Category: News

New bell schedule requires adjustment

Teachers and students are getting used to the new bell schedule. The new bell schedule is important for the students. “It’s important because students transportation was a big issue for our district,” English teacher David McCarter said. For McCarter it is hard for him to get on the new schedule because he was on the

Maniacs ready for winter sports

The Mountain Lion Maniacs are expected to show support and cheer on their team while in the student section. They are attempting to get more student involvement by planning fun and easy themes. The themes are planned for both boys and girls basketball. The schedule is available on posters located throughout the building. For the

Wind ensemble prepares for holiday concert

The music department consists the choir, the orchestra and the band.  All of these groups have other specialized separate groups.  The choir has vocal ensemble, varsity chorus, and the regular chorus.  The orchestra has an ensemble as well: string ensemble.  The band consists of multiple other groups including the wind ensemble.   The wind ensemble

Fulchiero organizes yard sale collection

Junior Madi Fulchiero is organizing the Yard Sale for Kiera fundraiser. Fulchiero received help spreading the word from students at MLTV and many of her friends. The collections are Friday, Dec. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the library. Items will also be collected at the chorus and orchestra

School choir to perform holiday concert

The concert chorus, along with the orchestra, is hosting a holiday concert filled with recognizable songs Dec. 8. This concert is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door for three dollars. The orchestra will perform a variety of songs by itself, then the concert chorus will

Patriotic Student Alliance provides meals to vets

The Patriotic Student Alliance loves helping people especially if those people are our beloved veterans. Last Thursday the Patriotic Student Alliance club had its annual soup kitchen for the homeless veterans in Blair County for Thanksgiving. The students feel an obligation to help the veterans. “It’s important to give back to those who put everything

Holiday parade lifts spirits

Downtown Altoona hosts its annual holiday parade known as the Spirit of Christmas from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The parade route will start at Tenth Avenue and Ninth Street, then proceeds to Green Avenue, Twelfth Street and Eleventh Avenue. A tree lighting ceremony and fireworks will take place following the end of

Theme days to close out 2017

The Mountain Lion Maniacs have announced Friday Fundays. Fundays will be every first and third Friday until winter break. Each day will have a theme in which students can dress up and participate. There is no cost to participate and a random winner will be chosen each time. The winner gets a free Little Caesars

Senior class discusses prom

The senior class committee meets every two weeks to discuss fundraisers, class activities and, of course, the prom. The advisers for the committee are  Kelli Stoudnour and David Aboud. Input from seniors outside of the committee, in regards to the planning for prom, would be greatly appreciated. The meetings are held every two weeks and

Squad transitions from field to court

During the football game every Friday night at Mansion Park, the cheer squad is always ready to cheer on our school’s football team. The cheerleaders help keep the audience entertained and loud. The cheerleaders do not just cheer for football games but basketball season as well. According to sophomore Brooke Del Biondo, junior Delilah Noel