Starting on Monday, the Junior High Interact Club will be hosting a "Penny War" to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This fundraiser will run the recommended three week time frame from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 23rd.
What is a Penny War you may ask? It's pretty simple. Students bring in all the pennies they can and put them in their homeroom's donation box. Easy enough? There's just one catch...they can also bring in any other money, like nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollar bills to sabotage other homerooms! Anything other than pennies will subtract from the money earned. General rule...pennies will add to your total, and all other money will take away. The homeroom with the highest balance (taking into account the sabotages) will win! So, we are asking students to bring in their money starting Monday! As long as the school raises $750, the Leukemia and Lymphoma society will pay for a pizza party for the winning homeroom.
The best part is that regardless of the highest or lowest balances collected by homerooms, all of the money collected will benefit a person in need. The Interact Club thanks you for your generosity!
Congratulations to the Ambridge Junior High for their outstanding fundraising efforts made in the support of the American Heart Association. Over the course of a week, the Interact Club held various fundraising activities including face painting and selling wrist bands. The week ended in a dodge ball tournament for which students bought American Heart Association t-shirts as their ticket to play in the game. Because of the generosity and involvement of the students and staff, the Junior High raised approximately $1,300 in support of the American Heart Association! A huge thanks goes out to all of the students and staff of the Ambridge Junior High, as well as the administration for their ongoing support to these charitable endeavors.
The Ambridge Area Board of Education, at its regular monthly Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2017approved the following item:
Revised 2017-2018 School Year Calendar
It is recommended to approve the revised 2017-2018 school calendar. The following change due to inclement weather and school cancellation on Friday, January 12th and Wednesday, February 7th will be reflected on the revised calendar as follows:
March 28th (2nd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (FULL DAY)
March 29th (3rd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (HALF DAY, ACT 80 day). HS/JH dismissed at 11:00 am. Elementary students dismissed at 12:00 pm (noon)
These days have been adjusted to allow the students to finish the week with a half day instead of a full day.
FAMILY S.T.E.A.M NIGHT @ AMBRIDGE JUNIOR HIGH
*Number of attendees (including student):
Any know food allergies or medical conditions:
****EACH STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO BRING UP TO 4 FAMILY MEMBERS****
E-mail or mail application to:
Ambridge Junior High School
c/o Don Ayers, Brad Olenic
401 First Street
Freedom, PA 15042
Phone: 724-266-2833 x 3242
***Please be advised that this registration form must be received in order to be fully registered***
The Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a financial symposium on Sunday, March 11 is extending an invitation to all students, parents, staff and administration. Resources for children centered around obtaining a solid financial foundation will be available.
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:
Come join us!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Senior High School Cafeteria
Presentation on what Title I funds do for our schools.
Raffles….babysitting…..and information for parents.
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Jan. 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, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: JONAH SABOL, DAVID WALLS, AUSTIN BYARS, DONOVAN PRICE, AVA DRAGANJAC, LIAM BAKER, & ZACHARY BUCKA.
Congratulations to all!
Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students attended the annual forensics competition at Riverside High School on Tuesday, February 6th. Six school districts competed, but overall, Ambridge placed in the highest number of categories! Our students’ results are as follows:
Duo News Broadcast – Junior High
Third Place Hazel Bell and Meghan Kinkade
Duo News Broadcast – Senior High
Second Place Maura Devine and Sammy Farah
Third Place Rhiannon Bosh and Kyla Fitzgibbons
Poetry – Junior High
First Place Madison Mihalic
Second Place Leah Fritsch
Third Place Lydia Mycyk
Poetry – Senior High
First Place Dinah Bailey
Second Place John Barnhart
Third Place Kyla Fitzgibbons
Extemporaneous – Junior High
First Place Lanaya Pharr
Extemporaneous – Senior High
Second Place John Barnhart
Duo Impromptu – Junior High
First Place Lydia Mycyk and her Central Valley partner
Second Place (tie) Madison Mihalic and her Central Valley partner
Lanaya Pharr and Zoe Maurer
Third Place (tie) Jaina Ilko and Luke Sovich
Leah Fritsch and her partner.
Duo Impromptu – Senior High
First Place (tie) Maura Devine and her Blackhawk partner
Gabby Milcoff and her Blackhawk partner
Second Place Dinah Bailey and her Riverside partner
Third Place Sammy Farah her Blackhawk partner
Congratulations to all who participated!