Parkland Weekly Update

March 13, 2015

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Coming Events

March 13 and 15, Springhouse Musical - Oklahoma. Shows are at 7 PM on Fri and 2 PM on Sunday. All tickets are $5 at the door.

March 17, Parkland School Board Workshop, 7 PM, meeting, 8 PM.

At 7 PM, LCTI, LCCC and the CLIU will present their budgets for the 2015-16 school year for Parkland's review. At 8 PM, the regular business meeting will occur. Tracy Smith, Asst. to the Superintendent for Operations will give a Blended Learning presentation and discuss ways that Parkland has incorporated innovative teaching methods into the curriculum which won the School District a "Best New School" award at the Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Instruction Spring Conference this month.

March 18, PHS Parent Forum, 7-8:30 PM. Workshops will be presented on drug use among teens, career and college exploration tools, and getting the most out of a college visit.

March 18, 2nd Annual Ecosystems and Biomes Project at Springhouse Middle School, 1:15 - 1:45 PM. Students showcase ecosystems that they have studied via interactive displays and share them with the entire student body.

March 19, Community Advisory Council, 7 PM at Kratzer Elementary. A tour of the renovations in that building will be given and a review of the District's 3-year capital projects plan that is in its last phase will be discussed.

March 19, 22nd Annual Parkway Manor Elementary Science and Invention Fair, 6:30 - 8 PM.

March 19 and 20, Orefield Middle School Community Service Nights to benefit Parkland students in need:

March 19, FROZEN sing-a-long, 6 PM at Orefield Middle School. $1 per person suggested donation, prizes for best costumes and photos with Olaf and Anna.

March 20, Parkland's Got Talent Jr. and Bingo with some rounds of Trivia Crack, prizes, food and more, Orefield Middle School, 7-9 PM.

Both events include a basket raffle that includes 35 beautiful baskets to choose from.

March 26, Early Childhood Literacy Workshop on "Raising Readers," Troxell Building, 6-7 PM. All Parents of Parkland School District children who will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall of 2015 are invited to attend. RSVP by Tuesday, March 24 to or 610-351-5695.

New Employee and Volunteer Recognition Program

Parkland School District students, parents, residents and staff, are invited to participate in a the new Superintendent's Parkland Pride Award Program which recognizes outstanding employee and volunteer achievements within Parkland School District. We invite you to tell us about a Parkland School District staff member or volunteer who has gone the extra mile this school year to make you proud to live in Parkland or be a part of the Parkland staff! Don't delay - nominations are due April 17, 2015. All nominations must be made online. Click here for more information and the nomination form.



2015 Regional Computer Fair Results

All first place winners will represent Parkland at the state competition in May.

PHS students:

Graham Burrell placed 2nd in the Digital Video category

Alyssa Tauber placed 2nd in the Animation category

Joseph Harps placed 3rd in the Logo design category

Lauren Myers placed 1st in the Graphic Design category

Springhouse students:

Sriyaa Suresh - 1st Place (for the 2nd year straight) - Animation - "Nobbie"

Kacey Lo - 2nd Place - Web Page Design - "Alice Paul: Her Campaign for Equality"

Marlorie Pierre & Jaden Miller - 2nd Place - Graphic Design - "Fantasia"

Ania Dudek - 3rd Place - Graphic Design - "The Organic Lime"

Rachel Keller, Shelby Staib, Stephanie Hunter - 3rd Place - Logo Design

Orefield students:


3rd Place - We Are Equal - Michael Luciano, Valmiki Kothare, Brandon Giacobbe

Computer Fair Logo

2nd Place - A Technology Life - Austin Bilous


1st Place - Problematic - William Hawley, Alex Cevicelow, Faizaan Datoo

2nd Place - The Math Grand Prix - Ben Robbins

Web Page Design

1st Place - Raghav Prabakaran, Jacob Shaffer

Four Parkland High School teachers, Ellen Snyder, Kristi Szabo, Calliope Volikas and Licia Paulus have won an all expense paid Atlantik-Brücke Study Trip to Germany which will offer a unique opportunity for American social studies, German history and German language teachers to learn about its society, political institutions, history and culture first-hand, and return to the United States with new perspectives and a vivid perception of modern Germany to share with students, colleagues and friends. During the week-long study trip, teachers visit schools, museums and memorials and meet with German politicians, journalists, business representatives, colleagues in education and Germany’s young generation. Atlantik-Brücke has offered these study trips for over 25 years and has in the process welcomed hundreds of American teachers from various regions of the United States to Germany. This year’s program in Pennsylvania is possible through the assistance of Congressman Charles Dent.