Yesterday the JH and SH teams competed in the BC Envirothon at Brady's Run Park. The teams did well. The SH earned a 6th place our of 23 teams and the JH won a 1st and 4th place. The girls first place team missed 1st last year by 3 points.
This season in track & field, Isaac Elliott plans to win a WPIAL title in his sprinting event. In previous years, Elliott has unfortunately pulled his hamstring and been unable to compete. This year he has been doing very well so far with no injuries, so he hopes to be able to compete and qualify for states. Congratulations to him so far, and good luck for the rest of the season!
To read the article on the Times Online, click on the link below.
6th grade: Students are researching earthquakes. They are designing an earthquake-proof structure. Students will work in teams and assume the role of architect, treasurer, or project manager.
5th Grade: Students are researching Native Americans and they are engineering models of Native American dwellings.
These girls are constructing a Native American dwelling called a Chickee.
4th Grade: Students are learning about Forces and Motion through the Hotwheels Speedometry curriculum.
These fourth grade boys are using Hot Wheels cars and tracks to learn about potential and kinetic energy.
3rd Grade: Students are learning about circuitry using Little Bits. Little Bits are electronic building blocks.
These third grade boys collaborate as they work with Little Bits.
The Board of School Directors have completed their rounds of School Board Meetings at the various District school buildings. Through December, 2016 all School Board Meet and Discuss Meetings and School Board Meetings will be held at the Ambridge Area High School Auditorium.
|Meet and Discuss||Board Meeting|
|6/15/2016 - CANCELLED|
Ambridge Area School District
Act 1 Referendum
Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index % applicable to the School District. The Ambridge Area School District’s real estate tax increase for the 2016/2017 fiscal year is limited to the index of 3.3%. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate % increase above 3.3% might be required to balance the Ambridge Area School District’s budget for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. The Ambridge Area School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as required by Act 1 for an exception allowing an increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the Ambridge Area School District’s Preliminary Budget.
A copy of the proposed preliminary budget will be available for public inspection by December 30, 2015 in the Ambridge Area School District Business Office which is located at the Ambridge Area High School, 909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA, and on the District’s website at www.ambridge.k12.pa.us. Final adoption of the preliminary budget will be taken at the scheduled voting meeting of the Board of School Directors to be held on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium.
The Ambridge Area School District was saddened to learn of the school shooting that occurred on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Our condolences are with the families affected by this tragedy.
When a tragedy of this nature occurs, it is natural for the community to question the safety and security of its schools. The District takes the safety and security of its students and staff seriously, frequently reviewing security practices and crisis response protocols, and adjusting when necessary.
The District already has a number of security measures in place. They include:
An Economy Borough Police Officer is stationed at Ambridge Junior High School throughout the school day and is available for District-wide use.
Exterior doors for all buildings are locked during the school day; all visitors must enter and exit through main entrances.
The District uses the Raptor Visitor Management System in all buildings. The system uses state-issued ID to run a brief background check before visitors may enter the building.
High School students are scanned by metal detectors and bags are searched prior to entry into the building.
Additional security cameras have been placed in the District.
All employees are required to wear District-issued photo identification badges.
Additionally, District administrators held a planning session with the police chiefs from our school communities in August 2017 to review security measures and crisis response protocol. A follow-up meeting is planned.
Teachers also are receiving active shooter response training through the ALICE program. The training is closely aligned with U.S. Department of Education recommendations for handling an active shooter situation.
The District also is considering the use of metal detectors at evening events and locking gates to further secure areas of buildings not in use for evening activities.
We take our responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff seriously. The District is willing to invest funds into upgrading and enhancing its security. School safety is the responsibility of the entire community. We encourage the community to remain vigilant, reporting any incidents or perceived threats to either law enforcement or a school official.