News & Announcements

Man of the Year

We are very proud to recognize Mr. Jeff Kuntz, 5th Grade Teacher at Punxsutawney Area Elementary School, on being named the 2019 Man of the Year! Mr. Kuntz was honored for his contributions to the community at the annual Groundhog Banquet on Saturday, February 1. Congratulations on this prestigious award!
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The History of Groundhog Day

6th Grade students recently created a video about the history of Punxsutawney and Groundhog Day! With the help of Miss H and Miss D-H, 6th grade students Addison, Alexis, David, Haley, Timber, and Zoey invite you to check out their video to learn more about our favorite local holiday! Click on this announcement's headline to view the video on YouTube. Happy Groundhog Day from PAES!
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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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PASD Campus Entrance Gates

Please click on this announcement's headline for more information regarding the new entrance gates that will be used during "off hours" on our campus (at the High School and Elementary School entrances).
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School Bus Stop Parent Waiver

It is required for students K - 3 to have a parent or guardian present at the bus stop. Parent/Guardian waivers are available. Please contact the Transportation Office at 814-938-5151, ext 1116 for paperwork or questions. New paperwork needs submitted for students who had a waiver for the 2018-19 school year.
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