Education briefs, Nov. 5-7, 2014
McPolin Elementary cooking classes
Eat Awesome Things at School Park City, a local organization dedicated to helping students eat healthy, is looking for volunteers to help put on cooking classes at McPolin Elementary School Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Three 45-minute classes will be held each of those days, and volunteers would be asked to work from 12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., according to the event’s sign-up form on signupgenius.com. The classes will focus on teaching students how to make healthy foods, and students get to take the recipes home.
Christian Center clothing drive
The Christian Center of Park City is teaming up with the Treasure Mountain Junior High leadership class and National Junior Honor Society for a clothing drive to benefit Park City students. According to a newsletter, the drive is running until Nov. 12. People are encouraged to donate new or gently worn jackets, coats, sweatshirts, snow pants, socks, hats and boots. The Christian Center will distribute the clothes to families in need. For information about how to donate, visit ccofpc.org.
Ecker Hill chess tournament
Ecker Hill Middle School is hosting a just-for-fun chess tournament Nov. 7. According to the school’s newsletter, the tournament is for any student in grades two through seven. Pizza and drinks will be provided at the event, which costs $10 for chess club members and $20 for non-members who preregister. The price increases to $20 and $30, respectively, for those who don’t register in advance. The tournament will start at 4:30 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
A Park City High School senior facing 18 criminal charges admitted to releasing pepper spray in the school’s lecture hall last month to prevent a conservative school club from hosting an event.