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.
On November 3rd, the Ambridge Area High School had the privilege to host The Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s annual Woodwind Day. Our high school music department hosted student musicians, who play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or a double reed instrument and want to improve their performance skills. This year’s event brought 55 high school students from six different school districts, including Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Freedom, New Brighton, Rochester, and Western Beaver. Clinicians from Slippery Rock University, led by Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, provided a productive day of instruction in both full ensemble and section masterclass settings. Representing Ambridge Area High School were Elisabetta Pucci, Kylee Bobak, Carlina Powell, Amanda Hicks, Samantha Farah, Marissa Hooks, Owen Rotthoff, Mackenzie Dugan, Jeremiah Giordani, Samantha Shallcross, Hailey Sterling, and Maddie Goepfert.
Students in Ms. Wandel's Honors English 7 class recently finished reading Tangerine, a young adult fiction novel written by Edward Bloor. At the conclusion of the unit, students had the option to create either an artistic or a written project. Nearly all students not only selected the artistic option, but also chose the same artistic project: a shadow box depicting a scene from the novel. This year the projects were phenomenal! Students dedicated a lot of time and effort into creating beautiful and skillful works of art!
For more than 20 years, the Beaver County Educational Trust has awarded mini-grants to area teachers to launch innovative classroom projects or expand curriculum that otherwise might not develop because of limited school budgets.
This year, however, is the first for its Teacher of the Year award honoring a teacher whose project grant application scored highest in judging rubrics and is deemed “exemplary.”
Caitlin Bajgier, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) coach in the Ambridge Area School District, helps kindergarten pupil Ty Hartman as he works on a computational thinking problem at Economy Elementary School. Bajgier is one of two teacher's named Teachers of the Year by the Beaver County Educational Trust.
“I see what the kids are learning in math, reading and science and pull them together,” Bajgier said.
For the full article go to: http://www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20171217/beaver-county-educational-trust-awards-teacher-of-year
As the school year progresses, the MJROTC program has been working diligently in the areas of community service and community connections throughout Beaver County. Recently, the program was highlighted in the Beaver County Times in recognition of honoring our veterans in the area. On behalf of the MJROTC program and Ambridge Area School District, please join us in the recognition of our student’s community events and promotions with the attached pictures and articles below.
Beaver County Times: November 19, 2017: Hopewell VFW:
In honors of Veterans day, on November 11, 2017, the MJROTC program alongside board and community members attended a Veteran’s day program at the Villa St. Joseph. The cadets provided flags for the Veteran’s doors and performed the flag folding ceremony for all, alongside passing out refreshments for the residents to enjoy. Each year, the MJROTC cadets participate in community service and are held to a high standard of excellence in community service, conduct and academics as part of their enrollment requirements of the program.
MCJROTC also conducts a promotion night once a year to recognize those cadets who have earned a promotion in the program. Great performance and conduct are two of the main reasons cadets can earn a promotion. Family and friends were invited to enjoy this memorable night honoring the cadets for their accomplishments.
Please join the Ambridge Area School District in recognizing the below cadets in honor of their achievements in the program.
Cadet 1st Lieutenant
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant
Cadet Gunnery Sergeant
Cadet Staff Sergeant
Charles Beisgen Tyler Baker
Logan Erickson Sarah Hottenfeller
Julia Parison Thomas Shelton
De’Vonte Banks Morgan Isles
Jenna Kunkle Brody Rogers
Cadet Lance Corporal
William Abel Tyler Czoper
Tyler Baker Marcus Hauser
Bianca Brown Mackenzie Isle
Tyler Burmer Dante King
Seth Kovach Nicholas Lapishka
Gabriel Miller Tishon Myers
Cadet Private First Class
Justin Baker Lucas Bedillion Ryan Benes
Daisy Bennett Nicholas Benton Autumn Brickner
Ayreonna Clark Gabriel Cofer Logan Diegmiller
Jordan Dixon Jaden Flannery Logan Hoover
Nathanial Johnson Rosella Laughlin De’Andre Lee
Madsion Leek Cameron Marks Dimitri Martiny
Rachel Miral Jaelon Mycyk Jace Pawlishak
Zach Ryan Austin Stokes Zoe Strawser
Braedon Thomas Nickolas Waxler
Earned Dress Blues:
Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade students from Economy, Highland, and State Street who were semi-finalists in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Competition held in Rochester this Saturday. The students wrote essays on the topic "Who is Dr. King and why do we continue to celebrate his birthday?" The semifinalists were chosen from essays submitted, and they presented these essays in front of an audience and panel of judges.
In the 4th grade division, Lila Gerle, from Highland, earned second place, and in the 5th grade division both winners were from State Street. Julien Hubbard won 1st place, and Kaia Fubio received 2nd place.
The finalists will receive their trophies and monetary awards at the Dr. King Banquet that will be held in January. There, the students will again present their essays in honor of Dr. King's birthday.
Congratulations again to all of the students who entered this competition. They put a lot of hard work into their essays and should be very proud of themselves!
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