Class of 2017 Important Information

Laptop collection

Seniors are to turn in their laptop on May 30 or 31. The laptop, charger, mouse and bag need to be returned.   Seniors have the opportunity to purchase the Acer laptop he or she currently possess for $50. If purchased, the Acer laptop will be sold to the students in the condition it is at that time. If a student received a Lenovo laptop, he or she may purchase a refurbished Acer laptop including mouse, charger and bag.

Baccalaureate Service

The Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2017 is scheduled for June 1 at 7:00 p.m. The service will be held at Pequea Brethren in Christ Church (40 Church Road, Lancaster, PA 17603).

Class Trip

Those seniors who have made arrangements to attend the class trip on June 2 should be sure to arrive at Penn Manor High School by 7:00 a.m. The trip will depart by 7:15 a.m.

Graduation Practice

All seniors who are participating in the commencement ceremony need to attend practice on June 5 and 6. Practice will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the high school auditorium. Seniors will travel to F&M College during practice on June 6. Practice will end between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Class picnic

All seniors are invited to attend the senior class picnic to be held at the Millersville Lions Club Pool on June 5 starting at 11:00 a.m. There is no cost to attend the picnic. However, seniors need to sign up to attend on the sheets outside the main office.

Senior Pride Walk

The Penn Manor elementary schools have invited the seniors back for a Senior Pride Walk. The elementary schools would like for the seniors to come back and proudly display the accomplishment of graduating from high school to the current students. If seniors attended Hambright, Martic or Pequea Elementary they are invited to return to the schools on June 5 at 2:30 p.m. If they attended Central Manor Elementary they are invited to come back on June 7 at 9:00 a.m. Those seniors who attended Eshelman or Letrot Elementary are invited to come back on June 7 at 10:45 a.m. Because of the construction project, Conestoga Elementary is encourage alumni to go to Hambright Elementary on June 5 at 2:30 p.m. Seniors are asked to wear their cap and gown when visiting the schools.

Commencement Information

Commencement for the Class of 2017 will be held at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center of Franklin and Marshall College, on June 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for seating.  With the exception of a reserved section for handicap seating and honored guests, seating is on a first come basis.  Everyone in attendance must present a ticket in order to enter the ceremony.  Tickets are distributed to students at the end of commencement practice on June 5. Please refer to the F&M Parking for Graduation map of the campus of Franklin and Marshall College for parking information.  Please give consideration to traffic and parking arrangements when planning your departure time.

The graduation ceremony is a formal ceremony that marks an important event in each student’s life.  In order for this to occur, we need the cooperation of every member of the Class of 2017 and each person in attendance.  For most, the highlight of the ceremony is the presentation of the diplomas.  During this time, it is important that everyone present refrain from making any cheers or noises that will distract from a student’s names being heard.  Once all students have received their diploma, a time of celebration will be included in the program.

Commencement expectations:

  • All students are to report to the high school by 5:45 p.m. on June 6.  All students are required to ride the bus to the ceremony.  Please plan accordingly to ensure that each student arrives at the high school by 5:45 p.m.  Students should make sure they have their gown, cap, tassel and victory hood.  There are no extra items, so students should take great care in making sure all items are in their possession.
  • Students are not permitted to have cell phones, cameras, other electronic devices, or sunglasses during the ceremony.  Because access to the high school will not be available after the ceremony students will not be permitted to leave anything in the high school.  It is strongly recommended that all valuables be left at home, locked in their car or given to parents.
  • At 6:15 p.m., students will board buses to travel to Franklin and Marshall College for the commencement ceremony.  After the ceremony is completed, students are not expected to return to the high school.  Diplomas will be distributed immediately after the ceremony on the second floor of the Alumni Center.  There will be one bus that will return to the high school for those students who need transportation.

Again this year, Penn Manor High School will be televising the commencement ceremony on the Internet.  Directions for this will be posted on the district website.  It is with great excitement that we make preparations for this year’s commencement.  Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated in making the commencement memorable and successful.  Please do not hesitate to contact the high school if you have any questions.