June 2021
MASD Families:  

The last few weeks of our school year were filled with amazing student events and accomplishments, many of which are highlighted below. I was especially excited to be able to celebrate the Moon Area Class of 2021 in person at their graduation ceremony earlier this month. Congratulations and best wishes to the Moon Area School District Class of 2021! We are so proud of you! 

Summer is officially in full swing, which means we are busy planning for the upcoming school year at Moon Area School District. I know many of you have questions regarding exactly what the 2021-20222 school year will look like. One thing I can tell you is that it is our goal to return to in person instruction full time (five days a week). As of now, there are not any mandates or requirements that would prohibit us from doing that. Therefore, unless something beyond our control changes, we will welcome our students back to school in person five days a week!  

While many families are eager for their children to return to the classroom five days a week, we recognize that some families may not yet be ready for their children to return for a variety of reasons. In this case, the Moon Cyber Education Program is an option for those students. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please call 412-264-9440 ext. 2000. 

We will not offer our Virtual Model for the 2021-2022 school year. Likewise, we will not have a virtual day for all students each week. All students will either attend school in person full time or participate in our Cyber Education Program.  

You do not need to do anything to register your child for in person instruction next year. All students will default to attending school in person five days a week. If you would like your child to attend our Cyber Education Program, then you must register him or her.  
Stay tuned! We will share more details about the upcoming year in August. 
Have a wonderful summer!  
 
Sincerely,  
 
Barry J. Balaski 
Superintendent 
Moon Area School District 
Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!
If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, it's time to register for kindergarten if you have not already done so. Please visit our website to start the registration process as soon as possible. Register Today
MIDDLE SCHOOL VIRTUAL ART SHOW
The Moon Area Middle School art teachers, Ms. Haigler, Mrs. Esposito and Ms. Blair, are proud to present a video gallery of student artwork for the 2020-2021 school year!

All students enrolled in art for the year had the opportunity to share their work in the virtual art show. We hope you enjoy the artistic expressions of these students as much as we do!
News and Announcements
JERSEY MIKE'S DONATES $3,059 TO MASD!
Jersey Mike’s donated $3,059 to the Moon Area School District as a result of the recent fundraiser we had at the grand opening of their new location in Moon Township! Thank you to all of our faculty, staff, students and families who participated! We appreciate your support! 
2021 MOON ROTARY/MASD THIRD GRADE SPELLING BEE
The 2021 Moon Rotary/Moon Area School District ZOOM Third Grade Spelling Bee was held on May 24, 2021. Two representatives and one alternate from each of the third grade homerooms earned their spots as a result of their performance on the district-wide qualifying test. Read more
BON MEADE STUDENTS SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
Students and staff at Bon Meade Elementary School wanted to show their School Wide, Tiger Pride by cultivating kindness for West Hills Food Pantry. Read More
2021 MICHAEL R. WALTER MEMORIAL AWARD
The 2021 Michael R. Walter Memorial award winner was Camille Ali. Camille captured the spirit of the chosen concept of Simple Machines in a humorous way that would have made Mr. Walter smile.  Read More
STUDENT WINS OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD
Moon Area High School senior, Chancharik Mitra, was one of five students to receive the Outstanding Senior Award from Academic Games League of America. This award includes a $500 scholarship!  Read more
GABRIELA FRIEL NAMED PROMISING YOUNG WRITER
Gabriela Friel, Moon Area Middle School student, has been recognized as a Promising Young Writer by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Read More
MAHS BAND STUDENTS NAMED ALL-STATE MUSICIANS
Two Moon Area High School band students have been named PMEA All-State Musicians! Congratulations to flautist Lauren Radeschi, MAHS junior, and oboist Michael Gallagher, MAHS sophomore. Read More
BON MEADE and MCCORMICK STUDENTS MAKE AN IMPACT
Students at both Bon Meade and McCormick Elementary raised funds for blood cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad program - a unique science-based service-learning program. Read More
SIXTY SECOND ANNUAL HONORS NIGHT
The Sixty Second Annual Honors Night was presented by Moon Area High School Parent Teacher Organization in conjunction with Moon Area High School “In Celebration of the Pursuit of Excellence." Watch the celebration
MASD'S MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Moon Area School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Read More
WGI FINALISTS
The Moon Area School District Winter Color Guard and Concert Percussion Ensemble both qualified for WGI World Finals. Read More
ALLARD STUDENTS CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Fourth grade students and staff at Allard Elementary School wanted to honor Earth Day by showing that children can have a positive effect on the planet. Read More
MAHS STUDENTS INVITED TO JOIN THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY 
Several Moon Area High School students have been invited to join the National Technical Honor Society at Parkway West CTC!  Read More
MAHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN "FEEL THE POWER" EVENT 
Moon Area High School students had the opportunity to participate in Mr. Jon Pritikin’s “Feel the Power” event on April 22. Seniors were able to attend in person, while grades 9-11 watched remotely. Read More
Congratulations to the Moon Area High School Class of 2021!
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