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Bake sale success

Ecker Hill International Middle School social studies teacher Guy Sanderson led students in a successful bake sale at Wal-Mart and Smith’s on Saturday, Feb. 16. Funds from the sale went to sponsored Ethiopian student, Tirhas Miteku. Miteku was in need of pledges for her tuition to Wasatch Academy. Her VISA permits Miteku to stay in the United States as long as she is a full-time student. While she has a partial scholarship to Wasatch Academy, the cost is still high. Miteku plans to be home in March and will be stopping by Ecker Hill to say thanks in person.

Used books wanted

As part of McPolin Elementary School’s spring book fair, the school is seeking donations of second-hand children’s books. Students should bring books for early readers through middle-school reading levels into the conference room and place them behind the front desk. For more information, please contact Mindy Halsey at mindyhalsey@gmail.com or (435) 615-7517.

South Summit Middle School restoration

Information regarding restoration and possible expansion of the South Summit Middle School will be presented and discussed at a series of School Board meetings over the next three weeks. All meetings are open to the public. Dates include: Thursday, Feb. 28, in the District Office at 375 E. 300 S. Kamas at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, March 5, in the middle school auditorium at 355 E. 300 S. Kamas at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, March 13 in the District Office at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the March 5 meeting will be set aside for public comment. Any community members interested in commenting should contact the District Office at (435) 783-4301 to place their name on the comments list. Comments are limited to no more than 3 minutes.

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McPolin science fair

Registration for McPolin Elementary School’s science fair is to be turned into the office by March 18. Students should start thinking, designing, building, asking and researching for their projects. Participation in the science fair is optional for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, but is required for fifth grade. More details outlining all requirements and guidelines will be sent home with students before spring break. Volunteers are also needed the day of the fair. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Stacey at staceyhamill@msn.com .

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