Education briefs, Feb. 22-24
PCSD seeks feedback on 2018-2019 calendar
The Park City School District is seeking the community’s input on the school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the calendar committee has been working on creating a schedule that maximizes learning time, time for students to participate in activities and time for state-required staff training. The website details some of the elements of the calendar that’s currently proposed and provides a list of district officials to whom residents should provide feedback by March 3. The Board of Education is scheduled to approve the final calendar March 21.
Volunteers can read to students in Park City
The Park City Education Foundation is looking for volunteers from the community to read to elementary students for Read Across America March 2. According to a the school district’s website, pcschools.us, Read Across America is designed to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and to promote a love of learning among students. Volunteers will read to a classroom of students for about a half hour. For every volunteer who reads to a class, the education foundation will donate a book to that classroom’s library. Visit the district website for a list of times at each school and to sign up.
TMJH/PCHS to hold parent-teacher conferences
Treasure Mountain Junior High School and Park City High School are scheduled to hold parent-teacher conferences March 2. At PCHS, parents can schedule appointments between 3 and 6 p.m., while TMJH parents can schedule them between 3 and 5 p.m. An open forum where parents can meet with teachers without appointments is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. at PCHS and 5:45 to 7 p.m. at TMJH. Visit pchs.pcschools.us or tmjh.pcschools.us for more information.
A Park City student’s desire to reduce plastic waste led to engineering a new set of utensils, the Sporknife.