Education briefs: Registration open for chess tournament
Registration open for chess tournament
Ecker Hill Middle School is set to host a chess tournament on March 30, according to an announcement. Registration is set to take place from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m., and round one is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. The tournament will be divided into four sections: kindergarten through second grade, third through fourth grade, fifth through sixth grade and seventh through ninth grade. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each section, and medals will be given to the top 10 finishers. Registration is $15 until March 28, and $25 after March 28. To register, send your child’s name and grade to Gina Mason at email@example.com.
Park City students win Scholastic Writing and Art Awards
Four Park City students who attend Waterford School in Sandy won awards from the Scholastic Writing and Art Awards competition. According to Waterford’s website, Paige Anderson, Samantha Campbell, Paige Smaligo and Kate Parker all received Gold Key awards and will advance to a national competition. In the visual arts category, Waterford students won a total of 205 awards. In the creative writing category, Waterford students won 18 awards.
Event to discuss how electronics impact the brain
The Summit County Mental Health Alliance, CONNECT Summit County and the Summit County Health Department are partnering to hold an event called “How Electronics Impact the Brain” on March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ecker Hill Middle School. According to an event flier, Christy Kane, a mental health counselor, will talk about her research on the neurological changes that take place in adolescent brains when they use electronics. She will also talk about how to mitigate the effects of electronic addiction. The event is free and open to the public.
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The Park City Board of Education is on track to place a bond on the ballot this fall to improve district facilities. The top priorities would be to put ninth grade in the high school, eighth grade in the middle school and to augment preschool offerings by expanding elementary schools.