Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

One Week this summer can change everything!

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Business education is anything but boring! At PFEW, high schoolers learn the ropes while meeting friends to last a lifetime.

What is PFEW?

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system. Bringing motivated students together with business people from throughout the state. This unique concept in learning has enhanced the lives of nearly 50,000 young adults for more than forty years.

During PFEW, participants not only learn to appreciate our free enterprise system, but they also see from a practitioner’s perspective what it takes to be successful in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Student companies simulate the actual operation of their own business for the equivalent of three years. Facing all of the decisions that real executives are confronted by, the student companies are mentored by dedicated business volunteers who serve as Company Advisors. Sharing their knowledge and expertise, Company Advisors address the most significant issues facing business today in straightforward, informal discussions with students.

Accented with motivational speakers and interactive learning exercises, this one-of-a-kind program furnishes a real-life educational experience for eager students. Sponsorship winners grasp the value of teamwork, cooperation and leadership, and are provided with an invaluable opportunity to develop communication skills.

PFEW magic

PFEW is an educational program like no other. It’s where young people open doors to their future. It’s where they experience the excitement and thrill of business, teamwork, competition, independence, ownership, and personal responsibility. It’s where they embrace and celebrate our American free enterprise system. And it’s where they forge their path to a successful future.  We call it the PFEW Magic, and every eager student should experience it.

WHAT: Week of Summer activity with PA Free Enterprise

WHO: Sophomores and Juniors

WHEN: Choose one of the 4 weeks in July 2022

WHERE: Lycoming College

COST: $150 special offer for registration

Ask your Counselor or Mrs. Cortez for more information and help signing up!

Interested in taking a college class for CREDIT this Spring?

Students if you are thinking about taking a college class “Dual Enrollment” during this coming SPRING semester please email Mrs. Ostrowski (melissa.ostrowski@pennmanor.net) to sign up for a Dual Enrollment Information meeting on October 29th during Flex in the Career Center. You will learn how to see what classes are offered, how to apply, and how much classes cost. Don’t miss this information session! You can also check out our Blog Page on Dual Enrollment at the link below for some advance information or if you miss the presentation. https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/

Education Day 2021

Please Join Us For

Education Day

College and Career Fair

Monday, November 1st in the East Gym

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.

Click here for: College and Career Fair Attendees

Fall PHEAA Webinars

PHEAA PAForward October webinars can help answer your questions about post secondary education funding and processes.

Learn about education loans – which loan is right for me

  I’ve found the schools I’d like to attend and after filing the FAFSA, State Grant Form, Scholarships and researching higher education costs and calculating the funding gap, I see that education loans are a necessity, but where do I go from here?  What loan programs are available?  What are the advantages and disadvantage of the various types?  Join Financial Aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option.  Linda and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.

October 14th Thursday – 6:30pm;      October 21st – Noon, lunch and learn

Financial Aid Timeline – know what to do when

  Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PAForward program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This 1 hour presentation will provide the starting points and web resources- for effective research before, during and after your student makes post secondary decisions.  Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

October 12th Tuesday, 6:30pm;     October 19th – Noon, lunch and learn;    

October 28th, Thursday, 6:30pm

Register at pheaa.org/virtual

Join Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences for an upcoming Open House!

Undergraduate On-Campus* Open House
Saturday, October 30, 2021
9 a.m. to Noon at the PA College Campus
850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Learn about our associate and bachelor’s degree programs, including nursing, radiography, sonography, BSN, healthcare administration and more! 

*This in-person event may be transitioned to a virtual event held on a different date, pending COVID-19 restrictions. 

Graduate Virtual Open House
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
5 to 6:30 p.m

Learn about our master’s ​​​​and doctoral programs, including nurse practitioner, MSN in education or administration, healthcare administration and DNP, in a flexible virtual open house. 

PA College Students

USMMA Info Session

United States Merchant Marine Academy

There will be an information session for those interested in the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. The admissions process and academic requirements are unique for service academies and this session is open to all high school students and college counselors.

Date: Sept. 28, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students and school counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.

To register for the session, please use the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcOytqDksH9TFhXtxZ-QVZeNUK0TiEI4R

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.

Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.

More information about the Academy can be found here.

