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Middle School Lower House Puts Halloween Candy to Use for Service Project MAMS

Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) 5th and 6th grader students hosted a candy drive last week giving students the opportunity to donate their unwanted Halloween candy for active duty members serving overseas.

MAEF Partners with AmazonSmile MAEF

We would like to share some exciting information on behalf of the Moon Area Education Foundation (MAEF).

MAMS Garden Club Hosts Guest Speaker from Hope Grows Hope Grows

The Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) Garden Club hosted guest speaker, Mrs. Lisa Story from Hope Grows in mid-November.  Two interns from Robert Morris University, Gabrielle Harris and Taylor Smith, assisted Mrs. Story with the presentation.

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

Moon Area High School (MAHS) students finished first and fourth in a financial statement analysis contest, part of a Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Conference on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Duquesne University.

5 MAHS Athletes Commit to Athletic Teams Fall 2018 College Signing Day College Signing

Five students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Fall National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

2018 Season Recap: Moon Area High School Marching Band 2018 Marching 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 27, 2018 at MAHS Tiger Stadium.

MAHS Student Holds First Place Title in CalcuSolve Competition Calcusolve

Moon Area High School (MAHS) students participated in the 2018 CalcuSolve competition in late October.

MAMS Student Wins First Place in 2018 National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest NCW Cavanaugh

Moon Area Middle School 8th grade student, Leah Cavanaugh, won first place for grades 6-8 in the 2018 National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest.

Falcons Host Breakfast, Complete Service Project in Honor of Veterans Day Falcons Veterans Breakfast

The 5th grade Falcons team showed kindness to our servicemen and servicewomen this month in anticipation of Veterans’ Day, which will be observed on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Hyde Students Visit Local Weather Station Weather Station

Weather is a science standard in Moon Are School District so, the Hyde 4th grade students took a field trip to the local weather station on Shafer Road near Allard Elementary.

MAHS Honors Choir Performs at 14th Annual Pine Richland Choir Invitational MAHS Honors Choir

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) honors choir, under the direction of Mrs. Lisa Jaworowski, participated in the Pine Richland Choral Invitational on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  

MAMS ESL Students Display Cultural Celebrations MAMS ESL

Moon Area Middle School English as a Second Language (ESL) students showcased their diverse cultures through two displays in the school.

MAMS Students Give Back to Local Cancer Patients Penguins Team

The Moon Area Middle School Penguins Team completed a service project today making gift bags for local cancer patients receiving treatment at the UPMC Cancer Center in Moon Township.

Hyde Students Apply Science Skills with SAE International Hyde SAE

First grade students at Hyde Elementary School collaborated with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activity.

MASD Challenge Program Partners with PHLF to Study Pittsburgh Architecture Challenge Program

Students in the Moon Area School District Challenge program, an enrichment program for students in grades 1-5, explored our city’s architectural details recently.

Local Boy Scouts Enhance MASD Elementary Grounds Boy Scouts

Local boy scouts worked earlier this year to enhance Moon Area School District’s elementary grounds.

MAHS Alumna, Stephanie Washington, Receives Fulbright Scholarship Washington

Moon Area High School (MAHS) alumna, Stephanie Washington ('14) received the 2018-2019 Fulbright Predoctoral Research Award after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.

MASD Launches Rachel's Challenge Rachel's Challenge

During the month of October, Moon Area School District launched Rachel's Challenge throughout all seven buildings. 

Kindness is Falling Like Leaves at McCormick Elementary McCormick Kindness

First graders in Miss Mastroianni’s class at McCormick Elementary helped to spread kindness by sharing compliments with their classmates.

MAMS Students Host Live "Wax Museum" MAMS Wax Museum

Moon Area Middle School students on the Falcons, Monkeys, Penguins, and Lions teams created a live "wax museum" of the famous explorers they studied in class. 

MAHS & Brooks Elementary Launch Tiger Buddies Program Tiger Buddies Program

Two high school classes are partnering with two Brooks Elementary Classes to launch the Tiger Buddies program.

Music Department to Host Meeting for Students Pursuing a Music Major Music Major

The Moon Area School District Music Department will host a program for all students interested in pursuing a music major in college this November. 

MAHS Cheer and Football Raise $7K for Magee Women's Cancer Center Pink Out Game

Moon Area cheerleaders and football players raised $7,000 for the Magee Women's Cancer Center at the pink-out game on October 19, 2018.

MAHS Drama Club Chats with Tony Award Nominee, Grey Henson, Via Skype Grey Henson Skype

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Moon Area High School Drama Club had the opportunity to Skype with Tony Award nominee, Grey Henson.

Allard Recognizes Students Demonstrating Kindness Allard Kindness Crusaders

Congratulations to the Allard Kindness Crusaders chosen for the month of September! 

MAHS Marching Band Places Top 10 at Bands of America Competition BOA

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Marching Band performed on October 12, 2018, at the Bands of America (BOA) Northeastern Region in Canton, Ohio.

MAHS Class Welcomes Local News Anchor Celina Pompeani

Mr. Burgess' high school journalism/yearbook class welcomed guest speaker, Ms. Celina Pompeani, on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Bon Meade Students Welcome Local Firefighters for Fire Safety Week BM Fire Safety Week

Kindergarten students at Bon Meade Elementary participated in a Choose Kind service project on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

MAMS Teachers Utilize Outdoor Learning Space on Secondary Campus Outdoor Classroom

Middle school 7th grade life science teachers are utilizing the an outdoor classroom area on the secondary campus for class activities.

Allard and Brooks Elementary Schools Receive Free School Supplies for a Year Pat Catan's Contest

Allard and Brooks Elementary Schools received free school supplies for a year from Pat Catan's for having the most school spirit!

Odyssey of the Mind Kick-Off Meeting: October 17 at 7 p.m. Odyssey of the Mind

There will be a Odyssey of the Mind kick-off meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. 

MASD Celebrates 2018 Homecoming Homecoming

There were many celebrations the week of September 24 for 2018 Homecoming!

MASD Launches "Choose Kind" Campaign Choose Kind

MASD launched the "Choose Kind" initiative, which spans grades K-12 with an extended focus on reaching the community, as well, to spread one joint message: kindness.

