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Title: Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Conference Information

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of ScienceState
Conference Information
Important Dates/Times/Location
  • Sunday May 18th
  • Monday May 19th
  • Tuesday May 20th
  • Departure from Parkland High School-track and
    field,(soccer) parking lot at 1200 noon
  • Students should arrive by 1115, May 18th-Check
    in with Mr. Christman-SMS or Ms. Haberstroh-OMS
  • Departure from Penn State- approximately 930
    A.M. May 20th. Should return about 100-130 to
    Parkland High School track and field parking lot.

  • OMS-Bus 7
  • SMS-Bus 8 and Bus 9

Chaperone Information/Safety Concerns
  • There is one adult chaperone for every 5
  • Students have regular check-in times, in person,
    no phone call check-ins
  • Curfews and rules are reviewed Sun. night at a
    regional meeting.
  • Lost keys will be charged 75
  • Each student and adult wears a nametag at all
    times which includes their room key, meal key and
    keyed entry to the dorm as well as a list of
    names and phone numbers of their group and
  • Campus security 24 hours
  • Medical staff, 24 hours, located in dorm area.

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OMS Chaperones
  • Ms.Dianne Haberstroh
  • Mr. Brian Holtzhafer
  • Mr. Tom Bryant
  • Glen Hofmann
  • Mrs. Carla Holdridge
  • Mr. Abu Shaw
  • Mrs. Carol Lawler
  • Ms. Kristin Mittl
  • Mrs. Lisa Luciano

Springhouse Chaperones
  • Mr. Daniel Christman
  • Ms. Susan Stern
  • Ms. Sara Yazujian-Wehr
  • Mrs. Robin Roberts
  • Ms. Kristin Yudt
  • Mr. Chris Gigler

  • Dorm rooms, girls in one building, boys in
  • Chaperones are just a few doors away. Chaperones
    are on every floor with the students.
  • All doors are labeled including chaperone names
    on doors.
  • Rooms equipped with refrigerator and microwave.
  • Two students per room.
  • Large bathroom with private showers on each
  • An idea - Bring a sand bucket with shampoo, soap,
    flip flops, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel and
    personal items needed for shower.

Lets peek inside the dorm.
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Activities and Shopping
  • Featured buildings may be available to tour.
  • Swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball
  • Gym and pool open, special gaming events Monday
  • Shopping at the book store.
  • PJAS shirts and pins are available for purchase.
  • Snacks available at Findlay Commons- where the
    dining hall is located.

Saltwater Aquarium at the Hub
The Arboretum at Penn State
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Dinner at Penn State
Three meals are provided, all you can eat with a
variety of menu items for every dietary need.
The Creamery
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What to Bring? Can You Carry It?
  • Your project/tranparencies/flash drive
  • Students presenting in Willard/Sackett should
    have registered and need their project on a flash
    drive as back up.
  • Dress appropriately for the presentation
  • Casual dress, swimsuit
  • Cell phone if available
  • Towels, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair dryer,
    flip flops for shower.
  • An alarm clock, Kindles allowed
  • Blanket, pillow. Money for additional snacks,
    video games, PJAS T-shirts, pins etc.
  • Any medication-please check in with Ms.
    Haberstroh/ Mr. Christman
  • Sports equipment (basketball, volleyball, tennis

Dressed for Success!
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What Not to Bring
  • Boom boxes, Radios
  • Laser pointers
  • Roller Blades, Skateboards
  • Water guns, super soakers
  • Alcohol, and/or illegal drugs
  • Any item that may cause injury to you or others.
  • No movies, DVD players, laptop computers

Overview of Schedule
  • Sunday- Unpack and attend meetings. Students
    receive badges, and booklets of information. Find
    building and room locations. Mandatory meeting
    Sunday night for all participants.
  • Monday
  • High School Students-morning presentations,
    lunch, free time.
  • Middle School Students- Possible campus tours,
    lunch, afternoon presentations
  • Monday afternoon/evening, Awards
  • Ceremonies, Pool and Gym, Games
  • Tuesday Check out and travel home.

For Students with the One Day Package
  • Check into Findlay Commons at the information
    booth. Opens 700 AM
  • Park at the East Parking Deck on Bigler Road

Rules and Regulations
  • No running, throwing or horseplay.
  • Females are not allowed in male dorms and vice
  • Students must wear name tags at all times.
  • All students must observe curfews and must be
    quiet after lights out.
  • Check in with chaperone (IN PERSON) at
    established, regular times.
  • Return your key to your chaperone in your brown
    key envelope.

Health Issues
  • All health information has been received. Any
    personal issues, please meet with us after this
    session to discuss.
  • Any medication needed, please package with name,
    phone number, school name and teacher sponsor.

  • OMS Dianne Haberstroh
  • Cell-484-464-5219
  • Brian Holtzhafer
  • In charge of male dorms.
  • Cell-484-350-9154
  • SMS Daniel Christman
  • Cell-484-522-8768
  • Please identify yourself when
  • calling or texting.
  • Other chaperones are on
  • the chaperone listing.
  • We are PJAS Region 3
  • Edith Mauthe, Director-Cell 484-274-6322, for
    emergencies only please.

Ice Cream surprise for Mom and Dad!
Sad to leave
A Rewarding ExperienceQuestions????
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