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Elementary Challenge Students Place in Top 10 at Calcu-Solve Competition Calcu Solve

Moon Area School District (MASD) 3rd and 4th grade Challenge students placed in the top 10 at the Brentwood Calcu-Solve Competition this month. 

Brook PTC Hosts Color Me Fun Run Color Run

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Brooks Elementary PTC hosted a one-mile Color Me Fun Run/Walk.

Middle School Challenge Students Present Personalized Books to Their Allard Buddies 2018 Challenge

Moon Area Middle School 6-8th grade Challenge students delivered personalized books this week to their 1st grade Allard "buddies" from Mrs. Rudi's class.

Allard Third Graders Feast on Fiction Book Buffet

Allard Elementary 3rd graders enjoyed a "tasty" reading project last week as they completed their Book Buffet book reports. 

2018 Summer Keystone Exam Information test

Moon Area School District will host an optional summer Keystone exam test administration for any Moon Area student who has not earned proficiency on one or more Keystone exams.

Bon Meade Celebrates Career Week Career Week

Bon Meade Elementary celebrated Career week May 7-11, 2018. Students in grades K-4 explored a variety of career paths.

Hyde Elementary Celebrates Accelerated Reader Achievements Hyde AR 2018

Hyde Elementary students who reached 25 points or more this year were recognized at the Hyde Accelerated Reader (AR) Awards Assembly on Wednesday, May 2.  

Recap: Middle School Math 24 Club Math 24 Club

Since February, Math 24 Club members in grades 5-8 have been working hard to earn a spot at the county-wide competition at Jefferson Hills on April 30, 2018. 

MAHS Honors Choir Performs at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City Honors Choir

The Honors Choir took a trip to New York City April 26-28 for an opportunity to attend a choral clinic and perform a capella at Saint Patrick's Cathedral. 

McCormick Principal, Dr. Julie Moore, Selected to Participate in School Retool Application Cohort Retool App

McCormick Elementary principal, Dr. Julie Moore, was selected to join a cohort of local school administrators for the Western PA-School Retool Application.

MASD Boy Scout Leads Initiative to Revive Outdoor Classroom Benches

Moon Area Middle School 8th grade student and boy scout, Hayden Brown, coordinated an effort to revive a former outdoor learning space on the secondary campus this April.

Brooks 4th Grade Students Host "Honesty" Assembly Honesty Assembly

Brooks Elementary had an assembly on Friday, April 27 to focus on April's character trait, "honesty." 

Mr. Bill Lawrence to Receive the MEA Friend of Education Award Mr. Bill

The Moon Education Association (MEA) awarded McCormick Elementary Building Manager, Mr. Bill Lawrence, to receive the MEA Friend of Education Award.

Senior Career Experience Judges Needed Senior Class Experience

If you are interested in evaluating the class of 2018’s Senior Career Experience presentations on May 15, 2018, please contact Erin Ruggiero at Eruggiero@moonarea.net, or Maria McGrosky at mmcgrosky@moonarea.net

Moon Area Education Foundation Announces Logo Design Contest Winner Nick Kranyak

Fifth grader Nick Kranyak’s design was selected by MAEF to serve as the organization’s official logo.

MASD Dance Teams Claim National Titles Team Awards

The MASD dance teams placed first in both Varsity Jazz and Jr. High Pom in their divisions. The team placed second in Varsity Hip Hop.

MAHS Odyssey of the Mind Team Advances to World Finals May 23-26 OM Team

Seven Moon Area School District (MASD) teams that represented the Western Region and competed in the state Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competition held in the Pocono Mountain School District.

MASD Receives 2018 Best in Communities for Music Education Designation Best In Communities

Moon Area School District (MASD) is the proud recipient of the 2018 Best in Communities for Music Education.

Spring Letter of Intent Signing: April 11, 2018 2018 Spring Letter of Intent Signing

Five students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Incoming 5th Grade Curriculum Night Curriculum Night

The Middle School will host their curriculum night for parents only of incoming 5th graders on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School auditorium.

MAHS Honors Choir Preview Concert: April 24 Honors Choir

The Honors Choir program of all a cappella sacred music has been in preparation for several months and will be presented in a concert on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Title I Parent Meeting: May 2, 2018 Title I Parent Meeting

Moon Area School District's Director of Data and Analysis and Title I Coordinator, Dr. Kim Prevost, will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss the Title I program currently in operation at Allard, Brooks, and Hyde. 

Bon Meade Student Wins Moon Parks & Rec 2018 Earth Day Design Contest Earth Day Design Winner

Bon Meade Elementary fourth-grader Evan Senkevich won the 2018 Moon Parks and Recreation Earth Day Design Contest.

Recap: Speech and Debate Team State Tournament  Speech and Debate Team 2018

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Speech and Debate team excelled this year with a successful senior class.

MAHS Annual Reality Game Teaches Students How to Budget Reality Fair

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Transition and Social Studies Departments hosted the 2018 Reality Game on Thursday, April 5 for all juniors and seniors.

Speaker Series: Parenting for Healthy Relationships Parenting for Healthy Relationships Flyer

We will continue our 2017-2018 Speaker Series with Parenting for Healthy Relationships featuring Crisis Center North's Assistant Director, Stacy de las Alas.

