Education briefs, Nov. 19-21, 2014
Presents for Paws project
The Treasure Mountain Junior High leadership class is asking for donations to support its Presents for Paws project that helps families in need who own pets. According to a press release, donations needed include vet certificates, pet food, treats, beds, collars and leashes. The students will deliver the items to the Christian Center of Park City, which has a pet food pantry. Donated items can be taken to Treasure Mountain Junior High.
"The students recognize that having pets are big parts of most families’ lives, and keeping them in their own home can be challenging for a low-income family," the release states.
Trailside Girls on the Run team
Trailside Elementary School is looking to start a Girls on the Run team in the spring. According to the school’s newsletter, the team is for girls in third, fourth and fifth grades. The team attempts to teach life skills through interactive lessons and running games, with a goal to "unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime of appreciation of health and fitness." The team is also looking for volunteer coaches, and those interested are asked to contact Paige Galvin at firstname.lastname@example.org . Those interested in learning more about Girls on the Run can visit girlsontherun.org.
North Summit financial aid presentation
A representative from Wells Fargo bank is giving a presentation Nov. 19 at North Summit High School about how to pay for college. According to the school website, nsummit.org, North Summit juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, are invited. It will be held in the auditorium at 7 p.m.
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The South Summit Board of Education voted 4-1 to put a bond measure on November’s ballot asking for $87 million to build a new high school.