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 2013-2014 school year by continuing the 21st Century Learning Initiative in grades 9 through 12.

PAHS Announcements

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    Volleyball Heads to District Championship
    The Punxsy Lady Chucks Volleyball Team defeated Karns City Tuesday night to advance to the District IX championship on Thursday (October 30) at Dubois HS at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.  Let's go, Chucks!
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    Chucks Head to District IX Championship
    The Punxsy Chucks Varsity Football Team will play for the district championship against Clearfield on Saturday at 1 pm at Dubois. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.  Let's go, Chucks!
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    October Students of the Month
    Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as Students of the Month for October:

    8th grade–Grace Aikens and Garret Wright
    9th grade–Jordyn Powell and Kyle Burkett
    10th grade–Alexis McKee and Ethan Riley
    11th grade–Samantha Satterlee and John Matthews
    12th grade – Hunter Smith and Jacob McCoy
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    Congrats, PAHS Cross Country!
    Congratulations to the PAHS Boys Cross Country team for winning their third consecutive district 9 team championship on Saturday in Ridgway! The boys’ team advances to states next week in Hershey with the win.  Congratulations also to Senior Ala Small who qualified for the girls' XC state meet with her 7th place finish.
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    Changes to Internet Filtering @ Home
    As a result of recent changes in the FCC's Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Internet filtering at home is no longer required on PAHS students' school-issued MacBook computers.  The computers will still be filtered in school, but filtering at home is causing some issues with access to educational sites that are part of our curriculum.  A letter will be sent home with midterms detailing what this change means for your student, but you can also get more information from the Principal's page or you can download the letter by clicking HERE
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    Teachers at PAHS accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and collected a team donation to help bring awareness and raise funds for ALS research.  Check out our video below!  To learn more, visit:
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    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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    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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    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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