Education briefs, Feb. 17-19
PCHS allows juniors to take free ACT exams
Juniors at Park City High School will be taking the ACT exam on March 1. According to the school’s website, pcschools.us, the exam is free of charge, and juniors need to be at the schools at 7:30 a.m. with photo identification. Sophomores who signed up for the PSAT 10 will also be testing March 1. Those who wish to register for the PSAT 10 can do so by visiting the counseling office, though registration is limited and the cost is $20. For more information, contact the school’s testing coordinator, Rebekka Monson, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Girls can sign up for technology conference
Girls in grades nine through 12 are invited to the SheTech Explorer Day at Utah Valley University, set for March 11. According to the event’s website, shetechexplorer.com, the free conference is designed to introduce girls to STEM fields and show them the opportunities they have in STEM areas. The event will feature hands-on workshops and interactions with several technology companies. Online registration closes Feb. 26, but those interested are encouraged to sign up fast because space is limited. Adults who would like to volunteer at the event or serve as mentors can also sign up online.
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.
A Park City student’s desire to reduce plastic waste led to engineering a new set of utensils, the Sporknife.