Chevron Presents $21,000 Check for MASD STEAM Engines Program Chevron Check

Chevron representatives in Moon Township arrived at Bon Meade Elementary School on Friday, April 6, 2018, to present a $21,000 check to benefit the STEAM Engines Program, which incorporates science, technology, engineering, art, and math into K-4 curriculum. 

Bon Meade Celebrates Autism Awareness autismawarenessbm

April is Autism Awareness month!  The staff members at Bon Meade, along with Director of Pupil Services, Mr. Mike Haslett, are proud to show their support.

Students Represent MASD at Annual RMU Education Conference RMU Conference

Several Hyde Elementary students attended Annual Education Conference hosted by Robert Morris University (RMU) on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Two MAHS Teams Place in Math Competition 2018 PSU Math Competition

Ten students represented Moon Area High School (MAHS) at the Penn State Beaver Math Competition on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  

BMI Details Available in Skyward Accounts BMI

You can view your student's BMI in their Skyward Health Record. 

Eighth Grade Students Build ‘Downhill Racers’ downhill racer

Eighth grade students completed a Downhill Racer Challenge earlier this month as part of a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activity.

MAHS to Welcome Award-Winning Jazz Musician, Ralph Lalama Lalama

Jazz musician and Grammy winner, Ralph Lalama, is coming to Moon Area High School!

MAHS Honors English Students Virtually Meet Author Honors English

Students in Erin Ruggiero’s 11th grade Honors English class used technology on their laptops to connect and interact with writer Justin Hopper. 

Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar Revised Calendar

The Moon Area School District Board of Education has approved a revised calendar for the 2017-2018 school year to address an additional snow makeup day.

Recap: 2018 Third Grade Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

Congratulations the top three winners of the 2018 Moon Area School District (MASD)/Moon Township Third Grade Spelling Bee. 

MAMS Students Attend Design Lives Here Challenge Design Lives Here

Fourteen 8th grade students participated in the Design Lives Here Challenge on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the WQED studios.  

MASD Mascot Tryouts: April 11 Mascot
Several Students Place at State Swimming Championships Swimming

Moon Area High School had several swim team members competed and place at the PIAA swimming championships held March 14-17, 2018, at Bucknell University.

Seven MASD Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to the State Competition OM

Seven teams will advance to the state Odyssey of the Mind competition on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

MAMS Lower House Hosts Wellness Day for Students Wellness Day

On Monday, March 12, 2018, all students in the 5th and 6th grade Lower House participated in a Health and Wellness Day. 

2018 Kennywood Ticket Sales Kennywood Flyer

The annual school picnic will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Teams Place in the Annual Battle of the Books Competition Battle of the Books

This year, both fourth grade and fifth grade Moon Area School District teams placed top three in their competitions!

McCormick Elementary Hosts ‘A Story Walk for Literacy’ McCormick Story Night

On Thursday, March 15, McCormick Elementary held “A Story Walk for Literacy.”

Allard Elementary Collects Pennies for Patients Pennies for Patients

Allard Elementary School recently completed a two-week fundraiser, Pennies for Patients, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Moon Area High School Students Take Alternative Approach to Walkout Email Campaign

In response to school violence that has taken the lives of many, our students at Moon Area High School (MAHS) have taken an alternative approach to the national student walkouts scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Recap: 2018 PMEA Festival and WACA PMEA

2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Festivals and Western Allegheny County Area (WACA) Honors Band recap. 

8th Grade Students Combine History and Technology to Learn About Lewis & Clark Lewis and Clark

Eighth grade students in Moon Area Middle School worked on a cross-curricular classroom project to combine history with computer science. 

Keystone and PSSA Testing Dates Testing

Spring PSSA and Keystone Testing Dates

MAHS Reality Fair Volunteers Needed High School

Moon Area High School (MAHS) will host its annual Reality Fair on April 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Two MAHS Teams Place in Shaler STEAM Competition STEAM TEAMS

On Friday, March 2, 2018, two teams from Moon Area High School (MAHS) competed in the third annual Shaler Area High School Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Competition.

Recap: Second Annual ESL Family Night ESL Family Night

More than 210 people from over 15 different countries and cultures attended the second annual Moon Area School District (MASD) English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Night on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in the high school cafeteria.

Two MAHS Students Move on to National Speech and Debate Competition Speech and Debate

On Saturday March 3, 2018, Moon Area High School (MAHS) had several students compete against some of the area’s best and brightest at the National Catholic Forensic League Qualifier held at Upper St. Clair.

Officer Zane Gives Fingerprint Analysis Lesson to 7th Grade Students Zane with Students

Moon Area School District’s School Resource Officer (SRO) Angela Zane visited the 7th grade this week to help explain fingerprint analysis

McCormick Students Drop Everything to Read McCormick

McCormick Elementary was busy last week as they focused on reading. Staff and students dressed up in various themes that coordinated with popular Dr. Seuss books to celebrate their efforts to become lifelong readers.

Recap: WPIAL Class 3A Swimming Championships Swimming

Last week, several members of the Moon Area High School swim team competed at the Swimming WPIAL Championships at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool March 2-3, 2018.

Moon Area Education Foundation Hosts Logo Contest MAEF Logo Contest Flyer

The Moon Area Education Foundation (MAEF) is seeking to create a logo to encompass their mission. 

Five MAHS Students Perform in Regional Chorus Festival PMEA Regional Choir

Five Moon Area High School (MAHS) students performed on Friday, March 2, 2018, with a choir of 200 singers from nine counties in Western Pennsylvania.

