Education briefs, Oct. 29-31, 2014
Treasure Mountain Reality Town
Treasure Mountain Junior High is looking for volunteers to work its "Reality Town" event, designed to give eighth-grade students the experience of making financial decisions such as ones they might encounter in the real world. According to a press release, the event is set to be held Nov. 4. Volunteers do not need to have a student in the school, and they can work one of two shifts: at 8:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Food will be available for volunteers. Those interested can sign up on Treasure Mountain’s page at signupgenius.com.
Hope Squad suicide prevention training
Hope4Utah, an organization dedicated to raising suicide prevention awareness, is offering a parent training presentation at the Weilenmann School of Discovery. According to a press release, parents will learn about the signs of depression and suicidal behavior, as well as about intervention and the variety of services and programs available to help.
Park City Calendar Committee
The Park City Calendar Committee is looking for the help of employees and community members to put together the 2015-2016 school calendar. According to a press release, the district is asking people to fill out a survey at pcschools.us.
Park City High candy drive
The Park City High School Student Council is working with the Park City Dental Spa to hold a candy drive to benefit U.S. military personnel. According to a flyer for the drive, called Operation Gratitude, students are encouraged to bring their Halloween candy to school Nov. 3 and donate it to the troops. Students will get $1 for every pound they donate.
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