Education briefs, Nov. 16-18 |

Education briefs, Nov. 16-18


PCSD to host film, panel about drug use
The Park City School District, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI, are set to hold screenings of the film "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict" for Park City High School and Treasure Mountain Junior High School students. According to the district's website,, the film explores the realities of drug abuse. Parents are advised that the film, which explores first-hand accounts of the effects of drug abuse, features graphic content and language. Following the film, a discussion panel will be held, featuring law enforcement officers and a parent who lost her son to a drug overdose. The screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, during the school day.

PCHS students raise money for animal organization
Last month, students in the Park City High School student council raised $500 for Paws for Life Utah, a nonprofit based in Heber City that is dedicated to helping homeless animals. According to a press release, the students earned the money by putting on a giant, zombie-themed game of tag. "Students are so generous," said Julie Hooker, student council adviser, in the release. "While I was taking money, a student handed me a $10 bill. When I handed him change, the cost for the event was just $2, he said, “Wait. Isn't this for charity? Keep it.'"

Seniors at PCHS can request official transcripts
Seniors at Park City High School can get the school to send their official transcripts to colleges they've applied for. According to the school's website,, students can request transcripts through their Naviance accounts. Students should allow three days for the requests to be processed. Students can monitor the status of their requests through their Naviance account, as well. For more information, visit the school's website.