Problem Solving – Venn Perplexors

We were working collaboratively today trying to solve one of our Venn Perplexors on world geography…here is the proof!

Olivia H. felt using sticky notes and marking out the locations was really helpful rather than just pointing at them.

Eric S. said the perplexors were easier or harder depending on the topic.

Michaela C. was glad they were correct, and they did it without any hints from me.

Regardless, we had a good time working together and adding Sarah M. to our group!

Another Message from Our Superintendent

One of my duties as Superintendent is to propose a school calendar to the Board of School Directors. Earlier in the year the Lancaster County Commissioners approached Penn Manor and asked to use our schools as polling places for next year. In order to use our schools as polling places it would be necessary for students to be off on election day.

My attached draft would make it possible for Lancaster County to use our elementary schools as polling places. This draft gives students long weekends leading up to the general election on November 8, 2011 and the primary election on April 24, 2012. The two actual election dates would be an inservice for elementary on 11/8 and a K-12 inservice on 4/24.

I am interested in any feedback from faculty, staff, parents, students, and community members so that I can refine this draft and make a formal proposal to the School Board in March.

Click Here For 2011-12 Draft District Calendar

As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!

Dr. Mike Leichliter
Superintendent of Schools

Doodle 4 Google

Google has opened up their doodle contest again.  I have registered our middle schools and have the paperwork if you are interested in participating.  Please drop by my classroom to pick it up, and return your entry and paperwork to me by  Friday, March 11, 2011. You could win a $15,000 college scholarship as well as a $25,000 technology grant for your school.  Here is a link to the information and some examples:

Doodle 4 Google

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Member of the Penn Manor Community,

The Penn Manor School Board is once again asking each and every member of the Penn Manor community to participate in an online evaluation of the superintendent. The Survey Monkey tool is easy to use and an open response area gives you the opportunity to communicate directly with all 9 School Board members. They review all scores and comments. Please take the time to respond at the sites listed below.

I value the feedback that you can provide. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. All responses are anonymous.

Even if you do not feel you have enough interaction with me to fully evaluate my strengths/weaknesses, I would encourage you to take this opportunity to share any comment you may have about the overall impression you have of the Penn Manor School District.

The survey will close on Friday, February 18. Thank you for your time.

Community and Parents:


Dr. Mike Leichliter
Superintendent of Schools