Spring 2019 ASVAB

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

The Spring ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, March 27th during blocks 1 & 2.

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 here if you would like to take the spring ASVAB. You can sign up until March 20th.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor!

PA Work Aware/Skill Up Senior Seminar

Attention all current seniors: The counseling department invites you to join us in the library on Thursday, February 21st during homeroom for a PA Work Aware/Skill Up seminar. This online program allows you to complete modules and earn industry-recognized credentials that could make you a more desirable candidate for employment! Make sure to bring your computer, as you will learn how to use the Metrix Learning Online program to develop an individualized work preparedness plan. Make sure to sign up here, and you will get a pass from your block 1 teacher to attend.

Join the Counseling Department for the Health and Social Sciences Career Seminar!

What? Students will learn about in-demand careers from a panel of speakers, including a Nutritionist (Universal Health Club), an Occupational Therapist (Schreiber Pediatrics), a Clinical Mental Health Therapist (Kissel Hill Counseling), and a Registered Nurse (St. Anne’s Retirement Community). Speakers will take turns providing important information relevant to their occupation, required education, exciting job trends, and more!

When? February 26 during Block 2.

Who? Students who are interested in learning more about the many job opportunities within the Health & Social Sciences career field should attend. Make sure to Sign-up here!

Where? Auditorium

Reading Hospital’s Discover Nursing Summer Program 2019

Are you interested in healthcare careers and are looking for a summer activity? Be sure to check out the Reading Hospital School of Health Science’s Discover Nursing Summer Program, which will take place June 25-28, 2019. This program is designed to give prospective nursing students the opportunity to observe and work alongside nurses in areas such as maternity, pediatrics, or medical-surgical within Reading Hospital. To be considered, students must be entering their junior or senior school year as of the 2019/2020 school year, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, students must turn in an application and parental permission slip, two letters of recommendation from non-related adults, and an official transcript that includes academic accomplishments, current grades, and attendance. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up the application/permission slip and an informational brochure. March 29, 2019 is the deadline to apply. Completed materials should be mailed to: Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, Attention: Melanie Anderson, PO Box 16052, Reading, PA  19612. For more information, visit: https://reading.towerhealth.org/academics/health-sciences/programs/nursing/discover-program/

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week: Coming this summer to Lycoming and PA College of Technology

Are you a current 10th or 11th grade student looking for a summer activity to introduce you to the world of business? Are you interested in the opportunity to practice running your own business? Check out PFEW for an opportunity to explore career options, gain exposure to college life, network and make connections, and more that will take place during July & August 2019 at Lycoming College and PA College of Technology. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up an application, or visit https://www.pfew.org/

Media Immersion Day at Misericordia University

Do you have an interest in a media-related career? Would you like the opportunity to learn about the field AND practice producing a real media piece? If so, join the Department of Mass Communications and Design at Misericordia University on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 9am-1pm for a day of learning and experience. You will have the opportunity to learn about newspaper writing and reporting, video production and editing, graphic design and production, and photojournalism and DSLR camera skills. These workshops are free to attend and include breakfast and lunch. Attending this event can also be used as the career shadowing component of your graduation project. To register, email communications@misericordia.edu

Understanding College Series at York College of Pennsylvania

Students: Are you looking for some guidance on topics such as choosing a college major and financial aid? Parents: Are you looking for some clarification about what it’s like to have your student go off to college? If so, the Understanding College Series, held at York College of Pennsylvania, may be a great place to start. A financial literacy night will be held on Dec. 6 at 7pm, and will include financial information delivered by representatives from PHEAA and PNC Bank. Topics such as finding private scholarships, opening a checking account, and other financial-related topics a college freshman should know about will be addressed. Academic Possibilities Night will be held on Feb. 28 from 7-8:30pm, and undeclared students or students who don’t have a clear idea of what major they want to pursue yet are highly encouraged to register! Finally, a parent night will be offered March 14 from 7-8:30pm. All programs are free, and are open to any high school student and their family. Visit https://www.ycp.edu/admissions/visit-york/understanding-college-series/?utm_source=Social%20Media%20-%20Facebook&utm_medium=Digital&utm_campaign=Understanding%20College  for further information and to register!

College Information Event with Columbia, Swarthmore, SUNY Binghamton, and U of Maryland

Columbia University, Swarthmore College, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Maryland will be traveling together in Southern Pennsylvania to meet with students, families and counselors. As members of the Coalition for College, they will be discussing resources and tools offered by the Coalition as well as sharing general admissions information and financial aid policies about each institution. Join representatives from these schools on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at J.P. McCaskey High School (1051 Lehigh Avenue Lancaster, PA 17602). Register at: https://apply.college.columbia.edu/register/?id=1cf599aa-9e15-4da6-b7c1-e6d402310ad8

Interested in West Virginia University? Don’t miss this upcoming event!