Students Vie in Annual Colony Ball Tournament Colony Ball Champs

We Got the Runs claimed victory over Ralph's Army in the annual Colony Ball championship game on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The team won 19-4. 

Two MAHS Wrestlers Advance to PIAA Championships PIAA Wrestling Qualifiers

Moon Area High School’s (MAHS) Nick Acuna and Frankie Bonura both placed at the WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships March 2-3, 2018, and qualified for the PIAA State Championships March 8-10.

2018 All-District Concert: March 20, 7 p.m. All-District Concert

The Moon Area School District Music Department will be holding the 10th Annual All-District Music Concert on March 20, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Allard Elementary Celebrates Seuss Allard Seuss

Allard Elementary School has been celebrating Dr. Seuss this week in honor of his birthday, which falls on March 2.

MAHS Senior Receives Honorable Mention in Regional Writing Contest for Third Consecutive Year Leah Blackwell

Moon Area High School (MAHS) senior, Leah Blackwell, received honorable mention in the 2018 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards for her personal memoire, “Behind the Plus Sign.”

MAHS Gymnastics Team Places Second in State Championships Gymnastics State Championship

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) varsity gymnastics team placed second in the state team championships with a total score of 146.917. The meet was held at MAHS February 23-24, 2018.

MAHS Band and Orchestra Students Perform at Walt Disney World Parks Disney Trip

The Moon Area High School band and orchestra recently traveled to Orlando, Florida, to perform at the Walt Disney World parks.  

Two MAMS Students Advance to Regional Spelling Bee Spelling Bee Winners

After a series of qualifying rounds, two students will represent Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) in the regional spelling bee next week. 

MAHS/MAMS Arrival Procedures Beginning 2/27/18 back pack

Arrival procedures beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 

MAHS/MAMS Arrival Procedures for 2/26/18 Backpack Donation
MAHS Gymnastics Team Wins WPIAL Championship for Second Consecutive Year 2018 WPIAL Gymnastics Champs

The Moon Area High School gymnastics team won the WPIAL Team Championship on Friday, February 16, 2018, for the second consecutive year with a score of 148.05, which set a new school record!

Statement Regarding the Incident at MAHS on 2/22/18 High School

Statement Regarding the Incident at Moon Area High School

MAHS Drama Club Members Compete in Monologue, Scene Contest Drama Club Shakespeare Monologue Contest

Several members of the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Drama Club competed in the 2018 Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre earlier this month.

MAHS Gymnasts Volunteer for First Food and Friends MAHS Gymnasts

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Moon Area varsity gymnasts, along with coaches Amy and Nicki Caprino, volunteered at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh in East Liberty for their seventh consecutive year. 

Two MAHS Seniors Named Finalists 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition National Merit

Two Moon Area High School (MAHS) students qualified as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Resources for Speaking to Children About Violence Speaking

Resources and tips are available from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in light of recent national tragedies. 

Brooks Elementary Students Celebrate Winter Olympics Brooks Olympics

Students at Brooks Elementary School celebrated the 2018 Winter Olympic games on Friday, February 9, 2018, by creating a hallway display and hosting their own opening ceremony.

MAHS Boys and Girls Swim Teams Win MAC Championships Boys and Girls MAC Champs

The Moon Area High School boys and girls swim teams won the MAC championships on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Bon Meade Elementary Celebrates Valentine's Day by Giving Back Valentine's Day

Bon Meade Elementary School has been giving their hearts to those in need this Valentine's Day.

10 Students Commit to Athletic Teams During Winter Letter of Intent Signing Day Athletes

Ten students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Winter National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

 

MAHS Seniors to Appear on KDKA Hometown High-Q Hometown High-Q

Three Moon Area High School seniors will compete in KDKA Hometown High-Q this Saturday. 

MAHS Boys Soccer Players Volunteer at World Vision World Vision Volunteers

Members of the Moon Area High School (MAHS) boys soccer team volunteered at World Vision in Sewickley on Saturday, February 10, 2018. 

Hyde Elementary Highlights Accelerated Reader Achievements Accelerated Reader Awards

Hyde Elementary School celebrated Accelerated Reader (AR) achievements on Friday, February 9, 2018, at their assembly. 

MAMS & Hyde Kick Off 2018 Olympics with Local Silver Medalist Hyde Olympian Visit

Last week, Moon Area Middle School's sixth grade Wolverines Team and Hyde Elementary welcomed former olympic athlete, Brianne McLaughlin, to their schools.

Moon Area High School Students Participate in First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition First Tech Challenge

Six Moon Area High School (MAHS) students participated in the 2017-2018 Southwestern Pennsylvania First Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

MASD Students Participate in Local Art Show ExtravaganzArt

Several Moon Are School District (MASD) students participated in the ExtraviganzArt art show at the Sewickley Public Library last weekend.  

MAHS Students Recognized by Moon Township Board of Supervisors Recognition

Moon Area High School students Aaron Tilton, Abigail Bloom, and Natalie Jepsky, were recognized by the Moon Township Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, February 7, for their various accomplishments. 

Recreational Swim Hours Extended Swim Hours Extended

The recreational swim hours have expanded! Visit the Hauser Natatorium Monday through Friday from 8-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 12-2 p.m. for $2 per person.

