Category: News

No trivial pursuit: Scholastic Scrimmage hopes to dominate

The European Swallow’s unleaded air speed is 11 miles per second! If you’re into trivia, then Scholastic Scrimmage Club is the club for you. “This year we look to compete and win,”  adviser Jennifer Lowe said. The club competes in an annual Blair – Bedford quiz league. It can advance to regional and state competitions.

Majorette squad sparks audience

Every Friday night the football team hosts a game against many of its rivals at Mansion Park. In addition to football action, the audience enjoys the halftime show from the majorettes. The majorette squad performs during halftime every football game instructed by adviser Kelly Detwiler. Detwiler is in her first year advising the majorette squad

Candidates race to win crown

There is one thing that almost every high school does in the fall: homecoming. It is synonymous with dancing, fun, and, of course, the homecoming court. Every year the high school will let any club or organization nominate a homecoming queen or king. Candidates must win points. The candidate earning the most points at the

Mathematics department receives new textbooks

Students burst through the front doors of the A building as the bell sounds for 7:40 a.m..  Classes begin to start, but students have noticed a change. Something has been replaced. Something is brand new. The old textbooks were not up to par.  New to this school year are Pearson math textbooks. To keep up

Two English teachers join faculty

The 2017-2018 school year has begun and there are many new faces to be seen in the halls. Two of those faces are new English teachers Caitlin McGeary and Megan Lamb. McGeary attended Altoona Area High School and Penn State University. “I graduated from [Altoona] so I was really excited when positions popped up. It’s

End-of-year calendar packed with events

Students and staff begin to close the 2016-2017 school year. The month of May has many events to mark on the calendar. Finals for English, health, driver education and business education are May 15. That evening National Honor Society induction is from 7-8 p.m.. Finals for social studies, music, art, and world language are May

MLTV to stream live events

With the access channel now departed, the AASD has invested in a portable broadcast system called a TriCaster. The system will be used to broadcast AAHS sporting events as well as other school events. One of the events to be broadcast is the June 2 commencement. “[Commencement] will be streamed live on YouTube,” said AAHS

Literary magazine on sale now

During the month of May, the school offers a literary magazine called Et Cetera. It is a student-run  magazine that has poems, short stories, essays, photographs, and art work. The magazine is being sold through Apr. 28. They cost $5 and can be ordered in English classes. The two top selling English classes will be

New math books add up

The school district has made the decision to get new math books for grades 7-12. The books are called enVision A/G/A and are published by Pearson. The books are a series and are collaborative through all grade levels. New math books were needed in order to keep up with modern education in terms of  the

Three win Rotary speech award

Six students from Altoona Area High School went to the Calvin House for a Rotary Speech Competition Mar. 6, 2017. The students have been practicing since January. There were three winners. The first place winner will advance to the regional competition. First place was awarded to junior Ethan Catcher. Junior Frankie Price took second place. In third