Month: February 2017

AAHS to participate in county-wide color run

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a county-wide color run. Proceeds from the event benefit the school’s Aevidum club. Visit the faculty cafeteria between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. each day to register. The registration deadline is Mar. 13. See counseling chairperson Drew Yingling for additional information.

Annual student talent show scheduled

Every year, AAHS hosts a student talent show to let students have the opportunity to show their talents on stage in front of an audience. Auditions for this year’s talent show are Thur., Apr. 6 right after school in the high school auditorium. Students can sign up for auditions by seeing any music teachers or

Earlier start time detrimental to student achievement

The school board made the decision Nov. 14  to start the school day 10 minutes earlier in the next school year for the junior and senior high schools and two elementary schools. This means the warning bell will now be at 7:35 a.m. and dismissal time at 2:40 p.m.. The goal of the change is to

Watt takes over driver’s education spot

Driver’s education teacher Adam Watt joined the faculty earlier this year.   Watt has been teaching for 7 years. He attended St. Francis University for two years, then went to Slippery Rock for another two years for health and physical education. He wanted to become a teacher because of his family. “My whole family is

Prijatelj looks to improve schools, district

The construction of the new high school building has been a major topic this year among citizens of Altoona, both students and those who have graduated.   Current students are dealing with a 91-year-old high school that restricts the use of modern technology and teaching methods.  Altoona Area School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Prijatelj described