Penn Manor School District is participating in a statewide effort to prevent school violence called Safe2Say Something.
The program enables students and staff to anonymously report information about individuals they suspect may be about to hurt themselves or others via a phone app, website or 24-hour crisis center.
To submit a tip or link to the Safe2Say app, click here.
To submit a tip by phone, call 1-844-5-SAYNOW (1-844-572-9669)
Trained Safe2 Say staffers will review the tips and immediately contact school officials and, if necessary, law enforcement, to respond to the information they receive.
Penn Manor has established a team of school staff members to respond to tips. In addition, students and staff will receive training on reporting tips and identifying behaviors that could indicate a student is intent on causing harm.
We encourage students and staff members to use this new tool in reducing school violence.
We are pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting Janie Swinehart, Assistant District Attorney & Sarah Fritz, Lancaster County District Attorney’s Community Outreach Coordinator here at Manor Middle School on Wed., Nov. 13th to lead our students in a discussion specific to Digital Citizenship & Cyber Safety.There will be no schedule revision…we’ll call the students down to the auditorium via the PA system. The time for each assembly will be:
7th Grade @ 8 a.m.
8th Grade @ 9:15 a.m.
In addition, similar topics will be addressed during a Parent Forum on Thur., Nov. 14th (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) @ Marticville MS.
Thank you to Mrs. Rogers (school counselor) for taking 20, 8th grade students from Manor Middle School who are interested in construction trades to Constructions Wars held at American Builders and Contracts – Keystone Chapter https://abckeystone.org/ Construction Wars is a middle school career exploration event where the students hear directly from construction professionals about the value of a career in the industry. A special surprise…State Representative Brett Miller met with students from Manor Middle School and had pictures taken for his media site. He also spoke to students about the importance of education and jobs in the construction industry. See picture below. Over the course of three days, 200 area middle school students from Lancaster, York, and Lebanon Counties attended this year’s Construction Wars, an interactive career exploration event to experience hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals. Students participated in 5 sessions: 1. Safety – learned basic CPR2. Sheet Metal – made a tool box3. Plumbing – made an airtight plumbing fixture4. Carpentry – made a step stool5. Tool Demonstration – hands-on with a variety of tools6. Electrical – wiring circuits to turn on a light switch
This field trip is part of Manor Middle School’s focus on supporting students in exploring our Career Education and Work (CEW) Standards. Below are pictures taken of our students at the Construction Wars.
SUBSTANCE USE & TEENS SEMINAR TO BRING AWARENESS TO PARENTS
“Substance Use and Adolescents: How Parents Can Recognize the Signs” will be held on October 7th in Lancaster and October 14th in Lebanon (both from 6:30-8:00 pm). In collaboration with participating partners Caron Treatment Centers and Compass Mark, we will work to educate parents on this growing issue. The free seminars are for adults only (18+) and pre-registration is requested.
These FREE parent programs will focus on aspects related to adolescent use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Some of the topics to be discussed include:
We strongly encourage you to obtain a Sapphire account to review student grades, attendance, etc. Simply click here and follow the directions to obtain this account. If you have previously obtained a Sapphire account, there is NO NEED to submit the documentation again. Your username, password and pin # are all still valid.
School is right around the corner. It’s not too early to start getting ready. You and your family may be eligible under a federal program for Child Nutrition: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cnp/fr-032019
Research has shown that good nutrition has a positive impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn. It is important that we provide a nurturing environment for each child, so that individual success as a student can be maximized. We would encourage you to review the links below and submit an application. Even kindergarten students can qualify for meals; which is certainly helpful if you plan to send them to breakfast or for the days when they have a chance to eat lunch at school with the older students. Please contact Dr. Edwards or Dr. Keddie for more details. All information is confidential. Many families are unaware that they qualify for this meal assistance program.