Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Senior High School

909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-266-5056
Principal, Ms. Janice Zupsic x2287 | Assistant Principal, Mr. John Booher x2479

June 25, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Please join us to celebrate the graduating class of 2020 on July 31st at 10:00 AM.   The ceremony will be held in Moe Rubenstein Stadium at the Ambridge Area High School.  The following measurements will be put in place:

  • Upon exiting vehicles, all attendees must wear masks for the duration of the event.
  • Students will be social distanced on the field.
  • Ticket holders will be social distanced in the stands and will sit in seats as marked.
  • Everyone should arrive in the same car.
  • Parents and students will park in the top lot.  Graduates will descend the stairs and line up on the sidewalk between the school and field.
  • Parents will enter main gate and be seated.
  • 4 tickets per family will be allotted.  Details regarding the distribution method will follow.

Please indicate your intent to attend by sending an RSVP with graduate’s first and last name. Please RSVP to Amy Sipes at 724-266-2833 x2335, /Users/jmueller/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/DWKJ3MB1/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 3:00 PM on July 10, 2020.  Please arrive promptly at 9:30 AM, in order to begin the ceremony in a timely manner. More specific details will be released the week of July 13, 2020, as the number of attendees will impact some procedural safeguards that will be instituted, per the CDC guidelines. As a reminder, our rain date will be Saturday, August 1, 2020.

This should be a great day as we honor our Class of 2020 graduates.  We hope you will be able to attend and share in this special ceremony.





Ms. Janice L. Zupsic


On Saturday, June 6th, we will be having a diploma distribution ceremony for the class of 2020 with a parade to follow. The diploma distribution will take place from 10 AM through 5 PM.
Seniors participating in the parade should arrive at the 911 Center no earlier than 5PM.
The parade will begin at 5:15 PM from the 911 Center parking lot located on 14th street in Ambridge.
Drivers will make a right turn out of the 911 center onto 14th St. and proceed to Merchant St.
Drivers will turn left onto Merchant St. and proceed south to 3rd St.
Drivers will turn left from Merchant St. at 3rd St. onto Duss Ave.
Drivers will proceed north on Duss Ave. to 14th St.
Drivers will turn left onto 14th St. where the parade will conclude back at the 911 center.
Please be patient and aware of traffic patterns on this special day as we celebrate our seniors and their accomplishments.
We welcome the community to cheer on our seniors while maintaining safe social distancing.

