Ambridge Middle School took part in the What's So Cool About Manufacturing competition, partnering with Nova Chemicals in Monaca. Throughout the winter, students met with manufacturers and engineers at Nova Chemicals to discover what is so cool about manufacturing and how the processes are done to impact their day-to-day lives. Students conducted interviews, took two site tours, and created this video project.
"I couldn't be more proud of their hard work and am hoping the community will take some time to vote for their video," said Ms. Abigail Koper, Middle School teacher.
The video created by Ambridge Middle School students is eligible for six award categories, including Viewers Choice. Please like and share this video using the following instructions to ensure your views and shares count: Visit this website and then click on 2019 competitions-Pittsburgh North-Ambridge. Then click the "vote" button.
The Ambridge Gifted and Enrichment department hosted a Scrabble Tournament on March 14 at State Street School.
Students from school districts across Beaver County gathered to expand their vocabulary, while meeting new friends. They challenged their opponents, while creating words that would give them high points!
These 80 students were posing good questions that even challenged some of our teachers! Is ‘putted’ really a word?!
It was an enjoyable day to have lots of fun while learning!
We challenge YOU to play against any of these students and with their excellent skills, they just may win!
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.