STEM Tower Challenge

The Blue 7 science students participated in the Team PumpKING/Queen STEM Tower Building Challenge.  Students were challenged to design and build a tower that would hold a pumpkin, utilizing the following materials: 3 pencils, 1 ruler, 12 inches of tape, 6 pieces of paper, 1 pumpkin and 1 coffee filter.  Attached are the champions for each class period. 

Meal Distribution

Penn Manor School District plans to provide meals to students every day that school is in session. Please click this link for more information.

Navigating a School Year Like No Other

Families are in the middle of what is an unprecedented start to the school year. Click on the link for information about a virtual series designed to help navigate the start to the new year. There are sessions for families with K-12 grade students. They will be held every Wednesday in September via Zoom. Register at this link.

Title IX-Know Your Rights

Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. Penn Manor School District complies with all Title IX requirements.

The prohibition on discrimination in employment in Title IX encompasses, but is not limited to, recruitment, advertising, hiring, upgrading, tenure, firing, rates of pay, fringe benefits, leave for pregnancy and childbirth, and participation in employer-sponsored activities. The regulation applies to all employment decisions whether made directly or indirectly through contractual arrangements with referral agencies, labor unions, organizations providing or administering fringe benefits, or others.

For a statement describing the rights and responsibilities of victims of sexual harassment or those who are the subject of complaints, contact Theresa Chiodi, Title IX Coordinator at (717)-872-9500 ext. 2247 or (717)-600-4859 or visit the district’s Title IX menu on the district webpage:

How to Get Help or File a Complaint:

If you are not sure whether you should make a formal complaint, you can consult Theresa Chiodi, Title IX coordinator at (717)-872-9500 ext. 2247, (717)-600-4859 or Title IX coordinator can help you decide if any action needs to be taken and how best to address your situation.

If you believe that you or a PMSD student, employee, volunteer or third party vendor, has been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, you can report the incident(s) to Theresa Chiodi, Title IX coordinator, using the above contact information, to a building principal or to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael G. Leichliter, (717)-872-9500, ext. 2224 or

End of the Year Highlight Videos

Blue 8 Award winners  – Click here.

Green 8 End of the Year Video – Click here.

Green 8 Award winners – Click here.

Green 7 End of the Year Video – Click here.

Presidential Award for Educational Excellence – Click here.

Presidential Award for Educational Achievement – Click here.

Principal’s Award winners – all teams – Click here.

Tenacity Award winners – all teams – Click here

MU/PMSD Buddy Program – Update & Feedback

Dear Penn Manor Families,

Thank you for your participation in our Penn Manor/Millersville University Buddy Program.  Millersville students & Penn Manor families have expressed interest in continuing this program over the summer.  GREAT NEWS!  While there will not be the traditional, school year academics, our Millersville buddies are happy to continue with specific areas of educational need.  For example: multiplication tables, spelling words, reading/writing, even telling time, are skills we can continue to work on throughout the summer.  In lieu of the academic piece during the school year, are there any additional subjects, hobbies, and/or extracurriculars that you would like the Buddies to (remotely) meet about?  For example: maybe a specific sport, type of art, music, video games, etc.

Please complete the form HERE to give us valuable insight as we grow the program in the future and to help us pair buddies who are wishing to continue throughout the summer.