• Parkland High School is proud of its vibrant visual and performing arts curriculum and clubs. Pictured here is an excerpt from the spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz.”

    Wizard of OZ Presented by PHS
  • An annual district-wide event, Parkland collects more than 20,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest of the Lehigh Valley each winter. Students then visit the local operations center to learn more about how this organization works to feed the hungry across the region.

    Parkland Participates in Food Drive
  • Jaindl Elementary School Honors Veterans on Veterans Day

    Parkland Students Honor Veterans
  • The Jaindl Elementary PTO raised funds to install this new piece of playground equipment at the school.

    Jaindl Playground
  • Parkland High School Chorale Performs National Anthem at Temple Home Opener.

    Parkland Chorale Performs National Anthem at Temple Home Opener
  • Students make their masterpieces at the 11th Annual District-wide Festival of the Arts. This event is held each May and has become a favored tradition with a k-12 art show, musical performances, festival food, and children’s activities on the lawn of Parkland High School.

    Festival of the Arts at Parkland High School
  • Students study using Netbooks in Parkland classrooms.

    Netbooks and Paperless Classroom

Parkland Reaches Teacher Contract Agreement


The Parkland School District Board of School Directors and the Parkland Education Association (PEA) reached a two-year contract agreement when the Parkland School Board approved a new contract on August 26, 2014.  The District’s teacher’s ratified the agreement earlier in the day. The agreement will be in effect from August 31, 2014 until August 31, 2016.  The PEA represents approximately 640 members, including teachers, nurses, guidance counselors and other professional staff. 

[Read More...]

Parkland Classroom Preview Days

Parkland students and their families are invited to take a sneak peek of classrooms at their respective buildings on the following days and times:

Elementary School Sneak Peeks
Jaindl – Aug 27, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Kratzer – Aug 27, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Cetronia – Aug 27, 2:45 – 3:30 PM
Ironton – Aug 27, 2:45 – 3:30 PM
Fogelsville – Aug 28, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Kernsville – Aug 28, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Parkway Manor – Aug 28, 2:45 – 3:30 PM
Schnecksville – Aug 28, 2:45 – 3:30 PM

Springhouse Middle School Locker Night for 6th Graders and New Students/Self-Guided tours – Tuesday, Aug. 19th, 5:15-7:15 PM

Orefield Middle School Locker Night for 6th Graders and New Students/Self-Guided tours – Tuesday, Aug. 19th, 5:15-7:15 PM

Springhouse/Orefield MS New Student Orientations – Thursday, Aug 28, bus picks up students at regular time noted on bus cards, students depart home at 10:40 AM

Parkland High School 9th Grade/New Student Orientation:
All 9th grade students and new students to Parkland High School are cordially invited to attend the Parkland High School orientation program on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. During the program, we will explain the class schedule, assign lockers, introduce students to the student activity program and increase facility awareness. The program will begin at 7:40 a.m. with a dismissal time of 10:00 a.m.  Parkland School District bus transportation will be provided for our orientation day. You will receive a bus card listing your bus stop, bus number, normal pick-up time, and homeroom number. Please report to the auditorium upon your arrival for the orientation day program.


First day of school for all students: Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Parkland Final General Fund Budget Approved


The Parkland School Board adopted a General Fund Budget for fiscal year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 in the amount of $152,182,566. The taxing mill rate is 14.09 mills and represents a 1.88% tax increase. To read full details about the budget and to review examples of how to calculate property taxes for the coming year, click here.

More Posts from District News