Bridger Spirit Day at Highland Elementary
During our Chapter on Stars and Galaxies I gave the students an assignment to research a galaxy or nebula, find certain information and using cross curricular teaching with the help of Jamie Jo our JH art teacher. The students used chalk and pastels to draw a picture of their galaxy/nebula. Although all the kids did a great job I always like to have a competition (short mans syndrome) and offer a small prize for the best in each class. Here are the winners!
pic 004 = Jacob Ernst
pic 005 -- Zac Dewitt
pic 006 = Parker Gazda
pic 007 = Emma Sovich
pic 008 = Kiki Chambers
pic 009 = Tory Hooper
This past week 14 Ambridge Junior High students competed against 2300 students from across Pennsylvania at the Technology Student Association(TSA) state conference. The Ambridge Junior High chapter did extremely well. Over all the Chapter walked away with awards from 11 Different competitions. We even had one of our very own students, Tyler Stickles, run for the State Treasurer position. Unfortunatley Tyler did not earn his goal but made us all proud in his campaign and showed the state how great Ambridge Students are. The events the Students earned awards in are as follows; Prepared Speech- Dinah Bailey, Environmental Engineering-Emma Sovich, & Kyla Fitzgibbons, PA Materials Processing- Zach Massimiani, Construction Challenge- Tyler Stickles, Xander Dowlin, Matt Kolwalsky, & Amelia Freed, Froensics- John Barnhart, & Fiona Ozenich, Forensics- Diniah Bailey, & Emma Sovich, Challenging Technology Issues- John Barnhart, & Dinah Bailey, Tech Bowl- Xander Dowlin, Natalie Garrison, & Kyla Fitzgibbons, Tech Bowl test-Kyla Fitzgibbons, System Control- Xander Dowlin, Matt Kowalsky, Tyler Simms, Chapter Team(Parliamentary Procedure)- Fiona Ozenich, Josh Hovan, John Barnhart, Dinah Bailey, Tyler Stickles, & Emma Sovich. Every one of these events were in the top 12 in the state which Pennsylvania is one of the most competitive states in the country.
Congratulations to Madeline Swartz for Honorable Mention for her Evaporating Liquids poster!
On Wednesday April 19, 2017 at its regularly scheduled voting meeting, the Ambridge Area School District Board of School Directors voted to approved the District Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year.
On Wednesday April 19, 2017 at its regularly scheduled voting meeting, the Ambridge Area School District Board of School Directors voted to hire Dr. L. Joan Welter to be the District’s next Superintendent. Dr. Welter will have a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Welter and her family have lived in the District for over 20 years. Please see the attached Press Release for more information about the hiring of Dr. Welter.
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’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, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi and State Street principal Mr. McKelvey in picture are the following students: MCKENZIE BROOKS, BRAYDEN PRENTICE, JANNA RUSNAK, DANICA MAROVICH, NATAJHA ALEXANDER AND TRISTAN VILLO.
Absent from the picture is VERA MEIDER.
Congratulations to all!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’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, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: MCKENZIE WATERS, AIDEN PODOLAK, SARA MERRYMAN, WYATT GRAF, MADISON CURRY, BELLA YURKOVAC, CLAYTON GEWETH, HOLLY BUDZAK, TEAGHAN BIGRIGG, HANNAH HOKE, ASHLEY MCFEE, NORAH MARCHIONDA, OLIVIA DEWITT, CARA PAXTON, KEEGAN DEIHL, EMILY GRAY, CONNOR SZYMONIAK, JASON DICIOCCIO, NOAH LOVETT, COLE CHALUPIAK, AND ADDISON EISEL.
Missing from the picture are: JOHNATHAN SPEER, AND KIRA BURD.
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Kyla Fitzgibbons and Natalie Garrison for winning their awards at the Girls' Recognition Night! Kyla was nominated for the Excellence in Mathematics award by Alan Freed, and Natalie was nominated for the Excellence in Science award by Don Ayers.
Madisyn Kovach and Harley Stuebgen were featured in the Epilepsy Foundation of Western PA newsletter for their Senior Project work. Great job girls!
The State Street walk held Wednesday evening was greatly enjoyed by all families that attended. They were treated to spring activities such as fishing, camping, insect hunting, painting, and planting. We had some brave souls who, besides eating cookies and s'mores, ate edible bugs!