Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Set up an appointment today!
March 7th at Highland 8:30am – 2:00pm
March 8th at Economy 8:30am – 2:00pm
March 9th at State St. 8:30am – 2:00pm
To schedule an appointment to register a child for 2017-2018 Kindergarten, call Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833 ext. 1273
Age Requirement: A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he is five (5) years old on/or before September 1, 2017
On Saturday, February 4th, ten students from the Junior High School participated in the MathCounts competition at Penn State - Beaver.
Rhiannon Bosh, Jonathan Ciani, Xander Dowlin, Connor Finnegan, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Jeremiah Giordani, Ezra Hanna, Joshua Hovan, Marissa Kennedy, and Elliott Powell competed against students from 8 other Beaver County schools.
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What Parents Need to Know About Title I
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Ambridge Area High School Cafeteria
909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge
You are invited to a meeting and dinner to learn about the Ambridge Area School District’s Title I Program. Title I provides funding for our eligible schools to offer programs and support for all students. Your child is currently enrolled in a school receiving Title I funding. At this meeting, we will talk about our Title I program and be available to answer any questions you might have including:
-The Title I Program in the Ambridge Area School District
-What is a School-Wide Title I Program and what does that mean to you and our students
-The assessments we use and what they mean
-Activities that you can do at home to help your child succeed
We understand that your time is important. Childcare (ages 2 and up) and dinner will be provided to help make it possible for you to attend.
If you are interested in attending, click the link below.
State Street Elementary School hosted the District 6th Grade Spelling Bee on Friday, February 19, 2016. There was a representative from all of the nine sixth grade homerooms. Economy Elementary participants were: Hazel Bell, Kyrsta Girardi, Autumn Gregory, and Emily Linck. Highland Elementary participants were: Halonah Kosela, Angelena Walker, and Valeria Young. Finally, State Street was represented by : Aniah Bullie and Jenna McFarland.>
The first place winner was Jenna McFarland from State Street Elementary and Runner-Up was Kyrsta Girardi from Economy Elementary. Jenna will advance to the County Spelling Bee at Hopewell High School in May. Congratulations to all of our participants. Each and everyone of you made your parents and teachers so proud!
Ten students represented the Junior High on February 13th at the MathCounts competition at Penn State University – Beaver. This was the 30th year of MathCounts being sponsored by the Beaver Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and Auxiliary. The mission of MathCounts is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Across the United States, 500-plus local competitions and 57 state competitions are conducted each year. MathCounts problems challenge and inspire students to further develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
This competition was for Beaver County students to qualify for the state competition in March. Over 70 students competed and only the top 4 individuals and the top team advanced to the state competition.
The junior high “mathletes” consisted of Jacob Beaudway, Jonathan Ciani, Connor Finnegan, Natalie Ruprecht, Ezra Hanna, Zach Astorino, Noah Weedon, Jeremiah Giordani, Frank Grabski, and Gregory Constantine.
The team earned 2nd place and it was comprised of Jacob, Jonathan, Connor, and Natalie.
Overall, four of the Junior High students finished in the Top 10. Noah finished in 9th place; Gregory finished in 6th place; and two students earned a spot in the state competition in Harrisburg on March 18-19. They were Jonathan Ciani, who finished 4th, and Jacob Beaudway, who finished in 3rd place.
Congratulations to all of the mathletes!
On January 29, 2016 twenty Ambridge Jr. High Technology Education Students competed in the Regional Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition at California University of Pennsylvania. TSA fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
The Chapter did very well placing in many events. The events the children placed in include CAD Foundations, Children's Stories, Electrical Applications, Flight, Leadership Strategies, Problem Solving, STEM Animation, System Control Technology, Tech Bowl, Bio-Medical Essay, and Logo Design. The Chapter earned 1st place in Tech Bowl, Stem Animation, and Leadership Strategies.
Fifteen Students have earned the right to compete at the state conference held at Seven Springs resort in mid-April. At this conference there are over 1500 competitors from across the state. Good luck to all that are competing.
Congratulations to Highland Art students who placed in the annual GFWC Art competition associated with the Women's Club of Baden.
Division 1 (Grades 1-2)
Phoenix H. 2nd Place
Marissa G. 4th Place
Myah S. 5th Place
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
Makenzie M. 1st Place
Amara P. 2nd Place
Lydia M. 3rd Place
Gianna R. 5th Place
Mykenzie C. 6th Place
Division 3 (Grades 6-8)
Allison W. 1st Place
Paige H. 2nd Place
Aidan K. 3rd Place
With their First Place finishes, Allison's and Makenzie's artwork will now compete at the next level of the competition
Pre-K Update: The administration has been working hard to get the two new Pre-K classrooms staffed and ready for our students. The projected start date for the two new Pre-K Classrooms is Monday, February 22, 2016. The committee will review applications by Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Parents will be informed of acceptance by Friday, February 19, 2016.
