Category: General Articles

Technology Talent Wanted

The Penn Manor Technology Team is seeking a building technology support specialist. Could it be you? Staff and students will rely on you for friendly help and assistance. You will install, maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software in a complex, multi-platform, mixed-vendor academic setting. Penn Manor’s learning technology mix is 5% Mac, 70% Linux and 25% Windows. Automation is crucial to… Read more →

Shawn Beard Honored as Outstanding Employee

Shawn Beard, Penn Manor’s Enterprise Systems Engineer, was recently honored as an outstanding district employee for 2015. Shawn’s is a somewhat elusive member of the PM Technology Team. His day-to-day tasks are often performed behind the curtain–but without him, we’d notice. Shawn is responsible for managing and maintaining our most complex and critical technical infrastructure. He diligently and expertly wrangles district networks and… Read more →

Penn Manor Mobile App

Penn Manor’s updated and expanded mobile app is now available for download on your phone or tablet!  The app includes a number of features not available in our previous district news app. Students and parents can now stay connected to school news, events, calendars, menus and more. Unlike paper calendars and schedules of the past, the app is updated on-the-fly as events are… Read more →

Red Phone Booths

Help Desk Phone Support Changes

Penn Manor School District is a big place. With 10 buildings and a 110 square mile footprint, providing immediate tech support for staff and students is an ongoing challenge. I am fortunate to have stellar IT staff, but my small crew is often stretched a little thin. For example, our help desk line consists of one dedicated person, Gina Brubaker.… Read more →

Summer Cloud

EdTech Summer Roundup 2013

We’re excited to welcome teachers back for professional development and looking forward to greeting students for the 2013-2014 school year. While summer clouds rolled by, the PM IT Team has been rocking and rolling with a slew of new technology upgrades, enhancements and preparations. Let’s peek behind the curtain and look at a few of the highlights: Welcome Dianne Bates,… Read more →

Commencement 2013

Penn Manor High School Commencement 2013 was held at the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center at Franklin & Marshall College on Tuesday June 4, 2013. The ceremony was webcast live and received over 580 views. Read more about the ceremony at Lancaster Online and the Penn Manor website. Congratulations to the wonderful class of 2013. We’ll miss you! Watch the video here! Read more →