IU13 Hosts Keeping Kids Safe on Social Media and the Internet


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

Information from the IU13.org/Safekids website:
Times have changed. Technology has become a monster that many parents and educators are struggling to keep up with. Kids (and adults) of all ages are glued to their mobile devices. Most communication has become digital. So how do we actually know who our kids are interacting with? Are they giving out too much information such as their names, schools, friends, and, more importantly, their location? Predators are lurking around every corner and have become very skilled in the use of social media and mobile applications, such as Snapchat, to reach out and communicate with kids.

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
  • Cyberbullying
  • Acronyms/The Children’s Internet Language
  • Basic internet safety

Workshop Topics

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%).

College Fairs 2017-2018

PACAC College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association of College and Admissions Counselors (PACAC) has announced the College Fair Schedule.  Below are the locations in our regions:

Hershey Area – 9/5/17 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Delaware County– 9/28/17 (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Berks County – 10/4/17 (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
York County – 10/16/17 (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)

For detail about the location, please see the events calendar on the PACAC website.
https://pacac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=8 .

The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair On September 25th, isThe Big Virtual – College Admissions Fair at the school. We’re expecting several hundred colleges to attend and strongly recommend you participate in the event. Chances are your dream school will be present at the fair. At the virtual fair you will interact with department heads of your favorite college using tools you’re familiar with such as live streaming, text, and video chat. You can learn the details and register for the event by visiting https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/Register.

Penn Manor’s Education Day College Fair will be Monday, November 6th in the Central Complex from 11:00-1:00. Many of these Colleges will also be at Conestoga Valley High School in the evening for the College Fair and Career Pathways event open to the public.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U Penn, and Stanford
September 28th, in Allentown, PA. Representatives from the above five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.  RSVP on their website at http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/ 

Christian College Fair
October 5th, 2017 7pm-9pm at Lancaster County Christian School. Christian Colleges from around the country will be represented. For more information, check out: http://mhttps://myblueprintstory.com/christian-university-college-fairs?fid=104yblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/?fid=71 

NACAC National College Fairs
The National Association of College and Admissions Counselors is hosing a college fair in Baltimore October 30th-31st.  Check out the website for location details and registration: http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/fallncf/pages/default.aspx

National Portfolio Day Events -For Seniors

Philadelphia, PA November 5th, 2017. Bring your portfolio to meet one-on-one with the top art and design colleges and universities. Visit Portfolioday.net for more information about specific events and attending colleges and universities.

SAT/ACT Test Dates for 2017-2018


2017-2018 SAT & ACT Test Dates and Locations
Penn Manor School Code # 392655

SAT Dates and Locations (Register at www.collegeboard.com)

Test Date                   Registration Deadline                      Location

August 26, 2017        July 28, 2017                                   Columbia, Ephrata

October 7, 2017        September 8, 2017                          Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                             Ephrata, Garden Spot,                                                                                                         Hempfield, Manheim Township,                                                                                           Penn Manor, Solanco

November 4, 2017    October 5, 2017                              Columbia, McCaskey, Warwick

December 2, 2017    November 2, 2017                          Columbia, Linden Hall

March 10, 2018         February 9, 2018                            Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                              Hempfield, Penn Manor,                                                                                                    Manheim Township, Warwick

May 5, 2018              April 6, 2018                                   Columbia, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                              Ephrata, Garden Spot,                                                                                                        McCaskey, Solanco

June 2, 2018             May 3, 2018                                   Columbia, Hempfield
Penn Manor SAT Test Center Number: 39424


ACT Dates and Locations (Register at http://www.act.org)

Test Date                  Registration Deadline                      Location

September 9, 2017   August 4, 2017                                Conestoga Valley, Warwick

October 28, 2017      September 22, 2017                       Cedar Crest, Garden Spot,                                                                                                 HACC, Penn Manor

December 9, 2017     November 3, 2017                         Cedar Crest, HACC, McCaskey

February 10, 2018     January 12, 2018                           HACC

April 14, 2018            March 9, 2018                               Cedar Crest, Conestoga Valley,                                                                                         Garden Spot, HACC, Warwick

June 9, 2018             May 4, 2018                                   McCaskey, Penn Manor

July 14, 2018           June 15, 2018
Penn Manor ACT Test Center Number: 160230

Exploring Military Options

Hempfield High School will be hosting it’s U.S. Military Night on April 19th from 7:00-9:00pm in their Performing Arts Center. This event is designed to give students who are interested in pursing a military career the opportunity to learn more about military service, job training, and college funding. If interested flyers will be available in the guidance counseling office.

