After professional inspection and evaluation, it has come to the administration and board’s attention that the bleachers at the fieldhouse are experiencing structural issues which require further evaluation of possible solutions.
While administration continues to look into possible solutions, it is necessary to move all junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball games to the high school gymnasium instead of the fieldhouse. While we recognize the popularity of the fieldhouse and the preference of our teams and fans to host games there, this measure is necessary to ensure the safety of our fans and players.
We have not taken this decision lightly and understand the importance of the history of the fieldhouse venue. Replacement of the bleachers is estimated at approximately $400,000. Until the preliminary and final budgets have been approved, the board cannot determine final solutions to this issue. We thank the public for their understanding as the board works toward managing finances while still providing appropriate and safe venues for student activities.
Attention 8th Grade Parent/Guardians:
Agenda:1st Annual 8th – 9th Grade Transition Night
When: December 18, 2017
Where: Ambridge Area High School
Who: 8th Grade Parent/Guardians
Time: 5:45 PM Check-In / Refreshments / Raffle Entry
6:00 PM Report to Classrooms
The Ambridge Area School District would like to welcome you to the First annual 8th – 9th grade Transition Night to be held on December 18, 2017 at Ambridge Area High School. Our staff and current students will be on hand to discuss the following:
1. Course Map/Progression of Classes from 8th – 12th grade: i.e. Algebra I, Algebra II, etc.
2. Grade Requirements / Pre-requisite / Placement exams
3. General discussion of classes / Interest areas
4. Advanced Placement and Acceleration Tracks / Curriculum
5. Understanding the scheduling process: Course Selection, Arena Scheduling and Selecting Courses
All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25.00 gift cards to local businesses. Refreshments will also be served as you learn about the future curriculum and classes of your student. Members of the National Honor Society and Student Council will also be on hand to offer first-hand experience and information pertaining to High School Involvement.
Please join us for a wonderful and informational night of learning of the future educational experience of your student at the High School Level. We look forward to meeting everyone as we continue to prepare our students for a future of educational and career success for the 2018-2019 school year!
We look forward to meeting with you.
Ambridge Area High School Staff
This first week at Ambridge Junior High has been off to an exciting and promising start! We have several initiatives this year that will enhance the climate of the school and strengthen relationships among our staff and student body. Our theme this year at the Junior High is GRIT. GRIT stands for Gratitude, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork. Our staff and students have identified behaviors that demonstrate these four pillars of character. We are focusing on showing GRIT in the hallways and cafeteria this year. It has been wonderful hearing students talking about and showing enthusiasm for GRIT amongst themselves. Their introduction to GRIT kicked off with grade level assemblies where they got their first taste at brainstorming about GRIT – what the words mean and how it might look in the school. They learned that through the demonstration of GRIT, they can earn spots on the Principal’s 100 Club and that they’ll be recognized for their positive behaviors and given the chance to win mystery motivators.
This School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program is an extension of the program they participated in at the elementary schools. In addition to our focus on increasing positive behavior and a sense of community in our school, we introduced a new academic initiative, iStation. This program will help our staff identify academic strengths and weaknesses of each student and customize online instruction to their individual needs. Students will work within this program consistently throughout the year. The program is highly engaging and interactive and we predict the students will enjoy their time working in it. Quarterly assessments will allow our staff to appropriately program for our students during the Intervention/Enrichment period. Junior High is a special time for our children. They are starting to increase their independence and sense of identity while still needing structure and our support. We believe that our School-wide Positive Behavior Support Program, that includes our theme of GRIT, will help our students make the connection between independence and responsibility. Working together, respecting differences, taking responsibility for our actions and words, and showing appreciation for our school, teachers and community, will improve the daily climate at the Junior High and continue to show that this is a great place to be!
State Street was an exciting place to be on Monday, August 21st as the kids headed into school for the 2017-2018 school year! Students attended an assembly on the STAR behavior reward program and had the opportunity to view the solar eclipse.
Andrew Crofoot and Madison Holcomb were awarded prizes for completing the summer activity packet and returning it to Mr. McKelvey (photo below).
Mackenzie Sutton, Colin Sutton, Braden Vukovcan, and Ben Vukovcan (not pictured Candise Russin) completed the summer reading challenge sponsored by the Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union (photo below).
Welcome back to all the students!
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Along with Mrs. Parisi, the Economy Elementary Physical Education Teacher, and Bradley Cavanagh, the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association, are the following students from Economy Elementary School who collected $50.00 to $99.00 for the American Heart Association when they participated in the Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Fund Raiser in their gym class. We are proud to announce that we raised $4,350 for the American Heart Association. In doing so, we also received $200 in much needed physical education equipment.
RULON ANDREWS, BRAIDEN STACY, BENTLEY LUCCI, ALYSSA WALKER, JACOB TURKO, AUSTIN HINDS, ELI DEIHL, SYDNEY SMITH, JOSLYN DESANTIS, ZACHARY KUNY, ABBY SMITH,CHARLES STEFANIK, KEEGAN DEIHL, JAYLYNN CAMPBELL, JOSHUA KUNY, KAILYN TURKO, BEN WEIGAND, JASON DESANTIS, & EMILY SMITH.
MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS: COOPER WAGNER
The following students fundraised over $100. KYLIE O’LARE, TRISTAN WALKER, MADISON CURRY, KENNEDY HUMMERT, MYLES RICHARDS, BELLA YURKOVAC, MAX REDINGER, ADDISON CREESE, ELI HARTMAN, MICHAEL BRIOLA, BRODY YURKOVAC, JUSTIN LAUFFER, MARA ILKO, NATHAN BOSH, & SAMANTHA ASTORINO.
MISSING FROM THE PICTURE IS: MILEY DEVINNEY
The following students were the top two fundraisers. KENNEDY HUMMERT and MADISON CURRY
A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!!
CHIPPEWA TWP. -- It quickly became apparent that the Ambridge girls’ soccer team was entering uncharted territory Monday night after a 6-3 playoff-clinching win over Blackhawk.
“This is the first time in my career I’ll be going to the playoffs,” said senior captain Taylor Mealie, who's first half goal extended the lead to 3-1. “I had faith in my teammates that we could do it.”
That faith, though, would have been wasted without actions. The Bridgers needed to win at Blackhawk to make the playoffs.
The Ambridge Area School District Administration recently has been made aware of several issues concerning R.J. Rhodes Transit, Inc., which provides contracted transportation services to the District.
First and foremost, we appreciate parents sharing their concerns, and would like to provide reassurance that each and every complaint is being investigated by the appropriate District personnel. The safety and security of our students is a top priority in the District, and we recognize that reliable transportation to and from school each day is a crucial component of a successful learning environment.
On November 3rd, the Ambridge Area High School had the privilege to host The Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s annual Woodwind Day. Our high school music department hosted student musicians, who play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or a double reed instrument and want to improve their performance skills. This year’s event brought 55 high school students from six different school districts, including Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Freedom, New Brighton, Rochester, and Western Beaver. Clinicians from Slippery Rock University, led by Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, provided a productive day of instruction in both full ensemble and section masterclass settings. Representing Ambridge Area High School were Elisabetta Pucci, Kylee Bobak, Carlina Powell, Amanda Hicks, Samantha Farah, Marissa Hooks, Owen Rotthoff, Mackenzie Dugan, Jeremiah Giordani, Samantha Shallcross, Hailey Sterling, and Maddie Goepfert.
Wetlands Field Trip to the Beaver County Conservation District. The 7th & 8th grade students studied Benthic Organisms and learned about the history of the Wetlands during a Nature Walk.