Two AAHS Band students and three AAHS Choir students have distinguished themselves by their participation in PMEA District 5 Band and Chorus. Marjorie Jarsulic and Elisabetta Pucci were selected to perform in PMEA District 5 Band held on January 24-26 at Beaver High School. Kamryn Rudolph, Molly Moore and John Barnhart were selected to perform with PMEA District 5 Chorus held on February 7-9 at Beaver High School. Each festival culminated with a public concert featuring the ensemble.
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 Beaver Valley is an awesome place to live, work and go to school. Check out this video from the Beaver Valley Chamber of Commerce highlighting some of the best aspects of our community and that of the entire Beaver Valley!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION STAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY, 2019 ECONOMY ELEMENTARY
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade were awarded a certificate for
being chosen as January 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: COOPER RICE, MARISSA WATERS, GENEVIEVE BOGATI, LUCA FERRAGONIO, BRETT HINDS, CADEN ILNICKI, COOPER BELKOT, DOUGLAS MITCHELL JR., MAEGAN FITZGIBBONS, WYATT GRAF, SKYLER LEWARCHIK, CLAYTON GEWETH, HANNAH HOHMAN, COLTONHISIRO, NYAHNNA COLLINS & ABBY SMITH.
Missing from the picture are: AUBREY WESOLOWSKI & VIRGINIA BIRKMIRE.
Congratulations to all!
Eighth grade students Annabelle Hrinko and Zach Miller decided to try their hand at a bonus activity in Mr. Don Ayers' classroom, and created this awesome artwork. Their drawings will be entered into the National Fish Art Contest. Good luck Annabelle and Zach!
Due to the recent school cancellations due to inclement weather, the AASD 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been adjusted. Make-up days are scheduled as follows:
- February 18th – School will be in session (FULL Day)
- April 18th – School will be in session (FULL Day)
- April 22nd – School will be in session (FULL Day)
- May 28th - School will be in session (FULL Day)
The Ambridge Area School District is accepting applications for the 2019 Hall of Honor. Nominees for the honor will be inducted into the Hall of Honor during the 2019 Graduation Ceremony, scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 6, 2019 in the High School Gymnasium.
The Hall of Honor was established to commend outstanding Ambridge Area School District alumni for their accomplishments, successes, service to others and state or national awards.
In order to be eligible for nomination, alumni must meet the following criteria:
Nominees for the Hall of Honor must have made significant community contributing and/or career-related accomplishments. One-time distinctions or awards may be appropriate if they were given at a state or national level.
Nominees also must have graduated from Ambridge Area School District at least 10 years prior.
“The primary goal of the Hall of Honor is to have our current students aspire to the greatness that other Ambridge Area graduates have achieved,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent of Schools. “Those successful graduates add to our greatness and allow us to encourage and motivate current students toward future aspirations.”
The 2019 Hall of Honor winner will be selected by a committee consisting of School Board members, District Administrators, teachers, students and community members. If available to participate in the ceremony, the 2019 Hall of Honor designee will be recognized during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on June 6.
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019 and are available on the District website and the Ambridge Area Senior High School office.
On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, ten students from Ambridge Area Middle School attended the Beaver County MathCounts Competition at PennState Beaver sponsored by the Beaver Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Coached by teachers Ashley Simpson and Glenn Freed, attending students were Joey Bellinger, Andrew Crofoot, Kylie Dreyer, Rudy Erickson, Trevor Grabski, Naomi Husted, Camden Mawhinney, Dalton Prevost, Brayden Reeves, and Alayna Velasco. The event featured over 60 students from 7 schools in Beaver County. Students competed in Sprint, Target, and Team rounds during the morning and then a head to head Countdown round after lunch to determine the top 10 individuals. After the countdown round, Ambridge 7th grader Brayden Reeves placed at 9th overall, and 8th grader Rudy Erickson placed at 2nd overall. Rudy thus earned his way to the state competition in Harrisburg on March 15th and 16th. At the end of the awards ceremony, schools were awaiting the team results, and Ambridge won first place! The team consisted of Rudy Erickson, Brayden Reeves, Camden Mawhinney, and Trevor Grabski. All four students will now compete in Harrisburg as a team and individuals. Congratulations and best of luck to Rudy, Brayden, Camden, and Trevor!
Agenda:2nd Annual 8th to 9th Grade Transition to High School Night
When: January 22, 2019
Who: 8th Grade Parent/Guardians – Any 9th / 10th Grade Parent Interested in The Beaver County Career and Technology Center
Where: Ambridge Area Senior High School
Time: 5:45 PM Check-In / Refreshments in the Cafeteria
6:00 PM Presentation Begins Promptly in the Auditorium
The Ambridge Area School District would like to welcome you to the Second Annual 8th to 9th Grade Transition Night to be held on January 22, 2019 at the Ambridge Area High School. Our staff and current students will be on hand to discuss the following:
Course Map/Progression of Classes from 8th – 12th grade: i.e. Algebra I, Algebra II, etc.
Grade Requirements / Pre-requisite / Placement Exams
General Discussion of Classes / Interest Areas
Advanced Placement and Acceleration Tracks / High School Curriculum
Understanding the Scheduling Process: Course Selection and Selecting Courses
Beaver County Career and Technology Center – BCCTC: Certifications and Classes offered to all AAHS Students
During the night, Parents/Guardians will learn about the exciting new classes offered at the High School Level, including new AP courses and Advanced Track Classes in addition to course and class progression from 9th – 12th grade. Parents/Guardians who are interested in the Beaver County Career and Technology center are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the programs offered to Ambridge Senior High School Students starting in the 10th grade year. The BCCTC will be on hand from 7:30 – 8:00 pm for all interested attendees.
Refreshments will also be served as you learn about the future curriculum and classes of your student. Members of the National Honor Society and Student Council will also be on hand to offer first-hand experience and information pertaining to High School Involvement.
At this time, please join us for a wonderful and informational night of learning of the future educational experience of your student at the High School Level. We look forward to meeting everyone as we continue to prepare our students for a future of educational and career success for the 2019-2020 school year!
We look forward to meeting with you!
The Ambridge Area High School Staff
On January 24, 2019, the Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce all 10thgrade students will be administered the ASVAB-aptitude battery test free of charge at the Ambridge Area School District at 8:00 AM. The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will be conducted during the school day at Ambridge Senior High School. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success, as well as career measures and occupational career pathways. Areas of testing include General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematic Knowledge, Electronic Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension. All testing areas are listed at http://www.official-asvab.com/subtests_coun.htm.