Education briefs, Dec. 17-19, 2014 |

Education briefs, Dec. 17-19, 2014

PRSchools to close for the holidaysSchool in the Park City School District will be closed for two weeks during the holidays. According to the district website,, the winter break will begin Dec. 22, with classes resuming Jan. 5. In the South

Park City winter weather procedures

The Park City School District is reminding parents of procedures when winter weather forces changes to the normal school schedule. According to the district’s website,, the district will notify parents in the event of a change. The district will inform parents through the website, social media and possibly electronically, through e-mail and text message. Additionally, in the event of an unexpected early release, student will be held at school until a parent or guardian is notified and arrangements are made to pick them up.

PCHS band director earns recognition

Park City High School music instructor Bret Hughes was listed as Utah’s representative on School Band & Orchestra Magazine’s 17th annual 50 Directors Who Make a Difference list. Hughes, who also is the district’s technology coach, told the magazine that his proudest moment as an educator was watching his students receive a standing ovation at the 2014 National School Boards Association Annual Conference. He also told the magazine that he strives to teach students the value of hard work and good citizenship. The full list can be found at