Livewire https://aajhslivewire.com The student news site of Altoona Area Junior High School Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:52:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 Wednesday, April 7 https://aajhslivewire.com/37413/todays-lunch-menu/wednesday-april-7/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37413/todays-lunch-menu/wednesday-april-7/#respond Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:52:45 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37413 Meatball Hoagie,

Green Beans,

Fruit and Millk

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Thursday, April 1 https://aajhslivewire.com/37410/todays-lunch-menu/thursday-april-1/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37410/todays-lunch-menu/thursday-april-1/#respond Thu, 01 Apr 2021 11:39:15 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37410 Toasted Cheese,

Tomato Soup,

Green Beans,

Fruit and Milk

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Wednesday, March 31 https://aajhslivewire.com/37396/todays-lunch-menu/wed-march-31/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37396/todays-lunch-menu/wed-march-31/#respond Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:02:59 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37396 General Tso’s with Rice,

Broccoli,

Fruit and milk

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Tuesday, March. 30 https://aajhslivewire.com/37393/todays-lunch-menu/tuesday-march-30/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37393/todays-lunch-menu/tuesday-march-30/#respond Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:38:44 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37393 Soft Tacos,

Baked Beans,

Fruit and Milk

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Monday, March 29 https://aajhslivewire.com/37390/todays-lunch-menu/monday-march-29/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37390/todays-lunch-menu/monday-march-29/#respond Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:53:48 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37390 Cheeseburger,

French Fries,

Fruit and Milk

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News brief: Baseball season begins this spring https://aajhslivewire.com/37259/news/news-brief-baseball-season-begins-this-spring/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37259/news/news-brief-baseball-season-begins-this-spring/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:42:37 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37259 It’s spring, which means Altoona Baseball season is starting again. Tryouts were held on the week of March 8.

 

Precautions are being taken due to COVID-19 such as the players wearing masks or social distancing. The season will last the entirety of Spring 2021, and there’s a new head coach, Duke Neatrour. 

“Tryouts were good,” said Tyler Kerin, an eighth grade player. “A lot of hard work and effort was put into making the team by those auditioning.” Kerin has been playing baseball for six years. 

 

“Altoona is doing pretty well dealing with spring sports during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kerin said.  Altoona will continue to use as much caution as possible when handling sports and all extracurricular activities. Unless a spread of the virus begins, the season will continue as planned. There are two teams for the school: Maroon and White. The Maroon team kicks off the season on Thursday, April 1 while the White team begins on Tuesday, March 30.

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News brief: Literary Magazine Works Together Showcasing Student Art https://aajhslivewire.com/37268/news/news-brief-literary-magazine-works-together-showcasing-student-art/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37268/news/news-brief-literary-magazine-works-together-showcasing-student-art/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:28:39 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37268 The Literary Magazine Club recognizes fantastic works of art submitted by students!

John King, current advisor of the club, joined around 2013. Since then, he has been working every year to make a magazine that features original student art and writing. Students can find both printed and online versions of the magazine. At the end of year, the Literary Magazine Club will publish a final version of all accepted work.

After school, students in the literary magazine club work together to decide what submissions make it into the collection. “We look for unique and skilled submissions,” King said. Any students interested in becoming a part of the staff can reach out to King in room 239. The Literary Magazine club will be accepting any submissions until April 15. Students should contact ELA teachers or King about submitting art work.

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News brief: Become More Involved in Speech League https://aajhslivewire.com/37246/news/news-brief-become-more-involved-in-speech-league/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37246/news/news-brief-become-more-involved-in-speech-league/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:03:16 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37246 Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the interaction of the Speech League council, but Michele Hallinan and her kiddos manage to keep it all together and have fun doing it!

It’s not too late to join! “Numbers of students attending is not as high as I would like, but it’s a start.” Hallinan said.  Students have a scene of freedom when it comes to choosing their own material to compete with. They have all kinds of choices from drama, poems and so on.  Hallinan said, “It is a good opportunity for them to connect with me and other students.”

To find more information about how to join Speech League visit room 312 on the 7 grade floor for further information. 

 

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News brief: Softball Season Begins https://aajhslivewire.com/37236/news/news-brief-softball-season-begins/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37236/news/news-brief-softball-season-begins/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:49:45 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37236 The girls softball team finally gets a chance to play ball this year since the COVID-19 pandemic has eased down from last year. 

I was able to get some feedback from one of the softball team members. Alecea Wisor said, “It was very disappointing to not have a season last year because I was not as active, so it feels amazing to get back on the field again.”

All spring sports were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. This pandemic has had a huge effect on so many people around the world. The team members, ready to get back on the field, want to bring home wins for the school by dominating at games leading to a possible championship this year. The team opens the season on Monday, Mar. 29 at Columbia Park vs. Bellwood at 4p.m. For a complete list of the schedule, click here.

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News brief: Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off With A New Cookie! https://aajhslivewire.com/37316/news/news-brief-girl-scout-cookie-season-kicks-off-with-a-new-cookie/ https://aajhslivewire.com/37316/news/news-brief-girl-scout-cookie-season-kicks-off-with-a-new-cookie/#comments Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:40:05 +0000 https://aajhslivewire.com/?p=37316 There has been many changes selling cookies this year for Girl Scouts; however, a new cookie called Totast-YaY, which tastes like French toast became available for sale. The tan colored cookie comes in the shape of toast, and it has cream colored frosting on the bottom.

 

The girl scout troops located in Altoona, Pa. had to make some changes to stay safe while selling cookies to benefit the troops and the community. Troop leader, Mandy Mapes, of troop 46423 said, “While selling cookies the girls must wear a mask, some wear gloves, and we always have sanitizers readily available”.

 

Troop 46423 started a delivery and cookie drive-thru to help with sales, but they also sell their cookies at stores like Walmart, GNC and other places like small businesses. Mapes said, “Some of the larger businesses are not supporting it as much due to the pandemic.”

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