Penn Manor students, staff kick off 2021-2022 year

Penn Manor kicked off the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, August 30, with new faces in leadership roles at several schools and new spaces for students and staff to explore at the high school.

A new humanities wing with about 50 English, social studies, foreign language, art and special education classrooms and studios has opened at Penn Manor High School, along with a new media center and offices.

The construction project has entered its third phase, which will include a new auxiliary gym and health facilities that are expected to be completed in summer 2022. All site work should be wrapped up by December 2022.

At Conestoga Elementary, a new principal — Scott Keddie — greeted students as they entered school on the first day, and two assistant principals — Mike Fowler at the high school and Jerrell Birch at Manor Middle School — got to work in their new positions.

Students at all 10 Penn Manor schools returned to classrooms for full, in-person instruction one year after starting the school year with a blend of in-school and online classes.

Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter reported a smooth start as more than 5,000 students arrived for the new academic year.

“The first day of school is a time to reconnect with our students and celebrate the start of a new year,” he said. “We are excited to see all of our students and look forward to the year.”

Many thanks to our families, students and staff for a successful start to the new year!

  • Conestoga Elementary students leave buses
    A student gets a helping hand at Conestoga Elementary