Seniors! Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning online loan application period is OPEN! The deadline is 4/28/23 to apply for our interest-free student loans for the 2023-24 school year. Since 1961, LDHL has provided more than 14,000 loans totaling more than $19 million! We can help students achieve their educational dreams. Apply online at https://lancdollars.org/
Category Archives: Community Resources
Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night
On March 9, 2023, Lampeter-Strasburg will be hosting a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:00PM. This special event is intended for all Lancaster County community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation. 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 review the brochure to learn more information about this vaping prevention event. Should you have any questions, please contact Lampeter-Strasburg High School Principal, Dr. Ben Feeney, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-464-3311.
Girl’s Leadership Camp hosted in Elizabethtown
Open for girls ages 11-17 to learn about their unique strengths and how to share them with the world. Topics include Communication, Interpersonal Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Goal Setting. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Lockheed Martin and Tallo opportunity for all high school students. “It’s out of this world!”
Lockheed Martin and Tallo are creating a 4-part webinar series to help you get ready for a career out of this world. You’ll hear experiences from experts in the aerospace field, see behind the scenes how we develop space innovations, and learn how you can start a career in Space. Even cooler, if you complete the whole series, you’ll earn your Space Certified Digital Badge and be entered to win prizes such as a Microsoft Surface, Oculus, or Raspberry Pi! This is open to all high school students. We encourage you and all your friends to sign up today!
Summer Jobs and Programs
There are many new job postings on the Job Board! Check it out here.
There are also many summer camps, classes and programs available. Check those out here: Summer Opportunities.
Academy Night- In person at PMHS
On Friday, February 25th 6:30-8:30 pm, at Penn Manor High School, there will once again be an in-person Academy Night for the 11th District of Pennsylvania. United States Service Academy Liaison officers, ROTC representatives and DODMERB personnel will be present to brief on their programs. Information provided will include answers to the following:
· The difference between attending an academy/ROTC and military recruiters
· The value of attending a summer program at an Academy
· Describing the ‘ideal’ candidate
· Determining the difference between a nomination and an appointment
Especially now, with the changes to SAT/ACT standards, extracurricular push, and hybrid learning, it is important for those students/parents/educators to understand the process and the rigors of the application/admission.
Please contact Mary O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or with any questions.
Click below to download the flier with more information.
There are many resources available to help students and parents with the FAFSA and student loan options.
Presented by PHEAA: Financial Aid 101– Understand the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. We plan to discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.
Presented by PHEAA: FAN Junior Jumpstart– This session will focus on the planning and goal setting high school juniors should be working on to prepare for the financial aid process they’ll face as seniors. All students who are looking into any post secondary education, and their parents, will benefit by the information that will be provided. Join us for a JumpStart!
Presented by PHEAA: FAFSA Overview/Line by Line– Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Access Partners will present an overview of the 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. They will guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and state grant application.
IU13 Transition to Secondary Education Fair- LIVE Virtual
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
High school students with 504 Plans or IEPs and their teachers and parents are
encouraged to attend this year’s live virtual fair to learn about making a successful
transition to post-secondary education. Live sessions by agencies, administrators, and
counselors from various schools and colleges will cover numerous aspects of self-advocacy as well as steps for accessing disability support services in a post-secondary
school environment. Attendees will also be able to view information on colleges and
universities, trade and technical schools, agency, and financial supports with just a click!
Registration opens on January 19, 2022
Register by clicking HERE or go to: https://forms.gle/oe2pLn5UcXvY6nVV8
College Planning Resource
Check out this College Planning Guide for Students and Families, also en Espanol
It’s never too early to be thinking about college! This guide, provided by York College, is presented in Five Steps. These steps will help you plan for college, guide you through college, and prepare you for life after college.
Looking for a Job?
Students, are you looking for part time work? * Alumni, are you seeking Full time employment options? *Parents, are you looking for job options for you or your students? * Employers, are you looking to share your job openings with a great community?
The Counseling Department’s Job Board may be able to help you! There are many opportunities available, and new contacts are added frequently. Scan the QR code below or click this link to view the Google slides document.
Free Back to School Series
Montgomery County System of Care is offering two sessions to help parents. The sessions are free and will be virtual. Sign up is required.
SEPTEMBER 13*- 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Protective Power of Parents to Keep Young People Safe and Build Them to be their Best Selves
with Dr. Ken Ginsburg- Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of The Center for Parent and Teen Communication
SEPTEMBER 22* – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Positive Parenting Strategies for Less Worrying and More Connection
with Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard- Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founder/Director of Brave is Better
HOSTED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE
*Sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time period!
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 email@example.com
Shreiner Tree Care: 2019 Student Internship Program
Seniors: Are you interested in working outdoors after graduating? Does a career in landscaping interest you? If so, make sure to check out Shreiner Tree Care’s 2019 Student Internship Program! Areas of focus will include plant health care, tree pruning, large truck driving, customer service, and much more. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up a flyer!
Coping Kids & Teens Family Support Series
The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss understands that loss impacts the entire family. Held in the
Bob & Joy Allen Coping Kids & Teens wing at the Pathways Center, the program provides a series for children, teens and adults who are coping with the death of a loved one. Families gather for a light supper prior to each session before breaking into age-specific groups to provide peer support.
The next series is:
Thursdays, October 18–November 29 (excluding November 22)
(Registration deadline: October 5)
Families meet with a Coping Kids & Teens counselor to determine if the group would be the best support option for them. Call (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 by October 5 to schedule anappointment.
Click here for more information about the Coping Kids and Teens program.
IU13 Hosts Keeping Kids Safe on Social Media and the Internet
IU to host KEEPING KIDS SAFE SYMPOSIUM
March 20, 2018 Two identical sessions: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Registration required at iu13.org/safekids
Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, for the 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium. This is a Free Cyber Security Forum on Social Media & the Internet, which will be held at the The Conference and Training Center at IU13 (1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601).
Everyone is welcome to attend this event, specifically parents, educators, and community members.
Featured speaker Michele Stuart, from JAG Investigations, Inc., will be addressing five areas of concern:
- Child victims/human trafficking
- Cell phones/app security issues
- Acronyms/The Children’s Internet Language
- Basic internet safety
This class will cover numerous applications and social media platforms commonly used by kids. It is important to know that apps come and go almost daily. Parents need to stay proactive in trying to keep educated on new apps coming out.
Objectives: Discuss bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, pornography exposure
- Learn how to set mobile privacy settings
- Discover the most current apps being used for social media
- Find out what current apps being used for “secret” communications/sexting
- Hear how bullying happens and can ruin lives
Potential Risk of Online Predators
- 71% of teens have online profiles (including Facebook, Friendster, and Xanga), up from 61% from the previous year.
- 69% of teens regularly receive personal messages online from people they do not know and most of them do not tell a trusted adult about it.
- Teens readily post personal info online. 64% post photos or videos of themselves, while 58% post info about where they live. Females are far more likely than male teens to post personal photos or videos of themselves (70% vs. 58%).
- One in 10 teens has posted their cell phone number online.
- Overall, 19% of teens report they have been harassed or bullied online, and the incidence of online harassment is higher (23%) among 16- and 17-year-olds. Girls are more likely to be harassed or bullied than boys (21% vs. 17%).