District News

Thank you to Moe's Southwest Grill! battle of the books at Allard

Thank you to Moe's Southwest Grill for their donation to Allard, Bon Meade and Hyde libraries to purchase books for the third and fourth grade Battle of the Books!  Thanks to this generous donation, the libraries were able to purchase four copies of each battle book for students to check out of their school libraries.

MASD Update -- January 14, 2022 MASD update

On January 10, the Moon Area School District Board of School Directors updated the district’s Health and Safety Plan once again. Click to view the updated plan. According to the updated plan, masks are recommended, but no longer required in our schools as of Monday, January 17, 2022.  

MASD Update -- January 7, 2022 update

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining transparency with families about the impact of covid on our schools has been a priority.  

As you know, we launched a covid dashboard prior to the 2020-2021 school year. Until now, the dashboard has tracked active covid cases over a 10 day period. However, with the changing guidance from the Allegheny Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have updated our dashboard to reflect active cases over a 5 day period.  

Welcome Dr. Morgan! Lauren Morgan

Moon Area School District welcomes Dr. Lauren Morgan as the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Dr. Morgan is currently in her 14th year of working in education. She previously served as an elementary classroom and gifted and enrichment teacher. Most recently, she served as the PreK-12 Director of Curriculum and Assessment at South Side Area School District.

MASD Launches New Online Payment Tool My School Bucks

Moon Area School District families can now make payments online. The district's new online payment portal is called My School Bucks. Families may access My School Bucks via their Skyward account.

Allard Elementary Sends Holiday Wishes 3D snowflakes

The Allard Elementary Student Council, along with Dr. Kazmierczak, Principal, and Ms. Perkins, student council leader, learned how to create three-dimensional snowflakes as an extra-curricular activity during indoor recess with building sub, Ms. Chung.

Kindergarten Registration Begins on February 1, 2022! K Registration

It's almost time to register for kindergarten! If you are a resident of Moon Township or Crescent Township and your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, kindergarten registration is just around the corner!

Moon Area Education Foundation Event Over the Moon

Don't miss the Moon Area Education Foundation's upcoming event! Space is limited, so visit the MAEF website to RSVP today!

Over the Moon Event
Sunday, January 16, 2022
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Four Twelve Project

www.moonaef.org

MASD Update -- January 3, 2022 MASD update

Dear MASD Families,  

Today we received an update from the Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding guidance for quarantine/isolation related to COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following changes will be implemented in our schools.  

Please note: Masking is required for all during school hours until January 17. 

 
MASD Update -- January 2, 2022 MASD update

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break. As we prepare to return to school tomorrow, we have received some questions regarding the CDC's updates to their COVID-19 quarantine guidelines.

Moon Area School District is currently operating under our existing Health and Safety Plan. We must follow our plan until if or when there are approved changes. As you probably recall, the school board approved an updated Health and Safety Plan prior to our winter break. However, that plan does not take effect until January 17.

I have outlined a few details from our current Health and Safety Plan that may help answer some questions as we prepare to return to school.

MASD December Newsletter newsletter

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

MAMS Students Win City of Pittsburgh Gingerbread House Building Competition gingerbread champs

Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Schulmeister’s class for winning first place in the City of Pittsburgh Gingerbread House Building Competition!

The team worked very hard during their adapted tech ed classes with Mr. Finn and Mr. Hepak to create their awesome Country Cottage. Gingerbread houses will be on display at the County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh throughout the holiday season for anyone who wants to stop by and see them.

Bon Meade Celebrates Holidays Around the World Lights Around the World

First grade students at Bon Meade Elementary School celebrated holidays around the world. The children learned about different holiday traditions and then created a book about how holidays are celebrated around the world.

Bon Meade Supports Kentucky Tornado Victims Bon Meade second grade

Second grade students at Bon Meade Elementary School supported the Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department’s mission to help families who were impacted by the tornadoes in Kentucky. On Monday, December 20th, the students and staff presented the Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department with items that will be donated to those in need.

Thank you to everyone who supported this effort!

Trent Fraley Signs National Letter of Intent Trent Fraley

Trent Fraley signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Marshall University!

