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Board of Education: Final Budget approval set for Tuesday, June 30

6/26/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

Click here to view the School Board agenda for Tuesday, June 30, 2015. This is a Special Meeting to adopt the 2015-16 Budget & Tax Rate.

The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room located within the central administrative offices.

Next meeting:
Monday, July 20 - Regular Board Meeting
7 p.m.  | Administration Center Board Room

Complete list of 2015 meeting dates

Meeting Minutes

Pre-K at Hyde - now accepting registration for fall 2015

6/26/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

The Moon Early Childhood Center, located within the Richard J. Hyde Educational Resource Center, is now accepting registration for fall 2015.

A year-round, full-day pre-kindergarten program will be provided from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Monthly tuition is $950. After-care services until 6 p.m. are also available for an additional $160 per month.

For more information, contact
David C. Fales, Executive Director of Connections at 215-280-5797 or via email at or Ragan Iacullo, Program Director, at 724-600-6041 or email  

View the flyer

The Moon Early Childhood Center at Hyde
Frequently Asked Questions

“What is the ‘Moon Early Childhood Center’?”

The Moon Early Childhood Center is a Pre-K, school readiness program that is designed to meet the unique needs and learning abilities of all children 3 to 5 years of age.

“What is a ‘Pre-K’ program?”
Pre-K programs are designed to engage children who are 3 to 5 years of age in school readiness activities. This type of learning environment is driven by age-appropriate, high program standards. As such, this is not a daycare program.

“Who developed the ‘Moon Early Childhood Center’?”

The Moon Early Childhood Center is formed through a strategic partnership between the Sewickley Valley YMCA, the Robert Morris University School of Education & Social Sciences, and Special Education & Behavioral Connections (“Connections”). This program will meet Moon Area School District’s objective, set forth in its Strategic Plan, to offer quality pre-kindergarten education to the children of our community. Research indicates that students who are well-prepared for kindergarten tend to do well throughout their entire program of education.

“What makes the ‘Moon Early Childhood Center’ unique?”
The Moon Early Childhood Center provides academic readiness services that are fully aligned with the Pennsylvania Learning Standards. It uses the Creative Curriculum© for Preschool, which is based upon 38 objectives for development and learning that are fully aligned with the Headstart Child Development and Early Learning Framework. In addition to a full-day academic program, aftercare services are also available.

“Who is eligible to receive services here?”
All children between the ages of 3 and 5 years are eligible to enroll in this program.

“What is the cost?”
The full-day Pre-K readiness program is $950/month, or $237.50/week. This cost is comparable to other, similarly-structured, full-day programs in this area.  (Additional costs apply to aftercare services.)

“How do I contact the ‘Moon Early Childhood Center’?”
You can contact the program by visiting the Connections website at  You can also contact David C. Fales, Executive Director of Connections at 215-280-5797 or via email at or Ragan Iacullo, Program Director, at 724-600-6041 or email

Board of Education Meeting: Monday, June 22 | Agenda


Click here to view the School Board agenda for Monday, June 22, 2015. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Board Room located within the central administrative offices.

Next meeting:
Tuesday, June 30 - Special Meeting to Adopt 2015-16 Budget & Tax Rate
4:30 p.m. (time change) | Administration Center Board Room

Complete list of 2015 meeting dates

Meeting Minutes

Parent meetings set to discuss elementary program

6/18/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

Moon Area School District is hosting several meetings throughout the month of July to discuss the elementary program for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The meetings are intended for parents of students entering kindergarten through grade 4.

“We understand and appreciate the vital link between home and school,” Curt Baker, superintendent of schools, said. “We want our elementary families to be able to start the 2015-16 school year with a clear understanding of their children’s educational program.”

Led by Caroline Johns, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, and Chris Caton, director of K-12 curriculum, families will receive an overview of the educational program and an outline of a student’s typical day. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion. Meetings will be held in the administration center board room, 8353 University Blvd., in Moon Township, as follows:

  • 11 a.m., Thursday, July 2
  • 4 p.m., Monday, July 6
  • 12 p.m., Friday, July 10
  • 6 p.m., Monday, July 13
  • 5 p.m., Monday, July 20
  • 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 21

Attendees are asked to register online. Click here for the online form.

The Elementary Capital Improvement Program, approved in June 2014, reconfigures Moon’s elementary schools from five buildings, serving kindergarten through grade 4, to four buildings – two (Brooks and Bon Meade) serving kindergarten through grade 2 and two (Allard and McCormick) serving grades 3 and 4.

