High School Daily Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS                            7:50 AM                        Today is a White Day – Fri., March 24, 2023


All juniors will be attending IUP today.  Please report to 1st pd. class for attendance & await an announcement before reporting to the buses.


AM Star for the following should report to the café. to Mr. Hayden:  Mr. Hockenberry, Mr. Gill & Mrs. Weaver.


PM Star for the following should report to the café. to Mrs. Cameron & Mrs. Laney:  Mrs. Irwin, Mr. Gill, Mr. Hockenberry, Mrs. Talmage, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Schultz & Mrs. Young.


Today is the 1st day of the 4th nine weeks.


Recycling will be Thurs. during PM Star.


Attention students in 10th, 11th & 12th grades.  We will be attending Triangle Tech on March 30 for interested students.  We will leave PAHS at 9:15 & return by 1:30. If you are interested in attending, please sign up in the Guidance Office.  Space is limited.


Tri-M will meet today during PM star.  All current members, as well as new members being inducted on March 29th should attend. 


Student Council will meet today during 9:13 Star in the Aud.


Art Club 7-8 will meet today during 2:05 Star in room 114.


Art Club 9-12 will meet today during 2:05 Star in room 111.


Key Club will meet in the Café. Mon. during 2:05 Star.


Sports today: Varsity Baseball home against Clarion.


Report cards will be distributed on Thurs., March 30th.


Junior Student Council Officers will meet on Thurs. during 2:05 Star in room 238.


GSA will meet next Fri. during 2:05 Star in room 130.


The Prom Committee will meet next Fri. during 9:13 Star in room 130.  Please be prepared to finalize all details so we can vote & get underway with the planning.


Attention all AP students: there will be a mandatory meeting on Mon. in the café. during 9:13 Star regarding this year’s testing information. AP students who arrive late to school because of Dual Enrollment classes or Work Release should see Miss Hand directly upon returning to the building.


There will be a meeting in room 134, today during 2:05 STAR, for all boys in grades 8-11, who are interested in playing golf next fall sports' season.  If you can't make the meeting, please see Mr. Jacobson.


7/8 grade intramurals will take place on Tues.: Bodenhorn v. Jacobson, Froum v. Painter, and Vosznyak v. the winner of Froum v. Painter.


Attention FHS Club members:  T-shirt size & payment is needed to reserve your order that will be placed on Monday.  Cost is $11.  Dues are also needed if you are planning on going on the trip to IUP April 14th.

Permission Forms for the IUP trip will be accepted until April 13th.  Any questions, see Mr. Heigley.


Attention Seniors: Remember that our local scholarships are now open.  Follow the instructions given to you by Miss Hand to access. All completed application packets are due in to the Guidance Office by end of day on Fri., March 31st.


Any girl between the ages of 16 & 20 is invited to participate in the 2023 Laurel Festival Scholarship Pageant. Scholarship prize money is awarded to the selected Queen, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up & Miss Congeniality. Deadline to turn in your application is Wed., April 26th at 11:59 pm. If you are interested, please see Miss Hand for an application packet.


Senior HR teachers should have distributed a flyer regarding ordering Balfour graduation materials.   This is the official PAHS graduation announcement for the Class of 2023 selected by the class officers. Please go to our homepage & click on the link or scan the QR code – all orders are placed online – there are a few paper booklets available in the office.  Purchasing these products is optional.  Any questions, contact Patti. 


Would you like to make some money this summer?  The Punxsutawney Area School District is looking to hire individuals to work in the Maintenance Department & the Instructional Technology Department for the summer.  If you are interested stop in the main office of the high school to inquire.  You must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education program.


Students - Please remember that Leslie's Closet, in Mrs. Irwin's room 201, is stocked with FREE clothes, shoes, hygiene products, book bags, and much more. Just ask your homeroom teacher if you can visit us during any STAR period! You can always see Mrs. Hayden or Mrs. Irwin for a green slip, too. 


Students when items are dropped off in the office – it’s your responsibility to come to the office to pick them up-the office will not call you to pick up your items.


Students are to be in 1st pd. in their seat by the time the 7:50 bell rings.  If you are not in your seat, you are considered late for school regardless of your reason for not being in 1st pd.  Students who are not in their seat by 7:50 should be sent to the office to sign in the late book & will need to bring in an excuse from their parents for the tardy.  If you are late for school 3 times, you will be referred for detention.


Students are reminded to return an excuse within 3 days following an absence or tardy – turn the excuse into your 1st pd. teacher.  All excuses from parents for students to leave the building for doctor or dental appointments, or any other reason, must be handed into your 1st pd. teacher just as soon as you enter class.  Your name will appear on the absentee sheet.  When you are ready to leave the building, you must stop in the office to sign out & pick up an excusal form that you must have signed at the place of your appointment.  Remember, only an excusal note from your parent and/or guardian will be accepted by the office.  The note must contain the place of the appointment, time of the appointment & time leaving the building.  Students should include their first & last names on ALL excuses turned in & when signing in & out of school.  When it’s time for a student to leave for their appointment, it’s their responsibility to come to the office to sign out – the office does not want to call to remind students it’s time to leave.