Anna Galiardi and Skye Galiardi both won first place in the Women’s Club District Competition. Their photos will now move on to compete at the state level. Click here to vote for the Kieth Rothfus Congressional Art Contest. Voting is available through April 4th.
BOARD REORGANIZATION MEETING NOTICE: The Ambridge Area School District Board of Directors will hold their Reorganization Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Ambridge Area High School, 909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA.
"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.
Starting on Monday, the Junior High Interact Club will be hosting a "Penny War" to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This fundraiser will run the recommended three week time frame from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 23rd.
What is a Penny War you may ask? It's pretty simple. Students bring in all the pennies they can and put them in their homeroom's donation box. Easy enough? There's just one catch...they can also bring in any other money, like nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollar bills to sabotage other homerooms! Anything other than pennies will subtract from the money earned. General rule...pennies will add to your total, and all other money will take away. The homeroom with the highest balance (taking into account the sabotages) will win! So, we are asking students to bring in their money starting Monday! As long as the school raises $750, the Leukemia and Lymphoma society will pay for a pizza party for the winning homeroom.
The best part is that regardless of the highest or lowest balances collected by homerooms, all of the money collected will benefit a person in need. The Interact Club thanks you for your generosity!
You are invited to breakfast and a brief presentation on what Title 1 is and what it does for our students.
WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2018
TIME: 8:00am – 8:30am
WHERE: State Street Elementary School Cafeteria
600 Harmony Road
BREAKFAST: Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Juice, and Assorted Pastries
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833 ext. 1273.
More information is available:
In STEAM, students in 3rd Grade have been using Little Bits, electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets, to learn about creating circuits! The power source blocks, input blocks and output blocks are all color coded, and they have been learning about how the input affects the output by tying in the Reading skill, "cause and effect!"
GFWC Woman’s Club of Baden
Student Art and Photography Winners for 2016
Division 1 Grades 1-2
1stAva Draganjac State Street Gr. 2
2nd Phoenix Hale Highland Gr. 2
3rd Marena Baker State Street Gr. 2
4th Marissa Glasser Highland Gr. 2
5th Myah Sherrill Highland Gr. 2
6th Brianna Cermak State Street Gr .2
Division 2 Grades 3-5
1st Makenzie Majercik Highland Gr. 4
2nd Amara Platz Highland Gr. 5
3rd Lydia Mycyk Highland Gr. 5
4th Delaney Moore State Street Gr. 5
5th Gianna R. Roak Highland Gr. 5
6th Mykenzie Carter Highland Gr. 4
The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom
Mindfulness is often described as the awareness that arises through intentionally attending to one’s moment-to-moment experience in a nonjudgmental and accepting way. It brings awareness to a person’s relationship to their experiences: thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Derived from the Buddhist contemplative tradition, mindfulness has gained popularity throughout the United States in recent years. Mindfulness has successfully been used within clinical settings to treat patients with Anxiety and Depression, as well as other mental health and psychological disorders. Studies have shown it to be effective in reducing stress hormones. Participants are asked to attend to the present moment in an intentional, nonjudgmental matter. Mindfulness encourages one to embrace the present moment with curiousness, openness and acceptance. It is important to avoid multi-tasking and focus on one experience in a non-reactive manner. Mindful thinking is not about being right, but instead encourages the participant to respond in an appropriate, deliberate way based upon the situation.