The Ambridge Area School Counseling Department's Advisory Council K-12 held its inaugural meeting on Friday, Nov. 15 at Ambridge Area High School. The council is designed to provide a partnership with members of the local community to increase meaningful opportunities for K-12 students in career exploration and development.
During the meeting, a team of school administrators and school counselors strived to showcase how the K-12 career activities at Ambridge Area School District provide a comprehensive process for student development in career awareness, exploration and pllanning. Participation and feedback from the community was solicited and included representatives from local businesses, nonproft organizations, associations and postsecondary institutions, pertaining to activities and experiences that will enhance the job-readiness skills and post-graduate opportunities for students.
The Advisory Committee plans to meet three times annually. The committee will reconvene in Spring 2020 to review goal progress, and again in the Fall of 2020.
Six Ambridge Area High School student athletes attended the 2019 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Heinz History Center & Sports Museum in Pittsburgh. It's the 11th year in a row the WPIAL has hosted the summit, which is designed to present and discuss topics relating to sportsmanship.
About 600 student athletes from Western Pennsylvania attended the event. Keynote speakers included Bernie Colbert, Lead Educator for Coaching Boys into Men and Karen Hall, a former WPIAL athlete and current ESPN3 color analyst for women's college basketball.
State Street Elementary School students and staff spent the morning honoring and celebrating local veterans for their service to their community and their country. Breakfast was served to the 20 veterans who attended, followed by a special presentation of "thank you" cards from the preschool class. Entertainment was provided by the Ambridge High School Steel Drum Band.
WTAE's Action 4 Weather teamed up with the Carnegie Science Center today to teach students at State Street Elementary School about the weather. The presentation included information - and hands-on demonstrations - about severe weather, natural disasters, Western Pennsylvania weather and weather safety tips.
A special thank you to WTAE and Carnegie Science Center for the fun presentation today!
On October 29, the Ambridge Area School District held its 3rd annual Technical Trade Expo. This event is designed to promote industry and trade related prospects to students in the 11th and 12th grade. Many opportunities are currently available to those choosing the non-traditional, four-year collegiate route; it is here where students were able to partner with local organizations including Almatis, Impact Guard, Pennaflame, O'neal Manufacturing, American Subcontractors Association and Sukup Structures allowing them the ability to train and start careers directly from high school making a substantial salary.
In addition, Judge Ross, a pioneer for unions in the Beaver County area, came to speak with representatives to alert students of the countless jobs becoming available in their industries. Thank you to all who made this day a great success. We look forward to next year and building community partnerships for our students! If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mrs. Santini or Mrs. Brewer.
Our fifth graders worked in teams to make , market, and sell products. They had to pick a theme and follow the theme for all of the items on their table. They worked together for a team goal to make the most money, but for a bigger goal to raise money for Children’s Hospital and the Caring Place. The children learned to work together and make compromises for the good of the group. This was a wonderful learning experience for everyone.
Ambridge Area Middle School students crafted entries for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's 2020 Calendar Contest. This year's calendar features the Spotted Laternfly.
The purpose of the contest is to educate students and their families about the importance of inspecting items prior to leaving a quarantine area. Students are required to learn details about the spotted lanternfly here, and then craft artwork that includes at least one fact about the invasive insect. Complete guidelines for submission can be found here.
Entries will be judged in four divisions: first and second grade, third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade. First, second and third place winners will be named in each division, with a grand prize winner selected from the first place division winners. Each division winner will have their artowrk appear on a page in the 2020 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar.
Winners will be notified December 16-20, 2019 and announced at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show.