On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Penn Manor will host a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Auditorium beginning at 6:00 PM. This special event is intended for all parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, and community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation with special guest speaker Ms. Stephanie Owsiany, Student Assistance Program Specialist.
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 note that Penn Manor High School students will provide free child care for this event. While registration for this event is not required, we are asking that anyone needing child care for this event to please complete this Google Form no later than April 14, 2023, so that we are able to provide adequate child care coverage. We look forward to partnering with you to support our students!
Now is a great time to begin your college planning! Join the Counseling Department for a Field trip to the PACAC Lancaster College Fair on Tuesday, March 15 from 9:30 am until 11:20 am. The fair will take place at Thaddeus Stevens College. Field Trip forms are available in the Counseling office and Juniors Google Classroom. Forms must be returned by February 25, 2022. Cost is free and space is limited. Masks are required for the bus and in the buildings of the college.
This trip is best suited for Juniors and undecided Seniors.
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.
Parents and students are invited to attend Penn Manor Education Day on November 1st, 2021. Over 100 admission representatives will be here from two and four year colleges, technical, nursing and business schools in the East Gym. This is a great opportunity to speak to admission counselors and ask questions about the various Career Preparatory Programs and Colleges from around the East Coast. Learn about entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life and academic programs. NEW additions include local workforces sharing career information and job opportunities.
The event time will be 11:15am -1:15pm- during Block 3 and lunches.
Parents are welcome and can enter through the main office.
Preparing your student for a career is an important part of his/her education here at Penn Manor.
This year, we are happy to announce that your student will be participating in JA Inspire, a virtual career fair for students. Junior Achievement’s mission is to prepare students for their own economic success.
Through JA Inspire Virtual, students will be learning about themselves through a career assessment and through a reflection of choices made during the career fair. They will have the opportunity to learn about many different careers, job opportunities, internships, and more, all in South Central PA. Our plan is to have your student complete JA Inspire in some classes or on their own. Please feel free to join your student as he/she goes through JA Inspire. Ask questions about career choices, share successes and tips, go into JA Inspire Virtual and visit local booths and watch webinars with them. They each can get a unique log-in from their counselor or teacher and can access the fair 24/7 from March 15th-June 13th. Join in on the fun!
Millersville University will be doing Instant Admissions Decision Day Wednesday, December 16th. This is where you can apply online, meet with an admissions rep on a virtual call for about 10 minutes to find out if you are accepted!
Applying now through this method means that you don’t have to pay to send your test scores* and you don’t have to do the essay portion of the application. Sign-up now:
*Millersville University is test-optional for students with a GPA higher than 3.2. If your GPA is lower than a 3.2, then please request on the form below for your counselor to send any test scores we have for you (PSAT/SAT/ACT). https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7. If you don’t have either, please talk to your counselor to prepare for an admissions interview.
Please Join Us For Education Day November 4th East Gym
Parents and students are invited to attend Penn Manor Education Day on November 4th, 2019. Over 100 admission representatives will be here from two and four year colleges, technical, nursing and business schools in the East Gym. This is a great opportunity to speak to admission counselors and ask questions about the various Career Preparatory Programs and Colleges from around the East Coast. Learn about entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life and academic programs. NEW additions include local workforce sharing career information and job opportunities.
Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on November 11th.
Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Tuesday, November 12th
Deadline to apply to MU online by November 4th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code:FR2020 on the Millersville Application (recommended not to use the Common App for Admissions Decision day to use fee waiver).
Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application.
Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.
Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org
Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.
The 2018 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm in the High School Library.
Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades for students grades 9th, 10th, and 11th. After the general college information about the college search, application timeline, and college entrance essay writing, and interviews.
“How to Make the Common App ‘Not So Common” Components of applying to college, and details about what and to include in applications.
“Writing a Stand-out Essay” Where do I start in writing my college application essay? What do admissions reps want to read about?
“How to Rock the Interview” Many small, competitive colleges require an interview as a part of the admissions process. Learn about this process and how to present yourself in these interviews.
Upcoming events: There is a field trip open to juniors to a regional college fair on March 15th. Stop by the school counselors office to get a permission slip.