Announcements 3-28-2022

Last Updated: 3/28/2022 1:01 PM

Good morning Moon Area Middle School.   Today is Monday, March 28, 2022. We will be having (   ) in the cafeteria today. Weather for today….Snow showers with a high of 34 and a low of 18.    


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Attention all NJHS candidates applying for induction… please remember that both teacher and community recommendations as well as your thoroughly completed application for induction are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 1st.  All information can be found on the NJHS Teams and feel free to see Mr. Winner or Mrs. Tripathy with any questions.


Congratulations to Haley Smarsh for her accomplishments in wrestling. She is both the Keystone wrestling state champion and the PA junior wrestling state champ.... Great Job Haley.


Attention all fifth through eighth grade girls and boys who play basketball for Moon… Please go to Mr. D’Alesio’s  office to sign the basketballs that are in there. You may either go when you get here in the morning or before you go to the cafeteria for lunch.  


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Listen up Lower House Students… Are you into singing, dancing, or playing an instrument?  Maybe you are a comedian or even have a special skill or talent that you think sets you apart.  Then come and sign up for our 2022 Lower House Talent Show! Tryouts for the Lower House Talent Show are right around the corner.  Tryouts will be held on Monday April 4th for 5th graders  and  Tuesday April 5th for 6th graders. Some dates have changed from the flyer your teachers posted so make sure you listen closely.

If you are interested in being part of this Lower House Tradition, please sign up for an audition by filling out the Talent Show Form by Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. The form will be provided by your Social Studies Teachers.  Remember this is for TALENT ONLY. Emcee and Backstage crew signs up will be later so listen up for that announcement. Be sure to practice your talent over the next couple of weeks.  You are expected to perform your entire act for your audition. There will be an informational meeting held this WEDNESDAY March 30TH in room C102. YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE ATTENDING THIS MEETING.

Let’s make this comeback of the Lower House Talent Show an incredible one that showcases the many skills of 5th and 6th grade students.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Covington in room B-106 or Miss Shaffer in room C-108!


The Moon Township Garden Club is hosting an art contest, open to all Moon Area students in grades K-12. The Garden Club is looking for a creative holiday sign design that will be used for their posters, website and Facebook page. $25 cash prizes for winners at each age level. If you're interested, pick up an entry form with more details outside the art rooms in the E hallway. 


“Mrs. Shannon’s student teacher Mr. Wood is conducting a school wide community project called “FEAT for FEET” .    He will be collecting socks for the homeless for the next 6 weeks. Students can their give new socks to their AB teachers to be collected and dropped off at the gym period 8 or afterschool. “



Now to the sports report…..


Sports Report:


The Final Four is set in the NCAA Mens basketball tournament.    Duke will take on North Carolina and Kansas will Take on Villanova.  The games will take place next weekend in New Orleans.  The winners will move on to the National Championship game next Monday night from the Big Easy. 


The Pens had an up and down weekend as they lost to the Rangers 5-1 on Friday night and then proceeded to Will Smith slap the Redwings 11-2 yesterday afternoon at the PPG Paints Arena.  They get another shot at the Rangers Tuesday evening as they head to Madison Square Garden for another divisional showdown.  Puck drop from New York is scheduled for 7:00.  Lets Go Pens.  


Now to this day in history….      


On March 26, 1953, University of Pittsburgh medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against polio. Polio, a disease that has affected humanity throughout recorded history, attacks the nervous system and can cause varying degrees of paralysis. Since the virus is easily transmitted, epidemics were commonplace in the first decades of the 20th century. In 1954, clinical trials using the Salk vaccine and a placebo began on nearly two million American schoolchildren. In April 1955, it was announced that the vaccine was effective and safe, and a nationwide inoculation campaign began.  Today, there are just a handful of polio cases in the United States every year.


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Quote of the Day: From — From Jonas Salk….. “I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”


Dad Joke of the Day….. • "I could tell a joke about pizza, but it's a little cheesy."

Have a Great Day Tigers and Remember…..Be Safe… Be Kind… and Own Your Actions.