Bon Meade Elementary Participates in United Way 'Be There' Campaign BM Be There Campaign

Bon Meade Elementary students are joining the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania "Be There" campaign to encourage higher attendance rates in schools. 

Parkway West CTC Annual Open House: March 6, 2018 Parkway West Open House

Parkway West CTC will host their annual Open House on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at 7101 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA. 

Parkway West will showcase their 14 career majors with demonstrations and information at the open house.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Round-Up: March 19-23 Registration Round-Up

2018-2019 Registration Round-Up will take place March 19-23, 2018, at J.A. Allard Elementary School.

MAMS Students Send Positive Messages to West Hills Rehabilitation Center Mug Service Project

The Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) 5th grade penguins team, worked on a service project this month for West Hills Rehabilitation Center in Moon Township.  

Several Students Represent MAHS in PMEA District and Region I Festivals PMEA 2018

Several students qualified to represent Moon Area High School in the PMEA District and Region I Festivals. 

MASD Board of Education February Meeting Changes February Meeting Changes
2018 MAHS AP Testing Schedule AP Testing Schedule

2018 AP testing schedule and information at Moon Area High School. 

Middle School Art Club Contributes to Airport Holiday Decorations Ornaments

The Moon Area Middle School art club assisted in providing tree decorations for the Pittsburgh International Airport this past holiday season. 

MAMS Student Represents School in Geography Competition Globe

Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) 8th grade student, Kevin Yao, won the building Geography Bee last week and will represent the middle school as he advances in the competition.

Unified Bocce Team Grows in its Second Year 2018 Bocce Team

The Moon Area Unified Bocce team started its season this week. In its second year, the organization expanded to have two competing teams.  

Moon Area School District Board of Education Statement Regarding Unequal Pay Lawsuit Unequal Pay Statement

A statement from the Moon Area School District Board of Education on the unequal pay and gender discrimination lawsuit. 

2018 Drama Club Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz Wizard of Oz flyer

The Moon Area High School Drama Club announced it will perform The Wizard of Oz for its spring musical!

MAMS Students Create Revolutionary War Coins in Cross-Curricular Project MAMS Students Create Revolutionary War Coins

Moon Area Middle School eighth grade social studies students in Mrs. Joyce and Mr. Slater’s courses collaborated with Mr. Hilpert and Mr. Finn of the technology education department and USA Pan to create their very own Revolutionary War coins in early January.

MASD Named to 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll by The College Board 2018 AP Honor Roll

Moon Area School District was named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll by The College Board.

Brooks Student Council Members Thank Bus Drivers with Hot Cocoa Brooks Elementary Serves Hot Cocoa to Bus Drivers

Brooks Elementary bus duty teachers and student council members worked together on Tuesday, January 9, to provide hot cocoa for bus, van, and KinderCare drivers.

MAHS Wrestlers Place Fourth at MAC Tournament Bonura

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) wrestling team participated in the MAC Tournament at Freedom Area High School January 5-6, 2018.

Lady Tigers Pink Out Game: January 25, 2018 Pink Out

The Moon Area girls basketball team will host their 2018 Kenny Ross Pink Out Game against Lincoln Park at Moon Area High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Singing Tigers Perform at the Masonic Village of Sewickley Singing Tigers

The Bon Meade Singing Tigers visited the Masonic Village of Sewickley on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  

Pitt Pharmacy Students Provide Human Simulation Experience for Students SimMan

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Ambassadors visited the Moon Area High School Future Medical Professionals Club on December 20, 2017, to give an interactive presentation.

MAHS Senior, Nick Kotok, Participates in NCAA Football Division I Letter of Intent Signing Day Nick Kotok and Family

Moon Area High School (MAHS) senior, Nick Kotok, participated in the NCAA Football Division I Letter of Intent Signing Day on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Fourth Grade McCormick Students Share Meaning of Holidays with Kindergarteners Through Literature McCormick Students Share Meaning of Holidays

Ms. Glassbrenner and Mr. Barthelemy’s fourth grade classes at McCormick Elementary visited kindergarten students to share their monthly Book IT projects.

2017 Recap: Middle School Girls’ Chamber Choir Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Chamber Choir

The Moon Area Middle School Girls’ Chamber Choir, which consists of seventh and eighth grade band, chorus, and orchestra students, had a busy year!

Elementary and Fifth Grade Challenge Students Learn About Self-Driving Technology Elementary Challenge Students

The Moon Area School District (MASD) elementary and fifth grade Challenge students have been learning a broad scope of topics this year.

First and Second Grade Brooks Students Get Elf Certification Training Elf Certification Training at Brooks Elementary

On December 19 and 20, Brooks Elementary first and second grade students received Elf Certification Training from qualified faculty members.

Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade "Career Cafe" Career Cafe

The eighth grade English language arts department, in collaboration with the Middle School Counseling department, are teaming up to facilitate a comprehensive “Career Café” day on Wednesday, January 31.

Brooks Third Grade Student Organizes Toy Drive Wyatt

Brooks Elementary third grade student, Wyatt Brickner, dropped off a large donation for local charity, Play it Forward Pittsburgh, on December 13, 2017. 

Allard Elementary First Grade Students Spread Warmth this Holiday Season Allard Elementary First Grade Students

Allard Elementary first grade students worked on a special holiday project on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Two MASD Teachers Receive Classroom Grants STEM

Miss Vicki Littell, elementary special education teacher, and Mrs. Stephanie Fiala, elementary music teacher and STEAM Engine teacher, received FirstEnergy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Classroom Grants.

