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

On November 3rd, the Ambridge Area High School had the privilege to host The Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s annual Woodwind Day.  Our high school music department hosted student musicians, who play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or a double reed instrument and want to improve their performance skills.  This year’s event brought 55 high school students from six different school districts, including Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Freedom, New Brighton, Rochester, and Western Beaver.  Clinicians from Slippery Rock University, led by Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, provided a productive day of instruction in both full ensemble and section masterclass settings.   Representing Ambridge Area High School were Elisabetta Pucci, Kylee Bobak, Carlina Powell, Amanda Hicks, Samantha Farah, Marissa Hooks, Owen Rotthoff, Mackenzie Dugan, Jeremiah Giordani, Samantha Shallcross, Hailey Sterling, and Maddie Goepfert.


As the school year progresses, the MJROTC program has been working diligently in the areas of community service and community connections throughout Beaver County.  Recently, the program was highlighted in the Beaver County Times in recognition of honoring our veterans in the area.  On behalf of the MJROTC program and Ambridge Area School District, please join us in the recognition of our student’s community events and promotions with the attached pictures and articles below. 

Beaver County Times: November 19, 2017: Hopewell VFW:

 In honors of Veterans day, on November 11, 2017, the MJROTC program alongside board and community members attended a Veteran’s day program at the Villa St. Joseph.  The cadets provided flags for the Veteran’s doors and performed the flag folding ceremony for all, alongside passing out refreshments for the residents to enjoy.  Each year, the MJROTC cadets participate in community service and are held to a high standard of excellence in community service, conduct and academics as part of their enrollment requirements of the program.   

MCJROTC also conducts a promotion night once a year to recognize those cadets who have earned a promotion in the program. Great performance and conduct are two of the main reasons cadets can earn a promotion. Family and friends were invited to enjoy this memorable night honoring the cadets for their accomplishments.

Please join the Ambridge Area School District in recognizing the below cadets in honor of their achievements in the program.

Cadet Major

Lauryn Powell

Cadet 1st Lieutenant

Tyler Weil

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant

Elias Shingleton

Cadet 1stSgt

Timothy Frank

Cadet Gunnery Sergeant

William Dickey

Ethan Young

Cadet Staff Sergeant

Nathan Erickson

Cadet Sergeant-

Charles Beisgen                Tyler Baker

Logan Erickson                  Sarah Hottenfeller

Julia Parison                      Thomas Shelton

Taylor Welling


Cadet Corporal

De’Vonte Banks                Morgan Isles

Jenna Kunkle                     Brody Rogers

Eric Smith

Cadet Lance Corporal

William Abel                      Tyler Czoper

Tyler Baker                        Marcus Hauser

Bianca Brown                    Mackenzie Isle

Tyler Burmer                     Dante King

Seth Kovach                      Nicholas Lapishka

Gabriel Miller                    Tishon Myers

Michael Helgerman

Cadet Private First Class

Justin Baker                       Lucas Bedillion                  Ryan Benes

Daisy Bennett                    Nicholas Benton               Autumn Brickner

Ayreonna Clark                 Gabriel Cofer                    Logan Diegmiller

Jordan Dixon                     Jaden Flannery                  Logan Hoover

Nathanial Johnson           Rosella Laughlin                De’Andre Lee

Madsion Leek                   Cameron Marks                Dimitri Martiny

Rachel Miral                      Jaelon Mycyk                    Jace Pawlishak

Zach Ryan                          Austin Stokes                    Zoe Strawser

Braedon Thomas              Nickolas Waxler

Earned Dress Blues:

Charles Beisgen

William Dickey

Logan Erickson

Taybor Hall

Sarah Hottenfeller

Dylan Irvin

Morgan Isles

Jenna Kunkel

Lauryn Powell

Eric Smith

Devonte Spears-Banks

Taylor Welling


Special thanks to Penn State for allowing us to participate in the annual PSU Beaver senior pride day! The students were able to tour the campus, eat lunch and participate in a pride challenge with neighboring beaver county districts. In addition students were waved the application fee for all campuses. Great job Ambridge!


The 2017 Homecoming Court included (from left to right): Jon Ciani, Mona Indovina, Baran Witowich, Jaida Syrek, Connor Rabold, Sophia Spiridonakos, Sara Sipes, Jay McCullough, Haley Obrien, TJ Kotula, Trinity Miller, Alex Fetkovich, Riley Sas, and David Brock



“11-12th Grade Reading: Speed Dating-A Book”

Mrs. Neel and Mrs. Phillips’ 11-12 grade reading class participated in “Speed Dating: A Book” on October 18, 2017. Six novels were candidates as well as six different flavors of popcorn. Students broke into groups and had 4 minutes to “interview” each novel. They answered questions such as “Tell me about yourself (the book).” “Where are you from?” “Though you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the truth is that looks are important. What makes this book attractive and interesting to look at?”


After they were done analyzing the book they sampled the popcorn at the desk. If they liked the popcorn, they placed some into a bag and rotated stations.  

At the end of the rotations, the students voted on the next novel they would like to read in class as well as their favorite flavored popcorn.


The results are in! The students selected “Maus I: My Father Bleeds History” By: Art Spigelman. This is a graphic novel about The Holocaust. They also chose cheddar popcorn as their favorite. 


Dear Parents/Guardians/Students:

The data collected in the attached needs assessment will help the Ambridge Area High School Counseling Department plan the following for the 2017-2018 school year:

School counseling core curriculum grades 9-12: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in 9-12 classroom and group activities.  This can be through small group, individual or large group classroom guidance lessons.

School counseling core needs:  The feedback provided will also help direct the school counseling department plan and structure the parent nights for all 9-12 students based on parent/student requests.  The counseling department would like to continue working collaboratively with the community, the students and the district to ensure input is provided while meeting the academic, social/emotional and career goals of all the students and parents.  

Please fill out the information in the school counseling needs assessment to help better direct the services for your High School Student for the 2017-2018 school year:

This form is also located under our guidance tab under the High School Area.

Thank you, and we look forward to an amazing and successful school year ahead!

AAHS Guidance Department

On Friday, September 22 JROTC and the Physical Education Department joined forces to promote physical fitness, mental toughness and team work in order to live a more healthy life style. The events the students participated in were the inflatable obstacle course, log drills, tire flip, tire pull and stretcher relay. This event also created a bridge that bonded all Bridger’s who participated in the event. A special shout out to 6th period for the being the most motivated class!!!!


On October 2nd the girls and boys soccer team had their Senior Night!

Boys (Top left to right)- Erick Villalta, Jason Lambert, Aj Fustich, Michael Manos, Christian Fisher, Ameer Caprini, Connor Rabold, and Tyler Holland

(Bottom left to right)- Domenic Lamberto, Dimitri Niaros, and Monterey Carpenter

Girls (Bottom left to right)- Megan Guthrie, Jaida Syrek, Haley Obrien, and Abbey Sutton




Congratulations to the doubles team of Haley Racioppo and Hilarie Walsh.  They competed in the section doubles tournament and qualified for the WPIAL tournament by making it to the semi-finals.  The WPIAL doubles tournament will be held on Thursday October 19th, at a time and location TBD.  This is following the team’s first ever WPIAL playoff berth.  Congratulations Lady Bridgers on a fantastic season!