Kindergarten Registration was held on Tuesday, August 12th at Highland Elementary. Thank you to 1st Sergeant Curtis, Master Sergeant Short, and the JROTC Cadets for providing the activity in the gym for our students and their families. For families of students who still need to register please contact Mary Jo Sivy at 724-266-2833 ext.1236.
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!