Education briefs, Dec. 2-Dec. 4
Music departments to hold community concert
The Park City High School and Treasure Mountain Junior High music programs will be holding their 2015 Holiday Extravaganza concert on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eccles Center. According to a flyer on the school’s website, pchs.pcschools.us, The event will allow residents to sample all of the musical styles taught in the two schools, and it’s a great option for elementary students to help determine which kinds of music interest them. Admission to the concert is free but donations to the music programs are welcome. For more information, visit the school’s website.
Education foundation seeks finance manager
The Park City Education Foundation is accepting applications for a new finance manager. According to a newsletter from Trailside Elementary School, the position would consist of about 15 hours per week. The most important traits for applicants to have are timeliness, attention to detail and consistency. The finance manager is responsible for the foundation’s bookkeeping and financial reporting, managing revenue, paying expenses and reporting to the foundation’s finance committee, among other tasks. Those interested can contact Abby McNulty, the foundation’s executive director, for more information.
PCHS debate team wins competition
The Park City High School debate team finished first out of 28 schools at the Skyhawk Smackdown Tournament held last month at Salem Hills High School. According to a release, there were more than 800 students participating at the event, and most categories featured more than 40 contestants. Among Park City High School’s top performers were: Matthew Gustafson and Walter Hickman (first in novice congress); Madi Decamp and Bella Canada (first in duo interpretation); Devon Gregory and Gavin Schenk (first in policy); and Adam Hickey (first in varsity congress).
A Park City High School senior facing 18 criminal charges admitted to releasing pepper spray in the school’s lecture hall last month to prevent a conservative school club from hosting an event.