Penn Manor school board has approved the final revised schedule for the 2013-14 school year. It includes three Saturdays during which all high school seniors must participate in commencement practice.
Here are the details:
- April 26: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
- May 3: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
- May 6: Student day (previously in-service day)
- May 31: Commencement practice, high school, 8 to 11 a.m.
- June 3: Commencement ceremony, 7 p.m., Franklin & Marshall College
- June 6: Last day for kindergarten
- June 9: Last student day
Organizers of the Aevidum organization visited Manor Middle School on Monday to generate support for new chapters of the student club, which seeks to raise awareness about depression and suicide and create a culture where students feel supported by their peers and teachers.
Special guest Stephanie Grace, a singer/songwriter who has opened in concert for Taylor Swift, sang for the students at Manor and Marticville middle schools and expressed her support for Aevidum. She talked about overcoming her fears about singing in public and urged students to overcome their fears and let their talents blossom.
Members of the Penn Manor High School Aevidum Club spoke to the audience, with one student saying, “Middle school doesn’t define you, but it’s a good place to start to define yourself.” An Aevidum Club was started at the school last fall.
The organization’s founder, Joe Vulopas, explained how Aevidum was started following a student suicide at Cocalico High School in 2004 and now has a nationwide reach. He urged students to pool their interests, creativity and talents to support each other.
“Let’s make this culture one where we care for each other and truly have each other’s backs,” he said.
Due to academic schedule changes and school renovation plans, Penn Manor School District will not be offering the Summer B.R.E.A.K. program this summer.
The decision to cancel was based on the need to extend the academic year as a result of the numerous weather-related school cancellations this winter and the amount of renovation work that will be under way at district schools beginning in June.
Penn Manor intends to resume the program, which provides enrichment activities for students in pre-school to grade six during summer vacation, for the 2014-2015 school year.
Penn Manor middle school students will no longer receive a “hard copy” of the mid-quarter progress reportsSeptember 9, 2013
We will still be sending a hard copy of the end-of-quarter report.
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