Happy New Year!
Each new year is marked by resolutions and opportunities for a fresh start for students, parents, teachers and administrators. At PHS, students will quickly be reacquainted with their curricular opportunities as our course registration process begins as soon as we return in January. This month each student’s 2019-2020 educational program will be created through various meetings with teachers, counselors, parents, and administrators.
Parkland High School offers rigorous and standards-aligned curriculum for students of all ability levels, and our 2019-2020 school year course offerings menu is unparalleled in its diversity and quality. Students currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 will receive their course registration books along with a live course registration process television presentation during an extended homeroom period on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All parents of students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10 and 11 are invited to and should attend a “Parent Meeting for Course Registration for Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022” on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7 PM in the Parkland High School Auditorium. All students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10 and 11 must submit their 2019-2020 PHS Course Registration Form to their high school guidance counselor by Friday, January 11, 2019. Throughout the months of January, February, and early March, the teachers, counselors, and administration will assist your child with the course selection process.
The high school and middle schools use a team approach to provide course registration information to our current 8th grade students and parents. Activities involving career inventories will take place at the middle schools during early January to aid our students in selecting a career pathway. Course registration books will be provided to each 8th grade student at Orefield and Springhouse in a joint presentation at Parkland High School on Thursday, January 3, 2019. All parents of 8th grade students at Orefield and Springhouse are invited to and should attend a “Parent Meeting for Course Registration for the Class of 2023” on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7 PM in the Parkland High School Auditorium. All 8th grade students must submit their 2019-2020 PHS Freshman Registration Form to their middle school guidance counselor by Friday, January 18, 2019. Throughout the month of January, teachers, counselors, and administration will assist your child with the course selection process.
Just a reminder for parents: Students who did not yet demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra or Biology Keystone Exam will be retested on January 8 & 9 (Biology) and January 10 & 11 (Algebra). World Language midterm exams will be administered in class on January 17 & 18. The four core subject midterm exams will be administered on Wednesday, January 23 (English/Social Studies) and Thursday, January 24 (Math/Science). We will have a 11 AM dismissal on Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24. On Friday, January 25 PHS will dismiss at 1 PM.
Congratulations to our music program on their wonderful winter concert performances this past month. The exceptional quality of their concerts showcases the talents of our students, their incredible work ethic, and the passion shared by our music educators and students. This year’s concerts were remarkable and helped make this principal’s holiday season that much more enjoyable!