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 2015-16 school year by continuing the 21st Century Learning Initiative in grades 8 through 12.

PAHS Announcements

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    AP Exams at PAHS
    AP exams will be held this week from 8:10-12 noon in the GOCR as follows:  AP English Literature & Composition on Wednesday, AP Calculus on Thursday, and AP US History on Friday. Students should report to 1st pd. for attendance on test days and then report to the GOCR immediately following the flag salute.  Testing begins at 8:15.

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    PAHS Hosts Special Olympics
    PAHS will host the 2016 Special Olympics on Wednesday, May 4.  In case of rain, the rain date is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.  The band students are to report to the band room at 9:00 on Wednesday to go up to the football field and perform the National Anthem for the opening ceremonies.  Students who park in spaces 128-157 will be directed to park in the practice field.  Special Olympics volunteers who are unclear about their responsibilities should stop in room 234 to see Mr. Heigley ASAP.

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    Saturday Graduation Practice
    Attention seniors – our first Saturday graduation practice will be Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8 AM in the PAHS auditorium.  All seniors are to be present, unless an excuse is turned in to Mr. London this week, as this counts as a day of school.  There will be donuts, juice & milk available.  Practice will conclude by noon.  We will be practicing both inside & outside – dress accordingly for the weather!

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    TEACHERS: New Canvas Interface!
    Canvas is changing how teachers and students navigate when they log into their Canvas accounts. This change is going to take place on Wednesday, May 4. If you missed the training during department meetings, click here and view the video overview of the Canvas Teacher Interface.  If you need help or have questions, please see Mrs. Fedigan in room 116.


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    STUDENTS: New Canvas Interface!
    Canvas is changing how students navigate when they log into their Canvas accounts. This change is going to take place on Wednesday, May 4. If you were absent on Monday, May 2 you should watch this video. Click here to to view the tutorial video.  If you need help or have questions, please check with your teacher or see Mrs. Fedigan in room 116.


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    Behind-the-Wheel Applications
    Any student who wants to schedule Summer Behind-the-Wheel and has completed the classroom Safety Education Class can pick up a registration form in the office.  The cost is $75.00 – upon successful completion of the course, the district will refund $50.00 for the course.  Registration forms and payment are due by Friday, May 13th.

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    2016-17 PAHS Curriculum Guide
    The Student Curriculum Guide was prepared for students to use in making decisions about your future. Its primary purpose is to acquaint you and your parents with the variety of courses available. Few high school students are able to make a final determination regarding their future plans so early in life. Therefore, it is important that you prepare yourself for the future with a broad and gainful educational background. Click here to view the Curriculum Guide.


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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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    New Student Registration
    All new students in grades K - 12 must register through our Central Registration office. Click HERE for more information.
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    Get Text Alerts On Your Phone!
    The Punxsutawney Area School District is now using a new system for school alerts regarding emergencies, delays, closings, and other important notification events.  The new system is called SchoolMessenger and it is now open for registration!  PLEASE NOTE: All registrations received prior to September 1, 2015, have been cleared from the system; therefore, you must complete the new registration survey in order to receive notifications for the 2015-2016 school year!  Click HERE for more important details and to reregister.

    Have you registered for text alerts and still have not received any of our notifications? Text YES to 68453 to opt-in. (You must have registered first before you opt-in.)  
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    HRA Program Videos
    ATTENTION FULL TIME EMPLOYEES: Please watch the videos below for more information on the wellness and HRA program.  Click on the links to view each video on YouTube.
    Also, if you missed the meeting on May 18, you can click on the link below to download an informational document regarding the HRA.

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    SIS Parent/Student Portal Access
    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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    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.  PASD also uses SchoolMessenger to distribute important information.  Follow us on Twitter: @PASDofficial.  

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