5th Grade Students Make Buzz on Campus with Bee Condos Bee Condo

While the campus is now buzzing with activity, the secondary campus is making a buzz of its own.

2018 Drama Club Fall Play: Elf Jr. Elf Jr.

The Moon Area High School Drama Club announced it will perform Elf Jr. for its fall play!

MASD Names Playing Field at Tiger Stadium After Former Athletic Director Rip Scherer Naming of the Field

The Moon Area School District (MASD) celebrated the contributions of the late William “Rip” Scherer in naming of the playing field at Tiger Stadium in his honor on Friday, September 14, 2018.

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.

MAHS Receives $5,000 Grant to Start Aquaponic Farm Aquatic Farm

Moon Area High School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation to start an aquaponic farm. 

MASD Bus Drivers Needed STAdium

Moon Area School District is contracted with Student Transportation of Pennsylvania (STA) to provide transportation management services to the district. STA is NOW HIRING for all routes.  

MAMS Students Sample Literary Genres During Class "Book Tasting" Book Tasting

Mrs. Tolliver's 7th and 8th grade literature classes sampled six genres of reading material during the class's "Book Tasting."

2018-19 Remediation Information Remediation

2018-19 Remediation Information for elementary, middle, and high school. 

Bon Meade Welcomes Former Globetrotter to Deliver Positive Message Corey

On Friday, September 7, 2018, Bon Meade Elementary welcomed former Harlem Globetrotter, Cory Rich, to deliver an uplifting message as part of the school's school-wide positive behavior initiative.  

Tick and Lyme Information from the Allegheny County Health Department & CDC Nurse

Please read the attached letters about ticks and lyme disease from both the Allegheny County Health Depratment and the Center for Disease Control. 

Allard Elementary Honors First Responders on Anniversary of 9/11 Allard Heroes

Allard Elementary 4th Grade Student Council hosted Honoring Our Local Heroes for local first responders on the anniversary of September 11.

2018 Homecoming Information Homecoming

Moon Area School District (MASD) is excited to celebrate 2018 Homecoming Week starting September 24, 2018!

District Teachers Represent Moon Area at National Autism Conference National Autism Conference

Moon Area School District (MASD) teachers Maureen Archer, Meghan Foust, Katelyn Schulmeister, and Sarah Knaus had the opportunity to represent the District at the 2018 National Autism Conference held at Penn State University from August 6-9, 2018. 

MASD Event Guidelines and Procedures Campus Closure

Please read our Event Guidelines and Procedures prior to attending events in the District. 

MASD to Name Field at Tiger Stadium After the Late William "Rip" Scherer William "Rip" Scherer

The Moon Area School District (MASD) will celebrate the contributions of the late William “Rip” Scherer in the naming of the playing field at Tiger Stadium in his honor at the football game on Friday, September 14, 2018, during half-time.

MAHS Marching Band Prepares for Upcoming Fall Season Marching Band

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) marching band has begun preparing for the 2018 fall marching season.

Beginning of the Year Forms Now Available on Skyward Beginning of the Year Forms

The District is excited to introduce a new procedure for submitting the beginning of year forms, which can now be completed online using the parent/guardian Skyward account.

Job Fair: August 15, 2018 3-7 p.m. Job Fair

Moon Area School District will host a Job Fair with PrecisionHR on August 15, 2018 from 3-7 p.m.

Drama Club Hosts Masterclass with Broadway Star, Andy Kelso Masterclass

Andy Kelso, Broadway veteran and television actor, came to Moon Area High School to teach a masterclass for 20 MAHS students spanning grades K-12 and recent graduates.

MASD ESL Program Specialist, Nichole Rojas, Recognized for Work in Field Nichole Rojas

Moon Area School District (MASD) English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, Ms. Nichole Rojas, has been making a name for herself in the ESL community this year. 

MAHS Rising Senior, Leah Baker, Named 2017-18 All-American Athlete Leah Baker

Moon Area High School rising senior, Leah Baker, was named a 2017-2018 All-American athlete by the National Interscholastic Swim Coach Association (NISCA)/Speedo for the girls 100 yard breaststroke.

2018-2019 Supply Lists Grades K-8 Supply List

2018-2019 Supply Lists Grades K-8

The Tiger Trot is Coming Back! August 27 @ 7 a.m. Tiger Trot

Moon Area School District’s (MASD) Wellness Committee will bring back the Tiger Trot Fun Run and 5K Walk for District employees on August 27, 2018 at 7 a.m. on the secondary campus.

2018-2019 Final Budget Approved 6/28/18 Budget Summary

The 2018-2019 Final Budget was approved at the Special Board Meeting held on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

1970 Class Ring Found in Martinsburg, PA Class ring

A class ring from the Moon Area High School class of 1970 has recently been found in Martinsburg, PA. 

2019-2020 School Calendar Approved 2019-2020 Calendar

The Moon Area School District Board of Education voted on Monday, June 11, 2018 to approve the 2019-2020 School Calendar. 

2018 Senior Reflection Interview Video Senior Reflections

For the second year in a row, Mr. Kaminski's advanced TV class collected 52 interviews from seniors to create the 2018 Senior Reflection video!

7th Grade Students Visit, Explore College Campuses PTC

On May 11, 2018, 7th grade students participated in a field trip visiting Robert Morris University (RMU) and Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC). 

MASD Students Practice Spanish Skills with Students from Around the World Skype 1

Ms. Kaminsky’s middle school Spanish classes have been participating in an ongoing international project this year. The classes engage in “Mystery Skypes” with other classrooms in the U.S. who are learning Spanish or classes in Spanish speaking countries.  

7th Grade Paint, Draw, and Design Students Donate Artwork to Autism Speaks Walk Autism Speaks Walk

Ms. Blair's 7th grade Paint, Draw, and Design students completed a collaborative painting for Autism awareness.

7 MAHS Students Compete at OM World Finals in Iowa OM

Seven Moon Area High School students recently traveled to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa to compete at the 37th annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Tournament from May 23 - 26, 2018.

5th Grade Students Complete Dyson Marble Run Challenge Dyson

Fifth grade students at Moon Area Middle School were given a task: meet the challenge of getting a marble to move through a contraption in a time frame of 30-60 seconds.  

