Education briefs, June 1-3
Park City Library kicks off summer challenge
The Park City Library’s "Train Your Brain" summer challenge was set to begin Wednesday. According to a newsletter, the challenge encourages residents to set goals to participate in brainpower activities during the month, ranging from reading 20 minutes a day to using a new piece of technology. To kick off the challenge, library staff and members of the community are set to participate in a "flash read" June 5, in which a group of people "perform the unusual and seemingly pointless act of reading silently to themselves outdoors, then quickly disperse." The flash read will go to several public locations around town. For more information, visit the library’s website, parkcitylibrary.org.
PCHS students must complete reading assignment
Students at Park City High School are required to complete a summer reading assignment. According to the school’s website, pchs.pcschools.us, the students must purchase the book "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline and read it over the summer. Kline will be in Park City in September to meet with students as part of the Park City Education Foundation’s Author in Residence program. Kline will also attend a community event for residents who wish to read the book. Students who qualify for fee waivers can get a copy of the book for free at the school’s counseling office.
Elementary students can sign up for summer program
Registration is still open for the Park City School District’s summer program for students entering grades four through six. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the six-week program will get students involved in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) projects. The program is set to start June 13. Parents who wish to enroll their students should contact John Hall at 435-645-5626 for more information.
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