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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.

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!

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.

MASD Pre-K Transition Night: March 26, 2020 kids

Moon Area School District will host a pre-kindergarten transition night on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 5:30 -7 p.m. at your child's neighborhood elementary school!

Hyde's Night of Awesomeness: March 2, 2020 Hyde Night of Awesomeness

Hyde Elementary's Night of Awesomeness will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.

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.

PSAT for 8th and 9th Grade Students (Optional): April 25, 2020 Test

The PSAT 8/9 (optional for 8th and 9th grade students) will be administered on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The PSAT 8/9 is an optional standardized test that measures college readiness. 

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. 

PrecisionHR and MASD to Host Job Fair 3/5/2020 PrecisionHR Job Fair

Moon Area School District is looking for substitutes!

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. 

Moon Area Middle School Incident: 2/11/2020 MAMS

Information regarding the middle school incident on February 11, 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.

MASD Board of Education Recognition: January 27, 2020 Choir

On Monday, January 27, 2020, the Moon Area School District (MASD) Board of Education welcomed coaches and captains of the boys golf, girls soccer, and girls volleyball teams for recognition on their performances this season. 

Parkway West CTC Annual Open House: March 3, 2020 Parkway West CTC Open House 2020

Parkway West CTC will host their annual Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at 7101 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA. 

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.

Tickets Available for 2020 MAHS Spring Musical: 'Little Shop of Horrors' LSH Poster 2020

Tickets for Moon Area High School’s presentation of Little Shop of Horrors are now available!

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. 

MASD Board of Education Recognition: January 13, 2020 Boys Soccer Rec 2020

On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Moon Area School District (MASD) Board of Education welcomed coaches and captains of the boys soccer, boys football, and girls cross country teams for recognition for their performances this season. 

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.

Recap: 2019-2020 Girls Chamber Choir US Steel Performance

The 7th and 8th Grade Girls’ Chamber Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Janice Barthen, had a very busy holiday season full of performances!

2020-2021 Proposed Preliminary Budget Approved Calculator

The 2020-2021 Proposed Preliminary Budget was approved by the MASD School Board on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Hyde 3rd Grade Students have a 'Latte' Fun During StarBOOKs Book Tasting Latte Fun

Mrs. Weigel, 3rd grade Language Arts Teacher at Hyde Elementary School, transformed her classroom into a StarBOOKs Cafe, complete with hot chocolate and pastries. At the StarBOOKs Cafe, students sampled various genres of literature during their "book tasting."

McCormick Students Spread Holiday Cheer to Patients of Children's Hospital Busy Bags 2019

McCormick students in Miss Mastroianni's 1st grade class spread holiday cheer this year in a special way. 

MAHS Students Host Mental Health Fair Mental Health Fair

Moon Area High School held its first Mental Health Fair on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Child Development, Preschool Students Collaborate with MAHS Cooking Class for Holiday Project Holiday Cookies

Over the past week, Mrs. Mullen's Mastery of Cooking class collaborated with Ms. Ludwig's Child Development class and preschool students to create holiday treats!

Moe's Southwest Grill Donates $2,500 to Hyde Elementary Moe's Check Presentation to Hyde

Moe's Southwest Grill presented a $2,500 check to Hyde Elementary on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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Five MASD School Board Members Sworn in for 2019-2023 Term Board Election 2019

At the School Board Reorganization Meeting held on Monday, December 2, 2019, Judge Michael Marmo swore in the reelected/newly elected MASD Board members for a four-year term (2019-2023. Welcome James Bogatay, Robert Harper, Jen Partica, Mark Scappe, and Danielle Zieger!

Layer Up this Winter with Moon Area Apparel! Moon Area Apparel

s the temperatures drop, layer up with Moon Area sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, hats, and more! 

MAMS 5th Graders Welcome WWII Survivor, Bernice Kelley Kelley

Moon Area 5th graders welcomed a very special guest on Monday, November 25, 2019 - Mrs. Bernice Kelley. 

MAHS Students Receive Over $20k in Reimbursements for Exemplary Performance on AP Exams Exam Reimbursement

Moon Area High School students are receiving reimbursements for their exemplary work on their advanced placement (AP) course exams. 

MASD Recognizes Lisa Wolowicz for Her Years of Service on the Board of Education Lisa Wolowicz

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and Moon Area School District recognized Lisa Wolowicz on Monday, November 18, 2019, for her 12 years of service.

8 MAHS Student Commit to Athletic Teams for the Fall of 2020 Fall 2019 Letter of Intent Signing Day

Eight students participated in the Moon Area High School (MAHS) Fall National Letter of Intent Signing Day in the high school gymnasium on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

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.

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