"Love in a Backpack"
Two Ambridge Area School District graduates gave back to the community by donating backpacks and supplies to Highland Elementary.
The Preliminary SAT 8/9 will be offered to all 9th grade students on March 12, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 8/9 supports all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The PSAT 8/9 also helps students determine what they need to work on academically in order to prepare for college and career success upon graduation from High School.
Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—It measures academics and what they are learning, shows them whether they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and the Khan Academy is free. Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 gives each student personalized feedback about his/her academic strengths and weaknesses, thus helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers. Additionally:
Educators will have an early opportunity to:
"Connected," the 2016-2017 Ambridge Area School District Annual Report, is now available. Residents of the District should have received a printed copy via the U.S. Postal Service. A digital version of the report can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the following students for winning GFWC Women’s Club of Baden Juried Art Contest!
Division 1 Winners (gr. 1-2)
1st Tristan Walker-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
2nd Emma Boyd-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
4th Stella Homich (Economy Elementary)
Division 2 Winners (gr. 3-5)
1st Norah Marchionda-Fourth Grade (Economy)
3rd Aribella Castellano- Third Grade (Economy)
Division 3 Winners (gr.6-8)
4th Isabella Torres-Sixth Grade (Economy)
5th Maria Begis-Sixth Grade (Economy)
6th (tie) Rhyley Corona-Sixth Grade (Economy)
Coming hot off their 72-67 win over Quaker Valley, the Ambridge Varsity Boys’ Basketball team received some even more exciting news that could set the momentum for the team as it moves toward the playoffs. The Wright Field House – which has been closed for games since January 2018 due to safety issues with the bleachers – will be reopened in time for the Tuesday, Jan. 22 home game against Central Valley.
The Field House originally closed after the bleachers failed a safety check by the company which installed them originally. At the time, the District was advised by the bleacher manufacturing company that the bleachers would need to be completely replaced at an estimated cost of $400,000. Recently, an alternative repair became available to the District at a cost of $5,000, said Superintendent Dr. Jo Welter.
Athletic Director Mr. Brian Miller said the solution to fixing the existing bleachers came at a recent WPIAL athletic directors’ meeting, when it was suggested that the bleachers could be adequately stabilized for use without total replacement. L-shaped metal plates were installed to support the bleachers, and were secured by 250 bolts. The method was approved by the bleacher manufacturer, Mr. Miller said. Once the work is finished, it will be inspected by the company.
In order to make the repair work, the bleachers will not be able to be closed and will have to remain open at all times. The fix was applied only to one side of the bleachers, so the opposite side of the bleachers will remain unavailable for use. Because the bleachers will need to remain open, it also will reduce the number of available courts in the Field House from three to two. In addition to the bleacher stabilizers, the center court also was refinished.
“It was a great effort on the part of the athletic director and administration to get the Field House reopened for the kids,” said Dr. Welter. “We’re pleased to be able to get this iconic facility reopened in time for our team to finish out the season.”
Yesterday the 8thgrade honors students attended a field trip at Moraine State Park as part of a grant for the Kids to Parks contest #kidstoparksday won by Jenna McFarland for $1,000.00. The students and Buddy Bison #buddybison learned about the history of Lake Arthur, Pennsylvania mammals and Pennsylvania tree identification. It was a wonderful learning opportunity and a huge thanks goes out to the NATIONAL PARK TRUST for their generosity.
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, do an excellent job calling out the warm-ups, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: AAIDEN DINUNO, KIARA CRAKER, LAKE BRANDENBURG, CARTER MASON, MARENA BAKER, ANDREW PALAVROS & DAKOTA JELLISON.
Congratulations to all!
The 14th Annual Mr. Ambridge Pageant was held on Thursday evening at the high school auditorium. The competition raised more than $3,000 for the McGuire Memorial Home.
Jacob Dunlap was crowned winner of the 2019 pageant, and was also named the show's "Best Talent" for his piano performance. Thomas Holcomb was named first runner-up, and Corey Shaffer won enough votes from the audience to be named "Mr. Congeniality."
The show was a senior project by Lydia Ciani and Marissa Hooks. Dunlap and Holcomb, the show's cash winners, donated their prizes back to the McGuire Memorial Home, as did the winner of the 50/50 drawing.
State Street Elementary hosted the Ambridge Area School District 6th Grade Spelling Bee, March 16, 2018. Students from all three elementary buildings participated. The Economy representatives were: Jordan Garrison, Emma Lockhart, and Shawn McIntyre. Representatives from Highland were: Roma Hendricks, Christopher Palmeri, and Amariona Williams. Finally, State Street was represented by Andrew Crowfoot and Aiden Sheffield. The children diligently worked at spelling the words asked of them.
The runner-up was Jordan Garrison form Economy. This year’s 2018 Ambridge Area School District 6th Grade Champion was Roma Hendricks from Highland. Roma will advance to The Beaver County Spelling Bee in May at Hopewell High School. Congratulations, Roma! Bring home the win!!!!
Thank you to Dr. L. Jo Welter, Mrs. Aphrodite Galitsis, Mr. Tom McKelvey, and Mrs. Jo Ann Hoover for attending and supporting our participants.
Come join us!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Senior High School Cafeteria
Presentation on what Title I funds do for our schools.
Raffles….babysitting…..and information for parents.