Education briefs: Open houses for master planning scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28
Open houses for master planning scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28
Park City School District is set to host two community open house meetings to discuss master planning, according to the district’s website. The first one is set to take place on Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Park City High School, and the second one is scheduled for Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ecker Hill Middle School. The district’s master planning consultants are expected to present a progress report, and the community will be able to comment on issues like grade realignment, class and school size and school locations.
Weilenmann School of Discovery in need of student volunteers
The Weilenmann School of Discovery is in need of high school students who can volunteer for the school’s Camp Invention, which is set to run June 24 through June 28. According to a flier, students would help run the camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and partial shifts are available. The program is a camp that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Those interested in volunteering can contact Denyse Seppanen at 801-652-7364. For more information, visit http://www.campinvention.org.
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grant applications due
The deadline to submit a grant application to the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is Friday, Feb. 15, according to a press release. Nonprofits in Summit County that promote literacy, reading and writing skills or programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas are able to apply. The fund will consider applications for grants between $500 and $3,000. The foundation prefers to give grants for programs rather than grants for the purchase of technology. Recipients are scheduled to be announced on May 1. The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation was formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, which owns and operates The Park Record.
A Park City student’s desire to reduce plastic waste led to engineering a new set of utensils, the Sporknife.