If you’re considering attending West Virginia University after graduating, join WVU faculty and alums at Gravie in Lititz from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17 for the “Ask Us Anything” event! Interested students and their families will get the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions (and eat snacks!) with WVU faculty and former students. Check out the  following website for more details and to register: http://explore.wvu.edu/ask-us-anything

Kutztown University’s Design Day Camp

Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior interested in a graphic design career after high school? Check out Kutztown University’s one day, hands-on design camp, which will take place Saturday November 3rd. You will learn the creative design process through hands-on graphic design and interactive design challenges. The day will consist of a morning and afternoon session, and you can find more information about the event here: http://kucd.kutztown.edu/KUCDDesignDayCampFlyer.pdf

Register for this event no later than October 15th by visiting: https://kutztown.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/eform/EN704wk8803G0x6702fB8.ssc

For questions, please contact the Communication Design Department at 610-683-4530 or via email at traylor@kutztown.edu

Did you know Kutztown University’s Communication Design’s (KUCD) BFA program is the preferred degree as stipulated by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)? Communication Design is both Middle States and NASAD accredited. The Communication Design Department has the largest number of majors within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University and the Department attracts students from all over the eastern United States as well as from places as far away as China, India, Japan, Iran, Kenya and Germany. 12 permanent full-time faculty members ensure that students get a consistent, guided and mentored design education.

HACC Health Careers Day

Are you interested in a health-related career after high school? HACC is holding a Health Careers Exploration Day on October 12th from 9am-1pm (lunch is provided). The location is East 203 on the Lancaster campus. This annual event is designed for high school students who are truly interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. You will learn about various health-related careers including: Cardio-Vascular Technology (both Sonography and Invasive), Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Nursing (both LPN and RN), Radiologic Technology and Radiology Informatics, Surgical Technology, and Wellness and Health Promotion (for students interested in working as Health Educators or Wellness Coaches). 

You will also have opportunities to speak directly with the program directors and participate in interactive demonstrations in HACC’s state-of-the-art labs! This has been a popular event in the past, so RSVP as soon as you can! Please RSVP to Marcia Waters by October 3rd. You can reach her at 717-358-2997 or mswaters@hacc.edu. You will need to coordinate your own transportation, as this will not be a field trip through PMHS. Please get an excuse from your parent/guardian if you plan to attend. This event can also be counted towards your shadowing day for graduation projects!

Kutztown University Application Fee Waivers

If you are interested in attending Kutztown after graduation, now is the time to apply! You have until  November 15, 2018 to use a fee waiver to complete your application; this will save you $35! At the end of your application, you must insert the application fee waiver code GOLDEN. Visit https://www.kutztown.edu/admissions/apply-today.htm to apply. KU can typically provide a decision within a week of receiving your transcript and test scores. 

In addition, more than 80% of Kutztown University students receive financial aid. They offer more than 500 awards, and there is no separate scholarship application.  All students who are admitted are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to take advantage of KU’s rolling admissions process and apply early! For a complete listing of scholarships, please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/scholarships

Make sure to also visit https://www.kutztown.edu/admissions/visit-ku.htm for information on tours and Fall Open Houses.

Fall ASVAB Information

Juniors & Seniors,

The fall ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 10th. The test will be administered at Penn Manor High School and will begin at 7:40 am. You do not need to bring anything with you to the exam room, all testing materials will be provided. Please listen to announcements for the ASVAB room location.
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 sign up using the following link  if you would like to take the fall ASVAB: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsdnloVwmbtdRQroQgjV7oIvOzU-Q4HKny-Pd_a7lNOGQXkA/viewform
If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.

Young Women’s Seminar Opportunity through Millersville University

Are you a female junior or senior student? Are you interested in a career in STEM or graphic communications? We Want YOU! is a seminar for young women being held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 5:30–8:30pm, at Millersville University in Osburn Hall, Room 200. It includes dinner, a hands-on activity, and information about: technical careers for women in graphics and teaching technology & engineering, job prospects in graphic communication and technology & engineering education, and information on how to get started with one of Millersville University’s degree programs. The deadline to register is ThursdaySeptember 20. Visit this link  for more details: http://www.millersville.edu/aest/wwu-flyer.pdf

To register, visit https://apply.millersville.edu/register/WeWantYou18