Drone shots show Phase 2 construction progress

New photographs shot by a drone camera show how much progress has been made recently on the second phase of the Penn Manor High School construction and renovation project.

Max Bushong, a Penn Manor High School junior, piloted the drone on April 25, 2021, to capture images of the new field house, media/technology center, academic wings and parking areas being built as part of Phase 2, which is expected to be completed by the end of summer.

Phase 1, which included a new STEM wing, auditorium, music classrooms and performance spaces and agricultural education and engineering classrooms and shops, was completed in early 2021.

The third phase of the project will involve demolition of the former ninth-grade building and the removal of the modular classrooms and temporary gym to make way for new physical education and health facilities to complement the existing gymnasium.

Phase 3 is scheduled for completion next summer, and final site work should wrap up by the end of 2022.

You can see a live photo of the construction project here.

Many thanks to Max — who has been documenting the project since before demolition began — for his terrific work up in the sky!

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Construction to begin earlier than normal Thursday, March 11

 Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may experience noise from construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Thursday, March 11.

   Starting around 6 a.m. Thursday, workers will be pouring concrete in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed.

   Concrete trucks will be using the Cottage Avenue entrance to the high school, and students, staff and visitors are encouraged to use a different entry point to avoid potential delays.

   The work is expected to continue until 8 a.m. 

Construction to begin earlier than normal Thursday, March 4

   Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may experience noise from construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Thursday, March 4.

   Starting around 6 a.m. Thursday, workers will be pouring concrete in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed.

   Concrete trucks will be using the Cottage Avenue entrance to the high school, and students, staff and visitors are encouraged to use a different entry point to avoid potential delays.

   The work is expected to continue until 8 a.m. 

Construction to begin earlier than normal Thursday, Jan. 21

Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may experience noise from construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Thursday, January 21.

   Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday, workers will be placing deck concrete in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Nearby residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed.

   The work is expected to be completed by the time school buses arrive around 7 a.m. 

Construction begins earlier than normal on January 14

Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may experience noise from construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Thursday, January 14.

   Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday, workers will be placing deck concrete in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Nearby residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed.

   The work is expected to be completed by the time school buses arrive around 7 a.m. 

Construction to begin earlier than normal on December 10

  Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may experience noise from construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Thursday, December 10.

   Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday, workers will be placing concrete slabs in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Nearby residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed.

   The work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Thursday. 

  

  

Construction to begin earlier than normal on November 24

   Residents who live near Penn Manor High School may notice construction activity that will begin earlier than normal on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

   Starting at 3:30 a.m., workers will pour concrete in a portion of a new building on the high school campus. Nearby residents may hear truck traffic, backup alarms, engines and generators while this work is being completed. 

    The early start time for this project is necessary to minimize truck traffic on borough streets during the morning commute. This will also ensure that workers have ample time to cure and finish the concrete during daylight hours.  

   The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Penn Manor begins 2020-2021 school year with opening of new STEM wing

Penn Manor High School students and staff got their first experience inside the school’s new STEM wing as the school district kicked off the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 31.

Students at all 10 district schools returned to classrooms under a Blended Learning schedule that provides in-school instruction for two days and online instruction for three days each week for most students.

Students in kindergarten through grade two and some special education students are attending school in person five days a week.

The blended schedule has enabled schools to implement recommended social distancing measures.

At the high school, students and teachers for the first time got to utilize classrooms, labs and gathering spaces inside the new science, technology and engineering wing.

The STEM wing includes classrooms, labs and shops for math, sciences, technology education, family and consumer science and agricultural education. The wing also includes a new auditorium, band, chorus and orchestra rooms that will be completed later in the year.

English, social studies and learning support classes have been relocated to the old math/science wing of the high school for 2020-2021, and the auxiliary gym is now located in the former temporary ag shop.

Phase two of the high school construction project will include construction of humanities classrooms with art and special education spaces, new administrative offices and a new library/media center.

Demolition to make way for this phase of construction was completed over the summer, and work has now shifted to the foundation. Classroom construction is expected to be completed by summer 2021.

Work will then shift to the third phase, which will include a new auxiliary gym and health facilities, which are expected to be completed in summer 2022. All site work on the high school project should be completed by December 2022.

We appreciate the patience of students, teachers and staff as we transition from the old high school to the new facility, which will continue to undergo interior renovations during the school year.

Many thanks to our families, students and staff for a successful start to the new year!

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  • Penn Manor High School STEM wing
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  • Penn Manor High School STEM wing
  • Penn Manor High School STEM wing

July drone shots document dramatic progress of HS project

New photographs shot by a drone show how much progress has been made since June on the Penn Manor High School construction and renovation project.

Max Bushong, a Penn Manor High School junior, piloted a drone on July 16, 2020, to capture images of demolition of the 1958 wing of the school, which is being demolished this summer to make way for construction of additional classrooms.

The aerial shots also show the progress of construction of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) wing, ag shop and classrooms, and the auditorium being built on the site of the former high school parking lot.

Those classroom spaces, shops and labs are slated to open for students when school resumes Aug. 31.

You can see a live photo of the construction project here.

Many thanks to Max — who has been documenting the project since before demolition began — for his handy camera work!

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  • High school construction aerial shot
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  • High school construction aerial shot

Drone shots from June 2020 show progress of HS project


New photographs shot by a drone show the progress that has been made in recent months on the Penn Manor High School construction and renovation project.

Max Bushong, a Penn Manor High School junior, piloted a drone on June 16, 2020, to capture images of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) wing, ag shop and classrooms, and the auditorium being built on the site of the former high school parking lot.

The images also include the first phase of demolition of the 1958 wing of the school, which will be demolished this summer to make way for construction of additional classrooms.

You can see a live photo of the construction project here.

Many thanks to Max — who has been documenting the project since before demolition began — for his terrific camera work!

  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project
  • Aerial view of high school project