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
On Saturday, February 4th, ten students from the Junior High School participated in the MathCounts competition at Penn State - Beaver. Rhiannon Bosh, Jonathan Ciani, Xander Dowlin, Connor Finnegan, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Jeremiah Giordani, Ezra Hanna, Joshua Hovan, Marissa Kennedy, and Elliott Powell competed against students from 8 other Beaver County schools. Four of our students placed in the TOP 10 after 3 rounds of competition. Connor Finnegan came in 10th, Xander Dowlin in 7th, JeremiahYou Giordani in 6th, and Jonathan Ciani 2nd. This qualified Jonathan to compete at the state level MathCounts competition in Harrisburg on March 11th. In addition, each school selects a 4 person group for the team round. The teams compete for a spot in the state competition with only the 1st place team qualifying. The Ambridge team earned 1st place! Congratulations to Jonathan, Xander, Kyla, and Elliott for being able to represent the Junior High and Beaver County in Harrisburg. Please join us in congratulating all of the students and wishing our state competitors good luck!
ATTENTION GIRLS ages 4-15
What will YOU be doing this spring and summer? Spend this spring and summer with your friends, make new friends, build teamwork, and sportsmanship playing softball.
ABE Softball is open to all girls ages 4-15 living in the Ambridge Area School District.
For more information on ABE Softball, visit www.abesoftball.com
or see the flyer below for more details:
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!
The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce the Act 88 arbitration panel has returned a majority decision in favor of the District’s final, best offer to the Ambridge Area Education Association (AAEA). The decision, issued Aug. 11, determined the District’s offer is the most reasonable and feasible option for all parties involved.
The arbitration team consists of the District’s appointed representative, a Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) representative and a neutral third-party representative selected by the District and PSEA arbitrators. All three arbitrators possess extensive experience in labor negotiations.
“In a good faith effort, the District worked diligently and met frequently to develop an offer that the neutral arbitrator would find acceptable and fair, considering the state of the District and the restraints of the budget,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent. “The District is satisfied with the decision and is hopeful that the teachers will have faith in the arbitrators making the decision.”
Jr High Science Fair Winners January 19, 2017
1st Place - Dinah Bailey
2nd Place - Matt Kowalsky/Brady Eisel
3rd Place - Jacob Ernst
4th Place - Dominic Santia
HM - Jacob Kotula/Will Hrinko
HM - Maura Devine
Congratulations to the Ambridge Varsity Girls Volleyball team for clinching a spot in the WPIAL Playoffs! They won two big games Tuesday, October 17th against Chartiers Valley and Wednesday, October 18th against Trinity to be able to make playoffs! Come support them Wednesday, October 25th @ Central Valley High School @ 7:30pm vs Central Valley!
The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.
A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. In the event that a person does not have identification, the campus administrator on duty will be called to assess the situation.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website (www.raptortech.com). If you have any questions for the district personnel, please contact the school office.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district.
L. Joan Welter, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Hello Ambridge Junior High Families,
In accordance to the Act 71 guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Education we will be hosting our yearly Signs of Suicide Program. This program is tailored to educate students on the signs of suicide and help them report their concerns to a responsible adult. The 8th grade program will be held the morning of November 10th and the 7th grade program will be held on the morning of November 14th. Please see the attached document for more details. I have also included a link to more information on Act 71 if you would like more details. Thank you and Have a great day.