Class of 2020 Diploma Distribution Times for June 6, 2020

Last Name First Name Time Slot
Abel William 10:00 AM
Ahart TaLawrence 10:00 AM
Aleksiejczyk Hunter 10:05 PM
Antonini Annabella 10:05 AM
Anzio Ashli 10:10 AM
Astorino Zachary 10:10 AM
Barker Kylee 10:15 AM
Barkfelt Joshua 10:15 AM
Barnat Edward 10:20 AM
Baumbach Alyssa 10:20 AM
Beaudway Jacob 10:25 AM
Beaver Joseph 10:25 AM
Beisgen Charles 10:30 AM
Bellinger Dylan 10:30 AM
Bobak Kylee 10:35 AM
Bracero Brandon 10:40 AM
Brown Bianca 10:40 AM
Brown Jonathan 10:45 AM
Buck Liam 10:45 AM
Butler Paige 10:50 AM
Cain Alexis 10:50 AM
Campalong Nevan 10:55 AM
Capone Katera 10:55 AM
Carter Isaiah 11:00 AM
Carter Kasi 11:00 AM
Castro Dylan 11:05 AM
Cheran Alexander 11:05 AM
Chickos Rena 11:10 AM
Cook Christian 11:10 AM
Cybulski Evan 11:20 AM
Cybulski Olivia 11:20 AM
Dehaven Tristan 11:25 AM
Delon Bradley 11:25 AM
Deriggi Alyssa 11:30 AM
Devine Dylan 11:30 AM
Deweese Jordan 11:35 AM
Diallo Ibrahim 11:35 AM
Dicioccio Tyler 11:40 AM
Domenico McKenna 11:40 AM
Doncevic Sarah 11:45 AM
Dreyer Gavin 11:45 AM
Dugan Mackenzie 11:50 AM
Edwards Kayla 11:55 AM
Erfley-Smith Jordan 11:55 AM
Erickson Logan 12:00 PM
Fitzgerald Shamus 12:05 PM
Gardner Silas 12:10 PM
Geiger Brandon 12:10 PM
Gilbert Dalaijah 12:15 PM
Goepfert Madeline 12:15 PM
Golgosky William 12:20 PM
Grabski Frank 12:20 PM
Gruca Emily 12:25 PM
Hayes Bethany 12:25 PM
Haymond Tyler 12:30 PM
Henry Ethan 12:30 PM
Hicks Amanda 12:35 PM
Hilliker Dylan 12:35 PM
Hitt Emily 12:40 PM
Holman Haylee 12:40 PM
Hovan John 12:45 PM
Hubbard Jaden 12:50 PM
Irwin Halleigh 12:50 PM
Isles Mackenzie 12:55 PM
Isles Morgan 12:55 PM
Jarsulic Marjorie 1:00 PM
Johnson Nathanial 1:00 PM
Johnston Edward 1:05 PM
Jones Brooklyn 1:05 PM
Kamzelski Chloe 1:10 PM
Kennedy Ryan 1:10 PM
Kertis Cole 1:15 PM
Kingerski Jessica 1:15 PM
Klaas Zakary 1:20 PM
Kopas Makenzie 1:20 PM
Korol Olivia 1:25 PM
Kovach Lydia 1:30 PM
Kovach Mason 1:30 PM
Kuga Caitlin 1:35 PM
Kulesza Aleksi 1:40 PM
Kyler Hailey 1:40 PM
Lane Clayton 1:45 PM
Lapishka Nicholas 1:45 PM
Lehn Madison 1:50 PM
Linck Madison 1:50 PM
Lively Ashlyn 1:55 PM
Lively Brooke 1:55 PM
Lockhart Taylor 2:00 PM
Lodovico Domenic 2:00 PM
Lohnes Kylee 2:05 PM
Maley Jacob 2:05 PM
Mannerino Logan 2:10 PM
Martelli David 2:10 PM
Martin Rider 2:15 PM
Matzie Claire 2:15 PM
Maurer Zachary 2:20 PM
McCoy Alyssa 2:20 PM
McGeehan Marissa 2:25 PM
McKay Taylor 2:25 PM
McPherson Carly 2:30 PM
Mecchia-Hoover Michelina 2:30 PM
Meyer Joshua 2:35 PM
Miller Gabriella 2:35 PM
Moreland Mario 2:40 PM
Morrell Mackenzie 2:40 PM
Nauman Brandie 2:45 PM
Osborn Mason 2:45 PM
Oslick Gretchen 2:50 PM
Ozenich Azaria 2:50 PM
Padgett Baylee 2:55 PM
Paliani Sophia 2:55 PM
Payne-Washington Dalen 3:00 PM
Perkins Nasir 3:05 PM
Peters Alexandra 3:05 PM
Powell Carlina 3:10 PM
Pride Taya 3:10 PM
Pringle Makai 3:15 PM
Pritchard Alexis 3:15 PM
Pritt Abigail 3:20 PM
Pumphrey Jack 3:20 PM
Racioppo Haley 3:25 PM
Racioppo Ryan 3:25 PM
Rios Morales Kenia 3:30 PM
Ritchey Nathan 3:30 PM
Robinson Omaree 3:35 PM
Rotthoff Kevan 3:40 PM
Rue Ravyn 3:40 PM
Ruskin Raeffon 3:45 PM
Sakony Steve 3:45 PM
Scheidemantle Grant 3:50 PM
Schneider Nevaeh 3:50 PM
Schooley Wyatt 3:55 PM
Senger Dakota 3:55 PM
Seymour Selena 4:00 PM
Shingleton Kyla 4:00 PM
Smith Eric 4:05 PM
Smith Madeline 4:05 PM
Smokovich Adam 4:10 PM
Smokovich Noah 4:10 PM
Sterling Haley 4:15 PM
Stuebgen David 4:15 PM
Terrick Caleb 4:20 PM
Thomas Breanna 4:20 PM
Thomas Isaiah 4:25 PM
Thompson Lydia 11:15 AM
Timmons Erica 4:25 PM
Tkatch Riley 4:30 PM
Traupman Jacob 4:30 PM
Turner Selina 4:55 PM
Villella Kayla 4:35 PM
Wargo Laura 4:35 PM
Watson Schroeder Jabre 4:40 PM
Waychoff Bryce 4:40 PM
Weaver Nicholas 4:45 PM
Weedon Noah 4:45 PM
Whitaker Andre 4:50 PM
Yetsick Daniel 4:50 PM
Young Braeden 4:55 PM

nhsCongratulations to the senior members of the Ambridge Area High School National Honors Society! On Thursday Mrs. Santini and Mrs. Phillips delivered students their honors chords and a special donation from Oram’s donuts! We love our senior members and wish them the best of luck in the future and a very special thanks to Oram’s!