The Ambridge Area School District is still accepting Pre-K Applications for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have not submitted your child’s application, please do so immediately. Applications can be returned to Highland Elementary, State Street Elementary, and Economy Elementary.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Travis W. Mineard, Director of Special Education
724-266-2833, extension 1242
Aphrodite Galitsis, Economy Principal
724-266-2833, extension 6245
Jo Ann Hoover, Highland Principal
724-266-2833, extension 7202
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Sept. 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, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi and the Principal Mrs. Galitsis in the picture are: JACOB TURKO, SANTINI ERNST, WYATT GRAF, CHARLOTTE HILL, COLE BOGATI, SEBASTIAN KELM, ALEIGHA REVELANT, ASHLEY MCFEE, LOGAN SZYMONIAK, MIKALAH WETZEL, SHERIDAN OLENIC, THOMAS SHORT, JUSTIN LAUFFER, PIETRO PUCCI, GIANNA PETALINO, ABIGAL WITTMANN, JOSHUA ZEMKIEWICZ, NATHAN MCCULLOUGH, CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, HEATHER MELLISH, AMANDA PALMER, MORGAN SHINNAMON, AUSTIN MERLINA, HANNAH MILLER & NATHAN NORTON. Congratulations to all!
In an effort to get public schools in the greater Pittsburgh area to become more closely knitted with the arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Art with the help of the Grable foundation are supplying select schools with multiple artist residencies. Thus, together we are encouraging an arts integration model for entire schools or districts.
Ambridge Junior High was selected as one of the sites because of the past work I have done in conjunction with PCA. During the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 school years my students and I created two mosaic murals with Pittsburgh artist Laura Jean McLaughlin through the PCA artist residency program. I developed a great working relationship with Mary Brenholts who is the director of arts in schools and communities at PCA. She thought of us and offered 3 artist residencies for this school year. I was charged with finding two teachers other that myself who would be willing to host and facilitate for an artist. 8th grade Science teacher Don Ayers will be hosting enameling artist Linsdsay Huff. 7th grade English teacher Nancy George is hosting fibers artist LaVerne Kemp. I am hosting Batik and fibers artist Saihou Njie. Each of these artist bring a unique and exciting art process as well as perspective to our classrooms and our students. All funding is provided by arts integration grants from the Grable foundation.
The art students are working now until Feb 12 on our fabric mural, we are batiking, completing various surface designs, learning to stitch, etc. In the end each student will have designed 2 separate 8x8” tiles, they will donate one to our mural and make a satchel out of the other one.
The science students will be enameling copper and designing unique pieces based on organelles. They will be making a cumulative project as well.
The English students are weaving story boards starting Feb 9th Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks.
Our hours at the high school credit union student branch office will be
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During student's lunch periods we will be in the
We have also started being available at our other school buildings, during
school lunch periods as well. We are located in the cafeterias.:
Jr. High Economy Highland State
2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25
3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24
4/7 4/14 4/21 4/28
5/5 5/12 5/19 5/26
If there is anything that we can do for you at any time please let us know.
Have you always thought playing video games was just a waste of time? Ambridge senior, Dakota Kunz, has shown us that this is not always the case. Read this amazing article about Dakota and his father to see another side of the world of gaming.
Good luck in China, Dakota!
|#||JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS||PROJECT TITLE|
|Do Concussion Guards Work?|
|2||ALEXANDRA PETERS||The Science of Growing Tomatoes|
LYDIA KOVACH, MASON KOVACH,
|I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream For Ice Cream|
|4||RENA CHICKOS, ASHLYN LIVELY||How Deep Does Your Knee Bend?”|
|5||ADAM & NOAH SMOKOVICH||Lift Those Weights!|
|6||MARJORIE JARSULIC, CARLINA POWELL||H2sOlar!|
|7||RYAN RACIOPPO, HALEY RACIOPPO||Feel the Burn: The Potency of Heartburn Relievers|
|8||MADISON LEHN||Iodine Contents In Common Salts|
|9||WILL GOLGOSKY||Flammable Fabrics: How Fast Do Clothes Burn?|
|10||SAMANTHA FARRAH||Ice Is Not Nice|
|11||DYLAN DEVINE||.22 LR Ballistics|
|12||EMILY GRUCA||Got Soil?|
|13||JACOB BEAUDWAY||Maximizing Efficiency in Personal Water Desalination|
|14||JETHRO BELL||Super Capacitors vs. Lithium Ion Batteries|
|15||LOGAN MURGENOVICH, GRETCHEN OSLICK||Eating Away Enamel|
|16||OLIVIA CYBULSKI, ALYSSA BAUMBACH||Can Adults Pass Eighth Grade Science Test?|
|17||BROOKE LIVELY, CARLY MCPHERSON||Soccer: The Angles of Shooting|
|18||BREANNA THOMAS||Stress Relief|
|19||NICK WEAVER||Solar Parabolas|
|20||BAYLEE PADGETT||Selecting Superior Seeds|
6TH GRADE ECONONMY
|1||HUNTER FRITZ #48||Along Came A Spider|
|2||AUSTIN MERLINA, NATHAN LAMBERT #49||Don’t Got Water? The Effect On Plant Growth|
|3||HANNAH MILLER, CELESTE VARGO #44||Do You Need Help? Here’s a Helping Hand|
For photos from the event, please visit The ambridge connection site: http://www.ambridgeconnection.com/local-news/in-photos-9th-annual-ambridge-area-junior-high-science-fair-awards-ceremony