Highland Elementary students in grades k-3 encountered dinosaurs today during the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Spinosaurus Encounter! Students learned about dinosaurs, fossils, habitats, and layers of the Earth. Thank you to the museum for sponsoring this free assembly.
Academic Games Qualifier
CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Weatherly, a sixth grader who qualified in the World Events competition on January 21, 2015. He placed in the top 10% of the 200 students playing World/Current Events. He has now QUALIFIED in two games to attend the National Competition in Atlanta, at the end of April! Please congratulate Cameron on this superb accomplishment! We are all proud of this SS star!
Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest
Congratulations to the Ambridge Area School District students who won awards at the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest in November. Their achievements were celebrated at a banquet in honor of Dr. King on Sunday in Rochester. Sienna Brock, a senior at AAHS, placed second and won a $300 scholarship in the 12th grade division. In the 5th grade division, Elizabeth Ndwanyi (State Street) placed first and Naomi Husted (State Street) placed second. Chloe Castro (State Street) and Katelyn Revelant (Economy) tied for second place in the 4th grade division. In these divisions, first place won a $50 monetary award, and second place received $25. All winners also received a plaque and Certificate of Achievement of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate. Pictured are our Ambridge Area School District winners with Rob Matzie, State Representative from Ambridge.
Congratulations to Highland Art students who placed in the annual GFWC Art competition associated with the Women's Club of Baden.
Division 1 (Grades 1-2)
Phoenix H. 2nd Place
Marissa G. 4th Place
Myah S. 5th Place
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
Makenzie M. 1st Place
Amara P. 2nd Place
Lydia M. 3rd Place
Gianna R. 5th Place
Mykenzie C. 6th Place
Division 3 (Grades 6-8)
Allison W. 1st Place
Paige H. 2nd Place
Aidan K. 3rd Place
With their First Place finishes, Allison's and Makenzie's artwork will now compete at the next level of the competition
Pre-K Update: The administration has been working hard to get the two new Pre-K classrooms staffed and ready for our students. The projected start date for the two new Pre-K Classrooms is Monday, February 22, 2016. The committee will review applications by Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Parents will be informed of acceptance by Friday, February 19, 2016.
The Ambridge Area School District is still accepting Pre-K Applications for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have not submitted your child’s application, please do so immediately. Applications can be returned to Highland Elementary, State Street Elementary, and Economy Elementary.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Travis W. Mineard, Director of Special Education
724-266-2833, extension 1242
Aphrodite Galitsis, Economy Principal
724-266-2833, extension 6245
Jo Ann Hoover, Highland Principal
724-266-2833, extension 7202
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Sept. 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 the Principal Mrs. Galitsis in the picture are: JACOB TURKO, SANTINI ERNST, WYATT GRAF, CHARLOTTE HILL, COLE BOGATI, SEBASTIAN KELM, ALEIGHA REVELANT, ASHLEY MCFEE, LOGAN SZYMONIAK, MIKALAH WETZEL, SHERIDAN OLENIC, THOMAS SHORT, JUSTIN LAUFFER, PIETRO PUCCI, GIANNA PETALINO, ABIGAL WITTMANN, JOSHUA ZEMKIEWICZ, NATHAN MCCULLOUGH, CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, HEATHER MELLISH, AMANDA PALMER, MORGAN SHINNAMON, AUSTIN MERLINA, HANNAH MILLER & NATHAN NORTON. Congratulations to all!
In an effort to get public schools in the greater Pittsburgh area to become more closely knitted with the arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Art with the help of the Grable foundation are supplying select schools with multiple artist residencies. Thus, together we are encouraging an arts integration model for entire schools or districts.
Ambridge Junior High was selected as one of the sites because of the past work I have done in conjunction with PCA. During the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 school years my students and I created two mosaic murals with Pittsburgh artist Laura Jean McLaughlin through the PCA artist residency program. I developed a great working relationship with Mary Brenholts who is the director of arts in schools and communities at PCA. She thought of us and offered 3 artist residencies for this school year. I was charged with finding two teachers other that myself who would be willing to host and facilitate for an artist. 8th grade Science teacher Don Ayers will be hosting enameling artist Linsdsay Huff. 7th grade English teacher Nancy George is hosting fibers artist LaVerne Kemp. I am hosting Batik and fibers artist Saihou Njie. Each of these artist bring a unique and exciting art process as well as perspective to our classrooms and our students. All funding is provided by arts integration grants from the Grable foundation.
The art students are working now until Feb 12 on our fabric mural, we are batiking, completing various surface designs, learning to stitch, etc. In the end each student will have designed 2 separate 8x8” tiles, they will donate one to our mural and make a satchel out of the other one.
The science students will be enameling copper and designing unique pieces based on organelles. They will be making a cumulative project as well.
The English students are weaving story boards starting Feb 9th Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks.
Our hours at the high school credit union student branch office will be
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During student's lunch periods we will be in the
We have also started being available at our other school buildings, during
school lunch periods as well. We are located in the cafeterias.:
Jr. High Economy Highland State
2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25
3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24
4/7 4/14 4/21 4/28
5/5 5/12 5/19 5/26
If there is anything that we can do for you at any time please let us know.
Have you always thought playing video games was just a waste of time? Ambridge senior, Dakota Kunz, has shown us that this is not always the case. Read this amazing article about Dakota and his father to see another side of the world of gaming.
Good luck in China, Dakota!
|#||JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS||PROJECT TITLE|
|Do Concussion Guards Work?|
|2||ALEXANDRA PETERS||The Science of Growing Tomatoes|
LYDIA KOVACH, MASON KOVACH,
|I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream For Ice Cream|
|4||RENA CHICKOS, ASHLYN LIVELY||How Deep Does Your Knee Bend?”|
|5||ADAM & NOAH SMOKOVICH||Lift Those Weights!|
|6||MARJORIE JARSULIC, CARLINA POWELL||H2sOlar!|
|7||RYAN RACIOPPO, HALEY RACIOPPO||Feel the Burn: The Potency of Heartburn Relievers|
|8||MADISON LEHN||Iodine Contents In Common Salts|
|9||WILL GOLGOSKY||Flammable Fabrics: How Fast Do Clothes Burn?|
|10||SAMANTHA FARRAH||Ice Is Not Nice|
|11||DYLAN DEVINE||.22 LR Ballistics|
|12||EMILY GRUCA||Got Soil?|
|13||JACOB BEAUDWAY||Maximizing Efficiency in Personal Water Desalination|
|14||JETHRO BELL||Super Capacitors vs. Lithium Ion Batteries|
|15||LOGAN MURGENOVICH, GRETCHEN OSLICK||Eating Away Enamel|
|16||OLIVIA CYBULSKI, ALYSSA BAUMBACH||Can Adults Pass Eighth Grade Science Test?|
|17||BROOKE LIVELY, CARLY MCPHERSON||Soccer: The Angles of Shooting|
|18||BREANNA THOMAS||Stress Relief|
|19||NICK WEAVER||Solar Parabolas|
|20||BAYLEE PADGETT||Selecting Superior Seeds|
6TH GRADE ECONONMY
|1||HUNTER FRITZ #48||Along Came A Spider|
|2||AUSTIN MERLINA, NATHAN LAMBERT #49||Don’t Got Water? The Effect On Plant Growth|
|3||HANNAH MILLER, CELESTE VARGO #44||Do You Need Help? Here’s a Helping Hand|
For photos from the event, please visit The ambridge connection site: http://www.ambridgeconnection.com/local-news/in-photos-9th-annual-ambridge-area-junior-high-science-fair-awards-ceremony
Thank you from your AAHS Yearbook Staff!