Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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District News

Division 1- Grades 1-3


1st place- Jaysean Tarpley- Economy Gr. 2

2nd place- Aubrie Hudak- State Street Gr. 2

3rd place- Milena Modugno- Economy Gr 3

4th place- Addison Musi- Economy Gr. 2 

5th place- A'Kira Jones- Highland Gr. 2


Division 2- Grades 4-6


1st place- Norah Marchionda- Middle School Gr. 6

2nd place- Norah Marchionda- Middle School Gr. 6

3rd place- Aiden Kress- State Street Gr. 5

4th place- McKayla Lebeck- Middle School Gr. 6

5th place- Claire Marchionda- Economy Gr. 4

6th place- Chassidy Beasley- State Streer Gr. 5


Division 3- Grades 7-9


1st place- Vivianna Battista- Middle School Gr. 7

2nd place- Amoir Ogbara- Middle School Gr. 7

3rd place- Thalia Villao- Middle School Gr. 7

4th place- Savanna Jones- Middle School Gr. 7

5th place- Mia Modrovich- Middle School Gr. 7

6th place- Kaetlin Caulao- Middle School Gr. 7


Division 4- Grades 10-12


1st place- Naomi Husted- High School

2nd place- Nick Perza- High School

3rd place- Naomi Husted- High School

4th place- Lily Cambell- High School

5th place- Naomi Husted- High School

6th place- Nick Perza- High School



Category 2 Grades 3-5

Short Story


1st place- Emily Wissner- State Street Gr. 5

2nd place- Faith Aguirre- State Street Gr. 5

3rd place- Jacob Ellenberger Gr. 5

Thank you to all the Art Teachers and Mrs. Brock for all her assistance and support for a successful competition!

A special thanks to Ms. Roppa for her support not only for the arts but for literature.

March 12, 2020

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

 The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

First, it is important to remember that at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus within our region. We are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Superintendents and Educational Leaders within Beaver County are maintaining regular contact with our local health professionals to share information, seek guidance, and ask questions to help us in planning for any regional needs.  

We encourage our students, staff and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC recommends the following tips that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additionally, our Districts and Schools are taking the following steps in order to be prepared for the possible entry of the virus into our region.

Health Services

  • School Nurses continue to coordinate with the PA Department of Health for guidance and monitoring of data related to coronavirus.
  • Faculty meetings will be held to review proper handwashing techniques. Staff will then provide students with instructions and reminders of the importance of frequent handwashing.
  • Students and staff are asked to stay home if they are ill, maintaining the CDC recommendation that individuals remain home for 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.

Buildings & Grounds/Custodial

  • Custodial staff will continue to use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved products at appropriate dilutions to clean all surfaces.
  • Custodial staff are paying particular attention to all hard surfaces and “high touch” areas throughout each building.
  • Districts are in communication with their transportation companies/departments to ensure there is a plan in place for buses to be cleaned with an approved cleaner and following an appropriate protocol.
  • Signs reminding everyone of the importance of washing their hands frequently are hung throughout the schools.

Travel Recommendations

  • Anyone concerned about symptoms or possible exposure should stay home and contact his/her health care provider.
  • The Districts request that if students are traveling out of the country, or to an area of the U.S. that is known to have coronavirus, parents/guardians should notify the School Nurse. The School Nurse will assist the family in ensuring all CDC guidelines are followed.
  • The Districts request that non-school based organizations, such as booster groups, with travel plans to areas outside of our region contact the Superintendent to review travel plans and protocols.
  • Student field trips are being monitored and reviewed on a case by case basis.   Our Districts will continue to actively monitor the situation with coronavirus and the recommendations from the CDC. This rapidly evolving health concern will present unique challenges, but we remain focused on prioritizing safety and ensuring quality communication with our communities. We thank you for your continued support in keeping our students, staff, and communities safe.



Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent
Rochester Area School District

Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent
Aliquippa School District

Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent
South Side Area School District

Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent
Freedom Area School District

Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent
New Brighton Area School District

Mr. Barry King, Substitute Superintendent
Ambridge Area School District

Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent
Hopewell Area School District

Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent
Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent
Central Valley School District

Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent
Blackhawk Area School District and
Western Beaver County School District

Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27

Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent
Beaver Area School District

Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent
Midland Borough School District

Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent
Riverside Beaver County School District

Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director
Beaver County Career & Technology Center

Daniel Yetsick - with his victory at the Montour duals on Saturday, February 1st, Daniel set a new Ambridge Area High School wrestling record for his career victories and was voted outstanding wrestler of the day by the coaches. Daniel is ranked top six in WPIAL and top 20 in the state at his weight class. Daniel is a Division 1 commit to Davidson College. Daniel's overall win record is 125!

Congratulations to this outstanding athlete!


On January 17, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted Grants will be distributed to schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science classes and teacher training.   Ambridge Area School District.was awarded $35,000 for computer science classes and teacher trainings in the elementary schools.  The grant, written and submitted by Dr. Welter, will focus on Apple’s primary computer science curriculum Everyone Can Code. Each elementary school will receive a new cart of iPads.   Several staff members are involved in the extensive 6-day training sessions provided by PA Department of Education.   We look forward to this new opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our students.

The Ambridge Area High School Music Department held their annual Holiday Concert on Wednesday December 18th.    These young student-musicians displayed their hard work and talents for the community to enjoy.  Traditional holiday favorites and swing versions of holiday music were performed.    Happy Holidays from Ambridge Area High School!

Congratulations to the winners of the Holiday Card Contest!   Students were asked to create a seasonal card for the Ambridge Area School District.   The selected winners were printed on the district's holiday greeting card.   Dr. Welter and the School Board will recognize the winners at the January 15th School Board Meeting.   

Alice Smedley, 2nd Grade, State Street Elementary

Morgan Hartman, 4th Grade, Economy Elementary

Runner Up – Alena Strong, 3rd Grade, Highland Elementary




The first annual Bridger Back-to-School Kick-Off event was held on Monday, Aug. 19 at Wright Field House. The event featured food, fun and games for the entire family. A special thank you to our sponsors for helping to make the day extra special for our students and their families. Welcome back Bridgers! The first day of school for the 2019-2020 School Year is Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. A highlight reel of yesterday's event is available here or by clicking on the photo above.

The Ambridge Area School District will operate three PA Pre-K Counts Classroom servicing three-year old and four-year old students. Four-year old students have first priority. The School District is accepting applications for the Pre-K classroom. Our program will service twenty students per classroom. If you are interested in the program and meet the requirements, applications are located in the elementary offices and the Attendance Office at the Senior High School. Only students with complete applications will be considered for the program. When completing the application, please bring the required documentation.


The Pre-K Counts Program serves both breakfast and lunch. Transportation is provided for all students. Our program is recognized by the State for offering high quality instruction in all areas of early childhood development—social, academic, gross motor, fine motor, and behavior. In addition, a wide range of services are offered to our families who participate in the program.

Highland Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

State Street Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

Economy Elementary has one Pre-K classroom.


pdf Pre-K Registration Packet 2020-2021 (762 KB) pdf
(1.40 MB)

The Ambridge Area School District is accepting nominations for the 2018 Hall of Honor.


The Hall of Honor was established to commend outstanding Ambridge Area School District alumni for their accomplishments, successes, service to others and state or national awards.



In order to be eligible for nomination, alumni must meet the following criteria:


  • Nominees for the Hall of Honor must have made significant community contributing and/or career-related accomplishments. One-time distinctions or awards may be appropriate if they were given at a state or national level.

  • Nominees also must have graduated from Ambridge Area School District at least 10 years prior.

“The primary goal of the Hall of Honor is to have our current students aspire to the greatness that other Ambridge Area graduates have achieved,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent of Schools. “Those successful graduates add to our greatness and allow us to encourage and motivate current students toward future aspirations.”


The 2018 Hall of Honor winner will be selected by a committee consisting of School Board members, District Administrators, teachers, students and community members. If available to participate in the ceremony, the 2018 Hall of Honor designee will be recognized during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 31.



Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018 and are available here and the Ambridge Area Senior High School main office.


Questions may be directed to Mrs. June Mueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-266-2833, Ext. 1263.