District News

Allard's PBIS October Winners Tiger Tickets

PBIS is a school wide positive behavior program.  All students and staff are encouraged to Be Safe, Be Kind and Own their Actions.  Students earn tickets when displaying these types of actions and behaviors.  The tickets are given by all staff members in and out of the school.  These tickets are then placed into a bin, and we have monthly drawings for prizes and recognition.  The more tickets a student earns, the greater chance their name will be pulled.  

MAMS Art Students Featured at the Coraopolis Fall Festival Coraopolis Fall Festival

Moon students have been asked to participate in an art walk in Coraopolis on Saturday, Oct. 16. Moon's exhibition site is an establishment called "Emphico" located at 1022 5th Avenue, Coraopolis.  

The Middle School's exhibit will feature the work of the following students:

  • Jane Erhard, 7th grade
  • Matthew Koch, 7th grade
  • Quinn Arnold, 8th grade
  • Kevin Schiemer, 8th grade
MAHS Proudly Presents... High School Musical! High School Musical

High School Musical Show Dates:

  • November 11 at 7 pm
  • November 12 at 7 pm
  • November 13 at 7 pm
  • November 14 at 2 pm 

Tickets can be purchased online at moonarea.ludus.net. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. 

Bon Meade's Top 10 Tiger Ticket Winners Top 10 Tiger Ticket Winners

Bon Meade Elementary celebrated their top 10 Tiger Ticket students for the month of September.

This is part of the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) initiative. The top 10 students earned a donut party with Mrs. Beeson and the entire school earned an assembly called “You are Awesome!” The assembly will take place on Friday, October 8th for any student who had two or fewer major discipline referrals. 

Homecoming Photos homecoming
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Homecoming events! We love seeing so much #TigerPride!
Allard Staff Recognizes Cancer Awareness Month cancer awareness

September is childhood cancer awareness. Allard staff members wore our gold rainbow shirts to support the fight against childhood cancer. 

MAHS Marching Band Competes in the 2021 Bands of America Central Ohio Regional Championship band

On September 25, the Moon Area High School Marching Band traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the 2021 Bands of America (BOA) Central Ohio Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha.  Bands of America Championships are the premier marching band events in the nation and are entertaining, family-friendly events featuring live music, choreography, and competition.

MASD September Newsletter newsletter header

The MASD September 2021 Newsletter is here! Click here to view

MAMS Balsa Wood Tower Competition steam

Eighth grade students in Mrs. Zajicek's STEAM Class are making balsa wood towers as part of their hands on learning project.

2022 Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program commended students

Five Moon Area High School seniors are named Commended Students in the 2022
National Merit Scholarship Program.  The students, who rank at the top of the class nationwide,
are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise after taking the 2020 Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations to Kacie Carrier, Mikayla
Hribal, Thomas Schmitz, Owen Vreeland, and Saiananya Yendluri on this major
accomplishment.

Food Service Update - September 2021 food service update

School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic.  

MAHS Class of 2022 Cap and Gown Order Information graduation cap and gown order

Attention All MAHS Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians:

Seniors planning to attend this year's commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3rd are required to order their Jostens cap and gowns by October 31st.  A quick link has been provided by Jostens to help MAHS seniors/senior parents expedite their orders (cap, gown and tassel only). For $27.10, a senior will receive a cap, gown and a tassel. 

Brooks Elementary Book Fair Brooks Book Fair

All students in grades K-4 recently visited the Brooks Elementary Book Fair during library class.  Books, posters, and activity pads were among some of the treasures that students were able to enjoy. 

Allard Students Recognize Local Police Officers September 11

In honor of September 11th, Allard Student Council invited Moon Township and Crescent Township police officers to Allard Elementary to thank them for their service and for keeping our community safe. 

Students Create Homecoming Carnival Flyer Homecoming Carnival

The students in Mrs. Lombardo’s and Mrs. Collage’s classrooms worked together to help create a communication plan to promote upcoming MASD events, such as the Homecoming Carnival.

MASD: Please bring your own mask for the bus MASD update

Per the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) federal mandate, everyone must be wearing a mask while riding the school bus. Beginning on Monday, September 27, 2021, our bus drivers will no longer have masks available for students. Students must bring and wear their own mask on the bus. If a student does not have a mask on, they will not be allowed onto the bus. At that point, parents/guardians will be responsible for transporting their child to school. 

Bon Meade Students Celebrate Heroes in Honor of September 11th honoring local heroes

Bon Meade 4th graders in Mrs. McCullough and Mrs. Bell's classes honored our local fire departments' bravery and willingness to help our community as part of paying tribute to the legacy of the men and women who helped on September 11, 2001.  Banners were created and delivered to our local Moon and Crescent firefighters.  

MAHS Student is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist! Subham Sahoo

Subham Sahoo, Moon Area High School senior, is a semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! Subham will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered in the spring of 2022.  

MAHS Drama Students Enjoy A Surprise Visit from Joe Serafini Joe Serafini
Mr. Michael surprised the Moon Area High School Drama Club with a virtual visit from Joe Serafini! 