MASD and Cornell Collaborate for DiscoverEd DiscoverED

Moon Area School District (MASD) and Cornell School District (CSD) partnered on a DiscoverEd initiative on May 18, 2018, in coordination with Remake Learning Days.

Allard and McCormick First Graders Practice Writing Skills with Pen Pals Pen Pals

First grade students from Miss Mastroianni’s class at McCormick and Mrs. Stofan’s class at Allard we’re paired together as pen pals! 

MAHS Girls in STEM Club Travels to Beaver County Conservation District to Explore Environmental Careers Girls in STEM

On May 23, 2018, the Moon Area High School Girls in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Club visited the Beaver County Conservation District (BCCD) to meet with women in STEM professions.

Recap: Fifth Annual Trout Release Day Trout Release Day

Students in Mr. Todd’s 8th grade Trout in the Classroom Club partook in the fifth annual Trout Release Day activities on Monday, May 14, 2018. 

McCormick Student Council Hosts Book Drive for Magee NICU Patients Books For Babies

Ms. Glassbrenner and McCormick's student council sponsored a book drive to collect books for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies at Magee Women's Hospital.

K-5 Challenge Students Visit Eaton as Part of Educational Field Site Visit Series Eaton Visit

Moon Area School District’s K-5 Challenge program has been participating in an Educational Field Site Visit Series this year.

Third Grade Allard Students Use Math Skills to Design Their Own Zoo Zoo Project

Third grade Allard students used the math skills they have learned this year to design their own zoo.

22 MASD Students Compete at National Academic Games Tournament AGLOA

Moon Area High School (MAHS) and Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participated in the National Academic Games Tournament April 27-30 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

McCormick Elementary Shows Appreciation to Moon Township Police Selfie Wall

McCormick Elementary showed their appreciation to local police officers through a #SafetySelfie wall!

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. 

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.

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.

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.

2018 Summer Keystone Exams - Cancelled test

Moon Area School District's optional summer Keystone exam test administration has been CANCELLED. These tests will no longer be administered July 30 - August 1, 2018.

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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." 

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

BMI Details Available in Skyward Accounts BMI

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

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.  

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 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. 

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

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

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

MASD Mascot Tryouts: April 11 Mascot
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!

2018 Kennywood Ticket Sales Kennywood Flyer

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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. 

Recap: 2018 PMEA Festival and WACA PMEA

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

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.

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 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.

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 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: 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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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.  

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

Arrival procedures beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 

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 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!

MAHS/MAMS Arrival Procedures for 2/26/18 Backpack Donation
Statement Regarding the Incident at MAHS on 2/22/18 High School

Statement Regarding the Incident at Moon Area High School

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.  

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. 

2018 MAHS AP Testing Schedule AP Testing Schedule

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

MASD Board of Education February Meeting Changes February Meeting Changes
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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

MAMS Nurse and Guidance Offices Host Toy Drive Toy Drive
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 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!

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 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!

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.

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. 

MAHS Positive Living Club Spreading Happiness to Students, Community Donation

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

McCormick Watches Bullying Disappear Magic Show

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

Moon Area Schools Honor Veterans MAMS Assembly

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

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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

The Holiday Ball is just days away!

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.

2017 Winter Concert Dates Winter Concert
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.

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." 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.  

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.  

Allard Pancake Breakfast: Nov. 18 Allard Pancake Breakfast

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. 

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.

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.

Redistricting Committee Meetings Redistricting Committee

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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!  

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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).

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!

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!

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.

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 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. 

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. 

MASD Announces SafeStop App Partnership SafeStop App

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

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.

Brooks Named 2017 Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy School Macaroni Kid

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

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

Immunization Requirements 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

School Board Announces New Superintendent: Dr. Maureen Ungarean Congratulations!

The Moon Area School District Board of Education voted on Monday, May 22, 2017, to appointed Maureen Ungarean as the new Superintendent of Schools for Moon Area School District beginning July 1, 2017. Ungarean will serve a three-year term for the District.  

Brooks and Cornell Elementary Schools Collaborate for Remake Learning Days Brooks/Cornell

Moon Area School District (MASD) and Cornell School District (CSD) partnered to kick off the start of Remake Learning Days, which runs from May 15-26.

Hyde Students, Teachers Participate in Science Olympiad Science Olympiad

On May 10 and 11, Hyde Elementary students participated in a building-wide Science Olympiad.

Pittsburgh West Relay for Life: May 20 RFL

Montour High School will host the 2017 Pittsburgh West Relay for Life on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

13 Middle School/High School Students Place at National Academic Games Tournament AGLOA

Moon Area High School (MAHS) and Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participated in the National Academic Games Tournament April 28-May 1 at Oglebay Resort in West Virginia.

McCormick Celebrates Wellness Day McCormick Wellness Day

McCormick Elementary School celebrated Wellness Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Moon Area High School 2017 Honors Night Honors Night

The 2017 High School Honors Night held on Thursday, May 11, marked the 58th year Moon Area High School (MAHS) students have been recognized for their academic honors.

Alumni Highlights Congratulations!

Several Moon Area High School alumni have recently been recognized for their hard work and dedication!

Middle School Students Participate in Fourth Annual Trout Release Day 2017 Trout Release Day

Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) Trout in the Classroom students attended the fourth annual Trout Release Day, on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Pennsylvania Resources Council Hosts "Lens on Litter" Photography Contest PRC

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will host its 32nd annual "Lens on Litter" photography contest. 

McCormick and Brooks Elementary Schools Raise Over $10k for the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart

McCormick and Brooks Elementary students raised a combined $10,852.63 for the American Heart Association through their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in late March.

Fourth Graders Discover Important People from the Midwest Midwest

The people of the Midwest came to visit Ms. Glassbrenner and Miss Kamicker’s fourth grade social studies classroom this week.

MAHS Engineering Students Team Up With Child Development, Pre-K for STEAM Activity Engineering Activity

On May 1 and 2, Moon Area High School’s engineering design class collaborated with child development students to deliver a fun STEAM activity to preschool students.

MAHS Student Team Places 3rd at Accounting Event Accounting Team

Moon Area High School (MAHS) students finished third in an accounting competition on Tuesday, April 25, at Grove City College. 

Local Author Visits Hyde Elementary Author Visit

Local author, Doris Dumrauf, vistied Hyde Elementary on Wednesday,  April 26.

