Dear Community Members:
The Punxsutawney Area School District possesses a strong sense of pride in our excellent academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs and celebrates the traditions that make us uniquely Punxsutawney. We respect and value the students who walk in our hallways and learn in our classrooms. We appreciate and esteem our faculty and staff who dedicate their time and talents to our district for its advancement and applaud our community for its support of our district endeavors, staff, and students. Recognized as one of the best school districts in the state of Pennsylvania, by earning a Bronze Award from U.S. News and World Report, we strive to be a benefit not only to our students and families but also to the greater community.
The value of a Punxsutawney Area education goes beyond test scores, college acceptance rates, and workforce preparedness. A Punxsutawney Area education is about preparing students for the future by enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive and responsible citizens. As the district’s Vision Statement asserts in part, “…the education of students has been of prime importance. The future success of students in the Punxsutawney Area School District will require committed teachers, involved parents, a supportive community and strong academic programs and activities that will enrich our students' lives.” We are grateful to all who contribute to the education of our students including our teachers and staff, school board members, administrators, parents and guardians, and our community members.
It is truly my pleasure and honor to lead the Punxsutawney Area School District as Superintendent. Our community is full of energetic, creative, passionate, and dedicated individuals who are committed to ensuring our students receive the best educational opportunities while attending our schools. Thank you for your support of our school district and for your continued investment in our most important resource – the children in the Punxsutawney area.
As always, I encourage you to actively engage in our school system by attending events listed on our District Calendar.
Dr. Keith S. Wolfe