Trent is a two time all conference athlete, a finalist for the Bill Fralic Outstanding Lineman Award and a Fab 22 recipient. His career goal is to play football for as long as possible and then get into coaching. Trent has received the Scholar Athlete Award, made honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Congratulations, Trent!

Updated Health and Safety Plan update

The district's revised Health and Safety Plan has been posted to our website. Click to view the updated plan.

Senator Robinson Visits McCormick Elementary Sen. Robinson

Senator Devlin Robinson recently visited McCormick Elementary School. He met with district leaders to talk about some of the challenges our schools have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He also got to see some of the technology the district has introduced to help support our students.

 

McCormick Stuff-A-Bus stuff a bus

McCormick Student Council sponsored a toy drive to coordinate with Stuff-a- Bus and the Toys for Tots organization.

On Friday, December 3rd, 2021, Mrs. McCleary, Dr. Moore along with the officers of student council -- Mason Sieracki, Cullen Gentile and Gia Repko -- dropped off over 200 toys collected by the generous students at McCormick Elementary. It was a morning filled with smiles and happy hearts. The gifts will be donated to children locally in our community.

Thank you to everyone who donated for your support and generosity.

Brooks Elementary Supports West Hills Food Pantry Brooks Winter Donations

The Brooks Elementary School's Student Council partnered with the West Hills Food Pantry this holiday season to contribute to their mitten, scarf, and hat drive. 

Brooks families brought in hundreds of donations that included the warm weather clothing and stocking stuffers. The Executive Council members helped to pack up the donations on Monday, Dec 13th, and the donations were delivered for the Pantry's drive on Tuesday, Dec 14th. 

Executive Council members pictured are Estelle Hazen, Student Council Sponsor Ms. Jessica Huzzard, Addison McKinnon, Lorenzo Conti, Teagan Wiefling, Mark Suehr, and Grady DiDesiderio. 

Thank you Brooks Elementary families for your generosity and support! 

Brooks Fourth Grade Spreads Holiday Cheer Students at Kips

Brooks Elementary 4th grade students in Ms. Bracken's class filled Operation Christmas Child boxes for children all around the world. 

This project took place inside and outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, students discussed the gift of giving and what this box would mean to a child in need around the world. The class watched some videos online about the boxes and their journey to each recipient. They also discussed what essential items might need to go inside.

AP US Government and Politics Guest Speaker guest speaker

Students in Mr. D’Eramo and Mr. Trapizona’s AP US Government and Politics recently had the opportunity to meet Mr. Jason Richey, a local attorney and candidate for Pennsylvania Governor.

Mr. Richey discussed a brief history of Pennsylvania politics, including topics such as economics, taxation, education and more. He also encouraged students to register to vote and stressed the importance of civic engagement.

Thank you to Mr. Richey for taking the time to visit Moon Area High School!

Vocal Jazz Night Vocal Jazz

Vocal Jazz Night
December 15, 2021

Four Twelve Project
6:30 PM

Featuring soloists from MAHS.

All the World is Hopeful All the World is Hopeful

“All the World is Hopeful”
December 14th, 2021
7 pm Moon Area High School

Featuring

The Moon Area High School Choirs
Concert Choir, Honors Choir, Vocality,
Bro Canto and Bel Canto
Directed by Mrs. Lisa E. Jaworowski
Accompanist, Mrs. Kelly Nan

Donation at the door is requested of $5 per adult.

Welcome New School Board Members! New Board Members

Five new members joined the Moon Area School District Board of School Directors on Monday, December 6. Welcome Crystal Barr, Patrick Callahan, William Kammerer, Amy Stuart and Kate Wise!

For more information about the Moon Area School District's Board of School Directors, please visit our website

(Pictured from left to right) William Kammerer, Amy Stuart, Kate Wise, Patrick Callahan, Crystal Barr

2021 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report

Dear Moon Area School District Community: 

As another calendar year comes to a close, I think it’s important that we take some time to reflect on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. In the 2021 MASD Annual Report, you’ll find a snapshot of data and narratives that summarize what we’ve accomplished, the challenges we’ve faced, and our plans for moving forward together. 

