Photo taken by Joe Sabella
After functioning as more of a role player for Ambridge basketball as a freshman, Kara Haslett's sophomore season looked like it was going to be her breakout year. Instead, Haslett spent the year watching her teammates from the sideline.
Playing in an off-season shootout tournament in November 2015 at Seneca Valley, Haslett drove to the hoop, jump stopped and felt her knee pop. The diagnosis was severe: a torn ACL.
To read the full article writtern by Jeremy Tepper on The Times Online, click the link below.
Jr High Science Fair Winners January 19, 2017
1st Place - Dinah Bailey
2nd Place - Matt Kowalsky/Brady Eisel
3rd Place - Jacob Ernst
4th Place - Dominic Santia
HM - Jacob Kotula/Will Hrinko
HM - Maura Devine
Congratulations to our Ambridge Area School District students who were finalists in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest. Our 4th and 5th graders swept their divisions! They were presented their plaques and monetary awards at the Dr. King Banquet in Rochester on Sunday, January 15th. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Ambridge Steel Drum Band.
In the fourth grade division, the winners were Madelyn Palmer of Economy Elementary in first place and Ja...red Astorino of Highland Elementary in second place.
In the fifth grade division, the winners were Mackenzie Sutton from State Street Elementary in first place and Madison Holcomb, also from State Street, in second place.
We are extremely proud of your knowledge of Dr. King and the oratorical skills you are developing at such a young age!
Ambridge Area School District Modified 2016-2017 School Calendar
It is recommended the Ambridge Area School District 2016-2017 school calendar be modified as follows:
January, 2017 (School Make-Up Days)
Friday, January 13………… Full Day (K-12)
Monday, January 16…….. School Make-Up Day….(1) (Full Day)
Tuesday, January 17……… School Make-Up Day…(2) (Full Day)
February, 2017 (School Make-Up Days)
Monday, February 20……. School Make-Up Day… (3) (Full Day)
March, 2017 (School Make-Up Day)
Friday, March 10…………… Full Day (K-12)
April, 2017 (School Make-Up Day)
Wednesday, April 12……… Full Day (K-12)
Thursday, April 13………….. School Make-Up Day..(4) (Full Day)
Friday, April 14……………….. School Make-Up Day..(5) (Full Day)
Monday, April 17……………. School Make-Up Day..(6) (Full Day)
May, 2017 (School Make-Up Day)
Friday, May 5………………….. Full Day (K-12)
Tuesday, May 30…………….. School Make-Up Day..(7) (Full Day)
Wednesday, May 31……….. School Make-Up Day..(8) (Full Day)
June, 2017 (School Make-Up Day)
- Monday, June 12……………. School Make-Up Day…(9) (Full Day)
- Tuesday, June 13……………. School Make-Up Day…(10) (Full Day)
- Wednesday, June 14………. School Make-Up Day Elementary and Secondary / 180th Day of School for Secondary only (11 for Secondary) (Full Day)
Thursday, June 15…………… School Make-Up Day / Elementary only / 180th Day of School for Elementary only (11 for Elementary) (Full Day)
Thursday, June 15…………….In-Service Day / Secondary Only
Friday, June 16………………….Clerical Day / Elementary and Secondary
The following days in January have been changed on our district calendar to FULL days of school:
- Friday, January 13 (Full Day K-12)
- Monday, January 16 (Full Day K-12)
- Tuesday, January 17 (Full Day K-12)
School will be in session for ALL of the remaining weekdays in January. The district is currently working on publishing a new calendar for the remainder of the school year. You will be receiving a copy within the next few days.
In 1st grade Reading students read different versions the folktale, The Three Little Pigs. In the STEAM Lab with Miss Conroy, students at Economy and State Street created houses for the 3 Little pigs out of drinking straws, craft sticks and Legos and cubes. Students worked as a team and followed the Engineering and Design process. They documented their progress in their Engineering & Design Notebooks. Students read a Reader’s Theater script of The Three Little Pigs and acted out the play through a puppet show. Each class filmed 2 videos on an iPad using green screen technology. Below you will find their final products. We hope you enjoy them!
Sarah Fischer is a senior on the Ambridge basketball team. With her first basket of the game, Fischer registered her 1,000th career point in a 20-point effort over Franklin Regional in the North Allegheny tournament on Thursday. Ambridge is 5-5 overall and 2-1 in Section 2-4A. Click on the link below for more information and Fischer's answers during an interview.
Community Service Announcement
Below are two community resources that can provide support to those in need:
Center for Hope 740 Park Road Ambridge, PA 15003 724.251.4899
Monday-Thursday at noon, free hot lunch
The Ladle’s website notes they serve hot meals every Monday, 5:30-6:30pm
9th and Maplewood
Ambridge, PA 15003
Center for Hope
fundraiser will take place on
December 3, 2016 in the Ambridge Area
High School Gym. Do your Christmas shopping or
just shop for yourself. Doors open at 10 a.m. Luncheon
at noon. Music by our very own Steel Drums.Live auction to follow.
Over 100 baskets and a live auction. For tickets call ext. 2405
Benefits the Center For Hope
We celebrated Thanksgiving with a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving theme. We had the traditional Charlie Brown food; popcorn, toast, jelly beans, pretzel sticks. My students decorated the table with a fall theme; acorns, leaves, and pine cones. They also did an amazing job making pilgrim hats and Native American headbands.
The Ambridge Area High School Marching Band, under the direction of Marie Dewar, has accepted the invitation to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and represent Ambridge, PA in the Waikiki Holiday Parade.
Each year the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor Survivors and American military. To date, hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched the parade since its inaugural year in 1998. Thousands of spectators, residents and visitors gather to watch this parade which hosts marching bands, Pearl Harbor Survivors, service bands, military units, local officials, dignitaries and entertainers. The parade begins at 7:00pm at Fort DeRussy and ends at Kapiolani Park. The scenic parade route travels approximately 1.5 miles through Waikiki along the oceanfront of beautiful, torch-lit Kalakaua Avenue. Bands who participate in the parade also provide a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial and a commemorative performance at the USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor.
While in Hawaii, the group will tour the island of Oahu, and include a visit to the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore and hike the Diamond Head crater. In preparation for the trip, the band has been practicing several patriotic songs and has been discussing the history of Pearl Harbor in class.
“We are thrilled to be working with Marie Dewar and the Ambridge band on their trip,” said Parade Founder Jake Peppers. The student’s experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime. We are honored to help create this memory.”