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Moon Area School District has experienced and will continue to experience a significant increase in the number of students enrolled in our schools. As our community grows, it is necessary to make modifications to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all students.  

The Moon Area School District community is invited to an important Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the Moon Area High School Auditorium.

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cooking in the classroom

Brooks Elementary students in Miss Archer's class put their cooking skills to the test and made pancakes from a recipe.

The students learned about selecting ingredients for their batter, using measurements, selecting and using kitchen utensils and tools needed for cooking, and of course choosing their toppings! They took turns completing steps throughout the process, and even incorporated vocabulary and language they're learning in the classroom into this important life skill.

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Right At School will be hosting a zoom family information session on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm.  Please click on the

Right At School, a nationally recognized before school, after school, and summer enrichment provider, has partnered with Moon Area School District to offer an after school "Right Club" program on-site at your school for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Right At School will be hosting a zoom family information session on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm.

Please click on the link to register:

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career readiness project

English 11 students are beginning their Junior Career Readiness Project, which begins with a career webquest. In addition, students complete an interest inventory to determine potential careers based on their interests. 

As part of their career exploration unit, Officer Beachy, School Resource Officer, recently spoke to students in Mrs. Scappe and Dr. Michael's English 11 classes about his career path. Officer Beachy spoke to students about their career aspirations and answered their questions about his own career path that led him to being our School Resource Officer. 

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students fly airplanes in the  hall

Students in Mrs. Broderick's 7th grade life sciences class recently participated in an engaging airplane activity. First the students had to apply the prior knowledge of the scientific method to design their airplane with the goal of making it fly as far as possible. Next, students got to put their work to the test when they took their plans for a test flight in the hallway. 

Great job, 7th grade! 

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Allard on Sept. 11

In remembrance of September 11th, 2001, the Allard Elementary Student Council welcomed School Resource Officer Hale to a Meet and Greet with the fourth grade Student Council members. During the Meet and Greet, the students presented him with a thank you poster that includes special notes from the students and a wooden block of the Allard Elementary building to thank him for keeping it safe.

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masd marching band

The rhythmic sounds of drumbeats have once again filled the air around Moon Area High School as the Moon Area High School Marching Band kicks off their 2023 season. The band began rehearsals on July 18, with mini camps for each section held at Moon Area High School. These camps began with the introduction of the musical selections for the two performance productions, as well as an overview of the marching skills used for each of the productions.

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The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) will be administered on Saturday, October 14, 2023.  It is a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT, and it is also the only chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT is used to predict how your student will score on the SAT, and will be offered to all 10th and 11th grade students. 

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Right At School

Right at School will offer after school care for MASD elementary students during the 2023-2024 school year.   

Right at School provides an engaging and fun curriculum to continue developing skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, leadership, and much more. In addition, Right at School will offer homework support for students who attend the after school program. 

Register before August 31 for a $50 discount. Families who have already registered will also receive the discount. View the flyer.

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Right At School

For the 2023-2024 school year, the YMCA will be offering after school care at Bon Meade Elementary School and the Right At School program will be offering after school for Bon Meade students at Allard Elementary School.  

Moon Area School District will provide transportation for Bon Meade students in the Right At School program to Allard after school.  Parents will pick their child up at Allard at the end of the day. 

You can register your child for the Right at School program by using this link:

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William McGahee

Moon Area School District is excited to welcome Dr. Willian McGahee as the new Brooks Elementary School Principal.

Dr. McGahee previously served in a variety of roles at North Allegheny School District, including Senior High Assistant Principal, Cyber Academy Assistant Principal, Cyber Academy Supervising Administrator and Middle School Assistant Principal. Prior to his time with North Allegheny, he spent 15 years with the North Hills School District.

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Matt Tumulty

Moon Area School District will welcome Matthew Tumulty as the new High School Assistant Principal starting July 1, 2023.

Mr. Tumulty is coming to MASD from South Side Area School District in Hookstown, PA where he spent the last 14 years in a number of roles. Starting as the Business Education and Computer Information Technology teacher, Mr. Tumulty then transitioned to the Dean of Students position for both the middle and high schools. He most recently was the South Side Area High School Principal. 

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Baseball and Softball Athletes

Congratulations to MAHS athletes Nathan Barr, M.J. D'Aniello, Ava Karpa and Nathan Lesher! 

M.J. D'Aniello and Ava Karpa were selected for the 2023 WPIAL All-Section softball team for WPIAL Class 5A, Section 3 and Nathan Barr and Nathan Lesher were selected for the 2023 WPIAL All-Section baseball team for WPIAL Class 5A, Section 3!

In addition, all four student athletes were recognized in the Big 56 conference in May 2023. 

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Ashley Beeson

Moon Area School District is pleased to announce that Ashley Beeson will transition to her new role as the new Director of Pupil Services starting July 1st, 2023. 

Mrs. Beeson has been with Moon Area School District for 10 years. Her first role with the Tigers was in 2013 as the MAHS Assistant Principal before she transitioned to the Elementary Principal role; first with Allard Elementary and then with Bon Meade Elementary. She served as the Bon Meade Elementary Principal for eight years before being promoted to her current role as Director of Pupil Services. 

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David Gallup

Moon Area School District is pleased to announce that David Gallup is the new Assistant Director of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction/School Safety and Security Coordinator.

Mr. Gallup has been with Moon Area School District since 2014 when he started at Richard J. Hyde Elementary as the Elementary Principal. He then transitioned to J.A. Allard Intermediate School (which is now Allard Elementary School) where he served as the school Principal. Following this time at J.A. Allard Intermediate school, Mr. Gallup moved to the Moon Area High School as the Assistant Principal before shifting to the Principal position in 2019. He also served as the Transportation Supervisor during his tenure with the high school.  

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Moon Area Education Foundation

Walmart recently announced our Million Dollar March Round Up campaign. Between March 1 and March 31, 2023, Walmart is:

  • Matching customer donations 2:1 when they round up their purchases and donate to their favorite charity while shopping on and the Walmart app.
  • Giving up to 2,000 nonprofits that register for Round Up in March a $250 grant.

Walmart has $1 million to give away, and we need your help securing funds for the Moon Area Education Foundation!

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