Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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District News



John Chalupiak, a fifth grader at State Street Elementary School, and Elias Shingleton, a senior at Ambridge High School, visited the Beaver County Courthouse today as part of Law Day. John won the honor of attending the event after placing secon in the bookmark contest for grades 4 and 5. The theme of the contest was "The Three Branches of Government." He received a $30 gift card, a medal and certificate. Elias received a $500 scholarship award for his accomplishments in the Mock Trial. Both were recognized at the courthouse and treated to a luncheon sponsored by the Beaver County Bar Association.


Congratulations John and Elias!




As the community already is aware, there was a water main break discovered in a 12-inch line off of 19th Street in Ambridge Sunday. Crews from the Ambridge Water Authority were able to restore access to water through a temporary patch by 8 p.m., but repairs to the main line are ongoing.


Highland and State Street elementary schools, and Ambridge Area High School, were affected by the water main break. Classes were held at State Street and the High School today; however, classes at Highland had to be cancelled. The water main break caused the school’s water tank to lose pressure, making it unable to provide water to the building. The Water Authority continues to work on the issue at Highland, with the hopes that school will be able to be reopened tomorrow. Parents will be notified as soon as possible about the status of Highland, but should be prepared for the possibility that classes may once again be cancelled tomorrow.


Classes will continue as scheduled at State Street and the High School tomorrow. The Ambridge Water Authority issued a boil water advisory for Ambridge Borough and Harmony Township at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Due to this advisory, access to all water fountains and ice machines at the High School and State Street Elementary will be restricted. A pallet of water has been donated for each building, and students and faculty will have access to it throughout the day. Additionally, no fresh fruit or vegetables will be served during lunches. Only hot items will be available for the duration of the boil water advisory. All lunches will be served on paper products.


Activities at the High School will continue as planned this evening; however, there will be no access to drinking water on site, so residents are advised to bring their own if attending any evening practices or events in the building.


The water authority has not provided an estimate on when the water main break will be fully repaired. Even once the break is fixed, the boil water advisory will remain in effect for 48 hours as required by the Department of Environmental Protection. During that time, the water will be repeatedly tested for quality to ensure its safety for consumption.

The District will provide updates as they become available.




Hey Bridgers....have you checked out the newly-redesigned Ambridge Bridgers athletic website?

The new site includes VNN alerts, allowing parents to see game and practice schedule changes as soon as they are posted to the site. The website also will soon feature Rapid Relay, an app that syncs with the site and allows instant video highlights.

If you haven't done so already, check out the new site here:

On Wednesday, March 14, students nationwide have expressed their intent to participate in a school walkout as an expression of support and solidarity with their peers in Parkland, Fla.
The Ambridge Area School District has not been informed in advance whether our students intend to participate in this nationwide walkout. However, students who opt to participate in the walkout will not be disciplined by Administration provided they remain on campus grounds during the walkout. Should students exit our buildings to participate in the walkout, they will be closely monitored by Administrators and members of the local police, as needed, to ensure their safety.
“We see this as an opportunity for our students to engage in civic activism and to exercise their First Amendment rights, and we support them in this endeavor,” said Ms. Janice Zupsic, High School Principal. “Safety for our students is my main concern. If they remain on school property and gather peacefully, no disciplinary action will be taken.”

The Ambridge Area School District is accepting nominations for the 2018 Hall of Honor.


The Hall of Honor was established to commend outstanding Ambridge Area School District alumni for their accomplishments, successes, service to others and state or national awards.



In order to be eligible for nomination, alumni must meet the following criteria:


  • Nominees for the Hall of Honor must have made significant community contributing and/or career-related accomplishments. One-time distinctions or awards may be appropriate if they were given at a state or national level.

  • Nominees also must have graduated from Ambridge Area School District at least 10 years prior.

“The primary goal of the Hall of Honor is to have our current students aspire to the greatness that other Ambridge Area graduates have achieved,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent of Schools. “Those successful graduates add to our greatness and allow us to encourage and motivate current students toward future aspirations.”


The 2018 Hall of Honor winner will be selected by a committee consisting of School Board members, District Administrators, teachers, students and community members. If available to participate in the ceremony, the 2018 Hall of Honor designee will be recognized during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 31.



Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018 and are available here and the Ambridge Area Senior High School main office.


Questions may be directed to Mrs. June Mueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-266-2833, Ext. 1263.


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"Connected," the 2016-2017 Ambridge Area School District Annual Report, is now available. Residents of the District should have received a printed copy via the U.S. Postal Service. A digital version of the report can be viewed here.

Come join us!


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Senior High School Cafeteria


Presentation on what Title I funds do for our schools.

Raffles….babysitting…..and information for parents.




The HS Steel and Jazz bands gave students at Highland and State Street Elementary an opportunity to celebrate the power of music and and see just how fun and cool it is to be a part of a school performing ensemble! As a tribute to Black History Month and in order to understand the African roots of steel pan and jazz music, the 5th & 6th grade band students were invited to join the HS musicians on a few tunes. They added additional rhythm by playing African drums and shakers that are normally used in their 5th and 6th grade music classes. Congratulations and much thanks to our music teachers, Celeste Polakovic and Samantha Croach, for their passion and purpose in the band and choral programs and continuing their implementation of world music drumming in the music curriculum! Photos by Alan Freed







The Ambridge Area Board of Education, at its regular monthly Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2017approved the following item:

Revised 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

It is recommended to approve the revised 2017-2018 school calendar.  The following change due to inclement weather and school cancellation on Friday, January 12th and Wednesday, February 7th will be reflected on the revised calendar as follows:

March 28th (2nd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (FULL DAY)

March 29th (3rd Snow Make-Up Day) – School will be in session (HALF DAY, ACT 80 day).   HS/JH dismissed at 11:00 am.   Elementary students dismissed at 12:00 pm (noon)

These days have been adjusted to allow the students to finish the week with a half day instead of a full day.