Brooks Elementary Staff Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Brooks Elementary Staff & Principal Conti-Dinello Love Reading! Elementary buildings throughout Moon are celebrating "Read Across America" week and Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Watch MAHS Compete on Hometown HiQ this Weekend!
Please tune in to KDKA this Saturday, March 8th at 11 a.m. to watch Moon Area High School (MAHS) students Ashley Hall, Kushi Mallikarjun, and Dan Walter compete against Mars Area High School in the first round of Hometown HiQ.
Allard's and Hyde's Scholastic Book Fairs
Allard Elementary School’s Scholastic Book Fair is taking place Thursday, March 13 – Tuesday March 18, 2014. All library classes will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled times on these dates. On Monday, March 17 during Parent/Teacher conferences from 8am-3pm, the community is welcome to visit the Library and Book Fair for our Family Fun Event: Where Books and Art Collide! This event invites students and families to come in and browse the Book Fair. Students are also invited to create an Art to Remember project that can be made into various gifts and keepsakes. If you are unable to attend the Family Event, or if anyone from out of town would like to support our library and school, please visit our Scholastic Book Fair homepage at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/allardelemsch. (The website will not open until March 8). There, you will find the Allard Classroom Wish Lists created by Allard educators as well! Hyde Elementary School’s Scholastic Book Fair is taking place Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12, 2014. All library classes will visit the book fair during their regularly scheduled times.
Hyde Elementary, in collaboration with the Hyde PTO, will be hosting the 2nd annual ICE CREAM AND BOOK FAIR SOCIAL on March 12th from 5-7pm! Gather the family and make your way to Hyde Library to enjoy of variety of activities: Browse the Book Fair Scoop up some ice cream and add your own toppings Get comfortable and listen to Hyde Staff bring some of our favorite book fair stories to life
While the ice cream is free, donations will be welcomed. This event is open to the public.
If you are unable to make the Family Event, or if anyone out of town would like to support our library and school, please visit our Scholastic Book Fair homepage at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rjhydeelemschool. There you will find the Hyde Classroom Wish Lists created by the Hyde teachers as well!
Junior Achievement Day at Hyde Provides Opportunity for Students to Learn about Community
On February 7, 2014, Hyde Elementary celebrated Junior Achievement (JA) Day. Education students from Robert Morris University (RMU) presented a day-long study of community to Hyde students. Topics discussed in Mrs. Welsh’s second grade classroom included “how our community works,” and “how to spend taxpayers’ money.” RMU students Theresa Gordon and Elexes Waddell led the presentation. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The programs are designed to provide practical information about economics in business and the many occupations found in these businesses.
Moon Varsity Swimmers Go to WPIAL Championship Meet
Congratulations to the Moon swimmers who advanced to the WPIAL Championship meet held at the University of Pittsburgh on February 27 and 28th, 2014. Pictured above: 1st row: Mackenzie Olander, Gabriela Marsh and Jenna Foster 2nd row: Madison Olander, Rachel Balogh, Sydney Mitcheltree, Sierra Neft, Alana Bell and Marissa Jenkins 3rd row: John Morton, Tyler Logue, Chiara Jeanfills, Yaroslav Noskov, Andrew Morton, Peter Jackson, Connor Evans, Mason Prickett, Alyssa Protch, Ryan Merrow & Liam Vespignani
MASD Participates in ColorCycle Recycling Project
Three Moon Area School District (MASD) Elementary Schools are participating in Crayola’s ColorCycle recycling project - Allard, Brooks, and McCormick. Crayola opened this project to schools K-12 across the continental United States and parts of Canada to turn used markers into clean fuel energy. Students and faculty will collect the markers and send them to a conversion facility where they melt the plastic and turn it into clean fuel that can be used to heat a home, run a car, or cook food. Crayola will pay for all shipping charges.
Brooks/McCormick computer teacher Susan McKenna and art teacher Steve Izzo brought the idea to participate in the project to MASD. They are collecting any brand of plastic markers (Sharpies, dry erase, highlighters, etc.).
To promote the program, the teachers made a giant green marker container from a cardboard tube to hold the markers that they collect. They are also involving other teachers from MASD buildings to get involved in this project.
“We feel that this is a great opportunity for children and adults to get involved in recycling,” McKenna and Izzo agreed.
Fuel generated from 308 markers produces one gallon of fuel –enough to power an SUV for 15 miles. If you want to learn more about Crayola’s ColorCycle project visit http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.
Mock Crash to be Presented to the Junior Class
On Friday, March 28, 2014 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. It will be attended by the Junior Class exactly one week prior to the Junior Prom. The purpose of the event is to bring added awareness of the dangers of making incorrect and irresponsible decisions when driving.
A staged accident involving six students in two cars will be presented in the school parking lot. Students will witness the dramatization of events that may actually occur at the site of a drinking and driving accident. In this event, one student will never make it to the prom.
In addition to the mock crash, high school students will be exposed to a representation of the Grim Reaper, the personification of death. The Reaper will be enter random classrooms and pull pre-selected students from class. These students will represent the statistic that someone dies in an alcohol related accident every 15 minutes. The goal is to draw the attention of everyone to these life-altering consequences.
The Mock Crash is sponsored by the Moon Area High School chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) in cooperation with the Moon Township Police Department, Moon Township Fire Department, Crescent Township Fire Department, Moon Township Road Department, Valley Ambulance, and Life Flight.
MASD Hosts Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament 3/1
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Moon Area School District will host the Western Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament at the Moon Area High School and Middle School. Students from the High School, Middle School, Allard Elementary, and Bon Meade Elementary make the 12 teams representing MASD at the competition. Learn more...