Micro-Scholarships for Industry-Recognized Credentials

Want to become a lifeguard? Take a babysitting course? Get CPR certified? Earn your SERV Safe certificate? The IU13 is pleased to announce Micro-Scholarships for Industry-Recognized Credentials!  This micro-scholarship opportunity (up to $500) was made possible through a grant from the Arconic Foundation. High school students who want to pursue industry-recognized credentials to prepare for future careers are encouraged to apply!  Check out the many options you can apply for. Application Deadline: May 1, 2023  

Open to view more Industry-Recognized Credentials

Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night

On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Penn Manor will host a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Auditorium beginning at 6:00 PM. This special event is intended for all parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, and community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation with special guest speaker Ms. Stephanie Owsiany, Student Assistance Program Specialist.

This one-hour live presentation provides parents and caregivers of elementary, middle, and high school students with research-based information that can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.

Please note that Penn Manor High School students will provide free child care for this event. While registration for this event is not required, we are asking that anyone needing child care for this event to please complete this Google Form no later than April 14, 2023, so that we are able to provide adequate child care coverage. We look forward to partnering with you to support our students!

Click here to learn more information about Penn Manor School District’s Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to PMHS Assistant Principal, Kim Marsh at 717-872-9520 ext. 1807 or by email at kimberly.marsh@pennmanor.net.

PHEAA Announces April Webinars

Paying for College and Options for Balances  4/4 Tuesday, Noon;  4/20 Thursday, 6:30pm This one-hour webinar is for students and families that are starting to plan or are in the thick of decisions with May 1st, National Admissions Day, right around the corner. Affording the costs is one topic that is on everyone’s mind. This presentation by PHEAA’s Daniel Wray and Linda Pacewicz of the PAForward program will review the types of  Aid available, what needs to be done to check for eligibility and provide tips on the options for covering the balances and making affordable decisions. Don’t miss it! 

Financial Aid and Planning Q&A with PHEAA   4/6 Thursday, 6:30pm;  4/18 Tuesday, Noon Articles related to funding a higher education are in the news almost every day and it can lead even the most knowledgeable of us into information overload. Have you ever wanted to simply ask a few specific questions, yet couldn’t find anyone to ask?  Maybe you have questions about planning for college, finding the right school, applying for scholarships, applying for federal and state aid, understanding offer letters, completing loan applications, comparing federal loans to private loans,  repaying/refinancing loans after graduation – etc.  Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PHEAA for a wide open one hour Q&A session.  Ask your questions in an open  forum or privately via the chat. Hope to see you there!

REGISTER: https://www.pheaa.org/virtual

Learn about Army Reserve on April 5th.

On Wednesday, April 5th, ARMY SSG Riggleman will be giving a small group presentation in the counseling career center (counseling office) covering the details and benefits of the ARMY Reserve. The ARMY Reserve is a part-time service that allows you to still pursue a civilian career or be a full-time college student, receiving tuition assistance, while serving the ARMY part-time. This presentation is to educate students on all options including those that are not active duty. If you’re interested in attending the presentation, please sign up @ https://forms.gle/o6Utv6EqL7Dfvo749

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day! –Mrs. Snyder

Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs

Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-College Programs* – Summer of 2023 Fully-Funded, Merit-Based* Pre-College Programs – Summer of 2023:
AI Scholars: Provides opportunities for students who have been historically excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (4-week program, rising seniors only) *No cost to participant.
Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have been historically excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the subject with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.(4-week program, rising juniors only) *No cost to participant.
Summer Academy for Math and Science:  Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (5-week program, rising seniors only)
*No cost to participant.

To learn more about our programs, watch a recording of our Discover Sessions  here.
Other programs include:
Architecture: Introduces design practice, creative problem solving, and critical thinking through a matrix of programming, celebrating curiosity and providing a strong foundation for architectural education. (4-week program)
Art: Uses both traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies to explore creative ideas in a college-level studio environment. Students develop both conceptual and technical skills preparing them for a wide range of opportunities in both art studies and careers. (3- and 6-week program options)

Computational Biology: Provides extensive training in both cutting-edge laboratory experiments to generate biological data and the computational analysis of that data. Uses real-world scenarios for exploration. (3-week program) – CLOSING SOON!

Design: Introduces students to the discipline of Design, provides a foundation of skills, and gives a clear idea of what to expect from a college-level accredited program. (6-week program) – CLOSING SOON!

Drama: Prepares students for the college audition and interview process, illustrating the kind of creativity and discipline required of students studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama curriculum. Students will be introduced to the intensity of a top-rated undergraduate conservatory experience. (6-week program)

Music: Immerses high school students in a world-class conservatory experience within an internationally recognized university. The program mirrors the first weeks of Carnegie Mellon’s first-year undergraduate School of Music curriculum. (3- and 6-week program options, commuter part-time option)

National High School Game Academy: Allows high school students to experience modern video game development using industry-standard technology. Students interested in art, music and audio, game design, and software development are encouraged to apply for this interdisciplinary program. (6-week program) – CLOSING SOON!

Summer Session: Provides high school students with the opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. (6-week program)

Writing & Culture: Storytelling is the process of uncovering, understanding, and sharing stories. Whether through words or images, stories unite us and help create a mutual space for understanding ourselves and each other. That’s what the Pre-College Writing & Culture program works to develop: skilled, reflective, engaged storytellers who can share our stories well. (6-week program)*Scholarships available for programs above.

Apply : https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/

HACC Full Scholarship for Seniors Entering the Trades. Check it out!

Seniors looking to go to HACC Community College for a skill trade need to apply and complete the FASFA by April 2nd to be considered for a need-based full-ride scholarship. You can find more information on the school counseling blog or come down to the counseling office during flex on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please visit hacc.edu/AWD to learn about the full-ride scholarships and apply. You have to maintain a 2.5 once there and agree to be a student ambassador.  Good Luck Grads!

Dual Enrollment Meeting on March 30th

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking courses this FALL 2023 will be held during Flex on Thursday, March 30th. This is for HACC, Millersville, Lancaster Bible College, and PA College of Health Sciences. (Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment is a different program, with a meeting in the fall) If you want to take dual enrollment next year, you have to attend this meeting.

Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course still need to attend this meeting if they are applying for a course next year. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

Meeting Date: Thursday, March 30th 10:30-11:15 during Flex in the LGI Sign-up now at this link: https://forms.gle/ZYcFvXAN4GGz6KAR7

More information about Dual Enrollment can be found at https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/

PMHS Evening Information Session for ROTC, Military, and Service Academies

Students, are you interested in the military, ROTC, or nominations and appointments to our United States Service Academies? (West Point, Annapolis, USAFA, USMMA, and the US Coast Guard Academy) Learn what it takes to achieve your goal next Friday!
Meet in the auditorium on Friday, March 31st, at Penn Manor High School beginning at 5:30pm. All grade levels are welcome.