News & Announcements

Congrats, Lady Chucks!

Congratulations to the Lady Chucks Basketball Team on winning the D9 Quad-A Championship game against St. Mary's! This is the 6th straight District Title for the team and they will advance to the first round of the PIAA State Championship on Saturday, March 7! Additional details TBD. Let's go, Chucks!
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Graduation Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors have received graduation cap and gown order forms in homeroom. EVERY senior has to order a cap and gown if they are going to participate in graduation. The cost for cap, gown, and tassel is $27.00 extra tassels are $5.00 each. Seniors can select EITHER white OR red gown – it’s their personal choice. Make sure to circle your color choice on the order. Orders are due to the office by Thursday, February 20th. If you have any questions, please see Patti in the office.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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