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PMEA Rep. Council

4:00 @ Manor Middle School

Dec. 18, 2014

BFF announcements

BFF is looking for pictures of the staff in the community.

Please send picts to wardell.jackson

School Board Meetings:  Link

Dec. 2

Jan. 5

Jan 20



Formulary LIST Health America Jan 1st, 2014. pdf. will download

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Women’s Preventive Services  .jpeg will download posted 8/20/12

In network Urgent Care facilities - updated Oct 4, 2013. pdf will down load.

President's Message
President's Payday Reminder 12/19/2014:

Dear Members:

Hold onto your Santa hats these last few days before the holidays!  We are almost there!  I hope you have a very relaxing holiday (boy, do we need it!).  I hope you are having visions of sugar plums dance in your heads and not Performance Task Frameworks (PTFs)!  

Sick Bank:  The deadline to sign up for the Sick Bank is December 31, 2014.  Please contact Donna Brady at the High School immediately, if you are interested in becoming a member of our Sick Bank.  If you are not sure if you have previously joined the Sick Bank, Donna can let you know.

Health Care Update:   Attached is the December Health Care report from our chair, Mindy Rottmund.  Please note the changes listed for January 1st with regard to paycheck deductions (contribution rates), deductibles, and maximum out-of-pocket charges.  The PPO Plan Summary with changes for 2015 highlighted in yellow and wording changes highlighted in orange is also included with the report.

PSEA Treasurer's Report:  Attached is the PSEA Treasurer's Report for December 2014 presented at the PSEA House of Delegates.  It was a positive report from our PSEA Treasurer, Dolores McCracken.

PMEA Website:  Dell Jackson and Erick Dutchess will be posting items on the "Buy and Sell" section of our website (  Please send them an e-mail at or  After the start of the new year, we will be transitioning out Dell and only be sending information to Erick.  Also, don't forget that you can access our current contract on our site, as well as the current prescription drug lists.

January Representative Council Meeting:  The next meeting will be scheduled in January at Manor Middle Faculty Room.  I will send the date in my first January payday reminder.

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Fair
Penn Manor Education Association
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PMEA Spotlight

Penn Manor Guidance Department recently present information as a school board meeting about programs and functions of the guidance department on career readiness. Thanks Melissa Ostrowski for presenting and providing us with information.

PMSD Counseling Department K-12 College and Career Readiness



Grade 5—4 Lessons—PA Career Education and Work Standards


Grade 7—Career Day,

                  Career Exploration Lesson


Grade 8—Career Day,

                  Two Career Exploration Lessons,

                  Career Shadowing


Grade 9—Importance of 4-Year Planning/HS Success Lesson,

                 Graduation Project Lesson

Grade 10-10th grade Academic Success,

                 Intro to PSAT testing,  PSAT results interpretation

                 CTC Cluster Information,

                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 CTC Tours,

Grade 11- College Application Process Assembly,

                 Financial Aid Workshop,

                 PSAT Testing-Pre and Post Testing instruction and interpretation,


                 Dual Enrollment Workshop,      

                 Stevens Program Presentation and tour,

                 SAT and ACT site administration,

                 CTC Presentation, CTC Tours,


                Individual 11th Grade Interview—late winter/spring of Junior Year

                        Includes making sure on target with all planning-credits, NCAA, Honors

                        Make sure transcript is accurate/updated with activities,

                        Guide course selection decisions,

                        Identify goals, outline process for steps needed to work toward goals,

                        Teach/Model/ how and where to locate information on post-secondary                                  options,

                        Advise on school visit, selection and entrance requirements,                 

                        Provide supporting website, printed materials,

                        Information sent home to families


Grade 12- FAFSA PIN Sign -ups,

                  Parchment Lesson,


                  Undecided Senior Meetings and Tour options,- HACC,           Stevens, CareerLink,                                     CTC Adult Education,

                  Senior Interview: Goal Setting with student post-secondary plan,

                                               Clarifying options, deadlines, requirements for application,

                                                Ensuring transcript is up to date and submitted,

                                                NCAA deadlines met,

                                                Scholarship information shared,

                                                FAFSA assistance



Provided to grades 9-12—Education Day, Career Seminars, Course Selection Presentations and Advising, Parchment Electronic Transcript Service, Updated PMHS Counseling Blog with significant Scholarship page,  on site ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP testing, Financial Aid Night, Community Service Resource List,



9-12 Career Oriented Graduation Project: 

Grade 9          Complete Career Matchmaker interest inventory,

                        Create a Resume,

Grade 10       School Comparison activity,

                        Informational Career Interviews,

                        Update Resume,

Grade 11       Career Shadowing,

                        Community Service,

                        Update Resume

Grade 12       Reflection Paper




Parent Offerings:

Education Day

Financial Aid Night

My Smart Borrowing Workshop

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Planning meetings as requested



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