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Ericka Selfridge accepted into Vet Tech institute

Ericka Selfridge accepted into Vet Tech institute

February 25, 2021

As students announce their plans for college, senior...

Minimum grade changes to 60%

Minimum grade changes to 60%

February 12, 2021

With school being taught in a virtual setting most...

AAEA food drive benefits Mountain Lion backpack program

AAEA food drive benefits Mountain Lion backpack program

February 9, 2021

On Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the teacher’s...

Because of the hybrid schedule, classroom sizes have largely been decreased. The students work while wearing masks and following the proper safety guidelines.
EDITORIAL: District needs to communicate better with students, teachers
Editorial Board February 25, 2021

Along with the pressures of transitioning into the hybrid schedule, both students and teachers have voiced their concerns regarding the recent...

High school is filled with labels and stereotypes. Many students of all ages will encounter labels and the need to feel validated by others.
Labels, society through my eyes as a teenage girl
Amy Dean, Reporter • February 24, 2021

Labels--that’s the first thing that goes through my mind when I think about high school. I’m sitting on this chair in this bright and open room thinking about what I’m...

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Caleb Marasco is a first year math teacher at the high school. He is a graduate of the Altoona Area School District himself and is happy to be returning to his hometown.
Marasco joins staff as new math teacher
Olivia McMinn, Guest Writer • February 5, 2021

The school gained a new math teacher this year; Caleb Marasco is a first year math teacher. He was born and raised in Altoona and has come back to his alma mater to teach....

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