March 2022
Dear MASD Community,
 
It's an exciting time as we begin the fourth quarter at Moon Area School District. The last few weeks of the school year are packed with a great deal of learning and fun! We also prepare to send our senior class on to bigger and better things.
 
While it's exciting to look ahead, I want to take a moment to reflect upon this school year. You'll see some tremendous accomplishments highlighted below that have occurred in addition to the outstanding things that are happening in our schools every day.
 
I'm proud of our students for always putting forth their best. I'm also very appreciative of our faculty, staff, school board, parents and community for their continued support of our students and our schools.
 
It's my honor to work alongside all of you every day. Thank you!
 
Sincerely,
 
Barry Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District

MASD Kindergarten Registration

It's 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, please start the kindergarten registration process as soon as possible. If you know of an incoming kindergarten student, please pass this information along!

News and Announcements
WELCOME DR. MORGAN!
Moon Area School District welcomes Dr. Lauren Morgan as the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Read More
MAHS STUDENT NAMED ONE OF JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT'S 18 UNDER 18
Rocco Otto, a student at Moon Area High School, was selected for Junior Achievement of Western PA's inaugural class of 18 under Eighteen! Congratulations to Rocco on this well deserved honor! Read The Trib's Story
SENIORS SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
Congratulations to Marco Vesce, Camden Sergi, Alajane Leeman, Jayna Baer, Alyssa Lerch, Charlotte Burgan, Abby Santacroce, Marley Leach, and Jacob Wieland! Read More
MAHS STUDENTS COMPETE ON HOMETOWN HIGH Q
MAHS students Owen Vreeland, Sub Sahoo, and Will Marasco competed against high school students from Mount Lebanon and Central Catholic on KDKA's Hometown High Q. Congratulations! Read More
MAMS STUDENTS CREATE MINECRAFT BIOMES
Middle School students in Mrs. Martindale's STEAM class recently learned about renewable resources. Read More
MAHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THEATRE CONTEST
Several Moon Area High School students represented our district in the 2022 Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest! Read More
BON MEADE STUDENTS SPRINKLE KINDNESS
This month, students at Bon Meade Elementary School participated in “National Kindness Day,” which took place on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Read More
BROADWAY AND TELEVISION ACTOR VISITS MAHS
Moon Area High School students in the Drama Club had the opportunity to work with a Broadway and television actor! Read More
VIETNAM WAR GUEST SPEAKER
Mr. Bob Matthews, Neville Island native and Vietnam War veteran, visited Mrs. Mayo’s 11th grade social studies classes in February. Read More
CARING PLACE POSTER CONTEST
Mrs. Lisa Tolliver-Lehman's 7th and 8th grade students recently entered The Caring Place's poster contest. The topic was "How do you cope with difficult feelings?" Read More
MAMS KINDNESS PROJECT
Moon Area Middle School students created a school-wide Kindness Collage for the month of February! This project was the school's way of celebrating Valentine's Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, both of which take place in February. Read More
MAHS BAND PERFORMS AT DISNEY WORLD
The Moon Area High School Instrumental Music Department recently traveled to Florida on a performance tour of Walt Disney World. Read More
PARKWAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY
Congratulations to Dakota Alcorn! Dakota was named Parkway West CTC Student of the Month for February! Read More
NATIONALLY KNOWN CAMERA OPERATOR VISITS MAHS
Moon Area High School students recently had a unique opportunity when John "Buzz Moyer" visited the high school! Read More
MIA COCHRAN IS PA GATORADE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY AWARD WINNER
Moon Area High School senior Mia Cochran is the Pennsylvania Gatorade Girls Cross Country award winner for the second year in a row! Read the HSSN story. Congratulations, Mia!
MAMS ART CONTEST
Middle School art students recently had the opportunity to participate in an artwork competition! Read More
MCCORMICK 2ND GRADERS GO FOR GOLD
Second grade students in Mrs. Carney’s and Ms. Durham’s classes participated in their version of the 2022 Winter Olympics! Read More
MAHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN PMEA EVENTS
During January and February, music students across the state of Pennsylvania participate in various band, orchestra, and choir festivals sponsored by Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA). Read More
MAMS STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN PMEA ORCHESTRA
Moon Area Middle School would like to congratulate Helaina Biggerstaff for participating in PMEA District 1 Junior High Orchestra at North Hills Middle School in February. Read More
MAHS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR PMEA ALL-STATE FESTIVAL
Two students from Moon Area High School reached the highest level a high school musician can achieve by earning a place in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Festival music ensembles. Read More
MAHS STUDENTS COMPETE IN WESTERN PA SCIENCE BOWL
Moon Area High School had two teams compete in the Western Pennsylvania Science Bowl (WPASB) competition for the first time in our school's history. Read More
MAHS JUNIORS ATTEND NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
Moon Area High School juniors recently had the opportunity to visit a National College Fair! MAHS counselors took 120 juniors to the NACAC College Fair in Pittsburgh where 298 colleges and universities from around the world were represented.
MASD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
Several Moon Area School District students recently participated in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition for students in grades kindergarten through 12th! Read More
KINDERGARTEN BEE BOTS
Mrs. Ashbery's kindergarten class has been using Bee Bots to learn coding, which is a part of the STEM initiative. Read More
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY AT BROOKS
Brooks Elementary School students recently participated in World Down Syndrome Day to help promote awareness, create a more inclusive environment and develop positive relationships. Read More
US AIR FORCE ROCK BAND PERFORMED AT MAHS
The US Air Force rock band, Full Throttle, performed a concert for Moon Area High School students and staff on March 24. Read More
WESTMINSTER PROFESSOR VISITS MAHS
Westminster Professor Keith Bittel visited Moon Area High School on March 18. He presented to the College in High School accounting class. Read More
BROOKS STUDENTS EARN PBIS REWARD
Brooks Elementary students reached their school-wide behavior goal to be safe, kind and own their actions! The children were rewarded with a "Pie a Teacher in the Face Assembly." Read More
SENIORS HONOR KATRINA NISSEL
Throughout December and January, MAHS seniors sold t-shirts and wrist bands at school and at the girls varsity basketball games as a fundraiser to honor their dear friend and classmate Katarina Nissel.and Water. Read More
THE 3RD ANNUAL MOONLIT 5K
The Moon Area Education Foundation is proud to present the 3rd annual Moonlit 5K!

Friday, May 13, 2022
5:00-9:00 pm
MAHS Field

Visit the Foundation's website for additional details and registration information! Hurry and register before April 3 to be guaranteed an event t-shirt! www.moonaef.org
We're Hiring!
We are also looking for support staff substitutes for the following roles: cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, building assistants and custodians.

Contact PRECISION HR at 888-416-4338.