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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 […]

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Elementary School Wireless Upgrade Complete

Teachers and students increasingly rely upon a high-performance network for innovative teaching and learning. As classroom technology grows, and mobile computing devices expand, strengthening our technology infrastructure is vital. The wireless network, in particular, is the core hub through which virtually all classroom technology projects flow. Without wireless, the district would grind to an unpleasant […]

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Open Campus PA Website Launched

As we start our second semester of online courses, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the new Open Campus PA website: www.opencampuspa.net. Open Campus is the virtual course collaboration between Penn Manor and our two partner districts: Hempfield School District and Manheim Township School District. During the second half of the school year, students […]

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2012 Technology News Recap

With 2012 drawing to a close, it is time to reflect on Penn Manor technology accomplishments. Let’s recount major IT highlights from the past 12 months: Nine school buildings received a much needed communications upgrade during the spring. The new phone system, powered by open source sipXecs software, replaced our nearly decade-old, proprietary 3COM NBX […]

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Let’s Build a Computer

The Penn Manor IT team recently spent the day building 40 new staff computers. Rather than purchasing more costly finished PCs from a traditional vendor, my staff assembled the systems from individual components. The computers will serve as upgrades to 7 year old systems currently in use by various district personnel. My team has hand-assembled […]