Education briefs, Oct. 12-14
PCSD to screen documentary for community
The Park City School District is hosting a screening of the film “Resilience: The Biology of Street and the Science of Hope.” According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the film explores how toxic stress, caused by abuse or neglect, damages the brains of children and puts them at greater risk of negative life outcomes. The film also portrays the movement that is dedicated to help children who have been subjected to that kind of abuse. The free screening is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., at the Park City High School lecture hall. A panel discussion featuring health and behavioral experts is set to be held afterwards.
PCSD event to explore special services programs
Parents of students who need special services at school can attend a Park City School District workshop to find out what services would be most helpful for their children. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the workshop will explain individualized education plans and Section 504 plans and explore the differences between the two. The workshop will also discuss how schools can help students who are struggling. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Park City Community Church.
Mega-Genius stores to hold open houses
Park City’s two Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ locations are set to hold open houses for parents and students interested in utilizing the stores’ tutoring services. According to a press release, the open houses will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The tutoring services are available for students from second grade through 12th grade. The two locations are: 435 Swede Alley in Old Town and 1153 Center Drive in Redstone.
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