For ticket information, click here.
For ticket information, click here.
The names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program were released today and 10 Parkland High School winners were announced. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. The Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and have submitted a detailed application that shows demonstrated leadership abilities as well as an outstanding academic record and SAT test scores.
The students are Nadim Amin, Mandy Dang, Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Hyunbin Kim, Anna Li, Natalie Ondrey, Arvind Parthasarathy, Derrick Shi, Yogeshwar Velingker, and Joshua Yang. Congratulations!
Commended students also showed exceptional academic promise by earning one of the 50,000 highest scores out of 1.6 million students who took the qualifying exam. The 15 Parkland High School Commended students are Victoria Cervantes, Simon Chen, Hannah Daniels, Alana Dee, Sabrina Ghosh, Serena Johnson, Aneesh Kapoor, Young Seiok Kim, Jerry Law, Esther Lui, Sai Mallipedhi, Mia Mangosong, Ojas Patel, Shaumik Phadke, and Allison Wilcox.
Please plan to attend your child’s SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE on the evening of the following dates (check your school’s web site for exact time of the event):
Parkway Manor Elementary Wednesday, September 7
Schnecksville Elementary Wednesday, September 7
Cetronia Elementary Thursday, September 8
Ironton Elementary Thursday, September 8
Kratzer Elementary Thursday, September 8
Fogelsville Elementary Wednesday, September 14
Parkland High School Thursday, September 15
Kernsville Elementary Wednesday, September 21
Springhouse Middle School Wednesday, September 21
Fred J. Jaindl Elementary Thursday, September 22
Orefield Middle School Thursday, September 22
This event, planned by Coordinated Health, included presentations from many guest speakers. Click here to view the presentation slides that were shared at this meaningful forum.
As we approach the new school year, we welcome all newly registered families and kindergartners to the District. Parkland School District and its schools provide various volunteer opportunities for adults to work with children and help out at school events.
If you are interested in volunteering in the Parkland School District, please read the document entitled “IMPORTANT INFORMATION As a Result of PA Act 153” (#1 below).
If determined that you are a volunteer, you must then complete all the necessary paperwork (#2-8 below) (#7 only if applicable):
NOTE: Clearances are good for five (5) years. If you have provided clearances within the past year, you do not need to renew your clearances at this time.
Call today about getting your business in front of 25,000 during the Parkland Football and/or Soccer Fall Season! 3×8′ ground banners are available in the end zones. Call 610-351-5630 or click here for more information. Go Trojans!
As a culminating activity in the fifth year of the Parkland School District Education Foundation’s existence, the Foundation Board of Directors awarded 44 “Celebrate Innovation” grants totaling $91,726 to Parkland School District with the intent of enriching the current curriculum to benefit a wide range of students, staff and community members.
In total, 15 awards were given to the eight Elementary schools, 13 went to the two Middle Schools and eight were awarded to Parkland High School. Additionally, eight grants will serve the District at large. With the addition of these grants and the dollars raised through the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program, the Foundation has given over $635,000 back to the District.
Parkland High School public access to tennis courts:
Recently the Parkland High School tennis courts have been locked due to vandalism and inappropriate use of the playing surface. Beginning July 15, 2016, weather permitting, the PHS tennis courts will open to the public as outlined below:
June 15th through August 31st: Monday –Friday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 1st through Thanksgiving: Monday – Friday 6:30 pm – Dusk
April 1st through June 15th: Monday – Friday 6:30 pm – Dusk
April 1st through Thanksgiving: Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Due to work on the 2016/2017 master schedule, HAC access has been turned off. The system will remain off so schedules and teaching assignments can be finalized. The system will be turned back on at the end of August.
Congratulations to the Orefield Middle School Art Club who has installed a gorgeous and HUGE mural on a building at 9th and Tilghman Streets in Allentown! 500 students took part in the project over the last eight years under the guidance of Kristi Robbins, Art Teacher at Orefield Middle School.
Great article and video on the Morning Call site: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/parkland/mc-parkland-orefield-mural-program-20160628-story.html
Spirit of Hope Community Dedication – July 10th at 5:30 PM, 9th and Tilghman Streets in Allentown
A Final General Fund Budget for the 2016 – 2017 school year in the amount of $166,085,430 was approved by the Parkland Board of School Directors during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. To read the full details, click here.
Links to full budget documents:
Green Teams work to conserve energy and be good stewards of the environment by changing the culture and behavior of students and staff members. Since the inception of the program two years ago, Parkland has realized $112,000 in Energy Savings.
On weekdays, between June 13 – July 1, Parkland residents receive a discounted ticket to Dutch Springs Aqua Park & Sky Challenge. A portion of each coupon that is redeemed will be donated to the Parkland School District Education Foundation.
Parkland TV is on RCN and Service Electric TV
Service Electric Channel 264 Digital TV or HDTV users can view the programming on Channel 102.9 and RCN Channel 65
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