Volume 4, Issue 3: August 23, 2020
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.
First Day of School - 2020/2021
Due to the recent adjustment to the 2020-2021 School Calendar, students will begin the school year on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 8 - Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 9 - Elementary Students (Grades 1-5)
Thursday, September 10 - Kindergarten Students

Click HERE to view the 2020-2021 School Calendar
AASD Welcomes New Teachers
Group photo new teachers
Twenty-eight new teachers spent part of this week at Teacher Induction Training. The 3-day training is an opportunity for new teachers to learn about District processes, procedures and expectations of teachers.

Welcome to (L to R): Row 1: Samantha Knepp, Stephanie Davis, Allison Church, Jessi Smith, Chelsey Beiswenger. Row 2: Mary Wolfin, Victoria Good, Amber Clearfield, Jennifer Weidley, Paige Matteson, Karen Oswald. Row 3: Courtney Beegle, Alyssa Fasolo, Andrea Kovaloski, Becca Milliron-Wagner, Shelley Lill. Row 4: Jamie McGreal, Alexa Mignogna, Megan Fouse, Audrey Cromell, Sydney Koehle, Erin Yoder; Row 5: Todd Bennett, Zacharia Soellner, Jason Jones, Kyle Nale, Nathaniel Soellner, Evan Imgrand.
Attention Parents of Students in Grades 9-12

If you are planning to have your child/children enrolled in the Altoona Area High School’s cyber program, The Altoona Cyber Academy, please use the link below to sign up for the program. Our program offers flexible hours to complete school work, school district employees that are available for one on one instruction, and a curriculum that coincides with the Altoona Area School District. Children will continue to have the opportunity to participate in clubs, events, extra-curricular activities, commencement and prom like any other Altoona Area High School student. To clarify, the Altoona Cyber Academy will be a different program than the Virtual program. It is also meant for the child/children to participate in the program for the entire school year.

If you would like to enroll your child into the Altoona Cyber Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, please use the following link and sign up HERE.
Stars of the Colonials
SAT ACT Announcement
Women's Club Art Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2020 Student Art Award Winners! 

Every year awards are presented by Womens' Club of Altoona to the best art students at Altoona Area High School 

The winners are chosen by the art teachers at each school.

Thank you to AAHS Art Teachers Ronald Bowser, Kathryn Curry and Eric Hoover.