Education briefs, Oct. 14-16
State holds bus safety poster contest
The Utah Office of Education is holding a poster contest in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23. According to information posted on the Park City School District website, pcschools.us, the theme of the contest is "Stop on Red." Drawings must illustrate that theme and demonstrate proper safety behavior. Part of a yellow school bus must be visible. District winners will be chosen and will be entered into the state contest. For more information, and for the rest of the contest’s guidelines, visit pcschools.us.
South Summit to hold Halloween event
South Summit Middle School is set to host a Halloween celebration for students who have met grade and citizenship requirements. According to the South Summit School District’s website, ssummit.k12.ut.us, the event will be held Oct. 29. Students may dress up in costumes that day. Seventh- and eighth-graders will be having a Halloween dance, while fifth- and sixth-graders will be watching a movie. Students who don’t want to go to the dance can watch the movie instead.
Sterling Scholar applications due soon
Sterling Scholar applications for North Summit High School students are due Oct. 19. According to the school district’s website, nsummit.org, applications can be picked up at the counseling office. Students can apply in 16 different categories, including mathematics, computer technology, English and visual arts. More information about the specific requirements for each category can be found on the applications. The awards are given to students who demonstrate excellence in each category both inside and outside of the classroom. Winners from each school then go on to a regional competition.
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.