Early Enrollment at Thaddeus Stevens

10th and 11th grade students: If you are interested in learning more information about attending Thaddeus Stevens full-day in 12th grade, please JOIN US for an early enrollment presentation by the assistant director of admissions. Students grades 9-11 can sign-up to attend during homeroom on Wednesday, October 23rd online here: https://forms.gle/6ytcYwECxNnDmSVK9.
Parents can email Dana.Wile@pennmanor.net to RSVP to the evening event on November 11th or to come in with your student on October 23rd.

Homeroom Event: October 23rd during school: Sigh up Here https://forms.gle/6ytcYwECxNnDmSVK9
Evening Event: November 11th at 5:15-5:45 pm in the High School Library rsvp to Dana.wile@pennmanor.net

If your student is an 11th grade and definitely wants to persue attending Thaddeus Stevens in the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage you to stay for the FAFSA Completion Lab at 6:00pm on November 14th to complete the financial aid application. RSVP for the FAFSA Lab to Marjean.long@pennmanor.net

Careers in Mathematics Conference – at Kutztown University!

“What should I major in if I am good at mathematics?” “Other than teaching, what else can I do after graduation if I study mathematics in college?”

These questions are probably not alien to you. How do you usually answer your students? Better than giving them an answer, you can actually let your students discover an answer for themselves! The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) Section is organizing a Careers in Mathematics Conference. All K-12 and college students, teachers, and professors are welcome!

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

To participate in this conference, there is a simple registration form available online here.  The pre-registration ends on September 29th, so don’t delay!  please contact Dr. Tony Wong via wong@kutztown.edu. If you have any questions about this conference.

Common App Information–Make sure you are completing your college applications correctly!

https://www.commonapp.org/ is a place for you to learn about the college admissions process understand how to plan and apply to college, and discover all that different colleges have to offer. If you are planning to use the Common Application to apply to college use the following resources to guide you!

There is a nice “What is the Common App” sheet and How the First Year Common App” works sheet. Check it out to learn more.

Visit www.commonapp.org to learn more.

Counseling & Social Work Open House

Students who are interested in a career in the counseling profession and are in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade are invited to attend Lancaster Bible College’s Counseling and Social Work Open House on November 7, 2019 from 8:30 am-4pm. Lancaster Bible College offers undergraduate degrees in Professional Counseling and Social Work. We also offer a 5-year program for students interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling, Addictions, Mental Health, and School Counseling while simultaneously earning a Bachelor’s Degree. Interested students should register by going to the following link: NOVEMBER 7


Please direct all questions to Grace Palmisano at cswga4@lbc.edu

Admissions Decision Day 2019

Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on November 11th.

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Tuesday, November 12th

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Deadline to apply to MU online by November 4th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code: FR2020 on the Millersville Application (recommended not to use the Common App for Admissions Decision day to use fee waiver).

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by November 4th.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application.

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

Fall 2019 ASVAB Testing

To all Juniors & Seniors interested in taking the ASVAB:

The fall ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 16th on Super Wednesday. Testing will take place during Keystone testing, testing will begin around 7:45 am.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest. 

Please click the link below if you would like to take the fall ASVAB. https://forms.gle/ux6RG28goBeCVttaA

If you sign up to take the test, please continue to check your student email account for test day information. You will receive test day information towards the beginning of October! 

New this year: on October 2nd, a military rep will talk to those taking the ASVAB during homeroom. This rep will help you gain a better understanding of the ASVAB and answer questions regarding the test.

If you have any other questions, please see your school counselor.

Are You Interested in a Career in Accounting?

Pennsylvania’s CPA Foundation is hosting multiple accounting career days at local colleges. At an accounting career day, you will hear and learn from Certified Public Accountants. They will share their experiences in different areas of accounting such as but not limited to: Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, FBI/IRS, Tax and financial planning and more! Check out the flyer below!

If you have any questions, please reach out to your school counselor!

Philadelphia College Fair for Architecture and Design

October 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Temple University School of Art

The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free and open to the public. High school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors will have the opportunity to learn about programs in architecture and other built environment disciplines.
They will have a chance to speak with over 45 colleges and universities. Counselors and teachers are also welcome to attend to learn more about design disciplines.

There will be two featured panels during the event:”Life as an Architecture Student” from 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.”Pathways in the Profession” from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Miranda Westrick at miranda.westrick@temple.edu or 215-204-9135.

See website for more information: https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair