AMC8 Math Competition

Congratulation to the following students who participated in the AMC8.

  • Anna Aston
  • Alaina Breitbach
  • Ryan Dang
  • Noah Donaldson
  • Andrew Glenn
  • Tommy Hockenberry
  • Paul Karpouzis
  • Olivia Nicastro
  • Nichole Rudy
  • Jordan Schucker
  • Kyler Stigelman

Andrew and Noah tied for 3rd place in the middle school competition and 1st place at Manor.  Congratulations!!


From the Mathematical Association of America who runs the competition:

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem-solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes. High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.

A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum. This is done by competencies. The AMC 8 has the potential to increase the perceptions of the importance of problem-solving activities in the mathematics curriculum by stimulating these activities both preceding and following the examination —specifically by studying the solutions manual.

Additional purposes of the AMC 8 are to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the minimum required for high school graduation. Developmentally, junior high school students are at a point where attitudes toward school and learning, and perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics are solidified. It is important that they be provided opportunities that foster the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and positive perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics. The AMC 8 provides one such opportunity.

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.

National Spanish Exam

Manor Middle School Student Earns Highest Score!

Emma Evarts, 8th grade Spanish student at Manor Middle School, recently earned the highest score, and Gold Honors, on the National Spanish Exam for 2011. This national exam, sponsored annually by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, tests students on vocabulary and grammar achievement and reading and listening proficiency. Emma competed against students across the nation who were also in their first year of Spanish study. She was one of only two students in the Delaware Valley Region who scored gold recognition. For her achievement, she was awarded a Random House Spanish-English dictionary by the AASTP and also a trophy sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the AASTP. Her teacher is Cheryl Youtz.  Students in Mrs. Youtz’s class have been participating in this competition for 8 years.

Congratulations to our TSA Club!

On Saturday February 5th, the Technology Student Association represented Manor Middle School for the Regional Competition at Conestoga Valley Middle School.  Congratulate them when you see them.  They all qualify to go to states.

Here are the results:

  • The team of Noah L. and Angel P. qualified in the problem solving event.
  • The Tech Bowl team of Harrison W., Evan T., and Jack Z. placed 2nd.
  • Katina J. placed 2nd in the logo design event.
  • The team of Noah L. and Harrison W. placed second in the Marine Design Challenge.
  • The team of Angel P., Evan T.,  Andrew F., Jack Z., and Lee E. placed first in the manufacturing challenge.

Great Job!

From Mrs. Adams

Congratulations to our MathCounts Competitors

On Saturday February 26th, Penn Manor High School hosted the 2011 Lincoln Chapter Regional Math Counts Competition.  Math Counts competitions are for 6th through 8th graders who excel in solving a wide variety of mathematics and logic problems. MathCounts - Manor Middle - February 2011
On Saturday, teams from 35 different schools from around the Lancaster and York area competed in three rounds of problem solving.  Manor Middle School was one of these 35 teams consisting of John C. (captain), Alan D., Hailey K., Malachi L. and Coach Dori O’Connor.
After all the scores were tallied, I am very proud to say that the Manor Middle School team finished 3rd.  Congratulations to these competitors for all of their hard work!