Manor: Science Summer Training Program

The Millersville University College of Science and Technology is pleased to sponsor the 30th Annual Summer Science Training Program (SSTP), which is offered to academically talented students entering grades 8 – 12. SSTP provides students with learning opportunities typically not available at the pre-college level through a wide range of academic disciplines in mathematics and science and a focus on intensive student-teacher interaction, advanced-level learning, research and problem-solving experiences. The University encourages participation by young women, minorities and other under-represented groups.

Check this link for more information:  MU SSTP

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.

LC PAGE: Lancaster Science Factory

Lancaster County Partners for Gifted Education

8th Annual After Hours at the Lancaster Science Factory

454 New Holland Pike Lancaster, PA 17602

Wednesday, October 28 5:30-8:00 pm

Gifted students, their siblings, families, friends, and teachers are all invited to this special “After Hours” event. The Lancaster Science Factory houses over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits featuring the physical sciences. Parents, please plan on 1 adult per 4 children in your group. Science Factory volunteers will be on the floor to answer any questions. LC PAGE will provide pizza and information on gifted education and parenting – visit us in the Science Factory classroom. The displays are most appropriate for those in grades 3-8, but anyone aged 2-100 will enjoy this event.

Cost: $7.00 per person (special discount – Sorry, memberships will not be honored.)

For faster entry and planning purposes, please RSVP by Monday, October 26th with the names of each person attending (adults included), the age and/or grade of each child attending, and your school district.

For more information and to register, please contact Alissa Booth at 898-3546 or

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Manor and Hambright students!  I am so happy that I’ve been able to see so many of you.  You’ve grown, you’ve had wonderful, fun-filled summers, and now it’s time to start another year in your education journey.

I have some information for you that is divided by school.  Please read over and email me with any questions.


I sent a letter home with each student on Thursday detailing our schedule for the year, our curriculum, and a permission slip.  Parents – please sign the permission slip as soon as possible and have your child return it to their teacher.  If you need a new copy, let me know.  Classes will be starting next cycle; our first date will be Thursday, September 17th.


I am using Google Classroom to communicate with the students.  I have posted questions, a survey and some other items.  If your child hasn’t accepted the invite to the Discover Google Classroom, please have them do so ASAP, and complete the survey.  I am trying to set-up our first meeting of the year with the information the survey provides; we will be talking about Gifted Services this year.