Olivia Huellen, a 6th grade student at State Street Elementary was recently recognized as the first place winner of the Caring Place poster contest. The Caring Place, developed in Pittsburgh in 1997 provides support for grieving children, adolescents and their families. The organization also provides partnerships with schools and training for school professionals across the state. Olivia’s poster will be displayed in all 501 school districts and other public venues throughout the state. We are very proud of Olivia for her accomplishment! This is the second year in a row that a student from State Street has won the contest.
Here are some photos from Highland Parental Engagement Event!
Photo taken by Joe Sabella
After functioning as more of a role player for Ambridge basketball as a freshman, Kara Haslett's sophomore season looked like it was going to be her breakout year. Instead, Haslett spent the year watching her teammates from the sideline.
Playing in an off-season shootout tournament in November 2015 at Seneca Valley, Haslett drove to the hoop, jump stopped and felt her knee pop. The diagnosis was severe: a torn ACL.
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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.
Students in Ms. Hapich’s AP Calculus and Algebra I classes enjoyed an Hour of Code today in honor of Computer Science Week. Students were able to choose from a list of many different activities, from creating your own Google Doodle to recreating scenes from the movie Wonder Woman using coding with blocks. The typical atmosphere of finding derivatives and solving equations was replaced with sounds of the Piano App, Minecraft and Star Wars scenes, and Flappy Bird.
"Love in a Backpack"
Two Ambridge Area School District graduates gave back to the community by donating backpacks and supplies to Highland Elementary.
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: CELIA MEUNIER, MCKENZIE BROOKS, BROOKE BORONSKI, VERA MEIDER, CONNOR PLOHR, ADRIEN ROTONDO, AND JOSEPH BELLINGER.
Congratulations to all!