Sunday, May 19, 2013
The week-long summer camp will prepare middle school students for the rigors of high school science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Middle school students in the Parkland School District will have an opportunity this summer to incorporate innovation and fun with meaningful experiences at the Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp at Parkland High School. At the camp, Project Lead the Way and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Foundation collaborate to prepare students for the rigors of high school science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) classes. Throughout the camp, students will experience robotics, aeronautics, and computer-aided design. The camp utilizes Project Lead the Way's project-based, hands-on and real world problem solving approach to STEMM learning. The camp runs from July 22 through July 26 from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $100. …
Lehigh Carbon Community College held its 46th spring commencement Wednesday on its main campus in Schnecksville.
More than 400 students participated in Lehigh Carbon Community College's 46th spring commencement Wednesday in two ceremonies in Berrier Hall on the main campus in Schnecksville. Acting college president Dr. Ann Bieber presided. LCCC posted photos from the ceremonies on its Facebook page. In keeping with tradition, a student speaker was selected from nominations submitted by the graduating class and faculty members, according to a release from the college. Business Administration major Dollinda Linkhorst of Tamaqua and Computer Information Systems major Vanessa J. Meleski of Slatington presented remarks. According to the release, Linkhorst graduated with an Associate of Arts in business administration. She completed her studies at LCCC …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Parkland's 10th annual Festival of the Arts features high school students and community members taking part in visual and performing arts.
Parkland's annual three-day Festival of the Arts begins Thursday on the grounds of the high school, offering the public a mix of arts and entertainment, including a student art show, spring chorus concert, a battle of the bands, the Parkland's Got Talent competition and dance showcase. Here is the schedule of events: Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18 For more information, visit http://www.parklandsd.org/web/fota/.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The LEAD 21 language arts program was rolled out across the Parkland School District this year and has been a great success, according to Diane Neikam, Curriculum Supervisor of Elementary Education.
Parkland School District's LEAD 21, a language arts program, has been implemented across all schools this academic year with great success, according to Diane Neikam, Curriculum Supervisor of Elementary Education. The program, designed by McGraw-Hill, was pre-implemented and rolled out in two grade levels last year before going district-wide. LEAD 21 is based on common core standards adopted by states across the country. Some of the highlights of the curriculum include: Neikam said students across the district are making great gains in language arts as a result of the program. "It's very rigorous. It's a model that takes students out of their comfort zone and stretches them," she said. "A lot of the components are through technology, even …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Parkland School District officials say the proposed final 2013-14 school budget will carry a tax increase of less than 2.5%. The proposed final budget will be introduced to the school board on May 21.
The Parkland School District will introduce its proposed final 2013-14 budget at its May 21 meeting and district officials say the anticipated tax increase will fall below 2.5 percent. Business Administration Director John Vignone said the tax increase will "crack the 2.5 percent mark" and fall somewhere between 2.4 percent and 2.5 percent. The proposed $144 million budget, which is a 4.36 percent increase over 2012-13, carries a 2.73 percent tax increase totaling 13.94 mills, but ongoing work by district officials continues to trim the hike. Vignone, in a Tuesday morning school board committee meeting, said the anticipated the decrease is due to additional retirements and their associated costs, such as salary, benefits and pensions. …
Parkland graduate Ben Mays is scheduled to be on NBC's 'Today' show on Wednesday as part of the Penn State a capella group, The Statesmen.
Former "Mr. Parkland" Ben Mays is expected to be on NBC's Today show in New York Wednesday as part of the a capella group, The Statesmen. Mays' mother, Ronnette, tells Patch that the all-male group, which has 12 members, is two years old and will be on the Today show as part of Varsity Week. The group has a posting on its Facebook page. According to a posting on Onward State, the idea for the group was hatched at a party but has become popular quickly, performing at university events. Ben Mays is quoted as saying, "What started simply as a crazy idea at a party has materialized into an award-winning, tight-knit group of twelve proud Penn State guys singing. We’re all very, very close.” The group is expected to perform on "Today" at about 9…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Goal of Parkland's Leo Club is to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Zach Kraus, a Parkland student who died in 2011, and former teacher John Ritter, who died last month.
Parkland High School's Leo Club is holding a rubber duck race that aims to raise close to $10,000 in memory of Zach Kraus, a Parkland student who lost his 10-year battle with leukemia in 2011, and former teacher John Ritter, who died last month. The club is now selling three rubber ducks for $25, which will allow purchasers to be part of the rubber duck race May19 in a section of Jordan Creek near Wehr's Dam in South Whitehall. (If you already purchased one duck for $10, you can buy two more for $15.) Proceeds from the rubber duck sales will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Kraus' and Ritter's honor. Kraus would have graduated with the Class of 2013. This is the first time the Leo Club is holding the rubber duck race, Jack …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Parkland High School's senior prom was Saturday at The Palace in Allentown. Share your photos.
Did you go to Parkland High School's senior prom Saturday? Share your photos with the Parkland community on Patch. We'd love to see what you wore. You can add your pictures to a photo gallery here by clicking on the button below the pictures that says "Upload Photos and Videos." Or you can email them to email@example.com.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Share your Parkland High School senior prom photos on South Whitehall Patch!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Parkland's 'Phantom of the Opera' is nominated for 15 Freddy Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Parkland ties with Freedom High School for most nominations.
Parkland High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera" is nominated for 15 Freddy Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Parkland tied Freedom High School, which had staged "Les Miserables," for the most nominations. Parkland's nominations came in scenery, performance, costuming, lighting and other categories. William Marshall is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and the Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance. Elizabeth Stirba is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Rebecca Stahl is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and Adam Groff is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a …