Springhouse Middle School Students to perform musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' on Sunday.
Springhouse Middle School
Friday, March 8, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Springhouse Middle School Students to perform musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Springhouse Middle School students this week will stage the musical "Once Upon a Mattress," an adaptation of the famous "Princess and the Pea" story. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. More than 50 students are involved in the production, which is being directed by Jessica Manmiller. Musical Director is Alaina Prall, and Stage Crew leader is Mike Palazzo. Tickets are $3 at the door on Wednesday and Thursday; and $5 at the door for the Sunday matinee fundraiser. Here's the cast: Ladies in Waiting Ladies of the Kingdom Knights of the Kingdom Stage Crew Additional Crew Members
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The program, for children 12 months to 5 years old, is being launched by a Springhouse Middle School teacher.
The Parkland School District is launching an Early Childhood Music Program for children 12 months to 5 years. The program is being launched by Springhouse Middle School music teacher Alaina Prall for the Parkland community. The 10-week First Steps in Music curriculum was designed by Dr. John Feierabend, an early childhood music specialist. Children and parents participate in the classes together, learning songs, rhymes, and movement activities. No musical experience is necessary. For more information and registration instructions, visit: http://www.parklandsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013earlychildhood_music.pdf
Monday, October 29, 2012
Jordan Tyler Steinmetz, 14, of Upper Macungie, died Oct. 26, 2012. He was an eighth-grade student at Springhouse Middle School.
Jordan Tyler Steinmetz, 14, of Upper Macungie Township, died on October 26, 2012. Born in El Paso, TX, he was the son of Johnny E. and Madalene (Lopez) Steinmetz, Jr. Jordan currently was in the 8th grade at Springhouse Middle School. SURVIVORS: Parents; Sisters, Alysia and Ashley; Brother, Joshua; Nephew, Andyn; Paternal Grandmother, Betty Steinmetz; Maternal Grandparents, Nelida and Albert Albino; Maternal Great-Grandmother, Rosa Albino. SERVICES: Friday, November 2nd, 2pm in the Main room at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown. A viewing will be held Thursday 6 to 9 pm in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A feasibility study illustrates the need for about $24 million of repairs and maintenance districtwide, which will be financed by a bond. The plan will be presented to the board in September.
Editor's Note: Corrected to reflect when Kratzer Elementary School was last renovated. Parkland School District's Personnel and Finance Committee has completed a feasibility study to address borrowing money needed for districtwide repairs and maintenance. The committee will address the board with the study, performed by USA Architects, in September, asking to float a $24 million bond issue for the following items: Superintendent Rich Sniscak said Kratzer was last renovated in 1991 and the district is having trouble finding replacement parts for broken items. "This is the first step in a plan that in the next few months we should have the nuts and bolts of," said John Vignone, the district's director of business administration.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Parkland winners will move on to the state History Day competitions in May.
Several high school and middle school students in the Parkland School District were winners in the recent regional History Day competition and will compete on the state level. Here are the winners: Sprinhouse Middle School Individual Exhibit: 2nd Place, Cole Matrishin, "Revolution in Coal Mining" Group Exhibit: 3rd place, Jacob Martinez, Jacob Mill, Mark Freeman, Will Campbell, "The Hungarian Revolution of 1956" Junior Individual Website: 1st place, Annelies Dougherty, "Elmber Ellsworth and the Marshall House Incident;" 2nd place, Clare Tang, "Ludwig van Beethoven: A Music Revolutionary" Group Website: 1st, Conor Geiger, Shaumik Phadke, "Easter Rising" Individual Performance: 2nd place, Rachel Shewack, "The Revolution on Medicine from the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The "Annie Jr." productions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and March 7, and Saturday, March 10.
Springhouse Middle School students will perform three productions of the musical "Annie Jr." this week, with a cast of 50 and a stage crew of 15. Here are the details: When: 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and March 7; and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Where: Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall. Cost: Tuesday and Wednesday shows are free; Saturday matinee is $5. The musical is filled with songs such as " It's A Hard Knock Life" and" The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow." Language arts teacher Jessica Reitnauer is directing, with Musical Director Alina Prall and social studies teacher Mike Palazzo, who is handling stage crew. "It's a team effort," said Reitnauer last week, as the students readied for a …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The winners included high school and middle school students.
Parkland School District's 2012 National History Day winners include the following students who will compete at Hazleton campus of Penn State University at the regional competition in March. From Parkland High School: Historical Paper: Taj Singh Historial Paper: Alyssa Tauber Individual Website: Sujay Rajkumar Individual Website: Christopher Lo Group Website: Saagar Asnani, Changyan Wang, Ishan Phadke, Matthew Latshaw and Kamee Mitra. Group Documentary: Fahim Mobin and Irfan Mobin-group documentary At the middle school level, two student winners from each contest category were chosen to compete at the regional competition held at Penn State Univerity Hazelton in March. From Springhouse Middle School: Individual Exhibit: Cole Matrishin and …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Due to the power outages in the township, the Upper Macungie Fire Commissioner, Grant Grim, has order an emergency shelter to be set up at Springhouse Middle School.
UPDATE: The Springhouse Shelter is no longer open because school is in session. The county opened a new shelter at the district's Troxell building. Upper Macungie Township Fire Commissioner, Grant Grim, with the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police, have set up an emergency shelter at the Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Rd, Allentown. Residents who lose power and are seeking heat and shelter should go to Springhouse. The shelter opened at 6 p.m. Grim reports that numerous power outages in the Upper Macungie/South Whitehall Township area prompted the opening of a shelter.
Monday, October 3, 2011
David H. Schaffer will retire after 38 years of service.
A math teacher at Springhouse Middle School has the distinction of being the first teacher in the Parkland School District to announce his retirement for the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The Parkland School Board last week accepted the retirement of David H. Schaffer, who will retire after 38 years of service, effective June 30, 2012. “He plans everything to a 'T,'” Assistant Superintendent Rod Troutman told the school board. “It’s why he isn’t just a good math teacher, he’s an exceptional math teacher. I don’t know that Dave Schaffer’s shoes can be filled.” Following the meeting, Troutman said it should come as no surprise that Schaffer would be the first to look that far ahead and plan his retirement. He said it’s characteristic of …