Volume 1, Issue 1: September 22, 2017
Welcome to The Mt. Lion Roar where you can read about some of the things happening in the Altoona Area School District. With nearly 8,000 students, AASD is the area's top choice for Academics, Arts and Athletics.
Hats for Houston
Students, staff and faculty raised $5,000 in a one-day event in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The donation was made to JJ Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund.
AASD Recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, September 22, the Mt. Lions will take on Mt. Lebanon in the Gold Ribbon Game at Mansion Park Stadium in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In collaboration with the Brian Morden Foundation, the District hosted a Walk for Wellness and a Cure community event September 10 at Mansion Park. Students and staff logged steps during the week of September 10-19 as part of Alex's Million Miles and sold gold ribbons in support of the Brian Morden Foundation and local children affected by cancer.

The Gold Ribbon Game will honor the memory of AASD students Emma Auker and Kierra Chirdon who lost their battle last year to cancer.

The Brian Morden Foundation will recognize the schools who walked the most steps and raised the most money for research.

Kick off is at 7:00 PM.
2017 CARE Award

Heather Diehl (Elementary) and Larry Detwiler (Secondary) were announced as the 2017 Educator CARE Award recipients at the AASD Staff Opening Day Session on August 22, 2017.

These awards are presented annually to an elementary teacher and a secondary teacher who have demonstrated Commitment, Achievement, Responsibility and Excellence in the classroom.
Each received a plaque along with a Michael Kors watch from Kranich's Jewelers.

The Educator CARE Awards have been presented on an annual basis since 1985 by the School District and the Altoona Area Education Association.
New Students Learn
Bus Safety
Incoming Kindergarten students learned about bus safety and the proper bus behavior during their orientiaton prior to the start of the new school. Thanks to Student Transportation of America for ensuring the safety of our children!