Education briefs, Jan. 20-22
Early school dismissal during Sundance
Classes at Park City High School and Treasure Mountain Junior High will be ending 10 minutes early from Jan. 21 through Jan. 29 due to increased traffic from the Sundance Film Festival. According to the Treasure Mountain website, tmjh.pcschools.us, the bus lineup may be different than normal in order to get them out of the parking lot as quickly as possible. For more information, contact Treasure Mountain at 435-645-5640 or Park City High School at 435-645-5650.
Registration open for dual language immersion
The Park City School District has opened online registration for next year’s first-grade dual language immersion program. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, registration is due Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. Parents who live outside of the district’s boundaries must also submit an open enrollment request and a $5 fee to the district office The information to register is available in both English and Spanish, and parents who need help filling out the forms may complete the registration at their student’s elementary school. Visit pcschools.us to register.
Radio host Ira Glass set to speak in Park City
Ira Glass, the creator and host of the influential National Public Radio show "This American Life," is scheduled to deliver a live performance in Park City on Feb. 6. According to a press release, Glass has "transformed the radio and podcast landscape" and has won five Peabody Awards. "When a radio personality shows up in person, we already feel like we’ve been invited behind the scenes," said Teri Orr, executive director of the Park City Institute, which is presenting the show. "When Ira Glass peels back the layers of his art and the unusual tack he’s taken within the journalism profession, we feel like we’ve been granted special access to these amazing stories — it’s a thoroughly captivating, entertaining and eye-opening experience."
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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.