Highlights

Former high school principal, Dr. Jan Mindish, speaks to 8th grade students about the life experiences that have shaped her.

Former HS principal shares her "Stack of Records" with Manor 8th graders

September 28, 2023

Dr. Jan Mindish, former Penn Manor High School principal and current president of the Penn Manor Education Foundation, spent the day in Mr. Telesco's Eighth Grade English classroom to share her "Stack of Records" (who has shaped her), her experiences, and her wisdom in interview fashion. Through Dr. Mindish's superb storytelling, students deepened their appreciation of older generations and learned how to conduct an interview--a skill they'll use sometime this year when they interview someone fifty years old or older. 

Students go "live" each day at Manor Middle

September 11, 2023

A select group of Manor Middle School eighth-graders start their day by providing their peers with live-streamed announcements each morning.  The students are led by Mr. Tom Reustle, a 7th grade social studies teacher in the building.  Mr. Reustle spends the first few weeks of school helping students learn how to execute the various roles in the TV studio.  The students learn how to act as the anchors, handle transitions, run the teleprompter, and support in classrooms that have a substitute for the day.  The students become more independent and lend more of their creativity as the year goes on.

Students go "live" each day at Manor Middle

September 11, 2023

A select group of Manor Middle School eighth-graders start their day by providing their peers with live-streamed announcements each morning.  The students are led by Mr. Tom Reustle, a 7th grade social studies teacher in the building.  Mr. Reustle spends the first few weeks of school helping students learn how to execute the various roles in the TV studio.  The students learn how to act as the anchors, handle transitions, run the teleprompter, and support in classrooms that have a substitute for the day.  The students become more independent and lend more of their creativity as the year goes on.

Manor students start year off strong

August 31, 2023

Manor students wrapped up their first back to school after their summer break.  There was a lot of excitement in the air as some students returned to a familiar environment, while others are joining the Manor community for the first time.  Students and teachers spent the week getting acquainted with one another and setting the stage for another great school year.

Manor announces April students of the month

May 3, 2023

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for April.

Middle school chorus students pose for a photo at the 2023 LLMEA County Chorus Festival

Manor middle chorus members pose for a photo at the 2023 LLMEA County Chorus Festival on April 29.

Manor chorus students represent Penn Manor at the 2023 LLMEA County Chorus Festival

May 3, 2023

On Saturday, April 29, nominated middle school chorus students attended the 2023 LLMEA County Chorus Festival. Students from both Lancaster and Lebanon Counties represented their school chorus program at this festival. Their performance was excellent, making their music teachers, Mrs. Masten and Mr. Thai, and our district proud.  

Manor announces February students of the month

March 15, 2023

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for February.

Eighth grade students recognized as "Fan.School Champions"

March 1, 2023

Students in Mr. Bittenbender's eighth grade social studies class participated in a 17-week current event competition.  The game allowed students to budget with a fixed "income" and engage in global news utilizing a variety of sources.  The top 8 students from each of Mr. Bittenbender's periods moved to playoffs in head-to-head matchups.  One champion was crowned per period.  Each champion was awarded a t-shirt for their dedication to understanding global news and analyzing trends.  Manor's Sarah Polito was also awarded a shirt as she competed nationally against students across the country by correctly predicting the outcome of the mid-term elections.   Sarah was ranked in the top 70 out of the thousands of students who participated in the challenge.  Congratulations to all of Manor's champions.

"Fan.School Champions"  pose for a photo
Students stand on a stage rehearsing their lines for the play.

Manor students prepare for upcoming performances

February 16, 2023

Manor middle seventh and eighth graders are currently rehearsing for their upcoming performance of The Trial of the Wicked Witch.  The group is being led by Ms. Galgon and Mrs. Aukamp.  They will perform this play on the evenings of March 3 and 4 at 7pm at Manor Middle.

Manor announces January students of the month

February 10, 2023

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for January.

Penn Manor band students pose for a photo at a recent event.

Manor students Zachary Magill (percussion), Nina McComsey (trumpet), Jaiden Lualhati (trumpet), and Evan Gregory (trumpet) represented Penn Manor at the LLMEA County Band Festival.

Manor students participate in the LLMEA County Band festival

February 6, 2023

Several of our middle school band students represented Penn Manor in the LLMEA (Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association) County Band festival on Saturday, February 4. 

Eighth graders develop coding skills using Finch Robots

January 26, 2023

Computer tech teacher, Mr. Jim Horner, has been working with 8th grade students to develop their coding skills using Finch Robots.  Students had fun trying to get their robots to complete specific tasks.  They worked in teams to troubleshoot issues and achieve their selected goal.

Manor recognizes the December students of the month

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for December.

Manor recognizes the November students of the month

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for November.

Manor recognizes the October students of the month

November 18, 2022

Students from all four academic teams were recently recognized as students of the month for October.

PRIDE Ambassadors standing for a photo with donuts
PRIDE Ambassadors delivering donuts to teachers

PRIDE Ambassadors lead the way in showing gratitude

November 18, 2022

Manor PRIDE Ambassadors took part in showing appreciation to our teachers.  The teachers were provided a sweet treat via the "donut cart."

Manor students take part in Construction Wars

October 12, 2022

Manor students had the opportunity to participate in ABC Keystone’s Construction Wars. This is an interactive career exploration event that offers hands-on activities with the help of construction professionals and provides students with an understanding of the many possible career paths offered by the construction industry. Students were able to build and take home several projects, including their own tool boxes and wood benches. They also used problem solving skills to work with electrical circuits, practiced masonry and learned about workplace safety. 

Principal (Dr. Edwards), Assistant Principal (Mr. Birch) and Assistant District Attorney (Janie Swinehart) present to Manor students

Manor students visited by assistant district attorney

October 7, 2022

Lancaster County assistant district attorney and Penn Manor alum, Janie Swinehart, visited Manor Middle School on Friday, October 7, 2022.  She presented information about the dangers of social media to our 7th and 8th graders.  The information was intended to empower our students with an awareness of how their "digital footprint" and future can be impacted by irresponsible use of social media.  Students were also provided insights into the implications of "dangerous" online activity.  

Manor's Food Drive to support The Loft

Manor’s Peer Helper program hosted a food drive. Over 2000 items were donated to The Loft, a resource to support PM students and their families. Congratulations to the Green 7 team for donating the most food and for all students to continue to show their Manor PRIDE core values.