Due to a grant received by the Franklin Center in Aliquippa and a partnership with the Laughlin Memorial Library in Ambridge and Highland Elementary, 20 third and fourth grade students are learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics after the school day ends. The STEM classes take place after school on Wednesdays at the Laughlin Memorial Library on 11th Street in Ambridge.
STEM Stars is a 12 week off-campus afterschool program which provides third and fourth grade students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, creative, experiential learning environment. The students explore various topics using ASSET, Inc.’s “hands-on, minds-on” elementary curriculum.
Pictured are students exploring engineering and technology while they learn about and construct load bearing structures and catapults. Teamwork is stressed and creativity is encouraged!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Highland elementary now has a student newspaper. Several students in 6th grade volunteered to write articles for the student based publication, affectionately known as, The Highland Hotspot. They started the newspaper to share all of the activities and issues that are happening at Highland. The newspaper is sponsored by Mrs. Cooper. Pick up your copy of the Highland Hotspot today!
The students, faculty and staff of Highland Elementary would like to send out a big HIGHLAND HIGH-FIVE THANK YOU to the employees and staff of Sherwood Oaks, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Sherwood Oaks conducted a school classroom supplies drive and Highland was lucky enough to be the recipient of their donation. Thank you Sherwood Oaks for your generosity!!
On behalf of the Citizens Bank Foundation, the Ambridge Branch of Citizens Bank donated sixteen backpacks to the Gear for Grades program to Highland Elementary students. Each backpack is filled with some of the most needed school supplies, ...including child-safe scissors, pencils, pens, erasers, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, washable markers, rules, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencil boxes, and index cards. The backpacks will be confidentially distributed to Highland students through the school’s social worker, teachers and nurse to students who are in need of school supplies. A “Highland High Five” goes out to the Citizens Bank Foundation and its Ambridge Branch; thank you very much Citizens Bank for helping the students of Highland Elementary.
Pictured left to right: Nicholas Tisak, Highland’s Principal; Ana Marie Jones, Universal Banker; Heather Wolfe Nevil, Branch Manager II and Assistant Vice President; and Mindy Oligher, Senior Personal Universal Banker.