Education briefs: Shining Stars School collecting donations

Shining Stars School collecting donations
The Shining Stars School is hosting a fundraiser for the Christian Center of Park City’s Operation Hope. According to a flier, the school is collecting new, unwrapped toys, books and clothes to donate to the drive. The Christian Center will add the gifts to its “toy store,” where parents in need can pick up gifts for free to give to their children. Donations can be dropped off in donation boxes in individual classrooms. The deadline to donate is Dec. 12.

Trailside’s holiday concert set for Monday
Trailside Elementary School’s holiday concert is set to take place on Monday, according to the school’s newsletter. The choir will perform holiday music during the event, which is free and open to the public.

Registration open for Girls on the Run
Registration is open for Girls on the Run at Parley’s Park Elementary School. According to the school’s newsletter, 30 girls in third, fourth and fifth grades will be able to participate in the program, which is expected to start on Feb. 25. Girls will participate in running games and activities every Monday from 3:05 to 4:30 p.m. leading up to a 5k on June. 1. To register, visit

District hosts hour of code
The Park City School District is participating in computer science education week this week by having students participate in an hour of coding, according to the district’s website. Families can participate in the challenge by visiting


Park City School District Board of Education hears solutions in wake of state audit

“Focus on the data outcomes, on the academic achievement outcomes, on the rankings that we have. The school board is happy with the direction of the district,” said Andrew Caplan, school board president. “We can always do a better job, especially with things that aren’t our core expertise like building and land management.”

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