News & Announcements

Free Lunch This Summer

Free lunches will be available throughout the summer for children ages 18 and younger. For more information, click on this announcement's headline or visit our Cafeteria page by clicking on Services-->Cafeteria at the top of our site.

Last Student Day

Thursday, May 26, is the last student day of school for the 2021-22 School Year! It will be a Flex Day with early student dismissal. High School student dismissal will be at 11:47am; Elementary student dismissal will be at 12:30PM. Have a great summer!

2022 Senior Walk

As part of the Commencement Day celebration, the Class of 2022 participated in the traditional Senior Walk, visiting students and staff at PAES, then returning to the High School for one last walk through the halls before graduation. We've compiled a video and photos to highlight this event. You can view it on YouTube by clicking on this announcement's headline or visiting the LATEST NEWS section of our website.

Track and Field Athletes Bound for States

Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys Track and Field Teams for their accomplishments at the District 9 AA Championships last Friday! The Girls Team placed 2nd overall and the Boys Team won the D9 Championship! Several of our athletes will be moving on to States--click on this announcement's headline to read more!

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!

Commencement 2022

Commencement for the Class of 2022 is tonight, Monday, May 23, at 6:00pm outside at Jack LaMarca Stadium. We will also be live-streaming this special event on our PASD YouTube Channel, which you can easily access by clicking on this announcement's headline or visiting the LATEST NEWS section of our website. Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2022!

Tri-M Spring Coffee House

After school on Friday, May 6, 2022, the PAHS Library was transformed into the Tri-M Spring Coffee House! Student performers shared their talents with those in attendance who gathered to enjoy an afternoon of music and poetry. Click on this announcement's headline to view a slideshow of photo highlights from the event or you can visit Activities-->PAHS Events and Assemblies from the top of the page. (Photos courtesy of Mr. Ken Diem, K&K Photography)

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)
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