Announcements for 3/24

A Song of Ice and Fire best describes our inaugural AAHS March Madness tournament. On
the lunch half, 1-seeds Mashed Potato Bowl and Holiday Dinner kept their cool, eliminating
lower-seeded challengers for two weeks straight. But on the teacher half, dual 15-seeds Mrs.
Sipes and Mrs. Falger have burned through a slate of higher-seeded challengers like
phoenixes rising from the underdog ashes, and gained huge cult followings in the process.
It’s two lunch heavyweights in a battle for a special Metz bonus lunch. Would it be awesome
to enjoy a Holiday Dinner in early April, or is every Mashed Potato Boat the ultimate
celebration? Mrs. Sipes set a single-day fundraising record of $90 in her victory, raising our
donation to the Altoona Food Bank to $153 for the week! She seems unstoppable with her
legion of Chorus students at her beckon call. Yet Mrs. Falger has quietly taken care of
business on the bracket’s lower half. And lured by extra credit and a day-long celebration,
you know her Chemistry students aren’t giving up without a fight. Both championships will
be decided at Friday’s lunches. Don’t miss being a part of history.

In need of community service hours? Sign up to help out with the Mountain Lion Backpack
Program tomorrow, March 25 th from noon until 2:00 PM. The service will take place at the
Mountain Lion Backpack program building located at 2900 Beale Avenue. To sign up, please
stop in or email Mr. Rupeka at [email protected] today.

In both cafeterias for the next two weeks, be on the lookout for some fast facts about Metz
Cafeteria, and the amazing work these men and women do to prepare our meals each day.
Did you know Metz bags 900 lunches per day, and serves 50,000 lunches to kids in the area
from March through June?
Don’t forget to vote for the Final Four LUNCH Championship Friday, and be on the lookout for
more amazing Metz facts as well!

Attention 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students: The AAHS Lioneer Dance Team is
announcing that we will be using an in -person tryout format for Lioneer tryouts this year.
All students entering grades 9-12 for the 2023-2024 are eligible to try out.  Please email Mrs.
Schmoke at [email protected] if you are interested in trying out. Provide your name,
grade and school email address. Tryouts for the Lioneer Dance Team will be held tomorrow at
8:00am and will end at 11:00am.

A representative from Universal Technical Institute will be here on Thursday, March 30 th
during lunches. Stop by to find out more information about this university.

Attention Seniors: Announcing another scholarship opportunity. Stop by the Guidance office
to pick up an application for the second LUCY (Living and Understanding the Community as a
Youth) Scholarship. Student must be in financial need and have already been accepted to a
college or trade school. Deadline is April 14 th .

Attention Seniors: Announcing another scholarship opportunity with no restrictive
qualifications. Stop by the Guidance office to pick up an application for the Pittman/Hansard
Family Scholarship Fund. Deadline is May 5 th .

Attention Seniors: Stop by the Guidance Office Literature rack for information on the Gary R.
Brown Environmental Scholarship for anyone with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and pursuing a
degree in the field of Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering. Applications must
be received by April 21 st at 4 PM.

FCCLA is holding a Soap and Shampoo Drive for local elementary school children. Donations
of soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste can be
dropped off in the Attendance Office or A335 until March 31 st . Thank you for your help.