Dear Parents and Guardians:
Both Manor and Marticville Middle Schools will be implementing a 1:1 student laptop program, during the 2015-2016 school year for all students in grades 7-8. Each student will be provided with a laptop computer for personal use both in school and at home. Providing a laptop to each student democratizes computing for all students, regardless of socio-economic status. Students will be afforded the opportunity to learn through new methods with new resources and information. Our vision is that all students will use technology to energize personal intellectual development and construct knowledge for life after high school in a changing world.
As you may be aware, the initial Penn Manor High School 1:1 student laptop program replaced laptops that the school obtained through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Classrooms for the Future (CFF) grant several years ago. The School Board of Directors voted to expand the program to all middle school students in the winter of 2015.
To ensure that all students and parents are informed of the expectation and details of the 1:1 program, an information session will be held for all current 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday, May 13th from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. at Marticville Middle School. We encourage all families from both middle schools to attend this joint meeting. To read more about the program, please visit the Penn Manor Technology Blog.
Dr. Dana James Edwards, Principal Christine Santaniello, Principal
Manor Middle School Marticville Middle School
Peyton Cassel, an eighth grade student at Manor Middle School, was a winner in the 2015 Hershey Story History Contest. Her entry, Bewitched, was awarded first place in the Senior Fiction division. There were over 475 entries into the contest that were judged by a 49 member panel consisting of historians, educators, and community leaders. Peyton was recognized for her accomplishment at The Hershey Story’s Business Partners in Education Annual Breakfast on Friday, April 17, 2015. Congratulations, Peyton, for your well-deserved award.
Please click the link below to read Peyton’s winning story:
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!
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a website http://paacademicreview.org 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.