News & Announcements

Superintendent Parent Council

The public is invited to attend the first meeting of the PASD Superintendent Parent Council on Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6 PM to be held in the Central Office Board Room. The purpose of the meeting is to create open lines of communication between district parents and the district administrative leadership team. Topics of discussion will include communication procedures, safety programs, and academic standards. Parent input is important as the district moves to continuously improve our programs and facilities. If you are planning to attend, please contact Doreen Gotwald at 814-938-5151, ext. 5001 or at
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Official PASD App

Stay up-to-date with the latest school news, events, announcements, cafeteria menus and more! When you open the app for the first time, the onscreen menus will walk you through setting it up--you can choose to customize your app experience with content from the District, High School, Elementary School, a combination, or all three! Search for "Punxsutawney Area School Dist" in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store on your mobile device and download it today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline or visit the Latest News section! (Please note: this does not replace our pre-existing text alert system--we will continue using SchoolMessenger for PASD text alerts.)
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2019-20 PASD Text Alerts

PASD uses SchoolMessenger to send text alerts with special announcements, emergencies, delays, closings, and other important notifications. PREVIOUS USERS, PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR: if you have already registered to receive our district text alerts prior to 10/01/19, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER THIS YEAR!  You will continue to receive PASD text alerts for the 2019-20 school year. If you were previously registered to receive PASD text alerts, but you wish to stop receiving these messages, you can text STOP to the number 67587. If you are new to the district or if you did not register for the text alert system prior to 10/01/19, you can register for our SchoolMessenger text alert system by clicking on this announcement's headline and following the directions on our registration page.
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College/Career Fair

Students and Parents/Guardians are invited to this year's College/Career Fair at PAHS on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria. However, you are also invited to a special Financial Aid Presentation from 6:00-7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. For more information, click on this announcement's headline or visit the LATEST NEWS section of our website!
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Controlled Evacuation Drill

There is a controlled evacuation drill scheduled for 9:15 this morning for both the Elementary and the High School. This is only an instructional drill. Students in grades k-12 will be leaving buildings and walking with teachers to emergency rally points. Surrounding roads will be closed and police will be assisting. Again, this is only an instructional drill.
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PAHS Daily Announcements

A transcript of the daily PAHS Announcements is available online! From the top of the High School's Homepage, click on Resources > High School Daily Announcements. Or you can click on the headline of this announcement to go there directly!
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Winter Sports Meeting

There will be a Winter Sports Meeting on Thursday, October 3, during Activity Period in the PAHS cafeteria. All athletes going out for a winter sport MUST attend this meeting. Winter sports include: Boys Basketball (grades 7–12) , Girls Basketball (grades 9 – 12), Cheerleading (grades 7 – 12), Indoor Track (grades 9 – 12), Wrestling (grades 7 – 12). Girls 7/8 Volleyball will have a meeting in late December. Check out the Athletics webpage for more details.
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The Shadow is Back!

The Shadow is back and better than ever! Our new, fully redesigned website is up and running. Visit us at to read the latest news, including the painted parking spots, why we have combination locks, why we have a new PE schedule, and more! Read all about it at
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