December 2020
Dear MASD Families, 

This year has been unlike any other. From virtual instruction to hybrid and back again, one thing has remained consistent -- we are committed to educating and supporting our students. I know we are all facing challenges we never could have imagined at this time last year. Thank you to all of our parents, students, faculty and staff members who are working together to make sure learning is happening regardless of our venue. 

As a reminder, our plan is to operate in our virtual model until January. Our tentative date to return to in-person instruction is January 11. While Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine, along with the Allegheny County Health Department, are still recommending that we operate remotely when our area is in the "substantial" range for COVID-19 community spread, they have also emphasized the importance of in-person instruction. 

We will continue to follow their guidance while also exploring opportunities to return to our Hybrid Model as soon as possible. I will continue to keep you all updated. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy holiday season!

Barry J. Balaski
Moon Area School District
COVID-19 Resources
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News and Announcements
Save the Date! MASD Virtual Holiday Sing-Along
Save the date for the Moon Area School District Virtual Holiday Sing-Along. This event will be broadcast live on Tuesday, December 22 at 7 pm. Virtually join the Moon Area Music Department and special guests as they lead the community in an old fashion sing-along featuring holiday favorites! Join the fun on December 22 at 7 pm
MASD Cheerleaders and Football Players Reach $50,000 Donation Milestone
Moon Area School District cheerleading squad and football team, along with the quarterback club and cheer boosters, have raised and donated over $50,000 to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Center for breast cancer research, awareness and patient care over the last several years. Read more
Drama Club Students Meet with Professional Actors
Students in the Drama Club recently had a fun surprise at the spring musical information session. Mr. Rob Michael, English Teacher and Theatre Director, arranged a special opportunity for the students who are interested in auditioning for the spring musical, BRIGHT STAR. Two professional actors from the Original Broadway Cast of BRIGHT STAR joined students on the virtual meeting to talk about their experiences with the show that they created from scratch! Read More
Two Moon Area High School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists Merit Scholarship Program
Two Moon Area High School seniors are semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! MAHS students Chancharik Mitra and Thomas Molnar will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the spring of 2021. Read More
MAHS Athlete Wins 2020 Cross Country WPIAL and PIAA Championships
Mia Cochran, a junior at Moon Area High School, was the 2020 cross country WPIAL and PIAA AAA champion. She also won the WPIAL and PIAA cross country championship in 2019. Mia has been running for six years. Coach Hrivnak describes her as a student of the sport. Mia is always learning and developing as an athlete. Not only is she a highly focused runner, she also prioritizes academics. Read more
MASD Golfer Wins WPIAL Championship!
Congratulations to senior golfer Justin Scally for winning the 2020 WPIAL Boys AAA Golf Championship! Justin shot a 2 under 69 to capture the title. Way to go Justin and Coach Persing! Read More
We're Hiring!
We are hiring for school jobs, including paraprofessionals, custodians, cafeteria workers and secretaries.

We are also looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels. Don't miss this chance to get involved and make a difference in our school district.

View our job postings to learn more!