The reconfiguration enables the district to implement a multi-tier model of instruction for math and English language arts for all elementary students. Students will be instructed each day by their regular teacher. Following the main lesson, students will be flexibly grouped based on their academic needs in order to provide more focused remediation, continued instruction, and/or enrichment activities. Flexible groups are indeed flexible; therefore, students can/will move from one group to another as their academic needs change.

“This model enables more focused learning to occur within the classroom that better meets the individual needs of all students.” Mrs. Johns said. “We’ve previously accomplished this through pull out services for both ends of the spectrum. Now our teachers will be able to meet these needs within the classroom every day in both math and English language arts.”

The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is set for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

Sample Elementary Schedules
(presented during the June 8, 2015, school board meeting)

Latest Elementary Capital Improvement Program updates

6/18/2015. Filed under Press Releases.



  • June 9, 2015: Community Briefing from Monday, June 8, 2015
    Note: The next briefing will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in the administration center board room.
  • June 4, 2015: Project schedules have been added to the website: Allard | Brooks
  • May 28, 2015: PDFs of construction contracts have been added to the website. click here to view

Click here for more information.

2015 Summer Camps

6/15/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

Various Moon Area booster and parent organizations offer youth camps throughout the summer. Click the links below to learn more about these opportunities for Moon Area families:

In addition, Moon Parks & Recreation offers a variety of programs, camps and activities for all ages: 

And, don't miss exciting events going on June 27 in Crescent Township:

(If you would like your booster organization's camp to be included, please email your camp flier to or a printed flier can be dropped off at the district's administration center.)

Allard raises nearly $1,300 for the American Heart Association

6/15/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

Allard Elementary School raised nearly $1,300 during its annual Fund Run to benefit the American Heart Association.

“With our PTO, we all worked together to raise money for the American Heart Association through our Fund Run event,” Ashley Beeson, Allard Elementary principal, said. “Every student was given opportunities to run laps for heart health.”

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded 1924, the organization includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters.

“Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country,” Nancy Brown, chief executive officer for the American Heart Association, said. “By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.”

Board of Education Meeting: Monday, June 8 | Agenda


Click here to view the School Board agenda for Monday, June 8, 2015. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Board Room located within the central administrative offices.


Complete list of 2015 meeting dates

Meeting Minutes

Congrats to the MAHS Class of 2015!

6/3/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

Moon Area High School awarded 281 diplomas to the members of the Class of 2015. Graduation ceremonies were held on Friday, June 5, 2015, in the high school gymnasium.

The Class of 2015 includes four National Merit Finalists and three Commended students; 48 members of the National Honor Society; 49 Exemplary Students with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher; 114 President’s Education Award honorees with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; and 60 Scholar Athletes.