Alumni Highlights Congratulations!

Several Moon Area High School alumni have recently been recognized for their hard work and dedication!

Keystone "Kram" Session for Biology Keystone Kram

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Biology Department will be hosting a biology Keystone "Kram" Session on Thursday, May 18 from 2:20 - 4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

MAHS to Host 2017 Art Show May 10 & 11 Art Show

Moon Area High School will host the 2017 Art Show on May 10 & 11 from 6-8 p.m. in the auxiliary gym! Stop by and enjoy the student artwork!

Lending Hearts is Searching for MAHS Students to Join Their Junior Council Lending Hearts

Lending Hearts is a local, non-profit organization aimed at providing social and emotional support to families dealing with pediatric and young adult cancer. 

Volunteers Needed for Senior Project Presentations May 16, 2017 Volunteer

Adult volunteers from the community are needed to help evaluate presentations.

Bon Meade Student Wins Moon Parks & Rec 2017 Earth Day Design Contest Rylee Gehrlein

Bon Meade Elementary fourth-grader Rylee Gehrlein won the 2017 Moon Parks and Recreation Earth Day Design Contest.

Nine MAMS Students Participate in MATHCOUNTS Competition MATHCOUNTS

Nine Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participated in the county-wide MATHCOUNTS Competition at the A.W. Beattie Career Center in the North Hills on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

MAHS Senior Publishes Book Promoting Body Positivity Gennna Aldridge

Moon Area High School senior, Genna Aldridge, recently published These Are The Other Stories, a book encouraging body positivity.

Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day: April 12, 2017 NLI Signing Day

Thirteen students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

MAMS Student Ties for First in Regional Math Competition, Advances to International Tournament Math League

Moon Area Middle School eighth grader, Chancharik Mitra, tied for first in the regional 2016-2017 Math League Competition held in late February.

MAHS Students Place at Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition Teen Safe Driving Competition

Moon Area High School students Justin Miller, Josh Burns, and Nick Maue competed on Wednesday, April 11, 2017, at the Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition held at Pittsburgh Technical College.

2017 Moon Area Tigers Junior Tennis Camps Summer Tennis Camp

Moon Area tennis coach, Nick Wilson, will be holding tennis camps throughout the summer.

2017 Kennywood Picnic Ticket Sale Information Ticket Sale Information

The annual Moon Area School District picnic at Kennywood will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017. Tickets will be for sale on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Brooks and Hyde Welcome RMU Students for Junior Achievement Day JA Day

Brooks and Hyde Elementary Schools worked in collaboration with both Junior Achievement (JA) and education majors from Robert Morris University (RMU) on Tuesday, April 11 to deliver a fun-filled day focused on economic success.

MASD Board of Education Recognizes Student Athletes at Meeting Congratulations!

It's been a big year for Moon Area School District sports and the recognition continued Monday night as swimming, bowling, wrestling, and bocce members were recognized for their accomplishments this season. 

MAHS Team Advances to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Team 5069

The Moon Area High School Problem 5 Division III team (team 5069) placed second at the state level and will move on to the World Finals at Michigan State University May 24-27, 2017. Moon Area High School senior, Rachael Melton, received the prestigious 2017 Line Mountain Scholarship for $2,500.

2017 Mock Crash Will Be Presented to Junior Class April 27 SADD

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Moon Area High School will present the annual Mock Crash event.  This presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will take place on our school campus.

MASD Receives 2017 Best in Communities for Music Education Designation Best in Communities

Moon Area School District (MASD) is the proud recipient of the 2017 Best in Communities for Music Education. This is the fourth consecutive year the district has received this prestigious designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. 

Hyde Students, Teachers Prepare for PSSA Success PSSA Testing

In an effort to prepare and motivate students, the Hyde elementary staff held a “PSSA Yeah Day” on Friday, March 31.

Recap: Middle School Orchestra Students Perform in Various Festivals MAMS Orchestra

It has been a busy couple of months for the Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) orchestra students as many were selected to participate in festival opportunities.

MAHS Winter Color Guard Claims Third at TRWEA Championship 2017 Winter Color Guard

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Winter Color Guard earned third place in the scholastic A classification at the Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association (TRWEA) Championship held at Gateway High School on Saturday, April 1.

Kennywood Ticket Sales Kennywood School Picnic

Information regarding the 2017 Moon Area School District School Picnic at Kennywood ticket sales on May 4. The annual school picnic will be held on Monday, June 19.

Students, Teachers Represent MASD at Education Conference RMU Education Conference

Four Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students, along with MAMS teachers Mr. Ian Finn, Mr. Scott Slater, and Mr. Scott Hilpert, joined Director of K-12 Curriculum Mr. Chris Caton at the at the 2017 Annual Education Conference hosted by Robert Morris University (RMU) on Friday, March 24.

Many Recognized for Their Accomplishments at Monday’s Board Meeting Congratulations

Interim Superintendent Dr. Donna Milanovich and the School Board recognized employees, a middle school student, and the boys’ basketball team at Monday night’s meeting.

Grammy Artist, Kim Nazarian, Visits MAHS Choral Classes Kim Nazarian

Guest vocal artist Kim Nazarian helped teach Mrs. Lisa Jaworowski’s high schools music classes on Friday, March 24, 2017.

First Grade Student Gets Big Surprise at Brooks Elementary Brandon Brock

First grader Brandon Brock at Brooks Elementary School was surprised on Thursday, March 23, to see his mom, Stacia Brock, and younger brother waiting for him at the bottom of the stairwell in the middle of a school day.

Hockey Developmental Skate: Sunday, April 2 Developmental skate

The Moon Area Hockey Association will be presenting a developmental skate hosted by Director of Coaching/Varsity Head Coach Joe Sell on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the RMU Island Sports Center. 

MAHS Students Excel at 10th Annual Penn State Beaver Mathematics Competition Math Competition

Two teams comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors competed in the Penn State Beaver Mathematics Competition on Tuesday, March 21.

Allegheny County Camp Cadet Camp Cadet

Camp Cadet is a free youth camp for boys and girls ages 12-14 in Allegheny County. The week-long camp will take place at Camp Guyasuta in Sharpsburg, PA from July 30 through August 5.