We would also like to offer our congratulations to the newest members, these students have pledged to uphold the high purposes of the Ambridge Area High School National Honors Society. They will be true to the principles for which it stands, be loyal to their school, and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. We welcome our new members!



Potential cheerleaders must submit the following by June 8th

  • Paperwork from the Handbook:  Cheerleading Handbook Parent/Student Agreement Form pg. 10, Cheerleader & Parent Contact Form pg. 10, Medical Release Form pg. 11, Inherent Risk Form pg. 12.  If you do not have a printer and or a way to scan them back, please let Coach Phillips know and she can have them mailed. 
  • Video with the following information:

Ambridge Crowd Cheer

Dance to music (Add the jump of your choice)

Front Hurdler

Toe Touch

Standing and/or running tumbling

  • SENIORS:  If planning to try-out for captain you must also submit your captain form.

There will be a Zoom Workshop ran on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00PM.  We will answer any tryout questions and go over everything together.  We will be able to give tips to help you have the best try-out possible. 

Zoom Information will be shared through email and on the Ambridge Area School District Cheer page on Facebook. 

All videos must be submitted by June 8th by 10PM.  You must submit your video to Coach Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Once you submit your video, you will receive confirmation from Coach Phillips that it has been received and reviewed. 

Squad members will be notified before June 14th.  We will hold a parent meeting and first practice the week of June 15th (Dates and times TBA).  Details will be sent to members making the squad. 

  pdf 2020-2021 Cheerleading Handbook (585 KB)  


Final Bridger Spirit Week June 1, 2020 – June 5, 2020


Monday, JUNE 1, 2020:

Seniors: We want to see your baby pictures! Please feel free to share any baby pictures, first day of kindergarten or younger school pictures! Please include your name!

Underclassman/Community/Parents/Guardians/Staff: We encourage posters and signs to be held up for the well wishes for our class of 2020 seniors! Any advice, videos and well wishes for this week are encouraged! Alumni welcome to share their first year college experience advice!


TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020:

One Last Dance: Dress to Impress! Feel free one last time to wear your mistletoe, suit, tux, dress or any formal wear to dress to impress one last time this year and post those glam pictures!



Bridger Gear Shout-Outs: Letterman Jacket? Uniform? Garnett and Gray? Wear your Bridger Gear and feel free to share signs, messages and words of advice or well wishes to your friends, teachers, parents and staff! Parents, community, staff and teachers, let’s see the messages and the signs for all!



COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY DAY: Students, Staff, Community and Alumni: Wear your favorite College, University, School or future enrollment / career plans for the next step of your journey! Represent your team, school or place of employment!!!



SENIORS SPOTLIGHT: FINAL SEND-OFF – HATS OFF!!! Seniors wear your Caps and Gowns, and feel free to share your words of advice with underclassman, any well wishes, and celebrate you in your Cap and Gown or any pictures you have taken to celebrate YOU!!!! Congratulations on the School Year!



Instagram: Post and Be Sure to Tag #ambridgespiritweek Instagram: Direct Message #aahs_studentcouncil

Facebook: Post and Be Sure to Tag #ambridgespiritweek

E-Mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


pdf Ambridge Area School District Spirit Week June 1-5 2020 (988 KB)

Dear Seniors, Parent(s), and Guardian(s),

Communities everywhere are dealing with COVID-19, a rapidly evolving virus that has caused outbreaks nationwide. We realize this has been a difficult time for all involved, especially the seniors. We too are sensitive to the fact that the year concluded with many missed senior opportunities. We, as a District, care very much about our students. Furthermore, listed below are the detailed plans we have prepared for the senior class.

We are excited to share with you the details and expectations for the time leading up to and including the graduation of the senior class of 2020!

