The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee held their annual banquet in Rochester on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Under the theme of “Together Achieving Love, Hope, and Peace,” they recognized several Beaver County community members and winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest.
Ambridge Area School District proudly had three students who received awards in the oratorical competition. In the 4th grade division, Lila Gerle, a student at Highland Elementary, earned 2nd place. In the 5th grade division, Julien Hubbard, won 1st place, and Kaia Fubio received 2nd place. Julien and Kaia both go to State Street Elementary.
All students spoke on the topic, “Who is Dr. King and why do you feel we continue to celebrate his birthday?” Each student was honored with a beautiful plaque and monetary award. State Senator Elder Vogel and State Representative Rob Matzie, an Ambridge alum himself, also presented the students with certificates of recognition from the State House and Senate.
We are very proud that the students of the Ambridge Area School District continue to keep Dr. King’s Dream alive by participating in this annual event.
State Street was an exciting place to be on Monday, August 21st as the kids headed into school for the 2017-2018 school year! Students attended an assembly on the STAR behavior reward program and had the opportunity to view the solar eclipse.
Andrew Crofoot and Madison Holcomb were awarded prizes for completing the summer activity packet and returning it to Mr. McKelvey (photo below).
Mackenzie Sutton, Colin Sutton, Braden Vukovcan, and Ben Vukovcan (not pictured Candise Russin) completed the summer reading challenge sponsored by the Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union (photo below).
Welcome back to all the students!
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KDKA Drug Symposium and Summit 2018: On November 14, 2018, eleven Ambridge Senior High school students joined in the fight against Opioid Abuse and Drug Addiction at the High School Coalition via KDKA programming to discuss healthy choices in and out of the community. Students had the opportunity to share their input and provide valuable information on the fight against drug use and how it impacts their generation academically, socially and emotionally. Experts from the Pittsburgh Drug and Coalition task force to UPMC doctors and Addiction Specialists spoke with students on how to continue to support healthy choices and their peers in and out of the classroom. Any student that has drug/alcohol concerns are encouraged to reach out to their counselor in guidance to be provided with the necessary supports for all levels. Any questions may be directed to guidance at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.
Due to a maintenance issue at State Street Elementary School today, the middle school concept presentation scheduled for this evening at State Street has been moved to Ambridge Senior High School. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the High School library on the second floor. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the High School this evening.
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.
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 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: ANTHONY MANGANELLO, BENTLEY LUCCI, RAEGAN KEBER, JACOB TURKO, KENNEDY HUMMERT, OLLIVER POWELL, ALYSSA KINKADE, HANNAH HOHMAN, SYDNEY SMITH, ADDISON CREESE, MIKALAH WETZEL, COOPER SCHEIDEMANTLE, LAUREN MEALIE, BENJAMIN WEIGAND, HARRISON HILL, RONALD NOULLET, SAMUEL MILLER, JOSEPHINE REDDICK, ANNABELLE HRINKO, SYDNEY KLASS, JULIA BENNETT & NOAH GALAZKA.
Missing from the picture is: JOSHUA KUNY
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.
After professional inspection and evaluation, it has come to the administration and board’s attention that the bleachers at the fieldhouse are experiencing structural issues which require further evaluation of possible solutions.
While administration continues to look into possible solutions, it is necessary to move all junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball games to the high school gymnasium instead of the fieldhouse. While we recognize the popularity of the fieldhouse and the preference of our teams and fans to host games there, this measure is necessary to ensure the safety of our fans and players.
We have not taken this decision lightly and understand the importance of the history of the fieldhouse venue. Replacement of the bleachers is estimated at approximately $400,000. Until the preliminary and final budgets have been approved, the board cannot determine final solutions to this issue. We thank the public for their understanding as the board works toward managing finances while still providing appropriate and safe venues for student activities.
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!