Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Highland Elementary

1101 Highland Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 | 724.266.2833 | f. 412-324-1299
Principal, Dr. Laura Burns x7202



The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce that it will be offering 4th Grade Band and Chorus to students for the 2018-2019 School Year.

The format for the 4th grade program will be similar to programming for 5th and 6th graders, and will include small group instructional time for like instruments. Students interested in learning more about the 4th grade band and chorus program will receive informational packets during the first week of school. 

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This is the 30th year of the Beaver County Summer Academy!

The Beaver County Summer Academy program is for all students in Beaver County currently enrolled in grades K-8 and will be offered during the weeks of June 18-22 and June 25-29 at Dutch Ridge Elementary School in the Beaver Area School District.

If you are looking to provide an opportunity for your child(ren) to experience new adventures, expand horizons, arouse curiosity, find self, share ideas and products, stimulate creativity and imagination, laugh and have fun, then Summer Academy is the place for you this summer!

Download a registration packet here or by clicking on the photo above.


Mrs. Jamie Connelly of the Beaver County Educational Trust (BCET) visited Highland’s STEAM classroom on April 15.  The BCET awarded the Highland Elementary STEAM program a grant for $500.  The grant entitled  "Immersive Learning through Collaboration" was written by Mrs. Nicole Darroch.  Grant monies were used to purchase four Breakout EDU kits.  Breakout EDU kits turn the classroom into an academically-focused escape room.  Students use teamwork and critical thinking to solve puzzles in order to open the locked box.  Games are used for all age levels and content areas.   The Breakout kits have been a welcome addition to our STEAM classroom.  We are grateful to the BCET and Mrs. Connelly for their support of our elementary STEAM program."


Roma Hendricks shown on the right of the above picture


The AASD Winner of the 6th grade spelling bee is Roma Hendricks from Highland Elementary School! Roma will continue on to compete at Counties. Thank you to all that participated. Congratulations to Roma, and good luck at Counties!

Sixth grade students recently completed a study of Egyptian culture. As part of the culmination of their studies, the students created Egyptian dioramas.




You are invited to breakfast and a brief presentation on what Title I is and what it does for our students.

WHEN:         Thursday, February 22, 2018

TIME:             8:15am – 9:15am                      

WHERE:        Highland Elementary School   Cafeteria                                      

                      1101 Highland Avenue

BREAKFAST: Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Juice, and Assorted Pastries

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833 ext. 1273.

More information is available here.



“Highland STEAM Family Night was a great success! Students and their families participated in an evening of STEAM challenges. The challenge stations included Rolling Things Measurement, Makey Makey, Bee Bot Addition, Lego We Do, Cup Stacking, Dash Robots, and Padlet posting.  Families worked together to explore the concepts of measurement, electricity, conductivity, computational thinking, and programming. Thank you to all the families who chose to spend their evening making memories with us.

Thank you to Mrs. Hoover for her support and time. Thank you to teachers Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Iorfido, and Mrs. Taormina for their time and help during the evening. Thank you to our PTO for volunteering their time and providing cookies. Thank you to Tim Cassidy Construction and CCBC STEM Academy for engaging and encouraging our kids. Thank you to our 6th grade STEAM Team (Alivea, Damariona, and Donovan) for teaching the younger students how to use the Dash robots. Thank you also to our three young men from the Ambridge High School JROTC program who volunteered their time to work the Lego We Do station. Special thanks to Cathy Fisher, Amy Fedora, Caylin Fedora, Talan Bell, Tim and Pam Webb for volunteering for the evening. Thank you also to Ms. Goldie and Ms. Jane for their kind support.”

Please join us for a

Highland Family STEAM Night


An evening of fun, hands-on activities for the whole family!  Build, explore, and create together. 

Who:  Students in grades Pre-K through 6th & their families

When:  January 11 from 6p.m.-8p.m. 

Where:  Highland Elementary School

Cost:  FREE! 


To register, please return the form below to Mrs. Darroch by Jan. 4.


Yes!  Sign us up for Highland Family STEAM night on Jan. 11 from 6-8p.m.!

Student’s Name _____________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________

         Number of Adults attending ________               

Number of Children attending ________

6th grade students only

Would you be willing to volunteer to help for 30 minutes during STEAM night?  If you would like to be part of the STEAM Team please return this form to Mrs. Darroch.  Sixth grade STEAM Team members will work at a STEAM table for 30 minutes on Jan. 11.  The 6th grade volunteers will show families in attendance how to use the technology on display.

Student’s Name ____________________ can be part of the STEAM Team on January 11. 


(Parent’s Signature)


(Parent’s Phone Number)

Time slot your child is available to help

____ 6:00-6:30p.m.

____ 6:30-7:00p.m.

____ 7:00-7:30p.m.

____ 7:30-8:00p.m.