Parkland Weekly Update

January 8, 2016

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Parkland High School senior Jeremy Gipson is the first-ever student winner in ArtPop Lehigh Valley, an art contest that features winning pieces on local billboards. ArtPop Lehigh Valley will showcase the work of seven local artists in all. Works will be displayed on seven Adams Outdoor Advertising billboards from the week of Jan. 4 through the end of December 2016.
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GRAND PRIZE Energy Efficiency Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kelly McMahan, a Springhouse Middle School student who won the GRAND PRIZE in the THINK ENERGY/E-power Bright Ideas Energy Efficiency Student Poster Contest. She showcased ways to save energy and help the environment. Out of 1,700 submissions in the PPL service area, she won the Grand Prize which was $500 and a pizza party for her class. Her teacher, Josh Abrams, also won a $500 grant. Ronak Singh is another student in Mr. Abrams class who was a finalist. He won $200 and a pizza party for his class.

Coming Events

Jan 9 PHS Performing Arts Club Children’s Theatre Workshops 9 AM & 12:30 PM

Jan 10 PHS Performing Arts Club Children’s Theatre Workshops 11 AM & 2 PM

Jan 12 - Post Prom Meeting - Ever want to volunteer to help Parkland Schools but weren't sure how? Post Prom Party needs you! Meet us in the PHS library at 7 PM to see how you can help.

Jan 12 & 13 Winter Keystone Algebra Exams

Jan 14 – Ironton/Schnecksville Parent Forum on Parkland Vision 2015-2030/Redistricting at Ironton 6:30 PM

Jan 20 – Kernsville/Kratzer Parent Forum on Parkland Vision 2015-2030/Redistricting at Kernsville at 6:30 PM

Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

Jan 21 Community Advisory Council meets to discuss the PSD Budget Process - All are welcome, Admin Center, 7 PM.


Jan 27 - Harlem Wizards will be at PHS! Tickets are just $10 for General Admission, $20 for Reserved Seating at A limited number of $40 Courtside/Meet & Greet tickets are available at the Admin Center only. General admission tickets at the door are $12.

Jan 29 & 30 PHS Winter Play, “Our Town,” 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday in the Parkland High School Auditorium. For ticket info, call 610-351-5666 or visit Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s timeless play about life and love in the small New Hampshire town of Grovers Corners, comes to life in a unique and modern presentation.


District 10 Orchestra and Band auditions were held on Saturday, December 5, at Parkland High School.

The District 10 Orchestra Festival takes place January 16-19 at East Stroudsburg South High School. Congratulations to the following PMEA finalists:  Violin: Sung Min Park, Joshua Yang, Aathira Jayamohan, Brittany Gelb, Natalie Golovanov, Conrad Lee  Viola: Anna Li  Cello: Taylor Cope, Lisa Stein, Taras Guanowsky  Bass: Guinevere Conner, Ashleigh Budlong, Jake Schultz  Clarinet: Max Stempel  Bassoon: Grace Lerew.

District Band will be held January 28-30 at North Schuylkill High School, with Dr. M. Gregory Martin of West Chester University as the guest conductor. Bravo to the following Parkland students who have qualified:  French Horn: Aleksander Gulkewicz  Tuba: Josh Harman  Bassoon: Grace Lerew  Clarinet: Max Stempel, Alex Tang (Springhouse).

Congratulations to the 2015 football team who provided the Parkland community and entire Lehigh Valley with a season of incredible memories. The boys played extremely well and showed tremendous determination in the State Championship Game, but ultimately ended the season with a silver medal when they fell to Pittsburgh Central Catholic with a score of 18-21.

Harlem Wizards tickets are on sale now at The event is January 27th in the PHS Gym. A basketball show complete with tricks, hoops and alley-oops! Click on this video link for a sneak peek of the show!

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