Congratulations to the Ambridge Area School District students who earned prizes and scholarships at the Beaver County Bar Association's celebration of Law Day on May 1st. Senior Matthew Toplak won a 2015 Mock Trial Scholarship Award for $1,000. State Street students Brayden Lizak and Allison Baker won 2nd and 3rd place respectively for the Grades K-2 Bookmark Contest. 5th grader, Aniah Bullie, won 2nd place for the Grades 5-6 Poem contest. Each of the elementary students received a certificate and gift card as prizes. The theme this year was "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law."
A huge thank you to the McDonald's Corporation for awarding Mrs. Stacey Brock of State Street Elementary a 2014 MAC (Making Activities Count) grant! The $425 grant has been used to start a book club for the 5thand 6th graders of State Street. Mrs. Brock purchased multiple copies of 6 books which will be used the Battle of the Books competition this year. Students in the competition and other students interested in the selections have been given the opportunity to check out the books and after reading them, meet at lunch and/or after school to discuss them. This program was a lot of fun for the students last year, and Mrs. Brock and the students are looking forward to it again this year. Thank you again to McDonald's and to Mrs. Brock for making this opportunity possible for our students.
State Street participated with doing a good deed for a student from out of state, named Addie. She has an illness that the doctors can’t diagnose and all she wanted for Christmas was to have friends send her a Christmas greeting. Our students, with the help of Mrs. Kim Bichey (special ed teaching assistant) organized the event. Our students made almost 300 Christmas letters and Mrs. Bichey mailed the greetings to Addie. Our State Street State Students were so generous and each student wrote caring and sincere letters to Addie. It was a very heartwarming activity.
The Six Grade Store was held on Friday, October 17th at State Street Elementary. It was presented in conjunction with the essential question in the new reading series. The students studied what factors how people spend money, supply and demand, and cost-effectiveness. The students had to make, market, and sell a product. The product was to be homemade. It could consist of a baked good or a craft. The students made a variety of items including bracelets, pencils, and hair ties. The students had to have a theme with their table. The students worked together as one big team to raise money for Children's Hospital (The Caring Place). State Street has currently raised $1138.35. The building plans to have a few more items to sell. It was a very successful event and the kids had a great learning experience. Great Job State Street Staff and Students!
There will be a 5K Walk/Run and Carnival on August 16th benefitting State Street's PTA! We encourage you to attend, and bring your family and friends with you! While there are awards for the top finishers in each category, you can also come to walk by yourself, with a friend or with a group of people. Strollers are welcome too! Same day registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Baden Borough Complex. Afterward, come and join us for the carnival at State Street Elementary from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, which also benefits the State Street PTA!
So if you are looking for a great way to support the students at State Street Elementary and have some fun doing so, please join us on Saturday, August 16th for the 5K Walk/Run and Carnival! Please see the attached flyers for registration information and other details, and we hope to see you there!
Great job to the students from our elementary schools that participated in the Beaver County Battle of the Books today! They all did a fantastic job in a very tough competition! A special congratulations goes out to Team 2 from Economy that placed second in the overall competition! We are very proud of all your hard work!