Congratulations to Ambridge Area Middle School Eighth Grade student, and Riverhounds Soccer Academy star, Jason Simms! Jason was selected to participate in the id2 Training Camp in Chula Vista, CA - December 5th-8th. The US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed in an elite training camp with top players from throughout the country, while also being scouted for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. For more about the id2 Program, please visit http://www.usclubsoccer.org/id2.
The Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program for the 2019-2020 School Year.
“Effective Aug. 27, 2019, all students enrolled in the Ambridge Area School District are eligible to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day at the school at no charge to families,” said Mrs. Janet Gaffney, AASD Food Services Director. “This is wonderful news for AASD families.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Community Eligibility Provision is a non-pricing meal service option for school districts in low-income areas. By meeting certain eligibility requirements of the provision, AASD students will now automatically receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Previously, the District was required to collect applications from families for the Free-and-Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program before students were eligible for the benefit.
The provision only covers the cost of breakfast and lunch meals. A la carte items such as milk and snack bar items are not included and will continue to be sold a la carte.
Sports Physicals will now only be held on July 27th at 12pm (all Junior high and High school student athletes). Phycials are $20 and athletes must have their physical packet and money (cash) on the day of the physical.
To view a printable version of the Physical Form plese Click Here.
For more information about physicals please visit the Ambridge Athletcs Webpage by Clicking Here.
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 annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, May
27th, 2020 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the
respective schools as follows:
Ambridge Area High School 7:50 a.m. — 8:15 a.m.
Ambridge Area Middle School 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Economy Elementary School 10:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Highland Elementary School 11:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.
State Street Elementary School 12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.
A School FunDay Ticket is $29.00. Cash or money orders (payable to Kennywood) will be
accepted -- no checks. Amusement tickets will also be available for purchase at the High School on
Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th, 2020, (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 the Ambridge
Area High School after March 27, 2020. You may purchase tickets online for $30.00 at
kennywood.com up until the day of the School Picnic, May 27th, 2020, an
online processing fee will apply.
School FunDay tickets will be valid on May 27th, 2020, 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
$12.00 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 $56.99. 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. FunDayticket for $29.99. Guests under 46” in height will be able
to purchase,at the gate a Jr. FunDayticket for $38.99.
The Pennsylvania School Code outlines the following requirements for candidates wishing to fill school board vacancies:
The School Board will review all applications and conduct interviews at the January 8, 2020 meeting. A final candidate will be selected at the January 8, 2020 meeting.
In STEAM, students in 3rd Grade have been using Little Bits, electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets, to learn about creating circuits! The power source blocks, input blocks and output blocks are all color coded, and they have been learning about how the input affects the output by tying in the Reading skill, "cause and effect!"
On Thursday, November 19, the district participated in Grief Awareness Day. Most buildings participated in a "blue out" to acknowledge grieving children. Donations were collected and will be given to the Caring Place. The photos below were taken at the High School and Highland Elementary. Thanks to all of the buildings that participated. Photos by Karen Moser. For more about the Caring Place, please visit their website: https://www.highmarkcaringplace.com/cp2/index.shtml. For more about Grief Awareness Day, please visit their website: http://www.childrensgriefawarenessday.org/cgad2/index.shtml
The Superintendent's Office has issued the following documentation concerning the Coronavirus. Please take a moment to read the letter and review the additional links at the bottom of the page
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State Street Elementary School students and staff spent the morning honoring and celebrating local veterans for their service to their community and their country. Breakfast was served to the 20 veterans who attended, followed by a special presentation of "thank you" cards from the preschool class. Entertainment was provided by the Ambridge High School Steel Drum Band.