All-District Concert: Out of This World All-District Concert

On Tuesday, March 21, Moon Area School District hosted its 10th annual All-District Concert, which was themed "Out of this World."

MAHS Students Place at Three Rivers German Day Competition German Day

On Thursday, March 16, Moon Area High School (MAHS) German students in levels 4 and 5 competed against 11 other schools in the Three Rivers German Day Competition held at Washington and Jefferson College. 

Moon Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Summer Playground

Moon Township Parks and Receration will be hosting a Summer Playground program from Monday, June 12 through Friday, August 18, 2017. 

Recap: First Annual ESL Family Night ESL Family Night

More than 140 people from over 14 different countries and cultures attended the first annual Moon Area School District (MASD) English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Night on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the high school cafeteria.

Penn State Engineering Ambassadors Visit MAHS Engineering

Penn State University Engineering Ambassadors visited Moon Area High School on Friday, March 17, 2017, to engage with students in different disciplines of engineering. The ambassadors met with students currently enrolled in tech education, engineering, college in high school physics, as well as gifted students during the day.

Fourth & Fifth Grade MASD Teams Win Annual Battle of the Books Competition BOTB

Each year the Moon Township Public Library hosts Battle of the Books for students in grades 4-12. This year, fourth and fifth grade Moon Area School District teams placed top three in their competitions!

Two MAHS Juniors Accepted to Summer Economic Leadership Programs EFL

Juniors Tyler Farr and Nick Ulven were recently accepted to participate in summer economic leadership programs.

MAHS Students Place Third in PA Governor's STEM Competition STEM

Five Moon Area High School (MAHS) students competed this February in the annual PA Governor’s STEM Competition.

3/21 MASD All-District Concert: 'Out of This World' Out of This World

The Moon Area School District Music Department will host their 10th annual All-District Concert on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Auditorium.

MAHS Junior, Leah Blackwell, Awarded Honorable Mention in Regional Writing Competition Leah Blackwell

Moon Area High School (MAHS) junior, Leah Blackwell, was recently awarded Honorable Mention for her story and poem, Messe, in the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards.

MAHS Drama Club: Crazy for You Crazy for You

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Drama Club presented Crazy for You March 9-12.

Acuna & Bonura Place in PIAA Wrestling Tournament Wrestling States

Frankie Bonura and Nick Acuna represented the MAHS wrestling team in Hershey, PA for the Class 3A PIAA Championships March 9-11.

MAMS Student, Jamari Reeves, Will Compete in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Jamari Reeves

Eighth grade student, Jamari Reeves, won the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee held at Robert Morris University on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Three MAHS Students Will Perform in the 2017 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles NAfME

Kayli Lemieux, Noah Pinter, and Keira Wood will represent Moon Area High School in the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Honors Ensemble in Atlantic City, NJ, April 5-8. 

2017 Sewickley YMCA Summer Camp Registration is Now Open YMCA

Registration begins Monday, March 13 for the Sewickley Valley YMCA 2017 Luke Ward Summer Day Camp, which will run June 12 through August 18.

Five Teams Advance to State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament OM

Thirteen teams from Moon Area School District (MASD) competed in the Western Pa Odyssey of the Mind (OM) tournament on Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

Bon Meade: Read Across America & Art Show Art Show

The first week of March started off with a week long celebration of Read Across America, the Spring Art Show, and the Spring Book Fair. 

Brooks Elementary Hosts An Evening with Seuss An Evening With Seuss

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Brooks Elementary School hosted “An Evening of Seuss.” The event was hosted throughout the building with many Dr. Seuss-themed activities.

MAMS Students Hear Performance from Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra BW

On Tuesday, March 7, Moon Area Middle School students had the opportunity to hear the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra perform.

Children's Hospital is Conducting an Asthma Research Study in Children UPMC Asthma Study

The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is conducting a 12-month research study for children ages 6-14 to evaluate the relationship between asthma and Vitamin D.

MASD Athletic Teams Vie for 2017 State Titles PIAA

Multiple Moon Area High School (MAHS) athletic teams are competing for state titles in the coming weeks. The wrestling, basketball, and swimming teams all have students/teams competing for PIAA championship titles. The Moon Area Gymnastics Team already competed in the PA Classic February 24 & 25, 2017.

Allard Elementary Celebrates Literacy Night Allard Literacy Night

Allard Elementary School celebrated Literacy Night on Thursday, March 2, 2017. 

MAHS PMEA Choir, Orchestra, and Band Updates PMEA

Many talented Moon Area High School students participated in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) groups this year and we have nine students representing the high school in regional competitions!

Kayli Lemieux Selected as a Finalist in the 2016-2017 Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest Kayli Lemieux

Moon Area High School (MAHS) senior, Kayli Lemieux, advanced to the finalist round in the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest.

Spring 2017 PSSA & Keystone Testing Dates Testing Dates

Spring 2017 PSSA & Keystone Exam dates announced. 

McCormick Elementary Celebrates Literacy, STEAM, and Dr. Seuss McCormick Literacy Day

McCormick Elementary had a fun-filled day celebrating literacy, STEAM, and Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 30.

Three MASD Elementary Schools Receive Project Lead the Way Grants PLTW

Bon Meade, Richard J. Hyde, and J.H. Brooks Elementary Schools have received Project Lead the Way grants for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.

Mooncrest Book Drive Book Drive

The Moon Democratic Committee will be collecting books for K-6 grade reading levels. The books will benefit the Mooncrest Community Center Library. 

MAMS Student, Anthony Colangelo, Qualifies for National Geographic State Bee Globe

Moon Area Middle School eighth grader, Anthony Colangelo, will be competing in the 2017 Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee. The state bee will take place on Friday, March 31 at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA.

MAMS Students Win Most Creative in Manufacturing Video Contest Manufacturing Contest

The students' video, which featured Industrial Scientific, won Most Creative at Wednesday night's award ceremony at Heinz Field. This is the first year the middle school participated in the competition. 

KDKA's Bob Pompeani Presents Senior Jack Perfett with Extra Effort Award Perfett
MAHS Hosts Assembly on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Cuccia

Moon Area School District hosted an assembly on teen dating violence with guest speaker Dr. Gary Cuccia on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Hyde Rewards Students for Accelerated Reader Program Achievements AR

Students in grades 2-4 at Hyde Elementary were rewarded for their Accelerated Reader accomplishments last week.

