Service Academy Information Session

Students interested in attending one of the Military Academies should attend an informational meeting on February 4th at 9:30 at PMHS.  Mary O’Conner from Congressman Pitts’ office will be at Penn Manor HS to talk about the application process and to review the different academies.


If your son or daughter is interested in attending this session, please have them stop in the counseling office to sign up or email Mrs Marsh with your interest. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Service Academies. Students in grades 9-11 should attend!


HACC-Financial Aid Night and scholarships

Now that the 2015-2016 FAFSA is available, HACC will be hosting a financial aid night. The Office of Financial Aid of HACC welcomes future college students and parents to join us at any of our five campuses on Thursday, February 19th to learn more about financial options. I have attached a flyer that you could share with your students.

HACC is also very happy to announce that applications for our scholarships will be available starting February 2nd and are due April 3rd. We will be offering over 200 scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester along with a new full tuition scholarship. Students can apply at


PA Governor’s School for Technology

We just received notice from the PA Governor’s School for Science and Technology that the deadline for application is January 16! This is a four week summer program at Lehigh University. Governor’s Schools are rigorous, selective, and prestigious. If your son/daughter is accepted, the program is FREE! It is a great introduction to college. Many students say it is life-changing to attend a Governor’s School!


Here is the website:


Attached is the application. Your son/daughter must have his/her guidance counselor submit the application for him/her. If interested, they should start the process tomorrow!

If they need help, see me, and/or school counselor.

Below is the email I just received from the Counseling Dept announcing the school and application deadline:


Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology

June 28, 2015 – July 25, 2015

Lehigh University | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology (PGSE&T) is a four-week summer residential program for talented high school students of science and mathematics. Sponsored by the Team PA Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Education, PPL and hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University, PGSE&T offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory experiences.

The goal of PGSE&T is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. The PGSE&T academic program comprises four components:

  • Core courses are selected to provide a glimpse into the grand challenges of modern engineering such as energy, healthcare/bioengineering, cybersecurity, transportation/infrastructure, environment/ sustainability, manufacturing/additive manufacturing, personal electronics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and military technology.
  • Laboratory courses engage students in hands-on laboratory experiences
  • Team research projects
  • Guest lectures by experts in various STEM-related fields will broaden each student’s awareness of the importance of science and engineering to industrial and societal progress.

PGSE&T faculty are recruited from Lehigh University and other leading regional institutions. The program of formal instruction and team research is conducted entirely at Lehigh University.

Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and

Corporations and Friends of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology

  • Guidance counselor should submit application on behalf of student
  • Questions: email –

Another Summer Camp Opportunity


Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp (1 week camp)

Lebanon Valley College

$900  (this all-inclusive camp fee covers room and board, laboratory supplies, lecture supplies, evening activities, guest speakers, camp T-shirt, etc.)

Online Scholarship Application: (Deadline 2/15/15)

Online Application: (Rolling admissions; best to apply early)

Program Description: 
The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp provides high school students a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.

Online Language Opportunity

I wanted to make you aware of a unique opportunity our gifted students have here at the HS. Mrs. Bookman has sponsored college language classes through a distance learning arrangement with Seton Hill University for quite a few years. These courses can be taken at PMHS as a part of the student’s 4 block day, or in some cases, as a fifth block. The languages offered are varied and can be great for students who are strong in foreign language and/or those who are interested in international business, travel, foreign service, government service, the Peace Corps, or other global pursuits. Latin is also very helpful for students interested in the legal and medical professions. The courses are normally offered to juniors and seniors. It is one more way your son/daughter could begin their college career early and have credits as they enter college. The professors are excellent and the students who have taken these courses have really loved them.


Here are the classes being offered this spring (Jan 22- approx May 15). Cost is $650 payable to PMSD the first week of class plus students have to buy a text, which usually is used for levels I and II and part of III. Please let me know as soon as possible if your son/daughter has any interest for the spring semester. Also let me know if there is interest for future years. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask!


Arabic 100         MWF 10:20-11:10 (this could work well for days we have club)
Chinese 100      MWF
Japanese 100
Russian 100      MWF 1:50-2:40 (perfect fit into block 4)
Latin 100           MWF 1:50-2:40 (again perfect fit!)

Summer Camp Opportunity

Millersville University offers this camp through Johns Hopkins University and it results in 3 credits from JHU if the student earns an A or B!

Here is the website:


Tentative dates for the camp at MU are June 29-July 24.

There is a cost for this camp. Limited financial aid (partial and full tuition) is available for commuting students. (Application fee $55, Tuition $2400). See the website for information on how to apply for a scholarship.


Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Action, February 15
  • Financial Assistance Priority, March 15
  • Regular Decision, June 1

Admissions are on a rolling basis. Students have the best chance to get in if they apply early. Sites are

Student’s don’t miss out on this opportunity!

A great opportunity for 11th Grade students to participate in a three week field school in Greenland.  All costs for participants are covered.
Students Invited to Apply for the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)

The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) is a National Science Foundation
supported science and cultural-exchange summer program for high-school students.
The three-week program takes place entirely in Greenland. Participants from the
United States, Denmark, and Greenland live and work together while exploring
current research and completing their own inquiry-based investigations. The
program includes two weeks of extensive field experiences based out of the town
of Kangerlussuaq and a final week with a visit to Summit Station, the U.S.
research facility located at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. Students
observe scientists as they conduct research in a wide variety of fields
including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering. Students
also have significant hands-on experiences in field research under the guidance
of professional teachers from the participating nations.

JSEP is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the 11th grade at the
time of application submittal. Applications from underserved students are
encouraged. NSF’s Division of Polar Programs covers all participant costs, such
as food, transportation, lodging, and instruction for students selected to
participate. For more information, including application materials, go to

Applications for the JSEP 2015 program will open on November 15, 2014 and close
January 9, 2015.