Parkland School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
The Middle Schools will present the next Parent University Program on January 26, 2017. It will be at 7:00 PM in the Springhouse Middle School Auditorium. The topic is sports nutrition for teen athletes. Click on the link below for additional details:
South Whitehall Township Recreation sponsors FAMILY OPEN SWIM on Sundays from 1–5 PM, Jan 8 – Mar 26 (excluding Jan 29, Feb 12 and 19, and Mar 12) at the Parkland High School pool. One lane will be roped off for lap swimmers. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults.
OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL and OPEN GYM occurs on Sundays from 1–5 PM from Jan 8 – Mar 26 (excluding Jan 29, Feb 12 and 19, and Mar 12). OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL will be in the Parkland High School Main Gym for people ages 16 years and up. OPEN GYM will be in the Parkland High School Auxiliary Gym and is open to children ages 15 and under. These events are free and open to Parkland residents. Identification and proof of residence may be requested.
The Pennsylvania State Police, in partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh County’s District Attorney, Lehigh County Probation and Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol, will hold a Drug Awareness Academy in response to the heroin epidemic currently going on in our community. The Academy sessions are open to all residents of Lehigh County and some topics are particularly aimed at high school students. The sessions will be held on October 25, November 2, November 9, and November 16. Each session will focus on a different area of concern and will take place at 7 PM at Lehigh Carbon Community College Community Services Center at 4255 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville, PA 18078.
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):
- Important Information As a Result of PA Act 153
- Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Affidavit
- Act 82 of 2012 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form
- Copy of Criminal History Check, Act 34.
- Copy of PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Act 151.
- ONLY IF REQUIRED – Copy of your Cogent Registration ID Number (fingerprinting results).
- Checklist for Volunteers – Must be completed prior to submitting paperwork.
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