Punxsutawney Middle School, containing grades four through seven, shares the campus area with the Punxsutawney High School. The Middle School complex is the newest building in the school district and houses the district's Natatorium, which is used by students and the community throughout the year.  Middle School students have swimming classes, and the pool is open for the public during non-school hours for adult swim times as well as family swim events.  Visitors are welcomed to the entrance of PAMS by a specially-created Phantastic Phil. 

PAMS Announcements

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  • food drive Let’s Put a Lid on Hunger by Helping Feed Families & Friends

    November 17-21, 2014

    7th Grade Community Service Project

    marks its 17th year!

             The seventh grade class at Punxsutawney Area Middle School completes a community service project by holding a canned food drive to benefit several local food pantries.  We feel it is very important for our students to be involved in our community, to learn caring and compassion, and to show a willingness to help others less fortunate.  We ask that student in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 who are able to do so, please bring in canned goods, paper products, and any other nonperishable items to help us stock the food pantries for the upcoming holiday/winter seasons. (No glass items, please)

     In honor of our 17th year carrying out the food drive, the goal this year is to collect 17,000 cans/nonperishables!   

    1.    KICK OFF EVENT---Penny Wars NOV 3-7– Each grade will participate and proceeds will be used to purchase cans.

    2.    Pool party for grades 4-7 on November 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  Admission: 1 canned or nonperishable item per student.  (We will gladly accept more!)

    3.    Double Day – Wednesday, November 19 – faculty/staff will match each donated item brought in this day

    4.    INTER-Grade Competitions---grades/team may have their own competitions

    5.    On November 26 there will be a free dance for students in 6th and 7th grades who participated in the food drive. The dance will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M.


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  • These students were chosen for IMAGE TRIP #1 of the 2014-2015 school year!  IMAGE students are chosen based PAMS motto:  Respect, Resourcefulness, and Responsibility.  
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    To view more photos of the Image Trip, Activities Tab in the menu bar above, then PAMS Photos in the drop-down menu, PAMS Image Trip to Altoona (Railroad Museum & Horseshoe Curve) - October 17, 2014
    and use the password given. Enjoy!
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  • Congratulations to PAMS Students of the Month for September 2014!
    SOTM September
    Front row:  Reya Neese, Brice Rowan, Aesha Hasan, Timothy Simmons.  Back Row: Mr. Britten, Sophie Torretti, Lillian Moate, Benjamin Fezell, Olivia Roberts, and Mr. Guidice.
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Around the District

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    Coats for Kids Program
    PASD Elementary Schools are accepting new and gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, snowpants/suits, and winter boots to donate to those in need. Parents can send their donated items to school with their children.  We greatly appreciate your donations, as we've found a need in our district, and winter is right around the corner!
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  • kids  Get Ready for Kindergarten
    A "Get Ready for Kindergarten" event will be held on Thursday, November 6 starting at 6:00 at the middle school cafeteria. It is for parents of students who will attend one of the 6 PASD elementary schools' kindergarten classes in the 2015-16 school year. Parents are welcome to bring their incoming kindergarteners if they'd like, as there will be student centers, too.  Parents will receive a free tote bag full of educational materials for coming that evening. For questions – please call Shari Weber @ 938-5119.
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    SIS Portal Now Open
    The Parent/Student Portal in CSIU is now open.  The CSIU Portal provides parent/guardian/student access to grades and a variety of other student-related information.  To access the Portal, use the corresponding links in the Shortcuts section to the left or click HERE.
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    PASD Comprehensive Plan
    The public is invited to review the PASD Comprehensive Plan throughout the month of October.  If you would like to review this document, please click HERE.
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    Get Text Alerts on Your Phone!
    The Punxsutawney Area School District uses SchoolReach for school delay/closing notifications as well as for attendance and other important notification events.  PLEASE NOTE: registered users from LAST SCHOOL YEAR will be cleared from the system.  If you wish to receive text alerts again this year, you will need to REREGISTER for the 2014-2015 school year!  Click HERE for more important details and to reregister.    
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  • PASD on Twitter
    Follow PASD on Twitter!
    The Punxsutawney Area School District now has an official Twitter account that will be used to broadcast important announcements and notifications to the public.  The PASD Twitter account will also be linked with SchoolReach to distribute important information.  Follow us on Twitter: @PASDofficial.  
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