Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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District News

The Ambridge Area Senior Class and Football and Cheer Boosters would like to cordially invite athletics, organizations, and clubs to walk in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The parade will begin at 6:00 PM and lead into the football game.  Line up for the parade begins at 5 p.m.  Please use this Google Doc link to register to participate. Registration must be completed by Friday, September 21, 2018.
Questions may be directed to Jennifer Phillips at 724-266-2833, Ext. 2371 or Casey Neel at Ext. 2234.

Welcome back Bridgers!


The first day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year is Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Back-to-school supply lists are posted on the website here.


Instructional times for each of the grade levels is as follows:

  • Elementary Schools: 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
  • Middle School: 7:25 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • High School: 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.




The Ambridge Area Board of School Directors has a new member. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Board appointed Cathy Fischer to fill the vacancy left when former Board member Kelly Fischer resigned her seat at the July 18 School Board meeting.

The Board received three applications from individuals interested in serving the remainder of Kelly Fisher’s term, which runs through November 2019. Candidate interviews were conducted by the Board prior to the decision to select Cathy Fischer to fill the vacancy.

Cathy Fischer is a parent in the District who has been active in the schools and community. She successfully spearheaded the Highland Elementary School PTO for several years and has established meaningful relationships with local and elected officials to positively benefit the Ambridge Area School District and its students.

I am a forward-thinking individual who takes initiative to identify challenges,” she said. “My strong passion for our District, my love of public education and my keen ability to build quality relationships within the community will serve as valuable assets to the School Board.”

Mrs. Fischer said she is capable of and willing to “. . . work closely with other Board members and Administrators to create a shared vision for the best possible solutions for a successful District.”

Ambridge School Board President Scott Angus said the Board is fortunate to have someone as dedicated to public education as Mrs. Fischer joining their ranks. “We would like to thank the three individuals who expressed interest in filling the seat,” he said. “We feel confident moving forward that Mrs. Fischer will work diligently to fulfill the best interests of our District and our community.”

Superintendent Dr. Jo Welter said she looks forward to working with Mrs. Fischer in her new role. “Mrs. Fischer is well known in the community as a strong supporter of public education and an advocate for our children,” she said. “As a parent with children in the District, I know she is dedicated to the success of not only her own children, but that of every child in our schools.”

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Coming soon! The 2018-2019 Activities Calendar. AASD families will receive the calendar via the USPS before the start of the school year. Families who do not receive a calendar by the start of the school year should contact their school office.



Summer is almost over! The 2018-2019 School Year for AASD students begins on Wednesday, Aug. 29. School supply lists for students by grade level are available below. Please click on the link that corresponds to your child's grade level for the supplies they will need to start the year. Additional supplies may be requested by individual teachers once the school year begins.


Kindergarten Students Only
Elementary Students (Grades 1-5)

Middle School/High School Students (Grades 6-12)


The Ambridge Area School District will operate three PA Pre-K Counts Classroom servicing three-year old and four-year old students. Four-year old students have first priority. The School District is accepting applications for the Pre-K classroom. Our program will service twenty students per classroom. If you are interested in the program and meet the requirements, applications are located in the elementary offices and the Attendance Office at the Senior High School. Only students with complete applications will be considered for the program. When completing the application, please bring the required documentation.


The Pre-K Counts Program serves both breakfast and lunch. Transportation is provided for all students. Our program is recognized by the State for offering high quality instruction in all areas of early childhood development—social, academic, gross motor, fine motor, and behavior. In addition, a wide range of services are offered to our families who participate in the program.

Highland Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

State Street Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

Economy Elementary has one Pre-K classroom.


pdf 2019-2020 Pre-K Enrollment Packet (1.40 MB)



Every student deserves an opportunity to better his or her future, but not every student has the tools to make this possible.

The Give Pack program exists to equip the leaders of tomorrow. Through Give Pack, students are provided with a new backpack and essential supplies for the school year. The program benefits students in the Seneca Valley, Ambridge and Ellwood City School Districts, as well as the residents of Glade Run, Mars Home for Youth, and the Pittsburgh youth connected to mission-based organizations, including Light of Life and Urban Impact.


The Give Pack program will be in the Ambridge Area School District for distributions of the backpacks on the following date:

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the High School between 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the High School between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Vouchers will be mailed home with the free and reduced lunch information.


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The 2018 Golden Apple Gala was held at The Prevention Network on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
This event, the only of its kind in Southwestern Pennsylvania, honors those educators, nominated by their school administrator, who go above and beyond to ensure the success of students.
This annual event draws nearly 150 individuals from across our region to honor those who have been recognized for 2018. The Golden Apple Gala recognizes all individuals who are nominated at this event.
The nominees from AASD included:
Jacqueline Bennis - 1st Grade Teacher at Economy
Paul Hladio - Science Teacher at the high school
Charlene Iordfido - 4th grade Highland
Kimberly Roppa - Academic\ Behavior Coach at State Street Elementary
Congratulations to Ms. Bennis, who won the Golden Apple Award for Elementary School Teachers!




On Wednesday, May 9, eighth grade teams from the Junior High School participated in the Beaver County Envirothon, earning a fourth-place trophy.

The Beaver County Envirothon is an environmental issues and awareness competition for high school students, and is sponsored by several local environmental agencies. All conservation districts in Pennslvania hold competitions at the county level. Winners at the county level are then sent to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Students are challenged in the areas of forestry, soils and land use, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue.


Congratulations to our teams!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Young Frankenstein" on its five nominations for the 2018 Henry Mancini Awards! The 24th annual awards program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh CLO, will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland.
The production has been nominated in the following categories:
• Best Musical (Budget Level III)
• Best Crew/Technical Execution
• Best Ensemble
• Best Costume Design (Budget Level III)
• Best Scenic Design (Budget Level III)
In addition, Kamryn Rudolph received a Pittsburgh CLO Academy Scholarship.
As a nominee for Best Musical, Ambridge will have the opportunity to perform a scene from its production at the awards ceremony. Two representatives from each of the 17 participating schools also will perform in the show-stopping finale.