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

AASD needs to add spring break

Over the past few years, Altoona students have had a three-day week for spring break. We get Friday before Easter and Monday after Easter off ,but we always end up having a snow day on Easter Monday. These days off are considered spring break. It is actually just a long weekend. Colleges usually get a

Everything is to like about ‘Everything, Everything’

Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything, makes a heartwarming debut with this novel. It is a story about a 17-year-old girl named Madeline Whittier. Maddy has a rare disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, forcing her to never leave her home. The only people she ever sees is her mother and her nurse, Carla. Her life

Heat harms ability to learn

In many science classes in the Altoona Area High School students are learning about temperature, but all they think about is the extreme heat in the classroom. All the rooms in the high school are affected by the lack of functional air conditioning, but the rooms on the top floors of the A and B

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

Drama club prepares to go ‘Into the Woods’

On April 6-8, 2017 the drama club will be presenting its production of the musical Into the Woods. Into the Woods is a musical of Grimm’s fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel with a modern twist. All of the tales are tied together with a story

Opinion: School lunch continues downward trend

Despite school lunch prices increasing on a yearly basis, the quality of the food in the cafeteria continues its downward spiral.  It should not be too much to ask that the quality of the food be at least average, but both daily entrees and everyday options are of abysmal quality.   The school cafeteria offers

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