Officer Zane on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

With February marking Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Moon Area School District (MASD) School Resource Officer Angela Zane has compiled a list of tips to detect and prevent abusive relationships. 

RMU Summer 2017 Girls Basketball Camps Summer Bball Camp

Information regarding the Robert Morris University (RMU) Summer 2017 Girls Basketball Camp for students entering grades 1-12 prior to September 2017.

Moon Area Gymnastics Claim Team, Individual WPIAL Titles Gymnastics Team

The Moon Area Gymnastics Team had an impressive show this past weekend at the Team and Individual WPIAL Championships. 

13 MAHS Swimmers and Divers Qualify for WPIAL Championships WPIAL Qualifiers

Thirteen members of the Moon Area Swimming and Diving Team will compete at the WPIAL Championships. 

Vote TODAY: MAMS Students Compete in STEM Video Contest Vote

Voting concludes at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017. 

Moon Area Unified Bocce Team to Host Home Match Tuesday Unified Bocce Team

Come out and support the Moon Area Unified Bocce Team on Tuesday!

MAHS Shakespeare Club Competes in Monologue, Scene Contest Shakespeare Contest

Seven students from the Shakespeare Club compete in the 2016-2017 Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

Press Release: Auditor General Report Press Release

Press release from MASD regarding the report released today from the Pennsylvania Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale.

Kindergarten and New Student Registration Process Underway Registration

Moon Area School District will host kindergarten and new incoming first grade registration Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, 2017, at Allard Elementary School.

MAHS Swim Team Wins Multiple Championship Titles, Breaks Records at MAC Meet MAC Championships

The Moon Area High School swimming and diving teams earned many championship titles while breaking meet and school records!

2017-2018 School Calendar School Calendar

2017-2018 school calendar approved February 13, 2017.

MASD Celebrates Valentine's Day Valentine's Day

Various Moon Area School District buildings are celebrating Valentine's Day this February in special ways!

MAMS Students Participate in Scripps School Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

Students from the Moon Area Middle School Upper and Lower House vied for top place in the spelling bees. 

MAHS Students Test Drunk Driving Simulators with Moon Township Police Department Driving Expo

Over 350 Moon Area High School (MAHS) students participated in a Driving Expo on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, to experience the effects of driving under the influence. 

MAMS Drama Club Presents: Shrek Jr. MAMS Musical

Moon Area Middle School Drama Club will be showcasing their spring musical, Shrek Jr., February 23-25, 2017.

McCormick Warms Local Community With Project Bundle Up McCormick Project Bundle Up

McCormick Elementary reaised their goal of $1,000 for Project Bundle Up this year!

Bon Meade Celebrates 100th Day of School 100 Day

The second and third grade classes at Bon Meade Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school on Monday, January 6.

Three MAHS Athletes Commit to Universities in the February National Letter of Intent Day Signing Day

Three Moon Area High School (MAHS) students each signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

First Graders at Brooks Elementary Team Up with Covestro for Fun STEM Activities Covestro Brooks

First graders at Brooks Elementary School worked with Covestro scientists to complete three STEM activities on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

MASD Elementaries Continue to Participate in Project Lead the Way PLTW

In January, fourth graders at all elementary schools participated in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum "Energy and Collisions."

Hyde and Allard Elementary Students Learn Coding Coding

Students at Hyde and Allard Elementary Schools this week practiced problem-solving and coding concepts using the popular STEAM tool, Puzzlets.

MAHS Drama Club Presents: Crazy for You Crazy for You

The Moon Area High School Drama Club will present their spring musical, Crazy for You, March 9-12.

Wrestling Team Places Top 9 in Allegheny County Tournament Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament

The Moon Area wrestling team placed 9th out of 34 teams at the Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament held at Fox Chapel High School January 20-21, 2017.

Selection of "Drug use prevention: do you know enough?" Presentation Available for Viewing Drug Seminar

Portions of the "Drug Use prevention: do you know enough?" presentation held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, is available to watch on our website!

MAMS Student Represents School in Geography Competition Globe

Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) student, Anthony Colangelo, won the building Geography Bee held on Friday, January 13, 2017, and will represent the middle school as he advances in the competition.

MAMS Students Win 4 Top Awards at First Lego League Grand Championship LEGO

Five Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participated in the 2016-2017 Western Pennsylvania First Lego League (FLL) Grand Championship for the first time on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Moon Area Hockey Association Golf Outing Information Golf Outing

Information regarding the Moon Area Hockey Association Golf Outing on Saturday, May 13. 

MAMS Fifth Grade Owl Team Assists Local Residents During Team Activity Day Service Project

The Moon Area Middle School fifth grade Owl Team worked on a community serivce project during their team activity day on Friday, January 13, 2017. 

MAHS Writing and Engineering Courses Collaborate for NASA Challenge NASA Collaboration

Moon Area High School’s engineering and writing courses are collaborating in a cross-curricular project to enter The Mars Medical Challenge this January.

Lady Tigers to Host Pink-Out Game January 30 Pink-Out

The Moon Area High School girls’ basketball team is hosting a pink-out game for breast cancer awareness on January 30, 2017 at their game against West Allegheny at 7 p.m

Board Members Celebrated at Meeting for School Director Recognition Month Board Appreciation

he Moon Area School District (MASD) Board Members were recognized at Monday night's board meeting in honor of January being School Director Recognition Month.

MAHS Boys Basketball Claim Holiday Tournament Championship Title 2016 Holiday Tournament

The Moon Area High School boys' basketball team claimed the championship title in the annual Holiday Basketball Tournament that took place December 28-30, 2016.

Comprehensive Plan Draft Copy Comprehensive Plan

A draft of the Moon Area School District Comprehensive Plan for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 is now available to the public. 

MAHS Concert Choir Performs in Disney's Candlelight Processional During Winter Break MAHS Concert Choir

The MAHS Concert Choir traveled to Orlando, Florida December 26 through December 30, 2016 to perform in Disney's annual Candlelight Processional. 

7th and 8th Grade Girls’ Chamber Choir Winter Recap/ Elementary Challenge Donation Girls' Chamber Choir

The Seventh and Eighth Grade Girls’ Chamber Choir, under the direction of Janice Barthen and DJ Kobaly, has had a busy holiday season.

