Education briefs, Sept. 13-15
Treasure Mountain to conduct emergency drill
Treasure Mountain Junior High has announced that it will conduct an emergency drill at some point in the first quarter of the school year. According to the school’s website, tmjh.pcschools.us, it will be an emergency reunification drill, aimed at practicing for reuniting students with their families in the event of an emergency. The drill will take place at McPolin Elementary School, with teachers escorting their classes to designated rooms at the elementary school. Directions for parents picking up students will be posted at McPolin. For more information about the drill, visit the website or contact Treasure Mountain at 435-645-5640.
Ecker Hill parents encouraged to join the PTO
Parents of students at Ecker Hill Middle School can join the school’s parent-teacher organization. According to a school newsletter, membership dues are $30 per family per year. The dues go toward teacher grants and student activities, and the newsletter also urges parents to make donations beyond the dues. The Ecker Hill parent-teacher organization is involved in a number of events throughout the year, including the book fair, red ribbon week and Running With Ed. PTO members also get a free school directory app for their phones. Visit the school’s website, ehms.pcschools.us, and navigate to the PTO tab for more information.
Trailside to donate school supplies to needy students
Trailside Elementary School is asking parents and students to donate school supplies to help children at The Road Home in Salt Lake City, an emergency shelter for homeless families. According to a school newsletter, school supplies can be dropped off in a box in the school’s lobby. “We would love to help homeless students feel as excited about going back to school as Trailside students do, and having the necessary supplies can provide a real boost,” the newsletter reads.
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