Members of the Ambridge Area Middle School National Junior Honor Society recently completed a group service project in which they put together and delivered care packages to such organizations as the Beaver County Humane Society, Ambridge Police Department, Economy Fire Department, a local women’s shelter, and a local homeless shelter. Packages were also mailed to military troops deployed overseas. These members have continuously shown their commitment to the NJHS pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship since their induction, and they continue to positively represent our district!
On Saturday, February 1st 2020, 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 Camden Mawhinney, Brayden Reeves, Aidyn Iorfido, Kylie Dreyer, Chloe Castro, Carter Catalano, Andrew Crofoot, Joseph Pugh, Cody Roper, and Anthony Speicher. The event featured over 50 students from 6 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, the top 10 students were ranked and the Bridgers earned 5 of those spots. Ambridge 8th grader Brayden Reeves placed at 10th overall, 7th grader Anthony Speicher placed at 9th overall, 8th grader Chloe Castro placed 8th, 7th grader Cody Roper placed 3rd, and 8th grader Camden Mawhinney earned 1st place. Thus Cody and Camden both earned their way to the state competition in Harrisburg on March 13th and 14th. At the end of the awards ceremony, Ambridge found out that the team placed 2nd overall. The team consisted of Brayden Reeves, Camden Mawhinney, Aidyn Iordido, and Kylie Dreyer. Congratulations and best of luck to Camden and Cody in Harrisburg!
Congratulations to Ambridge Area Middle School Eighth Grade student, and Riverhounds Soccer Academy star, Jason Simms! Jason was selected to participate in the id2 Training Camp in Chula Vista, CA - December 5th-8th. The US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed in an elite training camp with top players from throughout the country, while also being scouted for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. For more about the id2 Program, please visit http://www.usclubsoccer.org/id2.
Ambridge Area Middle School students crafted entries for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's 2020 Calendar Contest. This year's calendar features the Spotted Laternfly.
The purpose of the contest is to educate students and their families about the importance of inspecting items prior to leaving a quarantine area. Students are required to learn details about the spotted lanternfly here, and then craft artwork that includes at least one fact about the invasive insect. Complete guidelines for submission can be found here.
Entries will be judged in four divisions: first and second grade, third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade. First, second and third place winners will be named in each division, with a grand prize winner selected from the first place division winners. Each division winner will have their artowrk appear on a page in the 2020 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar.
Winners will be notified December 16-20, 2019 and announced at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Students in Mrs. Weale's Life Skills classes at the middle school are making friends the old fashioned way - by being pen pals!
Mrs. Weale's students have teamed up with the Life Skills class at Mars High School to do a Pen Pal project. By writing their letters, students are able to work on their grammar, spelling, penmanship and computer skills with the added bonus of making new friends.
The students will correspond several times during the school year. The best part will come at the end of the school year when the pen pals will have the opportunity to meet each other.
The Ambridge Area School District will have a scheduled two-hour delay for all schools on Wednesday, Oct. 16. A full breakfast will still be served at all District schools on Wednesday. Students are encouraged to stop by the cafeteria upon arrival to enjoy breakfast before classes begin.
The Ambridge Area Middle School would like to thank all of the sponsors who have helped to make the launching of its school-wide Positive Behavior Program - P.R.I.D.E. - a huge success!
"We are thrilled to have your support," said Mr. Tom McKelvey, Middle School Principal. "Through your donation, we will be able to provide both weekly and quarterly goal incentives for our students who demonstrate productivity, respect, integrity, determination and excellence."
A special thank you to:
• Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union
• Ambridge Class of 2011
• Ambridge Italian Villa
• Ambridge Do It Best
• Arby’s – Northern Lights
• Burger King- Northern Lights
• Don Ayers
• Eat N’ Park – Wexford
• Fun Fore All
• Fun Skates Park
• Giant Eagle – Northern Lights
• Koper Masonry
• Living Treasures
• Mad Max Restaurant
• McDonalds - Baden
• Monte Cello’s Cranberry
• Rhodes Transit
• Subway - Baden
• Sheetz – Baden
• Stuvach Printing & Graphics
• Taco Bell – Northern Lights
• Washington Wild Things