Thursday, October 13, 2016

Christmas 2016 Downtown Hanover

The 2016 Christmas Committee of Downtown Hanover announces the annual Santa Parade and Bike Decorating Contest. The Holiday Parade is Friday, November 25, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Downtown Hanover. The bike decorating contest is for students 1st grade through 6th grade. Those entering the bike contest and other parade participants must use a Christmas theme on their bikes. We also invite family groups to participate in the parade. A parent must accompany their children participating in the parade. The parade forms at the Baer Avenue Playground at 8:00 a.m. All judging takes place beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms for the parade are available by calling Janet Black at 717-637-1768. Deadline for registering bikes is November 16, 2016. All participants in the parade must be pre-registered.

~ Janet Black, Parade Chairman

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Grandparents' Day Change.....

West Manheim will be hosting our Grandparents’ Day differently this year.  Grandparents will be invited to visit learners on the following days.
Grades 3, 4, & 5 visitation will be on Friday, November 11, 2016. 
·       Kindergarten and grades 1 & 2 visitation will be on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

More information and times will be sent home at a later date.

Thank you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Would you like to be a mentor at South Western?

Did you know that South Western School District has launched a K-12 mentoring program? 

This year, South Western will be implementing a mentoring program that a dedicated group of educators and community members have been developing for the past two years.  The purpose of the mentoring program is to support struggling learners by facilitating positive, personal, and relational development in preparation for lifelong personal growth.  Our hope is that adult mentors can support learners in the areas of; organization, time management, study skills, career exploration, relationship building, and communication/social skills.

We are currently looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers, with flexibility in their personal schedules to be able to meet with learners during the school day.  Any adult who is interested in making a difference and being a positive role model is encouraged to volunteer.  Training is provided to all qualified mentors as well as continued support throughout the mentoring process.  For more information about the program, our application and screening process, and to obtain an application to be a mentor, please be in contact with one of the following individuals:

            Allen Bittinger, High School Mentor Coordinator
                     (717) 633-4807

            Travis Wildason, EHMIS Mentor Coordinator
                    (717) 633-4840

            Jill Shirey, Baresville Mentor Coordinator
                             (717) 633-4870

Barbara Piatt, Manheim Mentor Coordinator

            Erin Hanson, Park Hills Mentor Coordinator
                         (717) 633-4880

Matthew Kolb, West Manheim Mentor Coordinator

         (717) 633-4890

Monday, June 20, 2016

WM Summer Open Library Night

Hello West Manheim Ponies!  

We hope you are having a wonderful summer and have made time for some great reading! If you need a new book or would just like to stop into our library, we invite you and your family to visit us tomorrow evening on Tuesday, June 21st from 6-8 PM. This will be the first of three Open Library events over the summer.

We hope to see many families come out to enjoy Open Library tomorrow evening on Tuesday, June 21st from 6-8 PM.
Thank you!

Mr. Cromer

Thursday, May 26, 2016

SWSD School Board Opening

South Western School District is looking for a School Board Director.

Due to a recent resignation, an opening is currently available. If you are a resident of the South Western School District and would like to be an active participant on the school board, you are encouraged to contact the office of the superintendent to indicate your interest. Residents who express an interest and fill out a brief application will be interviewed by the Board on June 27, 2016. Please know that the successful candidate will have to run in the public election next year. Go to this link to access the application:

South Western School District
225 Bowman Road, Hanover, PA 17331