Trojan Tradition

All The Right Moves

Scenes from the movie "All The Right Moves" were filmed at the former Johnstown High School on Somerset Street, including the pep rally scene at "Ampipe High School" and scenes in the locker room of "Walnut Heights". The old football field at Johnstown High School on Central Avenue, which currently is used as the baseball field, was used to film practice football games for the movie.
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Johnstown's First High School

In 1868, this building was created, in which one of the rooms were used as Johnstown's first High School. A. C. Johnson was the first principal. He later became a minister, and following in his father's footsteps, his son Harry served as principal of the Somerset street school. There were 35 pupils in the first High School, four of which were girls.
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Joseph Johns Jr High School History

On November 3, 1800, Jos. Johns dedicated a piece of ground at the corner of Market Street "for the purpose of erecting school houses and houses of public worship, free and clear of all incumbrances whatsoever". In 1811, a one story log school house, called "Old Blacky" was built. In 1835, "The Little Brick" was built on the southwest corner, and in 1850, the "White Schoolhouse" was moved from the corner of Walnut and Conemaugh Streets, and placed between "Old Blacky" and "The Little Brick". In 1855, the two building were removed, and the "Union Schoolhouse" was erected at a cost of $4,458. A two room brick building was erected in 1883, but along with "Little Brick" was destroyed in the 1889 Flood. One week after the flood, The Union Schoolhouse was destroyed in a fire. In 1898, the High School building shown in the photo was build at a cost of $100,000. This building, along with additions built in 1914, housed the Joseph Johns Junior High School, which is now Market Street Commons.
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Original Chandler School

This is a photo of the original Chandler School. It was a one-room school house located on Strayer Street in Morrellville.

The photo was taken from microfilm of the "Johnstown Tribune" issue of October 19, 1925. The school was built in the mid 1880's for the Lower Yoder School system, and was assumed by Morrellville Borough when it consolidated in 1890, then again assumed by the City of Johnstown when Morrellville merged with the City in 1897.
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