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Parents and Players Meeting

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 4/5/17 from 8-9pm in room c200 at PHS for players that plan to tryout for the PHS Boys Soccer team this fall. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting as well. See you there!

In addition, please see the following information from the athletic department regarding the start of fall sports and how to access team schedules via schedulestar:

Fall Sports Fall sports begin Monday August 14, 2017 (football begins with heat acclimatization the previous week). All participants must have a completed physical and ImPact Test submitted to the Parkland School District Athletic Office a week prior to the first day of participation. Athletes must also be passing 4 full time academic subjects to be eligible once school commences. Details on all aspects of the athletic participation process are available on the Parkland Athletic website or by contacting the Athletic Office. Please schedule family vacations and related activities prior to the August start dates!

Accessing Parkland Athletics Information PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE Click here for monthly athletic events/schedule at a glance: http://schedules.schedulestar.com/Parkland-High-School-Allentown-PA/month/ TEAM SCHEDULES Parkland athletic schedules for individual sports are available on Schedule Star at: http://schedules.schedulestar.com/Parkland-High-School-Allentown-PA/. Scroll down to the “SCHEDULE VIEW” box. You will see a row of headers as follows: Day, 5 Day, Month, Season, Favorites. Click on “month” and then from the “Select Teams” pull down menu on the right, clear all of the sports that are listed on the right and only click on the team schedule that you are trying to view from the menu on the left. The information will filter only the team information that you are seeking in the monthly calendar blocks on the screen just underneath the row of header buttons. Please note these schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Support Parkland Athletics on the http://www.parklandsd.org website by purchasing apparel through the Rokkitwear link. A portion of all garment sales from this site come directly back to our athletic programs. GO TROJANS!


Charity Soccer Clinic

Coach Birns together with Coach Haddad, the PHS girls varsity soccer coach, are joining forces with their varsity squads to raise money for a great cause. The two teams and their coaches will be hosting a charity soccer clinic to raise money for Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue. The clinic will be on Sunday April 30th at the PHS athletic fields. The clinic will be held for boys and girls teams ages U10-U14.

Charity Soccer Clinic Flyer


WECID? Scholarship

What else can I do? It is a question that athletes sometimes ask themselves when thinking about effort on the
field or pre-season preparation. In business WECID? may be asked in meetings to improve productivity but, to a
select few people it is how they live their lives.

This was how Patrick Jenkins lived his life. The question “What else can I do?” was asked by him daily for the sole
reason to help others. Pat, was a Parkland parent, friend, and youth coach who was taken from us far too soon
after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His unending kindness before and after his diagnosis will always be
remembered by those that knew him.

The WECID? Scholarship will be awarded yearly to a Parkland High School student who most exemplifies both kindness and a commitment to help others. The vision of WECID? is not only to pay tribute to Pat, but hopefully all that hear and see these words will ask themselves, what else can I do? If you can answer that question with just one act of kindness, that in itself will honor Pat and give a lasting gift to his family.

Donations toward the scholarship will be accepted. Shirts will be sold for $12 ($6 to produce/$6 to the fund) and all proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund. Please see the form below for full details on how you can help.

WECID? T-Shirt Order Form


Coach Birns’ New Milestone

The District XI win against Pleasant Valley marked a significant milestone in Coach Birns coaching career, his 200th coaching win! With the win on Tuesday against Liberty, Coach Birns continues to lead the PHS Boys Soccer program forward. The win was a fantastic display of team commitment to come back from 2 down, pushing coach Birns win tally to 201! Coach Birns is committed to the development of youth soccer and sport throughout the Lehigh Valley. He is an educator, current Chair for PA Soccer Coaches Association, Secretary for the PIAA Coaches Advisory Committee, coaches youth soccer and continues to promote soccer throughout the region by conducting youth clinics and training.

Congratulations to Coach Birns for this accomplishment and thank you for your time and commitment to PHS Boys Soccer!

Head Var Birns
 


!!! Volunteer Clearances !!!

Parkland School District requires all volunteers to complete their clearances.

  • Clearances are good for 5 years
  • Please let Heidi Hochstetler know when you have completed the clearances

Details can be found at the PSD website… http://www.parklandsd.org/departments/human-resources/volunteers/


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