Penn Manor schools begin the 2019-2020 academic year

Penn Manor welcomed more than 5,300 students back to its schools Tuesday, Aug. 21, for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Students returned to the classrooms a bit earlier than usual and will end the year earlier — May 29, 2019, is the last day — to accommodate the $99.9 million construction and renovation project that’s in full swing at the high school.

Students at Penn Manor’s 10 schools were greeted by familiar faces, along with several new ones, as 18 new professional staff began their new year with the district, including Baron Jones, the new principal at Penn Manor High School. You can read more here.

“It was a great first day of the school year. We are happy to welcome our students and staff back for a new year,” said Dr. Mike Leichliter, Penn Manor superintendent.

“Although there have been many changes over the summer, we continue to have dedicated teachers and staff who are committed to the success of all our students.”

Many thanks to the Penn Manor staff, students, families and community members who helped make the first day such a success.