Changes to school calendar proposed

Changes to school calendar proposed

Superintendent Mike Leichliter is recommending changes to the 2013-14 school calendar that would retain the current graduation date of June 3 and move the last student attendance day to June 9.

The changes are only proposed at this point and are subject to approval by the state Department of Education and Penn Manor School board, which plans to vote on the proposal April 14. Future cancellations or delays would impact the changes.

The revised schedule would require Penn Manor High School seniors to participate in graduation practice on three Saturdays. Those dates and times have yet to be determined.

Here are the proposed changes:

  • March 28: School in session (weather make-up day)
  • April 17: School in session (weather make-up day)
  • April 21: School in session (weather make-up day)
  • May 6: Student day (previously in-service day)
  • June 3: Commencement at Franklin & Marshall College
  • June 9: Last student day

Technology & Engineering and Art & Design Summer Opportunities at Millersville University

Technology and Engineering Camp

Throughout the summer months, the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers a variety of technology camps for children and teens from grades 3-12. The camps offer participants the opportunity to receive exciting hands-on experience with fascinating technology, while stimulating creative minds-on learning. Technology & Engineering Camps are normally half-day, 15 hour per week sessions. At this time, no overnight accommodations are possible on the campus of Millersville University. However, Lancaster County can be a great place for the family to vacation while their children attend our camps. Parents can register their child for morning or afternoon camps depending on their family’s summer schedule. Every camp is packed chock-full with learning, interaction, and hands-on activities. Activities can range from making animated digital stories to building robots; making model bridges to building life size bridges. Every summer new and exciting camps are being added to our schedule. A number of parents have inquired about us providing supervision over the lunch hour so that a student can take both a morning and afternoon camp. If enough of you are interested we can provide supervision for an additional fee but you’ll have to let the camp director know by e-mail.


Art and Design Camp

Welcome to the Art & Design Camp Website! This summer, young artists can join the fun on MU Campus! New Art & Design Camps will be offered for students in grades 3 and up as well as several portfolio building opportunities for the high school students. These camps are offered in the same vein as the Technology & Engineering Camps that have been so popular throughout the past 20 years and are sure to inspire budding artists. All materials are included* in the price of registration and most camps allow for students to bring home several projects by week’s end. The sessions will all be held in Breidenstine Hall, conveniently located right next door to Osburn Hall, just in case students and their siblings want to mix & match. *Experimental Photography students should bring their own camera/smart phone if they have one. Otherwise, we can provide one for them.

AMC8 Math Competition Results

The results from our participation in the AMC8 Math Competition were distributed today.  There were over 150,000 students and 2200+ school involved in the AMC8 this year.  I am super proud of the students who took this challenge, and each was awarded a Certificate of Participation as well as any awards they earned.


Congratulations to those student who placed with the following school awards:


1st Place: Ryan G. – who also scored in the top 5% of all scores in the AMC8 to earn a Honor Roll Certificate; his nameplate will also be placed on our school plaque

2nd Place: Kevin W.
3rd Place: Blake M. & Amanda W.


Congratulations to all those who participated:
Max M.
Tessa E.
Vinny V.
Sydney L.
Ava D.
Matt S.
Jared S.
Calle M.
Rob W.
Rachel W.
Billy B.
Ray G.
Jeanelle T.