Education briefs, March 22-24 |

Education briefs, March 22-24

Ecker Hill parents can get texts from school
The Park City School District is rolling out a pilot program at Ecker Hill Middle School that allows school officials to send information to parents via text message and allows parents to respond with feedback. According to the district’s website,, the pilot program will run through the end of the school year. Parents will have the option to stop receiving the texts at any time. For more information, or to sign up to be part of the pilot, visit the website, or contact Molly Miller at

TMJH offers college readiness meetings
Parents of eighth-graders at Treasure Mountain Junior High School have just a few weeks left to schedule meetings with school counselors regarding their students’ college and career readiness. According to the school’s website,, the meetings focus on student progress, graduation requirements, course pathways and college planning. Appointments are available through April 28 and can be made any time during the school day, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Kate Riggs at or 435-645-5641. Visit the website for additional information.

Trailside students will undergo testing
Students at Trailside Elementary School are scheduled to participate in cognitive abilities screener tests, which measure a wide range of students’ mental capabilities. According to the school’s website,, the screener is not an achievement test, but will be used to help place students in the district’s Program for Academic Achievement and Enrichment (PACE). Trailside students are slated to be tested March 27 to March 31. Parents who do not wish to have their children tested must inform their children’s teacher before the test dates. Additional questions can be sent to Gina Mason at

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