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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!

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

February 2020 drone shots show progress of HS construction

Photographs shot by a drone operated by a Penn Manor student show in detail the progress being made on the high school renovation and construction project.

Max Bushong, a Penn Manor High School sophomore, has been documenting the project through photos since before construction got under way.

Max, who is a technology intern on the high school’s 1:1 Help Desk, piloted a drone on Feb. 20 to capture images of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) wing and the auditorium being built on the site of the former parking lot and ag wing.

Many thanks to Max for undertaking this project!

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

  • Aerial view of high school construction.
  • Aerial view of high school construction
  • Aerial view of high school construction
  • Aerial view of high school construction
  • Aerial view of high school construction.

Map outlines major parking, access changes beginning Monday, March 18

March 15, 2019:

Major changes in parking and access are being implemented at Penn Manor High School, beginning Monday, March 18, as part of the renovation/construction project. A map showing the new restrictions is available here.

Please take note of these changes:

  • No student parking will be permitted on site. Students will park at Comet Field, and shuttle buses will take them to and from the high school. Shuttles will begin at 7:15 a.m. and run throughout the day.
  • The main driveway from East Cottage Avenue will be closed at the pedestrian bridge, and the administrative and ag parking lots will be closed off.
  • Visitors will park in the lot at the entrance to the cafeteria, across from the bus parking area, between 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Visitors before 7:45 a.m. and after 2:15 p.m. will park in the lot near the former tennis courts.
  • All visitors will enter the school at the band entrance, across from the bus parking lot.
  • Staff will enter the campus via Model Avenue and park in the parking garage. Visitors cannot use this access route during school hours.
  • All buses and parents dropping off students will enter from East Cottage Avenue.  Buses will use the current bus parking lot, and parents will drop off students at the Technology Education wing and circle around the building to exit via the main driveway.
  • Special needs students will enter the school via a ramp at the auditorium entrance.
  • Transportation for student athletes also will be affected. Find detailed information here.

Signs will be erected to direct traffic on the high school site. Please bear with us as we transition to full construction. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

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. 

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!

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

Parking areas at HS designated for fall/winter

Visitors to Penn Manor High School for athletic events or other events may park in two locations: the parking spaces near the cafeteria entrance and/or the parking spaces in the garage, near the main entrance. Please do not park in other areas.