Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as February 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: DECLAN GEISER, KAYLEE BISHOP, BRETT HINDS, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, RYAN SWEITZER, RAEGAN KEBER, WYATT GRAF, DANIELA MILLER, BRYCE MCKINNEY, HANNAH HOHMAN, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, ISAAC GUIDOTTI, ADDISON CREESE, MAX MODROVICH, NORAH MARCHIONDA, MADISON KOZAK, MADELYN PALMER, KARSON MERLINA, NATE THOMAS, EDWARD JOHNSTON AND TROY ARLOF.
Congratulations to all!
Two Ambridge residents are spreading the holiday cheer this season by paying it forward to students in the Ambridge Area School District.
On Wednesday morning, two residents stopped by the District Food Services offices to pay off lunch balances for all elementary schools and the junior high school. While both men originally requested anonymity, Yurkovac agreed to speak about his donation in the hopes that others in the community would be inspired to step forward and consider doing the same to help those closest to home. The other donor has released information on his social media accounts, but did not authorize the District to release his name at this time.
Yurkovac said he had the idea to pay off lunch balances after he read a story about someone paying off overdue library fines for a student at one of the local libraries. His wife, Tina, agreed it was a great idea, so he contacted the District to make the offer. “Both my wife and I were on the free and reduced lunch program at one time during our time at Ambridge, so we know what that’s like,” he said. “It got me to thinking that at this time of year, everyone is focused on helping as many people as possible, so they think about the big charities in an effort to help as many as they can. But when we do that, sometimes our own neighborhood can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. We wanted to make our donation a little closer to home.”
At the Junior High, 90 students were helped, for a total of $500 in negative lunch balances, according to District Food Services Director Janet Gaffney. At the elementary schools, a total of 215 students were helped for a total of $796 in negative lunch balances. While the negative lunch balances have been paid off at the elementary and junior high schools, Gaffney noted that the Senior High School still carries a negative lunch balance of $1,320.38.
Gaffney said this is the first time in her 25 years as the food services director for the District that anyone has come forward to pay off lunch balances. “I am so moved and grateful to have been a part of this experience of having two of our parents come forward in this giving act of generosity; to see firsthand the spirit of giving is still alive and well in the AASD,” she said.
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.
This work of art was created by the 2017-18 art students in conjunction with artist Lindsay Huff and art teacher Ms. Zbrzezny. Each year, our Interact club helps to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness week with several activities. During lunch periods, students write messages to loved ones who have passed away on Hope butterflies and hang them on a tree fabricated by student artists. The tree represents changes or seasons of life as well as growth and rebirth.
This upcycled artwork will serve as an interactive mural that will be used to house Hope butterflies year after year at our middle school. It took around 190 students 2 months to create from scratch. The boards were first measured and laid out to draw and color code the initial sketch idea. Next, cans of all colors donated by students and the community were cut down to size and the mural was filled in like a mosaic. It was a labor of love and a true test in GRIT.
This Artist Residency Project was supported in part by the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Arts in Education Partner serving Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties is Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Please return the following from this packet –
- Future Plans
- Permission Slip - if you plan on going on the Senior Walk
Return to office by Wednesday, May 3, 2018.
Hey Bridgers....have you checked out the newly-redesigned Ambridge Bridgers athletic website?
The new site includes VNN alerts, allowing parents to see game and practice schedule changes as soon as they are posted to the site. The website also will soon feature Rapid Relay, an app that syncs with the site and allows instant video highlights.
If you haven't done so already, check out the new site here:https://ambridgebridgers.org/
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as February 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: DECLAN GEISER, KAYLEE BISHOP, BRETT HINDS, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, RYAN SWEITZER, RAEGAN KEBER, WYATT GRAF, DANIELA MILLER, BRYCE MCKINNEY, HANNAH HOHMAN, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, ISAAC GUIDOTTI, ADDISON CREESE, MAX MODROVICH, NORAH MARCHIONDA, MADISON KOZAK, MADELYN PALMER, KARSON MERLINA, NATE THOMAS, EDWARD JOHNSTON AND TROY ARLOF.
Congratulations to all!
“Highland STEAM Family Night was a great success! Students and their families participated in an evening of STEAM challenges. The challenge stations included Rolling Things Measurement, Makey Makey, Bee Bot Addition, Lego We Do, Cup Stacking, Dash Robots, and Padlet posting. Families worked together to explore the concepts of measurement, electricity, conductivity, computational thinking, and programming. Thank you to all the families who chose to spend their evening making memories with us.
Thank you to Mrs. Hoover for her support and time. Thank you to teachers Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Iorfido, and Mrs. Taormina for their time and help during the evening. Thank you to our PTO for volunteering their time and providing cookies. Thank you to Tim Cassidy Construction and CCBC STEM Academy for engaging and encouraging our kids. Thank you to our 6th grade STEAM Team (Alivea, Damariona, and Donovan) for teaching the younger students how to use the Dash robots. Thank you also to our three young men from the Ambridge High School JROTC program who volunteered their time to work the Lego We Do station. Special thanks to Cathy Fisher, Amy Fedora, Caylin Fedora, Talan Bell, Tim and Pam Webb for volunteering for the evening. Thank you also to Ms. Goldie and Ms. Jane for their kind support.”