Education Briefs for Nov. 21 through Nov. 28
Scholarships available to students in IEPs
Students enrolled in Individualized Education Programs, programs developed for children with delayed skills or disabilities, who attend public school are eligible to apply for a statewide scholarship to enroll at a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. Funding for the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship is not enough to cover the cost of all incoming applications for the 2012-13 school year, and all new applications will be placed in a lottery to receive funding. More information to see what private schools are participating and which students are eligible can be found on the Utah State Office of Education website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Quick-Links/Carson-Smith-Scholarship.aspx.
South Summit calendar change
The South Summit School District made a change to its 2012-13 school year calendar. On Friday, Dec. 21, students will have an early release day. The South Summit Middle School and South Summit High School are scheduled to release at 10:30 a.m. The South Summit Elementary School is scheduled to release at 11:30 a.m. The early release on this day has been scheduled to allow teachers to attend a mandatory training session.
Latino Parent Night
The Park City School District is scheduled to host a Latino Parent Night on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Park City High School Lecture Hall. Latinos in Action, a group of student leaders, will serve as translators to help Spanish-speaking parents. The event will cover current issues and news items in the school district.
Class makes Christmas cookies, plates and ornaments
The Park City School District Community Education program is scheduled to offer a parent-child class Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park City High School. The class is open to students in kindergarten through third grade and will allow students to create Christmas cookies, plates and ornaments. Children will paint a custom cookie plate, paint a giant snowflake ornament and make another ornament using a photo of themselves. The class will also bake a variety of cookies from scratch. Parents are asked to bring a photo that can be cropped to approximately 2×2 inches to the class. Registration costs $49 and can be paid online at https://registration.xenegrade.com/pcschools/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=3705.
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