Education Briefs for Nov. 14 through Nov. 21
November 13, 2012
The Park City School District will release students for Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Nov. 23. South Summit School District will release students early on Wednesday, and North Summit School District will have normal school hours that day. All three districts will not have school Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. School will start again Monday for the Park City School District and North and South Summit School Districts. The Park City Aquatic Center will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.
Bullying talk in Salt Lake City
Park City School District psychologist Ben Springer is scheduled to speak with parents during a public workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the McGillis School in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. Springer, who has researched bullying for years, will highlight how Utah parents and educators can stem bullying. The event is sponsored by Jewish Family Service-Utah and will include discussions on what bullying looks like, how a community can prevent bullying and how to help children prepare for the challenge of bullying in and out of school. For those interested in attending an event focused on younger students, the Park City School District will host a Bully Prevention Forum featuring Park City Elementary school counselors Wednesday Nov. 14 in the Park City High School Lecture Hall at the same time. The event is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. and will serve as an opportunity for parents on younger students to join in the Anti-Bullying Coalition formed earlier this year at Treasure Mountain Middle School. Elementary Counselors, Administrators, and members of the Park City Community Anti- Bully Coalition will be in attendance.
Town Hall meeting on underage drinking
Park City High School is scheduled to host a Town Hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Park City High School Lecture Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Craig Povey, the Program Administrator from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, will speak along with Bobbi Anderson, a Utah mother who lost her son to underage drinking. A light meal will be served. For more information, contact Sam Walsh at 435-645-5657 ext. 2026.