Growing up, Samantha Giordani was an active child, playing soccer. After a cancer diagnosis sidelined her a few years ago, Giordani turned to track, where she's found success as a sophomore at Ambridge. Click the link below to read the full article on The Times Online
To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, Ambridge’s high school jazz department recently hosted the Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s Jazz Workshop. The workshop took place on Wednesday April 6th in the High School music suite and included students from all over Beaver County. Kevin McManus, adjunct professor at five different universities and freelance musician, was the artist in residence and Ambridge’s own elementary music educators Samantha Rappolt and Samuel Eisenreich served as clinicians. Participating students from Mrs. Baney’s and Mr. Hartman’s jazz bands included Jacob Best, Tim Bruce, Faith Holcomb, Margie Jarsulic, Matt Kowalski, Josh Lockhart, Claire Matzie, Ryan Mikush, Carlina Powell, Kevan Rotthoff, Pearl Swann, and Hayden Wesche.
It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.
Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference. The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12).
Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:
Systems Control: 3rd Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich; PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney; Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz: 10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists: Josh Peters & Madeline Smith.
Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments. There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference. High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments. We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!
For more information on TSA, check out the national website: www.tsaweb.org.
Congratulations to the following students for winning GFWC Women’s Club of Baden Juried Art Contest!
Division 1 Winners (gr. 1-2)
1st Tristan Walker-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
2nd Emma Boyd-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
4th Stella Homich (Economy Elementary)
Division 2 Winners (gr. 3-5)
1st Norah Marchionda-Fourth Grade (Economy)
3rd Aribella Castellano- Third Grade (Economy)
Division 3 Winners (gr.6-8)
4th Isabella Torres-Sixth Grade (Economy)
5th Maria Begis-Sixth Grade (Economy)
6th (tie) Rhyley Corona-Sixth Grade (Economy)
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:
Please join us for a
Highland Family STEAM Night
An evening of fun, hands-on activities for the whole family! Build, explore, and create together.
Who: Students in grades Pre-K through 6th & their families
When: January 11 from 6p.m.-8p.m.
Where: Highland Elementary School
To register, please return the form below to Mrs. Darroch by Jan. 4.
Yes! Sign us up for Highland Family STEAM night on Jan. 11 from 6-8p.m.!
Student’s Name ________________________
Number of Adults attending ________
Number of Children attending ________
6th grade students only
Would you be willing to volunteer to help for 30 minutes during STEAM night? If you would like to be part of the STEAM Team please return this form to Mrs. Darroch. Sixth grade STEAM Team members will work at a STEAM table for 30 minutes on Jan. 11. The 6th grade volunteers will show families in attendance how to use the technology on display.
Student’s Name ____________________ can be part of the STEAM Team on January 11.
(Parent’s Phone Number)
Time slot your child is available to help
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.
To read the full article writtern by Jeremy Tepper on The Times Online, click the link below.