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Education Briefs

Park City High School parent-teacher conferences will be held Monday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. by appointment only. Parents may schedule an appointment by going to starting Sept. 15th and entering the password pchs. If you do not have Internet access, contact Barbara Swenson at 645-5650 Sept.15 – Sept. 19 to have conferences scheduled for you. Parents should know the names of the teachers they would like to schedule a conference with ready when they call or register. Appointments are five minutes long. Those who need a longer conference please contact the teacher directly for an appointment on another day.

National Merit Semifinalists announced

Five Park City High School students have been named to the list of National Merit Semifinalists. Alex Cohen, John Eckles, Robbie Malcolm, Kelly McGuire, and Jessica Pitcher, all seniors at PCHS, were named to the list. Scores from the 2007 Preliminary SAT test were used to qualify students as National Merit scholars.

Parent Q and A at Ecker Hill

The Ecker Hill International Middle School PTO is hosting a parent question and answer session on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. This session is for first-time and returning middle school parents who may have some lingering questions or concerns after this first month of school. In addition, school staff and seasoned parents will be available to talk about what to expect during student conferences, how to use PowerSchool as a way to keep track of your student’s performance, and how the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program affects your student’s everyday learning.

Anti-bullying seminar

On Thursday, Sept.18 Holy Cross Ministries, will host a parent and community seminar at Kearns-St. Ann School, 430 East 2100 South in Salt Lake City. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features Jodee Blanco, a nationally known anti-bullying activist and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir "Please Stop Laughing at Me " and the newly released sequel Please Stop Laughing At Us…One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying. After the seminar, there will be a Q & A session and book signing. This event is free and open to the public. All community members, parents, and teachers are encouraged to attend. Holy Cross Ministries will provide interpreter services for Spanish speakers.

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