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Whats Happening at POASD

Athletic Announcements: 

>Varsity Softball vs. Huntingdon has been postponed until April 23.

>Middle School Softball vs. Mt. Nittany has been rescheduled for April 27. 

>Varsity Baseball vs. Central has been rescheduled for May 8.

>Middle School Baseball at Moshannon Valley on Saturday 4/11 has been postponed. A reschedule date is TBD.

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.”

Please join the Philipsburg-Osceola High School Drama Club as they present the musical Willy Wonka April 9, 10, & 11 at 7pm.  This musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory includes all your favorite characters with the wacky Willy Wonka, portrayed by senior Justin Baumgarten; the loveable Charlie Bucket, played by junior Lara Sharpless; the fun loving Grandpa Joe, brought to life by junior Caleb Hartsock; and the popular Candy Man, played by senior Tyler Brown.

This production mainly follows the classic Gene Wilder movie featuring those overindulged children: the overeating Augustus Gloop, freshman Brandon Gunter; the spoiled and demanding Veruca Salt, senior Laria Moore; the gum-chewing brat Violet Beauregarde, sophomore McKenzie Moore; and the TV-obsessed Mike Teavee, senior Brandon Kephart.  It also incorporates some aspects of the newer Johnny Depp movie version with those adorable squirrels! 

Of course, any production of Willy Wonka would not be complete without the iconic Oompa Loompas. Instead of a computer generated version or a compilation of vertically challenged kids, we have brought together an extremely diverse group ranging from 5th through 12th graders and from 4’6” to 6’3” in height!  Their backgrounds are quite varied with some seasoned veteran actors to first time on stage kids—as well as athletes from football, baseball, softball, soccer, track, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling.  The Oompa Loompa dance numbers will keep the audience wanting more with all the tumbling, feats of strength and flexibility and crazy orange faces with neon green wigs!

Under the direction of Lisa Shore Chorle, this show marks her 30th at PO; she is joined by PO Drama Club alumni Kyle Kelly as Assistant Director and Debi Hirschbiel as Music Director along with PO marching band director Amanda Woods conducting the pit.  The 80 member cast, crew, and predominately student-based pit have worked hard since January, and, despite many weather- related lost practices, have come together to bring to you a deliciously delightful musical of chocolate dreams.

Come get your GOLDEN TICKET to attend Willy Wonka April 9 10, & 11, at 7pm at the POHS auditorium.

PMEA District 4 Fifth Grade Chorus Fest

 2015 5th Grade Chorus Fest
Caleb Quick, Brook Monoskey, Mercedes Myers, Luke Hughes, David Meersand, Sierra Auman, & Ivy Reed will be participating with 132 students from 48 schools in six counties here at POMS on this Friday, April 10th.  The concert will be at 7 PM and tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. 

The conductor of chorus fest this year is Miss Samantha Stiner.  Samantha is a graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School. Samantha is a blossoming contralto currently based in the  Philadelphia area. A graduate of West Chester University, Samantha currently teaches a  studio of private voice and piano students, directs contemporary worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville, and musically directs a professional quartet of which she is a member.  In the past, Samantha has enjoyed great honors such as performing in the AlpenKammer Musik festival in Leising, Austria as well as musically directing the West Chester University Theatre department production of “The Spoon River Project” in the spring of 2015.  Samantha will attend the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2015 to pursue a masters in vocal performance and will complete an assistant ship there.

The March 31, 2015 baseball game at Penns Valley has been postponed. No make up date has been set at this time.

  On Saturday, March 28th, 16 members of the POFFC attended the annual Little Juniata River Association Stream Clean-Up. They collected and hauled over five pick-up truck loads of garbage. 

The March 30, 2015 baseball game at Punxsutawney has been postponed with a make up date set for April 10th.

The softball game for March 30th at home against Penns Valley has been postponed with a make-up date set for April 28th.

SOURCE4TEACHERS:  The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District has partnered with Source4Teachers to manage their substitute program (teachers, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria staff and Paraprofessionals).  With the vision of enhancing the educational experience for students, Source4Teachers hires, trains, and places talented substitute personnel. Source4Teachers offer a variety of positions to match your availability and interests. Apply now to join the Source4Teachers team – we will give you the training and guidance you need to succeed!    Apply Now at

 Termination of Student School Influenza Vaccine Program for School Year 2014-2015: For the past five years the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Immunizations offered seasonal influenza vaccines to all students attending schools in Pennsylvania with much success.  However, this project will be discontinued effective beginning with the 2014/2015 influenza season.  The school nurses will no longer be able to offer the free influenza clinic at the school district.

 RN/LPN SUBSTITUTES NEEDED:The district is looking for RN/LPN Substitutes.  If you are a licensed RN or LPN interested in substituting in the district, please click on the link below for information... 



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