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!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as October 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 the following students.
KALINA HERNANDEZ, ALAYNA GAZDA, ANNA KWOLEK, ELI VANDERMALLIE, COLE MAROVICH, MADISON HOLCOMB, & ELIZABETH NDWANYI.
Congratulations to all!
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 and State Street principal Mr. McKelvey in the picture are the following students: ELLA STIMMEL, CARSYN MCELROY, MAX MARMAGIN, QUINN TKATCH, ZHEKIYAH REDDICK,DAKOTA JELLISON, & JAIDA KINTER.
Congratulations to all!
Join Us This Summer for Showstoppers – Musical Theater Workshop and Performance
Middle School and Senior High School
Senior Project for Kamryn Rudolph and Joshua Peters
Brenda’s Notes presents Showstoppers - a musical theater workshop filled with song selections from Broadway musicals. This year’s selections include Hamilton, Waitress, Matilda, School of Rock and more. Give your children the opportunity to learn to sing, dance, and act on stage. Led by Brenda Harsch-Menjivar (vocal director of Ambridge Area High School’s spring musical production), rehearsals will be held at Brenda’s Notes with final week rehearsals and performance held on stage at Ambridge Area High School.
Middle School Workshop (125.00)
For Students entering grade 6 through entering grade 8
June 4-26 – Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 and Saturdays (11-12)
Senior High School Workshop (150.00)
For Students entering grade 9 through this year’s graduating seniors
June 4-26 – Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-9 (note for those in pre-summer band, rehearsal will be split between band the Showstoppers the first week) and Saturdays (12-3)
Grades 6-8: June 4-26 - afternoons (4-5:30) and Saturdays (11-12)
Combined performance on June 27th at the High School.
Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Ambridge Area School District Board of Education has changed its regular Meet and Discuss session location for Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Junior High School Media Center located at 401 First Street, Freedom, PA 15042. The Board may take legislative action on matters that come before the Board at the Meet and Discuss Board Meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
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
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Young Frankenstein" for its Henry Mancini Award for Best Scenic Design Budget 3. The Henry Mancini awards were held on Sunday at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.
Read more about the event here: http://www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20180520/beaver-falls-big-winner-in-mancini-awards
I believe that STEAM is an educational powerhouse. STEAM places 21st century skills in the hands of students. I am privileged to be teaching these skills to students at Highland and State Street Elementary Schools.
Highland: A, C, D, E days State Street: B day
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. In the STEAM lab, students will connect their learning from all subject areas through cross-curricular projects. Our projects will be aligned to the PA Core Standards and will draw on inspiration from our reading and math series. We will strive to make real-world connections and provide authentic learning experiences for students.
The STEAM lab will be a place where students are encouraged to make mistakes so they can learn and grow.
Full STEAM Ahead!
Below is an overview of our first nine weeks projects!
Kindergarten: Students are completing nursery rhyme STEAM challenges. We have completed challenges from Little Red Riding Hood, Henny Penny, and Hey Diddle, Diddle.
These kindergarten students created a zip line. The students were given the task of transporting a basket of goodies safely from Little Red Riding Hood’s house to grandma’s house.
1st Grade: Students are designing and building houses for the 3 Little Pigs. The structures should be strong enough to withstand a puff of air from Big Bad Wolf. In our experiments, we used a blow dryer to imitate the Big Bad Wolf.
These first grade boys constructed a house out of bricks to keep their pigs safe from the Big Bad Wolf.
2nd Grade: Students are creating pet rocks and designing playground equipment that can hold their pet rocks. Students will work as a team to design and create a twisty slide, jungle gym, and other playground equipment.
These second graders are designing a jungle gym for their pet rocks.
3rd Grade: Students are learning about aerodynamics. The students will use this knowledge to fly their airplane using Power Up 3.0. Power Up 3.0 is an app controlled paper airplane.
These third grade students are learning about aerodynamics.
4th Grade: Students are learning about forces and motion through the Hot Wheels Speedometry curriculum.
These fourth grade students are using Hot Wheels to study kinetic and potential energy.
5th Grade: Students are researching Native Americans. They are engineering models of Native American dwellings.
These fifth graders worked as a team to complete the Native American dwelling challenge.
6th Grade: Students are completing a water rocket unit. Students are using water and air pressure to propel a rocket. Students are learning how to calculate the height of something using a clinometer.
These sixth grade students are using a clinometer to measure the height of the flag pole.