Friday, May 10, 2013
Students qualify for World Finals; high school team also advances.
A team of Moon Area Middle School students have been named state champions with their first place win at the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament on April 13 in the Pocono Mountains. The team will move on to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Fifth- and sixth-graders Jenna Puhalla, Riley Graham, Madison Foster, Olivia Estright, Anthony Testa, Alek Kuzniarski and Ashley Sefranek will compete with 800 teams from around the globe at the international competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on May 22-25. Coached by Lisa Puhalla, Kelly Graham and Joy Foster, the team placed first in the Pet Division II portion of the competition at states to qualify. Additionally, the Moon Area High School (MAHS) team of …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nick Bulat recently had a kidney transplant and students responded with a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation.
Moon Area High School and Middle School track-and-field members, along with other students and staff, participated in a benefit walk for retired middle school math teacher and current track coach Nick Bulat on Thursday. Bulat recently underwent a successful kidney transplant. The event raised more than $2,000, all of which was donated to the National Kidney Foundation in Bulat's name. ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and neither Moon Area nor Montour are ranked.
Montour High School and Moon Area High School are unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released on Tuesday. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby Mt. Lebanon and Quaker Valley school districts ranked in the top 15. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The course includes CPR/AED/first aid training.
Moon Aqua Club will hold two sessions of a lifeguarding certification course in May at Moon Area High School. One session begins Friday, May 3, and the second begins on Friday, May 10. The classes are conducted by American Red Cross-certified instructors Robert Dowd and David Valenti. Cost is $250 and includes a book, equipment and other costs. Applicants must be 15 years or older, have the ability to swim 300 yards freestyle/breaststroke and complete a deep-water brick test. Space is limited. Payment and pre-registration are due on or before April 30. Interested? Click on the PDF above for details.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The dance takes place at 7 p.m. tonight.
Moon Area High School students will celebrate prom this year at the Hyatt Pittsburgh International Airport. For students, the dance begins at 7 p.m. Promenade, open to both parents and members of the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Moon Area High School Auditorium. District spokeswoman Megan Edwards said the theme for this year's dance is "vintage." -- Are you going to attend the promenade? Snap a photo of the fete and upload it to the gallery on this article. Just log into Patch and click the 'upload photos and videos' button.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Winners have the opportunity to compete in the statewide competition in May in Camp Hill with more than $9,000 in scholarships at stake.
Students from Moon Area and Cornell are set to compete today against other districts for more than $2,000 in prizes and the chance to showcase their driver safety knowledge and skills. PennDOT, in cooperation with The Allstate Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Allegheny County Safe Driving Committee, will host the "2013 Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, April 9, at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale. Other participating school districts include Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks, Northgate, North Allegheny, Riverview, Shaler and Sto-Rox. Winners have the opportunity to compete in the statewide competition in May in Camp Hill with more than $9,000…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
School board members say no end date is yet available for continuing work on the district's main campus in Moon Township.
The vice president of the Moon Area School Board said remaining change orders on the middle school renovation project will be paid for through a capital reserve fund. School board member Ron Steele said a contingency fund for change orders on the district’s middle school overhaul was depleted several months ago. He said the fund was exhausted earlier than expected due to a “bank recording error.” “So now, quite frankly, we are limited to what we have through our capital reserve fund,” Steele said. “What’s making it difficult for us now is it seems like the change orders are getting more and more expensive.” The exact cost of overall change orders for the middle school project was not immediately available. School board members on Monday …
Robbie Leonard attended Moon Area High School.
A Moon Township native has been tapped for the coaching staff of the New York Giants. Robbie Leonard, who attended Moon Area High School, will serve as the team's new defensive assistant, according to announcement from the franchise. He comes to the team from North Carolina State, where he worked as a defensive assistant and served as a three-year letter winner before graduating from the university in 2008. Read more about Leonard's role with the Giants on the team's website.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A look ahead at what's going on around Robinson and Moon townships for the week of March 11, 2013.
Moon Area school board convenes The Moon Area School Board will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the high school meeting room. View the agenda in the media of this article, and log back into Patch for coverage. MCA-TV hosts public awareness weekend Moon Community Access Television will host its annual Public Awareness Week for Pittsburgh-area nonprofit organizations. The event takes place March 15 and 16. Click here for more details on the event. Montour school board holds special planning meeting The Montour School Board will hold a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the district's administrative offices. Log back into Patch for coverage. RMU falls to Mount St. Mary in NEC Semifinals The team lost 69-60 in the Saturday matchup…
Friday, March 8, 2013
A look at the accomplishments of area students.
Senior receives Seton Hill scholarship Mara Willette, a senior at Moon Area High School, received a full scholarship to Seton Hill University. Willette maintains a 3.7 QPA, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Art and Literature Club, drama club stage crew and bowling team. Moon seniors win 'green prom' challenge Moon Area High School students Allison Murphy, Emily D'Amico, Jessica Peng, Dana Murray, Rebbeca Zane, Delany Padgett, Abby Eberts, Kati Daczowski won first prize in the "Dream Green Prom" challenge, hosted by the Fairchild Chellange at the Phipp. Click here to view the students' video. Moon students head to National Academic Games Tournament Moon Area High School students have qualified to compete in the 2013 …