News & Announcements

Powder Puff Football

This year's Powder Puff Football game features the Sour Patch Kids Seniors vs Jolly Rancher Juniors on November 12, 2020, at 6:00pm. Tickets available for a $5 donation. Tickets will be available first to players and king's court members (max 2 tickets per student), remaining tickets will be sold next week. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Proceeds this year benefit Make A Wish, Lisa's Ladybugs and Leslie's Closet. Please practice Social Distancing! Masks must be worn at all times! We will be broadcasting the event live on our YouTube Channel. Click on the announcement's headline to view the stream when the game starts!
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Veterans Day 2020

There is no school on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day. Please click on this announcement's headline to view this year's PAHS Veteran's Day Program. From all of us in the Punxsutawney Area School District, we thank our Veterans and their families for their service to our nation!
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Cross Country State Meet

Best of luck to Laura Rittenhouse, Elizabeth Long, Aiden McLaughlin & Andrew Barnoff who are heading to Hershey this weekend to participate in the State Cross Country Meet. Go Chucks!
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Boys Soccer Playoffs

The Boys Soccer Team will play Karns City in the PIAA AA Finals on Tuesday, November 3, in Brockway. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $6 each. LET'S GO CHUCKS!
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OVR Zoom Meeting

Youth with a disability who meet eligibility criteria for employment and are interested in working should be referred to the local OVR office. If your child has an IEP or 504 Service Agreement, please join us for an informative zoom meeting with Melissa Franklin from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation on October 26th. There will be two opportunities for you to join by zoom--either at 9:00 am or 6:00 pm. Click on this announcement's headline to access the Zoom links.
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Canvas Help for Students and Parents

A Friendly Reminder for PAHS Students and Parents: our Canvas Help for Students and Parents webpage contains a variety of valuable resources and video tutorials to help you with some of our Canvas learning management system's most frequently-used features. If you are new to Canvas or just need a refresher, we encourage you to visit the page under the RESOURCES section at the top of our homepage or you can click on this announcement's headline to go there directly.
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Class Rings (for Juniors)

Attention Juniors: Since Juniors did not get a chance to order class rings last year, you are encouraged to check the online ordering system through Balfour. Ask your homeroom teacher for a brochure if you did not already receive one. You can also click on this announcement's link to view the brochure for more information. There is a limited supply of full catalogues available in the office if a student would like to have one.
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Vote for our PAHS Band!

Our PAHS Band has submitted a video to enter the BATTLE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS contest, which is sponsored by Renda Broadcasting. The top prize is $2,500, a pizza party for the band, and a trophy! The band with the most votes on their video wins. You can view our video submission and cast your vote by going to, clicking on "Contests," selecting "Battle of the HS Marching Bands," then scrolling down the page and following the prompts to vote! Voting ends on November 28. The PAHS Band appreciates your support!
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New Attendance Update for Sporting Events and Other School Events

Due to a new state order regarding athletic spectators, beginning Friday, October 9, 2020 PASD will be allowing 20% capacity at both indoor and outdoor facilities. Stadium maximum capacity is set at 500 total individuals and Gymnasium maximum capacity is set at 196 total. Members of the public will only be welcomed without pre-tickets as indicated on the chart, which can be viewed by clicking on the headline of this announcement. Student athletes and band will each receive the number of tickets listed below for each sporting event. Masks must be worn at both indoor and outdoor sporting events and social distancing must be practiced. The district will also broadcast selected events on the district YouTube channel when possible.
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