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

Join Us This Summer for Showstoppers – Musical Theater Workshop and Performance

Middle School and Senior High School

Senior Project for Kamryn Rudolph and Joshua Peters

 

Brenda’s Notes presents Showstoppers - a musical theater workshop filled with song selections from Broadway musicals. This year’s selections include Hamilton, Waitress, Matilda, School of Rock and more. Give your children the opportunity to learn to sing, dance, and act on stage. Led by Brenda Harsch-Menjivar (vocal director of Ambridge Area High School’s spring musical production), rehearsals will be held at Brenda’s Notes with final week rehearsals and performance held on stage at Ambridge Area High School.

Middle School Workshop (125.00)

For Students entering grade 6 through entering grade 8

June 4-26 – Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 and Saturdays (11-12)

Senior High School Workshop (150.00)

For Students entering grade 9 through this year’s graduating seniors

June 4-26 – Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-9 (note for those in pre-summer band, rehearsal will be split between band the Showstoppers the first week) and Saturdays (12-3)

Grades 6-8: June 4-26 - afternoons (4-5:30) and Saturdays (11-12)

Combined performance on June 27th at the High School.

Space is Limited. Call or text (412) 818-4760 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Young Frankenstein" on its five nominations for the 2018 Henry Mancini Awards! The 24th annual awards program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh CLO, will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland.
The production has been nominated in the following categories:
 
• Best Musical (Budget Level III)
• Best Crew/Technical Execution
• Best Ensemble
• Best Costume Design (Budget Level III)
• Best Scenic Design (Budget Level III)
In addition, Kamryn Rudolph received a Pittsburgh CLO Academy Scholarship.
As a nominee for Best Musical, Ambridge will have the opportunity to perform a scene from its production at the awards ceremony. Two representatives from each of the 17 participating schools also will perform in the show-stopping finale.
 

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Congratulations to Senior Mahki Robinson, who placed first against 28 teams in the long jump at the 2018 MAC Invitational with a jump of 22-4. Mahki was just short of breaking the 2017 record of Hopewell athlete Dantae Ranieri of 22-10.

 

Ambridge also had three athletes place in the Top 6 in the competition:

  • Maura Devine - Grade 9 - placed fourth in the 800-meter with a time of 2:28
  • Leuca Hanish - Grade 4 - placed fourth in the 3200-meter with a time of 12.16
  • Kylee Bobak - Grade 10 - placed fifth in the 400-meter with a time of 63.26

 




 

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It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.

Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference.  The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12). 

Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:

Systems Control: 3rd  Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich;  PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney;  Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz:  10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists:  Josh Peters & Madeline Smith.  


Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments.  There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference.  High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments.  We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!

For more information on TSA, check out the national website:  www.tsaweb.org.

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On April 12th MCJROTC had two guest speakers discussing the importance of American Citizenship. Mr. Les Szell, an immigrant and political refugee from Hungary, came to USA in 1957, at age 11, when his family escaped the communist Russian regime. He talked about freedom, opportunity and hope for the future by living in the United States. Mrs. Floriana Jones immigrated from Italy when she got married in 1977. Her mother was hidden in a wall when the German Soldiers went house to house looking for young girls when Nazi Germany invaded her country during WW II. She said to always stand up for your country and your freedom and that she owes the United States for a wonderful life! She quoted, “my freedom was bought by the blood of the American Armed Forces who liberated Europe.”

 

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It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.

 

Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference.  The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12).

 

Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:

Systems Control: 3rd  Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich;  PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney;  Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz:  10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists:  Josh Peters & Madeline Smith. 

 

Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments.  There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference.  High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments.  We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!

 

For more information on TSA, check out the national website:  www.tsaweb.org.

 

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The Ambridge Area High School National Honor Society had an awesome time at PNC Park on Wednesday watching the Pirates beat the Rockies!

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Ambridge Area High School students embraced the #ChooseKind movement with an activity designed to get them thinking about the value of being kind to classmates and standing up against bullying.

The event, which took place on Thursday afternoon on the "bridge" into the High School, was organized by student Marissa Hooks, who said she wanted to emphasize the power just a few kind words can have on others. Students who participated wrote messages of kindness on balloons and sent them to classmates. Anyone who received a balloon was then encouraged to include another message of kindness and launch the balloon in the community to help brighten someone else's day.    

Each balloon cost $1, and a total of 80 balloons were sold for the event.

High School Principal Ms. Janice Zupsic said she was extremely proud of the students for spreading a message of positivity. " Marissa brings a very positive message to the forefront with this activity. It is a great reminder to all of us that we should be helping to raise each other up rather than tearing each other down."

 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. A full story on the event can be viewed on the Beaver County Times website here.

 

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Mrs. Bogati submitted essays to the Legion written by students in her class.  They were titled "What A Patriot Means To Me". Samantha Freed was awarded 1st place by the Baden American Legion Post 641.  Sarah Sipes was awarded 2nd place from the Ambridge Post. Both girls were invited to the monthly meeting held at the Baden Legion where each of them read their essay to members who were in attendance. Afterwards, they were presented with a check from the President of the Baden Post.