PACAC College Fair at Millersville University

If you would like to visit and meet with representatives from colleges and technical schools, we have an awesome opportunity for you! Millersville University is hosting a regional college fair with over 150 schools. This event is FREE for Penn Manor students. We will meet at 9:00am in the Cafeteria.

Information on: Colleges, trade schools, military, career options, financial aid, and scholarships

When: March 16th, 2017

Where: On Campus at Millersville University

Students have two options:

  • Go to the fair only from 9:20- 10:30
  • Stay and take a tour of Millersville University’s campus from 10:30- 11:30 – you will need a packed lunch

Even if you have ZERO interest in MU it would be great to take a tour so that you learn what to ask on a tour, and what to look for when taking a tour.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_OJvz7mEnBo3u9rjax2rviALcuhMyGhMh2asjsZOqPU/edit

Review which schools/organizations are attending here: Lancaster Regional College Fair Organizations


Penn State Mini-Medical School

Are you interested in a career in the healthcare field or do you have a general interest in health related issues? If so, check out the Penn State Mini Medical School. This program is held every Thursday evening in March from 6-9 in the Edward P. Junker III Auditorium at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. There is no cost for this event, but enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the counseling office to receive more details.

March 7: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) In Medical Education

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Observe students working on PBL

March 14: Addiction

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Learning about substance abuse disorders in the hospital setting
  • Treatment and challenges that come with addiction
  • Advocacy and Partnerships with addiction

March 21: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Hear from several medical doctors.
  • Learning about the science revolving around HPV
  • Studies on HPV
  • Clinical changes and new insight revolving around HPV

March 28: Healthy Living

  • Hear from several medical doctors
  • Helping people make changes to their lifestyle that may be difficult
  • Looking at the question, “Can Exercise help prevent cancer?”

Pre-registration information: https://pennstatehershey.tfaforms.net/230

  • Place yourself on the registration “waitlist” if they are over capacity

Job Shadowing Panel

The Lancaster Workforce Investment Board is sponsoring FOUR Career Shadowing opportunities for Lancaster County Students. 

Why a panel?

  • These panels include those occupations that are difficult to shadow due to safety or confidentiality concerns.
  • The job shadowing panels include a group of industry professionals that will share their experiences and answer questions about their occupations.


All panels run from 9-11 AM

The Human Services panel will meet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in room 3 at Liberty Place; 313 W Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

The Police/Firefighter/EMT panel will meet on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center; 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545

The Construction panel will meet on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Association of Builders and Contractors; Rapho Business Park 135 T-801 Shellyland Rd. Manheim PA 17545 exit 772 off of 283

  • After the panel students will observe apprenticeship classes

The Industrial/Production/Logistics panel will meet on will be held in room 101 at 1020 New Holland Ave on Friday, March 10, 2017.

What do you need to do to register?

See Mrs. Ostrowski in the counseling office if you plan to attend one of the above sessions.  She will submit your name so you are registered.  You will need to arrange your own transportation and you will need to submit an excuse from your parent/guardian upon your return to school.

Email Melissa.ostrowski@pennmanor.net with questions.

Ubuntu Leaders

Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster raises awareness of social justice issues while empowering our youth participants to address them. It builds compassion, develops leadership and advocacy skills, and fosters global citizenry. This after-school, community-based program is geared toward youth in 7-12 grade who want to make a difference in their communities.

