Education briefs, Feb. 10-12
Schools seek volunteers to read to children
Elementary schools in the Park City School District are seeking volunteers to come into classrooms and read to students March 2 for Read Across America Day, which celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, volunteers will read to students for an hour and a half. For each volunteer, the Park City Education Foundation will donate a book to that school’s library. For more information, or to sign up, visit pcschools.us, or contact each individual school.
Due date nears for Leadership Class applications
Eighth-graders at Treasure Mountain Junior High who are interested in taking the Leadership Class or being involved in student council must submit their applications by Friday, Feb. 12. According to the school’s website, tmjh.pcschools.us, applications will be reviewed by a group of community leaders, and students will be notified before they register for classes in March. Students in the leadership class participate in projects designed to make an impact on the school or community. The course is designed to teach students: the ability to speak and write articulately, creativity, poise and time management. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade-point average and complete several hours of community service each quarter. For more information, or to get an application, visit tmjh.pcschools.us.
Registration open for Girls on the Run
Students in the Park City School District can register to participate in the Girls on the Run program. According to a newsletter, the program is set to go from Feb. 22 through May 21. It is designed to encourage physical activity for girls in grades three through eight. The program ends with a celebratory 5k event. For more information, visit girlsontherun.org or contact your local school.
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The Park City Board of Education is on track to place a bond on the ballot this fall to improve district facilities. The top priorities would be to put ninth grade in the high school, eighth grade in the middle school and to augment preschool offerings by expanding elementary schools.