Odyssey of the Mind Informational Meeting: December 13 Odyssey of the Minds Informational Meeting

Moon Area School District Oddysey of the Mind Club will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 13 in the middle school cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Brooks Elementary Helps Students Affected by Hurricane Maria Brooks School Supply Drive

J. H. Brooks Elementary School partnered with The Brother's Brother Organization to sponsor a School Supplies Drive for areas in Puerto Rico that were hit by Hurricane Maria. 

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to MAHS Students and Staff Howard Chandler

Howard Chandler, a holocaust survivor, spoke to a full, attentive auditorium at Moon Area High School (MAHS) on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Allard All Stars Commit to a Bully Free School Allard Anti-Bully Assembly

The Allard Elementary All Stars pledge to be bully-free throughout the year.

MAMS Nurse and Guidance Offices Host Toy Drive Toy Drive
MAHS Life Skills Students Open Coffee Shop Coffee

At the start of November, the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Life Skills class opened their very own coffee shop!

Students Soar with School-Wide Reading Incentive Program at McCormick McCormick AR

At McCormick Elementary, teachers have implemented a school-wide reading incentive program to motivate and inspire a love for reading.

MAHS Girls Soccer Team Defends PIAA Title and Continues to Make History Girls Soccer Champs

The Moon Area High School girls varsity soccer team won the PIAA Class 3A championship game against Villa Joseph Marie High School on Saturday, November 18 at Hershey Park Stadium!

MAMS Wolverines Give Back This Holiday Season Wolverines

The Moon Area Middle School sixth grade Wolverine Team completed their first service project this November that tied in Veterans Day and the upcoming holiday season.

MAHS Positive Living Club Spreading Happiness to Students, Community Donation

Moon Area High School gained a new club this year: Positive Living Club.

Bon Meade Helps West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center Celebrate Thanksgiving Turkey Silverware Folders

Several different classes have taken turns making crafts and room decorations for the center. 

Cookie Dough Order Pick-Up Cookie Dough

Anyone who purchased cookie dough for the Sophomore Class can pick up their order after school in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday, November 29 until 4 p.m.

Moon Area Schools Honor Veterans MAMS Assembly

Moon Area School District honored Veterans Day in many ways on Friday, November 10, 2017.

MAHS Accounting Students Place First in Financial Statement Analysis Contest First place

Moon Area High School (MAHS) students placed first and second in a financial statement analysis contest as part of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Conference held on Tuesday, November 14 at Duquesne University.

McCormick Watches Bullying Disappear Magic Show

McCormick Elementary kicked-off their bully-free campaign on Friday, November 17, 2017.

MAHS Junior Wins First Place in Chemistry Poem Contest Sergi

Moon Area High school junior, Rylan Sergi, won first place in the 2017 National Chemistry Week’s (NCW) Illustrated Poem Contest for the Pittsburgh area.

MAHS Girls Soccer Team Travels to Hershey to Compete in State Championship Girls Soccer

The MAHS girls soccer team will play in the PIAA Championship game against Villa Joseph Marie at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at Hershey Park Stadium!

McCormick and RMU Team Up for Junior Achievement Day JA Day

McCormick Elementary invited education majors from Robert Morris University (RMU) to work in collaboration with the school and Junior Achievement on Wednesday, November 15. 

Fall Letter of Intent Signing: November 8, 2017 All Signers

Ten students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Fall National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Recap: U.S. Army Field Band & Solder's Chorus Concert U.S. Army Field Band and Solder's Chorus

Moon Area School District welcomed the U.S. Army Field Band and Solder’s Chorus on Thursday, November 2 in the high school auditorium.

MAHS Holiday Ball Scheduled for Dec. 16, 2017 Holiday Ball

The Holiday Ball is just days away!

Bus Safety Information School Bus Safety

For the safety of Moon Area School District students and parents, please be aware of your repsonsibilities as a driver, especially when school is in session. 

English 12 Students Fulfill Little Boy's Final Wish Holiday Cards

Moon Area High School English 12 students started the holiday season by fulfilling a little boy’s final wish.

2017 Winter Concert Dates Winter Concert
Allard Elementary Creates 'Hall of Heroes' to Honor Veterans Hall of Heroes

Allard Elementary first grade teachers, Mrs. Stofan and Mrs. Rudi, created the "Hall of Heroes." 

Girls Soccer Team Defends Class 3A WPIAL Championship Title Champions

The Moon Area High School girls soccer team defended the Class 3A WPIAL Championship title on Friday, November 3 at Highmark Stadium.

Local Veteran, Author Visits Allard and Hyde Elementary Schools Snyder

Local author and veteran, Robert Snyder, presented his children’s book “What is a Veteran, Anyway?” to students at Allard and Hyde Elementary Schools on Thursday, November 2, in honor of Veterans Day next week. 

Nov. 29: Parenting Elementary Students in the Age of Technology Age of Technology

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Moon Area School District will present a program titled “Parenting Elementary Students in the Age of Technology” as part of the Parent Speaker Series. 

Allard Pancake Breakfast: Nov. 18 Allard Pancake Breakfast

Allard Pancake Breakfast: November 18 from 8-11 a.m.