  • Weekly meetings (Monday 4:00-5:30pm Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster)
  • Immersion/field trip opportunities to raise awareness
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social change and advocacy projects

Apply online http://www.millersville.edu/socialwork/learning_institute/ubuntu.php

Check out this article in the Lancaster News Paper about the Fall 2016 Cohort! http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/ubuntu-leaders-in-lancaster-teaches-young-people-the-tools-of/article_688f9b32-b8da-11e6-9339-67b01b208b1c.html


TWIST Event with Thaddeus Stevens

9th grade-12th grade Girls at Penn Manor, you are invited to TWIST with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Tuesday, November 8th, 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Field Trip leaves from 9:30 and will return by 2:15).

 Learn about amazing opportunities for females within the tech & trade fields!

This exclusive campus visit will include keynote speakers, interaction with current female students, lunch, and a tour of campus. Seniors who attend will get a free application to Thaddeus Stevens, a $60 Value!

Programs at Thaddeus Stevens include Business Administration, Architectural Technology, Graphic Communications & Printing, Water and Environmental Technology, Computer & Network Systems Administration, and over 30 other trade programs.

Please see stop by the school counselors office for a flyer and permission slips. Permission slips need to be returned by Thursday, October 27th to the School Counselors office or to Ms. Slates (room 331).

TEDxYouth Event Coming to Lancaster— Get Involved….

On September 10, 2016, TEDxLancaster hosted a sold-out, professionally produced event at the Ware Center. Many adults passionately shared “ideas worth spreading,” and younger speakers also took center stage to share their passion. Building on the success of TEDxLancaster and in order to support student creativity, intellect and 21st century skill development, an Inaugural TEDxYouth@Lancaster is in the early planning stages. To clarify, a TEDxYouth event is a TEDx event created for youth and by youth with the help of adult mentors. Because of your connection to this community, we need you!  And there is only ONE chance to be part of an Inaugural TEDxYouth event!

If you are an adult or student (grades 6-12) interested in the following things, the TEDxYouth planning team is for you:

  • Representing your school, community or industry in a positive way
  • Supporting youth in our community who have ideas worth spreading
  • Connecting with people who are motivated, driven, passionate, and committed to creating something special for our community
  • Working with a team to hone real world skills that include marketing, budgeting, building partnerships, and effective communication
  • Putting into practice authentic 21st century skills such as critical thinking; creative problem solving through collaboration; and effective interaction with community partners, that will enhance your ability to succeed in whatever path you choose
  • Completing volunteer hours for school in a way that can build your skills for the future
  • Being an important part of a TED experience that is new and exciting!


JOIN US at the Conference and Training Center at IU13 (Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster) from 7PM – 8PM on Tuesday, October 4. Also, complete this short surveyso we can build a powerful, committed team of volunteers to make this event happen (probably in June 2017). RSVP through survey by September 29.
Also, feel free to forward this message to those in your world who you feel could make a positive contribution to the team. We are looking for a variety of backgrounds, passions and experience! TEDxYouth@Lancaster needs you! We hope you’ll join us and invite others (adults and students) to do the same!

 The TEDxYouth@Lancaster Planning Team

Janice Estabrook, Coordinator of Gifted and Enrichment Services

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

Instructional Services

1020 New Holland Avenue

Lancaster, PA  17601

Phone:  717- 606-1732

Fax:  717-606-1774

Cell:  717-413-4662

Twitter: @IU13GiftedNet

Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster

Growing Leaders | Building Communities

This after-school, community-based program is looking for youth members in grades 6-12 who want to make a difference in their communities.
Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster (ULL) invites students to meet with peers who are interested in developing leadership skills and taking an active role in creating the world you imagine.ubuntu-logo

Day/Time: Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm; first night is September 26, 2016
Location: Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.

Ubuntu Leaders in Lancaster believe in a youth led movement that changes things locally and globally. Are you interested in being part of that movement?
Join us to start the journey of creating positive social change and becoming leaders within your community! This program is open to students from schools across Lancaster County hosted through Millersville University School of Social Work. For the information to apply to this program or more information, email Ms. Wile at Dana.wile@pennmanor.net and check out the Flyer: ubuntu-leaders-in-lancaster-2016

To embrace Ubuntu means to interact with others and do for others in a way that benefits the community.


