PAHS, home of the Chucks, sits atop the town of Punxsutawney in north central Pennsylvania and houses grades 8-12.  We are proud to once again be on the forefront of education in the 2016-17 school year by continuing the 21st Century Learning Initiative in grades 8 through 12.

PAHS Announcements

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    Attention Jeff Tech Students
    In the event that Jeff Tech is operating on a delay, but the Punxsutawney Area School District is running on regular school time, Jeff Tech students are advised to consult the proper procedure for attending school that day.  You can review this procedure by clicking here and reading the notice from our Principal, Mr. Long.  
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    Senior Cap and Gown Orders

    Senior homeroom teachers should have distributed a graduation cap and gown order form to seniors in homeroom. Seniors will be PURCHASING their caps and gowns – they are theirs to keep. EVERY SENIOR HAS TO ORDER A CAP AND GOWN if they are going to participate in graduation. If there are any questions, please see Patti in the office. If paying by check or money order, the check and/or money order is to be made payable to: PITTSBURGH BALFOUR. Cap/Gown/Tassel is $25.00 and extra tassels are $5.00 each. ALL gowns will be red. The hats are one size fits all (osfa) and are elasticized. The orders are due by Tues., Feb. 21st. There will be a designated tray on the counter in the office where students will deposit their envelopes.

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    megaphone Daily Announcements
    Missed an important announcement from the P.A. system or from the video announcements?  You can click here to read the full list or you can access it from the RESOURCES link in the channel bar above.  Announcements are updated daily! 
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Around the District

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    PASD Feasibility Study
    We invite you to review the current progress of PASD's Feasibility Study.  The PASD School Board has approved HHSDR to conduct the study and we will be updating the information regularly.  To download a copy of the current information in the study, visit the infromational page here.


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    Dramatics Club Performance
    PAHS Dramatics presents "A Walk in the Woods," a play by Debbie Metzler, on February 16th and 17th.  Curtain opens at 7:00 PM.  Tickets will be sold at the door--$3 general admission, $5 reserved. 


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    Important Notice Regarding District Text Message Alerts!
    If you have not been receiving text message alerts announcing school closings or two-hour delays, please text YES to the number 67587.  (This is a new number used to opt-in.)  Please review the following information carefully as there may have been some recent confusion regarding the registration process.
    • In order to receive these text messages, you must fully complete the registration form online.  Click HERE to visit our School Messenger page.  On that page, you will find a link to the online registration form and other important information regarding our SchoolMessenger text alert system. 
    • After you complete the registration form, please allow approximately 48 hours for your registration to become active in the School Messenger system. 
    • If you have not been receiving the text alerts, we encourage you to register again by completing the online registration form.     
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