Please click to read the 2021 Moon Area School District Annual Report

Sincerely, 

Barry J. Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District

High School Musical Photos High School Musical

Moon Area Theatre Department produced Broadway musical "High School Musical" in November. 

Brooks First Graders Put Their Investigation Skills to Work rocks and soil

Students at Brooks Elementary used their observation skills to investigate rocks in their National Geographic Unit on Land and Water.   

MASD Winter Weather Plan delay/closing procedure

Winter weather is here! As we prepare for the possibility of weather-related delays and closings, we want to make sure families are as prepared as possible.  

If we need to physically close our schools due to weather, we will have a traditional snow day (no school/ no virtual instruction). The day will be made up according to the district calendar.  

Bon Meade Students Earned an Exciting Reward Pie Face

For the Month of November, Bon Meade Elementary School students who earned two or fewer major discipline referrals earned a school-wide assembly.

McCormick Student Wins Magazine Cover Contest Moon Cover

McCormick Elementary third grade student, Aarav Patel, won the Allegheny West Magazine's cover coloring contest! His artwork was featured on the cover of the most recent issue. Congratulations Aarav! Great job!

MASD Travel Update -- November 17, 2021 update

With the holiday season fast approaching, please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current travel guidelines.  

CDC Travel Recommendations By Destination

Allard Elementary Honors Veterans Wall of Honor

If you're walking the halls of Allard Elementary in November, you're sure to find one very special hallway.

Each year, first grade teachers Mrs. Rudi and Mrs. Stofan organize the Hall of Heroes. Students and staff send in photos to hang in the hall in honor of Veterans Day. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Announcement UPMC

UPMC Children’s Hospital and Children’s Community Pediatrics will be hosting a COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Children ages 5 to 11 years old. The clinic will be pediatric focused with a child friendly environment including distraction rooms, art therapy station, treasure chest giveaways and much more.

Kindness Day at Bon Meade Kindness

Students in our Bon Meade's 4th grade Kindness Club helped all of the staff and students celebrate World Kindness day by wearing kindness attire or a sweater like Mr. Rogers.

MAMS Students Create Artwork to Honor Veterans hallway

Moon Area Middle School students participated in a school wide poster contest in honor of Veterans Day. All of the entries are on display in the hallway.

The winners of the artwork competition are:

  • Fifth Grade - Camryn Kaufman
  • Sixth Grade - Kylie King
  • Seventh Grade - Isabella Gryek
  • Eighth Grade - Ava Jones
MAHS Students Sign National Letters of Intent group

Eight Moon Area School District seniors signed their National Letters of Intent this month.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Brace, Mia Cochran, Trinity Patterson, Amalia Simmons, Reilly Sunday, Emma Theodorsson, Megan Tomasic and Aleena Ulke!

McCormick Students Spread Joy to Hillman Cancer Patients kindergarten

To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the students at McCormick Elementary teamed up with the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh. Together they coordinated efforts to bring positivity to the patients who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

MAMS Students Completed a Veterans Day Service Project veterans day service project

Moon Area Middle School 5th and 6th grade students completed a service project to honor veterans on Veterans Day. 

Students selflessly donated some of their Halloween candy this week in an effort to supply candy for holiday military care packages. All candy was sorted, packaged, and will be sent to service men and women overseas in time for the holidays. 

Honoring Our Veterans MAHS Veterans Day

 

In honor of Veterans Day, we're proud to recognize the Moon Area High School alumni and staff who have answered the call and served this great nation. Thank you for your service. 

Click to watch the video honoring our Veterans.

McCormick Elementary Honors Veterans Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, McCormick Elementary students completed a reflective form recognizing family members who served or are currently serving in the military. Forms include their Veteran’s name, picture, branch of the military, years served, and relation to student. All of the forms came together in McCormick's foyer to create a “Wall of Valor.”

MASD Update -- November 10, 20201 MASD

We are aware that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a ruling that voids the Face Covering Order for schools in Pennsylvania.  

