Category: News

Drama department prepares for ‘Chaperone’

The AAHS drama department is presenting a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. It will be Apr. 7, 8 and 9. “Basically, this show pokes fun at old-fashioned Broadway musicals that were popular 50 and 60 years ago. The narrator, a huge musical fan, puts on his favorite record, the soundtrack of The Drowsy Chaperone, and

Physical education offers choice

Altoona offers many different types of physical education.  With scheduling in progress, it’s important to know what type of physical education courses are offered. Junior Linsey Whysong takes a traditional physical education class with physical education teacher Megan Yingling. “Gym class can be made fun. We do spinning and weightlifting. I enjoy the spin class

Exchange students to visit

Students will host exchange students starting Mar. 21.   German teacher Sandra Mitchell is coordinating the exchange student program. “We are using an organization called Friendship Connection that has been around for over 30 years, providing affordable, quality exchanges between schools in the US and Germany. German students apply and get chosen by the program

Music department plans New York City trip

The music department goes on a field trip every year as a way to reward its students.  This year’s field trip is scheduled for May 30. About 200 band, chorus and orchestra students will be visiting Times Square in New York City. “We will see the sights in Times Square and go to the matinee

Speech league competes at district meet

The district meet for speech league was at Conemaugh Township High School Jan. 29. The following students received first place: senior Ethan Katcher (extemporaneous), junior Nattie Daversa, junior Geneva Flarend (public forum debate) and sophomore Anthony Pater (dramatic interpretation). The following students received second place: junior Zoe Wilson (commentary), senior Brandon Eichenlaub (dramatic interpretation), senior

Program recognized for career, technical excellence

January 29, 12 schools across Pennsylvania received an award for Career and Technical Excellence.  Altoona Area High School was one of the twelve schools awarded with the CTE Excellence Award from the PDE. Governor Tom Wolf gave recognition to twelve schools across Pennsylvania for their successes and interest of importance in the area of career

Language classes compete in APPLES

The FLC club and the foreign language classes will attend this year’s APPLES competition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This year’s competition is taking place Mar. 24, 2018 and is the twenty-ninth annual competition. This competition helps get students involved in an activity they can participate in and shows judges and the other schools what

Senior class prepares for prom

The last couple months of a senior’s high school career are filled with finals and senior projects. Once the work is over, a reward waits: the annual prom and afterglo.   This year’s prom is on May 18, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.. The senior class executive committee, under the advisement of Kelli Stoudnour, David Aboud

Speech league goes to competition

Speech league recently attended a competition that was held at the Bishop McCort High School on Dec. 5.   “There were 23 high schools now attendance,” adviser Michael Steininger said. As for how the students are judged during the competitions, each category has its own method of scoring.   “Judges have a score sheet or

Club fosters love of science

The Junior Academy of Science (JAS) students gets to do their own  individual research projects. They then get to present and get judged when they go to science fairs. The club promotes student interest in science. The regional competition is at Penn State Altoona.  The state competition is at Penn State University in April. JAS