Education briefs, July 8-10
Nutrition director to speak at nutrition conference
The School Nutrition Association has chosen Elizabeth Strasser, director of child nutrition services for the Park City School District, to speak at its Annual Nutrition Conference that begins Saturday in Salt Lake City. According to a press release, Strasser was chosen to speak about how districts can embrace nutritional advocate groups. Strasser will speak about how the Park City School District has engaged with EATS Park City, an organization dedicated to improving the nutrition of school food offerings.
Ninth graders must complete English assignment
Incoming ninth graders at Treasure Mountain Junior High must complete an English assignment this summer that is due on the first day of class. Students are directed to buy and read "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara. They must then read and annotate the novel, then write an essay of at least five paragraphs in length in response to a prompt. The prompt, as well as more detailed instructions, can be found on the school’s website, tmjh.pcschools.us.
Innovation in Action to hold Westminster camp
Innovation in Action, a summer camp that shows students what it takes to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, is coming to Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The camp, which held a session in Park City last summer, will run from July 27 to July 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The goal of the camp is to get students to think creatively about their futures and entrepreneurship. In addition to collaborating with peers, students will hear from serial entrepreneurs and mentors. The cost is $199 per student, and those interested can contact Lindsey Mangone, executive director of Innovation in Action, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
A Park City High School senior facing 18 criminal charges admitted to releasing pepper spray in the school’s lecture hall last month to prevent a conservative school club from hosting an event.