Rise Above Retreat on 10/14/23: Eliminating Stigma in Youth Mental Wellness

The Rise Above Youth Summit Program aims to help high school students gain new skills and connect them to resources for mental health in Lancaster County. Throughout the summit, students will be challenged and encouraged to understand different perspectives when it comes to mental health. With each workshop that students participate in, they will be tasked to build up their general knowledge of mental health, learn about resources and understand the nuances about mental health.

There will be a Rise Above Retreat on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-3pm at 128 East Grant Street, Lancaster PA 17602. This will be a full day of workshops with lunch and snacks provided by the Touchstone Foundation. Registration and participation for this event is FREE to any and all high school students with a passion to learn more about mental health.

If any students are interested in participating, please register here: touchstonefound.org/summit

If you’re interested in learning about their past sessions, check out their blog: https://touchstonefound.org/category/rise-above/

Recap on College 101 Night

A huge thank you to all the students and families who made College 101 Night such a success! We were delighted to have the event in-person again and appreciated the wealth of information provided by our guest speakers Joni Klopp (Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Millersville University), Kelly Lowery (Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, West Virginia University), and Valerie Smith (Admissions Counselor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology). 

The evening focused on the college planning, search, and admissions process. A copy of Ms. Klopp’s presentation on Admissions Fundamentals can be found here: https://bit.ly/3t8dz81

Thank you again to everyone involved for helping prepare our students for this important next chapter in their lives! 

Field Trip: York College of Pennsylvania Health Professions Workshop, 11/8/23

Thinking about a career in Healthcare? Juniors and Seniors, you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity at York College of Pennsylvania! There will be an on-campus experiential workshop on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Students will first be introduced to the wealth of potential career options in the health professions department, then work with faculty and current students to complete two consecutive workshops based on the students’ interests. The workshop will include a Ted Talk-style presentation from a faculty member, lunch in the dining hall, and a campus tour. Permission slips can be found in the Counseling Office and are due by Tuesday, October 10th.

Reminder: York College of Pennsylvania Field Trip on October 25, 2023

Are you a Junior or Senior considering becoming a teacher, psychologist, social worker, or law enforcement professional? Join us for a wonderful event at York College of Pennsylvania to learn about how these careers impact people’s lives and the programs offered at their School of Behavioral Science and Education. The field trip will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Permission slips can be found in the Gifted and Counseling Offices and are due by Tuesday, October 3rd.

Financial Aid Night – October 24, 2023

Penn Manor High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the High School Auditorium and is open to all students in grades 9-12 and their families. Learn how to apply for financial aid for college and gain tips on making smart decisions when it comes to college funding. We hope to see you there!

NCAA Free Webinar for College-Bound Student Athletes and Families

Are you a student-athlete dreaming of playing your sport at the NCAA level? Invest in your future and spend an hour on Sunday, September 17, from 5-6 p.m. Eastern time, understanding the requirements and how to prepare for NCAA certification. Join NCAA Eligibility Center staff, who will walk you through what you need to do to compete at the NCAA Division I, II or III level. Staff will be answering questions live during the presentation, so come prepared to learn how to take your game to the next level! Click here to register: https://mc97gsxn49y6wmpf4p2n764zq7z1.pub.sfmc-content.com/4rviddiytvu

Construction Career Day

Attention students interested in a career in Construction! There will be an upcoming field trip to the Building Industry Association’s “Construction Career Day” on October 12, 2023 at the Wyndham Lancaster Convention Center. You will have the chance to explore industry careers, learn about residential building, and participate in demonstrations and activities. 

Permission slips can be found in the Counseling Office and are due by September 20th. 

Princeton University Visit this Friday, September 15th

Are you interested in learning more about Princeton University? Would you like the opportunity to meet with a representative and make a great first impression? Don’t miss this chance! This Friday, September 15, 2023, Penn Manor High School will be hosting a representative from Princeton University’s Admissions Office from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the Counseling Office Career Center. If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs. Long in the Counseling Center for next steps (marjean.long@pennmanor.net). We hope to see you there!

Field Trip: York College of Pennsylvania School of Behavioral Science and Education

York College of Pennsylvania School of Behavioral Science and Education is hosting a one-day event to learn about how their programs lead to careers that impact people’s lives. The field trip will take place on October 25, 2023 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Permission slips are available in the Counseling Office and Gifted Office (due by October 3, 2023). This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in a career in Education, Psychology, or Human Services. Open to Juniors as well as Seniors who are undecided about their course of study.

College 101 Night

We are excited to announce “College 101 Night” will be on September 26, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the Penn Manor High School Cafeteria. This event is geared toward Seniors and Juniors, but open to all students and their families. Learn about the college planning, search, selection and admissions process from Admissions Counselors from local universities. Please bring your laptop. 

We hope to see you there!