The 14th Annual Mr. Ambridge Pageant was held on Thursday evening at the high school auditorium. The competition raised more than $3,000 for the McGuire Memorial Home.
Jacob Dunlap was crowned winner of the 2019 pageant, and was also named the show's "Best Talent" for his piano performance. Thomas Holcomb was named first runner-up, and Corey Shaffer won enough votes from the audience to be named "Mr. Congeniality."
The show was a senior project by Lydia Ciani and Marissa Hooks. Dunlap and Holcomb, the show's cash winners, donated their prizes back to the McGuire Memorial Home, as did the winner of the 50/50 drawing.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FACT SHEET
School District: Ambridge Area School District
Contact Person for Kindergarten Registration: Cathy Hopkins
District Website: www.ambridge.k12.pa.us
Dates and Location of Registration:
Tuesday, February 5th: 8:00am – 2:30pm State St. Elementary
Wednesday, February 6th: 8:00am – 2:30pm Economy Elementary
Thursday, February 7th: 8:00am – 2:30pm Highland Elementary
Tuesday, February 12th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm – High School Media Center
Tuesday, February 19th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm – High School Media Center
Please call Cathy Hopkins to schedule an appointment – See Above
Age Requirement: A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he has attained the age of five (5) years on/or before September 1st of the school year.
Documents that are REQUIRED to be presented the day of registration:
§2 Proofs of residence
§Child’s birth certificate
The Pennsylvania State Health Law requires each child entering school for the first time to have the following immunizations before school begins:
- 4 doses of tetanus (usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td) (1dose on or after the 4th birthday)
- 4 doses of diphtheria (usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td) (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
- 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
- 2 doses of measles (Usually given as MMR)
- 2 doses of mumps (Usually given as MMR)
- 1 dose of rubella (German Measles) (Usually given as MMR)
- 3 doses of hepatitis B
- 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease
The immunization requirements are a condition of attendance at any public, private, or parochial school in Pennsylvania. Parents will be expected to produce evidence of the immunizations or their child will be denied entrance to school until the requirements are met.
What to expect when you and your child go to Kindergarten Registration: Parents bring their child to registration and the secretary will check required documents. The nurse checks over immunization record with parent. The child is separated from parent and given the screening tests. They consist of vision screening, hearing screening, visual matching, writing skills (hand dominance), cutting skills, counting skills, numeral recognition, shape recognition, identifying upper and lower case letters, and verbal skills (can the child say their full name, address, phone number)
Orientation activities from the district include: Parents will be notified of the date of orientation. Parents and children go to the Kindergarten classroom and are introduced to the teacher. After ½ hour, the children ride the bus route that they will be taking while the Kindergarten teacher discusses the Kindergarten curriculum with the parents. When the children get back refreshments are served.
PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER!
State Street STEAM students are learning the fundamentals of coding with Dash and Dot robots. Students solve problems using sequences, events, and loops. Students use Dash Challenge Cards to learn the fundamentals of coding through fun robot games. Dash is smart enough to respond to voices and sounds and Dash can dance and sing, which makes for a fun and interactive learning experience for our students. Dash was the winner of the Creative Child 2017 Kid's Product of the Year & 2017 Toy of the Year Awards. We are happy to have Dash & Dot in our elementary STEAM classroom.
It’s through the generosity of people like you that assist in making every Christmas season joyful and memorable! Every gift received is always wrapped with care. To see how their eyes light up when they gaze at the tenderly placed bows, or discover a hidden treasure within their package is indescribable. The Photos that you see will hopefully convey their appreciation to your thoughtfulness during this Holiday Season.
Thank you for keeping the folks at McGuire Memorial in your thoughts and prayers!
For more information visit: www.mcguirememorial.org/
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade were awarded a certificate forbeing chosen as September 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: MACKENZIE CURRY, TYLER PINCHOT, BENJAMIN HOKE, TY HARTMAN, JORDAN LARIMORE, NATALIE DUNN, SIDNEY KRATOCHVIL, KATELYN MCPHERSON, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, MORGAN HARTMAN, OWEN HAMMOND, HOLLY BUDZAK, MILEENA UNSWORTH, DENO CASTELLANO, HAYDEN GRANT, MICHAEL BRIOLA AND ELI HARTMAN.
Missing from the picture is: Avery Green
Congratulations to all!
Approximately 35 AAHS AP biology and physics students and three staff members participated in study sessions on Sarturday, Dec 15 at Brentwood H S. The study was designed to prepare them for the future AP exams that will be administered in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Students were challenged on their thought processes, how best to prepare and approach the examination, quantification and time allocations when taking the AP exam.
As part of our enhanced communications plan in the Ambridge Area School District, communications with parents/guardians are distributed using our e-blast notification system (Tyler). Information ranging from upcoming important dates of interest, to emergency notices, are sent via this method. It is therefore imperative that parents/guardians verify that the District has the most up-to-date contact information to ensure communications are being received. Parents/guardians who wish to verify their information – or provide changes to information already on file – are encouraged to contact their child’s school or log into the Tyler portal to make the changes. Parents/guardians who choose to log into the portal to make the changes themselves should navigate to the section titled “Student Details.” There, they will be able to make any changes necessary to email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information and preferences.