One of our own AAHS Band students has distinguished herself by her participation in PMEA Region 1 Band, and her acceptance by audition into PMEA State Band. Marjorie Jarsulic was chosen by audition to perform in PMEA Region 1 Band held on March 7-9 at New Castle High School. The festival culminated with a public concert featuring the ensemble. While at Region Band, Marjorie auditioned for and was accepted into PMEA State Band, whose concert will coincide with the PMEA/NAfME conference that is being held in Pittsburgh’s David L Lawrence Convention Center. The band concert will take place on April 6 at 10 am. Tickets for the event are available at https://www.ticketor.com/pmea.
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME. PMEA District 5 encompasses schools from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.
The Academic Games League of America (AGLOA) is now set for its National Tournament. The AGLOA Tournament will be held April 26-29, in Orlando, Florida. Ambridge Area Middle School has three students who have qualified for this event, Naomi Husted 8th Grade, Jordan Garrison 7th Grade, and AJ Gerace 6th Grade.
These three students had to qualify in 2 of 5 academic games to make it to Florida. Naomi qualified in 4 games, Linguishtiks, Equations, World Events, and Current Events. Jordan qualified in Linguishtiks and World Events, and AJ qualified in World Events and Current Events.
Along with these three excellent students, A.A.M.S. was well represented in Beaver County with 9 other students that qualified in just 1 of the academic games. these students include 7th Graders Mark Rauenswinter in Linguishtiks, Josh Ziemkiewicz in Equations, Brayden Reeves in World Events, and Jason Simms in Current events. The 6th Graders include Julien Hubbard in Linguishtiks, Lauren Mealie in Equations, Raina Hammond and Abby Reeves in World Events, and Blaize Kolar in Presidents.
We are very proud to have these fine students represent the Ambridge Area School District both locally and nationally.
A NMSI AP English Literature and Language teacher training session was held on March 8 at Ambridge Area High School. More than 80 teachers from schools all over the East Coast participated in the training. AAHS teachers Mrs. Briola and Mrs. Bogati were participants in the training sessions.
The District was pleased to host the event and have the opportunity to showcase the High School campus.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION STAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY, 2019 ECONOMY ELEMENTARY
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth 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, being a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their
best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: COLLIN WATERS, DOMINIC COVERT, MILANIA TEKULA, LILY LAUFFER, VIOLET OSTRUM, JAYDA PALMER, AIDEN PODOLAK, BRANDON PATTON, AUSTIN HINDS, LIAM COOPER, GIADA CASSARINO, ZACK KUNY, JOSLYN DESANTIS, ASHLEY MCFEE, ADDISON CREESE & HANNAH THEAR.
Missing from the picture are: JORDAN BOGGS and TRISTAN WALKER.
Congratulations to all!
We would like to extend the following information for the Community Event hosted via Penn State Beaver:
Drug Awareness Night: Parent/Guardian Session: ADULT ONLY
When: March 5, 2019
Where: Penn State Beaver- Beaver Campus - 100 University Drive Monaca, PA 15061
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Adult Only - The parent/guardian session will take place on the evening of March 5th from 7:00-8:30. Participants will learn about the Act 53 Involuntary Commitment Hearing Process of minors into drug and alcohol treatment. Keystone Wellness Programs is sponsoring Foward/U, where participants will have the opportunity to explore a staged teen bedroom, filled with hidden signs of dangerous behaviors. This is an adult only event, no children will be permitted due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter discussed.
If planning to attend, please register at the following link: Registration Link: http://bit.ly/DrugAwarenessNight2019
Recently, the Sewickley Public Library donated a new book to every student in sixth through eighth grade at the Ambridge Area Middle School.
Seven AAHS students have distinguished themselves by their induction into the Tri-M Honor Society, chapter 3967 at Ambridge Area High School.MacKenzie Dugan, Bethany Fritsch, Amanda Hicks, Claire Matzie, Molly Moore, Carlina Powell, and Kamryn Rudolph were inducted on February 11, after meeting all of the required criteria for membership. This criteria includes: maintaining an “A” average in all music classes and a “B” average in all other classes, participation in at least two music ensembles, teacher recommendations, and a public performance in either a solo capacity, or a small group.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander and Frances Harley, incorporated and renamed Modern Music Masters in 1952, and in 1983 recognized as the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
On Friday, March 29 2019, the High School will be holding an inclusion event for LGBTQ+ youth in Beaver County. Interested youth in grades 9-12 in any Beaver County Schools are invited to join us at Ambridge High School from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Our goal is to have a panel of guest speakers to share about personal experiences as well as resources available for support for youth in Beaver County. We will have an open resource fair time for students to speak to representatives from different supportive agencies in the community. The event will also include time for youth to spend with peers in group team-building activities and discussion groups related to LGBTQ+ current issues. Breakfast items, lunch, and snacks will be provided.
Registration is required. Registration forms are available here.