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Mr. Ambridge

Mr. Ambridge

  On March 20, 2014, twelve Ambridge High School juniors and seniors competed for the title of Mr. Ambridge. The 9th annual contest included swimsuit,…

Kennywood Day

Kennywood Day

The annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Kennywood Park. The park opens at…

Summer Dance Academy

Summer Dance Academy

I am excited and proud to start the Ambridge Performing Arts Academy Professional Summer intensive Dance program at the Ambridge High School.  The 3 week…

TSA State Conference

TSA State Conference

Forty-nine members of our local Ambridge Area Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) captured forty-four individual and team awards at the thirty-sixth annual PA-TSA…

AASD Letter to Parents & Residents

AASD Letter to Parents & Residents

  The following letter was distributed today (4-11-14) by the Office of the Superintendent.   The letter is addressed to all parents and residents of the…

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The mission of the Ambridge Area School District is to be the "Bridge" to leading and learning, preparing students for the future through academic excellence!

BASES Report: Summary and Scenarios PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:58

Below is a copy of the BASES Report:  Summary and Scenarios presented by the administration at the Wednesday, April 16th school board meeting.  


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Brooklyn Kotula: Beaver County Times Athlete of the Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shawn Besong   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:15

Brooklyn Kotula isn’t following the exact footsteps of her mother. But just like her mom, she’s making a name for herself on the Ambridge sports scene.

In the late 1980s, Maria Morsillo Kotula starred on the track & field team. As a senior in ’89, she won the state shot put championship. Her throw of 46 feet, 1 inch set a Beaver County record that stood for 17 years.

Twenty-five years later, Maria’s daughter Brooklyn is making a name for herself in softball. Even though she’s a freshman, Brooklyn Kotula is the Bridgers’ starting third baseman. And she’s such a productive hitter that she bats clean-up.

“She’s a nice little player,” said coach Bubba Huwar. “She can play.”

In Huwar’s 14 seasons as coach, he’s never hesitated to start a freshman deserving of playing time. Ambridge has been lucky to have a girl or two almost every year who have been ready to play as ninth-graders. Shortstop Heather Mueller and pitcher Kelly Haslett, now juniors, were full-time starters as ninth-graders.

Mueller, who bats leadoff, has a .333 average so far for the 4-0 Bridgers.

Haslett, who bats third, is hitting .438.

But it’s Kotula who leads the team in hitting at .571.

Interestingly, both Kotula and Huwar used almost the exact same words to describe the freshman’s performance at the plate.

“She’s just pounding the crap out of the ball,” Huwar said.

“I was surprised when I got the chance to bat fourth,” Kotula said. “We have a lot of good hitters on our team, and any of them could be batting fourth instead of me. But I guess Bubba has confidence in me that I could hit. Things have been going great for our team and for me personally. I have been hitting the crap out of the ball.”

Last week, Ambridge took early control in Section 1-AAA with wins over Hopewell (7-6), Blackhawk (9-3) and Central Valley (9-3). On Saturday against CV, Haslett and Kotula led a 14-hit attack with three hits each.

“She hits the ball down and hard,” Huwar said. “She’s not a very big girl; she’s something like 5-foot-4 or 5-5. But she’s very athletic. She’s a well-conditioned athlete who works at the game. And she really knows the game.”

Just like her mother, who earned a track scholarship at Pitt, Kotula hopes to compete athletically at the next level. She hopes to play softball in college. But that’s way down the road.

Right now, this hot-shot freshman wants to carry on a proud family tradition at Ambridge.

Jackie Robinson Poetry Contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kim Roppa   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:54


Shamus Fitzgerald, a sixth grader at State Street Elementary won second place in the Jackie Robinson Poetry Contest. He won four tickets to a pirate game and will be recognized on the field on April 18th. Great job, we are proud of you!

Budget Presentation 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 18:12

Below is a copy of the 2014-15 Budget Presentation (presented by Business Manager, Minnie Baker) from the Wednesday, April 9th board meeting.

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Request for Proposals-Facilities Study PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Drewnowski   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:17

The Ambridge Area School District is seeking proposals from qualified firms to perform a study of District facilities and to present options to the District with respect to existing facilities including the Ambridge Junior High School.

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Highland Bridger Readers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Wilson   
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:32

Highland Elementary is piloting an exciting new volunteer reading program entitled “Bridger Readers.” Volunteers from the community have been coming in to read with our Kindergarten and First grade Title I students.  The students read leveled books to the volunteers, who help reinforce fluency, decoding and comprehension skills.  The volunteers have also been helping our first graders practice their lines and readings for their spring show!

The Title 1 staff of teachers at Highland is coordinating this program.  The response from both the students and volunteers has been very positive!


Beaver County PASR Spelling Bee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Jones-Web   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:47


Jack Pumphrey a sixth-grader at Highland Elementary School won first place in the Beaver County PASR Sixth Grade Spelling Bee . Jack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sobona of Ambridge and Mr. Philip Pumphrey of California Jack is very involved in the community, he is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 498 in Ambridge, and he plays soccer for the ABE traveling team. Jack is involved in the school band and chorus and plays the piano. Out of school, Jack is an alter server and is in the youth group at his church. Ambridge Is very proud of Jack for this is only the second time our district has received this great honor. ambridge will host the 2015 Bee and Jack will  return to give the opening words. Great job, Jack!!!

Hall of Honor 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Drewnowski   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:27

Ambridge Area School District has opened the nomination period for the 2014 Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor was established to recognize past graduates that have achieved significant community/career accomplishments and as a means to have current students aspire to the greatness that these people have achieved. Inductees will be recognized at the graduation ceremony on June 5, 2014.

Please click on the announcement for more information. Applications will be accepted in the Superintendent's office until 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2014.


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