Dual Enrollment meeting on March 14th for Fall 2017


The dual enrollment meeting for students interested in taking a class in Fall 2017 will be Tuesday, March 14th in the Auditorium during homeroom.  Students should be excused from clubs to attend this meeting. Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course need to attend this meeting if they are applying for a course for Fall 2017. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

Students, please sign up to attend by filling out the google form or stopping by the counseling office.

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Dual enrollment is an opportunity for academically college-ready students to take a college class. Typically the college credit counts for  high school elective credit in an area which complements the course offerings at Penn Manor. Several schools offer dual enrollment credit at a reduced rate to local students. You can read more about dual enrollment here: https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/

Students interested should request a full 8 credits for Penn Manor for the 2017-2018 school year during course selection. Once the student is enrolled in the college course, they should bring the proof to their counselor and let them know which course they would like dual-enrollment in lieu of.

Lebanon Valley College: Actuarial Science Summer Camp

Do you have an interest in mathematics and finances? Are you a high school senior who wants to learn more about a potential profession using these skills? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

Lebanon Valley College is hosting a one-week Actuarial Science Summer Camp. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk.

This is a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It’s also great for students who like business and have a strong understanding in math.

The application deadline is March 15th, 2017.

For more information about the Actuarial Science Camp, click here

For application details, follow this link

If you are interested in financial aid for this program, click here

Check out what the summer camp schedule would look like by clicking here



College Summer Enrichment for Rising Juniors & Seniors at Cook Honors (IUP)

The Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is seeking talented students for its summer enrichment experience for rising high school juniors and seniors. With the help of generous alumni the total cost for courses, housing, meals, and student activities for two weeks from July 9-22 is only $400. They plan to enroll 130 students for this coming summer and hope that the reduced cost encourages students who otherwise might not be able to participate to do so. The application deadline is May 1st. Acceptance decisions and course placement notifications will go out by May 15th.

The link to the summer honors program is here.

Penn State Mini-Medical School

Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field or do you have a general interest in health related issues? If so, check out the Penn State Mini Medical School. This program is held every Thursday evening in March from 6-9 in the Edward P. Junker III Auditorium at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. There is no cost for this event, but enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the counseling office to receive more details.

March 7: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) In Medical Education

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Observe students working on PBL

March 14: Addiction

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Learning about substance abuse disorders in the hospital setting
  • Treatment and challenges that come with addiction
  • Advocacy and Partnerships with addiction

March 21: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Hear from several medical doctors.
  • Learning about the science revolving around HPV
  • Studies on HPV
  • Clinical changes and new insight revolving around HPV

March 28: Healthy Living

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Helping people make changes to their lifestyle that may be difficult
  • Looking at the question, “Can Exercise help prevent cancer?”

Pre-registration information: https://pennstatehershey.tfaforms.net/230

  • Place yourself on the registration “waitlist” if they are over capacity

(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness 

A new way to find SUCCESS after high school!
Are you interested in learning about the true path to career readiness? If so, on Wednesday February 15, at 6:30pm, there is a FREE event designed to help students gain a competitive advantage in the new economy. This event will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

In this FREE presentation, “(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century,” national career strategist Dr. Kevin Fleming offers clear steps that will give you a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency. Do you have a plan to acquire them without breaking the bank? Get on the path to success in the new economy!
⇒ The event is FREE and open to the public.
⇒ Parents and students in Grades 7-11 are encouraged to attend. All ages are welcome.
⇒ Come for a chance to win 1 of 3 Full Tuition Scholarships to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology!

Thaddeus Stevens will also be drawing names for 3 full tuition scholarships. Winners of either the Tuition Scholarship must be in attendance at the event to redeem the prize!

NEW! HACC and Lancaster CTC Adult Programs will also be giving away scholarships!!!

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-the-goal-true-career-readiness-tickets-31135581362

See the website below for more information on the event: http://www.stevenscollege.edu/fleming


College 101 2017


The 2017 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm in the high school Library We will be addressing…

  • What should I be looking for in a college and when should I start looking?
  • Where do I start when writing my college admission essay?
  • What are the components of the college application?
  • What resources are available to me?College 101 logo

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors. This event is targeted towards 9th, 10th & 11th graders and parents are strongly encouraged to come!

College College Planning Related Events:

The School Counselors will also be presenting at  Course Selection Night, Thursday, February 16th on the following topics:

  • Lancaster County CTC – 7:00 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • NCAA – 7:20 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • Standing out in High School – 7:40 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • FAFSA Completion – throughout the night in room 362 (For 12th graders. Students need to bring their laptop)

The Career Seminars, specifically the one on March 13th will include information about the application portfolio.

Harrisburg University’s Summer Exploration Camps

Harrisburg University is holding Summer STEM Exploration camps. These camps are for students entering high school through 12th grade graduates. The camps are held as “all day” events. Check out the website for additional information: http://www.HarrisburgU.edu/SummerCamps

Below is a brochure that offers greater details on each camp and costs.

Summer Exploration Camp

Job Shadowing Panel

The Lancaster Workforce Investment Board is sponsoring FOUR Career Shadowing opportunities for Lancaster County Students. 

Why a panel?

  • These panels include those occupations that are difficult to shadow due to safety or confidentiality concerns.
  • The job shadowing panels include a group of industry professionals that will share their experiences and answer questions about their occupations.


All panels run from 9-11 AM

The Human Services panel will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in room 3 at Liberty Place; 313 W Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

The Police/Firefighter/EMT panel will meet on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center; 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

The Construction panel will meet on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Association of Builders and Contractors; Rapho Business Park 135 T-801 Shellyland Rd. Manheim PA 17545 exit 772 off of 283

  • After the panel students will observe apprenticeship classes

The Industrial/Production/Logistics panel will meet on will be held in room 101 at 1020 New Holland Ave on Friday, March 10, 2017.

What do you need to do to register?

See Mrs. Ostrowski in the counseling office if you plan to attend one of the above sessions.  She will submit your name so you are registered.  You will need to arrange your own transportation and you will need to submit an excuse from your parent/guardian upon your return to school.

Email Melissa.ostrowski@pennmanor.net with questions.

2016-2017 Scholarship Information

Attention seniors interested in continuing their education at a 2 to 4 year institution following graduation this school year. There are a number of different scholarships available to help aid incoming freshmen with the expense of college. Scholarships are given based on the school you plan on attending as well as the field you wish to study. For more information on what scholarships are being offered this school year, head over to the Moodle page and search scholarships. With deadlines for applications approaching quickly don’t miss out on your opportunity to receive financial aid for college. Also pay attention to the afternoon announcements every week for a high lighted scholarship.

Click here to access to view scholarships on Moodle

Medical Assistant Career Exploration

The Consolidated School of Business is now offering a Medical Assistant Career Exploration at no cost to you. Students eligible for this program include any high school sophomore, junior, or senior who might be interested in the medical field. You will learn the basics required to work as a Medical Assistant.

This program will cover:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Taking Vitals
  • First Aid
  • Urinalysis Study

There are limited seats available. Stop by the school counseling office for paperwork to reserve a seat by March 3, 2017.