On Wednesday April 19, 2017 at its regularly scheduled voting meeting, the Ambridge Area School District Board of School Directors voted to hire Dr. L. Joan Welter to be the District’s next Superintendent. Dr. Welter will have a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Welter and her family have lived in the District for over 20 years. Please see the attached Press Release for more information about the hiring of Dr. Welter.
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’s, 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 State Street principal Mr. McKelvey in picture are the following students: MCKENZIE BROOKS, BRAYDEN PRENTICE, JANNA RUSNAK, DANICA MAROVICH, NATAJHA ALEXANDER AND TRISTAN VILLO.
Absent from the picture is VERA MEIDER.
Congratulations to all!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’s 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 in the picture are: MCKENZIE WATERS, AIDEN PODOLAK, SARA MERRYMAN, WYATT GRAF, MADISON CURRY, BELLA YURKOVAC, CLAYTON GEWETH, HOLLY BUDZAK, TEAGHAN BIGRIGG, HANNAH HOKE, ASHLEY MCFEE, NORAH MARCHIONDA, OLIVIA DEWITT, CARA PAXTON, KEEGAN DEIHL, EMILY GRAY, CONNOR SZYMONIAK, JASON DICIOCCIO, NOAH LOVETT, COLE CHALUPIAK, AND ADDISON EISEL.
Missing from the picture are: JOHNATHAN SPEER, AND KIRA BURD.
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Kyla Fitzgibbons and Natalie Garrison for winning their awards at the Girls' Recognition Night! Kyla was nominated for the Excellence in Mathematics award by Alan Freed, and Natalie was nominated for the Excellence in Science award by Don Ayers.
Madisyn Kovach and Harley Stuebgen were featured in the Epilepsy Foundation of Western PA newsletter for their Senior Project work. Great job girls!
The State Street walk held Wednesday evening was greatly enjoyed by all families that attended. They were treated to spring activities such as fishing, camping, insect hunting, painting, and planting. We had some brave souls who, besides eating cookies and s'mores, ate edible bugs!
A free 30-minute Power of Parents program presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
April 20, 2017
American Legion Post 641
271 State Street
Baden, PA 15005
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Power of Parents is a program which prepares parents to talk with teens about alcohol.
** Research shows parents should talk early, talk often with children about underage drinking
** Parents – not peers remain the biggest influence on the children when it comes to alcohol
** Positive parenting strategies can help empower kids to avoid underage drinking
** Parents – you have the power: USE IT!
Natalie Parkinson’s daughter, Renee Parkinson, was killed on Interstate 79 in 2007 by a first-time DUI offender
Pam Ondash’s son David Cook, a resident of Baden, was killed on Route 989 in 2011 by a first-time DUI offender
Natalie and Pam work together through MADD to educate communities.
Impaired driving is 100% preventable.
Mayor Gagliardi will be signing a proclamation in support of MADD’s Power Talk 21, the National Day for parents and caregivers to talk to their kids about alcohol.
JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS VISIT 3 BEAVER COUNTY COLLEGE CAMPUSES
As part of the Ambridge Area Junior High School career initiative, approximately 200 8th grade students experienced a college or university visit at one of three local campuses. This initiative was supported by Junior High School Principal, Mr. Cooke, and the Junior High Career Team. The Career Team includes Mrs. Bober, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Hamiliton, and Ms. Scaletta.
Throughout the months of January and February, students were given the opportunity to visit the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State Beaver, or Geneva College. On all three field trips, the 8th graders were able to tour the campus, take part in informative discussions, and get a first-hand experience of college life. While not all students are planning to go to college, this was a great opportunity for our young adults to get more informed about the many options they will have after their graduation in 2021! Ultimately, all of our visits and presentations strongly encouraged the importance of taking challenging classes throughout junior high and high school, attending school regularly, and thinking critically about the future.
We are so pleased we could provide this opportunity to our 8th graders, and we look forward to the bright futures they will be carving for themselves during their time in the Ambridge Area School District and beyond!
On Thursday, March 9, 2017 Ambridge Area Junior High School held its third annual Career Day. The seventh and eighth grade students were given the opportunity to gain information about six different careers.
The JH was fortunate to have approximately 40 presenters from a wide variety of careers. Participants included representatives from post-secondary schools, such as CCBC, Robert Morris University, Bradford, Pittsburgh Technical College, and the Beaver County Career & Technology Center. We also had individuals from the health care field, law enforcement, EMS, as well as a social media specialist, a Google employee, and a geologist. Also included in our group of presenters, were individuals employed Cana film and video, photography, individuals from Haemonetics, First National Bank, CYS, Entrepreneurship (Ambridge Connection), Grandpa Joes Candy Store, K-9 officer, AASD UMPC Athletic Trainer, SWAT Team Vehicle.
The Career Team would like to thank the AASD Administrative team for attending our Career Day.
Career Day- ‘Very impressive! I thank all those staff members who organized the Career Day at the Junior High School and the professionals who gave of their time to participate in this event. I spoke to several students who both appreciated and learned a great deal from this valuable educational experience. Again, thank you to all who participated.’
Dr. Joseph C. Dimperio
Acting Superintendent of Schools
Finally, a thank you to our principal, Mr. Shaun Cooke, for his unwavering support, our entire junior high staff for all the help and support given to us, and to our students, who were active participants in Career Day. Thank you to Officer Woods for arranging the Emergency Vehicles to attend.
Congratulations to the following students!
9th Grade Student of the Month
10th Grade Student of the Month
11th Grade Student of the Month
12th Grade Student of the Month
9th Grade Extra Effort
10th Grade Extra Effort
11th Grade Extra Effort
12th Grade Extra Effort