State Street Elementary
15 Meter Pacer Test Record Breakers
First Grader – Alayna Gazda
Fourth Grader – Lucas Hopkins
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’s 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: MCKENZIE WATERS, AIDEN PODOLAK, SARA MERRYMAN, WYATT GRAF, MADISON CURRY, BELLA YURKOVAC, CLAYTON GEWETH, HOLLY BUDZAK, TEAGHAN BIGRIGG, HANNAH HOKE, ASHLEY MCFEE, NORAH MARCHIONDA, OLIVIA DEWITT, CARA PAXTON, KEEGAN DEIHL, EMILY GRAY, CONNOR SZYMONIAK, JASON DICIOCCIO, NOAH LOVETT, COLE CHALUPIAK, AND ADDISON EISEL.
Missing from the picture are: JOHNATHAN SPEER, AND KIRA BURD.
Congratulations to all!
Community College of Beaver County Dual Enrollment Academies: On Friday, October 19, 2018 the Ambridge Area School District offered the opportunity for any interested high school student to tour the dual enrollment academies offered at the Community College of Beaver County during a student’s high school years. The following academies are offered to Ambridge High School Juniors or Seniors that meet the academic criteria for dual enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year in partnership with CCBC: Aviation Academy / Health Academy / STEM Academy / Criminal Justice Academy and the up-and-coming Construction Academy.
During their visit, students were granted access to the professors and staff to learn about each academic program and gain hands on experience at the collegiate level of what all the curriculum entails. Students were also provided the opportunity to explore real-world situations and problem solving in each of the academies specific areas.
The flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided valuable information for the identification and treatment of flu symptoms in children.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and affects the nose, throat and lungs. The flu differs from the common cold in that it comes on suddenly and includes symptoms such as fever, runny/stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting can accompany the flu, but is more common in children than adults.
While the flu can be active year-round, the height of the season is projected to begin in early October and last through May. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services lists the cases of flu for Beaver County so far this flu season at 877.
A CDC tip sheet for the flu season is available here.
As part of the 8th grade Accelerated Science class, the students began work on a Science Fair project in early September and work diligently through the end of January culminating in the Junior High Science Fair. This year was the 21st annual competition. We bring in judges from various walks of science related life as our experts to interview the students. We award the top four projects with certificates and checks. The top 20 will then attend the annual Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair at Heinz Field just after Spring break.
A HUGE congratulations goes out to Mrs. Stacey Brock, a 5th grade teacher at State Street, for being nominated as a 2017 Golden Apple Teacher! Mrs. Brock was nominated by Mr. McKelvey, and she will be attending the Golden Apple Gala at The Prevention Network & Class Academy on May 25th, along with other nominees across the county to determine the Golden Apple Award recipient! Congratulations, Mrs. Brock, and thank you for all that you do for our students! We are lucky to have you with us at State Street!
Our Ambridge Brrridgers raised over $1,500 for Special Olympics at the Beaver County Polar Plunge held in Bridgerwater on Sunday, January 28.
On November 17th, Ambridge Junior High welcomed Special Agent Jeff James from the United States Secret Service ,as a guest speaker for the 8th grade history classes. As a member of the Secret Service for the past 22 years , Agent James has many roles, which include presidential and dignitary protection and security , Presidential threat investigations and counterfeit money investigations. During his presentation , Agent James spoke about the history and duties of the Secret Service. In addition, students learned and some participated in demonstrating the formations and procedure used to protect the president in large crowds. Everyone enjoyed listening to Agent James’s personal stories and having their questions answered.