Parkland Press

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LCTI plumbing instructor receives national award

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Kenneth Midgett, the plumbing and heating instructor with Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was nationally recognized as the 2019 Plumbing Instructor of the Year at the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association’s National Conference on Oct. 4 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The award recognizes instructors who provide the highest standards of training needed to develop tomorrow’s workforce in the plumbing field.

Pennsylvania Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Executive Director Michael McGraw commented on the award.

New Tripoli Bank donates $10,000 to school district education foundation

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in School

New Tripoli Bank has donated $10,000 to the Parkland School District Education Foundation as part of an ongoing effort to support public education in the community.

This donation will go toward supporting educational programs that might not otherwise receive funding, providing the students of Parkland School District with the tools and skills they need to thrive.

These funds will be used for educational grant opportunities to students and educators in the district, funding academic projects that will offer enhanced and unique learning experiences for their students.

lunch menus

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 5: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Parkland Italian Hoagie, mini corn dogs, personal round pizza, baked french fries.

Friday, Dec. 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: : Meatballs, spaghetti sauce, chicken tenders, pizzeria style pizza, pasta, spaghetti sauce. Elem.: Steamed broccoli, also. H.S.: Spaghetti sauce on a roll, mini potato pancakes, also.

Monday, Dec. 9: Elem.: Sausage patties, yogurt, French toast sticks, Tater Tots, Fruitables juice. M.S., H.S.: Sausage patties, yogurt, pizzeria style pizza, French toast sticks, Tater Tots.

Allentown West Rotary seeks teens to study abroad

Friday, December 6, 2019 by MARLENE HELLER in School

For the first time in many years, Allentown-West Rotary Club does not have a foreign exchange student participating in the Youth Exchange Program this year.

Students are selected the year before and go through a rigorous vetting process.

A young lady from Denmark was selected, host families were secured, and all was in place to welcome her this past August.

Unfortunately, she experienced a health emergency and was unable to follow through with her plans.

The club was therefore unable to fill the slot for this school year.

lunch menus

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Roast turkey with gravy, potato stuffing, steamed green beans, cranberry sauce, ice cream. M.S., H.S.: Personal pizza, also.

Friday, Nov. 15: Elem.: Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken nuggets, baked spiral french fries, cream of tomato soup. Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizzeria-style pizza, also.

Senior receives Pastorius award for German studies

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Pastorius Home Association each year recognizes seniors from local area high schools for their interest and achievements in the study of the German language.

This year’s honorees include Parkland High School student Mia Noelle Wanyo.

Each honoree was presented “The Pastorius Award for Excellence in German Studies,” letters of recognition, a subscription to German Life magazine and $50 college expense grants as outstanding 2018-19 school year German students.

Class of 1949 gathers for reunion

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by ROBERT WARMKESSEL in School

The Class of 1949 was the 20th and last class to graduate from the former South Whitehall High School.

The following year, the school district’s name was changed to Parkland.

This class had 84 graduates. Fifty-three have died, leaving 31 members still living.

Of that number, five have moved out of the area.

On Oct. 16, graduates of the class of 1949 gathered for a reunion at Morgan’s Restaurant, South Whitehall.

Class officers were originally elected in their freshman year.