Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Middle School

401 First Street, Freedom, PA 15042 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-869-5321
Principal, Mr. Thomas McKelvey x3245



Ambridge Middle School took part in the What's So Cool About Manufacturing competition, partnering with Nova Chemicals in Monaca. Throughout the winter,  students met with manufacturers and engineers at Nova Chemicals to discover what is so cool about manufacturing and how the processes are done to impact their day-to-day lives. Students conducted interviews, took two site tours, and created this video project.


"I couldn't be more proud of their hard work and am hoping the community will take some time to vote for their video," said Ms. Abigail Koper, Middle School teacher. 


The video created by Ambridge Middle School students is eligible for six award categories, including Viewers Choice. Please like and share this video using the following instructions to ensure your views and shares count: Visit this website and then click on 2019 competitions-Pittsburgh North-Ambridge. Then click the "vote" button.


The Academic Games League of America (AGLOA) is now set for its National Tournament. The AGLOA Tournament will be held April 26-29, in Orlando, Florida. Ambridge Area Middle School has three students who have qualified for this event, Naomi Husted 8th Grade, Jordan Garrison 7th Grade, and AJ Gerace 6th Grade.

These three students had to qualify in 2 of 5 academic games to make it to Florida. Naomi qualified in 4 games, Linguishtiks, Equations, World Events, and Current Events. Jordan qualified in Linguishtiks and World Events, and AJ qualified in World Events and Current Events.

Along with these three excellent students, A.A.M.S. was well represented in Beaver County with 9 other students that qualified in just 1 of the academic games. these students include 7th Graders Mark Rauenswinter in Linguishtiks, Josh Ziemkiewicz in Equations, Brayden Reeves in World Events, and Jason Simms in Current events.  The 6th Graders include Julien Hubbard in Linguishtiks, Lauren Mealie in Equations, Raina Hammond and Abby Reeves in World Events, and Blaize Kolar in Presidents.

We are very proud to have these fine students represent the Ambridge Area School District both locally and nationally.



Recently, Mr. Brad Olenic's Advanced 7th grade science classes finished up a chapter on work, power and simple machines.  To incorporate the whole chapter, students were required to invent a Rube Goldberg project, which was to perform a simplistic task using at least five simple machines.  Students were given several weeks at home to design, construct and analyze their projects.  They had to video tape their projects for later use in presentations in class to their peers.  They also completed a notebook documenting the problem they were trying to solve, and included their materials used, a work log, an illustrated blueprint and a description of all the simple machines used in their project.  Check out some of their projects in the videos below! Great job to all of our students and their creative projects!


Project One


Project Two


Project Three

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Recently, the Sewickley Public Library donated a new book to every student in sixth through eighth grade at the Ambridge Area Middle School. 

EmilyFear, the Teen Librarian at Sewickley Public Library, and her assistant, Bridget Clark, sent a survey to every student in the Reading classes at the Ambridge Area Middle School asking them questions about their likes and dislikes of book genres.  The women then sorted through the hundreds of surveys and personally selected a "perfect match" of a novel for each student to keep. The excitement of the students when they received their "blind date" in late February was amazing!  Silent reading took on a whole new meaning...many of the students quickly read their novels, then switched with a friend.
This outreach program, made possible by the generosity of Sewickley Public Library patrons, is meant to encourage reading in teenagers in local school districts.  

Kennywood Day


The annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, May29, 2019 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 Monday, March 18, 2019,  at the respective schools as follows:

Ambridge Area High School - 7:50 to 8:15 a.m.
Ambridge Area Middle School - 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Economy Elementary School - 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Highland Elementary School - 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
State Street Elementary School - noon to 12:30 p.m.

A School FunDay Ticket is $28.00. Cash or money orders (payable to Kennywood) will be accepted -- no checks. Amusement tickets will be sold at the High School from Tuesday, March 19. 2019, until Friday, March 22, 2019, (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 theAmbridge Area High School after March 22,2019.You may purchase tickets online at up until the day of the School Picnic, May 29,2019.

School FunDay tickets will be valid on May 29, 2019, 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 $10.00 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 $54.99. 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. FunDay ticket for $28.99. Guests under 46" in height will be able to purchase, at the gate, a Jr. FunDay ticket for $36.99.