Thursday, April 11, 2013
Richard D. Hoffman, 61, a retired Parkland School District teacher, died Monday.
Thursday, April 11
Richard D. Hoffman, 61, of Allentown, passed away on Monday, April 8, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was the husband of Roberta A. (Hyndshaw) Hoffman and they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this past June. Born in Northampton, Richard was a son of the late Sherwood and Rose (Fedok) Hoffman. Richard received his BA in Elementary Education from Kutztown University and his Masters from Lehigh University. He then taught in the Parkland School District for 37 years, most of that time in the Schnecksville Elementary School prior to retiring in 2010. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Salisbury Township. Richard was a member of the Mercantile Club in Emmaus and the St. Aloysius Young Men's Club in …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Schnecksville Elementary School 4th- and 5th-graders ran in the Turkey Trot - a mile-long run kids have been doing for more than four decades.
EDITOR'S UPDATE: The first ten students to finish in each group are now listed at the end of the article. Students at Schnecskville Elementary School were pumped up Monday afternoon for the mile-long run also known as the Turkey Trot. Joe O'Brien, the physical education teacher, said it can be a fairly daunting race for some. "You always have those kids who are more hesitant and don't want to do it but it's a team building experience," O'Brien said. "I've been brought to tears two times since doing this when I've watched a kid with low self-esteem get cheered on by all their friends and finish the race." The Turkey Trot, initiated by former physical education teacher Rick Miller, has been held at Schnecksville Elementary for more than 40…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Schnecksville Elementary and other schools are adapting to new federal school lunch regulations that require students to take a fruit or vegetable.
Second-grader Brinley Trone had a special reason for choosing a bag of apple slices over a whole apple at the Schnecksville Elementary School cafeteria Thursday: "My teeth are going to fall out." Brinley said the apple slices offered during lunch Thursday are easier to eat for kids who are still losing their baby teeth. "I love these apples because I want to be healthy," she said. "That's one of the best things here." That's music to the ears of Todd Holmes, Parkland's director of food services, and Linda Weber, the head cook at Schnecksville Elementary. They are responsible for making sure the school is following new federal guidelines that require students to take at least one serving of fruit or vegetables when they buy a school lunch…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Parkland High School and Ironton Elementary did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress.
**Correction: This story has been revised. An earlier version stated incorrectly how many and which schools did not meet AYP. Final PSSA scores for the Parkland School District were released last week and there were no surprises - Parkland High School and Ironton Elementary did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress. In August, Patch reported that preliminary PSSA results showed both these schools were falling short of AYP goals and final results echo that data. This is the second year Parkland High fell short of AYP goals. Marge Evans, district coordinator of data assessment and federal programs, said results from most of the students at Parkland High met AYP but a small subset of students did not. Jaindl Elementary met AYP standards this …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Pam Stettler, a first grade teacher at Schnecksville Elementary School in the Parkland School District, won blue ribbons for her Carrot Cake and Caramel Pecan Apple Pie at this years' Great Allentown Fair.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Schnecksville Elementary teacher Robert Boehmer was named the recipient of Cedar Crest College's 2011 Howard L. Klopp Exemplary Teacher Award.