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President's Message
President's Payday Reminder 5/20/2015:

Dear Members:

After four long years of absence, the governor of Pennsylvania attended the PSEA House of Delegates in Philadelphia last Friday.  Governor Wolf addressed the opening assembly and vehemently supported public education and the issues that are important to public educators.  Honestly, I thought I was going to cry.  

It has been such a grueling four years for public education.  Now, with an ally in the governor's office, we need to help him help us.  Please be prepared for a call to action in the next two weeks when the State House of Representatives takes up the pension reform bill passed by the State Senate.  This is a heinous bill that attacks not only new employee pensions but also current employee pension benefits.

Click on the link below for an article written by Lt. Governor Mike Stack titled "What's with the GOP Legislature's War on Public Workers." 

Senior Citizen Dessert Social:  Thank you so much to Sue Hamer, our chair, and to all of the members who helped with the Dessert Social this year.  Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by the Association and by the senior citizens who came to enjoy the dessert and concert!

Sign Up for PSEA Alerts:  If you are a new member or your personal e-mail address has changed, please go to and update your profile so that I can send you e-mail alerts if necessary over the summer regarding legislative attacks on our pension and public education.  Under the tab "Membership Center," click on "My PSEA," then click on "My Member Profile" and update your information.  If you have not yet registered on, you will need your membership card to register the first time.  You can also subscribe to get text messages, as well as follow PSEA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

PSEA Officers:  At the House of Delegates in Philadelphia on May 15-16, the delegates elected new officers:  President - Jerry Oleksiak (former Vice President), Vice President - Dolores McCracken (former Treasurer), and Rich Askey (former Treasurer of Southern Region and member of Harrisburg EA).

Health Care Reminder:  If you are traveling this summer, be sure to check online to locate urgent care centers in case of an emergency.

Prior Approval for Classes:  If you are taking a summer class, please submit a prior approval form to the superintendent or you will not get reimbursed and you will not be able to use it for column movement (exception:  everyone is allowed one 3-credit, non-approved course for column movement).

PMEA Website:  Our Webmaster, Erick Dutchess, will be posting items on the "Buy and Sell" section of our website (  Please send an e-mail to  Don't forget that you can access our current contract on our site, as well as the current prescription drug lists.

May Representative Council Meeting:  The May PMEA meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m. at El Serrano's restaurant.  This is our end-of-the-year appreciation dinner meeting for our representatives.

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Fair
Penn Manor Education Association
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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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