News & Announcements

Athletics News

The 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Games for Monday, February 3rd, will begin at 4:00. Both games will be played at the Punxsutawney Sr. High School.
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Winter Formal

The PAHS winter formal, "Under the Lights," for grades 9-12 will be this Saturday (January 25) from 7:30-10:30 PM in the café. Tickets are $10.00 and will be sold during Activity Period, B & C lunches, in Room 131 and can also be purchased the night of the dance (exact change required).
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Flex Day Dismissal

There is a district-wide Flex Day (Day 90) on Thursday, January 23. High School dismissal will be at 12:00; Elementary dismissal will be at 12:30.
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Miracle League

The Miracle League of Indiana County has opened registration for the 2020 Spring Season of Miracle League Baseball. The mission of MLOIC is to offer individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of coming together to play in an organized baseball league. Play, cheer, or volunteer--there are lots of ways to get involved! There are seasons for Youth (ages 5-17) and Adult (ages 18 and up). The registration deadline is March 31. For more information and to download a registration packet, click on this announcement's headline on our website or visit the LATEST NEWS section.
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Graduation Announcements

Seniors have received a Balfour graduation materials packet in homeroom and should take them home to parents. Orders are due by Wed., Jan. 29th to the tray in the office. For more information regarding orders, samples, etc., please click on this announcement in the LATEST NEWS section of our High School webpage.
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Camp Exploration Opportunity

Students, if you want to work in healthcare or social service, check out this cool summer career camp! Camp Exploration is a free program for students in grades 8-12 who are interested in learning about opportunities in various healthcare and social assistance careers. It will be held on June 15-19 at the BC3 Campus in Brockway, PA, from 9AM to 3:30PM. Applications are available in the guidance office or you can click on this announcement to visit the LATEST NEWS section of our website. The deadline to apply is April 30.
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PASD Facebook Page

The Punxsutawney Area School District is pleased to announce that our official Facebook page is now live! Our Facebook page will help us share special announcements, news, events, and other activities and positive moments from our school district. We will also use this page to help announce weather-related delays, cancellations, early dismissals, and more! Search for @PASDofficial on Facebook or visit www.facebook.com/PASDofficial to like/follow us today! For more information, click on this announcement's headline from our homepage or from the Latest News section.
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2019-20 Snow Bulletin

With winter quickly approaching, we invite parents, guardians, students, staff, and other community members to review our district memo regarding weather-related delays, closings, and cancellations. Clicking on this announcement's headline from our website will redirect you to this information. You can also access it by visiting the District's homepage and going to Our District > Superintendent's Page > Weather-Related Closings/Cancellations Memo
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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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