Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Senior High School

909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-266-5056
Principal, Ms. Janice Zupsic x2287 | Assistant Principal, Mr. John Booher x2479

“11-12th Grade Reading: Speed Dating-A Book”

Mrs. Neel and Mrs. Phillips’ 11-12 grade reading class participated in “Speed Dating: A Book” on October 18, 2017. Six novels were candidates as well as six different flavors of popcorn. Students broke into groups and had 4 minutes to “interview” each novel. They answered questions such as “Tell me about yourself (the book).” “Where are you from?” “Though you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the truth is that looks are important. What makes this book attractive and interesting to look at?”


After they were done analyzing the book they sampled the popcorn at the desk. If they liked the popcorn, they placed some into a bag and rotated stations.  

At the end of the rotations, the students voted on the next novel they would like to read in class as well as their favorite flavored popcorn.


The results are in! The students selected “Maus I: My Father Bleeds History” By: Art Spigelman. This is a graphic novel about The Holocaust. They also chose cheddar popcorn as their favorite. 


Dear Parents/Guardians/Students:

The data collected in the attached needs assessment will help the Ambridge Area High School Counseling Department plan the following for the 2017-2018 school year:

School counseling core curriculum grades 9-12: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in 9-12 classroom and group activities.  This can be through small group, individual or large group classroom guidance lessons.

School counseling core needs:  The feedback provided will also help direct the school counseling department plan and structure the parent nights for all 9-12 students based on parent/student requests.  The counseling department would like to continue working collaboratively with the community, the students and the district to ensure input is provided while meeting the academic, social/emotional and career goals of all the students and parents.  

Please fill out the information in the school counseling needs assessment to help better direct the services for your High School Student for the 2017-2018 school year:

This form is also located under our guidance tab under the High School Area.

Thank you, and we look forward to an amazing and successful school year ahead!

AAHS Guidance Department

On Friday, September 22 JROTC and the Physical Education Department joined forces to promote physical fitness, mental toughness and team work in order to live a more healthy life style. The events the students participated in were the inflatable obstacle course, log drills, tire flip, tire pull and stretcher relay. This event also created a bridge that bonded all Bridger’s who participated in the event. A special shout out to 6th period for the being the most motivated class!!!!


On October 2nd the girls and boys soccer team had their Senior Night!

Boys (Top left to right)- Erick Villalta, Jason Lambert, Aj Fustich, Michael Manos, Christian Fisher, Ameer Caprini, Connor Rabold, and Tyler Holland

(Bottom left to right)- Domenic Lamberto, Dimitri Niaros, and Monterey Carpenter

Girls (Bottom left to right)- Megan Guthrie, Jaida Syrek, Haley Obrien, and Abbey Sutton




Congratulations to the doubles team of Haley Racioppo and Hilarie Walsh.  They competed in the section doubles tournament and qualified for the WPIAL tournament by making it to the semi-finals.  The WPIAL doubles tournament will be held on Thursday October 19th, at a time and location TBD.  This is following the team’s first ever WPIAL playoff berth.  Congratulations Lady Bridgers on a fantastic season!

2017 Baden Applefest winners

7th grade

1st – Ivan Yuu

2nd – Trinity Hines

3rd – Levi Westfall

8th Grade

1st - Brooklyn Wongg

2nd – Hannah Miller

3rd – Zoey Bedallian

9th grade

1st – Emily Lyon  “Owl”

2nd – Darnasia Raines  “Blue Moon”

3rd – Sarah Gray  “Random Town”

10th Grade

1st – Karlee Washington  “Gym”

2nd – Lucas Antkiewicz  “Recycle Taco Truck”

3rd – Jacob Schmidt   “Eye”

11th grade

 1st – Navon Locust   “Colored Eye”

2nd - Allison Dugan   “Doberman”

3rd -  Cheyenne Bennett   “Bear/Girl”

12th grade

1st – Kia Millie   “Brown Peace”

2nd – Dante Torhan  “

3rd – Anthony Montagna  “Rainy day”

People’s Choice award

Emily Lyon

Anthony Montagna






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August 6, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may already know, Kevin Hudac passed away Friday, after an unfortunate accident. Kevin was a recent graduate from the class of 2017. We know that this type of loss can greatly affect our children and our school community.

We will bring in our professionals and prevention specialists from the Prevention Network to help our children deal with their emotions and reactions to feelings of fear and loss. Services will be available in the High school office Monday August 7th from 9am to 1pm and by appointment as needed moving forward. Please contact the Guidance office at 724-266-2833 x2377

This type of death can produce many different responses to loss. There can be shock, fear, sadness, shame, anger, and guilt. Every individual is different. Some may not react at all while some children will display grief openly and want to talk about the death and their feelings. Talking can help children with their fears about their own possible losses.

Sometimes grief can be expressed in actions. Be aware of behavior changes such as crying, over-reacting to small stresses, complaining of stomach or headaches, or acting tired or withdrawn. If you become concerned about your child’s behavior, please call the school to ask for help.

Know that your teachers and counselors are here to help with any problem your child may encounter. Please call your school if you need assistance for your child.


Ms. Janice L. Zupsic
Senior High School Principal
Ambridge Area School District

2017 Ambridge High School Prom Court


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Pictured from left to right: Issac Elliott, Sarah Fischer, Travis Holman, Maddie Sas, Alana Jula (Queen), Zak Ernst (King), Kinsey Cheran, Nick Campalong, Sierra Kazil, Landon Hanna.


Congratulations to Ms Chelsea Benedict on her nomination for a Golden Apple Award from AAHS.

Her tireless dedication to our students above and beyond the school day is remarkable and with a very positive impact.

Ms Benedict was nominated for the 2016-2017 academic year award by Mr. Booher, Assistant Principal.

We look forward to May 27th when the winners will be announced by The Prevention Network at reception to honor all district nominees from the Beaver County Area.