During our Chapter on Stars and Galaxies I gave the students an assignment to research a galaxy or nebula, find certain information and using cross curricular teaching with the help of Jamie Jo our JH art teacher. The students used chalk and pastels to draw a picture of their galaxy/nebula. Although all the kids did a great job I always like to have a competition (short mans syndrome) and offer a small prize for the best in each class. Here are the winners!
pic 004 = Jacob Ernst
pic 005 -- Zac Dewitt
pic 006 = Parker Gazda
pic 007 = Emma Sovich
pic 008 = Kiki Chambers
pic 009 = Tory Hooper
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Jan. Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in picture are the following students: MEADOW HERNANDEZ, ROBERT JAMEN, EMILY WISSNER, BRANDON KEENAN, LUCAS HOPKINS, TREVOR GRABSKI & SARAH FIRICH.
Congratulations to all!
Highland students learned about honoring our Veterans through an assembly on November 9. Highland was honored to host Chief Master Sergeant Charles Wiley and Sergeant Jeffrey Harper of the 171st Air Refueling Wing Air National Guard. These men outlined the history of our flag and our country for our students. They explained how to show respect and honor to our country's Veterans. This interactive assembly included a lesson in how to salute and a lesson in basic marching steps and facing. Chief Master Sergeant Wiley and Sergeant Harper’s love and devotion to the USA was inspiring! We thank them for their time at Highland and their service to our country. Thank you also to Mrs. Croach, Highland music teacher, who opened the assembly with the playing of the National Anthem on the trumpet.
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Sept. Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: GARY SCHNEIDER, KATELYN MCPHERSON, KYLIE O’LARE, JOSIE NOULLET, JOHN SEIFER, TRISTAN WALKER, MAX REDINGER, TALMAGE BELL, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, MAX MODROVICH, DELANEY WELLING MACKENZIE REEVES, NICKOLAS LITTLE, ROCCO VENTURELLA, LINCOLN TRIMBUR, EMILY SMITH, MIA SUMPTER, BRAYDEN REEVES, PIETRO PUCCI, NICHOLAS WASCHAK, JOSHUA HOHMAN, JAZMIN SCHNEIDER, & ZAPPULA LEWIS.
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to senior Aadan Buck for competing in the 17th Annual Pittsburgh Monster Meet. The Pittsburgh Monster Meet consists of 150 lifters of all ages and is one of the biggest and most successful competitions in the area. Aadan benched 285lbs (with a pause) and earned 2nd place in the teenage bench press. Aadan also deadlifted 555lbs earning him 1st place in the teenage dead lift!
The Ambridge Area School District Administration recently has been made aware of several issues concerning R.J. Rhodes Transit, Inc., which provides contracted transportation services to the District.
First and foremost, we appreciate parents sharing their concerns, and would like to provide reassurance that each and every complaint is being investigated by the appropriate District personnel. The safety and security of our students is a top priority in the District, and we recognize that reliable transportation to and from school each day is a crucial component of a successful learning environment.
The 2017 Homecoming Court included (from left to right): Jon Ciani, Mona Indovina, Baran Witowich, Jaida Syrek, Connor Rabold, Sophia Spiridonakos, Sara Sipes, Jay McCullough, Haley Obrien, TJ Kotula, Trinity Miller, Alex Fetkovich, Riley Sas, and David Brock
This past week 14 Ambridge Junior High students competed against 2300 students from across Pennsylvania at the Technology Student Association(TSA) state conference. The Ambridge Junior High chapter did extremely well. Over all the Chapter walked away with awards from 11 Different competitions. We even had one of our very own students, Tyler Stickles, run for the State Treasurer position. Unfortunatley Tyler did not earn his goal but made us all proud in his campaign and showed the state how great Ambridge Students are. The events the Students earned awards in are as follows; Prepared Speech- Dinah Bailey, Environmental Engineering-Emma Sovich, & Kyla Fitzgibbons, PA Materials Processing- Zach Massimiani, Construction Challenge- Tyler Stickles, Xander Dowlin, Matt Kolwalsky, & Amelia Freed, Froensics- John Barnhart, & Fiona Ozenich, Forensics- Diniah Bailey, & Emma Sovich, Challenging Technology Issues- John Barnhart, & Dinah Bailey, Tech Bowl- Xander Dowlin, Natalie Garrison, & Kyla Fitzgibbons, Tech Bowl test-Kyla Fitzgibbons, System Control- Xander Dowlin, Matt Kowalsky, Tyler Simms, Chapter Team(Parliamentary Procedure)- Fiona Ozenich, Josh Hovan, John Barnhart, Dinah Bailey, Tyler Stickles, & Emma Sovich. Every one of these events were in the top 12 in the state which Pennsylvania is one of the most competitive states in the country.
In 1st grade Reading students read different versions the folktale, The Three Little Pigs. In the STEAM Lab with Miss Conroy, students at Economy and State Street created houses for the 3 Little pigs out of drinking straws, craft sticks and Legos and cubes. Students worked as a team and followed the Engineering and Design process. They documented their progress in their Engineering & Design Notebooks. Students read a Reader’s Theater script of The Three Little Pigs and acted out the play through a puppet show. Each class filmed 2 videos on an iPad using green screen technology. Below you will find their final products. We hope you enjoy them!