• Alert:

    UPDATE: On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania school closure mandate will be extended. Moon Area schools will now be closed through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. All facilities are closed until further notice. All events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. 

    The District’s Technology Department has established a technology support hotline for students only at 412-264-3013. The helpline will be staffed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the closure. All calls received outside of this time frame will be recorded and returned in the order in which they were received. 


Close alert

District News

COVID-19 Information Updates COVID-19 Updates

Information regarding MASD and COVID-19.

COVID-19 Closure Update: 3/24/2020 MASD Closed

Message from Mr. Balaski regarding the extended closure of MASD schools through April 14, 2020. 

Video Message from Mr. Balaski: 3/27/2020 Balaski

Moon Area School District Acting Superintendent Mr. Barry Balaski wishes everyone well during the COVID-19 school closure and has a message for students and families as we look to begin distance learning on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Free Food Distribution Sites Food

If you are in need of obtaining food during the COVID-19 crisis, eligible families may utilize one of the local free food distribution centers. 

MASD Internet Services for Students Internet

Possible Solutions for Greater Internet/Cellular Services 

Video Message from Mr. Balaski - COVID-19 Update: 3/20/2020 COVID-19
COVID-19 Update 3/18/2020 health

Please read the latest update from MASD regarding the COVID-19 closure. 

*Updated* COVID-19 MASD Closure: March 16-April 14, 2020 MASD logo

A message from Mr. Balaski regarding District closure from March 16-27, 2020. 

COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020 Nurse/Health

As we enter the March 16 -27, 2020, closure, there are several topics in which we would like to deliver clarification.

COVID-19 Information 3/12/2020 COVID-19

COVID-19 MASD Update

COVID-19 Information 3/2/2020 Nurse

As we continue to keep in close contact with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and monitor information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to keep you informed of proactive measures we are taking within the District.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Readiness Round-Up Information 2020-2021 Registration Round-Up

Moon Area School District is gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year and ready to welcome our youngest students!

2020 MASD Kennywood School Picnic Information Kennywood 2020

Moon Area School District will celebrate the annual Kennywood School Picnic on Monday, June 15, 2020. Tickets are $30 and will only be sold online this year. 

MAHS Launches Distinguished Alumni Award Program: Nominations Now Open Distinguished Alumni

Moon Area High School (MAHS) has established a Distinguished Alumni Award program to celebrate the contributions of its alumni.

MASD Elementary Staff Basketball Game: April 1, 2020 Elementary Basketball Game 2020

Moon Area School District elementary PTO/PTC groups will host an Elementary Staff Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health

Although there are no known viruses of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19 virus) in Pennsylvania, we wanted to share with you information and guidance that we have recently learned.

Mock Crash to be Presented to Junior Class April 23, 2020 SADD

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Moon Area High School will present the annual Mock Crash event. 

New Attendance Regulations (Beginning August 2020) Calendar

In 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released the Omnibus School Code of 2019 - Act 16 of 2019. This revised Public School Code will become effective in the 2020-2021 school year for both public school and home school children. 

MAHS Sophomores Participate in Distracted/Impaired Driving Prevention Event Distracted Driving Expo

Moon Area High School sophomore’s health classes learned about the difficulties and dangers of driving while distracted or impaired in mid-February.

MAMS 5th Grade Students Complete D.A.R.E. Program DARE

This February, Moon Area 5th graders celebrated their graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, led by Moon Area School Resource Officer, Angela Zane. 

MAHS Senior, Patrick Whartenby, Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist Whartenby

One Moon Area High School (MAHS) senior has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship competition.

MASD Launches New Video Series: The SCOOP Scoop

We are excited to announce a new communications project with Acting Superintendent, Mr. Balaski.

Hyde Celebrates Reading Achievements at AR Assembly AR

Hyde Elementary School celebrated Accelerated Reader (AR) achievements on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at their assembly. 

Brooks 3rd Graders Research Historical Figures for President's Day, Black History Month President's Day

Brooks Elementary 3rd grade students in Mrs. DeCecco's social studies class celebrated President's Day this week with a class project.

MAMS Students Make 1,000 Valentine's for Local Nursing Home Lions Team

The Moon Area Middle School lions team completed a unique service project last month.

Three MAHS Students Participate in 2020 PMEA District 1 Choir Festival PMEA

Moon Area High School choirs were represented at the PMEA District 1 Choir Festival January 15-17, 2020, by seniors Jessica Murray and Genesis Straley and junior Cameron Balkovec. 

MAHS Students Attend Masterclass with Broadway Stars Masterclass

Moon Area High School (MAHS) musical cast members had the opportunity to attend a masterclass hosted by Broadway stars Philippe Arroyo and Lauren Marcus on Monday, February 3, 2020, in the high school auditorium.

Volunteers Needed for Junior Career Project at MAHS Community

The Junior Career Project coordinators need community, business, and parent volunteers to participate in the Junior Mock Interviews on April 28, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Revised 2019-2020 School Calendar: Updated February 10, 2020 Revised 2019-2020 School Calendar

To account for the snow day on February 7, 2020, students will now attend school on Friday, March 13, 2020. 

12 MAHS Students Commit to Athletic Teams: Winter National Letter of Intent Signing Day 2020 Group Photo

Twelve students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Winter National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Bon Meade Elementary Hosts Mystery Staff Talent Show to Reward Positive Behavior Talent Show

Last week, Bon Meade Elementary held a school-wide positive behavior assembly for the month of January! The assembly featured disguised teachers participating in a talent show. 

MAMS Adapted Music Classes Host Unique, Sensory-Friendly Opportunity Through MAEF Grant Adaptive Music Class

Moon Area Middle School adapted music classes hosted Jumping Jack Theater this month for an autism-friendly and sensory-friendly music experience.

MAMS 5th Graders Spread Kindness to Local Charity Falcons Project 2020

In an effort to reinforce the Rachel’s Challenge goal of being kind, the Moon Area Middle School 5th grade Falcons team completed a kindness project last week.

Volunteers Needed for 2020 MAMS Career Day Briefcase

Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) is currently looking for a variety of people in any field who are interested in participating in the 2020 MAMS Career Day on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 8 - 11:30 a.m. 

MAEF Now Working with Alumni to Fund Scholarship Opportunities MAEF

The Moon Area Education Foundation (MAEF) has begun to partner with Moon Area alumni to establish scholarship funds in the name of their class. 

MAMS Students Participate in Global Design Challenge Armstrong Design Challenge

Each year a group of 8th grade Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participate in a design challenge at WQED studios in Oakland. This year, however, the program expanded globally as each group partnered with an international school.

MAEF Partners with AmazonSmile MAEF

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

MASD Future Ready PA Index FAQ PA Future Ready Index FAQ

Launched in November 2018, the Future Ready PA Index is Pennsylvania's public website that provides comprehensive information about state assessment measures, on-track measures, and college and career measures for all schools across the Commonwealth. 

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.

2019-2020 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Available 2019-2020 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

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