Our spring sports season is well underway with many of our teams just starting to get on the field for their first taste of competitive action. While our student athletes are finally heading outdoors, our spring musical, Curtains, is putting on the finishing touches and prepping to open. You can catch this terrific show Wednesday, April 10 through Sunday, April 14. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for students/seniors. It is strongly suggested that tickets are purchased in advance to ensure availability. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.showtix4u.com.
The warmer weather brings a lot of fun outdoor student activity as well as students pushing the boundaries of our school dress code. It would be greatly appreciated if you could please take a moment to review pp. 44-45 of the student handbook to make sure your son/daughter understands what type of attire is acceptable for school. We appreciate your support in limiting/eliminating any loss of instructional time for students.
The end of the 3rd marking period was extended to April 5 and report card distribution (April 18) is just around the corner so be sure to keep those dates in mind as grades are finalized. As you know, we are well into the scheduling process for the 2019-2020 school year. Student requests have been tabulated and Dr. Naradko and Dr. Sandt are currently building next year’s master schedule. You will receive a course verification letter with your child’s third marking period report card. This letter will contain course requests for next year. Please review these selections and report any problems to the guidance office. Please note that course requests may be changed any time prior to June 28, 2019.
One important note for Seniors, on Tuesday, May 28, Parkland High School will hold its annual Academic Scholarship Ceremony to honor students who have received merit-based scholarships, totaling a minimum of 25% of the cost of tuition at the college/university that they will be attending.
April is also an important month for final Keystone Exam preparation. Keystone preparation programs are available, with information available on the PHS webpage.
MARK THIS DATE - On Wednesday, April 24 PHS/OMS/SMS parents are invited to a Parent University focusing on the Vaping Epidemic. The presentation will begin at 7 PM in the OMS auditorium. I highly encourage parents to attend this program to learn more about how vaping is spreading throughout the adolescent world.
Here’s hoping for a warm April!
James E. Moniz II