• Punxsutawney Middle School, containing grades four through seven, shares the campus area with the Punxsutawney High School. The Middle School complex is the newest building in the school district and houses the district's Natatorium, which is used by students and the community throughout the year.  Middle School students have swimming classes, and the pool is open for the public during non-school hours for adult swim times as well as family swim events.  Visitors are welcomed to the entrance of PAMS by a specially-created Phantastic Phil. 

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    state champs

    Congratulations to the Lady Chucks Softbal team-- the 2018 PIAA Class 4A

    Softball State Champions!  With their 2-0 win over Bethlehem Catholic,

    the Lady Chucks close out an impressive season with an overall record of 

    18-3 and also earning the titles of District IX and Central Penn League

    Champions!  Go, Chucks! 


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    Summer Food Service

    Punxsutawney Area School District's Summer Food Service offers free lunch to all children 18 and under!  (Adult meals available for $4.)  This service is offered at the High School Cafeteria from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: 

    • Call 211 
    • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
    • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
    • Visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks  (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
    • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org

    Free and Reduce Meal Application Site:


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  • Please click on the link below for information regarding the new Elementary School for 2018-2019.

    2018-2019 Elementary School

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    PASD 2018-2019 Proposed Budget
    To view the 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Click Here.


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    Changes to Public Use of HS Facility

    Please click on the link below to download and view a letter from the superintendent regarding changes to the public use of the High School's facilities.

    Community Letter on HS Facility Use



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  • Bell Township and Parkview Honored

    Two elementary schools in the Punxsutawney Area School District were honored as Distinguished Title I Schools and received Keystone Awards for Academic Excellence – High Achievement.  Those schools included Bell Township and Parkview Elementary Schools. Representatives from both buildings attended the Title I Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh and accepted the awards for the schools and district.

    Bell Township Distinguished School

    Pictured are (Seated, l/r): Jodi Bartlebaugh, 3rd Grade Teacher, Becky Peterson, Learning Support Teacher, and Sherri Spicher, 1st Grade Teacher.  (Standing, l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Tessa Ellis, 2nd Grade Teacher, Angie States, Title I Teacher, Krista Lowry, Kindergarten Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.


    Parkview Distinguished

    Pictured (l/r):  Brian Campbell, PDE’s Director of the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction, Dr. Sharon Weber, Principal, Angie States, Title I Teacher, and Susan McCrone, PDE Chief, Division of Federal Programs.


    Bell Township SPP Ranks Highest in PA

    Bell Township SPP

    Congratulations to Bell Township elementary school for the highest School Performance Profile in Pennsylvania!  We are number 1!  (Pictured above, left to right: Jodi Bartlebaugh, Tessa Ellis, Sherri Spicher, Krista Lowry, Angela States, Rebecca Peterson, and Dr. Sharon Weber)


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    Occupation Tax Exoneration Info

    For information regarding changes to the Per Capita and Occupation Taxes beginning in 2017, please download the following documents: 

    Per Capita and Occupation Tax Info 

    Local Earned Income Tax Information


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    PASD Consolidation Process
    We invite you to review the current progress of PASD's Consolidation Process.  The PASD School Board has approved HHSDR to conduct the study and we will be updating the information regularly.  To download a copy of the current information in the process, visit the informational page here.


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