 

Mr. Serafini is a Pittsburgh-native and currently starring as Sebastian in “High School Musical: The Series” on Disney+. He discussed his journey from Bethel Park High School to Hollywood, the importance of high school theater, his college audition process, and many fun moments on the set of High School Musical.

MASD Media Opt Out Form media opt out

As part of our effort to highlight more positive stories, MASD students may be photographed or video recorded when they have an academic, athletic or extra-curricular accomplishment.

If you do not grant permission for your student to be photographed or video recorded, you must complete the Media Opt Out Form in Skyward by September 30, 2021.  

If you grant permission for your child to be photographed or video recorded, no further action is needed. Your child will be automatically opted in, unless you complete the Media Opt Out Form.  

MAHS Drama Students Participate in Master Class with Drew Seeley! Dew Seeley

Moon Area High School Drama Club students and a unique learning opportunity as they prepared for their upcoming production, “High School Musical.” Drew Seeley stopped by to teach a master class at Moon Area High School on August 26!  

MASD Update for Families -- September 1 MASD update

On Tuesday August 31, 2021, Governor Wolf announced that masks will be required in all Pennsylvania schools. Since masks were already required for our students, staff and school visitors, this mandate changes very little for our district. The purpose of this message is to make you aware that masking in schools is now mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

MASD Open House Information Open House

We are excited to welcome families to an in person Open House this year! Additional details for each school can be found below.  

As a reminder, all students, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while in our schools. This includes Open House. In order to limit the number of people at each event, we ask that families limit their attendance to parents/guardians of the student. Students are welcome to attend their Open House with their parents/guardians. We are asking for you to keep siblings at home, however we understand that there may be situations where siblings must attend with the family.  

Moon Area Homecoming Carnival carnival

Attention all clubs, teams, groups and PTOs: 

You are warmly invited to set up a booth at our fourth annual Homecoming Carnival, which will take place in the upper parking lot at the High School on Thursday, September 30 from 5:30-8:00 pm (following the Homecoming Parade). 

Any and all funds you make from the event go directly to your club or organization. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 24th. Please email bklisavage@moonarea.net to sign up. Click to view the flyer for additional details.  

We hope to see you there! 

Welcome Back, Students! MAHS first day

Welcome back, MASD students! We're looking forward to a great year! 

First Day of School Reminders update

We are excited to welcome your children to school tomorrow (Tuesday, August 24)! I'd like to share a few reminders to help the first day of school go smoothly for everyone. 

Free Meals for the 2021-2022 School Year food service update

We are pleased to inform you that Moon Area School District will provide free meals for the 2021-2022 school year.  This program is available to schools and districts as part of the waivers issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

All students who are enrolled at Moon Area School District are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge to your household. No further action is needed for your family to receive free meals. “Extras” such as snacks and bottled water are not included in the free meal program and may only be purchased when your cafeteria account is funded. 

Welcome Back! Welcome Back

Dear MASD Families, 

I am very excited to welcome our students and staff back to school in person five days a week! As we prepare for our first day of school, I would like to share a few important updates with all of you.  

Click to read the MASD Welcome Back letter

Sincerely, 

Barry J. Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District

MAHS Band Camp band

Moon Area High School Band participated in two weeks of Band Camp. 

The first week was on the MAHS campus learning the basic fundamentals of marching and while playing their instrument with emphasis on learning the halftime show for the season.  The second week of band camp, which was held at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA, continued with learning the halftime and competitive shows for the upcoming season while also bonding with their fellow bandsman to learn how to work together as a team. 

The two weeks culminated with a Friday Night Parent Show at Cameron Stadium on the campus of W&J.

MASD Student Forms MASD Student Forms

Student schedules for the 2021-2022 school year can be found on Skyward. To view your student’s schedule for this year, please first complete a series of forms that will help keep our records up to date. In addition, the forms must be completed before your child will receive their iPad or laptop

Student Laptop & iPad Distribution laptop distribution

The Moon Area Technology Department will be issuing student laptops at the High School in August. The pick up times will be between 8:00-11:00 am and 12:00-3:00 pm on the dates listed below.

August 12 -- 10th and 12th grades

August 13 -- 9th and 11th grades

August 16 -- 10th and 12th grades

August 17 -- 9th and 11th grades

 

All students in grades K-8 will receive their iPad or laptop during the first week of school.

Actor Drew Seeley Will Teach Masterclass for MAHS Students high school musical

To help the students prepare for their production of "High School Musical," Broadway/Television actor, Drew Seeley, will be coming to Moon Area High School on Thursday, August 26th to teach an audition masterclass. Not only did Mr. Seeley provide Zac Efron's singing voice in the original High School Musical, he actually wrote the hit song, "Get'cha Head in the Game." 

MASD Health and Safety Plan Summary masd logo

The MASD School Board approved the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan Summary at the School Board meeting on Monday, July 19, 2021. Modifications were made to the plan at the August 9, 2021 meeting. The most up-to-date version is available on our website. Click to view the plan