Students’ of the Month

January 20, 2015

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Change in School Schedule

January 13, 2015

  • Friday, January 16, 2015, is now a regular school day for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • The elementary early dismissal has been moved from Friday, January 16, 2015 to Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Students in grades 7-12 will not have school, and students in grades K-6 will have a 1:30 p.m. early dismissal on January 20th.
  • Monday, January 19, 2015 remains a vacation day for students and faculty.
  • School will now be in session on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Outstanding Employee Nominations

January 13, 2015

The school district is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Employee Awards to be presented later this year to two teachers and two staff members.  Nominations are being sought until Feb. 27, 2015, from parents/guardians, students and colleagues of Penn Manor staff members.

Please click on the link below for more information.

School Yearbook

December 19, 2014

This is your last weekend to save $3.00 on our school yearbook.  Go to to order a yearbook today!

School Calendar 2015-2016 (feedback for Dr. Leichliter)

December 15, 2014

December is a busy season for everyone with holiday concerts, shopping, and other festivities.  In the school superintendent world it is also time (believe it or not) to work on the proposed school calendar for next year.  In looking at the calendar for 2015-2016, I quickly realized that Labor Day next year is as late as it can be which is September 7th.  This means that if we followed the same pattern as this year, we would have been starting school on August 31st (we started on August 25th this year).  One other factor for consideration is that we need to coordinate our end date with our Hempfield neighbors since we share the use of the arena at F&M for high school graduation.

Click here for draft calendar: Penn Manor Draft Calendar 12.11.14

You will see from the draft calendar that I am proposing a start date that is a little different than in past years.  We will still observe the traditional pattern of mandatory faculty inservice days in the three week period prior to Labor Day.  However, I have the start of school scheduled on August 26th (one day later than this year) and in the same week as our districtwide opening faculty inservice day.  Half of the school districts in Lancaster County are also proposing (or have already adopted) a start date during this same week.

I plan to present the draft for board consideration at either the second meeting in January or the first meeting in February.  As has been my practice in previous years, I would appreciate your feedback and have developed a simple survey for faculty, staff, parents, and community members to share comments with me at the following site:

Thanks for your help!

Dr. Mike Leichliter


December 5, 2014

The recent notification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education listing Manor Middle School as a“High Achievement School” comes as no surprise to many of us.  This designation certainly confirms what we know to be VERY TRUE…Manor Middle School is blessed with outstanding students, supportive families, and a staff devoted to finding creative solutions that promote high academic achievement.  You are appreciated and respected for your contributions to this effort!

Congratulations Manor Middle School!

November 10, 2014

As some of you are aware, PDE released the final SPP scores for the 2013-2014 school year. SPP scores are based on students’ standardized math, science, reading, and literature test scores, academic growth from the previous year, attendance, and other measures. A score of 70 or above indicates a school is making adequate progress. Nonetheless, I am quite pleased to report, as compared to other middle schools in the county, Manor Middle School received the highest SPP score (89.6)…Manor Middle School is #1! This certainly highlights and supports our understanding of what the Manor Middle School community represents…love and commitment to students.



Eligible Content Review Website

November 5, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a website to solicit feedback from the public on the eligible content in English language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level.

Pennsylvania’s eligible content statements are a straightforward set of what we want students to know and do at each grade level, and serve as the blueprint for the state assessments.

Aevidum…Manor’s staff “Has Your Back!”

September 11, 2014


Parents & Students…please check out and subscribe to Manor’s “Remind” page

January 29, 2014