National Christian College Fair

Please note that a National Christian College Fair is coming to Lancaster on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. hosted by Lancaster County Christian School, Lancaster, PA.  This is the only fair of its type in south central PA.

Some of the premier Christian Colleges in North America will be attending.  More information and the list of Colleges attending can be found here.   Promotional materials will be arriving to your office within the next few days.

Scanner technology will be used at this fair; so to avoid registration lines, students are encouraged to pre-register and obtain bar codes prior to the fair

College Fairs 2016-2017

Back-to-School Virtual College Fair: On Aug. 25, 2016,  from 2 p.m.–10 p.m., NSHSSS and College Week Live will host a back-to-school virtual college fair. Students can live chat with admissions representatives and students from more than 100 colleges. Learn more.

Conestoga Valley College Fair and Pathways to Gold Collar Careers:  November 7th CVHS

Penn Manor’s Education Day College Fair will be Monday, November 7th in the Central Complex. Details will be announced at the start of the school year.

PACAC College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association of College and Admissions Counselors (PACAC) has announced their 2016-2017 College Fair Schedule.  Below are the locations that may be convenient for Penn Manor Students to attend:

  • Hershey Area Regional College Fair September 6th, 7pm-9pm
  • York County Regional College Fair October 17th, 6pm-8pm
  • Lancaster County Regional College Fair March 16th, 8:30am-11:00am hosted at Millersville University

For detail about the location, please see the events calendar on the PACAC website.
https://pacac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=8 .

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U Penn, and Stanford
Thursday, September 15th 2016 at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel 7:00pm. Representatives from the above five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.  RSVP on their website at http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/ 

Virtual College Fairs
College Week Live provides Virtual College Fairs for special tops and reginonal schools.  September 7th 4:00pm-12:ooam will be the Prinston Review Virtual College Fair. September 15th 4:00-12:00pm will be the Military.com Virgual College Fair. More will be announced as they approach. For information how to access these from your own computer, check out the website:
Why attend a Virtual College Fair? Virtual college fairs give students an opportunity to connect with colleges from around the world that they might not be able to visit at a traditional college fair. Colleges track how interested students are in attending their college through the virtual and in-person contact students make with the college. Attending a virtual college fair can help a students application to an out-of-state competitive college if they connect with the school they are applying to.

Christian College Fair
October 6th, 2016 7pm-9pm at Lancaster County Christian School. Christian Colleges from around the country will be represented. For more information, check out: http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/?fid=71 

NACAC National College Fairs
The National Association of College and Admissions Counselors is hosing a college fair in Baltimore October 17t-18th and in Philadelphia October 30th. Check out the website for location details and registration: http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/fallncf/pages/default.aspx

The Growing Project-Summer Volunteers needed

The Growing Projects is a program of Hunger-Free Lancaster County (hungerfreelancaster.org) as a way to infuse more healthy produce into the charitable food network and give volunteers of all ages a chance to help. The Growing Project is dedicated to growing fresh vegetables to help feed hungry people in Lancaster County. This first year, 2 acres will be cultivated for sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, beans, and more.

Volunteers will be needed throughout the planting, growing, and harvest process to make this venture successful so there will be abundant opportunity for others to get involved. To get involved and for more information contact Mike Youse at the the Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PA at 717-677-8211.

Volunteers are needed from May 21th and throughout the planting, growing, and harvest season. Volunteers must be over the age of 10 and are invited to bring garden tools.

Hunger-Free Lancaster County is chaired by former state Sen. Mike Brubaker and a partnership with business, faith-based nonprofit, and public sector organization working together to ensure sustainable access to three healthy meals a day for all Lancaster residents by 2018.

Summer Communications and Media Career Camp

Misercordia University is offering a summer Career Exploration Camp for high school students from June 26th-29th in the field of Communications and Media. During this four day and three night program students will do all of the tasks required to create a television magazine show and a newspaper–print and online. The price is reasonable–$90.  Camp fills quickly.  See the application here: MisericordiaSummerProgram