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Summer Robotics Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Holmes   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:28

Young Minds enjoy the 3rd Annual Summer Robotics Camp

Jedi vs. Sith

AMBRIDGE, PA.  Ambridge Area High TSA/Robotics club hosted a successful summer camp!  Seniors, Robbie Fisher and Matt Eger, coordinated the 3rd annual Summer Robotics camp along with club co-advisors Mrs. Holmes and Mr. Holmes.  The camp was held in the High School June 16- through the 19th . Fourteen (14) boys and girls from Economy, State Street and Highland in grades 4-7 attended the Star Wars themed camp wanting to learn something fun and exciting, while spending time with their friends. 

The robotics camp used the popular Lego NXT Minstorms robots, which allowed the kids to build different designs to complete the daily task. The kids needed to be logical thinkers, as the robots only did what they were programmed to do.  The kids worked in teams of 2-3 to construct, program and test their robots.  It was a lot of fun to watch the teams compete against each other in friendly battles.  When asked if the camp was fun, the kids replied “YES! YES! YES!” and that is what it is all about. 

Camp Directors, Rob and Matt planned a packed 4 day camp. The days consisted of activities that challenged them to think in different ways.  Day one: Pod Race-Construct a robot that can quickly navigate a maze, moving forward, backwards, and turn in both directions. Day two: Adjust the robots to be autonomous—that is using sensors to “think for itself” based on the programming the team develops. The kids really enjoyed being told to scream at their robots to run a relay race as fast as their voice was loud. Day three and four: Jedi vs. Sith in a battle bots competition and a pizza party with parents, family and friends.

The NXT’s are a great way to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts in a fun and exciting way.  Several kids computed circumference for exact amount of distance traveled by their robot, instead of simply guessing and other found it beneficial to gear their robot or change its design to improve maneuvering.

Overall, the kids had a great time and it was a tremendous group of kids to work with.  The club would like to thank the school and parents for the ongoing support!  Ambridge Robotics strives to provide opportunities for young minds and looks to continue the summer camps! Hope to see you next summer!

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The kids that participated are:  Back Row: Bryce Waychoff, Reed Fisher, Zach Astorino, Noah Weedon, Ryan Benes, Nick Perza, Jordan Amrhein, Shamus Fitzgerald. Front Row: Noah Quinn, Caleb McCandless, Madison Shipek, Josh Hovan, Tyler Simms, Sami Astorino, Luke Protulipac.

 

 
Senior Graduation DVD's PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Holmes   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 12:25

Senior Graduation

DVD's

$10.00 Donation

(Checks made payable to AASD)

 

This is the LIVE version of Graduation.

DVD's will be availabe for pick up in the office at the end of June.

Orders taken until June 13th. 

 

Contact: Mrs. K. Holmes room 16

724-266-2833 x 2212

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3rd Annual Robotics Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Holmes   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 12:19

LEGO NXT MINDSTORMS SUMMER

CAMP!

Senior Project of Robbie Fisher & Josh Johnston

 

grades 5,6,7

June 16,17,18, & 19

9:00-1:30

Room 16 in the High School

$100/kid

FIRST 21 kids....spots are filling up FAST!

 

To Register-Please contact Mrs. Holmes

phone-724-266-2833 x 2212

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2014-2015 Athletic Physicals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Glenn Freed   
Monday, 02 June 2014 11:31

Attention Student-Athletes/Parents:

Dr. Hein will be performing athletic physicals for the 2014-2015 school year on the following date:

 

Thursday, July 31st from 12:00pm to 2:30pm at the AMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL


Cost of the physicals will be $15 paid to Dr. Hein

 

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY PHYSICAL PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT THIS YEAR. If you choose to use your own physician, please print out or pick up the Ambridge Physical Form and return it to the High School Office as soon as possible.

Also, the district is again requiring a one-time $50 Participation Fee and a per sport $50 Transportation Fee. Both are mandatory school district fees and must be paid in order to be eligible to compete in Ambridge Athletics. Student-Athletes are encouraged to bring their fee payments to the physicals. The district will ONLY ACCEPT CHECK OR MONEY ORDERS for the payment of these fees.

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Lee Smith - Volleyball All-American PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Besong   
Friday, 30 May 2014 06:50

Lee Smith

Congratulations to Lee for earning High School All-American status from the American Volleyball Coaches Association

(the largest coaches association in the country comprised of high school, junior, and college coaches). 

The twenty student-athletes were selected from across the country via numerous rules and requirements, including eligibility requirements, GPA, senior year, matches played, statistics, etc.

Congratulations again to Lee.  This is the first Ambridge Area High School boys' volleyball student-athlete ever selected as an AVCA All-American!

 
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