Summer 2020 NHS Expectations

Please extend congratulations to our Penn Manor NHS officers for 2020-21:

President: Audrey Jachimowicz

Treasurer: Delaney Reitnauer

Secretary: Olivia Nicastro

Historian: Brianna Nissley

As mentioned in an earlier post, we revised the required number of volunteer hours that you must complete for 2019-20 to maintain membership in the Penn Manor chapter of NHS for your senior year. This expectation was changed from 25 hours to 15 hours. All juniors will have until August 31, 2020 to complete the 15 hours. We will continue to be flexible on how you complete your hours, but you must send an email with a description for pre-approval. Then complete a verification form and have it signed by the person supervising the volunteer work. If you already have 15 hours completed, we will apply it to your 2020-21 volunteer requirement. We strongly encourage you to get hours completed in a timely fashion, but at the same time, following safe guidelines.

Here are several other updates:

  1. Water Street volunteering will remain on pause for the summer. We will explore resuming this volunteer opportunity if Water Street is receptive to having us return in the Fall.
  2. Contact Mike Gerner, at (717)413-6667 or if you are interested in volunteering at Millersville community pool.
  3. Any funds that you collected for the Chicken BBQ MUST be returned. We have been contacted by a staff member who has yet to have his money returned. If you have questions about how to facilitate this, please contact Mrs. Myers at
  4. Historically, we have participated in the United Way Day of Caring, scheduled for Saturday, September 12th. Please mark your calendar now, and watch for updates about this event, as it will be subject to COVID-related guidelines.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Myers at or Mrs. Tejada at

Garden of Grace Volunteer Opportunity

If interested in supporting the Garden of Grace Ministry at Millersville Community Church, please contact Joy Olcott at 717-875-1057. She is text friendly.

The Garden of Grace supports families in our community. The garden is located at 163 West Frederick Street in Millersville. Hours can be counted towards next year.

Volunteers Needed at Lancaster County Library

The Lancaster Public Library is looking for some teen volunteers who
 would be willing to help out in various areas, such as shelving, straightening, and forming a Tween/Teen Advisory Board. They would also love to be able to give teens an opportunity to plan and present lessons to younger children.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact  Coreena Byrnes, who is the Children & Teen Services Manager for the Lancaster Public Library at  717-394-2651 ext.100

Water Street Rescue Mission

PLEASE READ, as Water Street has changed the sign in procedure for volunteers:

Each student will have to create an account and complete a waiver. This is a requirement of Water Street and it is for your safety and theirs. Before going in to the Mission, go to the link:

  • Create a username and password for yourself
  • Login
  • Click on your assigned shift and click the “sign up” button. Because you are under 18 years of age, you will need to complete a waiver and have it signed by a parent.


Guidelines and General Instructions for Water Street:

  • Please wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and please do not wear sleeveless shirts. Hats and hair nets are located to the right of the serving line. Please was hands when you arrive
  • Make sure you SIGN IN on the volunteer log or on the sign in iPad when you arrive. It is very important that you sign in each time you come. Attendance is monitored and used to determine future schedules.
  • For reasons of confidentiality and privacy, please don’t photograph clients.
  • When you’re coming down Prince St, our campus is the block between Farnum and Conestoga Streets on your right and you can park anywhere in the parking lot. (Parking passes are no longer required.)
  • Responsibilities include: filling salad bar and condiments, serving, clean up and break down of serving and dining area, food prep

All NHS members are required to work one shift at Water Street Rescue Mission. Assigned dates are listed below. If you have a conflict, you must arrange to trade with another student and both of you must notify Mrs. Myers of the change.

Sep 27:  Neel Mahapatra, Hannah Smith, Jackson Heiney, Ryan dang, Kyle Ament, Connor Mayers, Fikir Simegn, Isaac Leshok

Oct 25:  Gavin Neuman, Justine Fry, Kailey Stoner, Bethany Pettis, Liban Chibssa, Daniel Mader,  Tim Hermansen, Rachel Collison

Nov 22:  Liban Chibssa, Jolie Haertter, Mare Vozzella, Ryan Buchwalder, Aaron Gale, Audrey Ritchie, Fikir Simegn, Marlee Groft

Dec 27:  Dylan Jacyszyn, Devon Keene, Connor Mayers, Conner Grimecy, Sonja Mowery, Ashley Seiger, Morgan Cooper, Andrew Glenn

Jan 24:   Dominic Roma, Elle Miller, Kaitlyn Stauffer, Emma-Li Peters, Madelyn Harnish, Whitney Eichelberger, Curtis Rabatin, Tommy Hockenberry

Feb 28:  Ian Carper, Brady Lehman, Stephen Marquette, Alex Martino, Arden Morgan, Jordan Schucker, Bradan Zuzu, Jolie Haertter

Mar 27:  Lucas Charles, Thomas Bonnici, Grace Bibus, Jordan Stum, Lucas Rizo-Patron, Angela Frola, Lauren Zink, Taylor Locurto

Apr 24:  Audrey Jachimocicz, Brianna Nissley, Delaney Reitnauer, Amanda Wolf, Anna Mayers, Zachary Schaeffer, Olivia Nicastro, Seb Bookmiller

May 22:  Jillian Burkholder, Lily Nalevenko, Sophia Collier, Carli May, Chantal Morales, Tebelechi Ketema, Eden Crisman, Megan Reen

Jun 26:  Emelly Batista, Madyson Hodges, Jacob Johnson

Jul 24:  Abby Stoner, Hope Campbell, Lily Szafaran, Maddie Sangrey, Jack Shipley, Aidan Lewis, Evan Wright, Kim Miller

Aug 28:  Graham Thomas, Austin Lookenbill, Jordan Photis, Eleanor Helm, Evelyn Weaver, Claire DeVinney, Paul Karpouzis, Hannah Stork

Location:  210 South Price St Lancaster, PA  17603

Arrive by 4:00 and finish around 6:30 PM

Consider carpooling and remember to dress appropriately, including closed-toed shoes!

2019-20 Homeroom Meeting Dates

NHS meetings will occur during homeroom in the cafeteria on the first Thursday of each month. As a member, it is your responsibility to notify Mrs. Henderson or Mrs. Myers, in advance of the meeting, if you have a conflict. Excused absences from school are excused from the meeting. An additional meeting will be held on Thursday April 23rd in preparation for the Turkey Hill Country Classic.

Meeting dates:  September 5th, October 3rd, November 14th, December 5th, January 2nd, February 6th, March 5th, April 2nd, April 23rd (this meeting is to train volunteers working at the Turkey Hill Country Classic), May 7th.