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

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A NMSI AP English Literature and Language teacher training session was held on March 8 at Ambridge Area High School. More than 80 teachers from schools all over the East Coast participated in the training.  AAHS teachers Mrs. Briola and Mrs. Bogati were participants in the training sessions.

 

The District was pleased to host the event and have the opportunity to showcase the High School campus.

We would like to extend the following information for the Community Event hosted via Penn State Beaver:

 

Drug Awareness Night: Parent/Guardian Session: ADULT ONLY

When: March 5, 2019

Where: Penn State Beaver-  Beaver Campus - 100 University Drive Monaca, PA 15061

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

 

Adult Only - The parent/guardian session will take place on the evening of March 5th from 7:00-8:30. Participants will learn about the Act 53 Involuntary Commitment Hearing Process of minors into drug and alcohol treatment. Keystone Wellness Programs is sponsoring Foward/U, where participants will have the opportunity to explore a staged teen bedroom, filled with hidden signs of dangerous behaviors. This is an adult only event, no children will be permitted due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter discussed.

If planning to attend, please register at the following link: Registration Link: http://bit.ly/DrugAwarenessNight2019

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Seven AAHS students have distinguished themselves by their induction into the Tri-M Honor Society, chapter 3967 at Ambridge Area High School.MacKenzie Dugan, Bethany Fritsch, Amanda Hicks, Claire Matzie, Molly Moore, Carlina Powell, and Kamryn Rudolph were inducted on February 11, after meeting all of the required criteria for membership. This criteria includes: maintaining an “A” average in all music classes and a “B” average in all other classes, participation in at least two music ensembles, teacher recommendations, and a public performance in either a solo capacity, or a small group.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander and Frances Harley, incorporated and renamed Modern Music Masters in 1952, and in 1983 recognized as the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

 

 

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On Friday, March 29 2019, the High School will be holding an inclusion event for LGBTQ+ youth in Beaver County. Interested youth in grades 9-12 in any Beaver County Schools are invited to join us at Ambridge High School from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Our goal is to have a panel of guest speakers to share about personal experiences as well as resources available for support for youth in Beaver County. We will have an open resource fair time for students to speak to representatives from different supportive agencies in the community. The event will also include time for youth to spend with peers in group team-building activities and discussion groups related to LGBTQ+ current issues. Breakfast items, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Registration is required. Registration forms are available here.

 

Kennywood Day
 
The annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Kennywood Park. The park opens at 10:30 a.m. and rides start at 11:00 a.m. Amusement tickets for Kennywood Park will be sold on Monday, March 18, 2019,  at the respective schools as follows:


Ambridge Area High School - 7:50 to 8:15 a.m.
Ambridge Area Middle School - 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Economy Elementary School - 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Highland Elementary School - 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
State Street Elementary School - noon to 12:30 p.m.


A School FunDay Ticket is $28.00. Cash or money orders (payable to Kennywood) will be accepted -- no checks. Amusement tickets will be sold at the High School from Tuesday, March 19. 2019, until Friday, March 22, 2019, (from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) or until the supply of tickets are sold.All sales are final.No amusement tickets will be sold at theAmbridge Area High School after March 22,2019.You may purchase tickets online at www.kennywood.com/ambridge up until the day of the School Picnic, May 29,2019.

 

School FunDay tickets will be valid on May 29, 2019, or every operating day in May, June through July 5, and September. Also, these tickets will be valid any weekday in July and August, with a $10.00 surcharge for Saturdays and Sundays starting July 6 through August. Please note that school tickets at the discounted price are not sold at the park. The cost of general admission, purchased at the gate, is $54.99. Children ages three (3) and under will be admitted free of charge and will be permitted to ride free of charge. Guests age 55 and over (proof of age required) will be able to purchase, at the gate, a Sr. FunDay ticket for $28.99. Guests under 46" in height will be able to purchase, at the gate, a Jr. FunDay ticket for $36.99.

 

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Two AAHS Band students and three AAHS Choir students have distinguished themselves by their participation in PMEA District 5 Band and Chorus. Marjorie Jarsulic and Elisabetta Pucci were selected to perform in PMEA District 5 Band held on January 24-26 at Beaver High School. Kamryn Rudolph, Molly Moore and John Barnhart were selected to perform with PMEA District 5 Chorus held on February 7-9 at Beaver High School. Each festival culminated with a public concert featuring the ensemble.

 

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME. PMEA District 5 encompasses schools from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.

 

South Pacific Musical 2019

 

 

Tickets for the Ambridge Area High School Musical, "South Pacific," are available for purchase online. Follow this link or click on the poster above to order your tickets today!

 

On January 24, 2019, the Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce all 10thgrade students will be administered the ASVAB-aptitude battery test free of charge at the Ambridge Area School District at 8:00 AM.  The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will be conducted during the school day at Ambridge Senior High School.  The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success, as well as career measures and occupational career pathways.  Areas of testing include General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematic Knowledge, Electronic Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension. All testing areas are listed at http://www.official-asvab.com/subtests_coun.htm.

