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.

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

College 101 Virtual Event

When? –  Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 pm via Google Meet.   

Students can access with Google Link here: meet.google.com/adw-hink-tzm *Copy and paste this link so you can access it at the time of the event*

We understand with the pandemic, some of you are behind on the college process. We are here to help!

College 101 will be the first of various sessions to help you get back on track and begin your college process. We will highlight everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades 11th and 12th.

Topics include college searchapplication timeline, and college entrance essay writing, and interviews. 

“How to Make Your Application Stand Out”   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.

Penn Manor will offer the ACT on September 11, 2021!

Penn Manor will administer the ACT twice throughout the 21-22 school year, once in the fall and once in the spring (April).

The fall date is Saturday, September 11th. The deadline to sign up for the ACT is Friday, August 6th. After August 6th, there will be a late fee to register.

To register for the ACT, click here and select “Register for the ACT”.

Need more information about the ACT? Check out these 8 Reasons to Take the ACT and how the test compares to taking the SAT.

*Students in need of a fee waiver should email their school counselor.

Camp College at PMHS

Exploring, Researching, and Applying to College can be overwhelming.  Members of the class of 2022 are encouraged to sign up for a one day workshop on June 17 to be held in the NEW PMHS Counseling Center! from 9-4.  We will work together to make sure that everyone has a solid start to researching, applying, writing essays, and  much more. Details are on the attached document.  Register now with PACAC and also email Mrs. Ostrowski.  For questions please email melissa.ostrowski@pennmanor.net

Click to download the flier for more information and details!

Out-of-School Program

Young Adults Program

Are you between the ages of 16-24? Summer is right around the corner and we are excited to share with you an opportunity for students who have graduated high school and are not pursuing post-secondary education at this time, OR students who dropped out of high school. 

Let us connect you to your future Career!

Services Available:

  • One-on-One Career Coaching
  • GED Testing
  • Access to Online Courses
  • Up to $10,000 towards approved TRAINING
  • Paid internships earning a minimum of $10.35 an hour in CAREER fields that match your interest
  • Opportunities to earn gift card incentives for Career Exposure Activites
  • and more!

Get started today! Email YOUNGADULTPROGRAM@jobs4lancaster.com

@PACAREERLINKYA

Coast to Coast Virtual College Tour

Coast To Coast College Tour

Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you to learn about our institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered.

June 6-10 and June 13-17
Various times available.

This is a brief introduction to the signature aspects of each institution, we’ll also spend some time sharing application advice, financial aid insights, and answering questions submitted by students in advance.

Feel free to join us during any program, as the information will be the same at each.
To view a full list of program dates and register,
visit the Coast to Coast Tour website.

An RSVP is required, webinar link sent upon registration.

Job Openings

Are you looking for a JOB after graduation? Do you want to find a summer job? If you are looking for part time, full time or summer job opportunities >>>> Go to the Virtual Job Board! We have received MANY local opportunities for students (and parents). There are a few job fairs and hiring events that are coming in the next few weeks. Some places are even offering a sign-on bonus. Take advantage of these local jobs today. Click HERE.