Education briefs, June 10-12, 2015 |

Education briefs, June 10-12, 2015

Board of Education selects replacement

The Park City Board of Education announced in a public meeting Tuesday it has chosen Philip Kaplan to replace outgoing Board member Moe Hickey. Kaplan was among three candidates interviewed last week for the position. Hickey, who is moving out of his precinct’s boundaries, will serve his last day June 30, with Kaplan set to take over July 1. Kaplan, who has also served on the Park City Education Foundation’s Board of Directors, will be officially sworn in August 18, at the first public meeting of the 2015-2016 school year. According to a press release, Kaplan has owned a home in Park City since 2007 and moved to town full-time in 2013.

PCHS creative writing students release book

Park City High School creative writing students have released the second volume of "Freshly Squeezed," an anthology of the best pieces they wrote throughout the school year. According to a description of the book on its back cover, "you’ll find poetry about loss, pain and joy; you’ll find prose that ranges from the humorous to the horrific. Prepare to be dazzled, moved, and tickled by fresh and unique writing from this generation of talented, thoughtful, and articulate voices." The book can be found by visiting and searching "Freshly Squeezed." Mark Parker, creative writing teacher, said proceeds from the book will go toward future publications.

Tanger Outlets awards $5,000 in grants

Tanger Outlets raised $5,000 for grants to be given to local schools. According to a press release, the grants were awarded to the following schools: North Summit Elementary School, North Summit High School, Park City High School, Parley’s Park Elementary School and an elementary school in Salt Lake City.