Education briefs, Jan. 6-8
PCSD to hold screening of documentary
The Park City School District is inviting the community to attend a screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap," a film that explores the lack of female programmers and how society would benefit from getting more diversity in the field. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, a panel will be held after the screening featuring director Robin Hauser Reynolds and a handful of other women in the industry. The screening is scheduled for Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library. Visit the website for more information.
TMJH begins scheduling career readiness meetings
Treasure Mountain Junior High is encouraging parents to begin scheduling college and career readiness meetings for their eighth-grade students. According to the school’s website, tmjh.pcschools.us, the meetings are part of the school’s guidance curriculum and allow parents to discuss their students’ progress with counselors and go over graduation requirements and college and career goals. Individual meetings can be scheduled through April, while a group meeting is set for the night of parent-teacher conferences March 3. Students and parents are asked to attend the meetings together. Each meeting is expected to take about an hour. To schedule an appointment, contact counseling secretary Jennifer Frink at firstname.lastname@example.org .
EHMS to host a mobile dental office
Ecker Hill Middle School is set to host "Shine Your Smile Day," in which a team of dentists will set up a mini-dental office at the school and provide examinations, cleanings and other services. According to a newsletter, parents who wish to have their children examined must complete forms. Children who need preventative care can receive it at a subsidized cost, and no child will be turned away because of financial need. For more information, visit mobiledentists.com or contact Ecker Hill Middle 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.