The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Altoona Area Junior High School
Nobody Struggles Alone
Middle School

Abigail Shearer | May 21, 2021

Many teens and young adults struggle with body image issues. These issues can lead to bigger issues such as eating disorders. Plenty of young teens and adults struggle with an eating disorder, but no one…

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Students, teachers handle switch to online classes
Middle School

Paris Lawson | April 3, 2020

School has been closed since March 16 with an original return date of April 6 due to the Covid-19 virus. Now, it is not supposed to resume until at least April 30 under Governor Tom Wolf’s newest order.

Since…

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Bus behavior affects drivers
Middle School

Maddie Cowfer | March 5, 2020

Riding the bus to school is a part of everyday life for many students. The student code of conduct establishes rules and guidelines for behavior on the buses. 

Some students might not think anything…

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Dancers share love of art form
Middle School

Sufana Hamid | February 10, 2020

Students are involved in other activities outside of school such as dancing. Dancers must make a time commitment daily.

“I’ve been in the same studio since I was three or four years old. I took…

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Livewire nominated as Crown finalist
Middle School

Paris Lawson | January 6, 2020

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has nominated the Livewire student newspaper for a crown award.

This isn’t the first time the newspaper has been nominated. This time though, the Livewire…

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Kiera’s dream concert scheduled for this weekend
Middle School

Sufana Hamid | December 20, 2019

On Dec. 8 at 3 p.m, the youth orchestra will perform a concert honoring Kiera Chirdon, an orchestra student who passed away in her sophomore year. The concert takes place at the Mishler Theater. 

“I…

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Students sing their way to upcoming chorus concert
Middle School

Destiny Montgomery | May 14, 2019

On May 3, eighth and ninth grade varsity chorus members will be performing for their spring concert.

Choral director and teacher Jessica Connell has been preparing the…

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Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests get closer
Middle School

Zakary Hicks | May 14, 2019

The seventh and eighth grade PSSA’s are here.  These standardized tests include reading and mathematics for seventh and eighth grade, writing for eighth grade and science for eighth grade.

These tests…

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Seventh, eighth grade track and field kicks off
Middle School

Brayden Adams | April 2, 2019

The seventh and eighth grade track and field team began practice on Monday, March 4 at the junior high with an informational discussion about what athletes will do in track and field.

The track and…

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Teachers decide between buildings
Middle School

Destiny Montgomery | April 2, 2019

With the new high school coming during the 2020-2021 school year, teachers in the junior high faced the decision to move to the high school or stay at the junior high. Teachers could either stay and teach…

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Indoor teams take wins in Portage
Middle School

Destiny Montgomery | March 21, 2019

On Feb. 17, the indoor silks and majorettes traveled to Portage, PA to compete in a TU competition.
Indoor majorettes
The indoor majorettes won first in the “Junior High Majorette” category.

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Students raise funds to support family affected by fire
Middle School

Destiny Montgomery | December 21, 2018

On Oct. 12, a home went up into flames causing a family to start their lives over.

One of the family members living in the house was seventh grader Bailee Miller-Dicken.

She was not home when the…

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