Mr. Horner, the Computer Technology teacher at Manor, has introduced some of the students to the computer program called Scratch.  You can find the website here: SCRATCH.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.  Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

One of my students shared his project that he is in the middle of developing.  Thanks for sharing, Aaron.  Here’s one of his projects that he said I could share with you.

Aaron’s Frogger

2013 Brossman Science Lecture

2013 Brossman Foundation and Ronald E. Frisbie Science Lectureship

Event Information: 29th Brossman Foundation and Ronald E. Frisbie Science Lectureship

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Clair Performance Hall of the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center (formerly Lyte Auditorium)

Speaker: Dr. Michael Mann – Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system. He has received numerous honors and awards including NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002.

Topic of Presentation: “The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars”: A central figure in the controversy of over human-caused climate change has been “The Hockey Stick,” a simple, easy-to-understand graph constructed by Dr. Mann and colleagues to depict changes in Earth’s temparature from 1000 AD to the present. Dr. Mann will tell the story behind the Hockey Stick and attempt to cut through the fog of disinformation that has been generated to deny the reality of climate change.

Tickets for this event are free and may be reserved online at or by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811. In addition, tickets will be available at the door the night of the presentation.

For more information call: 717-872-3407

To view more information on the keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Mann, click here.