MAMS Student Scores in Top One Percent Nationally in AMC 8 AMC 8

Chancharik Mitra scored in the top one percent nationally in the American Mathematics Competition 8 that took place on November 15, 2016.

McCormick Elementary: Holidays Around the World Holidays Around the World

McCormick Elementary students in grades K-2 took a trip around the world to learn how different cultures celebrate the holiday season. 

2016 Boys/Girls Holiday Basketball Tournament Holiday Tournament
2017 Baseball Registration 2017 Baseball Registration

2017 Baseball registration is now underway.

MASD Elementary Schools Participate in Project Lead the Way PLTW

Elementary schools engage in Project Lead the Way this week and next week with activities for third graders that focused on stability and motion. 

Brooks Students Indulge in the Holiday Spirit Brooks Life Skills

On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Brooks' Life Skills class took a trip downtown to check out PPG and Market Square's holiday festivities. 

Brooks Elementary Student Council Organizes Food Drive for Local Students Brooks Food Drive

Student Council members at Brooks Elementary are showing their generosity this holiday season. 

Space Available for Moon Preschool Half-Year Session Half-Year Preschool Registration

Limited space available for second semester preschool beginning January 23, 2017.

MAHS to Host Drug Prevention Presentation in January with Local Experts Drug use prevention: Do you know enough?

"Drug use prevention: Do you know enough?" will utilize local experts to inform adult residents in the community on preventing and recognizing drugs and drug use. 

Recognition for Many at Monday Night's Board Meeting Lori Cole Recognition

Lori Cole, the high school honors choir, the girls soccer team, and Interim Business Manager, Chuck Lanna, were recognized at the Board Meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Allard Elementary is Participating in "Hour of Code" This Week Hour of Code

Over 5 million students from over 180 countries all over the world will be participating in Hour of Code, which is organized by www.code.org.

MAMS Physical Education Teacher, Patricia Buys, Receives Grant from Local McDonald's Patricia Buys Receives MAC Grant

MAMS' Patricia Buys received a $500 grant from the Moon Township McDonald's on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Christina Walter Selected as Parkway West's November Student of the Month Student of the Month: Christina Walter

Moon Area High School junior, Christina Walter, was selected as Parkway West's November AM Student of the Month.

Miss Lori Cole's Final Choral Concert Will Celebrate 24 Years at MASD Choral Concert

Alumni will also be invited to join Miss Cole for a final performance.

‘Tis the Season to Give at Bon Meade Bon Meade Toy Drive

It's the month for generosity at Bon Meade Elementary!

MAHS Senior, Cameron Beer, Commits to Seton Hill University Women's Tennis Cam Beer

Cam Beer has comitted to play tennis at Seton Hill University next fall.

Hyde Elementary Focuses on Friendship and Sharing This Holiday Season Friendship Soup

'Tis the season for giving, sharing, and friendship!

Active Learning at Hyde Elementary with Student-Led Mock Election Hyde Mock Election 2016

Hyde Elementary School students are getting a taste of the electoral process.

Brooks Students Recognized for Positive Behaviors Brooks Elementary T.H.I.N.K. Assembly

Brooks Elementary has a lot of students who exemplify positive behavior! A number of students were recognized at Friday's assembly for their positivity.

2016 High School Collage 2016 Collage

The Moon Area High School annual talent show, "Collage," will be held tomorrow, November 22 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

MAHS Girls Soccer: 2016 PIAA Class 3A Champions! Girls Soccer PIAA Champions

On Friday, November 18, 2016, the MAHS girls soccer team brought home the PIAA Class AAA Championship title. 

McCormick Elementary Teams Up with RMU for Junior Achievement Day Junior Achievement Day with Robert Morris University at McCormick Elementary

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

MASD Accepts $2k Grant at Moon Twp. Walmart Grand Opening Walmart Grand Opening

Dr. Milanovich accepted a $2,000 grant from the new Walmart in Moon Township at their grand opening celebrations on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Moon Accounting Students Place 2nd in Financial Statement Analysis Contest Accounting Competition

An MAHS team placed second in a regioinal accounting competition hosted by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on November 9. 

MAHS Girls Soccer: PIAA Class 3A Finalists 2016 Girls Soccer Team

MAHS girls soccer will vie against Villa Joseph Marie Friday to claim the PIAA Class 3A title.

Five MAHS Student Athletes Attend 2016 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit 2016 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit

Five Moon Area High School (MAHS) students were selected to represent the school district at the 2016 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit at the Heinz History Center on Thursday, November 10.

MAHS Senior, Calvin Sargent, Commits to Cleveland State University Lacrosse Calvin Sargent, friends, and family

Calvin Sargent has comitted to play lacrosse at Cleveland State University next fall. 

Brooks & Allard Elementary Schools Honor Local Veterans Veterans Day 2016

On Friday, November 11, Brooks and Allard Elementary Schools hosted special events to honor members of the community who have served in the armed forces.  

Allegheny West Magazine Chooses 2nd Annual Holiday Artwork Contest Winner from MASD Elementaries Allegheny West holiday cover by Anna Marasco

The cover of the Moon edition fo Allegheny West Magazine will feature a holiday artwork submission by McCormick kindergarten student, Anna Marasco.

Peter Pan Tour Peter Pan Tour

The MAHS Drama Club toured the elementary schools to perform a 30-minute show of their upcoming play, Peter Pan.

Teen Services Librarian Gets MAMS Students Excited About Reading Visit from teen services librarian, Heather Panella.

Heather Panella, teen services librarian at the Moon Township Public Library, visited Mrs. Anderson's 7th grade language arts class on Monday, November 7.

MAMS Students Attend Sweet Harmony Festival Sweet Harmony Music Festival

Fourteen MAMS students attended the Sweet Harmony Festival on Friday, November4, 2016.

MAHS Girls Soccer Named 2016 WPIAL Class AAA Champions AAA WPIAL Champions

MAHS girls soccer won the AAA WPIAL championship game against Montour High School on Friday, November 4, with a score of 1-0.

MAMS Student Council: Backpack Collection Drive MAMS Backpack Collection

MAMS Student Council manages donations for students. 

