Post Prom Party
The Parkland High School Parent Forum committee instituted a post prom party in June 2002. The event following the prom offers numerous activities for students including athletic events, dancing, music, games, and prizes.
Parkland School District Emergency Task Force
In existence since 2006, this committee is comprised of school administrators and first responders from South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie. The purpose of the committee is to develop a cooperative partnership to promote safety and well-being for the students in the geographic area of Parkland School District. The Task Force has improved communication between agencies, participated in a variety of prevention oriented drills and exercises, and remains informed of current best practices in the field of school safety. The following is a listing of the participating agencies: American Red Cross, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Lehigh County Emergency Management, North Whitehall Township, Parkland School District, Pennsylvania State Police, St. Joseph The Worker, South Whitehall Emergency Management, South Whitehall Fire Inspector, South Whitehall Township, South Whitehall Township Police, The Jewish Day School, Upper Macungie Township, Upper Macungie Township Police
The district counseling plan identifies competencies necessary for personal and social growth. These competencies are provided through classroom, small group and individual activities implemented by the guidance staff.
School Resource Officer
Beginning in the 2002-2003 school year, Parkland School District incorporated a South Whitehall Township police officer as a School Resource Officer at the high school and in 2013-2014 school year at the middle schools. By providing a visible presence in the high school and middle schools, these specially trained officers work in partnership with staff to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. The resource officers are available to consult with various school-based teams as well as to work with high school and middle school administration to deter inappropriate behavior by students. The ongoing positive relationship with the township police department allows the district to provide proactive informational sessions with students in addition to having a police presence.
Parkland Police Pals
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, there is a standing invitation with the South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Pennsylvania State Police departments. Police officers will be welcome to visit our schools, have breakfast and/or lunch with the students or stop in for a bagged lunch to eat on the go. The officers will also be provided a workspace with access to a phone and a computer. The goal of this program is to create a daily police presence in all of our schools. It’s a great opportunity for police officers to be more visible in the schools and for the students, teachers, staff and parents to recognize the police officers who are integral in protecting our community on a daily basis. In addition, you can expect to see marked police vehicles at front entrances to our schools and in our parking lots at various times throughout the day. This initiative is part of the ongoing effort on behalf of the South Whitehall Township, Upper Macungie Township and Pennsylvania State Police Departments and the Parkland School District to ensure the safety and security of our children.