Thursday, April 27, 2017

Strip District Field Trip - Choose a buddy and a restaurant

Strip District restaurant choices to be made starting 4/27/17! Ends 4/28/17!

Each student pair must sign up for a restaurant while attending the Strip District field trip. Please note that you are not guaranteed your first, second or third choices!  Also, you must choose a travel buddy before selecting your restaurant choices! Only pairs will be grouped together! 

Students will get their first choice unless there are more than 12 students (six pairs) requesting that restaurant. If more than 12 students (six pairs) are wanting the same first choice, a lottery will be conducted to fill the twelve slots. Students who do not get their first choice will then be placed in their second choice as long as that restaurant is not also filled. 

Deluca's (American/Diner)
Peppis (Hoagies)
Chicken Latino (Peruvian)
Primanti Bros (Sandwiches)
Bella Notte (Pizza)
Sunseris (Pizza/Italian)
Kelly O's (American/Diner)
Sushi Kim (Sushi/Korean)
Wholey's (Sandwiches)
Pamela's (Breakfast)
Casa Reyna (Mexican)

Form will be available starting Thursday morning!

Student Volunteers Needed! Chase the Antelopes - April 29

We have seen a big increase in registration for the Chase the Antelopes 5k on April 29!  With so many participants, it is important to have enough volunteers on hand to make sure the event runs smoothly.  

Please read the attached informational letter that was sent home with students about making a commitment to volunteer at the event (Commitment to Volunteer (pdf)).  Contact Jason Smith ( with any questions. 

Science PSSA Test Monday & Tuesday

Students in the 8th grade will be taking state PSSA tests this school year.      See the 2017 PSSA Class Schedule   

 May 1 & 2 9:45-11:30 AM SCIENCE

Testing regulations prohibit the use of all electronic devices, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads or other electronic readers during testing times. If you are currently reading a book on an electronic reader, please make the necessary arrangements to find your novel at the library in the old fashioned book form.All cell phones, pagers, portable listening or recording devices, or any device with photographic capability must remain at home or in your locker.

Students should read and review the Code of Conduct for Test Takers prior to starting the PSSA tests.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Online Learning Class Available for Students through Stanford University starting June 17th

How to Learn Math is a free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively. If you have had past negative experiences with math this will help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.
The course will feature Jo and a team of undergraduates, as well as videos of math in action - in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications. It is designed with a pedagogy of active engagement. The course will open in mid June and stay open indefinitely

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Bielski speak to Avonworth 8th Grade students

Aron & Henryka Bielski speak to Avonworth 8th Grade students about their experiences during the Holocaust. 
Aron & Henryka Bielski speak at Avonworth today about the Bielski partisans who saved over 1,200 Jews from the Nazis.