Miss Natalie Shoop, a resident of Glenwillard, donated 21 backpacks to the Ambridge Area School District for students with an economic hardship. The backpacks were stuffed with blankets and other supplies for our students. The backpacks will be distributed to students throughout the district. We would like to thank Miss Shoop for her generosity.
Volunteer Bridger Readers came to Highland Elementary School several times a week this spring to read with Kindergarten and First Grade Title I students. The experience for the students and the Bridger Readers was enjoyable and fun. The volunteers also donated books for each child to take home and books for the library. A big thank you to Mike and Kathy Andrews, Janet Beik, Regina Kraus, Sherry Pegher, Frank and Marie Voelker, and Karen Wood for volunteering their time with our students!
Highland Elementary is piloting an exciting new volunteer reading program entitled “Bridger Readers.” Volunteers from the community have been coming in to read with our Kindergarten and First grade Title I students. The students read leveled books to the volunteers, who help reinforce fluency, decoding and comprehension skills. The volunteers have also been helping our first graders practice their lines and readings for their spring show!
The Title 1 staff of teachers at Highland is coordinating this program. The response from both the students and volunteers has been very positive!
Valeria Young, a fourth grade student in Mrs. Iorfido’s class, participated in the Beaver County Fourth Grade “Equations” Tournament on March 5th. The game consists of strategy and fast facts to prove equations can be solved when the goal and the solution match. She sure knows her Math facts because Valeria tied for 1st place among 80 participants who are also sharp in Mathematics!