Friday, June 5 -Virtual ceremony including the speeches and designation as graduates. The ceremony will be live-streamed on Ambridge’s You Tube channel beginning at 6:00 PM. No graduates or staff will report to the school.

Saturday, June 6- Acknowledgement of seniors and distribution of diplomas will begin at a time to be determined early next week. The scheduled time for each graduate to arrive will be communicated via the student’s school email by June 3, 2020 after all RSVPs are received. The graduate and family should plan to arrive at the old Bottom Dollar parking lot no sooner than 15 minutes before the scheduled arrival time. Each graduate and their immediate family members should arrive in one vehicle. The number of family members should not exceed the amount of allowable seats in the vehicle for safety purposes. Only the graduate will exit the vehicle with a mask and proceed to the bridge until further instruction from Ms. Zupsic to proceed for the diploma distribution and picture. The graduate can take the mask off for a picture. The presentation will be facing the vehicles. Parents can take pictures from inside the vehicle. Only the graduate is permitted to exit the vehicle. The graduate will return to the vehicle after the diploma distribution and exit the parking lot. A senior parade will be held later that evening. Ms. Zupsic will communicate arrival times after all RSVPs are received on June 3, 2020 via school email. Students and families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the parade. All attendees must remain in the vehicle for the duration of the parade.  

Friday, July 31 - As previously communicated, the Ambridge Area School District will hold a traditional graduation ceremony (pending the clearance of government restrictions of large gatherings) in Moe Rubenstein Stadium on Friday, July 31, 2020, with a rain date of August 1, 2020. Further communication will be sent in early July so families may prepare for the event.

Each graduate will be given (4) tickets to attend the ceremony. Participation in any of the graduation activities is completely optional. A graduation ceremony is an occasion which carries a personal as well as a familial significance. We look forward to providing a memorable experience for the graduate, parents, family and friends.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions:

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I receive my diploma?

June 6th, during diploma distribution

Will students be permitted to walk in the July 31st ceremony if they were not eligible to participate in the first ceremony and completed their senior year requirements?

Yes, providing they have met graduation requirements prior to the July 31st date.

Will I be permitted to take pictures of my graduate?

On June 6th, pictures may be taken from inside the vehicle. On July 31st, you will be permitted to take pictures from the stands or other locations, not on the field.

What should I bring to the July 31 ceremony?

As little as possible. An umbrella for sun or rain. Graduates would wear caps and gowns.

How will I receive my tickets for the July 31 ceremony?

Distribution will be set for a window on July 27. Distribution method will be contingent upon the community’s state in regards to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Will I be admitted if I don’t have a face mask?

No, in regard to the June 6th, ceremony. Information in regards to the July 31 ceremony will be determined at a later date.

Who do I contact if I do not have transportation for the June 6 ceremony?

Ms. Janice Zupsic, Ambridge Area High School Principal

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Ms. Zupsic, Ambridge Area High School Principal

During the June 6, 2020, ceremony, where will the vehicles enter the Ambridge Area High School parking lot to access the staging area for diploma distribution?

Vehicles will enter the first entrance to the bus circle of Ambridge Area High School if traveling south on Duss Ave. The graduate will get out at the curb in front of the bridge.

Contact Information:

Ms. Janice Zupsic

Ambridge Area High School Principal

(724)266-2833 ext. 2287

Class of 2020:

The Ambridge Area High School Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be staged in the Ambridge Area High School Gymnasium on June 5, 2020 at the regularly scheduled time of graduation.The speeches and designation as graduates will be live-streamed at this time. A parade style distribution of diplomas will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 due to the length of the ceremony and to successfully comply with social distancing requirements. Each graduate will be given a scheduled time at which they should report to the check-in/staging area at the old Bottom Dollar parking lot. No one should arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Also, please remember that Ambridge Area High School will attempt to have a traditional graduation ceremony on a later date if restrictions are lifted.

Attendees are limited to the graduate with no more than four (4) guests (not to exceed five (5) total people). The graduate and their guests should arrive at the school in the same vehicle. Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times. No one will be allowed to exit their cars without a mask. No exceptions. Seniors should feel free to decorate their cars to celebrate the occasion.

