Economy Elementary hosted the annual Rotary 3rd Grade Spelling Bee on Friday, April 5th. 18 third graders from all 3 elementary buildings participated. The top three winners were:
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, The President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović held a reception entitled Open Door Day. The invitation was open to individuals and organizations from the Croatian diaspora as well as those from the Croatian minorities from neighboring countries. Also, due to the events of the 52nd Croatian Fraternal Union’s Tamburitza Festival taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, participants of the Festival and their family and friends from the United States were also invited.
Two Ambridge Area School District students, 6th Grader Mackenzie Keber and 7th Grader, Gianna Petalino were in attendance at this Open Door Day Reception. Mackenzie and Gianna are members of the Jadran Beaver Valley Junior Tamburitzans that traveled to Croatia this past June to perform in the 52nd annual Croatian Fraternal Union’s Tamburitza Festival. They spent 12 days touring the country and learning many historical facts about the country and its heritage.
One of the many highlights of this tour was being able to be in attendance at the Presidental Palace for this Open Door Day Reception. The first floor of the Presidential Palace was open to the guests for their viewing. After listening to remarks by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and a musical and dance performance from local groups dressed in traditional costumes, our students got a chance to meet the president and take pictures with her.
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.
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.
Huge congrats to the Girls Softball team on being named Trib Team of the Week! (Click here to go to article)
Also congrats to Senior, Alex Bupp, for receiving Honorable Mention for the Player of the Week for the Trib HSSN's Team!
JUMP ROPE for HEART – STATE STREET ELEMENTARY
Celia Meunier, along with Mrs. Parisi, the P.E. teacher, and Mrs. Hoover, the State Street Principal, is presenting a check for $535.00 to Bradley Cavanagh, who is the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association. Celia was the top fundraiser at State Street Elementary; she raised $125.00. Also, in the picture are six students that raised $50.00 or more and earned a T- Shirt: EMMA ERSHER, MILO NEISH, ELLA STIMMEL, JACKSON BYARS, AUSTIN BYARS & LEO PASTNOVICH.
Congratulations and a big Thank You to all that participated!
A2i is an intuitive software program that is being used to help all students in grades K-3 to read at or above grade level by grade 3. The program, part of the United 2 Read initiative, has been a huge success in the District. Click here, or on the video above, to check out the program in action.