Education briefs, May 13-15 |

Education briefs, May 13-15

PCSD staffers earn accolades

Three Park City School District classified employees and one principal were recently recognized as Outstanding Employees by the Utah School Employees Association. According to a press release, those honored were: Colleen Mutcher, a special education paraprofessional at Park City High School; Amber Lucking, kitchen manager at Trailside Elementary School; Amy Jones, transportation secretary; and David Gomez, principal at Parley’s Park Elementary School. They were presented with their awards at a banquet May 2.

Trailside to hold talent show

Trailside Elementary School is seeking students to participate in a talent show. According to the school’s newsletter, fourth- and fifth-grade students are eligible to participate in the show, which will be held June 2 at 2 p.m. Tryouts for fourth graders will be held May 18 from 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m., with tryouts for fifth graders May 19 at the same time. Students do not need to reserve a time. For more information, contact Trailside Elementary at 435-645-5680.

Students help county save energy

Students at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School switched out 2,704 lightbulbs for LED bulbs in April, as part of an initiative spearheaded by Summit Community Power Works. According to a press release, the organization is heading up the county’s efforts to win a $5 million prize from Georgetown University for which it is a finalist. The award will be given to the community that most reduces its energy use. Summit Community Power Works has enlisted the help of local schools to win the prize — in February, South Summit School District schools replaced more than 1,000 bulbs. Each LED lightbulb installed will save about $226 over its lifespan. For more information on how to get involved, visit