Education Briefs: 1/19 to 1/22
January 22, 2014
Girls on the Run to Trailside
Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization that aims to help young women gain the confidence to take charge of their lives using healthy, active lessons that get them moving. Volunteer coaches are needed to begin the program at Trailside Elementary School.
Coaches must commit to an hour and a half after school at least one day a week for 12 weeks. Running experience is not required to be a coach. For more information or to volunteer, visit http://www.girlsontherunutah.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-671-5739.
Graduation Task Force Meeting in SLC
The Utah State Board of Education (USOE) Graduation Task Force will hold a parent meeting in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the USOE Board Room at 250 E. 500 South from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for feedback from parents on high school graduation requirements.
According to a press release, the Graduation Task Force is considering dual pathways to a regular high school diploma. The first is a general studies diploma with 13 essential credits, five foundation credits and six elective courses. The second is an individualized or focused studies diploma with 13 essential credits and 11 elective credits. The task force will be discussing any questions or concerns with parents on Wednesday night.
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PCWBN raising scholarship funds
The Park City Women’s Business Network is seeking donations for the annual scholarships awarded to young women from Park City High School that graduate and venture on to college. The PCWBN has raised between $8,000 and $16,000 for the past several years, but this year, they have raised the goal to $25,000.
Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 683421, Park City, UT 84068 or the donations can be made through PayPal online. For more information about the scholarships or how to donate, contact fundraising chair Kathleen Barlow at 435-714-8381.
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