Moon Area High School
Class of 2015

Ekeni Abeiku Abakah  |  Allison Bailey Acuña  |  Hannah Jean Adams  |  Phylicia Yanietta Alford-Bey  |  Rachel Elizabeth Amorose  |  Riya Anand  |  John Vincent Anderson  |  Emily Rae Andrick  |  Kristy Elizabeth Andros  |  Rosina Arlia-Rockwell  |  Yasemin Sabrina Aysel  |  Amanda Lauren Bader  |  Jared Michael Baggett  |  John Ryan Bal  |  Tara Jane Balach  |  Elizabeth K. Barney  |  Hannah Claire Bartus  |  Tanner Justin Bass  |  Ryan Michael Becker  |  Samantha Beddings  |  Alanna Rachele Bell  |  Michaela Rose Belsky  |  Taylor Shay Bender  |  Jordan Robert Best  |  Emily Renea Bieber  |  Olivia Anne Bingman  |  Justin Tyme Bioni  |  Zachary Matthew Blan  |  Rachel Danielle Bolden  |  Kyle Charles Bondi  |  Cory Joseph Borne  |  Seth Garrett Bowers  |  Alyson Kay Boyce  |  Travis Lee Brewer  |  Heston Allen Briant  |  Nicholas E. Brougher  |  Barbara Bryan  |  Brianna Elizabeth Burgunder  |  Haley Virginia Burns  |  Timothy Jacob Button  |  Collin James Campbell  |  Nicholas Donald Cap, Jr.  |  Tiona Jamaica Chatman  |  Rachel Naomi Chodikov  |  Alexa Mae Ciccone  |  Aaron Michael Cipriani  |  Andrew Scott Cochenour  |  Natalie Marie Colarossi  |  Brandy Leigh Coleman  |  Jacob Patrick Coleman  |  Kendall Blaine Coleman  |  Joseph David Collins  |  Kallie Marie Conte  |  Erin Elizabeth Copeland  |  Zane Austin Cords  |  Cassandra Leigh Corrie  |  Elijah Harold Cottom  |  Emily Gabrielle Crosby  |  Eric James Cross  |  Katelyn Ann Culley  |  Victoria Renee Cycak  |  Jarret Anthony Czartoryski  |  Emily Jordan D'Amico  |  Jacob Andrew D'Antonio  |  Mia Flora D'Antonio  |  Theodore Albert Dale  |  Carolyn Ruth Daniocek  |  Mia Elizabeth DeAngelis  |  Jillian Elaine Deitrick  |  Zachary Michael Deloe  |  Elisabeth Jianxin DeNardo  |  Giovanni Paolo DiNardo  |  Kristen Michelle DiNofrio  |  Kylie Ann Downs  |  Jonathan Henry Dudek  |  Brett DeAugustine Eckstrom  |  Evan Michael Ellis  |  Timothy Dylan Etters  |  Samantha Marie Exler  |  Angela Shelby Favarella  |  Michael Martin Fedorowich, Jr.  |  Nicholas John Fedorowich  |  Jennifer Marie Ferrone  |  Todd Anthony Finch  |  Christian Nicholas Fletcher  |  Jacob Jeffery Fortwangler  |  Christopher Levi Frenchak  |  Brian Joseph Frenz  |  Amanda Rose Friello  |  Tiffany Kristine Gaglia  |  Hailey Lynn Gelzheiser    |  Joshua James Gill  |  Amanda Frances Gilmore  |  AnnaMarie Abbey Gitto  |  Max Robert Glines  |  Juhi Goyal  |  Amanda Suzann Greaff  |  Samuel William Gregory  |  Rosemarie Gutierrez   |  Andrew James Hamer  |  Cole James Harris  |  Taylor Rae Hartz  |  David Richard Hays  |  Tyler Anthony Heisel  |  Darrien James Hinton  |  Lydia Marie Hoffman  |  Taylor Alexis Hopkins  |  Jesse James Houston  |  Colton William Hower  |  Lauren Marie Hudnall  |  Max Everett Huffman  |  Andrew Jarrod Hufnagle  |  Chaz Robert Huntsman  |  Jacob Edward Hunziker  |  Zachary Allen Husvar  |  Peter Thomas Jackson  |  Jerrell M. Jeffries  |  Marissa Leigh Jenkins  |  Austin Stuart Jepsky  |  Nicholas David Jericho  |  Hannah Elizabeth Jezowicz  |  Desmond Gerard Johnson   |  Bretany Alexandra Jones  |  Michael Alan Joy   |  Morgan Leigh Kaiser  |  Jessica Jade Kefover  |  Charles Alexander Kennedy  |  Kasey Leigh Kennedy  |  Alyssa Ann Kish  |  Kyle David Klauscher  |  Elizabeth Lynn Kohlmeyer  |  Matthew Marvin Kotvas  |  Jill Danielle Kuhlman  |  Amanda Elizabeth Kunkle  |  Tara Kaitlyn Lafferty  |  Corey Michael LaGuardia  |  Crystal Rose Langan  |  Austin Jay Lankford  |  Darian Amber Law  |  Vinson Le  |  Nathan Robert Lee  |  Kayla Marie Legato  |  Joseph Meyer Leibowitz  |  Robert Geddy Litterini  |  James Adam Jefferson Little  |  Alexander Robert Madia  |  Jaycie Nicole Malesky  |  Kushanth Shiv Mallikarjun  |  Elle Christine Markel  |  Anna Isabelle Marsh  |  Jose Andoni Martin-Campos  |  Madison Alana Martinez  |  Elizabeth Rose Masterson  |  Mia Amanda Mattei  |  Emily Alysse Mattioli  |  Rocco William Maue  |  Hayley Elise Mazreku  |  Meghan McKenzie McAuliffe  |  Annie Marie McCoy  |  Maverick Ray McGinness  |  Bailey Ann Meredith  |  Elizabeth Grace Michalenko  |  Tyler Alexander Migitsch  |  Gabrielle Lynn Mills  |  Mackenzie Suzanne Millstine  |  Sydney Nicole Mitcheltree  |  Matthew John Montanaro  |  Kennedy Elizabeth Moon  |  John Patrick Morrison  |  Luke Murawski  |  Austin Allen Murphy  |  Dana Marie Murray  |  Sean Joseph Myers  |  Katie Alexa Nan  |  Olivia Marie Napoleone  |  Chadd Phillip Napoli  |  Bradley Evan Neft  |  David Michael Nejus, Jr.  |  Carol Joanne Nelson  |  Hannah Elizabeth Nolte  |  Madalyn Hope O'Shea  |  Jennifer Rodrigues Oliveira  |  Liam Michael Omer  |  Alexander D. Ottaviani  |  Ryan Scott Otto  |  Dante Alexander Panucci  |  Christian Joseph Parker  |  Luke Austin Parker  |  Kaitlyn Maurine Peace  |  Emily Elizabeth Penberthy  |  Jessica Peng  |  Dylan Thomas Perry  |  Noah Mackenzie Perry  |  Matthew F. Peters  |  Eryn Alissa Petrakis  |  Danté Anthony Petrella, Jr.  |  Kevin Robert Petro  |  Elise Marie Pinter  |  Madison Ashley Polster  |  Luis José Ponce II  |  Jacob Walter Postufka  |  Gina Frances Pratt  |  Austin Thomas Price  |  Alyssa Marie Protch  |  Saket Mohan Rajprohat  |  Jack David Ranick  |  Kaitlyn Viola Reina  |  Michael Jonathan Renne  |  Jason David Restrepo  |  John Cameron Richardson  |  Tanner MacKenzie Ringeisen  |  Casey Celena Rockenstein  |  Emily Anne Rode  |  Nicole Marie Romano  |  Selena Dee Rossi  |  Casey Faye Roth  |  Nicholas Alexander Rozzo  |  Carly Theresa Rusciolelli  |  Ryan James Russo  |  Reagan Alexandra Rust  |  Pamela A. Rutherford  |  Jeffrey Richard Ryan  |  Sylvan James Salamida  |  Torrin Patrick Sallis  |  Thomas Barry Sanders  |  Madison Taylor Sardello  |  Megan Grace Schoeneweis  |  Phoebe Renee Schoeneweis  |  Kayla Rae Schultz  |  Joshua Michael Scott  |  Amanda Rae Shaffer  |  Aashka Bharat Shah  |  Jamar Abdolla Sherrill, Jr.  |  Ethan Shetty  |  Lia Raquel Shields  |  Ryan Patrick Shields  |  Apoorv Anand Singh  |  Mitchell Van Skidmore  |  Ashaad Jayvon Skinner  |  Kara Joy Smallis  |  Carly Smith  |  Christina Rebecca Speanburg  |  Nicole Marie Steinbach  |  Allison Anne Steratore  |  Jourdan Lamont Strickland  |  Shane Harrison Suehr  |  Marcus Adair Taylor  |  Nicole Lynne Taylor  |  Sydney Brianne Taylor  |  Paisley Madelyn Terwilliger  |  Dallas Elizabeth Thibodeaux  |  Garrett Stephen Thomas  |  Matthew Gerald Trella  |  Tyler James Trimbath  |  Abagale Hailey Trostle  |  Sarah Lynne Tutino  |  Abby Nicole Unis  |  Lucas James VanKeuren  |  Ryan Christopher Vargo  |  Maria Claudette Vitale  |  Troy Chandler Volek  |  Alicia Murphy Von Hofen  |  Emily Anne Walenchok  |  Lea Kathelyne Walker  |  Kelly Ann Walsh  |  Stefanie Elizabeth Ward  |  Victoria Lyn Ward  |  Tyler Matthew Watts  |  Timothy Lee Whetstone, Jr.  |  Zachary Austin Whitten  |  Isabella Louise Williams  |  Nicholas Michael Wilson  |  Sebastian Michael Wolstencroft  |  Justin William Woollett  |  Aleksandar Yaramus  |  Nikola Yaramus  |  Logan Thomas Yucha  |  Daniel Joseph Zapf  |  Nicholas Aleksandr Zelazny  |  Nicholas Michael Ziemba  |  Jeffrey A. Zurenko 

Moon freshmen finish 12th in marathon relay

6/2/2015. Filed under Press Releases.

A team of five Moon Area High School ninth graders recently finished 12th overall and eighth in the men’s category of the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. Comprised of Matthew Cipriani, Cullen Hobbs, Mitchell Melander, Dante Mollica and Cody O'Brien, the team, dubbed “Chafing the Dream,” finished with a time of 3:14:53 – shaving eight minutes off their previous time. 

This is the second consecutive year that the boys ran the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. As the youngest participating team in 2014, they finished 10th overall.  

The Pittsburgh Marathon Relay covers the same total distance as the Pittsburgh Marathon. Each leg of the race ranges from 3.7 miles to 6.4 miles for a total of 26.2 miles.

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