Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bridge Design Day

 Today students in the 8th grade received expert advice on their bridge building projects from engineers who specialize in bridge construction, design, and inspection. Avonworth Middle School welcomed engineers from the Michael Baker Corporation, HRD in Pittsburgh, Nuverra, Trumbull Corp. and PennDot District 11. Students are working on a project in science class that requires them to design a replacement bridge for the one currently labeled deficient on Center Avenue, Emsworth. Students will build their structures out of plastic drinking straws, hot glue, and fishing line. Progress on the project can be viewed on our webpage,


Nick Cervo from HDR, Inc. discussing bridge plans with a group of students.

Students working on their bridge design during the engineers' visit today!

Greg Cerminera from Michael Baker Corp discussing the role of engineers with students.

Monica O'Neal from HDR, Inc. working with a group of students.

Gina Russell of Penn DOT working with a group of students.

Bob and Russ Huffmyer presenting in Mr. Haskins' lab.

Field Trip to Strip District - TOMORROW

Field trip TOMORROW to the Heinz History Center and Strip District. Remember to bring money for lunch. Read more:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LCpl. Patrick Kenny 5K Race/Walk Saturday, May 31

A 5K race/walk in honor of Avonworth graduate LCpl. Patrick Kenny will take place on Saturday, May 31 at Lance Corporal Patrick Kenny Memorial Field located on Ohio River Blvd.  The 5K run/walk benefits the Semper Fi Fund.  More information can be found online at:

Registration forms can be obtained from Mr. Smith in room 116.

(This event is not sponsored by Avonworth School District.)

Boys & Girls High School Cross Country

Any 8th Grade student who is interested in joining the Boys & Girls High School Cross Country team next school year can attend pre-season conditioning after school on the following dates:  Wednesday, May 14, Friday, May 16, and Monday, May 19.  We will meet from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Track.  Students should bring water & their running shoes.  If you have any questions, email Coach Smith