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Welcome to the AAJHS Library!

 
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Scholastic Book Fair Logo
 

The 6th annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the AAJHS!!  Your student will be scheduled through their English class to shop at our fair November 28 - December 4.  If they forget their money on their buying day or see something else they'd like, we will be having a make-up day on December 5th.  Also, stop in the fair from 5:30 - 7:00 on the eve of December 6th!  We are open to shoppers before the Holiday Chorus Concert.  We'll have the new Wimpy Kid book, posters, bargain books, and a lot more at the fair!  

 

If you can't make it to the fair or would like to order from out of town, please visit our online shop at the link below.  All orders are shipped free to the school! 

 

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/altoonaareajrhighschool

 
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AAJHS Lego Club:  The library hosts a Lego Club the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

 

Please register each month in the library if interested.  Check out our creations!

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On Friday, April 13th, the library transformed into a museum to participate in International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Seventh grade students visited throughout the day to experience survivor stories, view artifacts, learn about the events before, during , and after WWII, and watch a documentary on the survivors and liberators. This is the third year our library has honored this day and the effects are always lasting upon the students.

 
Holocaust Remembrance   Holocaust Remembrance
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In April, Danish's Bug & Butterfly Show visited the library to show 7th graders a variety of insects they have collected over many years all over the world.  
 
Bug & Butterfly Show Bug & Butterfly Show

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Mrs. Piper's 9th graders designed, engineered, and built chairs completely out of cardboard!  Our readers are enjoying sitting on them with their favorite book.   Mr. Santone and Mr. Caminiti took a break on them as well.  

 

Mr. Santone
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Mr. Caminiti
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Cardboard Chairs Student in Cardboard Chair Student in Cardboard Chair
     
Student in Cardboard Chair Students in Cardboard Chair Students in Cardboard Chair
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Thanks to an AASD Foundation Grant, Mr. Davis's 8th grade Western Industrial class "visited" Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, NJ.  They experienced Mr. Jim Stephen's program "Past vs. Present" using the PolyCom Videoconference system in the library.  This program looks at everyday items and discusses its 1800s equivalency. 

This virtual field trip will be taken every marking period this year.  In this photo, we learned about the abacus and how it was used.  Now, it is the calculator and cell phone that do this job!

Mr. Davis' 8th Grade Class visit Cold Spring Village