Tony Kraus, Sr placed 6th in the 200y IM & got his best time ever placing 10th in the 100y breast stroke.
Sarah Doncevic, Fr placed 8th in the 100y back stroke and 11th in the 50y freestyle.
We received this notification yesterday from the Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University!! Each year the 8th grade regular education science classes complete a statics project and the top projects are entered into the below referenced contest. Last year Lauren Mawhinney’s class won an Honorable Mention and this year Tomasina Crapis (a long term sub) had two projects earn Honorable Mention!
A total of 548 posters were received from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2016 Pennsylvania Statistics Competition, hosted by Saint Francis University! The total count included 89 posters from Kindergarten to 3rd grade, 234 from 4th to 6th grade, 131 from 7th to 9th grade, and 94 from 10th to 12th grade.
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.
Students in the Life Skills/Autistic Support classroom at the Middle School took advantage of the nice weather and cleaned the Middle School courtyard as a Community-Based Instruction activity. Students worked together to clear the flower beds and patio area of leaves, weeded flower beds and cleaned off the picnic tables. Thank you for helping to beautify the courtyard!
JUMP ROPE for HEART 2019 – ECONOMY ELEMENTARY
Tristan Walker, along with Mrs. Parisi, the P.E. teacher, is presenting a check for $3,228.00 to Bradley Cavanagh, who is the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association. Tristan was the top fundraiser at Economy Elementary; he raised $260.00. Also, in the picture are nine students that raised $50.00 to $99.00 which include: KAYLA JONES, LUCA FERRAGONIO, HENRY BUGLAK, CADEN ILNICKI, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, KYLIE O’LARE, STELLA HOMICH, MALLORY MCKINNEY & JOSLYN DESANTIS. The remaining eleven students raised $100 or more which include: MACKENZIE MEYER, MILANIA TEKULA, BRETT HINDS, LILLIANA SALOPEK, TY HARTMAN KEIRA RICHARDS, ALYSSA WALKER, AUSTIN HINDS, JACOB TURKO, ZACHARY KUNY, & ELI HARTMAN.
Missing from the picture is ABBY SMITH.
Congratulations and a big Thank You to all that participated!
Big shout out to this little guy Zaiden who raised over $160 during for the “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! We are so proud of you! He earned some cool prizes and helped his class earn a donut party and a pizza party. Thank you to everyone who donated. Highland Elementary raised $1,010.
The Junior High Bridgers are sending two boys to Junior High States!
Tyler Holman qualified at 87lbs, placing third!
Jacob Traupman qualified at 187lbs as the Area IV runner up!
They will compete at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship in Johnstown next weekend! Great work, Bridgers!
After some tough wrestling by the Varsity Bridgers today at sections, three of our boys qualified for WPIALS!
113, 3rd place, Daniel Yetsick
126, 3rd place, Jacob Dunlap
160, 5th place, Justin Hassick
The boys will compete in the WPIAL finals next weekend at Canon Mac High School.
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.
On Thursday, May 23, students at State Street Elementary participated in their first ever Move-Up Day! During this time, rising first through fifth graders visited their future classrooms to meet the teachers and learn more about what to expect next school year. Students enjoyed following the next grade’s lunch schedule and eating at their new tables!
Students in the 8th Grade Advanced Science classes fielded the annual Bradys Run Stream Study on May 22. Standard categories were Environment and Ecology, Mathematics, Science and Technology.
In each category, students were required to do the following:
4.1.10B-Explain the relationship among landforms, vegetation and the amount and speed of water.
4.1.10A-Describe changes that occur from a stream’s origin to its final outflow.
4.1.10C-Describe the physical characteristics of a stream and determine the types of organisms found in aquatic environments.
4.1.10E-Identify and describe natural and human events on watersheds and wetlands.
4.3.10B-Explain how multiple variables determine the effects of pollution on environmental health, natural processes and human practices.
4.3.10C-Explain biological diversity as an indicator of a healthy environment.
4.6.10A-Explain the biotic & abiotic components of an ecosystem & their interaction.
4.7.10C-Identify and explain why adaptations can lead to specialization.
4.8.10C-Analyze how human activities may cause changes in an ecosystem.