Junior High School
Yesterday the 8thgrade honors students attended a field trip at Moraine State Park as part of a grant for the Kids to Parks contest #kidstoparksday won by Jenna McFarland for $1,000.00. The students and Buddy Bison #buddybison learned about the history of Lake Arthur, Pennsylvania mammals and Pennsylvania tree identification. It was a wonderful learning opportunity and a huge thanks goes out to the NATIONAL PARK TRUST for their generosity.
On Wednesday, May 9, eighth grade teams from the Junior High School participated in the Beaver County Envirothon, earning a fourth-place trophy.
The Beaver County Envirothon is an environmental issues and awareness competition for high school students, and is sponsored by several local environmental agencies. All conservation districts in Pennslvania hold competitions at the county level. Winners at the county level are then sent to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Students are challenged in the areas of forestry, soils and land use, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue.
Congratulations to our teams!
The Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the winners of the
2018 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition. The annual state competition is in its twenty-second
year overall, and is coordinated for the tenth year by Saint Francis University. Cash awards of $96 for
first place, $72 for second, $48 for third, and $24 for fourth in each of four grade levels are awarded to
the students who submitted winning posters.
External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association of Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance, Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Chapters of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
A statistics poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
The 474 posters submitted included 123 in the K-3 grade category, 209 from grades 4-6, 44 from grades 7-9, and 98 from grades 10-12. These 474 posters were submitted from a total of 778 students! Judging for the state competition was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Winning posters were then submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition, which is coordinated by the American Statistical Association. Congratulations to all the students who created and submitted the winning and honorable mention posters, and to the teachers who guided the students.
Grades 7-9 Winning Posters 2018
Marissa Saturley and Emma Diakiwsky
Ambridge Junior High School
Taught by Donald Ayers
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.
Instructor: Don Ayers