Dr. Zurchin read the book "Oh, The Places You'll Go" to the State Street Elementary sixth-graders. This was in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday. This book encourages young people to follow the right path and to move mountains. Thank you Dr. Zurchin!
Also pictured are the Dr. Seuss contest winners at State Street!
State Street Elementary hosted the Ambridge Area School District 6th Grade Spelling Bee, February 21, 2014. Students from all three elementary buildings participated. The Economy representatives were: Ashli Anzio, Aracely Chase, Emily Gruca, Mason Kovach, and Emily Russo. Representatives from Highland were: Marek Gamble, Jack Pumphrey, and Braeden Young. Finally, State Street was represented by Dylan Castro and Alexandra Peters.
The children diligently worked at spelling the words asked of them. The third place winner was Dylan Castro of State Street. The runner-up was Braeden Young from Highland. This year’s 2014 Ambridge Area School District Champion was Jack Pumphrey from Highland. Jack will advance to The Beaver County Spelling Bee in April. Congratulations, Jack! Bring home a winner!!!!
Thank you to Dr. Cynthia Zurchin, Mrs. Megan Mealie, Mrs. Aphrodite Galitsis, Mr. Tom McKelvey, and Mr. Nick Tisak for attending and supporting our participants.
Today we had a great program brought to us by the WQED Education team. As the only school in Beaver County to be chosen, State Street was privileged to have the team bring 8 literacy centers which the students from K-2 rotated around. There were an assortment of math and hands-on reading activities and an opportunity to listen to and begin the process of coming up with their own stories.
WQED is having a writing competition which runs till March 31st. Details are available at their website. The regional finalists will be invited to their studio to record their story for the Internet and then move on to the National level. Each student was given an assortment of goodies and a bag with Information on various apps and educational TV programs run by WQED.
We are hoping that this is the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between State Street and WQED.
State Street Elementary 6th graders studied Italy. As a culminating activity, they sampled spaghetti, pizzelles, love knots and more. Mike Sittig and Lexi Peters dressed in Italian outfits and led the class in the Tarantella. Everyone had a chance to dance and learn the traditional steps. (Wow what a talented group!!) They learned to count, the days of the week and the months in Italian. They also researched and presented famous Italians. A fun time was had by all.
Students in 6th grade at State Street Elementary celebrated with a Greek festival as a culminating activity to their Greek studies. They ate gyros, grape leaves, Portokalia me Meli, (Orange Honey Dessert), Koulourakia, (Greek Cookies), and Greek Yogurt. The students learned to Greek dance and learned Greek traditions and basic words. Thank you to the Italian Villa and Mrs. Chickos for a successful day!!
Congratulations to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Highland, State Street, and Economy Elementary that made the semi-finals of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest in Rochester. A special congratulations goes out to Kinsley Aswani, Economy, 2nd place in the 4th Grade division, Elizabeth Baronio, Economy, 1st place in the 5th Grade division, Dinah Bailey, Economy, 2nd place in the 5th Grade division, and Jacob Levato, State Street, 2nd place in the 6th Grade division.