BOARD REORGANIZATION MEETING NOTICE: The Ambridge Area School District Board of Directors will hold their Reorganization Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Ambridge Area High School, 909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA.
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
Congratulations to Ms Chelsea Benedict on her nomination for a Golden Apple Award from AAHS.
Her tireless dedication to our students above and beyond the school day is remarkable and with a very positive impact.
Ms Benedict was nominated for the 2016-2017 academic year award by Mr. Booher, Assistant Principal.
We look forward to May 27th when the winners will be announced by The Prevention Network at reception to honor all district nominees from the Beaver County Area.
20 Meter Pacer Test Record breakers
Fourth Grader – Lauren Mealie
Sixth Grader – William Gruca
Congratulations to Madeline Swartz for Honorable Mention for her Evaporating Liquids poster!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’s, Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi and State Street principal Mr. McKelvey in picture are the following students: MCKENZIE BROOKS, BRAYDEN PRENTICE, JANNA RUSNAK, DANICA MAROVICH, NATAJHA ALEXANDER AND TRISTAN VILLO.
Absent from the picture is VERA MEIDER.
Congratulations to all!
The Junior High Bridgers are sending two boys to Junior High States!
Tyler Holman qualified at 87lbs, placing third!
Jacob Traupman qualified at 187lbs as the Area IV runner up!
They will compete at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship in Johnstown next weekend! Great work, Bridgers!
After some tough wrestling by the Varsity Bridgers today at sections, three of our boys qualified for WPIALS!
113, 3rd place, Daniel Yetsick
126, 3rd place, Jacob Dunlap
160, 5th place, Justin Hassick
The boys will compete in the WPIAL finals next weekend at Canon Mac High School.
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!"
To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, Ambridge’s high school jazz department recently hosted the Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s Jazz Workshop. The workshop took place on Wednesday April 6th in the High School music suite and included students from all over Beaver County. Kevin McManus, adjunct professor at five different universities and freelance musician, was the artist in residence and Ambridge’s own elementary music educators Samantha Rappolt and Samuel Eisenreich served as clinicians. Participating students from Mrs. Baney’s and Mr. Hartman’s jazz bands included Jacob Best, Tim Bruce, Faith Holcomb, Margie Jarsulic, Matt Kowalski, Josh Lockhart, Claire Matzie, Ryan Mikush, Carlina Powell, Kevan Rotthoff, Pearl Swann, and Hayden Wesche.