On Saturday, February 1st 2020, ten students from Ambridge Area Middle School attended the Beaver County MathCounts Competition at PennState Beaver sponsored by the Beaver Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Coached by teachers Ashley Simpson and Glenn Freed, attending students were Camden Mawhinney, Brayden Reeves, Aidyn Iorfido, Kylie Dreyer, Chloe Castro, Carter Catalano, Andrew Crofoot, Joseph Pugh, Cody Roper, and Anthony Speicher. The event featured over 50 students from 6 schools in Beaver County. Students competed in Sprint, Target, and Team rounds during the morning and then a head to head Countdown round after lunch to determine the top 10 individuals. After the countdown round, the top 10 students were ranked and the Bridgers earned 5 of those spots. Ambridge 8th grader Brayden Reeves placed at 10th overall, 7th grader Anthony Speicher placed at 9th overall, 8th grader Chloe Castro placed 8th, 7th grader Cody Roper placed 3rd, and 8th grader Camden Mawhinney earned 1st place. Thus Cody and Camden both earned their way to the state competition in Harrisburg on March 13th and 14th. At the end of the awards ceremony, Ambridge found out that the team placed 2nd overall. The team consisted of Brayden Reeves, Camden Mawhinney, Aidyn Iordido, and Kylie Dreyer. Congratulations and best of luck to Camden and Cody in Harrisburg!
The AASD Board of Directors would like to thank those community members that responded to the survey. You will find the data and analysis for the survey in the attached link. Your input and feedback has been very valuable as we move forward with the Superintendent search.
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On January 17, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted Grants will be distributed to schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science classes and teacher training. Ambridge Area School District.was awarded $35,000 for computer science classes and teacher trainings in the elementary schools. The grant, written and submitted by Dr. Welter, will focus on Apple’s primary computer science curriculum Everyone Can Code. Each elementary school will receive a new cart of iPads. Several staff members are involved in the extensive 6-day training sessions provided by PA Department of Education. We look forward to this new opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our students.
The 14th Annual Winter Olympics were held Friday December 20th at the high school. Competition among the grades in grueling events like the Obstacle Course, Soccer and Hockey. The exhilaration of victory and the pain of defeat as the students cheered for their classmates.
Dash and Beebot Robots paraded down the State Street hallway today. After reading Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, 2nd grade STEAM students decorated robots for a State Street parade. Students decorated and drove Beebots or Dash in the parade. Dash was equipped with a xylophone attachment. Students used the xylophone to program Dash to play music during the parade.
See the video here: State Street Holiday STEAM Parade
Eight AAHS students have distinguished themselves by their induction into the Tri-M Honor Society, chapter 3967 at Ambridge Area High School. John Barnhart, Rhiannon Bosh, Amelia Freed, Natalie Garrison, Marjorie Jarsulic, Fiona Ozenich, Elisabetta Pucci, and Zoe Setzenfand were inducted on December 3, after meeting all of the required criteria for membership. This criteria includes: maintaining an “A” average in all music classes and a “B” average in all other classes, participation in at least two music ensembles, teacher recommendations, and a public performance in either a solo capacity, or a small group.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander and Frances Harley, incorporated and renamed Modern Music Masters in 1952, and in 1983 recognized as the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Coach Mark Jula submitted an official letter of resignation due to retirement on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Coach Jula is retiring after a long and successful career. We wish him the best in retirement.
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.