Education briefs, Aug. 24-26
Jeremy Ranch offers volunteering opportunity
Jeremy Ranch Elementary School is seeking volunteers to mentor student readers throughout the school year. According to a press release, it is a perfect opportunity for senior citizens looking for a way to get involved. “This is a tremendously rewarding experience and you will receive more than you give,” the release said. No experience is necessary, and the school will provide all the training needed. People who are interested are advised to contact Barbara Bach, the school’s volunteer coordinator, at 801-699-5158.
Trailside to test out new security software
Trailside Elementary School is trying out new security software this school year. According to a press release, the software screens the backgrounds of all volunteers who work with students. The software works by scanning volunteers’ driver’s licenses, then gives a green flag for people who pass a background test and a red flag for those who fail (though the office staff will not know why the flag turned red). The school is looking to test out on the system and is asking for people who are willing to participate to bring in their driver’s licenses to scan. The school is hoping the system, which runs in about a minute, will help keep the school safe.
EATS PC to put on dinner event for the community
EATS Park City, a group that advocates for schools to serve healthy meals, is teaming up with Summit Community Gardens for a community dinner to celebrate National Family Meals Month. According to a press release, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort are preparing the food, and the event will feature local produce, live music and a trip through the garden. It is scheduled for Sept. 18, from 3-6 p.m., at Summit Community Gardens. Tickets, which cost $60 for a family, are on sale now. Visit eatsparkcity.org for more information.
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A Parkite who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 13 is giving scholarships and internships to three first-generation graduates from PCHS.