Sept. 6: Evening open houses for Parkway Manor, Fogelsville and Schnecksville elementary schools. Log onto district websites for times.
Sept. 7: First home football game vs. Easton, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21: Student in-volvement fair, high school auxiliary gym, 10 a.m. High school students will explore myriad co-curricular activities offered at Parkland.
The high school offers more than 65 after-school clubs as well as 23 sports to complement the academic experience of attending school.
Youngsters read to canines.
Nicholas Zapotocky is back home after participating in a national career exploration camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Zapotocky, a senior at Parkland High School, recently attended Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT campus in Rochester, N.Y.
Campers got a taste of possible careers in computer art design, lab science technology, business, computing and engineering.
New this year was a course involving health-care careers.
Monday, Sept. 3: No school. Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday, Sept. 4: Elem.: Oven-baked chicken nuggets or cheeseburger, tossed salad with low-fat dressing, steamed carrots, chilled pineapple, cereal meal. M.S.: Cheeseburger on whole grain roll or oven-baked chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, oven-baked fries, mixed vegetables, assorted fruits/ juices. H.S.: Oven-baked chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, whole grain cheeseburger, seasoned noodles, green beans, side spinach salad, assorted fruits.
Parkland Community Library offers Summer Reading program at Jordan Lutheran Church.
Homecoming, the Mr. Parkland contest, the prom and post-prom party, and the last day of school, are just a few of the very important activities that go on at Parkland High School.
As the first day of school approaches, so will all these activities.
Your connection to all the events going on at the high school will be through me, Nadia Boekenkamp.
I am a senior and write not only for the Parkland Press but also for the school paper, The Trumpet.
Parkland offers band and string camp for students.
Jennifer Howells, a graduate of Northwestern LehighHigh School, graduated on May 23 with a Master of Science degree in engineering, geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.
Howells is a civil engineer for ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie, an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.
Students, teachers, parents and members of the community gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new outdoor classroom at Kernsville Elementary School.
The classroom was made possible after members of the PTO submitted an application to the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program and were awarded a $5,000 grant, Wendy Pursell, president of Kernsville PTO, said.
Designed by Emily Goenser and Stacey Nash of Parkland Nurseries, the classroom began as a school effort in 2011, when first graders planted the butterfly garden, she said.
Karen Maurer, former youth librarian at Parkland Community Library, reads to youngsters attending Stories in the School.