After the initial check-in, the graduate and their guests will make their way to the school and drive through the bus lane until they arrive at the bridge at the main entrance of the school. Once at the bridge, the student will have their name and post-graduation plans read as they walk and receive their diploma. Guests will not be permitted to exit the car under any circumstances. A photographer will be located on the bridge to take the graduate’s picture. Details on pictures will be provided on a later date.

From here, the graduate and their guests will report to the 911 center parking lot for a parade throughout the community at a time to be determined. All attendees MUST remain in their cars for the duration of the ceremony if they choose to participate in this portion. If wishing to participate in the parade throughout the community all participants must follow the same restrictions as above.

All graduates who wish to attend commencement must RSVP. RSVP instructions will be sent to the Senior Class next week. If you do not RSVP, you will not be given a time slot and thus will not be able to attend. All RSVPs must be received by the end of the day on June 2, 2020. No exceptions. A student’s graduation time will be sent to the email address provided during the week of June 2, 2020.As a reminder, do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled graduation time.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the District's YouTube channel, and pictures and videos will be shared throughout the day on social media. On a side note, caps and gowns will be delivered to your home on Thursday, May 14, with the distribution of Senior Signs. We will keep you posted with any updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my extension.

Ms. Janice Zupsic, Principal

Ambridge Area High School

(724)266-2833 ext. 2287

AAHS Prom 2019-2020 – tenative june 26, 2020

-Join us for A Starry Night-

Purchase Tickets @

Grand March:  Due to COVID-19 and social distancing regulations, Grand March will be canceled this year.  
Prom:  5-10:30 PM @ Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Pictures:  5:30 – 6:30 PM – Picture forms are also listed on the website (link below).  Please bring an envelope with name and package on the front to the dance, cash or money order to Mark Neel. Pictures will be distributed 2 weeks after the event at the high school on Friday, July 10th from 12PM to 3PM. Feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

Ticket Cost:  $30.00 per person / $60.00 per couple

Attendance to the prom (with a junior or senior) is limited to grades 10, 11, and 12.  No guest may be over the age of 20.  All necessary paper work must be submitted in order for guests to attend.


-Tickets will be on sale May 12th – June 1st -Tickets will ONLY be sold online.  

-If bringing a guest from another school or a graduate you must have the following paperwork complete BEFORE purchases a ticket. 

  • A copy of their ID (school or driver’s license) and out of town guest form with contact information, located in the link below. 

-All information on ticket order form must be completed before tickets can be purchased and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Seating for dinner will be selected when ticket purchases are made.    


-Courteous conduct is expected; Ambridge Area students will be held responsible for the conduct of his/her guest.  Use and possession of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.  We will abide by the Drug and Alcohol Policy as stated in the student manual.  Vandalism and theft violators will be prosecuted.  In the event the violator is not approached, the prom participants will be assessed for costs resulting from the same. 

-Students who have committed a Level III offense are subject to administration approval and may not attend.  Students who have received more than 5 Level II offenses are subject to administration approval and may attend.

-Students with attendance issues will be in danger of not attending the prom.  This will be at the discretion of the administration.

-The Ambridge Area School District, the prom sponsors, and the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott will not be held responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings. 

-The doors for the prom will open for students from 5:00-5:45 PM.  Names of registered guests will be checked in at the door.  Guests (not from AAHS) will need to show driver’s license/ID card at registration. 

-Parents/Guardians of anyone who has not arrived by 5:45 PM will be notified. 

-No one is permitted to leave the prom before 10:00 PM, Friday, June 26, 2020.  Should an emergency arise, the student(s) involved will be excused, providing their Parents/Guardians have been notified.  In cases of an emergency, notify a faculty member immediately.


  document Prom Permission 2020 (21 KB)

  pdf Prom order form 2020 final (431 KB)

Class of 2020

We are sorry that your final year of high school is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the status of some of the events and activities that we are sure you were looking forward is uncertain, we want you to know that we are committed to recognizing you and your accomplishments.

Throuought the remainder of the school year, the AAHS Senior Class will post an #aahsseniorspotlight daily. We are in this together…help us #celebrate2020Bridgers

If you would like for us to share, please email all pictures to Jennifer Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Today’s #aahsseniorspotlight focuses Daniel Yetsick.

Daniel will attend Davidson College in North Carolina for Biology/Premed where he will also continue his wrestling career as a Wildcat.


Read more: Senior Spotlight