Education briefs, Dec. 10-12, 2014 |

Education briefs, Dec. 10-12, 2014


Park City students put on concerts

The Park City High School and Treasure Mountain Junior High music departments are holding a Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to the Park City School District website,, both the PCHS and TJMH ensemble bands, as well as several smaller ensemble bands, will be playing at the concerts. Several bands will be playing at the same time in different locations, such as the PCHS Eccles Center Auditorium, the PCHS lobby and music classrooms. Audience members can attend various performances throughout the evening. For more information, visit

ACT announces new initiatives

ACT recently announced three initiatives to help improve college access to underprivileged students. According to a press release, the first initiative, called "Get Your Name in the Game," will give colleges and scholarship agencies better access to the names of underserved students. The second, "Dialing for Scholars," aims to reach underserved students by contacting them through phone calls, text messages and e-mails to encourage them to take the ACT test. The third initiative is the creation of an advisory council to work with ACT’s college and career planning community. For more information, visit

Students invited to Dual immersion film

Park City students are invited to a screening of the film "Le Tableau" as part of the Dual Language Immersion program. The screening will take place Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Park City Library. According to the Park City School District’s Facebook page, the animated French film is about a kingdom within a painting and a girl who escapes the painting, into the painter’s studio.