Our Mission at Manheim Central School District is: To prepare responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.
Our FFA members shined in exhibiting their career skills at
CDE competitions at the 2016 PA FFA Activities Week.
Three FFA CDE teams are headed to National FFA competitions this fall:
1st Place Farm Business Mgt Team will compete at National FFA Convention: Vanessa Horning (first place individual), Kyle Burrichter, Steph Balmer and Holly Musser. Emily Witmer-alternate team member
1st Place Ag Sales Team will compete at National FFA Convention: Tony Stoltzfus (first place individual), Kole Hollinger, Mattie Gibble and Megan Swope. Danielle Fittery-alternate team member
2nd Place Horse Evaluation Team will compete at the Big E FFA competition: Emily Leibley, Adrianna Strait, Carley Sheppard and Rebecca Keppley. Skyler Anderson-alternate team member
4th place Ag Technology and Mech Systems Team– Josiah Heisey (2nd place individual) , Corey Fisher, Alec Hess, Chris Ill
4th Place Small Gas Engine Team: Craig McKee and Jared Groff
Livestock Judging Team: Julianna Gingrich, Corryn Wolgemuth, Jacob Oberholtzer, Hunter Hawkins
Beef Quality Assurance On Farm Certification/Recertification
& FFA/4-H Beef Fitting with the Jevin & Courtney Kready
Friday June 3 5:00-9:00 pm John Hess Auction Barn
THANKS for another great year of support of our MC ag students to grow and learn as they grew and sold thousands of heirloom tomato plants!
Agriculture Education students at Manheim Central are learning about agriculture in an inquiry science way in their new CASE curriculum ag classes.
CASE: Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, classes provide a high level of educational experiences to students to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) and natural resources and ecology (NRE)subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding. http://www.case4learning.org/
Mrs. Anderson and Mrs.Seibert attended Ag Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) and Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) CASE Institute training, respectively, to gain new inquiry based science teaching methods and AgriScience content. The CASE NRE curriculum is our new required 9th grade Environment, Ecology course.
Students learn agriscience concepts by learning then applying their new academic knowledge to vocational career possibilities.
The Honors Ag Sci class students have been busy all fall working on the new Green Elements Center. Environmental and ag science curriculum grants to our Ag-Ed Program from PP & L, Monsanto, PA DEP and McFEE were used to sponsor the construction and planting of the “Living Roof’ , a solar panel, a wind turbine and green energy teaching equipment. The supplier of the Sedum plants for the roof, Creek Hill Nursery in Manheim, gave our students horticulture industry training on installing the trays.