Parkland Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDHonor Guard members of Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, present the colors at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie Township. Members included Angel Mendez, Edward Goehring, Post Commander Clark Hamm, Elias Medina, Jim McGinness and Roland Grammes. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDHonor Guard members of Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, present the colors at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie Township. Members included Angel Mendez, Edward Goehring, Post Commander Clark Hamm, Elias Medina, Jim McGinness and Roland Grammes. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Parkland junior Isabella Fedele performs the national anthem at the groundbreaking ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Parkland junior Isabella Fedele performs the national anthem at the groundbreaking ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
David Jaindl, representing Jaindl family businesses, thanks the school board for allowing him and his wife, Jackie, to name the new school. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography David Jaindl, representing Jaindl family businesses, thanks the school board for allowing him and his wife, Jackie, to name the new school. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Parkland Superintendent Richard Sniscak, David Jaindl, school board President David Kennedy, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Upper Macungie Supervisor Kathy Rader, Greg Butz and Jamie Bortz all pitch in to break ground for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Parkland Superintendent Richard Sniscak, David Jaindl, school board President David Kennedy, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Upper Macungie Supervisor Kathy Rader, Greg Butz and Jamie Bortz all pitch in to break ground for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDFogelsville students Chase Godusky, second grade, and Vanshika Chiluka, kindergarten, dig in the dirt at the ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie. Additional photos appear on page A9. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDFogelsville students Chase Godusky, second grade, and Vanshika Chiluka, kindergarten, dig in the dirt at the ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie. Additional photos appear on page A9. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, board members Bob Bold, Lisa Roth and Marie Maritch, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, board members David Heim, Carol Facchiano, Linda Pearlman-McKenna and Rob Cohen, Solicitor Steve Miller and board President David Kennedy take their turn shoveling dirt. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, board members Bob Bold, Lisa Roth and Marie Maritch, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, board members David Heim, Carol Facchiano, Linda Pearlman-McKenna and Rob Cohen, Solicitor Steve Miller and board President David Kennedy take their turn shoveling dirt. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Attorney Joe Zator, Superintendent Richard Sniscak, Parkland School District, join Jaindl family members David, Luke, Josh, Joanna, Jackie, Ashley, Grayson, Jace, Jake and Adam, and David Kennedy, school board president, preparing to turn over a shovelful of dirt. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Attorney Joe Zator, Superintendent Richard Sniscak, Parkland School District, join Jaindl family members David, Luke, Josh, Joanna, Jackie, Ashley, Grayson, Jace, Jake and Adam, and David Kennedy, school board president, preparing to turn over a shovelful of dirt. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Alvin H. Butz Inc. representatives Steve, Greg and Mike Butz join Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Superintendent Richard Sniscak, Margaret McConnell, Peter Schneck, Robert Myrick and board President David Kennedy manning the shovels. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Alvin H. Butz Inc. representatives Steve, Greg and Mike Butz join Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Superintendent Richard Sniscak, Margaret McConnell, Peter Schneck, Robert Myrick and board President David Kennedy manning the shovels. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, and Jamie Bortz and Bibin Alexander, representing KCBA, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Kevin Fegley, Terry DeGroot, Justin Massie, and school board President David Kennedy prepare to turn over the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, and Jamie Bortz and Bibin Alexander, representing KCBA, Fogelsville students Chase Godusky and Vanshika Chiluka, Kevin Fegley, Terry DeGroot, Justin Massie, and school board President David Kennedy prepare to turn over the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Ground broken for new Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Friday, September 7, 2018 by Lou Wheeland Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland School District officials, contractors, and local and state legislators, turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School, on Long Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

The 90,000-square-foot building is expected open in 2020 and accommodate 700 students.

It will be the ninth elementary school in the Parkland School District.

The land was donated by the Jaindl Family and was named by David and Jackie Jaindl.

Participants in the ceremony were members of Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville; the Jaindl Family; state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, Ellen Millard-Kern, representing State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th; Greg Bortz representing the Construction Management firm of Alvin H. Butz; Jamie Bortz with KCBA Architects, which designed the school, and Kathy Rader, Upper Macungie supervisor.

Also attending were Upper Macungie Township Manager Bob Ibach and state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd.