Parkland Weekly Update


Coming Events

March 6, 7, and 8, Guys and Dolls, Jr., Springhouse Middle School Spring Musical, 7 PM each day with a 2 PM matinee on March 8. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, GUYS and DOLLS, JR. introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends: Sarah Brown, the up­right but uptight "mission doll,"; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game. Tickets are $5 at the door.

March 6, 7, 8 and 9, Disney's Beauty & The Beast, Jr., Orefield Middle School Spring Musical, 7 PM on March 6, 7 and 8, 2 PM on March 9. “Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version will transport you to the heart of a quaint French town, where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. Belle surrenders her freedom to save her father from a horrible Beast and, by taming the Beast, teaches him the meaning of love. Tickets are $5 at the door.

March 8, Entertainer of the Year, 7 PM, PHS Auditorium. This student talent show, sponsored by the PHS Leo Club, will showcase a variety of acts. All profits will go to the Josh Kates Rehabilitation Fund, a fund set up for a student who was tragically hit by a car when he was walking across a street in December.

March 8, Schnecksville Elementary Talent Show, 5 PM. Come see your friends on stage and be entertained by Schnecksville's home-grown talent. Free admission, priceless entertainment.

March 10, Are You Smarter Than a Teacher?, PHS Library, 3 PM- 4:30 PM. For the second year, the Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society are joining forces for a highly competitive afternoon of "Are you Smarter than a Teacher?" More than 35 PHS staffers will compete against eight student teams. The event will raise money for the Parkland School District Education Foundation.

March 13, Red Cross Club Fundraiser at YoFresh, 4-9:30 PM. March is National Red Cross Month. Join the PHS Red Cross Club in raising support for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter. When you mention the Club, 20% of profits will go towards the cause.


Indoor Percussion Champions
This past Saturday the Parkland High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble, comprised of 34 students, competed in an international competition in Trumbull, CT and took first place over 13 of the most elite programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Canada. This is the first time in school history that we have ever won a WGI regional championship!

Computer Fair Results
The following students competed in the 2014 PA Regional Computer Fair and earned 1st Place Awards which will allow them to represent Parkland at the state competition in May.

PHS student Graham Burrell / Digital Video at the high school level

Orefield Middle School students Dylan Robbins and Yee Chan/Web Page Design

Springhouse students Sriyaa Suresh/Animation, Kacey Lo/Logo Design, Vikram Pandian, James Kim, Habeeb Salau/Digital Movie, and Vikram Pandian/Programming

Middle School Science Fair Results
Congratulations to our OMS and SMS first place winners at the regional PJAS (PA Junior Academy of Science) competition! Parkland was well represented at the competition; our students brought home 100 first place finishes with 7 perfect scores. The first place winners will go on to compete at the state level at Penn State University later in the year. For a complete list of first place winners click here:


The Parkand High School Chess team won the Lehigh Valley Chess competition. The gold medal winners will move on to the state competition are Christian Wadsworth, Changyan Wang, Josh Goldin, Garrett Hunsicker, and Teja Kadewar. View a photo here:


Below are the Parkland High School/Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Winners from the PA DECA Career Development Conference in Hershey, PA. Next Stop: DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

Travel & Tourism Team

Sara Landes, Parkland High School: Gold medal written test

Principles & Business Management & Admission

Torri Balkam, Parkland High School: Gold medal Role Play B

Londynn Jones, Parkland High School: Gold medal Role Play A

Accounting Applications

Maxxie Zeigler, Parkland High School: Gold medal Role Play B

Tiffany Williams, Parkland High School: Gold medal written test & Gold medal Role Play B


Dakota Fenstermaker Parkland High School: Gold medal Role Play A Gold medal Role Play B

Michelle Farver Parkland High School: Gold medal written test, Gold medal Role Play A, Gold medal Role Play B

Casey Smith Parkland High School: Gold medal written test

Marketing Cluster Team

Nathalie Lalande Parkland High School: Gold medal written test

Material Handling/Logistics

2nd place: Dakota Fenstermaker, Parkland High School

1st place: Michelle Farver, Parkland High School

Material Handling/Logistics Written Event

1st place: Cheyenne Fenstermaker, Parkland High School

School Store Competition

2nd place: Nathalie Lalande, Parkland High School

School Based Enterprise Gold Level Certification

Nathalie Lalande, Parkland High School

Sydney Stein, Parkland High School

Chapter Awards Program

1st place: Sydney Stein, Parkland High School

Chapter Banner Contest

1st place: Michele Dengler, Parkland High School

Registration for Kindergarten will occur March 4 – 13, 2014! If you have a child who will be turning age 5 by October 1st, please make a registration appointment at your neighborhood elementary school. For more information, click here.

Friday, March 14, Thursday, April 17, and Monday, April 21 will now be regular school days to make-up days lost from inclement weather. To view the current inclement weather make-up day schedule, click here.