 
Once the exam has concluded, all students participating on the test will receive a Career Exploration Guide alongside their individualized test results from the January 24, 2019 testing session.  This guide includes an interest inventory that will help students use their interests and ASVAB scores to explore both civilian and military occupations and identify areas of strengths in the occupational field.  Interpretation of test scores, strengths, aptitudes and abilities will also be reviewed with your student on February 27, 2019 at the High School.  Students are encouraged to ask questions at this time to explore their results further in the fields of interests.
As a reminder, ASVAB participants are not under any obligation to the military after taking the exam.  Scores or exam results will not be used, shared or retained for any recruiting purposes unless indicated in the 10thgrade year, and will not be held on file.  Results are used for exploratory purposes in the 10thgrade year at this time. 
 
A parent nightwas held on Jan. 15, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School from 6-8 PM.  Mike Kistler, ASVAB district coordinator,was on hand to discuss the ASVAB test, format and layout as well as benefits of taking the exam as a student the 10thgrade year.  A powerpoint of his presentation is attached for your review here.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Chelsea Benedict, Ambridge School District Counselor at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.  For more information, please visit the official website at http://www.official-asvab.com/.
 
We are pleased to announce this opportunity for your student here at Ambridge Senior High School and appreciate your support of your student through their journey through High School.  As tenth grade students are enrolled for the ASVAB exam, if you would like for your student to be excused from the ASVAB testing, the following documentation is required to be signed and turned into Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 18, 2019.

The Preliminary SAT 10 will administered to all 10th grade students on March 19, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School. The PSAT 10 is the second test in the SAT Suite of Assessments to help prepare your student for future SAT testing. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 10 supports all students with early feedback on the skills and academic knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The PSAT 10 also helps students determine what they need to work on academically in order to prepare for college upon graduation from high school.

 

Additionally, the PSAT 10 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT — It measures what they are already learning, shows them whether they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT or upon high school graduation. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and the KHAN academy is free.  Additionally, the PSAT 10 gives each student personalized feedback about his/her academic strengths and weaknesses, ability to see future predicted scores on the SAT to date, while helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers alongside their educators. In addition: 

 
Educators will have an early opportunity to:
·        Measure and follow student performance
·        Ensure students are on target to achieve college and career readiness
·        Pinpoint areas for academic development
·        Identify students who have the potential to be successful in Advanced Placement courses
Every student who takes the PSAT 10 is given access to multiple online resources that provide FREE personalized SAT preparation, as well as college and career planning tools. These resources include: 
·        Free, personalized SAT study on the Khan Academy® platform based on your test results
·        AP courses through AP Potential™ feedback
·        Roadtrip Nation, where you can create your own career roadmap
·        College Search and Major and Career Search on BigFuture athttps://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
·        For more information on the PSAT 10 visit:https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test
 
Any questions please feel free to direct to the Guidance Office at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.  Any student wishing to opt-out of the exam is required to pick up a form in Guidance and return to Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 23,
2019.The powerpoint is attached for your review here.
We are excited to offer this opportunity free of charge during the 2019 school year and appreciate your support of this assessment as your student continues their journey through their High School years and beyond. Students, we hope you will put forth your best effort on test day, to allow us to support your unique needs on your journey toward college and career success.
 

The Preliminary SAT 8/9 will be offered to all 9th grade students on March 12, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 8/9 supports all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The PSAT 8/9 also helps students determine what they need to work on academically in order to prepare for college and career success upon graduation from High School.

 

Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—It measures academics and what they are learning, shows them whether they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and the Khan Academy is free.  Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 gives each student personalized feedback about his/her academic strengths and weaknesses, thus helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers.  Additionally: 

 

Educators will have an early opportunity to:

·        Measure and follow student performance
·        Ensure students are on target to achieve college and career readiness
·        Pinpoint areas for academic development
·        Identify students who have the potential to be successful in Advanced Placement courses.
Every student who takes the PSAT 8/9 is given access to multiple online resources that provide FREE personalized SAT preparation, as well as college and career planning tools. These resources include: 
·        A PSAT 8/9 score report that includes detailed answer explanations.
·        A PSAT 8/9 Score that includes future prediction of SAT test achievement and scores to date. 
·        A personalized study plan when the student links his/her PSAT 8/9 results to the Khan Academy site.
·        For further information, please visit:https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test
 
For further information, a parent night was held on January 15, 2019 at Ambridge Senior High School from 6-8 PM: Title I: Understanding the benefits of the ASVAB, PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10. The cost of the test per student is $11.00.  Checks, cash or
money orders can be made payable to the Ambridge Area School District and submitted to Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 23, 2019.   Ms. Benedict, School Counselor,enteredthe 9thgrade classrooms the week of January 7, 2019
to speak with the students and review the benefits of taking the exam.  Please direct any questions to the Guidance Office at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.  All sign-ups are due by January 23, 2019.The powerpoint is available here.
 
We appreciate your support and are excited to be able to offer this assessment as your student continues on his/her journey through High School and beyond. Students, we hope you will put forth your best effort on test day, to allow us to support your unique needs on your journey toward college and career success.