This means the decision to require face masks is once again up to each individual school district. Given this update, we will operate following our school board approved Health and Safety Plan. As a reminder, our district’s Health and Safety Plan requires that all students and staff wear face masks while inside our schools, unless a previous exemption has been approved. 

WPIAL Playoff Ticket Information WPIAL Playoff Tickets

The Moon Area Tiger Football Team opens WPIAL playoff action this Friday at home against Woodland Hills at 7:30.  All tickets at the gate are $7.  Tickets can purchased in advance online for $5 for students and $7 for adults at Go Fan Tickets

Go Tigers!

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Ages 5-11 COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Moon Area School District, is offering the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to students 5 to 11 years of age. In order to plan the clinic, we must provide an approximate number of students who would like to be vaccinated.  If interested, please complete this form.  The form can be accessed using this link.  https://forms.office.com/r/Zr06fWxMSD

Allard 3rd Grade Pumpkin Project pumpkin project

The 3rd graders at Allard were challenged to turn a pumpkin into a book character,  by studying the character's traits and listening for clues the author gives to describe the character. 

PBIS at Brooks Elementary pbis

Brooks students participate in a school wide positive behavior program. Students can earn rewards by demonstrating actions that are Safe, Kind, and Responsible (Own their Actions).

Students and staff were able to celebrate their hard work by exchanging their "Brooks Bucs" for tokens that are proudly displayed by the music room. 

Kindergarten Acts of Kindness kindergarten kindness

Kindergarten students at J.H. Brooks Elementary School displayed kindness to a young boy from a neighboring school district who was in need of a little cheer.

PBIS Halloween Edition at Bon Meade Halloween at Bon Meade

Bon Meade Elementary students and staff participated in a school wide dress up day in support of their monthly PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) incentive. Students who earned two or less discipline referrals were permitted to  dress in a school appropriate costume. The top 10 Tiger Ticket winners of the month were chosen to decorate pumpkins with Mrs. Beeson.

Students and staff had a bootiful and spooktacular day celebrating their Tiger Pride!

WPIAL Food Drive food drive

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) recently held a food drive that included a friendly competition to raise funds and collect food for local food pantries.  The Moon Area School District and community fully bought into the drive and the district contributed $3,789 to the food bank as well as 500 pounds of food! 

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

Moon students participated in an art walk in Coraopolis on Saturday, Oct. 16. 

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

  • Jane Erhard, 7th grade
  • Matthew Koch, 7th grade
  • Quinn Arnold, 8th grade
  • Kevin Schiemer, 8th grade

Congratulations and great job to these students! 

Calling all MASD Veterans! veterans day

We're working on a slide show in honor of Veterans Day. If you are an MASD graduate or staff member who has served our country, please let us know!

Please provide a picture from your branch and time of service, military MOS, rank, and any other information you feel important. Please send all info and correspondence to DKaminski@moonarea.net.

You may also submit this information on behalf of an MASD graduate who has served our country.

https://youtu.be/J998h4Rh9vI

A special thank you to all those who have served.

So, you want to be a music major? music seminar

MASD Music Department presents... "So, you want to be a music major?"

The event will take place on Thursday, November 18 at 6 pm in the Middle School LGI.
Students in grades 7-12 are welcome. To attend this event virtually, please click to pre-register.

This event is a round table discussion with professional musicians and music educators. Topics will include: degree and career options, preparing for college auditions, selecting a college/university and what to focus on as a high school musician. 

The featured speaker will be Dr. Rachel Whitcomb of Duquesne University.

Questions? Contact nbarthen@moonarea.net

MAHS Cheer Hosts Pink Out Pink Out group photo

Moon Area High School cheerleaders hosted a Pink Out at the game on Friday, October 15 with help from the football team. Prior to kickoff, the names of breast cancer survivors were announced. The survivors were then escorted from the stands onto the field by the cheerleaders and football players. Each survivor received a flower and homemade pink ribbon cookie. It was such an honor to be able to celebrate these women at the Pink Out.

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.  

MAHS Proudly Presents... High School Musical! High School Musical

High School Musical Show Dates:

  • November 11 at 7 pm
  • November 12 at 5 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. 

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