Junior High School
The Junior High Interact Club sponsored the annual “Mummify-a-Teacher” fundraiser, this Halloween. This has become a fun and popular event for the school, and the students look forward to seeing a teacher dressed up like a mummy.
The students at the junior high donated their spare change to see their teacher of choice wrapped in toilet paper and paraded round the school. The student body was able to collect a generous amount to allow the Interact Club to purchase candy for the students during the week before Halloween. It became a tight race between Mr. Litzinger, Miss Wandel, and Mr. Gerega. All teachers and staff made this event fun for our students, and Mr. Gerega even campaigned against Miss Wandel as a last stitch effort to sway votes. Ultimately, or unfortunately in Mr. Gerega’s eyes, Mr. Gerega was chosen by the students to be this year’s mummy.
Mr. Gerega was a great sport and allowed some students to cover him completely in paper towels and toilet paper like a mummy. He walked around the junior high and stopped into some classrooms to say, “Happy Halloween!” and pass out candy to all the students. Everyone had a laugh, even Mr. Gerega.
The Junior High Interact Club would like to thank all students, staff, and teachers (especially Mr. Gerega) for participating in the fundraiser and helping the Ambridge Area Junior High in giving back to our community. We cannot wait to see who our mummy will be next year!!
On November 5th, 2015, seven Jr. High Students performed in the Beaver County All County Band at Beaver High School. Marjorie Jarsulic, Kevan Rotthoff, Haley Racciopo, Mackenzie Dugan, Haley Sterling, Jeremiah Giordani, and Jesse Verner were chosen to participate in the event that included Beaver, Riverside, New Brighton, and Freedom School Districts. The Junior High School All County Band was directed by Mr. Timothy Winfield, Assistant Professior at Westminster College. Joy, Fairest of the Fair, and Above and Beyond are three of the 6 pieces performed at the evening concert.
AMBRIDGE AREA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO OUR 2015-2016 OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- COME AND SEE WHAT THE JUNIOR HIGH HAS TO OFFER
- Meet your student’s favorite teachers
- Learn of the academic skills and rigor our students experience
- See your student's academic progress online with Edline Assistance
- Meet members of our SAP team (Student Assistance Program)
- Meet members of our Interact Club and community leaders
- Join the Ambridge Junior High PTG
- Support the Ambridge Senior Class and breast cancer awareness…. Buy a “PINK OUT” t-shirt
- Purchase a 2015-2016 Ambridge Junior High yearbook
- Refreshments will be served
- Flu Shots will be available for students and parents (most insurances accept/fee may apply)
Please report to the Auditorium upon your arrival.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
401 First Street, Freedom, PA 15042 724-266-2833 ext. 3296
SHAUN T. COOKE, PRINCIPAL
The Students of Ambridge Area Junior High School participated in our school wide fundraiser campaign kickoff on Friday September 4th. In partnership with Great American Opportunities fundraising company, our students will be selling Savings books for the Greater Pittsburgh area. Each book costs $20 and includes hundreds of dollars in savings. Any student who chose to participate, received a book to take home them to allow interested partied to look through. We are asking that any unsold book be returned to Mrs. Hamilton no later than September 15th. The money raised will go to exciting and enriching activities for the students at AAJH. All orders are due to Mrs. Hamilton by September 15.
Welcome back! The first day of school for students will be August 24, 2015. The instructional day begins at 7:25. Please review our new bell schedule to see time changes within our day.