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  • May 24Breakfast for 05/27/24 - Memorial Day, no school
  • May 24Lunch for 05/24/24 - Baked Chicken and Roll
  • May 23Lunch for 05/23/24 - Chicken Alfredo
  • May 23Breakfast for 05/24/24 - Biscuit with Sausage Gravy
  • May 22Lunch for 05/22/24 - Beef Tacos
  • May 22Breakfast for 05/23/24 - Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant
  • May 21Announcements for 05/21/24
The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

Announcements for 05/10/24

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024
 Attention Students:  The Friends of Rachel’s Closet has many ties!  If you need a tie for graduation or the prom, be sure to check the closet first.  The closet also has prom dresses and dress shirts.  The closet is open periods 3, 4, 7 & 8.
Seniors:  If you requested an AfterGlo ticket, you may purchase them from
7:20-7:40AM in Room A334 each day until Thursday, May 16th.  Each ticket is $15
(2 for $30).  Late passes will not be written for homeroom.  Please try to bring the exact amount in cash.  Checks must be made out to AAHS.  You MUST show your ID to purchase your tickets.
Attention graduating seniors:   Are you looking for the next step after graduation? Are you looking for a career that does not require college classes? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?  Then you may find your future career in being a 911 dispatcher. The Dispatch Center is having an Open House on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-6 pm at 615 4th Street in Altoona.  You will have the chance to tour the center and talk to current dispatchers about this rewarding career. Please call 940-5900 for more information about this event.
Attention Students:  Spring Keystone testing will take place beginning on Monday, May 13th, and lasting through Wednesday, May 15th.  Testing is digital this year.  If you are scheduled to test, please be sure that you arrive with your Chromebook fully charged.  Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before the tests and give your best effort on each one.  Best of luck to all testers!
Attention graduating seniors:  Have you ever heard of Job Corps?  This is a federal job training program that combines Tech school training and dorm life. Participants live at the training facility and can enroll in one or more of the 47 different trades such as welding, electronics, and culinary arts. These training facilities are located in 49 states around the country and can train young people up until the age of 24.  The best part is that it is absolutely free!  Free housing, free meals, and free health care! Please stop in the Counseling Office for more information about this incredible opportunity.
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