Ambridge Area School District

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Safe2Say Something

Beginning on Monday, January 14, 2019, every school in Pennsylvania will begin using the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System.

The Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows individuals to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene when unsafe and/or harmful behaviors take place.  The tips can be submitted via the app, online, or a dedicated hotline, and each tip is reviewed by the Safe2Say Something call center housed in the Office of Attorney General.  The call center will process and refer tips to the appropriate school teams and law enforcement according to the level of threat.

Safe2Say Something was made possible with help from Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization in Newtown, Conn. that was formed after the December 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Safe2Say Something system will be overseen and operated by the Office of Attorney General, with the expertise and guidance of Sandy Hook Promise.

This partnership is the first of its kind where Sandy Hook Promise is providing its expertise from its proven Anonymous Reporting System at a state-wide level. While Sandy Hook Promise is partnering with school districts across the country to bring this life-saving program to individual school districts, Pennsylvania represents the first time this will be done for all districts across the entire state, showing a strong commitment to empowering students to report their concerns and intervene before a crisis occurs.

As part of its commitment to the program, Sandy Hook Promise will train students across the state how to recognize at-risk behaviors and take action to help someone else by submitting an anonymous tip. The training is only being provided to students in grades 6-12.

All tips will be processed immediately by the call center and information relayed to the appropriate authorities. Each school in the state has established a Safe2Say Something team that is responsible for receiving notifications from the call center 24/7. Local police departments also are being trained in how to handle the information that may be reported to them via the call center tips. The training is provided at no cost to schools.

The Safe2Say Something program is one more tool at our disposal in keeping our students, staff and schools safe. Additional information about the program, including dates for our student training, will be provided as it becomes available.

We wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 2019 Ambridge Brrrrridgers Polar Plunge team! Saturday was a cold day but the team had an amazing time! We raised over $1,700 for the Beaver County Special Olympics.
The winner of the Pens tickets was Jim Henley, his ticket was sold at Highland. The ticket was drawn by an impartial 3rd party on Friday afternoon in the Highland office.

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As part of our enhanced communications plan in the Ambridge Area School District, communications with parents/guardians are distributed using our e-blast notification system (Tyler). Information ranging from upcoming important dates of interest, to emergency notices, are sent via this method. It is therefore imperative that parents/guardians verify that the District has the most up-to-date contact information to ensure communications are being received. Parents/guardians who wish to verify their information – or provide changes to information already on file – are encouraged to contact their child’s school or log into the Tyler portal to make the changes. Parents/guardians who choose to log into the portal to make the changes themselves should navigate to the section titled “Student Details.” There, they will be able to make any changes necessary to email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information and preferences.

 

Tyler Portal Login

 

 

 

Congratulations to the following winners of the applefest art show. These students worked hard on their art. Be sure to give them a pat on the back for their efforts.
 
Applefest 2018
7th grade
1st-Sarah Golden
2nd-Jordan Garrison
3rd-Miliyah Kelly
8th grade
1st-Amanda Waschak
2nd-Emily Deane
3rd-Faith Carter
9th grade
1st-Allison Wintersgill
2nd-Morgan Cloud
3rd-Jadyn Cochenour
10th grade
1st-Nick Perza
2nd-Lily Campbell
3rd-Ariyane Thomas
11th grade
1st-Charish Jones
2nd-Rani Cochenour
3rd-Jake Levato
12th grade
1st-Samantha Shallcross
2nd-Kiran Raha
3rd-Allison Dugan
Recycled sculpture category
1st-Tarea Macon
2nd-Sara Orlowski, Grace McCutheon & Mikayla Martin-Miller
3rd-Paris Deluigi
People’s Choice Awards
(Grades 7-9)-Allison Wintersgill
(Grades 10-12)-Charish Jones
Honorable Mention
Sarah Gray

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Order Yearbooks either online at yearbookforever.com or pick up an order form outside room 213.

Prices:   $55.00 by 9/15/18

                $60.00 by 12/31/18

                $65.00 by 1/30/19

If you are submitting a senior picture from a photographer, they must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12/21/18.

Any question please contact Mrs. Musser at ext 2467 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Ambridge Area Senior Class and Football and Cheer Boosters would like to cordially invite athletics, organizations, and clubs to walk in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The parade will begin at 6:00 PM and lead into the football game.  Line up for the parade begins at 5 p.m.  Please use this Google Doc link to register to participate. Registration must be completed by Friday, September 21, 2018.
Questions may be directed to Jennifer Phillips at 724-266-2833, Ext. 2371 or Casey Neel at Ext. 2234.

Welcome back Bridgers!

 

The first day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year is Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Back-to-school supply lists are posted on the website here.

 

Instructional times for each of the grade levels is as follows:

  • Elementary Schools: 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
  • Middle School: 7:25 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • High School: 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

 

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The Ambridge Area Board of School Directors has a new member. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Board appointed Cathy Fischer to fill the vacancy left when former Board member Kelly Fischer resigned her seat at the July 18 School Board meeting.

The Board received three applications from individuals interested in serving the remainder of Kelly Fisher’s term, which runs through November 2019. Candidate interviews were conducted by the Board prior to the decision to select Cathy Fischer to fill the vacancy.

Cathy Fischer is a parent in the District who has been active in the schools and community. She successfully spearheaded the Highland Elementary School PTO for several years and has established meaningful relationships with local and elected officials to positively benefit the Ambridge Area School District and its students.

I am a forward-thinking individual who takes initiative to identify challenges,” she said. “My strong passion for our District, my love of public education and my keen ability to build quality relationships within the community will serve as valuable assets to the School Board.”

Mrs. Fischer said she is capable of and willing to “. . . work closely with other Board members and Administrators to create a shared vision for the best possible solutions for a successful District.”

Ambridge School Board President Scott Angus said the Board is fortunate to have someone as dedicated to public education as Mrs. Fischer joining their ranks. “We would like to thank the three individuals who expressed interest in filling the seat,” he said. “We feel confident moving forward that Mrs. Fischer will work diligently to fulfill the best interests of our District and our community.”

Superintendent Dr. Jo Welter said she looks forward to working with Mrs. Fischer in her new role. “Mrs. Fischer is well known in the community as a strong supporter of public education and an advocate for our children,” she said. “As a parent with children in the District, I know she is dedicated to the success of not only her own children, but that of every child in our schools.”

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Coming soon! The 2018-2019 Activities Calendar. AASD families will receive the calendar via the USPS before the start of the school year. Families who do not receive a calendar by the start of the school year should contact their school office.