Parkland Weekly Update

December 4, 2015

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Coming Events

12/5/15 Parkland Football Playoff Game vs. La Salle College High School at North East High School, 1601 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111, 1 PM. ALL TICKETS AT THE GAME $6.

12/10/2015 Parkland High School Chorus Winter Concert, 7 PM (Senior Citizen dinner precedes concert at 5:30 PM).

12/12/15 Springhouse MS Wreaths for Fallen Heroes, Resurrection Cemetery, 12 noon. To remember and honor our fallen heroes who have served in the armed forces, Springhouse Middle School students have raised money for 50 wreaths which will be laid on graves of veterans.

12/13/2015 PHS Chorale Winter Concert at Neff’s UCC, 7 PM.

12/15/2015 Parkland High School Band Winter Concert, 7 PM.

12/17/2015 PHS Literary Magazine's Poetry Out Loud Contest, Room C200, 7 PM. Students who wish to participate will memorize and deliver three established poems (not original work) from memory. The contest judges the students on the delivery of the poem, including performance and evidence of comprehension. The school winner goes on to compete in regionals at the Allentown Art Museum in February, and the contest moves forward from there to the national level in Washington DC.

12/17/2015 Parkland High School Orchestra Winter Concert, 7 PM (Senior Citizen dinner precedes concert at 5:30 PM).

12/17/15 Community Advisory Council meets to tour PHS, 6:15 PM. The public is invited to attend. Meet in the library classroom.
12/18/2015 Elementary Chorale Winter Concert at SMS, 7 PM.


Parkland School District again achieved AP District Honor Roll status for the third consecutive year. The honor roll consists of the 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

PHS voted a BEST HIGH SCHOOL in PA. The number crunchers and survey takers at have compiled new 2016 lists for schools across the country on a variety of metrics including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more. To see the list fo the top 100, click here.

Congrats to the Girls Volleyball team who recently won the State Championship for the second year in a row! The team was recognized as an Academic All-American squad. Five seniors were named to the All State team. These seniors finished with the best overall and match play 4-year record in the history of the volleyball program. The seniors are:

Avery Perosa
Erika Foose
Sam Webber
Siena Salvaggio
Kristin Krause

In all, Parkland brought home five league wins, four District XI Champion titles, and one PIAA State championship gold medal during the 2015 fall season.

Master School Board Director Robert Bold received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) for his long-term service and contributions to the School Board and his commitment to public education. He will be added to the “PSBA Honor Roll of School Board Service.”

PHS Music Production “Parkland: A Season for Giving 2015” music CD - This year marks the class’s 10th anniversary of the holiday CD that is produced by Parkland High School’s Music Production class! The annual holiday CD, performed and recorded by PHS students, goes on sale today! This year’s CD features dozens of PHS students, the PHS Chorale, and even a few district staff, performing many holiday favorites. Proceeds from sales this year go to Valley Youth House, helping abused/vulnerable and homeless youth in our area. The “Season for Giving" CD is the perfect, uniquely “Parkland," holiday gift! To order: download, print and send the form with payment via interschool mail to Dr. Scott Watson at PHS. The class will ship your CD (or CDs) out right away, but only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! For more information about the CD project, including a list of songs and audio samples of each track, and more, click here.

And, click here for 5 Holiday Gift Ideas that Support Parkland School District!