WHAT'S HAPPENING

BUSINESS TAX CREDITS

 

Application deadline for contributions that qualify under the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit program is May for renewals and July 1 for new contributors.  Start your application NOW!

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

 

AEIO provides an annual grant to Abington Heights schools for Kuiper Award winners designated by the district. The Kuiper Award recipients use the funds in the classroom or for professional development.

 

FEATURED PROGRAMS

CSE SENSORY ROOM

 

CSE Sensory Room offers a unique setting for students in autistic support, life skill classes and with learning differences.

THE GATHERING

 

Select Abington students and teachers participate at this unique four-day literature conference in July at Keystone College.

 

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND

 

Congratulations to all the Abington OM teams for another great year.

GIRLS STEM PROGRAM

 

Abington Heights Middle School hosted the first Girls in STEM competition. You go Girls!

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND

 

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition that includes students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. During the year, each team works on a long-term problem, where students learn to think divergently and creatively and to work as a team. All students were involved in brainstorming, designing, building, testing, redesigning, rebuilding and retesting their “solutions” to the problems.

 

                            

 

In addition to the long-term problem, each team had to compete in the spontaneous part of the competition in which the students are required to solve problems as a group with only minutes to prepare. They are judged on their solutions as well as their ability to work together under pressure. Each team is judged at the Regional, State, and World levels against other teams within their division (age group).

 

Abington Heights has Odyssey of the Mind teams representing all of the schools in the School District.  This past year, Abington Heights School District had roughly 90 students, participate in this creative problem solving competition that includes students from kindergarten through high school. It was another successful year in the 2014-2015 season. At the regional level of competition, 13 teams participated and 6 teams scored high enough to advance to the State Tournament. 3 of those teams advanced to the World Finals, that was held in May, 2015, at Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI.

 

     

 

Look! we were In the News!

 

For more information about Odyssey, visit their website at: www.odysseyofthemind.com

 

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