The Ambridge Area School District will have a scheduled two-hour delay for all schools on Wednesday, Oct. 16. A full breakfast will still be served at all District schools on Wednesday. Students are encouraged to stop by the cafeteria upon arrival to enjoy breakfast before classes begin.
Students arriving for the first day of Kindergarten Readiness Camp in the District were greeted by smiling faces and new friends.
The camp is designed to prepare students for the transition into Kindergarten. Families with children registered for the Kindergarten program for the 2019-2020 School Year were provided with free transportation to the elementary school to which their child is assigned. Once there, students will receive both breakfast and lunch, have the opportunity to meet their new classmates and teachers and familiarize themselves with their news classrooms and school.
Not registered yet for the 2019-2020 School Year? Stop by State Street Elementary School between 9 a.m. and noon all this week to register. Questions can be directed to Cathy Hopkins at 724-266-2833, Ext.1273 or via email.
Ambridge Area High School is pleased to host the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) training Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. AAHS welcomed teaching staff from: Washington, California, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Virginia, Ohio and throughout Pennsylvania. Learn more about NMSI, and the three-year grant the Ambridge Area School District received, through the initiative here.
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.
AAHS students participated in a Reality Fair on Thursday, Oct. 3. The fair was sponsored by the Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union (AAFCU). During the fair, students had the opportunity to select careers, receive a prepared profile of earings and visit a number of booths focused on budgeting for transportation, insurance, food cost, housing, entertainment, clothing, saving, Internet and TV and a part-time supplement. Students also had the chance to spin the reality wheel to impose life conditions that may arise to see how it would affect their overall budgets. The experience closed with students being afforded the opportunity to meet with a financial planner to access how they might make positive changes and adjustments.
Want to get psyched for the big Homecoming game against the Knoch Knights on Friday, Sept. 20? Join us for the Bridgers Homecoming Pep Rally on Thursday, Sept. 19 to help kick off Homecoming weekend. Festivities will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Moe Rubenstein Stadium.
The Homecoming Rally will feature a number of fun-filled events, including food trucks, baked goods, raffles, face painting and games for the whole family. The Homecoming Court, High School Band and Cheerleaders and Varsity Football players will be featured during the pep rally. All Lil’Bridger athletes are encouraged to wear their football and cheer uniforms to the event.
Donations are being accepted for the event. Individuals or community businesses interested in donating items to the snack/bake sale should sign up here.
The pep rally will be followed by the big Homecoming game, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Immediately preceding the game will be a Homecoming Parade and Celebration, starting at 5:45 p.m. The parade route begins at the Ambridge 911 Center and ends at the stadium. The parade will feature high school, middle school and elementary school students and school organizations, who will join the Homecoming Court as it makes it way through town to the stadium. Clubs and athletic programs that would like to register to participate in the parade may do so here. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 12. All parade participants are required to be at the 911 Center no later than 5 p.m.
The safety and security of our students is a top priority at these events. As such, Elementary-aged students attending Homecoming events on Thursday and Friday must be accompanied by an adult. Elementary students are required to be seated with their parents or adult guardians during the football game. No running through the stands is permitted. Middle School students are required to sit in the Middle School Cheer Section, located behind the High School Student Section and the Marching Band. Concession stands will be open during the game, featuring a variety of food options.
Homecoming weekend will conclude with the Homecoming Dance, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets will be sold from Sept. 16-18 during lunches. Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The Homecoming Dance is open to students in grades 9-12 only. AASD students are not permitted to bring gusts from another school. All students attending the event must be in good academic and behavioral standing.
Come out and support the AASD Marching Band on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Mattress Fundraiser. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the High School.
The Ambridge Area School District will celebrate a century of Bridger football during the September 13, 2019 home game against Blackhawk. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The community is invited to mark this milestone at the Moe Rubenstein Stadium, with a number of special events planned for the evening.
Bridger football alumni are invited to join us for the special commemoration. Register in advance of game night to receive two complimentary tickets to the game. Registered guests also will enjoy a pre-game reception and receive preferential field seating.
Additionally, honorary captains will be selected for the evening. They will join the current team captains at mid field for the game’s coin toss.
“Football has been an important part of the Bridger school community for a century, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone with our Bridger football family, both past and present,” said Addie Lucatorto, Ambridge Area School District Athletic Director.
School is almost back in session and the big Homecoming Game is just around the corner! The parade and the game will be held on September 20 as our Bridgers take on the Knoch Knights. T-shirts are now on sale. Deadline for orders is Tuesday, September 3rd.T-shirts can be ordered via this link. Proceeds benefit Chloe Kamzelski’s senior project.