Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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District News



The HS Steel and Jazz bands gave students at Highland and State Street Elementary an opportunity to celebrate the power of music and and see just how fun and cool it is to be a part of a school performing ensemble! As a tribute to Black History Month and in order to understand the African roots of steel pan and jazz music, the 5th & 6th grade band students were invited to join the HS musicians on a few tunes. They added additional rhythm by playing African drums and shakers that are normally used in their 5th and 6th grade music classes. Congratulations and much thanks to our music teachers, Celeste Polakovic and Samantha Croach, for their passion and purpose in the band and choral programs and continuing their implementation of world music drumming in the music curriculum! Photos by Alan Freed







The Ambridge Area Board of Education, at its regular monthly Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2017approved the following item:

Revised 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

It is recommended to approve the revised 2017-2018 school calendar.  The following change due to inclement weather and school cancellation on Friday, January 12th and Wednesday, February 7th will be reflected on the revised calendar as follows:

March 28th (2nd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (FULL DAY)

March 29th (3rd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (HALF DAY, ACT 80 day).   HS/JH dismissed at 11:00 am.   Elementary students dismissed at 12:00 pm (noon)

These days have been adjusted to allow the students to finish the week with a half day instead of a full day.




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March 29, 2018

For the April 12th Night!



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Ambridge Junior High School

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The Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a financial symposium on Sunday, March 11 is extending an invitation to all students, parents, staff and administration. Resources for children centered around obtaining a solid financial foundation will be available.


Financial Symposium

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, President Trump will be speaking in the Ambridge Area School District’s Wright Field House, located on the corner of Duss Avenue and 8th Street. The event is slated to begin at 7 p.m. More details are available on the Donald Trump for President, Inc. website here.

Since this is an evening event, the Ambridge Area School District will operate on a normal schedule for the day. Students will be dismissed with the assistance of the police and District Administration.

As with all other rental groups, Donald Trump for President, Inc. has followed District policy in renting the field house for the visit. The Ambridge Area School District respects the office of the President of the United States; however, the rental of District facilities for this event does not reflect an endorsement of or affiliation with any political party or candidate.

The flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided valuable information for the identification and treatment of flu symptoms in children.


The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and affects the nose, throat and lungs. The flu differs from the common cold in that it comes on suddenly and includes symptoms such as fever, runny/stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting can accompany the flu, but is more common in children than adults.


While the flu can be active year-round, the height of the season is projected to begin in early October and last through May. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services lists the cases of flu for Beaver County so far this flu season at 877.


A CDC tip sheet for the flu season is available here.




Our Ambridge Brrridgers raised over $1,500 for Special Olympics at the Beaver County Polar Plunge held in Bridgerwater on Sunday, January 28.


The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee held their annual banquet in Rochester on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Under the theme of “Together Achieving Love, Hope, and Peace,” they recognized several Beaver County community members and winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest. 

Ambridge Area School District proudly had three students who received awards in the oratorical competition.  In the 4th grade division, Lila Gerle, a student at Highland Elementary, earned 2nd place.  In the 5th grade division, Julien Hubbard, won 1st place, and Kaia Fubio received 2nd place.  Julien and Kaia both go to State Street Elementary.  

All students spoke on the topic, “Who is Dr. King and why do you feel we continue to celebrate his birthday?”  Each student was honored with a beautiful plaque and monetary award.  State Senator Elder Vogel and State Representative Rob Matzie, an Ambridge alum himself, also presented the students with certificates of recognition from the State House and Senate.

We are very proud that the students of the Ambridge Area School District continue to keep Dr. King’s Dream alive by participating in this annual event.​

Due to a maintenance issue at State Street Elementary School today, the middle school concept presentation scheduled for this evening at State Street has been moved to Ambridge Senior High School. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the High School library on the second floor. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the High School this evening.