Five Students Represent MAHS at PMEA District I Honors Choir Festival Honors Choir

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Honors Choir hosted a two-day festival held at Trinity High School October 27-28, 2017.  

McCormick Students Plant Red Tulips in Honor of Red Ribbon Week Tulips

Third and fourth graders at McCormick Elementary planted red tulip bulbs during Red Ribbon Week (October 23-27, 2017) as part of their pledge to be drug-free.  

MAMS Student Council Hosts Backpack Collection Drive Backpack Donation

The middle school student council, comprised of seventh and eighth grade students and sponsored by Ms. Gilligan, held a backpack collection that ended Friday, October 27th.

FAFSA: The Benefits for All Post-Secondary Bound Students FAFSA

The FAFSA is available for students to complete after October 1 of the senior year. Some families may not qualify to receive aid, but there are several advantages to filing the FAFSA, anyway.

Season Recap: Moon Area High School Marching Band Band

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) marching band concluded another busy year marked with many accomplishments, including finishing third place at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships on October 21 at Gateway High School.

15 MAHS Female Students Attend Carnegie Mellon University’s Society of Women Engineers’ Annual High School Day CMU Engineer Day

On Friday, October 20, fifteen female students attending Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Society of Women Engineer’s Annual High School Day.

Bon Meade Elementary Students Celebrate Unity Day, Bully Prevention Unity Day

Bon Meade Elementary kindergarten students traveled throughout the school halls on a storybook trail as part of Unity Day on Wedensday, October 25.

MAHS Cheerleaders and Football Players Present Donation to Magee Women’s Cancer Center Pink out

On Friday, October 20, Moon Area cheerleaders and football players presented an $10,000 check to Magee Women's Cancer Center at the pink-out game prior to kick-off.

Fifth Grade Students Participate in STEM Lab to Evaluate Worm Habitats Worm Habitat

The fifth grade students at Moon Area Middle School worked with science teachers and the Technology Education (tech ed) Department this month to create habitats for worms.

Bon Meade Elementary Holds 10th Annual Race for Education Fundraiser BM Race for Education

On Friday, October 20, the Bon Meade Elementary PTC held their 10th Annual Race for Education.

Board Passes 2018-2019 School Calendar Calendar

The Moon Area School District Board of Education passed the 2018-2019 school calendar on Monday, October 23, 2017.

MAHS Student Places First in CalcuSolve Competition CalcuSolve

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 257 students in grades 9-10 traveled to Duquesne University to participate in the CacluSolve Competition sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU).

MAMS Students Send Notes of Encouragement to Houston Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey Lonnett

Miss Lonnett’s seventh grade students at the middle school took the time to send uplifting thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

Hyde Elementary Students Celebrate Individuality and Unique Traits Hyde Elementary

Hyde Elementary had a school-wide project to help promote friendship and acceptance as an extension to their bully kickoff at the beginning of the year. 

Redistricting Committee Meetings Redistricting Committee

Moon Area School District invites the public to be considered for participation in the Redistricting Committee. 

Tiger Stadium Receives Upgrades Thanks to Local Donors Stadium

Over the last few weeks, Moon Area High School has completed some new additions to Tiger Stadium thanks to several local sponsors.

MAHS Students Participate in 'Rock the Belt' Competition for Seat Belt Safety Awareness Rock the Belt

During the month of October, Moon Area High School will be participating in the Rock the Belt Competition sponsored by the Allegheny County Youth Traffic Safety Council.

1978 Class Ring Found 1978

A 1978 Moon High School class ring was found and turned in to the high school office. Please call 412-264-9440, ext. 2000 for more information.

Six MAHS Students to Attend Westinghouse Science Honors Institute Westinghouse Honors Science Institute

Six juniors will represent Moon Area High School at the 2017-2018 Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, which will take place at Franklin Regional Middle School.

MAHS Senior Brings Experience from Peru to Moon Township Colin Jakiel

Moon Area High School senior, Colin Jakiel, served as a youth ambassador in Peru this past summer from July 16 through August 9.

Three MAMS Students Advance to Statewide Drug-Free Calendar Contest Calendar Contest

Three fifth grade students will advance to the state level of the Twenty-First Annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest.

For Drivers: Bus Safety Video from Moon Township Police Department School Bus Safety

For the safety of Moon Area School District students and parents, please be aware of your repsonsibilities as a driver, especially when school is in session. 

MAHS Senior, Chris Sabol, Claims 2017 WPIAL 3A Individual Golf Championship Title Sabol

Moon Area High School (MAHS) senior, Chris Sabol, won the WPIAL 3A Individual Golf Championship on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Miss Zipparo's Class Celebrates National Be a Good Person Day Zipparo

Miss Zipparo's kindergarten class at Allard Elementary showed their enthusiasm for National Be a Good Person Day today by sacrificing some of their recess time to thank all of the staff at Allard and show how much they appreciate everything they do!  

5k Chili Run to Benefit the Michael Trella "I Love You More" Foundation 5K

FASTER Southpointe and the Michael Trella “I Love You More” Foundation will team up to host the 2nd Annual 5k Chili Run & 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

PrecisionHR is Hiring Substitute Aides, Cafeteria, Custodian, Clerks Precision

Precision Human Resources is a provider of education support staff for Moon Area School District and hiring Substitute Aides, Cafeteria, Custodian, and Clerks. 

