 1, 2018
Get the ball!  A dog pile forms as the ball fumbles. Altoona then recovered the fumble.

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October 1, 2018
So close! Central Dauphin East scores the first touchdown of the game. The game still ended well for Altoona as they won with a score of 46-14.

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October 1, 2018
Lets go Altoona!  The cheerleaders take action from the sidelines as they rowdy up the crowd.

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October 1, 2018
Ready Up! The cheerleaders observe the game as they wait for some action.

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October 1, 2018
Keep your eye on the ball! Both teams run around as the try to catch the pass that was thrown by a Central Dauphin East player.

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October 25, 2018
Coming through!  As the band plays, the freshman football players ran down the middle getting pumped up before the game. They went on to score 6 touchdowns that night.

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October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018
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