News & Announcements

Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to The Punxsutawney Spirit's 2022 Teachers of the Year:
Mrs. Ciara Irons (5th Grade)
Mr. Kevin Hughes (High School)
On behalf of the students, staff, and administrators of our school district, we thank you for your dedication and contributions to education in Punxsutawney!

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available online! From the District Site, you can click on SERVICES -> CAFETERIA to access the page, or you can click on this announcement's headline to go there directly.

Bench Dedication at PAHS

Earlier this week, a group of students, staff, administrators, and special guests gathered in the PAHS Library to dedicate a new bench in memory of Mr. Gerald Gigliotti, who served our district for many years as an educator and Director of Instructional Technology. Mr. Gigliotti's wife, Dr. Amy Peace Gigliotti, DMD, joined us for the dedication. The bench was designed and built by Mr. Chad Stiteler and his students. Click on this announcement's headline or visit the LATEST NEWS section of our website to view more photos from the dedication.

Grusky Sets New Record

Congratulations to Freshman Mary Grusky for breaking the school record in the javelin with a throw of 127’ 3” in only her 3rd career Varsity meet! It is the 2nd farthest javelin throw by a female athlete of any grade in PA so far this year, and it is the 5th farthest throw in the nation by a freshman female athlete so far this season! Way to go, Mary! Punxsy Proud! (Photo: Mary Grusky and her dad, Coach Jason Grusky)

PAHS Track Community Use

Starting March 25, 2022, the High School track will be open for community use after school until dark while school is in session; however, sporting events and practices take priority and no public use is available until sporting events/practices are over. Weekend hours for the track are Saturday 7am – 7pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. (The security gates close at 7pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.)


On January 19, 2022, the PASD School Board updated the PASD Health and Safety Plan regarding isolation and quarantine guidelines. To view the entire updated ESSERS Health and Safety Plan, click on this announcement's headline or visit our COVID-19 Updates Page (Our District-->PASD COVID-19 Updates).

Autism Resources and Community Highlights

Click on this announcement's headline to find useful information and resources focusing on students with Autism. Articles include: What is Echolalia?, 10 Best Books to Teach Students with Autism How to Use Money,Teaching Developmentally Appropriate Cooking Processes and more.

PAES Cafeteria Announcement

Click on the Headline of this latest news and announcement to view a Letter from Punxsutawney Area Elementary School regarding new seating adjustments made to the PAES Cafeteria.
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