PMHS Spring Musical Auditions!

Student Auditions

 

If interested please click below for an audition form.

PMHS Audition Form

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FREE Event For The Penn Manor Community!

Meet Santa

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A Message From Dr. Leichliter

December is a busy season for everyone with holiday concerts, shopping, and other festivities.  In the superintendent world it is also time (believe it or not) to work on the proposed school calendar for next year (see attached draft).  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.

You will see from the 2015-2016 Proposed School 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 2nd 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/15-16PMcalendar

Thanks for your help!

Dr. Michael G. Leichliter
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Holiday Concert

Today we hosted our holiday concert for families.  This event featured the 5th and 6th grade chorus, 3rd grade recorders and 5th and 6th grade band.    It helped everyone get into the holiday spirit and was an enjoyable morning.  We are very blessed to have Mr. Dutton as a part of our school.  He helps music come alive for so many students and parents.

Click HERE to hear some of the selections from the concert.

Below are some photographs.

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Why is math taught so differently today?

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Below is a short video explaining the differences in math instruction of previous years to our current methods of instructing our students in math.  This video provides for a deeper understanding of the changes we are experiencing with our students this school year.  I frequently hear the question, “why is it so different?”

Math Video

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Martic Music Concert!

Holiday Concert 2014

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A visit to the Fulton

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Today we had an amazing trip to the Fulton Theatre to see The Nutcracker.   We traveled by bus into the city.   Children were busy pointing out cute stores, the large Christmas tree in the center of town and of course the Fulton Theatre.

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We arrived at the Fulton and settled in for our show.  All of the children were dressed to impress and had big smiles on their faces.

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After the show, we were allowed to go upstairs to look at all of the nutcrackers that were on display.   These nutcrackers were made by our very own 3rd graders at Martic Elementary.

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It was a great day and I want to thank our amazingly supportive PTO for making this trip possible today.    It will be a day that remains in your child’s memory for a long time.

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Martic students rally for others

Immediately returning from Thanksgiving break, Martic kicked off the 12 DAYS of CARING collection of food items.   Our students and families have generously been donating items to fill these boxes.   Our PTO is picking up these items weekly to deliver them to the Southern Lancaster County Food Bank.     It gives me great pride to see such an effort for others.

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Secret Santa helpers needed

Next Saturday, December 13th, we will be hosting our Holiday Santa Shoppe from 9:00-12:00.   We are in need of parents who are willing to donate their time to help our little shoppers.    Since these purchases are surprises, please consider helping a child in our school find the perfect gift for a loved one.

If you are available to help, please call the school office to volunteer.

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Peach Bottom sirens tested on Wednesday

Please see the letter from Randall Gockley, from the Lancaster Emergency Management Agency, about a scheduled test of the Peach Bottom sirens.

Power Plant Siren Test

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