Laxer Engraving in 8th Grade
Laser Engraving in 8th Grade
Students are enjoying the new laser engraver in Mr. Wood's shop class this year. The past few years students have made End Tables in the 8th grade elective and students are doing them again this year. However, this year students have an opportunity to engrave letters, pictures, and symbols to their table tops.
The PO Marching Band won Best Drum Major, Best Color Guard, Best Rifle Squad, and 1st Place Division A at the Curwensville Parade.
2021 Art Shows District Banner
Art shows are now available for viewing. Each art show is featured on its building webpage.
Mr. Wood’s Manufacturing-Engineering students built outdoor benches for the P-O Middle School.
Hannah Casto is a 1st grade enrichment student who submitted a fable, ‘The Lion and the Brown Bear’, in the Centre County Young Authors and Illustrators Contest. She received Honorable Mention!
Centre County Library's Young Author & Illustrator Contest
Centre County Library's Young Author & Illustrator Contest
A huge congratulations to Olivia Versaw, a 5th grader at OME, who won first place in the Centre County Library's Young Author & Illustrator Contest for her book "The Academy"🥇📖
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Acts of Kindness!
The OME Donation Foundation is collecting supplies for local SPCAs.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Philipsburg Elementary's 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Tina Smay! Mrs. Smay has been selected as State College Magazine's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Smay is one of only four teachers in Centre County who received this recognition. We are PO PROUD!
Supermarket Sweep Winners!!
Congratulations to the winners of the PBIS Supermarket Sweep! $2000 shopping spree winner- Joan Daily, $1000 shopping spree winner-Curt Finney, and $500 Shopping spree winner- Chera Mason.
theme day
POHS Department Theme Day
Congratulations to the science department for being the winners of the department theme day!!! School spirit!!
Physics at Work!
Mrs. Ogden's Physics at Work students created hydraulic cranes. Students shown are Megan Ireland, Mark Carr, and Wyatt Finocchio.
coin wars
POHS Coin Wars!!
First period classes at POHS are having a coin war to raise funds for a fellow student. The class to raise the most money will be awarded a prize. Keep bringing in those coins!!!
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CCCTC students, Dakota Laskowsky and Jesse Baughman, put their autobody skills to work completing frame restoration and rust proofing on a 2002 Toyota 4Runner. Nice work!!
Choose Kind
Autism Awareness Month
Students and staff at POHS wore t-shirts that said, "Choose Kind" in honor of Autism Awareness month. Funds from t-shirt sales benefit the PO Cares Closet.
Congratulations, Reading Rhinos!!
The POMS Reading Rhinos took 2nd place in the 2021 Reading Competition.
One Dime at a Time
5th graders at Osceola Mills Elementary School started the OME Donation Foundation this year to help causes in need. The first fundraiser they created was for childhood cancer and was held in March. Students raised $3,000!!
One Dime at a Time!
Each year, student teams from the CIU 10 area are given the “STEM Design Challenge” to find a solution to an engineering problem. Students work in small teams to design and build their project out of a K’Nex Challenge set. Philipsburg and Osceola Elementary students participated on March 22, 2021. We are P-O proud!
Dinosaur Day
Students at Philipsburg Elementary School celebrated a dinosaur theme day.

District News and Updates

POASD Health And Safety Plan 21-22



Updated Masking Mandate Letter

Updated COVID 19 Protocols

CIU 10 Annual Public Notice

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Interested in attending our cyber school, eMountie Academy?

Email or Call:

Mr. Brian Pelka, Principal

(814) 343-4105

Student Registration

The POASD online application process is now active through the Sapphire Portal. Click the link below to create a New Account. There are separate registrations for Kindergarten and Grades 1-12. Please contact Amanda Wallace with any questions at or (814) 342-1050 ext. 3201.

New Student Registration




Driver shortage being felt in our area.
School Bus Drivers needed in our area.

Having a driver shortage can affect you and your children. If there is not a driver then the bus may need to be late to pick up or drop off your child. Please consider becoming a driver today. If you are only able to do a morning or afternoon run that is ok, we will work with you. Please help spread the word and fill the seats today so that your schedule is not interrupted by a late bus because there are not enough drivers. This is a nation-wide shortage and we want you to help us keep the buses on the road. Apply today in person at 4th and Alder St. in Philipsburg or online at Paid training available. Must pass clearances and drug test. 

Picture Retake Day:

Philipsburg Elementary School Monday, November 1 at 8:30

High School Underclass and Seniors Monday, November 1 at 10:30

Osceola Mills Tuesday, November 2 at 8:30

Middle School Tuesday, November 2 at 10:30

Seniors: The senior portraits by Manning Photography are ready! You should have received a notification that your individual galleries are ready for viewing. This is where you will be able to order pictures and select a picture for the Yearbook.

Use this link to order school pictures digitally from Manning Photography.



Picture Day Schedule

Senior Casual and Formal, Monday, September 13

High School, Tuesday, September 14

Middle School, Wednesday, September 15

Philipsburg Elementary, Thursday, September 16

Osceola Mills Elementary, Friday, September 17

2021 Homecoming Information

Homecoming Parade:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Depart Slabtown Fields at 6:00 PM)

PowderPuff Football Game to follow parade at football stadium.

Homecoming Game:

Friday, September 24, 2021

King and Queen will be announced prior to game.

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