Welcome to another
exciting year in the Aliquippa School District. Last spring, the school
district received over $440,000 for STEM Education. Also, there is a new
English/Language Arts program at the Aliquippa Elementary School this school year.
Both the Aliquippa
Elementary School and the Aliquippa Junior/Senior High School will have STEM
Labs with up-to-date technology. The labs are currently still under
construction but have a targeted date of September 30, 2019 to open.
It has been ten years since the elementary school has adopted a new English/Language Arts program. The new program is Called Journeys by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and it is aligned to the Pennsylvania Common Core
Safety for all will
continue to be a top priority. Best practices will continue to be evaluated and
implemented across the school district.
The school district
continues to have fiscal challenges and will continue to align resources,
programs and staff to provide high quality education for all students and
strive to connect with all the stakeholders in the community. The school
district once had close to a $2-million-dollar deficit. As of June 30, 2018,
that deficit was around $377,000.
I am highly suggesting
students in grades 10, 11 and 12 explore the possibility of enrolling in the
CCBC Academies. The academies provide an opportunity to receive college credit
prior to high school graduation and help expand academic opportunities in
aviation, STEM, nursing and health services and construction. Also, the Beaver
County Career and Technology Center provides opportunities for students to have
a pathway to immediate post-high school employment.
Aliquippa's achievements are legendary and known locally, state-wide and nationally. There is no reason why the current Aliquippa students cannot become legendary.