MASD Staff Members Reestablish Outdoor Trail, Classroom Outdoor Classroom

Efforts are being made to reestablish an outdoor trail/classroom on the Moon Area High School and Middle School campus.

U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus to Perform at Moon Area High School November 2 US Army Field Band

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Moon Area High School on November 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Sixth Grade Students Build Skyscrapers to Withstand Earthquakes Earthquake Project

Sixth grade students participated in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) skyscraper design test this September during their science classes.

Middle School Spanish Class Learns Through Song & Dance Spanish Dancing

Each month, Mrs. Kaminsky’s middle school Spanish classes have a different "Canción del mes," or Song of the Month. 

2017 Drama Club Fall Play: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Moon Area High School Drama Club announced it will perform Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as its fall play!

KDKA Presents Driving Safety Assembly, Students Drive PA DUI Safety Bug KDKA

Moon Area High School juniors and seniors learned all about driving safety on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. KDKA-TV’s Sarah Arbogast presented the Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life assembly.

MAHS Girls Golf Places Third in MAC Tournament Girls Golf MAC Tournament

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) girls golf team came in third place at the MAC tournament on Thursday, September 14. The team was established just last year. 

Two MAHS Seniors Named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalists

Two Moon Area High School (MAHS) students qualified as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Moon Area ESL and the Latino Community Center Partner to Deliver Backpacks to Students ESL Backpacks

The Moon Area School District English as a Second Language (ESL) Department had the opportunity to participate in a program at the start of the year with the Latino Community Center (LCC).

MAHS Marching Band Named Class AA Champions at Bands of America Competition BOA

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Marching Band performed over the weekend at the Bands of America (BOA) Northeastern Region in Canton, Ohio. 

Lady Tigers Take Gold at Annual Volleyball Tournament Volleyball Tournament

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) girls volleyball team hosted 15 local varsity teams for the annual volleyball tournament on Saturday, September 9th.

Elementary Instrumental Parent Meeting Video Elementary Instrument Meeting

Missed the Elementary Instrumental Parent Meeting? Watch the video on all the information provided at the meeting!

2017 Homecoming Information (Parade to Begin 9/28 @ 5:30 p.m.) Homecoming

Moon Area High School will celebrate 2017 Homecoming during the week of September 25!

Allard Elementary Celebrates First Responders on 9/11 first responders assembly 2017

Allard Elementary students and staff paid tribute to first responders at a school assembly on September 11, 2017.

European Trip Final Information Meeting December 7 Trip info

The MAHS’s American Cultures Club and French Classes & Club will be hosting an informational meeting for a student trip to London, Normandy & Paris - June 2018. 

Middle School Math/ELA Labs to Begin September 11 Labs

On Monday, September 11, the Middle School will begin offering an Upper House Math Lab, Lower House Math Lab, Upper House ELA Lab, and Lower House ELA Lab for students in grades 5-8.

MAHS Students Participate in Environmental Summer Camp, Plan to Improve Campus Environmental Summer Camp

Six students in grades 9-11 participated in the Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Environmental Summer Camp held at Slippery Rock University this summer. 

MAHS Cheerleaders Join RMU Cheerleaders as Special Guests MAHS Cheer

On Saturday, Septbember 2, Moon Area High School (MAHS) cheerleaders were special guests of Robert Morris University (RMU) Cheer. 

MASD Announces SafeStop App Partnership SafeStop App

We are excited to announce our participation in a third-party mobile app called SafeStop. 

Brooks Named 2017 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy School Macaroni Kid

Brooks Elementary School was named the 2017 Macaroni Kid of Pittsburgh Gold Daisy School!

MAMS Student Wins Big in National Track Competition Tristan Sanders

Moon Area Middle School seventh grade student, Tristan Sanders, qualified over the summer to participate at the national level for Junior Olympics in track.

MAHS Senior, Nick Morrow, Kicking for a Cure Kicking for a Cure

Moon Area High School senior, Nick Morrow, is teaming up with the Kick-It organization to help fight childhood cancer. 

MAHS Freshman Improves Grounds at Bon Meade Elementary Boy Scouts

Moon Area High School freshman, Adam Sacherich, worked his Eagle Scout project at Bon Meade Elementary School in late August.

Skyward Parent Portal Now Running Skyward

The Skyward parent portal is now up and running. Please access the parent portal for transportation and scheduling information. For security purposes, all students will receive new account information the first week of school. Thank you for your patience. 

Moon Area Boys Soccer Players Volunteer Boys Soccer Tem

Moon Area High School (MAHS) boys soccer players took a break from training in August to volunteer for World Vision and the Moon Area Soccer Association (MASA). 

MAHS Senior Receives 2017-2018 Vision Arts Scholarship Eger Eye Group

Moon Area High School senior, Leah Eberts, receives 2017-2018 Vision Arts Scholarship from The Eger Eye Group.

Fall Hi-Tech Learning After-School Program Grades 2-4 Hi-Tech Learning Fall Camps

Optional after-school 3D design programs available for students in grades 2-4.

Recap: Coach Covelli Cross Country Alumni Race Alumni Race 2017

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, 25 Moon Area cross country alumni gathered to run against the 2017-2018 team in the Coach Covelli Cross Country Alumni Race. 

2017-2018 Elementary School Supply Lists Back to School

2017-2018 Elementary Supply Lists By School

MAHS Junior Wins First Place at SkillsUSA Competition Christina Walter

Moon Area High School junior, Christina Walter, won first place in the Health Occupations Portfolio Competition at the SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville in late July.

