Borough, Fire Department and School District Join Forces to Ensure School Safety
A unique program to recycle old fire hose is being used to help ensure the safety and security of students and staff in the Ambridge Area School District.
First Day of School
Welcome Back Bridgers!
Left to Right: Kim Kuzma, Rachel Marotti, Alex Bupp, Katie Sivewright, Emma Phillips
Roma Hendricks shown on the right of the above picture
The AASD Winner of the 6th grade spelling bee is Roma Hendricks from Highland Elementary School! Roma will continue on to compete at Counties. Thank you to all that participated. Congratulations to Roma, and good luck at Counties!
Congratulations to the Lady Bridgers Basketball Team on a great season!
They ended their season 14-10. They won the 1stround of the WPIAL playoffs against South Park 48-39, qualified for the quarterfinals of the WPIAL playoffs and lost to North Catholic 49-42, qualified for the PIAA State Playoffs and won the 1stround against Punxsutawany 36-21, and then lost in the 2ndround of the PIAA State Playoffs to North Catholic.
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:https://ambridgebridgers.org/
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as February Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, do an excellent job calling out the warm-ups, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: DECLAN GEISER, KAYLEE BISHOP, BRETT HINDS, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, RYAN SWEITZER, RAEGAN KEBER, WYATT GRAF, DANIELA MILLER, BRYCE MCKINNEY, HANNAH HOHMAN, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, ISAAC GUIDOTTI, ADDISON CREESE, MAX MODROVICH, NORAH MARCHIONDA, MADISON KOZAK, MADELYN PALMER, KARSON MERLINA, NATE THOMAS, EDWARD JOHNSTON AND TROY ARLOF.
Congratulations to all!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as February Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, do an excellent job calling out the warm-ups, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do
their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: DECLAN GEISER, KAYLEE BISHOP, BRETT HINDS, HAVANNA HAZELWOOD, RYAN SWEITZER, RAEGAN KEBER, WYATT GRAF, DANIELA MILLER, BRYCE MCKINNEY, HANNAH HOHMAN, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, ISAAC GUIDOTTI, ADDISON CREESE, MAX MODROVICH, NORAH MARCHIONDA, MADISON KOZAK, MADELYN PALMER, KARSON MERLINA, NATE THOMAS, EDWARD JOHNSTON AND TROY ARLOF.
Congratulations to all!
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.
"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.
Congratulations to the following students for winning GFWC Women’s Club of Baden Juried Art Contest!
Division 1 Winners (gr. 1-2)
1st Tristan Walker-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
2nd Emma Boyd-Second Grade (Economy Elementary)
4th Stella Homich (Economy Elementary)
Division 2 Winners (gr. 3-5)
1st Norah Marchionda-Fourth Grade (Economy)
3rd Aribella Castellano- Third Grade (Economy)
Division 3 Winners (gr.6-8)
4th Isabella Torres-Sixth Grade (Economy)
5th Maria Begis-Sixth Grade (Economy)
6th (tie) Rhyley Corona-Sixth Grade (Economy)
Starting on Monday, the Junior High Interact Club will be hosting a "Penny War" to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This fundraiser will run the recommended three week time frame from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 23rd.
What is a Penny War you may ask? It's pretty simple. Students bring in all the pennies they can and put them in their homeroom's donation box. Easy enough? There's just one catch...they can also bring in any other money, like nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollar bills to sabotage other homerooms! Anything other than pennies will subtract from the money earned. General rule...pennies will add to your total, and all other money will take away. The homeroom with the highest balance (taking into account the sabotages) will win! So, we are asking students to bring in their money starting Monday! As long as the school raises $750, the Leukemia and Lymphoma society will pay for a pizza party for the winning homeroom.
The best part is that regardless of the highest or lowest balances collected by homerooms, all of the money collected will benefit a person in need. The Interact Club thanks you for your generosity!