Penn State York- Fall Events

Fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for your college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 1 early action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline! We are offering a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Penn State Day Open House: Saturday, October 9 (in-person event)
Students will learn about the admissions and financial aid award processes and timeline, have an opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students, and view campus via a walking campus tour. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students will receive a $65 application fee waiver. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.

Application Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions Counselors will be on-hand to help you work on the Penn State application. Application fee waiver of $65 for those who attend!

September 25 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here.

FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to assist you as you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited spaces available

November 29 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.

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.

Virtual Fall Scholars Day Open House

Schreyer Honors College • Penn State

The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State will host our virtual Fall Scholars Day Open House on Friday, Sept. 24 from Noon to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the Schreyer Honors College and Penn State through current student panels and presentations by deans and the Admissions staff. The event also includes opportunities for prospective students to engage with the University’s academic colleges.

Click here to register.

Are you interested in taking the Fall 2021 ASVAB?

The Fall 2021 ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 13th at Penn Manor High SchoolThe ASVAB is offered to Junior and Senior students only.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest. 

Click ASVAB if you would like to sign up!

If you sign up to take the test, please continue to check your student email account for test day information. You will receive test day information prior to the test date! If you have any questions, please see your counselor. 

Military Contacts:

Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Wallace – U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter C: (717) 333-4409 Email: Kenneth.wallace@marines.usmc.mil

Second Class Petty Officer Tiara Culp – Navy Recruiter C: (717) 803-0095 Email: tiara.l.culp@navy.mil

Staff Sergeant Cynthia Barraza – Army Recruiter C: (717) 209-1452 Email: cynthia.m.barraza.mil@mail.mil

Staff Sergeant Aaron M. High – Army Recruiter C: (717) 205-5431 Email: aaron.m.high.mil@mail.mil

Sergeant Colton Stoks – National Guard Recruiter C: 610-733-8951 Email: Colton.b.stoks.mil@mail.mil

ASVAB Practice Sites:

Go to 4tests.com
– Select “Professional Exams”
– Select “Military Exams”
– Select “AFQT”
– PRACTICE!

Go to uniontestprep.com, Click section for ASVAB 

For more information on the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, visit http://www.asvabprogram.com.

Early Enrollment Thaddeus Stevens

If you are interested in learning more about attending Thaddeus Stevens your entire senior year, this meeting is for you!

When? – Monday, September 20th at 5:00 pm

Where? – Manor Middle School Library

How? – Sign up here so we know how many people are coming

The Early Enrollment program offers qualifying students the opportunity to complete their freshman year at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology while still seniors in high school.

Early Enrollment is a fully immersive program where students can start earning credits in the majority of Thaddeus Stevens’s high-demand, high-wage majors.

These innovative, technical-based majors train students for many different job opportunities, providing knowledge and skills that help graduates excel in their lives—professionally and personally. Many graduates receive multiple job offers before receiving their degree and have options to pursue higher degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

How does Early Enrollment differ from College in the High School? Early enrollment requires the student to take all of their classes at Thaddeus Stevens College. Early enrollers are full time, college students. They would not report to their home high school at any point during the school day.

Visit the website for more details: https://stevenscollege.edu/earlyenrollment/

RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/G3Lg1bjNmQtg2KqG6

Financial Aid Night

Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PMHS Counseling Office.

When? – September 20th 6:00pm

Where? – Manor Middle School Cafe/Auditorium

Each year we offer free presentations to guide students and families through the financial aid process. Participants receive information to help them better understand the requirements necessary to receive state and federal financial aid assistance.

PHEAA mission is to provide affordable access to higher education

PHEAA vision is to be a respected leader in higher education, technology, and student aid, devoting energy, resources, and imagination to helping current and future generations of students.

Check out these resources and bring them to Financial Aid Night!

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

Register HERE

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

Register HERE

HOSTED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERIES

Questions?

Contact cartillio@montcopa.org

*Sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time period!

PHEAA Sept Webinars: Planning & Scholarships – for all grade levels

September PHEAA webinars are here to assist with planning!

Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When     Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 16, Thursday, Noon;  Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon 

THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT-NOT PENN MANOR SPONSORED. PENN MANOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the Manor Middle School Auditorium/Cafeteria. Financial Aid Night

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain:  it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance   Sept 14 Tuesday Noon;  Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm;  Sept 30 Thursday Noon

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing.  This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying.  It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started.  We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions.  Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PAForward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

Register at:  Pheaa.org/Virtual