September 2021
MASD Families:  

I hope all of you are doing well and your children are adjusting to the school year.  

It’s been a challenging start to the year. Like school districts across the country, we are struggling to find enough bus drivers to fill all of our routes. This has caused some disruption to our regular routes. In addition, we are also experiencing food supply chain shortages in our cafeterias, which has necessitated menu changes. We sincerely appreciate the support our community has shown us as we work through these issues. 

Despite these challenges, we are so grateful to have our students in school five days a week! Although we’ve only been in school for a few weeks, we already have a lot of great stories to share. From celebrity visits in the drama department to recognition of our local heroes in honor of September 11th, our students and staff have been busy! I hope you’ll take a minute to read through some of the stories linked below.  

Thank you all for your continued patience and support this year. We’re looking forward to making this a great year at Moon Area School District!

 
Sincerely,  
 
Barry J. Balaski 
Superintendent 
Moon Area School District 
Homecoming Carnival
Thursday, September 30, 2021
High School Upper Parking Lot

Students Create
Homecoming Carnival Flyer
The students in Mrs. Lombardo’s and Mrs. Collage’s classrooms worked together to help create a communication plan to promote upcoming MASD events, such as the Homecoming Carnival. Read More
News and Announcements
MAHS DRAMA STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MASTER CLASS WITH DREW 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! Read More
MAHS DRAMA STUDENTS ENJOY A SURPRISE VISIT FROM JOE SERAFINI
Mr. Michael surprised the Moon Area High School Drama Club with a virtual visit from Joe Serafini! Read More
MAHS STUDENT IS A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALIST
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. Read More
MAMS BALSA WOOD TOWER COMPETITION
Eighth grade students in Mrs. Zajicek's STEAM Class are making balsa wood towers as part of their hands on learning project. Read More
BON MEADE STUDENTS CELEBRATE HEROES IN HONOR OF SEPT. 11TH
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. Read More
ALLARD STUDENTS RECOGNIZE LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS
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. Read More
BROOKS ELEMENTARY 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. Read More
MAHS CLASS OF 2022 CAP AND GOWN ORDER INFORMATION
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. Read More
COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is proudly partnering with Moon Area School District to vaccinate students and community members against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read More
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.  
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.