First Day of School
Borough, Fire Department and School District Join Forces to Ensure School Safety
A unique program to recycle old fire hose is being used to help ensure the safety and security of students and staff in the Ambridge Area School District.
Welcome Back Bridgers!
Left to Right: Kim Kuzma, Rachel Marotti, Alex Bupp, Katie Sivewright, Emma Phillips
Yesterday the 8thgrade honors students attended a field trip at Moraine State Park as part of a grant for the Kids to Parks contest #kidstoparksday won by Jenna McFarland for $1,000.00. The students and Buddy Bison #buddybison learned about the history of Lake Arthur, Pennsylvania mammals and Pennsylvania tree identification. It was a wonderful learning opportunity and a huge thanks goes out to the NATIONAL PARK TRUST for their generosity.
On Wednesday, May 9, eighth grade teams from the Junior High School participated in the Beaver County Envirothon, earning a fourth-place trophy.
The Beaver County Envirothon is an environmental issues and awareness competition for high school students, and is sponsored by several local environmental agencies. All conservation districts in Pennslvania hold competitions at the county level. Winners at the county level are then sent to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Students are challenged in the areas of forestry, soils and land use, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue.
Congratulations to our teams!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as April’s Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, do an excellent job calling out the warm-ups, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: LILY BUCHANAN, KHOLE SMITH, KEIRA RICHARDS, HAYDEN SHUPE, MCKENZIE WATERS, AIDEN PODOLAK, BELLA YURKOVAC, MAKAYLA SHUPE, COLTEN WETZEL, COLE BOGATI, ZACHARY KUNY, ELIZABETH TRAUPMAN, CAMERON RAYNAK, RYAN LAMBERT, MACKENZIE REEVES, THOMAS SHORT, KARISSA SCHEIDER, LAUREN MEALIE, EMILY SMITH, GRANT UVODICH, and JAVIAN HARPER.
Congratulations to all!
The Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the winners of the
2018 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition. The annual state competition is in its twenty-second
year overall, and is coordinated for the tenth year by Saint Francis University. Cash awards of $96 for
first place, $72 for second, $48 for third, and $24 for fourth in each of four grade levels are awarded to
the students who submitted winning posters.
External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association of Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance, Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Chapters of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
A statistics poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
The 474 posters submitted included 123 in the K-3 grade category, 209 from grades 4-6, 44 from grades 7-9, and 98 from grades 10-12. These 474 posters were submitted from a total of 778 students! Judging for the state competition was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Winning posters were then submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition, which is coordinated by the American Statistical Association. Congratulations to all the students who created and submitted the winning and honorable mention posters, and to the teachers who guided the students.
Grades 7-9 Winning Posters 2018
Marissa Saturley and Emma Diakiwsky
Ambridge Junior High School
Taught by Donald Ayers
This work of art was created by the 2017-18 art students in conjunction with artist Lindsay Huff and art teacher Ms. Zbrzezny. Each year, our Interact club helps to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness week with several activities. During lunch periods, students write messages to loved ones who have passed away on Hope butterflies and hang them on a tree fabricated by student artists. The tree represents changes or seasons of life as well as growth and rebirth.
This upcycled artwork will serve as an interactive mural that will be used to house Hope butterflies year after year at our middle school. It took around 190 students 2 months to create from scratch. The boards were first measured and laid out to draw and color code the initial sketch idea. Next, cans of all colors donated by students and the community were cut down to size and the mural was filled in like a mosaic. It was a labor of love and a true test in GRIT.
This Artist Residency Project was supported in part by the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Arts in Education Partner serving Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, and Washington counties is Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Congratulations to the following students who have been voted by their peers to have given the best combined informative and persuasive charity speeches in Ms. Wandel’s 8th grade English classes. These students will have donations made in their names to the charities on which they presented.
The winners are:
Lanaya Pharr and the charity He for She
Austin Merlina and the charity Easter Seals
Elliott Powell and The Fisher House charity
Brandon Streb and the ALS Foundation
Jenna McFarland and the Breast Cancer Foundation
Congratulations to all students on a job well done, and thank you to everyone who donated!
Please return the following from this packet –
- Future Plans
- Permission Slip - if you plan on going on the Senior Walk
Return to office by Wednesday, May 3, 2018.
John Chalupiak, a fifth grader at State Street Elementary School, and Elias Shingleton, a senior at Ambridge High School, visited the Beaver County Courthouse today as part of Law Day. John won the honor of attending the event after placing secon in the bookmark contest for grades 4 and 5. The theme of the contest was "The Three Branches of Government." He received a $30 gift card, a medal and certificate. Elias received a $500 scholarship award for his accomplishments in the Mock Trial. Both were recognized at the courthouse and treated to a luncheon sponsored by the Beaver County Bar Association.
Congratulations John and Elias!
It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.
Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference. The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12).
Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:
Systems Control: 3rd Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich; PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney; Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz: 10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists: Josh Peters & Madeline Smith.
Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments. There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference. High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments. We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!
For more information on TSA, check out the national website: www.tsaweb.org.