Bon Meade Celebrates Positive Behavior Bon Meade

Bon Meade is using their Pokemon theme to encourage positive behavior this November!

In Memoriam Michael Trella
Allard Elementary Kicks Off Bully Prevention Week Allard Bully Free Video

Allard Elementary is kicking off Bully Prevention Week with a bully-free video featuring Allard students and staff!

Recap: Second Annual Elementary Faculty/Staff Basketball Game Elementary Basketball Champions: Allard

All five Moon Area elementary schools, along with the school board, vied against one another for this year's champion title in an effort to raise money for the PTC/PTO groups!

MAHS Drama Club Chats with Broadway Star Drama Club

MAHS Drama Club was able to Skype with Michael Campayno of Wicked! on Wednesday.

Bon Meade Celebrates Unity Day Unity Day 2016

Bon Meade kindergarten and fourth grade students worked together on various activities to celebration Unity Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

McCormick Student Council: Helping Haiti McCormick Student Council

McCormick Elementary Student Council is up and running!

Parent Speaker Series to Take Place Throughout the 2016-17 School Year Speaker Series Flyer

The MASD Guidance Department and MAPS program have coordinated a three-part speaker series throughout the 2016-2017 school year to raise awareness to K-12 MASD parents on a variety of topics.

2016 Homecoming Announcements Homecoming

Due to technical difficulties during Friday's Homecoming Game, the homecoming announcements are now available online!

10/11/16 Suspicious Threat Updates MASD

Updates in regards to the suspicious threats made to Moon Area High School and Bon Meade Elementary.

Five Seniors Recognized as Commended Students in National Scholarship Competition Commended Students

This just in: Five MAHS seniors were recognized as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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

MAHS cheerleaders and football players worked hard to raise over $8,000 to help those battling breast cancer. 

Three MAMS 5th Grade Students Move on to State Contest MAMS Drug Free Calendar Contest

MAMS 5th grade students submitted artwork last week as part of a statewide drug free calendar contest. 

MAHS Drama Club Presents Peter Pan Peter Pan

The MAHS Drama Club will be presenting Peter Pan November 10-13, 2016. 

Moon Area Youth Wrestling Sign Ups Wrestling Sign Up

All kids ages 5-12 are welcome to sign up for Moon Area Youth Wrestling!

McCormick Celebrates Bully Prevention Kick-Off Racing of Buses

McCormick had a fun day full of bully awareness leading up to the debut of their "Board the Bully-Free Bus 2016" video on Friday, September 30!

2016 Homecoming Information 2016 Homecoming

Find out everything you need to know about homecoming here!

MAHS Students Experience PA DUI Safety Bug Safety Bug 2016

MAHS students tested the PA DUI Safety Bug, a car designed to demonstrate what it would be like to drive impaired. 

MASD Introduces District App MASD App

View all MASD news from your mobile device!

MAHS Symphonic Band Chosen to Perform at 2017 PMEA Conference

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Symphonic Band was selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) State Conference on April 20, 2017 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

MAHS Junior, Nick Morrow, is Kicking for a Cure Kicking for a Cure

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

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Meeting

There is a parent meeting for Odyssey of the Mind on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school LGI room. 

Three MAHS Juniors Selected to Participate in PMEA District 1 Honors Orchestra Festival Honors Orchestra

Moon Area High School junior orchestra students Reetwan Bandyopadhyay, Keira Wood, and Braden Stesiak, were selected from auditions to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Honors Orchestra Festival. 

McCormick Kindergarten Celebrates National Talk Like a Pirate Day

McCormick Elementary kindergarten classes celebrated National Talk Like a Pirate Day on Monday, September 19 in true "bucco" fashion.

MAHS Marching Band Named 2016 Bands of America Class 2A Regional Champions

The Moon Area High School (MAHS) Marching Band was named Class AA Champions at the Music for All/Bands of America - Monroeville Regional on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Four MAHS Students Named Semifinalists in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition

Four Moon Area High School (MAHS) students qualified as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Kyle Buzza, Sean Kennedy, Nikhil Maheshwari, and Michael Montelone were among 16,000 semifinalists in the nation.

MAHS Girls Volleyball Team Meets Rio Volleyball Olympian, Christa Harmotto Dietzen

The Moon Area High School girls volleyball team met 2016 Rio olympian and Hopewell native, Christa Harmotto Dietzen on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Never Forget: Allard Elementary First Responders Tribute

Third and fourth grade Allard Elementary students paid tribute to the Moon Township Police Department on Friday, September 9, 2016, in remembrance of the 15 year anniversary of 9/11.

Non-Public School Families Are Now Able to Sign-Up for Bus Notifications

Non-public school families are now able to sign up for Moon Area School District mass communication notifications.

Instrumental Demonstration and Selection Process to Begin

The Moon Area Instrumental Department will be starting the instrumental demonstration and selection process during the first few weeks of school. There will also be a parent meeting on September 22 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

MASD Campuses are Closed for Public Recreational Use During School Hours

It is our top priority and responsibility at Moon Area School District (MASD) to maintain a safe educational environment for all students, both inside and outside the school buildings. With this in mind MASD has made the decision to close school campuses for public recreational use while school is in session Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Moon Area School District and the Moon Education Association Reach an Agreement

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Moon Area School District (MASD) approved a five-year agreement between the District and the Moon Education Association (MEA).

MAHS Freshman Places First at National Karate Championships, Will Compete in Ecuador

Moon Area High School freshman, Ziah Baldis, came in first place at the USA National Karate Championships, which is recognized by the US Olympic Committee.

Making History: The First MASD Girls Golf Team Girls Golf 2016-17

On Friday, August 19, 2016, the inaugural girls golf team of Moon Area School District (MASD) made history as they started their season with a match against North Allegheny at the Moon Golf Club, the team's home course.

2016 Orientation Dates & Times

A list of building orientation dates and times for the 2016-2017 school year.

Three MASD Teachers Selected to Participate in Smithsonian Learning Lab Workshop

High school social studies teachers, Ryan O'Toole and Edward Elbel, along with middle school language arts and mathematics teacher, Melissa Mayo, will become some of the first educators to participate in the workshops. 

 

MAHS Students Participate in National Technology Competition

Several Moon Area High School students attended the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Nashville, TN, from June 28 through July 2, 2016.