Modified Away Band Camp Information Band

ATTENTION ALL BAND CAMP PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Modified Away Band Camp Information

MASD Announces New Parent/Student Portal - Skyward Skyward

We are excited to announce that Moon Area School District is moving to a new parent/student portal, Skyward, for the 2017-2018 school year.

2017-2018 Immunization Regulation Changes Immunization Changes

On March 3, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) announced new student immunization requirements and standards, which must be met prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year in order for your student to attend class.

2017-2018 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Available Accident Insurance

Moon Area School District provides K-12 students the option to take advantage of voluntary student accident insurance up to $250,000.

Two MAHS Students Volunteer to Support Children Suffering from Pediatric Cancer FOJ

Moon Area High School students Ashley Safranek and Kiera Morisetty are advocates for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a non-profit that pairs children suffering from pediatric cancer and childhood illness with different organizations.

Moon Area High School Seniors Attend Economic Summer Leadership Programs PFEW

Moon Area High School (MAHS) seniors Bryce Deloe and Tyler Farr attended the 2017 Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) at Lycoming College on a full scholarship this summer.

Hourly Substitute Job Fair Job Fair

Moon Area School District is hosting a job fair for day-to-day hourly cafeteria, custodial, assistant, and clerical substutite positions. 

MAHS New Student Orientation Orientation

Moon Area High School New Student Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The orientation is open to all incoming ninth grade students and all high school students that are new to the district. 

MAHS Junior, Leah Baker, Named USA Swimming Scholastic All American Baker

Moon Area High School junior, Leah Baker, was recently named a USA Swimming Scholastic All American for the 2016-2017 school year!

MAHS Boys Soccer Team Fundraiser at Chipotle: August 21 Chipotle Fundraiser

The MAHS Boys Soccer Booster Club will be partnering with Chipotle in Robinson Township (310 McHolme Drive) to host a fundraiser on Monday, August 21 from 4-8 p.m.!

August 5: "Make it Moon" Night with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Highmark Stadium Make it Moon Night

Moon Area School District (MASD) and Moon Township have teamed up to create "Make it Moon" Night with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds!

MAHS Student to Participate in the 2017 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences Rushmin

Moon Area High School senior, Rushmin Khazanchi, was selected to attend the 2017 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) July 2 - August 4, 2017.

RMU Innovate Summer Camp Innovate Summer Camp

Enactus RMU will be hosting Innovate Summer Camp August 21-24 for high school juniors and seniors. 

Student Transportation of America (STA) Now Hiring for Fall Bus Routes STA

STA is NOW HIRING for fall routes. Call the terminal (412) 269-9970 or apply online at www.drive4sta.com to indicate your interest.

Four MAHS Students Receive Scholarships from Roberto Brain Health Challenge Roberto Challenge

Four Moon Area High School (MAHS) students received cash prizes on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, for participating in the Roberto Brain Health Challenge during the month of May.

MAHS Students Place 5th at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2017 OM World Finals

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Problem 5 Division III team (team 5069) placed fifth at the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) World Finals held in late May.

MASD School Board Recognizes Girls Rugby for their State Championship Title 2017 Girls Rugby

The Moon Area School District Board of Education recognized the Moon Area Tigers Girls Rugby Club at the June 12 meeting for claiming the RugbyPA State Championship title on May 21, 2017.

High School Parking Information 2017-2018 School Year car

Parking applications will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 7 fro 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School main lobby.

MAHS Senior, Sarah Nelson, Receives Honorable Mention in 2017 City Theatre Playwright Contest Sarah Nelson

Moon Area High School senior, Sarah Nelson, recently received Honorable Mention in the 2017 Young Playwrights Contest hosted by City Theatre.

Moon Area High School Students Pledge to 'Spread the Word to End the Word' Spread the Word to End the Word

Hundreds of students at Moon Area High School signed the Special Olympics pledge to “Spread the Word to End the Word” on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

Moon Township Firecracker 5K Run & Walk 5K

Moon Township will be hosting the Firecracker 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m.

MAHS Students Participate in Mock Senate with Senator Reschenthaler Mock Senate

On April 27, seven Moon Area High School (MAHS) seniors in Mr. D’Eramo and Mr. Trapizona’s AP U.S. Government and Politics class attended PA Senator Guy Reschenthaler’s 2017 Mock Senate held at Robert Morris University.

Recap: 4th Annual Moon Township Rotary/ MASD Third Grade Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

The Fourth Annual Moon Township Rotary and Moon Area School District Third Grade Spelling Bee was another success this year!

Fifth Grade Lions Team Challenged to 'Escape the Classroom' Escape Room

Members of the Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) fifth grade Lions Team participated in Escape Classroom “Teacher Takedown” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

12 MAMS Students Participate in Design Lives Here Challenge WQED Design Lives Here

Twelve eighth grade students participated in the Design Lives Here Challenge on Monday, May 22 at the WQED studios.

MAPS Coordinator, Joe Martonik, Receives Northern Star Award from Crisis Center North Joe Martonik

Moon Area Assistance Program for Students (MAPS) coordinator, Joe Martonik, received the Crisis Center North 2017 Northern Star Award for his exceptional work with domestic violence prevention and awareness at Moon.